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Poison Ivy, real name Pamela Lillian Isley, is a seductive eco-terrorist enemy of the Batman with plant-based plans and powers.

Pamela Lillian Isley, once a brilliant botanist, turned to a life of crime when Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne destroyed the habitat of a rare plant in order to build Stonegate Penitentiary. She "dated" Dent, so she could get close enough to poison him. However, her plan failed, she was taken to the same prison she hated, and Dent really hated her afterwards.[1] Ivy was later transferred to Arkham Asylum.[2]

After she escaped Arkham, Poison Ivy created a chemical serum that would transform a human being into a tree. She deviced a plan to transform any citizen who had commited crimes against plants and forests and Bruce Wayne was among them. Alfred Pennyworth was attacked instead and before the transformation was completed, Batman stopped Ivy and cured all of Ivy's victims. Ivy was not found afterwards.[3]

Eventually, Ivy returned to crime and when she tried to steal from the Gotham Museum, she came across Harley Quinn, who had the same idea. The two ladies struck a quick friendship and started a large criminal spree, until they were stopped by Officer Renee Montoya and were taken back to Arkham.[4]



Other Characteristics


  • Wrist-Mounted Crossbow[1]

  • In a possible error by the writer, she was knocked out by gas in "Honor Among Thieves".
  • Poison Ivy's affection for her plants - or "babies" - would often distract her from her main goals, or a fight.
  • Ivy was 28 during the events of "Pretty Poison".


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