Headcanons || Rules || Ships || ~requiem-of-red
"I'm just a falling angel losing my religion
Trying hard to fly
I'm like a falling angel alone for a reason
Until I touch the skies
I'm just a falling angel losing my religion
Turn the hands up time
I'm like a falling angel longing for the reason
Why you can't be mine.."
As a child, Joshua was naturally very lonely, having no friends, and, as a result, became closed off, opening his heart to no one. One possible assumption for this is because in older times, children with pale hair and eyes were known to be curses, or they themselves cursed. Not only that, but Joshua had the ability to see the UG, even while living in the RG; he saw things others couldn't see, and his parents were often vexed because of his ability to see these things. Joshua often teases people, but this is because he simply wants a friend to relate to. Years later, Joshua meets Hanekoma, the barista who owns the relaxed cafe on Cat Street. Telling Hanekoma about what he saw, the man began to elaborate upon what Joshua was seeing. This gives them a strong relationship.
Only later on, Joshua became the Composer, either because he is the first Composer, which goes by the Eden pin theory, or he had defeated a predecessor. Either way, Joshua is now all-powerful, omnipotent, and the closest thing to a god, if anything. Joshua rules over all of Shibuya's UG, but he is even lonelier than before. Choosing the UG to be ordered in a caste system, he has his Conductor, his own special Reaper to talk and give orders through; his Reapers, his subordinates, or "employees"; and the Players, those who play his game, and have a higher risk of dying. Joshua finds that Hanekoma is the Producer - his Producer - and frequents his cafe more often.
Upon noticing Shibuya's pollution, Joshua becomes disgusted and revolted; he contemplates destroying Shibuya until his Conductor, Megumi, stops him in desperation. Megumi enters Joshua's game, and Joshua, having found a proxy to use against Megumi, descends to the RG to kill him. Neku Sakuraba, caught dead by the mural in Udagawa, wakes up in the Scramble. Joshua watches him in the UG, all throughout his first Week. Once Neku replays the Game, however, Joshua partners himself with Neku, to confirm Megumi's strategy, to educate Neku, and to protect him. On the last day, Joshua is seen "protecting" Neku from the final attack that would've killed them; Joshua teleports into a different dimension, where he plays Tin Pin until the last day of Neku's final Week. On that Week, Joshua bends the rules in efforts to bring Neku and his friends back to life; thankfully enough, Joshua gets off with nothing more than a warning from his superior.