Personal Info:
Real Name: Molly Mayne-Scott
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: All-American Comics 89
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Injustice Society I and the Manhunters
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Green Lantern
Gallery: Click
Holograms: Harlequin’s primary tool are her glasses which project realistic three-dimensional holograms, gifted to her by the Manhunters as one of their agents.
Molly Mayne was a brilliant athlete in school, so good that she could defeat any male competitor. For that reason men shunned her, and she never had a boyfriend. Distraught, Mayne decided she had to hide her beauty and talents and become, in her own words, “a mousy secretary”.
She became the secretary to Alan Scott, program director for Gotham City radio station WXYZ, who was secretly the Green Lantern. One of the station’s advertisers suggested a radio drama in which Green Lantern would play himself. His opponent would be a female comic book character called the Harlequin. Green Lantern went to Maynne and told her he would do the program. Mayne immediately fell in love with the masked hero.
However, Alan Scott told Mayne that Green Lantern was to busy fighting criminals to become romantically involved. Anguished, Mayne decided that she would become a criminal herself in order to attract the Green Lantern’s attention, and adopted the guise of the Harlequin, the fictional criminal from the radio show.