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Poison Ivy is a slender woman with green skin, green eyes and green lips — all of her outfits also heavily favor green. She has long red hair and styles part of her hair on the left side, almost covering her eye. She usually wears a green jacket and a white shirt underneath it, with green tights and black high heels. In her pajamas, she wears a "tree hugger" shirt with green sleeves on it and green pajama pants. In Arkham, she wore an orange prison suit just like Harley.
Ivy has a sarcastic, bitter, misanthropic personality, although she is quite affectionate and understanding when it comes to the very few people she considers her friends. Her primary love is for nature, and focuses her criminal goals around obstructing any efforts to harm the environment or plant life. Indeed, most of her friends were plants that she brought to life, until she became friends with Harley Quinn (at the time going by her real name: Harleen Quinzel). Her strongest relationships are with Frank the Plant, Kite man and most importantly Harley herself. Due to her difficulty forming relationships, Ivy has severe abandonment issues.
Ivy seems to have been born to a wealthy family as a metahuman which caused her to isolated and bullied by both her peers and parents. Her father would even go to mock her on her birthday and made it clear he was not fond of her due to her lack of friends. Because of this isolation Ivy befriended plants, even having one as a pet, a ficus named Mr. Ferris. At some point while still a child she walked in on her father having sex with their maid, as a result her father killed her beloved pet and started to beat her.
It was after her first experience of physical abuse that she started to hate humanity as a whole. Over the years it seems that Ivy got more unstable while also wanting to wipe out humanity before eventually being defeated and sent to Arkham Asylum. By the time she and Harley actually met, her misanthropic tendencies had caused her to regress to a near animalistic state.
The only one who was able to reach out to her was Harley who became Ivy's first human friend. Before Dr. Harleen Quinzell ever adopted the identity of Harley Quinn, Ivy initially rejected her attempts to show compassion, spitting in her face when the two first met. A turning point came when the Joker attempted to escape Arkham, taking both Harley and Ivy with him to use as human shields. However, Harvey Dent (not yet the villainous Two-Face) ordered his men to open fire without regard for Harley, confident such an act would gain him votes in his reelection campaign. Seeing Harleen clearly more concerned with Ivy than her own life, Ivy decided to raise her hands and surrender. This would officially begin their friendship and later partnership.
For a long time Ivy tried to talk Harley into leaving Joker and even broke her out of Arkham after she was imprisoned for a year. Eventually as Harley succeeded in leaving Joker Ivy would offer Harley advice in how to become a powerful figure in the criminal underworld.
Powers and Abilities
Ivy is a supervillain with plant-based abilities. When she uses her powers, recurring theme music is heard.
Toxin Immunity: Poisons and toxins have no effect on Ivy.
Chlorokinesis: Ivy is able to manipulate and animate plants, even giving them intelligence and sapience. However, she cannot control certain mutated plants or plants created by the Queen of Fables, although in the latter case, it is not stated whether that is because they are magically created or under the control of someone else.
Pheromones: Ivy's pheromones lets her render people unconscious or fall in love with her before transforming into trees and dying. Ivy can extract these pheromones into potions that she can dispense.
Regeneration: As a human-plant hybrid, Poison Ivy is able to completely heal herself from even the most fatal of wounds and injuries, provided that she's been buried in fresh soil. After she was impaled through the chest with a harpoon, she was able to make a full recovery within a week.
Gifted Intelligence: Ivy is exceptionally gifted academically, allowing her to have multiple Ph.D.'s for Botany, Chemistry, and Toxicology.
Master Biochemist: Harley has described Ivy as being a "genius biochemist," hence she was the only person who was able to synthesize a serum to save Mr. Freeze wife, Nora.
Expert Combatant: Ivy is an accomplished fighter, having learned several techniques form Harley during their time together. As such, Ivy was able to easily take down several goons while escaping from Riddler.
Unlike most versions of Poison Ivy, this incarnation of Poison Ivy does not seduce others to do her bidding or further her goal, rather she tends to just kill them with her power over plants. She does, however, use a "love potion", although she dislikes using that term to describe it.
Likewise, this is the first incarnation of Poison Ivy whose sexual relationship with Harley Quinn is much more explicit, to the point of being the two depicted in bed.
This version of Poison Ivy seems to have been born with her powers and not gained them later in life evidenced by her childhood memories.