The Joker, the Iconic Supervillain

Throughout the history of entertainment, millions of characters have come to life by the collective efforts of artists, writers, directors and others to entertain us. Most of these characters are forgotten over time. However, there were some characters that were truly iconic. Characters like Captain Jack sparrow, Popeye, Gandalf, James Bond, and of course The Joker were a great success.

What is the Joker?

The Joker is a DC Comics character that possesses no super powers. However, the character has a super criminal mind that makes him a threat that should be eliminated by other DC comics superheroes, mainly Batman. The character is portrayed as a psychopath with the most iconic laughter and smile ever. What is extremely interesting about this character is that it’s the bad guy, yet many people loved the character more than the hero that was trying to beat it.

Why is the Joker character loved by viewers?

Usually, people want the heroes of the movie or story to win and beat the bad guys. Why is it the opposite here? There are many reasons for that, one of which is the Joker’s true intentions behind his actions. During the appearances of the Joker, all of his criminal action’s intentions weren’t for fame, money, dominance and the things that other bad guys look for. His intentions had some philosophical dimensions into them. The brutal background that the Joker character comes from also plays a factor because it made people sympathize with him and justify his criminal actions.

The Joker’s portrayal in movies.

One thing that a lot of people can agree on is that some of the actors who played the joker character have done a fascinating job. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ might be one of the greatest character portrayals of all time. What is more interesting is that 2 actors have won an Oscar for playing the Joker, these actors are Heath ledger and Joaquin Phoenix. 2 actors winning an Oscar for playing the same character has only happened once before the Joker.

If you see the Joker’s quotes all over the internet, it is because the Joker is indeed one of the most Iconic characters in the history of entertainment.

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