I want to rewrite harley quinn’s history where while she’s the joker’s psychiatrist, she doesn’t fall for him, but she begins to agree with his ideologies, and he’s manipulating her into doing so, constantly blaming batman for all the lives he’s failed to save or something. like obviously there’s always been a divide in gotham about whether or not batman is a good thing for the city, especially if harley’s timeline starts early on in batman’s career. she’d have been on the fence about batman when she’s first introduced, and later of course believes him to be a toxic example of entitlement unhinged and unrestrained in a city of corruption and apathy.
and as batman begins to fill arkham asylum with the infamous rogues gallery for the first time, harley snaps one day when a close friend or maybe even her girlfriend/boyfriend/fiancé is murdered, and yet again batman fails to look out for the little guy.
and then harley quinn initiates the first mass breakout in the history of arkham asylum.
she then joins joker’s gang, trying to form a villainous partnership with him, and he respects her on some level for sure for being capable of essentially shutting down the entire asylum and letting everyone loose.
maybe there’s a part where she *does* try to kiss joker or something, but literally he pushes her off like “i am LITERALLY GAY how did you NOT KNOW THIS” and she’s like “oh holy shit.. duh- lol” and that’s the end of that.
he’d probably still treat her like shit bc obviously joker 1) is a terrible person, and 2) can’t share the limelight, and eventually she leaves joker’s gang and the two of them become nemesis’. insert plot line where she nearly kills him, and he gains respect for her as a formidable player in his “game” that previously only included himself and batman.
harley quinn has the power to kill the joker, and he respects the hell out of her for that. he stays out of her way, unless he’s feeling cocky and wants the shit kicked out of him w/o the pesky nuisance of getting arrested (brought to you by batman).
also obviously harley and ivy get together and are gay af, and they probably eventually become anti-heros together, and I would definitely include some sort of scene where they meet wonder woman and she’s tells them to continue following their hearts, as they are both morally ambiguous characters, but at the core of them both, they’re not evil, and diana knows this.
idk I have a lot of… Feelings