Johnny Silverhand (born Robert John Linder on 16 November 1988) is an NPCS in Cyberpunk 2077. He was the leader of the samurai gang and a war veteran. Cyberpunk 2077 NPCs can interact with V and add a contrast to the game history, they offer different information, some give quests, while others are special NPCs with which you can exchange goods or request certain services.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT JOHNNY SILVERHAND
Johnny Silverhand was born in 1988.
Johnny Silverhand is one of the most iconic characters in Night City. The singer of the rebel group chrome rock SAMURAI, and also anti-corpo as they come, Johnny is the epitome of the term “rockerboy”. Rebellious and stubborn, this son of a whore with a hot head came out with a bang in 2020;and in 2077 he was caught in vs. our head. Meet like we do, he is up to his reputation, and although he knows Night City better than anyone, and will V be having key connections with the big players in the city, he keeps a separate agenda.
JOHNNY IN 2020
Long before he became the rebellious rockerboy of Night City, Johnny – born Robert John Linder – was born into a military family. His time in this disciplined family structure was shortened after the death of his father at the hands of the rioters. His family was torn apart, and that left Johnny, 6, on the street to take care of himself for most of a decade.
Eventually, Johnny became trapped in nomadic life when a traveling family took him on board and taught him the ways of the world. During this time with the family, Johnny learned skills throughout life, including how to use a gun and how to play guitar. Again the disturbance followed Johnny and a romantic tangle left him with the blood of a rival on his hands. He left the family, under the road and drifting between concerts, until he decides that the army could only be the best place to hide from those who wanted him dead.
But this kind of existence, in the beginning, is supposed to be an escape, instead leaving him completely disillusioned. Seeing human life set aside in the name of corporate dominance was enough to make Johnny Wüst – on the edge of cyberpsychosis thanks to the implants injected into him as part of his service. He stole a car and stayed in the west and eventually found his way to Night City, where Johnny Silverhand’s character began to grow and thrive. Between his relationships with local gangs and his penchant for music in local bars, Johnny fell into the underground scene and focused on music, using the energy and creativity it provided to launch a social mission and spread the message that the existing system was once necessary.
So SAMURAI was born. The chrome rock rebel group has used arson and harrowing live performances to ignite a cult. With Johnny at the helm, the samurai’s anti-corp identity had a soul that could never sell itself or be chained by the oppressive regimes they were fighting. But over time, Johnny’s innate hustle and bustle turned into an overdrive. The band, the music, as loud and fierce as it was, was not enough of a message. It had to be more. Johnny met with mercenary friends and entered the world of anti-corp terrorism. The plan: raid Arasaka Tower and plant a bomb in the heart of the place, turning Johnny corpo’s nemesis into ashes. The work went almost perfectly, but with one CAVEAT—Johnny himself was caught. Since his attack on the headquarters in the night city of Arasaka, no one had seen or heard from him.
JOHNNY IN THE YEAR 2077
After getting a bullet in the head and being left for dead by Dex, V is brought back to life with the help of the stolen prototype chip under the nose of Yorinobu Arasaka. While this keeps V alive, offering a full-fledged second chance, it also integrates building the personality of Johnny Silverhand in V. Their first encounter paves the way for their relationship; filled with paranoia and conflicting agendas-but sharing an intertwined destiny.
During this introduction, we are led to take a tour of Johnny’s past, witnessing him in his heyday as a rebel without a grip with a pistol that delivers a blow and a plan to shoot down Night City’s systemic control forces-personified by the elegant and decadent arasaka tower. Like Johnny we get a taste of the type of character V must coexist with the rest of the game
JOHNNY SILVERHAND LOCATION
V lives flashbacks, in which he revives the memories of Johnny Silverhand through the relic. During the present time, Johnny can be found wherever V is.
QUESTS RELATED TO JOHNNY SILVERHAND
Playing For Time
Love Like A Fire
NOTES AND ANECDOTES ABOUT JOHNNY SILVERHAND
Played by Keanu Reeves.
Johnny Silverhand was a central character in the original Cyberpunk 2020. He was a soldier in the second Central American conflict (you can see the DOG TAGS around Johnny’s neck in the trailer). In this war, the United States experimented on its own troops with combat drugs and cybernetics. Because of this, Johnny left and moved to Night City under a new identity, where he started the band “Samurai”, which later became one of the most popular in the world. After the breakup of the group, a rival tried to blackmail him by threatening to talk about his past as a deserter. Johnny decided to make a solo album called “Sins of your brothers”, which spoke of the war experiences that made him more famous.
Johnny had a girlfriend named Old Cunningham who was a netrunner who has a program called “Soulkiller”. This program made it possible to digitize people’s minds and transfer them between bodies. A company called “Arasaka” kidnapped her to recreate a newer version of the program for her. When Johnny found out, he assembled a team of edgerunners to attack Arasaka headquarters. When they finally got inside, they saw the old body being carried away. What Johnny did not know was that she had uploaded her mind to the headquarters computer to destroy Arasaka from the inside, then return to her body and escape. This was not possible because of Johnny’s move.
A few years later, Johnny discovers that Alt was still alive as an AI, and that she was forced by Arasaka to build a new “Soulkiller” version. He again assembled a team of edgerunners to attack the headquarters of Arasaka. They were defeated by security forces led by a cyborg named Adam Smasher. Johnny sacrificed himself as a distraction, which offered the Edgerunners a chance to save Alt by transferring it to the net.
Johnny was cut in half by a shotgun in the hands of Adam Smasher. After that, a nuclear warhead exploded in the building, presumably spraying Johnny.
We can assume that the Johnny we see in the trailer for V is a digital version of him downloaded with the software “Soulkiller”.
If you managed to get the game before the release date and try to play it through GOG Galaxy, Johnny Silverhand will say, “Sleep back, samurai! It’s not yet 10 December”