After escaping from Arkham Asylum, the Joker seeks revenge on those responsible for imprisoning him with a new invention: a cannon that can instantly trap human beings inside concrete slabs painted to look like playing cards. Using this invention, he successfully "cards" and abducts the judge who ha
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Appearing in "Topsy Turvy"
- The Joker
- Judge Horace Wigzell
- Gotham City
- GCPD Headquarters
Synopsis for "Topsy Turvy"
After escaping from Arkham Asylum, the Joker seeks revenge on those responsible for imprisoning him with a new invention: a cannon that can instantly trap human beings inside concrete slabs painted to look like playing cards. Using this invention, he successfully "cards" and abducts the judge who had last sentenced him, and narrowly avoids capture by the Batman.
From the encounter, Batman deduces that the Joker means to "card" fifty-two people to complete his twisted deck; subsequently, he visits the Joker's last known hideout to search for clues. There, he is attacked by the Joker, only to discover after a quick battle that "Joker" is an impostor - an Arkham employee whom the real Joker had intimidated into carrying out his dirty work. The real Joker had been locked inside Arkham all along.
Upon learning this, Batman infiltrates Arkham and confronts the Joker in his cell, demanding to know his endgame. The Joker, however, overpowers him and locks him inside the cell, and leaves to complete his revenge scheme at the abandoned Gotham Palace Theater. Batman narrowly avoids being discovered by disguising himself as the Joker, and escapes at the first opportunity to hunt down the Joker.
At the Gotham Palace Theater, the Joker has taken the future subjects of his card collection (including Detectives Bennett and Yin) captive, and shows them their ultimate fate: to be flung into Gotham River to drown. Shortly after he "cards" Detective Yin, however, Batman arrives and begins to battle with him. While Bennett helps chip Yin free, Batman defeats the Joker with a decisive punch that puts the madman into his own weapon's line of fire, trapping the Joker inside a slab painted - fittingly enough - to resemble a Joker card.
- This episode first aired in the United States on February 5th, 2005.
- According to the Joker's rant at Gotham Palace Theater, he despises macaroni and cheese.
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