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Harley Quinn Reboot "animated" by MatthewRHumphreys Harley Quinn Reboot "animated" by MatthewRHumphreys
Harley is someone that doesn't require a huge amount of tweaking to make her work. So the only real change being that she's a student instead of a Doctor and that she like Barb will idealize a way of life rather than a person(joker)

Harleen Quinzel attends high school with Barbara in this retelling. She's Barb's mirror image. Rivals in gymnastics, she was the salutatorian to Barbara's valedictorian. But where Barb's focus was in law enforcement for her future, Harleen saw things otherwise.

During a college visit to determine where she'll attend after senior year, she snuck away from her tour group and tagged along with a group of Psychology students visiting Arkham Asylum. There she had her first glimpse of a personality that would shape her future.

She met a man who was clinically insane by all medical standards, but she saw him differently. She saw someone who was methodical, brilliant and only those who were fools couldn't see the social experiment he was conducting. He was showing them what true freedom was. Being second to no one because there was no structure to climb in his mind. He simply WAS.

Harleen had been bitter at always being ALMOST great in everything she did. ALMOST the best in school, sports and social climates. But what she took away from her stow away trip was a sense of freedom. A sense of self where she would no longer use society's rules for anything be it law, conformity or love. What she wanted she took, and what she wanted to do, she did.

Like Barb, she doesn't look at her symbolic icon (Joker) with an esteem or infatuation per se. More that she fell in love with his mentality. The idea of freedom he represented and from there she'll grow into her own villain using her own comparable skills to butt heads with Batgirl.
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HedgehogGuy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
That's just Harley's winter uniform.
TsukiAkami Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I was wondering, would it be ok if I used this as a reference for a cosplay? I'll make sure to credit you for the design.
DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
She's kinda like my ideas to up grade Kitten from Teen Titans, but your conception is totally complete!  Love the Jester hoodie!
Clobutt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cute
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Nice work
Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LittleGreenHat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh my god, I love this D:
valsiak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
such a good design if only DC could hire you or something so they can bring back fun and charming Harley rather tan the mess they have right now
chili19 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Love this idea so much
anime-underdog Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, those are big weapons. :D
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