Think You Know Joker? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character really needs no introduction, be demands one anyways, who showed up in Gotham City around the same time Batman did, he’s been called a criminal mastermind and a psychopath, but during the 1950s he was just a goofy prankster due to the CCA, however, he is known far and wide as the Clown Prince of Gotham. Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Joker, who’s back for another round to celebrate his 80th Anniversary!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

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In issue #8 of Joker, the Scarecrow and the Joker had a competition to see who was the more fearsome villain, and the Joker actually won!


In the 60’s, the Joker had a little sidekick named Gaggy (Gagsworth A. Gagsworthy). He was introduced in Batman #186.


The Joker only kills when it’s “funny.”


Ravens mental powers do work on him.
Source: Titans East Special #1 (2007)


The joker gone sane a couple of times In comics. One of those times being in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #142-145. When the joker unleashes a deadly bio agent with the help of Ras al Ghul and Talia al Ghul he makes the mistake of spraying the bio agent on them. Talia shoots the joker dead after that. Batman is trying to find out where Ras and Talia are so he resurrects the Joker in a Lazarus pit. The thing about Lazarus pits are when people come out of them they are usually insane for a while but the joker was actually sane coming out.

Source: Legends of the Dark Knight #142-145


Joker’s creepy smile was inspired by Conrad Veidt in the silent film, The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Source: 'Joker,' 'The Man Who Laughs' and the Birth of a Villain | Hollywood Reporter

Specifically from the article:

“But one thing that the Joker’s credited creators, Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, all agreed upon was that Conrad Veidt’s Gwynplaine and his rictus grin was their inspiration for the Clown Prince of Crime who made his debut in Batman No. 1 (1940). Those early appearances of the Joker are unmistakably based on Gwynplaine’s look, right down to the hairstyle, combed to a peak in the back.”

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For a brief time, the Joker was a United Nations ambassador.

Source: Batman (1940) #428


In Hitman#1, a contract was put out for the Joker’s assassination. The financier of the contract was the wealthy father of a kindergarten student who was killed, along with his entire class, by Joker gas.


In Batman 186 we meet Jokers very first sidekick, Gaggy the Clown AKA Gagsworth A. Gagsworthy. He was Jokers twisted answer to Robin.

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In Batman and Captain America (1997) Joker teamed up with the Red Skull but ultimately betrayed him once he found out he was a nazi because even the Joker has standards.

In Arkham Asylum A Serious House on a Serious Earth it was said that the Joker is not actually insane but rather is Super-Sane

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Joker has 2 henches that are named Punch and Judy
In The Batman

His first sidekick was Gaggy The Clown also known as Gagsworth A. Gagsworthy

In: Batman #186