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Harley's Crew

    In General 

  • All of the Other Reindeer: All of them have issues with being accepted in the villain community. Harley is dismissed as Joker's girlfriend, Doctor Psycho is a pariah for his open misogyny, Clayface annoys others with his overly dramatic ways, and King Shark is a skilled hacker, yet most people who hire him only care that he's a Shark Man. The only exception is Ivy, who voluntarily keeps herself isolated from most others.
  • Deadly Doctor: Dr Psycho, along with Harley and Ivy who both have doctorates in psychology and botany.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite their willingness to commit various crimes, Queen of Fables' tendency to murder anything in her way disturbs all of them.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Leader: Harley, has the main goal of joining the Legion of Doom.
    • The Lancer: Ivy, cool and aloof, serves as the Foil to the passionate and spastic Harley.
    • The Smart Guy: Dr.Psycho is well versed in all things mental, and even taught Evil 101 at Boston College.
    • The Big Guy: King Shark is normally a Gentle Giant, but can turn into The Berserker when in Arkham or smells blood.
    • The Heart: Clay face is the most flamboyant of the crew, and often serves the group best with his disguises over his combat prowess.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: They're all ruthless murderers, but they don't approve of Queen of Fables murdering an entire family of innocent people.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A villainous version. They're made up of a clown, a misanthropic Eco-Terrorist, a misogynistic Depraved Dwarf, an aspiring actor made out of clay, a Shark Man hacker, and an elderly Jewish Cyborg.
  • True Companions: Disagreements aside, they will come to each other's aid whenever possible.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Harley and Ivy are the only women on the team. However there's more focus on them than the rest of the crew.
  • Villain Protagonist: The main characters of the show are all proudly evil criminals.
  • Villainous Friendship: They enjoy doing crime together and form a true bond of friendship that is rare even among the villains of the series.

    Harley Quinn 

Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)

Voiced by: Kaley Cuoco

  • Adaptational Badass: Previous versions of Harley Quinn were incredibly competent but still relied on being partnered with other characters or thugs to stand a real chance in a fight. This version manages to take on Joker's entire gang by herself and come out on top with only a few minor injuries. It's downplayed later on however as she struggles more with the actual supervillains and superheroes, who naturally have more abilities that could pose a threat to her.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In a subtle way concerning her past as a psychiatrist. Most versions of her origin story have her as naive easily-manipulated New Meat in Arkham. Here, she actually was very competent at her job prior to meeting the Joker, able to make breakthroughs with patients written off as a lost cause by others such as Poison Ivy.
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: Harley has yet another run-in with this trope and has an outfit that is more similar to her Rebirth version.
  • Adaptational Villainy: As far as we know, most versions of Harley were fairly normal women prior to meeting the Joker. A trip into Harley's mindscape in Being Harley Quinn reveals that she's had Ax-Crazy tendencies since she was a kid. It's even implied she killed an Alpha Bitch for spreading a rumor that she lost her virginity to a horse.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ivy calls her "Harls".
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Deconstructed to hell and back. She's initially attracted to Joker because of his dangerous and unique aesthetic, but she eventually finds out that his violent and uncaring nature extends to her as well.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She was madly in love with The Joker and has a very affectionate friendship with Ivy. When Ivy briefly falls on top of Harley in a fight with Batman, she gives her an expectant smile.
  • Ax-Crazy: As one might expect from the Joker's former top enforcer, she's short-tempered, unstable, and gleefully, eye-wateringly violent. As if to accentuate how violently insane she is, her happiest memory is apparently chopping one of her dolls' heads off with a cleaver when she was six.
  • Bare Your Midriff: At the end of the first episode, she discards her jester costume for a revealing bikini-like outfit.
  • Batter Up!: She finds herself to be quite proficient with a baseball bat.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Several times she gets into fights, and gets hit hard enough to get a bloody nose, but is perfectly fine a few seconds later.
  • Benevolent Boss: In contrast with The Joker, Harley treats her villain teammates with care and respect instead of disposable Mooks.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Her goal is to take over her ex, The Joker's, place as the top supervillain of Gotham. Since the show she stars in is mainly a Black Comedy, she only succeeds at being a regular criminal at best. Her attempts at antagonizing big-league superheroes like Superman and Batman end with her either being ignored or getting the shit beaten out of her. Attempts to join the Legion of Doom horribly explode in her face.
  • The Brute: This continuity firmly shows that she used to be this for The Joker, acting as his primary muscle when he can't swamp his enemies in goons. Once she turns on him, his mooks don't stand a chance.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She mentions an Alpha Bitch humiliated Harley by spreading rumors that said Harley lost her virginity to a horse. It's not specified how Harley retaliated, but she does mention the cops interrogated her for hours about what happened to the student.
  • Butt-Monkey: She is used as a punching bag by Gotham's other villains, especially Joker.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She desires to become one of the most feared villains of all.
  • Celeb Crush: She had a big one on Frankie Muniz as a kid, having dreamed of kidnapping him and tricking him into getting her pregnant.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She's not in the same league as the true DC Lightning Bruisers like Superman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman, but by ordinary human standards, she's incredibly fast, strong, and tough. She can dodge gunfire, break bones in a single hit, take an impressive beating, and even fall off the side of a mountain, and walk away with only minor injuries. Whether these abilities are due to Poison Ivy's serums as in the comics, or to simple Toon Physics has yet to be explained.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: She was a trained psychologist and expertly diagnosed many of the Arkham inmates' mental problems, but it takes her a good long while to acknowledge and confront the serious mental problems she herself has.
  • Costume Evolution: She starts out in her classic jester costume, but severs ties with the Joker and swaps it out for her Stripperiffic New 52 getup.
  • Creepy Child: In her happiest childhood memories, Young Harleen's idea of playing house with her dolls involves mommy accusing daddy of coming home smelling of "alcohol and whore" and then chopping his head off with a cleaver.
  • Cuckoosnarker: She's a nutjob, but she gets a few snarky quips here and there.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's the most battle-oriented and physically strong villainess in the series. And damn that she's brutal to those who take her on.
  • Ditzy Genius: She is an expert psychologist and competent battle tactician, but her interactions with Joker show that she's fairly easy to manipulate.
  • Drop the Hammer: She initially wields a giant hammer, but it gets destroyed in battle.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Her driving when stealing the Batmobile is wild, of course it helps that it's an arsonel full of weapons.
  • Dumb Blonde: She had this reputation as the Joker's sidekick. It is however, completely wrong. She graduated her high school as valedictorian and was, by all accounts, a perfectly capable clinical psychologist. Her problem is not that she's dumb, but that she hasn't had much reason to value or use her own intelligence in a long time, and is still a little rusty at it. Oh, and she's crazy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She’s genuinely unnerved and opposed to the Queen of Fables' brutal and horrifying methods.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her initial motive is trying to work her way to become Gotham's top villain so she can rub her success in Joker's face.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: After her costume switch in the first episode, Harley starts wearing prominent pink and light blue eyeshadow.
  • Family of Choice: After she finds out her parents are scumbags who would gladly kill her for her bounty, Harley declares they aren't her family. Instead, she decides the only family she has in the world is her crew and tries everything she can to make amends with them.
  • Fingerless Gloves: The gloves of her new costume don't cover her fingers.
  • Freudian Excuse: Harley blames her criminal life on the fact that her dad is a criminal, and her bad taste in men on her mother's refusal to leave her dad.
  • Girlish Pigtails: After getting a costume switch, she ties her hair up into pigtails. She also had them as a child as revealed in Being Harley Quinn.
  • Glory Seeker: After she leaves The Joker, 95% of Harley's actions are for the sake of seeking praise and recognition for her villainy, be it from the public, fellow supervillains or superheroes.
  • Going Commando: As evidenced by the scene where she ends up hanging by her shorts in the Batcave, Harley isn't wearing any underwear.
  • Harmful to Minors: A flashback in Being Harley Quinn shows young Harleen in front of a window and watching her father's "business meeting" which involved two men brutally beating up another and stealing his wallet. Apparently this was just "work" for Harley's father, implying this was a regular occurrence throughout her childhood.
  • Hates Their Parent: Harley absolutely loathes her deadbeat mobster of a father. Since he's the reason why she was forced to lose a gymnastics competition she wanted to win badly just so he could win a bet he made against her, it's hard to not see why she hates him so much. To top it off, just when she starts to think her father isn't so bad, he tries to kill her for money.
  • In the Blood: Her father is a mobster and her mother is completely supportive of it. It's debatable if Harley's turn to villainy and terrible taste in men was a result of this or them just being terrible parents, however. And that's not going into the Troubling Unchildlike Behavior she exhibited on her own.
  • It's All About Me: Because of her extreme immaturity, Harley has a bad habit of placing her own interests and goals before those of others, which more than once comes at the expense of her friends. Ivy at one point lampshades this by criticizing Harley for never showing interest in anything that isn't about her.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: She drops a lot of F-bombs in just the first episode alone.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Harley's father is a misogynistic Jerkass who has always been dismissive of her dreams and has no problems trying to kill her just to get money out of it. Harley blames her unhealthy obsession with abusive and manipulative men like The Joker on her asshole of a father.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Her skin was bleached white by being submerged in the same chemicals that created the Joker.
  • Ma'am Shock: She's annoyed when Robin calls her an old clown.
  • Made of Iron: She regularly takes punishment way more than her lithe figure should be able to tank. In So, You Need a Crew?, she got thrown off a train by Joker's goons down into a chasm, at which she only expressed annoyance and walked out with nothing more than messed up hair and some minor bruises.
  • Mad Love: As in most incarnations, she's madly in love with Joker and is completely blind to the fact that he sees her as nothing but a disposable asset to be manipulated for his benefit, stubbornly insisting he does love her even though he has abandoned her to get arrested and locked up more than once. Unlike other versions, this series starts with Harley getting much needed help from Poison Ivy to finally open her eyes to the truth that Joker cares for no one but himself and Batman, which leads to Harley breaking up with Joker for good.
  • Mask of Sanity: Given context provided in the episode Being Harley Quinn, it's implied that this was part of her psychologist persona. She was clearly very messed up as a child and teenager, so the Joker luring her into a life of crime ends up coming across less as him corrupting her and more like he simply reawakened what was already there.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very beautiful and wears outfits that flatter her figure, and one episode has her accidentally expose herself. Lampshaded by Calendar Man's wife who calls Harley a "Porn Clown."
  • Multicolored Hair: As has become a tradition for the character, she's a blonde with dip-dyed blue-and-pink pigtails.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: The episode Being Harley Quinn delves into Harley's life before becoming The Joker's henchwoman and brings into question just how much her villainy is a result of nurture. It's all but stated that young Harleen had an unhappy childhood with an extremely dysfunctional family. However, it's heavily implied her Ax-Crazy impulses are nature. Her attempts at playing with dolls involved a wife murdering a husband for cheating, she stalked her Celeb Crush to the point legal actions needed to be taken, and she may have killed a girl at her camp for spreading humiliating rumors about her. Harley believed she became a villain only because of The Joker to the point she convinced herself he pushed her into the bath of chemicals when she had jumped willingly, but towards the end of the episode, she fully realizes that she always had a choice. Neither The Joker nor her "fucked up parents" made Harleen Quinzel into Harley Quinn; she made herself. At most, one could interpret that The Joker only brought out her dark side to its fullest.
  • Never My Fault: It takes a lot for Harley to accept how her flaws and mistakes cause troubles for her and her personal relationships. All her crew leaves her because she ignored them and failed to keep her promises to help them in favor of letting herself fall into The Joker's game of abuse. Afterwards, Harley complains about them abandoning her without acknowledging how her choice to hang out with The Joker instead of her friends got her into that mess.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Played with. Unlike previous animated incarnations, this version of Harley Quinn typically speaks with a flat Midwest affect, but begins consciously affecting her old Brooklyn accent when she visits her parents in Bensonhurst, suggesting she changed it after moving to Gotham.
  • One-Woman Army: In the first episode, Harley goes against the Joker's gang and — despite being hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned — kicks their asses and walks away unscathed.
  • Only Friend: She's the only human being Poison Ivy deems worth befriending.
  • Perky Female Minion: She initially served the role of Joker's adoring moll and henchwoman. After discovering that the Joker never really cared about her at all and was just using her as a means to an end, she sets out to defy this role and become an independent villainess in her own right.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Her desire to fast-track herself to recognition and overall immaturity mean that her crew have to deal with her schemes frequently escalating.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: After her ninth broken TV, you must ponder why exactly Ivy keeps Harley rent free.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wore her hair like this in her Dr. Harleen Quinzel persona, as part of her effort at trying to appear sane and professional.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Is incredibly immature and unrestrained, in addition to being a dangerous supervillain.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears a black and red costume, (both her original costume and the New 52 costume) and is the Villain Protagonist.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the noisy and uncontrollable Red Oni to Poison Ivy's level-headed and sardonic Blue Oni.
  • Repressed Memories: In her Journey to the Center of the Mind, Harley's repressed memories are locked up in a replica of Arkham Asylum. There, she's repressed her memory of Joker shoving her into a vat of chemicals that bleached her skin white. The part she repressed was that she jumped in willingly, since it had always been easier to give agency to the Joker and blame him for her turn to villainy. After confronting this, she takes responsibility for her life choices and re-defines her origin story as the day she walked out on Joker.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Defied. Harley is fed up of being written off as "The Joker's girlfriend" and is aiming to become a competent, terrifying villainess of her own right.
  • Self-Serving Memory:
    • She remembered that Joker proposed marriage to her in the middle of a romantic dance. Her psychiatrist self interrupts the memory to force Harley Quinn recall what really happened; instead of a ring, Joker gave Harley a grenade and used her as living bait in one of his fights with Batman.
    • She also edited her own memory to make it seem like the Joker had pushed her into the chemicals that made her into Harley Quinn, when in fact she went in willingly.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She had glasses as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, her genius psychiatrist identity.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She spent years as a Perky Female Minion who was easily manipulated and fooled by Joker, but Harley was a genius psychiatrist and proves to be quite clever after she finally dumps Joker.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She was sent to juvenile hall for stalking and threatening to kidnap her Celeb Crush Frankie Muniz. There were also violations of a restraining order involved.
  • Stripperiffic: Her bikini-like new outfit is effective for Fanservice, but realistically wouldn't be good for physical combat.
  • Superior Successor: Harley manages to be this for her parents as she inherited her bad traits from them, but managed to overcome them. She inherited her violent and criminal tendencies from her father, but Harley is stronger, smarter, more honorable, a better criminal, and has been capable of kicking his ass even before she became a super villain. She inherited her bad taste in men from her mother, but Harley was smart enough to cut ties with Joker for being an abusive partner while her mother is hopelessly devoted to a gambling husband who's willing to endanger their family for money.
  • Swiss Army Tears: In the season 1 finale, Harley thinks the tears she shed on Ivy's grave made her come back to life. Ivy reminds Harley they aren't in a Disney movie, but admits that the tears probably did help.
  • Talking to Themself: She occasionally has conversations with her psychiatrist past self. Curiously, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is completely aware that Harley Quinn is stuck in a codependent abusive relationship with a psychopath who doesn't love her and tries to get her hopelessly blind villainess self to see this. Dr. Harleen Quinzel finally gets through to Harley Quinn when Joker lets her fall into what they think is acid. She does however give bad advice to her villainous self as seen with her suggestion to seek out her abusive parents.
  • Terms of Endangerment: In the season one finale, Harley calls Joker by his pet name "Puddin'" mockingly before Ivy drops him into a vat of acid.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Her and her crew's constant destruction of Ivy's apartment eventually gets her evicted in episode 4.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Going by the episode Being Harley Quinn, this version of Harley had... issues since childhood. One flashback shows her playing with dolls as husband and wife, having the wife accuse the husband doll of cheating, and then cutting the husband's head off with a meat cleaver, all implicitly before her teenage years.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She gets the idea to rob Aquaman. Despite the show treating him as more of a joke, he is shown to nonetheless be an extremely powerful hero who is out of Harley's league. Prior to that, she tried to pick a fight Superman, who just ignored her.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: The main character of the show who is not just a supervillain, but also one who is incredibly reckless and refuses to listen to her friend's advice, though the unsympathetic part gets subverted as the series goes on, what with the Joker revealing how low he's willing to sink just to get back at Harley for wounding his pride and her own parents trying to kill her to collect her bounty. While a lot of her misery is her own fault, her actual misery progressively stops being Played for Laughs.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: There's a scene where she winds up hanging by the seat of her pants from a stalactite, exposing her backside for all to see.
  • Weapon of Choice: She starts off with her massive hammer, but when it gets blown up, she switches out to a baseball bat, which she decorates in the next episode.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: A carnival game inside Harley's mind mentions "winning Daddy's love" (it's rigged).
  • When She Smiles: Or, rather, when she smiles a specific type of smile, the one where she notices she has had approval. Whenever people clap at her in the Legion of Doom, her smile gets a lot prettier and more genuine.
  • Woman Scorned: At first, she puts up with a LOT of physical and emotional abuse from the Joker, even forgiving him for leaving her to rot in Arkham for a year. Then, Ivy and Riddler trick the Joker into explicitly revealing that he never really cared about Harley at all, and Harley takes this about as well as any sane person would.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Usually averted, but she nearly plays it straight with Robin. After Joker sends a condescending message to Harley about her "rivalry" with Robin, Harley decides that she's going to kill Robin to make it stop. Ivy believes she is capable of doing it, but that doing so will only validate everyone's belief that Robin is her nemesis, while the rest of her crew thinks that she would just be crossing the line.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She starts the series thinking she and the Joker are a passionate Outlaw Couple taking the world by storm. Every other character has a hell of a time trying to convince her otherwise until the end of the first episode.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her new costume sports a grade B with common knee-high socks and a bikini bottom.

