Harley Quinn Animated Series Character Breakdowns Confirm Joker, Poison Ivy And More


Last year, it was announced that a Harley Quinn animated TV show is on the way. Unlike the character’s debut in the family-friendly Batman: The Animated Series though, this is set to be an R-Rated, adult-oriented affair. Early reports claimed that the DCEU’s Margot Robbie was even being sought to reprise her role as the Clown Princess of Crime.

Now, some character breakdowns, courtesy of That Hashtag Show reveal the rest of the characters who’ll be showing up. Just as fans could have expected, major figures in Harley’s life like her puddin’ the Joker and her best gal pal Poison Ivy will have regular roles in the series. Other fairly well-known villains like Clayface and King Shark will also appear, along with a bunch of lesser-known names from the comics, like Syborg and Dr. Psycho.

See below for the full list of breakdowns:

[THE JOKER] (40) Equal parts homicidal and charismatic, he’s been Harley’s longtime awful boyfriend, but when Harley breaks up with him, she vows to take his cherished number-one spot on the Most Wanted list. The Joker thinks of Harley as his creation and, as she grows in power, does everything he can to stop her. (SERIES REGULAR)

[DR. PAMELA ISLEY (AKA “POISON IVY”)] (LATE 20’s) Sarcastic and incredibly smart, Ivy is Harley’s best friend and now roommate. Very much a loner (she prefers plants over people), Ivy is sometimes the voice of reason but always a true friend to Harley. Ivy soon becomes her reluctant partner-in-crime. (SERIES REGULAR)

[SY BORGMAN] (90’s) Once upon a time, Sy used to be a suave, super spy. Now in his 90s, he’s a wheelchair user with most of his body replaced by creaky 50s era bionic parts. Crotchety, difficult and longs to become relevant again. He’s also Harley and Ivy’s landlord, and insists they take him on their heists so can get back into the action – or else he won’t repair the plumbing. (SERIES REGULAR)

[DR. PSYCHO] (Mid-40s) An angry misogynist dwarf with telekinesis. He was a major villain until the “incident” ten years ago when in the midst of losing a battle against Wonder Woman he became frustrated and called her the C-word. In front of hundreds of camera phones. Even other villains were disgusted. Disgraced, the only one who’ll have him is Harley. A woman. He can’t stand it, but he’ll do anything to get back into the villain community. (SERIES REGULAR)

Harley Quinn in Batman the Animated Series

[MALICE VUNDABAR] Early 20s, pretty, but over it. She’s an alien (but looks human) and her family is crazy rich and powerful, she’s interning with Harley’s gang for college credit. The only thing she cares about is her demonic shadow cat named Chessure that she carries around in her designer purse. It’s a friend and fashion item and it destroys everything it sees. (SERIES REGULAR)

[KING SHARK] (30) His lower half is human, but his upper half is the body of a great white shark. Even though he looks incredibly fierce, he’s a gentle soul who just wants to be normal. That is, until he smells blood. And then he goes into a frenzy and literally eats everyone around him leaving death and carnage everywhere. Then feels bad about it. (SERIES REGULAR)

[CLAYFACE] (Mid 30’s) A large, humanoid mass of clay, Clayface was a struggling, trained actor until a terrible pottery accident turned him into the shapeshifting villain he is now. His aspirations for stardom and his ability to transform his appearance to look like anyone should help him land some roles but he’s such a terrible actor that the only work he can get is with Harley’s crew, pretending to be whoever they need him to be help with a heist. He still holds out hope that he’ll land one of the many auditions he fruitlessly goes on. (SERIES REGULAR)

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad

The breakdowns reveal a lot about what shape the series will take. For one, it seems that it’ll will feature Harley attempting to put herself at the top of the criminal food-chain in Gotham, after breaking up with the Joker. She’ll form a crew of misfit villains made up of the characters listed above and Mr. J will then serve as the main villain of the series, as he tries to stop them from stealing his crown. Also, you only have to look at the description for Dr. Psycho to see how much the animated series will push its R-rating.

Harley Quinn‘s new small screen venture will be exec produced by Powerless creators Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. It will air on DC’s upcoming streaming service possibly as early as this year, so we should start to learn more soon. As always, we’ll keep you posted once further updates arise.