…And no one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
fangirl challenge: 1/5 villains
┕ The Joker (The Dark Knight)
“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you… stranger.”
The Dark Knight Rises script
Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn’t come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you. But we’d both know that you’d made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.
You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. lt makes you weak. How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible, without the most powerful impulse of the spirit? The fear of death. Make the climb. As the child did, without the rope. Then fear will find you again.
I ANALYZED YOUR BLOOD, ISOLATING THE RECEPTOR COMPOUNDS AND THE PROTEIN-BASED CATALYST.