Proper noun edit
- A fictional villain of DC Comics, noted for his insanity and cunning, who either wears clown makeup or is disfigured to appear as such, and who is archenemy of Batman.
- 2007, Joe Layden, The Last Great Fight, page 217:
- ...grinning like the Joker, Batman's nemesis, a character described in the story as being a favorite of Douglas's.
- 2008, Deborah Eden, The Destroyer, page 82:
- He started to laugh that maniacal laugh that sounded like the Joker on speed.
- 2011, Steve Hely, How I Became a Famous Novelist, page 185:
- I would've liked to have learned more, but the lady working the booth was a monstrous titan with dyed black hair, about ten rings on each hand, and a mouth like the Joker (Jack Nicholson version), and she spooked me.
- 2014, Tania Carver, The Doll's House, page 22:
- Wide and taut, fixed and immobile. Like the Joker from Batman, he thought. Or one of his victims.
- 2015, Manuel Luis Martinez, Drift: A Novel, page 16:
- He looks like the Joker, the Latino one, what was his name? Cesar Romero.