Joni Savage is one of the main protagonists of the ClueFinders series, and the leader and founder of the club, known as the "ClueFinders". She first appeared in The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures: The Mystery of Mathra. She is twelve years old and is a seventh grader. She wears a yellow backpack in most games, with the exception of The ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures: The Empire of the Plant People (where Leslie wore it instead) and a few others. She is usually paired up with Santiago in most games. She was voiced by Chrissie McCarron.
Appearance and ClothingEdit
Joni is a caucasian girl with cream-colored skin (tan in artworks), orange hair tied into two braids with violet bows attached to them, and blue eyes. Her primary clothing consists of a lavender short-sleeved T-shirt, violet shorts with a brown belt buckle, brown high-tops, and white socks. She also wears round glasses. In The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures: Puzzle of the Pyramid, she wore a green T-shirt, a brown vest, and blue jean shorts. In The ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: The Secret of the Living Volcano, she wore scuba gear for underwater adventures that has a wetsuit that is black with red accents, a red scuba pack, black flippers, a weight belt, and a red helmet, but wore her regular clothes while on land.
Joni is depicted as a headstrong tomboy who is adventurous, courageous, and often fearless. She claims to be absolutely fearless and she is, in fact, very courageous, often to the point of sheer recklessness. Nevertheless, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that she is not actually "absolutely fearless," although she might be loath to admit that. This is best demonstrated in a scene from The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures in which she is obviously worried about her kidnapped uncle, but isn't willing to admit it, and pretends to have cheered up Santiago instead. However, she is still usually very adventurous and confident of success for the gang. Curiously, the programs' box art has the ironic tendency to depict her looking scared or alarmed.