At first, I was embarrassed about doing this but then I saw a picture of Jason dressed as Aladdin and I thought, why not? I picked Jasmine for Roxanne because they do share some similarities. For one thing, she falls in love with a roguish charmer, though, technically, Jason would be the uptown guy in this relationship because of him being Bruce Wayne's ward. Roxanne can also be headstrong and temperamental, such as getting angry with Jason when she feels he's out of line. She can also get angry about his life as Robin being a bigger priority than her and worried that Jason won't come back to her alive. Though she can see when she's being selfish and does admire the good Jason does as Robin but, at the same time, feels that Jason doesn't need Robin to be special. Jasmine also gets angry at Aladdin but can find it in her heart to forgive him and she sees that Aladdin doesn't need to be a prince to win her heart. When Jafar lies to Jasmine about beheading Aladdin, she's understandably upset and even threatens to get rid of him when she comes into power. Roxanne's upset at Bruce when he tells her Jason died but lies to her by saying that Jason didn't suffer. When The Joker revealed the truth, Roxanne is angry, loses control and makes a ton of death threats at him while being dragged away by the police. The Joker continues aggravating Roxanne by reminding her of all the lives he took the last time he escaped and how Batman couldn't get there in time to save them, just like Batman couldn't save Jason. Which is not helped when other inmates of Arkham Asylum do the same with Batman bringing them back but not saving everyone in Gotham. Needless to say, if Batman's inability to save Jason didn't make Roxanne lose her faith in him, The Joker's comments did. Except Jafar lusted after Jasmine while The Joker's far more interested in getting into Roxanne's head than he is in getting into her pants. Due to Roxanne creating the alter-ego of Shadow, The Joker succeeds in his goal. I do plan on having The Joker strongly hint that he's sexually attracted to Roxanne when he has Jason captive in Arkham Knight, but that was far more about breaking Jason than it was about being interested in Roxanne. The only character The Joker was ever interested in seducing is Harley Quinn and I'm keeping it that way. So, I guess you can say that Roxanne's a darker take on Jasmine while Jason's a darker take on Aladdin.
She looks great
Thank you. How do you feel about her character?
Lovely, it does fit very well, I can't wait to see her and Joker face off, especially if he hints at liking her
No, that would be way out of character for The Joker. I'm not doing that.
I thought he did just to torture Jason
What are you talking about?
Yeah, but The Joker was lying. He's not attracted to Roxanne in any way. The Joker heard Jason mention Roxanne's name and offered to bring her to him and hinted that he would have a little fun with her. Jason had to call Roxanne and pretend that he hates her to protect her from The Joker. Then The Joker tells Jason what a horrible man he is for breaking her heart. When The Joker meets Roxanne, all he talks about is all the evil deeds he's done, including torturing and murdering Jason in cold blood, and how none of it would have happened if Batman killed him. To The Joker, Roxanne is nothing more than a tool to break Jason, just like Jason is a tool to break Batman. Batman sees Roxanne as his responsibility due to what happened with Jason and is trying to keep her on the right path. So, she's an unofficial member of the Bat family and, in The Joker's eyes, a way to break Batman. So he's using Roxanne's hatred and doubt to corrupt her into becoming the type of vigilante Batman would never approve of, one that would kill. The minute Roxanne encourages Batman to kill The Joker is the minute she becomes another one of his victims, even if she doesn't know it. The Joker is asexual and he's not the type of villain to obsess over a woman. Sure, he did seduce Harley but Joker was playing an entirely different game. Batman himself says that The Joker will use any material that will work. Though there are extremely subtle hints that The Joker might actually love Harley, the thing The Joker loves most is Batman.
Cool! I love the neat comparison and the extra info about Roxanne and Joker! Keep up the good work!
Thank you. The thing is, Yhe Joker succeeded in getting what he wanted from Roxanne while Jafar didn't succeed in getting what he wanted from Jasmine. Do you think it means that Rocanne's weaker or she's dealing with a far more clever villain? I do intend to continue the story as soon as I can rewrite the first chapter.
Hmm... a good question. I think Roxanne is likely just dealing with a more clever opponent but I'm sure there are moments where purely her own weakness gets the better of her. It happens to all of us sometimes.
Did you get what The Joker was trying to accomplish with Roxanne? I don't explain things well.
He's trying to break her spirit or perhaps even draw her into the evil side, right?