In the Suicide Squad movie, what exactly are Harley Quinn's superpowers? There is a scene in which she is immersed in a liquid by The Joker but it's not clear what transformation if any occurs there. Or is she "merely" a Peak Human?

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    She has no superpowers. Jun 5, 2017 at 20:03
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    She's super-annoying
    – Valorum
    Jun 5, 2017 at 20:06
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    Omnipresence, and a high tolerance for lite-beer, at least if last year's Halloween parties were any indication. Jun 6, 2017 at 0:41
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    The power of fan-service.
    – onewho
    Jun 7, 2017 at 19:25
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    IN the comics, in one version of her origin (from the Batman: Harley Quinn Prestige format one-shot released in 1999, I think, which I also think was her first appearance in the mainstream DC Universe), Poison Ivy had given her some concoction that gave her enhanced strength (and possibly agility), and an immunity to most toxins. However, it's not entirely clear if that's been retained since then (especially into the New 52 version).
    – RDFozz
    Jun 8, 2017 at 17:47

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Harley Quinn does not have any superpowers. She's just a human being, like the Joker himself (albeit with some problems). See Wikia and Wikipedia for more information.

Regarding the "scene in which she is immersed in a liquid":

She [...] allowed herself to fall into the vat of chemicals that created the Joker years back. [...] Harleen awakened with the same frontotemporal dementia that her lover received via exposure to the chemicals and oxygen deprivation as the Joker broke down into maniacal laughter.


While this may or may not be true for the movie version, the comic book version of Harley Quinn has "superhuman agility, enhanced strength, intelligence" listed under her powers. (dccomics.com)

  • Would've been nice if that Wikia author cited their sources. Oh well...
    – Shokhet
    Jun 5, 2017 at 20:11
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    "frontotemperal dementia" - wow. Just wow. Jun 5, 2017 at 20:11
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    "bat#$@@# insane" is probably too politically incorrect.
    – KutuluMike
    Jun 5, 2017 at 20:19
  • Much hate to DC for changing her origin to something boring.
    – Devar-TTY
    Jun 5, 2017 at 20:20
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    @KutuluMike Even if it is thematically appropriate for Harley's usual foe.
    – Shokhet
    Jun 5, 2017 at 20:21

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