Batman Family #6 (1976)
Reading: Duela Dent
The Riddler Family
The Riddler Family
Detective, Acrobat, Utilizes various clown-based gadgets
Duela Dent is an enemy turned former-member of both the Teen Titans and Titans East. Introduced under the alias of Joker’s Daughter, she has besides used the aliases “ Catgirl “, “ Scarecrone “, “ Riddler’s Daughter “, “ Penguin’s Daughter “, “ Card Queen “, and “ Harlequin “. Since the New 52 boot, she was reimagined as a member of Batman ‘s rogues drift .
Duela Dent inaugural appeared as Joker’s Daughter in the Batman Family series of comedian books. She gained the care of Robin, as she late claimed to be the daughter of Catwoman, Scarecrow, the Riddler, and the Penguin. She deduced Robin ‘s identity and he revealed that she was Duela Dent, Two-Face ‘s daughter. Duela claimed she wanted to join the Teen Titans to atone for her father ‘s crimes. not everyone was in favor of this estimate. In Teen Titans # 48 she changed her identity to Harlequin. As Harlequin, Duela use gimmicks such as smoke-inducing powder puffs and bullet-firing lipstick. After the Teen Titans amusing books were canceled, she popped up in the Batman titles, calling herself Card Queen while infiltrating a criminal organization called MAZE. Duela ‘s last pre-Crisis appearance is in Tales of The Teen Titans # 50, as a guest at Donna Troy ‘s wedding where she appears to be a middle age matron. Dick Grayson notes that he ‘d last realized she was besides erstwhile to be Two-Face ‘s daughter, which she agrees with, but disappears before he can take the count far .
Delusional and schizophrenic, the cryptic Harlequin has been in and out of mental institutions for several years. An acrobat who possesses numerous “ clown-motif ” gadgets, she calls herself Duela Dent ( while her true identity remains unknown ). Her first meaning Post-Crisis appearance was in the Team Titans comedian book, as a affected role in a mental hospital. The writers of the deed in the first place planned to reveal that Harlequin was a time-traveling member of the Team Titans driven insane by her heave experience. however, due to the cancellation of the series, plans for her to return were aborted. The final examination issue of Team Titans solicited a non-existent fib for Team Titans # 25, and provided a comment on the deed ‘s cancellation. In the solicitation, Duela steals a reality-altering device and shift New York City into the late 1970s. ultimately it was revealed that Duela is the daughter of the The Jokester ( Earth-3 ) and Three-Face ( Evelyn Dent ), the Joker ‘s heroic counterpart and archenemy of Owlman ( Thomas Wayne, Jr. ) This means she is Joker ‘s daughter, just not the mainstream matchless. She is besides the step daughter of the Earth-3 Riddler. It is unknown however how and when she came to the independent continuity ‘s universe .
Harlequin aided the Titans during the “ Technis Imperative, ” in which Cyborg ‘s automatize system seeks out all Titans allies, past and present. Although she is in a genial mental hospital, Duela is rescued by Cyborg and helps the Justice League for Cyborg ‘s soul. Duela makes a brief appearance in Titans Secret Files # 1, insisting to anyone who would listen that the Titans would soon contact her about membership. She besides claims that she is the daughter of Doomsday. Duela ‘s adjacent appearance is in Titans Secret Files # 2, in a accompaniment narrative in which Gar ‘s objectionable cousin Matt holds a membership drive for the Teen Titans West, “ Titans L.A. ” Harlequin crashes the meeting-turned-party with a small group of villains, including Beast Boys ‘s enemies Fear and Loathing, simply because she has n’t been invited. Flamebird and Terra defeat her and return her to The Helping House Mental Institution in Industry, California. How she met up with the dangerous villains with whom she crashed the party is unexplained. In the same comic, a feature of speech states that her claims regarding her authorship have been disproved, save one ; no promote information is provided. In a brusque report contained in the Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files # 2, Duela socializes with respective villains at their hidden satellite headquarters and makes a series of wild claims regarding her parenthood, all of which are dismissed by the perplex villains ( she claims that she has been resuscitated by a Lazarus Pit and that her beget may actually be the nefarious parent ).
Duela returned to action alongside the assemble Titans who faced Dr. Light in Teen Titans ( vol. 3 ), and Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis # 4 and Teen Titans # 32. She later appeared in a double-page bedspread that was added in the Infinite Crisis hardbacked collected edition .
One class former
The Joker ‘s Daughter and Enigma both served on the Teen Titans during the suffer year. Duela is a penis of the sliver group Titans East, with writer Geoff Johns submit : “ Yeah. We ‘re going to truly get into her. Tony Daniel did an amazing redesign on the Joker ‘s daughter for the Titans East. ” In Teen Titans # 43, Miss Martian and Cyborg arrive at Belle Reve prison to question their former team copulate Bombshell, who has betrayed the team. gamble and Batgirl arrive, and Batgirl murders Bombshell by slitting her throat with a razor abrupt batarang. Duela and Enigma cut the prison ‘s office issue, allowing the inmates to escape and attack Miss Martian and Cyborg. During the attack, Enigma comments to Duela : “ Wait ‘ll dear old dad gets a burden of us ! ” The two are the captors and tormentors of Raven, whom they torture psychologically. Duela reveals that she joined Titans East merely because they asked. Raven points out that Duela has constantly been an ally of the Titans, and offers her membership on the team. Duela accepts the invitation by punching Enigma, and fights alongside the Titans against Titans East. When the battle ends, Duela and Batgirl disappear .
