One of the most-invoked psychological readings of the Batman/Joker relationship is that the Dark Knight's existence summons his archenemy into being. Various stories have had different takes on it over the years, some positing that the Joker persona was always going to emerge in Gotham. The new episode of the Batman: The Enemy Within video game plays with that idea in a way that makes Bruce Wayne very culpable for the Clown Prince of Crime.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
We finally get to see how Telltale Games re-imagines Harleen Quinzel in episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within. The ultra-popular character is planning plunder on an epic scale with a gang of vicious supervillains. Oh, and the guy who we all know is going to be the Joker is deep in a major crush on her.
Twenty-five years after her debut on Batman: The Animated Series, Harleen Quinzel's gone through a lot of changes. Harley's various iterations have offered up different proportions of wackiness, tragedy and, uh, randiness. The one coming to Batman: The Enemy Within looks like she doesn't take any guff. From anyone.
Telltale Games' ongoing creation of its own unique Dark Knight continuity -- which began with last year's Batman: The Telltale Series -- has been fascinating to play through. The changes made to the people in Bruce Wayne's double life have been surprisingly dramatic and the best one may be yet to come.