Joker (DC)

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The Joker is a male comic supervillain who features in DC Comics.



Golden Age

The Joker

Silver Age

Bronze Age

Modern Age

He later resurfaced where he took the guise of a masked British detective known as Oberon Sexton. At the same time, he began targeting the members of the Black Glove organization who he killed one-by-one and came to be regarded as the mysterious Domino Killer. (Batman and Robin v1 #12)


Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.


Personality and attributes

One time, he operated in the guise of the masked bespectacled Oberon Sexton as well as being the infamous Domino Killer. (Batman and Robin v1 #12)

Powers and abilities

It was believed that the Joker's heart contained a singular super-toxin that was released if he ever died. The toxin then transformed the person who killed him into the next Joker. (The Batman Who Laughs v1 #1)

At one time, he was noted to had created his own version of Batman's Utility Belt that he equipped with a number of joke-themed gadgets to give him an edge in a fight. (Batman v1 #73)

He was known to make use of henchmen known as Slapstick Men that were people who impersonated him and had their identities changed multiple times to hide their true selves. (The Batman Who Laughs v2 #1)


  • The Joker was created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson where he made his first appearance in Batman v1 #1 (April, 1940).

Alternate Versions

In other media


  • In the DC Animated Universe, the Joker made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
    • In Batman: The Animated Series, the Joker appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Mark Hamill.
    • In Justice League, the Joker appeared in the animated television series where he was once again voiced by actor Mark Hamill.


  • In The Dark Knight, the Joker featured as the primary antagonist in the live-action film that was part of The Dark Knight Trilogy where he was portrayed by actor Heath Ledger.

Video games


  • Batman v1:
  • JLA v1:
  • Batman and Robin v1:
  • Justice League v4:
  • The Batman Who Laughs v2:

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