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Quotation1 I am the sultan of speed! The unparalleled and unequaled Johnny! No one can keep up with me! No one! Quotation2
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First appearance

Sonic Rush Adventure
(First and only appearance)

in other media

Archie Comics

Real-world designer(s)

Sonic Team

Voice actor(s)
voice actor(s)

Christopher Pellegrini

voice actor(s)

Kota Nemoto

Biographical overview
Also known as

Sultan of speed

Physical description



None (referred to as male)

Color scheme

Green, white, yellow, gray, red, dark gray


Black with yellow sclera

Alignment and character traits


Skills, abilities and powers
  • Super speed
  • Flight
  • Waterbike driving skills

Johnny (ジョニー Jonī?) is a villainous robot pirate and one of the antagonists in Sonic Rush Adventure. He is the right-hand man of Captain Whisker, and a feisty and speedy competitor on the sea. He was created by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Eggman Nega for the purpose of finding and obtaining the Jeweled Scepter.

During the course of the game, the player can find Johnny at seven locations across the Sea Chart. When traveling to these locations, the player can challenge Johnny to a waterbike race. If Sonic wins, the player is given a Chaos Emerald.


Johnny was created at some point prior to the events of Sonic Rush Adventure by the combined efforts of Dr. Eggman and Dr. Eggman Nega. Having been put under the command of Captain Whisker, Johnny, along with Captain Whisker and the rest of Whisker's crew were assigned the mission to find the Jeweled Scepter in the Sol Dimension by the doctors, which they needed to unlock the Power of the Stars.

After beginning their search for the Jeweled Scepter on Blaze's world, Johnny and the others wasted no time and began causing havoc on the seas. While out on his mission, Johnny heard rumors from other people that Sonic the Hedgehog had appeared in the Sol Dimension.

When Sonic, Tails, and Marine were traveling off the west coast of Machine Labyrinth in the Ocean Tornado, Johnny came across their ship on his waterbike. Recognizing Sonic from the stories he had heard, Johnny challenged Sonic to a race to see what he got, believing that he was far faster than Sonic. With introductions having been made, Johnny was ready to face Sonic, only to have Marine pestering him to race her instead. Initially, Johnny had no interest in facing Marine, but as Marine taunted with the fact that he was scared of losing to her, Johnny had had enough, and accepted Marine's challenge to prove her wrong. To Johnny bewilderment, Marine then promptly nominated Sonic to compete in her stead. Nevertheless, Johnny faced Sonic on his Wave Cyclone, but ultimately lost the race. Following that, Johnny lay in wait across the sea, awaiting his next meeting with Sonic.

Around the time Sonic, Tails and Blaze came to confront Captain Whisker on Pirates' Island, Johnny hurried there as fast as he could. When he got there, Johnny arrived just in time to explain to Whisker that Blaze had called him a joke. After having explained to Whisker of why he had arrived, Johnny saw, much to his own pleasure, that Sonic was there as well, and he challenged the hedgehog to a final showdown. As Whisker insisted on fighting Sonic and Blaze as well, Johnny allowed him, though he had to explain to Whisker of what he agreed to, and the two pirates decided to team up against Sonic and Blaze, with Johnny being confident of victory.

Despite working together, Johnny and Whisker were soundly defeated by Sonic and Blaze. Fearing that being defeated here would devastate all speed lovers across the world, Johnny escaped, leaving Whisker to face Sonic and Blaze alone. Following the end of Sonic Rush Adventure, Johnny remains at large somewhere in Blaze's world.[1]


Johnny is a feisty speed demon who refuses to finish second. He is highly arrogant and prideful, priding himself on his super speed and believes himself to be the fastest of all, even hold Sonic in low regards and unworthy of being "the fastest thing alive". Regardless of his opinion of him, Johnny views Sonic as his archrival whom he must outperform on his waterbike, making him forge a bitter rivalry with Sonic immediately after meeting him.[2]

Johnny likewise hold himself and his self-proclaimed status in high regard, seeing that he believes that him being defeated would devastate all speed lovers across the world.

Johnny usually takes very limited interest in others due to his arrogance, considering them not worth his time, and would rather push them away and focus on the people he want rather than continuing talking to them. However, he does not tolerate peoples' insults, regardless of how they are, and will gladly turn his attention to them to prove them wrong. Additionally, while Johnny respects Captain Whisker as his boss, he does not exactly like to be held back by him.

Powers and Abilities

As a self-proclaimed speedster of the highest order, Johnny possesses a certain degree of super speed, capable of moving incredible distances in the blink of an eye, as if he was an actual torpedo. He does not have full control over his movements when moving at high speeds, however, and has trouble turning at super speed. He also possesses a jet engine on his back that allows him to fly through midair, reaching high speeds as well.

Johnny is also a well-verse waterbike rider, being able to expertly ride his own waterbike at incredible speeds and perform airborne tricks with it.

Appearance in Other Media

Archie Comics

Main article: Johnny (Archie)

Johnny first appeared in the Archie Comics as a part of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series' adaption of Sonic Rush Adventure.

In the comics, Johnny is a minion of Captain Whisker, who serve under Dr. Eggman Nega. Johnny, Whisker and the rest of their crew were assigned by Nega to collect a Chaos Emerald on Seagull Island. On the island, Johnny stole the Chaos Emerald from Sonic, Tails and Marine, and managed to escape. Eventually though, Johnny, Whisker and Dr. Eggman Nega were tracked down by Sonic, Blaze, Tails and Marine, and were subsequently defeated. Sometime later, Johnny stole a Sol Emerald from Captain Metal and brought it to Whisker, but was forced into retreat after a battle with Blaze and her allies, and Captain Metal and his crew.

Memorable Quotes

"You may be fast, but you're not as fast as me! Let's see what you've got!"
—Johnny challenging Sonic to a race.
"I'm not going to sit here and listen to this! Not even from a kid!"
—Johnny having had enough with Marine's taunts.
"So, a little tag team action, is it? You guys are toast!"
—Johnny teaming up Whisker against Sonic and Blaze.
"If I go down here, then all the speed lovers all over the world will be devastated!"
—Johnny on the verge of defeat against Sonic and Blaze.


  • Johnny resembles a mix of a shark and a torpedo.
  • Johnny is very similar to Jet the Hawk. They are both colored green, race Sonic in vehicles, hate the idea of Sonic being the "fastest thing alive", they both race Sonic in a terrain which he is unfamiliar with and they both have a name that starts with a "J".
  • Johnny appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic adaption but here he is seen flying with the built-in jet from the boss fight.





  1. Given that the player is still able to race Johnny in order to collect any remaining Chaos Emeralds after defeating the Ghost Titan, it stands to reason that he survived the final battle with the pirates.
  2. Sonic Rush Adventure manual.
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