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    Character » Joker appears in 3833 issues.

    The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.

    What if he was Joe Chill?

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    #1  Edited By NightFang3

    What if DC revealed the Joker's real name was Joe Chill, the man who killed Bruce's parents making him Batman.

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    #2  Edited By Omega Ray Jay

    The the circle of unoriginal origin stories would be complete.

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    #3  Edited By King Quisling

    It would be just like Tim Burton's 1st Batman movie?

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    #4  Edited By Croaker

    It would be horrible. It would the ultimate cliché.

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    @NightFang said:
    "What if DC revealed the Joker's real name was Joe Chill, the man who killed Bruce's parents making him Batman. "

    it would be the single dumbest idea of the decade,
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    #6  Edited By toxin45

    Well Joe chill did kill Batman's parents what if he is the Brother of Joe chill

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    #7  Edited By King Quisling
    @Toxin45: That's even worse.... 
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    #8  Edited By Zoom

    Both unoriginal and hugely conflicting with continuity.
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    #9  Edited By likalaruku

    It wouldn't do well with me on the grounds that I honestly believe the Joker is closer to Bruce in age, rather than much older.

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    Leave him unknown..
     
    I like the whole mystery

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    #11  Edited By joshmightbe

    itd be like if norman osborn turned out to be the guy who killed uncle ben
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    #12  Edited By Aronmorales

    If he was then Joker would be old.

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    #13  Edited By joshmightbe
    @Aronmorales:
    and a bad cliche'
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    #14  Edited By Jerry Seinfeld

    This is kinda a strange idea. I mean there are a couple flaws with it.  
     1.Joker would be far older than Batman which is actually what the Tim Burton movie sugests but in that movie he is called Jack Napier 
     2.Joe Chill got caught and didn't turn out to be the Joker. 
    3.Joe Chill is a petty thief ; Joker is a criminal mastermind.  
    4. Their faces look nothing alike.
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    #15  Edited By Yoshi1118

    not a good idea

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    #16  Edited By batmanbeyond234

    Joker's name is Jack Napier. It was revealed on Batmantas.
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    #17  Edited By The_Jokes_On_You
    @likalaruku:
    I've always thought the Joker seemed younger. Maybe it's because he sometimes (mostly in the animated series) acts like a psychopathic five-year-old.  
    That is the worst idea. Ever! My mom thought that was the origin of the Joker and I bitch and ranted about how he couldn't possibly be Joe Chill. He'd be too old.  
     
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    #18  Edited By comicguy9

    hes not joe chill if he was he would have been dead by now
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    #19  Edited By joshmightbe
    @comicguy9:
    i would suck but still be better than the idea that alfred was the joker
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    #20  Edited By Theodore
    @joshmightbe said:
    " @comicguy9: i would suck but still be better than the idea that alfred was the joker "
    What if Alfred was Joe Chill? lol. Just kidding.
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    #21  Edited By Son_of_Magnus

    Than I would be like who the f@#k is that? When I see the already established and introduced Joe Chill in continuity

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    #22  Edited By Caligula
    @batmanbeyond234 said:
    " Joker's name is Jack Napier. It was revealed on Batmantas. "
    non-cannon, and we still don't know the joker's name or history. and that's how it should stay
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    #23  Edited By CylonDorado
    @Theodore:
    Wow, I just laughed my ass off at that XD.
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    #24  Edited By Croaker

    All that really needs to be said is the Joker is estimated to be about the same age as Bruce (39 years).

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    #25  Edited By jakob187
    @batmanbeyond234 said:

    " Joker's name is Jack Napier. It was revealed on Batmantas. "

    Jack Napier has always been another one of his aliases.  I have never heard of one single solid "CONFIRMED" coming up about that name. 
     
    As for the idea of Joe Chill, no. 
     
    The problem is that, well, we'll NEVER know the origins of The Joker.  Seriously, no matter what you do, it's anti-climactic at this point.  If he turns out to be someone from Bruce's past that he has never considered, it would be worthless and unoriginal.  If it happens to just be some guy that wanted to screw with Batman, it would be like "eh, whatever". 
     
    Overall, the reason that Joker is such a good villain is because no one knows diddly about him.  If you gave any of that away, it would just destroy it.
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    #26  Edited By danielddavis

    Didn't he kill his parents in the 80's film.
    Anyway if that real did happen, then it would pretty messed upped.

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    #27  Edited By Mranarchy

    I believe that joe chill has been one of the jokers remember there were 3

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    Tim Burton?

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    #29  Edited By REVERSEFLASHFAN
    Joker forces a jokerfied Joe Chill to kill an innocent family .
    Joker forces a jokerfied Joe Chill to kill an innocent family .

    Joe Chill is at least 20 years older than batman, and in Batman Endgame it is implied that Joe Chill regretted killing Martha and Thomas Wayne (see image). Also, it would just be a stupid cliche.

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    I'm more concerned about who the joker REALLY is

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    Didn't Batman kinda tracked down and nearly killed Joe? I assume the Joker is active at this time, so unless Joker can go back to"normal" and then Joker again, which he can't, then it's not possible, also, let's say he can, why didn't he fight back? Also, i think DC will always keep the Joker's pass a puzzle of self contradictory and unreliable flashbacks as he said "If i'm to have a past, i preffer multiple option"

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    It would totally ruin the narrative that Batman has been a part of for decades.

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    @batmanbeyond234: that was to tie in the movie and even then they retconned it out TNBA

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    A better storyline- Joe Chill was Bruce Wayne's Father, who had an affair with Martha and the Murder was the result of Jealousy, and actually would make sense as to why he didn't kill Bruce.

    A more screwed up storyline-Joe Chill is actually Bruce Wayne from the future.

    A better storyline- Joe Chill was a Green Latern, under orders to ensure that Batman came to be.

    A Better Storyline- Joe Chill Was the Flash's Uncle. Batman kills the Flash, then commits suicide.

    A Better Storyline- Joe Chill was Stan Lee's Jealous Brother, who wanted to create Batman, because he would be a better character than any Marvel Character.

    A Better Storyline-Batman falls in love and has a kid with Joe Chill's Daughter. The Child kills Batman.

    A Better Storyline- The Joker has nothing to do with Joe Chill at all.

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    Such a story utterly butchers the intent of Joker, and the significance that he holds to the Dark Night.

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