10 Things You Didn't Know About The Joker

How much do you really know about Batman's most formidable foe?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gvfe6_10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-joker_fun The Trickster said it best: "When super-villains want to scare each other, they tell Joker stories." While other villains are driven by greed or hatred - The Joker is there, inexplicably working away at intricate schemes that only make sense to him, with little expectation of an end goal beyond chaos. He's a maniac - an unstable embodiment of nihilism, barely contained by his purple suit, pale skin and blood-red grin. He kills without question and often for fun, he abuses and controls others - using fear as a weapon. We don't know who he was, we don't know how he came to be (He prefers his past be multiple choice, after all), we only know what he is now. And it's this mystery, this clouding of motive and this pipe bomb of a mentality that has shot him into the realms of super-stardom. The Joker is beloved. Most comic fans will remember their first run in with him, but there's so much that goes unsaid about the character. We've all got our favourite moments, ("Batman. Darling." and the flick of a switch transformation back to grinning maniac in front of the television in The Dark Knight Returns, anyone?) But how much do we really know about Batman's most formidable foe? We figured we'd take a look back, wade through the facts and bring you 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Joker!

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