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* CompositeCharacter: He's based on the comics' Joker, including having his appearance being affected by falling into a vat of chemicals and wearing a tuxedo and has the [[Creator/MarkHamill voice]] of his Franchise/{{DCAU}} incarnation in ''Asylum'' and ''City''. His face is also similar to [[Film/Batman1989 Jack Nicholson's]], his suit is in poor condition and his red "lips" extend past his actual mouth like [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger's]], and mugs like [[Series/Batman1966 Cesar Romero]]. His plot in ''Asylum'' also ends with him turning himself into a monster with an offshoot of Bane's Venom like he did in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. His look in ''Origins'' evokes his outfits from ''The Dark Knight'' and ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}''.

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* CompositeCharacter: He's based on the comics' Joker, including having his appearance being affected by falling into a vat of chemicals and wearing a tuxedo and has the [[Creator/MarkHamill voice]] of his Franchise/{{DCAU}} incarnation in ''Asylum'' and ''City''. His face is also similar to [[Film/Batman1989 Jack Nicholson's]], his suit is in poor condition and his red "lips" extend past his actual mouth like [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger's]], Ledger's]] and [[Film/Joker2019 Joaquin Phoenix's]], and mugs like [[Series/Batman1966 Cesar Romero]]. His plot in ''Asylum'' also ends with him turning himself into a monster with an offshoot of Bane's Venom like he did in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. His look in ''Origins'' evokes his outfits from ''The Dark Knight'' and ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}''.


* BerserkButton: A consistent one in these games seems to be insinuating that he's not as important or unique as he claims, which ties in with his extreme AttentionWhore tendencies. He is much more easily triggered over minor infractions in ''Origins'', however.

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A consistent one in these games seems to be insinuating that he's not as important or unique as he claims, which ties in with his extreme AttentionWhore tendencies. He is much more easily triggered over minor infractions in ''Origins'', however.however.
** In ''City'', while he's happy to string Hugo Strange along with a supposed origin story for himself, when Strange demonstrates he's ''actually'' starting to piece together some of the truth for himself, Joker turns deadly serious. He reveals he knows more about Strange's plans than Strange realized, and warns him to stop poking his nose into the Joker's past unless he wants a lot more people to find out.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Believe it or not, she's this when it comes to [[spoiler:how she dealt with the death of The Joker. Here, she becomes a DragonAscendant. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, it's suggested, at the end of ''Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker'', that she eventually reformed (and found a SecondLove she eventually married)]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Believe it or not, In most media, Harley is depicted as the Joker's abused girlfriend who has the strong potential to reform if she could get free of his psychological grip on her. In this series, she never reforms, she's this when it comes to [[spoiler:how she dealt with just as crazy and dangerous as Joker, and after [[spoiler:his death]], some of the death of The Joker. Here, she becomes a DragonAscendant. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, it's suggested, at the end of ''Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker'', that she eventually reformed (and found a SecondLove she eventually married)]].Joker's men imply she's even ''worse'' than he was.


* ManInWhite: [[spoiler:When he's masquerading as Black Mask in ''Origins''.]]


* BlackComedy: He's the Joker, it's his schtick. His [[spoiler: hallucinatory appearances in ''Knight'']] in particular are a non-stop font of horrific anecdotes that make for some hilariously pitch black comedy.

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* BlackComedy: He's the Joker, it's his schtick. His [[spoiler: hallucinatory appearances in ''Knight'']] ''Knight'' in particular are a non-stop an endless font of horrific anecdotes and cruel jabs about Bruce's dead parents that make for some hilariously pitch black comedy.]]



* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: The "New Game+" playthrough of ''Arkham Knight'' (which, as always, you can only unlock after completing a normal playthrough) begins with a JumpScare of Joker suddenly waking up as he's being cremated and echo Commissioner Gordon's opening line with a twist:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Joker:''' This is how it happened. This is how ''Joker'' died.]]



* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler: While his constant presence is disturbing at first, Joker acts as this to Batman in ''Knight'' as he often injects some humour into otherwise tense or sombre scenes, with some added DramaticIrony as he is invisible to other characters. It really draws attention how bizarre it is that [[TheStoic Batman's]] deadliest nemesis is such a, well, joker. However, this is steadily {{Subverted}} as the game goes on and the Joker's growing influence on Bruce's personality becomes more of a serious problem.]]

