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Real World/Sword Art OnlineEditIn Sword Art Online, like most of the Laughing Coffin, Johnny wore a dark colored hooded cloak and a mask. His hands were armored, and he also appeared to be very thin. It is later revealed that in real life he has an uneven tangle of long hair, thin cheeks covered by a stubby beard, and silver earrings on his ears. He wears a thick silver necklace, a discolored T-shirt with leather pants of the same color and high laced boots, giving off a shabby overall impression.
Johnny Black is a sadistic, cold-blooded killer who likes to have fun with his victims before killing them. For example, when he, XaXa, and PoH had captured Schmitt, Caynz, and Yolko on the Hill of the Cross, he suggested having a fight-to-the-death game among their captives, with the promise of freedom as a reward to the victor of the game. However, PoH revealed that he had killed the winner of such a game the last time anyway.
In SAO, he appeared during the Murder in the Area incident along with PoH and XaXa.
On a certain night of August that year, the Clearers launched a crusade to vanquish the red guild and Johnny was captured along with 11 other «Laughing Coffin» members.
He served as XaXa's accomplice in the Death Gun incident, injecting «Death Gun»'s victims with succinylcholine in real life, just as they are shot with Death Gun's pistol in-game during the Bullet of Bullets tournament. He is personally responsible for the deaths of 2 BoB finalists, Pale Rider and Garret.
After the incident, he is the only member of the Death Gun trio who is not caught by the police. It was said that he may still have one last syringe of Succinylcholine.
Half a year after the «Death Gun» incident, he followed Kazuto and Asuna to near Asuna's house, where Kazuto told him he noticed that he was following them. He presented himself and menaced Kazuto with a syringe of Succinylcholine and later stabbed him. Although he was stopped and captured by the police, he succeeded in hurting Kazuto severely.