The Mox are a small, nonterritorial gang, consisting mostly of sex working, anarchists, punks and sexual minorities. Formed in the interest of mutual self-defense, their name comes from the old slang word "moxie," denoting their determination to stand up to their oppressors. The Mox like to wear outfits that mix the punk aesthetic with inexpensive fashions typically worn by prostitutes, but they tend not to wear clothes that would restrain their movements in any way, leaving them looking more like gangers than sex workers. Some members-especially those who specialize in combat―have heavily modified bodies that sometimes evoke a "plastic doll" style. but may also be disguised with RealSkinn. One of their gang symbols is a labrys―a double-headed axe―displayed on their walls, clothes, tattoos, or jewelry.
Philosophy And Structure
The Mox were formed during the riots that occurred after the death of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Borden, a strip club owner and former prostitute who was known for treating her workers fairly and defending them from violent clients. In 2067, one of Lizzie's girls was brutally raped and murdered by Tyger Claw gangers. Lizzie avenged her by killing three of the assailants with an axe and displaying their bodies in front of her club, proclaiming that the same would happen to anyone else who hurt a prostitute. That night, Tyger Claws raided and demolished her bar before killing Elizabeth. These actions created an uproar that the Tygers could not have foreseen. Lizzie's death set off a wave of protracted riots all over Night City, and Tyger Claws members and businesses became the main targets of the violence. Those events cemented Elizabeth Borden as a symbol of defiance against gangers' lawlessness and brutality. Her ideological successors commemorated her by rebuilding her place, naming it "Lizzie's Bar," and forming a gang that brought together those who felt threatened and oppressed, especially among sex workers and sexual minorities.
The Mox do not have any strict hierarchy. Nevertheless they are a gang, and regardless of the fact its members refer to themselves as "those who protect working girls and guys" from violence and abuse, they demand a substantial fee from their charges. They also run several smaller brothels where they profit from prostitution, so they are far from being saints.
Source of Income
Most of the Mox's income is generated by Lizzie's Bar, which is now an exclusive braindance club. They do not control any contiguous portion of Night City, focusing instead on protecting their facilities, members, and sex workers who operate in the vicinity of Lizzie's Bar. As long as they are left to their business, they do not actively seek confrontation with other gangs, although they have a tense relationship with the Tyger Claws. who continue to test their patience and combat capabilities.