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The Joker is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain appearing in DC Comics publications. The character was created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger, and Bob Kane, and first appeared in Batman #1 (April 25, 1940). Credit for the character's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, while acknowledging Finger's writing contribution. Although the Joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy of the superhero Batman.

In his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. Introduced as a psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, the character became a goofy prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s. As Batman's nemesis, the Joker has been part of the superhero's defining stories, including the murder of Jason Todd—the second Robin and Batman's ward—and the paralysis of Batman's ally, Barbara Gordon. The Joker has had various origin stories during his over seven decades in publication. The most common story is where he falls into a tank of chemical waste which bleaches his skin white, turns his hair green and his lips bright red; the resulting disfigurement drives him insane.
One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the Joker has been cited as one of the greatest comic book villains and fictional characters ever created. He appears in a variety of merchandise, such as clothing and collectable items, real-world structures (such as theme park attractions) and references in a number of media. The Joker has been Batman's adversary in live-action and animated incarnations, including the 1960s Batman television series (played by Cesar Romero) and in film by Jack Nicholson in 1989's Batman and Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight (earning Ledger a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor). Mark Hamill, Brent Spiner, Michael Emerson, Richard Epcar, Troy Baker, and others have voiced the animated character.
by The Centurion December 24, 2014
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When you go down on a chick on her period well after she holds you back and tells you to stop, that's when you look at her with blood on your face and say, "let's put a smile on that face!!!!", then proceed to continue.
"Oh my god he gave me the Joker last night"
-"well sometimes heroes don't wear capes Samantha"
by Blanches April 01, 2017
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The iconic villain that symbolizes gamer oppression, the race of introverts that is more oppressed than any other minority group. The Joker is also used as a symbol to troll libtards epic style and representation of us living in a society.
Unepic libtard: I don't get what the deal is with Fortnite.

Str8 gangweeder: Omg my g*sh Fork Nife is the most epic game. I wouldn't expect you to know you're an fricking unepic libtard.

Unepic libtard: Wtf?

Str8 gangweeder: Well, you see, I'm a gamer. You may have heard of us through seeing our icon, the most epic lad who you call The Joker, but he's not that. He symbolizes true gamer oppression. Did you know this country was founded by killing millions of gamers? Under the unity of The Joker, all gamers will one day unite and come together to Make America Gangweed Again. Checkmate libtard.

Unepic libtard: You have autism.
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A type of sex move where the man gives a stunning 2 hour performance and receives an academy award afterwards.
I gave my girl The Joker last night and now i have no idea where to place this award.
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