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Acid Flower
Acid Flower
General Information
Official name: Acid Flower
First Appearance: Batman #1

(Spring 1940

Type: weapon
Used by: The Joker

The Joker commits crimes with his comedic weapons which include his famous acid-spewing flower, always tucked into his lapel. The infamous flower The Joker wears in his lapel sprays (at any given time) acid, poisonous laughing gas, water, knock out gas or nothing at all. The flower's colors have varied over the years, but are usually yellow or purple.

Batman 1966 TV SeriesEdit

The Joker wore a flower that didn't spray acid, but was still deadly, it sprayed water, powder and knock out gas.

Batman (1989 movie) Edit

"Have a little whiff of my posy."
―The Joker[src]

In the 1989 movie, Batman, the Joker referred to his acid flower as his 'very special flower' and removed it from his suit lapel to give to Vicki Vale. The flower looked too large and too shiny, like plastic, which Vicki noted. The Joker then squeezed the flower, which squirted out the lethal acid contained within. Vicki dodged, and the Joker later replaced the flower in his lapel. He also used it towards the end of the movie, to melt the seal holding the bell to the bell yoke in Gotham Cathedral to make the huge heavy bell plummet on Batman who was still going up the stairs, The plan failed as it just barely missed Batman only to caused massive damage to the Cathedrals stairs. However it did, intentional or not halt the police from going up the Cathedral stairs.

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The Joker stuns Batman with a blast of water from his lapel flower.

Batman: The Animated Series Edit

In Batman: The Animated Series, The Joker first used the flower in his lapel to spray laughing gas at Poison Ivy, who simply laughed, knowing that the gas would not work on her (because of her being immune to poisons), much to the Joker's surprise. She retaliated by dealing the Joker a savage karate kick in the crotch, hard enough to temporarily alter the pitch of his voice. The Joker would use the flower in his lapel to spray laughing gas on his victims in several other episodes in the series.

The New Batman AdventuresEdit

In The New Batman Adventures, The Joker used the lapel flower once to spray laughing gas, and another time was able to defeat Superman with it. The Joker, during a battle with Superman, tried to use kryptonite on Superman, who had come prepared with a leaden suit. However, a dismayed Joker soon remembered the flower in his lapel. He squirted green acid from his lapel flower all over Superman, destroying his lead suit and allowing for The Joker to gleefully begin shocking him with a joy buzzer, as Superman was exposed to the kryptonite.

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