DC Comics has introduced a number of sexy superheros and villains over the years—from Harley Quinn to Catwoman to Batwoman. However, in my personal (and professional) opinion, Poison Ivy is the biggest badass of them all.
Poison Ivy was created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff In June 1966, making her debut in "Batman #181." In one backstory, Poison Ivy begins her story as Dr. Lillian Rose, PhD a botanist who assists Marc LeGrande in stealing an Egyptian artifact containing ancient herbs. However, LeGrande tries to poison her with the herbs, which instead of causing death, gives Rose the immunity to all natural toxins and diseases. In another comic, Neil Gaiman's 1988 "Secret Origins #36," Poison Ivy's real name is Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley, PhD, a botanist in Gotham City. While in college, Isley was seduced by her professor, Dr. Jason Woodrue, who injects her with poisons and toxics—which turns her into Poison Ivy.
While her powers may vary between authors, some of Poison Ivy's most notable abilities include the immunity of all poisons (including Joker's venom), pheromones that hypnotize men in close proximity and the ability to control all plant life.
Poison Ivy is linked to Batman throughout DC comics, both as an enemy and a love interest. Poison Ivy develops an attraction to Batman on their first encounter, attempting to seduce Batman with love potions. Poison Ivy has also been romantically linked to Harley Quinn, with the two villains getting married in 2018's "Injustice 2 #70."
Poison Ivy has appeared in a number of animated TV shows and movies, but has also had a strong presence in live action. On Gotham, she's portrayed initially by Clare Foley and Maggie Geha, then later by Peyton List. In 1997, Uma Thurman portrayed Poison Ivy in "Batman & Robin," which starred George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell as the titular characters.
In addition to appearing on screen, Poison Ivy has appeared in hundreds of amazing tattoos. We've curated some of our favorites by talented tattooers around the world in the gallery below, check them out and let us know your thoughts on this story on social media.