Johnny Garland


I'm Johnny Garland and I'm sixteen. I'm a private detective living in New York City.
~ Johnny Garland


Johnny Garland is the main protagonist from the video-game Shadow Hearts: From the New World, Johnny is a teenage boy who runs his own detective agency. He lost his father and older sister in an accident three years ago, along with a portion of his memories. He was supposed to take over his father's business, but opted to become a detective to find out what really happened in the accident. When the story begins, he's asked by a strange man named Gilbert to find a missing man named Marlow. When Johnny witnesses Marlow being eaten by an otherworldly monster, he realizes that this case just might be more than he bargained for. He first comes off as decoy-protagonist at first over time he is proven quite significant in the fight against and past of the game's main villain, Lady.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 5-B | 5-B

Name: Johnny Garland/Awaker

Origin: Shadow Hearts: From the New World

Gender: Male

Age: 16, but supposed to be 21

Classification: Human, Private Detective

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Zodiac Magic, has the ability to channel Malice energy into his knife like a lightsaber, and can release the Malice in his body and to transform into Awaker that increases his stats, similar to the Fusion power; his weapon is replaced by a rod, which he uses to channel two blades of Malice and Will energy from each end, Can fire energy blasts

Attack Potency: Planet level with Cherry Bowie | Planet level (Has the power to destroy the world)

Speed: FTL (Should be faster then Hildegarde)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman+ | Class 100+

Striking Strength: Planet Class with Cherry Bowie | Planet Class

Durability: Planet level

Stamina: Large

Range: Extended melee range, several meters with magic

Standard Equipment: His knife infused with the power of malice, 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 cellphone, the Cherry Bowie

Intelligence: Above Average, is a bit naive though. He runs a detective agency, and implies most of the cases he's hired for are tracking down lost pets, has good maths skills (thanks to Lenny) and is a skilled combatant.

Weaknesses: None notable

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Dual React: Johnny in Awaker form fires an energy blast and throws his lightsaber rod at his opponent, which explodes into pure Malice.
  • Ether Purge: Johnny in Awaker form jumps up in the air, and charges a devastating energy attack of pure Will to rain down on his enemies.


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