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Harley Quinn (Early)

Harley Quinn

(Early profile)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Harley Quinn is a former Joker sidekick. She became hugely popular during the 2010s – the equivalent of Marvel’s Deadpool.

However, this Harley Quinn profile is very old – late 1990s, I think. It this only reflects early Harley.


Background

  • Real Name: Dr. Harleen Quinzell
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Gotham City
  • Height: 5’2” Weight: 110 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

Due to the special drugs given to her by Poison Ivy, Harley has nearly-super reflexes and acrobatic ability, as well as unusual (though still human-level) strength for a woman of her size and build.

She is also highly resistant to poisons, toxins, and diseases, like Ivy herself.


History

Dr. Harleen Quinzell was a young psychiatrist of questionable skill and ethics who had wrangled herself an internship at Gotham City’s notorious Arkham Asylum, in the hopes of garnering material for an exploitative bestseller on its famous inmates.

Unfortunately, she ended up falling under the spell of the Joker, who ran any number of mind games on her during her attempts at therapy with him. Her own sanity took a serious beating, and she ended up falling head over heels in love with the psychotic trickster.

She became his secret accomplice, aiding him in his many escapes from Arkham for some time before she was eventually caught and committed to the asylum herself.

Escape from the asylum

After several months in solitude, Harley was one day surprised to find the door of her cell unlocked. Venturing out, she discovered a shattered and abandoned Arkham, ruined by the recent spate of disasters plaguing Gotham. She made her way into the city in search of the Joker, adapting her current guise and demeanor in hopes of winning his favor.

Win it she did, after saving his life in an encounter with The Penguin, the evil clown took a shine to Harley, exploiting her for labor and company, with Harley loving every minute, deluding herself that her love was returned.

But the delusion was shattered when the Joker, now settled into a new power base, decided she was no longer useful. He packed her into rocket and shot her halfway across the city to crash and burn.

Ivy league

Harley managed to bring the rocket down semi-safely and to survive under the wreckage. She was found there by Poison Ivy, who took her home out of curiosity, listened to her story, and nursed her back to health out of sympathy.

Ivy also hoped to use her as an agent to secretly strike out at Batman, who had forced an uneasy truce on her during Gotham’s crises.

Harley mixed it up with both Batman and the Joker, and came close to doing them both in in a vengeful rage before falling once again for the clown’s alleged charms, and rejoining him. The two remain at large in the ruins of Gotham, no doubt plotting more chaos.


Description

Harley is a gorgeous twentysomething blonde with bright blue eyes and a shapely, athletic build. She wears a skintight ’harlequin’ outfit in black and red with a scalloped, frilly white collar and cuffs, “Peter Pan” shoes, and a jester’s head-dress with dangling poms.

Her face is covered with clown-white makeup, black lipstick, and a black domino mask.


Personality

Harley is in fact crazy as loon, dedicated to chaos and confusion, though not as much as her “puddin’ “ The Joker. She is more moderate in her dementia, less violent and more playful, and is not always comfortable with his murderous ways.

She remains, however, utterly and hopelessly in love with him, and will always come back to him eventually, no matter how abusive he gets with her.


Quotes

“Sheesh ! Another stiff who says Mister J. is no good for me ! Puh-leez ! I’ve heard it all before.”


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Harley Quinn

Dex: 10 Str: 05 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Professional Henchgal
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 019 HP: 050

Powers:
Systemic Antidote: 06

Skills:
Acrobatics: 10, Charisma: 05, Gadgetry: 04, Medicine: 03, Vehicles: 07, Weaponry: 05

Advantages:
Attractive, Gift of Gab, Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
The Joker (Low), Poison Ivy (Low), Arkham Asylum (Low)

Drawbacks:
Innocent, CIA (The Joker), Uncertainty

Equipment:
4 AP ABCD Omni-Gadgets (x3)

By KJM

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): Andy E. Nystrom, Bryant Berggren, Vinnie & Rev.

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