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[[caption-width-right:330:"I've been putting smiles on faces[[note]] ''whether they wanted any or not!''[[/note]] since 1940!"[[note]]Also pictured, clockwise from left: The Penguin, Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/AnimalMan, Robin, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} (Barbara Gordon), Franchise/WonderWoman, Franchise/{{Batman}}.[[/note]] ]]

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->''"The Joker is the kind of guy who will come up with a plan to kidnap a scientist and have them create a super-pheromone that will attract little old ladies to a warehouse so Joker can feed them into a woodchipper and use the resulting paste to make counterfeit money so he can buy fuel for his ice rocket that will freeze the entire city which will cause everyone to flock to his beverage vendors who will sell them hot chocolate laced with a mutagen designed to drive everyone insane."''
-->-- '''Shamus Young, Stolen Pixels''' (who put it quite well, if I do say so myself...)

Well! [[NoFourthWall Finally got my own page, did I]]? 'bout time! I was created in TheForties, for Pete's sake! I've been around way longer than [[{{Franchise/Superman}} Superham's]] [[{{Supergirl}} cousin]]! Why'd SHE get her own page first?![[note]]Rhetorical. I know exactly [[MostCommonSuperpower what you're all going to say]].[[/note]] Weelll, it's not ''too'' bad, I guess... at least I can still gloat to SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}y and [[ComicBook/TheRiddler Eddie]] about getting my own page first... As for [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Sinestro}} that guy with the yellow ring]]...? He only ''wishes'' he was half as scary as me!

Oh, you were looking for information on moi? I'm flattered, really, but, uh... SHOULDN'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM ALREADY?! All right, all right, fine. [[CardCarryingVillain Here's]] MyCard (from the bottom of the deck of course) and the lowdown...

[[TropeCodifier I am the]] MonsterClown [[ParanoiaFuel hiding under your bed!]]

Of course, a ''true'' fan would want all the gory details fleshed out, yes? So then. There's me, and there's [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Bat]], two peas in a pod. I'm the better-looking pea, of course, but that's beside the point. Billy Finger and Bobby Kane, inspired by both the playing card and ConradVeidt's deliciously chilling title character in the 1920s film ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'', conjured me up in good ol' 1940, [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks back when heroes were allowed to kill, everyone Asian spoke with their R's and L's mixed up, and the art was worse than something drawn by a six-year old with crayons]] ('course, Jerry Robinson said he had a hand too, but that's not my department)... I gave that flying rodent a good runaround in ''Batman'' #1 (I was modest enough to give him the title...), and soon enough, [[BreakoutVillain I began carving out my own little niche]].

But, as it turned out, that wasn't enough! No, they planned to whack me in my second appearance! Can you believe that?! But, someone (in this case, Whitney Ellsworth) came through for me, and I lived through a self-inflicted stabbing after all. So, instead of dying painfully, I only had to endure six months of agonizing hospital time! Those were the glory days... I'd show up, make a bit of trouble, kill a couple of people, get foiled by Fatman, and escape at the last minute. Gambling rackets, sniping FBI agents, I've seen (and done) it all. I was even executed once, y'know. 'course, TheGrimReaper [[JokerImmunity couldn't hold me]], and I came back... just in time to witness the rising of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode. (Hoo... [[EveryoneHasStandards and some people thought]] ''[[EveryoneHasStandards I]]'' [[EveryoneHasStandards was evil and insane]]... heh heh heh...)

Maybe I should've stayed buried a bit longer, cuz, you all know [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks what happened next]]. The Dork Knight and that brat Robin were joined by {{Batwoman}}, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Bat-Girl]], Bat-Hound, Bat-Mite (yeesh, what's next? [[BattleButler Bat-butler]]?), and no one was allowed to kill ever again. And we all lived happily ever after... NOT! Then again, I can't say that it was ever boring. I was allowed to play with bigger toys -- everything from my own utility belt to giant record players ([[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys where the heck does Gotham get all that stuff, anyhow?]]). I even managed to get all of Gotham City to marvel at my enormous [[HaveAGayOldTime BONER]]!

But nothing lasts forever, does it? (Save the memory of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.)

Come TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, I was finally allowed to roam free again, and what a joy it was! Blowing off people's heads with exploding cigars and feeding them to sharks! It seems that finally, the heads at DC Comics got brains - it was here that I got my own series! And it lasted all of... nine issues... And I had to lose most of the time.

[[{{Beat}} *COUGH*]]

Ah, well, who cares about all that? TheSeventies might have returned me to life, but it was TheEighties that were really my heyday. You might recall an obscure little book called ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' written by some nobody called Creator/AlanMoore. If you haven't... GET OVER THERE AND READ IT, AND DON'T CALL YOURSELF A FAN OF MINE UNTIL YOU'VE MEMORIZED ''EVERY WORD!''

Done? Good. Less than a year afterward, DC made the historical decision of killing off Robin -- 'bout time, too. But just a little heads-up, it was Jason Todd, ''not'' Dick Grayson. Who was Jason Todd? Who cares? All you need to know is that [[TheScrappy every reader hated his guts]], enough that they ''voted'' to have him die. But with an outfit like that, can you really blame them? Heck, at least thirteen of those votes came from yours truly!

Anyhoo, the poll was set up, the calls were made, and I gave poor li'l Jason a spanking he'll never forget. Rest in pieces. Then [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat I got shot. And got trapped on an exploding helicopter. And vanished for all of a few months.]] And I ''still'' made it back in time for the holidays! From there on, my life's been just one giant rollercoaster ride (occasionally of the [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Hawaiian variety]]) 'specially since [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand I killed Jimmy Gordon's wife during that earthquake]].

And [[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily NOW]], I've got a shiny new show opening for Bratgirl, the Dead Hood and ''all'' Batsy's little sidekicks! Those little brats who make my Batsy fat, slow, and weak. Tsk ''TSK''. [[Franchise/StarWars They found my lack of face...]] ''disturbing.''

Hold on, where're you going? D'ya think we're done with my life? Not even close! I've poisoned all the fish on the eastern and western seaboard and tried to patent them! I've [[RealityWarper become God]] and brought the whole universe to its knees! I've killed Series/SiskelAndEbert, fer Pete's sake!

But no, you don't care about any of that, do you? I bet you came to this page because you were so impressed by that [[Film/TheDarkKnight pencil trick]], along with [[WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs my apocryphal shenanigans afterwards]] by which I was played by the late [[Film/BrokebackMountain gay cowboy]] Creator/HeathLedger. No? [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman The dreadlocked barefoot monkey-man with that sexy, sexy laugh]], courtesy of Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, then? [[Series/{{Batman}} Perhaps you remember the days when I faced off with]] Creator/AdamWest? The [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} pointy-chinned me]] voiced by Creator/MarkHamill? The [[Film/{{Batman}} meaty ol' me]] played by Creator/JackNicholson? The [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-esque [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold me]] voiced by Creator/JeffBennett? Or was it the young, sleek version of me (voiced by Creator/TroyBaker) [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins who started all this chaos and first met up with young Batsy]] [[AnAsskickingChristmas on Christmas Eve]], many years before [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum I took over Arkham Asylum and turned into a twenty-foot tall muscleman]]? [[spoiler:(Although [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity that one didn't end too well.]] Object lesson on steroid use, kids!)]] OOH! [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood Or when I got Birdbrain to]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} bite my shiny metal]] [[JohnDiMaggio crowbar?]] [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Or the one with all those kid superheroes]], where I was voiced by [[Creator/BrentSpiner Da]][[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration ta]]? The one [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns based on a classic story]] where I'm voiced by [[Series/{{Lost}} Ben]] [[MichaelEmerson Linus]], going up against Franchise/{{Robo|Cop}}[[PeterWeller Cop]]? Or how about [[Creator/TangentComics those times]] [[{{Elseworlds}} where I]] [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} was a woman?]]

'Course, any version of me is good as long as you don't think I'm [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} that other psychotic, fourth-wall breaking clown]][[note]]I resemble that remark![[/note]] who works for those Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} guys. I'm not really fond of Mr. Wilson, but I ''do'' love friending him on [[{{Website/Facebook}} that Facebook thingy]] and asking him to "do that pencil trick". [[MagnificentBastard It just gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling inside]]. (Oh, and if you value your life, please don't confuse me for those [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond teenage biker punks]] who swiped my look. I also don't [[ReadOrDie work for the British Library]]. Nor am I that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI so called magic anime clown Kefka,]] who has the gall to steal my infectious laughter![[note]]That talentless hack would be nothing without [[{{Woolseyism}} Ted Woolsey writing his cue cards!]] ''Nothing''![[/note]] Unless, of course, you '''''don't''''' value it, then [[SchmuckBait by all means!]])

And, if after all ''that'' I've still managed to leave folks some moral wriggle-room, you can check out my spiffy YMMV page [[YMMV/TheJoker here]], not to mention all the other [[Awesome/TheJoker mind-blowing]], [[Funny/TheJoker rib-tickling]], [[Heartwarming/TheJoker heart-melting]] aspects of ME!

Well, that conversation was certainly uplifting, wouldn't you say? Look at how widely you're grinning. Ooh, and check it out! Your complexion is clearing right up. And that hair...! So rich a shade of green that only your undertaker'll know for sure. And that laugh! Isn't it beautiful?

Ohhhh, don't give me that look. [[BrickJoke You were the one who took that card from me!]] [[TooDumbToLive Sheesh, how dumb can ya get?]] Straighten up. It's not the end of the world. Only yours. Annnd... there you go, ''now'' you see the joke. The very biggest and bestest smile of them all.

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!!Let's see all the places I've popped up in the media...
[[index]]
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: The ol' Classic Funny Books ]]

* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
* ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics''
* ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures / The Batman & Robin Adventures / Batman: Gotham Adventures / Batman Adventures''
* ''[[ComicBook/JokersAsylum Joker's Asylum]]''
* ''[[ComicBook/TheJokerDevilsAdvocate The Joker: Devil's Advocate]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of the Joker]]''
* ''ComicBook/VillainsUnited''
* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''
* ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed''
* ''Creator/TangentComics''
* ''[[ComicBook/PlanetaryBatman Planetary/Batman]]''
* ''BatmanDigitalJustice'' (well, [[DigitalAvatar after a fashion]]...)
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''
* ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' (series)
* ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'' (graphic novel)
* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNosferatu Batman: Nosferatu]]''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanVampire Batman: Bloodstorm]]''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanIJoker Batman: I, Joker]]''
* ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily''
* ''ComicBook/GoingSane''
* ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''
* ''ComicBook/MadLove''
* ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]''
* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh''
* ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''
* ''ComicBook/SalvationRun''
* ''ComicBook/LastRites''
* ''[[BatmanRIP Batman R.I.P.]]''
* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''
* ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNoel Batman: Noël]]''
* ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''
* ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell''
* ''[[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumMadness Arkham Asylum: Madness]]''
* ''[[GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman And Robin]]''
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''
* ''[[ComicBook/SupermanDistantFires Superman: Distant Fires]]''
* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanLegendsOfTheDarkKnight Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''
* ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily''
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' as part of a CrossOver.
* ''ComicBook/{{Justice}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Big Silver Screen ]]

* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live on the tube ]]

* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' (live-action series)
* ''{{Series/Birds of Prey}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Up on that new-fangled... what do ya call it? "Internet"? ]]

* ''WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Animated as much as I am! ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanWithRobinTheBoyWonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''
* ''TheNewAdventuresOfBatman''
* ''[[SuperFriends The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Batman: Mask of the Phantasm]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''
* ''JusticeLeague''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The big stage! ]]

* ''Theatre/BatmanLive''
* ''BatmanTheMusical''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Those Video Games that all the kids these days are playin' ]]

* ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance''
* ''LegoBatman''
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''
* ''DCUniverseOnline''
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure]]''
* ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis''
[[/index]]