    Poison Ivy 

Poison Ivy (Dr. Pamela Isley)

Voiced by: Lake Bell

  • Actually Pretty Funny: During the first few episodes Harley regularly pitches Ivy a plan she's been workshopping about blackmailing Gotham City with a nuke to have a highway named after her. Ivy is initially unimpressed by the idea, but when Harley actually pulls it off Ivy ends up admitting to her own bemusement that it was actually worth it.
  • Adaptational Badass: In a way. While Ivy in almost all adaptations is a Badass on some level, this version of Ivy, in both power and intelligence, is far and away the most competent character in the show. She's so badass in fact that Lex Luthor wanted her to join the Legion of Doom, as revealed in "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.", but she continually shot down his many requests.
    • Her Healing Factor is also significantly more powerful than in most adaptations, enough to revive her after being speared through the heart by the Joker.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Usually known for skimpy outfits, Ivy in this series contrasts Harley's style with a practical and modest, but far from unattractive wardrobe. She also swaps her usual breathy, seductive tones for a flatter, more cynical, Deadpan Snarker affect. The seductress aspect of her character is heavily downplayed in favor of her Eco-Terrorist side. In the last few episodes of Season 1 she does end up in skimpy clothes due to Clothing Damage, but that's not intentional on her part.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Ivy is a far more pleasant character than in the comics, being depicted as Harley's even-tempered and supportive best friend who happens to be an eco-terrorist. Her misanthropy is toned down greatly, and in her own words she still hates other people but she can tolerate being around them. This is lampshaded by Ivy addressing that Harley's diagnosis of her (a misanthrope with abandonment issues who bonds with plants to avoid bonding with humans) was one she took to heart, and she's making the effort to be a more functional person.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Harley calls her Ive. This has at least once led to a mistake involving the contraction of "I have".
  • Alien Blood: Her blood is green.
  • Aloof Ally: Ivy may constantly proclaim that she wants to work alone and not join Harley's crew, but she's been by the girl's side since the beginning, and she ends up becoming a reserve member, helping them out on occasion when they really need it.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has light green skin.
  • Apologetic Attacker: In "Devil's Snare", she apologizes as she tears mutated trees apart.
  • Back from the Dead: In "The Final Joke" Ivy's Healing Factor, with maybe a bit of The Power of Friendship from Harley, revives her after being speared through the heart in the previous episode.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Ivy and Harley's friendship here is based on how Harley was able to give her genuine help for her psychological issues when Ivy had pretty much been written off as a lost cause by everyone else.
  • Best Friend: She's Harley's most loyal, caring and helpful friend.
  • Broken Bird: She's jaded and cynical, being convinced that almost the entire human race is trash. Harley and a few more are the only people she brings herself to care about, but she still has a secret fear of being betrayed.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Averted, uniquely among the criminals in this show. Unlike Harley and the various supervillains in the Legion of Doom, who revel in being considered evil and villainous, Ivy insists that there's nothing "evil" about her acts of eco-terrorism.
  • The Caretaker: To her loony best friend Harley. Poison Ivy is the reason why Harley could finally realize that Joker doesn't love her and get out of that abusive relationship for good. After that, Poison Ivy continues to watch out for Harley and save her from the messes she keeps getting into.
  • Caring Gardener: Her apartment is full of plants that she calls her "babies". When she's locked up in Arkham and later briefly trapped inside Harley's mind, Ivy's main concern is that there's no one to take care of her plants in her place.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She never stopped trying to talk sense into Harley about her being a victim of Domestic Abuse by The Joker and arranges a whole set up with The Riddler just so she can get into Harley's head that The Joker doesn't love her. Afterwards, Ivy tries talking Harley out of her stupid attempts at becoming a better villainess. Not that Harley listens to her, which Harley herself even lampshades by saying she enjoys not-listening to Ivy's advice more than anyone else's. When Ivy has to rescue Harley from being beaten by Batman after a prank involving a giant shark nearly gets Robin killed, Ivy complains that her entire existence appears to revolve around cleaning up her loony best friend's messes.
  • Combat Stilettos: She wears little black heels as part of her main outfit.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's way more rational than Harley and watches out for her like if she was her troublemaker little sister.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In "Harley Quinn Highway", she manages to kill a number of guards holding her despite being Brought Down to Normal, though her escape attempt still fails.
  • Deadpan Snarker: You can count the number of times she doesn't speak in an incredibly dry tone on one hand.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: At the end of "Devil's Snare", Ivy is stabbed through the chest by The Joker and bleeds to death in Harley's arms. Thankfully, it turns out not to be permanent.
  • Disney Death: She's fatally impaled in Devil's Snare, but it's revealed an episode later that her Healing Factor is so strong that even having her heart destroyed is a temporary setback.
  • The Dragon: Even though she keeps insisting she's not joining Harley's crew, she's Harley's most loyal ally and confidant who keeps giving advice and helping out her Best Friend. She also tries to be Harley's voice of reason, but it almost never works.
  • Eco-Terrorist: Unlike other criminals, Poison Ivy doesn't care about stealing or spreading chaos. She only wants to protect the natural environment, even if that means destroying polluting factories and killing people with their own chemicals. Ivy repeatedly complains about how people treat her like a supervillain because of this.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: As revealed in Harley Quinn Highway, her greatest fear is actually Harley, specifically the fear of putting trust in someone only to be betrayed. She ends up taking it incredibly personally when Harley seemingly breaks her promise to help her destroy Plantwide Pavers in favor of being with the Joker.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She's annoyed when she finds out Frank ate a kid she hired to watch her plants while she was gone, albeit because his parents would be looking for him. When she finds out Frank ate the kid's parents as well, she's still not pleased.
    • In the second episode, when Kite Man uses her lethal pheromones on the kids at Penguin's party, she's pissed at him and forces him to help her get an antidote for them. She's also genuinely upset when the Joker kills Howie Mandel.
  • Evil Redhead: She has red hair and while she's nice to Harley, Ivy is still a misanthropic Eco-Terrorist who openly doesn't give a fuck about any human being but Harley.
  • Foil: Her entire situation throughout season 1 is contrasted with Harley. Harley wants to build a team, but Ivy funny enough treats them more like a family, whereas Harley treats them like a means to an end. Harley is highly ambitious, but lacks all forms of self-awareness, which leads to disaster. Ivy has no real ambition other than helping her best friend and she fully knows what she's about. Harley is obsessed with an utter nutjob who wants nothing to do with her and treats her like shit. Ivy dates a guy who is extremely goofy, but ultimately turns out to be great (and healthy) relationship-material.
  • Friend Versus Lover: A really complicated example in that the Joker is technically Harley's ex, but Ivy's main issue with Harley is that Harley is constantly allowing herself to be goaded by the Joker, despite him not being worth it, rather than really appreciating the friendship she has with Ivy.
  • Friendless Background: She doesn't have anyone she can call a friend except for Harley. One of her most traumatic childhood memories is a birthday party with no friends to celebrate it.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: She becomes attracted to Kite Man, a goofy supervillain loser regarded as a joke by everyone. Ivy is embarrassed to be seen in public with him, but she ultimately admits she does want to date him.
  • Green Thumb: If there is any plant life in her presence, she can control it and turn it into huge minions.
  • Hates Their Parent: One of her deepest fears is her cold-hearted and unloving father.
  • Healing Factor: Her plant physiology allows her to heal from all manner of wounds and pathogens even having her heart destroyed only puts her out of commission temporarily.
  • Hellbent For Leather: Wears a short dark green leather jacket. She also notes in "Devil's Snare" it's her favorite top.
  • Hidden Depths: You'd be surprised to know that Ivy is a NASCAR fan.
  • Hypocrite: Her villainy is rooted in environmentalism, and she advises people not to waste water in Finding Mr. Right. But Wonder Woman's Lasso reveals that she takes long showers and doesn't like paper straws.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Joker harpoons her in "Devil's Snare".
  • I Work Alone: Ivy insists this constantly refusing offers from the Legion of Doom and denying that she's part of Harley's crew. That said, she'll still join Harley's heists if asked.
  • Less Embarrassing Term: She dislikes being called a supervillain, preferring "ecoterrorist."
  • Messianic Archetype: After being resurrected in "The Final Joke", she rises into the air with her arms out, her body forming a cross shape.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Was formerly this before her therapy sessions with Harley. She doesn't quite like people in the present, but she can hold conversations with them without wanting to vomit, as she puts it.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: In episode 4, Harley returns to Poison Ivy's apartment seeing a banner that says "It's a boy!" and baby stuff all over the place, causing her to think she's pregnant and having a baby shower. She rubs Ivy's belly and congratulates her, but Ivy tells her she's not pregnant and doesn't know why the stuff is there. It turns out to be a prank set up by The Joker mocking Harley for having Robin, a preteen boy, as an arch nemesis.
  • Mundane Utility: Controlling plant life is very useful not just for fighting, but also for cleaning her apartment.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Played for Laughs in "Devil's Snare". Ivy is forced to fight mutated trees in order to protect the crew. When she splits one of the trees in half and sees its age, she's horrified at realizing she just killed a kid.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Ivy's attire (green skin, foliage pants) resembles her portrayal in the Batman: Arkham Series.
    • Ivy considers Harley's wish to surpass her ex-lover relatable. One of her origin stories has her in a toxic relationship with Jason Woodrue the Floronic Man, similar to Harley and the Joker.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She routinely gets right into Harley's personal space, which is especially notable since she's otherwise as standoffish as you'd expect from a clinical misanthrope with attachment issues. It's both a sign of how much she cares about her best friend, and a sign of just how much effort it takes to get Harley Quinn to listen to you more than half the time.
  • Not Good with People: With the notable exceptions of Harley Quinn and Kite Man, Ivy vastly prefers to associate with plants than with other human beings.
  • Only Sane Woman: She may have been an inmate at Arkham Asylum, but living with Harley and working with the likes of Kite Man, Penguin, Bane, and Clayface makes her look positively rational.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: As Frank bluntly lampshades, Ivy uses her plants to do almost everything for her, including fighting her battles. Eventually averted, as she's shown to be able to use a handgun like a pro.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She hired a kid to water her plants in her apartment while she was gone, except Frank ate him. She points out that his parents might be looking for him (to which Frank reveals he also ate them).
  • Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Frequently averted in general, but Ivy in particular tends to avert this - Ivy often stumbles over her words, stammers and repeats herself.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the level-headed and sardonic Blue Oni to Harley Quinn's noisy and uncontrollable Red Oni.
  • Redhead in Green: As standard for Poison Ivy, her hair is red and her outfits are green.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Harley is the person she's the most openly affectionate towards. On more than one occasion Ivy has said 'I love you' to Harley, to her face, all while looking shy and demure.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Ivy is Harley's most jaded and critical friend, but also the most loyal and protective one without any doubt.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: To make her stand out as one of the main characters, Ivy has red hair and green eyes.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Ivy herself admits Kite Man isn't the type of guy she would usually date, but for some reason she can't help but to give him a chance. This must have something to do with the fact that despite being a sorry joke of a supervillain and a perverted goof, Kite Man is a very decent guy when you look past that. Ivy admires his laidback and confident personality, considering him a way better man than any other male supervillain she knows.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: In "Devil's Snare" Joker cold-bloodedly murders Ivy to deprive Harley of the person who truly loves and cares for her the most. Played With an episode later in that it really only puts Ivy out of commission temporarily due to her Healing Factor.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's cool, composed, and sarcastic as hell, but her best friend Harley and her boyfriend Kite Man bring out an incredibly sweet side in her.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: You can tell Ivy really wants to use her plants to strangle the life out of the psychotic morons she works with.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Stops in the middle of a brawl to remind a TV audience that washing their recycling before putting it in the bin is unnecessary and wastes water.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ivy is on Harley's side no matter what and has her friend's best interests in mind. She doesn't want to participate in Harley's schemes, but will always be there to bail her out when things go south.
  • The Vamp: While traditionally this, her dealings with Kite Man and a bunch of kids indicate that she is trying to avert this trope and make it on her own as a capable villainess.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She identifies as an eco-terrorist who makes it very clear that she doesn't create chaos and mayhem For the Evulz, but rather for the noble cause of saving the planet.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: At the end of "A Seat at the Table", she finally runs out of patience at Harley's disconsideration of her friendship when she finds out Harley lied to her and stood her up to let herself be seduced and dumped by The Joker again. Ivy is especially angry because that was like Harley wasting all of Ivy's efforts of getting Harley out of that vicious cycle of abuse.
  • You Are a Credit to Your Race: While she's a self-admitted misanthrope, she honestly believes her best friend Harley is "the only human being who is worth a shit". She later extends this to Kite Man, finding his confidence attractive enough to give dating him a shot.

