A character from Persona 2.
Unceasing Voice of Madness[edit | edit source]
"VOICES VOICES VOICES!
VOICESVOICESVOICESVOICESVOICES..." ― JOKER
A tragically perturbed individual cursed from birth to be able to hear the voices of nothingness and madness that nobody else can hear.
Despite trying to live a normal life despite his tendency for arson, he is found out and put in a mental institution. During his time there, the voices of the gods instruct him with arcane knowledge that he compiled into a poem.
Shortly after Rumble-17, at a coincidental time when the rumors of The Joker's return were spreading around, Sudou escaped in the chaos and decided to don a mask and become the mad clown arsonist JOKER to please the voices, who were overpowering him and instructing him to act in a certain way.
During the raid by The Final Resistance, Joker's old enemy Nero finds him finally after so many years, completely oblivious of his true identity. JOKER has completely lost it now because of that fan so long ago, and tries calling him a deadweight, but Nero has finally grown too much to be enraged by that. On the other hand JOKER starts losing it after being called Adachi, the Voices hate that, and he and Nero settle the score they had for so long.
After JOKER wins, he initiates his plan to burn down the building with everyone inside.
Episode 9[edit | edit source]
When Clownmaeda returns to The Circus with a sad expression, they decide to kill them for daring to hurt their baby boy. The clowns invade the factory after JOKER's voices tell him that he needs to kill Suou Tatsuya for stealing his name.
After finding him, they start beating Tatsuya up, when Kadoya Tsukasa and Yuki Makoto show up. The clowns intend to kill them, but Makoto, having regained his will to live, tells Kadoya to take Tatsuya and run for the sake of everyone. As the clowns pursue, Makoto closes the door and fights them alone.
The clowns don't have any compassion on him and beat him into a pulp.
Episode 11[edit | edit source]The circus is taking their boy Clownmaeda to McDonalds to cheer him up, when Dlanor A. Knox who Dutch van der Linde's group is taking there as well, asks to get the Bloon. A fight breaks out between the group, while Dlanor and Clownmaeda agree to exchange the Bloon if she wins. Komaeda ends up giving her the Bloon.
Along with their new friend Tricky, the voices set up a trap for Tatsuya and Power as they are on their way. But before they can kill them, Delta shows up and sends his Delta Squad of super engineered soldiers. But even then, the clown's strength is unhinged enough to beat them.
On their way, they pick up Rando who has been clowniefied, and send him to protect Clownmaeda in an underground part of Coolsville Arena. However, Clownmaeda's speech about hope makes him doubt himself.
Episode 15[edit | edit source]
The clowns are set up against Tatsuya's Party and plan to take the stone as the voices instructed, and Tricky is sent to collect clown farts to brainwash them. However, before the 3-on-4 fight can begin, Rando shows up, having steeled himself to do the right thing. This incurs the fury of the betrayed clowns, who go through Tatsuya's team like it's nothing.
As everyone's on the ground and the clowns move in to finish them, Kadoya's voice resonates within Tatsuya and encourages him to defy his destiny, and summoning a Kamen Rider Persona, he wills himself to stand up and protect everyone. Casting Deadly Burn on JOKER starts to burn away his mask and scorches his face, and the sheer force of his determination in his eyes is enough to scare even the clowns into fleeing. Clownmaeda stares at him and smiles, saying that he's glad he could embolden his hope, and walks away.
With his mask now burnt away, JOKER shows his true self: Sudou Tatsuya, who was acting similarly as Adachi due to the voices. He finds the one that was angering the voices so much, the REAL Adachi Tohru, who was the one inside the Godzilla costume all along.