Who IS the Joker?

They call them Fan Theories, or sometimes Fanon: the bizarre notions people come up with to explain plot holes or blank spots in a film, or film series. Like:

Just who IS Heath Ledger’s Joker?


Well, here’s ten fan theories—including one about the Joker—that may not be “true” (in an ontological sense) but which are definitely interesting.

Massive Mistakes that Made for Marvelous Movie Moments!

Some movies are just that awesome.

Like this one. This one is.

And sometimes, even those movies are helped along by random mistakes too good not to keep in the film.

I admit, I thought several of those (dropping the thing, flag, walking from the beach) were actually planned on purpose. Who knew?

Also, I’m surprised by how many of these revolved around flatulence.