    Doctor Psycho 

Doctor Psycho (Dr. Edgar Cizko)

Voiced by: Tony Hale
A short, angry man with powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
  • 0% Approval Rating: The Cowled Critic describes him as "universally hated". Granted, the Cowled Critic is also his abused son, but he likely wouldn't have said it online if he expected much disagreement.
  • Abusive Dad: He was one to his son Herman, locking him in the basement for days, killed anyone who showed Herman any sign of liking him, and didn't get him a WayneStation 4, and named him Herman. Pyscho states he did this to give his son a good Freudian Excuse to be a great supervillain.
  • Adaptational Badass: Most variants of Doctor Psycho are merely telepaths, here he is a powerful telepath and telekinetic that can go toe to toe with Wonder Woman in a fight.
  • Almighty Janitor: Although he was once a full super villain and Legion of Doom member in his own right, upon Harley getting them back into the Legion of Doom he is considered a henchman - and is treated as such. Despite this, he is still a powerful telepath that can go toe-to-toe with Wonder Woman (or more specifically, he could, but he's no longer allowed to fight heroines).
  • The Brute: The most powerful and, hilariously enough, the most diminutive guy on the crew.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In the season 1 finale, Joker brutally tortures all of Harley's crew. And what torture did he prepare for Doctor Psycho? Have him be Forced to Watch videos about feminism.
  • Country Matters: During a fight, he calls Wonder Woman the C-word on national television. Then, while apologizing for the incident on a talk show, he drops the C-bomb again when Giganta calls him out for his sexist behavior. Ivy remarks that he's just become the least employable person on the planet.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Poison Ivy, Psycho often makes sarcastic remarks at the stupidity he gets involved in because of his teammates.
  • Depraved Dwarf: A little person who's also a supervillain and misogynist.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi: Him brainwashing Giganta into loving him and having a son with him is treated less seriously than calling Wonder Woman the C-word.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In a battle with Wonder Woman, he uses a politically incorrect slur that shocks everyone, thus setting him up as a foul-tempered potty-mouth.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He's a raging misogynist, but he's a doctor. He treats his ability to fix people very seriously and is offended by Ivy's suspicion that he would do something nasty in Harley's brain.
    • He's also just as horrified as the rest of Harley's crew when Queen of Fables reveals her mass-murdering tendencies.
    • He apparently refused to sell King Shark's fin to a Japanese chef... and resents Harley for not being there to tell him not to consider it.
    • He's clearly as horrified and saddened by Ivy's death as the rest of the team.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Averted. Big time. The last thing he wanted for his son Herman was for him to grow up into a "happy and heroic" person. Therefore, he raised him in the worst way he could.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's the only member of Harley's crew who nobody is fond of because he's such a misogynistic asshole. That said, Ivy, of all people, tells Harley to let him take the credit for "making Batman disappear" after having witnessed a touching, sweet and disturbing father-son moment involving him.
  • Has a Type: Giant women. He brainwashed Giganta into marrying him, and despite normally having a mutually-chilly relationship with Poison Ivy, when she supersizes herself in "Devil's Snare," he's instantly turned on and tries to pay her to put him in her pocket. Psycho outright admits to the crew that he has a type.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Wouldn't be Dr. Psycho if he weren't a raging misogynist.
  • Height Angst: He's sensitive about his height.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: A Depraved Dwarf had a child with a Giant Woman. Though he admitted it wasn't great.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Mind Raped Giganta to fall in love with him, though she comes out of it on national television and calls him out for it.
  • Ignored Expert: Played for Laughs: He takes Harley's crew on a Journey to the Center of the Mind and — having done this many times before — repeatedly tries to warn them about the various complexities of the human psyche and how many problems the group will face if they do anything rash. Much to his annoyance, nobody listens to him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a grumpy, insolent and misogynistic dwarf... who nevertheless shows an unexpectedly sentimental side now and then. As seen when he admits to caring for his son (in a messed up way) and when he's moved to tears by the exchange between Sy and his mutated sister, which was only made possible by Psycho using his powers to let Mirielle communicate with her brother. When King Shark gets his fin blown off by Bane, Psycho gets angry at Harley for not being around to keep him from considering selling the fin to a Japanese chef (which he didn't do anyway).
  • Mad Eye: Fittingly for someone going by Doctor Psycho, his left eye is drawn bigger than his right one.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Played with. He is no mad scientist per se, but he did teach Evil 101 in an actual university, so he actually has a PhD, rather than just adopting Doctor as part of a villainous nickname.
  • The Napoleon: Very short and prone to yelling and insulting people over trivial things.
  • Oh, Crap!: After he calls Diana the C-word on national television, he's taken aback by everyone else's reaction.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Has his moments.
  • Power Perversion Potential: He brainwashed Giganta into loving him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He joins Harley's crew since working in a crew with a female leader would help repair his image that he so utterly ruined.
  • Psychic Powers: He can read minds, brainwash people and move objects with his mind.
  • So Proud of You: When he sees his son is more evil than he could have ever imagined him to be, Psycho tells him how proud he is.
  • Squishy Wizard: His Psychic Powers make him one of the most powerful members of the team, but physically, he's a diminutive dwarf who could be easily crushed by Harley's bat. He's still Made of Iron enough to take beatings that would kill a normal man.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: While appearing with Giganta on a talk show, Dr. Psycho tries to speak on her behalf and put words in her mouth, all the while vehemently demanding that she stay silent.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He insists on being called Doctor Psycho.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Exaggerated. He's a Depraved Dwarf who was married to Giganta (because he mind-controlled her into it). He barely reaches her ankles. Since the two have a son together, Poison Ivy wonders how that works considering the extreme size difference.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At first he only joins Harley's crew for selfish reasons, but when Ivy is in trouble, he jumps in to help out, no questions asked. This is after the team is dissolved.
  • Tough Love: After a fashion. His son resents him for giving him such a fucked up childhood until Psycho explains he did that because he cares so much about his son that he didn't want to see his potential as a supervillain going to waste, so he gave his son one big Freudian Excuse to set him in the path of villainy.
  • Translator Buddy: He plays this role for Mirielle, Sy's sister who got turned into an octopus monster. Psycho uses his telepathic powers to let Sy know how Mirielle feels and help them reconcile.


Clayface (Basil Karlo)

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
An actor made of clay who takes great pride in his art.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: He often overemphasises the last syllable of a sentEEENCE. It's generally a sign that he's descended so far into his obsession with Large Ham theatrics that he can't even hold his diction together.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He seems pretty nice considering that his first appearance in the comics had him as a psycho actor who killed the cast members of a remake of one of his old movies.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In other media, he's a powerful enough Shapeshifter to warrant drastic measures specifically for him. Here, Doctor Psycho is able to beat him up with his bare fists and he gets his clock cleaned by Maxie Zeus, a powerless human and lesser villain. In fact, throughout the entire first season, besides his debut appearance's fist fight with Doctor Psycho, the only other (very brief) moment he was seen fighting was shapeshifting his arm into an axe to fend off the sentient tree monsters created by Scarecrow.
  • Affably Evil: Is one of the friendliest members of Harley's crew, after King Shark.
  • British Teeth: Has crooked yellow teeth, plus he speaks in a British accent.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Alan Tudyk is clearly having a ball playing a hammy actor Up to Eleven.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Because of his Complexity Addiction he ends up doing this frequently. When confronted with Red Riding Hood's wolf - a wolf dressed up as an elderly lady - he turned himself into Grandpapa Wolf.
  • Complexity Addiction: Due to his flair for the dramatic, every single character of his must require some kind of elaborate back-story and/or hidden darkness, or else he can't find the motivation to play them. When tasked with ad-libbing the role of a delivery guy to distract Maxie Zeus, his idea is "a delivery guy who is also Maxie's long-lost son", which winds up exposing him as a fraud.
  • The Face: He's the uh, most, uh, 'flamboyant' person in the group. At the same time, he is fairly social and cultured, having introduced King Shark to the group.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: Because his clay body renders him largely invulnerable to serious harm, he's been on the receiving end of amusing injuries. Maxie Zeus beats him up, he loses his arm and has to spend most of the episode trying to get it back, and Aquaman beheads him for trying to pose as Superman.
  • Large Ham: As a thespian, he seems incapable of giving a subtle performance.
    • This can actually work in his favor if he impersonates someone who's just as hammy as himself; in "L.O.D.R.SV.P." his disguise as Aquaman is entirely believable and manages to fool two Atlantean guards.
  • Master Actor: He thinks he's an amazing actor who can fool anyone with his performances. While his shapeshifting does help with that, he's usually too much of a ham to be taken seriously.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Clayface is kinda bad at villainy in this series, and is only useful as an actor/distraction, and even then it rarely works.
  • Mr. Imagination: Whenever he transforms, he makes up with an elaborated backstory and profile for the character he's playing, to the annoyance of his teammates and whoever he's distracting at the moment.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: He tends to lose his grip on whatever fake voice he's using whenever he gets the chance to talk about his characters' backstories.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: He can call back any parts of him that get cut off or separated, as long as he can see them and they aren't blocked by something.
  • Running Gag: Every time he transforms, he sprays clay in every direction.
  • Shapeshifting Seducer: He suggests a plan to seduce the mayor by transforming himself into a woman, and cases Kord Industries by transforming into a woman and seducing a member of the staff.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's a great actor, but he's anything but.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: The only clothes he ever wears are part of his transformations.
  • Truly Single Parent: After one of his limbs cut off, it gains sentience and calls Clayface "Dad".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can take the form of humans of either sex and animals.
  • Wicked Cultured: For a given meaning of wicked, at least. Say what you will about his abilities as an actor, he is knowledgeable about Shakespeare (what with being a Thespian) and he can whip up fairly complicated stories at a moment's notice.