!!And here are some tropes that apply to various versions of ME:
* AbusiveParents: I might have suffered from this... [[MultipleChoicePast or not. Honestly, even I can't remember anymore.]]
* AcademyAward: You're looking at the only super villain (and only comic book character in general) ever to snag that little golden fella, thanks to good ol' Creator/{{Heath|Ledger}}y. Too bad I [[AuthorExistenceFailure couldn't appear in the sequel]]...
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Seems I've developed an immunity to the stuff due to all my... recreational use.
* ActorAllusion: I pay homage from time to time. [[Franchise/StarWars May the floss]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries be with you!]] When that Alex Ross fellow draws me, though, I tend to resemble [[Creator/JackNicholson a certain major movie star.]]
* [[ActuallyADoomBot Actually Clayface]]: The Joker you see for the majority of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', believe it or not, [[spoiler: isn't me]]. The Titan formula I took at the end of ''Arkham Asylum'' poisoned me and left me too weak to run my gang, so [[spoiler: I had Clayface disguised as me]] to keep anybody from noticing I was sick, and he was happy to take on "the role of a lifetime". And boy, did he work like a charm! Nobody could tell he was fake till he turned back to his normal form.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Sometimes the Bats himself makes a punchline. Sometimes [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke intentional]], sometimes [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins not]]. I do appreciate {{Irony}}, so sometimes I find an entire situation hilarious and invoke the Trope verbatim.
* AllAbusersAreMale: Ha, Gotham's ladies have plenty of fight in them. Let me tell you, [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/672000-welldeserved.png Harley has a mean right...]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: ComicBook/TheCreeper. Never get me near that guy! He's a lunatic! Dumber than a coffin nail, but a lunatic nonetheless! And considering who's telling you this, that's really saying something.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: I do love my fun after all. My hideout in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm that one movie]] was an amusement park with the only way to get to my house being a roller coaster ride. Hell, with a little ingenuity and some time and [[NoOSHACompliance henchmen to kill]], anything with a set of rails, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity like a steel mill]], makes a damn fine rollercoaster. Don't tell me you never wanted to ride one [[ConvectionSchmonvection surrounded by molten hot iron!]]
* AnAsskickingChristmas: If it's Christmastime and I'm around you can be sure there'll be asskicking aplenty!
** Speaking of asskicking, check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rJlislyQsw this kick-ass, twisted version of a Christmas carol called "Carol of the Bells"]] from ''Batman: Arkham Origins''!
* AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter: Remember that epic speech Bane made in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' where he revealed Harvey Dent for what he really was to Gotham (which, I might remind you was due to my handiwork)? Well, somebody who did a fantastic impression of me made a Joker version of it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgGCT6Ag4kk Wanna see it?]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: My [[Series/{{Batman}} Surfing Experience & Ability Transferometer & Vigor Reverser]]. Made me great at catching waves, but Batty Belfry, Robbie the Birdbrain, and Bat-Bimbo didn't like it. What did they find so cool about Skippy-boy that I didn't have, anyway?
* ArchEnemy: Batsy and me provide the page picture for a reason, ya know!
* AscendedFanboy: Wouldja believe I am one? [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Weeper]] is such a hoot! Especially when trying to kill me!
* {{Asexuality}}: Anyone who thinks sex is so great should try murder!
** Then again, Harl and I might be expecting soon... well, posthumously in my case. But still! Imagine, a generational Joker to tickle Batsy's funnybone into his old age. Priceless!
* AttemptedRape: At one time in ''Last Laugh'', while still convinced that I had terminal cancer, I thought I wanted to continue a legacy of my own. So I hired my {{mooks}} to kidnap my little Harl' [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe and bring her to me]], so that I could try and produce an heir by... you know... [[DoubleEntendre revving up my Harley]] before marriage. Unfortunately, Bat-Girl and her friends showed up and rescued her before I could get a chance. Oh well... them's the breaks, I guess.
** And no, honest, [[AvertedTrope I never]] did it [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke to Barb]]. Seriously, [[WordOfGod just ask Alan.]]
* AttentionWhore: Oy, why should I be working myself to death with no one to appreciate it?
* AxCrazy: Why limit myself? Still, [[ActorAllusion always was]] [[Film/TheShining good with an axe...]].
** As my may-or-may-not-be son {{Comicbook/Anarky}} once put it, my psychosis is almost a separate being in its own right.
* BackFromTheDead: Even if you [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker actually manage to see me die]]!
** All a part of my master plan in "[[http://cacb.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/the-joker-walks-the-last-mile/ The Joker Walks the Last Mile]]" (''Detective Comics'' Issue #64, June 1942). My plan was simple: I turned myself in over to the police, pleaded guilty and confessed to all my crimes of murder and robbery, and got sent to the death chamber and fried by the electric chair! ([[ShadowDiscretionShot Offscreen, actually.]]) Immediately after I got declared dead by a coroner, my {{mooks}} wasted no time in reclaiming my body from the prison morgue and carrying me to a nearby ambulance and forcing some life serum down my throat within 15 minutes to keep me from slipping off from "OnlyMostlyDead" to "[[Film/ThePrincessBride all dead]]". Once I revived, I was living a glorious life by walking away a free man, which meant that I couldn't be punished again for the same crimes! Of course, Batsy and Bird-Boy had to find another way to apprehend me by proof that I committed new robberies I never confessed to in life before my execution! So much for that! You know what they say: "Those who fight and run away will live to fight another day." HOOHOOHOOAHHAHAHAHA!
* BadassBookworm: Gotta keep my brain as sharp as my knives! I'm particularly amused by the fantasies of Creator/AynRand [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/633750-femmest_looking.png who seems to think that we live in a rational universe where good and evil exist]]. What nonsense. Do you expect me to take that sort of thing seriously? C'mon, I'm a psychopathic clown!
* BadassInDistress: Would you believe I once rescued [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the old bat]]? But hey, what fun would the world be without him around?
* BadassInANiceSuit: As that doll Harley will tell you, it's not a killer smile unless you've got a suit to match, even if you're a charmer like me!!
* BadassLongcoat: A little style never hurt anyone.
* BadassNormal: Though some would argue that I'm anything but normal. Still, the fact that folk who go toe-to-toe with ol' Supes are scared of me? That's ''gotta'' be worth something.
** Hell, I've got one of the highest bodycounts in the entire DCU, far outdoing almost any superpowered freaks out there, and generally only outdone by those with the power to destroy entire worlds.
* BadBoss: Good help is ''sooo'' hard to find these days...
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', I actually saved Batsy's secret identity by taking care of Wrath and Scorn before they could spill the beans. What can I say? I didn't want anyone else being the Bat's end.
* BananaPeel: [[GrantMorrisonsBatman Just stop on by Dr. Hurt's place]]. ''He'll'' tell you. [[spoiler:(FYI? [[BuriedAlive Bring a shovel.]])]]
* BandagedFace: Frequent in the origin. Honestly, it'll scar you for life...
* BANGFlagGun: Gotcha! Ah, that one never gets old... though there ''was'' [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker that one time it wasn't funny at all.]]
* BatmanGambit: Ugh, couldn't they give this one a different name? Still, I've been known to pull off some tricks that put even ol' Batsy himself to shame.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: I've tried this [[Comicbook/TheKillingJoke once]] [[Westernanimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker or]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight twice]]. Success rates aren't all that great, but it's always fun to try. [[MultipleChoicePast This might be what happened to me back in the day to make me like I am... I can't quite recall if that's really how it happened]].
* BerserkButton: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Don't you dare laugh at me!]] I encourage you to laugh ''with'' me, '''never''' ''at'' me.
** And I ''can'' make you laugh. I'm the Clown Prince of Gotham! A comic genius! And if you doubt it... [[DeadlyEuphemism I'll PROVE it to you.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!]]
** How ''dare'' that [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor bald megalomaniac]] found The Legion of Doom in ''ComicBook/{{Justice}}'' '''''and not invite ME?!''''' (Geddit? It was a MythologyGag 'cause I wasn't on ''{{Superfriends}}'' because of legal mumbo jumbo.) Mind, he learns fast - I'll give Lexy that. Never made that mistake again.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Especially if the silly one in question happens to be me. [[TheStarscream You try to cross me]], and, well... let's just say [[XRaySparks my joy buzzer]] is [[ManOnFire gonna set off the sprinklers]].
* BigBad: Usually in those adaptations, but not so much in the comics. After all, why let others have all the fun?
* BigBadassRig: If you want to make an impression on the streets of Gotham, size really does matter. It also has plenty of trailer space in case you need to bring along your bazooka. You may call it overkill, I call it defensive driving.
* BigStupidDoodooHead: Okay, so some of my insults can be a bit juvenile, but that's only because it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] to call Bat-Brain a big 'ol guano-head.
* BlackComedy:
** [[ILikeMyXLikeILikeMyY I like my comedy like I like my coffee]]; big, black, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick surrounded by corpses]].
** I almost did this with some little tykes after the earthquake, but decided against it. [[spoiler:I ended up shooting Jimmy's wife instead.]]
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Because of some changes done in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries my next DCAU incarnation]], I got these with white irises.
* BloodyMurder: According to good ol' [[Creator/GrantMorrison Grant]], I've spent so much time taking my own baaaaaaad drugs that my blood itself is a lethal venom! As sweet little Damian found out when he tried to get some payback. [[GoldenMoment You see, kiddies, violent revenge just makes things worse, even if it feels good at the time.]]
* BluntYes: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries I can't believe Harley had to be told]] she was supposed to "Fill the tank, shoot the guy, and drive off". Her words, not mine.
* BodySnatcher: Yes. I've even managed to pull this off in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker my comeback appearance]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. I lost my old body thanks to [[spoiler: Tim Drake turning against me. Ungrateful kids; you teach them everything you know and then they turn around and stab you in the back! Or in my case the chest]]. Fortunately, I had ensured my immortality long before this inconvenience thanks to [[spoiler:a little genetics micro chip I had planted on Little J during his time in my care. Unfortunately, my comeback was thwarted thanks to that Bat-Fake old Brucey was grooming.]]
* BodyguardBabes: I've had a few of these everyone now and then, let's see...
** There was that topless female Nazi transsexual bodyguard Bruno I had in ''ComicBook/{{All Star Batman|And Robin the Boy Wonder}}'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns.'' (Well, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext maybe you should read them, she's hard to describe]]...)
** Harley actually made a pretty good one in ''{{Comicbook/Joker}}'' (and she was [[TheVoiceless the way I liked her then - quiet]]).
* BombThrowingAnarchist: Oh come on, you can't tell me ''you're'' not amused by the odd [[StuffBlowingUp explosion]] or two.
* BoredWithInsanity: Every once in a while I feel like playing the straight man, especially when 'ol Batsy isn't around to fill the role.
* BoringInsult: A pet peeve of mine. I put a lot of effort into my work, and then Bat-Fake comes along and tells me I'm not funny. [[VillainousBreakdown I'll show him. I'LL SHOW THAT IMPUDENT BRAT JUST WHO HE'S TALKING TO!]] ''*throws grenades*'' Sorry, lost my head there for a moment.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Can you believe they wouldn't let me shoot those [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse karate guys]] in the face? Well, not on screen anyway...
** And it's not just that, but those darned {{Media Watchdog}}s wouldn't let me shoot people with a spear gun but with a ''laughing gas gun'' in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', all thanks to that shoot out in UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High School in Littleton, Colorado, in April 1999. (Hey, even ''I'' wasn't involved in that Columbine massacre; blame it on the AbusiveParents of ThoseTwoBadGuys, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.) Heck, they even replaced [[spoiler:my being ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by the spear gun]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGd1BSw767k the original version]] with [[spoiler:another death scene of mine]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cux_R_DQsoY the version made for kiddie TV]]: [[spoiler:when I gave little Timmy my laughing gas gun and told him to [[NeverSayDie make ol' Batsy "one of us"]] with it; instead, the little brat punched me in the face, knocking me into a tank of water near electrical wiring, where I got up and tried to get rid of him but I slipped and accidentally turned on the electrode machine and got [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath zapped like a bug]]... complete with ''[[ScreamDiscretionShot my horrific death scream!]]'' Which, come to think of it, is rather... ''[[{{Pun}} shocking]]'' NightmareFuel [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids for kids]] and more violent compared to my original death scene! Sheesh, who can blame them?]]
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: C'mon you didn't think I'd miss out on this comedy goldmine, did ya? Take for example this little exchange I had with one of those [[Theatre/{{Pagliacci}} opera clowns]] in an issue of ''Stuporman & Batbrain magazine'':
-->'''Me:''' Do you juggle?
-->'''Pagliaccio:''' No.
-->'''Me:''' Blow balloons?
-->'''Pagliaccio:''' No.
-->'''Me:''' Synthesize nerve gas?
-->'''Pagliaccio:''' No.
-->'''Me:''' Not much of a clown then, are you? *[[ExtendoBoxingGlove Thud]]*
** And here's [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins one part of mine]] [[spoiler:when I thought Bat-Jerk broke his [[ThouShaltNotKill One Rule]] by killing the muscleman Bane with his bare hands (he didn't, of course, but only temporarily stopped his heart with the Shock Gloves, but still...)]]:
--->'''Me:''' Well, I'd love to stay and celebrate your victory, but I've got stockings to stuff, [[UnderTheMistletoe mistletoe to hang]] - and about fifteen skyscrapers to blow up before sunrise. Ciao.
* BreakThemByTalking:
** Remember that one bit in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''? With Harvey Dent and that saucy little nurse's uniform? That was a good one. I turned Gotham's White Knight into a murdering pyschopath.
*** And no, of course I wasn't afraid he'd pull the trigger. I'm crazy, remember?
** Okay, so [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond the snot-nosed kid who thought he was a replacement Batsy]] gave me one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. There, I admit it. Happy now? [[BoringInsult He called me unfunny!]] [[BerserkButton Who did that impudent brat think he was talking to?!]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If you're only just figuring it out... well, let's just say you're no Batman.
* BreakoutVillain: Some [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling]] by the aforementioned Whitney Ellsworth, way back in 1940, spurred me on my [[BillingDisplacement meteoric rise to fame]] from a [[VillainOfTheWeek two-shot villain]] to the BigBad you know and fear with every fiber of your being today. Hey, the fella [[EurekaMoment knew a good idea]] when he saw it - this was the [[SoBadItsGood genius]] behind ''[[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperpup Superpup!]]''
* BreakTheBadass: My actions have done this to toughest of heroes. And of course, if the chips are down low enough and even I stop laughing... It's [[RedSkyTakeWarning a sign]] [[CrisisCrossover we're all]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in trouble]]...
** '''[[DeathSeeker YIP]][[MoodWhiplash PIEE!!!]]'''
* BreakTheCutie: Averted. As rough as I can be on Harley girl, I just brought out her pre-existing crazy! When I torture her it's just to get a few good laughs at her expense.
* BrightIsNotGood: What can I say, I'm one of the most colorful characters in all of comics. But I'll kill you and your whole family for fun without a second thought.
