Robert Cormier

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Joey LeBlanc Character Analysis

Joey is a childhood friend of Francis known for his boisterous nature and his big mouth. While Francis himself says he never had a best friend, Joey most often accompanied Francis around town. However, he often angered Francis with his “big mouth,” and would prophesize an ill-fated end to the Wreck Center. According to Francis, he died on Iwo Jima.

Joey LeBlanc Quotes in Heroes

The Heroes quotes below are all either spoken by Joey LeBlanc or refer to Joey LeBlanc. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
The Simplicity of Childhood Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Heroes published in 2009.
Chapter 9 Quotes

Larry LaSalle stood before us that afternoon at the Wreck Center, the movie star smile gone, replaced by grim-faced determination. "We can't let the Japs get away with this," he said, anger that we had never seen before flashing in his eyes. As we were about to cheer his announcement, he held up his hand. "None of that, kids, I'm just doing what millions of others are doing."

Related Characters: Larry LaSalle (speaker), Francis Cassavant, Nicole Renard, Joey LeBlanc
Page Number: 74
Explanation and Analysis:
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Joey LeBlanc Character Timeline in Heroes

The timeline below shows where the character Joey LeBlanc appears in Heroes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
The Simplicity of Childhood Theme Icon
Later on in the summer, Francis and his friend Joey LeBlanc are walking through Frenchtown when they spot Nicole at a distance, waving hello to them.... (full context)
Chapter 5
Appearance vs. Reality Theme Icon
As Francis recalls being angry with Joey LeBlanc for his constant predictions that doom and suffering would once again return to the now... (full context)
Chapter 7
The Simplicity of Childhood Theme Icon
Flawed Heroes Theme Icon
...admits, he looks for Nicole during his good games. After a particularly skillful defeat of Joey LeBlanc , Francis spots his crush and she blows him a kiss. (full context)
Flawed Heroes Theme Icon
Appearance vs. Reality Theme Icon
As Francis just begins to savor his moment of victory, Joey LeBlanc calls out for Francis to challenge Larry for the “real championship.” The crowd agrees, chanting... (full context)
Chapter 11
The Simplicity of Childhood Theme Icon
Flawed Heroes Theme Icon
...horrendous crime, leaves the Wreck Center, casually whistling “Dancing in the Dark.” With his exit, Joey LeBlanc ’s prophecy of doom returning to the Wreck Center is fulfilled. (full context)