There's certainly no shortage of tragic characters roaming the streets of Gotham — from the orphaned, crime-fighting socialite with a penchant for spelunking to the once-promising DA with a now visible dark side. But does Batman's grimmest story actually belong to Gotham's (other) psychotic clown?
After reading this piece on the flaws in (the mostly marvelous) Batman: The Animated Series, a discussion began about the troubling case of Harley Quinn. She went from the enamored sidekick of Batman's super-foil, to a criminal hatching plots without him to, finally, a character actively working on her own rehabilitation. And then, somehow slid right back to the very beginning.