* CallingCard: Take a wild guess.
* CanonImmigrant: Ol' [[Creator/TimBurton Timmy]] decided to call me Jack Napier in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', so naturally [[Creator/PaulDini Dini]] and [[Creator/BruceTimm Timm]] stol- ''borrowed'' this for [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries my animated self]]. There ''used'' to be a tiny bit of sanity [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman within the realms of my mind]] by that name, too...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09FOx0pyuqw I do miss that chap...]] [[Creator/AlanMoore That guy who's as weird as me]] didn't use it for [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke my greatest appearance ever]], but I gave him a break. Why? ''Because he's Creator/AlanMoore, that's why!'' Even ''I'' have the good sense not to cross him.
* CantUnhearIt: [[invoked]] You've been reading this page in Creator/MarkHamill's or Creator/HeathLedger's or even Creator/JackNicholson's Joker voice, haven't you? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint HAVE YOU NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE OTHERS WHO PLAYED ME!!!]] Oh, who am I kidding, it's not like any one of 'em weren't the best portrayals of little old moi.
* CaptiveAudience: What's the point of killing Batman or one of his sidekicks if nobody's there to ''see'' it?
* CardboardPrison: Arkham's a great place to kick back and relax for a while, and it's never too hard to get out and about when I feel like a stroll through the guts of Gotham's gentry. Then again, that time I took over the place, that was glorious.
* CardCarryingVillain: Is it so wrong that I take pride in making a good joke?
* CarFu: Once ran over a woman while reporting it to the police with a tied up Robin in the car. Did I mention this was Christmas time!
* CatchPhrase: While I'm certainly not cliché enough to use the same material again and again, it seems [[MemeticMutation that classic line]] from [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heathy]] has become my unofficial motto: "Why so serious?" Hey, if it sticks, it sticks! (Just so long as I get a cut of [[TheMerch all that glorious T-shirt revenue...]])
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In my first appearances, the only real quirk I had was an association with a certain playing card -- I was just a straight-forward, humorless murderer and thief who merely [[SlasherSmile grinned a]] ''[[SlasherSmile lot]]'', rather than the [[BlackComedy comedy]]-obsessed and always [[EvilLaugh laughing]] maniac you all know and love today! And I gotta say, boy howdy have I come a long way! Heck, according to [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman that bald Scot]], my ever-changing personality is another facet of my being...ahem...''differently'' sane.
* TheChessmaster: [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9506/249502-103614-joker_super.jpg To the point that you'd think I'd move onto checkers already.]]
** Literally, too. You're looking at one of the only 2 people (the other being Bane) to ever beat Ra's al Ghul at a game of chess.[[note]]He said it was my ability to switch between different strategies so quickly. Like they always say, nobody can predict me.[[/note]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: I was last seen busted by a SWAT team after my little "social experiment" failed at the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and didn't even get ''mentioned'' in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' simply because that damn Creator/HeathLedger punk bit the dust before TDK was even released! Maybe that also has something to do with the Dollmaker ripping my face off (see PutOnABus for some more on that little incident, my pretties).
* CivilianVillain: Every once in a blue moon, usually when the Bat manages to get himself killed, something inside me snaps and I won't be my usual, cheerful self. I might even pass off as being, gasp, ''almost sane''! How lucky for me that Batsy never stays down for very long.
* ClearTheirName: Wouldn't you know it? I'm on the "their" list, and ''The Joker: Devil's Advocate'' revolves around the whole plot: I was arrested, tried, and condemned to die for the poisoned stamps incident that I insisted that I wasn't involved with. I asked the Dork Knight to save my life, hoping that Bat-Head would find the real perpetrator for the poisoned stamps and clear my name. [[spoiler:And surprisingly, ''it worked, just when I was mere seconds away from execution by the electric chair!'' What a lucky clown I was, just lucky to be alive... in jail again, knowing that at least my name was now in the clear. But still... LUCKY!!!]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: I'm very well known for doing this. There have been a few occasions where [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker I]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman actually]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil create a new villain this way]].
* CombatPragmatist: A few notable examples include beating unarmed enemies with a crowbar, setting hungry dogs on them, spraying various unhealthy substances in their faces, trying to kick the Dork Knight in the ribs with a knife that came out of my shoe -- and who could forget the time when I [[spoiler:hopped myself up on Titan]]?
** Though I tried to get Batboy a chance there, but he refused.
* CombatSadomasochist: Now, don't look at me like that. You'd be surprised at how good a true expert in pain can make you feel.
* ComedicSociopathy: You ''know'' you love it...
* CompleteMonster (InUniverse): Hehehehehe... what can I say? I do my very best.
* ComplexityAddiction: It's just more fun than just shooting him!
* ConfusionFu: I'm crazy! You can '''never''' predict what I'm about to do!
* {{Cool Pet}}s: Have you met my [[ShoutOut hyenas]] [[AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou?]]
* TheCorrupter: Because madness is like gravity, and as you know, all it takes is a little push.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: One time (in ''Last Laugh'') [[spoiler:I got beaten to the point of death by Nightwing (because the rumors of little Birdbrain becoming lunch to Killer Croc had pushed Nighty's BerserkButton too far) until my heart stopped beating! Almost gave up the ghost, too! Fortunately, Batsy showed up just in time to resuscitate poor old moi by CPR in order to keep Nighty from stooping down to my level as a murderer. Within a few minutes, I returned to life again! Once again, LUCKY!!!]]
* CrazyPrepared: You think old Bats always has a contingency plan for each and every occasion? Trust me, I got him beat in that little competition.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: In a few incarnations, old Batsy had a hand in my origin. Makes it more delicious wouldn't you say? Sometimes I invert the trope myself by being the one that made poor little Bruce an orphan, such as in my first movie appearance. Heck, I even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it!
** I suppose I was also responsible for the birth of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm the Phantasm]] and the deaths of my old mob gang.
* {{Crossover}}: I've met SpiderMan at least twice, [[http://bwmedia.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/spider-bat-vs.jpg but he didn't remember me the second time,]] even when I flashed my best [[SlasherSmile winning smile!]] Maybe there was a little [[CanonDiscontinuity discontinuity]] involved, maybe it was because [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_vs._Marvel our realities were out-of-whack,]] or maybe the SpiderMan I met [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga wasn't the same one.]] With all that goes on [[MarvelComics over there,]] who knows WHO was under that mask? I was also a [[JudgeDredd dark judge]] for a bit too.
* CryForTheDevil: Hey, I never asked for sympathy, and I don't expect it! Still... It's amazing what [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke one bad day]] can do to a person...
* CuteKitten: "Cute Kitten"?! How should I know? I don't remember Catwoman ever reproducing.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Are you kidding? Merely selling that [[{{Series/Batman}} flying saucer]] to NASA would have been so ''boring''! And I wouldn't have sold it to the Soviets, in case you were thinking that. As I told that RedSkull fellow, I'm an ''American'' criminal lunatic.
* DanceBattler: Oh yes! I'm very good at it! The [=PlayStation=] 3-only DLC for ''Batman: Arkham Asylum'' shows that I'm mastered in a combination of UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, DrunkenBoxing, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and lethal novelty toys]]! In fact, I've been pretty good at it ever since [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins the time that I fought my tormentors in a very graceful way in the Comedy Club]] a la ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', complete with somersaulting and leap frog! [[MultipleChoicePast Well... at least that's what my mind perceived it to be]] while I was speaking with the Doc who would be dear ol' Harley at Blackgate Prison, anyway]].
* DartboardOfHate: That poster of Bats was really too good for me -- the animated me -- to resist! And I was pretty upset in that series...
* DeadlineNews: How [[Creator/JackNicholson ol'Jacky Boy's]] version of me likes to advertise mouthwash that'll give you ''"hair color so natural, only your undertaker will know for sure!!"''
** [[BatmanRIP Breaking news,]] [[{{Pun}} this just grin!]] [[DepopulationBomb Deadly clouds of Joker Toxin]] spread across six continents! [[AMillionIsAStatistic Billions die]] in horrendous agony! [[ApocalypticLog Wife's guts,]] wife's guts, [[MadnessMantra wife's guts,]] WIFE'S GUTS!!!.... [[MoodWhiplash and now]], here's Chuck [[WeatherReport with the weather.]] How's it look out there, Chuck?
* DeadpanSnarker: Maybe, maybe not. You know what I mean? [[DependingOnTheWriter It-it's almost like there are dark forces conspiring against me, twisting me like a puppet on a string...]] ''[[IgnoredEpiphany Naaaah!]]''
* DeadSidekick: People tend to focus on that one time I killed one of Batsy's kids. [[DeathIsCheap And it didn't even take!]] How's that for gratitude?
* DealWithTheDevil: Ah, [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the nineties.]] While other villain-y sorts wasted their souls on dumb stuff like [[PhysicalGod arcane power]] or [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney craploads of green,]] I put what little I had to good use: [[spoiler:[[SmokingIsCool a box of Cubans.]]]] Oh, ya shoulda seen ol' Neron's face.
* DeathDealer: I'm always a card, but sometimes I like using them as throwing weapons too! What better way to show off some style than by slicing a man with razor-sharp metal playing cards? You can always be sure I have an extra one or two up my sleeves, too...
* DeathIsCheap: So cheap that I'm fairly sure it's on sale whenever I come around.
* DeliciousFruitPies: [[http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess/v2joker02.htm Sure, I may be crazy for not loving]] [[http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess/v2joker01.htm the great taste of a Hostess fruit pie,]] [[http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess/v2joker03.htm but I'm not that crazy all of the time.]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: Some artists, like Neal Adams and Jim Aparo, give me a long pointed chin, while others, such as Marshall Rogers, gave me a square one. I'm sometimes lean and mean, while other times I'm of average build. Some depict my [[SlasherSmile lovely smile]] as being [[FrozenFace stuck on my face]], while others have me capable of showing... other emotions. Gotta admit, having the grin cut into my mouth so I can make two expressions at once, that worked out decently enough.
* DependingOnTheWriter: So tell me. Am I a harmless prankster, a homicidal maniac, a hostage to momentary whims, or a chessmaster capable of constructing elaborate plans? All these and more, at various times. (The current official theory is that I'm so mentally unstable my brain turns right over every now and again, and I become insane in a whole new way. That Creator/GrantMorrison, what a kidder.)
* DiabolicalMastermind: No joke. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Just because I'm kooky doesn't mean I'm not a genius]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: I don't know how Lex has such a hard time with {{Superman}} when he has so much more money and kryptonite than me. But you don't need much of the latter to put Supes in his place, [[KryptoniteRing right, Batsy]]?
* DisneyVillainDeath: Heck, I've probably subverted this one as many times as Ol' Walt's boys played it straight.
* DisproportionateRetribution: People keep saying I go into this, but I don't know why. A henchman who refuses to fork over the money he owes me when he loses a twenty-dollar bet on the World Series should be [[EdibleBludgeon clubbed to death with a bunch of bananas]] (Note to self: takes too long. Use plantains instead). Anyone who would ''dare'' deny me first prize in a comedy competition just because I never actually entered it ''deserve'' to be mind controlled into becoming D-List criminals. And all those people who claimed that I couldn't legally trademark the fish that I arranged to grin like me seriously had it coming. Honestly, what's so disproportionate about all that?
* DissonantLaughter: It's only dissonant if you don't get the joke.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: My costume in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''? A straitjacket and bare feet. It was a legitimate fashion choice! Well, I did adopt a variation on my trademark purple suit in later appearances, but I still went barefoot. Hey, it was the turn of the millennium. We're all entitled to try new things with our image once in awhile.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Imagine how boring a battle with Superman would be if I didn't let him know I kidnapped that Lois woman.
* DontExplainTheJoke: If you have to explain a joke, [[BerserkButton there is no joke!]] I can't even tell you how many times I've had to explain that to dear Harley....
* TheDreaded: Like good old Batboy, I even scare the pants off of those who are far more powerful than myself. Some at the beginning believe me to be beneath their notice, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain but they soon learn]].
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Nope, this one's not just for the good guys, kiddies! [[Film/TheDarkKnight If you're wearing a police uniform, no one really worries that you're standing near the mayor holding a shotgun]].
* DropTheHammer: I'm no [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor thunder god]] but someone taught Harley how to swing a hammer!
* DueToTheDead: Seen a few ideas on what to do with my body when I die. [[spoiler:One example is that after [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker the little bird-brained brat offed me]], I could watch from the afterlife how Jimmy's little girl and Batsy were at least kind enough to give my body a decent burial deep within Arkham Asylum... unaware that I had implanted a microchip on little Timmy beforehand so that I could continue wreaking havoc after 40 years... until Bat-Fake, that is! Ahhh, such a simple time.]]
** [[spoiler:Another example is that after [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity I finally croaked from the Titan disease]], I again watched from the afterlife as Commissioner Jimmy secretly kept watch over my corpse for two weeks, and then, after that Bat-Brain somehow survived my remaining traps, they showed me the kind favor of burning my body to get rid of it! Oh, well... it was fun while it lasted... Unless I somehow reincarnate in a different form. You never can tell when I may be coming back elsewhere, you know.]]
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: A world without rules, baby!
* EdibleBludgeon: I tell you, death by bananas is an absolute riot! Unfortunately, beating someone to death with a bunch of bananas can also take all night. Plantains make a much better weapon. I also taught [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm lil' Andie]] a thing or two about ''killer'' bologna!
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair "Vertette",]] actually. [[GratuitousFrench Ooh la la!]]
* ElectricJoybuzzer: It sure left a shocking impression on [[Film/{{Batman}} Antoine.]] But remember kids, always exercise caution when using these things, or you might, oh I don't know -- [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman fall into a waterfall and electrocute yourself to death]], say? But that'd just be ''crazy''.
** [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Not to mention that they can be used to fry a microchip that allows you to inhabit a body]].
* ElectricTorture: Making people glow like Christmas trees is a wonderful use of electricity. [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/635810-electroshock_therapy.png Ain't that right, Bats?]]
* EnemyMine: I'm as shocked as you are! When my [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold newest animated incarnation]] made his first appearance, he actually ''joined forces'' with Batsy in order to take down [[EvilTwin Owl]][[MirrorUniverse man]], mainly because he just wasn't as much fun. In the end, he made a smart move and joined forces with the alternate double, but not before telling Bats that he tried to be good. That better not be signs of me [[VillainDecay decaying]], otherwise I might need to have a little chitchat with those writers...
