Questions tagged [the-joker]

For questions about the DC character "The Joker", a fictional supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson that first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Always use in conjunction with the [dc] tag and any relevant work tag. For questions about the 2019 film "Joker" see [joker-2019].

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Why does the Joker have such high pain tolerance?

I have heard that in The DC comics, the Joker has an extremely high pain tolerance, and repeatedly laughs when he is seriously injured. Why does the Joker have such a high pain tolerance? Edit: here ...
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Why does the Joker always laugh?

Has he destroyed all his pain receptors? It doesn't matter how much pounding he takes from the Bat, he still laughs.
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Was the Three Jokers storyline ever explained?

In DC Universe Rebirth #1, the payoff for Batman sitting in the Mobius Chair and asking about the true identity of the Joker was that there were three Jokers. The site I linked above has their own ...
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How old is Arthur Fleck in Joker?

Halfway through the 2019 Joker movie, it was revealed that However, soon it is made clear that Talking about the Waynes, Thomas Wayne looked to be somewhat in his late 40’s or early 50’s (by my ...
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Does Batman drop Jack Napier on purpose?

In Batman, the Caped Crusader grabs hold of Jack Napier (later, the Joker), seconds before dropping him into a vat of acid. Was this drop intentional or not?
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What does the Joker say in Tim Burton's Batman (1989)?

I don't understand what does the Joker says in this scene from Tim Burton's Batman movie in 1989. It sounds to me like: "I'm of a mind to make some mookie" ...
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Has Joker ever mentioned...Star Wars?

Yes, you've read it right. Star Wars. Why would I ask such ridiculous question? Well, the answer lies in the voice behind Joker in the animated series and most of Batman games, who is no other than ...
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Why does the Joker do this to Bob?

Near the end of Batman (1989), This occurs right after Batman has done away with Joker's poison-filled balloons. Why? It seems like Bob was fairly capable. I guess it's probably because Joker was ...
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In Batman (1989), does the Joker know who Batman is?

At the end of Batman (the 1989 movie), Batman says to the Joker 'you killed my parents'; the Joker replies that he (Jack Napier) was a kid when he killed them. Does this mean the Joker knew Batman ...
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Is there a reality in the DC comics multiverse where the Joker never existed alongside Batman?

Recently, Walter Hamada (President of DC at WB) confirmed that the Robert Pattinson Batman (a.k.a Battinson) is from a different Earth with its own existing Justice League. He also mentioned that ...
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In The Dark Knight, how did the Joker get and set up all the oil drums without being found out?

How did the Joker buy (or steal) and move all the oil drums to the warehouses where he tied up Dent and Rachael without it raising any red flags?
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Is the Joker left-handed?

In the recently released trailer for Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, we see Arthur Fleck from his pre-Joker Times scribbling some “jokes” in his book. During the scene (photo below), he’s writing with ...
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Does the Joker care about Harley Quinn?

The Joker seems to care little about anything other than himself (and to some extent, Batman), whereas Harley Quinn is quite literally mad for the Joker. Has the Joker ever shown any genuine concern ...
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Is there any significance behind Joker's aliases?

Joker has many aliases he uses to get away with various purchases and transactions without revealing that he is in-fact the Joker. Some include names like Melvin White, Jack White, Jack Napier, Joe ...
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Has anyone ever tried to execute the Joker?

Everyone knows the eternal question, "Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker?" Writers and fans have debated it for decades, and plenty of answers (believable and not) have been established that now ...
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Has Batman ever said he hates the Joker?

One of the running gags in the Lego Batman movie is that Batman never said he hated the Joker, and Lego Joker is very upset by this. Based on what little Batman continuity I am familiar with, this ...
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Is The Joker trained in any martial arts?

In any canon, do we ever see or find out if The Joker is or has trained in any sort of martial art or fighting style? I've seen him go toe-to-toe with Batman before, I can't remember which animated ...
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Do we know what the Joker's third origin story would have been?

In The Dark Knight, the Joker is about to tell a third origin story but gets interrupted by Batman. Joker: Speaking of which, you know how I got these scars? Batman: No, but I know how you got these. ...
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In the Dark Knight, does the Joker killing his men in bank robbery make sense? [closed]

He has said he is not motivated by money and proves it so why kill competent men? EDIT: I understand the Joker does irrational things but at the same time he must function as a criminal, had ...
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In the movie The Dark Knight, what is the explanation for the cop allowing himself to be captured by the Joker in the police station?

I really wondered what would make an average detective think he would have a chance one-on-one with an arch-criminal. Was this scene to indicate that the Joker's formidableness was largely unknown or ...
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Removing of Joker's face

In which comic does this happen, exactly? I just bought "Death of the Family" and apparently it happens a year before it. Does it happen during the "Court of Owls" arc? It is even earlier? http://dc....
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Is the Joker based on anything?

Is the Joker based on another character, or a real life person?
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Does the Joker say he loves Harley Quinn? [duplicate]

Does the Joker ever say, directly or indirectly, that he loves Harley Quinn? I know people say that he doesn't and he just uses her, and on the other half their relationship is described as mad love, ...
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Is the Joker bluffing in these instances?

In The Dark Knight, the Joker talks to Two Face while they are inside the Gotham General Hospital. The Joker explains that he didn't plan the kidnapping of Rachel and Harvey, since he is clearly a ...
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Which was the comic where the Joker wanted to marry Batgirl?

Trying to identify the comic where Joker wanted to marry Batgirl. Was it really the Joker or someone else pretending to be Joker ?
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In Batman (1989), how did all of the Batwing's shots and missiles miss the Joker when he was standing still?

The scene in question: It's pretty clear Batman is aiming specifically at the Joker this time, rather than the balloons or the float or the other goons, and I'm not ...
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

When Joker is speaking to Gordon over the intercom in Batman: The Killing Joke, the enunciation and rhyming scheme (and the fact that he asks for music) make it pretty obvious that the Joker is ...
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Did the Joker ever refer to himself as the Joker?

In The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger played the Joker. But did his character ever explicitly refer to himself by that name, aside from the "calling cards" mentioned at the end of Batman Begins?
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Why does the real identity of the Joker matter?

Heavy spoilers for Justice League #50. Why does the real identity of the Joker matter ? If Batman knew it, would it be more effective at stopping him ?
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Is Joker’s 'bat monster' an invention of the Arkham video games?

In the Arkham series of video games, you occasionally get a view of Batman from the Joker's perspective, and you see a gargoyle-like bat monster. I'm curious as to whether this (specifically the ...
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Batman 1966 - The Joker is Wild - who are the actors behind the busts?

In the episode the Joker is Wild, the Joker is in a museum and four henchmen come out from behind the busts of four famous comedians. I was wondering if anyone knew the four actors that appear next ...
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How much older than Bruce Wayne is the Joker supposed to be?

It appears that the Joker either did, or didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents. It all depends on the story line. However, if we go with the Tim Burton movie Joker was the alley killer story line, how ...
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What chemicals did The Joker fall into?

After watching The Killing Joke over the weekend, it dawned on me I have no idea what chemicals The Joker fell into. Do we know what chemicals were in that vat? And for bonus points, has anyone in ...
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Jokers' gun in "The Killing Joke"

Before I watched the movie "The killing joke" I read the comic again. I was always wondering why the gun of the joker has two barrels. Can it be possible that the main barrel is just used to trigger ...
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Does the Joker consider any act of violence to be too wrong?

The Joker is a psychopath, apparently fine with murdering just about anyone in any way. However, according to TV Tropes, some versions of him do have some standards. For example, he wouldn't work ...