In my last blog post I talked a little bit about The Joker being in the new Suicide Squad movie. The Joker is one of the most beloved villains in the superhero realm.One can easily say The Joker is just as loved as his enemy Batman.Both, Marvel and DC fans share a strange love for The Joker. Why is this? Why does The Joker have such a huge fan base? I think I have some of the answers, but remember comic book friends this is all my opinion.
1. The Joker has no origin
Out of The Jokers 75 years of existence, his origin is still up for grabs. No one is quite sure who he is, we are only shown how he became The Joker. But, even his becoming of The Joker is quite shakey, and is not really known. The one plot that is widely accepted is The Joker was a small time crime boss who was being chased by Batman, and ran into a chemical plant to hide from Batman. Once in the chemical plant, The Joker fell into a batch of chemicals and became the man he is today. The crazy part is that might not even be how The Joker came to be, but it is the origin accepted most in the DC universe.
2. The Joker is actually insane…
The man is bat s**t crazy! He has no conscious when it comes to committing his horrible acts. In the comic books and movies The Joker is only motivated by and through chaos. He does not want the money, or to be top in charge. He just want to see Gotham city burned, and people die. What makes him even more crazy is that The Joker does not care about his own life. If he is captured by Batman, he will attempt some way to try and kill himself. Batman will then be forced to save The Joker, not allowing the man to die. In the comic book series The Jokers antics will make any modern day serial killer look like a little girl. He has been known to try and kill all of Gotham City’s babies, and cut off his own face to later wear it as a mask. What makes him even more crazy is that he is actually smart, or at least smart at chaos.
3. The Joker actually needs Batman
It is weird to think but I believe this. The Joker many times could of killed Batman, but he does not. Instead he kills people Batman knows, such as Robbin in one comic book series. The same can go for Batman, except Batman has one rule and that is no killing. But, The Joker has brought Batman so much pain, he easily could of killed him. But with out The Joker there would be no need for Batman really. Batman would just be fighting crime bosses, but no super fights against a crazy psychopath. The same can be said for The Joker too. Without Batman all of Gotham would be in chaos, just like The Joker wants. But, The Joker is a clown, with Gotham being in straight chaos he would get bored. There will be nothing left for him to do. He needs the steady conflict that Batman brings, he needs the fight. Batman and The Joker are the ultimate ying and yang, they need each other to exist.
And remember…we are all superheroes! EXCELSIOR!