gonna mature tag this one just in case XD
A key flaw in Ivy's philosophy is that she still thinks like a human. Plants came to terms with the concept of 'acceptable losses' millions of years ago to perfect survival strategies, but she can't. Strange, when one considers the lingering starvation her vines must endure after lightning-fast growth into areas that can't possibly support their needs.
Has she ever attempted a scheme which would simply allow us to 'hear' plants like she does? It'd have significant impact, and attract a lot less hostility from everyone.
I feel like Ivy experienced the most growth since DC paired her with Harley Quinn. Harley is more than just one good character, she actually makes classic bat characters more interesting just by playing off of them. Batman, Joker, and especially Ivy, interacting with her has revealed new depths we’ve never seen in these heroes and villains who have been around for decades.
As someone who is often a fan of villains and their backstories, agreed. The argument about destructive spiraling and unhealthy coping mechanisms could be just as easily as applied to most heroes, anyway.