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2nd May '16 11:07:27 AM Dingbot
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Though not quite a SliceOfLife (The series remains an Action/Adventure story about costumed stars battling other costumed individuals) the premise is that the characters have not united for any form EvilScheme or plot, but rather have decided to be a team simply for the sake of being with people they are on friendly terms with. [[CutLexLuthorACheck Previous events in other comics]] [[ContinuityNod that are alluded to in the very beginning]] mean that the characters have no shortage of money, so they have no immediate impetus to commit crimes, and the first arc of the series revolves around when they themselves are attacked by other criminals, instigated when Harley [[VillainsOutShopping is out shopping]].

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Though not quite a SliceOfLife (The (the series remains an Action/Adventure story about costumed stars battling other costumed individuals) the premise is that the characters have not united for any form EvilScheme or plot, but rather have decided to be a team simply for the sake of being with people they are on friendly terms with. [[CutLexLuthorACheck Previous events in other comics]] [[ContinuityNod that are alluded to in the very beginning]] mean that the characters have no shortage of money, so they have no immediate impetus to commit crimes, and the first arc of the series revolves around when they themselves are attacked by other criminals, instigated when Harley [[VillainsOutShopping is out shopping]].



The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]], they frequently bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.

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The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]], they frequently bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And (and ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.



* CassandraTruth: When Catwoman is telling Ivy and Harley about all the different people to wear the Bat cowl (See LegacyCharacter below) she does mention Bruce Wayne as one of the participants. Harley flat-out refuses to believe her.
* ClassyCatburglar: She picks your pocket (Assuming she would ever lower herself to the level of simple petty theft) with ''style'' and a skin-tight catsuit.

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* CassandraTruth: When Catwoman is telling Ivy and Harley about all the different people to wear the Bat cowl (See (see LegacyCharacter below) she does mention Bruce Wayne as one of the participants. Harley flat-out refuses to believe her.
* ClassyCatburglar: She picks your pocket (Assuming aAssuming she would ever lower herself to the level of simple petty theft) with ''style'' and a skin-tight catsuit.



* DysfunctionalFamily: We are finally given some insight into what made Harley Quinn the woman she is today. It turns out her father was a con-artist who abandoned his family in numerous schemes to cheat older women out of their fortunes (And he is now in jail), her brother is a deadbeat with multiple kids from different women and no job, and her mother might (''Might'', it is not conclusive) have Manic/Depressive Bi-Polar Disorder, as her few scenes showed her swinging ''wildly'' between different moods when Harley popped in for a Christmas celebration and wants Harley to get a real job instead of "the superhero crap". It turns out one of the reasons Harleen Quinzel became a psychiatrist in the first place, which was the first step on her track to becoming Harley Quinn, was to try and make sense of the trauma her family put themselves and each other through.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: We are finally given some insight into what made Harley Quinn the woman she is today. It turns out her father was a con-artist who abandoned his family in numerous schemes to cheat older women out of their fortunes (And (and he is now in jail), her brother is a deadbeat with multiple kids from different women and no job, and her mother might (''Might'', (''might'', it is not conclusive) have Manic/Depressive Bi-Polar Disorder, as her few scenes showed her swinging ''wildly'' between different moods when Harley popped in for a Christmas celebration and wants Harley to get a real job instead of "the superhero crap". It turns out one of the reasons Harleen Quinzel became a psychiatrist in the first place, which was the first step on her track to becoming Harley Quinn, was to try and make sense of the trauma her family put themselves and each other through.



* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: The three main characters all spend Christmas apart by visiting people or places from their past (Ivy the Rainforest, Catwoman with Dick Grayson and Harley with her family), but they all leave these other people and return to their apartment [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to spend the holidays together]], where Harley even explains that "there's no place like home."

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* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: The three main characters all spend Christmas apart by visiting people or places from their past (Ivy the Rainforest, rainforest, Catwoman with Dick Grayson and Harley with her family), but they all leave these other people and return to their apartment [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to spend the holidays together]], where Harley even explains that "there's no place like home."
8th Apr '16 1:43:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* BrutalHonesty: Harley asks the others to honestly tell her if she sounds as pathetic and needy as Gaggy. They answer "yes" without a second's hesitation, to her annoyance.
10th Oct '15 9:32:44 AM nombretomado
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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman (she doesn't mention him, though; she mentions Commissioner Gordon and even pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent, though); upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.

