50 influential fictional women in nerd history

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Harley Quinn

Okay if you didn’t like her before Suicide Squad, you probably definitely liked her after. Harley Quinn, the crazed former psychotherapist who falls in love with the Joker, stole many hearts in a very weird way. First of all, she’s classified as a “villain,” yet many relate to her for her insane love that she seems to have for the Joker.

It isn’t a relationship anyone should really aim to emulate, but there’s something about her love for him that resonates with fans. That and she’s incredibly strong since she doesn’t really care what happens to her.

Harley is a free spirit, one of those characters that just does whatever it is her heart desires. It’s turned into her being one of the most amazing characters in the DC Extended Universe. Harley Quinn answers to no one, not even her Puddin’ some of the time. And while her actions aren’t really ones we should want to carry out in real life, her carefree attitude does make her one of the coolest characters out there.

That and she is often depicted as being openly bisexual and having a crush on Diana Prince from time to time, or even kissing Poison Ivy in the comics. Now if the DCEU did that with Margot Robbie and Gal Gadot (or cast a new Poison Ivy), that’d be a pretty incredible thing!