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Real Identity: Dr. Pamela Isley
Affiliations: Sarah Lawrence College, Hudson University (Comics only), Cobb Squad, Legion of Doom, and Evil Women in Business Collective
Appearances (Episodes): Till Death Do Us Part, A High Bar, So You Need A Crew, Finding Mr. Right, Being Harley Quinn, You're A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon, The Line, L.O.D.R.S.V.P, A Seat At The Table, Bensonhurst, Harley Quinn Highway, Devil's Snare, The Final Joke, New Gotham, Riddle U, Trapped, Thawing Hearts, All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues, There's No Place to Go But Down, Inner (Para)Demons, Bachelorette, A Fight Worth Fighting For, Lover's Quarrel, Something Borrowed, Something Green, Harlivy, There's No Ivy in Team, The 83rd Annual Villy Awards, A Thief, A Mole, An Orgy, It's a Swamp Thing, Joker: The Killing Vote, Another Sharkley Adventure, Batman Begins Forever, Climax at Jazzapajizza, The Horse and The Sparrow, Gotham's Hottest Hotties, B.I.T.C.H., Icons Only, The First Person to Come Back From a Business Conference Without Chlamydia, Getting Ice Dick, Don't Wait Up, Metamorphosis, The Most Culturally Impactful Film Franchise of All Time, Il Buffone, Potato Based Cloning Incident, and Killer's Block
Appearances (Specials): A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special
Appearances (Comics): Journey To Love, Journey To Love Part 2, Journey To Love Part 3, Journey To Love Part 4, Journey To Love Part 5, Journey To Love Part 6, The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham (Double Date and Tawny Tawks!), Challenge Your Fighters, Knocked The Fuck Out, Boss Bitches, Stakeout, Batharl, and Where Do We Go From Here?
Powers/Skills: Plant Manipulation, Pheremone Generation, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Lake Bell
(Comic Canon only)
Back in the day, at Hudson University, Pamela Isley and Bella Garten were best friends then true love eventually blossomed. They were inseparable but hid their romance in public. They hung out with another couple, Cora and Rene, often. They confided their relationships to each other. By sophomore year, they were roommates in love. During Junior year, Isley and Garten's relationship fell apart thanks in no small part to a professor named Dr. Jason Woodrue. There was something about Woodrue that had a hold over Isley but she didn't realize what was happening. Garten saw through the charade and tried to warn her but Isley dismissed and gaslit her instead, even accusing Garten of being jealous. They eventually broke up over Woodrue. Garten moved out and never saw Isley again.
After the wedding with Kite Man was called off, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy took the Harley Quinn Highway with Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD still in pursuit of them. Even with Harley driving 110 miles per hour, Gordon still persisted. He ordered her to pull over and vowed he wouldn't let the President of the United States or Gotham down. The officers started opening fire and not hit a window. Ivy started getting angry. Harley taunted Ivy was going to kill them. Ivy stated she wasn't killing anyone and implored her to keep her eyes on the road. Harley noted it was hard to with her on her knees next to her in a wedding dress. Gordon ordered them again to pull over. Harley flipped him off then jumped towards the squad cars with a bat to thin the herd while Ivy took over the wheel. As Harley recapped the past two years, an officer realized she destroyed Gotham because he was friend zoned. Harley told him to shut up and punched him out. She commandeered the vehicle until Ivy pulled her back into their car with a van.
Ivy used her powers on some trees to form an off ramp of sorts then told Harley turn onto it. Gordon tried to follow but Ivy had the branches toss his car off the highway but she commanded vines to entangle it at the last second. Gordon faceplanted into the windshield. Harley was impressed and was ready to pounce her in the car. Ivy told her soon enough. They took in the scenic view of Gotham still in ruins. Ivy became abnormally quiet but insisted there was nothing wrong. Harley's inner Dr. Quinzel appeared in her rear view mirror and warned her against forcing Ivy to open up, reminding her she had a traumatic day and just needed support. Ivy asked her if her brain was going to freeze again. They arrived at the Gotham Mall. Harley carried her in and they kissed then reaffirmed they loved each other. Harley took her to her room, which was a former bed store, and she tried to make a mattress pun. She quickly cleaned up then they settled down to watch Tawny Young.
They realized she was at the wedding, too, and millions saw what went down between Ivy and Kite Man. Young called it the biggest wedding disaster of the decade. Ivy threw the remote into the TV and broke it. Harley chided her for breaking the TV she just stole. Ivy was about the leave the room but Harley pointed out she had more and she broke many of hers in the past. Ivy stated she just needed a minute alone. In the restroom, Ivy started to feel guilty about all the people she hurt and wondered why she didn't just pretend to be happy with Kite Man and why did she have to fall for Harley. She started crying. Harley found her and tried to comfort her. Ivy lied that she couldn't unzip her dress and got frustrated. Harley helped her out of it then they made out and went to the bed. Harley still wanted to know if she was really okay. Ivy admitted she had been better and there was a lot to process but she would be fine. Ivy got a Tawny Alert on her phone and realized Gordon was freed from his car so they had to vacate the mall quickly.
Harley got an idea and proposed a road trip, squatting in the hideouts of their recently arrested comrades Livewire, Killer Frost, and Nightfall. Ivy wasn't so sure since she blamed herself for their incarceration. Harley assured her they would be doing a favor by looking after their pets and flowers and picking up their mail. Ivy knew she was going to regret it but agreed to the roadtrip. She changed into an outfit she got from some millennial store. Harley almost forgot about Bud n Lou and went back inside for them while Ivy waited at the car. She looked at the "Just Married" banner and mused it should be "Just Failed." She recalled her father always told her no one would want to marry her. She ripped the banner off. Harley yelled out to her to start the car. Ivy turned and was surprised to see Harley hop in with the hyenas. They departed for Catwoman's hideout. Harley planned to drop Bud and Lou off with Catwoman while they went on their road trip. Ivy became suspicious of the empty neighborhood and suspected the road workers were police. Harley didn't see it but readied her bat anyway.