** Oh, I should have trusted the writers more. I got to kill the Bat nine times! On a show for children!
*** Heck, if you thought my repeated comical, off-screen murders of the Dork Knight in the LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' were bad enough for kids, you should have read the original comic book (which was way worse) where I committed those murders in all their graphic, gory... uh, glory that put ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' or even ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' to shame. I even got to traumatize him and send him crying... until old Supes saved the day!
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: I just don't get it!! I shout at her, I even give her a shiner and a love tap or ten, but that dame Harley just keeps coming back for more.... (sulks off to corner) [[spoiler: I do love ya babe!! I just can't change who I am... [[SadClown (Wipes tear) Please forgive me.....]]]] Hahahahahaha!! I just don't get dames.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** I may be a criminal lunatic, but I'm an ''AMERICAN'' criminal lunatic! When I found out that RedSkull fellow was a Nazi, I turned on him, right then and there. And don't talk about that selling-nukes-to-Arabs thing. FanonDiscontinuity, plain and simple, got it?!
** Funny thing -- to other villains, ''I'm'' below their standards (perhaps that would make me the SpearCounterpart to ol' Jimmy, if I'm to believe that [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Dick Flass]]). Well, phooey! I didn't want their help, anyway...
** For reasons of good taste, Creator/JoelSchumacher wasn't invited to my [[Music/TheGreatLukeSki House Party at Arkham Asylum]].
** Oh yes, and there was that one time I met that [[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell Warren White guy in the showers]], pointing out that while I kill people, I don't steal their kids' college funds -- but knowing me, I probably just said that to get under his skin.
** And don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/TheCreeper that]] [[HypocriticalHumor lunatic of a]] [[CreepyGood "hero"]] [[EvilCounterpart who keeps ripping off my style!]] That guy [[UpToEleven makes ME look sane!]]
** If there's one thing I won't stand for, it's poor customer service!
** ''[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE22JokersFavor Now, look, my rude friend. We can't have people cursing at each other on the freeway. It's simply not polite. I'm just going to have to teach you some manners.]]''
** And don't even get me started on those Aryan thugs in Blackgate -- there's being a murderer, there's being an [[CrossesTheLineTwice extravagant murderer]], but those guys are just plain ''mean'', not a funny bone in their body.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Are you crazy? Me? [[http://www.comics101.com/comics101//news/Comics%20101/63/sadjoker.jpg Fond]] of that old featherbrain? I don't know [[http://www.comics101.com/comics101//news/Comics%20101/63/jokermourning.jpg what]] you've been reading, kiddo, but I only team up with him when the plan requires it. On the other hand, I gotta say, he runs a hell of a nightclub. And I'm not above just chilling with him and ol' Eddie Nygma.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Averted! I can damn well understand the good guys if I please. Even been one just a couple of times. It's just that it's ''out-of-your-skull boring''.
** Though, for the life of me, I can't understand why Batsy doesn't get the joke...
* EvilerThanThou: [[SpiderMan Carnage]]? Puh-leeze! The guy is an uninventive, style-less dunderhead! Like I told him [[http://jokers-circus.livejournal.com/12123.html that one time]] we met, "Any idiot, nothing personal of course, can go out and slaughter a few thousand people, but where's the laughter and tears? The handstands and histronics? In short, my dense and sanguine pal... where's the theater?"
* EvilEyebrows: They're marvelous, aren't they!?
* EvilFeelsGood: Does it ever!
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Aw, come on! I've got a '''great''' sense of humor! It's not my fault if not everyone can appreciate it!
* EvilIsHammy: Well, where's the fun in having inhibitions?
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/633524-madlove2.jpg It certainly is]]. We got even happier when we decided to have a kid.
* EvilIsPetty: [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Petty?]] [[RantInducingSlight You snot-nosed little punk]], [[HypocriticalHumor I'll]] [[DisproportionateRetribution KILL]] [[HypocriticalHumor ya for that one]]! Oh, I kid. Still, that "[[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks report card incident]]" has gotten [[MemeticMutation a lot more mileage]] than I expected....
* EvilLaugh: Let's face it, I don't do any other kind. Don't believe me? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb8fWUUXeKM Here's some of my best ones.]]
* EvilPlan: I dabble in everything from the classic robbery to pay the bills to MindRape [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]]. Though they usually involve Batsy somehow.
* EvilTwin: Word is [[Creator/TangentComics there're]] [[MirrorUniverse some worlds]] out there where my counterparts are on the good guys' side. Is that messed-up or what?!
* EvilVersusEvil: I tussle with the competiton all the time! The penultimate issue of my own magazine pit yours truly against ol' Jonathan Crane, for example. The bet, entitled "The Scarecrow's Fearsome Face-Off", is [[EvilerThanThou which of our fearsome weapons is the best]], and my laughing gas won out. Ha, that'll teach him.
* ExplosiveCigar: Who says cartoons should have this little gadget all to themselves? 'Course, mine are filled with [[MadeOfExplodium naughtier stuff]]... [[YourHeadASplode Happy birthday, anyone?]]
* EyeScream: [[Film/TheDarkKnight The magic trick of making a pencil disappear into a crony's skull]], that was all. [[Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth Care to see for yourself, Pearl?]]
* {{Facepalm}}: Batman has probably dodged thousands of bullets fired by my {{mooks}} over the years. My reaction is usually something like [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/58458/1116060-joker_facepalm.jpg this]].
* FakingTheDead: And a pretty good one at that, too! [[spoiler:As part of my backup plan in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', I stole one of those [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins "magic feign-death potions" that ol' Sharpie had made]], and then, while the Bat was fighting off Mr. Hammer, I pulled off a [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Juliet Capulet]] by drinking the bottle of it, and then drifted off into slumberland, with Clayface in hiding and dear ol' Harley right by my side. After a few minutes, the potion's effects wore off, and I woke up just in time to find the Dork Knight, knocked out cold by both Clayface and Harl', so I could infect him with my Titan blood. My plan worked like a charm! Bitter irony, though, as I was only hours away from death by Titan poisoning anyway.]]
* FanDisservice: If you've got the [[ShesGotLegs pasty white gams]] (and other things) needed to rock [[http://www.mindsdelight.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Red-Robin-19_panel-600x631.jpg a pair of scale panties]], I say [[ShowSomeLeg flaunt 'em]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Ol' SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}ie said it best: "Frighteningly sick in the head, but strangely compelling company."
* FilkSong: ''[[Music/MiracleOfSound Of course]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/5286-Jokers-Song-Batman-Arkham-City I have one]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sok5vFjSN7c Or two...]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Sometimes writers portray me as your average psycho serial killer, forgetting I'm supposed to be a FUNNY psycho serial killer. Of course as CharacterizationMarchesOn shows, I was originally lacking a sense of humor more or less to begin with so it isn't that jarring all things considered...
* FlyingSaucer: [[Series/{{Batman}} The Sixties were a strange decade, boys and girls]]. Of course, with [[RidiculousFutureInflation today's gas prices]], I might as well ''walk'' to Mars...
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]ProphecyTwist[=/=]NiceJobFixingItVillain: And a pretty bad one at that, too. I remember [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity that one time]] when I set up the bombs all over the cathedral, then told Bat-butt the plan and urged him to get out. I then counted down the seconds from ten all the way down to zero... and for some odd reason the Caped Crusader just kinda stood there, as if he had no clue what to do. I tried coaxing him to get out, but he didn't seem to hear me. Then I got ''REAL'' ticked off and started making minor threats, [[spoiler:but in doing so I blurted out a few hints that foreshadowed my own DownerEnding, probably breaking the whole "DoNotSpoilThisEnding" rule,]] right before I made a major threat to blow this whole damn place sky-high, for real this time. And it's likely I would have blown him up along with it had he not somehow been intimidated by my major threats and hightailed it the hell out of here. Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim blown him up to bits sooner after my countdown to zero]] while I had the chance.
* ForTheEvulz: What better reason could there possibly be?
* FountainOfExpies: Hoo boy, it's harder to find a modern example of a MonsterClown villain who ''isn't'' cribbing off little ol' me. Off the top of my head there's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]] (who in turn inspired [[Literature/NewJediOrder a jester who played the biggest joke ever on]] [[Frachise/StarWars the Galaxy Far, Far Away]]), and that [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Terumi]] fellow (he even went so far as to [[ShoutOut borrow some of my lines!]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair And my hair color!]] Cheapskate!) Really, boys, being a role model for a new whole generation of psychos and lunatics is flattering, ''but make your own damn material!''
* FourthWallObserver: Don't mind if I [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries whistle my own]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oD7h5k77uA&feature=related theme tune]]. Or glance at the camera in all too many stories. Or chat about the editors. Or write my own article right here, right now.
* FreakLabAccident: Classic Origin, of course. You'd be surprised how taking a bath in a vat of chemicals can really bring out the worst in you!
* FreakyFridayFlip: Batsy foiled [[{{Series/Batman}} my plan to hold international delegates hostage]], but the joke was on him when [[spoiler:they got mixed up in InstantPeopleJustAddWater form]].
* FriendToAllChildren: [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/633755-laughing_choir.png Just look at their joyous expressions!]]
* FunnyAnimal: My [[DCUniverse Earth C-Minus]] counterpart, '''the Porker''', has constantly fought Batsy's counterpart '''Batmouse'''.
* FunWithPalindromes: I once suggested going through Gotham's phone book and killing everyone whose name was a palindrome. It's as good a reason as any!
* GenderFlip: ''Thrillkiller'' made me one Bianca Steeplechase, while ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' turned me into [[spoiler:ol' Batsy's ''mother!'']] Over in that [[Creator/TangentComics Tangent place]], I'm [[spoiler:Lori Lemaris, Madame Xanadu ''and'' Mary Marvel. Simultaneously.]]
* GenreSavvy: I've been known to be this from time to time. Sometimes it even gets a little [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerous]].
* TheGimmick: Compare SilverAge me with ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' me, and you'll see how far I can go while still staying in the same gimmick.
* GlasgowGrin: Sometimes I opt to carve my trademark cheerful smile right into my face! Assuming, that is, it wasn't done for me; [[MultipleChoicePast I can't quite remember anymore]]. If I don't have any of my happy gas on hand, maybe I'll give one to my victims as well!
* GoKartingWithBowser: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX3DaDoRyVU What, you don't like surfing?]] And [[TropeNamers turtle guy]] wishes he was the current image for this page.
* {{Gonk}}: [[ImplausibleDeniability Why, whatever are you talking about, kiddies?]] Sure, [[FauxAffablyEvil your ol' Uncle J.]] might be a little... [[NightmareFace spooky-lookin']], but can't he be [[UglyCute considered handsome]] in [[PerverseSexualLust a sort of unconventional way?]]... '''[[CuteAndPsycho ALRIGHT, FINE!]]''' '''[[AxCrazy YOU WIN! HAPPY?]]''' Admittedly, my looks do tend to [[DependingOnTheArtist vary somewhat]], but you know what? At least I'm ''still'' more [[BuffySpeak handsome-y]] than Bat-Brain! (Now, if I could just get my mitts on Sam Kieth...)
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Wanna know how I got them?
* GoOutWithASmile: Hey, if ya gotta go, you might as well be happy! Here, have a whiff of my flower, you'll know what I'm talking about!
** Matter of fact, [[JackNicholson ol' Jacko]]'s version of me practically said so at [[Film/{{Batman}} the parade]]!
* GroinAttack: It may not be as fatal as a stab or gunshot, but it works, doesn't it? Even ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} knows I can deliver a good kick to the valuables [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/37320/800310-joker_vs_aquaman_01.jpg when given the chance.]]
** Heck, one time [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Bat-Fake McGinnis]] did this by fighting dirty with a knee to my... let's just say... manhood. And not just once, ''but twice!!! THAT'' really had to hurt!
* HannibalLecture: They named this gag after ''Hannibal''?! I appreciate a good bit of wordplay as much as the next homicidal maniac, but the old purple people eater has nothing on me! I don't recall Clarice Starling ever [[MadLove dressing up like a clown and busting him out of jail]] (which would make him the lucky one...).
* HappilyMarried: Wouldn't you know it? I finally tied the knot with dear ol' Harl' in the prequel comic to ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''! In an UnholyMatrimony sort of way, of course. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, our marriage was fated not to last for over six months in the game itself thanks to the deadly Titan disease [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum that I had inflicted upon myself]]. Well, you know what they say: "Till death do us part."]]
** TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:My dear wifey Harley herself had said, while I was still alive, that she would want to be with me in the afterlife should my own demise from a deadly disease befall me. [[AvertedTrope If only!]]]]
* HappyDance: What, ya don't like Music/{{Pri|nce}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tgxIWgJ_DE nce]]? That man has a great taste in {{purple|IsPowerful}}.
* HatesBeingTouched: My old boss, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Salvatore Valestria]], found this out the hard way.
* HaveAGayOldTime: [[http://dialbforblog.com/archives/136/ Laugh at MY boner, will you?!]]
* TheHeckler: Let me be clear, Batsie, whatever other faults he has, is a wonderful StraightMan and my act would not be the same without him. I consider myself a professional [[StandUpComedy stand-up comedian]] and so, even when I should be prepared for them, I cannot stand them. Amateurs like [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE22JokersFavor Charlie Collins]] or [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE23BewareTheCreeper that lunatic, the aptly named Creeper]], believe they can steal my act unpunished -- and they prove themselves right. I hate them. And please, don't make me talk about that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker punk McGinnis]].
* TheHeroDies so TheBadGuyWins AndThenWhat BoredWithInsanity!: Those tropes are the plot of Going Sane, when I thought TheBatman was dead, I decided to go on with my life. Could Batsy ever had the guts to renounce to be a hero and do that? I'm mad, but not stupid.
* HesBack: After a year-long absence, [[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily I finally brought my happy smile back to Gotham]] [[OhCrap to the horror of everyone in it.]] I hope Gordon appreciated the dead police officers I left him.
* HiddenDepths: In the first issue of my short-lived series in the 70's, I tell the guards how irritated I am that the thugs broke Two-Face out of Arkham because they thought he was a better criminal than I. (Preposterous!) The guards ask if I'm going to cry, and I respond with "That would be ''grotesque''--tears trickling down..." They don't get it, so I explain "I was quoting Rostand's ''CyranoDeBergerac'', illiterate imbecile!"
* HighVoltageDeath: Part of my plot to exploit my JokerImmunity via electric chair in exchange for my freedom from being arrested in one storyline ("The Joker Walks the Last Mile"). And I even did the same electric chair thing to Batsy as one of the {{Death Trap}}s in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold The Brave and the Bold]]''[='=]s take on ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. [[spoiler:Heck, some say I even died like this in the censored version of that ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' movie, though many objected that it was much, '''MUCH''' worse than getting shot at by that Bird-Brain in the uncensored version! Ow.]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by My Own Petard]]: [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries My exploding marbles would have been my end]] if not for [[JokerImmunity my immunity]]. And [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Charlie tried to kill me with one of my own bombs]]. Oh, the shame of being killed by a nobody instead of dying during a fight with ol' Batsy. And to think I fell for a bluff.
