I can’t believe that a video game and a lego movie are the only two mainstream comic book adaptations that have treated barbara gordon with respect and allowed her to be her own character instead of using her as a plot device to contribute to bruce’s man pain or passing her around in a series of increasingly out-of-character romances with literally every single male batfam member.
a family comedy about lego characters is better with how it handles its female characters than 99.99% of “serious” superhero movies.
Okay the thing about this is Harley Quinn is also an extremely sexual character and ALWAYS FUCKING HAS BEEN! She ENJOYS IT! The people making these posts are also the people posting about how women should be able to choose what they do with there bodies. In the Batman universe HARLEY CHOOSES TO BE SEXUAL AND ALWAYS HAS!! SUICIDE SQUAD DID NOT SEXUALIZE HER! SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN SEXUAL!
ever since her original appearance in 1992 where she wore a skin tight suit in a show meant for little kids
In the comic Mad Love 1994 she tries to sauce the Joker! Even wearing lingerie she’s still got a personality.
even the 2001 comic Harley Quinn had her drawn very explicitly for the time
In the 2002 TV show she wore an open top, seen as extremely inappropriate
Let’s jump to 2008 where she was seen in Lego Batman and even made a sexy lego!
her 2009 apperance in Arkham Asylum, a game made for adults rather than children gave the creators a way to expand on the sexual undertones of her character and dress her accordingly
Now that the media is more accepting of sexual characters and the NEW 52 reboot, the design for the 2011 Suicide Squad comic looks a bit hotter
and SHOCKER the 2011 Arkham City comes out less sexual than the comic book
With the new comics of course comes a new Harley Quinn in 2013
2015 marked the release of Arkham Knight
AND THEN SUICIDE SQUAD CAME OUT!!!
My point is Harley Quinn has ALWAYS been a character with sexual undertones, and as the original audience became adults and the world changed, Harley’s looks have changed to more display this characteristic. In Suicide Squad she was still funny, awesome, and did her best to encourage her team. She’s still the same Harley Quinn my dad grew up on. Just in a different package. Enjoy ALL Harley Quinns, not just the ones that fit your mindset on modesty. She’s not meant to be a modest person.
Okay, so, apparently I did make a mistake. I’m sorry, the “you make me so thorny” line IS in fact an edit. I checked almost everything else in this post, and it took 2 hours to even make. So I’m depressed that that slipped by me. I am sorry. Please forgive me.
Young Justice Ra’s al Ghul and Dynamic Duo by Christopher Jones
Ra’s al Ghul by Howard Porter
Red Robin and Ra’s al Ghul by Marcus To
Batman and Ra’s al Ghul by Eddy Barrows and Patrick Gleason
RA’S AL GHUL
Independently wealthy. Utilizes his vast fortune to finance and further his goals. Incredibly intelligent. A brilliant strategist. Master martial artist. Allied with a host of expert warriors under his command.
He is Ra’s al Ghul, the Demon’s Head, leader of the League of Assassins and the only person in the world capable of going toe-to-toe with the Bat on every level.
Ra’s al Ghul first became aware of Batman after the Dark Knight became entangled with his daughter, Talia. As another man of power who was fully committed to his cause, Ra’s al Ghul saw Batman as a worthy heir to his position as leader of the League of Assassins, a shadowy group that seeks to cleanse the world of corruption and achieve perfect environmental balance. However, the Dark Knight refused, seeing Ra’s al Ghul’s methods—such as killing half of humanity through biological warfare—too ruthless and brutal.
Utilizing the regenerative powers of the Lazarus Pit, Ra’s al Ghul can heal himself from any injury and has often been resurrected from death itself. His exact age is unknown, but he has been around for hundreds of years, giving him an immeasurable amount of knowledge and resources. He is easily one of the world’s greatest threats and can be seen as the embodiment of Batman’s desire to be more than a man, to be a symbol. For long after Bruce Wayne is gone, Ra’s al Ghul shall live on.
Did I ever mention how much of a Riddler fan I am? Well, I am one. A HUGE one. Sorry for the random DC fandom post but these have been idling in my folders for a while now so I thought I’d post em up. X’) I’m a DC person shhhh.
Remember in Arkham City where Joker says “How do you keep a secret from the World’s Greatest detective? Well do you know? It’s easy! You stick it right in front of him, right under his long pointy nose and wait.”
What if he’s also talking about Jason? What if it’s a double entendre about how he was stuck there all along and Bruce was too oblivious to find him?