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First Mate (formerly),
|Former affiliation(s)||Gilneas, Brashtide Crew, Blackwater Raiders|
|Occupation||Third mate of the Wavestrider,|
|Former occupation(s)||First mate of the Sea King, Pirate|
|Status||Unknown (presumed deceased)|
Joe Barker, nicknamed Silent Joe, was a worgen from Gilneas and the third mate of the Wavestrider. He was originally a pirate member of the Brashtide Crew and later of the Blackwater Raiders. After the Cataclysm, Fleet Master Seahorn assigned Joe to the Sea King as Adashe Flintwill's first mate. After several weeks they tasted victory. Bloodsail Buccaneers took the chance and two of their ships attacked the Sea King which resulted in the deaths of Adashe and his brothers. The arrival of the Wavestrider saved the rest of the Sea King's crew. Joe soon rushed to defeat the remaining Bloodsails. Seeing her brothers dead, Makasa asked Greydon Thorne to take her on his ship. Greydon, having lost his own second and third mate, considered taking her as his new third mate and Joe as his second. Joe, however, aware that he just failed his captain asked to become Greydon's third mate while Makasa would be second. Thorne agreed.
He journeyed with the Wavestrider for two years. Some time after the discovery of Pandaria, he fought against the Hidden, and Aramar Thorne first witnessed his transformation into a worgen there. At one point, Joe fought against their leader, Captain Malus. When last seen by Aram and Makasa Flintwill, Joe was uninjured and he kept fighting. His status following the ship's destruction is uncertain.
- With the revelation that Greydon Thorne was captured after the explosion of the Wavestrider, he too, may have been captured.
- He may be related to Recruiter Barker.