Johnny is the captain of the Jellyfish Pirates, a group of sky-pirates sworn to help those less fortunate, which happens to consist mostly of very young girls. Johnny's flirty, debonair, swordslinging demeanor hides a man dedicated to the noble idea of caring for others.

When he was thirteen, a Gear killed Johnny's father, the only person who cared for him. His reluctance to open his heart to others became stronger after this incident; his fear of losing love again forced him to withdraw into himself. One day, he discovered that there were many orphans just like him, and came to realize that they may not be strong enough to continue living, like he had. From then on, Johnny chose to follow his father's path and live as a man of compassion. But, he does not share his past with anyone. It doesn't matter to him if they are humans, animals, or even Gears; it is his duty to help those in need. 

He founded his band of Sky-Pirates, and began running his Robin Hood operation aboard a stolen hover-carrier later re-named the Mayship. The majority of the Jellyfish Pirates are orphans whom Johnny adopted and raised, among them May, the namesake of the pirates' airship. May harbors very strong feelings for Johnny, viewing him as both a father and brother figure, and possibly even as a boyfriend.
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Guilty Gear X


Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Guilty Gear X Advance, Guilty Gear XX Slash, Guilty Gear Judgment, Guilty Gear Isuka, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

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Page Updated:  Aug. 7th, 2023

Johnny is a design that just overflows with personality and coolness from every angle. His outfit speaks for itself and his Iaido-based fighting style is innovative and fun to use. I gotta say his "ordinary" name contrasts the rest of his design a bit, but I guess they wanted to give him an American-sounding name to go along with his "cowboy-pirate-esk" theme. Overall, Johnny's a simple, stylish design and one of my personal favorites from the Guilty Gear series.

Definitely looking forward to seeing Johnny return in GGXrd -Revelator-... After all these years, he FINALLY gets a new "sprite". ;)

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