Deviant Art

Darkest Knight

By Nocluse

Twisted from Batman

“You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little … push.”
—The Joker

The Joker finally did it. He killed Jason Todd. That was all it took to push Batman over the edge. The immensely guilt-ridden Batman had turned his sorrow and regret into pure rage, something the Joker didn’t expect. Batman would become a cruel, ruthless vigilante, and made it his ultimate goal to kill the Joker.

In his furious rampage to find and kill the Joker, Batman had killed hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women who stood in his way. The city was against him. He was a fallen hero, deemed a mass murderer, and a madman. As a result of his actions, Gotham turned into a police state to control the situation. Batman would become Gotham’s ultimate villain.

The Joker didn’t like that. He missed the old Batman—the one who would give his life to protect the people of Gotham. He missed the days when he would have “fun” with Batman, toying around with him and watching him suffer. They were supposed to be destined for each other.

But now, things weren’t right. The Joker realized that this “Batman” wasn’t the Batman that he loved.

He had to stop this. He wanted the city to revert to what it was before, not this hellhole police state that Batman inadvertently created. He wasn’t going to run away anymore. He would face Batman, and this time, there would be no more fun and games. He would kill Batman, as much as he didn’t want to.

But he had to. He never would have imagined it. For once he, the Joker, had to save Gotham.