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‘Gotham’: Erin Richards Talks Theory of Barbara Being Harley Quinn

Published on November 27th, 2016 | Updated on November 27th, 2016 | By FanFest

There are a lot of theories about the Gotham universe. Like the deceased Jerome, that would somehow have survived it all and becoming the Joker. The writers of Gotham already teased this matter and after the picture that Cameron Monaghan shared on his Instagram, and then deleted in a few hours, fans are more and more sure of him returning to the show.


The other theory was, that Barbara Kean, the crazy ex-fiancé of Gordon, might become Harley Quinn. Well, Erin Richards, that had an interview with Cinemablend, addressed this matter. This is what she said about it:


“There have been conversations. I think something major would have to happen to Barbara for her to fully become Harley Quinn. Because Harley Quinn is kind of…she doesn’t, to me, have the motivation that Babs has. Harley Quinn seems to like destruction for destruction’s sake, and that’s wonderful, but I feel like Barbara has more of a plan. She’s a little bit more intellectual in her approach toward climbing the ladder and taking over the underworld. And I think if she was to then morph into Harley Quinn, there would have to be something that happened that sort of stripped away that kind of scheming side of her so that she would just become, I guess, unhinged in the world. That, to me, is what Harley Quinn represents. That madness and mayhem that comes along with The Joker, because obviously, they’re a team.”


But, remember when Barbara was really losing it? You know, with the brides dress on, kidnapping Lee and the sorts. The theory actually started out of those scenes.


“I think Barbara had her moment of madness and mayhem early on in Season 2 after the Ogre, and then she went to Arkham and she sort of lost herself a little bit and just wanted to be this dark being. And then after she fell out of the church window and went into the coma and came back out and remembered her attachment to Jim as sort of a loving attachment, and didn’t really remember the murdering of her parents and that kind of stuff. So she’s like another being now, and I think that being is not so close to the Harley Quinn character, even though she’s still obviously a little crazy, but she now has more of a ruthless nature to her.”


What she is saying does make sense. But isn’t there a possibility that she could fall back into that? The only people that are sure of this matter, are the writers of Gotham, and they alone. Who knows what will be in the future of Barbara.


The next episode of Gotham will be tomorrow evening on Fox! Who will be watching?



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