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Why The Joker’s Last Name Is Wayne: A Convincing Fan Theory

For 80 years, Batman and Joker have punched and laughed their way into the #1 rivalry in comics. Every story that you could ever imagine about them has been done. Batman and Joker become pirates? Done. Batman and Joker switch brains? Done. But there’s one story that’s been teetering on the edge of existence for years, and the writers at DC Comics have been preparing us for it, little by little. The Joker is Batman’s brother. Take it in for a second. Don’t shit your pants. Okay, let’s begin. Even The Movies Follow This Line Of Thinking It was subtly hinted at in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight: If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight, jeez. I am so, so sorry. But for those of you that saw the poster for the film and decided to go see Hancock instead, this was the one time in the The Dark Knight where the Joker was caught off-guard, talking about his past. Sure, he had multiple made-up explanations for his scars, but this time it was different. He had a legitimate lost-in-thought flashback to his actual father. According to Joker, this “distinguished gentleman” (as the script calls him) bore a resemblance to