Gotham Photo Gives the Show's 'Joker' What He's Been Missing

Throughout Gotham's five seasons, we've watched Cameron Monaghan's interesting evolution of a character heavily implied to become the Dark Knight's iconic nemesis, The Joker. With his face on and off, his performance has been one of the consistently high-praised elements of the show and when Jerome Valeska passed on his legacy to his twin brother Jeremiah, this new incarnation became responsible for Gotham's current No Man Land's status, teasing the character going full-on Joker for the final season.

After surviving a surprising assassination attempt from Selina Kyle,  a recent photo has revealed a "resurrected" Jeremiah, now with comics-accurate green hair evocative of his psychopathic comic book counterpart.

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In the origin story for The Joker, the sudden chemical bath at the Ace Chemical Plant during his confrontation with Batman not only bleached his skin but also colored his hair permanently green and his lips red, making his appearance, combined with his insanity, that much more terrifying. Although elements of his character have changed over the years, his physical appearance has remained generally consistent throughout the years.

Monaghan originally portrayed Jerome as a redhead, though his stint as Jeremiah has seen him adopt a darker hairstyle. However, this small but important detail continues to cement Monaghan's portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime, as his current goals, which involve the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents and plastic surgery, will lead to the pair's confrontation at the ACE Chemicals plant later in the season.

Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

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