Joel is an original character from the offical AMCs The Walking Dead game. He is a main character and a scout.
Appearence EditJoel is in his early 40s, of average to slightly skinny build, has short black hair and a beard. He wears a short-sleeved white shirt with several brownish stains. Over the shirt he is wearing suspenders. He has black jeans with a slot to put a knife in and short brown boots.
Almost nothing is known about Joels past. In the games intro though, there is a torn picture of Joel in a suit, but it is not known if the picture was with friends, family or with collegues from his past job.
Joel survived the first year of the apocalypse, before he discovered Terminus. He was locked up in a container along with Ken and Ann from Terminus. After a while, the container tipped over and opened. As they left their former prison,they realised that Terminus was destroyed and overrun. They picked up some weapons that were lying on the ground and fought their way out of Terminus. They then split up, but later regrouped, after a man (which was revealed to be Daryl Dixon) saved Ken from a walker after he found an abandoned and overrun camp. He then stayed in the camp along with his fellow survivors. It is unknown, if Joel knew Ken and Ann prior to the outbreak, was in agroup with them post-apocalypse or simply locked up with them.