At the end of arc, Poison Ivy enters a facility known as the Sanctuary for rehabilitation.[60]. First she punches him for not believing her claims, and then she kisses him for coming to her rescue, poisoning him with her mind control toxin. Home. Batman, who appears in Gotham that very same year, thwarts her scheme, and she is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum. [57] After this arc, Poison Ivy is occasionally seen working at Terracare (now acquired by Gordon Clean Energy) or helping the Birds of Prey against villains (such as the Daughters of Gotham or the Calculator). [39] Ivy soon escapes and ambushes Harley in her cell, binding and gagging her former friend before she can defend herself. The purpose of this is to create a world economy run on hemp and to have their offspring control it. In volume three of Batman, she causes giant plant roots to become uprooted at a moment's notice, and directs the roots to entangle her enemies. That winter, Clayface (Basil Karlo) pays Ivy a visit, hoping to form a bargain with her. Poison Ivy is a member of the original Injustice Gang of the World, which fights the Justice League on several occasions. [122], Fictional character throughout the DC Universe, Lieberman, A. J. In the Batman Chronicles (1995) story Passion's Fruit (1997), Ivy is depicted as feeling lonely and deeply missing Batman while at Arkham Asylum. The Superhero Database Classification number, or SHDB Class, is a number that represents the overall 'power' of a character. The character's appearance is considered iconic; she is typically drawn barefoot in a one-piece costume adorned with leaves and vines, with occasional variations to her skin tone. All traits of a character are used for calculating the Classification. Ivy has helped Harley out on several adventures between her ecological terrorism gigs back in Harley's new home on Coney Island. Dr. Lillian Rose, PhD[14] is a promising botanist who is persuaded by Marc LeGrand into assisting him with the theft of an Egyptian artifact containing ancient herbs. Aware of his resistance, she tries to appeal to his sense of morality. Upon being cured, he falls, but saves himself, and saves Ivy as Gotham Tower collapses when — assuming Batman dead — Poison Ivy tries to kill herself, once more insinuating that it is more than just lust she feels for him. In the tie-in comic to Injustice: Gods Among Us, Poison Ivy first appears in "Chapter 21" of Year Three, where Dick Grayson, now the new Deadman, possesses Ivy and has her drive the Batplane to the House of Mystery and House of Secrets, where Batman's Insurgency and Superman's Regime are doing battle. After being saved by Batman, Catwoman is operated on by some of the most gifted surgeons in the world, including Doctor Mid-Nite and Mr. Batman is about to arrest them, but Catwoman helps the two of them escape. In Batman: Pavane (1989), while being interviewed as a potential candidate for the Suicide Squad, Pamela reveals to Inspector Stuart on how she became Poison Ivy. She was mutated into a humanoid mutant praying mantis.[90]. [51], In Batgirl, Poison Ivy helps Batgirl save an airplane and its passengers from a plant, one of Ivy's specimen, that is growing uncontrollably in the cargo bay. Ivy also possesses the power to make plant life do as she wishes. [11] She is typically depicted barefoot with long flowing hair, plant vines extending over her limbs, and a green one-piece suit adorned with leaves, with occasional variations to her skin tone.[5][6][12]. A few years later, she attempts to leave Gotham forever, escaping Arkham to settle on a desert island in the Caribbean. He agrees to help clear their names, and during the discussion Ivy reveals that she has recently taken up a job at the Gotham division of S.T.A.R. When the girls sneak out to see Gotham City at night for the first time, they cause an incident at a strip club that gets the police involved, and Ivy has to help them escape. Eventually, Batman comes and discovers the imprisoned orphans and Ivy. His butler, Alfred Pennyworth, notes that Batman has been poisoned by the flowers. [15], Following the events of the DC maxi-series comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, which massively retconned DC Universe history and continuity, Poison Ivy's origins were revised in Secret Origins #36, 1988, written by Neil Gaiman. In the end, Batman decapitates the Floronic Man, and Ivy escapes with her money. "Human Nature, Book Four", Lieberman, A. J. Katana and Starling reject the idea and even attack Ivy, but after a brief scuffle, the women begin working together as a team. Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley) is a supervillainess in the DC Universe and is an enemy of Batman, though she did also fight evil for a time as a member of the Birds of Prey. [84], She is coerced into being a member of the Suicide Squad. She was fired after suggesting to Bruce Wayne that the company develop chemicals that could brainwash people. Created by Robert Kanigher… In Gotham City Sirens, Ivy reveals that she donated her $30 million share of Hush's money to a reforestation fund. You can almost see the pheromone permeating from her very being, as she sits perched atop her botanical monster with a mischievous grin across her face. Robert Kanigher originally modeled her after Bettie Page, giving her the same haircut and look. Her task is to hypnotize both Superman and Catwoman, using Catwoman to steal ransom money from Killer Croc after the original plan is interrupted by Batman while Superman serves as a 'bodyguard' when she hides in Metropolis. Powers and Abilities Poison Ivy has resistance to most poisons and toxins, which also results in her touch becoming toxic. However, Ivy turns on Floronic Man and lets Batman go to fight the intoxicated maniac. As Poison Ivy and the White Mercy bid farewell to each other, the White Mercy uses her connection to the Green to make Poison Ivy lose her memories of the incident, so Ivy doesn't need to suffer any heartache. She hatches a scheme to unleash some of her plant creations to cause havoc in Gotham, multiplying at contact with water, until Batman finally