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I'm confused about the ending of Arkham City:

Does Joker really die at the end of Batman Arkham City?

Is it a ploy? At the end during the credits you can hear a voice mail he left you three hours earlier, does this have any bearing on the situation?

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What do you get the super villain who has everything for a baby shower? – Doozer Blake Dec 2 '11 at 2:32

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, no, he doesn't.

The Joker's such an iconic Batman villan, there's no way to kill him. The Joker's an integral part of Batman's universe. As with every comic book character, he can appear to die and then show up in the next issue/episode/sequel as if nothing has happened.

I would like to note, however, that this game was Mark Hamill's last performance as the Joker.

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Actually Mark Hamill somewhat recanted on that. I pretty much never believe him at this point. – FAE Dec 2 '11 at 10:25
Huh. Well, I'm looking forward to more Joker(s) with his voice then. I was sad when he announced he was calling it quits. – agent86 Dec 2 '11 at 15:30
Also, there's a very convenient period there where Batman's knocked out. You would think that Joker or Clayface would have done something in that time. – Ullallulloo Dec 9 '11 at 23:21
For an interesting look at this subject (NSFW language), watch this video. – agent86 Mar 26 '13 at 20:03

There is definitely going to be a sequel to Arkham City, if you've finished all the side missions and the story mode, there are many references, the Azrael Side Mission, the Scarecrow easter egg. Also, Harley's pregnent; And it's obviously going to be the Joker's baby.That being said, they can't have a Batman game without the Joker, maybe not Joker Sr, but Joker Jr.

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Actually, in the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC it's revealed she's not pregnant after all, and it was a false positive. Also in that DLC there are posters around for CADMUS, which if you do your research could possibly point to cloning technologies (perhaps the one that dies is a clone?) – death_au Jun 24 '12 at 9:09

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