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Quote1 In my practice i work with violent, sick people. But when you give them a secret face--- a vehicle for all their hostility and aggression and base impulses-- their normal face becomes the disguise. Quote2
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Dr. Harleen Quinzel is a psychiatrist from Gotham City.

At some point, Dr. Quinzel appeared in a talk show to discuss the psychology of masks.[1] She later interviewed Joker's ex-girlfriend Alicia Hunt.[2]


  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the Batman '89 comics and is an adaptation of Harley Quinn. The original character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and first appeared in the episode "Joker's Favor" of the series Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Harleen's appearance is inspired by Madonna.
  • Harley Quinn was originally set to appear in the Burtonverse unproduced film Batman Unchained, as a supporting character, written as the Joker's daughter trying to kill Batman to avenge her father's death, with she and Scarecrow teaming up to drive Batman insane and have him committed to Arkham Asylum.[3][4]