The following article accommodates spoilers from Harley Quinn #22, on sale now.
After Harley Quinn was murdered, she was hesitantly resurrected on the orders of Angel Breaker. However, Harley Quinn #22 (by Stephanie Phillips, Mateo Lolli, David Baldeon, Rain Beredo, and AndWorld Design) makes it clear that the Lazarus pits are not a go-to methodology for the League. In the previous, they’ve all the time been comparatively fast to make use of the pits to repair their issues. Following its corruption by the Great Darkness and no matter affect the Devil Nezha has over them, it has turn into clear that the pits’ authentic perform of resurrection might not be the one factor it provides to its customers.
Harley’s emergence with a deranged glee actually signifies that the momentary insanity remains to be part of it, however there could very properly be extra to it. She was lucid sufficient to talk in full sentences and because of this appears hellbent on getting whoever it was that murdered her. The look in her eyes although just isn’t one which any hero would possess, suggesting that the corruption inside the pits is transmittable to whoever makes use of them.
As Angel Breaker defined to a determined Kevin, utilizing the pits was all the time a threat. Bringing somebody again from the lifeless could also be doable, however to play god like that may have penalties. Ra’s al Ghul is a residing testomony to this, having grown increasingly insane the extra occasions he went into the pits. In the aftermath of their magic being tainted although, Angel Breaker is not sure what may occur to a person. This makes it clear that Harley might be the primary individual to make use of a pit since Deathstroke went in, getting used as a type of guinea pig to find out the results of such actions.
Given their mystical nature, and up to date contact with the Great Darkness, it is not too far exterior the realm of risk that the pits may grant somebody extraordinary energy, however twisting them right into a horrible monster within the course of. This is, after all, in consideration of somebody regular going into the pits. Harley is way from the typical individual. Harley’s physiology was altered by her dip within the chemical compounds that reworked her, and her thoughts was by no means the identical afterwards. In the previous, the pits have been proven to have an effect on sane and insane minds in a different way. For instance, one time the Joker went in and got here out sane.
The identical precept appears to use to Harley to a level. Rather than come out a raving lunatic, she has retained her skill to cause and communicate. However, Angel Breaker’s warnings that Harley could have been altered appear to be right. The look on her face was as near wanting just like the Joker as she has ever gotten. The query now’s how has she been modified?
Considering that the pits have been influenced by two completely different entities who harbor malevolence, it stands to cause that negativity could linger inside the waters of the pits. Perhaps when an individual is introduced again to life, they don’t seem to be simply given a second probability, but in addition some darkness contained inside. If so, then the pits are doubtless simply magical villain factories now. Anyone who makes use of them could be susceptible to inside corruption. Time will inform how Harley copes along with her revival, however Angel Breaker’s warning should now be minded each time anybody considers utilizing the pits.