Ivy took her eyes off the road and nearly ran over two cantankerous elderly women. Ivy apologized and took full responsibility. Harley thought they were cute and imagined that's what they were going to look like. Ivy contended she already had a lot to process and couldn't think about the future. She told Harley she loved her but they had to take it one day at a time. Harley turned to Bud and Lou and mused she would have them forever. Ivy turned on the radio. They both immediately turned the station at the same time and laughed. Ivy asked if Catwoman knew they were coming. Harley quickly shot her a text. Ivy was not keen on it and admonished Harley about boundaries. Catwoman refused to take anyone in and picked up her cats Diamonds and Pearls after Bud and Lou started staring and whooping at them. Harley lied they were vegetarians. Catwoman yelled at Bud and Lou to stay and not move. To Harley's surprise, they complied and stayed at the entrance. Harley and Ivy were amazed by Catwoman's place.
Without thinking, Harley leaped on to the couch and put her boots up. Catwoman slapped them down and warned her to treat her home with respect or leave the way she came. Ivy scolded Harley and went to talk to Catwoman alone. Ivy apprised her of the situation. Catwoman refused to do a favor for Harley but would for Ivy if she told her what was going on with her. Ivy asked why she cared all of a sudden. Catwoman didn't and clarified she just wanted the tea. Commissioner Gordon and the police demanded their surrender. Catwoman told Ivy after the babysitting gig, neither of them could ask her for anything. Gordon threw a grenade at the building. Catwoman told Harley and Ivy to get her cats and meet her upstairs. The explosion threw them off their feet. Ivy caught herself, Harley, and a cat with vines. Catwoman landed on her feet. Ivy tried to hold off the police with vines while Catwoman and Harley ran up with arm loads of cats.
Ivy was clipped on her left arm and regretted accepting Harley's proposal because all it did was get everyone caught up in her problems. Harley used one of Catwoman's whips to swing up to an upper floor with Ivy. Harley taunted Gordon but he vowed he would catch them. He had another grenade. Batman blew his way in and tried to get Gordon to stand down. Harley burst in and told her Gordon was outta control and Batman came. Catwoman asked how she looked. Harley was confused but remembered they dated. Catwoman clarified he wasn't a fan of cats. Harley and Ivy felt bad for her. Ivy made vines grow out of her window. The cats marched across it. Catwoman refused to go with them and stated she didn't need anyone's help. Harley and Ivy drove past the city exit. After Harley and Ivy left Gotham City, the former had to use the bathroom so they stopped at the Bludhaven Rest Stop in the afternoon. Ivy was annoyed Harley opted to flip out of the car instead of using the door. Harley apologized but thought Ivy was coming in.
Ivy told her to just hurry so they could go to wherever she was planning to go. Harley teased she might rob the place if left alone then pointed out Ivy was hungry. She knew Ivy was turning up the radio volume to drown out her stomach growling. Ivy was amused she called it "tummy music" and couldn't stay mad. Harley opened the door for her. Ivy reiterated they needed to be quick with Commissioner Gordon out to kill them. Harley asked if dining in was out of the question. Ivy told her it wasn't a game and ordered her to use the restroom, don't talk to anyone, and don't do anything impetuous. Ivy followed Harley into the restroom and wrapped up a pair of nosy women with a vine. One still managed to alert a police dispatcher on her phone. Ivy thought the worse and yelled at Harley. She claimed she was innocent and thought they were past lying to each other. Ivy calmed down and apologized to her. A worker at the rest stop named Reign approached Harley and Ivy to thank them for being so true to themselves and revealed there were people rooting for them. She also informed them her manager called the police as soon as they walked in and led them out the back. They thanked Reign.
Reign told them queer folk had to support one another. She checked around then told them to stay to their right and they would be back in the parking lot. She even gave them her address if they needed a place to hide out or freshen up and told them the spare key was under the flowerpot. Nightwing landed in front of them. Harley could only quip at him with nicknames centered around his butt. Ivy claimed Harley was thinking for once and was only using the restroom and trying to get something to eat. Nightwing was skeptical. Harley stated she was trying to help Ivy get over her wedding disaster and wanted to leave before Gordon arrived and went all Rambo on everyone at the rest stop. Nightwing gave them a pass but asked why she was fascinated with his butt. Ivy admitted objectification was wrong but also admitted she liked his butt, too. Ivy summoned a vine to pick them up. Mid-swing, Gordon shot them down from atop a moving van. Nightwing and Batgirl got Gordon to back down. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy put on make up to conceal their skin color, and thus identities, and went out on a date at the Blud Garden in Bludhaven. Patrons couldn't take their eyes off them for a different reason.
Harley made a toast to Ivy's beauty and Ivy added Harley's booty. Hush butted in and put his arm around Harley, and tried to pick her up like Bruce Wayne. He ignored Ivy and told Harley he wanted her. Ivy ordered him to back off. Hush flipped their table and mused he would make some money from her organs. Harley bashed him in the face with her chair. He decided to sell both of their organs then lifted Harley off the floor by her neck. Ivy demanded he let her go. Hush threw Harley onto a full table behind them. The plants Ivy wore in her hair suddenly awakened and chomped at Hush. Ivy wrapped Hush up in a vine and read Hush the riot act but Carmine Falcone intervened. He told them Hush wasn't worth the trouble and offered to pay for everything so they could enjoy their night. Harley kicked Hush off his feet and stomped his crotch then got an idea. Falcone paid for their dinner, bought them the honeymoon suite at a hotel and bought out the Bludhaven Thrill Park for them. Harley and Ivy enjoyed a ferris wheel while Hush was bound to the center and threw up. He was affixed to the top of a strongman test next. They gleefully used the mallet and he screamed in pain. Once they were done, they made out on the hood of their car, unaware they were being spied on.
