Quote by Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight: “All you care about is money. This city deserves...”
Joker ( Heath Ledger ) Mob Scene
The Dark Knight: A Better Class Of Criminal?
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Rachel thinks that Bruce is being sarcastic when he says this, but it's actually a rare moment when he drops the "rich jerkwad" routine and tells people what he truly feels. He wants Dent to finish what Batman started, to do it legally, and to make Gotham safe enough so that it doesn't need a Batman. And I'm going to give it to them. Weirdly enough, the Joker has principles too. They're evil, psychotic, civilization-destroying principles, but principles nonetheless.
The caped crusader, police captain Jim Gordon and district attorney Harvey Dent set out to stop the Joker. Much of the film is dedicated to exploring what kind of criminal and what kind of hero Gotham City deserves. Everyone now knows that Batman is a kind of antihero, a "dark knight" who is allegedly a better hero than Gotham deserves but exactly the one it needs. But what about the Batman's alter-ero, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne? Careful attention to the Dark Knight and its predecessor film, Batman Begins, seems to show that Wayne might be exactly the "better class of criminal" that the Joker describes.
The Joker was a psychotic anarchist mastermind who, portrayed himself as an agent of chaos, rose to power in the criminal underworld by thrusting Gotham City into turmoil and drew Batman ever closer to crossing the fine line between heroism and vigilantism. Described as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy," Joker was potent in both mental combat and strategic planning, and his physique was defined by his clown makeup and gruesome Glasgow Smile that added sick comedy to all his crimes and misdeeds. In addition, largely due to that incarnation's popularity that regarded his very dark nature, several later incarnations of the Joker were depicted in a similarly dark manner. No one knew who the Joker really was. Little could be confirmed regarding his early life before he turned to a life of crime.