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Johnny Gat
Gat in Saints Row
Johnny Gat in Saints Row
Johnny Gat promo - extending Shotgun during Good D
Johnny Gat in Saints Row 2
Johnny Gat during the opening cutscene of I'm Free - Free Falling
Johnny Gat in Saints Row: The Third
Gat is Back trailer - walk during Grand Finale Part Two
Johnny Gat in Saints Row IV
Johnny Gat Gat out of Hell
Johnny Gat in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Appears in

Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV[1]
How the Saints Save Christmas
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Also known as









3rd Street Saints


Venom SR1
Stiletto SR2


45 ShepherdSRTT
K-8 KrukovSRTT
.45 FletcherSRIV
Z9 HandcannonSRIV XenoblasterSRIV
Shokolov ARSRIV

Voiced by

Daniel Dae Kim[2][3][4][5]

Johnny Gat is a character in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row IV[1] and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.[8][9][10]

You can never have too many guns.
— Johnny Gat[11]


This fearsome fighter with a lack of wits makes up for it with his love for fighting.[12]


Saints Row

So you're Julius' new boy huh? You don't look like much. Then again, I don't look like I have an eight inch cock, so I guess we're both full of surprises.
— Johnny Gat to Playa[13][14]

Johnny Gat is an inhabitant of the Saint's Row District of Stilwater. Realizing that the district was being torn apart by gang wars, he joined the 3rd Street Saints, a gang aiming to end these wars. Gat is assigned to plot the downfall of the Vice Kings, one of the warring gangs in Stilwater[15].

Gat's 'head on' strategies typically involved massive amounts of bloodshed and extensive property damage. After introducing Playa to Gat's girlfriend Aisha, the three plot out a way to strike at the Vice Kings[16]. They loaded up a car full of C4 and took it to the gang's recording studio, blowing it up and leveling the place to the ground[17]. Despite all this, Gat admitted to having an admiration for Benjamin King, the Vice King's leader[when?]. Despite having been almost crippled after being shot in the leg by Anthony Green[18], Johnny managed to move on along with Playa on successfully destroying the Vice Kings.[19] During the Battlefield Promotion cutscene, Johnny gives Aisha a bouquet of flowers, reconciling their relationship which had become strained during the takedown of the Vice Kings.

Following the destruction of all three gangs and the assassination of Marshall Winslow[20], Johnny Gat takes part in the assassination attempt against the Chief of Police Monroe, resulting in the police chief's death.[21] After that, Johnny begins to spend more time with Aisha.[22]

Saints Row 2

Johnny Gat: "Shit, 'bout time your burnt ass woke up..."
Playa: "You ok Johnny?"
Johnny Gat: "Yeah, aside from almost getting sent to the chair I'm fuckin' great...hey you look different, you do somethin' with your hair?"
— Johnny Gat, upon first meeting Playa in Saints Row 2 during "Appointed Defender".[23]

After Playa fell into a coma, Gat attempted to kill Troy Bradshaw for betraying the Saints.[24] However, he failed and was taken to prison, in which he stayed for 2 years and 31 days. He was going to be executed for 387 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, but in his appeal trial, Playa bursts into the court room, kills the guards, and rescues Gat.[23] Gat proceeds to help Playa as second-in-command to resurrect the Saints, finding them a suitable new hideout[25] and canonizing new members into the gang.[26] After the Saints' resurrection, Johnny helps in taking down the Ronin, one of the new gangs that took over. Gat participates in the raid on Poseidon's palace[27] and kidnaps a Ronin who is on Saints turf, taking him to Aisha's house to be interrogated and executed.[28] This proves to be a fatal mistake as Ronin lieutenant Jyunichi saw Johnny dispose of the body.[29]

When Gat left the house, Jyunichi and a crew of Ronin break in and capture Aisha. Some time later, Gat and Playa are heading back home and Gat notices something wrong as the door is ajar. The Ronin prepare to ambush them but Aisha shouts a warning to Johnny. In turn, Jyunichi decapitates her, infuriating Gat. As a result, Gat gets into a sword fight with Jyunichi while Playa kills the other Ronin in a large shootout. After disposing of all the Ronin, Playa accidentally distracts Johnny for a second while attempting to shoot Jyunichi, resulting in Johnny being impaled to the hilt and losing consciousness. Playa manages to get him to hospital with the help of another Saint since the ambulance was taking too long.[30]

Gat stays in the hospital for a while up until the Ronin invade to finish him off, but Playa, who is visiting Gat at the time, gets him away safely.[31] After making a full recovery, Gat and Playa hold a funeral for Aisha, which is interrupted by the Ronin leader Shogo Akuji, who attempts to kill them in revenge for humiliating him and decimating his gang. Gat survives and, blaming Shogo for ordering Aisha's death, brutally beats him and buries him alive.[32] Gat and Playa proceed on to defend the Saints Hideout from a Ronin invasion,[33] and he later creates a diversion at the chinese heritage festival, fending off the Ronin while Playa kills Kazuo Akuji.[34]

