What is the Joker’s real name? How did he become so insane?
I also think that the Joker’s real name is unknown. The Joker has been established as an identity adopted by the most recent person who has dressed up in that persona, which they had originally inherited from Dr Hugo Strange. Aside from some limited flashbacks to when he was a child, there are no notable scenes of him before he became the Joker. In Batman #663 it’s told how this future Jokerette became fascinated with clowns and created her own alter-ego at age seven. He was born one year before Bruce Wayne, and five years after Batman first started wearing his batman suit. His parents were killed when he was young; however, according to Tim Drake his parents beat him mercilessly for what seemed like hours
The Joker’s real name is unknown. Nobody knows his actual past and nobody has ever cared to find out because it doesn’t really matter. His earliest known confirmed activity began some time in 1965, as a prankster plaguing the Gotham Museum of Art, but in 1972 a robber was apprehended who went by the new identity of “the Joker”. As the years progressed, he became more and more mentally unhinged and villainous, committing countless crimes (all with “a criminal twist”) for which there finally came no settling account-including murdering many people who irked him or interfered with his mayhem. In the late 1970s he settled on being an agent of chaos who took delight in creating disasters like sinking ships.
Batman’s archenemy is Alan Moore, his parents never really loved him and he was a drop out.
The Joker has no real name because his name changes as often as the person who embodies him, so it would be impossible to list them all. Nor does he have any defined origin story; some people say his madness came after falling in love with a woman whose smile resembled that of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland and stabbing her through-the-heart when she wouldn’t kill Bruce Wayne for him while other people say he got mad after being kidnapped by an obsessive fan of Batman’s named Joe Chill who shot him and stuck a fish hook in his mouth to make it look like he lost one side of his face
It is unknown how the Joker became so insane.
He may have received his insanity through contact with other supervillains such as Maxie Zeus, who was suffering from intense precognition-induced madness by being mad at the world and believing that it was “rubber” and could not be changed. With his son dead, he planned to destroy Gotham City—despite warnings from his premonitions of impending doom—with a dirty bomb supplied by a mad scientist known less for compassion than for cruelty. The plan is interrupted before he can detonate the bomb when Batman intervenes; in response, Zeus hurls himself off a ledge to what he imagines will be certain death below
One of the Joker’s real names is Mr. J, and he became the Joker in a chemical accident that bleached his skin white, colored his hair green, and left him with red stains across his face.
He was originally called Jack Napier but after an incident involving a vat of chemicals which smeared clown makeup onto his face he went by many aliases including Red Hood, The Fiend with Twenty Different Faces and The Co-ed Killer. He eventually settled on the name “The Joker”. The scars are from tar washed into crevasses while he was submerged under water for long periods after an air pocket in the zeppelin bursted and it started to sink underwater.
The Joker has not revealed any personal information other than that his name is simply “the Joker” or he may mask his identity by referring to himself as John, Johnny, Jack, or Jackie.
He’s hinted in interviews that it was a childhood experience with peas and an unpaid bill that scarred him for life; while this is likely apocryphal, it’s also the type of tale the Joker would feed on. It could very well be true (though many comics writers have different takes on what actually happened), but we’ll never know for sure. There’s no one answer to “why”, though there are some pretty cool ones out there! Permanently living in Gotham with such hard luck might shorten anyone’s sanity rope
No one knows what his true name is. His journey into insanity was an unfortunate accident!
The Joker’s real name is known by few living people and it has been hinted to have been a subject of discussion from those in the mob. When he was 8, he became fascinated with chemistry, which led to him blowing up his parents’ home (and their bodies) because they wouldn’t let him conduct any more experiments on his own. This intense love of science caused an accident that left him permanently scarred and thus deemed insane.
His real name is most likely “Jack Napier.” And the Joker was never particularly sane to begin with. What happened to him – at least in Alan Moore’s graphic novel, The Killing Joke – was a major brain trauma and chemical bath orchestrated by his psychiatrist (who happened to be his uncle).
The event made whatever sanity he had left snap. He turned from an average joe into what we all know him as today: crazy as hell.
Why he became so insane is irrelevant. It would just take up space to go into that, and it’s not the primary focus of this answer.
I think his real name is Roland Daggett. The Joker makes fun of him right before poisoning his drink at Gotham City’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in “Batman Returns”. It’s worth noting that in this scene, the Joker seemed to know who had paid him to do it as well. So while we don’t know why he turned insane, we can safely say he was always a calculating villain with an agenda rather than a madman incapable of thought like most comics make him out to be – Batman can attest to that better than anyone after all these years battling with him!
His name is apparently Jack Napier. He became the Joker because he watched his wife, Mary, die of a gunshot to the head while she was holding their unborn child in her arms.
Henceforth he sought revenge on all those responsible for the crimes perpetrated against him and his family as Batman’s arch nemesis, The Joker. And because no one knows who would adopt such a persona unless they had undergone a severe mental breakdown.”
Anyone who has gone through trauma may well not want to deal with it any longer and give up on life completely by becoming comically crazy in order to escape its pain.