Pamela Isley (New Earth)

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Real Name

Pamela Lillian Isley

Main Alias

Poison Ivy

Other Aliases

[ 1 ] · Doctor Paula Irving [ 2 ]

Lillian Rose· Doctor Paula Irving


[ 3 ]

Unnamed father and mother


Earth Mother/Nature [ 3 ]
once Suicide Squad, Injustice League Unlimited, Gotham City Sirens, Secret Society of Super Villains, Joker League of Anarchy,

formerly Injustice Gang The Society, Justice League of Arkham

Base Of Operations

Gotham City





Public Identity



Marital Status



Scientist · Eco-terrorist














Earth-One · New Earth


Robert Kanigher · Sheldon Moldoff

First Appearance
Batman #181
(June, 1966)
Quote1.png Me? I’m a genius. I can make plants behave like animals and make animals into plants. And I’m part plant as well. It doesn’t show. But I am… What am I? I am the Queen of the May, crowned in leaves, and blossom, and thorns. I am hope and beauty and truth. A symbol of growth in the dark times that are upon us… I am impossible. Woodrue killed me. You know that? I don’t know what he gave me in those college experiments. But it killed me… killed herbirthed me… What am I? I am Poison Ivy. Quote2.png

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Poison Ivy is an eco-terrorist villain of Batman with sum control over plants.


Main article: Poison Ivy Origins Pamela Isley was born in Washington, only child of a affluent family. She attended college in Seattle, where she studied vegetation. Pamela fell in love with Marc Legrand, one of her teachers and they started a kinship. finally, Pamela stole some special herb from a local museum to help Legrand with some experiments, but he betrayed and poisoned her using the like herb she had stolen for him. Pamela survived the poison and as a consequence, she became invulnerable to all poisons. These events were known by the FBI, but they had Pamela ‘s name wrongly recorded as Lillian Rose. [ 1 ] Turning to crime, Pamela adopted the alias of Poison Ivy and appeared in public for the first time in Gotham City in ordering to challenge the most celebrated female criminals for the claim of Public Enemy No. 1. She managed to outmatch them, but she was confronted by Batman and Robin. Using her charms, she about escaped from them, but Batman recovered equitable in time to capture her and placed her in prison. [ 4 ] Later, Ivy attempted to escape prison using Batman as her hatchet man, but her design backfired and she was captured once again. [ 5 ] finally, she escaped from prison and joined the Injustice Gang, but they were all defeated by the Justice League. [ 6 ] not long after this, Ivy became a member of the jury on a mock trial run by criminals in Gotham, which was staged in order to determine who had killed Batman. The hale situation was a plan concocted by Batman to capture the Joker, which allowed Ivy and the other criminals to avoid capture. [ 7 ] Some time late, Ivy joined forces with Catwoman and Madame Zodiac in order to confront Batwoman, Batgirl and Huntress. Although successful at first, Ivy and Catwoman were captured and defeated while Zodiac betrayed them and escaped, leaving them behind. [ 8 ] When Ivy escaped once again, she planned her retaliation against her former lover, Marc Legrand, and transformed him into the Redwood, a tree-like animal under her command. [ 9 ] Ivy started a new serial of crimes, but she was confronted by Wonder Woman, who turned the Legrand creature against Ivy and caused their apparent death. [ 1 ]

return to Gotham

Ivy had survived her meet with Wonder Woman and after a brusque stretch with the Injustice Gang, [ 10 ] she returned to Gotham City with a grand outline to steal the assets of Wayne Enterprises from Bruce Wayne. [ 11 ] Ivy ‘s plan was about successful, but despite his soporific suggestion, Bruce Wayne resisted Ivy ‘s commands and challenged her as Batman. Ivy ‘s design came crumbling down when Batman and Robin worked together against her and her sure assistant revealed the truth to the authorities. Ivy was subsequently arrested and Wayne recovered the assets of his company. [ 12 ] however, Ivy was soon released ascribable to lack of evidence and good behavior and she started working on her adjacent dodge. She allied with a scientist and in concert, they created plant monsters that could potentially destroy Gotham. Ivy then used some executives from Wayne Enterprises to give the creatures their department of energy. [ 13 ] Her recklessness caused Ivy to be confronted once again by Batman, who foiled her plans with help from the fresh Robin [ 14 ]