After the Ronin are defeated, Gat is available as a homie. After the gangs have been obliterated, the Saints, along with Gat, move on to take down the corrupt company of Ultor in defense and retaliation against the new Masako strike team threat. In an assassination attempt against Dane Vogel, Johnny uses a sniper rifle to shoot at the surrounding guards while Playa attempts to personally murder Vogel. The plan fails when Johnny is spotted by a security guard. When Vogel escapes to his office atop the enormous Ultor tower, Gat stays below at the entrance, buying Playa time. After Vogel is killed, Johnny Gat does what he says he loves to do: shooting at oncoming waves of cops.[35]

Saints Row: The Third

Josh: "Is this what it's normally like?"
Gat: "Normally the tellers don't use fucking shotguns."
Shaundi: "Yeah, normally banks don't look like a palace either. You see those statues before you blew 'em up?"
Gat: "Will you forget the horses, these guards are packing military grade hardware..."
Playa: "Who the hell are we robbing?"
— The 3rd Street Saints remark on their botched robbery of the Stilwater 1st National Bank.[36]

Johnny Gat: "Birk's right--we traded our dicks in for pussies. Seriously... Movie deals? Commercials? The Saints name used to mean more than body spray and some ass-tasting energy drink.[38]"
Playa: "Our brand's worth a shitload of money."
Johnny Gat: "Is that what it's all about?"
— Johnny Gat, beginning to doubt the nature of the Saints.[37]

Johnny Gat during the opening cutscene of I'm Free - Free Falling

Johnny Gat in Saints Row: The Third

In Saints Row: The Third, Shaundi, Playa, Josh Birk and Johnny attempt to rob a bank as a publicity stunt. After they encounter heavy resistance from unknown men and women dressed in red, they begin to question who owns the bank. After Birk sets off the silent alarm and flees, SWAT storm the bank, and the Saints are arrested after a large-scale shootout.[36] When Playa is brought to Shaundi and Gat's cell, Johnny expresses disappointment over what the Saints have become, saying there's much more to the Saints name than "body spray and ass-tasting energy drinks".

Two high-ranking members of an organization called The Syndicate, Viola and Kiki, take the Saints aboard a plane owned by the Syndicate to meet with Phillipe Loren. After a heated discussion, Johnny breaks out of his chair and bashes Loren's head into a plane window, decompressing it; he then says he'll hold off the gang members and commandeer the plane while Playa and Shaundi make their escape. Before Playa and Shaundi are about to jump out of the plane, they attempt to contact Gat on the intercom. He says "Right on, I'll see you in Stil-", before being cut off by the sound of automatic gunfire.[37]


Once Playa and Shaundi land in Steelport, Phillipe contacts them, informing them that Gat's death will be used as a symbol of fear by the Syndicate.[39]

The body of Mr. Gat will be a message for all who oppose The Syndicate. There is no mercy...only death. Don't mourn your friend. You'll be joining him soon.
— Phillipe Loren threatens Playa over the phone[39]

After the Saints kill Phillipe and retrieve Gat's body[40], Playa and Shaundi go back to Stilwater to bury Gat, only to have the funeral motorcade ambushed by Killbane and his men while crossing the "Hughes Memorial Bridge".[41] Upon returning to Steelport, a memorial party is held for Gat at the Saints HQ, although Shaundi doesn't approve.[42]

It's time we went back home and buried Johnny.
— Playa, after blowing up the Syndicate Tower in "The Belgian Problem"

Viola DeWynter was present on the plane where Johnny was killed, landing safely in Steelport with both the plane and Johnny's body. After she defects to the Saints, she specifically references the fact that Johnny was dead.[43] During the abduction of Josh Birk, Viola makes a remark about Playa's bad luck and mentions the death of his three friends (Lin, Carlos and Johnny Gat).

Johnny's dead because he thought he could do everything on his own.
— Viola DeWynter during Gang Bang

Yeah, a coma and 3 friends really worked out for you...
— Viola during Nyte Blayde's Return

At the end of the game,[44] Johnny Gat is unlocked as Zombie Gat. The fact that Zombie Lin is referenced multiple times in Saints Row: The Third shows that Zombie homies are part of the story itself.

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Genkibowl VII

Johnny Gat alive? Rumors circulate about the notorious gangster's fate.
News ticker

During the opening cutscene of the first Activity in Genkibowl VII, "Apocalypse Genki", the news ticker reveals that rumors are circulating of Gat being alive.[45]

The Trouble With Clones

While Gat himself doesn't actually make an appearance in this DLC, it features a clone of him named Johnny Tag. He has the facial and hair resemblance from Saints Row 2, but still wears has his jacket from Saints Row: The Third. He has a Brute like form and his memories stop between Jyunichi killing Aisha[30] and getting revenge on Shogo.[32]

Saints Row IV

After rescuing Matt Miller, Playa thinks that Johnny may be alive after Kinzie discovers another virtual prison in the form of a plane, corresponding with Johnny's defeat at the hands of the Morningstar. When Playa infiltrates the prison, however, it turns out to be holding Shaundi, who was haunted by her choice of leaving Johnny behind. Later, when Zinyak floods Virtual Steelport with past enemy gangs such as Vice Kings, The Ronin and Morningstar, Kinzie notices that it fits the psychological profile of Johnny. From this, the Saints know that Gat is alive.[46]

Gat is Back trailer - reunited with Playa

Johnny and Playa reunite.

