Asked By: Justin Brown Date: created: Oct 03 2023

Was Wayne really Joker’s dad

Answered By: Harold Edwards Date: created: Oct 06 2023

One of Joker’s biggest mysteries involves a revelation about Thomas Wayne’s secret life and something he did before he got married and fathered Bruce. Warning: Contains SPOILERS For Joker One of the biggest mysteries at the heart of the story of Joker is whether or not Thomas Wayne truly is Arthur Fleck’s father, While the movie presents this idea as a delusion that Arthur adopts from his equally unbalanced mother, there is some evidence to suggest that Penny Fleck was telling the truth about a love affair with the famous billionaire and that he fathered her son.

One of the key challenges in interpreting the plot of Joker lies in the problem of the Unreliable Narrator. Due to our protagonist Arthur’s mental instability and inability to perceive events around him accurately, it is unclear just how much of Joker takes place inside Arthur’s head and what events truly happen.

This places the audience inside of Arthur’s head as they too are left unable to tell fantasy from reality and are left confused in the wake of a world that has seemingly gone mad. One of the subplots that pushes Arthur over the edge involves his mother’s repeatedly sending letters to billionaire and mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne, on the grounds that he might help them financially because he is a good man. This leads Arthur to confront Thomas Wayne directly in the restroom at a gala event. Wayne violently asserts that he is not Arthur’s father as soon as Arthur introduces himself, and point-blank tells Arthur that he was adopted and that Penny Fleck had been committed because of her delusional belief there was something between her and Wayne.

This leads Arthur to Arkham State Hospital, where he steals his mother’s medical records and seemingly confirms Wayne’s story. The files show that Penny Fleck had been committed to the insane asylum several times due to a delusion that she was Thomas Wayne’s secret lover. The files also contain an adoption record for an unnamed baby boy.

Granting that neither Penny nor Arthur are reliable sources of information, there is still evidence that Penny’s story in Joker is true. The most convincing piece of physical evidence is a photo of his mother that Arthur handles before going to appear on the Murray Franklin show.

The photo is signed with the initials T.W. – Thomas Wayne, However, the most damning bit of proof is that Wayne specifically presented the idea of Arthur being adopted to him during their confrontation, raising the question of how exactly he knew that Arthur was adopted. Allowing that it is possible that Wayne would have kept tabs on Penny and might know that she had adopted a son, it seems unlikely that he would specifically state this rather than simply saying that he wasn’t Arthur’s father, unless he had a reason for the more firmly worded denial.

It seems probable then that Wayne could have made arrangements to have Penny Fleck falsely committed after discovering she was pregnant and faked adoption papers in a bid to throw off any request for a blood test years later. This seems particularly likely when one considers how impossible (even in a hellhole like Gotham City) it would have been for Penny Fleck to have adopted a baby as an unmarried woman with a history of mental illness or to have kept Arthur if the reports of his being abused were true.

Who impregnated the Joker?

The writer behind a recent DC Comics story that seemingly saw the Joker become pregnant has responded to the controversy surrounding the twist. DC recently released the fourth issue of its ongoing The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing comic series, and it came accompanied by a rather strange backup story in the final pages. DC Funny, right? Well, not everyone seems to think so. The viral comic story has stirred up plenty of controversy for its ridiculousness, impact on DC canon, and the alleged transgender portrayal of the Joker – yes, that’s how some fans interpreted it. Just weeks after publishing, the writer behind that storyline has offered his response.

Asked By: Raymond Clark Date: created: Feb 27 2023

Why did Bruce mom become the Joker

Answered By: Timothy James Date: created: Feb 28 2023

History – She is the wife of Thomas Wayne and the mother of Bruce Wayne. Joe Chill murders Bruce Wayne, rather than the boy’s parents. Martha Wayne was so traumatized by the event she becomes the Joker. Her husband Thomas wished to gain revenge for his son’s murder and becomes this reality’s version of Batman.

Is Joker son of Wayne?

