Why Joker didn't laugh when he killed Sarah Essen?

#1 Posted by Squalleon (4607 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously why he had a bad mood its been bugging me for months!She actually did what he expected so whats the problem?

#2 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this some crap written by Snyder? Just stop reading it.

#3 Posted by Squalleon (4607 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Is this some crap written by Snyder? Just stop reading it.

It was in No mans land!ten years ago :-P

also why such hate!

He is overrated but he is not bad either

#4 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squalleon: Ah, I still have to read NML. It's sitting on my shelf, atm. Sorry I can't be of any help.  
I thought Snyder was just recycling someone else's work again.
 
He's awful >=T 
#5 Posted by ngroove (321 posts) - - Show Bio

Because that would be predictable, to James, to Batman, to Gotham police, to us.

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

@Squalleon: I honestly dont remember that part too much, but I remember the issue's writing felt rushed because it was so close to the end of no mans land. However my memory may be flawed as you stated it was a host of years ago. GREAT storyline, it really put batman back on my radar.

#7 Posted by End_Boss (736 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: Someone's opinionated! What do you have against Snyder? Didn't like Court of Owls, or is it something to do with DotF?

#8 Posted by Skewer (325 posts) - - Show Bio

It is out of character for joker not to laugh. It's like batman using a machine gun.

#9 Edited by ngroove (321 posts) - - Show Bio

As I said, Joker going in glee, would be EXPECTED.

EXPECTED: Joker cracking up after shooting Sarah, still cracking up maniacally after Commish and co. catches up to him, probably even kill him within a few panels, out of defense for everybody, not to mention the babies; since a body is already down on the scene, what say he won't try to shoot another?

UNEXPECTED: Joker, realizing "No Man's Land" has gone much too far enough, despite shooting Sarah, walks out into the open, without a crack, seemingly a rare moment of self-awareness, actually walking to James, and "I Surrender", much to James' and even Batman's complete surprise, for once.

#10 Posted by batshrine (994 posts) - - Show Bio

The reason why he didn't laugh when he killed Sarah Essen is because...ITS NOT CANON!!! She never existed so therefore he couldn't have not laughed when he killed her when she didn't exist!

#11 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8848 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon said:

Seriously why he had a bad mood its been bugging me for months!She actually did what he expected so whats the problem?

The reason he didn't laugh is the same reason that sometimes in comedies there is an actual serious moment.

#12 Posted by JakeN7 (12286 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Is this some crap written by Snyder? Just stop reading it.

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@Squalleon: Ah, I still have to read NML. It's sitting on my shelf, atm. Sorry I can't be of any help. I thought Snyder was just recycling someone else's work again. He's awful >=T

#13 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13119 posts) - - Show Bio

according to Batman: The Ultimate Guide,he just didnt enjoy it.

#14 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

To me, this is one of the few examples that demonstrate that deep down the Joker knows what he's doing is wrong. He knows that the smile, laughter, and jokes are all a great facade that fuels the hatred within him. And every now and again, the Joker shows his true face. And that's where we see the dark, depressed, and utterly hopeless side of his character. We saw a bit of this in the Killing Joke, and this dark moment here captures that as well. Notice, he reverted back to the jokes and laughter when he was facing down Batman and the Commish.

True evil = when you know full well what you're doing is wrong, but you continue to do it anyway for the hell of it

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