Is the Joker Irish?

#1 Posted by DiazBros (7 posts) - - Show Bio

I was curious to know what nationality the joker was and I've been finding on the internet that he's Irish. So i just would like an answer to know if this is true?

#2 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (12248 posts) - - Show Bio

The Joker is crazy, that's what he is.

And I don't think his nationality has ever been revealed.

#3 Posted by DiazBros (7 posts) - - Show Bio

He said on the Batman: The Animated Series he was Irish, I was just wondering if it has been mentioned on anything else on nationality he is but I guess I'll just stick with the info I got.

#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker is as Joker does.

#5 Posted by Skyfire (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker has no concrete back story, he could be an alien for all we know.

#6 Posted by mikex20 (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

American

#7 Posted by DiazBros (7 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Edited by cameron83 (7625 posts) - - Show Bio

@skyfire said:

Joker has no concrete back story, he could be an alien for all we know.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was in the new 52

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#9 Edited by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think any nationality would claim him.

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#10 Edited by DiazBros (7 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the only thing I've got. I don't know whether or not to believe it. I just find it really interesting because i'm Irish and it would be cool if he was too.

#11 Posted by mikex20 (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

@diazbros: I would imagine if he was from a foreign nation, he would of been deported by now. It's not cannon, but in Batman: The Animated Series they do say he's Irish.

#12 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@diazbros said:

This is the only thing I've got. I don't know whether or not to believe it. I just find it really interesting because i'm Irish and it would be cool if he was too.

well, he's joking. It's not an insight into his past. More a bit of quip. It's just response to the guy's cliched "great scott!" exlamation.

Since his origins are masked mystery, he could be any nationality really.

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#13 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8470 posts) - - Show Bio

@diazbros said:

He said on the Batman: The Animated Series he was Irish, I was just wondering if it has been mentioned on anything else on nationality he is but I guess I'll just stick with the info I got.

He said himself: "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another". There's really no way of knowing if that's true, or just another product of his dementia.

#14 Posted by RustyRoy (13554 posts) - - Show Bio

@skyfire said:

Joker has no concrete back story, he could be an alien for all we know.

#15 Posted by Azrael_Online (186 posts) - - Show Bio

The backstory in Killing Joke is kind of confirmed though in Hush returns

#16 Posted by redleader1 (609 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (34333 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Edited by mikex20 (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

@redleader1: Nationality: Definition 1 - The status of belonging to a particular nation by origin, birth, or naturalization.

America is a country (nation), Anyone born in America makes their nationality American.

#19 Posted by DiazBros (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Ireland is a nation (-__-*)

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