Gold Squad is based off of a different series called "Misfits: An Unlikely Team". Misfits was being written in early 2015, but was scrapped due to a lack of motivation. A year later, in early 2016, Gold Squad began production. The series featured very similar features. For instance, there was a squad of three idiots, just like Gold Squad. Jet was the main character and was very similar to King, Heavy was a character that was very similar to Scout, and finally, there was Dingo, who was very similar to Backlash.