One of DC’s biggest mysteries has finally been solved. The Joker is Batman’s main adversary and one of the most well-known villains in pop culture history.
The figure was even the subject of a feature film directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, which became the highest-grossing R-rated picture of all time.
The identity of the Clown Prince of Crime has long been a well-kept secret, with numerous projects and alternate narratives presenting their interpretations of the Joker’s name at birth.
However, the current issue of Flashpoint Beyond may have provided fans with the most convincing evidence of the Joker’s true identity thus far.
Warning! The information below contains spoilers for Flashpoint Beyond!
Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams, Mikel Janin Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Jordie Bellaire, and Rob Leigh wrote Flashpoint Beyond #5. The miniseries transports viewers to the Flashpoint Universe, which launched DC’s New 52 period, and stars Thomas Wayne as Batman.
The Dark Knight is on his way to Arkham Asylum to meet the Clockwork Killer, aka his former wife and Bruce Wayne’s mother, Martha Wayne. Following Bruce’s death, Martha went down a dark road and became The Joker, putting her against Thomas in the Flashpoint Universe.