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How the Legend of Harley Quinn Was Born Revealed by Batman Favorite Mark Hamill

How the Legend of Harley Quinn Was Born Revealed by Batman Favorite Mark Hamill

Celebrating the birthday of original Harley Quinn voice actress Arleen Sorkin, Batman: The Animated Series co-star Mark Hamill spoke about how the character was created. In recent years, Harley has become one of DC's most popular supervillains, appearing in a vast variety of comic books, video games, movies, and television shows. It all started with an appearance in the original animated series in 1992, with Quinn debuting as the Joker's sidekick in the episode, "Joker's Favor."

Initially, Harley Quinn was written into the episode as a nameless crook, just one of Joker's many assistants that help him carry out his crimes. As Hamill reveals in a recent tweet, that all changed when Sorkin was tapped to voice the character, creating Harley's distinct voice and personality.

In the script she was just an unnamed Joker "hench-wench" w/ no discernible personality. When Arleen began reading her lines in that unforgettable voice so poignant

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