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The Belltower Joker Goon was a mysterious Goon who worked for the Joker. Like the Swordsman Goon, he was never seen in public working alongside the others. He appeared to be the strongest of the Joker's Henchmen, as he was able to deliver a severe beating to Batman after he was injured from the Batwing crash.


It seems this goon was stationed with Lawrence in the belltower of the cathedral during the 200th Anniversary Parade.

Skirmish of Gotham Cathedral[]

While Batman took pursuit of the Joker at the old cathedral, this Goon waited in the belltower to protect his boss.

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The Belltower Goon prepared to attack Batman.

He entered a brawl with Batman, caught the Dark Knight off guard with a sneak attack, threw him through a wooden wall, and employed a steel object and rope to lash him, though Batman was able to swiftly dodge his attacks. After Batman had seemingly vanished, the goon began to search for him around the belfry, and soon discovered that he was on top of the bell. Batman jumped to attack him, but the goon caught him in mid-air and threw him into a set of stairs. He then launched a vicious assault on Batman, which culminated in the goon kicking him down a hole below the bell. The goon inspected to see if Batman had fallen down the chasm. Batman surprised him, however, by swinging his legs out and clenched them around the goon's head. Batman pulled the Goon headfirst into the bell, which disoriented him, and threw him down the cathedral to his death.


Behind the Scenes[]

  • The Belltower Goon only appeared at the Gotham Cathedral. All of the other goons in those scenes appeared earlier in the film.
  • He was portrayed by stunt coordinator Clive Curtis, who was also a former champion in both amateur wrestling and weight lifting.
  • It was revealed in the Novelization that the Joker had hired that thug from a "Kung Fu Studio", along with Lawrence and the Gymnast Joker Goon.
  • That henchman bore a resemblance to the African American Joker Goon who stepped in and beat Commisioner James Gordon into unconsciousness when he attempted to attack the Joker with a pair of scissors after the latter shot his daughter, Barbara, and took him hostage on the Joker's orders in the 1988 graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, which director Tim Burton used as inspiration for the film.

Other Appearances[]

Curtis' character appeared in the 1990 arcade game called Batman after the film. He appeared as a frequent enemy in the Gotham Cathedral Level, who fought Batman with his bare hands like in the film.