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General information
  • Vance
  • Notable members Hog, Hornet, Maurice, Lumpy
    Territory Bowery, Manhattan
    Founding Sometime before June 21, 1979
    Allies Satan's Mothers, Lizzies
    Rivals The Warriors, Baseball Furies

    The Punks 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 Punks were a well-respected gang, whose turf was Bowery in Manhattan. The Punks were a tough gang, recognised from their overalls and used a range of weapons when battling their opponents.

    The Punks were one of the gangs invited by Cyrus and the Riffs to the meeting. When Cyrus was killed at the meeting and the blame was placed on The Warriors, the Punks were one of the gangs that responded to the Riffs' alert and pursued The Warriors as they attempted to return to Coney Island after the conclave. The Punks confronted The Warriors in a Subway Bathroom in Union Square, but despite their superior numbers, were defeated by The Warriors.


    [edit] History

    [edit] Formation

    The Punks were founded sometime before June 21, 1979, and adopted Bowery in Manhattan as their territory.[1]

    [edit] Dealing with the Satans Mothers

    On June 21, the Punks began dealing with the Sheepshead Bay-based gang the Satans Mothers; this came about as a result of the alliance between the Mothers and the Savage Huns coming to an end. These events were reported by the D.J. on the gang radio station.

    [edit] Battling the Baseball Furies

    On July 3, the Punks battled the Riverside-based gang the Baseball Furies at Union Square, and were defeated by the Furies. The Punks' defeat was later reported by the D.J. on the gang radio station.

    [edit] The meeting and battle with The Warriors

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

    When a conclave was called by Cyrus, the leader of the Gramercy Riffs, in Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx, the Punks were one of the gangs that attended the meeting. The Punks were represented by nine delegates at the meeting, where they witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of Luther, the leader of the Rogues.[2][3]

    Following the interruption of the meeting, the Punks went to a bar, which is where they heard that the Riffs had requested that The Warriors be captured.[3] The Punks were one of the gangs that responded to the request; several hours later, the Punks' leader Vance began following The Warriors' new Warlord Swan at Union Square. Vance followed Swan until they were outside of a Subway Bathroom. After Swan regrouped with the remaining members of The Warriors, Vance met up with several more members of the Punks and followed The Warriors into the bathroom. In the bathroom, the Punks attempted to ambush The Warriors, although The Warriors surprised the Punks by bursting out of the bathroom stalls. Despite their superior numbers, in the bathroom battle that ensued, the Punks were defeated by The Warriors.[2][4]

    [edit] Members

    [edit] Behind the scenes

    The Punks first appeared in the 1979 film The Warriors; they had a supporting role, as they were one of the gangs that battled The Warriors after the meeting.[2] The Punks later appeared in the 2005 video game The Warriors; in the video game, they were seen and mentioned several times.[1]

    [edit] Appearances

    [edit] Sources

    [edit] References

    1. 1.0 1.1 The Warriors (video game)
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Warriors (film)
    3. 3.0 3.1 The Warriors (video game) - "Desperate Dudes"
    4. The Warriors (video game) - "Friendly Faces"

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