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* AdvantageBall: Sweet Tooth held it for the majority of the fighting having the superior vehicle for combat and even had Joker on the ropes when he brought out the Sweetbot. He would've won if Joker didn't manipulate him to coming out of the Sweetbot to kill him up close and personal allowing the Clown Prince of Crime to spray the Joker Venom on him.


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* DieLaughing: A fate to anyone that is struck with the Joker Venom. Needles is no different.


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* LaughingMad: Joker was doing this the entire time while Sweet Tooth DieLaughing.


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* ManipulativeBastard: The primary reason why Joker won. Since Joker has experience manipulating homicidal maniacs into becoming pawns in his game, it was only natural that Needles would end up this way as well. Especially since Needles is more one-dimensional than most killers.


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* NoSell: Since Sweet Tooth survived the electric chair, it's only natural that Joker's electric shock joy-buzzer did nothing to him.


Police cars arrive on the scene, surrounding the still-laughing Joker, Sweet Tooth's lifeless body laying right beside him. The hosts admit both were talented in the field of hand-to-hand combat, but Joker's unpredictability and tactics gave him the advantage; in particular citing the Joker venom, potent enough to disable the entire Justice League, as key in his victory. So skilled is the Joker in planning, that he has been able to manipulate both Superman and Batman as pawns for his schemes; in comparison to Kane, whose capacity for killing is a straightforward offense. In addition, Joker is an expert in playing upon the psyches of hardened killers, especially those who share in Sweet Tooth's mindset. Both killer clowns are terrified by others for good reason, but the Joker succeeds in many ways and more.

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Police cars arrive on the scene, surrounding the still-laughing Joker, Sweet Tooth's lifeless body laying right beside him. The hosts admit both were talented in the field of hand-to-hand combat, but Joker's unpredictability and tactics gave him the advantage; in particular citing the Joker venom, potent enough to disable the entire Justice League, as key in his victory. So skilled is the Joker in planning, that he has been able to manipulate both Superman and Batman as pawns for his schemes; in comparison to Kane, whose capacity for killing is a straightforward offense. In addition, Joker is an expert in playing upon the psyches of hardened killers, especially those who share in Sweet Tooth's mindset. Both killer clowns are terrified by terrifying to others for good reason, but the Joker succeeds exceeds Sweet Tooth in many ways and more.



'''Joker:''' (sighs, then a {{beat}}) Well, that was fun! Who's for Chinese?

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'''Joker:''' (sighs, then a {{beat}}) {{beat}} before grinning) Well, that was fun! Who's for Chinese?



* DumbMuscle: One of Sweet Tooth's major flaws, and the ultimate reason why he loses to Joker, is because he's a relative idiot with a one-track mind, whereas the Joker is wildly cunning, highly innovative, and adept at manipulating bloodthirsty goons exactly like Sweet Tooth.



* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: Joker, after driving the Jokermobile off an improvised ramp shortly into the fight, has this to say about the experience thus far:

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* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: Joker, after driving the nitro-boosted Jokermobile off an improvised ramp shortly into the fight, has this to say about the experience thus far:



* MonsterClown: The unifying theme between both combatants - psychotically evil clowns.

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* MadeOfIron: Joker's insanity-fueled ability to tolerate pain -- like the times he [[EyeScream shrugged off having a batarang lodged in his eye]] or was running around with his face peeled off and strapped back on like a mask -- is lampshaded, and it's actually one of the key elements that enables him to survive against and ultimately defeat Sweet Tooth.
* MonsterClown: The unifying theme between both combatants - -- psychotically evil clowns.



* RuleOfFunny: The "Jokermobile" seen in the fight is actually a Batmobile with a paint job. Since most incarnations of the Jokermobile are specifically designed to go rubber-to-rubber ''with'' the Batmobile, it's is mostly reasonable, and this trope covers the rest.

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* RuleOfFunny: The "Jokermobile" seen in the fight is actually a Batmobile with a paint job. Since most incarnations of the Jokermobile are specifically designed to go rubber-to-rubber ''with'' the Batmobile, it's is mostly reasonable, and this trope covers the rest.[[note]]It's actually based on the Jokermobile from the Arkham series of games, which ''was'' a stolen Batmobile repainted in Joker's colors and with its arsenal replaced with a lethal version.[[/note]]


The Joker is known as the archenemy of Batman for many reasons, not the least of which is the various gadgets and devices with which he arms himself with. Common fare, such as handguns and explosives, whilst the Joker finds well enough as tools of mayhem, are only the most basic of his arsenal; a clown such as him also comes equipped with lethal novelties, ranging from a SquirtingFlower filled with acid, to razor-sharp playing cards, to million-voltage joy buzzers, all the way up to his signature Joker venom, a gas that incites uncontrolled laughter in those that inhale it, killing the victim as their muscles contort into a nightmarishly large grin. Repeated exposure to the venom has rendered the clown prince of crime immune to his own creation, which only makes him even more dangerous when one couples it with a body that has been honed enough to the point where he can hold his own in physical combat against Batman; and all of this is without factoring in the presence of the Jokermobile, his personal take on his foe's Batmobile, the Joker's smile painted on its hood, equipped with a bulletproof plating, and both machine guns and missile launchers.

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The Joker is known as the archenemy of Batman for many reasons, not the least of which is the various gadgets and devices with which he arms himself with. Common fare, such as handguns and explosives, whilst the Joker finds well enough as tools of mayhem, are only the most basic of his arsenal; a clown such as him also comes equipped with lethal novelties, ranging from a SquirtingFlower squirting flower filled with acid, to razor-sharp playing cards, to million-voltage joy buzzers, all the way up to his signature Joker venom, a gas that incites uncontrolled laughter in those that inhale it, killing the victim as their muscles contort into a nightmarishly large grin. Repeated exposure to the venom has rendered the clown prince of crime immune to his own creation, which only makes him even more dangerous when one couples it with a body that has been honed enough to the point where he can hold his own in physical combat against Batman; and all of this is without factoring in the presence of the Jokermobile, his personal take on his foe's Batmobile, the Joker's smile painted on its hood, equipped with a bulletproof plating, and both machine guns and missile launchers.