Brett Cullen talks full SPOILERS about one of the film’s mysteries. – Major SPOILERS ahead for Joker! One of the mysteries in director Todd Phillips’ Joker is whether Arthur Fleck really is the son of Thomas Wayne as his mother Penny Fleck claimed. Both Wayne himself and Alfred Pennyworth said it was untrue and that Penny was delusional, hence her eventual stay in Arkham Asylum.

  1. But to Brett Cullen, the actor who plays Wayne, “in my mind, Thomas Wayne put her there.”Penny Fleck worked for the Waynes thirty years before the events of the film, with Arthur learning that he was adopted by her while she worked for them.
  2. Penny had previously admitted to Arthur that she and Thomas had an affair, that Arthur is Thomas’ son, and that’s why she’s been incessantly writing to him so that he could help them out financially.

Penny also said she was made to sign some papers requiring her silence on the matter. Near the end of the film, Arthur looks at a photo of his mom in her youth with the words “Love your smile – TW” written on the back. This would seem to confirm the affair between Thomas and Penny but considering how unreliable the Joker is and his own flights of fancy, is he just imagining that? Check out our theories about the ending of Joker below: In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Cullen opened up about his interpretation of Thomas Wayne.

“In the other films, he’s always portrayed as very kind and very successful and then he’s dead,” Cullen laughed. “This film delves into Thomas Wayne more, and we tackle the idea that if you’re a successful businessman then there are certain things you do to have that success, and sometimes those things are not pretty sometimes they’re cutthroat.

I think there’s a real edge to him, he’s very much based in reality.” Cullen said he was surprised when he read that twist in the script, and revealed that director Todd Phillips sees Thomas Wayne’s secret as the key catalyst for Joker becoming Batman’s greatest adversary.

Why did Batman hate the Joker?

In the different forms of Batman media, Batman and the Joker are depicted as being enemies because they have opposing goals within Gotham City. While Batman is trying to save the city from its own darkness, the Joker enjoys causing further chaos.

Does Batman know Joker’s real name?

Batman finally discovers the Joker’s real name – Thus, the Joker’s real name is none other than Jack Oswald White; however, the story about the discovery of his identity has a storyline. In the recent Flashpoint Beyond comic book stories, it is revealed that Martha Wayne is actually the serial killer Clockwork Killer after taking on the mantle of the Joker in this alternate universe. But the revelations do not end there; the Joker of the Flashpoint universe, it seems, is a failed comedian who has a wife and son who tries to survive as an employee of the Wayne Casino, where he cleans the bathrooms of such a wealthy business. Even so, he assures that they are a happy family, much more than they have ever been in the Wayne family.

And even though we’re talking about the Flashpoint Beyond alternate universe, the characters share the same names as in the traditional DC Comics Universe, so it follows that this is the Joker’s real name: Jack Oswald White.We have already known other identities of the Joker in the cinematic field, such as Jack Nicholson’s Joker in Tim Burton’s first film, whose real name was Jack Napier, or the Joker of Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix, named Arthur Fleck, a character we will soon see in the sequel with Lady Gaga as Harkey Quinn.

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Asked By: Jack Griffin Date: created: Apr 29 2024

Did Batman ever forgive Joe Chill

Answered By: Joseph Coleman Date: created: Apr 30 2024

Other comic versions –

In Frank Miller’s 1986 limited series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Bruce Wayne finally finds it in himself to (at least partially) forgive Chill after he is mugged by street punks. At first he fantasizes that the two amateur criminals are Chill so he can take out his rage on them, but relents when they lose interest and leave him alone. Wayne at last sees that Chill had not killed his parents for killing’s sake, as the two punks wanted to do to him, and thus he was not truly evil.

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“All he wanted was money,” Wayne realizes. “He was sick and guilty over what he did. I was naïve enough to think him the lowest sort of man.”

Chill was also seen in the now-canceled DC comic book Batman Adventures in its final issue (#17). In the issue Chill is shown to have lived in fear ever since the night he killed the Waynes, especially as their son had grown into a very powerful businessman in Gotham City. Chill started to see Bruce Wayne’s face on random people all over town. He falls to his death from a balcony after refusing help from the Dark Knight (whose mask had been torn, though Chill thought it was another hallucination). Batman is unaware of who Chill really was or why he had refused help.

