ToonBarn’s selection as the scariest cartoon character of all time is none other than the Joker. Creepy. Dark. Evil. Scary like you wouldn’t believe. Funny. …funny? Well, yes, actually. Very. That’s the problem with the Joker, you can’t help but like him. At least, until he kills you. Then, the jokes on you, and this one isn’t too humorous. A true psychopath — as if clowns weren’t scary enough!
The Joker has worked his way up to the top of our scariest cartoon character list at ToonBarn, and for good reason: he scares us out of our minds!! He has been animated in dozens of forms, and each one of them is more frightening than the last. The Clown Prince of Crime reigns terror on Batman and all of Gotham with crime sprees, murderous rage, and tempered laughter. Whether it’s through a hail of bullets or his secret Joker Toxin, he’ll find a way to make you his punchline, and laugh that creepy laugh the whole time.
He is as brilliant as he is crazy, as wild as he is funny, and as clever as he is evil. While he’s gotten a nice bump in fame through The Dark Knight in theaters, the Joker has been scaring folks around the world, fictional or not, for 70 years, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Even with all of the other scary characters on this list, we’re certain that not one of them would ever want to be in a dark alley with our number one choice. The Joker wins this contest, hands down. Check out some video footage of our champion