Batman and Nightwing form an uneasy but needed alliance with Harley Quinn to stop Poison Ivy and Floronic Man from transforming people into plants
- Kevin Conroy as Batman / Bruce Wayne
- Loren Lester as Nightwing / Dick Grayson
- Melissa Rauch as Harley Quinn / Dr. Harleen Quinzel
- Paget Brewster as Poison Ivy / Pamela Isley
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Floronic Man / Jason Woodrue
- John DiMaggio as Swamp Thing / Alec Holland
Batman’s secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy American playboy, philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises. After witnessing the murder of his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne as a child, he swore vengeance against criminals, an oath tempered by a sense of justice. Bruce Wayne trains himself physically and intellectually and crafts a bat-inspired persona to fight crime.Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City with assistance from various supporting characters, including his butler Alfred, police commissioner Gordon, and vigilante allies such as Robin. Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any superpowers; rather, he relies on his genius intellect, physical prowess, martial arts abilities, detective skills, science and technology, vast wealth, intimidation, and indomitable will. A large assortment of villains make up Batman’s rogues gallery, including his archenemy, the Joker.
Richard John “Dick” Grayson
The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the “Flying Graysons”, Dick watches a mafia boss kill his parents in order to extort money from the circus that employed them. Batman (Bruce Wayne) takes him in as a legal ward (retconned as an adopted son in some cases) and the crime-fighting partner Robin. He is written by many authors as the first son of Batman.As well as being Batman’s crime-fighting partner, Dick establishes himself as the leader of the Teen Titans, a team of teenage superheroes. As a young man, he retires as Robin and takes on his own superhero identity to assert his independence, becoming Nightwing. As Nightwing, he continues to lead the Teen Titans and later the Outsiders.
Harley Quinn (Harleen Frances Quinzel
Harley Quinn, whose real name is Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, PhD, is depicted as having been a psychologist at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum. Gotham City Sirens #7 shows Harley visiting her family for the holiday season, in which they are portrayed as being very dysfunctional, forcing Harley to become upset and leave abruptly. It is stated that the reason Harley pursued psychology was to understand her own broken family.
The character’s origin story relates that as a psychologist, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, PhD is assigned to the criminally insane Joker at Arkham Asylum. Fascinated by him, she eventually falls in love with the Joker and becomes his lover and accomplice. She follows suit in the Joker’s clown-themed, criminal antics and adopts the name Harley Quinn, a play on “Harlequin” from the character in commedia dell’arte. Speaking with a pronounced Northeastern accent, Harley refers to the Joker as Mr. J and Puddin’, terms of endearment that have since been used in nearly every adaptation in which the two characters appear.
Poison Ivy’s real name is Pamela Lillian Isley, a Gotham City botanist obsessed with plants, ecological extinction, and environmentalism. One of the world’s most notorious eco-terrorists, she uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting endangered species and the natural environment. Although Poison Ivy’s look has evolved over the years, she typically wears a green one-piece outfit adorned with leaves and has plant vines extending over her limbs.
Floronic Man takes some of Poison Ivy’s DNA in an attempt to create a “child”. Poison Ivy, in exchange, gets a trunk full of dope money, and is free to walk away. Deciding she does not want Floronic Man running the world, she frees the Batman. After a short battle, Batman notices that Floronic Man is standing in a puddle, and uses an electrical cable to electrocute the villain, then decapitates him once again.
Alec Holland woke in the Louisiana swamps with the last thing he remembered being his own death. However, he soon began to have memories of a life he never had the chance to live as the Swamp Thing. For a while, he attempted to ignore these thoughts and live a normal life as a carpenter, until the call of The Green grew too strong. Eventually, an emissary of the Green came to him and explained that he was meant to become the ultimate Swamp Thing, but he was prevented from fully merging with The Green when his body died in the swamp, and instead, the Swamp Thing he remembers was born, without a human core