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Batman’s Infamous Rogues Gallery.

“Sometimes… sometimes I think the Asylum is a head. We’re inside a huge head that dreams us all into being. Perhaps it’s your head, Batman. Arkham is a looking glass… and we are you.”   - Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

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“A doctor at Arkham once described for me The Joker’s state of mind: imagine trying to solve the world’s most difficult math equation while you’re surrounded by six televisions that sit five inches from your face–all tuned to different stations, all rapidly switching channels, all with the volume at full blast. That’s what it’s like to be The Joker.”   -  Batman: Cacophony

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“Ladies. Gentlemen. You have eaten well. You’ve eaten Gotham’s wealth. Its spirit. Your feast is nearly over. From this moment on – none of you are safe.”

Heath is one of those actors who, in his best work, completely transforms himself and that sort of consumes his star quality. He’s creating something that’s entirely original for himself and so he’s never done anything like this before. I can’t say that I was hugely surprised or worried about the reaction because whoever we would’ve cast, it’s going to be tough for people to know how the palette is going to work. Particularly with Heath, who’s dredging something up from a side of himself that you’ve never seen before.

— Christopher Nolan on Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)