|First Appearance||It Begins|
Little is known about Joe's life prior to the events of the story. He is known to have had a sister (whom he remembers affectionately). He also appears to have gotten on poorly with his parents.
Joe wakes up to find himself in a hospital with a zombie on the bed next to him. He is unable to remember anything about his past, though he doesn't seem to mind. He doesn't realise that his room mate is a zombie and, after attempting fruitlessly to talk to him, eventually leaves his room, complaining the entire way.
As he nears the exit to the hospital the zombie from before jumps on him and begins to gnaw at his head. Barely phased by it, Joe easily flings the zombie into a wall.
Joe settles down to life in New Hammerston. He makes himself some new friends there.
Joe meets Samuel. Who claims to be the original owner of Joe's body, probably after his coma.
Joe sets out with some others to find Doc.
While travelling with Bernie's group, Joe is contacted by Rosa who attempts to make up with him. He ignores her however. Leaving the others Joe heads along a motorway, pursued by Bernie. Things begin to come to a head, however a mutant arrives.
The mutant reveals itself to be Samuel, and the three agree to having a talk. Heading to an abandoned building Samuel is shocked to hear that Joe is "one of the eight". Stating that there are many holes in Joe's story, Samuel then begins to explain to the pair about the eight, a project by Bernard Senior.
After Samuel finishes his story, Joe meets him in the Dream World, where Samuel proceeds to spear him. In the Dream World Samuel reveals that, in order for Joe and Inner Joe to survive, the latter must transfer his restorative abilities and one other power to the former.
Joe eventually picks invulnerability and then returns to the real world. Where he meets up again with Bernie and Samuel.
A wile later Joe is shown recovered and in full use of his regained abilities. He then agrees to meeting the machine army, though only as he wants the rest of his powers back.
While heading to meet the machine army, Joe encounters a machine scout. Though he seemingly defeats it Samuel informs him that it was in fact Inner Joe, and that Joe will need to work if he is to regain the rest of his powers.
He is with Samuel and Joe waiting for the machine army on top of a building. He falls asleep, later waking up when the machine army has arrived.
Following Bernie's departure, Joe and Samuel head off after him hoping that he hasn't died in the explosion. While walking Samuel talks about how the missile works and how he will only help Joe recover his abilities if he uses it for the benefit of others. They eventually meet up with Bernie just as he returns from the plants.
Joe is later shown to have been hiding underground with Scrufflebeck. Upon emerging the pair are threatened by the machines, though Joe easily destroys them.
Returning to the colony after dealing with the machines, Joe is resting with Bernie and the others when the Night Stalkers break in. Joe then runs into Rosa, though is still angry at her.
Later Joe is shown relaxing while the Night Stalkers argue over what to do with Samuel. Following Rosa biting Smyth, Joe feels Victor emerging. He falls unconscious, though wakes up shortly afterwards.
Having woken up it transpires that Joe's lost his memory. Startled by the others he is brought into the Dream World by Rosa, where he also meets Victor. Returning to the real world he attempts to leave and find his sister, Annika, though is blocked by Doc.
After Samuel persuades Doc to let Joe out, Joe heads out into the world though is unmoved by what he sees, merely believing himself to be late. As he walks along Bernie chases after him, trying to convince him the reality of his situation, though Joe ignores him.
As they walk a vampire contacts them telepathically and manages to convince Joe to come with him. Following the vampire he is attacked by the Fourth Street Brownjackets. Luckily Bernie kills all but one of them, the final one attempts to bite Joe though breaks its teeth (and is then finished off by Bernie). Joe then agrees to follow Bernie.
Heading back Bernie explains some of Joe's backstory. On the way they run into Smyth, who Bernie deals with.
He is later shown arriving at New Hammerston. As Jake attempts to fire on the "monsters" Joe is quick to step aside. Following the scuffle he heads to Doc's laboratory with the others. While they talk he is quick to try and butt in. Bernie eventually agrees to go and find his sister with him.
Heading to Annika's flat they meet Rusty, who enrages Joe after making a rather flippant comment about Annika.
He is later shown walking with Bernie, though crumples in pain upon Victor sensing Annika. Following Victor's attack on his sister, he blasts him with a bolt of light.
Later he is shown kneeling by his sister, who dies before his eyes. Following this he blames himself, and plans to end his life.
Joe is selfish, rude and childish. He is insulting to most people whom he meets, especially to Bernie and Jess despite them being amongst his closest companions. He is believed to have had a similarly poor relationship even with his family, having being kicked out of his house.
He often complains and shows little empathy towards others, actually being rather annoyed when he is told that he isn't the last human on the planet.
That said he does have a caring side. At times he can act to the benefit of others, and he does show some loyalty (especially to Scrufflebeck).
Despite his generally poor attitude Joe does seem to draw people to him, in part due to his innate abilities.
He got on poorly with his family (especially his parents). He also had a brother called Adrian.
Annika is Joe's sister and one of the few people whom Joe seems to genuinely care for. Despite being in New Hammerston at the same time the pair have yet to meet.
Though Joe presumed her to be dead initially, he has since taken to looking for her following his memory loss.
Upon meeting Rosa in her taco shop Joe instantly fell in love with her, though she does not feel the same way about him.
Strangely enough Joe got on quite well with Andrius, even nicknaming him "Andy". The zompire, while merely trying to use him to escape his prison, did teach Joe how to use Mind Crafting, and even after being freed still appears to be interested in Joe's abilities.
Bernie is one of the characters closest to Joe's. Despite the two arguing often Bernie does still seem to respect Joe, both as a friend and due to his abilities.
Although Jess was originally quite welcoming to Joe, she quickly became annoyed with him due to his rude behaviour. Jess is quick to lash out at Joe, though like Bernie she still seems to see him as a friend.
Despite having no memory of any abilities prior to waking up in the hospital, Joe is in possession (to some extent) of various latent abilities. Though it is unknown how he came in possession of it, Joe's body appears to be the eighth one of Samuel's shells (made in Project Sixteen by Bernard Senior).
At various times throughout the story Joe has had access to his abilities to different degrees. He previously had super strength and could Mind Craft, though lost these. Following his trade with Inner Joe, Joe has invulnerability and regenerative abilities.