Joker Fan Theories That Change Everything

  • Published: 01 October 2019
  • While a number of talented actors have given us their own takes on Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime, it's what we don't know about the character that makes his presence so intriguing and terrifying. Some fans have tried to fill in those gaps themselves, and the results are both absurd and horrifying much like the Joker himself.

    Tim Burton's 1989 Batman not only heralded a new era in well-made, serious comic book movies, but it also offered a major reimagining of a huge part of the Caped Crusader mythos. The event that sent Bruce Wayne on the path to becoming Batman: the night his parents were robbed and killed by an otherwise petty criminal named Joe Chill. In the world of the '89 cinematic Batman, however, the Joker is responsible for the ignoble end of Thomas and Martha Wayne. That reveal only increased Bruce Wayne's loathing of the Joker, which motivated him to stop this criminal menace, and helped elevate the Joker to arch-villain status.

    Or, per one fan theory pertaining specifically to Burton's Batman, what if the Joker was the same Joker from most other Batman media, and wasn't the guy who killed the Waynes? Adherents to this theory say that since Batman is so obviously mentally and emotionally tortured, he projects blame for the death of his parents onto the Joker because that's the guy he's fighting. The Dark Knight merely planted the Joker connection into his memory in order to explain his own hatred for the guy.

    While some theories seem to balance on the fine line between fan fiction and canon, others are… a little more out there. Strap in kiddies, because we're in for a bumpy ride. Keep watching the video to see the Joker fan theories that change everything!


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Comments • 229

  • tobiasdolby
    tobiasdolby  3 days back

    Three clocks on different scenes mark the same hour
    Everything’s on his head
    There’s no back story
    They stick to the comic

    • Ashish Ajari
      Ashish Ajari  1 weeks back

      I like the background music for this video

      • Mr Santos Vincent
        Mr Santos Vincent  1 weeks back

        Capatalism makes jokers

        • Karim Brown
          Karim Brown  1 weeks back

          Think I figured it out. The Cigarettes

          • justice4all
            justice4all  2 weeks back

            My take:
            Arthur is a life long inpatient at Arkham. He meets the Joker there. The Joker 🃏 tells him his story before he escapes. Arthur becomes obsessed and lives his life vicariously thru him. The movie is Arthur as the Joker. He kills the dr., as his contribution as a joker. Arthur is the copy cat. The 🃏 Joker is batman's brother. This gives the Joker 🃏 a back story, which was needed.

          • Infamous Zephon
            Infamous Zephon  2 weeks back

            People are missing this one, but the joke he told on the Murray show. "Knock knock, its the police ma'am your son was hit by a drunk driver, hes dead." Then when hes in the police car, he gets hit by an ambulance truck. So did he die at the end?? Or was Arthur Fleck dead, but the Joker was born, which is why he put an even bigger smile on his face with his own blood. This movie was amazing

            • White Knight 7
              White Knight 7  2 weeks back

              Joker is a symbol not a person

              • Nishant Jayant Gilatar
                Nishant Jayant Gilatar  2 weeks back

                In my head, since Heath Ledger's Joker has no backstory, Phoenix's Joker is a prequel to that Joker.

                He's gonna grow old and eventually face off against Batman in the Dark Knight

                • White Knight 7
                  White Knight 7  2 weeks back

                  The Shining Theory doesn't make sense because they're a part of two different universes but however the one with the joker not being the actual Joker makes sense considering how old he is and that he's locked up in a mental hospital someone else will probably take up his mantle.

                  • pickle jar
                    pickle jar  2 weeks back

                    my theory is that arthur fleck is the real joker, and then he does the same thing one joker did to tim drake getting a young cop ( maybe early 20's ) and torturing him and mind controlling him ( not literaly ) and making him joker just with the hair actually green and the skin melted and bleached white instead of paint and dye. when arthur passes this joker comes along out from the dark and he is the one to face off batman till batman is in his late 30's and he has already got a teenager tim drake as robin, this joker capturews tim drake and torturing him doing the same thing arthur did turning him into joker and this tim drake joker is jared leto's recent joker that we have seen before in suicide squad.

