The Joker isn't just a pretty face with an excruciatingly hysterical laugh- he's also a metahuman with extraordinary powers that aid him in his quest to get under the Batman's skin.
And yet even though his powers make him more than a match for ol' Batsy he lets the Dark Knight live- because their show must go on.
Should Batman ever want to kill the Joker once and for all he may find the task difficult, if not impossible- because the Joker has toxic blood, an extremely high tolerance for pain, oh, and he's immortal.
In fact, the Joker has become immortal both by becoming a Dark Judge in a Judge Dredd crossover and by injecting himself with a mysterious toxin that allowed him to heal from mortal wounds in the story arc Batman: Endgame.
But the Joker's greatest ability, and his greatest achievement, is his ability to make Batman laugh:
In the final pages of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s acclaimed one-shot, Batman: The Killing Joke, the Joker tells a joke about a pair of inmates in a mental asylum who try to escape, with Batman finding the punchline — “What do you think I am, crazy? You’d just turn it off when I’m halfway across!” — hysterical. Some people believe the joke is what the title The Killing Joke refers to (if you believe Batman actually kills the Joker in the end) but that’s something we may never know. In either case, the Joker successfully, unquestionably made the Dark Knight laugh, and if that’s not a superpower, we don’t know what is.
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