In my humble opinion, The Joker is the greatest foe in The Dark Knight‘s villain gallery. Batman wouldn’t be half as interesting if he only had gangsters to defeat week after week. Every hero needs an antagonist that is more than his match in panache and entertainment value. So if a man dresses up as a giant bat in order to strike fear in the heart of criminals everywhere, what better opponent than a man dressed up as the clown from Hell to bring terror to all good citizen’s of Gotham?
No doubt about it, The Joker is the perfect yin to The Caped Crusader’s yang. And if you are still not convinced, just take a look at the following renditions of the Clown Prince of Gotham and see if it doesn’t put a smile on you faces.