Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push.
~ The Joker

All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day. You had a bad day once. Am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up like a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else... Only you won't admit it!
~ The Joker

Why so serious?
~ The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)

Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos...
~ The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)

Soon the sirum and the shocks took their toll, and the dear lad began to share such secrets with me. Bruce! Its true batsay, I know everything, and kind of like the kid who peaks at his Christmas presents I must admit, it's sadly anti climactic. Behind all the sterm and batterangs your just a little boy in a playsuit crying for mommy and daddy, it would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Oh what the heak I'll laugh anyway, BAH AHAHAHAHA!
~ The Joker to Batman in the animated series

From now on, you're my very own little hostage! Isn't that yummy?
~ The Joker

I'll need some guys....Not these guys 'cuz well they're kinda dead.
~ The Joker to Black Mask

Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... *do* things.
~ The Dark Knight

Now, that was rude! The first Boy Blunder had some manners. I suppose I'm going to have to teach you a lesson so you can better follow in his footsteps. Nah. I'm just gonna keep beating you with this crowbar.
~ The Joker brutalizing Jason Todd after he spit on him

I'm here, bitches! And I brought favors for everybody!
~ The Joker to Batman and the Suicide Squad in Batman: Assault on Arkham

The Joker is one of the main antagonists from DC Comics and the arch-enemy of Batman. He previously fought Sweet Tooth in the 62nd episode of Death Battle, Joker VS Sweet Tooth.

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Battles Royale

As Emperor Joker

With Bane

With Harley Quinn

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 6
  • Losses: 5
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents


Little is known of the Joker before he came to Gotham. In fact, there is no way to identify who he is by fingerprint, dental record, or DNA matching. Though a psychopath, Joker prefers calling himself "ahead of the curve". Regardless of his identity, former mobster wearing a red hood or twin brother to serial killer Jerome Valeska, the Joker is considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Gotham due to zero empathy and sick sense of humor via mass murder.

Death Battle Info (Official)


  • Other names: "Jack"
  • Age: approx. 40
  • Height: 6'5" | 195 cm
  • Weight: 192 lbs | 87 kg
  • Criminal Mastermind
  • Clinically Insane
  • AKA The Red Hood
  • Arch nemesis of Batman
  • Iranian UN ambassador


  • 9mm Long Barrel Gun
  • Machine Guns
    • Tommy Gun is his favorite
  • Bombs, Rockets & Explosives
  • Explosive toys & Fuse Bombs
  • Jester Cane Sword
  • Crowbar
  • Joker Venom
  • Acid flower
  • Razor Sharp Playing Cards
  • Jokermobile
  • switchblade
  • revolver
  • laughing gas
  • joy buzzer


  • Outsmarted Batman several times
  • Infiltrated The Pentagon
  • Beat Ra's al Ghul in chess
  • Killed 12 League of Assassin ninjas
  • Beat Wonder Woman
  • Survived dozens of explosions & falls
  • Killed the second Robin
  • Resists mind control

Abilities & Techniques

  • Hand to Hand Combat
  • Insanity can grant almost superhuman strength
  • Excellent chemist
  • Resistance to poisons & gases
  • High tolerance to pain
  • Master of disguise
  • Criminal strategist
  • Experienced in manipulating the sane & insane

Death Battle Info (Fanon)

Joker uses a wide variety of instruments to exact his homicides, a genius at criminal activities and being a step ahead of the law with acting skills and a sufficient expertise in chemistry to be make deadly weapons based on party-gag items. He is also shown to be a skilled, fearless, and unpredictable fighter who is a strong hand-to-hand combatant. This is due to his utter lack of self-preservation, showing a casual indifference to pain and extremely fearless as he laughs in instances where his own death was seemingly inevitable. He also has a habit of being an unbelievable escapist and has stronger endurance than a normal human being. It was once even presumed he was an immortal being known as "the Pale Man".

Death Battle Info

  • Multiple origin stories; none of which are 100% confirmed
    • Joker himself forgot his own personal history
      • 'If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!'
  • Other name: "Jack"
  • Age: approx. 40
  • Height: 6'5" | 195 cm
  • Weight: 192 lbs | 87 kg
  • Disfigured from falling into a pool of chemicals
    • Skin is permanently bleached white
    • Altered and damaged his brain and sanity
  • Arch nemesis of Batman
  • Formerly known as The Red Hood
  • Iranian UN ambassador


