The Joker Wears Tights #twistfatechallenge
(Entry for the Twist Fate Challenge)
Not all superheroes wear capes, and if The Joker has a say in the matter, they do not need to wear tights, either.
The Joker's having quite the time with this "becoming Batman" thing. A cape, cat ears, and tights? That's certainly not his style. He pity's Batman for dying in the most tragic way possible, really, but come on. They've got to give him something to work with.
After Batman's sudden and horrible demise, the city of Gotham is in a state of pure shock and hopelessness. Evilness and cruelties rule the streets, leaving the citizens afraid, helpless, and desperate. The Joker is unstoppable, of course, with no superhero jumping in to save the day and ruin his well devised plans.
But The Joker isn't easily defined. He's characterized as a villain, (for obvious reasons), who craves chaos and mischief. In fact, being evil is his favorite thing to do. Yet, he is only human. And when the town looks to him for help, depending on the person they fear the most, he takes full advantage of the situation.
If the city wants the Joker to step into Batman's role, they'd have to let him do things his way. After all, he's about to become perhaps the best, worst, evil superhero in all entirety.