The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appears in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she is known as The Cat. As an adversary of Batman, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts.
Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess. The character has been one of Batman's most enduring love interests, and has occasionally been depicted as his one true love.
Poison Ivy is depicted as one of the world's most prominent eco-terrorists. She is obsessed with plants, botany, and environmentalism. She uses toxins from plants and her own bloodstream for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting the natural environment. She creates love potions that ensnare Batman, Superman, and other strong-willed individuals. Fellow villain Harley Quinn is her recurring partner-in-crime and possibly her only human friend.
Harley Quinn, (as Harleen Quinzel) was once a highly respected Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker and became his accomplice and on-again, off-again girlfriend. Harley's relationship with the Joker is one of the most popular in the DC Universe. While he often abuses her, sometimes to the point of desiring to kill her, there are as many instances that show a mutually affectionate side to their bizarre relationship. Certain stories imply that the Joker wrestles with the confusing reality of actually caring for someone, giving in to the sentiment more or less, at times, depending on his mood or state of mind.
As one of the Gotham Girls, Harley has become very close friends with Poison Ivy, sharing an apartment with her when she has the sensibility to stay away from the Joker. (It has been suggested that Harley and Ivy share a bed as well, finding supportive comfort in each others' company.)
Lately, I've been doing a "what if" with Harley. Harley Quinn was depicted as a psycho-nurse in the video game: Batman: Arkham Asylum. Instead of doing the cos-play exactly like the game imagery, I've decided on creating the Nurse Harley you see above. This represents Harley in a depressed state -- role-playing a nurse, before/after she went on a wild crime-spree, requiring nursing (psychiatric healing) herself. (Note that the T-1 Medi-kit's Injector-Needler makes an awesome weapon)
"Who is this new Batgirl who seems to have taken over my crime-fighting territory?" --Batman
Barbara "Babs" Gordon, a quiet librarian, and the daughter of Batman's supporting character Police commissioner James Gordon, debuted in Detective Comics #359 (cover-dated January 1967, but released in November 1966). In her debut appearance, Gordon is on her way to a masquerade ball dressed as a female version of Batman when she disrupts a kidnapping attempt on Bruce Wayne by the villainous Killer Moth. This attracts the attention of Batman and leads to her establishing a crime-fighting career as Batgirl.
Bruce Wayne came up clean. In fact, records show that he created the Wayne Foundation Credit Union in the early 1980's, and has been helping out with various social charity fundraisers as well. I spoke with Commissioner Gordon, who claims that the Batman has been on Harvey Dent's trail for some time, but is still collecting evidence that would stand up in court.
And you know about the current news with the Joker. Devastating. He blew up a ten-block radius in Gotham's Industrial Plaza, centering his attack at Gotham Glow-Girl Cosmetics. I wonder if Harley knows?
Harley's posture eased at her company's response. "Well," she began, getting up and moving towards the fridge, pulling out a carton of fruit punch and taking a swig of it. The red substance dribbled gently on her lip before she quickly wiped away with the back of her hand "Perhaps I can help," she said, taking another drink and repeating her same action "If the price is right," the carton soon went back into the fridge along side an empty jar of what was once pickles, a bottle of mustard, and expired chocolate milk. She seriously needed to pick up some groceries
Harley's lips pulled into a tight pucker making almost a scowling pout look as she looked at the Cat in her kitchen. "Yeah, so what of it? Mistah J is just being Mistah J," she danced around the question, not liking to admit to anyone but Ivy how their relationship really was. She quickly turned away, snapping her neck in a way to make her pigtails whip around and slap her face. "Besides what concern is it to you what he is doing?" one of her piercing blue eyes shot in her direction, staring out from the corner of her turned away eye.
upon hearing the familiar voice, Harley would lean back where she sat, so far that she would end up on her back looking up at the woman who had somehow made it into her home. She let the words sink in before she began to speak, taking care in her words. "I prefer Jerry. He reminds me of Mistah J, trying to have fun and do his own thing, but always being thrwarted by some pointy eared bafoon who doesn't seem to understand nor care to even consider his antics." she rolled over onto her stomach before pushing herself up "And as for the Bat himself, I'm trying to avoid him and seem to be doing a pretty damn good job at doing it, so no I haven't seen him. Try Arkham, maybe the staff finally did something right and locked up someone who really deserves it." she made her way to the fridge and pulled out a bottle of Coke, popping off the cap and taking a swing before jumping up onto the counter "So what's up Kitty-Cat?"
"Can't you turn you stupid yellow.........thing?!" a joy stick, which this whole time had taken part in controlling the 'yellow thing' was soon thrown against the screen and making the 'yellow thing' vanish as the controller and system was soon disconnected from the electrical plug in in the wall. It appeared Harley was no longer on good terms with Mr. Pac-Man. Perhaps one of his friendly neighbors such as Dig Dug would better appreciate her. Though she didn't seem to give him any time, for she simply changed the channel to cartoons. She was always on good terms with Cartoons, unless they were crappy re-makes, in which case she never even gave them the time of day. Thank goodness no one crazy enough has tried that with good ol' Tom and Jerry. Whoever would try would probably have a death wish.