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The Evolution of the Joker

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1966 - 1968 Batman

Have you heard this one? It'll KILL you, Batman! A joke a day, keeps the gloom away!




In an interview about his role, Cesar said "Why Dozier wanted me I'll never know because I asked his wife, Ann Rutherford, Why did Bill think of me for this part? She said I don't know. He said he saw you in something, and he said, He's the one I want to play the Joker. I haven't the slightest idea what it was that he saw me in, because I had never done anything like it before."
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1973 - 1977 - Super Friends

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1989 Batman: The Movie

Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?


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1992-1994 Batman (Animated)
1997 Superman: The Animated Series (character appearance)
1998 The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest
1997-1999 The New Batman Adventures
2000 Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker
2001 Batman: Vengeance (video game)
2002 Static Shock (character appearance)
Birds of Pray (voice only)
2005 Batman: New Times (short video)
2005-2006 Justice League
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum (video game)
2010 DC Universe Online (video game)
2011 Batman: Arkham City (video game)
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (video game)


Hi-ho couch potatoes. I'm interrupting the Toilet Bowl to bring you my very special New Year's resolution: ahem, starting tonight at midnight, I, your loving uncle Joker, do solemnly vow not to kill anyone for a whole year. Which means I'm going to have to work extra fast to bump off a few more of you today.
[laughs madly]


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2004-2008 The Batman


When Joker's through clowning with you, you wouldn't know where to find your mind!
[cackles maniacally]


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2008 The Dark Knight


See, this is how crazy Batman's made Gotham! If you want order in Gotham, Batman must take off his mask and turn himself in. Oh, and every day he doesn't, people will die, starting tonight. I'm a man of my word.
[laughs]


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2009-2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold


[remarking on the death of Batman] He's... he's actually gone!, lets take a moment to reflect on the passing of a man who was more than just another do gooder in tights, he was the best nemesis a sociopath could ask for... okay lets do it again!



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2010 Batman: Under The Red Hood


[strikes Robin with crowbar] What hurts more? A? Or B? Forehand? Or backhand? A little louder lamb chop. I think you may have a collapsed lung. That always impedes the oratory.


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2011 Young Justice: Revelation (S01 Ep14)



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2012 The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
2013 The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

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2013 Batman: Arkham Origins (Video Game)
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham (animated movie)



I present to you the death of the Batman!
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2016 The Suicide Squad

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"This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I'm gonna give it to them!" - Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

After being introduced over 70yrs ago, The Joker character has been the end all villain to The Batman. While the character itself has gone through changes over the years from the more comical to homicidal maniac one thing has remained constant, and that is to create chaos in Gotham City. So here's the evolutionary process that the Joker has gone through over the years in Hollywood from Movies to TV shows, live action and animated.

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Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 18 18:31
Heath Ledger the best!
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 18 19:46
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 18 20:50
Mark Hamill was the best voice for The Joker, Ledger was the best in person
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 19 4:24
heath ledger made it unforgettable....
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jun 25 14:21
Nicholson is the best joker ever.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jun 30 23:18
of curse heaaaath leger for sure
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Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 2:20
heath ledger made it unforgettable.... +1
Ledger was the best in person +1
heath ledger made it unforgettable.... +1
of curse heaaaath leger for sure +1

But Nicholson and Romero also made incredible jobs! I can't say about the ones who aren't in person because I haven't really watched them.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 4:32
some of these jokers are real jokes.. not funny/joker like at all, no dissrespect but theres only a few I;d call MISTAH J.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 16:29
Heath Ledger the best!²
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 19:13
Yeah Ledger was godlike, but Nicholson will always be my favourite.

"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 22:59
best villain ever next to the jigsaw
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 7 3:18
I've always loved the Joker. ^_^
Posted: 6 years ago at Jul 26 23:43
Love this list
Posted: 6 years ago at Jul 27 2:26
i really like Cesar Romero, high-larious.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 20 22:49
One of the best Evolution of... list here. Great job!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 21 3:50
AWESOME idea!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 21 3:50
Jack is my favourite
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 21 20:51
Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, and Ledger are the best versions of joker.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 22 3:54
'ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?'

Cesar is great, but Jack is the best
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Nov 29 7:20
Brent Spiner? OMG that's Awesome

Ledger was godlike :D
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 16:46
Love this list. :)

"Mark Hamill was the best voice for The Joker, Ledger was the best in person." Agreed, 100%!
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Mar 10 2:00
Heath Ledger gave an incredible performance! I love Romero and Nicholson aswell.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 27 17:03
Yes, Heath was good, but I always thought his Joker was too dirty and stray dog-like. Nicholson and Romero were the other extremes. They were too comical.

Mark Hamill is, IMO, THE Joker.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at May 7 20:03
Chris R. Notarile is a GREAT Joker! Check out Mr. J!
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at May 25 4:17
My favorite is still Hamill.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Oct 9 1:05
Heath ledger team!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 1:49
I would love to see them bring Joker to the live screen again - just to see who they get and how they do it. I seem to be in the minority but I'm still waiting for them to do the character properly. Nicholson's was funny and Ledger's was twisted-creepy but (imo) they still haven't quite gotten it right.

Nice list!

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