|Reviews for The Joker's Wild|
| H.G.Wells chapter 38 . 7/11
Wow. I have been glued to this story the whole day. I just have to review.
In spite of some spelling and grammatical errors here and there, I can find nothing wrong with this excellent fic. The plot, the character portrayals, the developments, the descriptions and explorations - all done flawlessly. The Titans - their characters and attempted relationships - are beautifully portrayed.
But of course, my review would be irrelevant if I didn't cover your portrayal of the titular character. This is by far the best portrayal of the Joker I have ever seen on this site. Not least the fact that his only true superpowers - unrestrained sadism, total lack of inhibition and amoral insanity - are shown with terrifying clarity.
Seriously, every time I read his lines, I could definitely hear Mark Hamill or Heath Ledger speaking them - they were just that fitting and excellent for the Joker. I also heard John DiMaggio, who voiced Joker in Under the Red Hood - an underrated performance in my opinion.
The way he is able to skillfully get at each of the Titans - thumbs up to BB for resisting the taunts to the end, better than anyone else - was just so creepy.
My favourite scene is the first fight, when he taunts Robin into losing his cool, talking about what he did to Jason and what he's going to do to Tim and Starfire. I swear I could hear that high pitched whining tension theme from Dark Knight whenever Ledger works his clown magic. Heard it many times in the story, actually. :-) Especially when he reveals unexpected plots and tortures BB.
The only thing is that Joker seems to talk a lot during fighting - presumably while he's dodging and throwing punches - sometimes more than we see him do. Still, that's fitting - as Bruce says to Terry McGuiness in the far future, Joker's vain and loves to talk and distract the heroes. You certainly nail that part of his personality - hell, you nail all of it. I've never seen a better portrayal.
Anyho, will start reading the sequel you wrote to this now. Would love to see the Titans face the other Gotham rogues - especially Scarecrow, my personal favourite (besides Joker). But I'll have to read to find out.
| TNO chapter 36 . 4/8
Good ol' Hollywood brute force hacking...
Because all criminal geniuses always forget locking accounts after few incorrect passwords
| Henry Garrick chapter 1 . 11/22/2017
The Joker's nihilistic madness and his lust for anarchy is quite fascinating indeed. Despite being completely psychopathic and horrifyingly sociopathic, he has the mind of a brilliant criminal genius and a master of terrorism when it comes to an arsenal of deadly weapons, various connections to the criminal underworld of Gotham City, an experience with explosives and bombs, enigmatic mind games of sadism, and an army of crime under his rule. Other crime lords and terrorists such as Penguin, Two-Face, Riddler, Scarecrow, Bane, Black Mask, Professor Hugo Strange, Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, Salvatore "The Boss" Maroni, Rupert Thorne, Deathstroke, and even Ra's Al Ghul have no brilliant and imaginative mastermind of crime and terrorism like Joker. Batman has always been obsessed over Joker's background and ambitions of why he chooses to terrorize the people of Gotham City and his family, just like Nightwing has been obsessed over Deathstroke and his plans to eradicate the Teen Titans and annihilate Jump City for reasons unknown. The heroes don't always realize this, but all it really takes is one bad day to turn a human being into a monster of madness. Joker was once a man with an unknown name who lived in a poor apartment with his pregnant wife and he worked day and night as an engineer for the ACE Chemicals Factory and as a stand-up comedian, but he started losing money and that's when he became a petty thief called Red Hood. He did robberies for Falcone after his pregnant wife died of a household accident and when a robbery had gone wrong at ACE Chemicals due to Batman showing up, he fell into a vat of chemicals and resurfaced as The Joker. Slade Wilson was once drafted in the US Army during the Korean War when he was a teenager. He met his wife Adeline during the Vietnam War and they had their firstborn son Grant together with William Wintergreen as the godfather, but when he ended up being a dishonorable discharge and subjected to a failed medical experiment by the US Government who turned him into the deadly rogue mercenary known as Deathstroke, the people in charge of the experiment caused the death of his wife and son, but not before Adeline gave birth to their young son Joseph AKA Jericho and their daughter Rose AKA Ravager. Slade Wilson lost all of his chances of being a good husband and father years ago when he became Deathstroke and half of his family died because of his mistakes. Deathstroke became his own kind of sociopathic madman when he started terrorising Nightwing and the Teen Titans in Jump City while fulfilling contracts as a mercenary to terminate targets for terrorist groups, major crime syndicates, corporations, shady government agencies, warlords of failed states, and zealot cults as well. Almost second to Deadshot, Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke became the World's Deadliest Assassin. From Gotham to Star City, Deathstroke had earned the reputation of being a fearsome mercenary not to be trifled with. Joker has also earned the reputation of being the most dangerous psychopath on Earth, from Gotham City to Metropolis. Even Deathstroke himself fears the madness of The Joker that he'd rather stay incarcerated in Blackgate Prison than deal with Gotham's Prince of Anarchy. The doctors of Arkham Asylum could never contain his insanity, yet after many various escapes, Batman still apprehends him time and time again for more incarceration and/or maximum security to keep him there until the day he dies. Such madness is so very fascinating when it comes to Batman against Joker and Nightwing against Deathstroke, they can never be contained no matter what we do.
