Does Joker know he's a comic book character???
In various ways, he's been talking to the audience saying," Don't try this at home kids!" Or "Better not miss this!" A perfect example is JOker's asylum, where he's basically talking to you....about arkham asylum! if he knows...and is ranting about it, no wonder why he's in arkham. Do any of you think it would be cool if he stated that and made a short mini-series of everybody not beliving him, so he tries to prove it? I don't know about you but in my book that would be AWESOME. I think that would reaaly bring out how much joker acully does make sense sometimes. The fact that nobody belives could be the joke, and the punchline is the fact that they will never 'die' because of it. Couldn't you imagine Batman's face when joker explains it to him?!?! It would be hilarous.
" This is in Rogue forum why? "
@The Devil himself: I'm pretty sure they said at some point that he has something like "super sanity" which gives him the clarity to even realize he's a comic book character (and results in his other insane antics).
Joker is prone to showmanship related bravado.
The only DC character who is aware that he's in a comic book (not necessarily 4th wall style) is Ambush Bug. Bug can even see the 'floating head' that is used to suggest Firestorm's collective mind.
He breaks the 4th wall and addresses the reader directly in the Joker's Asylum series, but that isn't unique to him. He does crack the 4th wall from time to time, but I don't think he's aware of it. Like he'll say something that has to do with actual reality but isn't showing any kind of ability to comprehend that he isn't in actual reality.
And back in the 70's in Detective Comics "The Sign of The Joker" and "The Laughing Fish" story line, he had a whole page of stepping up to speak directly to the readers and even turned the page for you as he bowed and tipped his hat. In his own run of comic books he spoke directly to the reader. There was also an annual or some collection of short stories, wish I could remember the issue, where he hit the nail on the head. He looked directly at the reader and talked ot them and explained he knew we were here. that he does it for his fans and appreciates us, cause we get him. He also says since he is the only one in the book who knows it is all just a story, he gets The Joke. Where as the other don't.
I'm going to have to dig that issue up so I can quote my source.
Please excuse my ignorance, but, where exactly did the Joker grab his own balloon (no genital pun intended)? And has this happened more than once?
[I am wondering purely in what regards the comics, not other mediums, i.e. animation, live action films, etc]
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