Superman’s new sidekick managed to show himself right this moment by saving the lives of a number of miners throughout an assault by the Key. He performed such an necessary position that the Key returned to his associate, the Joker, and knowledgeable him concerning the new hero in direction of the top of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #8 (by Mark Waid, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Steve Wands). This piqued the Clown Prince of Crime’s curiosity and seemingly set him on the trail to torture, and presumably kill, Boy Thunder.
While this is not surprising conduct for the Joker, the timing of it’s fascinating. This was properly earlier than Jason Todd grew to become part of Batman’s life. As such, Boy Thunder can be the primary sidekick the Joker ever focused particularly. This may even clarify why he developed such a harmful relationship with the Robins. However, there are potential penalties for this contemplating the unstable nature of David’s powers, maybe having one thing to do with why nobody talked about him prior to now.
The Joker Just Wants to Win Sometimes
At the point out of Boy Thunder’s existence, the Joker appeared actually excited by the prospect of going after him. Maybe after so many defeats by the hands of Batman, the thought of going for a straightforward win by concentrating on an inexperienced hero was too tempting to go up, and this appears to be the start of a sample of conduct. The Joker may have focused Boy Thunder, after which, having fun with how a lot simpler it was to interrupt him down, determined to repeat the method with the Robins.
Considering how emotionally fragile David is at this level, it may need even been too straightforward for somebody as twisted because the Joker to destroy him. That may result in why he went after the Robins subsequent, preferring a better problem, however nonetheless wanting some resistance. If so although, then Jason Todd can partially attribute his lethal interplay with the Joker to Boy Thunder.
Did Superman’s Sidekick Ignite the Joker’s Bloodlust?
Unfortunately, this situation closely implied an early demise for Boy Thunder. There must be a cause why nobody has introduced him up within the current day, and he is clearly not lively within the superhero neighborhood. This may imply that the Joker did reach killing David — perhaps even in a horrifying approach. It would clarify why Superman and Batman have not spoken about him — it is too painful to recollect how badly they failed him.
Or, a extra regarding chance is that the Joker’s psychological assaults broke David emotionally. The precise limits of his powers are nonetheless unsure and emotional reactions may cause them to go wildly uncontrolled. David may need been pushed over the sting and killed himself and numerous different folks within the course of. There are already numerous hints to counsel that there’s a darkness to him that others are overlooking as a result of nature of his trauma. If the Joker succeeded in destroying David, then he may need triggered one of many Earth’s largest disasters.