Harley and Ivy retired to their room at the Bludhaven Inn & Suites. Ivy remarked she could get used to waking next to her and start her day kissing and loving on her. Harley was eager to show her what else she could get used to. One hour later, they watched Tawny Young while they ate in bed. Ivy wanted to make a pit stop in Detroit. Harley presumed she wanted to beat up Mephitic for calling her out on the news. Ivy told her she wanted to help the people because Mephitic's plans threatened to kill innocent people and children in Michigan. Harley checked her forehead and asked her if she hit her head in the fight against Hush. She questioned if she really wanted to kill some people who destroyed the environment. After hurting so many people in the past few months, Ivy just wanted to help some for once. Harley got her back and declared they were going to Hitsville, USA. Ivy told her not to quit her day job. Batman hailed Vixen on comms while she was on the runway during a fashion show. Batman warned her intel led him to believe Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy were heading to Detroit. He speculated they could be partnering with Mephitic in Flint and warned her to be careful.
Later that evening, Harley and Ivy broke into Nightfall's house. Ivy found it tacky since she got arrested at her wedding. Harley suggested it technically wasn't breaking in because Nightfall told her she could come over at anytime. Ivy couldn't believe she just did a "well actually" with her. They immediately noticed the unusually high amount of light bulb cartons around the living room. Ivy speculated for someone who can manipulate darkness, she must want to be surrounded by light. It still felt wrong to Ivy and she didn't think they should intrude. Harley pleaded with Ivy with her cute eyes and told her two days tops. Ivy caved but stated if Nightfall came back and decided to kill them she was nominating her first. The next day, Harley was in good spirits but Ivy sent vines to close the curtains. Harley interpreted that as ten minutes more and went to make breakfast. Ivy came into the kitchen and was surprised to see Livewire at Harley's throat.
Livewire was elated and hugged her. Livewire exclaimed it was a "Girl's Nite Out" all over again. She admitted to Ivy she was happy to see her after that disaster of a wedding but still wanted to know why they were squatting in the house. Ivy started by apologizing for getting her arrested and sent to Arkham and explained they were in the house in part to get away from everything but they should have stayed at a hotel. Livewire admitted Harley was right and revealed she and Nightfall broke up right before the wedding then explained she came to house to hide out from the police after she escaped. She stated he would always have love for Ivy but wasn't ready yet to forgive her for breaking Kite Man's heart and getting a lot of them unnecessarily locked up or committed. She revealed she knew of a place were villains were welcomed and texted it to Ivy but told them she didn't want to see them still present after she came back from the bathroom. Ivy questioned what she was doing not thinking things through and gave Harley the silent treatment.
Harley and Ivy drove to the Cedar Evergreen Hotel. She continued to ignore Harley and went into the bathroom. Ivy realized she may have lost another friend by bringing unnecessary drama into their home. Harley knocked on the bathroom door and suggested using some of the CEOs to work out her frustrations. Ivy unlocked the door and stated she would like that. Harley was elated and hugged Ivy. She swore not to be impetuous anymore. Harley revealed she apologized and explained everything to Livewire and got her to help search for some executives involved with the tainted water supply in Michigan. Ivy asked where the executives were. Harley revealed they were at the Cedar Evergreen, too. Room service arrived and Harley invited them in. Harley and Ivy took their clothes and disguised themselves as waiters to get close to the CEOs. Ivy stressed it was an "in and out" operation and no impetuous stuff. They presented dessert. One of the executives grabbed Harley's butt. They ate the dessert and soon blood shot out of their orifices. Ivy asked one if she wanted a glass of contaminated water. He begged her not to. They all collapsed onto their plates.
Harley guessed this was a serious felony and was impressed. They exited out of the kitchen and ran into an nearby alley. Before they could start to plan on targeting the next CEO flying in, Vixen arrived. She admitted Cyborg was right about where they would be. Harley jumped into Ivy's arms. Ivy claimed they were nobody. Vixen complimented Harley's wig and pulled it off. She refused to let them go even though she thought the CEOs deserved it. Vixen switched to kangaroo and kicked Harley. Ivy summoned vines to catch her then blew hypnotic dust on Vixen and commanded her to go home and forget she saw them. To their surprise, Vixen was immune. She thought it was rude and asked Ivy if she brushed her teeth. Ivy made a bat out of vines and gave it to Harley. She charged Vixen again but got grabbed by the throat. Vixen switched to snake and constricted her. Harley joked no one but Ivy choked her the way she liked it. Ivy attacked but Vixen switched to frog and dodged her strikes.
Posed against a wall like a spider, Vixen asked what their plans with Mephitic were. Ivy was confused and stated they didn't know the douche and came to beat him up. A stampede of zoo animals approached them. Ivy realized her pheromones mixed with Vixen's animal spirits and attracted all animals. Vixen switched to skunk and sprayed the area to disperse them. Ivy grabbed Harley and rose out of the stink bomb with a vine. Harley was horrified. Vixen retorted it was what they deserved. It made the viral clip of the day on the news. Ivy and Harley perched on a giant vine far above Vixen. Harley swore she would kill Vixen for spraying them. Ivy suggested she be happy with the fact that they got away. Harley took offense the spray was in her hair. Ivy calmed her down by pointing out they could take a bath and scrub each other with peroxide and baking soda to get the smell off. Harley and Ivy made their way back to the Cedar Evergreen. Harley noticed the Black Cat Lounge, a local strip club, and floated the idea they visit it in the evening.