Eventually, Kinzie finds Playa a way to enter into Johnny's mind, where Johnny has to relive the death of Aisha in the style of a 2-D sidescroller game. Aisha is kidnapped by Warren Williams, and both Johnny and Playa head to Kingdom Come Records to fight Warren. When Warren is defeated, they head to Aisha's house to face off with Jyunichi. During this time, Playa tries to snap Johnny out of the simulation, but he refuses to listen. After defeating Jyunichi, Johnny is freed from his container on the Zin mothership. Zinyak sends his army to track Johnny down, but Playa infiltrates the ship and kills them all. When Johnny is found, he is seen stabbing a Zin soldier in the back of the head and putting his signature sunglasses back on.[47]

Johnny claims that Zinyak abducted him from Loren's jet years before the invasion of earth, as Zinyak believed Johnny alone could stop his plans.[48]

After his rescue, Playa can partake in a Genki Arena created by Matt Miller with Johnny, and they catch up on what has been happening. After finishing the arena and killing a recreated Phillipe Loren, Johnny becomes a super homie after getting superpowers.[49]

Johnny begins helping the Saints on their quest for taking down the Zin and going after Zinyak. When meeting in Simulation 31 where they end up being ambushed, Johnny teams up with Playa, Kinzie, Shaundi and Fun Shaundi to fight through the Zin invaders.[50]

Johnny along with the Saints come to Playa's aid during their stand-off, and they eventually defeat Zinyak.[51]

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington are playable characters in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell instead of Playa.[9][10] After watching Playa get sucked into Hell, Johnny forces the Ouija board to let him follow. Upon arriving, Johnny sees a billboard featuring Dane Vogel and assumes he is behind the kidnapping. After arriving at the Ultor building to question Dane, Vogel explains that Satan kidnapped Playa to marry his daughter, since they have caused more chaos and destruction than anyone in human history, making them the best choice to lead Satan's armies into heaven. Dane tells Johnny that the only way to confront Satan is to cause as much chaos as possible.[52]

Johnny's efforts lead him to Satan's daughter Jezebel, who is looking for someone to rebel against her father. Jezebel takes Johnny to Satan's palace, but Satan holds her hostage, forcing Johnny to drop his gun. Satan, delighted, urges Johnny to marry Jezebel in Playa's place, but Johnny refuses to listen, so Satan proclaims that if Johnny marries Jezebel, he will allow Kinzie to leave Hell with Playa. On the day of the wedding, Johnny aims to rebel by shooting Satan, but is unsuccessful. Kinzie comes to his aid, and Johnny and Kinzie force Satan to surrender by fighting through his forces.

Kinzie, Playa, and Jezebel are safely transported home to The Ship. Johnny is detained by God, who offers to repay Johnny for stopping Satan's planned invasion of Heaven with Playa commanding his army in one of five ways. Johnny can either: visit Aisha in Heaven, become the new king of Hell, locate a new planet to rebuild the remains of Humanity, recreate Earth resetting the universe of Saints Row in the process, or discover the secrets of the universe.


Johnny Gat is a brash, sarcastic, hot-headed, self-righteous, trigger-happy man. He is of Eastern Asian heritage and has a torrid, on/off relationship with local R&B diva, Aisha. Johnny has been seen as a stereotypical gung-ho like gangster and has absolutely no sympathy toward those he kills. Although Johnny is quite harsh and disrespectful to Aisha, Gat does have a soft and caring side as he goes berserk with rage upon the Ronin in his house after Aisha's death and informing Playa that Pierce and Shaundi are in danger. He also has a habit of cheating death as he survived being shot in the knee by a shotgun[53] and stabbed in the stomach with a sword[54], and has taken out many gang members and cops by himself. Gat seems to have nearly super-human strength as he punched Shogo's head through a grave stone[55] and freed himself from a chair bolted to the ground that he was also tied to.[56] In Saints Row, Gat has black hair with white dyed tips, but in the next game, it is all black.

Blood In, Blood Out: The Johnny Gat Story

Blood In, Blood Out: The Johnny Gat Story is a documentary about Johnny Gat. In Ultor Exposed, it is reported as airing before a repeat of an interview between Jane Valderama and Tera.[57]

Risking life and limb, mild mannered reporter Jane Valderama conducted a provocative interview with a rogue Ultor scientist who identified herself only as Tera. For those who missed it, Valderama's fearless live interview with the deranged microbiologist will be repeated tonight following "Blood In, Blood Out: The Johnny Gat Story"..
— Commercial for interview between Jane Valderama and Tera.[57]


Johnny Gat Voice Actor

Daniel Dae Kim

  • Johnny Gat is voiced by Daniel Dae Kim in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.[58]
    • Johnny Gat bears some resemblance to his voice actor.
  • Johnny Gat's preferred firearm is a K6 Krukov.
  • Johnny's last name, Gat, is a slang term for a handgun or a machine pistol, originally derived from "gatling gun", which can also refer to firearms more generally. Also, gat, 갓, is Korean for hat, while 吉, is Chinese (Cantonese) for good luck (equivalent to Ji in Mandarin), meaning that Johnny might be of Korean or Cantonese heritage.
  • Johnny is severely wounded in every game, except for Saints Row IV.
  • Gat and Jane Valderamma are the only characters who are in every main game in the series with the same voice actor.
  • Johnny's glasses are prescription.[59]
  • Johnny is featured under J in The ABCs of Saints Row.[60]
  • Johnny is a playable character in Agents of Mayhem.[61]

