While the first season of Harley Quinn teased something more than friendship for Harley and Poison Ivy, this season toned down the foreshadowing down a bit. Instead of relationships, Harley's been more laser-focused on killing off the Injustice League to rule new New Gotham. Season 2 has Ivy head over heels in love with him, so much so they're engaged and wedding planning. And it's not reflex or a desperate move for companionship, Ivy truly loves him. When she takes the mic at the talent show in Bane's Pit, Ivy reveals to the inmates in a most vulnerable moment, she's truly happy because of him and couldn't ask for a better soulmate. But she's wrapped up in a future with him and Harley's obsessed with owning the town, so it comes left-field.
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Kiss: DC Animated Finally Did It
Harley Quinn finds success taking its time building the relationship between Harley and Ivy, with the pilot establishing that Ivy and Harley are best friends. After years of warning signs, Ivy is finally able to convince Harley to break off her toxic relationship with the Joker. Though not even a pit of despair is going to stop Harley and Ivy from coming up with a plan to escape—one that happens to involve George Lopez. In a high-adrenaline exit, Ivy proves her loyalty to Harley by risking her own life to save her best friend. In the heat of the moment, Harley and Ivy share an intense kiss. Their romantic feelings for each other sneak up on them—exploring the messy emotions that come along with falling in love.
The Importance of Harley and Ivy's Queer Animated Romance
One of the greatest animated comic series in the world, DC comics, continues to keep fans entertained with not only loved classic stories but with the development of new stories for the era. The greatest superheroes in the world wouldn't be complete without some devious characters involved to keep the party going. Poison Ivy with her ability to transfer poison through a simple touch or seductive kiss and her mind-controlling potential partnered with her gal-pal, Harley Quinn the murderous hysteric is a match made for trouble.
Fans have been anxiously waiting to see how Harley Quinn would handle the romance between Pamela Isley and Harleen Quinzel. The two villains have been romantically linked for nearly as long as they've been best friends and partners in crime, though their earliest appearances in cartoons and comics merely teased at their true relationship. They urged fans to be patient, however, given that the show started with Ivy and Harley barely being friends, much less best friends and lovers like in other universes. This was an intentional choice, meant to develop both characters individually before bringing them together. The gal pals planned a daring escape that involved a riot and hijacking the personal helicopter of George Lopez, who was performing for the prisoners.