| David Case chapter 38 . 11/19/2017
It's never that simple with Joker, it never is. Arkham Asylum is his "humble abode" and he enjoys it more than Carmine "The Roman" Falcone enjoys Blackgate Prison. When Joker died in Arkham City after Professor Hugo Strange and his "Protocol 10" failed to destroy the entire population of scumbags and murderers, Gotham's criminal underworld was hit by this shockwave and the inevitable power struggle was ready to commence. Scarecrow returned to Gotham City with his new partner, the mysterious and vengeful Arkham Knight, along with a powerful Militia under their command as they made an alliance with Gotham's crime lords, Penguin, Two-Face, Riddler, and Harley Quinn to occupy and take over the entire city and seek their retribution on Batman once and for all. Batman first met Joker a decade ago in Old Gotham when he impersonated Black Mask, took over his mafia, replaced him as the new crime kingpin of Gotham City, declaring a gang war on Falcone, Maroni, and Penguin, started 2 riots in Blackgate Prison, and hired 8 of Gotham's most deadly and dangerous assassins, Deathstroke, Killer Croc, Firefly, Copperhead, Deadshot, Electrocutioner, Lady Shiva, and Bane for one night only on Christmas Eve to kill the Dark Knight for $50,000,000 before midnight. A decade later, Joker, Harley Quinn, and hundreds of their henchmen took over Arkham Asylum along with the help of Bane, Scarecrow, Victor Zsasz, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and Scarface to manufacture and perfect the dangerous super-steroid chemical called TITAN which they were planning to use on their own henchmen to create an army of Bane-like monsters to reign anarchy upon Gotham City. When Batman defeated the TITAN-enhanced Joker, the Clown Prince of Chaos was poisoned by the devastating side-effects of the TITAN overdose and he poisoned both his arch enemy and Gotham's hospitals to persuade Batman to search Arkham City for the cure while trying to evade Professor Hugo Strange and his TYGER Guards watching over the entire mega-prison and win the turf war against Penguin and Two-Face. Unfortunately, Joker fell by his own demise and sudden death when he murdered Talia Al Ghul and accidentally made Batman destroy the last piece of the cure while having Clayface battling the Dark Knight to distract him while he tried to gain immortality from the hidden Lazarus Pit of Ra's Al Ghul but failed when Batman destroyed the entire Lazarus Chamber.
| Flint Nathanson chapter 23 . 11/9/2017
The Joker is not a man or a clown, he's The Devil himself! Deathstroke is just a mercenary compared to the Jester of Genocide!
| Charlie Khan chapter 17 . 10/20/2017
Only Batman and Robin know The Joker better than the Teen Titans, Deathstroke, the HIVE Organization, and/or the fucking Brotherhood of Evil combined! Joker is the Definition of Insanity and Judgement Day compared to all of those Gotham City Rogues straight out of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison! I don't care if Lex Luthor, Vandal Savage, Ra's Al Ghul, Professor Hugo Strange, Scarecrow, Bane, Brainiac, Grodd, Atrocitus, General Zod, Doomsday, Ares, Hades, Per Degaton, Mongul, Lord Trigon, Brother Blood, Damien Darhk, General Steppenwolf and/or even Darkseid are the most biggest and baddest villains of all time, they are all arrogant would-be overlords compared to the anarchy and mass homicidal evil of The Joker himself! Joker would never hesitate to bring forth and lead the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse to end the Earth in Conquest, War, Famine, and Death to spite Batman and all of humanity in Gotham City! Both Bruce Wayne and Slade Wilson have something somewhat in common. Bruce Wayne is the rich CEO of WayneTech/Philanthropist/Billionaire/Playboy Bachelor/Crimefighting Vigilante/World's Greatest Detective of Gotham City known as Batman, his family estate butler Alfred Pennyworth is one of his many trustworthy friends who help him in the battle to defeat injustice, and he lost his parents when they were gunned down in his childhood days. Slade Wilson is a Fearsome Mercenary/Deadly and Dangerous Assassin/Professional Terrorist Mastermind/One of the World's Most-Wanted Hired Killers from Gotham, Jump, and Star City known as Deathstroke, he lost his wife Adeline and his son Grant when they were taken from him by Society, his daughter Rose and his younger son Joseph are all he has left of his kin, he and his old Korean/Vietnam War comrade and servant William Wintergreen is one of many known associates and old friends of his who help him complete a signed assassination contract by any means necessary, and finally they are as rich as wealthy sportshunters.
| David Case chapter 4 . 10/6/2017
Maybe we can do a story where Batman and the Teen Titans are trying to save Gotham City from Scarecrow, The Arkham Knight, and their Militia occupying the entire city!
