This "Dark Knight" Fan Theory Makes The Joker The Hero
"I'm gonna tell you where they are... and that's the point... you'll have to choooose."
A Reddit user has written a pretty convincing fan theory surrounding The Dark Knight which will probably change the way you watch it ~forever~.
In it, user generalzee discusses points that they believe prove The Joker to be the hero of the film.
I know, I know, at first it sounds dumb. But give it a chance...
So, The Dark Knight starts with the famous bank robbing scene we're all familiar with. We figure out later that the bank was mafia-controlled.
Then, as Joker plans, Batman goes to Hong Kong to "Extradite" Lau...
At this stage in the film we're led to believe there's three men fighting for the "soul" of Gotham: Batman, Joker, and Harvey Dent.
It is now that Joker realises he cannot kill Batman, for that would make him a martyr. So instead, he focusses his attention on Dent.
Joker also understands that Dent needs to witness the death of a love one to "unhinge" him - like, say, Rachel.
The scene with the two boats near the end of the scene, in which the people of Gotham realise they won't turn on each other, also hammers home the point that Gotham's citizens are now united.
But Joker's handiwork isn't fully appreciated until the next film, The Dark Knight Rises.
And with hindsight, it really does appear like ol' Joker did some good work.
You can read the whole theory here.
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