The Joker is perhaps one of the most evil and sinister characters in all of popular culture. He makes Dr. Doom, Darth Vader, Magneto, Loki, the Green Goblin, Kylo Ren, the Red Skull and even Hannibal Lector seem tame in comparison. The list of terrible atrocities committed by the Clown Prince of Crime is a mile long. He brutally murdered the second robin, Jason Todd, with a crowbar. In The Killing Joke, Joker committed quite possibly his most vile act when he paralyzed Batgirl, and then took photos of her in an attempt to make her father, Commissioner Gordon, go completely insane. His plan didn't work, but that wouldn't stop the Joker. He would continue his evil ways.
You would think because of all the terrible things the Joker has done that he would be the most sinister and deranged character of all time, but that may not actually be the case. There is a Disney character that might actually be worse than the Joker. Yes, a Disney character. It may be hard to believe that Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise is anywhere near as bad as the Joker, but based on all the evidence, Jack Sparrow might actually be even worse! You may view him as a dashing rogue at best or a scheming anti-hero at worst. However, the truth is that he is neither of those things. He is actually a lot worse. Here are 15 facts that prove Captain Jack Sparrow is worse than the Joker.
15 Captain Jack Sparrow Is Incredibly Disloyal And A Traitor
Captain Jack Sparrow will literally sell anyone out if it helps himself get ahead. He will not only use his enemies to get what he wants, but he will also use his so-called friends. The few times when it looks like he has actually been acting like a hero are very misleading. He may look like a hero, but he's far from being one. When he helps others, it’s usually because he has some ulterior motive. One of the first things we see Captain Jack do in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series is save Elizabeth Swann from drowning, but all is not what it appears to be.
14 Captain Jack Hates Animals, Especially Monkeys
Say what you will about the Joker, but he at least has some respect for animals. In Batman: The Animated Series, Joker and Harley Quinn had pet hyenas called Bud and Lou, and while it was Harley who referred to these laughing beasts as her “babies,” it was obvious that even the sinister Joker had at least some emotional connection to these misunderstood wild canines.
13 He Is Capable Of Mass Murder, Just Like The Joker
The Joker is a homicidal maniac and capable of great evil, but he usually kills his victims one person at a time. However, on occasion he has been known to set off bombs in an attempt to kill innocents and fill rooms with deadly laughing gas as he did in the movie The Dark Knight and the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, respectively. If you thought that this was the kind of thing that only the Joker would do and not Jack Sparrow, then you would be very wrong.
12 Captain Jack Betrays Even His Close Friends
The Joker is usually seen as a loner, but his relationship with Harley Quinn and his occasional dealings and team-ups with other Bat rogues like Penguin, Two-Face, Catwoman and the Riddler, show that even a monster like Joker is capable of having friends, or at least acquaintances.
11 Captain Jack Is Selfish And Never Thinks Of Others
There should be a picture of Jack Sparrow in the dictionary next to the word selfish. In reality, his few heroic deeds are mostly happenstance. When he looks like the good guy it’s because he is trying to save himself or improve his own situation.
10 Captain Jack Sparrow Is Not Capable Of Love And Would Even Let Angelica Die
The Joker once had a wife that he loved, and even though he has an abusive and twisted relationship with Harley Quinn, he holds at least a small amount of reverence for her. The same can’t be said for Jack Sparrow and the women he has been with. He sees women as a way to satisfy his basest and most carnal desires, and that’s about it. Even the woman he supposedly loved meant nothing to him.
In Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides, it is revealed that Sparrow was once in a serious relationship with Blackbeard’s daughter Angelica, who was played by Penelope Cruz.
9 Captain Jack Sparrow Only Wants Treasure And Is Quite Greedy
The Joker just wants to watch the world burn. Most interpretations of the character show that he doesn’t care about material possessions or wealth. In The Dark Knight he burned a huge pile of money (worth millions) just to send a message, and he was known for wearing handmade and cheap clothes.
8 Captain Jack Sparrow Is A Complete Drunkard
7 Captain Jack Is A Bigamist And A Cheater
6 Jack Sparrow Is Incredibly Sexist
Jack Sparrow is certainly not a feminist, and he treats women with no respect. He goes through girlfriends and lovers on almost a daily basis, but his sexism isn’t limited to leaving a trail of angry exes. It’s worse that that, because he would even hit on Elizabeth Swann. He sees just about every woman he meets as nothing more than an object. Sparrow gets away with his blatant sexism because of the time period he lives in and his charming demeanor.
5 Jack Sparrow Is Constantly Trying To Stage Mutinies
4 Jack Sparrow Might Be A Cannibal
3 Jack Sparrow Would Even Agree To Make A Deal With The Devil
2 Captain Jack Barely Even Cares About His Own Family
Here’s where things really set the Joker and Jack Sparrow apart. The origin of the Joker, as told in the famous and influential graphic novel The Killing Joke, showed us that before his descent into madness the Joker was actually a struggling stand up comedian who had a wife he adored and a baby on the way. He was willing to commit a robbery at the Ace Chemical plant to support his family.
1 Captain Jack Sparrow Is Vain And Narcissistic
If Jack Sparrow catches a glimpse of himself in the mirror he would probably be quite impressed with what he saw. He may be a dirty pirate, but he does care about the way he looks – to a fault. Jack sparrow is constantly decked out in bling and baubles, and that is usually not the case with the Clown Prince of crime. The Joker from Suicide Squad, as played by Jared Leto, may wear flashy clothes and piles of gold chains, but this version of the Joker is so terrible and untrue to the comic book characterization of the Joker that it’s not really even the Joker at all. Joker usually wears a suit, but he doesn’t really care about his looks. In Scott Snyder’s Batman series, the Joker did not even struggle when the Dollmaker cut the Joker’s face clean off. That’s how little the Joker cares about his appearance. Sparrow of the other hand, would never care that little about the way he looks.
Sources: IMDB, Pirates.Wikia
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