In the Flashpoint storyarc, like in the regular timeline, Joe Chill ambushed the Waynes at Crime Alley. That time, however, due to distortions made by Barry Allen, aka, the Flash, Joe Chill ended up killing Bruce Wayne himself instead of Thomas and Martha Wayne. As a direct result, Thomas, furious at Chill for the murder of his son, proceeded to kill the latter via a prolonged beating. This event ultimately broke the two parents, with Martha Wayne in particular being driven completely insane by the event and becoming The Joker, while Thomas Wayne himself becoming the violent vigilante known as Batman who, unlike the mainstream counterpart, has no qualms with using guns or killing people.

Asked By: Isaiah Moore Date: created: Jul 08 2023

Why did Batman forgive Joe Chill

Answered By: Jose Edwards Date: created: Jul 10 2023

The Joker forces Batman to confront Joe Chill in Batman: Three Jokers #3, and Bruce Wayne gives his final verdict on the man who murdered his parents. Warning! Spoilers ahead for Batman: Three Jokers #3! In what has been revealed to be one of the most important cases of Batman ‘s career, Batman: Three Jokers has put the Dark Knight face to face with Joe Chill, the man who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents.

  • Naturally, their deaths put Bruce through intense pain and trauma, influencing his entire life and motivating his transformation into the Batman.
  • In the culminating issue of the story from Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, it’s revealed that the three Jokers sought to exploit this pain, abducting Joe Chill with the intent to make him a “better” Joker than any of them could ever be.

The Criminal, seemingly the oldest and most serious Joker, convinced the other two that in order for the Joker to be “better” and more effective, he has to mean something to the Dark Knight on an intrinsic level. He can’t just be an undefined arbiter of chaos without a meaningful identity anymore.

It’s for this reason that they abduct Joe Chill, seeking to make him the best Joker of them all. The pain and suffering he caused Bruce would absolutely provide the deep meaning the Criminal is looking for. Naturally, dealing with Joe Chill on any level is hard for the Dark Knight, but that starts to change when he inspects Chill’s cell, finding a stack of unsent apology letters Chill had written to Bruce Wayne over the years, even before he found out he was deathly ill with cancer.

Combined with the confession video the Jokers made, which shared Chill’s genuine remorse and regret for his actions, Batman was able to see the pain and suffering Chill dealt to himself on the fateful night in the alley behind the theater. The result of this revelation is that Batman is able to save the man who killed his parents with a diminished inner conflict in Three Jokers #3 from Johns and Fabok.

The act of saving Chill is in and of itself an act of forgiveness, which Chill certainly seems to deserve, all things considered. However, this was exactly what the Comedian, The Killing Joke Joker, was counting on. He had his own motives separate to the Criminal, who he shoots in the head (leaving him as the only remaining Joker, after the Clown was killed by Red Hood in the first issue).

The Comedian never wanted a superior Joker. In his mind, the Joker should be that agent of chaos, serving as nothing and everything to Batman simultaneously. Furthermore, having Batman save Chill was all part of his grand plan to become better by a different means. It’s an incredibly intriguing added dynamic for Batman and the Joker’s relationship going forward. The Comedian was jealous that he wasn’t the one who had caused Batman the most pain in his life, so he had to create a means to heal that first wound so he could surpass it, thereby becoming the “better” Joker.

It looks as though the Comedian was successful, as Bruce later stays with Joe Chill until the very end on his death bed, holding his hand. Joe Chill did a horrible thing by killing the Waynes, However, his actions after the fact communicated a repentant soul seeking redemption and forgiveness, which Batman gave to him in Three Jokers, seeing Chill as genuine and deserving.

Regardless of the fact that it was the result of the Joker’s designs, seeing Batman receive some relief, healing, and closure from his trauma is a really strong element to this story and very important for Batman fans to see as part of his ongoing portrayal as a character capable of growth.

