Contest Fig Barf: Joker Goons
Jason, a part time dental assistant who couldn’t pay the bills. He heard through a friend that Joker needed guys, and was paying big bucks. At first he laughed it off, but his expenses stacked up. He had no choice but to join the mad mans gang.
Victor was a gym teacher at Gotham High, but lost his job due to the district cutting their extra curricular budget. It didn’t take him long to audition for the crew, there aren’t any jobs in Gotham that pay like Joker.
Phil originally moved to Gotham for a work force program. His teachers told him he was guaranteed a job, but when he arrived he found out they lied. Phil has spent his last dollar renting his apartment, he couldn’t afford to leave. In this city, there’s only one place people can turn if they have no where else to go.
Blake is a father of four kids, and hasn’t been able to keep a job in years. He’s robbed gas stations in the past, but never anything like this. Joker wasn’t only offering a paycheck, but protection. Blake will do anything for his kids.
Max is a former anchorman who quit due to creative differences with the studio, biggest regret of his life. Like all of his so called colleagues, he now finds what he seeks in the Clowns of Gotham, one day hoping to get back on his feet.
I really really enjoyed making these figures and coming up with backstories! Personally I’ve always loved listening to the Joker thugs in the Arkham games, and I’ve wondered who they were underneath the mask. I imagine most of them to be struggling with day to day life and looking for some kind of outlet, similar to Batman but on darker more desperate paths.
Let me know what you think, and if you’d like to see more!