Name: Joey (last name unknown)
Apparent Age: 16
Build: Thin but muscular, basically swimmer's build
Features: Gold lip-ring
has recently been outed as gay to his stepfather, and as a result, was
brutally attacked by both his stepfather and older stepbrother, Tonio.
(The stepfather is never actually introduced in the course of the
storyline.) Following the attack, he moved his belongings from his
stepfather's house and disappeared. At this time (that he knows of) he
has no living family -- his mother died a year prior to the attack and
he has no memories of any further family on either side. He's been
living on the streets of Tucson ever since.
While living on the
streets has inspired a rougher, "I can take on the world" mentality, he
has a softer side. Too, due to the abuse he suffered, he's relentless
when it comes to people -- especially small children -- being abused,
and while he may not look it, he's taught himself to be more than
capable at taking down a bigger target using any moves (fair or foul) at
his disposal when he feels someone's life or safety is at stake. In
rough fights, he carries something he calls a Smiley, a bandanna tied to
a padlock, which he's more or less proficient at.