Re: Is TDK's Joker the greatest cinematic villian of all time?
It's gotta be Vader. The character went from unknown to iconic seemingly overnight and became the symbolic figure of the most popular film franchise of all time. Not only that but his presence spans three movies and he never overstays his welcome.
TDK Joker might be the runner up though. He's just a scary f'n character. But are we talkin villains in general or just fantasy/supernatural type villains?
edit: What makes Joker so scary is what he represents. Imagine someone that powerful, someone with all that money and influence... using all of his resources and all of his wits not for personal gain or for anyone's benefit... but to spread chaos. That's a scary thought.