                    • Mike Richardson
                      Mike Richardson  2 weeks back

                      I’ll be there in theaters later today to record the entire joker film so be sure to subscribe and comment and also let me know how my camera skills are as well🤷🏾‍♂️🙋🏾‍♂️

                      • KiZUBLUU ツ
                        KiZUBLUU ツ  2 weeks back

                        Ever notice the little clues that showed hints of how delusional joker really was 🤨. For example the movie shows him twirling a sign with joy then all of a sudden the sign is taken and it shows him as a victim. But according to the boss, in real life he stole the sign and was chased because of it. Also the movie shows you his prospective with the gun where it was supposedly given to him by Randall. But in real life he actually stole the gun from Randall. Same can be said about the 3 guys on the train. Ever noticed they say that it was a mask but the little guy said “I heard it was face paint”. Thats the movie basically tricking you on what should you really believe. Then when you look at his mirror when he was putting make up on, you see the same clown mask that is showed in the wanted poster. At the end of the movie when he talked about why he killed the 3 it was also hinted at that he killed them “just because” and they weren’t really picking on him. It’s all just in his mind in a sense. It’s like he only wants to see himself as either a “victim” or a “hero”

                        • Leelo Haskin
                          Leelo Haskin  2 weeks back

                          Hmm, and to think some critics are trashing the movie I mean 58% really smh?

                      • Jack Frost
                        Jack Frost  2 weeks back

                        The joker is an idea.. Its ageless and unkillable.

                        • avengers1978
                          avengers1978  2 weeks back

                          One of the best parts of the Joker is that no one really knows who he is, or why he is.... not even Batman... I mean in the realm of comics Batman not knowing something is akin to the Gods not knowing. Trying to define an origin for The Joker is impossible

                          • WINTA HILL VILLEN617
                            WINTA HILL VILLEN617  2 weeks back

                            Would love to see them do a story when Batman finds out there's really 3 Jokers!! That would b cool!

                            • Marcos Manzanares
                              Marcos Manzanares  2 weeks back

                              The Shining
                              Is COMPLETE
                              doesn’t fit into
                              King’s Universe
                              Such a stretch.

                              • Ray benavides
                                Ray benavides  2 weeks back

                                Maybe we are getting 3 jokers like in the comics

                                • huhu play
                                  huhu play  3 weeks back

                                  It's too magical of joker can be immortal. What if, like batman, joker is just a name, or a mask, that can be wear by everyone, as long as he promote agent of chaos

                                  • Dendrox den
                                    Dendrox den  3 weeks back

                                    I haven't seen the movie yet, so I could be completely wrong, but I have heard from people who have seen it. If they are anything to go by, the movie will still leave us with more questions than answers about his origin. There are (presumably) even parts that make you question whether or not events are actually happening the way that they appear. If this is true, then his origin is still a mystery and he's still an unreliable narrator.

                                    • UNCHAINED SHAMAN
                                      UNCHAINED SHAMAN  3 weeks back

                                      This was like watching schizophrenia

                                      • CrazyJimmi9
                                        CrazyJimmi9  3 weeks back

                                        I subscribe to the immortal joker idea. I think if anyone lived long enough they would go completely insane. To Live Is To Die. to live without dying isn't human. The joker lacks any sort of humanity. This take on jokers backstory would be really interesting. How being immortal you'll watch everyone you're close to die and eventually lose the ability to care for others because of that pain and in that place of true isolation you would lose all sanity, empathy, love, understanding, logic, reasoning, humanity. You'd cease to be human and become something else entirely. A joker.

                                        • my crazy life
                                          my crazy life  3 weeks back

                                          Dr sleep did not come out in 2013

                                          • DR.NEGA
                                            DR.NEGA  3 weeks back

                                            this will explain how he got the scars

                                            • Land Lock'd Productions

                                              New Joker rap video on my channel. My version of multiple choice..

                                              • Jeffrey Chan
                                                Jeffrey Chan  3 weeks back

                                                Joker and Batman are the same person, and the only real agenda is Bruce Wayne.

                                                The part where Batman is holding joker over the roof top, he’s choking himself.

                                                • Leelo Haskin
                                                  Leelo Haskin  2 weeks back

                                                  Maybe the joker is the devilish side and Batman is the angelic side of him

                                              • Jose Carranza
                                                Jose Carranza  3 weeks back

                                                I didn’t really think about that, but it’s true, Arthur Flek is in his 40’s and Bruce Wayne is a kid, so that means Joker would be in his 60’s when fighting a young Batman in his 20’s.
                                                That sucks.

                                                • TallicaMan1986
                                                  TallicaMan1986  2 weeks back

                                                  @Leelo Haskin I know, but I'm talking about the character. He's 30 something.

                                                • Leelo Haskin
                                                  Leelo Haskin  2 weeks back

                                                  @TallicaMan1986 lol he looks back to his normal self recently

                                                • TallicaMan1986
                                                  TallicaMan1986  2 weeks back

                                                  @Jose Carranza you see this guys life? Hes not exactly aging normally with all that stress and malnourishment.

                                                • Jose Carranza
                                                  Jose Carranza  2 weeks back

                                                  TallicaMan1986 Really cause he looks like he’s in his 40’s. Joaquin Phoenix looks in his 40’s.

