> > Fair enough on the first two, but aren't we talking how much fear they they generate as themselves? People are bed-wettingly scared of the Joker based on his reputation alone.
> True, but it's not something Joker generally intends by in large. Batman wants to create a mythic image to put the fear of God into criminals. Joker doesn't care about the fear he creates. In fact, it's incidental to his main goal, convincing Batman about 'the joke'.
I'd disagree with this even if only based on the recent Dini Joker/Robin story. Bruce relates in the flashback about how he's noticed that the Joker revels in the fear his showman-like entrances create amongst ordinary people, and has a knack for spotting the person who is most scared of him, and focussing all his lethal attentions on them. He's an artist of fear.
Man, the possibilities are completely cool...along with the 'sinestro' bat costume (hot).
And remember, Bruce was also targeted by the yellow fear bug...I think that could play out at some point too. At least do a WHAT IF with bats donning the yellow ring vs green ringers. Goes rogue! he and Hal face off...lol...