Ivy was more concerned with leaving Detroit. They took off their clothes to avoid bringing as much stink into the hotel to avoid giving away their location to Vixen's strong sense of smell. Vines brought them peroxide, baking soda, and soap. As they bathed, Harley suggested they shower together next time. Ivy perked up. Harley added they should as long as there was no picking off random body parts off of her hair. Ivy noted that got creepy then shared her idea of leaving Detroit and laying low in Central City. Harley was surprised she wanted to leave before they found the last CEO. She reminded Ivy of what the Queen of Fables once told her, end the bloodline then noted that wasn't like her to leave a mission incomplete. She asked what was really going on. Ivy still lied there was nothing wrong and asked her to just drop it and let her finish scrubbing her clean. Harley stepped out of the tub and stated she would drop it if Ivy stopped distracting her with sex every time she talked about what was going on with her.
Harley pointed out she was giving her space to figure it out but being rude wasn't what she signed up for and she could have stayed with the Joker if she wanted to keep having a daily put-down. Harley even brought up how Ivy broke her heart after Themyscira and said she couldn't trust her with her heart and chose Kite Man instead. Harley decided to go to the Black Cat Lounge alone and invited Ivy to come when she was ready to talk and fix things. Alone with her thoughts, Ivy admitted the truth was that Harley shouldn't trust her with her heart. She couldn't figure out why she couldn't bare her soul to her, no matter how much she wanted. Memories of her recent past started bubbling to the surface as she stated her life was nothing but one traumatic event after another started with the abuse from her father and growing up without her mother, having no friends, and bouncing in and out of Arkham Asylum. She recalled when the gang went into her mind and found her in her childhood home, the wedding disaster, when she first met Harleen Quinzel at Arkham, cheating on Kite Man with Harley on Themyscira, dating Kite Man while incognito, and being killed by the Joker. She knew she built a wall around herself to keep herself secluded, what she did to Kite Man was inexcusable, and she was afraid to love Harley and lose her best friend. She realized she hadn't processed a lot of things.
Ivy concluded she had to fix it and not lose Harley but she wasn't sure how to take that first step. Ivy returned to the bedroom but Harley was already gone. She found a note requesting she open up to someone. Ivy got ready and used a dress Harley stole from Nightfall's house. She couldn't wait for the makeup sex but suddenly a manifestation of Dr. Harleen Quinzel appeared and asked her if she was okay with stolen clothes but not with breaking into someone's house. Naturally, Ivy freaked out and asked what she was doing there. Quinzel had no idea and speculated Ivy was either dealing with PTSD and hallucinating or having a dissociative episode or took mushrooms. She wanted to have a session so she could make a correct diagnosis. Ivy realized she had to address her trauma. Quinzel asked how that made her feel. Ivy bailed. Quinzel warned her she couldn't get rid of PTSD by ignoring it and it would eventually bubble over into everything. She knew Ivy was already starting to see it spilling into her arguments with Harley. She implored Ivy to come back and talk with her. Ivy told her Harley was waiting on her. Quinzel promised she would be there when the dam in her brain eventually broke.
Thirty minutes later, Ivy arrived at the Black Cat in shambles and wondered what happened. Peaches told Ivy Harley was kidnapped by Mephitic. Ivy went catatonic and realized her worst fear was hurting all the people that mean so much to her and declared she was truly her father. The manifestation of Dr. Harleen Quinzel appeared and told Ivy she was not even remotely similar to that man but she was struggling with unresolved traumatic issues. She promised there was a way out of it if she let her help and let her in. Quinzel stated admitting you need help doesn't mean you're weak and accepting help from others was the strongest thing anyone could do. Poison Ivy and the Dr. Quinzel manifestation arrived at a memory of the former's childhood home in her mind. Quinzel asked Ivy if she was ready. Ivy replied she absolutely wasn't. Suddenly a manifestation of Frank the Plant appeared and he was just as freaked out as Ivy. Ivy asked him what he as doing in her mind. He informed he he really wasn't there and was going to be giving her terrible clues and disappear when she needed him the most.
Quinzel highlighted the memory by stating Ivy's father was the root of her trauma and it was the moment where everything started to change for her. Quinzel added she deserved a father who was there for her, lifting her up, showing her love, not ridiculing her and making her feel worthless. Ivy confronted her father and stated Pamela had many friends who loved and supported her in a way that he could never imagine. The young Pamela perked up. Ivy told her she had someone special that loved every part of her, no matter who many mistakes she made. Mr. Isley turned into a giant red ethereal face and yelled at Ivy to stay away from his daughter then stated she was nothing, aghast at her being given hope. He suspected Ivy was lying and painting a pretty picture for Pamela. Ivy promised to paint an even prettier picture with his blood. She asked Frank if he was ready to unleash his "inner Harley." Frank stated he wasn't no white woman but was going to release his inner Frank, something he was waiting to do since 1986. Frank became huge and had legs to his surprise.
Ivy and Frank attacked Isley as the latter sang about kicking ass. They crushed Mr. Isley's face in. Pamela ran up to Dr. Quinzel and hugged her. Quinzel congratulated Ivy and told her she took the first step in starting her journey of self-love and acceptance. She implored Ivy to go and save Harley. Peaches gave up and was about to walk away but Ivy came to. She asked Ivy where she disappeared to. Ivy called it a trip down memory lane and asked her where Harley was. Peaches played a video Mephitic posted. It was an ultimatum. He gave Ivy less than two hours to find him and tell the world the was the best poisonous villain there is after he beat her in a fight then he would let Harley go. Ivy asked Peaches where Mephitic's lair was. She had no clue but guessed Ivy just had to follow the smell. Ivy departed but knew she needed Vixen's help.
Poison Ivy stood outside Black Cat Lounge and instructed three dandelion weeds to find where Vixen lived then report back to her. Ivy blamed herself for Harley's kidnapping. The Frank manifestation had no sympathy for her and told her to cut it out and find Harley then beat Mephitic's ass. Ivy realized he was right. Peaches walked outside and offered her a ride. The weeds returned to Ivy in Peach's car and reported they found Vixen. Peaches observed Ivy talking to weeds and mused she wasn't high enough. She asked Peaches to drop her off at Love Street and Laurel Drive. Ivy tried to give her money as thanks but Peaches declined and told her to just come and see her at Black Cat after she rescued Harley. Peaches also mentioned she performed for private parties, too. Ivy rang the doorbell. Vixen came down in a robe annoyed with an unexpected visitor. Her demeanor didn't change once she found out the visitor was Ivy. Ivy swore she didn't come to fight and only needed her help to rescue Harley from Mephitic. Vixen didn't see how that was her problem.