                                                • TallicaMan1986
                                                  TallicaMan1986  2 weeks back

                                                  Pretty sure Arthur was around 30 in this movie.

                                              • DevSC
                                                DevSC  3 weeks back

                                                Not sure if this is already and established theory or in one of the comics, but to me it seems like Bruce Wayne is the crazy one. All the villains (and allies) could represent different emotions or feelings, but they are actually all in the imagination of Bruce who is mentally ill because of the death of his parents (he could’ve done it but he can’t accept it because of this illness). On the topic of Joker’s immortality, I feel like the Joker is more of an idea than anything which is why his origin doesn’t matter. This would also seemingly make him immortal, but then again he could’ve just taken a dip in the Lazarus Pit.

                                                • Michael Stevens
                                                  Michael Stevens  3 weeks back

                                                  My theory: Robert deniro picks on the wrong person who ends up on his show just to be murdered on live television and all see joker bullied and murders deniro in witch starts riots against law and bullys. The end.

                                                  • Carlen Sizemore
                                                    Carlen Sizemore  2 weeks back

                                                    That's what I'm thinking lol I bet its gonna be intense

                                                • Unapologetically American

                                                  Now that’s a stretch.

                                                  • Phoinex Nase
                                                    Phoinex Nase  3 weeks back

                                                    Isn't the Joker origin movie based off the killing Joke comic series

                                                    • David A
                                                      David A  3 weeks back

                                                      I heard Joaquin’s joker might take place in real Joker’s mind, meaning it’s his view on society and that’s why some things might not make sense....

                                                      • Santiago Lopez
                                                        Santiago Lopez  3 weeks back

                                                        ##"All I have is negative thoughts"

                                                        • hj3 s
                                                          hj3 s  3 weeks back

                                                          I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT TO WATCH I AM SOO HYPED FOR IT FIRST SHOW OF THE MOVIE TOMORROW ::

                                                          • RoastBeefTaco
                                                            RoastBeefTaco  3 weeks back

                                                            How about we just

                                                            WATCH THE FUCKING MOVIE!?!?!?!!!

                                                            • David Diaz
                                                              David Diaz  3 weeks back

                                                              A better theory arch is The Joker is a mantle that is passed on like The Phantom, or Dr. Fate. It starts with Gwynplaine from Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs.

                                                              • Spiderman 3xdx
                                                                Spiderman 3xdx  3 weeks back

                                                                Every body gangster
                                                                until there are more than 1 clown

                                                                • Super Racers
                                                                  Super Racers  3 weeks back



                                                                  • funnytoyvideos
                                                                    funnytoyvideos  3 weeks back

                                                                    OMFG this movie is NOT for CBM nerds. People need to stop making dumbass theories connecting it to their beloved Batman.

                                                                    • Certified Hero
                                                                      Certified Hero  3 weeks back

                                                                      Dr. Sleep came out in 2013? I've seen a trailer for it this year lol

                                                                      Damn. Like it shouldn't take much to know that it's not even out yet?

                                                                      • Kelvin Morris
                                                                        Kelvin Morris  3 weeks back


                                                                        • Kelvin Morris
                                                                          Kelvin Morris  3 weeks back

                                                                          I was one yrs ild when I watched that I had nightmares for years 1989

                                                                          • Luka Vukosavljevic
                                                                            Luka Vukosavljevic  3 weeks back

                                                                            Can this channel please just die already?

                                                                            • El Duderino's
                                                                              El Duderino's  3 weeks back

                                                                              Arthur is maybe Harley Queen'S Daddy ,maybe she got a Daddy or Clown Complex ?:D

                                                                              • Historia Geeken
                                                                                Historia Geeken  3 weeks back

                                                                                I think that jocker gona kill Bruce and yeah you know the rest :)

                                                                                • Landkrabben
                                                                                  Landkrabben  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Joaquin Phoenix doesn't look like the Joker at all. Show me one comic where he looks like that. What he looks like is John Wayne Gacy...

                                                                                  • funnytoyvideos
                                                                                    funnytoyvideos  3 weeks back

                                                                                    That’s the point. This isn’t a comic book movie. They’re just using the names from the comics and creating a different story. Kind of like Riverdale.

                                                                                • Nas Max
                                                                                  Nas Max  3 weeks back

                                                                                  What if Brunce Wayne is Batman & the Joker, split personality from being mentally fucked up from watching his parents get murdered and anytime they’ve apeared together is just in his own mind

                                                                                  • Alex Turner
                                                                                    Alex Turner  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Stop doing dumb photoshops of the joker for every other video

                                                                                    • ChrisPowSey
                                                                                      ChrisPowSey  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Those were literally the worst Joker theories that I've heard