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* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler: While his constant presence is disturbing at first, Joker acts as this to Batman in ''Knight'' as he often injects some humour levity into otherwise tense or sombre scenes, with some added DramaticIrony as he is invisible to other characters. It really draws attention how bizarre it is that [[TheStoic Batman's]] deadliest nemesis is such a, well, joker. However, this is steadily {{Subverted}} as the game goes on and the Joker's growing influence on Bruce's personality becomes more of a serious problem.]]


* GreekChorus: [[spoiler: He's constantly commenting on plot-relevant events in ''Knight'', usually in his own cruelly irreverent way.]]



* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler: While his constant presence is disturbing at first, Joker acts as this to Batman in ''Knight'', crossing over with GreekChorus, as he often injects some humour into otherwise tense or sombre scenes, with some added DramaticIrony as he is invisible to other characters. However, this is steadily {{Subverted}} as the game goes on and the Joker's growing influence on Bruce's personality becomes more of a serious problem.]]

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* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler: While his constant presence is disturbing at first, Joker acts as this to Batman in ''Knight'', crossing over with GreekChorus, ''Knight'' as he often injects some humour into otherwise tense or sombre scenes, with some added DramaticIrony as he is invisible to other characters.characters. It really draws attention how bizarre it is that [[TheStoic Batman's]] deadliest nemesis is such a, well, joker. However, this is steadily {{Subverted}} as the game goes on and the Joker's growing influence on Bruce's personality becomes more of a serious problem.]]


* BackFromTheDead: If [[spoiler: The Joker seen in Arkham Knight is truly a reborn Joker haunting Batman, given certain evidence,(IE knowing things Batman did not know personally, such as the crippling of Barbara and the faked death of Jason.)then he's basically achieved a form of this. While he doesn't achieve a full version of a living breathing body, he's able to take control of Batman a few times during the game, which could count as a revival of sorts. Naturally at the end of the game, Batman gets rid of this Joker remnant for good.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: If [[spoiler: The Joker seen in Arkham Knight is truly a reborn Joker haunting Batman, given certain evidence,(IE evidence, (i.e. knowing things Batman did not know personally, such as the crippling of Barbara and the faked death of Jason.)then Jason) then he's basically achieved a form of this. While he doesn't achieve a full version of a living breathing body, he's able to take control of Batman a few times during the game, which could count as a revival of sorts. Naturally at the end of the game, Batman gets rid of this Joker remnant for good.]]



* BlackComedy: He's the Joker, it's his schtick. His [[spoiler: hallucinatory appearances in ''Knight'']] in particular are a non-stop font of horrific anecdotes that make for some hilariously pitch black comedy.



* MalevolentArchitecture: [[spoiler: After his first hallucinatory appearance in ''Arkham Knight'', the Joker will "infect" random statues, billboard advertisements and pieces of architecture with a distinctive Joker makeover, but if you look away and look back again, the objects will return to normal. As far as [[EasterEgg Easter Eggs]] go, this may be the most [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia-inducing]].]]



** [[spoiler:Some of his HaveANiceDeath screens in ''Knight'' have him gloating over Batman's death, only to realize it means his death as well. One has him act like Bats is just FakingTheDead to lull the enemy into a false sense of security, then he takes a second look and says "...Oh my."]]

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** [[spoiler:Some of his HaveANiceDeath screens in ''Knight'' have him gloating over Batman's death, only to realize it means his death as well. One has him act like Bats is just FakingTheDead to lull the enemy into a false sense of security, then he takes a second look and says "...Oh my.dear."]]



* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler: While his constant presence is disturbing at first, Joker acts as this to Batman in ''Knight'', crossing over with GreekChorus, as he often injects some humour into otherwise tense or sombre scenes, with some added DramaticIrony as he is invisible to other characters. However, this is steadily {{Subverted}} as the game goes on and the Joker's growing influence on Bruce's personality becomes more of a serious problem.]]



