"How about a magic trick? I'm gonna make this pencil disappear."
―The Joker[src]

The Pencil Trick Thug was one of Gambol's thugs. He was present at a meeting of the gangsters during which the criminals discussed their current situation. The Joker appeared unexpectedly at the meeting and offered to perform a "magic trick" for the mob bosses. He lodged a pencil in the table and declared that he would make it "disappear". Irritated by the Joker's lack of "manners", Gambol ordered this man to deal with him. But when the pencil trick victim approached the Joker, he slammed the man's head into the pencil through his eye, killing him in the process.

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The thug, seconds before his death.