What Are The Villains In The Joker

1273 Words6 Pages
Villains play a vital role in the plot of action films and keeps the action exciting for the viewer. Each villain is unique, however many are cut from the same cloth. For example, similarities and differences can be found between two well-known villains in today’s movie lore, The Joker from the Batman™ series and Darth Vader from the Star Wars™ franchise. Specifically the Joker from the movie, The Dark Knight, and Darth Vader from “Star Wars: New Hope”. Both villains have forceful and necessary roles. The characters, The Joker and Darth Vader, have contrasting motives but are similar in playing the villain role and are indispensable in the movie 's success.
The Joker and Darth Vader have a unique appearances setting them apart from the other characters in the films. Batman has been around for over fifty years and the Joker is always portrayed the same way. The Joker’s appearance includes a white face, a forced smile, and usually green hair. The Joker’s look came from his traumatic past. There are several different origins but it is consistent that he fell into a vat of acid permanently changing his appearance. The appearance of the Joker creates a shock value since
…show more content…
Similar to the Joker’s, Darth Vader appearance is due to a disfigurement. He has a black mask that covers his entire face and one can hear him create an intimidating noise while breathing. Another part of Darth Vader’s appearance is his black cloaks. Darth Vader’s appearance is extremely intimidating and has an impact on those opposing him. A combination of both the mask and darkness of the outfit is what creates Darth Vader, and gives the viewer a better understanding of him as a villain. The Joker and Darth Vader’s appearance contrast because the Joker is typically portrayed in bright “happy” colors, a juxtaposition from his evil ways where Darth Vader’s outfit fits his demeanor since black typically portrays
Open Document