Ivy figured she would want to save someone and bring down Detroit's newest villain all on her own then offered the antidote to her current dilemma. Vixen was impressed with the manipulation and asked what she wanted her help for but warned if at any point she got uncomfortable with Ivy in her home, she would invoke a hippo and tear her apart like a watermelon. As a sign of good faith, Ivy gave her the antidote first. Elle came down the stairs and asked if everything was okay. Ivy apologized for interrupting. Elle told her to wait and emphasized she really wanted Vixen to have the antidote so animals would stop hassling her. Vixen told her not to start or she would make her tap out again then revealed she already took the antidote. Elle realized she missed getting to see them make out. Ivy broke out in tears and explained how she got in an argument with Harley, Harley went to a strip club, and Mephitic kidnapped her. Vixen wondered why Mephitic was so fascinated with her in the first place.
Ivy had no clue and admitted she came to Detroit with something to prove after he called her out on TV. Vixen deduced she decided to stand up for herself instead of ignoring a newbie villain's callout all because she was struggling with her ex-fiance leaving her at the altar and now her girlfriend was kidnapped and she wanted her help. Elle couldn't imagine life without Vixen just like Ivy couldn't imagine a life without Harley and implored Vixen to help Ivy. They took an elevator to Vixen's walk-in closet. Ivy was amazed. Elle noted accessibility mattered. Vixen knew Ivy was damn lucky she would do anything Elle asked her to do. Ivy was floored by Vixen's footwear alone. She thanked Elle for fighting for her. Elle told her queers had to stick together. Vixen didn't think she had anything in Ivy's side but they'd figure it out. Elle joked that was because Vixen's butt was getting bigger. Ivy was moved by their loving, fun, and non-toxic dynamic and wanted to change her ways and open up more.
Vixen couldn't find any of her her super suits. Elle asked her if she dropped them off at the cleaners the week before like she asked. Vixen didn't remember to do that. Elle had a back up but Vixen was horrified. With no other choice, she donned her first super suit and invoked the elephant on her roof. After 10 minutes, Vixen got a fix on Mephitic's location then informed Ivy after Mephitic was defeated and Harley was saved, she was going to be arrested for what she did to the CEOs. Ivy thought that was fair. Using a vine as a swing, Vixen airlifted Ivy to Mephitic's warehouse. JT Young watched from the streets and updated his mother Tawny over the phone. Ivy admired the view of Detroit and remembered the time Kite Man carried her over Gotham and noted she needed to apologize to him at some point as part of holding herself accountable. Vixen and Ivy stood outside Mephitic's warehouse. Vixen wanted to come up with a plan but there was less than fifteen minutes left and Ivy just wanted to bust in and fight. Vixen disagreed.
Ivy thanked her for the help and decided to go in alone. Vixen asked her to do just one thing. Ivy sent one of the weeds to search for a way in then sent a text asking Livewire for help. Vixen assumed Ivy's plan would go sideways and came up with her own plan. Harley's demeanor started to plummet after the fourth tube was inserted in her. She saw Ivy's Dandy weed and perked up. Giant weeds knocked a hole in the wall nearby and attacked Mephitic's zombies. Ivy went to Harley but Mephitic refused to let her go. He advised her to use the last six minutes to say goodbye to Harley. Ivy put her phone on the floor, hugged Harley, apologized for everything, and kissed her. Harley was confused. Ivy stood in front of Harley and chose to sacrifice her life instead. Harley was shielded with vines. With three minutes left, Livewire emerged from the phone and destroyed Mephitic's needle cannon. Mephitic refused to back down. Vixen crashed through the skylight and vowed he was heading to A.R.G.U.S. soon enough. Zatanna teleported into the warehouse and advised Livewire to take cover.
Vixen invoked snake and constricted Mephitic while Zatanna cast a backwards spell designed to wash and scrub Mephitic clean. Harley, Ivy, and Livewire rose up above the stream of water on a giant vine. Harley read Ivy the riot act about almost dying in front of her again. Harley was amused Mephitic was just some person in an undershirt and underwear who didn't take a bath in a long time. He vowed they didn't see the last of him. Zatanna teleported away with him. Vixen revealed she heard everything Ivy said and she could empathize. Since her girlfriend Elle wouldn't forgive her for arresting them, Vixen let them go but they both owed her for it. Before Ivy and Harley could depart, a car pulled up. Commissioner Gordon popped out of the passenger side and ordered them to stop right there. Tawny Young came out and asked them how it felt to defeat a villain just before he destroyed a city like they did back in Gotham. Harley noticed JT from Blud Garden with a camera and Ivy recognized Reign. JT apologized and revealed Tawny Young was their mother and boss.
Before Gordon could arrest them, Livewire fired an electric bolt at his feet from the roof. She declared they always had the best Girls Night Out and thanked them for showing her that she needed to fight for Nightfall's heart. Young reported Gordon once again blundered. He glared but was speechless. On the road again, Ivy surmised Gordon wouldn't be following them anytime soon after he got humiliated on live television again. Harley admired Tawny Young for pulling it off so effortlessly. They reaffirmed they loved each other. Ivy then apologized for it taking so long for her to let Harley in. She asked Harley where they were headed next. Harley mused she could kill for some Jitters. They approached the outskirts of Central City.
