Why isnt the joker apart of the legon of doom

#1 Posted by zakman (33 posts) - - Show Bio

He is the most malicious person in the DC univers and he has susesfully organized similiar groops in the batman comics and would probly lead it better than lex ever could so why not?
#2 Posted by geraldthesloth (32689 posts) - - Show Bio

Too crazy

#3 Posted by Caligula (12661 posts) - - Show Bio

can the other villains really rely on him? He doesn't exactly follow orders or team too well with others.

#4 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82980 posts) - - Show Bio

He usually ends up inviting himself anyway, but I agree with the top two posts. He's to unpredictable/crazy.

#5 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8934 posts) - - Show Bio

Because and this is quoted from other villains talking about him.
"You don't understand, when other villains want to scare each other, they tell joker stories"

#6 Posted by KNIGHT SAVIOR (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker will kill anybody on whim or when his mood will change   that make him not to be trusted in any group of villains,  and that saying a lot
#7 Posted by Agent Buttons (12460 posts) - - Show Bio
cuz he's a lame-o
#8 Posted by spiderguylll (619 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't want HIM on my team...you gotta worry about his crazy mood changes more than an army of Batmans and Supermans but if he could be trusted, he'd be the leader or the best member

#9 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Infinite Crisis.
That's why.

#10 Posted by geraldthesloth (32689 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Read Infinite Crisis.  That's why. "
Yeah, I was gonna mention the Alex Luthor incident but you beat me to it.
#11 Posted by emerald_lamp_2814 (666 posts) - - Show Bio

too crazy
#12 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6708 posts) - - Show Bio

I don;t care

#13 Posted by U R Sofa King We Todd Did (1168 posts) - - Show Bio

he scares the sh!t out of everybody, villains included

#14 Posted by vandinejd_1991 (481 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach: That is totally an epic quote

#15 Posted by The Stegman (29621 posts) - - Show Bio

"In my dream, the world had suffered a terrible disaster. A black haze shut out the sun, and the darkness was alive with the moans and screams of wounded people. Suddenly, a small light glowed. A candle flickered into life, symbol of hope for millions. A single tiny candle, shining in the ugly dark. I laughed and blew it out."- The Joker 
reason why he can't join, he is chaos incarnate, he is pure destruction, in other words, he's far too mad

#16 Posted by Misterwizz (216 posts) - - Show Bio

Does the OP mean the Legion of the Doom cartoon or the one from Justice? Cause he's in the legion in Justice, but he wasn't in the cartoon because of copyright reason.

#17 Posted by AmazingWebHead (7236 posts) - - Show Bio

Licensing issues, I think. Or they were just high.

I know it's not how unpredictable he is. Lex said himself that it was better to have him on your side than not. (Infinite Crisis)

#18 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4672 posts) - - Show Bio

5 good reasons!

#19 Posted by cattlebattle (14343 posts) - - Show Bio

He wasn't a member of the original Legion because of rights issues. He was supposed to be.
However, Alex Ross did include him in his "Justice" book.

#20 Posted by Onion1 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

he was on a team Though.. he teamed up with Penguin and Riddler in the 1968 Batman Cartoon and He showed up In Galactic Guardians later with Darksied.. I Think.. Huh ?? I don't know why he wasent in the legion of doom..

#21 Edited by bladerunnerPM (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The Joker not appearing on Superfriends in the Legion of Doom was more of a Cartoon rights issue than anything else. It should be noted that he does appear and has membership in Super Powers 1, and various other comic books. For more information on the Cartoons and rights issue I will post this fun trivia below. Observe.

Around the time Super Friends came out, one of the few rival cartoon it faced (oddly) as competition was Filmations's The New Adventures of Batman (which was a Bat-Family cartoon that featured Batman and Robin with Bat-mite and Batgirl) as I mentioned this was produced concurrently with Super Friends, which then was produced by the competing Hanna-Barbera Productions and included Batman and Robin as members. This is interesting because this marked a rare occurrence in animation history, which saw two studios simultaneously producing series featuring the same characters. The main distinction was that in Filmation’s series The new Adventures of Batman, Their Batman and Robin were voiced by Adam West and Burt Ward. Needless to say, both shows had rights issues resulting in some confusion. Further rights issue. See below.

In Filmation's New Adventures of Batman, Riddler and the Scarecrow were off-limits to the show, as Hanna-Barbera already had the rights to the characters for Challenge of the Superfriends and had them members of the Legion of Doom already (though Riddler does appear in the opening credits of the show in a pink colored costume, and was mentioned being arrested at the beginning of the episode Deep Freeze). This is also the reason why Joker could not appear in Challenge of the Superfriends, though he was planned as a Legion of Doom member originally the agreement and use of the characters could not be set. I think in hindsight, The Joker got the big screw because Superfriends became the superior product and his exclusion from the Legion of Doom is still mentioned in history, as this post clearly shows.

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