Harlequins are a separatist society, working to undermine and overthrow the rule of the Meritocrats. They want sentient creatures to be in control of their own destinies. Many are believed to have fled to America.
Harlequins assign themselves to different card suits: hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs. They seem to be divided into chapters with leaders such as Rakefine. Some chapters seem to be significantly better organized than others.
A comment from Earhart in episode 61 suggests that they weren't always a separatist group; she says that "once the whole separatist thing set up, it was kind of dangerous to be linked" to the Harlequins, leading to people like Hirald Smith leaving the organization. Earhart also suggests in episode 62 that membership in the Harlequins is hereditary and not necessarily something you choose.
The Harlequins are also known as the Jesters (according to Alex's introduction in episode 62.)
Known Harlequin members & associates
|Name||Role within organization||Suit|
|Marie Curie||Leader (as of season 4)||Spades|
|Albert Einstein||Transportation (through teleportation)||Spades|
|Rakefine||Chapter head; "big picture" strategizing|
|Hirald Smith||Logistical freelancer, tactician; left because of their involvement with the separatists.||Spades|
|Zolf Smith||Investigating strange weather phenomena||Spades|
- The Damascan's Peoples Front
- London chapter (presumed, given Rakefine leading a chapter while in London)
- Prague chapter (possibly the Prague University council)