Asked By: Graham Long Date: created: Nov 30 2023

Who trained Batman

Answered By: Luke Wood Date: created: Nov 30 2023

Henri Ducard is the detective who trained Bruce Wayne in Paris. He imparted much of his man-hunting skills to young Bruce. Later it’s revealed that he’s a mercenary working for criminals. Ra’s Al Ghul: His character is amalgamated with that of Henri Ducard in Batman Begins, 2005.

What is Joker’s IQ?

In the 1990 novel, ‘The Further Adventures of The Joker,’ it states that Arkham Asylum psychiatrists tested him, and he scored 140 with an aptitude for chemistry.

Who is Joker’s real dad?

Major spoilers for Joker follow below. While Joker was billed as a standalone, wholly separate version of the titular DC Comics villain, the film makes some surprising revelations with regards to other famous DC characters—namely Bruce Wayne. But given the ambiguity with which the film ends, are we to take these revelations as fact? Actor Brett Cullen, who plays Thomas Wayne in the record-breaking film, has some insight. Image via Warner Bros. Key to Arthur’s spiral is new information he learns from his mother Penny ( Frances Conroy ), with whom he lives. Arthur finds a letter Penny has written to Thomas Wayne, claiming that Wayne is Arthur’s real father. When Arthur confronts his mother about this information, she claims that she worked for Thomas Wayne, “a kind man,” she says, and the two had an affair.

But when she had Arthur, Thomas—a public figure with political aspirations—took steps to hide the legitimacy of his fatherhood. Arthur eventually confronts Thomas, who says Penny is lying. He claims she’s a mentally unstable woman who had a fixation on him, and that he’s not Arthur’s father. Arthur then tracks down his mother’s medical records at Arkham Asylum, which notes that he was abandoned as a child and adopted by Penny, whose abusive boyfriend physically harmed both herself and Arthur, causing severe trauma.

The records also claim that Penny suffers from psychosis and compulsive lying—although Penny later claims that Thomas falsified these records to further hide the truth of his illegitimate son. Joker is a film that delights in blurring the line between fiction and reality, as we also later learn that the relationship we’ve witnessed Arthur striking up with his neighbor Sophie ( Zazie Beetz ) was all in his head. Image via Warner Bros. So what’s real and what isn’t? Is Joker really Batman’s brother? Cullen spoke with THR and revealed that when he played his big bathroom confrontation scene with Phoenix, he played it as though Thomas Wayne is actually Arthur’s father: “I was very surprised when I read the twist.

I went to Todd and asked, ‘Are we playing this the way I think we’re playing this?’ Todd responded with, ‘What would be a compelling reason for the Joker to hate Batman so much?’ The idea that the Joker is an illegitimate child that didn’t get anything from the Wayne family is a very compelling motivation for his character’s hatred.

This movie makes you feel for Arthur, when you see him struggling with his mother. And she’s saying, ‘Go see Thomas Wayne, he’ll help us. He’s a good man.’ It’s gut-wrenching.” Indeed, Cullen says he buys into the idea that Thomas Wayne irreparably ruined Penny’s life after she became pregnant: “I asked Todd how Thomas Wayne would’ve known Arthur’s mother.

  1. The backstory was that Arthur’s mother had worked for Thomas in his home, and she was a beautiful woman who Thomas was attracted to and it led to a physical relationship.
  2. Later in life, she’s in and out of mental institutions.
  3. And in my mind, Thomas Wayne put her there.
  4. What I like about the film is that it’s about real people with real faults who make mistakes.

Some are done out of protection, like moving Arthur and his mother out of the picture.” Image via Warner Bros. This certainly does give Joker motivation to become Batman’s arch-nemesis whenever the young Bruce Wayne eventually dons the cape and cowl, and it’s an interesting addition to the many different iterations of Joker’s origin story that have been told across different mediums.