Saints Row

  • Johnny drives a unique Venom during Saints Row, although he gives it to Playa after "All the King's Men".
  • Because they are both Asian, some fans speculated that Johnny was related to Lin. To put the matter to rest, V-Singular (Volition, Inc.'s community manager) stated on the Saints Row forums that they are not related.[62]
  • During the mission "3rd Street Vice Kings" Johnny Gat uses a unique character model with Vice Kings clothes. His knee brace is especially visible during this mission.
  • Playa can get neck tattoos very similar to Johnny's at Rusty's Needle.
  • After his rescue from Anthony Green's condo, Johnny's character model shows him wearing a knee brace.
  • During the mission "Best Laid Plans..." Gat's unique Venom is obtainable after leaving the abandoned police station. The player can park it in their garage if they can keep the car from getting destroyed by the police during the mission.

Saints Row 2

  • Despite the fact that Pierce was charged with taking down The Ronin, Johnny Gat is actually in more Ronin missions.
  • If Playa is female in Saints Row 2, people of Stilwater speculate that she may have romantic feelings for Johnny Gat, as some civilians say "Now that Aisha is out-of-the-way, are you gonna get with Johnny?".
  • Johnny Gat is shown to be very proficient with swords, as he easily holds his own against Jyunichi until Playa distracts him.
  • Johnny drives a randomized Stiletto when called as a homie, and the Venom from the first game is not available at all in Saints Row 2.
    • Despite this, one of the Chop Shop lists states that Johnny's favorite car is the Venom Classic, but he never drives it at any point in the series.
  • In the second mission of Saints Row 2[23], Jane Valderama states that Gat has been convicted of one count of attempted murder and 387 counts of first-degree murder. Undoubtedly, that would send him to death row, and if not for Playa's interference, he would have been executed.
  • During Dane Vogel's slideshow in the cutscene An Amazing Quarter, Johnny Gat is depicted causing a riot with other 3rd Street Saints.
  • The player can customize Playa to look almost identical to Gat, though his neck tattoos are unavailable.
  • Gat has 3 sets of clothes. The first is a suit which he wears in his court appearance.[23] After this he keeps the pants from the suit, and changes to a short-sleeved shirt.[25] During his hospital stay, he wears scrubs and bandages.[31] After getting out of hospital, he wears his earlier suit to the funeral.[32] After the funeral, he again keeps the same pants and changes back to an identical short-sleeved shirt without a hole or a blood-stain.[33]
  • During the missions Saint's Seven, Room Service, and Pyramid Scheme, as well as any time he is called as a Homie, Gat has a 1 in 101 chance of wearing his bloodstained shirt.[63]

Saints Row: The Third

Collectable Saints Row The Third character bobbleheads promo

Collectable Saints Row: The Third character bobbleheads, with similar Johnny Gat and zombie bobbleheads

  • When using the British Male or Russian female voice, Playa tells Pierce that when Gat was younger he could take a shotgun bullet to the knee[18], but everything changed when Aisha died.
  • In the mission http://deckers.die, there is a gravestone hovering in the air with the message "Here lies Johnny Gat / He died like a / little bitch / you are next / LOL ... DIE".[64]
  • During the error scene in http://deckers.die, there are lines saying "How could you let Johnny die".[65]
  • At the start of the game, Johnny Gat is the only member of the 3rd Street Saints who has been in the gang for the entire series.
  • In screenshots and trailers, Johnny Gat's skin tone is darker, and his neck tattoos from the first two games are not visible.
  • Multiple monitors feature a "Johnny Cat" animation, based on the "Keyboard Cat" meme. The titular cat is dressed as Gat, including his hairstyle and glasses, with the words "Johnny Cat" flashing on-screen.[66]
    • Locations include: Saints HQ crib office, back room of 3 Count Casino.
  • An advertisement regarding collectible Saints Row: The Third character bobbleheads foreshadowed Gat's death and resurrection as a zombie in Saints Row: The Third, as many fans speculated[67][68] prior to the game's release.
    • Further speculation was caused[69][70][71] when IGN released a preview showcasing the F-69 VTOL,[72] in which there is a wounded Gat in the first two seconds of the video.
  • The "History of the Saints" feature explains Johnny Gat "uses the Gat-Mobile to travel to schools where he gives inspirational speeches to kids."[73]
  • Gat has his own comic book, entitled Gangstas In Space.[74]
  • Johnny Gat is the longest running member of the 3rd Street Saints, appearing in all of the games.
  • In the first two Saints Row games, Johnny has light brown eyes. However, in Saints Row: the Third, his eyes are bloodshot and a very pale purple.
  • Scott Phillips has been directly asked whether Johnny was really dead, and revealed that it was decided early on that Johnny had to be killed to drive the hatred of the Syndicate, even though many developers did not want to kill Gat.[75]
  • Johnny's death affected Shaundi the most out of all the Saints; conversely, Aisha's death had a similar effect on Johnny himself.
  • Gat's jacket is available for purchase as avatar clothing on the XBOX LIVE Marketplace for 180 Microsoft points
  • In the Syndicate Gawalek A36, Shaundi points out that Gat cannot drive stick shift when he tells her and Playa that he is going to fly the plane back to Stilwater.
  • Gat is in the Saints HQ in the "Saints Row: The Third E3 2010 CG" Trailer whereas in the game, Gat dies before the Saints acquire it.
  • Johnny wields a 45 Shepherd and K-8 Krukov during the mission When Good Heists Go Bad (although he only uses the 45 Shepherds in the cutscenes), and the TEK Z-10 in the first cutscene of I'm Free - Free Falling.

