Characters: The Joker Blogs

The Joker

"It's amazing what people believe...just because it's on the Internet."

Dr. Harleen Kopski née Quinzel

Dr. Jeremiah Arkham

  • Anti-Villain: His main motive above all else is to save his comatose wife.
  • Big Bad: Shaping up to be this for Series Two.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Appears to be growing one of these.
  • Composite Character: The storyline involving his wife is similar to that of Mr. Freeze and Nora.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even in the face of death and danger, he's perfectly willing to match wits with Joker.
  • Distressed Dude
  • Face-Heel Turn
  • From Nobody to Nightmare
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In Season 2, to the point of recruiting Scarecrow to work for him by promising his old job and office back in return.
  • Trauma Conga Line: First, Arkham is carjacked by the Joker and forced to act as an accomplice to his kidnapping of Bolton. Then he is taken to his house, tied up along with his wife, and told that a bomb will kill her at midnight unless he follows his instructions. Then, after the church incident, he escapes in the middle of shootout between the Joker and Gotham police, only to be captured again after the Joker commandeers a squad car. Then, after being forced to sell the asylum to Lex Luthor, he watches as his house blows up with his wife still inside it. She survives, but is in a vegetative state with little chance of recovery. That in a nutshell is what amounts to his Start of Darkness.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: His repeated traumas and humiliations at the hands of the Joker (sometimes played for Black Comedy) leads to him becoming one of the main villains of Season 2.

Lisa Arkham

Dr. Jonathan Crane

Lex Luthor

  • Bald of Evil: Although not as evil as usual.
  • Boom, Headshot
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Ultimately considers acquiring Arkham Asylum more trouble than it's worth, and agrees to sign it back over to Dr. Arkham. However, Arkham thinks this is merely Lex Luthor Code for "As soon as I get out of here I'm paying a hitman to shoot you in the face", so he has Two-Face shoot Lex in the face instead.
  • You Look Familiar: Same actor as Hugo Strange.

Dr. Hugo Strange

  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: According to the actor, it started off a Germanic accent, then it mutated into some sort of Jamaican accent while filming.
  • Start of Darkness: Dr. Strange has left Arkham and plans to start his own clinic, with a special interest in the psychology of the Batman...

Lyle Bolton

Ted the Bum

  • Better Living Through Evil: He says he's cooperating with the Joker because he wants to die, but you can tell the respect is a factor.
  • Canon Foreigner: Appears to be a completely original character rather than an existing Batman or DCU personality.
  • Death Seeker
  • Multiple-Choice Past: His claiming to have held wildly varying jobs is a Running Gag. But it appears he was telling the truth when he claimed to be a fired GCN cameraman (who was married to Summer).
  • Punny Name: His full name is apparently Theodore Bayer. Say it out loud.
    • Of course he does work for the Joker. It could be an alias with the pun being intentional.
  • Wild Hair: In Season 2 he has long hair and an unkempt beard, making him look much more bum-like than in Season 1.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: "I used to be a..."

Dr. Thomas Elliot

  • Anything That Moves / Bi the Way: Beds every guy he puts his eyes on. And Selina Kyle.
  • The Casanova: Is apparently able to charm men into bed in extremely short order, usually starting with just a smile. Although, since they are men, this may have more to do with certain other tropes than it does with this one.
  • Mythology Gag: "I like to keep my involvement with the Wayne family Hush, Hush.
    • He also threatens to rip Selena's heart out.

Selina Kyle

Summer Gleeson

Pearl

Harvey Dent