Boppers

Boppers
BoppersLogo.jpg

The logo of the Boppers.
General information
Leaders
  • Big Moe
  • Notable members TJ, Greenback, Nate, Donovan, Sharla, Shandra
    Territory Harlem, Manhattan
    Founding Sometime before August 18, 1978
    Rivals Hurricanes, Judas Bunch, The Warriors


    The Boppers were a prominent street gang in New York City around the time of the meeting, and one of the gangs that attended the conclave.

    The Boppers could be recognised from their purple attire; the Boppers' leader was Big Moe and their territory was Harlem in Manhattan. The Boppers had an ongoing rivalry with the Hurricanes, whose territory was the nearby Spanish Harlem. The Boppers also had a brief feud with the Coney Island-based gang The Warriors, which ended with Big Moe being defeated by Cochise and Snow on Cochise's initiation into The Warriors.

    The Boppers were one of the gangs invited to the meeting held by Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs in Van Cortlandt Park. Nine members of the Boppers made their way from Harlem to the conclave in the Bronx, where they witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther.

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    [edit] History

    [edit] Formation

    The Boppers were formed sometime before August 18, 1978, and adopted Harlem in Manhattan as their territory.[1]

    [edit] Battling The Warriors

    See also: Sharp Dressed Man

    On August 18, Cochise was sent to Harlem as part of his initiation into the Coney Island-based gang The Warriors. Several groups of Boppers battled Cochise and Snow, who were searching for a size nine hat worn by a member of the Boppers. Cochise and Snow were able to defeat the Boppers, and made their way to the Roman Disco, where they confronted the Boppers lieutenant Reggie and interrogated him to learn that the leader of the Boppers was Big Moe. In search of Big Moe, Cochise and Snow made their way to The Pocket pool hall, where they defeated another group of Boppers and then interrogated lieutenant Boxcar to learn that Moe could sometimes be found at The Black Cat, a nearby strip club.[2]

    Boppers in The Pocket.

    Several more groups of Boppers were defeated by Cochise and Snow as they made their way to The Black Cat; at the strip club, Cochise and Snow paid a performer named Debbie until she revealed that Moe was attending a party at Club 45. Cochise and Snow made their way to the club, where they used Debbie's ticket to get into the party. In the club, Cochise and Snow confronted Big Moe, who challenged them to a battle on the dance floor. Eventually, Moe was defeated by Cochise and Snow, who also took his size nine hat.[2]

    [edit] Battling the Judas Bunch

    On May 20, 1979, the Boppers battled the Judas Bunch in Harlem, and emerged victorious. The Boppers' victory was later reported by the D.J. on the gang radio station.

    [edit] Battling the Hurricanes

    On June 30, the Boppers battled the Hurricanes in Harlem. The D.J. later mentioned this battle on the gang radio station.

    [edit] The meeting

    See also: The Warriors (film), Desperate Dudes, the meeting

    When Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs called a conclave of New York City's street gangs, the Boppers were one of the gangs that were invited to the meeting. Nine members of the Boppers made their way from Harlem to the meeting in Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx; there, the gang witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther, although the blame was wrongfully placed on The Warriors.[3][4]

    [edit] Members

    [edit] Behind the scenes

    The Boppers first appeared in the 1979 film The Warriors, as they were seen in the film's opening montage and as one of the gangs in attendance at the meeting.[3] The Boppers later appeared in the 2005 video game The Warriors, which explored the Boppers' brief feud with The Warriors.[1]

    [edit] Appearances

    [edit] Sources

    [edit] References

    1. 1.0 1.1 The Warriors (video game)
    2. 2.0 2.1 The Warriors (video game) - "Sharp Dressed Man"
    3. 3.0 3.1 The Warriors (film)
    4. The Warriors (video game) - "Desperate Dudes"
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