Saints Row IV

  • A portrait of Johnny Gat is used in a promotion for Saints Row IV, which depicts him in a suit.[reference?]
  • An 8-inch Memorial Statue for Johnny Gat comes with the 'Wub Wub' collector's edition for Saints Row IV.[76]
  • In the "Saints Row IV: War for Humanity" Trailer, Shaundi kneels next to a man in a location similar to Phillipe Loren's plane from I'm Free - Free Falling and a knife stuck in his chest, with the same sort of knife Loren used to stab Gat.[77]
  • Birth year is given as 1980, death year as 2011, meaning he is 31 when he dies.[78][79]
  • There is an achievement for Saints Row IV titled "Bouncin' with an Old Friend" which is rewarded for completing quests, loyalty missions and romance for Johnny Gat.[1]
  • On July 16th, 2013, a picture of Gat was posted to the Saints Row twitter with the caption "GAT IS BACK".[80] A voice actor list released by Deep Silver on the same day does not list Daniel Dae Kim or Johnny Gat.[81] However, Daniel Dae Kim confirmed he reprises the role of Johnny Gat.[82]
  • On July 17, 2013 a trailer was released named "Gat is Back" which shows gameplay footage of Johnny Gat fighting aliens and competing in Genki Bowl with the leader of the Saints.[83]
  • Gat claiming that Zinyak abducted him retcon's the established facts of the series. While absolute proof of Johnny's death was never given to the player of the game, it was implied multiple times that the characters in the game had absolute proof. In Saints Row IV, Gat references this by saying "Its not like anybody saw me die, right?"
  • Gat no longer sports any neck tattoos[84].
  • The GATV Pack DLC pack features Gat's clothing and glasses from Saints Row: The Third and makes his hair style ("Gat Hair") available at Image As Designed.
  • During initial Player Customization, a news headline says that protests have delayed construction of the Johnny Gat Memorial.
  • During the curtain call at the end of the game, Gat lacks the ability to dance, performing a few silly-looking dance moves before storming up to the camera and punching it in a rage. He also does awkward moves in the line before and after his turn. This is an homage to the embarassing dance that Elaine does in the Seinfeld episode, The Little Kicks.
  • When recruited as a Homie, Johnny uses a Shokolov AR. He also uses an Z9 Handcannon and later a Xenoblaster during All Hands on Deck, and carries a Dominator in the Welcome Back final cutscene, All Hands on Deck beginning cutscene, as well as the beginning cutscene of Grand Finale Part Three and during gameplay if selected for that part. He also sometimes cleans a .45 Fletcher on the Spaceship.
    • The .45 Fletcher Gat cleans is 1 of 2 non-Zin weapons in real life after The Real World, along with Gat's Knife when fighting Zin on The Ship.[50]

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

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  • In Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, both Dex and Troy are deceased and in hell, so Johnny is the earliest known member of the 3rd Street Saints to still be alive.
  • Unlike Playa, Gat does not need to be taught how to use a GPS.[85]
  • He states that his mother used to sing countless verses of the Wheels on the Bus, including one about a homeless person.[when?]
  • During a cutscene in the game, Johnny breaks the fourth wall by visiting Volition and speaking with developer Jim Boone about sneaking into Satan's palace instead of murdering his way in, making it the first time the fourth wall is broken in the game.


Lets kill some shit

Of course I'm up for some carnage
— Johnny when called in as a Homie in Saints Row IV

All you had to do was ask
— Johnny when called in as a Homie in Saints Row IV

What the hell was that for?
— Johnny when hit by Playa and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

Damn it hit someone else!
— Johnny when hit by Playa and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

Hey you forget who I am?
— Johnny when hit by Playa and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

Why's everyone think they can fuck with the Saints? Don't they know anything?
— One of Johnny's idle comments referring to how people keep on fighting the Saints and always fails in Saints Row IV

Looks like Shaundi did alright without me. I'm proud of that girl
— One of Johnny's idle comments revealing how impressed he is with how well Shaundi carried on without his help in Saints Row IV

At least we ain't doing commercials and shit anymore
— One of Johnny's idle comments expressing how glad he is that the Saints are no longer acting as public icons in Saints Row IV

Just wish I could have seen Loren's face when the Boss killed that asshole
— One of Johnny's idle comments regarding the fate of Phillipe Loren in Saints Row IV

It's not like anyone saw me die right, heh
— One of Johnny's idle comments referring to his retconned death in the Saints Row: The Third mission I'm Free - Free Falling in Saints Row IV

I swear there's something different about the Boss's hair
— One of Johnny's idle comments referencing to Playa's appearance change in the Saints Row 2 mission Appointed Defender in Saints Row IV

Zinyak thought I was dangerous before, he's in for a real fucking surprise
— One of Johnny's idle comments in Saints Row IV

