Does The Joker actually love Harley Quinn?
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I am unsure of what my opinion is, but I have to admit that would like to think he does love her, simply because even if you are insane believe you deserve at least one person that makes you feel safe, comfortable and maybe even more sane than you really are.
Of course I understand that there is a psychological and physical abuse trend to the relationship, and that both the joker and Harley can and will get physical with each other but right now I have the mindset that it doesn't mean there are no emotions there.
And to be even more honest with you, I know almost nothing about Harley Quinn, so go easy on me.
I watched some of the Batman cartoons and I've got a pretty good idea of what's going on between them though.
Cleary Harley loves the Joker.
And the Joker has picked up on this, since he uses occasional affection to make Harley do anything he wants.
So Harley Quinn gets to entertain the thought that the Joker might love her, and the Joker gets another loyal Henchwoman.
In my book, that's not love.
So does the Joker love what she does for him? Yes.
Does he love Harley- probably not.
The thing with their relationship is that there are a few clips I have seen that provides an insight to what the joker is feeling and he usually seems somewhat lost without Harley.
I believe that there has to be some sort of emotion there, I think of it in a less logical format considering their relationship is anything but logical. The way I look at it is that Joker is very detached from reality and so he loves Harley as best he can in any way he knows how, which is probably not our idea of love.
I know for a fact both of them can be strong on their own but the whole dynamic of the relationship between the two makes it seem like, in one way or another they both need each other and both bring something interesting 'to the table'.
Like I said, their both dependent on each other-
To earn the Joker's love, Harley does whatever the Joker wants her to do.
To get her to help him, the Joker can sometimes be affectionate.
They're both using each other, and although love is definitely going at least one way, it's on you to prove that the Joker still truly loves Harley Quinn.
By the way, who's portrayal of the Joker do you like the best?
I am not really out to prove that The Joker loves Harley, although it seems he most certainly feels something towards her, whether this is love or not still confuses me slightly. Of course Harley loves Joker, but now that I have seen some of your opinions I am beginning to wonder if the Joker simply likes the idea of having Harley around, not even as a toy but just as a constant source of companionship, and maybe even someone he sees as sort of a mirror. (Since he remade her in his own image. -source...the Internet?-)
As for your question, I really like Heath Ledgers version since it was one of the first Jokers I ever really saw. I did look at a few other representations of the character but so far his is the best I have seen, of course I will have to wait for suicide squad to see if a more modern Joker suits me better.
The Joker may feel something for her, but that doesn't make it love.
They might have a twisted form of friendship, but saying he loves her would do a terrible disservice to the word.
"but now that I have seen some of your opinions I am beginning to wonder if the Joker simply likes the idea of having Harley around." Thank you sir.
Yes, Heath Ledger's performance is spot on. It would have been cool to see him play along a Harley Quinn.
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