The Joker is known for being bold, colorful, and dramatic, but there’s at least one area of his life that is totally in the dark: where he came from, and who he was before he turned into Batman‘s greatest enemy. The Joker himself has stated that he prefers his past to be “multiple choice,” and while many possible origin stories have come and gone, not a single one has ever been proven. Joker may have been a failed comedian, sure, but he also might have been a bored bank robber. Or maybe even… Batman’s brother?
This mystery is part of what has made the character such an icon. It’s scary to imagine what kind of tragedy could possibly transform a regular man into such a wild and unpredictable force of nature. Was it really all because of “one bad day?”
Chances are, we may never know the true story of how the Joker came to be. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying to shine a flashlight into the mystery, and follow the little bread crumbs that have been left for us over the years.
There is a story which the Jokers aunt scrubs him clean with bleach so often he turns pale white. Another story in which there are actually three jokers in total not just one. One in which Bruce’s parents don’t die and instead Bruce actually dies and his father turns into a dark demented person. Have you ever thought about Alfred being the Joker? Neither had we until we discovered this amazing origin story. Hold on because here we go.