Was the Joker abused?

Joker. Born in Gotham City on November 21, 1946, Arthur had a difficult childhood, suffering bullying from his peers as well as enduring abuse when he was a child. He lived with his mother Penny Fleck who had possibly adopted him.
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What is the Joker's trauma?

Arthur's head injury in childhood is assumed after the description of ongoing childhood abuse. The audience sees Arthur mugged and beat up by a group of young men at the beginning of the movie, which might have further impacted his existing TBI.
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How was the Joker abused by his father?

History. According to the Joker, his father was "a drinker and a fiend". Joker claimed that his father gave him his cheek scars due to his being terrified when his father brutally stabbed his mother sadistically with a kitchen knife when she attempted to use to defend herself.
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Was Joker's mom abused?

In the 2008 critically acclaimed film The Dark Knight, part of the Nolanverse, the Joker once tells Gambol that his father was an alcoholic who physically abused his mother and was responsible for his Glasgow smile.
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What mental illness does the Joker have?

At the start of the film, Fleck is shown to struggle with a disorder that isn't exactly specified, but is most likely to be the Pseudobulbar Affect or PBA, which is often caused by injuries or neurological conditions.
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Was the Joker schizophrenic?

Ledger described his character as a 'psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy', and Paul Levitz, president of DC Comics in 2002–2009, said, 'I keep coming back to the way he physically incarnates madness'.
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Is Joker a sociopath or psychopath?

“His behaviour does not neatly fit into any condition. The Joker is clearly a psychopath. He has no conscience. He has no empathy for anybody.
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Why did the Joker go crazy?

The heist goes awry; the comedian leaps into a chemical vat to escape Batman, surfacing disfigured. This, combined with the earlier accidental death of his wife and unborn child, drives the comedian insane, turning him into the Joker.
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Who abused Arthur in Joker?

Believed to have been born in Gotham City, Arthur was abandoned as a baby and was later adopted by Penny Fleck. Penny allowed one of her boyfriends to sexually and physically abuse Arthur while tied to a radiator.
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Why does the Joker keep laughing?

In the film that shattered box office records over the weekend, Phoenix's sinister character explains he has a condition that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. It's called pseudobulbar affect, also known as PBA, and it's a neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable laughing and/or crying outbursts.
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What is the Joker's backstory?

Published in 1951, Detective Comics #168 revealed that the Joker was once the Red Hood, a masked criminal who fell into a vat of acid while attempting to escape from Batman. When he emerged from the cauldron, the villain was cursed with green hair, corpse-white skin, and that unnerving perma-grin.
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How was the Joker childhood?

He experienced physical abuse and neglect by his stepfather. He was adopted by a woman who was living with her own mental illness, which prevented her from being the nurturing force he needed. These relationships could have made him feel safe and protected and buffered his trauma, but instead were limited and empty.
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How did Joker get his scar?

In 1989's Batman, we see the transformation of Jack Napier into Joker. His face is lacerated by shattered glass when a deflected bullet hits a dial in the Axis Chemical's facility. It causes him to plunge over a railing into a vat of chemicals below.
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Did the Joker have PTSD?

He was a murderer, but there was no indication of his mental instability. The Joker, or Jack Napier, has been casually diagnosed with a plethora of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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What disorder does Harley Quinn have?

While she does inevitably become his “girlfriend” (although he never treats her with love and respect) and his assistant, Harley doesn't appear to have antisocial personality disorder. Instead, her character is closer to a diagnosis of histrionic personality disorder. Those symptoms are: Being flirtatious or seductive.
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Is the Joker Mr Wayne's son?

The latter scene occurs as Arthur is forced to face facts about his supposed Wayne heritage. When he finally opens one of the letters that his mother has been sending to Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), he discovers that he's Wayne's son — Bruce Wayne's (Dante Pereira-Olson) half-brother.
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Will there be a Joker 2?

'Joker 2': Todd Phillips Confirms 'Joker' Sequel Is On the Way, Reveals Title. Joaquin Phoenix is returning for the sequel. Image via Warner Bros. Over a year after rumors began floating around that Todd Phillips' Joker would receive a sequel, Phillips has officially confirmed the news.
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What did Arthur's mum do?

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' convicted killer mum has released a statement about the death of her only son - from behind bars. Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow, 27, is serving an 11-year sentence after stabbing her on-off partner to death in a drink and drug-fuelled rage at her flat in February 2019.
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Is Joker role cursed?

But the fun of the character is also its curse - so deranged and cruel and manipulative is The Joker that he tends to mess up whoever he plays.
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Who died after playing the Joker?

HEATH Ledger was a bold, imaginative, Australian actor who was at the height of his career before he tragically died at the age of just 28. Ledger secured his legendary status by playing the Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, for which he won a posthumous Oscar following his tragic death in 2008.
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Does the Joker do drugs?

The main character smokes a lot and takes medication. However, neither are used in violent or abusive ways.
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Does the Joker have autism?

Joker was not autistic, because he seemed to deeply desire social connection (most of his fantasies were surrounding connecting with others). Further, aspergers are not more violent, and often more a victim of violence.
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Which is worse a psychopath or a sociopath?

Both psychopaths and sociopaths present risks to society, because they will often try and live a normal life while coping with their disorder. But psychopathy is likely the more dangerous disorder, because they experience a lot less guilt connected to their actions.
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What personality type is the Joker?

Which personality type was the Joker? The Joker was an unhealthy ENTP personality type. His ego was fragile, particularly when he felt threatened or there was a chance that someone made him look incompetent. He was critical of others and argumentative.
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Does Joker have OCD?

Joker had no anxiety symptoms. He did not present with any significant obsessive compulsive phenomenon.
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