Poison Ivy’s Turkish Bath House

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The sheer longevity of the Batman characters is one of the things I’ve enjoyed most when building Furillen City. Take Poison Ivy, who is by no means an ‘old’ character in the series but first appeared in Batman no. 181, published on June 1966 … which makes her exactly fifty years old.

Poison – originally Pamela Lillian Isley, a botanist – is essentially an eco-terrorist. She uses plant toxins and pheromones to fight a battle whose ultimate goal is to protect the natural environment and preserve endangered species …

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Really, what’s not to love about Poison …

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Despite sometimes being a romantic interest for Batman, Poison has had a number of villainous associations over the years, working with Two-Face in Batman: Dark Victory,  the Injustice Gang, the Secret Society of Super Villains, and in The New 52 Batman reboot, Birds of Prey.  Her best friend is Harley Quinn, with whom Poison is sometimes linked romantically.

In the 1969 serial, Batman and Robin, Poison teams up with Bane to renovate the Turkish Bath House, which they use as a hideout … and this is what we’ve referenced in the latest addition to Furillen City …

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Our version may lack the ‘grand foyer’ and ‘long winding entrance’ of the original, but it’s green, lush and creepy, which is exactly what Poison would have wanted. You’ll find it right next to the Gotham Gazette HQ, where the Steampunk Museum used to be … until, somewhat appropriately we feel, it was vaporised by Ms Ivy.

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