The Joker first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940 is undoubtedly one of the most wicked comic book villains. Since he does not possess any superpowers, he is an expert engineer who creates poisonous or lethal concoctions, razor play cards, weapons and other thematic weapons. From crossovers to individual storylines, Joker has been a prominent part of the comic book world. Today, we bring you five shocking things that he has ever done.
1) Joker kidnapped Alfred and The Bat family
The Joker loves to torture the Batman family. He loves to target the people whom Batman cares about. In 2012’s Death of the Family arc, the Joker kidnapped the entire Batman family, including his father figure Alfred.
2) Raining down shards of poisonous glass on Gotham
The 2008’s Lovers and Madmen arc were nonetheless an interesting and enjoyable read. It predominantly featured the villain as a career criminal named Jack, wanting to draw out Batman to give himself a challenge. This character was unprejudiced in selecting his victims. He also slashed Batman’s lover stomach.
3) Poisoning kids and breaking his own neck
The Dark Knight Returns(1986) is arguably the greatest Batman story that is ever told and was deservedly turned into a two-part animated movie in 2012 and 2013. In this, the Caped Crusader returned to action years after retiring. He poisons a group of children with tainted cotton candy, which killed them. And in the final confrontation, he is mortally injured.
4) Kidnapping and brainwashing Tim Drake
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker(2000) shows scenes from decades earlier in which Tim Drake is kidnapped. The Joker and Harley Quinn brutally tortures and brainwashes him, transforming him into their puppet. That was weird!
5) Killing Rachel Dawes
In Dark Knight Trilogy, Rachel Dawes was created for the big screen. She was a childhood friend and eventual love interest of Bruce Wayne. The psychotic villain took both Dawes and Aaron Eckhart’s Harvey Dent at the same time and made Batman choose which one of them to save. Eventually, Batman chooses Rachel, but the Joker provides him with the wrong information, meaning he went to the location where Dent was being held as a hostage.