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Quote1 She's not pathetic, Jack! No more than I was! She's a person -- a flesh and blood woman who loved you and wanted to give you everything! Don't underestimate her! Don't underestimate her like you did me. Quote2
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Marian Drews was the girl who became the second Harley Quinn after Harleen Quinzel left Jack Napier/The Joker. However, Drews eventually adopted the persona of Neo Joker after Jack was cured, to restore his former status as a criminal.

After Harley Quinn left the Joker when he captured and tortured Robin, Drews replaced her, without the Joker even noticing that she wasn't the original. Years later, after the Joker's insanity was cured, he located Drews and proposed to her, leaving her bemused, as "he" (The Joker) would never behave in this fashion. The real Harley then arrived and kicked Drews unconscious.[1]

Disgruntled, Drews changed her look and took on the mantle of the Joker for herself as the Neo Joker, acting as a stand-in until the "real" Joker returned. She later accepted his marriage proposal and joined him in his quest to rid Gotham City of Batman.[2]


Other Characteristics



  • Jet Rocket (Formerly)


  • Various Firearms
  • Knives
  • Freeze Canon (Formerly)

  • Much like the name Harley Quinn, "Marian Drews" is a pun, in this case a play on "merry-andrew", an archaic term for a clown.
  • Drews was dubbed Neo Joker by the Mad Hatter.



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