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For the character in the Sonic the Comic, see Johnny Lightfoot. For the singer in Crush 40, see Johnny Gioeli.
Quotation1 I am the sultan of speed! The unparalleled and unequaled Johnny! No one can keep up with me! No one! Quotation2
Johnny, Sonic Rush Adventure
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Johnny
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic Rush Adventure
(Only appearance)

Appearances
in other media

Archie Comics

Real-world designer(s)
Creator
(real-world)

Sonic Team

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Christopher Pellegrini

Japanese
voice actor(s)

Kota Nemoto

Biographical overview
Also known as

Sultan of speed

Physical description
Species

Robot

Gender

None (referred to as male)

Color scheme

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

Eyes

Black with yellow sclera

Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Evil

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

Johnny (ジョニー Jonī?) is one of the antagonists in Sonic Rush Adventure. He is a villainous robot pirate who serves as 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.

History

Johnny was created at some point prior to the events of Sonic Rush Adventure by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Eggman Nega. After being put under the command of Captain Whisker, Johnny, along with Whisker and his crew, was assigned by the doctors to find the Jeweled Scepter. While searching for the Jeweled Scepter in Blaze's world, Johnny and his crew caused havoc on the seas. Meanwhile, Johnny heard rumors saying Sonic the Hedgehog had appeared in this dimension.

Eventually, Johnny came across Sonic, Tails, and Marine on the Ocean Tornado and challenged Sonic to a waterbike race. However, as Marine kept pestering and taunting him to race her first, Johnny accepted Marine's challenge. To Johnny bewilderment, Marine had Sonic compete in her stead. After the race, Johnny lay in wait across the sea, awaiting his next meeting with Sonic

When Sonic, Tails and Blaze confronted Captain Whisker on Pirates' Island, Johnny hurried there as fast as he could. When he arrived at Whisker's side, Johnny saw that Sonic was there too and challenged him to a final showdown. He then teamed up with Whisker against Sonic and Blaze, but were both defeated. Fearing that being defeated here would devastate all speed lovers across the world, Johnny escaped and left Whisker behind. Following the end of Sonic Rush Adventure, Johnny remains at large somewhere in Blaze's world.[1]

Personality

Johnny is a feisty speed demon who refuses to finish second. He is highly arrogant, overconfident and prideful, priding himself on his super speed and believes himself to be the fastest of all, even viewing Sonic in low regards and unworthy of being "the fastest thing alive". He also holds himself and his self-proclaimed status in high regard as he believes that him being defeated would devastate all speed lovers across the world.

Johnny usually takes very limited interest in others, considering them not worth his time, and would rather push them away and focus on the people he desires. However, he does not tolerate peoples' insults, regardless of how they are, and will gladly turn his attention to them to prove them wrong.

Powers and Abilities

Johnny possesses a degree of super speed, enough to let him incredible distances in the blink of an eye. He does not have full control over his movements at high speeds since he has trouble turning at such speeds. He also possesses a jet engine on his back that allows him to fly through midair and reach high speeds as well.

Johnny is also a well-verse waterbike rider, skilled enough to keep with even Sonic on the Wave Cyclone. He is able to expertly ride his own waterbike at incredible speeds and perform airborne tricks with it.

Relationships

Sonic the Hedgehog

Johnny has a bitter rivalry with Sonic the Hedgehog which was forged immediately after meeting him. While he admits Sonic is fast, he is convinced that Sonic is not as fast as himself. Regardless, Johnny views Sonic as his archrival whom he must outperform on his waterbike.[2]

Captain Whisker

It is revealed late in the game that Johnny serves under the command of Captain Whisker. While Johnny does acknowledge Whisker as his boss, he does not exactly like to be held back by him. He is also not completely loyal to him as he prioritized his own reputation over Whisker and abandoned him when Sonic and Blaze were winning.

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.

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.

Trivia

  • 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".

Gallery

Sprites

Screenshots

References

  1. Given that the player is still able to race Johnny in order to collect any remaining Chaos Emeralds after defeating the Ghost Titan along with the fact that Blaze must face him again for a Sol Emerald, it stands to reason that he survived the final battle with the pirates.
  2. Sonic Rush Adventure manual.

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