| David Case chapter 4 . 10/5/2017
God damn! Batman and Robin have done their homework! They need hobbies, really bad!
| David Case chapter 3 . 10/5/2017
I still remember when the Dark Knight first started out on his crusade in Gotham City when crime lords such as Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, Salvatore "The Boss" Maroni, Rupert Thorne, Tony Zucco, Lew Moxon, Black Mask, and Penguin were ruling like the Olympian Gods over the little people, when Batman and GCPD Commissioner Jim Gordon were taking their Mafia down one block at a time, and when the Caped Crusader finally confronted The Joker face-to-face for the very first time back in the days of Old Gotham. Both Batman and Joker really changed everything in Gotham City forever. It never ceases to amaze me how the archrivalry between Batman and Joker is almost similar to the archrivalry between Nightwing and Deathstroke in the Teen Titans stories. The obsession between two archrivals are extremely fascinating. Will the Teen Titans also get to meet Batman, Oracle, Red Hood, Catwoman, Azrael, Commissioner Jim Gordon, Lucius Fox, Alfred Pennyworth, and the rest of the Gotham City Rogues straight out of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison besides Joker and Harley Quinn, such as Bane, Penguin, Two-Face, Riddler, Scarecrow, Black Mask, Professor Hugo Strange, Ra's Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, the League of Assassins, Poison Ivy, Mister Freeze, Firefly, Deadshot, Anarky, Killer Croc, Copperhead, Electrocutioner, Man-Bat, Hush, Professor Pyg, Victor Zsasz, Mad Hatter, Lady Shiva, Clayface, Scarface, The Ventriloquist, The Dollmaker, Cornelius Stirk, The Great White Shark, Solomon Grundy, KGBeast, Deacon Blackfire, Prometheus, Maxie Zeus, Owlman, Talon, the Court of Owls, and the Sacred Order of Saint Dumas as well? Will there be a Batman/Teen Titans special where the Heroes are in Arkham City too?
| David Case chapter 2 . 10/5/2017
Deathstroke, Lord Trigon, Brother Blood, Damien Darhk, Ra's Al Ghul, the League of Assassins, the Brotherhood of Evil, the HIVE Organization, Lex Luthor, General Zod, Vandal Savage, Grodd, Black Adam, Darkseid, General Steppenwolf, Bane, Scarecrow, Professor Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, and/or Brainiac are all lame-ass teacher's pets compared to The Joker himself! Not even death can stop the bloodthirsty madness of the Clown Prince of Crime! Jason Todd, Barbara Gordon, Sarah Essen, and even Talia Al Ghul are all unfortunate victims of Joker's sadistic murders and tortures. The Teen Titans and the Jump City villains have no idea of what they're up against. Only Batman and Robin know from experience. They had lots of battles together against Gotham City's worst Rogues straight out of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison. The Joker is the greatest and most evil of them all and he has no equal on this Earth!
| TheDancingBerry chapter 1 . 8/5/2017
I read this in Mark Hamills Joker voice, so…good job, I guess?
| ManwithaPlan113 chapter 38 . 7/1/2017
In the end. Death is a solution for people like him. It's a noble goal to not kill...but it's utterly ridiculous when people like the Joker constantly get out and kill. And kill. And kill all over again each time
| Niftu Cal chapter 38 . 2/2/2017
I find I'm a little split on where to stand with this story. On one hand, the good. First of all, you nailed the Joker spot on. His parts were easily the best and most gripping of of the story. Serious chills in when he dealt with fanboy Control Freak, and the scene with the Beast Boy toy. You even were frank about portraying just how depraved he could be, just in case we started to think it was cool to have him around. The moments of self awareness and humor of tropes was also amusing. And I enjoyed the mature portrayal of Beast Boy. However, with all the buildup to the conclusion, it fell a little flat for me that Cyborg just used fear gas on the thugs, disarmed the bombs while having talking to Batgirl about heartbreak, and Robin knocked the duo out in a straight fight. Not even a near death, for all the talk of a suicide mission. There were a lot of pretty jarring spelling mistakes and repeat text that detracted from the story quality. And honestly, I think you let your own personal feelings on the characters carry too much weight in how you treated them in the story.
Overall, I may have done things a bit differently. But this was still a good story with great characters, and a chilling, compelling premise.
| Krusher chapter 16 . 1/27/2017
Cassie wouldn't have a snowballs chance against Raven, but I understand you're doing it for the sake of keeping the plot interesting so whatever.
| Krusher chapter 11 . 1/27/2017
Here's some BB trivia. Beast Boy's powers work by connecting him to "The Red" AKA the "morphogenic field" which is basically a force that all animal life is connected to. This means he can basically download the body of any animal that lives or has lived from the red, including terrestrials, aliens, and demons, dragons, phoenixes, sasquatches, etc. What he can not do, is make up his own transformations, or morph parts of his body individually, since he would not be turning into something that is part of the red.