    King Shark 

King Shark (Nanaue)

Voiced by: Ron Funches
A happy, easily excited, but very bloodthirsty shark man.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Harley complained that she couldn't "get a bite" on her website profile, it seems like Dude, Not Funny! is about to apply when he very seriously asks if that was supposed to be a shark joke. Then he bursts out laughing while saying it was a good one.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's a lot more cute and less scary-looking than his comic book counterpart.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: He's an Unskilled, but Strong Boisterous Bruiser in the comics. Here, he's a competent computer hacker.
  • Affably Evil: He acts more like an excitable Manchild most of the time than a monstrous shark. His voice actor flat-out describes him as a great person in everything except ethics.
  • Badass Boast:
    • After it's revealed that the Queen of Fable's wolf was killed:
    Clayface: How did you manage to hollow out the innards of that beast?
    King Shark: Well, a lot of people ask me who would win between a wolf and a shark. (Spits out bone) It's a shark.
  • Benevolent Boss: Zig-zagged. King became boss of the prison when he was briefly incarcerated. He utilized his appearance with some added physical threats to make the other inmates comply with his demands, but also maintains that he doesn’t want to harm his underlings, since he "Like[s] being cool boss".
  • Berserk Button: Doesn't appreciate the term "fish" to describe new prisoners.
    King Shark: Now fellas, look, I know it's all in fun but WHAT THE FUCK DID I TELL YOU ABOUT THAT WORD?!
    Prisoner 1: Oh, yeah. Sorry King.
    Prisoner 2: Yeah, sorry about that.
    King Shark: Aw, they're learning. Baby steps, right Harley? I WILL KILL EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WITH MY BARE HANDS IF I HAVE TO!!!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally, he's a nice, geeky, humanoid shark monster. Let him smell blood and you lose the 'nice' and 'geeky' parts.
  • Bloodlust: He's normally meek and polite, but if he smells even a drop of blood he turns into a killing machine. Normally he uses smelling salts to avoid the issue, but they don't work so well in the water.
  • Cute and Psycho: He's an adorably nice computer geek until he smells blood or someone uses "fish" as an insult. He then turns into a murderous monster and you remember he's a dangerous villain. Even without anyone pressing his Berserk Buttons, he'll still bite the head off of anyone in his way.
  • Cute Giant: He is a giant Shark Man who is ironically enough, quite cute, especially with his friendly demeanor.
  • Double Meaning: King Shark says he can't handle blood at the idea of being the shark in their shark tank. It is later revealed that the smell of blood actually makes him go feral with Bloodlust and causes him to actually try to kill Robin when he nosebleeds into the tank. Doctor Psycho and Clayface admit that they both thought King Shark meant he was Afraid of Blood.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Is disturbed by Harley's declaration she's going to murder Robin, anote  child.
      Ivy: If you do it, you validate what everyone's saying, that Robin's your nemesis.
      Shark: Also you'd be a child killer, which some may argue is worse.
    • He drops his typical Large Ham demeanor after watching Clayface Waterfall Puke out clay that is then reabsorbed into his body.
      Shark: I do not understand how you live with yourself.
    • He also was very uncomfortable with the idea of being the Threatening Shark circling around Robin and had to be told repeatedly that they weren't asking him to eat him. Of course, getting a whiff of Robin's blood via a bleeding nose caused him to lose all restraint, but his reaction to blood was one of the reasons why he was against doing the act in the first place.
  • Evil Genius: He was brought onto Harley's crew for his technical know-how.
  • Face of a Thug: By supervillain standards at least. He's actually a lot more happy-go-lucky and dorky than his appearance would suggest. That is, as long as he doesn't smell blood.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a computer expert and knowledgeable about the failings of the prison industrial complex. He's also the most physically powerful member of Harley's crew.
  • Large Ham: Most of his dialogue is delivered AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS!
  • Made of Iron: Doesn't even flinch when Harley breaks a wooden bat on his face and he reacts with only a lowkey "Ow?"
  • Man Bites Man: His go-to move in a fight is to take a bite out of whoever he needs gone.
  • Playful Hacker: A competent hacker.
  • Shark Man: He's a large shark-human hybrid with rows of sharp teeth.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He wears minuscule pince-nez glasses when playing the Evil Genius.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He can talk to fish, but doesn't speak Dolphin. He knows a little Porpoise, though, but...note 
  • Threatening Shark: He's a generally surprisingly friendly Shark Man, but he is still a supervillain who has eaten people.
  • The Tooth Hurts: The season 1 finale has Joker rip out many of King Shark's teeth and use them to make a necklace.

    Frank the Plant 

Frank the Plant

Voiced by: JB Smoove
Ivy's giant talking venus fly trap.
  • And I Must Scream: He claims to have spent ten years in a dog park before Ivy made him anthropomorphic, implying he was conscious the entire time.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: In addition to flowering eyes growing out of stalks on either side of him, he's shown to have a tiny buttocks on the back of his "head", in spite of not having legs or the kind of digestive system that would need it.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much of a jerk he is, he’s furious that Joker killed Howie Mandel.
  • Expy: To Audrey 2 of Little Shop of Horrors being a trash-talking man-eating plant with a penchant for insulting and lowering the self-esteem of those around him. He's also named after that film's director Frank Oz.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Openly obnoxious and rude, completely apathetic to Harley's problems, and has no problem letting bad things happen just to see a reaction. But ironically, he's not as bad as a lot of the show's other villains. Despite him being a grade-A jerk most of the time, he's ultimately loyal to Ivy and does understand how much Harley means to her. In "Bensonhurst", he drives to pick up Harley first to help rescue Ivy when he finds out that she's in trouble.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • When Ivy claims she works alone, Frank points out her hypocrisy given her reliance on plants, not to mention using him as a servant.
    • In response to Harley wanting to break into the facility holding Ivy, Frank states Harley will get shoot and killed if she goes in alone.
  • Man-Eating Plant: He's a mutated venus flytrap and he's shown an appetite for humans. In the first episode, he ate a kid and his parents offscreen and barfs up their skeletons.
  • No Sympathy: After Harley confides to him that she's realized Joker doesn't actually love her, he responds with this:
    Frank: Oh boo-fucking-hoo! I spent ten years in a dog park. Come talk to me when a St. Bernard shits on your face!
  • Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Frank!", which Ivy yells at him whenever he annoys her.
  • Team Pet: A pet that speaks, snarks, and swears.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no issue eating a kid. Or their parents.

    Sy Borgman 

Sy Borgman

Voiced by: Jason Alexander
Ivy's grouchy landlord who also happens to be a cyborg.
  • Cyborg: He's got a bionic arm and leg, though the latter is superfluous since he's in a wheelchair.
  • Disposing of a Body: His main job back when he was a CIA agent was to be a "go-to cleaner" whenever a mess happened and they needed someone to get rid of the corpses.
  • Evil Feels Good: Wishes to join Harley's crew and get back into villainy, since nearly burning them made him feel alive again.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's an elderly man in a perpetually foul mood.
  • I Know A Guy: He has connections to such villains as Black Mamba and Henry Kissinger.
  • Irony: The disabled CIA spook gets his car towed for parking in a handicap spot because he doesn't want to register with the government.
  • It's All My Fault: He blamed himself for his sister Mirielle being turned into an octopus monster because one of her hybrid mutation experiments Went Horribly Wrong when she was trying to create the octopus-monkey he asked her to make.
  • Jewish Complaining: Constantly complains about Ivy's guests.
  • Painful Transformation: His transformation into a sedan is shown to be very bloody and very painful. Changing back is even more painful.
  • Punny Name: Sy Borgman is a man with robotic parts. He is literally a cyborg.
  • Racist Grandpa: He's implied to have some very un-PC views. It's treated like Fantastic Racism when he mistakes King Shark for a pet.
  • Red Scare: One of his rules is "No commies."
  • Retired Badass: He's a retired spy.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: He's a little out there; when King Shark calls him xenophobic, Sy apparently doesn't recognize the word and mistakes it for a reference to Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: He's quite old and not terribly concerned with politeness.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: He falls asleep randomly throughout Harley Quinn Highway.
  • Shoe Phone: He has a phone built into his bionic leg. In his old age, however, he complains that the buttons are hard to read.
  • Super Wheelchair: His wheelchair is equipped with all sorts of gadgets. Guns, a backhoe, a helicopter. The latter would be more impressive if it didn't have trouble lifting more than one person. And if he remembered to keep the diesel topped off.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He has implants that allow him to turn into a sedan decked out with weaponry. The exact process of doing so however... isn't pretty.


The Legion of Doom

    In General 

  • Card-Carrying Villain: All of them are completely open about their villainy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doctor Psycho is expelled for calling Wonder Woman the C-word.
  • Legion of Doom: Duh.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The higher-ups in the Legion display some pretty sexist behavior, as the scarcity of female supervillains in their ranks can attest to, yet apparently Doctor Psycho saying the C-word is the line they're not willing to cross.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Their entire schtick. In this show, being a supervillain is like a career path, and the Legion is a fancy big-time corporation that villains aspire to join. They have meetings to discuss evil plans, have a pool of henchmen they can request or be loaned out for schemes, and even have a coffee lounge where they gossip like co-workers.
  • Uncertain Doom: Joker blew up the Legion of Doom headquarters at the end of Season 1 and Joker talks about the Legion like it's been destroyed, but no bodies are shown or specific deaths confirmed, so any number of the Legion's members could have survived or just been out of the building at the time.

