The harlequin doll was a gift from Dad to John for his birthday. When John first entered the living room, he from his Dad to him. Upon opening the box, John found the doll, much to his disdain. He and the Fake Arms to the doll, making it AT LEAST a million percent funnier. , the doll suffered damage when some broken glass was pushed out of John's Sylladex, slashing the left eye, knocking off the left arm and ripping off the left point of the hat. Rose then prototyped the Kernelsprite with it, causing the Kernelsprite to change to look like the doll's face and remaining arm.
The harlequin doll is not to be confused with the "Jack Noir. Since the "Mascot" , it may be responsible for John's unconscious drawings in both those rooms, which in turn leads to his father's belief that he likes clowns and, later, to the unfortunate prototyping of the harlequin doll. The "Mascot" was in fact implanted into John's dreams by Gamzee , since he knew it would ultimately result in the rise of Jack Noir." resembling
The prototyping of the doll started a chain of events that lead to Noir's rise to power by pushing him over the edge and into rebellion;
- The Black Queen ordered all Dersites to wear the comical hats after the prototyping of the doll
- Jack Noir refused to wear his
- The Queen came and argued with him
- He attacked her with the bunny
- He claimed the ring for himself
- He eventually became Bec Noir and almost ruined everything
After entering the medium, Rose unsuccessfully Betty Crocker cake mix and Colonel Sassacre's Colonel Sassacre's Daunting Text of Magical Frivolity and Practical Japery, however the sprite flees downstairs, and the impact of the book hitting the floor knocks over Nanna's ashes, causing them to prototype with Harlequinsprite, forming Nannasprite.Harlequinsprite with a box of
The harlequin doll plays a major role in "", the fourth Paradox Space story, in which John ends up knocking both arms off of the harlequin doll before prototyping it, resulting in several serious long-term consequences.