  • Razor-bladed playing cards
  • Handguns
  • Tommyguns
  • Trick-guns
    • Most noticeable example is his 'Bang' Flag Gun, which can project its flagpole as a lethal projectile after fooling the enemy into thinking it is a toy.
  • Comically oversized revolvers
    • In the Tim Burton Batman film, Joker was able to shoot down the Bat-Jet with one shot. The gun he used has a barrel length of about 2ft long.
  • Joy Buzzers
    • Electrical-Buzzers possess enough energy to harm superhumans and cook regular humans to death
    • Needle-Buzzers laced with Joker Toxin
  • Poison Spitting Flower
    • Can fire a corrosive acid capable of burning human flesh with ease [1] and can burn through hazmat suits [2].
    • This Flower can also fire Joker Toxin and other poisonous liquids or gasses.
  • Joker Toxin
    • A poison (liquid or gas) capable of killing even superhumans. Can be infused with other elements (like kryptonite for Superman) to be more effective against certain targets. Even heavyweights like Solomon Grundy and Wonder Woman have been ko'd by Joker's chemical weapons.
    • The poison acts like Nitrous-Oxide: forcing the victim to laugh uncontrollably. The muscles on the victim's mouth are contorted to resemble a massive grin. The poison paralyses the victim's breathing or disrupts the brain; making them suffocate or fall comatose after suffering a painful spasm or seizure. Some depictions also discolors the victim to resemble Joker's white face, red lips, green hair and yellow eyes.
    • Some depictions of the gas can drive victims insane: even if they absorb a non-lethal dose of the drug.
  • Crowbar
    • Favorite torture weapon and sidekick-beater
  • Knives
    • Joker normally hides them in his sleeves so he can deploy them anytime, even while a police officer is arresting him.
    • Sometimes has a knife-shoe
    • Jared-Leto-Joker owns literally hundreds of bladed weapons
  • Toy Grenades and other explosives
    • Includes but are not limited to; chattering teeth, marbles, eyeballs and dolls
    • Just one bag of marbles were enough to destroy an entire factory building.
  • Various torture devices and methods
  • Explosive chemicals hidden in false teeth
  • Occasionally depicted with a mech [3]

Titan Joker

When Joker uses the Titan steroid, he becomes a giant, Bane-like beast. He sprouts razor-sharp claws and grows 5 times his normal size. However, he doesn't lose any intelligence, and he gains massive strength.


  • Tortured Jason Todd before killing him.
  • Crippled Barbara Gordon for a few years.
  • Has outsmarted and out-gambitted Batman numerous times
    • Batman himself deduces that the Joker has something similar to the super multiple personality disorder which plays a huge part in his unpredictability by constantly recreating himself in each one of their encounters
  • The first time Batman sent the Joker to jail, he escaped in less than two days
  • Defeated Ra's al Ghul in a game of chess, the only other individual that has accomplished that is Bane
  • Has killed several other supervillains.
    • Killed Alexander Luthor Jr.: simply because Alex didn't invite Joker in his supervillain team.
    • Kills Mr. Freeze for taking over his gang
    • Kills the entire Royal Flush gang
    • Quickly kills Psimon, a high level telepath with nothing, but a mere rock
    • Bob [4]
  • Killed a lot of people in one room after murdering one with a fragile cup on two occasions. [5] [6]
  • Affected the entire Justice League with Joker Venom
  • Insanity makes him resistant to psychic attacks. No sells a telekinetic attack from a criminal that terrorized the Martian Manhunter
  • Goes toe to toe with Aquaman and even briefly becomes the ruler of Atlantis
  • Joker has managed to buy or steal nukes on multiple occasions.
    • Drove Injustice Superman insane and destroyed metropolis with a nuclear bomb.
      • Almost every single bad thing that happened in the Injustice universe can be traced back to the Joker
  • Bought the secret to Batman's identity with only 53 cents [7].
  • Has effortlessly escaped from Arkham Asylum, Gotham State Penitentiary, and Blackgate Penitentiary hundreds of times.
    • These escapes have sometimes led to prison riots or complete takeover of the prisons with Joker as the defacto leader of the prisoners; basically making Joker the frequent leader of Batman's Rouge Gallery.
  • SOMEHOW has not been executed for his crimes (except in Robot Chicken).
    • Once did get the death penalty, but faked his death. Under a legal loophole, since he had been "killed", he was then a free man.
  • Laughs at his own worst fears projected into his mind by Raven
  • Broke into the Batcave without Batman knowing it
  • The Greek God of Terror: Deimos, was overwhelmed by Joker's sheer madness when he possessed him
  • Killed at least 114 people (Detective Comics (Volume 2 #1)
  • Frequently survives otherwise fatal situations
    • Fell into the smokestack of a factory building
    • Caught in an explosion while onboard the Lexwing; which then crashed into the ground
    • Survived being attacked by his own shark
    • Was in a helicopter while it crashed into the ground (Suicide Squad: both the animated dvd movie and cinematic film)
  • (see below for more info) Stole the power of Mister Mxyzptlk and Batmite to become the godly Emperor Joker, abusing his power in ways like continuous reviving Batman out of a need of purpose or eating all of China simply so he could make a Chinese food joke [8].
  • Laughed after getting stabbed through the hand with a knife; showing no pain. [9]
  • Managed to kidnap the entire Bat-Family and brainwash Alfred
  • Infected Gotham with a zombie virus-like Joker toxin.


  • Despite his chemical disfigurement; Joker is still 100% human and is normally depicted without any superhuman abilities.
  • Frequently defeated by the Justice League and the Batman Family.
    • Has been completely overwhelmed by Batman in some of their duels [10].
    • Was easily defeated by Alfred [11].
    • Like Batman; normally requires weakness exploitation or an ambush to defeat powerful superhumans.
  • Insane, very mentally unbalanced. Speculated by the Martian Manhunter to be so insane that it was an alleged form of "super sanity," as even he was not able to return the Joker to sanity for more than a moment.
    • His insanity can either give him an unpredictable edge in battle or make him do nigh suicidal actions just to finish off his foe.
    • Mutilated himself several times; once cutting his own face off to wear it as a mask (and for giggles).
    • Sometimes has visual hilucinations.
    • Many of his crimes are due to his severe attention-seeking psychopathy. According to the Arkham games; Joker's greatest fear is being forgotten. [12]
      • If someone make's fun of his jokes or says he's not funny then he will become more focused and enraged making him predictable
  • Is obsessed with Harley Quinn [13] [14] and Batman [15]. Does not actually want to kill Batman
    • Has sometimes given up his villainy if he believes Batman has been eliminated.
  • Frequently murders or assaults his own loyal minions or allies, just for a laugh.
    • This makes it very easy for other villains to see Joker as an enemy.
  • Batman created multiple antidotes for the Joker Toxin.
  • Has died from certain poisons, getting stabbed by Pirate Batman, having his neck snapped, being bitten by Vampire Batman, falling off a belltower, getting shot by Robin with a 'Bang' gun, and getting his chest shredded by Superman.
  • Has very little combat experience with the Jokermobile.
  • Fears the IRS more then Batman


Emperor Joker

I actually Grasp the concept that if you obliterate reality, then there's nobody left to play with. The Joker, However, does not care! He's a HOMICIDAL MANIAC!
~ Mxyzptlk
Emperor Joker

Emperor Joker is The Joker with the stolen powers of Mister Mxyzptlk (or Bat-Mite in Batman Beyond).

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A form achieved by the Joker after absorbing the powers of the 5-Dimensional Imp, Mxyzptlk. He managed to recreate the world in his own, cruel image using said powers.


  • Murdered Batman endlessly. [16]
    • Batman was almost permanently traumatized if it wasn't for Superman absorbing his memories. [17]
    • Also killed the Batman Family.
  • Turned Harley Quinn into a constellation
  • Shaped the entire Justic League into his own version
  • Remakes the universe with extreme casualty
  • Turned other villains into clowns; Two-Face into a drawf and Lex into a jester.
  • Turned Aquaman into a fish that cannot survive in water, Flash into an obese fast-foods addict, Wonder Woman into a frail house-maid, Martian Manhunter into a parody of Marvin the Martian, and Green Lantern into 'Yellow Paper Lantern'. He also made Plastic Man into a criminal who mimics the plastics in creditcards to steal from ATMs.
  • Mind controlled a Guardian of the Universe, the Wizard Shazam, Zeus, High Father, and Darkseid. [18]
  • A similar transformation dominated Hulk and Batman


  • Mxyzpltk points out that Emperor Joker does not have the same experience of these powers as he does, and so has yet to perfect them. But he also pointed out that it wouldn't be long until Joker achieved such experience.
    • Because of this inexperience, Joker's actions can be reversed if he loses his powers or is defeated. However if Joker did master his powers, then the damage he caused would have been irreversible.
  • Mxyzpltk points out that Joker is motivated primarily to have sadistic fun. This is why he keeps Superman alive; to have fun with him. If he becomes bored of his powers, he will forfeit them. This is the case when Superman points out that Joker is unable to erase Batman from existence because Joker's life would then become meaningless. While Joker can kill Batman; he is unable to erase him from existence. So long as Joker remembers Batman (and since Joker will never forget Batman), Batman will continue to exist. After this epiphany, Emperor Joker lost his powers.
  • After losing his powers; Joker's mentality is shattered. He spent this aftermath curled up and drooling on the floor saying his name backwards 'Rekoj Rorepme'.


Joker/Mask is the Joker having acquired the Mask of Loki, the source of power of the character, the Mask. In this form, the Joker’s power is nearly unlimited, and was only defeated by Batman, who was able to convince the Joker that he was no longer funny in this form, but was merely relying on a “tired schtick.” The Joker was able to find the willpower in himself to pull the Mask from his face.


  • Joker is directly inspired by the silent film 'The Man Who Laughs'.