He's not crazy, he's smart enough to make people including Batman think that, this is his biggest Joke of all, and it's on all of us. Think about it.
Why is Joker so smart if he's crazy?
Isn't that an oxymoron?
I can see why you'd think that.
Me, I always figured because his mind was so abstract he could see things from different angles,kind of liek looking at a icture and everybody notices the man in the front but not the dog in the back.
He is not insane.
As I just told CM earlier, the criminals to really fear are the ones who know exactly what they are doing and are okay with it. Someone on a psychotic break isn't very aware of their surroundings, but The Joker has that love for chaos in a way only a sane person can love something. He obsessively loves destroying anything and especially anything that has a place in Batman's heart.
This sounds about right.
The Joker persona was made to go against order as he viewed it boring and is easily breakable. When he sees Batman, a person that dresses like a bat to scare criminals to bring order to Gotham a city that was already in ruins, he sawed it as foundation for himself a way to make his identity. You have to wonder his morally opposite the Jokester would work.
You know with the characters like ice king showing a better example of crazy that people expect. Joker walks the line and seems close to crossing it, or did he already. He can be highly impulsive. The debate is when does he snap and when does he recover. When he thought he was going to die he made jail fill with super villains into jokers. The joker is an alter ego that takes mental breakdown an uses it as inspiration. It is hard to tell when that happens. When is he crazy and when is he not?
Simple answer: somebody wrote it that way
I'm not here to debate mental health issues, but I will say this much. There are a lot of people commenting that being "crazy" doesn't make someone dumb or intelligent, which is to say that mental disorders don't affect intelligence. Yet there are quite a few saying that many genius or highly intelligent people are "crazy". Everyone can have their own opinion. The question was why is the joker smart if he is crazy? In my opinion a better question or questions is: was he a man of normal intelligence before he became the joker, and if the answer is yes how does becoming the joker make him a damn genius?
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