Early Life Edit
Much of Jokers early life is unknown including his true identy. He began his criminal career as a hit man for the Valestra Mob. Later the hitman broke ties with the Valestra's and went into business for himself. When he broke into the Ace Chemical Plant Batman was there waiting for him. As the two of them fought the hitman slipped and fell into a vat of chemicals. The chemicals bleached his skin white turned his lips red and his hair became green.
Batman : The Animated Series Edit
- Christmas With The Joker
On Christmas eve Joker escaped prison and kidnapped Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock and Summer Gleason and Batman and Robin must find them before the Joker finishes them off.
- The Last Laugh
Its April Fools Day and Joker has escaped from prison and is now the captain of a garbage ship and the fumes from the garbage is really laughing gas. As the gas goes through Gotham it causes people to laugh uncontrolably. So Batman put an end to the Jokers wicked April Fools Day prank.
- The Forgotten
In this episode Joker makes an appearance in Bruces dream. While Bruce is looking in a mirror he sees himself start to laugh then his reflection turns into the Joker. Joker then grabs Bruce and pulls him through the mirror and they fall to their death. After that Bruce wakes up.
- Be A Clown
When the Joker dresses up as a party clown he crashes Mayor Hill's party and plants a bomb on a bithday cake. Bruce Wayne pushes the cake in the pool and it explodes safley in the water. Later after the party Gordon, Mayor Hill and Bruce Wayne realize that Hill's son Jordon is missing. Jordon becomes friends with the Joker who he thinks is just a normal clown. Its up to Batman to to rescue Jordon and stop the Joker.
- Joker's Favor
After a man named Charlie Collins curses the Joker on the highway the Joker follows him. Joker was about ready to kill Charlie until out of fear he said he would do anything for the Joker if he let him live. The Joker agreed and let him go. Afew years later there is a banquet to honor Commissioner Gordon and Joker decides this would be the perfect time to kill James Gordon so he calls Charlie for help. During the banquet is to bring a cake filled with nervegas in to the room. The nerve gas paralyzes everyone and Charlie signals Batman. When Batman arrives he saves everyone. In the end Charlie pretends to go crazy and pretends like hes going to blow up the Joker but the bomb just fired conconfetti. In the end Charlie goes home and Batman takes Joker to jail. (This episode is the first appearance of Harley Quinn).
- Fear of Victory
When Batman and Robin go to Arkahm to see if Scarecrow is still there they discover he has escaped and the Joker laughs.
- Dreams In Darkness
The Joker makes a few appearences in this episode. However it is not the real Joker just an hallucination. The first time Batman sees Joker is in the Batcave in the Bat Computer monitor but when he turnes around he sees its just Alfred. The second time Batman is in the caves below Arkham. When he looks down he sees a rat. The rat starts to laugh and it turns into the Joker. The Joker then walks towards Batman and as he raises his hands the Puenguin comes out of the ground.
- The Laughing Fish
When the Joker uses his Joker toxin to make fish look like him he tries to get them copyright. But whenever a G. Carl Francis a man who works for the Gotham City's Office of Copyright says the Joker can't copyright fish because their natural resources Joker says he either copyrights the fish or he'll die. Batman then steps in to protect him. After a failed attack on Carl Francis, Harvey Bullock and Batman find out that Joker is hiding at the Gotham Aquarium. They both go there and almost get eaten by Joker's shark. In the end instead of wanting to get caught Joker jumps into the ocean and supposedly gets eaten by a shark. However Batman thinks he still may be alive.
- The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
When Dr. Hugo Strange discovers Bruce Wayne is really Batman, he holds an auction with Joker, Two - Face and Penguin attending. Joker wins the auction but Batman creates a fake vieo tape of Hugo Strange saying that he could say anyone is Batman and they would pay. Angery at this Joker, Two - Face and Penguin try to kill Hugo Strange but Batman saves him and all four of them get sent to prison.
- Joker's Wild
While in Arkaham Joker discovers a business man named Cameron Kaiser has built a Joker themed casino called Joker's Wild. Joker is outraged by this so he escapes Arkham to destroy it. Joker almost succeeds but Batman tells him Kaiser wants the casino blown up because he's in debt and wants to collect the insurance. Joker then decides not to destroy the casino ang goes to kill Kaiser. Batman escapes the death trap Joker put him in and he stops Joker from killing Kaiser. In the end Joker and Kaiser are arrested.