* HollywoodAcid: Have a little whiff of my posy. Flowery pun, I know, but...
* HollywoodPsych: According to [[InformedAbility the good doctors]] in Arkham, I'm not Insane, oh nonono. I am Super Sane! It's like [[HollywoodTourettes Tourette's]] but [[BuffySpeak mass murdery]]! Another one of dear Harley's [[SarcasmMode bright ideas]] -- fortunately, I managed to get to her just in time, because lunacy like that needs a wider audience.
* HomoeroticSubtext: It was kinda obvious in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' that I had this subtext for Batsy, albeit wholly one-sided. A lot of these--for example, my monologue to dear Harley about how I met someone special who had given my life meaning (though my romantic subtext accidentally seduced her into thinking it was about her), and my rendition of [[Music/HankWilliams "Cold, Cold Heart"]] in ''Arkham Origins''; so many of my voicemails on Bats' cellphone, and other subtext [[spoiler:in the PostClimaxConfrontation from the Clayface-Me]] in ''Arkham City''--have made me act as if [[HoYay I'm kinda gay for the Bat-Freak]]! Rocksteady and WB Montreal have been listening to way too many interviews with Creator/GrantMorrison lately. I'm defending myself, so let me tell you clearly that '''''I'm not gay!''''' Oh nonononono! ''Au contraire'', the Bat and I are HeterosexualLifePartners through and through, [[spoiler:even 'til my death in ''Arkham City'']]. Understaaaaand?
* HorrifyingTheHorror: [[ComicBook/TheFlash The Trickster]] [[ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed said it best]]: [[http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/p/peer-review-630-75.jpg "When super-villains want to scare each other, they tell Joker stories"]].
* HorrorHost: DC gave me a whole two series of ''Joker's Asylum'' to get my Creator/AlfredHitchcock on! Although they PROMISED me the woolly slippers would be kept out of shot...
* HostileShowTakeOver: After [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold teaming up with Bat Guano, joining the races, and killing him repeatedly with my 5th dimensional powers, this was only the next step]]. Even [[EarthShatteringKaboom blew up]] [[{{Kamandi}} Kamandi's]] [[AfterTheEnd earth]] in TheTeaser!
* [[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas How I Stole Christmas]]: During that grand year, ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween''. While quoting good ol' [[Creator/DrSeuss Doc Seuss]], no less!
* HumiliationConga: Less-Than-A-Pennyworth [[Series/{{Batman}} once]] outfenced me and trapped me on a pole-elevator of some sort, zipping up and down, up and down, for five minutes. Never did quite see what the pole was for...
* HumansAreBastards: Oh, we certainly are. [[http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/joker-finally-killed-batman.jpg I like to think I'm the best in that category]].
* TheHyena: It's always a laugh-a-minute around me, especially when the punchline involves a bomb and a [[BusFullOfInnocents busload of orphans]]. So many happy memories. I do remember some sort of ComicBook/{{amalgam|Universe}}ated version of me with that name, but who can keep track?
* IdentityImpersonator: A good one too! [[spoiler:There was [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins this one time]] when I had no knowledge of the Bat as of yet, but when I eavesdropped on this Roman Sionis wearing a black mask and taking control of the cops to capture someone who called himself the Bat, I figured that, hey, maybe I should take over Blackie's business. However, Roman knew he and his girlfriend, Tiffany Ambrose, were being watched, so she went to Lacey Towers to call for help, but I gave her the knockdown and tied her to the chandelier. And then a fake guy posing as Black Mask walked in while the real Black Mask was hiding. However, I saw through the trickery and wouldn't be fooled, so I killed the little impostor, then subdued the real Blackie and forced him to MercyKill his little bitch in exchange for freedom. But that wasn't enough! No. I knocked him out cold, then captured him, placed a frame-up for the murder on the fat Penguin, then posed as the real Blackie and tried to sound like him, [[OohMeAccentsSlipping but came off more like a mafia gangster]]. I could then hire eight assassins and send them out to kill the Bat on Christmas Eve so I could give them a Christmas bonus. However, the Bat-Freak soon found me out, and when he confronted me, I tried pretending I wasn't that clown while bringing out the real Blackie. I guess I should have gagged him with duct tape earlier, because the moment I took off his black mask, Blackie became quite a nasty tattle-tale, ratting me out before I had my fun and forcing me to give up the façade. Papa spank!]]
* IdiotBall: Hoo boy, there are some Idiot Balls out everywhere, even in the Arkhamverse, but the #1 Idiot Ball has to go to that one moment near the end of ''Batman: Arkham City'', [[spoiler:when, after that Bat-head ruined my chance at immortality by destroying the Lazarus Pit along with Clayface, I noticed that the Caped Crusader finally had the cure I was looking for (he had drunk up half of it and gotten cured of the Titan disease I had inflicted on him and saved the other half for later). I just thought: ''FINALLY! Now's my only chance that I can still be saved!'' I demanded that he give me the antidote for it, but Bat-Brain just hesitated a bit. I just didn't know that he was pondering on his thoughts and considering giving me the remaining cure; I mistakenly assumed that he wasn't doing it in fear that I may commit more crimes again. And then something snapped inside of me: I let my anger and impatience get the better of me by stabbing him in the arm with a {{knife|Nut}} for the cure, forcing him to drop it and let it shatter onto the floor, and resulting in my ultimate, fatal downfall. WhatAnIdiot I was, just TooDumbToLive! ''*sniff*'']] ..well, [[MoodWhiplash them's the breaks]]! HAHAHAHA!!
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Apparently, this is the only reason Bats hasn't put me down. In some cases, I'm actively [[DeathSeeker trying to get him to]], either to show him we aren't so different or as the ultimate revenge. One of these days.... AHAHAHAHH!!
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: I often have my men prove just how evil they are. Sometimes against each other.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Honestly, I have more important things on my mind than "revving up my Harley", as she calls it. [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Most]]'' of the time...]]
* [[PreemptiveDeclaration I Kill The Bus Driver]]: In ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Oh, did I fail to mention that part of the plan? So sorry. NOT!
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Oh, there was the time I thought Batman was dead and I became a normal, 9-to-5 guy because there was no Batsy. (Makes me nauseous thinking about it.)
* ImageSong: Music/{{Prince}} captures me very well on "Electric Chair," if I do say so myself.
* ImAHumanitarian: What? [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110305010829/villains/images/2/25/Joker-china.png Those Chinamen were really tasty. *Burp*]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[ImprobableAimingSkills Not me personally]], but I'd wager [[Creator/MarkHamill my animated version's voice actor]] isn't the only ''Franchise/StarWars'' character in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman: TAS]]''. Would it really surprise you if my goons were the {{mooks}} in white?
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: When I tried to kill the mayor, my goons and I used this tactic. Unfortunately, ol' Jimmy saw through it, but at least I got ''him'' as compensation! Except [[OutGambitted he was smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest to his boss's funeral]]... and captured me the day after, using good ol' Harvey Dent as bait. Guess I should've checked the body first...
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes[=/=]IconicOutfit: Hilarious carnage is simply not the same if you're not wearing a purple tux.
** [[BloodIsTheNewBlack Heckuva ordeal to clean, though.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: My aim should be this good after all these years of using Gotham's people as practice. Need an example? Fine! Remember that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm one animated movie]] that's criminally underrated? In it, I unload an entire magazine from a Tommy Gun at those singing robots, all of them being headshots which blast off the heads of all 4 robots. The camera reveals me to be the shooter and [[FiringOneHanded my left hand was in my pocket the whole time]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: I try not to limit myself. [[FlechetteStorm Razor-edged]] [[DeathDealer playing cards]], lethal [[ElectricJoybuzzer joy buzzers]], [[MadBomber exploding kewpie-dolls]]...
** And then there was the time I smacked [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andie Beaumont]] with a [[EdibleBludgeon salami]]. Insert your own joke here, this one's too easy for me.
*** Oh, and that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold other time]] where I took on Batsy and his {{l|aserSword}}ightsaber with a rubber chicken. You can call it stupid, I call it comedy.
** Of course, nothing beats a good old-fashioned {{crow|barCombatant}}[[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily bar]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: You may want to be on your guard if I ask you to pass the remote.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: You ever noticed the coughing from [[spoiler:the real me at the beginning of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''? Well, that's a sure sign that yours truly will soon be dead from Titan poisoning by the end of the game. [[KarmicDeath Lesson learned when you OD on super-steroids, kids.]]]]
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: But he's sooo magnificent when he ''loses it''... Especially when he loses it on me. Ahh, but dear Bats is in deep denial.
** Not to mention [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries that time when]] Harley and me made up after she proved that she was more than willing to pull the trigger on me. That's my girl...
* [[SanityHasAdvantages Insanity Has Advantages]]: Let's face it, by all rights I should have gotten the death penalty a long time ago. Although I wonder which would be the best way to go... the electric chair would be an absolutely heavenly sensation, while dying by lethal injection would allow me to leave a beautiful corpse (and I do love the irony)...
** Crane hates this. Can you believe the buffoon actually tried using his fear gas on me? HAHAHAHA!
*** Of course, little Acey-poo showed me that no matter ''how'' wacky you are, there's still new depths to plumb. What a trip that that was...
** Want to know just how much of an advantage it is? In issue 7 of my self-titled comic, after a day where SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}y and I [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally swap our main characteristics]] (madness and intelligence, respectively) Luthor is in his jail cell, remembering that when he was mad he had thought of "the ultimate theory", an explanation for the universe that he'd need to be crazy to come up with that would have made him world-renowned. Unfortunately, he was unable to remember it when his sanity was restored.
* InsanityImmunity: Put it this way: I once wore ComicBook/TheMask without any ill effects. Can't lose what ya don't got!
* InstrumentOfMurder: I can do things with a violin bow you would not believe...
* InsultBackfire: People say that I'm a sick, depraved, twisted, evil psychopath. I say "Thank You."
** For example, in ''Arkham Asylum'':
--->'''Batsy:''' Filthy degenerate!\\
'''Me:''' Flattery will get you nowhere.
** On ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
--->'''Me:''' Medical Report! Stat!\\
'''Doc:''' Y-you had a bad accident. You're a very sick man!\\
'''Me:''' Flattery won't save you!
** ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/TheLongHalloween''
--->'''The World's Greatest Defective:''' ''YoureInsane''\\
'''Me:''' Has it really taken you this long to notice?
** One of my oldest cases:
--->'''Boy Blunder:''' You're out of your mind, Joker!\\
'''Me:''' Gloriously so! Isn't it wonderful?
** And an even earlier example in ''The Joker's Five-Way Revenge'' (Batman #251). Yeah, I ''really'' like this trope.
--->'''Guanoman:''' Joker -- you realize you're utterly... hopelessly... insane!\\
'''Me:''' It's my most charming trait!
** Subverted, however, in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
--->'''Gambol:''' You're crazy.\\
'''Me:''' I'm not... No, I'm not.
** Aaaand played straight in Creator/TimBurton's ''Batman'':
---> '''Vinnie:''' You're crazy.\\
'''Me:''' Ever hear of the healing power of laughter?
** Later:
--->'''Vicky Vale:''' You're insane...!\\
'''Me:''' ''(feigning surprise)'' I thought I was Pisces.
** And again in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'':
--->'''Henchman:''' You're insane!\\
'''Me:''' I know. I've got a certificate and everything.
** Though it did work [[Film/TheDarkKnight one time]], but it backfired on him in a different way.
--->'''Me:''' Tell your men they work for me now. This is my city.
--->'''The Chechen:''' They won't work for a freak.
--->'''Me:''' Fuh-reek? [[DisproportionateRetribution Why don't we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hmm? Then we'll see how loyal a hungry dog really is.]]
*** The novelization made me sound even more commanding to that Chechen fuh-reek's little cronies, and boy, did I sound more menacing there!
--->'''Me:''' This is ''my'' town now. Tell your men they work for ''me''.
--->'''The Chechen:''' They won't work for a freak.
--->''[I throw a knife to one of my men and try not to stab him in the process]''
--->'''Me:''' Cut him up and offer him to his little princes. Let's show him just how loyal a hungry dog is.
** I've even pulled this on my dear little Harley in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "The Laughing Fish"]]'' after I throw a giant rubber fish head costume on her.
--->'''Harley:''' You're really sick, y'know that, Boss?
--->'''Me (blissfully nodding):''' Mmmm-hmmmm.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: I even [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman/Judge_Dredd_Vol_1_2 faced up]] to [[JudgeDredd Old Chinface]], what a death count! [[YourHeadAsplode It was a real hoot]], but Chinface's got even ''less'' of a sense of humour than the Bat! Jeez, some people just can't take a joke.
** And, as noted elsewhere on this page, I met CaptainAmerica and teamed-up with the Red Skull until I found out Skully was [[ThoseWackyNazis a wacky Nazi]]. (They say that's off in its [[{{Elseworld}} own little world]]. Isn't everything?) I also survived a couple of encounters with [[ThePunisher Frankie Castle]], [[ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse got fused with]] [[{{Wolverine}} the furball called Sabretooth]], and even met {{Spide|rMan}}y twice. Sadly, the second time, during ''Marvel vs DC'', it wasn't Petey, but [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider his clone, Benny]].
** Ooh, can't forget [[Franchise/MortalKombat those crazy kung fu guys]], I sure showed them a thing or two.
** And as noted in "Insanity Immunity", I once put on ''ComicBook/TheMask''! Didn't see hide nor hair of ol' Creator/{{Jim|Carrey}}bo, but hey, he'd been riding my coattails all through the Nineties, so...
** Let's just say ThePunisher doesn't have the same patience with me as The Bats.
* IntimidatingRevenueService: I'm crazy enough to take on Batman, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries but the IRS??]] No, thank you!
* ItAmusedMe: Well, ''[[CaptainObvious duh]]''.
* {{Jetpack}}: Honestly, Batman can ruin anything if given the chance. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_msb7eQA-RFY/ScBTtFH___I/AAAAAAAAA58/5v4kXQMSW_M/s1600-h/batman-mask-of-the-phantasm-bats-vs-joker.jpg Even if you're a regular guy looking to fly]].
* JokerImmunity: You can't keep a good clown down! (Except when Jack Nicholson plays me, or when I [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns get so old I could get my own neck broken]], or when I [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity poison myself with super-steroids]]]].) [[TropeNamers Does more need to be said?]] Even that time in the Tooniverse they [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker did get rid of me]], they had to do it twice over just to be sure.
** One time I tried to subvert my Joker Immunity in ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', [[spoiler:when I jumped off the exploding blimp and was free-falling to my death, for real this time. I even tried preventing the free-falling Bat-Freak from saving my life four times, but on the fourth and last time, he somehow finally succeeded in catching me in time and preventing a NonStandardGameOver. So much for that!]]
** Throughout the Arkhamverse, [[spoiler:I kept trying to subvert my Joker Immunity again and again in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', and Batsy kept on saving me! It was not until ''Arkham Asylum'' that I finally succeeded... by OD'ing myself on Titan while the Bat-Freak was too helpless to stop it. Of course, it would take yet another painful year for the Titan poisoning to settle in my bloodstream before taking it over completely, thus fulfilling my death wish (though unexpectedly) at the end of ''Arkham City''. And even then, my public still couldn't get enough of me, so they made a new game about [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins my first run-in with Bats]] so I could return to the spotlight.]]
** Then there was [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker that brat]] who shot me with my own gun. That wasn't funny. And don't get me started on that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond fake Batman]] who said I wasn't funny.
* JokerJury: Another one named after little ol' me.