* SarcasmFailure: [[spoiler:Hallucination!Joker always has something smart to say. However, when Batman brilliantly reconstructs Stagg's handprint through combing CCTV footage and gathering forensics, all Joker can say is a [[SincerityMode sincere]] "That's genius, Bats. Really." It's a neat little reminder that Joker genuinely does respect Batman's intelligence.]]



* SincerityMode: [[spoiler:Hallucination!Joker always has something smart to say. However, when Batman brilliantly reconstructs Stagg's handprint through combing CCTV footage and gathering forensics, all Joker can say is a sincere "That's genius, Bats. Really." It's a neat little reminder that Joker genuinely does respect Batman's intelligence.]]



* TheUnfought: ''Technically''. [[spoiler:In ''City'', That's actually [[ShapeShifting Clayface]] you're fighting during the second visit to the Steel Mill. Although it's likely how a real fight against The Joker would play out since even Batman was fooled. Then again, Joker as a playable character is much more badass. When he is ''finally'' fought properly in the ''A matter of family'' DLC of Arkham Knight, aerting this trope, he proves to more of an EliteMook with ContractualBossImmunity compared to the Bat-Family: He fights the way any Mook does, with slightly higher damage output and speed, but can keep getting back up no matter what.]]

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* TheUnfought: ''Technically''. [[spoiler:In ''City'', That's actually [[ShapeShifting Clayface]] you're fighting during the second visit to the Steel Mill. Although it's likely how a real fight against The the Joker would play out since even Batman was fooled. Then again, Joker as a playable character is much more badass. When he is ''finally'' fought properly in the ''A matter Matter of family'' Family'' DLC of Arkham Knight, aerting averting this trope, he proves to more of an EliteMook with ContractualBossImmunity compared to the Bat-Family: He fights the way any Mook does, with slightly higher damage output and speed, but can keep getting back up no matter what.]]



* WalkingSpoiler: His post-''Arkham Asylum'' appearances. Whether it's [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity swapping places with Clayface before kicking the bucket for good]], [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins impersonating Black Mask for weeks and sending eight assassins to kill Batman]] or [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight defying expectations by actually staying dead but continuing to haunt Batman in hallucinations]]]], whenever he shows up it tends to be a GameChanger.

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* WalkingSpoiler: His post-''Arkham Asylum'' appearances. Whether it's [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity swapping places with Clayface before kicking the bucket for good]], [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins impersonating Black Mask for weeks and sending eight assassins to kill Batman]] or [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight defying expectations by actually staying dead but continuing to haunt Batman in hallucinations]]]], whenever he shows up it tends to be a GameChanger.GameChanger, befitting his Joker card motif.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, [[ComplimentBackfire whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures]].]]

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker very occasionally gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially most visibly in his "Game Over" screens, screens. That is, [[ComplimentBackfire whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures]].Bruce's failures and insecurities]].]]


* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself didn't physically appear in ''City''.

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* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself didn't physically appear in ''City''.''City''... or it could have just been a glitch.


* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures.]]

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, [[ComplimentBackfire whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures.failures]].]]


* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker can gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures. His barbs become crueller as the game goes on, however, as his influence begins to steadily overtake Bruce's personality.]]

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker can gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures. His barbs become crueller as the game goes on, however, as his influence begins to steadily overtake Bruce's personality.failures.]]


* DoNotGoGentle: [[spoiler: His "Game Over" screens in ''Knight'' are meant to encourage and motivate Bruce like this.]]



* GameOverMan: It's obvious he acts as one if you die... even when he is very sick in ''Arkham City'', [[spoiler:or he's a ghostly hallucination in ''Arkham Knight''. It's especially obvious that he becomes more horrified, concerned, or shocked in the latter]].

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* GameOverMan: It's obvious he acts as one if you die... even when he is very sick in ''Arkham City'', [[spoiler:or he's a ghostly hallucination in ''Arkham Knight''. It's especially obvious that he becomes more horrified, concerned, or shocked in the latter]].latter.]]



* SarcasmFailure / SincerityMode: [[spoiler:Hallucination!Joker always has something smart to say. However, when Batman brilliantly reconstructs Stagg's handprint through combing CCTV footage and gathering forensics, all Joker can say is a sincere "That's genius, Bats. Really." It's a neat little reminder that Joker genuinely does respect Batman's intelligence.]]


