Joker Reveals The Secret Origin Of Bane’s Daughter
The Clown Prince of Crime helps unveil the actual origin of Bane’s daughter Vengeance in the latest issue of DC Comics’ Joker.
While Vengeance has been on the lookout for Joker on behalf of the Santa Priscan government, she has discovered the truth about who and what she really is; she has told Jim Gordon about it. Furthermore, in light of this new information, she makes a serious request of Gordon; one that the former police commissioner is unsure how to handle towards the end of the issue.
Jim Gordon has found himself in Paris, working with Interpol in his search for the Joker, the most wanted criminal in the world following the devastation of the Joker War, in The Joker #8 by writer James Tynion IV and artist Guillem March.
Vengeance, on the other hand, arrived quickly and seized Jim Gordon, putting him on board a boat. Bane’s daughter was unexpectedly upfront and honest when Gordon asked her what she wanted and whose “vengeance” she was; revealing the secret origin she only recently found for herself thanks to the Joker who left a secret file for her to find.
According to the contents of the file and hidden laboratory discovered by Vengeance; Bane’s daughter discovers that she is a clone of Bane himself; the second try in a Santa Priscan government experiment. Their first attempt to implant hatred into a prime subject failed miserably, as Bane absorbed his hatred for Batman to the point that he had no idea it had been implanted.
Vengeance, on the other hand, was born addicted to the Venom compound and was implanted with a hatred for the Joker; while yet being simpler to control than her predecessor. Joker seemed to have hoped that if Vengeance learned the truth about where her fabricated hatred for him came from; she would cease hunting him like so many others.
Surprisingly, this suggests that the Clown Prince regards her as a legitimate threat, which he may well be afraid of; but his scheme ultimately fails. Instead, Vengeance acknowledges that Jim Gordon has been traveling the world in an attempt to capture (and potentially kill) the Joker. She notices his real anger and desire to put an end to one of Gotham’s most heinous criminals.