Jack Napier and his partner mugged Bruce Wayne’s parents, shot them, then pointed his gun at Wayne and inquired, “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Before Napier could fire, his panicked partner urged him to leave. The narcissistic Napier often toyed with a deck of cards. After having an affair with his boss’s girlfriend, he was set up by the crime lord to be killed at Axis Chemicals. When Grissom informed Napier of his entrusted task with stealing incriminating documents from the plant, Napier was toying with his deck. He turned a random card’s face towards him as he inquired, “Me?” The card was a joker, which, coincidentally, was the very thing he became.
Joker, by Uwe de Witt.