Date: 2012-01-14 11:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Whaaaat? Harley's actually being depicted as smart enough to outsmart Waller? That's like.. A step up from even Dini's stuff, where too often, she was basically the gumball idiot.

Date: 2012-01-14 12:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
She's not stupid just... unfocused. To quote her DCAU persona: "What? I was a psychiatrist, I ain't stupid!".

Date: 2012-01-14 01:25 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Except that really does conflict with a lot of the stuff Dini had her doing.

Date: 2012-01-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Not really, her bubbly personality seemed to be a reaction to how straightlaced and uptight she was as a doctor. This was shown once her backstory was revealled in both her own series and in the DCAU tie-ins.

Date: 2012-01-14 01:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Except that Dini and Timm both showed her using... feminine wiles rather than intellect to gain her qualifications at medical school.

Date: 2012-01-14 02:59 pm (UTC)
rdfox: Joker asking Tim Drake, "'Sup?" from Paul Dini's "Slay Ride" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
And at the same time, that she was entirely capable of getting them on her own, it was just a lot less work to get them that way.

Harley, honestly, is the one thing that could be most dangerous to Batman--a brilliant mind hidden behind a bubbly personality and lack of focus that makes even him underestimate her. (This is why that one easter egg in Arkham City is so damn scary... if there's anything that'll focus her on one goal, it's THAT!)

Date: 2012-01-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
I also thought her major handicap was that she always feels the need to subordinate herself to others. Remember in their very first meeting in "Harley & Ivy", Ivy is the one who botched the museum robbery, and Harley is the one who figured out a way to get them both past the guards. But after that point in the relationship, she essentially lets Ivy take the lead and doesn't do anything that could make her at all uncomfortable. And of course there was "Mad Love", where we see she's entirely capable of killing Batman if she didn't have the Joker weighing her down.

It's like she's an anti-Robin: while Bruce is generally proud of his protege's successes and growing independence, Harley is stuck with a succession of partners who dominate her and reduce her to less than her true potential.

Date: 2012-01-14 10:06 pm (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (Default)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
Like that episode were she captures Batman and holds him over a tank of piranhas, and then Bruce tells an angry Joker that she came closer to killing him than the Joker ever did.

That was badass.

Date: 2012-01-15 03:32 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Well, that's because Harley isn't in love with Batman. It's understandable.

Date: 2012-01-17 04:47 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Kate's grin)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I thought she was a clinical psychologist, not a psychiatrist.

Date: 2012-01-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
aeka: Art by Adam Hughes (Huntress [Helena Wayne]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
+1

I'm looking forward to Suicide Squad 6 and 7 now.

Date: 2012-01-14 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I have to say, this has been a surprise hit to me

Date: 2012-01-14 11:05 pm (UTC)
aeka: Art by Adam Hughes (Huntress [Helena Wayne]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
This issue or the series in general? :)

Date: 2012-01-14 11:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
The series. I was dead set to hate it when they showed the Harley Quinn cover, but I have to say, the series had gotten better every issue

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