So I feel like this pic needs some explaining, ’cause it’s a crossover of sorts that is probably not readily apparent. So, of course, the two girls here are Olive and Maps, who attend Gotham Academy in, well… Gotham City. That part’s pretty straightforward. The guys here are two goons of the Joker’s, taken from the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Christmas With the Joker”. In that episode, Joker takes over the radio waves while his two basic goons, nicknamed “Donner” and “Blitzen”, do his bidding. So what we have here is Joker rewarding these goons with two girls he nabbed from Gotham Academy (nevermind timelines or continuity stuff, this is for fun), and the crackling speech bubble is him narrating over the action like he does in much of that episode. Hope that conveys the concept well enough for everyone, and I hope y’all enjoy the pic.
So this is a pic I started waaay back in 2017, following a conversation with a friend. We talked about how much they liked Harley and Ivy as a couple, which is a sentiment I agree with (I much prefer this pairing to any other possible pairing for either of them). I started this pic ’cause I was riding high on the idea of a Harley/Ivy pic at the time, plus I thought it’d make my friend happy, but there were some parts I didn’t like and wanted to redraw. Other stuff took priority, and this pic just sat in my work folder for the longest time (it was even in the “hype banner” on my site for a year or so, when it was just lineart. When the new Harley Quinn show started airing, I loved it, and wanted to draw those versions of the characters together. However, I felt bad about this pic, which I’d always wanted to get back to. So, finally, I buckled down and finished it. Now that this picture’s finally done, expect some 2020 Harley and Ivy content from me eventually (we’ll see when I can find the time).
So, I think this pairing is kinda an obvious one. I’ve definitely seen people draw comparisons between these two before, and I think their respective fans are drawn to them for similar reasons. Harley’s already got an established relationship of some sort with Midoriya as we saw in her last Ask, and it was likely through that connection that she ended up on set for Toga’s NHML shoot with him and Uraraka.