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|Belltower Joker Goon|
|Affiliation:|| Joker (Boss)|
Bob the Goon (Underboss)
|Characteristics:|| Gender - Male|
Hair - Black
Eyes - Brown
|Portrayed by:||Clive Curtis|
The Belltower Joker Goon was one of many Goons working for the Joker in the 1989 film Batman. He was never seen in public working alongside his cohorts. He appeared to be the strongest of the Joker's henchmen, as he was able to deliver a severe beating to Batman after he was injured from surviving the Batwing crash.
BiographyEditWhen Batman took pursuit of the Joker in Gotham Cathedral, this Goon was waiting in the tower to protect his boss.
He entered a brawl with Batman, catching the Dark Knight off guard with a sneak attack, throwing him through a wooden wall, and employing a steel object and rope to lash him, though Batman was able to swiftly dodge the Goon's attacks. After Batman had seemingly vanished, the Goon began searching for him around the bell tower, and soon discovered that he was on top of the bell. Batman jumped to attack him but the Goon caught him in mid-air and proceeded to throw him into a set of stairs. He then launched a vicious assault on Batman, culminating in the Goon kicking him down a hole below the bell. The Goon inspected to see if he had fallen down the chasm. Batman surprised him, however, by swinging his legs out and clenching them around the Goon's head. Batman pulled the Goon headfirst into the bell, disorienting him, and threw him down the Cathedral to his death.
Curtis' character appears in the 1990 arcade game called Batman after the movie. He appears as a frequent enemy in the Cathedral level, who will fight Batman with his bare hands like in the movie.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Belltower Goon only appears in the cathedral. All the other goons in these scenes appeared earlier in the film.
- He was portrayed by stunt coordinator Clive Curtis, also a former champion in both amateur wrestling and weight lifting.
- It is revealed in the Batman novelization that the Joker had hired this thug from a "Kung Fu Studio", along with Lawrence and the Gymnast Joker Goon.
- This henchman bears a resemblance to the Joker's African American thug who steps in and beats Commisioner Gordon into unconsciousness when he attempts to attack the Joker with a pair of scissors after the latter shoots his daughter, Barbara, and takes him hostage on the Joker's orders in the 1988 graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, which director Tim Burton used as inspiration for the film.