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|Geoffrey St. John|
Geoffrey St. John
in other media
|Also known as||
Geoff; L'Pew (used by Antoine once); Clyde (used by Sonic a few times)
Green Combat Uniform
|Alignment and character traits|
|Skills, abilities and powers|
Basic combat skills and minor magic skills
Geoffrey St. John is a Mobian skunk with light blue eyes, white and black hair, an Australian accent (e.g. calling female characters "love" and male characters "bloke" or "mate"), and his weapon of choice is a wrist-mounted crossbow. He is a member of King Acorn's Secret Service. He is 25 years old. He has a father, Ian St. John (killed in the crash that left Queen Alicia and Elias on the Floating Island with the Brotherhood) and a wife, Hershey St. John. He is also the apprentice of Ixis Naugus.
As a child, St. John gained his sense of duty from his father, Ian St. John, and was groomed by him to one day take his place as head of the Royal Secret Service. When Ian was killed during the Great War by the Overlanders, Geoffrey developed a strong dislike for the human species. Geoffrey is furiously loyal to the Kingdom of Acorn, especially King Maximillian and Princess Sally (with whom he once had a relationship), but was arrogant, rude and prideful. This stems from a number of unpleasant actions on his part, including accusing Sonic of murder, declaring Armand D'Coolette a traitor, and even attempting to give orders to Knuckles the Echidna.
Fighting the Freedom FightersEdit
Geoffrey first came to Knothole and to the Knothole Freedom Fighters claiming to be a former member of the King's royal guard and acting head of the Royal Underground, the "legitimate" underground movement acting against Dr. Robotnik, dismissing the rebels as foolish children (in his own words; "Sally's Trainees" or "Rank Amateurs").
Geoffrey and his men fought alongside the Freedom Fighters on many occasions, and St. John aided in the return of King Acorn and eventually re-established the King's Secret Service and, following Robotnik's death, became head of security during the reclaiming of Mobotropolis. Geoffrey in particular was increasingly jealous of Sonic the Hedgehog, putting him down as a child, and as such did everything he could to put himself in the best light possible. Geoffrey and Sonic physically fought on numerous occasions, but made temporary amends in the end. Upon forming a new Secret Service team, he recovered Queen Alicia and Prince Elias, Sally's mother and brother respectively.
A New Danger and LoveEdit
Upon the rise of Dr. Eggman, fall of Mobotropolis, and re-colonization of Knothole, Geoffrey witnessed Sonic being knighted, and reluctantly called Sonic "Sir" as he now surpassed him in rank, and was privately embarrassed when the Secret Service and Freedom Fighters were sent to work together on numerous occasions. Following the theft of the Sword of Acorns by Sonic, and paralyzing of King Max, Geoffrey, desperate to upstage Sonic, approached the inexperienced head-of-state, Elias, and manipulated his gullible nature to allow him to become his behind-the-scenes adviser. Using Elias as nothing more than a puppet, Geoffrey had Sonic's knighthood taken away, and as a child, confined to Knothole, and later had the Freedom Fighters forced to cease operations. During a mission into Robotropolis to retrieve the Sword, Geoffrey and his team were infected with nano-probes that left them vulnerable to Eggman's manipulation, and went through extensive medical treatment to destroy them. During his time of reflection of his actions, Geoffrey realized how big a pompous fool he had been, and considered resigning from the service. However, his long-time admirer Hershey the Cat convinced him otherwise, leading them to develop a relationship. Seeking a way to redeem himself, Geoffrey and Hershey journeyed across the world to find Elias, who had abandoned his position because of everything falling apart due to Geoffrey's advice. Geoffrey and Hershey later joined in the battle against the Xorda.
Upon Sonic's return from his year spent in space, he saved the newly-married Geoffrey and Hershey from execution by a phalanx of SWATbots under A.D.A.M.'s control. Geoffrey, because of this, finally put an end to his rivalry with Sonic, acknowledging he was a better hero than he ever could be. Geoffrey has since took up residence in New Mobotropolis after Knothole's destruction, and runs the Secret Service from the top floor of the army headquarters.
He then decided to get a Chaos Emerald from the Special Zone alongside Sonic. When the obtained the purple Chaos Emerald, he shot Sonic in the back and stole the Emerald. He then went to Mammoth Mogul in order for Ixis Naugus to return back and get his throne. Upon using the Emerald, Naugus returned normal and wanted the crown back. Geoffrey had also mentioned about Hershey's "death," but it was interrupted by Dr. Eggman, when he returned from the brink of insanity on his newly-builted Death Egg. Geoffrey had decided to help lead an invasion alongside Sonic, Tails, Sally, Bunnie, and Antoine. But, due to Operation: Clean Sweep, the attack was postponed until Sonic returned the world back to normal. (StH #219, #220, #221, #222, #223, #224, #225)
New World OrderEdit
As Sally was roboticiztied into Mecha Sally, Ixis Naugus, in a act to become king, and Bunnie stopped the invasion of Titan Metal Sonic. When the Freedom Fighters returned back to New Mobotropolis, the citizens were cheering to Naugus for saving New Mobotropolis from Eggman. Naugus wanted the crown from Elias Acorn, the current king. Geoffrey had told the king that if the citizens can choose the Council Of Acorn, then they should chose the king. He then steals Elias' crown and puts it on Naugus, thus claiming Naugus as the king of New Mobotropolis. At some point of time, Antoine had arrested Geoffrey for treason against the Kingdom of Acorn. (StH #230, #231, #232)
- A skunk bearing Geoffrey's design and clothing was seen in several episodes of SatAM, but was never named or given a speaking role.
- The relationship of Hershey and Geoffrey, a romance between a black cat and a skunk, is likely a tribute to Penelope Pussycat and Pepé Le Pew.
- Geoffrey St. John at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki