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Joker (The Batman)

Full Name
Jack Napier
Alias
Joker, Mr. J and Clown Prince of Crime, Brawn
Origin
The Batman
Occupation
Professional Criminal
Powers / Skills
Large arsenal of weaponry, intelligence and hand-to-hand combat, temporarily processed Bane's Venom formula which granted him Superhuman strength.
Hobby
Stealing money, using smilax on people and fighting Batman
Goals
To kill Batman and become rich
Type of Villain
Evil Clown



All it takes is one, rotten day, to transform a normal man into a monster...well, in my case, a rotten day and a chemical bath.
~ Joker on his origins

The Joker is one of the recurring villains in the TV Show, The Batman.

The Joker

A very different interpretation of the Joker appeared in the animated series The Batman, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

In this series he is only referred to as simply "Joker" and never as "the Joker" - he had wild green hair, red eyes, dark red lips and a milky blue tongue. He was born by falling into a vat of chemicals, which bleached his skin, dyed his hair and drove him to insanity. In his first few appearances his costume consists of a purple sleeved straitjacket, blue pants, fingerless gloves and bare feet. Later in the series, he regressed back the more traditional garb of a purple suit and spats, but still had wild hair and wore no shoes, save one episode (which had mechanical stilts concealed in them). Joker also moves and fights with a monkey-like style, using his feet as dexterously as his hands, and often hangs from the walls and ceilings.

Whilst it can be argued that this version of the Clown Prince of Crime more resembles the colorful, comic relief character featured in the comics of the 1950s and '60s, he is still a highly dangerous, knowledgeable and cruel character - whilst most of his crimes are silly and prank-like in nature, they can still be legitimately destructive. He treats each of his crimes like an elaborate joke designed to make his victims literally die laughing. Due to his unpredictable nature, bizarre appearance and unnerving instinct for the absurd he has earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous criminals in Gotham.

He believes himself to be inextricably linked to the Batman, and considers him to be his favorite sparring partner and opponent - he says their relationship is "like comedy and tragedy - two sides, same coin". His weapons include his signature Joker venom (called "Joker Gas" in the series), razor sharp playing cards, grenades with Joker smiles on them and a bomb shaped like a Jack-in-the-Box. One of his most famous crimes was creating the supervillain Clayface. Joker captured and tortured detective Ethan Bennet, in order to drive him mad, he exposed Bennet to "Joker putty" a deadly chemical he created which mutated Bennet transforming him into the shapeshifting monster Clayface. As Clayface Bennet would attempt to get revenge on Joker many times. It is possible that this incarnation of the Joker has an origin similar to the Killing Joke, as he mentions having always wanted to make people laugh, in a flashback to his origins he is shown wearing red clothes after emerging from the chemicals suggesting at the very least a red hood origin. It is also hinted that Joker will one day cripple Batgirl like in "the killing joke" as Barbra Gordon is shown to be confined to a wheelchair in the future. He also maintains a rivalry with the Penguin for the title of Gotham's greatest criminal. In one episode, there's a near almighty version of Joker, Joker 2.0, who's presumed based on Emperor Joker.

Joker the Vampire

Joker the Vampire

The Joker now becomes a vampire

At one point Joker got bitten by Dracula and became a vampire. His hair turned white, his eyes turned blue-white, and his clothes were affected as well. Unlike all the other vampires however, he retained his individuality and his speech as well as gaining vampiric superhuman strength and speed. Nevertheless he is still incapable of betraying Dracula's resting place. He stays this way until Batman managed to find a cure and revert Joker back to normal. As a side effect, Joker didn't remember anything after his meeting with Penguin outside of Dracula's mausoleum and is sent to Arkham Asylum shortly after being cured.

Appearances

  • The Bat in the Belfry
  • Topsy Turvy
  • The Rubberface of Comedy
  • The Clayface of Tragedy
  • The Laughing Bat
  • Meltdown
  • JTV
  • Strange Minds
  • Night and the City
  • A Fistful of Felt
  • Brawn
  • The Laughing Cats
  • The Apprentice
  • Clayfaces
  • Two of a Kind
  • Rumors
  • The Joining Part 2
  • Joker Express
  • The Metal Face of Comedy
  • The End of The Batman
  • The Batman vs. Dracula

Quotes

  • "The show must go on."
  • "Break in at the Gotham Museam of Art. This looks like a job for...the Batman."
  • "The Batman, what if I hadn't been decent."
  • "Where?"
  • "Another voice in my head? The more the merrier!"
  • "What are you going to do? Lock me in the looney bin? I'm already here!"
  • "A very thin line seperates normality, from insanity...life brings thousands of tiny torments, in all shapes, sizes and flavors..."
  • "Either I'm crazy or YOU'RE MELTING!"
  • "But my dear, flunky, you left the meds outside."
  • "Who you calling tall?"
  • "Every time I bring my brand of funny to Gotham, the only sound I hear is..."
  • "The Batman? My biggest fan...Punch, run this out for him, please."
  • "Ah, I know that look. You have another get rich quick scheme don't you? Bank robbery? That's crazy! So crazy it might just work."
  • "Hey, Punch. Me and the Mayor were gonna rob the old Bank. Wanna come?"
  • "What happens when you team the crazy crime clown with Gotham's very own Mayor? Can't miss comedy, folks."
  • "We just recieved $50 from grandma Shades. She says: please don't harm my grandson, I beg you. Human compasion at it's finest."
  • "Don't worry, I promise a fair fight!"
  • "Just what I always wanted. Fancy pants!"
  • "Everyone's so shocked to see me these days. You, the fisherman who found me tangled in his net. And by the way, who knew that electroshock therapy could be so invigerating!"
  • "That's one good looking corpse."
  • "Batsy, you complete me."
  • "Mine stopped talking. Must be a mime."
  • "On you're mark, get set....run for your lives!"
  • "Well, if you have a sidekick, batsy. I want one too. You too don't count, you're not sidekicks, you're goons!"
  • "Flattery won't save you."
  • "What rashenly being dresses like you!? Speaking of threads, think this is a good look for me?"
  • "Good one, Batman! Said ow. WHO KNEW YOU HAD IT IN YA!?"

Trivia

  • This version of the Joker is the only one who refers to himself as "Joker" instead of "The Joker"

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