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The Joker is one of Batman and Robin's greatest foes in Gotham City. He frequently pairs up with the Penguin.

Physical appearance

The Joker is a middle-aged Caucasian male, who has bleached white skin, red lips and green hair, to resemble a clown (due to him having fallen into a vat of chemicals). He wears a purple pinstripe suit with a red bowtie, a red vest, gray gloves, purple pants and black shoes.


The Joker is known for being a prankster who often pulls pranks at the expense of others, in addition to having a wicked sense of humour. Of course, it didn't stop him from committing crimes or plot schemes that comes at the expense of Batman and Robin. In Scooby-Doo and guess who, he is revealed to have a greedy streak, as he tries to steal Batman's money. He is also easily flattered when Daphne talks about his lipstick knowledge, and their shared love of a particular discontinued red lipstick in the Miller & Frank Department Store.

Skills and abilities

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The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Season one

Joker and Penguin (right) unmasked in their haunted house.

The Joker and Penguin were involved in a counterfeiting operation, and they used the haunted house at the Gotham City Amusement Park as their hideout. When Batman and Robin explored the haunted house in order to search for them, the criminal duo used numerous spooky tricks and mechanisms to attempt to scare them away, which proved fruitless. However, they captured Batman and Robin by luring them into a trap room, which they couldn't escape from because the walls were too smooth for their Bat-lines to hook onto anything. When the heroes failed to return, the gang got worried and decided to investigate the haunted house themselves. When they did, they too were subject to the Joker's and Penguin's tricks and traps. However, despite their best efforts, they failed to scare the gang away.

The Dryad is really the Joker.

In a final attempt to get rid of them, they disguised themselves as skeletons and tried to chase them off. The disguises backfired; Scooby-Doo mistook them for "delicious-looking bones" and started chasing them. They ended up falling into their own trap, the very same one they used to capture Batman and Robin. After their capture, the two villains revealed that while they did pass the counterfeit money, they did not print it; the actual mastermind behind the operation was someone else whose identity they didn't even know.[4]

The Joker and Penguin later attempted to steal a flying suit from a spoonerism-prone inventor. They disguised themselves as a dryad and a troll, hoping to scare the gang off their trail.[5]

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

He and Penguin attempted to find the fortune of Bulldog Benson.[1]

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up

Joker in Scooby's dream.

At the beginning of his visit to the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City headquarters, Scooby-Doo dozed off and dreamt he was Batman's sidekick (wearing Robin's clothes), helping him take out the Joker.[6]

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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

The Joker unmasked as the Man-Bat

Season one

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The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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  • His first Scooby-Doo! Team Up appearance is based on his attire in the Silver/Bronze Age of DC Comics, while his second appearance and personality is based on the incarnation seen in Batman: The Animated Series (wherein he was voiced by Mark Hamill).

Appearances in other media

  • The Joker is widely regarded as Batman's greatest adversary. He was originally conceived as a comic-book character by artists, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, and writer, Bill Finger, for DC Comics, first appearing in Batman #1 (April 25, 1940).
  • In his early appearances in Batman comics, the Joker was portrayed as a homicidal maniac who murders people for pleasure and thrill, though that was subsequently toned down into being more of a prankster by the mid-1940s.
    • Consequently, the Joker's trait as a prankster was carried over into early adaptations, notably in the 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West and the animated adaptations produced by Filmation and subsequently Hanna-Barbera.
  • Joker's first animated appearance was in the The Adventures of Batman segments of the Filmation-produced, The Batman/Superman Hour, which were later repackaged as Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder. He was voiced by Larry Storch, who would reprise the role for The New Scooby-Doo Movies. He also appeared in Hanna-Barbera's The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, voiced by Frank Welker.
  • The incarnation of Joker in the film Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, originally appeared in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series on Cartoon Network. He was voiced by Jeff Bennett in both.
  • Interestingly enough, at the time the Joker made his two appearances in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, he was in the middle of a four-year absence in Batman comics, which ended in 1973 when he reappeared.
    • Following his reappearance in Batman comics, the Joker returned to his homicidal roots who matches wits with Batman with an increased emphasis on his insanity, which subsequently carried forward into later and more-recent adaptations, such as Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League.
    • As such, with the exception of the Scooby segment of The Brave and the Bold's Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, the gang has never encountered the more mainstream murderous version of the Clown Prince of Crime.


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