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With The Dark Knight, filmmaker Christopher Nolan opted to keep the Joker’s origins shrouded in mystery, always changing. But Joker is kind of the antithesis of that idea, as the big twist reveals a very real and long-lasting connection between the two iconic comics character. Or maybe it doesn’t. While Cullen certainly believes Arthur is Bruce’s half-brother, Phillips takes great pains to make sure the audience questions all the information they’re given, and the film itself doesn’t definitively come down on one side.

So, much like the Joker in The Killing Joke, audiences are given a multiple choice answer. You can believe Arthur truly is Bruce Wayne’s half-brother and thus now has a reason to hate him for the rest of his life, or you can believe that Penny was crazy, and Arthur/Joker merely believes he’s Batman’s brother.

Who is the oldest Joker?

Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. was a Cuban American film and television actor, who played The Joker in the 1960s television series Batman, In 1966, the show was transferred to movie theaters, and Romero became the first actor to portray the Joker in a motion picture.

  1. Romero was born in New York to prosperous Cuban parents.
  2. That lifestyle, however, changed dramatically when his parents lost their sugar import business and suffered losses in the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
  3. Fortunately, Romero’s Hollywood earnings allowed him to support his large family, all of whom followed him to the West Coast, years later.

Romero lived on and off with various family members, especially his sister, for the rest of his life. In October 1942, he voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the Pacific Theater. He reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier in November, 1943.

According to a press release from the period he saw action during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan. The same article mentioned that he preferred to be a regular part of the crew and was eventually promoted to the rank of chief Boatswain’s Mate. Romero played “Latin lovers” in films from the 1930s until the 1950s, usually in supporting roles.

He starred as The Cisco Kid in six westerns made between 1939 and 1941. Romero danced and performed comedy in the 20th Century Fox films he starred in opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable, such as Week-End in Havana and Springtime in the Rockies, in the 1940s.

Asked By: Alex Hughes Date: created: Nov 15 2023

Why is the Joker so powerful

Answered By: Gabriel Russell Date: created: Nov 18 2023

“The Joker” redirects here. For other characters called Joker or other uses of “The Joker”, see Joker,

Promotional artwork for Batman: Three Jokers (2020), depicting the incarnations of the Joker from the Golden Age (bottom), the Silver Age (middle), and the Modern Age (top). Art by Jason Fabok,
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Batman #1 ( cover-dated spring 1940; published April 25, 1940)
Created by
  • Bill Finger
  • Bob Kane
  • Jerry Robinson
In-story information
Team affiliations
  • Injustice League
  • Legion of Doom
  • Injustice Gang
Notable aliases Red Hood
  • Criminal mastermind
  • Expert chemist
  • Uses weaponized props and toxins

The Joker is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, The character was created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson, and first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman on April 25, 1940. Credit for the Joker’s creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker’s design while acknowledging Finger’s writing contribution.

Although the Joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy of the superhero Batman, 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 mostly harmless, comical prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s (although some of his more comedic characterization was kept for many incarnations of the character).

As Batman’s nemesis, the Joker has been part of the superhero’s defining stories, including the murder of Jason Todd —the second Robin and Batman’s ward—and the paralysis of one of Batman’s allies, Barbara Gordon, 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.

The Joker possesses no superhuman abilities, instead using his expertise in chemical engineering to develop poisonous or lethal concoctions and thematic weaponry, including razor-tipped playing cards, deadly joy buzzers, and acid-spraying lapel flowers.

The Joker sometimes works with other Gotham City supervillains, such as the Penguin and Two-Face, and groups like the Injustice Gang and Injustice League, but these relationships often collapse due to the Joker’s desire for unbridled chaos. The 1990s introduced a romantic interest for the Joker in his former psychiatrist, Harley Quinn, who became his criminal sidekick and girlfriend before finally escaping their abusive relationship.

Although his primary obsession is Batman, the Joker has also fought other heroes, including Superman and Wonder Woman, One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the Joker has been listed among the greatest comic book villains and fictional characters ever created.