* KickTheDog: A robot dog at that.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/587562-old_punt.png Crane needs a reminder]] of who the people fear most.
* KilledOffForReal: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Once upon a time]], [[spoiler:I injected myself with [[PsychoSerum Titan]]]]. It should have been just like all the other times I dabbled with toxins, but sadly, it ended with me [[spoiler:having to GoOutWithASmile in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Monarch Theatre]], or what's underneath it anyways]]. The lesson is, DrugsAreBad -- [[BrokenAesop but only when they are used on you]]. Still, what a DownerEnding, huh? [[spoiler:Though I'm still kicking everywhere else, as far as the Arkhamverse is concerned I'm done for; they even put my body [[KillItWithFire into the fire]] in ''Arkham City: Endgame''.]]
** [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs One alternate version of me]] tried to give Superman a bad day. [[spoiler:It got him a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice superpowered arm through the chest]].]] Sheesh, it's amazing what [[spoiler:nuking Metropolis and tricking a superhero into killing his wife and unborn brat]] will do to a guy. Considering what happened after that, [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning one of my greatest triumphs!]]
** Then [[KingdomCome there's that Magog character]], who thought ''Sic Semper Criminalis'' was the punchline. Crude and unfunny.
** Over on Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}, [[spoiler:I got bumped off by Bats without even the chance for a joke. 'Course, that was old ''Tommy'' Wayne, filling in for his dead son, who'd gone and got himself killed saving the world. Tsk, no style, that man; it's obvious where ''my'' Batsie got it.]]
* KillSat: In my [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker comeback attempt]], I tried to use one of these wonderful toys to mark New Gotham as Joker territory. Unfortunately, Bat Fake had to ruin the fun.
* KnifeNut: [[Film/TheDarkKnight You know why I like knives? Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the little emotions.]] You'd be surprised at what people reveal at their last moments. Also, [[{{Rifftrax}} soup tastes better when it's difficult]].
** Of course, if I need must soil my pinkies with a dirty ol' firearm - [[AlwaysChaoticEvil and I must, I]] ''{{a|lwaysChaoticEvil}}bsolutely'' [[AlwaysChaoticEvil must]] -- [[RevolversAreJustBetter I stick]] [[SawedOffShotgun with the]] [[GatlingGood classics]].
* KryptoniteRing: Sometimes I bump into Superman and have to remind him what dirt tastes like. Honestly, the only thing to be defeated by a rock more than Supes is those unfortunate [[RockPaperScissors pair of scissors]]. Maybe Supes should try carrying around paper.
* KubrickStare: I do enjoy giving folks this look from time to time (especially [[Film/TheDarkKnight that one time]]).
* LackOfEmpathy: Oh, it's always about ''you'', isn't it? What about me, huh? I nearly broke my arm swingin' that crowbar around!
* LamePunReaction: [[InfiniteCrisis "The Joker's Wild?"]] [[spoiler:Nah, that one wasn't funny.]] Still, if you think that one was corny, you should see the one at the end of the movie with Jack [[spoiler:where I died by falling off a building due to a statue pulling my leg]]!
* LargeHam: I may be a ham, but I'm ''good'' at it!
* TheLastDance: Doc once told me I had cancer. The incurable sort, ya know. Hoped I'd repent, become TheAtoner, and undergo a standard HeelFaceTurn. What did I ''really'' do? [[CrazyAwesome Blaze past all]] FiveStagesOfGrief [[CrazyAwesome in thirty seconds, destroy the world's most secure prison and poison Earth's atmosphere with a big cloud of the ol' laughing gas]] in a massive CrisisCrossover. Then it turned out, the doc who made the scan drew the "tumor" on it. Wanted to pull a joke on ''me''. He. Good one. Heeeehah. Hoohoo... HAHAAHOOAH... AAHAHAAAHAHAAA!!
* LatexPerfection: Every once in a while I've felt the need to cover up my ol' rubber face of comedy with a literal rubber face. And I'm good at it, too. I've even fooled Batbrain with this one once or twice.
* LaughablyEvil: Again, ''[[CaptainObvious duh]]''. I don't supply the trope image just because I'm so handsome, you know.
* LaughingMad: [[Film/{{Batman}} Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?]]
* LaughWithMe: And you'd better know when to laugh. I hate it when somebody doesn't get the joke!
* LeanAndMean: Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, folks![[note]]There's so many better reasons...[[/note]] Yes, it seems [[DependingOnTheArtist whenever I'm not]] some boxy-suited musclehead, I'm cursed with [[NoodlePeople the physique of a stringbean.]] Ooh, I'm not complaining, mind you -- [[MusclesAreMeaningless I gots me enough vim and vigor]] to [[WaifFu go toe-to-toe with Tall, Dark, and Gruesome any time I please!]] ([[ScaryScarecrows Craney-boy]], however... now ''he's'' got a problem.)
* LegacyCharacter: I get a street gang dedicated to my humble self over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. And in TheMovie, there's little Joker Junior [[spoiler:(Tim Drake)]].
* LegionOfDoom: [[ComicBook/{{Justice}} I REALLY don't like]] [[Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis being left out when this happens.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Every good comedian with a little self-respect should have a little easy-to-remember introductory tune, such [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ajlhY94U0 as this sweet little whimsical melody]]. [[EarWorm Now, good luck getting it off of your mind again!]] Heh... ahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sweet dreams...
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Maybe. Maybe I did all this because I lost my beloved wife as part of my One Bad Day. Maybe I didn't. [[MultipleChoicePast Hey, wanna know how I got these scars?]] Then again, I've lied so much about my past. The way Batman tells it in ''Confidential'', I never had a wife and it was the allure of Bats himself that drove me over the edge.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Once upon a time, I used to maintain a minature version of my hide-out beneath my cell in Arkham. Ah, good times.
* MacGyvering: Did I ever tell you about the time I mixed Joker Venom outta stuff in a janitor's closet at Arkham? [[http://pics.livejournal.com/lovedatjoker/pic/00032h43 Or why they won't let me have a remote for the TV anymore?]]
* MadArtist: Like [[Creator/JackNicholson Jacky-boy]] said in [[Film/{{Batman}} the movie]], I make art until someone ''dies.''
** Then there was that little incident at the Gotham Art Museum -- that Pennyworth stick-in-the-mud put his work in my place, though.
* MadBomber: I'm a man of simple tastes, you know: [[Film/TheDarkKnight gunpowder, dynamite, oh, and explosives]].
* MadHatter: Can't blame me for wearing my little neuroses on my sleeve! I do it better than ol' Jervy!
* MadLove: Me and Harl' have this kind of relationship... that's completely one-sided. Took the girl well into ''Batman'' #663 to get that through her head.
* MagicKiss: Yes, even in those rare moments when I became a {{Mad|God}} GodEmperor bent on [[OmnicidalManiac destroying the universe]], my darling Harley thought she was gonna die after all she had done for me. That was when I came closer to her and gave her my special kiss that transformed her into a constellation. Ah, such a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* ManipulativeBastard: Well of course. If you have any doubt, check out [[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily my most recent outing.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Though sometimes I skip the wealth part. The good things in life? Bombs, guns, all that? They're ''cheap''. Though I do ''love'' my [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes threads]], I'll give you that much.
* MasochismTango: I like taking it as much (or more) than I like giving it -- but only if it's Bats. He enjoys our little dances too, he just won't admit it.
* MasterOfDisguise: Maybe not one of my more renowned talents, (I don't use it all that much because, hey, who'd want to cover up my gorgeous mug?) but from time to time I pull it off. I once even tricked ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} into thinking I was [[Franchise/{{Batman}} her boyfriend]].
* MasterPoisoner: You bet yer boots! Say, you look a little pale... [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine more wine?]]
* MindRape: I do these so often you could almost say they're my specialty! (Well, aside from jokes, of course.) Made 'em the happy souls they are today...
** My most famous instance of this occured in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. Thanks, [[Creator/AlanMoore Alan!]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. Two words. [[spoiler:Tim Drake]]. [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Ain't I a stinker?]]
** There was also a certain [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Detective Ethan Bennett]]. Tragically, his [[AxCrazy condition]] was less than permanent.
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight One incarnation of Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Dent.]]
** Some may say this is what I did to Dr. Quinzel. But I say, look at how much ''happier'' she is now!
** Even got to run old Batsy himself through this during my glorious reign as Emperor!
** Once, I did this to a surfer to get his skill. Bats, the Boy Blunder, and Batgirl all overreacted. Get a sense of humor, people!
** ... [[SincerityMode Once]], [[MartianManhunter that damn Marvin wannabe]] did [[MindHug this]] to me. ''It was not funny''. Making ''me'' sane - who does he think he is?
** Once I believed I did that to little nobody Charlie Collins, but he was invoking this trope just to make me let him alone... What? Oh come on! Just read the list again! It was a perfect set up, I mean, I have this effect on a lot of people!
* MindScrew: I just looooooove messing with you people's heads. Did I mention I'm immune to fear gas & hypnotism?
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: During [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum that time I took over Arkham]], I often taunted my minions. However, [[SurroundedByIdiots considering they're total idiots]], can you blame me?
* MoneyToBurn: [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/17577/445026-cash_to_burn.jpg Literally.]]
* MonsterClown: One could argue that I'm the prime example of this trope, mentally and physically.
* MoralityPet: [[GenkiGirl Dear little]] [[PerkyFemaleMinion Harley]] really has [[MoralityChain mellowed me out]], don't you think? [[TheCutie Sweet kid]]... makes a fella consider giving up [[KavorkaMan all the wild oats]] [[GrowOldWithMe and settling down]]... (Maybe I should ask ol' Eddie Nygma -- [[RecycledPremise he seems to have this problem a]] ''[[FleetingDemographicRule lot...]]'')
** KickTheMoralityPet: ''Although''... I am gettin' sick of [[PottyFailure all the hyena crap]] around the lair... and she ''has'' foiled [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption more than a few schemes]] [[StopHelpingMe through]] [[SpannerInTheWorks sheer incompetence...]] and [[UnusualEuphemism Jiminy Christmas,]] [[MostAnnoyingSound that insufferable voice of hers!]] No doubt about it, it's time for [[YouHaveFailedMe a little corporate restructuring!]] [[DisneyVillainDeath So long, Harl ol' girl!]] [[MythologyGag Say "hi" to Bob for me!]] HAHAHAHAHEEHEEHOOHOO''HA''! [[spoiler:''[[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther *sniff*]]'']]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Depending on who's capturing my fabulous smile on paper, [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/4/46/Tim_Sale_Joker_01.jpg of course!]]
* MugglesDoItBetter: I don't need to shoot magical lasers out of my ears to put Superman down faster than Darkseid usually does. Everyone gives poor Croc grief for his grand plan of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "I threw a rock at him!"]] but it works ''so'' well against our favorite Kryptonian.
* MultipleChoicePast: [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke If I'm going to]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight have a past]], [[TropeNamers I prefer it to be that way]]. And well, between all the made-up sob stories I've fed those gullible good-for-nothing therapists over the years and the chemicals that ran through my system, I'm actually a bit confused about what happened on that fateful night and who I was before it myself. Not that it kills my buzz; mysteries are the spice of life!
** Since that whole "ComicBook/{{New 52}}" nonsense, I've recalled a few memories involving a [[AbusiveParents horribly cruel grandmother]] who liked to bleach my skin. Is it true? Eh, who cares?
** I'm actually an interesting case: while I'm often stressed to have it in-universe, the origin given is almost always [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke the same one]] over and over. ''Almost'' always, but you get the picture.
* MyCard: Strangely, not everyone appreciates the pun.
* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: I tried to make Bat Guano go all HeWhoFightsMonsters on me after [[spoiler:[[Film/TheDarkKnight the ferry boat fiasco]]]], but the spoilsport didn't rise to the bait.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Unusually, ''[[CardCarryingVillain I]]'' of all people have been forced to go through this. Don'cha worry, hombre, StatusQuoIsGod. It's just that it was during that time [[MartianManhunter that weird green guy]] forced my poor brain [[MindRape to think in such bizarre]], ''diseased'' thought patterns. [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead Last time a psychic ever tried to make me sane, though]].
* {{Narcissist}}: [[DependingOnTheWriter From time to time.]]
* NiceHat: A stylish ''[[http://bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/the-joker.jpg chapeau]]'' is just the thing to top off my memorable outfit.
* TheNicknamer: [[FailedASpotCheck You made it all the way down here, and you still need me to tell you?]] [[MixedMetaphor Not exactly the brightest hammer in the henhouse]], are ya, [[DarthWiki/ThatTroper Tropesy]]?
* NoFourthWall: And lovin' it! I'll happily chat directly with readers, and I've been doing it for ''years'' before that [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} Anonymous]] -- in the [[ImageBoard "chan"]] [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} sense of the phrase]] -- over at Marvel made it "cool"! I do it so well, even ''you'' can't be sure if I am or not sometimes!
* NoNameGiven: What was my name back before that little incident with the vat of chemicals? [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack?]] [[PunnyName Joe?]] [[MultipleChoicePast Y'know, I'm not sure I remember it myself...]]
** [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily And I prefer]] it '''''stays''''' that way, ''thank you very much''!]]
* NoSenseOfHumor: No, really! In my ''very first'' first appearance, I was a smiling psychotic gangster with ''no sense of humor whatsoever'' -- and during my fight with Bats, ''he's'' the one making puns while I'm just screaming [[IllKillYou "I am going to kill you!"]]...
* NotSoDifferent: Batsy and I are two peas in a pod, and I keep trying to show him that. His response is [[ShutUpHannibal predictable]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: You'd think a villain with a clown theme would be the most pathetic and lowest rogue in the gallery, right? Boy, you gotta love the imagination of those writers!
** [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga There was even a universe where Batboy himself and the entire Gotham City mob underestimated me.]] It didn't end well for any of them, but I had a lot of fun showing them otherwise.
** [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Flyboy donned a radiation proof suit]] and thought that'd be enough to defeat me. Also, he believed the marbles I dropped were just to trip him. He had an exploding surprise.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Shut uuuuuup.
** It's really DependingOnTheWriter.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Anatomy, and of course good old Engineering, Psychology and Chemistry; all the stuff at boring old school that actually makes life '''fun''' for a prankster like me. The only subjects a genius like me has trouble with is that boring old inter-whatchyouaycallit-net, too much logic. Oh no, I wasn't a teacher's pet, it's quite the other way round actually. As a matter of fact Ms Crabtree over there has been licking water from her dish since I put her "facing your childhood fears" lecture to practice.... on a roller coaster showing the "movies" her daddy made with her back in sweet-16..... [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke I wonder if it will work on Sheriff Gordy.....]]
** And [[Creator/JackNicholson Jacky Boy]] likes to imply that I'm also a fella who is gifted in poetry, theatre, literature, and all that lovey dovey, boring pansy stuff..... [[spoiler: Tell anyone I read that Shakespeare sonnet to my Dear Harley and I'll tear your lungs out, buddy boy!!]]
* OnePhoneCall: [[HollywoodLaw I know my rights]], and I'm going to make sure I get my phone call when I'm visiting the slammer. Of course, [[Film/TheDarkKnight I might not be making a call to anywhere]] ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight outside]]'' [[Film/TheDarkKnight the lockup]]. [[WhyAmITicking Or outside a person, for that matter]].
