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Poison Ivy

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Full Name
Pamela Lillian Isley
Poison Ivy
"Batman" (comics)
Botanist, toxin expert, ecoterrorist
Powers / Skills
toxic touch, chlorokinesis, hand-to-hand combat, pheromone control
Growing toxic and dangerous plants
To destroy Batman, to protect plant-life and the environment
Type of Villain
Supervillain, Femme Fatale, Eco-Terrorist

You cannot defeat Mother Nature. But she can destroy you!
~ Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy (real name: Pamela Lillian Isley) is one of the main villainous enemies of Batman and a former botanist. Due to her special affinity for all plant life, her specialty is eco-terrorism. This villainess is always pictured with flowing red hair and a green plant-like outfit. Her only human companion seems to be Harley Quinn.

It is believed that she feels for Harley, who is mistreated by the Joker. Poison Ivy is immune to toxins and uses this ability to her advantage against her enemies. In the film Batman and Robin, Poison Ivy teams up with Bane and Mr. Freeze.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Main Article: Poison Ivy (Arkhamverse)


Poison Ivy as she appears in Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Poison Ivy is one of the villains Batman faces in Batman: Arkham Asylum. She is released from her cell by Harley Quinn, even though she wasn't on the list that the Joker had given her.

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Poison Ivy's picture from the character bios in Arkham Asylum.

Poison Ivy then resides in the Botanical Garden's, waiting for the Batman to show up. When Batman finds her, he can easily hurt her, because she has been in the dark for too long. She tells him that he can find an antidote for the Titan in Killer Croc's lair. When Batman leaves the Gardens, the plants start living.

The Joker tells Batman that he gave Poison Ivy a Titan shot. Her plant's are now taking over the entire island, even lifting statues of the warden and eventually reaching to the top of the Clocktower and the Lighthouse. When Batman came back with the antidote, Poison Ivy became stronger, and knocks away the antidote before he can use it. She turns herself into a gigantic plant-monster. After beating her, she falls into a giant hole. At the end of the game, after beating the Joker, there is a cut scene showing how the guards bring her back to her cell.

She also has an entry in the character bios. Her profile states:

Botanist Pamela Isley was transformed by a science experiment gone wrong into a plant-human hybrid. With chlorophyll flowing through her veins instead of blood, she developed a toxic touch and a pheromone-fueled talent for seduction. Her crimes have become more ecologically focused as she has increasingly abandoned her human side, identifying more with the natural world. Her unique brand of eco-terrorism often puts her into conflict with Batman, whose iron will usually protects him from her seductive powers.



The 90's cartoon incarnation is a sexy seductive version and the inspiration of the Batman and Robin version. She was voiced by Diana Pershing.

Holy Musical Batman

In HMB, Poison Ivy, along with the other rogues (Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler, and Scarecrow) work with Sweet Tooth to plot a way to destroy the Dark Knight, and to put nuclear Warheads into the city's water supply.

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Poison Ivy, in HMB

Batman & Robin (1997 film)

Poison Ivy (Live Action)

Poison Ivy (Portrayed by Uma Thurman) in the Live Action movie; Batman & Robin

Main article: Poison Ivy (Batman & Robin)

The Batman

Main article: Poison Ivy (The Batman)

Powers and Abilities


Chlorokinesis: Semi-mystical connection to the plant world through a force called the Green. In some adaptations she can control plants with her mind. For example, in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell she was able to manipulate and animate plants, using roots to form supports for a tunnel she and another inmate named Magpie were digging to escape, and also spawning glowing fungi to entertain Magpie. She controls an entire tree to come down on Clayface, ensnaring him in its branches. More recently, in Batman & Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows, she can be seen bringing down a whole skyscraper with giant vines.

Toxic Immunity: Immunity to all toxins, bacteria, and viruses

Toxikinesis: a deliberate overdose of plant and animal based toxins into her blood stream that make her touch deadly. Ivy can create the most potently powerful floral toxins in Gotham City. Often these are secreted from her lips and administered via a kiss. They come in a number of varieties, from mind controlling drugs to instantly fatal necrotics. Her skin is toxic as well, although contact with it is usually not fatal.

Pheromone Control: Ivy is known to be able to seduce men and women alike, often using pheromones to do so but even without the pheromones her beauty is still an asset that can seduce.

In Batman & Robin, Poison Ivy's pheromones became more practical, utilizing them in a weaponized nature in the form of a potent dust that when blown in the direction of the intended target has a crippling enamoring effect. Varying or stronger doses prolong the mental hold over the victim, causing them to be instantly and completely infatuated with the villainess.


Botanist: Expertise in botany. She specializes in creating new plant species and plant/animal hybrids

Toxicologist: expert in toxicology.

Proficient Combatant: Poison Ivy's athletic abilities have grown over the course of her career. She has learned a limited style of martial arts fighting, is proficient at climbing and leaping, and is a strong and fast swimmer.

Average Strength: Poison Ivy possesses the strength level of around three women her age, size and weight who engages in intensive regular exercise.


Vulnerability to Darkness: Poison Ivy requires substantial amounts of solar energy to live.

Mental instability

Vanity- Poison Ivy's self-confidence in her looks and charms can cause her to overlook or dismiss potential disasters. In Batman & Robin, having successfully seduced the inexperienced Robin into falling for her she lures him into her lair- away from Batman- in order to kill him with a poison kiss. Despite her success in kissing the hero she hadn't considered that Robin could break free from her spell and had come prepared for it, unwittingly exposed her true evil nature to him in her smug belief that he was a dead man.


  • An ability to encourage and direct the growth of all plant life
  • Plant genes mixed in with her DNA make her an unpredictable and formidable physical opponent
  • Exudes natural pheromones that enable her to exert control over victims
  • Skin secretes a toxin that can make her touch deadly
  • Pathological drive to rid the world of humanity and make it safe for plant life
  • Only Batman villain that is immune to Joker Venom.


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