What does ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight mean?

What does ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight mean?

Essentially, The Joker delivers the catchphrase to anyone he’s about to kill. This could be his way of asking them if they ever tempted fate and did something so dangerous that their life may be threatened.

Where did the phrase Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight come from?

This line is spoken by The Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) in the film Batman, directed by Tim Burton (1989). Bruce Wayne (Batman) is just about to come out of the superhero closet to his girlfriend Vicki. But surprise! The Joker and his goons have just barged in.

When you dance with the devil the devil changes you?

If you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. The devil changes you. Tom Welles : Some of your lyrics?

Is the Joker the devil?

The Joker is interpreted as a particularly powerful Satan figure, who illuminates Girard’s conception of the satanic basis of human culture.

Who said if you’re going to dance with the devil you might as well lead?

― J.M. Smith, If You Dance with the Devil…

What is the Joker’s backstory?

Detective Comics #168 (1951) introduced the Joker’s first origin story as Red Hood: a criminal who, during his final heist, vanishes after leaping into a vat of chemicals to escape Batman. His resulting disfigurement led him to adopt the name “Joker”, from the playing card figure he came to resemble.

Have you ever danced with the devil meaning?

The “dance with the devil” is usually interpreted as referring to either fate, or madness, or both. Namely, the Joker might have been referring to his victims’ fates – since he always asked that before killing them – wanting to know whether they had been in such a situation before.

What does the Joker stand for?

The Joker wants to push a whole city into the wicked gravity of madness and anarchy. This alone symbolizes the Joker’s philosophy and mission to disrupt civilized society’s sense of “illusory superiority” and to humble it by bringing it back down to its savage roots.


Do you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

In his version, before pulling the trigger, gangster Jack Napier delivers the cryptic, sinister line: “Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?” After shooting Wayne, Joker tells him that he says that to all his prey and that he just likes the sound of it.

What does dancing do to your body?

Dancing is especially good for the muscles in your legs and glutes. It also works the hips, your lower back and your abdomen. Some forms of dancing also work the arms and the upper body. As muscle tone improves and flexibility increases, you’ll may experience relief from back pain and an increase in stamina.

Is The Joker the devil?

What is a female Joker called?

Harley Quinn
First appearance Batman: The Animated Series “Joker’s Favor” (September 11, 1992)
First comic appearance The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993, non-canon) Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (October 1999, canon)
Created by Paul Dini Bruce Timm
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