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Injustice League - Poison Ivy Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Injustice League - Poison Ivy Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Injustice League redesigns, part 9 of 10.

Having asked you all pick your favourite Injustice League members from a selective list, Poison Ivy placed second. Out of 86 votes, she received 22. Of all the villains on the list, I really have to hand it to Poison Ivy as she came out on top of both Lex Luthor and the Joker whose popularity is undeniable but it looks like the Queen of the Green is more of a formidable force than I thought.

As I got to thinking about Poison Ivy, I quickly realized that her motives and tactics mesh rather well with those of Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins. As such, in this re-imagining Poison Ivy has a history with Ra's group and would have in fact been his right-hand-man so to speak. After the experiments done on her at the hands of Dr. Jason Woodrue, Pamela Isley's body became so in tuned to the plight of nature that she found the need to defend it irresistible. Isley devoted herself to eco-terrorism and her deeds found their way onto Ra's al Ghul's radar. He sought her out and offered her a place in the League of Shadows. Adopting the codename Poison Ivy, Isley quickly rose through the ranks in the League and her unique skillset made her Ra's most invaluable assassin. She could get close enough to any diplomat or industrialist with the use of her pheromones and feminine wiles in order to kill them or use them. However, Ra's had further plans for Ivy outside of her many contracts. Ra's was obsessed with finding a mate for his only daughter Talia and recognized the difficulty in persuading the perfect candidate into being with her. He arranged for Ivy to use her abilities to manipulate Batman into falling for Talia but when Ra's realized that Batman would never willingly submit to Ra's he battled the Dark Knight but lost. Having learned the truth of her father's machinations, Talia left the League of Shadows and Ivy was ordered to keep close watch on her. Upon returning Stateside, Ivy received a better offer.... from Lex Luthor. Ivy abandoned her post in the League of Shadows to join Luthor's Injustice League but her motivations in doing so remain a mystery though many assume she is there in order to settle a personal score with the Joker.

I've previously redesigned Poison Ivy in the past [link] and it proved to be quite popular. However, going into this series I wanted to do something different. Overall, I was partially inspired by the fact that she'd been wearing a bodysuit in the New 52 but largely I wanted to design her as an assassin. As such, I gave her a stealthy appearance with very dark, muted colours but kept some foliage. I gave her a small crossbow as well as a belt containing some special darts around her thigh. I kept her feet bare since I feel like Ivy would partly derive her powers from the Earth itself and would enjoy feeling it beneath her feet. As you can see, I also gave her facial tattoos. I really liked that aspect of the New 52 Ivy so I gave her something like tiger stripes here. Although not really mentioned, something I think would be a key element to this version of Poison Ivy is that she is a regenerative hybrid who is able to recover from mass trauma. In other words, you can cut off her limbs but they'll grow back. She's the ultimate assassin.

Remember, all the other redesigns for the Injustice League and Justice League can be found in my gallery. Of course, the information on the character here is all hypothetical and non-canon as it is intended to be a re-imagining.

Enjoy!
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Lalunabluena Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally like Poison Ivy's traditional "swimsuit" look more (because from what I know she seduces her enemies more than a lot of the other female characters in the DC universe). But if she is going to be rewritten as an assassin the bodysuit look is a MUCH better idea.      
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since Poison Ivy's powers enable her to seduce any man or woman regardless of what she's wearing, she could wear a suit of armor and people would still want to sleep with her. The "bathing suit" look, however, is more an aesthetic of having her look spritely. Obviously, this Ivy is less of a seductress and is more of a badass, silent assassin. ;)
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MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Really Great Redesign, Absolutely Love It!!! Did the Crossbow Idea come from "Batman: The Animated Series", I seem to remember her using one there. :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time out to comment. People don't do it often enough.