* OneWingedAngel: Not really my thing, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum but]]...
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The Bat is ''mine''. Capiche? And yes, I ''have'' enforced that. Violently.
** That also includes Robins and Batgirls, understand? Black Mask learned that the hard way...
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: I stopped ''laughing?'' As the kids say these days, shit just got ''real.'' Either that, or that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond little punk]] got under my skin.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula I decided to give the whole bloodsucker routine a shot.]] [[NightmareFuel Reviews were good.]] ''[[NightmareFuel Real]]'' [[NightmareFuel good.]]
** I'm not above playing dress-up as one either. [[Comicbook/{{Justice}} Especially when my fellow villains don't invite me to their party.]]
*** I've even heard tell that [[SpaceIsAnOcean off in the glittering cosmos,]] [[TheMultiverse on Earth-Eleventy-Whatever]], I led [[NightOfTheLivingMooks a whole army of Dracs,]] even though I [[BadassNormal never got switched!]] Of course, the poor fella's [[DeaderThanDead dead as disco now]], buuuut... he ''was'' [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath bumped off]] [[ThouShaltNotKill by Bat-Fink,]] so [[HeWhoFightsMonsters points for effort]]!
* OutsideContextVillain: In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Bats and the police are in a fight against the mobs. Neither side sees me coming...
* PayEvilUntoEvil: My ultimate goal: To make Batsy stop with all this "No Killing" nonsense and give me the ultimate finale. Can't see why he's so stubborn. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs The Big Blue Boy Scout caught on pretty quick.]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Ow.]]]]
* PerpetualSmiler: What can I say? [[Film/{{Batman}} Life's... been good to me.]]
* PetTheDog: Alright, alright! There have been occasions ('''very''' infrequent occasions) where I might throw ol' Batsy a bone (shut ''[[AccidentalInnuendo up]]'') and played nice. But ''keep your fat mouth'' '''SHUT''' ''about it!'' [[CardCarryingVillain I have a reputation to maintain!]]
** The novelization of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment where I slipped an old lady a hundred-dollar bill. Of course, that may have been me practicing for my big confrontation with Bats down the line, to try to imitate his every move so as to confuse him, which would help to drive an ordinary person mad... [[ForegoneConclusion wait a second, Bats is no ordinary person!]] That, or I got tired of waiting around for my henchmen to pick me up and had nothing better to do to pass the time.
* PhysicalGod: There have been a few occasions where I became an omnipowerful force to be reckoned with, most recently in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold's'' version of ''Emperor Joker''. [[NightmareFuel You boys shoulda seen the original]]... [[DespairEventHorizon I managed to break the Bat's spirit]], and ''reduce his soul to mere confetti scraps!''
* PieInTheFace: Batman's favorite present had to be the pie I gave him in the Christmas episode of the animated series.
* PietaPlagiarism: Sure, the Bat and I are VitriolicBestBuds, always mean to each other from time to time. But there are some times when even the Bat-Freak felt a little pitiful and looked on me in sadness, holding me in this way. One example is the time when Bat-Cop [[PrettyLittleHeadshots shot me in the face]], and even then, the poor Bat had to save me, carrying the unconscious me to an ambulance, bleeding face and all, through the pouring rain. [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130203195004/marvel_dc/images/1/14/Batman_0263.jpg Not a pretty sight, I can tell you that.]]
** And towards the end of ''Arkham City'', [[spoiler:after I breathed my last from Titan poisoning, the poor Bat-Jerk had to carry my body out of the Monarch Theatre and Arkham City [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/5/2/9/198529_v1.jpg in this manner]]. Oh, if I could have seen it while I was alive instead of viewing it from the afterlife...]]
* {{Pirate}}: The actual pirate, not those illegal downloading kinds. And in my expert opinion, [[http://www.jokeruniverse.com/wp-content/gallery/blogging-pics/laughingman01.jpg I looked damn good.]]
* PistolWhipping: Guns aren't too quick in this case, Heathy boy. I'm indiscriminate when beating someone with a gun, [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9506/303068-199581-joker.jpg even if it's my dear Harley.]]
* PokeThePoodle: I'm not above [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=815:the-joker-steals-some-kids-report-card-seriously&catid=30:frames-and-panels-index&Itemid=34 stealing a kid's report card]] when I'm feeling down. Just as long as it makes someone ''else'' feel worse.
** Behold, if you dare... [[http://www.comics101.com/comics101//images/view.php?src=../news/Comics%20101/63/paint.jpg&w= the time I lowered Bruce Wayne's property values!]] [[LaughingMad HAHAHAHAHA]]''[[LaughingMad HA!]]''
** Y'know, for the life of me, I can't imagine why people think I'm ''always'' a crazy murderer. I've certainly proven I don't need to hurt a single person to drive you to the DespairEventHorizon. Why, I once drove half the nation to utter horror with just a [[ComicBook/JokersAsylum normal playing card, a squirting flower full of ginger ale and pure gift of gab]]! All those ripoffs up there under FountainOfExpies - bleh! Corpses and MindRape ''may'' be incredible goldmines of comedy, but if those second-stringers don't ''get'' the basics of showbiz (even, or should I say, ''especially'' the cheap jokes), they're never gonna get their Walk of Fame star!
* PlayingCardMotifs: What were you expecting? I didn't pick the Joker card for nothing, ya know.
* {{Poker}}: I play from time to time, whether it be with those other villains or even Bruce Wayne. I'd call Wayne a cheater but...
* PoliceAreUseless, unless his last name is Gordon.
* PrimaDonnaDirector: I still think the movie [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/635816-long_hair.png "The Death of Batman"]] would be a smashing hit.
* PsychoForHire: Even though I got into the super villain biz more for the [[ForTheEvulz fun of it than the money]], I do take the occasional odd job from other villains. Even the best criminals have to keep bread on the table too, you know.
* PsychopathicManchild: In the end, I'm just somebody who enjoys a good joke or a game or two! I don't need a reason, it's just fun!
* PunchClockVillain: One short comic had me and Batman before a comic book "shoot", rehearsing our lines before the performance. You can see it in the ''ComicBook/WhatEverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader'' omnibus.
* PungeonMaster: I happen to ''like'' jokes. In case y'know, you hadn't figured it out by now.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: And how! Honestly, can you imagine me dressed in any other color?
* PutOnABus: I appeared in the very first issue of Detective Comics published in our brave [[{{New 52}} DCNu]] [[Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} world]], only to let the Dollmaker cut off my face and hang it on a wall. Suppose I should get around to having that sucker stapled back on one of these days...
** TheBusCameBack: I might have not [[JustForPun shown my face]] in Gotham again, but I've been back since October 2012, kids!
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Deary me! Is this a TropeNamer I [[RhymesOnADime see]]? Also, my dear little Harley says [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries I put the "fun" back in funeral]].
* RealityWarper: Emperor Joker, huh? Why so formal? Simply call me [[OverlyLongGag Your Maniacal Majesty Who Hijacked Ol' Mxy's Powers And Almost Caused The Multiverse To Snap In Half Like A Dry Twig...]]
* RedBaron: Ooh, it seems my reputation precedes me! Let's see here... I've been called [[PunBasedTitle The Clown Prince of Crime,]] [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal The Harlequin of Hate,]] [[LeanAndMean The Thin White Duke of Death,]] [[OverlyLongGag The Ace of Knaves,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Maurice]][[Music/SteveMillerBand ...]]
* RedemptionRejection: *beat* [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke No, no, I'm sorry, but it's too late for that... far too late.]] Pffthahaha, you know, this reminds me of a joke...
* RemovedFromThePicture: It would be interesting to know exactly how many times I've [[DeathIsCheap "died"]] over the years.
* {{Retirony}}: My father was a cop, who was one week from retirement when the mob killed him. [[MultipleChoicePast At least, that's what I told]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Doctor Young...]]
* TheReveal: Hands up. Who was expecting [[spoiler:''me'' to be Oberon Sexton in ol' {{Grant|MorrisonsBatman}}'s ''Batman and Robin'', eh]]? See, I ''like'' people who get the joke...
** Over in [[Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} one particularly lovely little hellhole]], [[spoiler: I'm dear old Martha Wayne.]] I like the way this world thinks.
* RobotBuddy: [[http://www.pop-cult.net/Wikitainment/images/thumb/4/40/BTAS-Captain_Clown.jpg/300px-BTAS-Captain_Clown.jpg Good old Captain Clown!]]
* RoboticSpouse: [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/8UyIAxpeXAM/0.jpg Honey, I'm home!]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Oh, come on! Who hasn't indulged in a little defacement of city property from time to time? The boys at Arkham have pretty much given up entirely when it comes keeping my walls clean.
* RuggedScar: The ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s version traded in my FrozenFace for a GlasgowGrin. Probably something about being DarkerAndEdgier but they still wanted to make it clear that [[JokerImmunity I'm not going anywhere]].
* {{Sadist}}: Of course! From this comes my sense of humor!
* SadClown: You ever hear of the one about [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke that loser who lost his wife, his baby and his face all in one day?]] You too? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! [[spoiler:*shoots troper, dances to shadows and silently sheds a SingleTear before laughing again*]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In ''Arkham Origins'', I made a master plan in forcing Batsy to break [[ThouShaltNotKill his "one rule"]] by strapping myself to an electric chair that's wired to the heart of a Spanish muscleman, then taunted the Bat-Freak to try to force him to make a choice: either kill Bane or let him live, so that his heartbeat can charge up the chair until it's at its full power to kill me! I even added that if the Bat tried to remove the heart monitor from the muscleman, the bomb that I had planted within Blackgate Prison would explode and blow everyone up real good! And to make matters worse, when Gordy the Lieutenant tried barging in to save the day, I subdued him by grabbing him and transferring the shock crown from my head to his in the hopes of [[TakingYouWithMe taking the old fart with me]]! After a while, when Batsy used the Shock Gloves left by the Electrocutioner on Bane, I thought for sure that the so-called Dork Knight would break his moral code after all. It was later revealed, though, that he [[TakeAThirdOption Took a Third Option]] by temporarily stopping the muscleman's heart, then taking off the monitor from his OnlyMostlyDead body and using the same Shock Gloves as {{Magical Defibrillator}}s to restart his heart again, thus saving all three of us! Boy, was I shocked when I found out! And I knew that that wasn't even funny AT ALL!]]
* SanitySlippage: Depending on which story you believe, a slip is what caused my sanity slippage.
* SarcasticClapping: [[Film/TheDarkKnight At Chief Jimmy's promotion.]]
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When my old boss, Sal Valestra, thought that Ol' Batsy was after him, he offered me a BriefcaseFullOfMoney to finish him off. My response?
-->"What do I look like? Pest control?"
** And of course, I made it perfectly clear in '''Film/TheDarkKnight'''...
-->"All you care about is money. This town deserves a better class of criminal; and I'm gonna give it to 'em."
-->"It's not about money, it's about sending a message; everything burns."
* SecretIdentityApathy: Yes, I've had the occasional opportunity to unmask Batsy, but why should I ruin his mystique? He's much more enjoyable a challenge as he is as his charmingly mysterioso self.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Averted by me that time (Going Sane) when I thought I really killed The Batman, AndThenWhat BoredWithInsanity! I tried to be... Joseph Kerr... I met a woman... eh... What in the world am I talking about? That's funny, for a moment there I thought I remembered... Ah well, whatever it was... it's gone now.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[MultipleChoicePast Depending on my]] ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold past du jour.]]'' ... And then there's [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker little J.J]].
* SerialKiller: I don't kill people randomly. I only kill people when it's funny.
* SexyJester: Sure, Harl's more famous for this one, but I'm sure we all agree I look better in tights and ruffles.
* ShadowArchetype: Oh yes. I'm the yin to Batsy's yang. He's just as crazy as I am, he simply ''refuses'' to '''admit''' it!
* ShootYourMate: I even had one of my {{Mooks}} crush another with a school bus!
* ShoutOut: Oh you know me, a quick reference is always good for a gag. Like that one time I got mixed up with [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse those kung fu whackos]]. When I found out who was behind it, well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny_epS_zXLI I just couldn't resist]].
* ShowSomeLeg: I wanted to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries make sure Harley saw me, 'kay?]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries I was due to have a very important business meeting with]] SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, you know. Who was trapped, I mean, waiting in the back of the limo she was driving.
* ShutUpHannibal: I've been on the receiving end. Most often from the Crazy Chiroptera, the Turd Migratorius, and the Cute Chiroptera; but more than once from ''a criminal''! I just don't get it. How can anyone honestly believe good and evil exist when I've proven beyond reasonable doubt that they don't?
* ShutUpKirk: Did you really believe I would go straight?
* SissyVillain: I'm ''sure'' I don't know what you're talking about, darling.
** [[FrankMiller Miller Time]], [[SarcasmMode God bless 'is heart]], took [[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive this simple little concept]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns ran it]] [[UpToEleven into the freakin' end zone]]. [[NoodleImplements Poison lipstick?]] ''[[MemeticMutation Balls]]'' [[{{Squick}} nasty.]]
* SlasherSmile: See [[http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Conrad%20Veidt,%20from%20The%20Man%20Who%20Laughs.jpg this cheerful fellow?]] My very own dashing good looks were modelled on him.
** [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/covers/1311764499_cvr.jpg Detective Comics #880]] shows what I look like when I'm [[NightmareFuel high off my own joker gas.]]
* SmugSmiler: Mostly around Bats and Jimmy. [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/27775/635814-fearless_super.png Especially Jimmy]].
* SnuffFilm: What, you think I ''wouldn't'' try my hand at something like this? My attempt at becoming a cinematic auteur was to be entitled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Man Who Killed Batman]], although unfortunately I had a number of "creative differences" with my star. Old Batsy can be ''such'' a prima donna at times...
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: So [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the titan incident ended badly for me]], but apparently [[spoiler: I left a little present cooking inside of Harley. [[MadLove Or maybe she's just imagining it. Fun!]]]]
* SplitPersonality: One of the many theories as to why my actions are so random and varied is because I have Multiple Personality Disorder, like good old [[TwoFaced Denty]].
* SpringCoil: I once [[Series/{{Batman}} loaded one into the prison yard to get me out of the clink, in the middle of a ballgame, no less]].
** For some reason, Lexie didn't think the whole "booby-trap the coffins of your latest rampage's victims with springs to turn them into a wave of Jack-in-the-Boxes at their funerals" was funny at all. Can't imagine why.
* StrawNihilist: Nope, not [[ScaryScarecrows Craney]]. I learned an important lesson a long time ago, one that makes this whole crazy, screwed-up world make sense: ''nothing'' makes sense. It's all just one big joke! But you guys, you don't get that -- so I've got to show you. [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke One way]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight or another.]] [[EvilCannotComprehendGood And those times that people didn't take to the lesson don't count]]!
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: No one can say I don't give my all to the joke.
* SuicideByCop: Case in point. During the [[CrisisCrossover Last Laugh]] storyline, {{Nightwing}} (Robin #1 for those keeping score) did me in. However, Batsy ruined the fun bringing me back because he didn't want his [[HoYay boyfri]]-I mean, ex-sidekick to be a murderer. Still, wished I'd filmed it though.
* [[SuperheroSobriquets Supervillain Sobriquets]]: I've got so ''many'' I don't even know if I can remember them all! Let's see... The Clown Prince of Crime, the Thin White Duke of Death, the Harlequin of Hate, the Mountebank of Menace, the Lord of Laughs, the Ace of Knaves, and old Creator/{{Grant|Morrison}} added a few special ones too, the Laughing Leper, the Dandy of Death and the Clown Prince of Pain. Almost makes "the Joker" seem a little passé nowadays. (Well, ''almost'', that is.)