Elle called up Poison Ivy with the news she and Vixen would be in Gotham for the weekend and they agreed to hang out. Vixen was surprised she was open to hanging around with them. Elle stated Ivy and Harley Quinn were her friends and she was not going to ignore them because she was dating a hero and pointed out she doesn't approve of Batman but doesn't tell her not to hang around him. Vixen contended that was not the same. Elle countered they were anti-heroes, not villains and asked her to give them a chance. She returned home and apologized to Elle for putting her in an awkward position of choosing her friends or her and would be there for Elle. Harley informed them they got a reservation at The Ocelot the next night. They managed to get an evening reservation under their ship name "Harlivy." McCabe thought it was corny but Elle reminded her about the Vixelle custom shirts and jackets she designed for their ship name. They found Harley and Ivy at the table and made a toast to awkward dates. Elle was happy all heroic and nonheroic ways were put aside and thanked them.
Harley declared everything was on her and told them to order whatever they wanted. Elle and McCabe were amused. Harley stopped herself from admitting she stole the money. Ivy asked Elle how she liked Gotham so far. Elle admitted they hadn't seen much of it yet but asked about a bombed out building a few doors down from the Rest BnB they were renting. Harley and Ivy feigned ignorance about it. Elle teased McCabe for snatching food from her plate. Ivy joked Harley did the same thing but she denied it. McCabe admitted they were low-key fun to hang out with. They noticed a woman becoming irate that patrons in the Ocelot were not donating to her charity but were fine with paying for $500 meals. After dinner, Ivy presented a gift to Elle, a chronic pain bouquet that would help her with her ails. She whipped it up in her lab and mixed different strains to increase potency. The date was interrupted by the explosive entrance of White Rabbit and her twin goons, Deever and Dumphrey. They proceeded to rob all the patrons. Ivy wrapped up Deever in vines. White Rabbit fangirled over getting to meet her and Harley.
Deever demanded to be put down. Ivy obliged and chucked him. Dumphrey threatened to kill her but Harley took offense. McCabe took on the power of the fox and White Rabbit implored her to try and catch her. Dumphrey grabbed Harley by the neck but she swung a plant-shaped bat and nailed him. Harley elected to grab the woman complaining earlier while Ivy escorted Elle outside. McCabe got bored and switched to a cheetah but White Rabbit remained elusive. Outside, the woman revealed she was the sister of White Rabbit and revealed she was raising funds for a Pakistani charity and her sister meant no harm. To everyone's surprise, the woman and White Rabbit vanished. Elle and McCabe hugged and the latter thanked them for keeping her safe. They went to a Goodielicious. Elle thought it was the funnest date she went on and wanted to do it again. A woman was mugged nearby, prompting Harley to emulate Superman. She easily dispatched the mugger. Elle didn't want the night to end. Harley suggested getting some lap dances.
The next day, the first episode of Tawny Talks was taped live. Vixen, Elle, Harley and Ivy were brought out to the stage first. Vixen and Elle's history was discussed first then their history with Harley and Ivy. Tawny Young then addressed Harley and Ivy's heroics at the Ocelot but Harley stipulated they were not heroes but got excited about the prospect of an antihero-for-hire business. Frank yelled at her to sit down or he was going to be fired by association. At the end of the episode, Young brought all the guests out and thanked them for spilling their tea then suggested therapy. Psycho did not believe any of them were on his level and declared he was no sidekick unlike Clayface, whom he described with profanity. Another fight broke out. Ivy stated she did not sign up for this chaos.
Ivy was unsure of everything happening so fast with her terraforming plan, Harley stopping her, and Lex Luthor's offer to her to lead the Legion of Doom. Frank felt it sounded more like people were starting to take notice of how powerful she was and didn't see the problem. Ivy was concerned Harley might be scared of her now. Frank told her to cut it out, go open her mail, and chill out. She was angered over being invited to her alma mater Hudson University for a celebration involving Dr. Jason Woodrue. Frank figured she might want to get in touch with her roots after her recent failure. She tore up the invite and stormed off to her lab. Harley returned two hours later but Ivy was asleep and snoring in her lab. Ivy joined her in the shower then helped bandage her up. Harley shared her own struggles with moving on from being a villain but not becoming a hero. Ivy.
After they had sex, Harley inquired who her friend in college was. Ivy shared that she saw potential in her but she was so obsessed with saving plants only and told Harley she would have to choose, she couldn't have both. Harley froze to the point Ivy thought she was having a stroke. Harley declared she was having an "antihero." Ivy admitted she wished she could be as impulsive as her. Harley was pretty sure it was ADHD. Ivy shared her own misgivings about leading the Legion of Doom but Harley assured her she could whip them into shape. Harley got an idea. She recalled most of the current Legion membership were in jail or dead so they should assemble their own team. They went through files and quickly became frustrated. Ivy realized it was time for a "Ladies of Doom." A few hours later, they settled on several prospective recruits: Nightfall, Livewire, Queen Bee, Giganta, Jinx, Porcelain, and Lady Marabunta. As Ivy carried the tired Harley to bed, they promised not to lose each other as they went in different directions. Harley woke up and found a note from Ivy telling her she went on errands.
After Harley and Ivy fooled around in the morning, the latter fretted about what to wear for the Ladies of Doom interviews. Harley suggested they go shopping at the New Gotham Mall. They ran into Clock King and Riddler. Clock King was still grumpy about losing to Harley and Ivy for the Best Couple Villy Award and was not too nice to them. Harley didn't take kindly to him calling them "old biddies" and referred to him as "Father Time." Clock King claimed he was not salty and believed if the Villy's had a video of the GCPD chasing them, they would have won. He believed they would win at the next ceremony since there were rumors Harley was fighting for the other side now. Harley was irate and called him a 60 Minutes body double. Ivy knew something was wrong because she got so annoyed with Clock King but Harley opted to keep her secret a bit longer and only told her she didn't want to lose the friendships she had for decades just because she was going to be something similar to a hero. Ivy told her if people didn't want to associate with her anymore that was on them and reiterated she would never hate her.