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* SincerityMode: [[spoiler:Hallucination!Joker always has something smart to say. However, when Batman brilliantly reconstructs Stagg's handprint through combing CCTV footage and gathering forensics, all Joker can say is a sincere "That's genius, Bats. Really." It's a neat little reminder that Joker genuinely does respect Batman's intelligence.]]


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: You'd never expect it, but Hallucination!Joker can gives some sincerely nice words of encouragement to Bruce throughout the game, especially in his "Game Over" screens, whenever he isn't cruelly mocking his failures. His barbs become crueller as the game goes on, however, as his influence begins to steadily overtake Bruce's personality.]]


* FauxAffablyEvil: As funny and down-to-earth they may seem when Batman listens in on their idle chatter, it's often made clear that the thugs are most certainly ''not'' nice people. They are thieves, murderers, turncoats and occasionally implied rapists, and openly boastful of it.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: As funny and down-to-earth they may seem when Batman listens in on their idle chatter, it's often made clear that the thugs are most certainly ''not'' nice people. They are thieves, murderers, turncoats turncoats, racketeers and occasionally implied rapists, worse, and openly boastful of it.


* JokeCharacter: Not so much in the combat challenges, but in the predator ones, you're gonna have to bring your A-game between not using gargoyles and having to stand still while using the X-ray glasses.

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* JokeCharacter: Not so much in the combat challenges, challenges (his gun functioning as a OneHitKill actually makes them easier), but in the predator ones, you're gonna have to bring your A-game between not using gargoyles and having to stand still while using the X-ray glasses.



** It is unknown how, but one Arkham City doctor was left dismembered near Hugo Strange's office. We're not sure we want too know.

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** It is unknown how, but one Arkham City doctor was left dismembered near Hugo Strange's office. Other doctors that were sent to treat him simply vanished without a trace. [[NothingIsScarier We're not sure we want too know.]]



* NothingIsScarier: Strange notes that some of the doctors he sent to treat the Joker were left mutilated or dismembered, while others simply disappeared without a trace.



* HijackedByGanon: Although ostensibly the main antagonist of ''Knight'', Batman's personal conflicts against the Arkham Knight and [[spoiler: the Joker inside his head]] are given slightly more immediate focus.



* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself wasn't in ''City''

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* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself wasn't didn't physically appear in ''City''''City''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: As funny and down-to-earth they may seem when Batman listens in on their idle chatter, it's often made clear that the thugs are most certainly ''not'' nice people. They are thieves, murderers, turncoats and occasionally implied rapists, and openly boastful of it.



* MookChivalry: If a special takedown animation is initiated against one thug, the rest will invariably just stand there and watch Batman do it.

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* MookChivalry: If a special takedown animation is initiated against one thug, the rest will invariably just stand there and watch Batman do it.it without intervening.



* RedShirtArmy: While they can put up a fight, they're still easily floored by Batman and his allies. Their employers vary on how they feel about this - the Joker clearly knows and doesn't care if they fail, while the Penguin threatens them to do them worse if they fail him.

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* RedShirtArmy: While they can put up a fight, they're still easily floored by Batman and his allies. Their employers vary on how they feel about this - the Joker clearly knows and doesn't care if they fail, while the Penguin threatens them to do them worse if they [[YouHaveFailedMe fail him.him]].


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* StupidEvil: Some of their idle dialogue makes them sound breathtakingly ignorant and uneducated.


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* TemptingFate: One idle mook in ''Knight'' boasts to his buddies that he was involved in the plots of every single previous game due to working under various villains but was somehow fortunate enough to never encounter the Batman. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You can end that lucky streak.]]


* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham tend to wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself wasn't in ''City''

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* DressCodedForYourConvenience: Thugs who are employed by the various supervillains of Gotham tend to wear costumes themed after their bosses to distinguish them. Members of Joker's faction tend to wear clown masks or make-up, Harley's thugs dress in red and black, etc. Dead thugs with distinctly burlap-looking masks could be found in ''City'', which was one of the early pieces of foreshadowing to Scarecrow's eventual return in ''Knight'' even though the Master of Fear himself wasn't in ''City''

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