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Snyder: I think he embodies all of the most terrifying things to Batman. The Joker is the guy that essentially says, “I am the jester that serves you, King of Gotham. I bring your worst nightmares to life to make you stronger. And in that, I have a relationship with you that no one else has. I know the darkest corners of your heart and I bring those to life. I celebrate those.” He sees into Batman, saying, “Here are the things that are totally crazy about you and these are the things that I love and that make you wonderful. Let’s celebrate those by you stopping me from doing horrific things in your city.” (IGN)