As a character who knows no compassion nor humanity, the Joker is a deadly outlaw who can make anyone’s life a living hell by doing the worst stuff ever. Being one of the most iconic characters of all time, it is certainly devastating to know how many lines the Clown Prince of Crime has crossed that will leave you distraught. Take a look at the 15 worst things the joker has ever done that cement his status as the greatest villain of all time:
15. Killing People With Shards Of Glass
The Joker has killed people by various means and each of them deadlier than the previous one. In Lovers & Madmen, the mass-murdering psychopath added another milestone to his killing spree by using a blimp to kill many people of Gotham.
The blimp exploded and released poisonous gas and shards of glass on the bystanders. Killing every single one of them, the streets became a pool of bloodied dead bodies torn apart by glass.
14. Kidnapping Alfred And The Bat-Family
With his parents killed when he was just a child, Bruce Wayne never had much family moments to look back to as an adult. That is why his faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth and sidekicks filled the void of the family.
So just imagine how Batman felt when he realized that all of them were kidnapped by his most dangerous nemesis. In the storyline Death of the Family, the Joker kidnapped Alfred, Robin, Batgirl, Red Hood and Red Robin as an effort to make the Dark Knight go through another tragic phase.
13. Eating China
There have been many outrageously stupid instances in comics and the moment of the Joker devouring the second largest country in the world is one of them. In the storyline Emperor Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime steals Mister Mxyzptlk’s power of altering the reality and eats China!
The powers made him capable of fulfilling his sadistic fantasies and he proceeded to cause endless mayhem, raise ruckus, conduct massacres etc. In doing so, the Joker ate China just to make a joke.
12. Killing Batman And Then Resurrecting Him To Kill Him Again
Equipped with Mister Mxyzptlk’s reality-altering powers in Emperor Joker, it was only a matter of time that the Joker would unleash his fury on Batman.
The superhero was forced to face death because of tremendous torment and was reincarnated over and over again to suffer the same fate.
11. Making Damian Wayne Fight Batman
In the storyline Death of the Family, the Clown Prince of Crime infects Damian Wayne the fifth Robin and the biological son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul with Joker Venom and instructs the boy to fight Batman to the death.
Much to the Joker’s amusement, it was a hard-fought battle and looked like that Damian would actually win. However, Robin was able to get a hold of himself and decided to rather die by his father’s hands instead of killing him.
10. Getting His Face Ripped Off
If there is one thing that certifies the unpredictability of the Joker, it is the moment when the Clown Prince of Crime had his face ripped off. In Batman: Detective Comics, the unthinkable happened when the villain went to a point which absolutely stunned everyone!
After being caught by Gotham City Police Department, the Joker was sent to Arkham Asylum to confront Dollmaker in their arranged meeting in order to have his face sliced off. The Dollmaker obliged and stated:
“Tonight we will both celebrate our rebirth.”
9. Skinning Monty From Head to Toe
The cruelty of the Joker is unimaginable! Brian Azzarello’s graphic novel Joker shows a realistic touch to the super villain and features a ton of gruesome stuff which was quite frankly too horrific to see.
After being released from Arkham Asylum, the Joker visits a strip club which he ran in the past. Seeing his on and off girlfriend as a stripper, Mister J went to Monty – the current owner – and skinned him alive from head to toe!
8. Killing Children By Poisoned Cotton Candy
The victims of the Clown Prince of Crime are endless and has a range of Gotham citizens, superheroes, fellow villains and even his own men. In the storyline The Dark Knight Returns, the Joker made another addition to his hit list by including children.
The Joker had the audacity to make such a bold step by giving children poisoned cotton candy. The unsuspecting children instantly died but the Joker got another reason to laugh maniacally.