Up till now, Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) hasn’t actually progressed far sufficient in her supervillain profession to go head-to-head with the Justice League, although she has crossed paths with just a few of its members. As a lot as Harley wished a high-profile nemesis, it seems that the League is simply as terrifying as the Queen of Fables (Wanda Sykes) mentioned they have been – though not fairly as violent.
We already know that the League has carte blanche on merciless and strange punishment, trapping the Queen of Fables in a ebook of U.S. Tax Code with out a lot as a trial. At their greatest, they arrive off as self-righteous buzzkills who detain first, and ask questions…by no means? Granted the world of ‘Harley Quinn’ incorporates a Legion of Doom who publicly broadcasts how evil they’re, so it’s attainable the League has a false sense of safety with reference to understanding who is evil, and who isn’t, with little room for nuance in between.
Their look on ‘Satan’s Snare’ is thrilling to see, at first, as DC’s biggest superheroes swoop in to avoid wasting the day. It rapidly turns extra worrying, although, as the League prepares itself to throw Harley and her crew into the Phantom Zone with out a lot as an interrogation, which appears lots like overkill. The Phantom Zone, in the comics, tends to be a bit of a one-way journey reserved for the worst and most harmful villains that the DC universe has to supply.
The League has apparently been locking criminals up with out due course of for some time as a result of Surprise Lady (Vanessa Marshall) appears to have utterly forgotten that she has the final interrogative device simply hanging off of her hip. It’s as much as Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) to wrap herself in the lasso to persuade the League that she’s telling the fact about her innocence.
Whereas we’re used to seeing the world from the League’s eyes, seeing them from a villain’s perspective actually elaborates on simply how harmful they’re, and the way terrifying it have to be to have them present up. What’s extra, these supposed paragons of justice present up completely confident, with superior smiles dripping with self-righteousness. As inspiring as the characters are in additional superhero-centric exhibits, on ‘Harley Quinn’ you abruptly perceive why the supervillain neighborhood bears such hatred for the League.
Batman (Diedrich Bader) apparently sufficient, appears to be the solely superhero in the collection who understands the idea of nuance in the supervillain neighborhood. In ‘A Seat At the Desk,’ he seems to have real empathy for Harley, who’d simply been betrayed by the Joker (Alan Tudyk) – once more. He’s labored together with her, in ‘You’re a Rattling Good Cop, Jim Gordon,’ even listening to her recommendation. His obsessive learning of the prison thoughts appears to have taught him that not all unhealthy guys are the similar. You begin to see one more reason why he’s so territorial of Gotham, and why he tends to maintain the relaxation of the Justice League out of his metropolis.
Granted, the present is set in a world as seen by way of Harley Quinn’s eyes, and the personalities of superheroes are in all probability somewhat skewed when seen from her perspective. It’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing tackle the Justice League. There are dozens of tales about alternate worlds the place the Justice League has turned evil, however the few tales that convey out the disturbing side of the Justice League’s super-heroics are usually much more fascinating.
They’re not fairly the Justice Leaguers you realize and love from different properties, however their portrayal on ‘Harley Quinn’ gives an attention-grabbing perspective on the League. Possibly it’s not the wisest course of motion to permit extremely highly effective individuals to make unilateral selections, irrespective of which facet of the good/ evil line they’re on.
The season finale of ‘Harley Quinn’ airs February 21, on DC Universe.