Main article: Poison Ivy Origins
Doctor Pamela Lillian Isley grew up in Seattle ; daughter to wealthy so far aloof parents. In college, she specialized in botany and toxicology and was a very promise, but naive, student. Her professor, Doctor Jason Woodrue, late known as the Floronic Man, seduced her, hoping to persuade her into becoming a human test national for his experiments. These experiments, according to Isley, were agonizing. twice, she was closely killed, and ended improving in the hospital for six months. Woodrue fled the authorities, while Isley was left with a change physiology. Toxins in her bloodstream made her touch deadly and immune to all poisons, viruses, bacteria, and fungi. She besides gained the ability to produce pheromones that she could use to seduce men into doing her bid. unfortunately, the results of these experiments besides left her ineffective to have children, and she has treated her plants as her children always since. Enraged at her treachery by a man, Isley suffered fierce climate swings. She later caused a boyfriend to have a car accident by bringing about a massive fungal-overgrowth in his lungs. Isley then left Seattle, finally settling down in Gotham City. Her first act, there, was threatening to release her smother spores into the air unless the city met her demands. therefore, she became ill-famed as Poison Ivy .

The Poison Tomorrow and Suicide Squad

After several encounters with Batman, Ivy was locked in prison for a while, until she was released on parole. Joining forces with a criminal know as “ The Grip ”, Ivy used her pheromones and seduction tactics to steal from affluent men. unfortunately, her victims besides died and investigations revealed that they had been killed by a disease that was lento killing Ivy equally well, as a resultant role of the weaken of her poison immunity. Batman located Ivy and after a brief confrontation, she understood that her life sentence was in danger and agreed to be hospitalized, where she would be by rights treated and finally recovered. [ 15 ] concisely afterwards, Ivy joined the team known as the Suicide Squad and took function on many of the team ‘s most dangerous missions. [ 16 ] Around the like fourth dimension, Ivy set out to wipe out a majority of Gotham ‘s population by spreading the deadly toxins within her system, hoping to reduce population and keeping active lone those who were naturally immune to the toxins. Her design was thwarted by Batman and Green Arrow and she was presumed dead after her companion blew up her hideout with her inside. Of course, Ivy survived the incident, although it was never explained how. [ 17 ] After a massive break from Arkham orchestrated by Bane, Poison Ivy escaped and created an united states army of “ deadfellows ”, after which she attended a Charity Function at the Gotham Civic Center, where she released some plant spores in the vent to mind control all the affluent men of Gotham and she took them to her hideout, the greenhouse Neo Eden. Batman thwarted Ivy ‘s plans and stopped the eco-terrorist. [ 18 ]

Leaving Gotham

A few years after her arrival, she would try to leave Gotham constantly, escaping Arkham to settle on a desert island in the Caribbean. She molded the barren barren into a tropical paradise and stated that for the first time in her life sentence, she was happy. It was soon firebomb, however, when an American-owned corporation tested their weapons systems out on what they thought was an abandoned island. Ivy then returned to Gotham, punishing those responsible. After being willingly apprehended by Batman, she resolved that she could never leave Gotham, at least not until the global was dependable for plants. From then on, she dedicated herself to the mission of purifying Gotham. [ 19 ]

Injustice Gang and Harley Quinn

Poison Ivy was a penis of the original Injustice Gang of the World, which fought the Justice League on respective occasions. She besides joined the Secret Society of Super-Villains for a deputation against the Justice League. Years belated, she was coerced into being a penis of the Suicide Squad. During this time she used her abilities to enslave Count Vertigo. Ivy is besides friends with the Joker ‘s buddy Harley Quinn. Unlike most villain team-ups, their partnership seems to be rooted in actual friendship, and Ivy truly wants to save Harley from her severe kinship with the Joker .

