10 Insane Alternate Versions Of The Joker You Won’t Believe Exist

Proving that everything is better with pirates.

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We live in an age where we are almost spoilt for choice on cool versions of the Joker. He's been a pirate, he's been an animal, he's been a dragon - name anything under the sun, and there's probably a universe where the Joker briefly appeared as the thing you're thinking of at least once.

While this is undeniably awesome, it does also mean that sometimes it's difficult knowing where to find the wildest versions of the Clown Prince of Crime, as there are almost too many comics to choose from.

And given the jester is so unpredictable in the first place, it's even more difficult to find alternate versions where he's more intense than he usually is, which is doubly true, ever since he cut his face off during the New 52.

But for those willing to look, there happens to be a treasure trove of bizarre, brutal and badass versions of the Joker, tailor-made to emphasise whatever you like about the character. And with a naked, fortune-telling cyborg Joker being one of his less weird alternate selves, it's safe to say that when it comes to messed up clowns, the main DC universe ain't seen nothing yet.


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