Hello all you Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
The results of our first weekly poll are in. If you put in a vote thank you for the participation. Consequently, if you didn’t vote then don’t be mad at the results. There’s no crying about it now.
Here’s a quick recap of those in the running for the best Joker:
Jared Leto – The newest version of the Joker for the silver screen. Leto played the Joker in Suicide Squad. He’s known to be upset with the outcome. He has vocalized that a lot of his scenes were cut from the final cut.
Heath Ledger – Heath gave us a dark realistic version of the Joker in The Dark Night (2008). His version of the character got him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Jack Nicholson – For many Jack’s rendition was our first Joker. He played the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman. As a result, for years it was said that nobody else should ever play the Joker due to how well he played the role.
Mark Hamill – Mark gave the voice to the Joker in the much loved Batman: The Animated Series. He also voices the Joker for the popular Batman: Arkham games: Asylum, City, and Knight. For many, this is the only true voice for the Joker.
Cesar Romero – The original Joker from the Adam West starring Batman TV Show (1966-1968). Many of the versions that came after had small amounts of inspiration from the kookiness Cesar gave to the character.
Who was the Best Joker?
Bringing up the rear in a big way, with ZERO votes, was Jared Leto. It may be due to the small sample size we got from him or just the fact that he had some mighty big clown shoes to fill. We think it was the shoes.
The second runner ups were Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson tied with 2 votes. It seems that the Jokers of yesteryear are so far out of the average fans focus, that they come up just short of being the punch line.
That leaves two big hitters going mano-a-mano. This clown fight is no laughing matter. In a bout consisting of Joker venom and Acid squirting flowers only one could be The Clown Prince of Crime.
Runner-Up: Mark Hamill
It seems that years of doing the character and a voice alone wasn’t enough for Mark. He came up just shy of grabbing the crown with 8 votes. A valiant effort for sure.
The Clown Prince of Crime
Your winner and reining champion is Heath Ledger. When he asks ” You wanna know how I got these scars?” We can assume they came from fighting off all the other great contenders for title of Best Joker. Ledger wins it with a total of 10 votes.
Congrats to the winner. If you are happy with the results let us know in the comments below. If you were unhappy with them you can also let us know. Just don’t get mad if your told tough cookies and quite your whining. Your vote matters, so make sure your nerd voice is heard! You can also support us by sharing the nerd love with your friends.
Stay tuned for next week’s Geek Fight Poll.
MEST5150 – Contributer