Zinyak thought he could fuck with my head, he's got another thing coming
— One of Johnny's idle comments in Saints Row IV

Fine whatever
— Johnny when being dismissed in Saints Row IV

Call if you need me
— Johnny when being dismissed in Saints Row IV

I swear there's something different about the boss' hair
— One of Johnny's idle comments in Saints Row IV

I'd never say this to the Boss... but sometimes I wish I could just start over. Tabula Rasa. A whole new plot. An entirely different life.
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— Johnny Gat

Audio Logs

Main article: Audio Logs

Have to admit, didn't think much of the boss when they first joined the crew. Thought there was no way they were gonna make it through being canonized, let alone be any help takin' over Stilwater. Hell, they didn't even talk back then. But after that shit with the Vice Kings, I knew we found ourselves one hell of a Saint. There's nothing the boss can't do.
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— Gat Audio Log 1

Things ain't never been easy for the Saints. First we lost Lin to the Rollerz back in Stilwater. Then Julius tried blowing up the boss and the Saints fell apart. After getting the crew back together, The Brotherhood had Carlos killed & Aisha... well, I lost her to the Ronin. And then fucking Phillipe Loren tried taking me out only to have Zinyak come in and snatch me from the Saints anyway. Like I said, shit's always been rough.
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— Gat Audio Log 2

Aisha's death... hit me really hard. I thought I'd made peace with it, but Zinyak's fucking simulated hell took its toll. I know the whole point was I'd never be able to save her, but that shit would never stop me from trying. If the boss didn't show up to help, I don't know how much longer I could've kept it together.
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— Gat Audio Log 3

Homie Conversations

Gat and Cyrus

Cyrus: "I remember reading your file when STAG was first handed the task of taking down the Saints."
Johnny Gat: "Bet it was a good read."
Cyrus: "The list of people killed by you was the longest I'd seen in my entire career, outside a military war zone."
Johnny Gat: "Hey, that list is under appeal in court."
Cyrus: "And look where you ended up. Captured and imprisoned for years by an alien warlord, your friends thinking you were dead."
Johnny Gat: "Hey, at least I'm alive. It's more than I can say for you."
Homie Convo Gat Cyrus

Gat and Julius

Julius: "Nice to see you again, Gat."
Johnny Gat: "Julius."
Julius: "Shit seemed so much simpler in the old days, didn't it, Johnny?"
Johnny Gat: "What? Before you got Lin killed, you let an undercover cop into the crew, and then you betrayed your own. Yeah, simpler."
Julius: "I wasn't responsible for what happened to Lin and you know it."
Johnny Gat: "Didn't argue the other two, though. That's what I thought."
Homie Convo Gat Julius

Gat and Maero

Johnny Gat: "Hahahahaha."
Maero: "What's so funny?"
Johnny Gat: "Well, there's a lot to choose from, 20-80 split offer, your new face tattoo, your boy Matt."
Maero: "Do you want to go over my list? Starting with your boy, Carlos."
Johnny Gat: "Not if you wanna keep breathing."
Homie Convo Gat Maero

Gat and Phillipe

Phillipe: "It's a pleasure to see you again, Monsieur Gat."
Johnny Gat: "You know, if you'd just left us alone in Stilwater, your Syndicate would have lasted a lot longer."
Phillipe: "And if you'd taken our offer on the plane, you might not have been captured and kept in your own personal mental prison."
Johnny Gat: "Trust me, that wasn't half as bad as being forced to work side by side with your smug ass right now."
Phillipe: "I did not make the decision to put us together, Monsieur Gat."
Johnny Gat: "You're right, it's like someone is intentionally trying to put us together to see what'll happen. Fucking fan-fiction."
Homie Convo Gat Phillipe

Gat and Veteran Child

Johnny Gat: "So, how many times?"
Veteran Child: "What are you talking about?"
Johnny Gat: "How many times has Shaundi kill you now. What, like, fifty?"
Veteran Child: "Not cool, man."
Johnny Gat: "I dunno, fifty is pretty impressive."
Homie Convo Gat DJVC

Asha and Gat

Asha: "Your boss speaks very highly of you."
Johnny Gat: "Oh yeah we're tight. We go way back."
Asha: "Given my training as a soldier, your boss might be specially interested in hearing about your exploits. Listening to your boss go on and on and on. I'll admit, I felt a bit of a rivalry against you."
Johnny Gat: "Rivalry huh? Hehe. I don't think you need to worry about that."
Asha: "Oh. Wasn't worried..."
Homie Convo Asha Gat

CID and Gat

CID: "Permission to speak freely, Mr. Gat?"
Johnny Gat: "Uh, sure..."
CID: "After researching your exploits both on earth and within your own simulation. I have come to a singular conclusion. You scare me..."
Johnny Gat: "Oh, well good."
CID: "That is all, thank you."
Homie Convo CID Gat

Keith and Gat

Johnny Gat: "God it feels good to be the fuck out of that pink ass vat."
Keith David: "From what I hear you were there a long time."
Johnny Gat: "Years, man, fucking years. Reliving the same hell day after day after day. It gets to you, you reach a point were you think if I gotta go through this fucking thing one more damn time I'm gonna snap."
Keith David: "Yeah, I've had shoots like that."
Homie Convo VP Gat