The character’s popularity has seen him appear on a variety of merchandise, such as clothing and collectible items, inspire real-world structures (such as theme park attractions), and be referenced in a number of media. The Joker has been adapted in live-action, animated, and video game incarnations, including the 1960s Batman television series played by Cesar Romero and in films by Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), Jared Leto in the DC Extended Universe (2016–2021), and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019–present); Ledger and Phoenix each earned an Academy Award for their portrayals.

Mark Hamill among others have provided the character’s voice in media ranging from animation to video games.

Asked By: Jonathan Roberts Date: created: Mar 28 2024

What is Poison Ivy’s real name

Answered By: Isaiah Miller Date: created: Mar 29 2024

Post-Crisis – Following the events of the DC maxi-series comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, which massively retconned DC Universe history and continuity, Poison Ivy’s origins were revised in Secret Origins #36, 1988, written by Neil Gaiman, Poison Ivy’s real name is Dr.

  • Pamela Lillian Isley, PhD, a Gotham City botanist.
  • She grows up wealthy with emotionally distant parents and later studies advanced botanical biochemistry at a university with Alec Holland under Dr.
  • Jason Woodrue,
  • Isley, a shy girl, is easily seduced by her professor.
  • Woodrue injects Isley with poisons and toxins as an experiment, causing her transformation.

She nearly dies twice as a result of these poisonings, driving her insane. Later, Woodrue flees from the authorities leaving Isley in the hospital for six months. Enraged at the betrayal, she suffers from violent mood swings, being sweet one moment and evil the next.

When her boyfriend has a car accident after mysteriously suffering from a massive fungal overgrowth, Isley drops out of school and leaves Seattle, eventually settling in Gotham City. She begins her criminal career by threatening to release her suffocating spores into the air unless the city meets her demands.

Batman, who appears in Gotham that very same year, thwarts her scheme, and she is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum, From this point on, she has a kind of obsession with Batman, him being the only person she could not control due to his strong will and focus.

  1. Over the years, she develops plant-like superpowers, the most noticeable being a lethal toxin in her lips; she is literally able to kill with a kiss.
  2. In subsequent issues, she states that she only started a life of crime to attain sufficient funds to find a location to be alone with her plants, undisturbed by humanity.

A few years later, she attempts to leave Gotham forever, escaping Arkham to settle on a desert island in the Caribbean, She transforms the barren wasteland into a second Eden, and is, for the first time in her life, happy. It is soon firebombed, however, when an American-owned corporation tests their weapons systems out on what they think is an abandoned island.

Ivy returns to Gotham with a vengeance, punishing those responsible. After being willingly apprehended by Batman, she resolves that she can never leave Gotham, at least not until the world was safe for plants. From then on, she dedicates herself to the impossible mission of “purifying” Gotham. At one point, Batman travels to Seattle to ascertain information on Pamela Isley’s life before she became Poison Ivy.

Here, Batman states that both of Pamela’s parents are dead. When and why they died has been left undetermined. While in Arkham, Poison Ivy receives a message through flowers that someone is to help her escape. That night, two women, Holly and Eva, successfully break Ivy out and bring her back to their employer.

She is less than happy to discover that it is the Floronic Man, formerly known as Dr. Jason Woodrue, her former college professor that conducted the experiments on her. The only human portion of him remaining is his head, while the rest of his body is plant-based. After striking a deal with him in the tunnels of Gotham, Ivy receives a trunk full of money in return for samples of her DNA,

Woodrue intends to combine their DNA to create a “child”, all while flooding the streets of Gotham with high-grade marijuana, The purpose of this is to create a world economy run on hemp and to have their offspring control it. Batman intervenes, but is overcome by Woodrue’s henchwomen, Holly and Eva.

  • However, Ivy turns on Floronic Man and lets Batman go to fight the intoxicated maniac.
  • In the end, Batman decapitates the Floronic Man, and Ivy escapes with her money.
  • At times, Ivy demonstrates positive and maternal traits.
  • When Gotham City is destroyed in an earthquake and declared No Man’s Land, she holds dominion over Robinson Park and turns it into a tropical paradise rather than fight over territory like most of Batman’s enemies.
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Sixteen children who are orphaned during the quake come to live with her as she sympathizes with them having suffered a traumatic childhood herself. She cares for them like sons and daughters, despite her usual misanthropy, That winter, Clayface (Basil Karlo) pays Ivy a visit, hoping to form a bargain with her.

