Yes, I'm kidding people.
If you prefer the Nicholson Joker of falling in a vat I get it. You're a purist.Might be a better story but you obviously do not comprehend the full meaning of “origin story”
To some, like me, that's far too juvenile and easy. Watching the slow descent into madness was far far more riveting to me.
In this age of multi-universe, go with the flow on a different origin story.