Zoom and Scorpio you both prove my point. Nolans Joker was just a nutcase who wore makeup. Nothing defined the character. He was just an anarchist. No style, no cleverness. He just wanted to be the opposite of the Batman and he didnt even get that right.
Have you read The Killing Joke? That was the Joker. Nothing Nolans Joker did even came close. He didnt even come up with any creative plans but used the same tactic twice. Save the D.A or the girl/ Save boat A or boat B.
There were brief flashes of what this Joker could have been but all to brief and unfullfilling.