Are Harley Quinn And Joker Really Relationship Goals?

Are Harley Quinn And Joker Really Relationship Goals?

"Suicide Squad" might have gotten it wrong...
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With the release of the movie "Suicide Squad," many people have gotten into the hype surrounding DC's Joker and Harley Quinn. The suicide squad portrayal of their strange relationship has gotten many people to believe that Harley Quinn and Joker are relationship goals. Who are to blame these people, without prior knowledge they would seem like a great couple. Harley Quinn is the sexy ride or die kind of female, the one who would do anything for her man and would never do him wrong. They were both crazy but it worked, their relationship seemed perfect.This is the kind of female the media tells women they should be, also it seems suicide squad only showed the good parts of Harley Quinn's and Joker's relationship. But every relationship has its ups and downs, and the movie only showed the ups of this popular couple. True fans or those who've followed the batman series can point out very simple reasons why you should never want a relationship like Harley Quinn and Joker.

We are so proactive about getting rid of domestic violence as a nation, but people openly ship a couple where the man has been abusive beyond belief. Joker is quite the abusive person when it comes to interpersonal relationships as well. Even the actress who plays Harley Quinn admits Joker and Harley have a unhealthy and abusive relationship. She is usually the subject of Joker's outbursts when things go wrong for him, especially when it involves batman. In "The Batman Adventures: Mad Love" the show, there is a scene where Harley conducts the plan joker had for the death of batman, and calls him over to show him how good she can be (another sign of their abusive relationship) because she captured batman ready for the kill. When Joker gets to the hideout he is unsatisfied with the situation and slaps Harley in front of batman. As if that wasn't enough, he then practically throws her out the window of a building where she lands to the ground seriously injured. While it is true there have been instances where Harley hits joker, the abuse joker puts Harley through is not only physical but emotional as well.


A little history on this couple, Harley Quinn was originally Joker's psychologist while he was a patient at Arkham. It is often said he manipulated her emotionally to fall for him and become dependent on his abuse. Stockholm syndrome is a condition where the victim has feelings for or is emotionally attached to their captor/abuser. Harley Quinn is a clear example of this where she takes his abuse but swears to god her loves her. Even Batman commented on their relationship telling Harley that Joker doesn't love her and he's feeding her lies but blinded by love she refused to accept the truth. There have been instances where Harley has finally given up and decided she deserved better than Joker but because she is so dependent on him she ends up running back to him and the cycle of abuse continues.


This is the couple people aspire to be like, the couple that is emotionally mentally and physically damaged. If Harley and Joker were a couple in real life people would be trying their hardest to get Harley away from that kind of abuse and situation. Not only does she have Stockholm Syndrome, Harley Quinn has an unhealthy obsession with Joker. Every aspect of their relationship is unhealthy and dangerous but because of the way it is portrayed in the movie they are labeled #relationshipgoals. They are seen as the couple who are both crazy so the work and nobody's perfect so they can accept each others insanity and darkness but behind all of it, Harley Quinn and Joker are the last people to be considered #relationshipgoals. On the bright side the suicide squad can always be #squadgoals.

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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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