The Bell Tower Joker Goon was one of many Goons who worked for The Joker. He was never seen in public working alongside the other Joker goons. 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 the Batwing crash.
BiographyEditWhen Batman took pursuit of the Joker at the Gotham Cathedral, that Goon waiting in the Bell Tower to protect his boss.
He entered a brawl with Batman, caught the Dark Knight off guard with a sneak attack, threw him through a wooden wall, and employed a steel object and rope to lash him, though Batman was able to swiftly dodge his attacks. After Batman had seemingly vanished, the Goon began to search 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 threw him into a set of stairs. He then launched a vicious assault on Batman, which culminated in the Goon kicking him down a hole below the bell. The Goon inspected to see if Batman had fallen down the chasm. Batman surprised him, however, by swinging his legs out and clenched them around the Goon's head. Batman pulled the Goon headfirst into the bell, which disoriented him, and threw him down the Cathedral to his death.
Curtis' character appeared in the 1990 arcade game called Batman after the film. He appeared as a frequent enemy in the Gotham Cathedral Level, who fought Batman with his bare hands like in the film.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The Bell Tower Goon only appeared at the Gotham Cathedral. All of the other goons in those scenes appeared earlier in the film.
- He was portrayed by stunt coordinator Clive Curtis, who was also a former champion in both amateur wrestling and weight lifting.
- It was revealed in the Novelization that the Joker had hired that thug from a "Kung Fu Studio", along with Lawrence and the Gymnast Joker Goon.
- That henchman bore a resemblance to the African American Joker Goon who stepped in and beat Commisioner James Gordon into unconsciousness when he attempted to attack the Joker with a pair of scissors after the latter shot his daughter, Barbara, and took 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.