History ComicBook / TheKillingJoke

22nd Apr '16 9:24:23 PM johnnycade7
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** One bad day can drive a normal man to madness, but we have the choice to stay sane when confronted with tragedy and suffering. Truly evil people are often convinced that ''everyone'' is as bad as they are, and they'll go to extreme lengths to prove it. That doesn't make it true.
** Can you actually help the mentally ill by treating them? If you can't treat them and if you keep them alive knowing they will keep killing, can TheHero be considered saner than the villain who realizes the absurdity of the situation?

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** One bad day can drive a normal man to madness, but we have the choice to stay sane when confronted with tragedy and suffering. suffering.
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Truly evil people are often convinced that ''everyone'' is as bad as they are, and they'll go to extreme lengths just to prove it. That doesn't make it true.
** Can you actually help the mentally ill by treating them? If you can't treat them and if you keep them alive knowing they will keep killing, can TheHero be considered saner than the villain who realizes the absurdity of the situation? situation?
*** You can't help anyone who doesn't want to help themself. [[note]] At the end of the comic, Bruce offers The Joker help with his insanity, but the latter refuses and tells a story about two men who have escaped from an asylum. One suggests the other walk to freedom on the beam of light from his flashlight. The other thinks he's crazy because he'll turn off the the light when he gets halfway. The Joker is the second man and is so far gone that he thinks the world is so horrible that sanity is just false hope while the beam of light resembles Bruce's offer. Bruce realizes this and understands that there's simply no hope for Joker and is forced to give up on him.[[/note]]
13th Apr '16 5:14:05 AM PistolsAtDawn
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* PreInsanityReveal: The Joker was an ordinary comedian before he went crazy and became a super-villain.
8th Apr '16 9:18:07 PM BlazingThor
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* RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil: Assaulting two people, stripping them naked and traumatising them is a fairly mundane crime compared to the Joker's usual poison-the-city schtick, [[AMillionIsAStatistic but it feels so much more sinister]].
6th Apr '16 9:29:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Grant Morrison, however, [[http://screenrant.com/the-killing-joke-batman-killed-joker-grant-morrison/ stated]] that the ending had the Batman ''killing'' the Joker.
--->"That’s why it’s called ‘The Killing Joke.’ The Joker tells the ‘Killing Joke’ at the end, Batman reaches out and breaks his neck, and that’s why the laughter stops and the light goes out, ’cause that was the last chance at crossing that bridge. And Alan Moore wrote the ultimate Batman/Joker story — he finished it."
6th Apr '16 1:58:18 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RapeIsaSpecialKindofEvil: Assaulting two people, stripping them naked and traumatising them is a fairly mundane crime compared to the Joker's usual poison-the-city schtick, [[AMillionIsAStatistic but it feels so much more sinister]].

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* RapeIsaSpecialKindofEvil: RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil: Assaulting two people, stripping them naked and traumatising them is a fairly mundane crime compared to the Joker's usual poison-the-city schtick, [[AMillionIsAStatistic but it feels so much more sinister]].
5th Apr '16 10:21:22 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Finally cracking and going insane after every bad thing life has handed to you because it's much more comforting than facing the real world with a sane mind.
4th Apr '16 11:27:00 PM JulianLapostat
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** Finally cracking and going insane after every bad thing life has handed to you because it's much more comforting than facing the real world with a sane mind.
4th Apr '16 8:32:57 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdultFear:
** Imagine being a father [[spoiler:stripped naked]] forced to look [[spoiler:at naked pictures of your bloody newly paralyzed daughter.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Imagine being informed that your pregnant wife has just died electrocuted.]]
1st Apr '16 12:23:52 PM Lyendith
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* GoKartingWithBowser: [[spoiler:At the very end, between Batman and Joker.]]

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* GoKartingWithBowser: [[spoiler:At the very end, between Batman and Joker.Joker laugh together at the latter's joke.]]



** The French translation, ''Rire et mourir'' - "Laughing and dying", "To laugh and to die", or "To laugh and die" - botches this trope in the first scene when Batman, having discovered an impostor in Joker's cell, shouts "''Vous n'êtes pas le Joker!'' (You're not the Joker!)".

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** The French translation, ''Rire et mourir'' - "Laughing and dying", "To laugh and to die", or "To laugh and die" - botches this trope in the first scene when Batman, having discovered an impostor in Joker's cell, shouts "''Vous n'êtes pas le Joker!'' (You're not the Joker!)". The more recent translation corrects this, though.
17th Mar '16 11:36:04 PM Anicomicgeek
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Will be adapted in 2016 as part of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies. Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill are slated to return to their iconic roles.

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Will be adapted An AnimatedAdaptation of the comic [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke is coming]] in 2016 as part of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies. WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line. Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill are slated to return to their iconic roles.
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