Hello everyone! Welcome to Women of DC, the place to get information on your favorite female characters in the DC Universe.
Allow me to introduce myself, the name is Falisha also known as Poison Quinn, a member of Batman Arkham Asylum forum. Every week I will be presenting you all with a little info of the many women who play a big part in the lives of Batman Characters as well as the DC Universe.
With the anticipation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I am just aniticipating, I’ve decided to go with a personal favorite of my own. So, without further prolongation, allow me introduce you to our first lady this week, Pamela Isley.
Current Alias: Poison Ivy
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington
Powers: Chlorokinesis, Enhanced Strength, Toxic Immunity, Toxikinesis, Pheromone Control
Abilities: Botonist, Toxicologist, Proficient Combantant
Once a very intelligent botanist college student from Seattle, Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley knew just about everything there as to know about plants. Her downfall of being naïve, Pamela was seduced by her professor Dr. Jason Woodrue (Floronic Man) into experiments upon her, using his smooth seductive words of love. These experiments placed toxins in her blood stream that led to her touch being dealy and allow her to be immune to all poisons, viruses, bacteria and fungi. After the experiments she was allowed to produce mind-control pheromones that drove men in a frenzy at her touch. The experiments also made her unable to reproduce, allowing her to treat her plants as children, mothering them all every since.
Pamela was placed in a hospital for six months, after the experiments went wrong, allowing Woodrue to flee the authorities. Feeling betrayed, Pamela suffered many violent mood swings. Pamela dropped out of school after her boyfriend got into a car accident learning he was mysteriously suffering from massive fungal overgrowth. Leaving Seattle, she eventually settled in Gotham City.
When she arrived in Gotham, Pamela threatened to release her deadly spores into the air unless Gotham met her demands. This act caused her fame of becoming the infamous Poison Ivy. Appearing in Gotham that same year, Batman subdued and defeated her resulting in her incarceration in Arkham Asylum. As her sentence in Arkham went on her naïveté would fade as the hardness that comes with the criminal lifestyle. As the years went on she became more plant-like becoming a thorn in Batman’s side that would still remain to this day.
Poison Ivy would also become best friends with the Joker’s sidekick, Harley Quinn. Although in past villain team ups relationships have crumbled due to greed or incompatibility, Harley and Ivy have a genuinely rooted friendship. Ivy tries to save Harley from her abusive relationship with the Joker. She sympathizes with Harley as Harley is mistreated by the man she loves, just like Ivy was by Jason Woodrue.
Poison Ivy is currently teamed up with Harley Quinn and Catwoman, known as the Gotham City Sirens
And that folks is the sultry and seductive Poison Ivy. See you all next week