General Timeline Information Edit
Joseph (also known as Dan or Random Kid) was born in 1988 and later ended up losing his memory of his younger years. He and his only family; Darkness joined THEM in 2002, rising in popularity before being kicked out due to issues between them and Talon. In 2003, Joseph and his brother joined the SSC and became temporary apprentices to Larson. They would then work to rise in rank; training under Matt and then Robert for some time before being outed as traitors; thus resulting in them leaving the SSC and going into hiding. In late 2003, Joseph would fight his brother in order to save the life of the young Brett Blakley. He would lose the fight and his brother, yet save Brett's life. Joseph went up for adoption as the year came to a close. He was adopted in 2004 and worked to watch over/toughen up Brett Blakley for the inevitable return of Darkness. Joseph would then go by Random Kid and worked to unite Tim Allender and Brett and reveal the returning strength of THEM among other things. He'd later stop looking after Brett in 2010.
Joseph had no memory of his life prior to age 9. He and his brother lived together in a seized household, with Joseph unaware what happened to his family or his past. The two would rise to prominence upon joining THEM. Once in the group, the two would rise in rank and become highly liked by fellow soldiers. However the current leader; Talon, feared this would lead to him being overthrown and promptly managed to exile the brothers from THEM for good. Not long later, the two would join the SSC, with Joseph's brother dreaming about an upcoming dark force that must be stopped. As such, the two would need to rise in rank, steal a file pertaining to the dark force's father (Gus Blakley), and then hunt down the target and take him out. The two served as temporary apprentices to Larson; training with him and Henry until a sparring contest to determine their moving on. Joseph lost the spar with Larson, but impressed him enough to move on to training under Matt. This training would continue until Joseph and his unit was attacked by THEM forces who recognized the two from their time in THEM and took their presence with the SSC as being a sign that the SSC used them as spies years prior; an act of reigniting war. This misunderstanding led to the unit attacking and barely being taken out in time, with Talon himself being captured in the process. Joseph accompanied the captured Talon to Brian's base, where the two were unable to come to an agreement or come to terms with the scale of the misunderstanding. Thus war broke out between the SSC and THEM for the first time in generations. Matt; noting Joseph and Derek's prowess in fighting, allowed them to move on to serving with Robert as actual soldiers. The brothers served with Robert for some time, working to fight against mounting THEM forces, even fighting in a barn battle with them, in which Joseph was barely saved by his friends Clocker and Apollo as well as Larson's elite forces. Now seeing the opportunity, Derek was able to trick Larson and Henry into giving them a tour of the file house. During this tour, Derek and Joseph knocked out Larson and stole the document on Gus, only to then be caught by Henry, who alerted the entire base to the presence of the two traitors. Joseph and Derek fought off the incoming forces, with Joseph ultimately facing off against Henry, with the two knocking each other out simultaneously. Joseph awoke in time to watch his brother defeat Larson and successfully leave the base with the document in tow. Joseph and his brother went into hiding and began prepping to take down the dark force, but ultimately Derek tricked his brother into staying at home while he raced off to take down the target (knowing that Joseph would not agree with the truth of the mission). However, Joseph ended up finding about about this ruse, as well as the fact that the target was actually a young Brett Blakley, who his brother intended on killing. Unwilling to let this happen, Joseph raced after his brother, catching him just in time and fighting him. After a grueling battle, Joseph was ultimately unable to stop his brother and (as a last resort) talked to his brother; calling him the true Darkness and begging him to stop the madness. Joseph's brother then firmly adopted the name Darkness and allowed Brett to live; but left Joseph behind to live on his own. Joseph would then put himself up for adoption and upon being adopted, worked to look over Brett for the next several years; to toughen him up and prepare him for Darkness's inevitable return.
Due to his previous comical actions with Clocker and Apollo (as well as to protect his identity), Joseph decided to take up the name Random Kid and despite acting aloof and crazy; was responsible for uniting Tim and Brett and even revealing to Brett that THEM forces were growing stronger and planning on a mounted attack. Random Kid ultimately went a bit to far in some of his mocking of an increasingly aggravated Brett; resulting in Brett confronting and slightly injuring him, though Random Kid would not mind this; allowing Brett to proceed with the beating; knowing full well that Brett would eventually snap out of his dark persona and return to being a hero. Thus Random Kid ceased watching over Brett and moved on with his life.
Joseph was notably confused and torn at multiple points in his life; being forced to blindly follow the orders of his brother; the only family he had. His unexplained memory loss contributed to his constant wanting of love and attention as well as finding out who his family was (though he would later cease wondering following his brother's leaving). He was shown to have similar dreams to that of Darkness; able to predict future events to some degree. He was decently skilled and lying and making up personas; being that he was able to hold separate lives in THEM, the SSC, Random Kid, and his personal life; though he was notably fearful at times due to the many enemies he had gained over the years. Despite his lack of education or family, Joseph was surprisingly intelligent and comical, able to constantly make jokes around his fellow soldiers. He was skilled in stealth and espionage to some degree and was even able to utilize a sort of calmness allowing him to clear his mind and fight with incredible efficiency and strength; ignoring pain and other unnecessary outside stimuli. He was able to hold his own against Darkness for an extended period of time; outlasting any other fighter to ever battle Darkness in a fair duel. Despite the rage and fighting instinct ingrained in his head by Darkness, Joseph still had a heart and a sort of moral code; resulting in his rescue of Brett. He was even capable of talking down Darkness and thereby, to some degree at least, winning the fight. During his later years, Joseph fully adopted a joking personality; which he was decently comfortable with, though this was still a ruse in order to spy on Brett. Joseph would learn to see things positively and expel the hatred from his heart. Brett would never learn of Joseph's true identity and intentions. Joseph's appearance is unclear in entries, with SSC records claiming it to have widely changed between his time in the two rivaling clubs and his time as Random Kid. It is confirmed that Joseph's eyes and hair were dark. Though during his time masquerading as Random Kid, he dyed his hair red.