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Jonah is a young deputy under Marshal Johnson's command in the town of Armadillo. He is portrayed as dim-witted, unkempt, and belligerent. He wears a faded red shirt and black vest along with a bowler hat. He has a strong southern accent, though he insists to be of irish heritage.
Red Dead RedemptionEdit
Jonah is first seen by John Marston snoring in a jail cell bed. When Marston tells Jonah that he is from Fort Mercer, Jonah thinks he is a Williamson Gang member and pulls a gun on Marston. An accident is only prevented when Marshal Johnson arrives and calms Jonah down. Throughout the missions Jonah and Marston initially dislike each other but appear to be neutral by the end of the first chapter. Jonah appears to be friends with the other deputy Eli and are often paired up.
His last appearance in the game is Eli and him kicking and spitting on a Williamson Gang member after the battle for Fort Mercer is completed.
- “It was fast and they died with their bellies full... Well, one of them did.”
- — John Marston to Marshal Johnson
He appears in the side-mission "Dinner For Two". Marshal Johnson explains that he sent Jonah and Eli out into town, likely to watch over the survivors. Unfortunately, it would seem Eli became infected before turning on Jonah, devouring him.
Red Dead RedemptionEdit
- "Political Realities in Armadillo"
- "Justice in Pike's Basin"
- "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Bandit"
- "Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane"
- "The Assault on Fort Mercer"
- “You that fella from the train company?”
- — Jonah, questioning John
- “I can't understand a goddamn word he says!”
- — Jonah, referring to Nigel West Dickens
- “Oh, hardy fuckin' har! Dickhead.”
- — Jonah, responding to John's insult
- “I got me one of them Williamson boys!”
- — Jonah, telling Marshal Johnson about John
- “Hey! Look what I got here, This som' bitch is still breathing, hehe. C'mon Bessie, giddy up!”
- — Jonah, trying to ride Norman Deek
- “You sure are a tight-lipped sum' bitch, mister.”
- — Jonah
- "Wha'chu waitin' for, chowder-head?"
- "You're messing with the wrong lawman!"
- "I don't care how many of you there are!"
- "This ain't gonna end well for you!"
- "Who wants it next?"
- "You bastards ready to die?"
- "You're wolf meat, you hear me?"
- Jonah is a classic example of a hick or hillbilly having a high pitched voice and slang tone.
- He's the first person to use profanity in the game, when he snaps at John, "Oh, hardy fucking har. Dickhead!"
- He appears in the Official Trailer of Undead Nightmare as a Zombie.
- In the mission "The Assault on Fort Mercer", after cleansing the fort of outlaws and regrouping with Marshal Johnson, Jonah can be seen doing the same tricks with his revolver that the player's character does after being the top scorer in a competitive match.
- In the Undead Nightmare DLC, a 'zombified' Jonah can be found in the corral in Armadillo being eaten by Eli during the side mission "Dinner for Two". They both try to attack Marston, leaving him no choice but to put them down.
- On Red Dead Redemption's official website, Jonah is described as the hero of every tale he tells, a colorful way of saying he's self-centered and arrogant.
- Jonah's clothes bear something of a resemblance to the U.S. Marshal Outfit.
- In the mission, "Justice in Pike's Basin", the player has a choice to follow Leigh Johnson or Jonah and Eli. If the player chooses to follow the deputies, Jonah appears more friendly to John. He is also heard shouting "Marston got one!".
- Based upon some of his dialogue in Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane, it appears that Jonah is of Irish heritage.
- Despite his skinny frame, he is very strong, able to carry a tied up Norman Deek on his shoulder with no problem.
- He sometimes wields his revolver with 2 hands and in a timid way, especially in the "standoff" with Marston in Political Realities in Armadillo.