(NEW 52) How does the Joker talk without a face?

#1 Posted by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really a double question. My first question is, how can the Joker speak with no face? Sure he has his face, but it's not connected. That way, he'd sound like "This ish not a shile ny hahse has rhit ahh dy the dollnashter." (Translation: This is not a smile, my face was ripped off by the Dollmaster.) How the hell can anyone understand a word he is saying? My second question is, what does the joker sound like to you? Usually, it's Mark Hamill, but after the whole face getting cut of thingy, he sounds like Jigsaw with a killer lisp and frozen lips.

#2 Posted by _slim_ (13054 posts) - - Show Bio

How does Joker talk without a face... well it's a comicbook, that's how. And the Joker will always sound like Hamill too me.

#3 Posted by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@_slim_: Lol fair enough

#4 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

i think that his face was only cut off to the top of his lips, as in he still has the parts where you'd put lipstick, but not any of the skin above where you'd grow a mustache

#5 Posted by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedK: The whole face is gone.

#6 Posted by gridde (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's rogues gallery includes a sentient mass of clay, a girl who controls plants, an immortal and a talking crocodile, and you're concerned with how someone can talk with facial injuries?

Just employ some suspension of disbelief and all your troubles will float away.

#7 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

He cut off his face, he didn't cut out his tongue.

#8 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

@TerrellV13: my bad just, went back and re-read batman and robin 15

@KZR said:

He cut off his face, he didn't cut out his tongue.

try saying the letter M, with out your lips touching, i think thats the point thats being made, how his speeach hasn't been affected from losing his lips not his ability t talk as a whole

#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6298 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedK: Did the jocke cut his own face off if so why or did someone cut it off and if so why ?

#10 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedK: I see what you mean and well frankly I'm a little confused as to how he's still able to talk.

#11 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

The same way Thor talks in space and superman fly.

#12 Posted by cameron83 (6634 posts) - - Show Bio

@KZR said:

He cut off his face, he didn't cut out his tongue.

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

The same way Thor talks in space and superman fly.

@Z3RO180 said:

@RedK: Did the jocke cut his own face off if so why or did someone cut it off and if so why ?

Someone else did.

@TerrellV13 said:

This is really a double question. My first question is, how can the Joker speak with no face? Sure he has his face, but it's not connected. That way, he'd sound like "This ish not a shile ny hahse has rhit ahh dy the dollnashter." (Translation: This is not a smile, my face was ripped off by the Dollmaster.) How the hell can anyone understand a word he is saying? My second question is, what does the joker sound like to you? Usually, it's Mark Hamill, but after the whole face getting cut of thingy, he sounds like Jigsaw with a killer lisp and frozen lips.

Dude,while you rant about this,you can also ask how did joker survive falling in a vat of acid.But anyway,to the point,Joker did re-attach it and it probably healed.You are forgetting that Joker is one of those characters that will get shot and it won't really hurt him....he'll just heal or come back later...somehow.So worrying about this is just....silly.

Besides,the look is temporary,so it doesn't really matter.His lips ARE actually touching.He did more than just tape his face back on...if you actually looked closely,you would see how he could talk,it isn't hanging loosely off of his face.

#13 Edited by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83:Who said I was ranting? I was merely asking a logical question. And before you go all, "suspension of belief, it's just a comic, blah blah blah..." Just think about it. his face is NOT reattached. It's hanging off of his skill with paperclips or some sh*t. There's no way he can move his lips dude.

#14 Posted by Twentyfive (2829 posts) - - Show Bio

His mouth muscle and tongue are still in tact. You will be able to see it once your face is ripped off.

#15 Posted by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: I'm not talking about speaking, I'm talking about the consonants b,f,m,o,p,q,r,u,v,w and y. Without his lips, how can anyone understand a word he is saying?

#16 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

How does Two-Face talk with only half a face?

#17 Posted by Twentyfive (2829 posts) - - Show Bio

@TerrellV13: I was just thinking about it, and you are completely right. Just one of those things that for the sake of the universe, you are not supposed to question.

#18 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

The Joker has actually planned everything out so well, that he'd already recorded every bit of potential conversation he would need before he had his face cut off. And utilizing hidden buttons in his gloves and pockets, he plays it back using a simple MP3 player and high-tech mini-speakers he's sewn into his throat.

#19 Posted by cameron83 (6634 posts) - - Show Bio

@TerrellV13: well,when I said rant,I was kinda exaggerating.It's just my diction,sorry if I came off a little rude.But he doesn't have it attached loosely by paperclips,it;s like some sort of tight attachment-thingy (sorry,my brain is REALLY foggy,so it's hard to focus) that attaches his face tightly.Maybe it's in an artist thing (most likely),but some artist make it look a little loose,but others mainly show it attached tightly to his face.So it's basically forced back on...I like it,but it's not permanent (which is good)

#20 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3482 posts) - - Show Bio

Clearly he still has the lips. They've shown images where he's smiling behind the face. Also, I've had a theory that it isn't the joker at all. That would solve it, too.

#21 Posted by havoc1201 (490 posts) - - Show Bio

to me his voice goes from mark to heath depending on the dialog and the story line

#22 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignoring all the intricacies and sub questions posed on the issues, I'll simply throw out this to be devil's advocate here. In the midst of his madness, planning, and boredom it is not wholly unreasonable to believe that one of Joker's skills is ventriloquism. He may well be versed in speaking without having to completely utilize his lips. Obviously, some sounds would be off, but you could understand him. Then it is no stretch to believe that the speech we hear from him is the interpretation of whomever is listening. Granted they are likely fearful of the situation, they may not notice the sounds and hear exactly what he means to sound like.

#23 Posted by TerrellV13 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: You know, I think you're right.

#24 Edited by Bruxae (12571 posts) - - Show Bio

Try talking while holding your lips, its quite easy except for M, and it would be more an annoyance then anything else if they removed all M's in Joker comics.

Besides it does look like he still got atleast pieces of his lips there.

EDIT: just went through the alphabet myself lol, P is quite hard too.

#25 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

HAHAHAHA.........easily!

#26 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

He still has lips I thought

#27 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I think Joker's face would have been healed by now...in the sense that his face should be covered in scars and not look so bloody...and speaking of which, wouldn't his 'cut-off' face be decomposed by now?

#28 Posted by JoeEddie (483 posts) - - Show Bio

@serpent222 said:

Ignoring all the intricacies and sub questions posed on the issues, I'll simply throw out this to be devil's advocate here. In the midst of his madness, planning, and boredom it is not wholly unreasonable to believe that one of Joker's skills is ventriloquism. He may well be versed in speaking without having to completely utilize his lips. Obviously, some sounds would be off, but you could understand him. Then it is no stretch to believe that the speech we hear from him is the interpretation of whomever is listening. Granted they are likely fearful of the situation, they may not notice the sounds and hear exactly what he means to sound like.

I like this idea.

#29 Posted by chasereis (794 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still not convinced that it really is the Joker. Why the hell would he cut off his face especially without an audience or some master plan with a point to cutting his face off. Joker isn't the kind of person that would "cut his hair" when he's bummed out and eating rocky road ice cream. Besides Joker never took an interest in bats group before, its probably Hush or someone new that gave Joker something for his face. And the way he treated Harley wasn't "funny", so no, its not Joker. My opinion...

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