The crossbow was an unintentional reference to the animated series but it's a suitable weapon for her.
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MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Your Welcome! I really like the idea of her being Aligned with the "League of Assassins", their goals are kinda similar! :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognized the similarity in their goals so that's really where the idea came from in having with be part of that particular group.
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MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Well it's a Great Idea, I'm surprised no one else ever thought of it. Kudos for thinking it up!!! ;)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure others have thought of it before me. But thanks anyway. :)
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MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You are very Welcome! :)
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nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting...why HAVEN'T Ivy and Ra's teamed up yet in the comics? It couldn't last forever, of course, since he thinks humans still have A role on the planet and she'd rather just kill us all off, but it'd be very interesting while it lasted.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never really thought Ivy wants to kill off all humans. After all, when No Man's Land happened she essentially became the adopted mother for a bunch of orphaned children. Nevertheless, I'm glad you think it'd be interesting to see how Ra's and Ivy would interact with one another. They would most certainly have an interesting dynamic.
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dewayne19 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
kyle mcvile: cool outfit ivy you look awesome in it and I love you're pedicure too
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thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Beautiful! ^^
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
very nice :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, pretty cool one.
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Sailoryoshi53 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. It definitely reads 'Assassin' and 'Poison Ivy' both nicely and I really like the extra detail of greenery in her hair, it's a cute touch^^. The crossbow is a great touch for her character and the reason behind her actions is reasonable and believable.

This is Awesome in short, please keep up the good work :D:iconthumbsupplz:
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It's good to know the re-envisioning has thus far gone over well especially when people are specific with what they like. So many forget that one word comments aren't actually helpful as they provide absolutely no information as to what they actually like about what they're commenting on. As such, I really appreciate the thought you put into the comment here. So thanks again. :)
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Sailoryoshi53 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very much welcome :D
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ssaffr01 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I like it, has a little 'Scarlett' vibe.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's probably the whole red hair and crossbow thing... since Scarlett was never one to show off her cleavage.
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Dhoomk22 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Best version we want more
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I shudder to think what'll happen to those two when Harley Quinn enters the equation. It would be a fun opportunity to poke a little fun at and perhaps put a twist on the whole Harley/Ivy thing.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no plans for Harley in this series actually. This Ivy doesn't have a terribly high tolerance for much especially when it comes to abuse so if anything if Harley were to enter the equation it would only expedite her desire to assassinate the Joker.
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
That's a shame, really.

Personally, I think an interesting twist on the whole issue would be if Ivy developed an obsession with Harley like Harley has with the Joker.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a little weird to me. Part of their appeal as a pairing was always that Ivy was Harley's refuge from the Joker's abuse and that Ivy was the first person who genuinely cared about her. It was that it was a healthier relationship from Harley and to taint that by having Ivy obsessed with Harley would really take away what makes their friendship so touching.
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Ivy never really was right in the head, so I sometimes have trouble imagining her being able to show any kindness towards any human, even Harley Quinn.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
None of the characters involved in Batman's mythology have ever been "right in the head." They all dress up in funky costumes and hide in the dark while trying to fight bad guys who have the same wardrobe stylists apparently. There are very few Batman characters who could be called "right in the head." Just look at Catwoman, prior to the New 52 she had been seeing a therapist up until a certain point after she'd gone through a total mental breakdown.

The thing that Ivy recognizes in Harley is a kinship. She sees the abuse that Harley puts up with when it comes to the Joker and it is a mirror for Ivy of a younger version of herself. She sees her relationship with Harley as a way of saving her from the treatment she received from Dr. Jason Woodrue. Ivy is more complicated and more human than even she would admit. She's not free of human emotion and we've seen that exhibited many times. Just look at the aftermath of No Man's Land when she had taken to protecting orphans of Gotham City in Robinson Park. Ivy sees herself as the embodiment of Mother Nature and she's only nasty when she feels someone has done the environment wrong.
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Problem is, Ivy believes humanity is harming nature by EXISTING.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not necessarily. She's shown herself to be corruptible by capitalism which is a human construct. As I've said, Poison Ivy is a complex character who is more than just some psycho plant lady.
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