  1. This would entail her growing fruits and vegetables, having the orphans harvest them, and him selling the produce to the highest bidder.
  2. She wants nothing to do with the plan, and she attempts to kill him with a kiss.
  3. Clayface overpowers her, however, and imprisons Ivy and the orphans for six months in a chamber under the park’s lake.

He feeds her salt and keeps her from the sun to weaken her. Eventually, Batman comes and discovers the imprisoned orphans and Ivy. The two agree to work together to take Karlo down. Batman battles Clayface and instructs Robin to blow up the lake bed above, allowing the rushing water to break apart the mud, effectively freeing Ivy.

She fights Karlo, ensnaring him in the branches of a tree and fatally kissing him. She then proceeds to sink him down into the ground, where he becomes fertilizer for Ivy’s plants. Batman, originally intending to take the orphans away from Ivy, recognizes that staying with her is what is best for them, and they remain in her care until the city is restored.

Also, as part of a bargain to keep her freedom, Batman arranges it so that Ivy provides fresh produce to the starving hordes of earthquake survivors. Soon after, Ivy finds Harley Quinn, who had almost been murdered by the Joker, among the debris of the earthquake and nurses her back to health.

The two have been best friends and partners-in-crime ever since. After Gotham City is reopened to the public, the city council wants to evict her from the park and send her back to Arkham Asylum, as they are uncomfortable with the thought of a “psychotic eco-terrorist controlling the equivalent of 30-odd square blocks.” They also mistakenly believe that the orphans in Ivy’s care are hostages.

The Gotham City Police Department threaten to spray the park with R.C. Sixty, a powerful herbicide that most certainly would have killed every living plant in the park, including Ivy, and more than likely do harm to the children. Ivy refuses to leave the park to the city and let them destroy the paradise she had created, so she chooses martyrdom,

  • It is only after Rose, one of the orphans, is accidentally poisoned by Ivy that the hardened eco-terrorist surrenders herself to the authorities to save the girl’s life.
  • Batman says that, as much as she would hate to admit it, Ivy is still more human than plant.
  • Later on, she and other Gotham characters are manipulated by the Riddler and Hush,

Her task is to hypnotize both Superman and Catwoman, using Catwoman to steal ransom money from Bane after the original plan is interrupted by Batman while Superman serves as a ‘bodyguard’ when she hides in Metropolis. However, she abandons Catwoman to be killed by Killer Croc, and Batman is able to keep Superman busy in a fight (aided by the Kryptonite ring he was given long ago) long enough for the Man of Steel to break out of the spell.

Soon afterwards, the Riddler, who is being chased and attacked by Hush, approaches Ivy and seeks her protection. Ivy, who is angered by the manipulation, battles the Riddler physically and psychologically. She comes to physically dominate her opponent, humiliating Riddler and temporarily breaking his spirit.

Poison Ivy comes to believe that her powers are killing the children she had looked after, so she seeks Bruce Wayne’s help to reverse her powers and make her a normal human being once more. Soon after, she is convinced by Hush to take another serum to restore her powers and apparently dies in the process.

  • However, in Batman: Gotham Knights, when her grave is visited shortly thereafter, it is covered with ivy, creating the impression her death would be short-lived.
  • Shortly after, Poison Ivy appears briefly in Robinson Park, killing two corrupt cops who killed one of her orphans (although whether this takes place before or after the aforementioned storyline is unknown).

” One Year Later “, Ivy is alive and active. Her control over flora has increased, referred to as being on a par with Swamp Thing or Floronic Man. She also appears to have resumed her crusade against the corporate enemies of the environment with a new fanaticism, regarding Batman no longer as a main opponent, but as a “hindrance”.