No Man ‘s Land and Hush

Following the destruction of Gotham in an earthquake, the ruins of the city were declared a No Man ‘s Land. Rather than fight over district like most of Batman ‘s enemies, Ivy held district over Robinson Park, and turned it into a tropical paradise. sixteen children who were orphaned during the tremor came to live with her, as she sympathized with them, having suffered a traumatic childhood herself. She cared for them like sons and daughters, despite her general misanthropy. That winter, Clayface paid Ivy a visit, hoping to form a bargain with her. This would entail her growing fruits and vegetables, while the orphans harvested them, and then he would sell the grow to the highest bidder. She wanted nothing to do with the design and attempted to kill him with a kiss. Clayface overpowered her and captive she and the orphans for six months in a chamber under the lake in the park. He fed her salt and kept her from the sun to weaken her. finally, Batman came and discovered the prisoners. The two agreed to work together to take Karlo down. Batman battled Clayface and instructed Robin to blow up the lake sleep together above, allowing the haste water to break apart the mud, effectively freeing Ivy. She fought Karlo, ensnaring him in the branches of a tree and fatally kissing him. She then proceeded to sink him down into the grind, where he became fertilizer for Ivy ‘s plants. Batman, originally intended to take the orphans away from Ivy, but recognized that staying with her was what was best for them, and they remained in her care until the city was restored After Gotham City was reincorporated into the United States, the city wanted to evict her from the park and send her back to Arkham Asylum. They besides mistakenly believed that the orphans in Ivy ‘s worry were unwilling hostages. The Gotham City Police Department threatened to spray the ballpark with a knock-down herbicide that most surely would have killed every exist plant in the parking lot, including Ivy, and more than likely do harm to the children as well. Ivy refused to leave the park to the city and let them undo the exploit she had done, so she chose calvary. It was alone after Rose, one of the orphans, was by chance poisoned by Ivy that she surrendered herself to the authorities in order to save Rose ‘s liveliness. Batman then became mindful that Ivy was still more human than establish. [ 20 ] Poison Ivy late came to believe that her powers had begun killing the children she looked after, so she asked Batman to help her reverse her condition to make her a normal homo being again. Though it was a success, she was convinced soon after by Hush to take a serum that would restore her powers, but she apparently died in the march. When her grave was visited late, however, it was covered with vines and ivy, suggesting that her death would be ephemeral. [ citation needed ] Ivy was rear in Gotham when Riddler set his hush plan in movement. Promising her money, Riddler used Ivy to mind control Catwoman [ 21 ] and Superman. [ 22 ] Ivy was captured, though unbeknown to her this was share of Riddler ‘s plan. When Riddler was last discovered, he was hunted by all the criminals he manipulated and sought Poison Ivy ‘s auspices. [ 23 ] however, Ivy wanted to destroy Riddler arsenic much as everyone else and tried to eliminate him. [ 24 ] Ivy succeeded on destroying the Riddler by making him realize that he was no longer a condemnable pull in Gotham and left him in a catatonic state. [ 25 ] One year after the events of the Infinite Crisis, Ivy was active and active. Her command over flora had increased, apparently on a par with that of the Swamp Thing or the Floronic man. She besides appeared to have resumed her crusade against the bodied enemies of the environment with a new fanaticism, regarding Batman no farseeing as an opponent, but merely as a “ hindrance ”. late, it was discovered that Ivy had been feeding people, including boring lovers, bungling henchmen, and those who returned her smile to a colossus plant which would digest the victims lento and painfully. She referred to it as a guilty joy. In an unprecedented event, the soul of her victims merged with the plant, creating a botanical monster called Harvest, which sought revenge upon Ivy. With the interposition of Batman, however, she was saved. Ivy was left in critical condition, and the whereabouts of Harvest were unknown. [ 26 ]


After recovering, Ivy caught the Trickster and Pied Piper eating fruits in one of her gardens. Her plants then told her that the men had hurt them and she proceeded to ensnare them with captive to kill, if not for the intervention of Deathstroke. [ 27 ] later, Ivy was contacted by Catwoman, who wanted to get revenge over Hush. Ivy was in blame of locating every single hideout Hush had used and she stole all the money stashed in those places. [ 28 ]

final crisis

Poison Ivy was recruited by Libra for his Secret Society of Super Villains, and late fell under the control of the Anti-Life Equation. This resulted in a direct confrontation with the Spectre, the motion and Radiant. [ citation needed ]

Battle for the Cowl

Main article: Batman: Battle for the Cowl After the Black Glove ‘s fail plan to destroy Batman, all the inmates from Arkham Asylum were transferred to Blackgate Penitentiary until Arkham was completely decontaminated. On their way back to Arkham, the vehicles that transported the inmates were assaulted by a raw Black Mask, who freed the inmates, blew up the mental hospital in front of all of them and forced them to join his united states army. Ivy was among the inmates who joined Black Mask ‘s group and under his instructions, she teamed up with Killer Croc, located the Batmobile and attacked Damian Wayne, who was saved by the seasonably arrival of Nightwing. [ 29 ] Following Black Mask ‘s design, Ivy and Croc joined Firefly to burn and destroy Penguin ‘s warehouses. however, tired of being manipulated by Black Mask, Ivy released a series of chemicals that nullified the chemical implant Black Mask was using to control them and Ivy freed herself from his grip. She went to Catwoman ‘s space, looking for Selina, but rather she found Harley Quinn and Riddler, who explained that they were besides looking for Catwoman. Putting their differences away, they teamed up and found Selina, unconscious mind on the streets. [ 30 ]

