Did James Holmes really understand the Joker hair model? – NOT!

Joker hair issue

From the Joker's debut: Batman #1 (Spring 1940)
From the Joker’s debut: Batman #1 (Spring 1940) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While I will back my evidence with links, I also have a lifetime familiarity with the comic and movie versions of Batman and his villain counterparts.

James Holmes is the alleged killer of many people at a Colorado showing of the Batman movie entitled The Dark Night Rises.  I say alleged, because that’s how you must label a person, until an US court pronounces them guilty.

Anyway, this former academic dies his hair orange and allegedly claims he’s like the Joker to arresting offices. Although an MTV article I will reference later doesn’t use the word alleged.

It’s green, folks!

Why?  Let’s start with the hair color.

I know what your thinking.  Who cares?  I might just be recycling a Jerry Seinfeld blog post – it’s really about nothing!  Or is it?  If someone allegedly kills and maimed several people – then allegedly claims he is or copied the Joker – isn’t the right hair color important?

Let’s start with a Wiki answer on the Joker’s hair color at Wiki on Joker hair color.

“well, in the original comics. it was a really bright green color. but in dark knight, it’s a kind of blond green. which, in my opinion, is way sexier.”

Now let’s look at what Wiki says on the Joker at Wiki on Joker.

“The first origin account, Detective Comics #168 (February 1951)…He emerges with bleached white skin, red lips, green hair and a persistent grin.”

“The most widely cited back-story, which the official DC Comics publication, Who’s Who in the DC Universe credits as the most widely supported account, is featured in The Killing Joke….When he surfaces in the nearby reservoir, he removes the hood and sees his reflection: bleached chalk-white skin, ruby-red lips, and bright green hair.”

Other sources

Checking Out The Joker

Now let’s explore a Yahoo Q and A at Yahoo answers.

I’m wondering what shade, or color of green the Joker’s hair was in The Dark Knight.

Answer: Earth Green.

This topic of the green hair is even discussed on the US Message Board at US Message Board Joker hair. And they post pictures of all movie character versions with green hair.

Even MTV viewers learned this at MTV on Holmes

“Joker’s hair color is actually green, as readers of the comics and viewers of the films well know.”

And finally, I make a call to the manager of the local comic book store.  I asked him does he recall an instance where the Joker’s comic or movie version hair is other than green?  The answer is “no”!

Gun problem

I also know the joker doesn’t use automatic or semi- automatic weapons in his crimes.  If we go back to the Wiki article, we find:

“The Joker commits crimes with comedic weapons such as a deck of bladed playing cards, an acid-squirting flower, cyanide-stuffed pies, exploding cigars filled with nitroglycerin, harpoon guns that utilize razor-sharp BANG!-flags, and a lethally electric joy buzzer. His most prominent weapon is his Joker venom, a deadly poison that infects his victims with a ghoulish rictus grin as they die while laughing uncontrollably. The venom comes in many forms, from gas to darts to liquid poison, and has been his primary calling card from his first appearance. “

Now the real question

So where does the orange color come from?  Don’t know.  Perhaps the psychiatrists and psychologists for the defense and prosecution can clarify it in court. What such an evaluation will cover is shared by a psychiatrist at Fox News on Holmes. ABC News recently mentioned James was seeing a psychiatrist who specialized in Schizophrenia.

The Riddler as he appears in Batman: The Anima...
The Riddler as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Someone on the US Message Board  had a good explanation for the red or orange hair: ” I think maybe the killer was confused, and meant to be: The Riddler.” Yet I asked the comic book store manager this question: what color is the Riddler’s hair?  His answer was brown. Yet in the movie version with Jim Carey had bright red hair. But the Riddler Wiki at Wiki on Riddler says it is brown.

It’s interesting that in a blog post at Margie Burns blog, it explores James possible showing up on an adult match website.  They even dug up a picture that looks like James.  And they pay credence to the theory that James copied the Jim Carey Riddler hair color. We find the Daily News backing up the Adult Friend Finder story at Daily News. And for those wishing to visit the site, the Web of Trust (Web of Trust) gives it a poor rating.

Can the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medical science, philosophy and theology answer this question?  Why must people wish to murder and maim others before they:

  • Kill themselves?
  • Surrender to authorities?
  • Get killed in the process?

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1 thought on “Did James Holmes really understand the Joker hair model? – NOT!

  1. Maybe the nigga’s color blind? lol.

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