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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Johnny (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

Quotation1 Heh! You can't catch me, kitty! Not with all that baggage to carry! Quotation2
Johnny, Sonic Universe #57

Johnny is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comics series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is a robotic pirate and a minion of Captain Whisker, and one of the many pirates who inhabits the Sol Zone. As such, he has been a frequent opponent of Blaze the Cat and her various allies.


Early life

Johnny was presumably created by Dr. Nega and employed by him in his efforts to claim the Sol Emerald and Jeweled Scepter. In the course of these escapades under Whisker's command, Johnny butted heads with Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. Despite his great speed, Johnny could never defeat the heroes, not even after teaming up with Whisker for a final showdown with the heroes.[1]

Pirate Plunder Panic

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Johnny's original timeline ended.
Johnny Flees

Johnny escapes with a stolen Sol Emerald, from Sonic Universe #57.

Johnny, Whisker, and their crew-including the annoying Mini & Mum-would soon find their dominance of the Sol Zone's oceans threatened by Captain Metal, who managed to steal one of the Sol Emeralds. After it was stolen from Metal by Bean the Dynamite and Bark the Polar Bear on Pirate Island, Johnny swept in and stole the gemstone from them. Returning to Whisker's ship, he delivered the jewel to his captain only for them to come under attack by the Metal Marauder, Captain Metal's vessel, under the command of Team Rose. The two vessels were then attacked by the Kraken, and Johnny attempted to flee the battle only to be halted by Whisker.[2] In the ensuing battle, the Kraken was destroyed and the Marauder sunk, but the Sol Emerald was lost to Captain Metal. Fearing the rise of Metal's Egg O' War, Whisker's crew-Johnny included-took their leave, and were joined by deserters from the Marauder.[3]


Johnny is boastful and arrogant, supremely confident in his own speed and abilities. However, his incredible speed seems to lend to a cowardly streak, as he is more interested in hitting and running-or simply running-than in fighting.[3]

Powers and abilities

Johnny possesses a high degree of super speed, enough to let him keep up with even Sonic, be it either by running, flying or on riding on jet ski. He also possesses a jet engine on his back that grants him long-distance flight, exceeding the abilities of Cream the Rabbit.

See also


  1. Sonic Rush Adventure
  2. Sonic Universe #57, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part Three"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic Universe #58, "Pirate Plunder Panic The Conclusion"

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