Doug Tan was created by Batman Beyond writer Adam Beechen.
A troubled youth who admired and and tried to emulate the original clown prince of crime. After years of what his parents viewed as an unhealthy obsession, Doug was stripped of all his Joker paraphernalia. Doug continued his idol worship of the Joker and eventually joined up with the Jokerz. Doug was dissatisfied with the childish nature of the gang and the petty crimes they committed. Doug had plans to make unite the various Jokerz around the country and bring honor to their namesake. Eventually Doug was imprisoned and while incarcerated he was able to spread his vision. Soon Doug was named the Joker King and had a united force behind him. Bringing all the Jokerz to Gotham was phase one of his plan. The Joker King used hypnotic drugs in a mass gathering of Jokerz to carryout mass destruction on Gotham's infrastructure. Members of the Jokerz gang were strapped with explosives and "willingly" taking out buildings along with themselves. Joker King confronts his family at the Gotham City hospital, but they are saved by the combined efforts of Bruce and Terry. Later Joker King gets the upper hand on Batman, but he is saved by Dick Grayson. After a final showdown between Batman and the Joker King his reign of terror ends when his foot is caught by some rope and he falls off the ledge. The swing from the rope causes Doug's body to slam against the concrete wall of an unfinished building. The trauma inflicted to Doug's head and kills him instantly . An anti-climatic end for a pseudo Joker but that's comedywith a smile the Joker King meets his end.