Nice Peter as the Joker
|Full name||Unknown (in comics)|
Jack Napier (1989's Batman & Batman: The Animated Series)
Arthur Fleck (2019's Joker)
The Clown Prince of Crime
The Red Hood
The Ace of Knaves
The Harlequin of Hate
The Jester of Genocide
|First appearance||April 25, 1940|
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||The Joker vs Pennywise|
|Release date||November 23, 2019|
|Official vote(s)||71% (ERB Patreon)|
82.3% (YouTube community poll)
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Information on the rapper
The Joker, real name given as Jack Napier in Batman (1989) and Batman: The Animated Series, and Arthur Fleck in Joker (2019), is a supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25th, 1940), published by DC Comics. In his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. Introduced as a psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, the character became a goofy prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s. As Batman's nemesis, the Joker has been part of the superhero's defining stories, including the supposed murder of Jason Todd (the second Robin and Batman's ward, who would later be revived as the Red Hood) and the paralysis of one of Batman's allies, Barbara Gordon (originally the first Batgirl before becoming Oracle following her paralysis). The Joker has had various possible origin stories during his decades of appearances. The most common story involves him falling into a tank of chemical waste that bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and lips bright red; the resulting disfigurement drives him insane. The antithesis of Batman in personality and appearance, the Joker is considered by critics to be his perfect adversary.
In film and television, the Joker has been portrayed by a number of actors, including the late Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, the late Heath Ledger, Cameron Monaghan, Troy Baker, Jared Leto, and most recently, Joaquin Phoenix in his own standalone movie.
In my first appearance, the Bat was supposed to slay me,
But I can't be killed. That's why they cast a Phoenix to play me! (He-he!)
I'm the Harlequin of Hate, the Clown Prince of Crime.
You're a sewer troll that Stephen King wrote between his lines!
(Ha-ha-ha-ha!) It's like cocaine. You know what I said.
I don't know how any kind of joke could ever go over that head!
"They all float!" says the quote. But your films, they all sink.
Oh, and as far as Mr. King goes, I'm a Shining man. Wink! (Ha-ha-ha-ha!)
I make the Justice League look like just a bunch of super schlubs!
You lost to a herd of nerds who call themselves the Losers' Club!
You'll be gobbled up in Gotham, so stick to your small town
Where you're renowned as the "if it's brown, flush it down" clown!
Go back in your well, you giggling sewer ginger.
You lost to a turtle that wasn't even a ninja!
When I flow, I go Mark Ham with ill zingers!
I steal the show like Bob Kane stole from Bill Finger! (Ha-ha-ha!)
I spit acid, be wowed! Every joke of mine stings.
You're three night lights in a cloud beat by the kid from Stranger Things.
When I compare your antics to the fiendish schemes I revel in,
They pale, like the moonlight you can dance with the devil in.
Don't you lay a finger on my Bat, you little freak,
Or I will spend a whole week knocking out those prickle teeth! (He-he-he!)
Tell your author for his next gangbang scene:
How about a little more PG and a lot less 13?
Even I wouldn't stoop to that kind of impropriety!
This is Earth, you space demon. We live in a society! (Ha-ha-ha!)
I've seen your movies so I know you don't hurry,
But I'll shoo you down the drain so fast, they'll call you Tim Scurry!
Ask Robin if I drop bars! I take smiles and I leave scars!
Guards at Arkham will admit that the Joker just killed IT! (Ha-ha-ha!)
- The Joker was teased in the behind the scenes video for Vlad the Impaler vs Count Dracula, where he appeared on the monitor at 0:54.
- His voice actor in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other Batman media, Mark Hamill, liked tweets by EpicLLOYD and a fan about The Joker vs Pennywise.
- He is the fifth DC Comics character to rap in ERB, following Batman, Robin, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
- He is the third to be from the Batman franchise, after Batman and Robin.
- He is the first comic book villain to rap in ERB.
- He is the second comic book villain to appear in general, after Loki.
- He battled Rick Sanchez in an improv rap battle at the Outside Lands 2017 concert, where he was portrayed by EpicLLOYD.