News: The Clown Prince of Crime's main squueze is a brickhouse.
Everyone loves Harley Quinn. Everyone loves her so much that it's hard to believe "Mr. J's" girlfriend wasn't even originally from the Batman comics. Her first appearance was actually in the fantastic Batman: The Animated Series from the mid-90s. Forget the comics and forget the movies, Batman TAS is the definitive Batman for anyone in their twenties.
So it's no surprise that Travellers Tales has announced that Harley Quinn will appear in Lego Batman as a playable character.
They've also released the first four screenshots showing the character in action and this Developer Diary detailing her background:
"Queen of crime, psychopathic psychiatrist and the lover of the Joker, Harley Quinn is a pirouetting, pouting princess of pranks straight out of the Comedia Dell Arte.
An Arkham Asylum psychiatrist assigned to treat The Joker; Dr. Harleen Quinzel was instead driven mad by the Clown Prince of Crime. She helped him escape confinement and became Harley Quinn, The Joker's devoted and love struck companion. Nearly as insane as The Joker himself, Harley Quinn is a violent and unpredictable felon who will do anything to prove her love and loyalty to her beloved Joker.
And, because The Joker hates Batman, so does she. Batman respects Harley's physical abilities as a foe and is wary of her twisted personality, knowing that he must always expect the unexpected where she's concerned. In some ways, Batman feels sorry for Harley, who he sees as yet another of The Joker's victims. Yet her above average intelligence, enhanced strength and stamina, as well as superior acrobatic abilities and wicked sense of humour, make her an adversary to take seriously.
In the Lego Batman videogame, Harley Quinn will be playable and have the ability to walk a tight rope, perform super jumps and bypass security for all levels with guards in security booths. Harley Quinn appears in the Fairgrounds Villain level as well as one additional level yet to be announced? stay tuned Batfans!"