- Almost Got 'Im
One night Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Killer Crock met to play poker. Each villian had an I almost got Im story but Joker instited heis was the best so he saved his for last. Once the others were done he told his. His almost got Im story was that he had captured Batman and put him in an electric chair and pe pumped his captive audience full of laughing gas. The harder the audience laughed the more the voltage would spike until Batman was dead. But before Batman died Catwoman came in and distracted Joker so much that he left his metal rod he used to cook a hot dog on Batman's lap. He used the metal rod to unlock his shackles and he got out before the chair exploded. But before they got away Catwoman tried to chase after him. However she was knocked out by Harley Quinn from behind. joker then revealed Catwoman was at the cat food company and he was going to have her shreded and put in a can and sent to Batman. During this time you find out that Killer Crock is just Batman dressed as Crock. When the other chriminals try to kill Batman he reveals that the other people in the building are under cover cops. Batman then saves Catwoman from Harley.
- Birds of a Feather
Joker is mentioned twice in this episode. The first time the Penguin believes Joker and other villians are throwing him a surprise party but Batman lets him know that none of the other villians are free. The second time Pierce mentioned having the Joker at his last party was a blast even though he robbed everyone blind.
- I Am The Night
During this episode Batman is in a deep depression. He says that one day someone will kill him and he goes on to say it could be the Joker or just some punk off the street that gets lucky.
- The Man Who Killed Batman
When a small time gangster called Sid the Squid was thought to have killed Batman, Joker met with him and pulled a heist just to make sure Batman was dead. But when Batman didn't show up to stop him the Joker became sad to think that Batman was dead. Joker and Harley gave Batman a funeral. After the funeral Joker stuck Sid the Squid in a box and and tossed him into a vat of acid. Sid is saved by mysterious means later revealed to be Batman who was not really dead.
- Harley And Ivy
After getting yelled at by the Joker, Harley she sets out to commit a crime by herself by stealing a diamond. During the heist Poison Ivy trips the alarm. And before they can be cought by the police Harley shoots Poison Ivy's plant toxins at the police. Harley and Ivy then form a partnership which leaves the Joker by himself. Joker is shown to be totally helpless walking around in his boxers yelling at Harley to find his pants. Joker didn't even realized Harley was gone until one of his henchmen show him a news paper article about Harley and Ivy. Harley calls Joker even though Ivy told her not to. While Joker is talking to Harley on the phone he tracks the call and goes to their hide out. While there Joker tries to take what Harley and Ivy stole and a fight breaks out. Batman then arrives and when Joker starts shooting at Batman, Batman tells him to stop because their in a toxic waste dump and it could explode. And sure enough it does explode so Batmanhad to knock Joker out and save him. Harley and Ivy are then captured you officer Renee Montoy. Back at Arkham Joker yells out his window to the garden where Harley Qinn and Poison Ivy are working saying that next time he starts a gang there will be no women in it. Harley says they can work it out and then Poison Ivy throws mud in her face.
- Fire From Olympus
When Maximilian Zeus is being rolled through Arkham on a gurny he sees Joker and believes he is the god Hermes.
When Batman is captured by his worst enemies, he is put on trial in a kangaroo court with the Joker as the judge. DA Janet Van Dorn is representing Batman. The criminals believe Batman made them what they are but Van Dorn proves them wrong and Batman is found not guilty. However because they are so rotton Joker tells everyone to kill Batman anyways. Batman and Van Dorn escape and Batman has one final fight with Joker. Batman kicks him in the face and the fight is over very quick. The police then retake Arkham.
The Joker steals an enormous bomb from a mob auction, plotting to make Gotham one big crater. Not knowing where to look Batman asks Harley Quinn for help. Harley agrees to help and she takes Batman to their latest hideout where Batman is scocked to discover that Joker has the entire city under survalence. After a while Batman gets irritated with Harley and he demands to know where Joker is. Harley thinks its funny he hasn't figured out that Joker is at Mayor Hill's mansion. When Batman arrives at the mansion he locks Harley in the Batmobile and he meets up with Robin. Mayor Hill thinks the Joker wants money but he was planing to explode the bomb the whole time as a way to get rid of Batman and the cops. Batman and Robin show up and they start to fight the Joker. At that time Harley escapes her handcuffs goes to Batman and tells him their deal is off. Robin then points out that the timer on the bomb didn't leave him enough time to go by Arkham and get Harley. Joker wants to get in his plane to get away from the bomb but Harley dosen't want to go because she dosen't want to leave her friends from Arkham. Joker then gets in the plane and starts to shoot at Batman and Robin. Joker then does a dive for the bomb but he loses control of the plane when Harley shoots a hard object at Jokers head. When the plane crashes Joker gets out in a daze and sees Harley pointing a gun at him. Batman tells Quinn not to do it but Harley pulls the triger. But the gun she was holding was a flag gun and on the flag it says RAT TAT TAT. Harley looks scared because of Jokers reaction. Then Joker laughs and says "baby oyur the greatest." They embrace and their relationship is rekindled.
- Riddler's Reform
Joker is seen in his sell at Arkham. He is shown covering his ears while Riddler is yelling about how Batman captured him.
