My sister, brother and I was having a discussion about Batman and Gotham City and I was telling them I feel a lot of sympathy to The Joker and I wouldn't mind dating him if he would date me. He just seem like a sad lonely soul who seek thrill and fun because he's sad. My sister agrees my brother thinks I am insane. What do you guys think?
Most Helpful Guy
you are insane.
look up "anti social personality disorder."
that's what they call sociopaths now.
he has all the tendencies.
sociopaths happen in real life, so this is important to know: they are not hurt, damaged people. they can not be fixed. they are people born with the complete inability to feel empathy. they CAN NOT connect to people. they can not love people. lives of other people have no value to them, because they can not connect with people in any way. a sociopath feels like the only real person in a world made of cardboard cut outs.
it is possible to be 100% pure evil. most people, even people like Hitler and Stalin, were not 100% pure evil though. If you have the ability to care about, to love, even one other person, you have the innate ability to, in theory, care about people in general, which is the basis for morality. A sociopath can not feel any love, any compassion, for anyone. they just... don't feel it. and they don't understand it. imagine if you could not see the color yellow. it just was not visible. you might know something is missing, you might catch on that other people see this color you don't... but nothing they can do can ever explain to you what it is.
there are stories about people with sociopathy who do things like... walk into their home, and just beat their parents to death with a hammer... not because they are mad or anything, but just because they are curious if it will make them feel anything. will they feel guilt? will they be disgusted with their actions? will they cry when their parents are gone? will they feel like they did anything wrong? because they know that's how other people would feel, so they are curious if they will, and their amazing lack of humanity, brought about by their inability to connect, means they can just do something like that, and while they know it is "wrong," they don't feel like it is wrong. They have nothing on the inside screaming in horror at what they are doing.
That is what the Joker character is. That is all he is. He is not sad. He is not lonely. He is not damaged by life and broken and waiting to be fixed. He is written to be a soulless monster in human form who is utterly incapable of caring for anyone, or of feeling any guilt for anything he has done, so his entire existence is nothing but a game, and the only point to the game is to be amused.0
Most Helpful Girl
You did get it right that he's damaged but he's still a sadistic psychopath. This was a very different question until you said that you would date him. Girl he's incapable of feeling emotions and is gonna use you. You do know about his relationship with Harley right?3
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