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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman (she doesn't mention him, though; she mentions Commissioner Gordon and even pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent, though); upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.
7th Sep '15 6:57:49 AM StFan
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* BatFamilyCrossover: Issue #22 takes place during ''Judgment on Gotham'', a Gotham-wide crossover that also occurs in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''RedRobin'' series as {{Azrael}} tests the champions of Gotham City under the threat of its destruction. Selina is asked to sacrifice her sister to God in order to pass her test, but she refuses and is deemed a failure.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: Issue #22 takes place during ''Judgment on Gotham'', a Gotham-wide crossover that also occurs in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''RedRobin'' ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' series as {{Azrael}} ComicBook/{{Azrael}} tests the champions of Gotham City under the threat of its destruction. Selina is asked to sacrifice her sister to God in order to pass her test, but she refuses and is deemed a failure.
16th Jun '15 2:54:21 PM Akriloth2160
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The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]] it frequently edges into AwesomeYetPractical territory as they bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.

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The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]] it identities]], they frequently edges into AwesomeYetPractical territory as they bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.
22nd Apr '15 4:04:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Talia al Ghul arranges to have {{Zatanna}} erase Catwoman's memories of Bruce Wayne/Batman in order to ensure that she can never reveal his identity to any of Batman's many enemies. Zatanna, however, does not like being manipulated in such a way and refuses to go through with it. She does, however, ''offer'' Selina the option of erasing her memories of Bruce in order to give her the peace of mind and serenity that would come from not being entangled in such a complicated web of love, hate and conflict. Selina ultimately declines.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Talia al Ghul arranges to have {{Zatanna}} ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} erase Catwoman's memories of Bruce Wayne/Batman in order to ensure that she can never reveal his identity to any of Batman's many enemies. Zatanna, however, does not like being manipulated in such a way and refuses to go through with it. She does, however, ''offer'' Selina the option of erasing her memories of Bruce in order to give her the peace of mind and serenity that would come from not being entangled in such a complicated web of love, hate and conflict. Selina ultimately declines.
25th Jul '14 9:11:12 PM foxley
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* TheWallsAreClosingIn:
-->'''Poison Ivy:''' Please tell me the walls aren't going to move together.
-->'''Catwoman:''' The walls are moving together.
-->'''Poison Ivy:''' Of ''course'' they are.
8th Dec '13 9:15:39 AM AndyLA
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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman; upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.

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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman; Batman (she doesn't mention him, though; she mentions Commissioner Gordon and even pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent, though); upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.
6th Oct '13 2:44:17 AM ArtFever
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31st May '13 9:36:51 PM TVRulezAgain
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''Gotham City Sirens'' was a monthly comic-book series published by DCComics co-starring Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, [[FemmeFatale Poison Ivy]] and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, three characters who had previously recurred throughout the DC universe, primarily as [[ArchEnemy foes]] / [[NobleDemon allies]] / [[DatingCatwoman love-interests]] of Comicbook/{{Batman}}. Their portrayals have varied widely over the years, ranging from terrorists to just shy of TheHero, and their current portrayal is right on the [[AntiVillain Anti-Villain]] / [[AntiHero Anti-Hero]] line. None of them have completely foresworn their extra-legal activities, but neither have they become a trio of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, either. The series lasted 26 issues (August, 2009-September, 2011).

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''Gotham City Sirens'' was a monthly comic-book series published by DCComics co-starring Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, [[FemmeFatale Poison Ivy]] and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, three characters who had previously recurred throughout the DC universe, primarily as [[ArchEnemy foes]] / [[NobleDemon allies]] / [[DatingCatwoman love-interests]] of Comicbook/{{Batman}}.Franchise/{{Batman}}. Their portrayals have varied widely over the years, ranging from terrorists to just shy of TheHero, and their current portrayal is right on the [[AntiVillain Anti-Villain]] / [[AntiHero Anti-Hero]] line. None of them have completely foresworn their extra-legal activities, but neither have they become a trio of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, either. The series lasted 26 issues (August, 2009-September, 2011).



* BatFamilyCrossover: Issue #22 takes place during ''Judgment on Gotham'', a Gotham-wide crossover that also occurs in the ''{{Batman}}'' and ''RedRobin'' series as {{Azrael}} tests the champions of Gotham City under the threat of its destruction. Selina is asked to sacrifice her sister to God in order to pass her test, but she refuses and is deemed a failure.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: Issue #22 takes place during ''Judgment on Gotham'', a Gotham-wide crossover that also occurs in the ''{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''RedRobin'' series as {{Azrael}} tests the champions of Gotham City under the threat of its destruction. Selina is asked to sacrifice her sister to God in order to pass her test, but she refuses and is deemed a failure.
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