Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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Johnny Character Analysis

Molly’s ex-boyfriend. Johnny worked as a human “stash,” storing sensitive data inside of his brain for high-powered, often criminal employers. However, he started blackmailing his employers with the traces of data they left behind, which caused a group of gangsters to send hit men after him, eventually killing him. Molly still feels guilty that she couldn’t save him, and as a result rarely gets close to others.

Johnny Quotes in Neuromancer

The Neuromancer quotes below are all either spoken by Johnny or refer to Johnny. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Technology and the Body Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Neuromancer published in 1984.
Chapter 24 Quotes

HEY ITS OKAY BUT ITS TAKING THE EDGE OFF MY GAME, I PAID THE BILL ALREADY. ITS THE WAY IM WIRED I GUESS, WATCH YOUR ASS OKAY? XXX MOLLY

Related Characters: Molly (speaker), Henry Dorsett Case, Johnny
Related Symbols: Shuriken
Page Number: 267
Explanation and Analysis:
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Johnny Character Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the character Johnny appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15
Technology and the Body Theme Icon
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
...the tunnels inside of Villa Straylight, she tells him a story about a man named Johnny. (full context)
Identity and Personhood Theme Icon
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
Johnny was Molly’s boyfriend; he worked as a “stash,” hiding data inside of his mind for... (full context)
Chapter 18
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
Reality and Perception Theme Icon
...She also would have tried to kill Hideo, because a man like him killed her partner, Johnny. Molly says she wouldn’t have killed 3Jane, whom she just wanted to talk to. (full context)