Are you a fan of the iconic hero-villain duo, Batman and Joker? If so, you might be wondering if there is a game in which Batman finally ends Joker’s reign of terror by killing him. In this article, we’ll explore the answer to this question and delve into the context behind it.
Firstly, it’s important to note that Batman has always been portrayed as a hero who never kills. He believes in justice and upholding the law, even if it means letting his arch-nemesis Joker live to wreak havoc another day. However, there have been instances in which Batman has been pushed to his limit and has come close to killing Joker.
One such instance is in the graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke” written by Alan Moore. In this story, Joker paralyzes Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) and then tortures her father Commissioner Gordon to prove that anyone can be driven insane like him. With his loved ones hurt and traumatized, Batman confronts Joker at an abandoned carnival for their final showdown.
During their confrontation, Batman tries to reason with Joker but ultimately fails. In a moment of desperation, he grabs Joker by the neck and starts choking him. It’s unclear whether or not he would have gone through with killing him if not for Commissioner Gordon’s intervention.
Another instance is in the video game “Batman: Arkham Knight”. Throughout the game, Joker appears as a hallucination in Batman’s mind due to exposure to his toxic blood. As the game progresses, it becomes apparent that the only way to stop the hallucinations is by using an experimental cure that would kill both Joker and Batman.
In one of the game’s multiple endings, players have the option to activate the cure which leads to a cutscene where Batman carries Joker’s lifeless body out of a crematorium before collapsing from his own injuries.
It’s worth noting that this ending is not considered canon, meaning it’s not part of the official Batman storyline. Additionally, the ending is only accessible if players have completed certain tasks throughout the game.
In conclusion, while there have been instances in which Batman has come close to killing Joker, there isn’t a game in which he definitively kills him. It goes against Batman’s character to take a life, even that of his greatest enemy. However, these moments serve as a reminder of the complex and often tumultuous relationship between Batman and Joker.
Remember: It’s important to stay true to your values and beliefs, even in the face of adversity. For Batman, that means upholding justice and never taking a life.