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Name:

Joker (ジョーカー)

Gender:

Male

Alias:

The King of Clowns (道化の王)

Affiliations

Organization:

Amnesia

Battle Style

Weapon:

Cards

Voice Acting

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"Neither justice nor evil have anything to do with me. The 'blackness' will taint everything..."[1]

Joker (ジョーカー) is a member of Amnesia who is brought up in name by Hilda.

Information

Joker is a high ranking member of Amnesia whose status in the organization is unknown. During the Hollow Night, he's known as The King of Clowns (道化の王).

Appearance

Joker is a lean looking man with scruffy looking, two-toned hair. His attire consists of a zip-up jacket with a fur collar coat hanging over his shoulders and striped pants. He also wears a pair of tinted sunglasses.

Story

While he doesn't make a physical appearance, Joker is brought up in name during Hilda's arcade story and is called forth alongside Uzuki and Enkidu to dispose of Hyde and Linne. Hilda knows that Joker usually eavesdrops her business and expects him to answer when she needed a hand.

Abilities

Nothing yet has been said of Joker's EXS abilities or combat skills. However, he is seen holding some cards, which could be his weapon of choice in battle.

In the article, the designer had thought three attacks for him:

  • "Damned Doom" (呪ワレタ運命(ダムドドゥーム))
    Leaves a card on midscreen and when opponent touches it, they receive a random status aligment, such as "poison".
  • "Come on..." (来い...)
    A counter move which raises the opponent into midair on successful hit.
  • "Joker" (黒キ審判(ジョーカー))
    Throws 13 cards into midair and contact, he takes a stance the finishes the opponent with his 14th card, the true trump card.

Gallery

Official Art
 
Joker-scan
Portrait
 
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Initial Sketch[2]

Creation & Design

Joker's Comment

To be honest... I didn't think my crazy request would be accepted, so I had already prepared an alternative plan in secret. I'm truly moved by the fact that Yoshihara would really draw this. I already anticipated that the weapon would be cards, but that calm and composed gaze in his eyes and the way he holds the cards. Everything is just so cool...

The fur around his neck gives a wibe of luxury into his being. His characteristics really stand out without losing to any of the real characters of "UNI". Please consider adding my another self "JOKER" as a playable character.

正直、この甘えが通るとは思っていなかったのでこっそり代案を用意していたのですが、まさか本当に書いていただけるとは感激です。カードを使うところまではなんとなく予想ができましたが、すべてを見透かすような余裕綽々の視線やカードの持ち方があまりにもクール・・・・・。

襟元のファーもラグジュアリーな存在感を放っていて、「UNI]本編の登場キャラと並んでも遜色が無いくらいキャラが立っていると思います。ぜひこの僕の分身である「JOKER」を追加キャラとして出演させていただきたいです。

Yoshihara Seiichi's Comment

This character had achieved a precise vision on the stage of first impressions. He also matches well into the world setting. Not to mention, people who fight with cards are rare in fighting games. I had very much fun designing him as it gave me various inspiration for attack names and character motions. One of the aims was to make him seem slightly suspicious.

ファーストインプレッションの段階で明確なビジョンを獲得できたキャラです。世界観にもマッチしていますし、何気にカード使いというのは格ゲーでは珍しくもありますので、作画中にもモーションや技名など頻繁にインスピレーションの来訪がありとても楽しくデザインできました。微妙に胡散臭い感じがするのも狙いの一つです。

Trivia

  • Joker first made an appearance in issue 155 of Arcadia Magazine back in April 2013 as an avatar for one of the article writers. The writer talks in a side article about how he was surprised that French Bread agreed to designing his avatar after he asked them as a joke.

References

  1. The profile quote in ARCADIA Magazine is [正義も悪もオレには関係ない。”黒”はすべて塗りつぶす・・・]
  2. Image Source

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