Johnny has a rather eccentric personality, given his rather erratic tendencies and actions. As the local bully he often terrorizes his peers claiming "Beating on nerds IS [his] business. It is [his] main source of Income". Despite his rather violent tendencies he has shown himself to be a relatively friendly bully, going so far as to compliment Max on his free running skills after beating him up and giving him change for the fifty cents that he had demanded.
Chapter 1 Edit
Johnny first encounters Max when Max falls on his face from above, smashing his scooter into him. Johnny then demands an apology, which Max almost obliges to before panicking over seeing a Doctopi shade on Johnny's head. A chase ensues, with Johnny losing Max in the gulleys before encountering him again at school. After provoking Max into a fight, Johnny gains his fifty cents, compliments Max on his free running skills, and runs off to bribe the faculty.
Chapter 3 Edit
Johnny, along with Ollie, runs into Max and Isaac by complete accident on their way to school. The redheaded ruffian exchanges casual banter with Max before declaring his intention to beat them up "for because". He then falls witness to increasingly unnatural events, such as Isaac clearing a fence by jumping and Max using his bat's magnetic abilities to leave someone's yard. Johnny catches up to Max after the latter takes some time responding to and exchanging sarcastic remarks with Suzy over the phone and uses the opportunity to steal both Max's scooter and bat. After Max catches up with him and discovers that Johnny has destroyed the scooter by hitting it with the bat repeatedly, Johnny attempts to make an escape on the broken scooter, only to hit a bump in the road and lose the bat. Max uses the bat's magnet powers to attract the scooter to himself, and Johnny wipes out on a rock. Johnny then pretends to be unconscious and in doing so falls witness to Isaac using his powers to kick lightning across the field.
Chapter 4 Edit
Johnny kicks off his plotline in Chapter 4 by divulging Isaac's powers to the rest of his gang as well as Max's jumping stunt (saying that Max "went SHOOP" as he was watching through the fence), claiming that Max and Isaac are "mutants". He then sends Stephen off to interrogate "the ginger with the hair", causing Stephen to attack the wrong target, while the rest of the gang succeed in getting a reaction out of Max. Mr. Garcia cuts in before any real interrogation can occur, however, and Johnny's crew sans Stephen wind up in detention. The four make plans to watch "Lots of Murder Island 4" at Stephen's house after getting released before Mr. Spender's car, containing the Activity Club members, whizzes by them. The crew quickly gives chase, loses the car, and decides to run into the woods to catch them there. Johnny and the gang tromp through the woods for over two hours, notably passing through the Mayview Barrier, before witnessing the Activity Club "floating" (a non-spectral's account of spectrals riding the Ghost Train) and each member promptly having a mental breakdown. Johnny rouses his friends and promises them that they'll get to the bottom of this and to keep this a secret between themselves (invoking the "Stack Pact"). A weakened Forge takes the opportunity during this time to slide into Johnny's back, possessing him. Johnny then shoves the gang back through the barrier, declaring that they'll watch every R-rated movie Stephen owns as a way to relax from what they saw.
Chapter 5 Edit
Johnny peruses over the picture RJ managed to take of the Activity Club members "floating" before the Hitball match, and shortly afterwards gets picked by Coach Oop as the leader of the Burnhounds. He manages to peg Max with the Golden Switch (a ball that causes the hit opponent to switch teams, and reinstates the person's entire team back into play if caught) before narrowly dodging a ball thrown by a Hijack-possessed Jeff. During the match, Johnny identifies Ed as one of the "floating people" from the night prior. Johnny, RJ, and Ollie prove instrumental to Dimitri's plan to take out Cody as a way to get to Jeff, and winds up as one of the last people on the Burnhounds along with Max. After the match concludes in the Burnhounds' favor due to Max taking a hit and Johnny catching the Golden Switch, Johnny confronts Max, expressing his guilt that Max's arm got broken during the showdown and promising that he would learn something from the experience. Johnny rallies the entire gym into a chant of "MVP!", trying to gauge how Max would react, and sees a shade of the Doctopi placed on Max's broken arm--his first shade. After some questioning by Ollie on what to do about the weird stuff they'd seen, Johnny and RJ stalk and attempt to bully Ed for information about the night prior, but Ed defeats the both of them in a brawl after stating that he can't give them the information they desired. Johnny and Ed then get into a discussion about what the bully should be doing with himself (itself spurred on from Hijack's speech during Hitball about how the bullies attack on instinct without any precaution to consequences), with Johnny gaining the message that he should be himself (i.e. a bully). Johnny declares Ed his friend; Ed consequently ropes both Johnny and RJ into his own mission of stalking Mr. Starchman and upon discovering that Hijack wasn't present (with Starchman attacking the group under the assumption that they wanted his Starchman Stars, and rewarding the group with such for successfully capturing him), Johnny and RJ are left alone with a newfound respect for the nerd (with Johnny expressing fondness for the event in addition to a desire to hanging out with Ed again) as well as getting detention once more. Johnny and RJ run into Jeff and Violet while being escorted to the Detention Cave, and Johnny responds by breaking the restraints the Vice Principal roped them into and high-fiving Jeff.