In Countdown # 50, Jimmy Olsen interviews an imprison joker about the murder of Duela Dent, who had called herself the Joker ‘s Daughter. The Joker states that he never had any daughter, and expresses awareness of the Multiverse ‘s being and of shifts in reality. The Joker appears as he did before Batman # 655 .
New 52 ( Prime Earth )
Duela Dent was heavy reimagined as character of the New 52 where she became a distinctly more nefarious and twist character who scantily resembled her original incarnations ( in appearance and character ) .
Duela was born to a glad couple somewhere in the suburb outside of Gotham. Duela ‘s father immediately became uneasy deoxyadenosine monophosphate soon as she was born. As she grew older Duela proved to be a strange child committing odd acts such as trapping a spider in a light bulb, making a mobile for her go to bed out of knives and creating a corset out of barb wire. When she turned twelve she took in an “ surly frump ” and it was soon thrown out by her father. Duela ‘s parents took her to a hospital after seeing she had been cutting her side with a corner cutter. Duela struggled through her operating room to fix her face thus resulting in half of her confront being deformed. Though her parents were appalled by her newly appearance, Duela seemed to revel in it, stating she was “ flawless ”. That night her parents argued over Duela ‘s place in their house as she listened in. finally, Duela ran away from home. Duela found a newly home in the sewers of Gotham where she joined a tribe of sewer-dwelling people. Along her journey she found the Joker ‘s face, mistaking it for her contemplation. She donned the human body and used it to assert her power over a nearby couple where the man is shown to be treating his “ match ” unfairly. Duela angrily confronted the man and the couple mistake her for Joker, cursorily surrendering. Duela then used a one-half moon man of metal she found to brand the man ‘s confront with a smile as she demands to know where the tribal drawing card is. late, Duela sought out the Dollmaker and had him graft the Joker ‘s face onto her own as she was obsessed with being beautiful things as hideous and hideous thinks as beautiful .
During the events of Batman Eternal, she was recruited by the Cluemaster ( working for Lincoln March ) to resurrect evil cult-leader Deacon Blackfire in Arkham Asylum. Duela assisted Deacon to reincarnate within the soundbox of super-criminal Maxie Zeus and acted as his lieutenant within a super-criminal cult including Doctor Phosphorus and the Scarecrow. finally, this plan was foiled by the supernatural superhero Spectre .
While still a adolescent, Duela briefly became a penis of the Suicide Squad alongside Joker ‘s ex-girlfriend Harley Quinn whom she constantly fought with. This Task Force X was sent by Amanda Waller to Russia where the team was secretly being betrayed by fellow member, Deathstroke who was working alongside the Rocket Red Brigade and their drawing card KGBeast. On the mission, Harley became angered with Duela and beat her to a pulp with the warning to not idolize or aspire to become the Joker. The team managed to escape from Russia and brought Duela back to Belle Reve Penitentiary where she was finally freed .
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Duela finally returned to Gotham where she befriended the Red Hood. Red Hood took Duela under his wing and aboard Arsenal, they fought the Circus of Strange whom were orchestrating a series of kidnappings. finally, Duela was kidnapped by Joker-obsessed serial-killer, “ Punchline “, an imitation Harley Quinn who beat her with a crowbar and faked killing her in-front of Red Hood to imitate Red Hood ‘s similar death at the hands of the Joker. interim, Duela was secretly held captive by Punchline .
Powers and Abilities
Duela is a skilled detective, an impressive acrobat, and using many clown-based gimmicks .
- Lipstick Gun:
- Crescent-Moon Spear:
- In Batman: The Killing Joke the Joker’s wife was pregnant, and though she died, the fate of the unborn baby was not explicitly stated, as she was nearly due.
- Duela is the second DC character to have taken up the alias of “The Harlequin”. The first was the super-villain Molly Catherine Mayne who was the enemy-turned-lover of the golden-age Green Lantern, Alan Scott (both of whom operated in Gotham City). Of course following Duela the Harlequin alias was adapted into Harley Quinn.
In other media
- In the cancelled Batman Unchained film Harley Quinn was reimagined as the Joker’s daughter instead of his girlfriend/sidekick.
- Also, in Batman: Arkham City, Harley Quinn is revealed to be pregnant and it is explicitly implied it is The Joker’s child. During the credits Harley sings “Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Mama’s gonna kill for you the whole damn world”, implying that the baby has already been born.
- In Harley Quinn’s Revenge, it is revealed that it was a false positive and was using Scarface (dressed up as the Joker) as a surrogate surrounded by a lot of negative pregnancy tests.
- In the TV series Batwoman, Duela Dent appears as a character referred to as the Serial Slasher. In this continuity she is the daughter of Harvey Dent’s sister, Evelyn Dent (an allusion to Three-Face of Earth-3). She is a deranged young serial killer who leaves Glasgow-grins in the mouths of her victims and who only feels free when Alice cuts her face off.
Over her years of amusing history, Duela has claimed to be the child of the follow villains. In some stories, she has besides taken on the title as “ [ the villain ] ‘s Daughter ” or plays on their name/gimmick .
- The Joker: Joker is the default, “Parent” for Duela, even when she declines him being her actual father. In Prime Earth continuity, she idolizes Joker and believes him to be her spiritual father.
- The Riddler
- The Penguin
- Two-Face: Duela’s classic origin is that Harvey abandoned her and her mother when she was born as a sole-child, opposed to twins.
- Dr. Light
- Punch and Jewelee: In this origin, Duela claimed to have been raised on a Task Force X facility where she was also close with Deadshot.