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The Joker and James Holmes: A Comparative Chart

It's a mad world
by Mikey Agulto | Jul 23, 2012
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Y'all must have already heard about The Dark Knight Rises shooting incident last Friday (Saturday, Manila time). A 24-year old James Eagan Holmes fired a series of gunshots at a crowded cinema house in Aurora, Colorado. Said shooting injured 70 people, with 10 dead at the scene and two in local hospitals. After being caught by the cops, James Holmes preceded to say the following remark: "I am The Joker."

"My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act," says The Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway in an official statement. "I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." The rest of the cast and crew have since publicly expressed their grief, even postponing a scheduled press conference and screening on the day of the incident.

Analysts are associating Holmes' horrific actions to a scene from the 2008 film The Dark Knight, wherein The Joker (Heath Ledger) sports a red wig as he leaves a hospital building, which later on explodes. There are however several other eerie similarities between the killer and the character. Proceed to the chart below to find out what they are.

WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO