|Status||Deceased (killed by Flint)|
Spanish Man O' War
|Appearances|| First: I.|
|Portrayed by||Winston Chong|
Not much is known about Joji's past, except that he was probably born in Japan as he wields a katana. In unknown circumstances he ended up in Nassau, eventually joining the pirate crew of Captain James Flint.
Joji is first seen participating in the battle aboard Parrish's ship, cutting down English sailors after the bunker was breached. While interrogating John Silver, Gates and Flint threatened to torture the Urca schedule out of him, promising that Joji can extract information from anyone. However, Silver agreed to transcribe most of the schedule, then remain on the crew to provide the last vital piece of information, so we don't get to see Joji's very particular set of skills.
Later, Joji was seen having his katana sharpened, showing how extremely particular he was about the merest blemish on his weapon. He later listened to Billy's speech before careening the ship. Joji prepares for the fight. As the Walrus prepared to board the Andromache, Joji was among the crew awaiting the moment to strike. As he waited, he kissed his sword. He was able to survive the initial battle, however twenty men led by Bryson had locked themselves in a bunker overlooking the cannons.
That night, the pirates then planned on lowering Lars, an African crewmate covered in soot into the hold near the bunker. Lars, who in the poor light, is to get close to the bunker ignite a smoke grenade and toss it into the bunker. In the confusion, the pirates would then break down the door and kill Bryson's remaining men. Joshua and Joji lower Lars by the arms down into the lower deck, making sure that he makes no noise when he reaches the floor. Joji then waits with Joshua, poised to make the attack once Lars succeeds in his task. Lars is able to get within throwing distance, but is shot before he could complete the mission. Upon hearing the shot, the waiting Joji winces, knowing that Lars had been killed. The pirates were able to kill the remaining sailors when they freed the slaves, who unlocked the door from the inside. Joji again was one of the first men into the bunker. He stays by the entrance to the bunker, killing any sailors who try to escape. After the Scarborough spotted them due to an explosion, it opened fire on the Walrus, with Joji narrowly jumping out of the way of an incoming cannonball.
During the final hunt for the Urca de Lima, the Walrus and Ranger encounted a Spanish Man O' War. Despite tricking the Man O' War into a position where both two ships could launch their broadside on it, it manages to turn. In the ensuing chaos, Joji attempts to carry a wounded crewmate to safety. Both ships were overwhelmed by the Man O' War's cannons, with the Walrus wrecked on a nearby Florida beach.
Season 2 Edit
Joji survived the battle, along with about thirty other Walrus men. He reacted with anger and doubt to Flint's plan to steal the warship instead of the gold. During the battle on the Spanish Man O' War, Joji was one of the first pirates to board the ship after Flint and Silver were captured. He and Joshua led the charge, with Joji killing the ranking Spanish officer with a pistol shot to the face. The Spanish vessel was captured and the pirates sailed off. He was later seen fighting during Dufresne's failed attempt at taking a prize, killing the merchant captain after he signalled his crew to attack. After Flint orders the crew to cut loose from the merchant vessel, Joji severs several ropes with one swing of his sword.
During one of Silver's goings on, Joji was teased by his fellow crew members, particularly Logan, for masturbating on the Man O' War's figurehead. The crew of the ship is ordered to remain on board while Flint and Silver go ashore to secure provisions. The plan goes awry when Flint finds out that Vane is in possession of the fort. Flint and Hornigold combine their crews and issue an ultimatum- if Vane and his men do not vacate the fort by sunrise the next day, it will be taken by force. Joji appears in the captain's cabin with Mr. Scott, who notifies Flint and Hornigold that there are pirates joining Vane's crew in preparation of Flint's attack.
After the walls of the fort are destroyed, Joji and the rest of the crew from the Man O' War land on the beaches of Nassau. Joji helps carry a crate of muskets off of the longboats. The crew makes camp while they prepare to storm the ruins. Joji is sharpening his dagger before Billy Bones walks into the camp. Joji rises to greet him with the rest of the crew, they are overjoyed for they thought Billy had died after the battle with the Andromache.
