As one of the most portrayed, most recognizable and most talked-about comic book villains of all-time, the Joker is quite simply one of the biggest, most impactful characters to come out of the medium. Readers and viewers never seem to stop finding him fascinating – which is why yet another version of the character will soon hit cinema screens in the form of Jared Leto’s tattooed, day glo-haired demon in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Regardless of whether you’re a hardcore superhero aficionado or not, there are some things that just about everyone knows about the Joker. He’s disfigured, his girlfriend is Harley Quinn, Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for playing him, etc. However, despite the character’s fame, there are a lot of facts about the Joker that you might not be so familiar with.
Just in time for his latest movie appearance, here are 10 things you absolutely need to know about that Clown Prince of Crime, that Harlequin of Hate, the Joker.