Harley Quinn’s newest mission with the Suicide Squad reveals what her final concern is — and sadly for her, it’s slowly changing into a actuality,
Harley Quinn’s present tenure as certainly one of DC’s largest characters means she is going through off with all kinds of threats. She can be contending with critical challenges together with her private relationships — that means — naturally her final fears and weaknesses will coincide together with her family members.
The story “High School Lows” from DC Saved by the Belle Reve #1 (by Tim Seeley, Scott Kolins, John Kalisz, and Wes Abbott) reveals that Harley’s worst concern is a very corrupted Poison Ivy (aka Pamela Isley). Something she does not notice is already quietly coming to fruition within the core-DC Universe.
The story primarily focuses on the Suicide Squad who’re infiltrating the Solamonte International School, one of the vital prestigious academies on this planet. They are tasked with following Santiago Gallo, the son of a robust Corto Maltesian General. The Squad subsequently went undercover on the college, with every member of the crew being positioned on the school. Surprisingly every of them finds some type of happiness of their new roles. However, this in the end clued Harley into the truth that they have been being manipulated by magic.
The crew regarded into the thriller and found that Santiago Gallo is definitely the son of a demon lord, who was utilizing chaos magic to have an effect on the minds of these round him. When the Squad confronts him, they’re every in flip assaulted and attacked by shape-shifting pookas within the type of their worst fears. For Harley, this takes the type of Poison Ivy. Specifically, a model of her who has seemingly been Joker-ized, bearing the Clown Prince of Crime’s distinctive smile as she claws at Harley and wrapped vines round her throat. Luckily for Harley and the remainder of the crew, Weasel was available — and as a consequence of his low mind, he was unaffected by the Chaos Magic and capable of kill Gallo.
Despite it solely being a minor second within the story, it is price contemplating how Harley’s worst concern corresponds together with her progress as a personality. Ever since escaping her “relationship” with the Joker, Harley has turn into one of many folks most devoted to bringing him down. She’s additionally codified her long-simmering friendship with Poison Ivy as a romance, with the pair sharing a number of on-page kisses. Harley’s worst concern being a model of Ivy who’s corrupted right into a Joker-like being provides a layer of horror, particularly after the Great Darkness tried to make use of Poison Ivy’s picture to deprave her in an earlier story.
That additionally means she’s seemingly in for a impolite awakening when she discovers Pamela’s plans in Poison Ivy. While Harley has been working with heroes like Luke Fox to guard the planet, Pamela has been exhausting at work making ready to wipe out humanity as soon as and for all. Even seemingly ending her relationship with Harley out of the concern that she may discuss her out of her plans. It’s a mission that may trigger a better lack of life than something the Joker has ever pulled off. Her willingness to embrace a darker path — all whereas Harley is increase her new heroic standing alongside the Bat-Family, may end in Harley’s worst nightmare changing into a heartbreaking actuality.