Joker vs Penguin
Joker vs Penguin
I was given an assignment on what characters I would pit against each other and why so here it goes…
We all see good vs evil but what about evil vs evil? I have always like the character of the Joker in all his forms, TV, movies, comics and cartoons. But the bad guy I’ve always been creeped out by is the Penguin. I can never stand to watch him. When I try, I grimace the entire time.
What story line would I give them to go head-to-head? After much consideration, I decided what if the Joker has knowledge with chemicals and weapons, either through mass hypnosis or brain washing. A chemical leached into Gotham’s water supply or even implantation of a device injected into humans getting vaccinated causing citizens to become violent. A mass hysteria ensues so the Joker could be in control of Gotham. Look at all the possibilities and problems it would cause for Batman.
But what if Penguin wanted to control Gotham too? Not being as smart or lack thereof for the right materials, he decided lets steal this from the Joker and his henchmen. So Penguin decides Harley is Joker’s weak link, poor Harley gets kidnapped so Joker will hand over the goods at least that’s what Penguin thinks.
But lets say to complicate matters further Batman is incapacitated so he can’t help. What if a newcomer among bad guys, for argument’s sake say Harley’s brother decided to leave behind his criminal past and be the hero. This would be an incredible scenario that may never play out, but in my mind it would be amazing to see.
Jamie Nixon covers Entertainment for MFST, you can follow her on Twitter @JamieNixon79