Pamela Lillian Isley (パメラ・リリアン・アイズリー, Pamera Ririan Aizurī), or "Poison Ivy" (ポイズン・アイビー, Poizun Aibī), is fictional character and antagonist of the Marvelous DC series created by C. B. Cebulski and Jim Lee.
She is Gotham City's resident eco-terrorist. A unique cannibalistic human/plant hybrid, she cares only for her beloved plants and their ultimate dominion over the planet.
Once-human, Ivy's body has been chemically altered during a wayward experiment and can create any number of pheromones and toxins to entice or destroy.
Her unique bond with plants means she can swiftly generate new breeds or plant explosive seed pods on her enemies.
"Nature always finds a way and wins."
- —Poison Ivy's final words, to Batman.
Appearance & Biography
- Voice actor: Tasia Valenza (English), Not Known (Japanese), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Croatian), Not Known (Danish), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (Filipino), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Ukrainian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (Canadian French), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish), Not Known (Spain-Spanish)
As Pamela Isley
As Poison Ivy
- Hair Color: Red
- Skin Color: Green
- Eye Color: Green
- Age: Not Known
- Birthday: Not Known
- Height: 5' 8"
- Weight: 115 lbs. (52 kg)
- Genius intellect.
- Suicide Squad
- Wayne Enterprises
- Thomas Wayne
- Martha Wayne
- Justice Avengers
- Amanda Waller
- Teen Titans
- Falcone Crime Family
- Carmine Falcone
- Black Mask's Gang
- Black Mask
Abilities and Powers
- Unique Physiology:
- Toxic Immunity:
- Chlorokinesis: Ivy is able to manipulate and animate plants.
- Size Alteration:
- Superhuman Strength:
- Medical Science:
- Indomitable Will: Despite the fact that Harley gets Ivy frustrated most of the time she will always help and protect her. She is even ready to take a bullet for her.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic):
- Mental Illness: Ivy mostly can't stand humans, having once had the urge to vomit in their presence. But thanks to Harley's help as Dr. Quinzel, Ivy can now tolerate being around people.
Plot in the Series
Anime and Manga Differences
Translation and Dub Issues
Notes & Trivia
- Poison Ivy first appeared in Batman #181 (June 1966).
- In addition to her metahuman powers and condition, Ivy is a very talented and knowledgeable botanist and chemist.
- While Woodrue's experiments on Ivy gifted her with fantastic powers, they also left her barren and infertile. Unable to conceive a child of her own, Ivy turns to her plants as her surrogate children and has a special soft spot for children in general; often going out of her way to protect them.
- Ivy's best friend is the Joker's sidekick, Harley Quinn. Taking pity on the girl when they first met, Ivy gave Quinn a herbal remedy that increased her strength and agility as well as making her immune to poisons so that she could survive her boyfriend's abuse. As time wore on, Ivy's friendship with Quinn grew from one of strained toleration and pity to one of intimate trust and what may be love. Their relationship has grown to include being available to each other for physical and emotional support as well as, after some exploration, indulging in sexual liaisons with each other. As Ivy tries to help break the abusive control the Joker has over Harley, Harley tries to convince "Red" that not all humans are bad.
- Ivy considers Batman "the perfect man" (largely due to his ability to constantly resist her) and wants him for herself. She also has a twisted interpretation of their relationship as Batman being her "Knight in Shining Armor" while she's locked up in Arkham, and at times has been frustrated and confused by why he would ever reject an offer to be with her forever. Although he has admitted that he finds her attractive and is tempted physically, Batman harbors no emotional attraction to Ivy.
- Ivy is openly bisexual, having no prejudice against seducing males or females to meet her ends and has been known to enthrall/take on lovers of either gender, sometimes multiple at a time, depending on whichever gender she wishes to herself indulge in. She seems to enjoy harems, group sex and assuming a dominatrix role; enjoying her ability to dominate her lovers and enjoying watching humans debase themselves like animals with her and each other. She has also recently developed a fetish for watching her plants eat people; deriving sexual pleasure from seeing, watching and hearing her beloved plants swallowing and digesting people so that they can absorb the proteins and nutrients found within the human body. One of her more notable lovers is her close friend, Harley Quinn, with whom she shares an open sexual relationship/friends-with-benefits arrangement. It should be noted that Harley is the only human that Ivy nearly loves as much as her plants and she has often fought to defend Harley's life despite her announced hatred for humanity.
- Ivy's skin is green due to the deadly toxins that flow through her body. As such she is immune to most toxins and possesses a "poison kiss" which can paralyze, enthrall or kill her foes depending on her mood. By manipulating the amount of toxins in her veins, Ivy can return her skin color to it's previous "human pink" hue. Thanks to a concoction created by Ivy herself, Harley Quinn is immune to Ivy's poisons.
- Ivy's physiology is dependent on receiving a certain amount of sunlight, which she absorbs and converts to energy in much the same way plants do. She becomes greatly weakened if deprived of sunlight for an extended period of time. To this end she prefers to expose as much of her skin to sunlight as possible and so wears as little clothing as possible (which conveniently aids in her seductive abilities), indulging in pure nudism when in the privacy of her home.
- Both self professed "Guardians of The Green”, Poison Ivy and Swamp Thing are considered to be mirror images of each other; whereas Swamp Thing is plant life convinced it is still a man, the more humanoid Ivy will willingly sacrifice the lives of humans in favor of her beloved plants. Swamp Thing himself refers to Ivy as the "May Queen".