King and Gat

Johnny Gat: "King."
Ben King: "How's the leg been?"
Johnny Gat: "Hurts like a bitch when it's gonna rain."
Ben King: "You know I'm sorry about that."
Johnny Gat: "Fuck it, wasn't you who did it."
Ben King: "Still."
Johnny Gat: "Well, thanks."
Homie Convo King Gat

Matt and Gat

Matt Miller: "If you don't mind me saying so Johnny, you're not nearly the psychopathic killing machine I was led to believe."
Johnny Gat: "Oh, yeah? I guess I'll take that as a compliment."
Matt Miller: "In fact I think I get you. Power at any cost, ultimate control, absolute loyalty to yourself. You and I share that, Johnny."
Johnny Gat: "All right, yeah. You know you're not so bad, Miller."
Matt Miller: "We're like brothers."
Homie Convo Matt Gat

Pierce and Gat

Johnny Gat: "So, Shaundi's still giving you shit?"
Pierce: "Every chance she gets. I swear man, I don't know what I did to piss that girl off."
Johnny Gat: "Man, you didn't do a damn thing. It's just her way of showing affection."
Pierce: "Oh, is that what you call it."
Johnny Gat: "You know, you're like a brother to her, Pierce. Always have been, believe me. She looks up to you more than you know."
Pierce: "Wow, no shit? Huh, I guess maybe that makes sense. I mean, I always thought of her like a little sister, after all."
Johnny Gat: "Then again, what the hell do I know. I've been stuck up on this damn ship for years."
Pierce: "And I was just beginning to feel better about it. Thank you, Johnny."
Homie Convo Pierce Gat

Roddy and Gat

Johnny Gat: "It's nice to see a celebrity who can handle a gun, seems most of them can barely land a punch."
Roddy Piper: "Yeah, I suppose you've met a lot of celebrities, huh?"
Johnny Gat: "Ehh, none that I've been impressed with."
Roddy Piper: "I hear you brother, no shit."
Homie Convo Roddy Gat

Shaundi and Gat

Johnny Gat: "Yo, Shaundi. So, how's it been?"
Shaundi: "Fine. Just fine."
Johnny Gat: "Ahh, you're not very convincing, you know?"
Shaundi: "Well, what did you expect? I thought I listened to you die. I thought that if we'd only gone back for you we could've stopped it."
Johnny Gat: "Woah, woah, woah, hold up. I'm right here, I didn't die, and besides, that wouldn't have been on you."
Shaundi: "That doesn't change what it's been like for me all these years. I really thought I'd lost you."
Johnny Gat: "Yo, Shaundi look. I'm sorry you had to go through that. But, I'm here now. Alive and kicking! That counts for something, right?"
Shaundi: "Yeah, but I just can't go through that again."
Johnny Gat: "Shaundi, don't worry. You won't have to, I promise."
Shaundi: "Thanks, Johnny."
Homie Convo Shaundi Gat

Tanya and Gat

Johnny Gat: "Hey, I'm sorry about Big Tony, but you know, that was business."
Tanya: "Oh, don't worry about that. It's in the past."
Johnny Gat: "Right."
Tanya: "I'm just saying I'm willing to forgive and forget if you are, honey."
Johnny Gat: "Tanya."
Tanya: "Yeah, baby?"
Johnny Gat: "You ain't getting close enough to shank me."
Tanya: "Damn."
Homie Convo Tanya Gat

Fun Shaundi and Johnny

Johnny Gat: "Never really thought I'd be seeing you like this again."
Fun Shaundi: "Well I never thought I'd get all uptight and repressed."
Johnny Gat: "Nah, you're not really that bad now. You just learned a few new things."
Fun Shaundi: "Like how to stop having fun and get all aggressive and vengeful?"
Johnny Gat: "Hey, aggressive and vengeful is fun. Though I think that's the part you didn't catch on to."
Fun Shaundi: "Uh, sometimes you have to spell it out for me."
Johnny Gat: "Good point."
Homie Convo Shaundi SR2 Johnny

Kinzie and Johnny

Kinzie: "So, why didn't you try leading the Saints?"
Johnny Gat: "Didn't see the point."
Kinzie: "Well, you're pretty charismatic, you've been a part of the Saints longer than anyone, people don't like pissing you off and even Zinyak thought you were the biggest threat to him."
Johnny Gat: "I've done the planning part in the past and it's boring. I rather just get in there and get shit done. I find it's more fun that way."
Kinzie: "That's really not that different than how the Boss does things now."
Homie Convo Kinzie Johnny


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 exophase: "Bouncin with an old friend" Achievement
  2. Credits: Saints Row credits
  3. Credits: Saints Row 2 credits
  4. Credits: Saints Row: The Third credits
  5. Credits: Saints Row IV credits
  6. Relation: Girlfriend
  7. Relation: Clone
  8. Saints Row website: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell announcement
  9. 9.0 9.1 Deep Silver: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell announcement
  10. 10.0 10.1 Koch Media: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell announcement
  11. Image:
    Saints Row website - Gangs - The Saints - Johnny Gat

