Fight Club Totally Functions as a Dark Knight Prequel

A big part of what makes The Dark Knight great is the fact that the backstory of The Joker, its main villain, isn’t fleshed out. At all. This theory aims to completely undo that virtue by connecting the dots between Fight Club’s Tyler Durden and the Clown Prince of Crime.

Now this may seem far fetched at first, but it explains so much of the Joker mythos that it’s funny. Wanna know how he got those scars? Well, he got them at the end of Fight Club when he shot himself in the damn face to try to kill the part of himself that founded Project Mayhem. In the movie, the shadows sort of make it hard to see what’s going on when Tyler pulls the trigger, but the book spells things out pretty clearly...

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