Johnny highly values the rest of his gang and hangs out with them when they are not helping him with his various shenanigans; they are often seen together after school. The bond between their friendship is so powerful it can be used to utilize multiple forms of the "Friendship Fusion" technique.
Johnny spent a good deal of time pursuing Max after he hit him in the face with his scooter, demanding he give him fifty cents for the offense. Despite this, he can be perfectly amiable towards Max on occasion, complimenting him on his free running skills and greeting him friendly at their next meeting. However, after Max blocked an attack from Hijack at the expense of his arms, Johnny seemed to gain a respect for him, expressing concern that he was hurt. He later wonders out loud what Max thinks of him and expresses interest in becoming friends with him to Ed. Along with Isaac O'Connor, he suspects Max of being a mutant.
Despite attending the same school Johnny seemed to be unfamiliar with Isaac. This is possibly due to the fact that Isaac is an eighth grader. After witnessing Isaac use his weather power on the Sphinx of Games he becomes convinced that Isaac is "Some mutant or somethin'".
Johnny recognized Ed as one of the kids who were "levitating" (an at-the-time non-spectral's account of what spectrals riding the ghost train looked like) in the forest and tried to interrogate him with RJ's help- it didn't work, but while it was happening he identified Ed as a nerd and seemed surprised to know he hadn't bullied him before. Ed then helped Johnny realize he had to be himself while he was at a personal crossroads, and they seem to be on good terms.
Johnny hasn't been known to directly associate with the Activity Club, and given his reaction to meeting Isaac, the degree to how much he knows of their existence is questionable. He seems to be equally suspicious of their group and the "Sunglasses Teacher" as he is of Isaac and Max, chasing after them after they pass him on the street.
- Johnny's hair is dyed. The dye liquefies upon collision for easy post-fight reapplication.
- Apparently, he once punched a snake.
|The Activity Club||The Consortium|
|Edward Burger | Isabel Guerra | Isaac O'Connor | Maxwell Puckett||Boss Leader | Agent Day | Agent Griggs | Francisco Guerra | Agent Savage | Cinnamon Stix | Greco Stucks | Texas Walker | Mina Zarei|
|Ms. Baxter | Vice Principal DuNacht | Mr. Garcia | Dave Jones | Mrs. McJohnson | Coach Oop | Penny | Principal Pleezdoo | Mr. Puckett | Mrs. Puckett | Scabs | Richard Spender | Mr. Starchman||Alex | Angry Band Kid | Ball Golem | Damien | Damien's sister | Dimitri Danger | Doghouse | Fitzgerald | Jeffavorite Flavors | Johnny Jhonny | Cody Jones | Lisa | Ollie Oop | Zoey Puckett | R.J. | Sam | Collin Sloinne | Sarah | Simmons | Stephen | Student Council | Susan | Violet|
|Spirits and Ghosts|
|Butterfly Ghost | Doctopi | Doorman | Eightfold | Flipflop | General Emerald | Forge | Ghost Train | Gorf | Hijack | Hissin' Pete | Hotwire | King C. | Lefty | Lucifer | Muse | Night Lamps | Nin | Patchworm | Peekaboo | PJ | Queen of Kindness | Ravenous Gobbledygook | Scrapdragon | Sphinx of Games | The Shadow | Toolbox | Venus Guytrap | Vile Spirits|