The Cult of the Joker
@ReVamp: Sure but that is a dystopian idea, of course there have to be weirdos thereI think the Jokerz from Beyond make sense more because it's in the future and what the Joker actually did would have been desensitised over time, also it would have been distorted and changed to suit peoples beliefs, kind of like how Neo-Nazis see Hitler. On the subject of Detective Comics I'm going to be dropping it after this issue, Batman running in to a crowd of Jokers oh a whim with no back-up plan just doesn't sit right.
@RazzaTazz said:@ReVamp: Sure but that is a dystopian idea, of course there have to be weirdos thereI think the Jokerz from Beyond make sense more because it's in the future and what the Joker actually did would have been desensitised over time, also it would have been distorted and changed to suit peoples beliefs, kind of like how Neo-Nazis see Hitler. On the subject of Detective Comics I'm going to be dropping it after this issue, Batman running in to a crowd of Jokers oh a whim with no back-up plan just doesn't sit right.
Goblin cult exists in Amazing Spider-Man and Norman is both in my opinion crazier and more dangerous than the Joker. Joker's got a higher body count and all but really let's be honest, the idea that it took off with Bikers isn't all that surprising...counter culture is counter. That's not to say that all Bikers are sociopaths or outcast (meaning extreme and violent outcasts in this context), that's to say that sociopaths and outcast have more room to flourish in counter culture elements and with the concept of the Jokerz I feel the same could be said.
Long story short, crazies exist in all societies and cultures and if you give crazies a common interest you can find them together. lol So I don't think it's as fantastical as you think otherwise serial killers wouldn't have trading cards or be getting fan mail. Not saying everyone that is into this takes this stuff seriously, but there are always people that do.
LOL. I just said Jockerz for the hell of it, I'm not trying to make any logical argument whatsoever.
Also agree with this, but likewise I thought a logical argument could be made, so I had to give it a go. XD
Persons heavily guided by insanity, particularly flavored with criminal tend to gravitate towards each other in groups, or the be grouped together due to not fitting in with others. Hence cults. I can't understand where evidence indicates that as unrealistic when it lines up with reality.
@Soulstealer: Interesting, and crazies do congregate I guess, but so many in one place is kind of unrealistic
Why? I know it's 2012 and all but there are very much hate groups, not to mention quite a few groups dedicated to much more horrendous past times. To be honest I don't see serial killer lovers (or even super killer lovers) being that much worst all things being considered. Besides, to be honest with the internet existing groups are even easier to get together no matter the interest.
So the world is as horrible as the people in it, one way or another.
@Soulstealer: Serial killers have trading cards? 0_o
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Very much agreed.
It's art imitating life... This happened already.
The point was proven after the Dark Knight was released... you couldn't move on the internet without bumping into 50 bazillion angst ridden teenagers posting vids of themselves wearing LedgerJoker makeup cackling away in nasal voices and asking us if we wanted to know how they got those scars ( tbh I was never sure if they meant the liquid latex ones on their faces or the mental ones that drove them to debase themselves in front of the world on Youtube).
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