|Age||Late 60's to early 70's|
|First Appearance||"Around Every Corner"|
|Last Appearance||"400 Days" (Shel's Story)|
|Series lifespan||"Around Every Corner" to "400 Days"|
Amy Ingersoll Gallery
Joyce is an original character who first appeared in Season 1 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead, along with Vernon, Brie, Clive, and Boyd, as well as in the "400 Days" DLC with Clive and Boyd still with her.
Not much is known about Joyce's life prior to the outbreak. At some point, she had a child and was diagnosed with cancer. She was a member of a cancer support group led by Vernon in Savannah, Georgia, however, she still has active cancer inside of her, causing her immense pain.
Following the zombie epidemic, she, along with her support group, moved into Crawford, which, at the time, seemed like an ideal safe haven from walkers. However, the leader, Crawford Oberson, tightened security, and partly lost his sanity, eliminating any liabilities within his group. Unfortunately, Joyce, being a cancer-carrier, was targeted along with her other support group members. Half of the members were killed, the others fleeing Crawford and creating their home in an abandoned morgue within the sewers of Savannah along with Vernon, Brie, Boyd, and Clive. After Lee arrived in search for help, she did not speak, being in much pain from her cancer. Boyd was seen caring for her, assisting her in laying down in bed. He was very reluctant to see Vernon go to assist Lee in getting back to the mansion, as Joyce was in very much pain, and he couldn't bear to see her that way. After Vernon returned, she disappeared with the others.
Following Vernon's return, he informed them of Lee's group's boat and how he planned to steal it. After formulating a plan, the group departed the morgue, along with all of their supplies, and moved to the manor house that contained the boat. Upon arriving, if any members of Lee's group were left behind, they were beaten by Vernon and Joyce, before being locked inside the backyard shed. If no one stayed, they will steal the boat and leave a note explaining their reasons. While the beating is taking place, Boyd and Clive will move the boat out of the shed.
Joyce is with Boyd and Clive at Gil's Pitstop with other group members; Roman, Shel, Stephanie and Becca. She listens to Becca play the guitar in the diner. Later, she argues against releasing the intruder and suggests they execute him because she believes strangers are the reason they lost Brie and Vernon. Depending on Shel's choice, if the man is let go, he will storm the pitstop with other people to raid the camp. In the ensuing battle, Boyd dies. If the man is killed, no more outsiders will come to the camp and Boyd will remain alive.
23 days pass since the intruder incident, and Stephanie tries to make off with the group's supplies and leave the pitstop. However, she is caught by Roman and thrown into the back of a van truck. Roman requests to speak with Shel about the matter, which she has no idea of. On her walk to meet Roman, Shel can speak with Joyce about what occurred. After the end of Shel's story, Joyce's whereabouts become unknown.
Boyd was shown caring for Joyce in the morgue in "Around Every Corner" when she was laying on the bed. He does, however disagree with her in "400 Days", when it comes to Roberto's fate, as Joyce wants to kill him, while Boyd wants to set him free.
- "The last time we did that... we lost Brie, and then Vernon with that goddamned boat!"
- —Joyce to Roman's group about trusting Roberto.[src]
Joyce and Brie seem to good friends during 'Around Every Corner, where Brie was shown caring for Joyce in the morgue in, when she was laying on the bed. Joyce was affected by Brie's death during "400 Days, where Joyce warily speaks of their past run-ins with outsiders and insists that having dealt with such people is a direct cause of losing Brie.
Joyce and Clive have a good friendship. They stayed together at the morgue and Clive was shown to be concerned about Joyce's health. They later ended up at the Pitstop, where both of them agreed it was a bad idea to set Roberto free.
- She is the oldest survivor that Lee Everett encountered.
- Joyce's name is first mentioned in the game by Boyd if Lee lies that his group has medication. Boyd will state that Joyce is in a lot of pain and that he can't bear to see her that way.
- Joyce was finally given a voice for the first time in the DLC, "400 Days", although the character had already appeared in Season 1, she didn't have any lines.
- It is possible Joyce had/still has children, as Vernon told Lee "a lot of them have had kids of their own".
- Joyce is one of the few original Season 1 characters to appear in further episodes/seasons. The others are Carley/Doug (Determinant), Kenny, Duck, Clive, and Boyd.
- She is the only named and alive character in Season 1 to never speak.