What would Joker do if Batman was died...

#1 Edited by Sophisticated_Ignorance (266 posts) - - Show Bio

Like for good,Bruce Wayne died and nobody picked up the mantle or whatever you want to call it.Maybe I'm wrong but the whole idealogy surrounding The Joker is he is who he is because of Batman. So if Batman was to die would Joker continue his life of crime or would he just...stop and disappear?

EDIT: "What would Joker do if Batman died" rather lol.

#2 Posted by cameron83 (7421 posts) - - Show Bio

cause havok,take over gotham,take down batfamily

#3 Posted by SupBatz (1749 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it depends. If the Joker were responsible for Batman's death then he'd probably go about destroying everything that he stood for. That being the Bat-family, Gotham City, justice, the law, etc.

However, if Batman died at someone else's hand and stayed dead then I think the Joker would just disappear. He is completely obsessed with Batman and sees him as his only equal. If his greatest adversary and reason for existing was gone (not by his hand) I can't imagine he would continue his schemes.

#4 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

If someone else killed Batman, the Joker would probably make it his life's goal to torture and horrifically murder that person. I've always been under the assumption that he wants to be the one that pulls the final trigger. But at the same time, I've read so many comics that assert the idea that the Joker refuses to kill Batman. He'll push him to the absolute edge of near-death, but he'll never kill him. He sort of believes that Batman is his soul mate, and that without him around, he has no purpose.

#5 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

He'd feel really weird that he wouldn't have to plot against Batman every day.

Maybe he'd retire.

Also, Somebody would probably always take up the mantle.

#6 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker's activity doesn't revolve solely around Batman. He'd certainly react strangely to it, as expected, but he'd still be the Joker.

#7 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (7027 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker gets bored, packs his bag, moves to 616 and starts ruining Matt Murdock's Life.

#8 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

You ever watch that episode of TAS? "The Man who Killed Batman?" Watch it. It was a good one.

#9 Posted by SmashBrawler (5823 posts) - - Show Bio

So, I'm guessing nobody here read Going Sane?

#10 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh said:

Joker gets bored, packs his bag, moves to 616 and starts ruining Matt Murdock's Life.

Word.

#11 Edited by britsera (204 posts) - - Show Bio

Tell harley to play the kazoo.

I think he'd cause havoc for a while, realize how boring life was now without Bats (even if the Robins stepped up). I think it might be the one crime he might feel bad about later.

#12 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6208 posts) - - Show Bio

lol i love you

#13 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sophisticated_Ignorance: He's probably try to find some other crimefighter to challenge him, after all... The only thing the Joker fears is boredom... So until he can find a worthy opponent he has to deal with the fact that "crime has no punchline"!

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24908 posts) - - Show Bio

If he did it he'd probably end up killing himself or possibly going berserk and getting himself shot by a cop. If someone else did it he would become obsessed with destroying the person who ruined his fun.

#15 Posted by The Stegman (24658 posts) - - Show Bio

Golf

#16 Posted by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

He'll get fat.

#17 Edited by DarthShap (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Go read DeMatteis' Going Sane. It is a great story which basically answers your question (Batman stays "dead" for around six months but the story mainly follows the Joker's reaction to it).

#18 Posted by tuananhxu99001 (96 posts) - - Show Bio

laugh to death

#19 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

He actually go sane.

#20 Posted by ComicMan24 (147093 posts) - - Show Bio

He would miss him so much that he would eventually become Batman to fill the gap.

#21 Posted by CptPanda29 (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't he comatose in Dark Knight Returns? Not read it in ages but that animated movie looked like he just gave up EVERYTHING, probably until he died.

#22 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

Direct more movies

#23 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1669 posts) - - Show Bio

Literally the same thing he does every time Bruce "dies"; disappear until he returns. He did it in the DKR universe, when Batman was killed during Final Crisis, and I believe he did the same after Batman's back was broken. (Can't remember for sure)

#24 Posted by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh said:

Joker gets bored, packs his bag, moves to 616 and starts ruining Matt Murdock's Life.

word...but yea think he retires like eat a bullet retire

#25 Posted by neiliusprime (255 posts) - - Show Bio

get a hold of a yellow lantern ring and mess with someone in the cosmos.

#26 Posted by Imperius_Rex (452 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he will finally find the time to give Harley the dick(not nightwing)

#27 Posted by Imperius_Rex (452 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicman24 Haha! That's actually really funny. Thatd be something

#28 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

If someone else killed Batman, the Joker would probably make it his life's goal to torture and horrifically murder that person. I've always been under the assumption that he wants to be the one that pulls the final trigger. But at the same time, I've read so many comics that assert the idea that the Joker refuses to kill Batman. He'll push him to the absolute edge of near-death, but he'll never kill him. He sort of believes that Batman is his soul mate, and that without him around, he has no purpose.

This. They've both had quite a few chances to pull the trigger on each other, but neither of them ever do.

#29 Posted by Stronger (4948 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicMan24 said:

He would miss him so much that he would eventually become Batman to fill the gap.

Good thought...

#30 Posted by Pyrogram (39547 posts) - - Show Bio

Suicide.

#31 Posted by theamazingbatman (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Suicide

2. Pack his bags and go to marvel and become black panther's archenemy .

3. Torture and kill batman's murderer .

4. become superman's archenemy.

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