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Old October 29 2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: Joker falling off a building

The falling motif was probably established in the comics.

From the Wikipedia article about The Joker:
In 1951, [Bill] Finger wrote an origin story for the Joker in Detective Comics #168 which introduced the concept of him formerly being the criminal Red Hood, and his disfigurement being the result of falling into a chemical vat.[18
That comic has been reprinted a few times in collections, so you can probably find it somewhere.
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