pays her a visit at the asylum. She begins her criminal career by threatening to release her suffocating spores into the air unless the city meets her demands. Although Poison Ivy has been historically portrayed as a supervillainess, Batman and Poison Ivy have worked together in achieving common goals and are frequently depicted as having a romantic relationship. This would entail her growing fruits and vegetables, having the orphans harvest them, and him selling the produce to the highest bidder. Uma Thurman portrayed the character in Batman & Robin, and Clare Foley, Maggie Geha, and Peyton List played her in Gotham. [62] The following Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy limited series shows Ivy still struggling to completely regenerate. Ivy’s skin has over time taken on a green hue, which she can lessen by … While visiting her father in prison, she kissed him, and the poison that was secreted from her lips killed him. Her head is apparently left at GCPD headquarters after her demise. Poison Ivy strangles Aquaman in vines but is blasted by Iron Man and defeated. Every Super Power has a score (SPS) that is used to calculate the Class. The gang is broken up after Two-Face's apparent death at the hands of the Joker. Batman warns Ivy that an unknown strike force is after her, because they know Ivy is able to pull biological weapons from the tree. [85], IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Poison Ivy as #64. Thanks to her own resistance and the kiss he received, both Batman and Ivy become immune to Scarecrow's gas effect. Freeze, informing her about an infected girl and giving her samples of it. [69] Since her death and rebirth, her control over plants increased to the point she can grow giant animated plants from seedlings in seconds, hear through plants, and channel her consciousness into plant material from long distances. [63], Initially thought to have been transformed by human experiments, Isley is later revealed to be gifted by the Green, an interplanetary force which grants her a supernatural control over plant life, enhanced strength and stamina, the power to transfer poison through touch, complete immunity to all toxins and poisons, and the ability to project mind-controlling pheromones. But when she subsequently kisses a dying Batman, she unknowingly cures her intended victim and establishes a budding romantic tension between them. [7][10], Ivy is considered extremely beautiful within the DC Universe, and is often presented as a temptress. 3.2. In Neil Gaiman's short story "Pavane," she identifies herself as nature's daughter and the rightful ruler of the world. In the "Battle for the Cowl" storyline, she is coerced by a new Black Mask into joining his group of villains that aims to take over Gotham. He attacks Ivy, and transforms into a giant, plant-like monster. Also, as part of a bargain to keep her freedom, Batman arranges it so that Ivy provides fresh produce to the starving hordes of earthquake survivors. He feeds her salt and keeps her from the sun to weaken her. Nightshade. Her special pheromones let her mesmerize and manipulate people around her, men in particular, although strong-minded people like Batman are usually capable of resisting. [41], In The New 52 (the 2011 reboot of the DC Comics universe), Poison Ivy is recruited into the covert-ops group known as the Birds of Prey. In JLA: Created Equal, Ivy and Swamp Thing team up to mentally travel through the Green, to try and discover what exactly caused the event which wiped out almost every male on the planet. However, Harley uses her money to go on a shopping spree, while Ivy gives her money away to organizations in Madagascar and Costa Rica dedicated to reforestation. [71][72], In her first appearance, Poison Ivy is established as having an attraction to Batman, and tries to convince Batman to join her side and creates love potions that ensnare him.[73]. Subsequently, Ivy is returned to Arkham Asylum, her twisted love for Batman stronger than ever. … Together, the two set off to find Catwoman and make her pay for leaving them behind. [76][77][73] Unlike most villain team-ups, their partnership is based on genuine friendship and mutual respect. Batman at first decides to punch her, hesitates, then they embrace and kiss passionately instead. Marvel-Northstar. [80], Ivy teamed up on occasion with fellow villain, Harley Quinn with Harley being her close friend and recurring ally. In subsequent issues, she states that she only started a life of crime to attain sufficient funds to find a location to be alone with her plants, undisturbed by humanity. [48][49] In the "Better Together" story arc of Trinity, Poison Ivy finds a dreamworld and the White Mercy entity, both created by the Black Mercy plant for Mongul, through her connection to the Green. She has been featured in many media adaptations related to Batman. Later she landed an internship in Wayne Enterprises' Bio-Chemistry division developing pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. She appeared as a boss in: Poison Ivy appears in the Batman: Arkham series voiced primarily by Tasia Valenza. Ivy returns to Gotham with a vengeance, punishing those responsible. Ivy then tries to convince Harley that they can run away together and be free, but Harley refuses to leave her gang behind until the war between the Regime and Insurgency is over, which Ivy accepts. Shortly after, she escapes from Black Mask's control and forms an alliance with Catwoman and Harley Quinn, leading into the ongoing series Gotham City Sirens. When she tells them that she only kept tabs on them because Batman wanted to keep them under control, Ivy lashes out onto the city by using giant vines to destroy buildings, cursing at Batman for manipulating her. (w), Barrionuevo, Al (p), Bit (i). She assisted in hiring the Gang of Harleys and nursing Harley back to health when Captain Strong's mutant possibly alien seaweed put her in the hospital. [12][22] Soon after, Ivy finds Harley Quinn, who had almost been murdered by the Joker, among the debris of the earthquake and nurses her back to health. 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