Is The Joker the most iconic villain of all time?

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Posted by TheCapstrikes (396 posts) 2 months, 10 days ago

Poll: Is The Joker the most iconic villain of all time? (68 votes)

Yes. 46%
No. 54%

Is there any villain more iconic in pop culture history?

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#1 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (18193 posts) - - Show Bio

Possibly, it’s either him or Vader.

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#2 Posted by KanyeCosby (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

Possibly

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#3 Posted by ThorofAsgard (774 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by FangDaNerd (1712 posts) - - Show Bio

Darth Vader

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#5 Posted by infamous5445 (575 posts) - - Show Bio

No Vader is more iconic

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#6 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (9188 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader is top villain.

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#7 Posted by deactivated-5d28a8d99844a (634 posts) - - Show Bio

None of them are

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#8 Posted by Nucleon (3881 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader, because he ressemble Doctor Doom.

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#9 Posted by mrmonster (16756 posts) - - Show Bio

It's either him or Darth Vader.

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#10 Edited by Ghostodoofus2 (2005 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster?

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#11 Posted by Andromeda101 (1238 posts) - - Show Bio

He should be up there, but I wouldn't say the most iconic.

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#12 Edited by KillBilly (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

Guys like Vader and Dracula beat him out but Joker is definitely up there.

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#13 Posted by FaradaySloth (11898 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Vader for the slightmajority based on that when you think of Vader, you think of the franchise of Star Wars. When you think of Joker, you think of just Batman, the Caped Crusader

That is what I think sets the two apart.

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#14 Posted by Mrnoital (8363 posts) - - Show Bio

one of the only one that sticks in my mind as immediately bigger villain would be Dracula

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#15 Posted by Warlockmage (9480 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd say hes certainly in competition for it other contenders are Vader, Dracula and Magneto

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#16 Posted by Richubs (7104 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader isn't as iconic. Vader isn't as iconic in Asia as other parts of the world imo. Joker is iconic here and also in the west. He wins.

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#17 Posted by DonWayneII (548 posts) - - Show Bio

worldwide, definitely

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#18 Posted by dirtytree332 (758 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

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#19 Posted by g2_ (12539 posts) - - Show Bio

Darth Vader.

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#20 Posted by Flashkings (401 posts) - - Show Bio

In the state in has contestants such as Vader and Dracula, but worldwide he definitely is most iconic, in Asia especially I don't as much people know about Vader and Dracula as they do Joker

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#21 Posted by sabracadabra (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker for sure.

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#22 Posted by seastone98 (4878 posts) - - Show Bio

Prolly but magneto's up there to especially with all the damn x men movies

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#23 Posted by Captain_Narlowe (243 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe, but Dracula or Darth Vader would be also possible.

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#24 Posted by morpheus_ (35073 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader or Hannibal. Joker is likely the most iconic within the comic book community but without Ledger and Nolan he wouldn't have been anywhere near the top in general.

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#25 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2005 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain_narlowe: Frankenstein's Monster as well, if you count him as a villain.

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#26 Posted by Lan_Fan (18121 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Thanos by now, but let's see how it holds as the time pasts.

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#27 Posted by GateOfBabylon (5020 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, that title goes to Darth Vader.

Even in terms of comic book stuff, Thanos now rivals or possibly exceeds him.

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#28 Posted by TheDeathstar (4489 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Frieza...

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#29 Posted by LuminousHydra (1248 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader in a stomp.

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#30 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (18193 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Edited by johnsmjs36 (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

To be fair Joker is good but mostly because of Ledger than his character. Thanos is better character for me. Vader is a better villain. Dracula is more iconic. Joker was just good compared to comic book movies which itself is quite threated with characters like Thanos or may be even Phoenix's Joker.

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#33 Posted by hyiena (5389 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the Devil

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#34 Posted by Mister_Stark (1532 posts) - - Show Bio

For us it's Joker, but for the future generations it's Thanos.

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#35 Posted by Stefano (2604 posts) - - Show Bio

Vader

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#36 Posted by jashro44 (54808 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Frieza...

Frieza's not that iconic outside the anime/DBZ community. If I asked my dad who Frieza is he wouldn't know.

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#37 Posted by TheDeathstar (4489 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44: Not where I live. Barely anyone knows about Star Wars.

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#38 Posted by jashro44 (54808 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44: Not where I live. Barely anyone knows about Star Wars.

Are you from China out of curiosity?

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#39 Posted by JohnCena69swag (4128 posts) - - Show Bio

It's definitely not vader lmao

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#40 Posted by eri123 (5240 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Vader is.

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#41 Posted by FinalKingThanos (3026 posts) - - Show Bio

Comics Joker for sure.

Hmmm world wide Dracula is the longest lasting, Joker and Vader are massive.

The Emperor, Voldermot, Thanos, Sauron, Scar etc all to a lesser degree.

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#42 Edited by ThorofAsgard (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@johncena69swag: I don’t know who’d you put over him though. Maybe Dracula but I think that’s it.

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#43 Posted by TheHercules (1196 posts) - - Show Bio

Luthor > or = Joker in my opinion, but it is what it is.

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#44 Posted by KillBilly (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

Luthor > or = Joker in my opinion, but it is what it is.

While an argument could be made that Lex is the better villain, there's no way he's more iconic/well known then the Joker.

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#45 Posted by TheHercules (1196 posts) - - Show Bio

@thehercules said:

Luthor > or = Joker in my opinion, but it is what it is.

While an argument could be made that Lex is the better villain, there's no way he's more iconic/well known then the Joker.

Well Known I agree with you, I just misinterpreted the question. Joker > Luthor in Popularity.

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#46 Edited by PenguinDust (9721 posts) - - Show Bio

Modern popular culture, probably Darth Vader. Historically, the Devil or Satan.

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#48 Posted by Michaelbn (2939 posts) - - Show Bio

*Heavy Breathing from a mask*

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#49 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13409 posts) - - Show Bio

For comics def. In modern pop culture, I think it comes down him, Vader and Drac

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#50 Posted by CocaColaMan (1462 posts) - - Show Bio

For comic books, yes. For overall, he’s definitely a god tier, up there with Voldemort, Vader, and the like, but I’m not sure if he is the most iconic. In fact, I’m not sure there’s an objective answer to this question.