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Johnny Garland Johnny Garland
Johnny Garland
Game Shadow Hearts: From the New World
Kana ジョニー・ガーランド
Romaji Jonii Gaarando
Voice actor(s) Ja-lgflag.gif Kunihiro Kawamoto
Voice actor(s) Uk-lgflag.jpg Jamie McGonnigal
Age 16 (biologically)

21 (chronologically)

Eye color Green
Hair color Blond
Home New York
Weapon(s) Johnny's Knives charged with Malice
Special Arts Handy Tools, Awaker
Element Non-Elemental Noneelement.gif

Johnny Garland is the main protagonist of Shadow Hearts: From the New World. A sixteen-year-old running a detective agency in New York, Johnny is on his own after his father and sister die in a car accident.

The game's main plot follows Johnny as he searches for the truth about his past and himself. He has feelings for Shania, as evidenced throughout the game.

Library Entry[edit | edit source]

16 yr-old private detective. Does just about anything from finding lost cats to cleaning out gutters. His reckless personality often leads to trouble.

A boy lost 8 years ago, revived at the Émigré ceremony. But his sister threatens to destroy the world because of it. At last he is able to overcome his cruel fate.

Biography[edit | edit source]

A sixteen year-old boy who runs a detective agency in New York City, Johnny is on his own after his father and sister die in a car accident.

Like in all Shadow Hearts games, nothing is as it appears, and much of the story's main plot involves Johnny discovering the truths about his past.

He has feelings for Shania, as evidenced throughout the game. Johnny's element is None. As pointed out by Roger, he is not in fact sixteen.

It is later revealed that Johnny was in fact resurrected using the Émigré Manuscript, and that Lady is in the failed resurrection of Johnny's sister Grace.

Fighting Style[edit | edit source]

Johnny can use Handy Tools, such as a camera (the Edgar Mark II) to photograph his enemies in order to reveal information about them; a vacuum cleaner to suck up his enemies' Stock Gauge for his own use, and a Cell-phone to call his butler Lenny to dish out some damage.

Johnny uses knives as his main weapon, and early in the game gains the ability to channel Malice through them. Later in the game, he gains the ability to release the Malice in his body and change form, similar to Shania's Fusion power; his weapon is replaced by a rod, which he uses to channel two blades of Malice and Will from each end.

Johnny can have up to three Hit areas on his Judgement Ring.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Handy Tools

Handy Tools
Name MP Cost Height Description Image Ring
Snap 1 MP N/A Johnny takes a photograph of a single enemy± getting a Snap Card as well as revealing the enemy's stats. Johnnyphoto.jpg Sh3 ring snapshot.jpg
Vaccum 44 MP N/A Sucks up an enemy's Stock Gauge. Vaccum.jpg Sh3 ring vaccum.jpg
Phone Call 84 MP Sh3heightmid.png Summons Lenny to deliver a blow from anywhere in the world.‡ Large AOE, 1 hit, Hard hit. Phonecall.jpg Sh3 ring phonecall.jpg


Name SP Cost Description Image
Release 2 SP Johnny transforms into the Awaker. Awakertransform.jpg

±When equipped with the panoramic lens, Johnny is able to take a picture of all of the enemies on the battlefield.

Lenny sensing Johnny falling in battle

‡A variation of this appears in the early stages of the game if Johnny is KO'd called "Lenny, my Love", where Lenny, sensing his master's fall, will turn and blast them with the power from the Godhand.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Johnny is good natured and very trusting.

He starts out frustrated that no one in New York takes his detective agency very seriously, and is very quick to prove himself.

Throughout his adventure he matures, growing noticeably closer to Shania.

In the end, it is Johnny who strikes the fatal blow to Lady, taking responsibility for his family's actions and saving the world. He can be a bit over-bearing, especially when dealing with Lenny.

Leveling Chart[edit | edit source]

Characters in Shadow Hearts: From the New World follow an arbitrary leveling chart, which regulates the character's base HP, MP, SP, as well as other statistics. The chart below shows Johnny Garland's Leveling Chart.

Johnny chart.jpg

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Rats in a trap." (Ambushed)

"Looks like it's my lucky day!" (Preemptive strike')

"Now's my chance"(Preemptive strike)

"I--... I'm not afraid of you" (battle)

"Bring it on!"(battle)

"I can do this, I can do this...I'll take you out!" (battle)

"Don't mess with New Yorkers!" (victory)

"What the...? You were way weaker than I thought!" (victory)

"Already over? That was too easy." (victory)

"Chalk up another win for me." (victory)

"Is everyone alright?" (victory)

"What? Already finished?" (victory)

"I'm so cool" (victory)

"Pull yourself together" (Cure/Heal)

"Here you go" (item)

"Lenny!" (Phone Call skill)

"Okay, look over here. smile and say cheese." (Snap)

"Switch, on." (Vacuum)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Johnny is a familiar word to address a man or boy.
  • Johnny is the only character in the series that has both Fusion abilities and can use Magic.
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