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Jouster was the lancer squad captain and team captain for the New York Wards.


He had a grudge against Weaver, and was unwilling to listen to her advice.[2]


Jouster had a medieval knight theme while utilizing a lance as his weapon.

Abilities and Powers[]

Jouster was categorized as a Blaster-Striker hybrid. Channeled through his lance, several effects could be applied to a target giving him versatility in attack. These effects included "concussive blasts, fire, ice, lightning, suction and disintegration, among other things." However, for them to apply, he needed to hit the target with the end of the lance.[1]

To assist with this, Jouster had a secondary Mover ability that gave him a short-lived burst of speed. This allowed him to quickly close the gap with his target to more easily strike them with the lance.[3]


A team captain of New York Primary ward's team.[1]

Post-Slaughterhouse Nine[]

He was visibly shaken by the clones of Kudzu that needed to be killed.[4]


Jouster had choice words with Skitter over her exerting chastened Protectorate members to stay in the organization following the revelations of Ignis Fatuus.[5]

Participated in the retaliatory strike against The Adepts following their poaching of a Ward to the villains team, he displayed a bad attitude toward the newly inducted Weaver.[3]

Deployed to New Delhi to deal with the Endbringer there. He outfitted his former teammate Flechette, and tried to have a hurried conversation with her before she pulled away.[6]


Jouster was incapacitated when fighting a unit of the slaughterhouse 9000, likely killed as he did not actively feature during the Gold Morning Crisis.[7]

Chapter Appearances[]

Worm Chapter Appearances
1. Scourge 19.1 Absent
2. Scourge 19.2 Absent
3. Scourge 19.3 Absent
x. Interlude 19.x Absent
4. Scourge 19.4 Absent
5. Scourge 19.5 Debut
6. Scourge 19.6 Absent
7. Scourge 19.7 Appears
y. Interlude 19.y Absent
z. Interlude 19.z Absent
1. Drone 23.1 Appears
2. Drone 23.2 Absent
3. Drone 23.3 Absent
4. Drone 23.4 Absent
5. Drone 23.5 Appears
x. Interlude 23 Absent
1. Sting 26.1 Absent
2. Sting 26.2 Absent
3. Sting 26.3 Absent
x. Interlude 26.x Absent
4. Sting 26.4 Absent
5. Sting 26.5 Appears
6. Sting 26.6 Absent
a. Interlude 26a Absent
b. Interlude 26b Absent
y. Interlude 26 Absent


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
    <Bruticus> He's got a set, he can't just create more, right?
    <Wildbow> That's not quite how it works, Brut
    <Wildbow> TRUMP touches on trump powers and the type of trump trigger that gives the type of trump power (not a hard rule, mind you)
    <Wildbow> In Jouster's case, he's a one-four.
    <Bruticus> Ah
    <Wildbow> The fact that it's an 'augment weapon' striker power is set in stone, and the elemental variable is chosen by him.
    <Bruticus> And he was the head Ward of NY, yes?
    <Bruticus> Must have been one of the biggest Wards in the country
    <Wildbow> Of NY's primary ward team.
    <Wildbow> Not really a thing, since wards get shuffled out so much
    <Wildbow> Look at how things were poised with the BB wards.
    <Bruticus> I just kind of assumed New York capes were looked at with more interest in the media than a city like Brockton Bay
    <Wildbow> Sure, but not so dramatically in a 'he's the leader' sense.
    <Wildbow> Since that's a position that changes. Some magazines or fan groups might pay attention to it, but it's not really a status in the grand scheme of things.
    <Wildbow> (beyond inclusion in things like Taylor's induction)

    - IRC chat archived Spacebattles

  2. I reached Jouster, shaking him. When he didn’t rouse, I shook him harder.

    Nothing. Not jarring enough.

    I kicked his leg out from under him, and he sprawled.

    “Fuck you,” he mumbled, as he began to climb to his feet.

    “Wake up Clockblocker and Vantage,” I said.

    “You don’t give me orders,” he said. He approached Swoop. The man smacked Hoyden with one more bird, whirling around to face Jouster, and then got slammed in the chest with the fattest part of the lance. The third tier Adept flew into a wall and went limp. - Excerpt from Drone 23.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Drone 23.1
  4. Scourge 19.5
  5. Scourge 19.7
  6. Drone 23.5
  7. Jouster moved to strike the light-post again, only for black hands to grab him and pull him into darkness and illusory fog.

    The image on my screen distorted, then went utterly black.

    There was a sound, like a slow, wet grinding sound. Chewing, as if from a dozen mouths at once. - Excerpt from Sting 26.5

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