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Poison Ivy (DC)(Pamela Isley)
Real Name: Pamela Lillian Isley
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Poison Ivy (Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley) is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillainess who is primarily an enemy of Batman. Created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, she first appeared in Batman #181 (June 1966).

Poison Ivy is depicted as one of the world's most prominent eco-terrorists. She is obsessed with plants, botany, and environmentalism. She uses toxins from plants and mind controlling pheromones for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting the natural environment. Fellow villain Harley Quinn became her recurring partner-in-crime and possibly her only human friend. She has proven to be one of Batman's more powerful foes, being one of the few members of his Rogues Gallery to display anything close to superpowers. Pamela Isley a.k.a. Poison Ivy has been portrayed as a love interest for Batman in some comics. In one comic, Ivy was robbing a charity gala Bruce Wayne was attending. Ivy's first kiss was poison, the second its antidote. When they first meet, Ivy's toxic lips planted a seed of toxic rapture in Bruce. But when she later kissed a dying Dark Knight, Ivy unknowingly cured her intended victim and established a budding romantic tension between them.

Creator Robert Kanigher modeled Poison Ivy after Bettie Page, giving her the same haircut and Southern drawl as Page. In her first appearances in 1966, no origin was developed; she was merely a temptress. When she first arrived in Gotham City, her costume was a one-piece, strapless green bathing suit, covered with leaves. Leaves also formed her bracelets, necklace and crown. She wore green high heels and yellow-green nylon stockings with leaves painted on them. These particulars changed somewhat when she re-appeared.

Poison Ivy was promoted after the rise of feminism pointed out the need for a greater number of more independent female villains in the series. She was also used to replace the increasingly sympathetic Catwoman as a clearly antagonistic female supervillain foil for Batman, and then made further appearances in the Batman comic book series and in Suicide Squad. The second, retconned origin story provided for her by Neil Gaiman in the late 1980s linked her to Swamp Thing and his original Black Orchid as a human-plant hybrid. She has since appeared in starring roles in Gotham City Sirens and Birds of Prey.

In the 1997 film, Batman & Robin, she was portrayed by Uma Thurman. Poison Ivy has been featured in the television series, Batman: The Animated Series and The Batman, brought to life by voice actresses Diane Pershing and Piera Coppola respectively. She is significantly younger on The Batman than in any of her other incarnations a teenager in fact, who nevertheless proves to be one of the most powerful criminals in the world.

IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Poison Ivy as #64. She was ranked 21st in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.

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First Appearance: Batman (1940) #181

