I’m combining days 3 and 4 for the 30 Day Geekgasm, as my favorite villain and my favorite explosion kind of go hand in hand. I considered Darth Vader and the explosion of the Death Star, but *spoiler alert* Darth Vader doesn’t actually stay a villain. Thus, The Joker.
Ah, The Joker. There’s not much I can really say about the guy that you don’t already know. He’s crazy, and he does it for the lulz. I don’t like that word but it’s very appropriate so I will not delete it. You see all these villains who do it because they really believe in it or because they’re out for vengeance. The Joker? He just really thoroughly enjoys it. And he’s not crazy in the way where he’s just kind of harmless and he hurts people but they always get him right back into Arkham. He wins frequently. He hatches this ridiculous plans and they work until Batman finally manages to stop him. And Batman is part of the reason he enjoys it so much. Fitting that the best villain belongs to the best hero, don’t ya think?
I am a fan of Heath Ledger’s Joker. You’ve gotta love Mark Hamill and Jack Nicholson, but Ledger is my main man. So this is a very neat little tie in with my favorite explosion.
I’m sure we all remember this part of the movie, The Dark Knight. I have never so thoroughly enjoyed an explosion in my life. First of all, we have the Joker dressed like a nurse leaving the hospital. Then he pushes the button and is prepared to keep walking like a badass, but then the explosion delays. And he turns around and just keeps pushing the button. Then, BOOM! The first explosion happens and he just sort of jumps and hops into his ride like ‘meant to do that’. I just about died. Let me tell you, in the theater, I was not alone in that. It kills me every time.
I love this guy so much I can’t even explain it. Ah! Okay. That’s my favorite. What’s yours?