DC Comics Reveals The Joker's Real Name for the First Time

Interestingly inspired by musician Jack White.

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Since debuting in the DC Universe, the true identity of the Joker has been a mystery for all comic book fans. Although many fans have theorized and several mediums have introduced names like Jack Napier and Arthur Fleck, DC Comics has never officially given the character a real name, until now.

In Issue #5 of Flashpoint Beyond, a sequel to Flashpoint, the universe’s version of the Joker, Martha Wayne, and the Batman of the universe, Thomas Wayne, are seen discusing the villain’s true identity. Martha reveals that she forced Psycho-Pirate, a villain with extensive knowledge of the entire DC Universe, to tell her the name of the Joker in the main DC Universe. It is then revealed that the Joker’s real name is “Jack Oswald White.”

Martha then shares that she visited the Flashpoint universe’s version of Jack Oswald White, discovering him to be a struggling family man supporting his wife and a child as a janitor at Wayne Casino. Despite being destitute, Jack is well adjusted, being never subjected to the origin events that occurred in Batman: The Killing Joke that created the Joker.

It is also interesting to note that musician Jack White served as the inspiration for the character’s name. White took to Instagram to share his appreciation in a post directed towards DC Comics.

 

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