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In an altered timeline, Martha Wayne became the Joker, fighting her husband Batman.

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This section of the history takes place during Flashpoint, a massive crossover event set in an alternate timeline to the mainstream DCU. History was completely changed when Professor Zoom finally found a way to erase his nemesis the Flash without harming his own legacy.

In the Flashpoint timeline, Joe Chill murders Bruce Wayne, rather than the boy's parents. Martha Wayne was so traumatized by the event and the loss of her son that she wasn't responding properly to therapy even after several months.[1] Months after Bruce's death, Thomas tracks Chill down and beats him to death. However, before doing do so, Thomas had talked to Martha, telling her that it was time to move on and that he missed her smile. While seemly despondent to Thomas telling her to move on, Martha took notice to the latter part of his statement. When Thomas returned and informs her that Chill was dead, she turned to her husband to reveal that she cut open her cheeks to create a faux smile, telling him that she was finally smiling. Thomas then had her institutionalized, realizing her mental breakdown.

Martha soon escapes and turns to a life of crime, working with her own version of Harley Quinn called Yo-Yo and becoming the archenemy of her husband, Batman. Her actions as Joker would cause further tragedy for Thomas as his vigilante partner Catwoman, to whom he had become a father-figure, was shot through the gut and paralyzed from the waist-down.[2]

Martha later kidnaps the twin children of Judge Dent and brings them to Wayne Manor.[3]. Shortly thereafter, Chief Gordon arrives to find what appears to be the Joker standing above the boy, aiming a pair of handguns at his head. Gordon opens fire, only to realize that the "Joker" he saw was really Dent's daughter, propped up on a chair and given the appearance of the Joker- complete with a tape with a smile on it and guns tied to her hands. After Gordon realizes what he has done, Martha ambushes him and slashes the chief's throat. Batman arrives at the manor soon afterwards to find Gordon dead, but Dent's daughter still clinging to life. Despite Batman's efforts, the girl dies in his arms, immediately followed by Martha pouncing on him, attacking him with a hammer. Thomas grabs Martha [4] and throws himself out of a nearby window along with her. Here, in the midst of fighting, he finally manages to get through to his estranged wife, telling her of "the old times", where he and Martha dies in the mugging, but their son survives, and that has discovered a way to rewrite history to make this a reality. He tells Martha that he needs her to tell him if he should, and in a moment of quiet lucidity, Martha simply tells him to promise that he will. However, she then asks what Bruce will do after the two of them are dead, and is shocked and horrified to learn that her son will grow up to become Batman, just like his father did. The shock drives her back into madness, and she attempts to flee. Thomas tries to catch her, but in her effort to avoid him, she loses her footing and falls to her death in an underground cave.


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