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What are the most insane theories about Joaquin Phoenix's Joker?

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Rainier Sulla - Binge.co Contributor

Now that Joker is finally taking the spotlight, we're sure you all have questions that you can't wait to be answered. After all, this is the first time we're seeing his character portrayed in this light. Lucky for you, we have theories that might give you a few ideas about the film!

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  1. 1Arthur is Bruce Wayne's half-brother

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    The Joker is very much obsessed with the Wayne family. Why? Perhaps it's because he is one of them. This is based on the idea that he is the result of Thomas Wayne and Mrs. Fleck's affair in the past.

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  1. 2Arthur's mom is going to die

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    It doesn't take a genius to figure out how much Arthur loves his mom. It seems that his relationship with her is going to be a pivotal force in his life. And who knows, her mother's death could be the reason he becomes the villain we all know.

  2. 3Mrs. Fleck was wronged by Thomas Wayne

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    How did the Joker's mom fall mentally ill? Well, Thomas Wayne could have been the reason. This theory is based on the idea that he and Mrs. Fleck had a romantic connect and that it didn't end well for the Joker's mother.

  1. 4Arthur is a broken man

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    The trailer opens with a few shots of Arthur Fleck AKA Joker, who seems to be struggling with depression. He is seen talking to a social worker about his day and then walks down through Gotham city in a slouched posture.

  2. 5Arthur's mother is mentally ill

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    We also see shots of Arthur bathing his mother and dancing with her later, which only suggests that his mother's mental health is obviously not in its best state.

  3. 6Arthur is going to blame Thomas Wayne for his mom's death

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    When his mother dies, his motivation as the Joker is to seek vengeance on people who might be responsible for it, specifically Wayne Enterprises. Perhaps because her mother's medication is too high a price for him to afford it.

  4. 7Joker will be about class struggle

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    If you watch Joker's trailer closely, you would see that a lot of imagery in the clip represents the division between the privileged and the underprivileged. You see those men clad in a suit? They obviously represent the upper-class.

  5. 8Arthur will start a revolution against the upper class

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    The mob of people wearing clown masks could have been influenced by Joker to be in revolt against those in power. The train incident could have been Joker's last straw or boiling point.

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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "My Marxist baddies where you at? I've LOVED Batman since I was a kid and reading really educational theories about class really got me thinking! Although Joker is a really really bad icon for the proletariat, but if that's what it takes to defeat billionaires. Maybe I'll settle for that."
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    Joker will be about class struggle
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "This is one of the classic theories about Joker. I really believe in it but people do say that it's probably just like Spiderman's Electro situation... bad mix of brain chemicals and bad series of events made him spiral. But idk this theory really works for me."
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    Arthur is Bruce Wayne's half-brother
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "TBH I kinda think this is true just because men in real life think like this. They think mental illness is a free pass to treat people like shit. Personally I think this is pure sh*t but it's highly likely don't you all think?"
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    Arthur is a broken man
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "If not the joker drug theory... It has got to be this. I love my mom so much and wouldn't go on mass murdering people. But id totally see it happening."
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    Arthur's mom is going to die
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "Read this once in a joker origin theories and honestly? It was so agreeable. Billionaires shouldn't ever exist anyway. DESERVE."
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    Arthur is going to blame Thomas Wayne for his mom's death
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "Let this be true PLEASE... I really need to see the human in Joker. His villainry just feels a little too 2D for me you know?"
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    Arthur will start a revolution against the upper class
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "Could be.... After seeing joaquin phoenix's performance, I was in awe, but also pretty positive that theory is a postulate."
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    Arthur's mother is mentally ill
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    "TBH Batman should at least be accountable the stuff he does. He's no saint for sure!"
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    Mrs. Fleck was wronged by Thomas Wayne
This list is about What are the most insane theories about Joaquin Phoenix's Joker
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Arthur is Bruce Wayne's half-brotherOther 15 Paid
2Arthur's mom is going to dieOther 14 Paid
3Mrs. Fleck was wronged by Thomas WayneOther 9 Paid
4Arthur is a broken manOther 4 Paid
5Arthur's mother is mentally illOther 4 Paid
6Arthur is going to blame Thomas Wayne for his mom's deathOther 3 Paid
7Joker will be about class struggleOther 1 Paid
8Arthur will start a revolution against the upper classOther 0 Paid
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