History Recap / TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove

31st Aug '16 8:24:12 PM Jayalaw
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* AudienceSurrogate: Dr. Harleen Quinzel during her first session with the Joker, where she laughs at his reenactment of wearing his dad's huge pants, only to gasp on hearing that the Joker's father then broke his nose.



* BondVillainStupidity: Harley waits for Batman to wake up in the DeathTrap before explaining to him her plan, and explaining her motives. This leads to Batman's BatmanGambit when he convinces her to call the Joker so that Mr. J will believe that she actually killed him.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The Joker gets mad at Harley for creating a "lame" gag with the chattering teeth and making a pun after she gasses Batman. In the climax he delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Harley for trying to kill Batman using his scheme, since only ''he'' can do it.
** Dr. Joan Leland warns Dr. Harleen Quinzel that most of the residents would eat a young doctor like Harleen for breakfast. By the end of the episode, one of Arkham's former inmates has put Harleen in a wheelchair.



* FreudianExcuse: The Joker exploits this for all this is worth with Dr. Quinzel to win her over to his side. He claims that he had an abusive father, and only desires to make people laugh. Batman then reveals later to Harley that he has a "million" of those stories that he's told to various police officers and probation officers.



* SextraCredit: In the graphic novel, Harlene Quinzel is shown getting a bad grade on a thesis of hers, and then leaving one of her professors SexDressed in his office while she walks out with a perfect grade on that same thesis.

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* SextraCredit: In the graphic novel, Harlene Harleen Quinzel is shown getting a bad grade on a thesis of hers, and then leaving one of her professors SexDressed in his office while she walks out with a perfect grade on that same thesis.


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* YouFool: Batman calls Harley a "little fool" for thinking she and the Joker would have a happy ending together.
24th Aug '16 12:25:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* BatmanGambit: Provides the current page image. Batman escapes by getting Harley to call the Joker, as Batman knows the Joker wants to be the only one to kill him.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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Provides the current page image. Batman escapes by getting Harley to call the Joker, as Batman knows the Joker wants to be the only one to kill him.him.
** It's rarely mentioned, but Harley's plan to trap Batman fits too. (That's right, ''[[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame Batman himself was tricked by Harley's Batman Gambit!]]'')
24th Jun '16 5:44:13 PM nombretomado
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** Harley's daydream contains a few. The line "you poison him right back" is taken from one of CharlesAddams' original ''AddamsFamily'' strips from ''The New Yorker''. Also, [[TinyToonAdventures Babs and Buster Bunny]] can be seen hanging from nooses in the background.

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** Harley's daydream contains a few. The line "you poison him right back" is taken from one of CharlesAddams' original ''AddamsFamily'' strips from ''The New Yorker''. Also, [[TinyToonAdventures [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Babs and Buster Bunny]] can be seen hanging from nooses in the background.
31st May '16 6:38:11 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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This episode was adapted from an Eisner Award-winning one-shot special-issue graphic novel of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', the tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
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This episode was adapted from an Eisner Award-winning one-shot special-issue graphic novel of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', the tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
19th Mar '16 2:03:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. Beginning to sympathize with the Joker, Harley eventually came to believe the narrative he spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.

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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. Beginning to sympathize with the Joker, Harley eventually came to believe the narrative he spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, soul who only wants to make people laugh, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.
18th Mar '16 9:54:41 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. Beginning to sympathize with the Joker, Harley eventually came to believe the narrative the Joker spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.

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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. Beginning to sympathize with the Joker, Harley eventually came to believe the narrative the Joker he spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.
18th Mar '16 9:54:17 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. And she began to sympathize with him, eventually coming to believe the narrative the Joker spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.

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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over. And she began Beginning to sympathize with him, the Joker, Harley eventually coming came to believe the narrative the Joker spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.
18th Mar '16 9:50:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over.

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In a flashback, Harley then recalls when she was just Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a fresh new intern at Arkham Asylum. The Joker somehow managed to smuggle a rose with a card into her office, so Harleen went to ask him about it. The Joker's initial attempts at seducing her were unsuccessful until he offered to tell her his biggest secrets. She then set up an appointment with the Joker, confident that his psychological tricks wouldn't work on her. However, the Joker's [[FreudianExcuse sob story about his past]] ultimately won her over.
over. And she began to sympathize with him, eventually coming to believe the narrative the Joker spun her during their following sessions, where he painted himself as merely being a humble, misunderstood soul, suffering unfair prosecution at hands of the law and the villainous Batman in particular.
9th Mar '16 7:31:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A variation present in the flashback. In the graphic novel, Harley's original costume, worn when she busts the Joker out the first time, is an obvious rush job, shoddily pieced together from mismatched and ill-fitting clothing. In the animated version, however, it's her usual costume for this continuity, and fits perfectly.
8th Mar '16 9:33:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Harley is the star here, of course.


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* StartOfDarkness: Harley's downward spiral into villainy and MadLove is displayed in {{flashback}}s, more detailed in the graphic novel.


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* VillainEpisode: Batman is at most a secondary character in this story, and could even be called a HeroAntagonist; Harley is the star.
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