Suicide squad is a popular American comic series by DC Comics. It is a secret organization that utilizes the super-villains to rid the world of greater evil. Lead by the Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller, the Suicide Squad brings together dangerous criminals for an action packed mission in exchange of reduced sentences on the competition of the tasks.
But, the mission is not easy, in case any of the inmates tries to run away or move over to the other side. Every member has a Nano bomb implanted in the neck, which is designed to blow off in case they try to escape.
This popular comic book has been made into a movie in 2016 with Will Smith in the lead. The story of the comic book, which has been reincarnated many times, may be different than the movie in many ways. Nevertheless, the essence of the story in terms of what the Suicide Squad is all about remains the same.
Suicide Squad has an assembled cast with many interesting characters in it. One of the popular members is Harley Quinn who has garnered much popularity and appreciation.
Suicide Squad the Story
In the comic book versions, the Suicide Squad takes up many tasks that involve defeating an evil force and saving the world.
In the movie Suicide Squad, the story stars with the need of a superhero. Now that Superman is dead, the government and the world need a different kind of hero. Taking up the task, an intelligence officer Amanda Waller brings together a task force of imprisoned criminals to help save the word in exchange for reduced sentences. The team includes hitman Deadshot, former psychiatrist Harley Quinn, pyrokinetic ex-gangster El Diablo, opportunistic thief Captain Boomerang, genetic mutation Killer Croc, and specialized assassin Slipknot. Together they fight the witch-goddess known as the "Enchantress".
In the comic books the team takes on many high risks task for the U.S Government.
Off all the characters in the Suicide squad, Harley Quinn’s character has been very popular among the readers. She is popularly remembered as Batman’s villain. She is romantically linked with the Joker, the formidable Villain of the Gotham City, Batman. She met him while working as a psychologist at Gotham City's Arkham Asylum where the Joker was also a patient.
She comes from a broken, dysfunctional family which explains why she chose to be a psychologist in the first place. Her real name is Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, which she changes to Harley Quinn when she becomes an accomplice to the Joker. She is one of the complex characters and her back story as to how she ended up with the ever abusive and manipulative Joker has been applauded by the critics.
One of the reasons why she is a popular character is that she brings a kind of comic relief to the whole mad Joker story line. She is sexy, smart and witty and has considerable influence on the Joker. Perhaps, her twisted love affair and sexual chemistry with the Joker is also one of the reasons why she comes off as one of the strongest comic book character as well. If not for the Joker and all the things she does for him, she could easily pass off as a super heroine.