Gonna have to ask you to post a ref of what you're talking about.
Still, fact remains, for the past 20 years (give or take a few) Mark Hamill's Joker has been THE Joker. Save for The Batman, Under the Red Hood, and Batman Brave and the Bold.
The Batman Joker was different, but still fun and enjoyable.
Under the Red Hood was a buff version of TAS Joker, same sick humor different voice.
Brave and the Bold Joker was Classic Batman comics Joker, which fit since Brave and the Bold was Classic comics Batman.
This new incarnation is just lacking on all fronts. To me at least. This Joker will always be nothing but a stooge in Jokers clothing.
I absolutely hated The Batman's Joker. I never realised Greg Weisman had anything to do with that series (although I should have, seeing all the similarities between detective Yen and Elisa Maza) or that Kevin Michael Richardson was voicing him. That design and voice was so off for the Joker - he looked like a mutated lizard rather then a clown. The closest he came to being genuinely funny was in the Harley episode that Paul Dini wrote.
I am OK with this Joker, though. Much like the YJ Bane, he is younger and still getting his act working. He is also pretty similar to the Dark Knight version with his jokes being more brutal and to the point while being suicidally mad.
Back on topic, though, when can we expect new episodes? I love this show. I hope it stays on air for a long, long time and will not suffer from any DC meddlings due to whatever new crisis happens in the comics at the time.
I'm rather weary of the idea that everytime the Joker shows up, he has to be pulling the strings.
As for Deathstroke, we're talking about a character that is, by all intents and purposes, a hired gun. Having him work for someone else doesn't strike me as too much of a betrayal of what he's all about.
I don't need the Joker to be pulling the strings; I just don't think anyone should play him as a chump; He's the Joker. You can't predict what he'll do, you can't use him as a fall guy.
In a better show, The Light would have been smart enough to realize they can't rely on the Joker as a minion. That's part of his character; he may not always call the shots, but he's nobody's chump. He messes up the best-laid plans of more manipulative villains on a whim; one day he'll rig a subway collision, the next he'll try and sell people laughing fish. Only an idiot would think they have any control over the Joker; for the Light to actually SUCCEED at using him as another pawn in their game goes against one of the Joker's basic tents; he's completely and totally unpredictable.
Geez, how did you miss the part of the episode where the Joker almost killed EVERYONE? While the rest of the Injustice League was willing to surrender, he would have rather killed himself and everyone around him then be captured. That's proving EXACTLY why he is totally unreliable. And just HOW do you know or can predict that Weisman won't have the Joker do some private investigating on his own, and finally getting to distrupt the Light's plans just for the heck of it?
I really wish people weren't comparing the Light's plans to past series' big reveals, considering we don't know what they are. I myself did not criticise Transformers Prime's big reveal about Optimus before they pulled it.
Edited by BB Shockwave, 09 January 2012 - 05:16 AM.