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(Krypton Radio)   The R-rated Batman fan film on the Joker's origin we've all been waiting for   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 4
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2013-07-31 12:09:14 PM
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After watching it, I've far too many problems with the origin this puts forth. It requires retconning an entire universe.

Harley Quinn was an MD, a psychiatrist at Arkham who fell for the Joker. Having her show up before Joker is, well, the Joker doesn't make sense. Having her as a prostitute with Riddler as her pimp makes even less sense- retcon out her origin like that and a lot of what makes the character work simply doesn't. Harley's supposed to be a bit different, someone on the good side of the coin who went bad. Starting her out this way kills most of what makes her an interesting character.

Ditto Croc- he was a force of nature himself, and was never as normal as the movie makes him out to be. Hell, Croc worked for Joker in the early days, but it's clear Joker was pretty established when Croc made his criminal debut.

Then we have his name. Cyrus. Cyrus Gold was the name of Solomon Grundy before he was reanimated, not Joker's real name.

What can I say? Interesting concept, but it simply doesn't work for me. Create Joker's origin if you want, but changing everyone else's origin stories to fit it isn't how to do it.

I love the version in the Killing Joke. "The point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black awful joke the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you?"

/Why aren't you laughing?
2013-07-31 01:43:05 PM
1 votes:
I'm sure Warner Brothers', the Rolling Stones', and Blondie's lawyers signed off on all this.
2013-07-31 11:48:12 AM
1 votes:
If he must have one, I like the idea of pissed off veteran. At least in regards to his most recent incarnation.
2013-07-31 09:54:03 AM
1 votes:
Alright, I'll be the first to say it. They're trying to deliver a product few people want. The Joker works better with no origin story. He's an enigma, a force of nature that should not have motivation beyond wanting to cause pure chaos.

Or to put it in Joker's own words: "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another...if I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!"
 
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