The Joker is not afraid of anything, not even Batman. Once the villain Scarecrow released his fear toxin on the Joker to find out what he is afraid of. However, it had no reaction on the Joker, who ended up hitting the Scarecrow with a chair. He is not even afraid of death which has been portrayed in several times in the movies and comics.
The Joker doesn’t live by the rules of our society. He doesn’t follow the typical way of thinking that’s considered the norm. He plays by his own rules and does his own thing. He is the epitome of twisted thinking that solely exists on the dark side of the human psyche. The Joker is what we all want to be in some way or the other. A true rebel without a cause who is not bothered about obeying the niceties of our society. In fact, he actively sets out to break away all the rules we abide by to show we are as crazy and psychopathic as he is. This is very much evident during the ferry scene in The Dark Night. He truly believes that chaos is the only truth of our society.
A mad, toxic lover
Although we may be tempted to think that the Joker is a clown of death and destruction, he is actually a romantic lover. His relationship with his sidekick Harley Quinn is weird and abusive, to say the least.
Who’s Harley Quinn?
If you have seen the Suicide Squad movie, you already know who she is. In case you don’t, Harleen Quinzel was a psychiatrist who worked in Arkham Asylum and was tasked with treating the Joker. As she spent more time to understand the murderous maniac, Harleen fell in love with Joker. After she helped him escape, the Joker asked her to prove her love and pushed her in the same vat of chemicals that he fell in. As a result, she was disfigured like the Joker and she became Harley Quinn.
Now if that it’s not the textbook definition of a manipulative toxic relationship, I don’t know what is. Although the Joker abuses and manipulates Harley constantly, he has a genuine love for her. When he realized he has strong feelings for her, the Joker tried to get rid of Harley by sending her to space. But how can someone love a person and then mentally and physically abuse her? Well, this is what many relationships are like in real life. And this what makes the fictional romance between the Joker and Harley Quinn even more terrifying.
In real life, abusive relationships are always complicated and there is some twisted reason why the victim is rarely able to leave the abusive partner. There is no doubt that the Joker is an obsessive and abusive lover who never hesitates to take advantage of Harley.
Life lessons from The Joker
“Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” – The Joker
So what exactly can we learn from an evil psychotic genius who is a mass-murdering lunatic and an abusive lover? Let’s face it, the Joker is not really the poster boy for inspiration. But as they say, there’s always something to learn from everyone, even the Joker.
Life Lessons From The Joker- Here are 10 life lessons we can learn from the celebrated clown prince of crime himself:
1. Stay calm in high-pressure situations
Have you heard the Joker laugh? Of course, you have. He laughs all the time. Whether he is trying to kill innocent people or getting his face smashed by Batman, the Joker always finds a reason to smile. He is always calm and rarely gets stressed or frustrated. He always looks at the bright side of things and focuses on improvising his plans and succeed even when the cops and the Caped Crusader is trying to stop him. When you can remain calm in any adverse situation and find silver linings, then not even Batman can stop you.