The dark history of Harley Quinn
Fan-favorite DC Comics villainess Harley Quinn has a complicated and deeply troubling history. Sure, on the surface, she's usually just referred to as The Joker's crazy girlfriend, but the truth behind that simple statement is probably one of the more disturbing and depressing stories in comics. From her lighthearted beginnings as a throwaway cartoon character, Harley worked her way into the fanboy psyche to become one of comics' most followed ladies. Here are some of the more sordid details from Harley's dark past.