- Harley's Holiday
When Harley sees Veronica Vreeland at a store Harley asks her if she remembers her. Harley then goes on to say that her and Joker held her hostage at a charity event a few years back.
- Make 'Em Laugh
Joker uses the Mad Hatters mind control technology on the judges of a comedy contest so they will get arrested and he can replace them with his own henchmen.
- Batgirl Returns
In this episode Joker appears in Barbara Gordon's dream. As Batman is fighting Joker, Penguin and Two -Face, Batgirl arrives to help him and she quickley takes them down. Afterward Batman and Batgirl lean in for a kiss but before this happend Barbara is waken by Dick Grayson.
- Lock - Up
The Joker's laughter can be heard at the end of the episode while Lock - Up is taken to his cell.
Batman : Mask of the Phantasm =Edit
Believing that Batman is killing crime bosses Salvatore Valestra hires Joker to kill Batman. Joker later poisons Valestra with Joker venom and sets a trap for Batman. But then the Phantasm arrives and Joker realizes she is killing the crime bosses and not Batman. Joker then sets off a bomb but the Phantasm escapes. Joker then confronts Arther Reeves and tells him that he believes that Reeves hired the Phantasm to kill the people that witnessed him comit crimes for the Valestra mob. Joker then sticks Reeves with a needle and injects him with his Joker venom. Later on the Phantasm faces Joker in his hide out and Joker has deduced the Phantasm's true identity. After a fight with the Joker, Batman arrives and tells the Phantasm to go away. Once she does Joker starts a countdown to destroy his hide out. The Phantasm reappears and grabs him by his shirt and they both vanish in a cloud of smoke.
Superman : The Animated Series Edit
- World's Finest Parts I, II & III
In the beginning Joker steals a dragon statue made of jade statue from a shop in Gotham. The statue is really made of Kryptonite and Joker knows this. Several days later Joker arrives in Metropolis and meets with Lex Luthor. Joker tells Lex that he will kill Superman for one billion dollars, and Lex Luthor accepts. Later that night Joker takes over a gang led by Ceaar Carlini. During Bruce Wayne and Lois Lanes date the Joker arrives and throws Bruce off the building and kiddnaps Lois. That night superman get an invitation by the Joker to rescue Lois. Bruce Wayne also sees the Joker's message and dressed as Batman he meets Superman at Lexcorp. Lois is rescued but Superman is almost killed by the Joker. Batman then uses acid to disolve the Kryptonite and saves Superman and Lois. Lex then meets with the Joker and gives him one last chance to kill Superman. After failing Lex again Lex Luthor decides to kill Joker. However Joker manages to take Lex hostage. Joker then takes Luthor's plane called the Lex Wing and uses it to destroy buildings built by Lex. Inside the plane Joker is confronted by Batman and Superman. During the fight Joker accidently drops his bag of marble grenades. As Batman and Superman escape the plane with Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor Joker starts laughing maniacally as the bombs explode.
- The Demon Reborn
During the episode Batman tells Superman that Rā's al Ghūl is worse then the Joker and Lex Luthor combined.
- The New Batman Adventures
- Holiday Knights
Joker has stolen a sonic device from GothCorp that produces a sound so loud it can kill people and he plans to use it on New Years Eve. Later Commissioner Gordon recives a video tape of the Joker challenging Batman to stop him. During the video Joker says "there will be count down of victims that will end at midnight" which leads Batman to believe that the Joker is targeting Gotham's New Year celebration at Gotham Square. Later that night Batman and Robin go to Gotham Square to stop the Joker. As they look aroung they see several people wearing Joker masks. Using his batnoculars he easily spots the real Joker who is wearing special ear muffs to protect his ears from the sonic blast. Batman and Robin then take out the henchmen. batman then pours a bottle of champagne on the sonic device which disables it. This causes the machine to explode and it causes the New Years bell to fall and land on the Joker.
- Joker's Million's
When a crime lord named Edward "King" Barlowe dies he leaves the Joker all his money. Many people think this is strange because Barlowe and Joker were enemys. The Joker uses his money to retire from crime and live large. The fact that Joker is now a free man makes Batman furious. However it is later revealed that Barlowe gave Joker counterfeit money so he could get the last laugh on the Joker even after he died. The IRS wants back taxes on the money he got from Barlowe but knows that now he can't pay them back. During this time Joker says "I'm crazy enough to take on Batman but not the IRS." Joker then plans a heist that Batman stops and then the Joker is sent back to Arkham.
Joker is mentioned but not seen during this episode.
- Old Wounds
In this episode Joker planed to use a radar jamming device so planes could crash into each other unless the city pays him. He is stoped by Batman and Batgirl.
