they just wanted to continue the trend of making SAW-like villains, seeing as the new ones they introduced weren’t making enough impact as it was, they decided to go one further with joker. and of course the trope of “the masks we wear” comes into play
it’s edge for the sake of being edge
except the joker on his own was just fine in terms of psychological stuff, didn’t need to give him face rot
there’s nothing beneath him but worse
which those of us who’ve been fans for years knew already"