    The Joker 

The Joker

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk

  • Ace Custom: A lot, if not, all of the Joker's weapons and gear have his color motifs (green and purple) or his face on them.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Believe it or not he's actually worse towards Harley here than he is normally. He's just as abusive and emotionally manipulative as normal but his ego is so bad here that the thought of Harley choosing to leave him drives him up the wall and takes greater pains to keep her around when the risk presents itself. His usual view of Harley is that she's a useful minion but otherwise is as ambivalent about whether she leaves or not as he is about anything else and will likely try killing her more out of principle than out of personal grievance.
  • Alpha Bitch: Acts like every other villain — even heavy-hitters like Two-Face, Scarecrow, Bane and Penguin — is part of his devoted entourage or personal goon squad, and orders them around and mistreats them without any regard to their feelings, just because he's considered the #1 criminal in Gotham. Harley embarrasses him by publicly calling him out for being such a dick in "A High Bar", even referring to his behavior as bullying; although he tries to laugh the situation off, the others agree with her that he can be pretty cruel at times.
  • Attention Whore: He doesn't like any other villain hogging up the news spotlight.
  • Ax-Crazy: As per the norm with Joker, he kills almost anyone near him (even his own men) within seconds without any thought or reason, even labeling himself an "agent of chaos".
  • Bad Boss: He shoots and blows up his own goons whenever he feels annoyed or bored.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As is usual for the character, the Joker takes charge as an A-list villain in a sharp purple suit and tie.
  • Bait the Dog: Throughout most of the "A Seat at the Table" episode, Joker treats Harley with respect, acknowledges her accomplishments and acts as if he finally takes her seriously as a fellow supervillain instead of a disposable minion. Near the end, he does what Harley always dreamed about by taking her with him to escape from Batman instead of leaving her behind... And then pushes Harley out of the helicopter. As Batman says to Harley, some things never change.
    Joker: Oh, Harley! I couldn't leave you on that boat, I need you...for this.
    (Joker kisses Harley, and then sees the Batwing fly close by)
    Joker: AND THIS!
    (Throwing Harley off the helicopter, Joker laughs maniacally as he watches her descent)
  • Big Bad: He is the show's main antagonist.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: It's revealed that he's been working alongside the Queen of Fables and Scarecrow to take over the Legion of Doom and Gotham.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In "The Final Joke" he makes a chemical bath to erase Harley's memories and distinctive bleached skin, to turn her into a "nobody" he won't have to care about anymore. At the end of the episode, Harley and Ivy throw him into it instead, reducing him to a regular amnesiac John Doe rather than the Clown Prince of Crime.
  • The Bully: He takes every chance he gets trying to belittle, upstage, sabotage, and/or humiliate Harley whether she's attending a bar mitzah or stealing a nuclear warhead from the Russians. He's hardly any better to his peers in the Legion of Doom, as he casually bosses them around, insults them to their faces, and steals food right off their plates.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Insults and orders around his fellow villains but especially Bane-who could snap him in half without Venom. Clearly they only put up with him out of fear, until Harley points out that he has no powers whatsoever, and they don't have to listen to him.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: When he finds out Batman didn't come to stop him from robbing a bank because he's fighting Harley, Joker gets pissed off at Harley trying to steal "his" Batman.
  • Death of Personality: At the end of the first Season Finale, Joker is rendered an amnesiac and completely sane John Doe. His body so much doesn't die as his identity.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He cannot stand raisins. When Harley gave him pudding full of chocolate chips in "Til Death Do Us Part", he is so riled up by Riddler's newfound infamy that he is quick to assume the pudding has raisins instead and shoots it to crumbs.
  • Domestic Abuse: During his entire relationship with Harley, he emotionally manipulated, lied, and repeatedly abandoned her. Harley put up with it for so long because she deluded herself into thinking Joker loved her... until he doesn't hesitate to drop her into what both think is acid just so The Riddler doesn't take the credit for killing Batman. It pisses him off so much when she finally leaves him, he sics his goons on her (which only leads to his men getting killed or fucked up and his evil lair destroyed).
  • The Dreaded: Why he can act like an Alpha Bitch and order around even Gotham A-Listers like they're cannon fodder — he pretty clearly scares the hell out of them. It doesn't last though, when Harley points out to the other Gotham supervillains that he's being a bully to people stronger than him.
  • Everybody Has Standards: He's genuinely disturbed at Commissioner Gordon's Sanity Slippage because in his eyes, all he did was "paralyze" his "partner". Now keep in mind that he intended to drive Gordon crazy in the source material, so either this was not the amount of crazy he aimed for or this was collateral damage for something that happened along the way.
    • He complains about the Queen of Fables indulging in alcohol, saying it's only Wednesday.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: As Harley notes, Joker "only loves Batman". In one episode, Joker breaks into a fight between Harley and Batman and raves at her about trying to steal "his Batman" and proclaims on national television that he and Batman are "together".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Despite his status as #1 criminal in Gotham, most if not all the rest of the rogues fear or just straight-up dislike him either because of his Domestic Abuse on Harley, or just because he's a dick.
    • To illustrate this trope, when Harley jokes with Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Bane, they laugh in genuine matter. But when the Joker mocks Harley, their laughs sound more forced.
  • Hate Sink: Since this series is meant to be the story of Harley Quinn breaking free of Joker's grip on her, he's designed to be as despicable as possible to heighten the catharsis of her triumphs over him. His Domestic Abuser traits are ramped up to make him a misogynistic asshole who treats Harley like a piece of property, and the dominance and fear he evokes in his fellow supervillains is framed like an Alpha Bitch bossing around their enemies, highlighting what a petty bully he is. And this is in addition to his usual schtick of being a mass-murdering cackling psychopath.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: In the second half of the first season, the focus shifted from Joker to Lex Luthor as the main villain, as Luthor is the one manipulating Harley and Ivy and is implied to be behind the abduction of Ivy via Scarecrow. Then the penultimate episodes of the season reveal Scarecrow was actually working for Joker, and Joker blows up the Legion of Doom and becomes the Final Boss of the season.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He says women cannot be funny, meanwhile his favorite movie is Legally Blonde.
  • I Gave My Word: The only good thing that can be said about him was that he kept his promise and released Harley's crew when she turned herself over to him and wore her old costume.
  • It's All About Me: Batman and Harley describe him as a sociopathic narcissist, and his portrayal in the show embodies both the Sociopath and the narcissist. He forces people to go along with whatever he's doing, and what upsets him more than anything else is Harley getting away from him to be her own superperson, whether heroic or villainous. Even regarding Batman, he doesn't give a damn who he is or why he exists, only that he exists for his own rivalry and amusement.
  • Jerkass: He's a slimy and manipulative misogynist who verbally abuses even the villains he calls friends. and murders his own henchmen at random.
  • Kill and Replace: In the very first scene of the series, it's shown Joker killed a guy and made a literal bodysuit out of his skin.
  • Laughing Mad: He's usually less prone to it than other versions, but any chance he gets to do something exceptionally cruel to others really sets him off; after murdering Ivy with a harpoon and seeing Harley break down in tears, he can barely do anything but cackle at her grief.
  • Narcissist: Referred to as one by Harley and Batman.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Forced Harley to fend off Batman to buy him enough time to escape and never even bothered to come back for her despite his promises to do so.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He would readily choose to have his Perky Female Minion killed before letting another supervillain have the glory of killing his Arch-Nemesis Batman.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He's in such a funk over Harley that when he tortures Batman and murders Scarecrow, he's just bored.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: As well as his long history of abusing Harley, Joker is shown to be pretty slimy and misogynistic in general; when one of his henchmen suggests Harley is the funniest criminal in Gotham, he repeatedly shoots the guy in the chest, saying "women aren't funny" with the same dismissive tone an older stand-up might use when talking about female comics.
  • Pride: His defining trait. Joker won't ever accept anyone as his equal and has zero respect for his minions other supervillains. Harley dumping him infuriates him because she's his "creation" and he won't ever accept her gaining independence from him. Even when pretending to praise Harley, he won't call her better than him.
  • Secret Identity Apathy: His already foul mood in "The Final Joke" is made considerably worse when Scarecrow rips off Batman's cowl, as "half the fun" of their rivalry was not knowing that Batman was "some boring rich asshole with parental issues". Even after killing Scarecrow and still having Bruce at his mercy, rather than twist the knife over his enemy's childhood trauma, he just goes off on a petty rant about how WayneTech hasn't delivered on an electric car they promised last year.
  • The Sociopath: Pretty much standard for the Joker. He talks about the horrible things he does with a blase demeanor, treats violence as a joke, manipulates Harley, is incredibly prideful, treats his own minions like they're disposable (if he doesn't outright kill them himself for petty reasons), is unpredictably violent, bullies his own colleagues, and shows no remorse for anything he does. Both Batman and Harley describe him as a "sociopathic narcissist" in the season one finale.
  • The Starscream: It's revealed in "Devil's Snare" that he plotted with Scarecrow and the Queen of Fables to destroy the Legion of Doom and replace it with an organization devoted entirely to him.
  • Sticky Bomb: His Weapon of Choice seems to be sticky explosive discs with his face plastered on them. His use of them actually causes his downfall in the first episode, as Harley steals a few from a crate full of them to destroy his hideout.
  • Understatement: He "paralyzed" Commissioner Gordon's "partner" and he's not sure why the commissioner's gone so crazy from it.
  • Vague Age: Scarecrow specifically says Joker is 38 years old while the clown prince himself swears that off, saying he is only 25 years old, that goes in hand with the eternal mythos that Joker will never have a definitive background, and later with the updated lore that there’s even more than one person being the Joker.
  • Victory Is Boring: Once he has imprisoned Batman and exposed his identity, he finds him boring and loses interest. That said, at the time this happens he is more obsessed with breaking Harley, enough so that it overrides even his rivalry with Batman.
  • With Friends Like These...: Even among the villains he calls his friends, Joker is casually rude and verbally abusive, and they just take it until Harley convinces them to stand up to him.


The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)

Voiced by: Wayne Knight

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He at least cares enough about his nephew to throw him a lavish bar mitzvah.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He's able to shoot a running Harley with a tranquilizer dart, and later shoot a bullet down the barrel of Harley's gun to destroy it. The calm with which he does the latter indicates that he pulls this kind of thing off with some regularity.
  • Kosher Nostra: He says he decided to become a crime lord during his own Bar Mitzwah.
  • Nepotism: He's trying to get his nephew involved in organized crime.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Sees being a crime lord as a vocation.

    Lex Luthor 

Lex Luthor

Superman's Arch-Enemy, CEO of LexCorp, and leader of the Legion of Doom.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Lex Luthor has shown none of the redeeming traits of more recent counterparts and openly states the Legion of Doom exists to make the world a worse place.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's got rather dark skin, and is played by a black actor.
  • Bald of Evil: As typical, he doesn't have a single hair on his head.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He wouldn't be Lex if he wasn't this. In "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.", he acts nothing but gracious and polite to Harley, while secretly scheming to use her to force Ivy to join the Legion.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When he appears on the news to kick Doctor Psycho out of the Legion of Doom, he mentions Psycho does not represent the Legion's brand of evil.
  • Comically Serious: Much of the humor revolving around him comes from reacting to series' wacky situations with a straight face.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He kicks Doctor Psycho out of the Legion of Doom after he calls Wonder Woman and Giganta the C-word. Not that he respects women that much, but he at least has the decency to not insult them on national television.
  • Evil Counterpart: Despite being Superman's Arch-Enemy, Lex himself can be considered this to Bruce Wayne, both being public billionaires of their own cities and both are the only normals of their supergroups with Luthor being one of the villains.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not that he doesn't have comedic moments himself, but the moment he introduces himself to Harley is when Harley's relationships start becoming strained, shifting the show more into dramedy territory.
  • Manipulative Bastard: This is Lex Luther after all. When Ivy refuses to join the Legion of Doom, Luther sent let Harley join with the appearant intent of driving a wedge between the two of them.
  • Pet the Dog: He's actually pretty supportive to Harley in her first LOD meeting, even agreeing with her about the over-complicated nature of Joker's plan and affably explaining how the meetings work.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Despite disapproving of Doctor Psycho's misogyny, he displays quite a few sexist tendencies in his own right, as shown in "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.". He doesn't bother to remember the name of the sole female member of the Legion, and was willing to use Harley's desire to be in the Legion to force Ivy to join. Then there's the fact that he willingly hands Harley over to the Joker, whose mistreatment of her is well-known practically everywhere.
  • Reused Character Design: He's virtually identical to his DCAU incarnation, at least in looks.
  • Slave to PR: While his public firing of Dr. Psycho after he insulted women on live television twice looked like an Even Evil Has Standards moments at first, his own sexist behaviour in private hints that it was more about keeping his public image than anything else.
  • Take That!: One of the headlines during the breaking news segment of Wonder Woman and Doctor Psycho's fight is Lex launching a tirade against Superman on Twitter, which is generally a Take That! towards Twitter rants by and towards prominent figures like politicians and celebrities.
  • Toxic, Inc.: One of the many divisions of Lexcorp is a company simply called "Planetwide Pavers".
  • Villainous Valor: He gets restrained by Ivy's plants, and doesn't even flinch.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Typical Lex Luthor, however this version is more honest about the fact he's a villain and leads the Legion of Doom, but nobody arrests him.



Voiced by: James Adomian
A villain hyped up on venom, which gives him Super Strength.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While is is still a ruthless villain, he is rather insecure and lets the Joker belittle him.
  • Affably Evil: For a ruthless villain, he's a rather pleasant and polite fellow.
  • Bad Boss : When King Shark takes too long to plant a bomb, Bane remotely detonates it, not caring that he grieviously wounded his henchman.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He steps on defenseless fishes just to be an asshole to Aquaman.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's shown to be surprisingly affable with his fellow villains, but his answer to anything or anyone that mildly offends him is to try to blow them up.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite his status in the Legion of Doom, he is still a Straw Loser who gets no respect.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Joker tells him that Harley has HPV. Bane isn't sure how this matters, because he's pretty sure most sexually active adults have it.
  • Composite Character: Combines the classic Venom-using Bane with a humorous take on the Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Blew up Gotham stadium because he got a Trivia Night question wrong, and then threatens to blow up Penguin's nephew's bar mitzvah because Harley and the other villains made fun of him. As the series progresses, he threatens to blow up pretty much anything that mildly offends him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's quite offended when the Joker badmouths Penguin's nephew's bar mitzvah, recognizing the occasion as an important milestone.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with the quasi-British accent made famous by Tom Hardy's portrayal of the character.
  • Evil Is Petty: Pretty much any minor embarrassment Bane suffers — losing a bar trivia game, being laughed at at a bar mitzvah, having a teenage employee call him "Bang" when he's a regular customer at the smoothie place — will spur him to plan to blow up the target of his wrath.
  • Expressive Mask: His goggles and stitched up mouth move to display emotion.
  • Mad Bomber: He likes explosions a lot and his standard answer to anything that annoys him is wanting to blow it up.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Drinks smoothies, tries to do magic tricks, cracks somewhat lame jokes, and wishes Pixar would make a sequel to Up.
  • Nice Guy: Oddly enough, he's one of the nicest characters in the series thus far.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as this to the Penguin's nephew, Joshua.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He's a pretty affable supervillain, but A Seat at the Table shows that he's a pretty idiotic boss, so much so that Harley's crew beg her to get them out of his employment.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Played with. When he makes a joke about the ocean being "the world's toilet" that flops, he mutters that political correctness is killing comedy, and he calls the guy at the smoothie place a "goddamn millennial". He's neither a bigot nor a sexist, however, and it mostly just makes him seem like more of a dweeb than an outright jerk.
  • Super Mode: The already huge Bane gets bigger when he uses the venom formula.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a surprisingly soft voice for a hulking giant.


Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)

Voiced by: Rahul Kohli

  • Arc Villain: His kidnapping of Ivy and harvesting of her pheromones ends up making him the antagonist of episodes 10-12.
  • Beneath the Mask: No pun intended, but while he appears to just be another Legion member who treats his work like a day job, he turns out to be just as much of a loon as his comic counterpart obsessed with spreading fear and destruction all over Gotham.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's introduced in a casual setting as the Legion's resident gossip and generally is presented as just another punching bag for the Joker. Then episodes later, he successfully captures Poison Ivy.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like just another Punch-Clock Villain, but it's then revealed that he willingly teamed up with the Joker and the Queen of Fables to destroy Gotham and the Legion of Doom in Devil's Snare.
  • Death by Secret Identity: He's one of two people to find out Batman's secret identity but is killed by the Joker for unceremoniously unmasking Batman.
  • The Dragon: He's revealed to be Joker's by the end of the first season. His lack of creativity — Joker even sniffs at how "one-note" he is with his fear toxin — and continuing deference to the stronger villain solidifies his position as Joker's sidekick after his Gotham takeover. He even makes the fatal mistake of impulsively unmasking Batman, just because it's something he thinks Harley would do.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He’s rather uncomfortable with the Joker's poor treatment of Bane.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with his voice actor's natural English accent in the show.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While holding Ivy prisoner to extract her pheromones, he keeps his gossipy and chatty persona-even when giving a lethal dose of his fear toxin.
  • Gossipy Hens: He's shown to be the Legion of Doom's office gossip.
  • Killed Off for Real: Joker douses him with a full squirt of his acid boutonniere in the Season 1 finale, graphically melting his head down to the bone on-screen and splattering it apart.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: He and Bane have a bit of this dynamic, like when they disrupt a LOD meeting for a minute to discuss how a sequel to Up might work.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: After being introduced as another one of the Joker's punching bags, he really shows why his name is Scarecrow when he captures Poison Ivy and extracts her pheromones to enhance his fear toxin. He then spreads the concoction through the earth, creating an army of evil mobile man-eating trees that proceed to rapidly build up a body count.


Two-Face (Harvey Dent)

Voiced by: Andy Daly

  • Adaptational Ugliness: Looks more thuggish on both sides.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His left half is a pale aquamarine color.
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald on the left half of his head.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Harley offhandedly remarks that Two-Face is blind in his left eye, something that is either implied or never brought up in previous adaptationsnote .
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He agrees with Scarecrow that Joker's treatment of Bane is too harsh.
  • Guns Akimbo: He wields two guns note  simultaneously.

    Black Manta 

Black Manta (David Hyde)

Voiced by: Phil La Marr

  • Arch-Enemy: To Aquaman, to the point where he is annoyed that Aquaman crashing a party held by the Legion of Doom has nothing to do with him.
  • Villain of Another Story: Is Aquaman's archenemy, but Aquaman isn't interested in fighting him when he appears.


The Riddler (Edward Nygma)

Voiced by: Jim Rash
Gotham's "funniest villain" known for his riddle based crimes.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's a notorious villain in a snazzy suit with a Dastardly Dapper Derby.
  • Bald of Evil: This Riddler has a shaved head.
  • Riddle Me This: But of course; his crimes are centered around riddles that he leaves heroes to solve to give them a chance of stopping him... or as the Joker puts it:
    The Joker: His gimmick is being the world's most indirect asshole!
  • The Rival: The Joker sees him as a rival villain, especially since Riddler seems to be stealing his gimmick in the first episode.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has a question mark tattooed on his forehead.
  • Villainous Friendship: He helps Poison Ivy in her elaborate plan to help Harley realize that the Joker doesn't really love her in exchange for her getting him out of Arkham.

    Calendar Man 

Calendar Man (Julian Day)

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
A supervillain obsessed with committing crimes on holiday and specific dates.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Isn't smug and creepy like his serial killer portrayal in recent works.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being a dangerous killer and supervillain who gleefully participates in the Arkham riot, Calendar Man is nothing less than polite and pleasant when interacting with his fellow inmates. Furthermore, he has a wife and son who, despite his neglectful tendencies, seem to be close enough to him to not only visit him, but bring him gifts.
  • Bald of Evil: Known for his shaved head covered in number tattoos.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's not involved enough in his son's life to remember his birthday.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite not being very involved in their lives, his wife and son do seem to care for him.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an obese villain.
  • Irony: He's renowned for keeping dates yet he can't remember his own son’s birthday.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Due to his obsession with dates, he can remember exactly how long Harley has been in Arkham with stunning accuracy (but, again, can't remember his son's birthday).
  • Tattooed Crook: He has the abbreviations for months of the year tattooed around his forehead.


    Court of Owls 

Court of Owls

A secret society... or maybe an underground sex club.
  • Funny Background Event: One of the news headlines during Wonder Woman and Dr. Psycho's fight reads "Court of Owls: Secret Society or Underground Sex Club?".

    Kite Man 

Kite Man (Charles Brown)

Voiced by: Matt Oberg
A perverted loser supervillain who uses a giant kite to commit crimes.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He can't seem to take the hint that Ivy doesn't want to sleep with him, at least until the end. That being said, Ivy does become attracted to him once he stops acting like a Casanova Wannabe.
  • Adorkable: He's one big goof and a sorry excuse of a supervillain, but he's a sweet guy.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He thinks he's a smooth-talking ladies' man, but he's just a perverted idiot. He admits later in his debut he's not too good with women. It's when he drops the act that Ivy shows interest in him.
  • Catchphrase: "Hell yeah."
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As he says so himself, he cares about what Ivy thinks as much as he cares about her ass.
  • Cool Loser: He's a bottom tier supervillain no one takes seriously, but as Ivy says, he has a level of confidence to be admired.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Poison Ivy, who initially sees him as a joke like everyone else. Once she realizes he can be nice to be around, she starts giving in to his advances. He does successfully manage to enter a relationship with Ivy some time before "The Line", but Ivy displays some embarrassment towards how open he is about their relationship.
  • Female Fighter, Male Handler: He has this with Ivy. Ivy has control over plant life and decent combat skills. While Kite Man is a Non-Action Guy who can't help her in battle, he's helpful when Ivy needs a ride.
  • Foil: To the Joker. He's a D-Class villain compared to The Dreaded Joker but unlike Joker who is known to be abusive to Harley and doesn't care about what she feels, Kite Man truly cares about Ivy and treats her with respect. Also, Joker is shown to have insecurity issues and hates being mocked by well, everyone while Kiteman is looked upon as a loser but he has enough self-confidence to brush the compliments off.
  • Graceful in Their Element: Say what you will about him, he is a good flier and knows how to use his kite well when needed. Ivy calls Kite Man to save her, Harley, and her crew from a death trap sprung on them by the Queen of Fables. He saves them magnificently.
  • Harmless Villain: Much like in the comics, he's not taken seriously as a villain in the slightest and is seen as a joke by pretty much every other supervillain.
  • Informed Attribute: Zigzagged. He is portrayed as a loser and a joke, but not many characters actually mock him as such, and he still gets invited to villain parties and is able to convince random bar goons to work jobs for him. However, this is to demonstrate that even someone as pathetic as Kite Man gets more respect in the villain community than Harley, thus his Joke Character status is used to draw attention to a major theme of the series.
  • Meaningful Name: His real name is Chuck/Charlie Brown, known for having his kite land in the infamous "kite-eating tree", and he's got a crush on a red-haired girl.
  • Never Bareheaded: Even when he strips down to have sex with Ivy, he doesn't take his mask off.
  • Nice Guy: Perverted tendencies and attempted villainy aside, he's actually a pretty decent guy, even sorta befriending Ivy by the end of his debut and then the two becoming a couple a few episodes later.
  • Non-Action Guy: Probably the only supervillain in the show who can't fight at all.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His "powers" are pretty pathetic, to say the least, but he seems to think they’re a lot cooler than they actually are. Ironically, his absolute confidence in himself is something that Poison Ivy considers attractive.
  • Useless Superpowers: He openly admits that taking a cab would be faster than a kite.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The only villain whose crimes are weather-dependent.


Giganta (Doris Zeul)

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

  • Casting Gag: A traditional nemesis of Wonder Woman, she shares her voice actress in this show.
  • The Faceless: Her first appearance has her so tall, her face is out of shot the entire scene. Her face is revealed in her second appearance.
  • Giant Woman: True to form, she is extremely tall.
  • Mind Rape: Doctor Psycho uses mind control to make her love him, marry him, and have their child. During a talk show interview, she snaps out of it and calls him out on it.
  • Taking the Kids: After snapping out of his mind control, she leaves Doctor Psycho and takes their son Herman with her.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's a Giant Woman who was married to the Depraved Dwarf Doctor Psycho, though not by choice.

    Queen of Fables 

Queen of Fables (Tsaritsa)

Voiced by: Wanda Sykes
A sorceress with the power to conjure living versions of fables.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike her comics counterpart, she harbors no delusions about Wonder Woman being Snow White.
  • Adaptational Jerkass and Adaptational Nice Guy: Yes, both at once. On the one hand, she's far more personable than her comics counterpart, but on the other, she's an unrepentant mass-murderer, blames being trapped in a tax book on her being a villainess trying to be as good as her male contemporaries, and is pretty snarky in general.
  • Adaptational Wimp: To a degree. In the comics, the Queen of Fables is an otherworldly force of fiction made real who - as long as there is imagination - can warp all of reality to her whims. In this series, she appears to be a (comparatively) normal human witch who uses a spell that is limited to bringing fictional characters to life.
  • Ambitionis Evil: In her view, to be the top villain you have to cross all moral boundaries.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: She was sealed inside a copy of the U.S. Master Tax Guide by Zatanna, but can still talk (and smoke). She's freed in "The Line" when it's deemed cruel and unusual punishment by a court.
  • Asshole Victim: Given that the Justice League deemed her dangerous enough to seal her into a book rather than just shipping her off to Arkham, and even other villains find her brutal methods repulsive, no one mourned her when Harley knocked her head off her shoulders.
  • Ax-Crazy: Considering her go-to solution to every problem is killing everyone in her immediate vicinity in an incredibly gory fashion, she's definitely this.
  • Bad Boss: She treats her storytale characters like tools.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: As it turns out, she's been working with the Joker and Scarecrow.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Played with. As a storyteller villain she tries to kill people in a sensational manner, which to be fair no normal people could handle. She sent Harley's crew up the beanstalk to be killed by the giant living there, which would be effective since they couldn't fly back down, and she didn't count on Kite Man rescuing them all.
  • Broken Pedestal: Harley used to look up to her as a role model, but she's disgusted by the Queen's mass-murdering habits when they team up.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Deconstructed. She uses being a bad guy as an excuse to do horrible actions and, thanks to her "villains don't give a fuck" mentality, feels absolutely no remorse for any of it. What's worse, she seems to feel that this level of extremism is the only way to make it as a villain.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Sees her fate as this, as the male villains have done far worse and just get a stint in Arkham that they'll escape from half the time, while she got stuck in a book permanently. Her actions when freed cast a little bit of doubt on how disproportionate it actually was, though.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She maintains her chipper Sassy Black Woman shtick even as she gruesomely murders scores of people in horrifying ways. It's disturbing enough to disgust even Harley when they team up.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Implied to be the real reason why she was sealed in a book rather than simply sent to Arkham. Even other supervillains are disturbed by her mass-murders.
  • Face Death with Dignity: after getting her head knocked off, instead of being furious or breaking down, her decapitated head just mutters, "Ahh, fuck".
  • Fed to Pigs: Her choice of crime scene cleanup is summoning the The Three Little Pigs. Thank heavens we don't get to see them chowing down, but the crew does, and it ain't pretty.
  • Genre Savvy: As a story-themed villain, she knows all about the conventions of narrative (Leave No Witnesses, Everybody Has Standards, etc).
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Her villain name is Queen of Fables and holy shit is she evil and Ax-Crazy even by regular villain standards.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She sits back and smokes cigarettes as she lets her Big Bad Wolf massacre an innocent family, and then puts the used cigarettes in the mouth of one of the corpses.
  • Graceful Loser: well, "graceful" might be the wrong term for it, but when Harley outsmarts her and is about to kill her, she says "Props!" with a somewhat impressed tone before getting her head knocked off.
  • Irony: She believes she was sealed in a book instead of being sent to Arkham on the grounds that she was a woman. She says this to Harley, who has been locked up in Arkham several times over.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After she is released from her prison, she massacres an entire family and then double-crosses Harley's group. Despite this, Harley saves her from being killed by Jason Praxis and lets her go free. She is eventually killed by Harley when karma finally bites her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once released from her tax book prison, she quickly becomes the darkest villain so far.
  • Lack of Empathy: According to her, villains don't give a fuck and aren't supposed to. Deconstructed too since she takes it to her own teammates.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Trapped inside a copy of the U.S. tax code, she made the best of a bad situation and opened a tax filing business. She also has one of the gingerbread men doing office work (it was better than turning tricks on the street, according to the gingerbread man).
    • She casually murders her own conjuration of Humpty Dumpty so she can make scrambled eggs.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Strongly believes in this trope. Someone (who's at a family reunion) sees you committing a crime? Brutally murder them and the entire family (Just to make sure they avoid any revenge scenario).
  • Off with Her Head!: Harley knocks her head off with her bat in "Devil's Snare".
  • Properly Paranoid: She murders an entire family to avoid any revenge scenario, and is vindicated when the one Harley spares comes back for revenge just as she predicted. Downplayed in that her killing an entire family just because of one witness could very much be considered as unnecessary.
  • Race Lift: She is turned from a white woman to a black woman.
  • Reality Ensues: Most criminals don't find the wanton slaughter of innocents to be an acceptable solution to silencing a single witness. As such, her homicidal tendencies and extremely violent methods absolutely horrify Harley and her crew, who then decide to kick her out.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Well, she is voiced by Wanda Sykes. Plus, it presents an appropriately absurd contrast to her current predicament.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Justice League sealed her in a book after she tried to take over Gotham. Later on, it's suggested it was also because of her excessively violent approach as a super villain.
  • The Sociopath: She's heavily implied to be this. Superficially, she's charming and spirited, but is quick to reveal that she has no seconds thoughts about using mass murder as a solution to literally any problem, and not caring if other criminals are horrified. She has no remorse or conscience, openly calling herself a villain. Fables also displays a serious lack of empathy; besides not caring for those she murders, she seems unable to realize how her fellow supervillains could be disturbed by her actions or see her actions as rightfully excessive.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can summon deadly fairy tale creatures, but damage her book and she's rendered defenseless. And a baseball bat to the back of the head will rip her head off of her shoulders.
  • Summon Magic: She has the power to summon characters from fairy tales and use them at her command.
  • The Unfettered: HORRIFICALLY so. Even Harley (who entertained the thought of killing Robin) is completely horrified at what the Queen did to that family reunion, only for the Queen to flat-out state that she is a villain and that's what they do. Harley tries to argue Even Evil Has Standards, only for the Queen to claim "villains don't give a fuck".
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Harley rightfully points out that even though they eventually had a falling out, she still broke Fables out of prison and helped her get back in the villain game when nobody else gave her a chance, charity which Fables repays by trying to screw her over out of pride. Even after Harley saves her life, Fables still swears revenge for the hit to her ego.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Her description of her fight against the DC Trinity shows them brutally attacking her henchmen. Harley Quinn sees through it, as "there is no way Superman did that". Tsaritsa admits that she's exaggerating "to add flavour." "The Line" reveals that this also applies to how she describes her fate. She states that she was imprisoned solely because she was a female villain trying to take over the world. The moment she's freed, it's revealed she's an unrepentant mass murderer whose scenes of gory destruction disgust even other supervillains.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Harley states she has a line she won't cross, the Queen of Fables responds that the Legion of Doom has no such standards. Harley's attempts to join the Legion do nothing but prove her point.
    • The Justice League's willingness to throw Harley's entire crew into the Phantom Zone over a reasonable (but wrong) hunch with no trial or even much of an argument lends a lot of credence to her claim that them trapping her in the book was at least an overreaction.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She kills several children in the Praxis family reunion.