- Beware The Creeper
When reporter Jack Ryder is telling the story of the Joker on the news his broadcast is interrupted when the Joker shows up. Joker's henchmen dose Ryder with laughing gas and then Joker pushes Ryder into a vat of chemicals trying to reenact his origin. Joker then gives Ryder an exploding cigar and it blows up in his face. The chemicals make Ryder crazy and turn his hair green and his skin yellow. The Creeper as Ryder now calls himself starts to hunt down the Joker. Meanwhile the Joker is upset that someone is using his gemmicks. When the Creeper finds Harley he is attracted to her but she rejects him. Harley then runs into Joker's hide out. Joker tries to kill the Creeper by blowing him up but fails and the explosion leads Batman and Robin to Jokers hideout. When Batman arrives the Joker beggs Batman to take him to jail because he can't handle the Creeper. Batman then cuffs the Joker and takes him to Arkham.
- Mad Love
After a failed attempt to kill James Gordon the Joker tries to make a plan to kill Batman. When Harley Quinn suggest to shoot Batman Joker tells her that the death of Batman must be a master piece and then he kicks her out. Later on Harley Quinn trick Batman in to thinking that she wants to help him stop Joker from releasing Joker gas through Gotham. When Batman arrives Harley injects Batman with a chemical that makes him passout. When Batman awakens his is being lowered into a giant fish tank filled with piranha. Batman then convinces Harley to call Joker knowing his ego would never allow anyone else to kill him. A few minutes later Joker arrives and beats Harley. Joker then almost lets Batman but then decides to shoot him. However Batman manages to escape. Their fight then leads them onto a train. Joker pulls out a knife but Batman punches him and he falls into a smoke stake and is believed to have died.
Gotham Girls Edit
Joker is mentioned during the following episodes:
- Trick or Trick?
- Lady X
- Miss Un-Congeniality
- Baby Boom
- Ms. -ing in Action
- Gotham Park
Static Shock Edit
- The Big Leagues
Joker goes to Dakota and when Batman and Robin track him there they team up with Static to fight him.
Justice League Edit
- Injustice For All Part I & II
When Lex Luthor starts the Injustice Gang he invites himself and Lex allows him to stay. After the Injustice Gang captures Batman, Joker tries to kill him but is stopped several times by Lex Luthor and his Injustice Gang. At the end when the rest of of Lex's team is defeated by the League Joker goes to kill Batman but soons find out that Batman has escaped. Batman then knocks the Joker out and he is sent back to Arkham.
- Only A Dream Part I
During this episode Joker appears in a dream.
- Wild Cards Part I & II
In this episode Joker hides several bombs around Las Vegas and challenges the Justice League to find and disarm them. However the Justice League have to fight the Royal Flush Gang before the bombs explode. At the end when the bombs are disarmed and the Royale Flush Gang is defeated and in the end Ace (a member of the Royale Flush Gang) uses her power against Joker which leaves him in a catatonic state.
Justice League Unlimited Edit
Joker is mentioned during the following episodes:
- Fearful Symmetry
- The Greatest Story Never Told
- The Once And Future Thing Part II : Time Warped
- Panic In The Sky
In Between Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond Edit
When the Joker captured Robin (Tim Drake) Batman and Batgirl searched for him for several nights. Then one night Batman found a giant Jack In The Box and Jack was wraped in a straight jacket. When Batman saw this he knew that Joker was at Arkham Asylum (this Arkham had been shut down and moved to another location). When they get there they find out that Joker had turned Robin into a Joker that he and Harley called JJ. When Joker beats up Batman he tosses Tim a gun filled with joker venom and tells him to "make him one of us." Tim starts to laugh and throws the gun to the side. Tim Drake then pushes Joker in to some water then when Joker stands up he flips a switch and he gets electrocuted and dies. In the directors cut Tim shoots Joker with a gun that fires a bang flag and the flag hits him in the heart and right before he dies Joker says "that's not funny."
Batman Beyond Edit
When Bruce Wayne is in the old Gotham City Police Department building you can see a most wanted poster of the Joker.
Joker's skeleton can be seen during this episode.
Batman Beyond : Return of the Joker Edit
The Joker who disappeared 40 years earlier has returned and has taken over a faction of the Jokerz and on his orders they steal high tech communications equipment. Bruce Wayne tells Terry McGinnis to leave the Joker alone because he thinks that the Joker is to much for him to handle. But after an attack on Wayne Manor, Terry searches for the Joker on Bruces orders. At first they believe that Jordan Pryce a man trying to take over Wayne Enterprises is the Joker but they soon realize its not him when the Joker gang tries to kill him. It is then revealed that Joker is using the stolen technology is being used to create a space laser. During the final battle Bruce and Terry learn that Joker is really Tim Drake (the second Robin). Joker then says that the night he kiddnaped Tim he put a micro chip with his mind on Drake's neck years later turning Drake into the new Joker. Terry then uses the Joker's joy buzzer to destroy the micro chip on Drake's neck which turns him back to normal.