- The joker attacks and exposes Batman’s weaknesses. Every superhero has their own weakness. For instance, Superman has cryptonite which many villains use against him.
- Joker causes Batman to deal with difficult moral situation. Choose Harvey dent or Rachel. This moral decision allows us as viewer to paint Batman in a new light.
- They both have the same goal. They both have a version of Gotham that they want to have both of which are contradicting each other.
- Batman becomes a better person due to Joker.
- The joker creates his own material and doesn’t meet the normal cliche
Overall the Joker makes Batman better. It makes us (the audiance) understand Batman. We may see Batman as a hero or just a dick but either way we understand his reasons more because he doesn’t seem to be a powerful being. The Joker brings him down a peg and makes his character more human.