They headed to a virtual fitting room and went through several outfits. They were interrupted when Bane was punched through a wall by Knockout. Knockout gave him a beating to teach him a lesson for stalking her. Bane admitted he just wanted a special session with his favorite Boomboom Room employee before he was transferred. Harley and Ivy both wanted to recruit her. Bane promised never to stalk her and never to go to The Boomboom Room ever again. Knockout turned to them and asked what they were talking about. Harley and Ivy went with Knockout to The Boomboom Room. Knockout reminded them they would talk after she finished her set. She advised them to order the Chicken Fingers and to tip her. While she started dancing to her fans, Harley and Ivy were given the V.I.P. treatment from a hostess named Cindy. Peaches ran into Harley and Ivy and told them about her missing sister Miia. Ivy offered to contact Vixen for help but Black Mask interrupted and sent Peaches off to make money for him.
Black Mask offered Ivy and Harley their own territory in exchange for them helping him take control over Gotham. Ivy couldn't care less about it. Mask got angry after they declined and declared they would rue the day. Harley thought he was talking about the show Euphoria. Mask was about to call her a dumb blonde but Ivy threatened to make him vanish from existence. Knockout did not like her new friend Harley being disrespected and came over. One of Mask's men informed him Lady Firefly was arrested. Mask was alarmed and left but vowed they would be meeting again. Knockout revealed she was going to do a day each with Harley and Ivy. As Ivy left with Harley and Knockout, Peaches slipped a picture of her and Miia and a note that asked her to please help. Chaz smoked weed with Frank in Selina Kyle's penthouse. After Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy returned, Frank sent Chaz out to get some munchies with Ivy's card. Frank felt a disturbance in the Green and was shook but Ivy did not. Ivy was concerned about she didn't sense what he did.
A day or so later, Frank brought Ivy hot coffee and a bagel while wearing Harley's secretary role-play outfit. Ivy was confused. Frank reminded her he was her assistant. He then deduced she was talking to herself about Bella Garten before he walked in the room. She told him about her relationship with Garten during her Hudson University years and the bad break up over Dr. Jason Woodrue. Frank surmised she had unfinished business to attend to. Ivy got annoyed and didn't think she would be attending an event celebrating him. Frank then informed her the first interview was in the living/waiting room then advised her to embrace the boss bitch they all knew she was. Porcelain and Ivy exchanged pleasantries then Ivy revealed she was extremely impressed when Swamp Thing told her what they did to Superman to save their friend Black Alice all those years ago and hoped for an opportunity to work with them someday. Porcelain admitted they were a sucker for compliments but asked what they were getting out it, pointing out they were smitten with Ivy after Jazzapajizza but Ivy still was known for hating mankind.
Ivy promised not to kill them and highlighted the Legion's amazing dental care and three Kryptonite-powered submarines that turn into cars. She then recalled Harley Quinn's head's up about Porcelain's gender-fluidity and asked if they preferred Kevin or Kani. Porcelain sincerely appreciated it and answered "Porcelain" while in costume and "Kani" when out of costume. They klinked coffee mugs. Ivy asked Frank to give them the Legion of Doom packets but he claimed he was only there to look pretty and collect checks. Ivy told him to give Porcelain the packet if he wanted that check. Livewire emerged from her cellphone while Nightfall teleported into the room. Ivy was elated and hugged Livewire then made an apology to Nightfall for breaking into her house and stealing her clothes and shoes. Nightfall told Ivy to call her Zillah and stated she was already forgiven. Nightfall then whispered to Ivy that if she stole from her again, she would drop her off in the nearest abyss. Livewire asked when they started. Ivy was about to tell Frank but he already deduced she wanted him to give Livewire and Nightfall packets to fill out.
During a lunch break, Ivy read Harley's note and gave her a call. Harley told her she might be home a little late. Lady Marabunta showed up for her interview. Poison Ivy noticed Tawny Young reporting live from Gotham City Hall about Mayor Joker being held hostage by the False Face Society. Marabunta was fine with Ivy watching it first. However, when Ivy was ready to interview her, Marabunta was gone. Harley later texted not to wait up. Ivy replied she would leave some green potato curry in the microwave. Ivy was shocked to run into Bella Garten in downtown Gotham and hugged. Garten suggested Thai dinner. Before Ivy could apologize, Garten told her there was no need to apologize. Garten thought they were young and could have handled it better but she believed it worked out for the best. Ivy admitted to being so ignorant and gullible. Garten then told her she was the reason she was in Gotham. Ivy kept telling herself in vain to leave.
The following morning, Frank dressed in a suit and watched in anticipation for Ivy and Harley to argue about the latter coming home late without dinner. Ivy made up a lie she was out with Livewire and Nightfall. Harley wanted to text them about getting dinner but Ivy implored her to eat her breakfast and snatched her phone away. Ivy told herself she just needed some alone time with Bella Garten first before introducing the two. Harley gobbled her food down then shoved the dishes off the table. They started having sex on the kitchen table but Frank declared being a cuck wasn't in the job description. While both were annoyed by his presence, Harley was surprised he got paid but thought he looked really good. She tried to get Ivy to agree to giving her an allowance but she got a text from Batgirl. Ivy and Garten made small talk on the phone while Ivy waited on Queen Bee to arrive for an interview until Garten asked if she told Harley she was in town yet and they went out for dinner. Frank eavesdropped on Ivy's phone call and was vindicated when Garten called out Ivy on not being a fan of confrontation.
Ivy tried to brush him off but Frank brought up how she was kept meeting up with her ex-girlfriend a secret from Harley. King Shark returned home and revealed Harley was keeping a secret from Ivy, too. Frank could not wait for the drama to come. Harley returned to the penthouse to find Ivy, King Shark, and Frank waiting up. King alluded to her cover story and remarked her calves looked good. Ivy mistook it as another Sharkley adventure and wanted to go on one next time but Frank refused to schedule it until he got paid. He then advised Ivy and King to take acting classes. Ivy and Harley retired to their bedroom where the latter revealed Marabunta's attempted kidnapping of a child on behalf of Black Mask. Harley speculated Peach's sister Miia might be one of Mask's hostages. Ivy made a note to revoke Marabunta's full dental coverage. They thanked each other but still couldn't reveal their secrets.