The Joker is known as the archenemy of Batman for many reasons, not the least of which is the various gadgets and devices with which he arms himself with. Common fare, such as handguns and explosives, whilst the Joker finds well enough as tools of mayhem, are only the most basic of his arsenal; a clown such as him also comes equipped with lethal novelties, ranging from a squirting flower filled with acid, to razor-sharp playing cards, to million-voltage joy buzzers, all the way up to his signature Joker venom, a gas that incites uncontrolled laughter in those that inhale it, killing the victim as their muscles contort into a nightmarishly large grin. Repeated exposure to the venom has rendered the clown prince of crime immune to his own creation, which only makes him even more dangerous when one couples it with a body that has been honed enough to the point where he can hold his own in physical combat against Batman; and all of this is without factoring in the presence of the Jokermobile, his personal take on his foe's Batmobile, the Joker's smile painted on its hood, equipped with a bulletproof plating, and both machine guns and missile launchers.

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The Joker is known as the archenemy of Batman for many reasons, not the least of which is the various gadgets and devices with which he arms himself with. Common fare, such as handguns and explosives, whilst the Joker finds well enough as tools of mayhem, are only the most basic of his arsenal; a clown such as him also comes equipped with lethal novelties, ranging from a squirting flower SquirtingFlower filled with acid, to razor-sharp playing cards, to million-voltage joy buzzers, all the way up to his signature Joker venom, a gas that incites uncontrolled laughter in those that inhale it, killing the victim as their muscles contort into a nightmarishly large grin. Repeated exposure to the venom has rendered the clown prince of crime immune to his own creation, which only makes him even more dangerous when one couples it with a body that has been honed enough to the point where he can hold his own in physical combat against Batman; and all of this is without factoring in the presence of the Jokermobile, his personal take on his foe's Batmobile, the Joker's smile painted on its hood, equipped with a bulletproof plating, and both machine guns and missile launchers.


* MonsterClown: The unifying theme between both combatants- psychotically evil clowns.

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* MonsterClown: The unifying theme between both combatants- combatants - psychotically evil clowns.


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* RuleOfFunny: The "Jokermobile" seen in the fight is actually a Batmobile with a paint job. Since most incarnations of the Jokermobile are specifically designed to go rubber-to-rubber ''with'' the Batmobile, it's is mostly reasonable, and this trope covers the rest.


* BrokenStreak:
** In prior seasons, when an episode featured the same franchise in consecutive episodes, that franchise would win and lose their fights. With Joker's victory here and Flash's in the episode prior, this marks the first time a series has broken the trend.
** Also, this is the first fight of season three where the combatants come from different mediums.
** Additionally, this episode broke the losing streak that had been hanging over the heads of the DC villain contestants for a while now. The Joker is officially the first villain of the DC Universe to score a victory.

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* BrokenStreak:
** In prior seasons, when an episode featured the same franchise in consecutive episodes, that franchise would win and lose their fights. With Joker's victory here and Flash's in the episode prior, this marks the first time a series has broken the trend.
** Also, this is the first fight of season three where the combatants come from different mediums.
** Additionally, this
BrokenWinLossStreak: This episode broke the losing streak that had been hanging over the heads of the DC villain contestants for a while now. The Joker is officially the first villain of the DC Universe to score a victory.

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** Additionally, this episode broke the losing streak that had been hanging over the heads of the DC villain contestants for a while now. The Joker is officially the first villain of the DC Universe to score a victory.


--> '''Boomstick:''' \[Joker] got a Batarang lodged in his ''eye!'' And was still running around, laughing, and shooting people! Goddamn, that's almost as bad as the time he had his own face cut off for giggles.

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--> '''Boomstick:''' \[Joker] [Joker] got a Batarang lodged in his ''eye!'' And was still running around, laughing, and shooting people! Goddamn, that's almost as bad as the time he had his own face cut off for giggles.

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* MonsterClown: The unifying theme between both combatants- psychotically evil clowns.


--> '''Boomstick:''' Like the time [Joker] got a Batarang lodged in his ''eye!'' That's almost as bad as the time he had his face cut off for giggles.

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--> '''Boomstick:''' Like the time [Joker] \[Joker] got a Batarang lodged in his ''eye!'' That's And was still running around, laughing, and shooting people! Goddamn, that's almost as bad as the time he had his own face cut off for giggles.


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* {{Understatement)):
--> '''Boomstick:''' Like the time [Joker] got a Batarang lodged in his ''eye!'' That's almost as bad as the time he had his face cut off for giggles.
--> '''Wiz:''' [[LampshadeHanging That's WAY worse!]]


[[Recap/DeathBattleS03E06MewtwoVs Next time on Death Battle...]]

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[[Recap/DeathBattleS03E06MewtwoVs [[Recap/DeathBattleS03E06MewtwoVsShadow Next time on Death Battle...]]


* PyrrhicVictory: The Joker wins, but he's likely headed back to Arkham afterwards.

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* PyrrhicVictory: The Joker wins, but he's injured and bleeding heavily, and even if he lives, he's likely headed back to Arkham afterwards.

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* EvilerThanThou: And it has the same result of pretty much anyone who tries to out-evil the Joker.


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* PyrrhicVictory: The Joker wins, but he's likely headed back to Arkham afterwards.

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