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Is the Joker in Suicide Squad Same as Batman?

The Joker in Suicide Squad is one of the most iconic and talked-about characters in recent years. But there is a question that has been on the minds of many fans – Is the Joker in Suicide Squad the same as Batman’s Joker? Let’s take a closer look.

Origins of the Joker

The Joker was first introduced in Batman #1 in 1940 as a criminal mastermind with a sadistic sense of humor. He quickly became one of Batman’s most notorious villains and has been portrayed in various forms over the years.

The Dark Knight’s Joker

In 2008, Heath Ledger gave an unforgettable performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His portrayal was gritty, dark, and focused on chaos. This version of the Joker had no clear origin story and was more of a force of nature than a typical villain.

Suicide Squad’s Joker

In 2016, Jared Leto took on the role of the Joker in Suicide Squad. This version is much more flamboyant and flashy than previous portrayals. He has tattoos all over his body, including “Damaged” written on his forehead.

Are they the same?

While both versions share similarities such as their love for causing chaos, their physical appearance is vastly different. The Dark Knight’s Joker had scars all over his face while Suicide Squad’s Joker has tattoos and a more polished appearance.

Furthermore, there are hints that suggest they may not be the same character at all. In Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn mentions how she fell for Mr. J after he “took her to Ace Chemicals,” which is where she becomes Harley Quinn in some versions of her origin story. However, this contradicts The Dark Knight’s portrayal where there is no clear indication that this is how he became who he is.


In conclusion, while both versions of the Joker share similarities, they are not the same character. The Dark Knight’s Joker was a gritty and chaotic force of nature while Suicide Squad’s Joker was a more flamboyant and polished criminal.

Their physical appearances and origins also vary greatly. Regardless, both portrayals have left a lasting impact on pop culture and will continue to be discussed by fans for years to come.