Poison Ivy fell asleep waiting for Jinx to show up for her interview and had a fantasy about a four way between her, Harley, Bella Garten, and Catwoman. She was waken up by a call from Harley. Ivy suggested a little quickie now that her schedule was clear but Harley lied about having a therapy session scheduled with Bruce Wayne. She instead texted a sexy pic to Ivy's delight.
Peaches witnessed a battle between the Bat-Family and Vixen and Black Mask's forces then called up Poison Ivy and told her what was going on. She was afraid if Mask was imprisoned, they would never find Miia. Ivy organized the Ladies and Nonbinaries of Doom and went over the plan. Nightfall was to teleport them, Porcelain, Queen Bee and Livewire would distract the Bat-Family, and Ivy and Knockout would interrogate Black Mask about Miia. She couldn't believe Garten touched her hand in front of everyone. Nightfall teleported Ivy's team to Blackgate Penitentiary, to Harley's chagrin. Ivy was shocked there were masked children amid the Bat-Family. Ivy overheard the banter between Garten and her combatant and realized she was Harley Quinn. Harley tried to play it cool but Ivy asked what she was doing and what she was wearing. Garten tried to excuse herself while they talked but Harley wanted to know who she was. She introduced herself as Ivy's ex from college to Harley's surprise. Knockout still was not happy about having to fight the Bat-Family and walked, angry about skipping a shift for the debacle. Everyone froze when Poison Ivy yelled out a curse in frustration.
Harley put it together that Bella was the reason Ivy didn't answer the phone the other night and returned home without Thai. Harley brought up being surprised to find out she was going to zombify Gotham. Batgirl, Robin, Tiffany Fox, Cassandra Cain, and Porcelain gasped. Harley apologized for being petty and surmised Bella was nice. Ivy told her she was and she could know that if she got a chance to meet her. Harley pointed out she took that choice away. Ivy countered she wasn't completely innocent either. Ivy grabbed all the heroes with giant stalks. Harley claimed she teamed up with them to find intel on Miia. Livewire had enough and fired a fatal blast at Harley. At the last second, Nightfall saved Harley's life. Still angry about Harley breaking into Nightfall's house in Michigan, Livewire prepared to attack again. Ivy wrapped her up and stated she had no right. Livewire demanded to be released or else. Ivy pointed out the plant around her was the "Forever Alive Plant of House Roofs" known for its ability to protect houses from lightning.
Nightfall and Livewire resigned from the Legion and teleported away. Nightfall told Ivy for the time being, they wanted no part of it. Bella pointed out their time would be better spent beating information out of Black Mask. Before Harley could get out her escrima sticks, Ivy wrapped her up in a stalk and questioned Mask alone. Mask feigned ignorance about any "Miia." A Venus Fly Trap bit Mask's left hand hard enough for him to scream and threaten Ivy but he persisted. Ivy choked his neck with a Hyacinthoides wreath. Mask caved and admitted he sold her in Detroit just because he needed the money. Marabunta admitted she had no excuse and the heart wants what the heart wants. Harley suggested they not kill anyone in front of the heroes. Ivy refused to take Harley's hand and left Blackgate with the remains of her Legion, suggesting she tell Peaches since she was the hero.
Ivy reflected at Ace Chemicals. She told Bella she enjoyed having her around but she fell back into her old ways sneaking around and lying to her partner. Bella added it wasn't fair either for Harley to destroy her Edin plans and keep a secret of her own. Bella reminded Ivy she needed to take care of herself, too, and that was the true reason she came to Gotham then she advised her to stop stifling her true feelings. Ivy thought Bella came for the class reunion. Bella quickly stated she wasn't going to celebrate Woodrue by going to it. She apologized for the unintentional disruption with Harley and deemed her to be a pretty dope girlfriend. Ivy agreed. Bella declared it was time for them to be honest about everything. As she left, Bella told Harley to take care of Ivy and to give her respect and honesty or else she would be back and stay longer. Both Harley and Ivy admitted at the same time they didn't want to lose each other. Ivy admitted she hated keeping Bella from her but she was upset with Harley since Jazzapajizza. Harley admitting keeping her work with the Bat-Family a secret the worst thing she ever did.
Ivy asked what was next. Harley wasn't sure but believed they had a lot to work through. Harley vowed to resign immediately if being a hero was going to jeopardize their relationship. Ivy told her that wasn't necessary and her happiness was important also. Ivy stated she would support Harley if that was she wanted to do but moving forward she was going to keep some Legion of Doom intel to herself. Harley agreed and proposed they could make changes along the way. Ivy liked that. Harley noticed Ace Chemicals was kinda quiet without the bloodcurdling screams from the Board of Directors. They kissed and renewed their love for each other. At Selina's Penthouse, Harley and Ivy told King Shark, Clayface, Sy Borgman, and Frank The Plant about the latter's activities as an anti-hero with Batman's team. King Shark didn't think associating with Harley would do any good with his standing in the villain community. He quit the team. Borgman was surprised Ivy was going to tap a superhero.
Ivy admitted the situation was unconventional but she loved Harley and was pretty sure it would not be smooth sailing in the beginning. She hoped they could all remain friends and support Harley. Clayface and King Shark left to process the news. Frank vowed to stay. Harley and Ivy retired to their bedroom for make-up sex. Ivy pointed out it would not be used to avoid their problems. Harley quipped they had grown some and wouldn't be doing that anymore. Frank quipped based on Blackgate, they hadn't grown at all. Ivy threw a pillow at him and told him he was fired. Harley suggested some hero-vs-villain roleplay.