10 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About Harley Quinn

She’s not as dumb as you think...

DC Comics

Harley Quinn has been one of the most popular characters in DC’s roster since her debut in the early nineties, and her star turns in the Batman: Arkham games and the Suicide Squad movie have only seen that popularity increase.

Added to that, she’s gone from being a background curiosity, to a leading villain, to an anti-hero with her own successful solo run. However, with so many new fans being introduced to her from various new angles, there’s bound to be some misconceptions taking root - and there are a lot.

Harley Quinn is due back on the silver screen in 2020 with Birds Of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn). Though the majority of moviegoers will refer to it simply as ‘Birds Of Prey’, sticking Harley in the title suggests she’s in for a starring role.

Considering the plaudits Margot Robbie won for her performance the first time around, it’s likely that she’ll bring even more fans into the fold, which is great, but could of course also mean more misconceptions will abound.

Few characters have experienced as meteoric a rise as Harley, but she's still a really misunderstood character, and that's something that has to change soon.


Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.