After Flint reneges on his deal with Hornigold and cancels the attack on the fort, Hornigold demands that the combined crew votes for the captain. Joji listens to Hornigold's speech about Flint's untrustworthiness and treachery. He is then dismayed to learn that the gold has been removed by Spain. He then listens to Silver's endorsement of Flint, and how only Flint offers them a way out of the life of a pirate. Joji votes for Flint, along with the majority of the crew. Joji later joins Billy in confronting Dufresne and the ten pirates who were willing to betray the rest of the crew. He looks at them hatefully as Billy informs them of their banishment from the crew.
The Man O' War then sails for Charles Town, to deliver Abigail Ashe to her father. While Miranda Barlow and Abigail are on deck, Joji stands watch over them, to prevent any of the pirates from making unwanted advances. He later attends the funeral of Nicholas, after he dies in a fall from the mast. The Man O' War remains in the bay of Charles Town while Flint goes ashore to negotiate with Peter Ashe.
While Flint was ashore, Vane and his crew attacked. Joji resisted Charles Vane's crew when they captured the Man O' War in Charles Town, however he was disarmed and shackled along with the rest of the survivors. When Jenks and Yardley remove Silver from the rest of the crew, Joji stands up with the rest of his crewmates and they begin fighting with their captors. After Jenks threatens to fire on them, they cease fighting. This was a ruse to steal the keys to the shackles. After he removed his bonds, he later joined his crewmates in retaking the ship.
Season 3 Edit
As a part of the vanguard, Joji likely takes part in the sacking of the colony whose magistrate hanged pirates. He later boarded the abandoned Straight Arrow with Flint and Billy to investigate. After Hornigold's ship is spotted, Flint leads the men back to the Walrus. After the crew hears Hornigold's offer of universal pardons, Flint addresses the gathered crew. Joji stands next to Muldoon while listening to Flint's speech about refusing surrender and continuing the fight. Flint then has the crew sail into a massive storm to shake off Hornigold. While they succeed, the ship nearly sinks in the process, and many men are washed overboard. Joji was seen with the rest of the crew when the Walrus is stranded in the Sargasso Sea. Joji watches with concern as Flint executes two crewmembers accused of stealing bread. The crew is eventually saved after Flint and Silver harpoon several sharks, providing the crew with fresh food. The wind picks up shortly thereafter, allowing the Walrus to sail. The crew makes camp on the beaches of the first island they come across. He is captured by the Maroon Island community with the rest of the crew. As they trek through the jungle, Silver falls due the pain in the stump of his leg. As Udo and other Maroons approache them, one pirate uses the distraction as an opportunity to run. Joji and the others watch him run away, while Kofi sends another Maroon after him,At the Maroon Camp, the Maroon Queen interrogates Silver before having the pirates imprisoned in cages. Joji is placed in a cage with Flint, Silver, Billy, Howell, De Groot, Dooley and Dobbs. He is shocked when a wounded Mr. Scott arrives on the island. He was released with the others when the alliance with the ex-slaves was agreed.
Later, he was among Flint's landing party at Ocracoke Island, and witnesses the duel between Flint and Blackbeard. He watches uneasily as Teach almost kills Flint, but Flint is saved at the last moment by Vane. The Walrus then sails back to the Maroon Island. They sail back to Nassau to recruit men and more importantly, retrieve a weapons stockpile maintained by Mr. Scott's agents. Joji accompanied Silver and Billy to the tavern in Nassau as additional muscle, and stood watching by the entrance while Silver made his speech and killed Dufresne. After Silver finishes his speech, they rejoin Madi and her men outside the tavern and return to the ship. The next day, the Walrus waits at the promised position for recruits. They find Woodes Rogers sitting at a table set up on the beach under a flag of truce. Joji and another crewman row Flint to the beach to parley with Rogers. He waits by the boat, watching the proceedings.
