Re: The Joker's background?
Originally Posted by TheShah
With the over emphasis placed these days on 'origins' stories and etc, I thought it was perfectly amazing that in TDK, the Joker wasn't given any bit of explanation about who he is, how he is, why he is.
That to me makes him a more effective villain, as there's no reasoning behind his existance, he is the polar opposite (as potrayed in the movie) of the protagonist, and that's all the explanation that's needed.
As Alfred said: "...some men just want to watch the world burn."
Exactly. Plus Joker is essentially a mystery in the comics. He's got several origins, but none of them are official.
"Sometimes I remember it one way. Sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!"
- The Joker