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Harley Quinn first appeared in the DC Comic world in September 1992 in Batman: Animated Series Joker's Favor where she captured the heart of not only the heart of the Joker, but also the hearts of fans. Originally slated to only be a walk-on role, Quinn morphed into an important and multi-dimensional character of the DC Universe. 

Who Is Harley Quinn?

When the first trailer for this year's Suicide Squad came out in the summer of 2015, there began to be a lot of memorabilia surrounding Margot Robbie's character. For Halloween, there were gaggles of women dressed in pigtails and ripped t-shirts reading Daddy's Little Monster while baseball bats were slung over their shoulders.

But despite the oversexualized version of Harley Quinn that was marketed for Warner Bro.'s film, there's a tremendous amount of backstory that the movie doesn't explain. 

Director David Ayer tells the viewers about her previous life as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a psychiatric intern at Arkham Asylum where she is volunteered to analyze one of the inmates - The Joker. He seduces her, she falls madly in love with him and eventually helps him escape. Their relationship is the most twisted in the comic book universe. The Joker is manipulative and abusive but Quinn is the only person who has held such a long affair with the supervillain. He once sends her off into a rocket when he realizes he feelings toward her. 

Margot Robbie Is Endearing As Harley Quinn 

Harley Quinn has been made and remade so many times in video games, television shows, movies and comic books that it's hard to nail down exactly which version the fans would enjoy the most, but Margot Robbie nailed it perfectly.

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In the first trailer, viewers caught glimpses of Robbie's version strolling destructed streets using a baseball bat as a gun and right away, fans connected with this version. The accent is spot-on, the playfulness between her and the other members of the Squad (and especially The Joker) is fun to watch and the chaotic twist in her eyes make her feel like the star of the movie. (Though, arguably, Will Smith's Deadshot was pretty entertaining, too.) 

In a red carpet interview Harley Quinn's co-creator Paul Dini said that when he saw the shots between Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's The Joker, he thought: "That's it, that's my girl."