Johnny Napalm (December 18th 1969, London, United Kingdom Of Great Brittain) is a playable character in all Guitar Hero games. He represents the punk genre in all games, as seen with his mohawk in Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II, whereas in Guitar Hero III, he has liberty spikes (although the mohawk is part of the alternate outfit). He was on the cover of the Guitar Hero game. He is similar to Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious in mannerisms, though his standard look resembles Travis Barker from Blink-182, whose hair is fashioned with a spiked mohawk. He also is inspired by Johnny Ramone (The Ramones), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and Supla.
Johnny Napalm. Guitar God. But it wasn't always that way. Before his 19th birthday he'd already had several brushes with the law and served jail time. His social workers labeled him a "lost cause" noting several times that he "doesn't play well with others." If only they could see him play now. Inspired by the punk movement of the late 70s London, Johnny found a guitar, changed his name, and grabbed his destiny. Without a single lesson, his awesome talent and raw sound have earned him guitar god status. His latest album "Hair Shirt" burns the eardrums just right. We wish we could supply you with a quote from Johnny, but he never sits still for an interview. -- Guitar Hero manual bio
Raw is the word that describes Johnny Napalm best. That goes for his guitar playing and his abuse of the English language. His energy on stage is unmatched. He's the true successor to the Punk Era and an awesome talent. -- Guitar Hero in-game bio
He embodies the true spirit of punk rock with his signature swagger and skills. Released from lockup for almost tolerable behavior, Johnny lurches back into the spotlight, rough and ready for action. -- Guitar Hero II in-game bio
A fiend for surf punk and rapid downstrokes, Johnny Napalm spends as much time thrashing onstage as he does gettin' hassled by the 5-0. Fully chaotic and hella toxic, Johnny's all-age shows are totally legendary. -- Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s in-game bio
Johnny Napalm is the most angry, disrespectful, intense, and controversial guitarist today. Once the music starts, all his agression supressed by societie's laws comes out on his strings. He has been labeled a lost cause, a menace to society, an anarchist, and a Guitar Legend. Johnny can incite a riot (and often does) with his mind-blowing solos and agressive chords. His chaotic guitar playing excites audiences and keeps them screaming for more.--Guitar Hero: On Tour in-game bio
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Whoever said that never met Johnny. Up all night thrashing and partying, there is no sleeping for Johnny, just blacking out. "I eat disco and $*&^ 'emo." -- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits in-game bio
Johnny's energy is boundless, but unfocused and wild. Given a greater goal; though, he could bring his tempestuous nature to bear. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock in-game bio
Johnny was victorious, and his reward approaches. Go forth Johnny. You are now the true embodiment of chaos. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Johnny's transformation into a warrior of rock.
AppearanceEditJohnny Napalm is depicted as a tall, slim figure, somewhat lanky. His hair is fashioned in a spiked mohawk, almost always dyed green (his hair is red in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero: World Tour though). On Guitar Hero 5, his hair is orange
Johnny wore a sleeveless Union Jack shirt, ripped blue denim pants and blue sneakers.
In his default look, called "Mohawk" he wears a yellow sleeveless T-shirt with a radioactive symbol in black that takes up the whole space of the shirt. He wears jeans torn up just below his knees, and black sneakers.
His "Liberty Spikes" outfit has him dressed in a khaki jacket with a mesh-seethough shirt underneath, on which the anarchy symbol is represented. He wears blue denim pants and combat boots. On the back a white patch is shown on with bombs on it and featuring the name 'Napalm' As the name implies, his hair is styled in liberty spikes instead of a mohawk.
In this game, Johnny's hair is styled differently: he sports a Mcsqueeb a hair style popularized by tony hawk. He wears a studded choker around his neck and a red sleeveless shirt, on which the anarchy logo appears silk-screened (note the difference in color around the logo). He wears blue denim shorts and red sneakers.
Johnny's hair is a spiked mohawk again (though longer than it used to be). He now appears shirtless, with many new tattoos, and wearing black denim pants with chains dangling from it (as well as the Union Jack imprinted around the crotch area of the pants), and white sneakers. The words 'Punk Rock' are tattooed on his knuckels. It is to be noticed that, when looked closely, Johnny's chest seems to bear some scars. This might be a reference to Sex Pistols late bassist Sid Vicious who, before a gig in USA, carved the phrase "gimme a fix" on his chest with a razor.
He has the word "Rotten" tattooed accross his abs (proabably a refrence to the Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten). He also has a bio hazard logo underneath his navel. He has a barcode on the back of his neck, an eagle on his back, a broken heart on his neck, and tattoo sleeves on each arm.
His alternate look has him wearing a black leather jacket with chains across his chest, as well as a, long, straight mohawk.
He also has an outfit that allows him to look like a skeleton.
In his "Formal Wear" outfit Johnny looks the same as he did in GH3, but with different tattoos and no Union Jack Logo on the pants
His "Ink" outfit has a green Mohawk (spiked in liberty spikes) with blue on the end, and is covered in tattoos all over his arms, back, and chest.
His "Anarchy" outfit has him dressed in brown pants, blue Mohawk (once again spiked in liberty spikes), and a black sleeveless shirt with a white anarchy logo on it. It's also a reference to the Sex Pistols song, "Anarchy In The UK" which is a playable song in Guitar Hero 3.
