I drew the Killjoys as kids!! Here’s my origin story headcanons for them:
Jet Star: raised in a Neutral Zone Town by loving parents, who’d originally fled Bat City when he was a small child. He, like his parents, has a big heart, and is the sweetest child, doing errands and such.
Party Poison and Kobra Kid: siblings raised in the confines of Battery City, who run away in their early teens. I hc Poison as a dmab nonbinary person (they/he) who likes boys, and Kobra as a trans boy (hence, the significance of his haircut, as well as being one of many reasons they tried to escape the city). In the drawing I did, Poison’s trying to dye his hair in a Lobby bathroom, in case you’re wondering about the red stains. He’s still learning.
(When the two of them get lost alone out in the desert, Jet’s family takes them in)
Fun Ghoul: born in the Zones to Killjoy parents, but kinda neglected, until he’s eventually left out in the desert to become a feral kid for like a year. Jet Star finds him in the bushes, and asks his mom if they can take him in. Dr Death Defying, having been an actual doctor during the Helium Wars, takes Ghoul into his studio for a while, to nurse him back to health.
I imagine Ghoul’s childhood personality as being something like Laura from the film ‘Logan’: he doesn’t talk a lot, he just SHRIEKS.
Anyway, eventually they all obvs realise they’re gonna be A Squad.
“Maybe I failed this time, but… I’m not giving up. I’ll show them I’ve got what it takes to make the hero course, and I’ll become a greater hero than all of you!” |
Happy Birthday to my lovely Aseel bby!