* TakingYouWithMe: Think I won't do it? I can and I ''would'' have, along with all of Gotham, when [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Carnage tried to kill Bats]]. (And he almost wet his pants, too. All I ever got from that guy was a big laugh.)
* TearOffYourFace: Thanks for being such a [[{{Pun}} doll]], Marty! Great to have [[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily a new start]].
* ThatManIsDead: "Jack is dead, my friend. You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a whole lot happier."
* ThemedAliases: I generally use either re-arrangements of my name, such as Rekoj, J. Reko, Joe Kerr, or famous clowns like Bozo, Krusty or Pagliacci.
* {{Thememobile}}: My very own [[http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/6/69/Jokermobile.jpeg Jokermobile]].
* ThemeSerialKiller: I've done this on occasion, when it seemed like a fun thing to do.
* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: If only Bats' would stop worrying about his so-called "Bat-Family" and focus more on little old me.
* TooKinkyToTorture: But you're welcome to try...
* TopOneHundredComicBookVillains: I can't believe I'm second banana to some [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}} walking magnet with a bucket on his head]]! What's he do, erase all your old video tapes? Are people ''that'' attached to their copies of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''?
* {{Troll}}: It's fun making people mad!
* UglyGuyHotWife: Harley and I are like ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast.'' Of course, [[BaitAndSwitch if anyone else calls her beast, I'll rip their lungs out]].
* TheUnapologetic: I really have to tell you that the one thing I ''hate'' more than everything is apologies.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Flyboy]] thought it'd not take more than a radiation-proof suit [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries to prevent me from using his Kryptonite Factor on him]]. If at least Batsy didn't get in the way. And SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}y saw my inability to handle Bats as a reason to believe I couldn't kill Supes. Well, that's what allowed Batsy to stop me, so Lexy wasn't completely wrong. For once.
* UnexpectedInheritance: I didn't expect to inherit Barlowe's money. [[spoiler:It changed once I learned the [[IntimidatingRevenueService catch]].]]
* UnhandThemVillain: [[Film/TheDarkKnight Ohhh, very poor choice of words...]]
* UtilityBelt: I tried using one of these during a story in the SilverAge. (What? "The Joker's Utility Belt!"[[note]]Batman #73[[/note]] [[CaptainObvious Duh!]]) I figured, if guys like Bats can use them, why can't guys like me? (Well, seems the reason was, guys like him can use them ''pretty well'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard no matter whose they are...]] I guess that's why he never tries using ''my'' stuff...)
* VictoryIsBoring: A lot of folks say that I could have killed Bats a long time ago, but I never have because this whole thing is fun. What can I say? IT IS!
* VillainBall: Yes, even I make mistakes occasionally.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: And ''damn'', am I good or what?
* VillainousBreakdown: I admit it. Even the greatest among us can't keep from going a little ''crazier'' from time to time. My most notable one was probably when [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Bat Fake]] mocked me. But can you blame me? Ol' Bruce never said anything [[HannibalLecture like what that punk said!]]
** There was this one time... I was holding the Philosopher's Stone... just waiting to remake the world in my glorious image... and then [[MartianManhunter that damn green guy]] did something to me. Something 'orrible. Something I don't '''want''' to remember. Methinks he may have made me -- gasp! SANE! Fortunately, it didn't last.
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight When you're trying to prove that evil's stronger than good]], it's ''really'' off-putting to be derailed by [[spoiler:a criminal who's gone straight while in the jug]].
** Then there was the time I [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold accidentally got all the powers of that freaky fanboy Bat-Mite]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar killed Batsy repeatedly]], and finally decided to hop into his mind and loosen a few screws! Unfortunately, it all goes horribly wrong and Guanoman shows me my worst fear: [[spoiler: not having an arch-nemesis to keep me company and therefore being... normal!]]. Oooooh, I hate to even THINK about it!
* VillainousCrush: Ah, [[Film/{{Batman}} Miss Vale... she was gonna trade up, you know.]] And in issue four of my self titled mag I fell for, of all people, ComicBook/BlackCanary. Twas during a time she was more a damsel for that [[GreenArrow Batman wannabe]] to rescue however.
* VillainousHarlequin: Less serious works like ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' depict me like this. Just so long as I have a smile on my face! Well, that and whats-her-name.
* VillainSong: I finally had one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold's'' adaptation of ''Emperor Joker'' called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuvvxll_sxc "Where's the Fun in That?"]]
** And then there was [[http://www.4shared.com/file/15260005/7d8a0d68/jokerssong.html the one Jimmy Steinman wrote for me]] in that [[TheMusical musical]] they never got around to making.
** Then there's [[LetsDuet Harley and Monkey-Me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPlYyYu2ucM livin' it up]] and [[NotADate out on the town]] [[FallingInLoveMontage back when we first met]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Notable for [[OlderThanTheyThink not actually being an original song,]] and for being the last time [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight a consummate professional like me]] does [[SillyLoveSongs a friggin' duet.]]
** And then there was the number I sang for that old fart Gordon in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. (That's right, I sang an original song in a comic.) Shame, really -- if only [[Creator/AlanMoore Al]] had included, say, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta a piano,]] maybe you'd know what it sounded like!
** TheGreatLukeSki wrote [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-pQ-lv-N9M "House Party at Arkham Asylum"]] for me.
** Oh, and there's that one time I did my own spin on a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veju4PxhuGc certain Christmas carol]]. I'm sure most of you will sing along with me!
*** And yet here's another one, same "Jingle Bells", which goes like this: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Gotham's quite a mess! Blackgate's mine and you're out of time, which means you'll soon be dead!"]] ''[[EvilLaugh HOOHOOAAAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!]]''
** And now I have [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/5286-Jokers-Song-Batman-Arkham-City this]] lovely number.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sok5vFjSN7c&feature=autoplay&list=PL66A1A5413B5E90F8&playnext=13&shuffle=486852 "Deranged"]] by Music/CoheedAndCambria is all about Bats and me!
** Even [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]] did me justice with a [[http://youtu.be/59mGS1rDsx4?t=1m2s sprightly little ditty]] worthy of me.
** CoverVersion: As for myself, I had a heartwarming, yet haunting voice when I did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UfsIvwzMeY a cover version]] of that Platters guy's original song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHIlYtT5yQg "Only You (And You Alone)"]]. And believe me, it still brings me to tears just hearing the sound of my own voice (well, my Creator/MarkHamill one, anyway) at the end credits of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. Though, of course, many of you may think of it as creepy, BlackComedy HoYay when they hear my singing voicemail to the good ol' Bat-dude. But hey, that CountryMusic cowboy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3mWyLhcQ4w Travis Tritt's rendition]] would have been my choice, but I didn't wanna sound like a cowboy freak anyway, so what's the point?
*** And yet here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB3kEjroh6w another cover of mine of a classic song]], this time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQmzp-NA5PM "Cold, Cold Heart"]] by another Country Music cowboy, the late, great Music/HankWilliams. I kinda admit, my Creator/TroyBaker voice kinda sounds a little like a sad cowboy at the end credits of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', even though it doesn't fit the holidays. Again, still brings me to tears.
* VillainTeamUp: For some reason, my fellow baddies [[EvenEvilHasStandards don't like hanging with the J-man]]. Well, except maybe good ol' SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}, and he makes a great StraightMan.
** When other villains gather and try to scare each other, they tell Joker stories.
* VillainousLegacy: Hey, I had nothing to do with this! It seems some guys are admired, even years in the future.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' there were the Jokerz, a group of motorcycle punks. (Not the best group until [[BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker yours truly decided to take over]].)
** There was also Duela Dent, a would-be heroine who called herself Joker's Daughter. (No actual relation, by the way, although she ''claimed'' be my daughter, and Two-Face's daughter, and Doomsday's daughter, and... Well, she was crazy, okay? Guess maybe she at least had the right idea.)
** There's a guy ''way'' in the future where the folks from ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' came from too called the Laugher (kind of looked like a spitting image of myself but with a huge robotic set of toy teeth in place of legs); too bad [[OneSceneWonder we didn't see much of him...]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sure, we try and beat the crap out of each other whenever we get together, but truth be told, I consider ol' Batsy one of my closest pals.
** I suppose that one also fits me and [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor Baldie]]. Sure, he tries to have me shot, and then I tie him up and make him watch as I blow up all his stuff, but we're working together again before you know it.
* WarOnCops: With Knightfall and ''The Dark Knight'' standing out as major examples.
* WastefulWishing: Sold my soul for a box of cigars once!
* WaterSourceTampering: I frequently plot to slip Joker-venom into Gotham's water supply.
** Then there was the time I turned the water supply into ''jelly''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: I could have been a part of the LegionOfDoom in ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Challenge Of The Super Friends]]'', but as it turned out, I was in ''TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' instead. Their loss as far as I'm concerned. I mean, they had Bizarro of all people! He's not a menace, he's a nuisance! And don't get me started on ComicBook/TheRiddler. Why him as the Bat's counterpart? I mean really, riddles are boring, not to mention too easy for the Bat to solve. Where's the fun in that?
** Then again, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', they wised up and included me among their ranks. THAT was one heck of a baseball game.
* WhosLaughingNow: Admittedly, only one time in my life (or rather my next life), did [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond somebody]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker get the better of me]] when it came to getting under other people's skin. And that ended up as quite a "shocker!"
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: What?! ''Just shoot him?'' The death of Batman must be nothing less than a masterpiece! The triumph of my sheer comic genius over his ridiculous mask and gadgets!
** [[SubvertedTrope Oh, what the heck!]] I mean, [[TemptingFate it's not like he's gonna wriggle out of...]] [[spoiler:[[PiranhaProblem AAAAAAAAGH!]] [[ThatsGottaHurt Ow, ow, ow, OUCH!]]]]
* WildMassGuessing: My MultipleChoicePast tends to do that. Hell, one of the best EpilepticTrees I've heard is that I used to be some kid named ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}}! Not that I'm giving you any hints....
* WickedCultured: I've taken a few aliases from [[Theatre/{{Pagliacci}} opera]].
* WithFriendsLikeThese: I... might enjoy the company of a certain aquatic, flightless bird more than I let on. Don't tell Pengers I said that.
* WomanScorned: Huh? Where'd you hear that? Harley would never hurt me! Even if I did try to... Uh... [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Replace her...]] And even if she did, she'd never get away with it... And... (Guh, I'm a lousy liar...)
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: One bad day. That's all it took. That's all that separates good people like you from monsters like me. Way I figure things, any world that lets a guy like me live deserves to die.
** [[MultipleChoicePast Assuming something actually did happen.]] I ''am'' crazy after all.
* WorthyOpponent: How I view Ol' Batsy, in case you haven't figured it out by now (Seriously, we're in the W's. It really should be obvious by now). What can I say? He's the only human being who can keep up with me.
* WouldHitAGirl: And with a smile, kiddies! [[DomesticAbuse Just ask dear ol' Harl if ya don't believe me.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Why should adults have all the fun?
** At one time in [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 film]] I, as a teen, came pretty damn close to killing little Brucie along with his parents ''before'' he could become the Bat... right before my childhood partner showed up! Lucky Bat-Jerk.
** And in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]'', I captured 36 cute, little babies and attempted to kill them in order to break Gotham's morale! However, Jimbo's wife Sarah offered to save the little brats at [[HeroicSacrifice the cost of her own life]], and so I wished her a "Merry Christmas" before giving her a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}. But when I saw those poor little babies gathered around her body, it kinda made me wanna cry for them. So I turned away with a frown, knowing that her death was not funny at all, not bringing myself to offing the little cuties. Oh well...
* WolverinePublicity: My face was made for the spotlight! I can't help if I'm so marketable! They've even got my face on ''shoes'' for crying out loud!
* XanatosBackfire: Maybe I should've checked whether or not my attempt to force Batman into his greatest boner was foolproof enough to not wind up becoming OutGambitted. For starters, I should've sent Bats and his sidekick into the Atlantic via plane, and not England like I wound up doing. But I certainly didn't count on Bats tracking the signal to my hideout!
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Ya gotta hand it to good ol' [[Creator/CharlesDickens Charlie Dickens]], whose [[Literature/AChristmasCarol one short story on the]] TrueMeaningOfChristmas has been adapted into a wonderful story of ours: ''Batman: Noël'', in which the Bat-Scrooge plays the role of the stingy old man named... well... Scrooge; [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily the second Bird-Brain I had murdered]] is the Jacob Marley; the sneaky ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} is the modern-day Ghost of Christmas Past; the [[Franchise/{{Superman}} big, flying Blue Boy]] is the modern-day Ghost of Christmas Present; and ''I, of all people,'' make a spectacular, frightening appearance as the modern-day Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come!!! And I even demonstrated to the Bat-Jerk a BadFuture by [[BuriedAlive burying him alive]]!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! [[ScareEmStraight I truly scared him straight that time!]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Well, you gotta have it when you take a bath in toxic ooze, anyway.
* YoureInsane: [[InsultBackfire Ain't it glorious?]]
* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Ah yes, your little observation that I use this a lot is quite fitting, especially if you got it from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. I use it at least six times in that movie.
-->'''Me:''' ''(to the organized crime community)'' Look, I know why you choose to have your little group therapy sessions in broad daylight...\\
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'''Me:''' ''(to the organized crime community)'' Soon little Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.\\
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'''Me:''' ''(to Batman)'' You just take off your little mask and show us all who you really are, hmm?\\
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'''Me:''' ''(to Batman)'' Does Harvey know about you and his little bunny?\\
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'''Me:''' ''(to Harvey Dent)'' They're schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. ''(referring to the police and the organized crime community alike)''\\
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'''Me:''' ''(to Harvey Dent)'' I just took your little plan and I turned it on itself.
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Ahh, that was fun, but I really should be going. I'm late for Battyman's funeral. Wish you could come, but this jet pack only holds one! [[BorrowedCatchPhrase Up, up... and AWAAAAAAAAYYYYY!]] [[EvilLaugh AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!]]
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