His hair is red in the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions and his hair is white in the Wii and Playstation 2 versions.
- Torso: DIY Leather Punk
- Pants: Union Jack Jeans
- Shoes: Ghoulie Heels
- Accessories: none
Johnny has purple liberty spikes, brown shorts, and a black tanktop with the same tattoos as previously featured in World Tour.
- Torso: Beater
- Pants: Beach Slacks
- Shoes: Ghoulie Heels
- Accesssories: Deathband (left arm), Leathery Spike (right arm) and Punky Class
Johnny is also seen in Guitar Hero Smash Hits looking as he did in World Tour but with the outfit seen in Guitar Hero III. In the Wii and Playstation 2 versions, he has no tattoos.
- Torso: Shirtless
- Pants: Union Jack Jeans
- Shoes: Zebra Skin Kickers
Guitar Hero 5Edit
- Klobber: Johhny has a big,short,thick orange "thick hawk". He wears a short slleved grey shirt with the the words Napalm 86 written in black on the back of the shirt. He wears skinny pants with red camo on it and a orange kilt near the rear. He wears big red boots with thick ointy spikes on the sides. This default outfit is approiatley titled "Napalm 86". As mentioned, it is the default outfit.
- Generation Zzyzx: The biggest difference is that Johnny has a blonde buzz cut. Johnny wears torn khaki shorts with a chain belt. He has red suspenders with metal adjusters on them. He has his tattoo sleeves as usual and has chain accessories like neckalces, bracelets, etc. He also has bandages on his right bicep and left forearm and hand as well as his abdomen. He has hightop brown boots. This outfit can be unlocked through the "Looks that Kill" challenge.
- Surburban Snot Punk
Burnt Udon: His new appearance looks much different than his previous ones, as now he sports a more casual style, but still retains his punk reputation. His hair blonde and spiked into individual spikes in a style appropriately called "All Product, No Egg". He wears a black and white striped long sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows under a tan short sleeved shirt with several military patches on it, acessorized with a red skinny tie. He wears this along with jeans and white sneakers. He has a white wrist band with blue and red stripes on his right arm. In this version, he looks signifigantly older and sports many tatoos. His alternative outfit looks more similar to his signature look; he has a thick blonde mohawk with the ends dyed orange and a sleeveless black shirt over an orange one.
Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock- Warrior Form His Warrior form gives him the appearence of a blue hobgoblin. He has spikes on his forearms and biceps. He has a studded leather vest and tight black jeans. His mohawk is made of steel spikes and he has red glowing eyes. And he has two spikes coming out of his ears. He also has a lock collar in his neck. He has claws, similar to Wolverine's.
Details about Johnny's origin are given in outfit descriptions in guitar Hero Aerosmith. His father Eggy, was one of the original Hair-Punks of London in the late 70's, he was in a band called I Can't Beleive You're Going Out Like That, You Look Ridiculous! Johnny grew up in East London and shares some Cockney herritage. In GH 1 in the manual it says that his social worker said that "he doesn't play well with others." Also in GH 3 under his Mohawk description it says that Johnny's leather jacket served as his only shelter when he was living on the streets in '82. Breif refrences have been made in Guitar Hero Aerosmith that he hangs out with Judy Nails (and has a romantic relationship with her). He also holds parties with lots of alchoholic beverage usually visited by: Izzy, Lars, Axel, Casey, Pandora, Austin, Echo and his girlfriend Judy.
- Johnny's signature guitar is the Green Lightning Les Paul Special in GH1. He likes it for its " light weight, playability and quality of construction".
- Johnny's white shoes that he wore with his Bloodshot Liberty Spikes outfit in GH3 are almost identical to white creeper shoes made by T.U.K.
- Johnny's name could be based on Johnny Ramone, the guitarist of punk rock group the Ramones, or Johnny Rotten from The Sex Pistols. His last name could be based on the band Napalm Death.
- Johnny's name could also come from the song Only A Lad by Oingo Boingo. The song is about a boy named Johnny who liked to burn things, got kicked out of school, stole a radio, shot a lady in the leg, stole a car, killed a man, and then got away with murder because he's only a lad.
- Since Johnny Napalm usually appears with The Union Jack on anywhere on the body he might live in the United Kingdom somewhere in Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
- He is the face of the first Guitar Hero game, as he appears on the box art.
- In Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, his encore, the theme from Spider Man, is a fitting song, as he can climb walls and ceilings with his bare hands in his warrior form, just like Spider Man.
- While not appearing in the game physically, Johnny's name is shown to be one of the nine opponent's in GHTV's Premium Shows in Guitar Hero Live.
- "What Do I Get?" Buzzcocks
- "We're Not Gonna Take It" Twisted Sister
- "Cherry Bomb" The Runaways
- "Self Esteem" The Offspring
- "Motivation" Sum 41
- "Re-Ignition" (Live) Bad Brains
- "Black Rain" Soundgarden
- "Theme from Spider-Man" The Ramones (Encore)
The score multiplier goes no lower than double points (2x). Keeping the multiplier above triple points (3x) will grant up to 2 power stars.
The multiplier now increases after a note streak of 5 notes rather than 10. Keeping the multiplier above triple points now grants up to 5 power stars.