I’m feeling a bit nerdy so as normal I have been thinking about Batman during this time. I wanted to talk about what makes the joker so bloody scary, I will be focusing on the comic books and the newer films both live action and animated.
I think for me one of the scariest things about the joker is that he only cares about one thing. He only cares about hurting other people, he gets pleasure from hurting people, he does this emotionally, physically and mentally. I mean take his relationship with Batman, he does not care who Batman is, he doesn’t want to kill him, he just wants to hurt him. The joker is in love with Batman, I mean he tries so hard to break Batman down, to make Batman kill. The Joker does this as he knows this would destroy Batman, this would break him apart emotionally and most likely mentally. To do this the Joker hurts, cripples and kills those who he knows the Bat cares for without mercy.
The other thing about the Joker that I find a bit creepy is his relationship with Harley Quinn. She is madly in love with him, she will do anything for him but does he love her back? No, he loves Batman not her, she is just useful to him so he uses her and when he is done he normally tries to kill her but she stays by his side, most the time.
I mean lets look at the comics a bit here, Batman is dedicated to his mission but he is still human. He has sexual urges, he falls for women as has been shown time and time again. He sleeps with Catwoman in the new 52 so he clearly has sexual urges, yet the Joker. Harley has tried everything but I don’t think they have ever had sex, am I saying the Joker is gay and loves Batman? Hell no, I think the Joker is Asexual. I mean he never shows any sexual desire at all, he only ever shows signs of affection to Batman.
(spoilers for the New 52 comics)
I mean even when he finds out who Batman is he never takes it in. Bruce Wayne tells him directly that he is Batman and the Joker still does not know, he can not ever know. He is in love with Batman and if he allowed himself to know that Batman was just a human being, just a man then the idea he is in love with would be destroyed.
(end of spoilers)
I don’t know, I just find this character very interesting. He is best kind of bad guy, timeless and always a mystery.