While Flint, Billy and Vane lead men to rescue Jack Rackham and, Joji stays aboard the ship. When Dobbs assaulted a young Maroon, Chidi, he was among the crew that locked them both inside a room, to prevent anyone else from learning about it. Joji watches as Silver and Dooley discuss what to do. Silver decides to get Madi involved, she orders Chidi to lie and say Kofi beat him for speaking disrespectfully to Madi. She then cuts Chidi loose. Silver then had the vanguard punish Dobbs, several men held him down while Dooley and Wayne administered a beating. When they return to the Maroon Camp, Joji and Chidi bring the cache of gems with them in the boat that ferries them across the river to the camp. There, they unload it and haul it into the camp. He later fought in the battle of the Maroon Island and survived.
Season 4 Edit
Joji was on the Walrus during the attempt to invade Nassau. The plan goes awry when three of the four ships in the pirate fleet are grounded on ships scuttled in the bay. As the ships are pounded by the fort's cannons, he took cover on the main deck, crouching and shielding his face from splinters and debris. Eventually, Flint gives the order to abandon ship. Joji is able to make it into a longboat, however one of Rogers' sloops begins firing on them, and he can do nothing but look on in dismay as the pirates are routed. His boat makes it to the fallback position on the eastern shore, where they are met by Billy and his men. Billy leads them to Miranda Barlow's house, where the pirate resistance has established their base. When the pirates attack the Underhill plantation, Joji is one of the first pirates to engage the militia, killing the sentry as he sounds the alarm. During the standoff at the Underhill plantation, Joji sides with Flint and Madi as Billy and his men level their pistols at them. He fled into the wilderness with several others when the militia arrived. He joins Flint and Dooley in rescuing Silver and Israel Hands from the redcoats at the Wrecks. When Silver rode into Nassau to incite the townsfolk into revolt, Joji was seen fighting in the battle against the redcoats and Captain Berringer.
During the chaos following the takeone of Nassau, Joji stood guard at the governor's mansion while Flint and Silver briefed the newly formed Captain's Council.
He retreated to the Underhill estate with many other pirates to take up a strong defensive position against the Spanish. When the Spanish cavalry attack from the rear, he fights them until Israel Hands calls for a retreat. Having made it into the barn, the Spanish attempt to burn the pirates out, however they are in turn surprised by Julius's army of slaves. Long John Silver leads the remaining pirates to help drive off the Spanish forces. Joji deftly cuts down multiple Spanish soldiers. Flint then arrives with news of Madi's death, devestating Silver. He then orders everyone left to go to the Walrus, which takes them to the Maroon Island.
After Madi is revealed to be alive, the Walrus sails to Nassau and sends a reconnaissance party led by Kofi, however they are all captured. The Eurydice slips behind the Walrus during the night. Woodes Rogers then brings the captured pirates and Madi on deck in full view of those on the Walrus. He then begins executing the pirates starting with Kofi. Flint orders the ship to get their guns ready but Silver has them belay that order. He then has Joji and Adams bring the chest of jewels on deck and hoist it up so Rogers can see it.
On Skeleton Island, Joji was one of the six men sent ashore by Silver to track down Flint and Dooley after they absconded with the Urca treasure. However, Flint’s used his cunning to fool the group into splitting up, then taking out three of the men single-handedly. Joji and another pirate eventually tracked him down. Pairing up, Flint took out the other guy, while Joji pinned Dooley’s hand to the ground without killing him, as if to say that he didn’t want to kill his brother. It was one hell of a fight between Flint and Joji, but in the end the silent and deadly pirate was killed.
- Joji is the only pirate of Asian descent seen on the Walrus. Specifically, he seems to be of Japanese origin because he uses a katana in combat.
- Joji appears in 35 episodes, yet never had a single line of dialogue. It's not even clear that he speaks English.