Gotham City Sirens

Some time by and by, after rescuing Catwoman from Boneblaster, a modern villain trying to make a diagnose for himself, Poison Ivy took her back to Edward Nigma ‘s townhouse. When there, Catwoman saw that Ivy had been keeping the Riddler under mind control so that she and Harley Quinn could use his townhouse as a hideout. Catwoman decided that with Gotham City more dangerous than always, thanks to all the crowd wars and a newfangled Batman, a partnership with the other two women would be advantageous. however, Ivy feared that Catwoman had lost her border and art, and consulted with Zatanna regarding the nature of Catwoman ‘s injuries. Zatanna responded that Catwoman had psychological wounds that would need healing, more sol than physical ones. Ivy resolved that she and Harley would provide Catwoman with “ plus female reinforcing stimulus ”, and the three agreed to become a team. Ivy joined Selina on a mission at the Club V, where Selina was tasked to follow Vicki Vale. however, when Harley crashed the place in order to retrieve her stolen pet hyenas, Ivy was forced to help her contend against the respective criminals in the build. [ 31 ] After many adventures in concert, Harley Quinn betrayed her companions and broke into Arkham Asylum with the goal of killing the Joker. however, she ultimately chose to release Joker from his cell alternatively, and together the two orchestrated a violent takeover of the facility. Poison Ivy arrived and tried to convince Harley that the Joker was evil, but Harley Quinn refused to believe her. After they were defeated by Catwoman and Batman, Catwoman told Ivy that they would no long be a team, angry at Ivy ‘s earlier attack to drug her in ordering to discover Batman ‘s identity. Poison Ivy was then incarcerated in Arkham Asylum. Ivy soon escaped and made amends with Harley Quinn. together, the two set off to find Catwoman and make her pay for her treachery. The two of them found Catwoman and fought her on the streets, where Catwoman confessed that she saw good in the both of them, and lone wanted to help them. When she told them that she had entirely retain tabs on them because Batman wanted to keep them under control, Ivy took her anger out on the city by using giant star vines to destroy buildings, cursing at Batman for manipulating her. Batman was about to arrest them, but Catwoman helped the two of them escape.


Before Crisis on Infinite Earths, her merely powers were toxic immunity and the ability to wall-crawling ; all her poisons and plant-based weapons were yield of science. In Post-Crisis, she has the power to control plants and poisons .

  • Chlorokinesis(Post-Crisis only): Semi-mystical connection to the plant world through a force called the Green. She was able to manipulate and animate plants, using roots to form supports for a tunnel. She controlled an entire tree to come down on Clayface, ensnaring him in its branches. She once brought a whole skyscraper down with giant vines.
  • Toxikinesis(Post-Crisis only): A deliberate overdose of plant and animal based toxins into her blood stream that make her touch deadly. Ivy can create the most potently powerful floral toxins in Gotham City. Often these are secreted from her lips and administered via a kiss. They come in a number of varieties, from mind controlling drugs to instantly fatal necrotics. Her skin is toxic as well, although contact with it is usually not fatal.
    • Pheromone Control(Post-Crisis only): Ivy is known to be able to seduce men and women alike, often using pheromones to do so, but even without the pheromones, her beauty is still an asset that can she can use to seduce.[32]
    • Skin Pigment Manipulation(Post-Crisis only): By reducing the intensity of her poison, she can give herself a normal skin tone, allowing her to move around in public without being recognized.[33]
  • Toxic Immunity: Immunity to all toxins, bacteria, and viruses.
  • Adhesion (Pre-Crisis Only): Poison Ivy was able to wall-crawling as the homonymous plant.[4]


  • Genius Level Intellect
    • Science
      • Botany: Doctor Isley was a renowned scientist with a career in Gotham City. She’s always had a fascination with plants, and they have been the major direction in her life even after her accident. Her knowledge of botany allows her to better manipulate her plants.
        • Toxicology: Her specialization in Botany was Toxicology, at first, she used her knowledge for perfumes, make-up and medicine. After her accident, she used her knowledge to grow thorny plants and poisonous traps for her enemies.
  • Seduction: Pamela Isley has always been a beautiful woman, but she never used her looks or talents for personal gain until she became Poison Ivy. She taunts her trapped opponents with their human desires and can even infatuate thugs to her cause through her plants or her own means.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): Her athletic abilities have grown over the course of her career. She has learned a limited style of martial arts fighting, is proficient at climbing and leaping, and is a strong and fast swimmer.
  • Thievery[1]


  • Vulnerability to Darkness(Post-Crisis only): Poison Ivy requires substantial amounts of solar energy to live.

other Characteristics

  • Mental Disorder: Poison Ivy has been committed to Arkham Asylum on a regular basis. She speaks to her plants, finds extreme rage towards males and at a certain point sought out the destruction of the human race so only she and her plants would live. It is possible that Poison Ivy can also communicate with the collective consciousness of plants known as The Green (what would justify her habit of talking to plants); unlike Swamp Thing, however, she lacks the mental stability to withstand the constant anti-human propaganda spread by plants.


During Pre-Crisis, she used poisons and all sort of plant-based weapons.

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC’s Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character’s Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Poison Ivy was Supergirl’s first kiss.[citation needed]


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