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Issue Appearances:
Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight (2014)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Amazing Adventures of the JLA (2006)
Anarky (1997)
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell (2003)
Arkham Asylum: Madness (2010)
Arkham Reborn (2009)
Batgirl (2000)
Batman (1940)
Batman [GER] (1997)
Batman [GER] (2007)
Batman 80-Page Giant (1998)
Batman 80-Page Giant (2010)
Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 (2011)
Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy (2016)
Batman Arkham: The Riddler (2015)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman Black and White (2013)
Batman by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones (2014)
Batman Classics Sonderband (2000)
Batman In The Sixties (1999)
Batman Noir: The Killing Joke (2016)
Batman Unwrapped: Andy Kubert (2014)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman vs. Superman: The Greatest Battles (2015)
Batman Zero Hour (2017)
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
Batman: Anarky (1999)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Special (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Underground (2009)
Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (2002)
Batman: Bruce Wayne - The Road Home (2011)
Batman: Contagion (1996)
Batman: Dark Knight Gallery (1996)
Batman: Dark Victory (1999)
Batman: Death Mask (2008)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Face the Face (2006)
Batman: Four of a Kind (1998)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Harley & Ivy (2004)
Batman: Harley and Ivy The Deluxe Edition (2016)
Batman: Harley Quinn (1999)
Batman: Harley Quinn (2015)
Batman: Haunted Knight (1996)
Batman: Hush Double Feature (2003)
Batman: Joker's Asylum (2008)
Batman: Knightfall (1993)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: Masterpieces (1998)
Batman: No Law and a New Order (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Gallery (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files (1999)
Batman: Odyssey (2010)
Batman: Odyssey (2011)
Batman: Odyssey (2012)
Batman: Orphans (2011)
Batman: Poison Ivy (1997)
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996)
Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman (2009)
Batman: The Widening Gyre (2009)
Batman: Two-Face and Scarecrow Year One (2009)
Batman: Viimeinen Batman-tarina (2010)
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (2009)
Batman/Green Arrow: The Poison Tomorrow (1992)
Batman/Judge Dredd Collection (2012)
Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle (1995)
Batman/Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows (2004)
Batman/Scarecrow 3-D (1998)
Batman/The Spirit (2007)
Batman/Two-Face: Face the Face Deluxe Edition (2017)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Birds of Prey: Batgirl (1998)
Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle (2003)
Bizarro World (2005)
Black Canary (Australian) (1982)
Black Orchid (1988)
Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns (2010)
Booster Gold (2007)
Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Catwoman (2010)
Catwoman (1993)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Convergence (2015)
Convergence Batman and Robin (2015)
Convergence Harley Quinn (2015)
Convergence Nightwing/Oracle (2015)
Convergence Suicide Squad (2015)
Convergence Swamp Thing (2015)
Convergence: Crisis (2015)
Convergence: Flashpoint (2015)
Convergence: Zero Hour (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - Arkham (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Batman: Blaze of Glory (2012)
DC Comics Presents: Harley Quinn (2014)
DC Comics Presents: Supergirl/Superman (2012)
DC Comics Super-Villains: 100 Greatest Moments (2019)
DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
DC Crossover (1998)
DC Holiday Special '09 (2010)
DC Infinite Halloween Special (2007)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '80s (2011)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Super Hero Girls (2016)
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DC Universe Special: Justice League of America (2008)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DCU Halloween Special '09 (2009)
DCU Halloween Special 2010 (2010)
Detective Comics (1937)
Detention Comics (1996)
Final Crisis (2008)
Final Crisis Companion (2009)
Final Crisis: Revelations (2008)
Final Crisis: Secret Files (2009)
Gotham Central (2003)
Gotham City Sirens (2009)
Green Arrow (2001)
Green Arrow [II] (2010)
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
Harley and Ivy: Love on the Lam (2001)
Harley Quinn (2000)
Impulse (1995)
JLA (1997)
JLA 80-Page Giant (1998)
JLA: A League of One (2000)
JLA: Gods and Monsters (2001)
JLA: Incarnations (2001)
JLA: Liberty and Justice (2003)
JLA: The Nail (1998)
JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
JLA/Avengers (2003)
Joker: Last Laugh (2001)
Joker: Last Laugh Secret Files (2001)
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler (2010)
Joker's Asylum: Poison Ivy (2008)
Joker/Mask (2000)
Justice (2005)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League of America (2006)
Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
Justice League Sourcebook (1990)
Justice League Wedding Special (2007)
Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal (2010)
Justice Leagues: Justice League of Arkham (2001)
Kemco Presents Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2002)
Legends of the Dark Knight [I] (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight [II] (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular (2014)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
Legends of the DC Universe 3-D Gallery (1998)
Manhunter (2004)
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm (2012)
Nightwing (1996)
Plastic Man (2004)
Red Tornado (1985)
Robin (1993)
Rogues Gallery (1996)
Salvation Run (2008)
Secret Files President Luthor (2001)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [I] (2014)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [II] (2014)
Showcase '94 (1994)
Showcase '95 (1995)
Solo (2004)
Solomon Grundy (2009)
Suicide Squad (1987)
Superboy [I] (2011)
Superboy/Robin: World's Finest Three (1996)
Superman [BRA] (2002)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Giant (2018)
Tales of the Batman - Gene Colan (2011)
Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale (2007)
Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin (2013)
Tales of the Batman: Len Wein (2014)
Tangent: Superman's Reign (2008)
The Art of P. Craig Russell (2007)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The Batman Chronicles Gallery (1997)
The Batman Family (1975)
The Batman/Judge Dredd Files (2004)
The Cave Drawings of Budd Root (2008)
The Creeper (1997)
The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition (2016)
The OMAC Project (2005)
The Spectre (2001)
The Super Friends (1976)
The World's Greatest Super-Heroes (2005)
Tim Sale: Heroes, Villains, Babes (2008)
Trinity (2008)
Two-Face: Year One (2008)
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
Underworld Unleashed: Batman- Devil's Asylum (1995)
Untold Legend of the Batman (1980)
War of the Gods (1991)
Welcome to the Jungle! (2013)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Will Eisner's The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Wonder Woman (1987)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Video Game Appearances:
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Batman: Vengeance (2001)
Lego Batman: The Video Game (2008)

Group Affiliation(s):
Injustice Gang (DC)
Justice League of Arkham (DC)
S.T.A.R. Labs (DC)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (01-Original)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (03-Current)
Suicide Squad (DC)(03 - Post Legends)
Super Foes
The 100

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