    Maxie Zeus 

Maxie Zeus

Voiced by: Will Sasso
A well-known supervillain and motivational speaker who patterns himself after the Greek Gods
  • Ambiguous Situation: It was not clear at first whether he's just really interested in Greek mythology or if, like in the comics, he actually thinks he's the Greek god Zeus, then Clayface posed as his whatif son (Who maxie thought didn't exist since the woman he hooked up with had an abortion). declaring said son was half-god, then that turn out to be a ruse as mention below. basically, it hard to guess if he has it or not.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, he has a reputation as a Harmless Villain with a silly gimmick. Here, he's not only strong enough to beat the stuffing out of Clayface, but also clever enough to see through Clayface's disguise and trick him into blowing his cover.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While he was always evil, he was never quite as repulsive as shown here.
  • Ancient Grome: His gimmick is a clear mishmash of Ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics.
  • Bald of Evil: This version of the character is bald.
  • Beard of Evil: As usual, he's got a prominent beard to match his "Greek God" motif.
  • Going Commando: He's not wearing any underwear under his toga, and he thinks nothing of exposing himself to people.
  • Hate Sink: He's not meant to be likable at all; in addition to not being very well-known in the source material, he's tactless, narcissistic, petty, and a sexual predator.
  • Jerkass: He's a self-absorbed, misogynistic creep with zero redeeming qualities.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears a white toga, which gives him a divine appearance and his lair is covered in gold, but make no mistake, he is an overall jerk.
  • Sex for Services: He tries to pressure Harley into having sex with him in exchange for his help in making her a better villain. Of course, she refuses.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: He doesn't care if anyone sees his junk and makes no effort to cover himself if his toga goes askew.
  • Shrine to Self: His mansion is full of statues of himself, all nude with their junk on full display.
  • STD Immunity: Averted; Harley takes a look at his junk and, since psychiatrists have some medical training, determines that he's got something nasty down there.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: An odd twist in that the public knows that he's a villain, but he's well respected as an entrepreneur and self-help guru in the villain community. Of course, none of them have any idea how depraved he truly is...
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He uses an elbow drop on Clayface and then threatens a piledriver.



Voiced by: Sanaa Lathan
Cat-burglar and occasional love-interest of Batman.
  • Dating Catwoman: Is happening in this show, if Ivy's comment that "Catwoman says [Batman] waxes everything", is anything to go by.
  • The Ghost: Is mentioned by Ivy in an episode before actually appearing in the series.



Batman (Bruce Wayne)

Voiced by: Diedrich Bader
The protector of Gotham City.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: As opposed to treating Robin in a professional master/ward manner, he attempts to do his best to be an actual parent. Helps that the Robin in this series is Damien, his biological son he sired with Talia Al-Ghul.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: A classic Type 2, who strikes fear into the hearts of criminals by both wearing the emblem of a bat and styling himself after one. Harley seems convinced he also fucks them.
  • Casting Gag: He's voiced by Diedrich Bader, who previously played Bats in one of the Lighter and Softer Batman animated adaptations, Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • The Comically Serious: How the show treats his usual stoicism; his serious, straight-faced reactions to everyone else's insanity are a source of humor for the show.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is a cowl hero who protects Gotham like most versions.
  • Dating Catwoman: He and Catwoman are intimate enough that she knows he "waxes everything". He also has a kid with the daughter of the leader of a clan of assassins.
  • Friendship Denial: When Gordon asks for his emotional support as a friend, Batman asserts they're co-workers who should only talk about fighting crime. The already unstable Gordon cracks because of this.
  • Good Parents: When he sees Damian is distraught over his failure at being Harley's nemesis, he tries to cheer him up with his favorite dish - a grilled cheese sandwich with the Robin symbol on it - and tries consoling him by explaining how he himself "late-bloomer" when it comes to having his own nemesis. On-top of his Papa Wolf moments, this shows that Batman is putting in the effort to being an actual dad to Damian and not just a master/ward relationship, something that fans would argue is more than can be said for other versions of the character.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: He's this to the chronically on-edge Gordon by virtue of being his Only Friend, to the extent that Gordon summons Batman on occasion just to talk about the problems in his life. Batman insisting that they're just "coworkers" in You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon causes Gordon to suffer a breakdown.
  • No Social Skills: Like many other versions of his character, he often struggles with expressing affection towards other people. This ends up playing a part in You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon, in which Batman's dismissal of his and Gordon's friendship causes Gordon to snap.
  • Not So Above It All: He isn't completely immune to the show's bizarre nature, at one point giving a completely serious birds-and-the-bees lecture to Damian about how he was a "late bloomer" when it came to getting his own nemesis.
  • Only Sane Man: He constantly keeps Jim on track while interrogating Harley and even outright asks her why she's staying with a man that treats her like dirt.
  • Papa Wolf: Batman swoops in to save Robin from King Shark on a bloodlust high, and is furious with Harley for putting him in such danger. Bonus points for this Robin being Damian Wayne, Batman's biological son.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite frequently coming to blows with Harley, (and despite her nearly killing Robin) he's disgusted by how Joker treats her and genuinely wants her to leave him for good.
  • Save the Villain: Saves Harley after Joker tries to push her into the ocean.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Batman himself admits he isn't any good at expressing emotion and likes to keep things professional, but he isn't incapable of caring for others. He can try and be a good father to Damian and despite claiming he and Gordon are "just co-workers", Batman does appreciate their alliance enough to make pictures of him partying with Gordon his screensaver.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite Harley being an unhinged supervillain, Batman legitimately is disgusted by how poorly the Joker treats her and is sympathetic to her whenever she gets a reminder of how much of a Domestic Abuser he is.
    Batman (solemnly): "Some things never change, Quinn."

    Wonder Woman 

Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira)

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall
An Amazonian princess turned superhero.
  • Shockwave Clap: When Doctor Psycho does a Psychic Strangle on her, she escapes by crashing her vambraces together to knock him away with the shockwave.


Superman (Clark Kent)

Voiced by: James Wolk
The world's greatest hero and protector of Metropolis.
  • Adorkable: He's introduced smashing through a wall and spitting out some rubble because his mouth was open. Then there's the way he confirms a sushi dinner date with Lois.
    Superman: You know how I...roll.
  • Nice Guy: This is Superman we're talking about. As well as heroic, he is friendly, polite, encouraging, and overall pleasant to both heroes and villains.
  • Pass the Popcorn: His reaction to Harley and Ivy tag-teaming Batman on Tawny's show is to shrug and keep eating sushi.


Robin (Damian Wayne)

Voiced by: Jacob Tremblay
Batman’s pre-teen son/sidekick.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: "Nice" might be going a bit far, but he's a lot more playful and less militantly pragmatic than most versions of Damian. Even though the "cute kid" shtick is mostly just an act (we see his normal, super-serious self when he's alone with Batman), he's not above putting on such an act in the first place.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's never treated as a physical threat despite his boast of being trained by assassins indicating that he should be. Harley leaves him hanging from a hook by his belt in their first encounter, and effortlessly finds and kidnaps him when she needs to later in the episode. To be fair, he is a 12-year-old kid, and all the ninjutsu in the world can't compensate for body mass. He also randomly gets nosebleeds and his voice cracks when he tries to sound tough.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Wouldn't be Damian if he wasn't this way. He calls Harley a clown and old, and gets hung up on a meat hook for his troubles.
  • Broken Pedestal: Tawny is extremely disappointed when it turns out that Robin isn't the "sweet potato pie" that he appears to be after the latter was tricked into an Engineered Public Confession by Harley.
  • Composite Character: The character is Damian Wayne, but his anime-esque artstyle is clearly a reference to the Teen Titans version of Robin, who is generally assumed to be Dick Grayson. On top of that, his egotistical attitude also brings to mind the Teen Titans Go! incarnation of the character.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Provided they don't already know what a brat he is, everyone treats Robin like a basket of kittens. Even Ivy, who both knows what a brat he is and has a serious disliking for people in general, thinks he's adorable.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: He goes on Tawny's talk show and plays cutesy for the camera.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His large eyes and wild hair are more anime-esque than any other character, not unlike Dick Grayson in Teen Titans.
  • Shonen Hair: Has a spiky, jet-black haircut that’s straight out of an anime series.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Is this to Harley, who at least wants a nemesis "with some hair on his chest".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's Damian, so a mammoth ego is basically mandatory, but he's a sidekick so his insistence that he and Harley are arch enemies hurts her reputation.


Aquaman (Arthur Curry)

The sovereign ruler of Atlantis and protector of the seas.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While usually depicted with immense superhuman strength from living at the bottom of the ocean, here he can't manage to get untangled from Ivy's giant kelp fronds and has to ashamedly ask his dolphin friend for help. Also, in the comics he can tank punches from Superman, but Harley is able to hurt him. Downplayed, as he is still tough enough to keep the Legion at bay single-handed without much trouble, even though almost nobody takes him seriously.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeats several Legion members single handedly. Harley turns out to be no match for him with Ivy's help and she only manages to survive by tricking him into breaking a fish tank, causing Aquaman to take the fish to water.
  • Expy: His portrayal seems to be more Namor's than Arthur Curry's.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He has no problem trying to kill Harley and Ivy for stealing from him.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: He always introduces himself with "It is I, Aquaman, son of Atlan, heir to the Throne of Atlantis!" Nobody cares.
  • Large Ham: Maybe the only person whose real self is just as bombastic as Clayface's portrayal of him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In a fight with Harley, he ends up breaking a fish tank.
  • No-Sell: Harley pummels him after he hurts Ivy, and it does nothing.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: He wields a trident that shoots energy blasts.

