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14 years; Born in 1980
all lower case, uses proper grammar and punctuation.
Not specifically confirmed canonically. However, as her primary Strife weapon is her flashlight, it is presumed to be flshlghtkind, or similar.
Jude Harley - Brother
Joey lives at the Half-Harley Manor in the town of Hauntswitch on Earth, in the B1 universe. In 1994, 14 and a half years prior to the beginning of Homestuck, she is playing outside with Jude and Tesseract when a monster attacks them. This forces her to lock herself in her room to escape the creature; however with the help of Jude, she makes her way to the safety of the Manor's attic, where Jude has been keeping a mysterious cherub-themed device. Unlocking the front of the device with a swirly key, it turns out to be a portal and sucks her inside, shooting her to the planet Alternia in the A2 universe. From there she meets a nervous troll by the name of Xefros who helps her find her way, until he is put into a situation where Joey has to save him. From there, the two go out in search of a close friend of Xefros in order to help Joey find a way home.
Personality and Traits Edit
Joey is an intelligent, even-tempered girl with a knack of puzzle-solving. Joey is a dancer, practicing both ballet and tap, which she uses to escape some tricky situations in creative ways. She is also an aspiring veterinarian, and keeps a small kit of medical tools on her person.
Due to her difficult childhood, Joey is deeply frustrated with the adults in her life and sometimes feels insecure due to the neglect she faces. Joey has little tolerance towards bullying and abuse, and will not hesitate to stand up for people she sees as being mistreated.
Although she is constantly confronted by strange events and circumstances, she repeatedly shows herself to be adaptive and creative despite it all. All in all, Joey is a survivor.
Jude Harley Edit
She shares a tense but loving relationship with her brother Jude Harley, who frequently hassles her with puzzles, pranks and conspiracy theories. Joey admits to herself that she isn't as close to Jude as she could be due to her insecurities making her resent Jude's clueless self-assurance. However, since they lack in adult supervision, the two rely on each other a lot, and they get along well enough that they work together fairly efficiently during emergencies. They both share of love of animals, but Jude's tastes in animals are slightly more eclectic. Joey involves herself in Jude's internet friend group, but doesn't really consider them as her own friends.
Pa Harley Edit
Joey shares a very negative relationship with her neglectful father, who has been home increasingly sparingly since the death of her mother. This tense relationship is further strained by their conflicting interests, with Joey's love of animals and her father's passion for hunting for sport and taxidermy. Joey and her brother spend a great deal of time playfully vandalizing their father's belongings during his regular absences. As an expression for her disdain for her father, Joey uses her mother's last name instead of her father's.
A. Claire Edit
Although a decade deceased, Joey clearly looks up to her mother and aspires to be just like her. She constantly feels her lack of presence and misses her greatly.
Ms. Lalonde Edit
Joey shares a mostly positive relationship with her babysitter, but acknowledges her problematic alcoholism and that she is a terrible role model. Despite this, she loves her all the same and knows that she is trying her best. She admits to having more positive memories with her than with either of her parents combined.
Xefros Tritoh Edit
After being spirited away to Alternia, her sole helper was a burgundy-blooded troll by the name of Xefros Tritoh. Xefros initially believed Joey was actually Dammek, subjecting him to some strange test on the part of his overbearing friend, but eventually realizes that Joey is actually an alien. During his attempt to assist Joey, Xefros is put into a position where Joey is forced to rescue Xefros instead. After hearing about Xefros' troubles, and being inspired by Xefros' willingness to put himself in harm's way to protect a complete stranger and alien, Joey declares that the two of them are friends and that Xefros is worthy of respect. The two seem to be developing a friendship.
Other Characters Edit
Although she has never met Dammek, Joey does not think highly of him. Shes thinks of him as little more than a gun-obsessed bully and slob.
Joey was initially terrified of the beast, but after some research and encouragement from Xefros, Joey quickly befriends Dammek's deercat lusus after feeding it and tending to its wounds. Soon after Joey helps it, the lusus lets Joey ride on its back. Joey names the beast Cornibuster by default, assuming the player does not choose to name it themselves.
Joey does not get along with her classmates.
- Joey is a gender neutral name, although it is typically associated with male names such as Joseph or George. However, it can also be short for female names such as Josephine and Joanna.
- In the message shown when you escape the first strife sequence of Hiveswap: Act 1, her name is shortened to "Jo".
- Joey owns a Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
- In the early builds of Hiveswap, she refers to it as a Sness, rather than a S-N-E-S.
- While in Dammek's hive, she notices a controller in the shape of a 'W' and with an analog stick, a reference to the Nintendo 64 controller. She comments that she doesn't like the design, and that she will just stick to her Sness controller.
- In the early builds of Hiveswap, she is eagerly awaiting the release of the next Highlander film, and she also appears to be a fan of the Tiny Toons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. So far this has not carried over into the final game.
- Joey's password appears to be "mrstaylorthomas80", due to her giving it to Xefros by accident.
- Based on the text under released images her text color is seemingly a slightly mintish green.
- In the game proper, her text color is a shade of light sky blue.
- If Joey stalls too long on travelling to the attic after running from the monster ambush, she is seized by the monsters in a cutscene. Joey is then crowdsurfed into the two-mouthed monster's mouth, resulting in the cutscene ending with "GAME OVER".
- The same outcome occurs if the player tries to switch to Jude during this sequence.
- The large, green star in the mural in her room, and subsequently the symbol on her shirt, could be in reference to the Green Sun from Homestuck.
- Alternatively, the star could represent her space travel within the game.