    Saints Row Website - About - gangs

  12. Image:
    Saints Row promo website - Johnny Gat

    Saints Row promo website - Johnny Gat

  13. Mission: Aisha's Favor
  14. Image:
    Johnny Gat - full of surprises

    Johnny Gat, full of surprises

  15. Mission: Reclamation, "Divide and Conquer" cutscene
  16. Mission: ...To Kingdom Come, "Old Friends" cutscene
  17. Mission: ...To Kingdom Come
  18. 18.0 18.1 Mission: Best Laid Plans..., "Tanya and Tony" cutscene
  19. Mission: All the King's Men
  20. Mission: Stuffing the Ballot
  21. Mission: Hail to the Chief
  22. Cutscene: Saints and Martyrs
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Mission: Appointed Defender
  24. Cutscene: Check, Please
    It's said by some, to be the trial of the century. A notorious member of a gang once known as "The 3rd Street Saints", Johnny Gat was arrested last year in an assassination attempt against then decorated police officer Troy Bradshaw. In the resulting trial, Gat was convicted of one count of attempted murder, and a staggering three hundred eighty seven counts of 1st degree murder...promptly sending him to death row. Over the past year Gat's legal team has filed appeal after appeal-
    — Jane Valderamma

  25. 25.0 25.1 Mission: Down Payment
  26. Mission: Three Kings
  27. Mission: Saint's Seven
  28. Mission: Road Rage
  29. Mission: Road Rage, "Saving Face" cutscene
  30. 30.0 30.1 Mission: Bleeding Out
  31. 31.0 31.1 Mission: Visiting Hours
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Mission: Rest in Peace
  33. 33.0 33.1 Mission: Good D
  34. Mission: One Man's Junk...
  35. Mission: ... and a Better Life
  36. 36.0 36.1 Mission: When Good Heists Go Bad
  37. 37.0 37.1 Mission: I'm Free - Free Falling
  38. Image:
    Johnny Gat - we traded our dicks in for pussies

    Johnny Gat: "we traded our dicks in for pussies"

  39. 39.0 39.1 Mission: We're Going to Need Guns
  40. Mission: The Belgian Problem
  41. Mission: Return to Steelport, opening cutscene
  42. Mission: Trojan Whores
  43. Mission: Gang Bang
  44. Missions: STAG Film and/or Gangstas in Space
  45. Image:
    Johnny Gat in Genkibowl VII

    Screenshot of news ticker in Saints Row: The Third's Genkibowl VII DLC.

  46. Mission: A Game of Clones
  47. Mission: Welcome Back
  48. YouTube: "Welcome Back" mission gameplay
  49. Mission: Gat Time, Fun Time
  50. 50.0 50.1 Mission: All Hands on Deck
  51. Mission: Grand Finale
  52. Quest: Welcome to Hell
  53. Mission: Best Laid Plans...
  54. Mission: Bleeding Out, "House Party" cutscene
  55. Mission: Rest in Peace, "Requiem" cutscene
  56. Mission: I'm Free - Free Falling, opening cutscene
  57. 57.0 57.1 Mission: America's Next Top Scientist, "Gotcha!" cutscene
  58. Saints Row website: Saints Row: The Third - Celebrities? I Got Your Celebrities Right Here, retrieved 19th July 2011
  59. Video: Volition plays Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas
  60. Image:
    The ABCs of Saints Row J

    Johnny is featured under J in The ABCs of Saints Row.

  61. YouTube: Agents of Mayhem Johnny Gat trailer
  62. Saints Row Forums: Johnny Gats Asian?, post #10, retrieved 7th September 2011
  63. Image:
    Johnny Gat with bloodstained shirt during Saint's Seven

    Johnny Gat with bloodstained shirt during Saint's Seven

  64. Image:
    Deckers.die here lies

    Gravestone texture during http://deckers.die

  65. Image:
    Deckers.die error screen - Press Any Key

    "How could you let Johnny die" message during http://deckers.die

  66. Image:
    Johnny Cat

    Image of Johnny Cat

  67. Saints Row Forums: Saints Row: The Third General Suggestion and Discussion Thread, post #8155, retrieved 7th September 2011
  68. Saints Row Forums: Community Q&A - Submit Your Questions!, post #92, retrieved 7th September 2011
  69. Saints Row Forums: tank and vtol gameplay + zombie gat
  70. Saints Row Forums: Johnny Gat Is Dead
  71. Saints Row Forums: volition why release so much info on Gat?!?
  72. YouTube: Saints Row The Third Saints Row: The Third - Fighter Jet Gameplay - YouTube
  73. Image:
    Saints Row website - History - Modern Day Saints

    Saints Row Website - History - Modern Day Saints

  74. Mission: Nyte Blayde's Return, opening cutscene
  75. Quartertothree: Lead designer Scott Phillips explains it all
  76. Joystiq: 'Wub Wub' collector's edition
  77. Image:
    Gat in Saints Row IV trailer

    Gat in War for Humanity trailer

  78. Saints Row website: About - People - Obituaries
  79. Image:
    Johnny obituary with dates

    Johnny's obituary showing dates

  80. Twitter: SaintsRow
  81. Deep Silver: Saints Row IV - Voice Cast (2013-07-16)
  82. Twitter: danieldaekim
  83. YouTube: Gat is Back
  84. Image:
    Gat in Saints Row IV

    Gat aboard The Ship in Saints Row IV.

  85. Note: At the start of the game, the Hub and Map are immediately accessible, setting the GPS is not an objective and Kinzie doesn't even mention it.
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