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Gymnast Joker Goon
Batman 1989 - Asian Joker Goon (infobox)
General Information
Real name: Unidentified
Alignment: Bad
Affiliation: Joker (Boss)
Bob the Goon (Underboss)
Characteristics: Gender - Male
Hair - Black
Eyes - Brown
Portrayed by: Philip Tan
Appearances: Batman

The Gymnast Joker Goon was one of ten Goons working for the Joker. He was known for his display of advanced martial arts, gymnastics and was spotted twice in public wildly dancing.


This Goon was a flamboyant dancer, often spinning around in a circle. He is first seen in a meeting with the Gotham City Crimelords where the Joker killed Antoine Rotelli, forcing the gangsters out of Grissom's den. This goon accompanied Joker as a mime during the Joker's attack to Vinnie Ricorso, pulling out a machine gun, along with the other goons at the moment of the murder. He's later seen with the rest of the goons at the Flugelheim Museum, placing candles on Joker and Vicki's table. He was present during Gotham's 200th Anniversary Parade, dancing and throwing out money to the crowd.

Batman 1989 - Asian Joker Goon Knives

The Asian Joker Goon's twin blades.

As the Joker headed into the Gotham Cathedral with Vicki Vale, this goon followed, where he was flanked by Lawrence and the African American Joker Goon. When Batman took pursuit of the Joker, this goon met him at the top level and engaged him in combat, protecting his boss from Batman while he escapes. He leaped at Batman feet first, and ejected twin blades from hidden compartments on his legs. Batman ejected a device from his gauntlet that hit the goon's groin, quickly knocking him out.

As he survived his ordeal with Batman, it's assumed that he was later taken into police custody, along with the Joker's other men.

Batman 1989 - Asian Joker Goon defeated

The Goon is defeated by Batman.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • It's revealed in the novelization of Batman that the Joker had hired this thug from a "Kung Fu Studio".
  • In the comic adaptation, he gets killed. Batman knocks him backwards towards the open shaft of the belltower, but before he falls in, Batman is attacked from behind by Lawrence. He throws Lawrence into the Gymnast Goon and the two of them fall down the shaft together.


Screen CapsEdit

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Production Stills (from by James Sawyer)Edit



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