  • After arriving back from a year-long absence, Batman discovers that Ivy has been feeding people including “tiresome lovers”, “incompetent henchmen”, and those who “returned her smile” to a giant plant which would digest the victims slowly and painfully.
  • She refers to these murders as a “guilty pleasure”.

In an unprecedented event, her victims’ souls merge with the plant, creating a botanical monster called Harvest, who seeks revenge upon Poison Ivy. With the intervention of Batman however, she is saved. Poison Ivy is left in critical condition, and the whereabouts of Harvest are unknown.

What’s Harley Quinn’s real name?

Name origin – Mad Love establishes Harley Quinn’s full name to be Harleen Frances Quinzel. “Harleen Frances” was taken from Sorkin’s first and middle name, Arleen Frances, while “Quinzel” came from one of Dini’s former Emerson College instructors, who was surnamed Quenzel.

Asked By: Ashton Hill Date: created: Mar 25 2023

Who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in Gotham and why

Answered By: Curtis Green Date: created: Mar 25 2023

Trivia –

  • Matches Malone was a New Jersey gangster and arsonist whose identity was taken by Batman after his death where Batman uses it to infiltrate Gotham City’s criminal underworld. His first appearance in the comics was Detective Comics #242 in 1972. Some stories have suggested that Batman does enough in morally gray areas to maintain Malone’s rep in the underworld, so as to keep the persona viable.
  • In the DC Comics Universe Joe Chill is responsible for the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents.
  • He was initially credited as Masked Man in the ” Pilot “.
    • Two different actors played Matches and Masked Man.
  • This is the first live-action incarnation of the character Matches Malone.

Was that Joe Chill in the Batman?

Who Is Joe Chill – DC Comics History & The Waynes Murder – Joe Chill was created by Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger, first appearing in Detective Comics #33, Chill is commonly shown as a low-level thug or hitman in his various appearances and incarnations throughout DC continuity. From Pre-Crisis to Modern Age, New 52 to Rebirth and beyond, Chill is the man that killed Thomas and Martha Wayne.

His motivations toggle between just wanting their money and jewelry, to it being a sanctioned hit from the mob—particularly the Moxon Crime Family. There are also several instances where Chill kills Thomas and Martha as a means of class warfare, seeing them as rich, privileged people who deserved their fate.

Chill is eventually confronted by Bruce Wayne in multiple instances and timelines, frequently in preparation to kill him, although he never does. Chill was seen in live-action form for the first time in Batman Begins, played by actor Richard Brake and again in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, played by Damon Caro.

Asked By: Colin Butler Date: created: Mar 21 2023

Who raised Bruce Wayne after his parents died

Answered By: Dominic Brown Date: created: Mar 23 2023

Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne ‘s valet at Wayne Manor, He knows that Bruce is secretly Batman and aids him. Alfred Pennyworth, after a varied career, was employed as the Wayne family valet when Bruce Wayne’s parents were killed. Alfred raised the young orphan and reluctantly aided him in his quest to become Batman.

Did Falcone have the Waynes killed?

Story 1: Maroni Had The Waynes Killed – After killing several prominent figures in Gotham City, The Riddler eventually sets his sights on Bruce Wayne as a stand-in for his father. The Riddler broadcasts to the world the accusation that prior to his death, Thomas Wayne had asked mobster Carmine Falcone to have a reporter killed who was going to publish dirt on the Wayne Family.

  • The way it’s presented, Thomas Wayne was afraid the news would damage his chances to become mayor, and he was willing to do anything to prevent that.
  • When Bruce Wayne hears this, he goes to Carmine Falcone to find out if it’s true.
  • Falcone confirms the key points, but he also adds one potentially important piece of information: that the reporter, named Edward Elliot, was actually in the pocket of mobster Sal Maroni.

It seems that, according to this story, Elliot was going after the Waynes to intentionally damage Thomas’ mayoral chances. After Falcone had the reporter killed and the story stopped, it was then that Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed. Falcone claims that, while he can’t prove it, he believes Maroni killed the Wayne’s because Falcone now had a “friend” who could be mayor, and Maroni couldn’t let that happen. (Image credit: Warner Bros.)