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    Can we refer to or call someone who is spying as a joker? I kept hearing it at the movie in which they called the spy man a joker.
    any idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgemartin22 View Post
    Can we refer to or call someone who is spying as a joker? I kept hearing it at the movie in which they called the spy man a joker.
    any idea?
    Not usually, no! Which film was it?

    Calling someone a joker can be a derogatory phrase meaning that you think they're useless, or bad at their job, or just a generally pointless person.

    Of course, in the Batman films, The Joker is an actual character, but he's not a spy, so I guess that doesn't help. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not usually, no! Which film was it?

    Calling someone a joker can be a derogatory phrase meaning that you think they're useless, or bad at their job, or just a generally pointless person.

    Of course, in the Batman films, The Joker is an actual character, but he's not a spy, so I guess that doesn't help. Sorry.
    I didn't think so either that it couldn't be translated as a spy, but then I heard a dialog that somehow made me believe it could be the spy.
    here is the dialog :

    Man 1:the question before the consul now is whether or not he is also zymot's joker?
    man2:he has denied any such allegations we've charged
    man3:of course he would, who really think he eventually admits to being a spy?

    and in the zymont's (enemy) camp , they also call him a joker and not a spy .
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgemartin22 View Post
    I didn't think so either that it couldn't be translated as a spy, but then I heard a dialog that somehow made me believe it could be the spy.
    here is the dialog :

    Man 1:the question before the consul now is whether or not he is also zymot's joker?
    man2:he has denied any such allegations we've charged
    man3:of course he would, who really think he eventually admits to being a spy?

    and in the zymont's (enemy) camp , they also call him a joker and not a spy .
    Having searched on Google, I think I've established that a "Joker" is the specific term used for spies throughout the animé series, Kiba.

    I found this paragraph:

    "Very soon after, however, Cloud is attacked by a rather angry Despara, who he holds at bay for the second time. After Despara, who at the time became Jesara, gets killed after being struck by Morocco's blade that had been intended for Roya, Morocco attempts to flee. Cloud however makes quick work of Morocco by delivering a fatal stab through his stomach, effectively killing him. After Roya and Zed return to Templer, Cloud sits by Jesara's side for the last time, because she had been sharing the same body with the now-dead Despara. Afterwards, Cloud returns to Tusk to continue his ways as a Joker."

    All through the web page, "Joker" has a capital "J", suggesting that it was the author's idea to call all the spies "Jokers". At the beginning, it says that the series is set in a fictional world where characters are separated into factions and races. It appears the author simply chose to call one of those factions "The Jokers", and they are spies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Having searched on Google, I think I've established that a "Joker" is the specific term used for spies throughout the animé series, Kiba.

    I found this paragraph:

    "Very soon after, however, Cloud is attacked by a rather angry Despara, who he holds at bay for the second time. After Despara, who at the time became Jesara, gets killed after being struck by Morocco's blade that had been intended for Roya, Morocco attempts to flee. Cloud however makes quick work of Morocco by delivering a fatal stab through his stomach, effectively killing him. After Roya and Zed return to Templer, Cloud sits by Jesara's side for the last time, because she had been sharing the same body with the now-dead Despara. Afterwards, Cloud returns to Tusk to continue his ways as a Joker."

    All through the web page, "Joker" has a capital "J", suggesting that it was the author's idea to call all the spies "Jokers". At the beginning, it says that the series is set in a fictional world where characters are separated into factions and races. It appears the author simply chose to call one of those factions "The Jokers", and they are spies.
    Thanks.

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