    Green Lantern 

Green Lantern (John Stewart)


    Commissioner Jim Gordon 

Commissioner Jim Gordon

The commissioner of the Gotham Police Department.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Gordon usually looks fairly upright and clean-cut. Here, the man sports a constant five o'clock shadow, huge bags under his eyes, and a generally frazzled, sloppy appearance. It's implied that this is all due to the stress of his job.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Even Gordon's Only Friend Batman doesn't take Gordon's unstable condition seriously. Gordon develops a quick friendship with Clayface's sentient right hand, who is the only one who has been willing to listen to his personal life's problems, not judge him and give him wise advice. Even after the hand gets reabsorbed into Clayface, Gordon can't bring himself to shoot Clayface and hurt the hand.
  • Cuckold: He reveals to Batman in season 1 episode 6 he's discovered his wife Barbara is cheating on him... and he honestly can't blame her given what a complete wreck he is.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of The Commissioner Gordon. The show actually shows how being in charge of Gotham City would take a toll on someone. Unlike most media, where Gordon remains tough as hell in the face of overwhelming adversity, this Gordon is a deeply stressed out mess of a man who's always on edge. Co-creator Justin Halpern discussed this:
    Justin Halpern: What would Commissioner Gordon actually be like if he was the Commissioner of the Gotham Police Department, saw what he saw every single day for 27 years, and never went to therapy? What would that look like? He'd be so fucked up and constantly on edge. He’s got a thankless job, He’s doing the day-to-day grunt work, filling out all the paper work, and he’s oftentimes maligned. That ultimately drives a man to madness. His marriage is falling apart, He’s drinking too much and has no real friends.
  • Must Have Caffeine: He's clutching a mug of coffee during every scene he's a part of in the first episode.
  • Nervous Wreck: He's constantly on-edge and never calms down.
  • Reality Ensues: As a normal man keeping law in a town/world of supervillains, he is on the edge of sanity.
  • Sanity Slippage: Staying in charge of a Wretched Hive like Gotham has taken a distinct toll on the man, leaving the poor guy a mess. One conversation with Harley nearly puts him in a frothing rage and Batman is the one that reigns him in.
  • Sidetracked by the Analogy: When Harley mentions going on an all-inclusive vacation with Joker, he rants about how "all-inclusive" is BS because they charge you for little amenities. Batman snaps him out of it.
  • Uncertain Doom: Is last seen in season 1 being dragged away by Joker's troops. Whether he was executed or he survived the destruction of Gotham is not made clear.

    Lois Lane 

Lois Lane

Voiced by: Natalie Morales
Intrepid Reporter for the Daily Planet and Superman's girlfriend.
  • Damsel in Distress: Harley's crew kidnaps her after she writes a bad article on Harley. Not that Lois cares that much, seeing as she has a literal living god looking out for her. To quote Poison Ivy, "You can't fuck with Lois Lane".
  • Intrepid Reporter: But again, it's fairly easy to be intrepid with the whole living god as her boyfriend thing.
  • Satellite Love Interest: In this series, Lois is only presented as Superman's love interest and Harley kidnaps her hoping it'll get her the chance of making Superman her Arch-Nemesis.

    Tawny Young 

Tawny Young

Voiced by: Tisha Campbell-Martin
A reporter and talk show host.
  • Combat Commentator: Engages in talk show banter to the camera while a tag team of supervillains (and Batman) are slowly tearing her stage apart.
  • Crowd Chant: Just like Jerry Springer or Ricki Lake, Tawny's audience chants her name when they get excited, or, in this case, when the Joker throws her into the stalls.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Finds Robin so cute that she can't think straight. She even calls him "a sweet potato pie".
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She's a black woman with blonde hair.
  • Excited Show Title!: Her show's logo has an exclamation point. With a heart replacing the dot, no less.
  • Expy: While she is a minor DC character, her talk show persona is clearly modeled on Wendy Williams.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Her talk show appears to be a platform for both heroes and villains to tell their stories.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Her appearance draws more inspiration from her voice actress Tisha Campbell-Martin than her comic book counterpart.
  • Shipper on Deck: When Ivy and Harley have an Almost Kiss moment after Batman pushes them against each other and they fall down, Tawny and the rest of the audience gasp in excitement with Tawny also sporting a smile at the scene.


Joshua Cobblepott

Voiced by: Sean Giambrone
Penguin's nephew, whose bar mitzvah is crashed by Harley.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He puts a million dollar bounty on Harley's head because she ruined his bar mitzvah. When Bane scolds him for it, Joshua admits he was being "impulsive".
  • Jewish and Nerdy: Such a stereotypical nerd that Harley Quinn is able to talk him out of killing her by playing on his insecurities.
  • Jewish Complaining: Complains that all he wanted was an action figure set.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Maybe. He manages to put a bounty on Harley that even her own parents try to claim, leaving her seriously injured in the penultimate episode. The problem is, he tried to use a Legion credit card to cover the bounty, prompting Bane to tell him that he should go with cash.
  • Spoiled Brat: Uses an emergency credit card to purchase vapes, candies and a dolphin encounter.
  • Stupid Crooks: Puts out a hit on Harley Quinn using a credit card instead of cash.

    Herman/Cowled Critic 


Voiced by: Mark Whitten
Doctor Psycho and Giganta's son.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Downplayed. As the Cowled Critic, he's very popular online in the supervillain circle, enough that he's the only internet critic whose opinions the Legion of Doom takes seriously, including his opinions on who should be invited to join them.
  • All Genes Are Codominant: The son of a dwarf father and a giant mother is average-sized.
  • Caustic Critic: He runs a website aimed at critiquing supervillains.
  • Child by Rape: It's not brought up, but he is a result of his father mind-controlling his mother into loving him.
  • Embarrassing First Name: One of the many things he resents his father for is naming him "Herman".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is several pitches deeper in his Cowled Critic reviews. It's not known if it's digitally altered to sound deeper or if he can do it naturally.
  • Freudian Excuse: Invoked on his father's part. Doctor Psycho deliberately made Herman's childhood a living hell so that he would grow up to become a supervillain.
  • Friendless Background: According to Herman, the reason why he doesn't have many friends is because his father killed anyone who showed any sign of liking him.
  • Goth: He dresses like a typical Goth teenager.
  • Hates Their Parent: He has a Dartboard of Hate with Doctor Psycho's picture in his room. Given that Doctor Psycho gave him the worst childhood he could give to his son, Herman is justified to hate his father. Their relationship does improve after both admit how proud they are of how evil the other is.
  • Overlord Jr.: His father is relieved that his abuse of his son appears to have the desired effect, and he seems to be embracing the supervillain lifestyle.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: While his parents are arguing on a talk show, he is constantly on his phone.
  • Skull for a Head: Wears a Cool Mask that gives this impression as the Cowled Critic. The "jaw" of his mask moves in tune with his mouth movements.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: All he ever wanted was to impress his father, being afraid that his father abused him so horribly because he wasn't evil enough. They make up when Doctor Psycho praises him for the first time, telling him how proud he is to see his son has grown up to be evil enough to make a malicious review about his own father and his new supervillain team.

    Jason Praxis 

Jason Praxis

Voiced by: Phil La Marr
The sole survivor of the Praxis family reunion massacre.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Parodied. Instead of just his niece, his entire extended family is murdered.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, he had telekinesis. Here, he has electrical powers.
  • Bungled Suicide: Losing his entire extended family led Jason to end his life by throwing himself into a STAR Labs electric fence. Unfortunately for Harley’s crew, he survived his suicide attempt and gained superpowers.
  • C-List Fodder: A pretty obscure character which makes him fair game to be brutally murdered by Queen of Fables.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Harley mistakes him for a girl due to his pony tail.
  • Freak Lab Accident: Parodied - he threw himself against the electric fence around STAR labs.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's completely justified in wanting revenge, but ends up against the team since his target is a friend of theirs.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Queen of Fables kills him with a spear through the head.
  • Large Ham: His heroic monologue about his desire to avenge his family. This annoys the Queen of Fables, who's clearly used to hearing these speeches.
  • Shock and Awe: He threw himself against the STAR Labs electric fence, giving him these powers.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only one of the Praxis family to not have been killed by the Big Bad Wolf because Harley pretended there was no survivors when she spotted him. The Queen of Fables personally kills him towards the end of the episode anyway.
  • Victim of the Week: His episode has him getting killed by the Queen of Fables after Harley foils his revenge.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He is killed right after he is tricked into believing he has avenged his family and can move on with his life.

    Nick and Sharon Quinzel 

Nick and Sharon Quinzel

Nick voiced by: Charlie Adler
Sharon voiced by: Susie Essman

Harley's parents, for lack of a better word.

  • Abusive Parents: They were the emotionally abusive kind towards Harley her entire life, never showing her real love and being dismissive of her wishes and skills. They move into physically abusive when they try to beat, stab and shoot her for her bounty.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Both are FAR WORSE than their comic counterparts. Harley's mother in the comics was shown to at least care about her and disapproved of Nick's conman ways, while Nick was ready to shoot the Sportmaster's brains out if he didn't leave Harley, and forced Sportmaster's minions to save Harley's friends. Here, both hatched a plot to have Harley assassinated.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: They fold like paper when Harley is able to dominate them in a fight.
  • Apathetic Citizens: Their only concern regarding their daugher's transformation into a city-threatening supervillain is how it affects their standing with their neighbours.
  • Bait the Dog: During most of their debut episode, they act like flawed but caring parents, and repeatedly show love and support to their daughter. Harley even manages to reconnect with her father after they fight the mob together. Then comes the twist of their Parental Betrayal during the climax of the episode: they are the ones who hired assassins to kill Harley in order to collect her bounty.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The only reason they made any headway when they tried to double-cross Harley was because she was going easy on them, and even then they lost. But considering that she used to be the Joker’s right-hand woman and is just as bloody minded as he is at times, it honestly shows how fundamentally shallow and stupid they are. The only reason they walk away is because Harley doesn’t consider them worth the effort of killing.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Right after shooting his own grown-up daughter, Nick talks to Harley like she was 9 and he just had to cancel a trip to the park.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Averted. Neither seems particularly fazed when Harley's grandparents are murdered in front of them.
  • Expy: Of Al and Peg Bundy from Married... with Children. But at least Al stuck by his kids whenever they had trouble, and would never collect a bounty on them.
  • Fingore: Nick is missing his two thumbs.
  • Formerly Fat: Sharon used to be overweight.
  • Hate Sink: Nick is a gambling addict who asked his teenage daughter to throw a gymnastics competition so he could win a bet he placed against her, has been in and out of prison for Harley's entire life, and hired assassins to kill his daughter so he can collect the bounty money on her head to pay off his debts. Even with some of this Played for Laughs, he is a despicable human being and treats Harley just as badly as Joker did, except he's her father.
  • Hypocrite: Nick and Sharon plead with Harley to not hurt them; Nick states that "family don't kill each other" right after he tried to kill his own daughter for money.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Nick and Sharon are initially presented as deeply flawed parents who nonetheless seemingly still care about Harley deep down. Then it's revealed that they tipped off assassins to kill their own daughter just to collect a finder's fee.
  • Jewish Mother: Up to eleven. Sharon complains that all she wanted was what every Jewish mother wants; for Harleen to marry a doctor, while wiping the blood off a knife pulled from a body. Harley pointing out that she is a doctor doesn't deter her mother, either.
  • Kosher Nostra: Sortof. While not exactly a mobster himself, Nick's entire life seems to revolve around them.
  • Lack of Empathy: It's very telling that despite their daughter's own flaws, she has people she honestly cares about and has some lines left that she doesn't intend to cross. They, on the other hand are manipulative, shameless monsters who care for nothing and nobody, to the point that they didn't give a hoot when even their own parents got offed right in front of them.
  • No Accounting for Taste: Nick is a deadbeat who gets gets repeatedly thrown in jail for crimes and debts. Every time he's released from prison, Sharon takes him back without question, much to Harley's disgust.
  • Not So Different: Both invoked and subverted. Harley admits she has bad taste in men like her mother, but she is not a deadbeat and traitor like her father.
  • Offing the Offspring: They try to kill their own daughter after finding out there was a million dollar bounty on her.
  • Outliving One's Offspring; Their son and Harley's brother, Barry died in his teens.
  • Parental Betrayal: Right after they make Harley think they love her and welcome her into their home, they outright try to kill her to collect her bounty.
  • Pet the Dog: Sharon admits that she only wanted to do what was best for Harley in the most passive aggressive way she could. She probably felt that when Harley became a criminal, she was a lost cause. It kind of helps that Harley was angrier and more hateful toward her father than her mother.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: They're both highly sexist, never having encouraged Harley's dream of being president because she's a woman and only wanting her to marry a doctor despite her being one. They're both also extremely prejudiced towards the Irish.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Being the parents of a supervillainess/supervillain's tramp gets to lower your social status.
    • Also, they're just normal people up against the Joker's former henchwoman, there was no way they could last against her, even with hired assassins.
  • The Sociopath: Potentially both of them. Nick more obviously since he is a conman who puts his own skin before his daughter's dreams and even tries to have her killed. While Sharon is nicer, she drops the facade once Harley fails to die after the second assassination attempt and seems to have a very controlling view of her daughter's life. Both put on the mask of caring about Harley while still secretly plotting to have her killed to collect on the bounty for her. Also, neither of them seems particularly perturbed by their own parents getting killed in front of them.
  • Villains Want Mercy: They try to kill Harley and beat her bloody to get a million dollars. When Harley gets the upper hand and holds a cutter on Nick's neck, they pathetically beg her to spare them because they're "family". Harley is so disgusted that she deems them Not Worth Killing.
  • Walking Spoiler: Their Parental Betrayal is the big twist of their debut episode.


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