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Johnny Jones (ジョニー・ジョーンズ Joni Jonsu?), known as Mr. Jones (ミスター ジョーンズ Misusta Jonzu?), is a playable character in the one-on-one fighting game Rage of the Dragons. He is a film actor and proficient martial artist with a strong sense of justice who dreams on one way becoming a legendary celebrity.

History[]

Johnny Jones is a retro and disco fanatic who aspires to be the spitting image of his childhood heroes from martial arts films. He travels from city to city to protect the weak and eventually earned a name for himself as a fighter and actor. However, his acting career took a hit when his latest film, The Yellow Dragon, bombed at the box office. He is approached by his old friend, Kang, to make another film. Convinced that it was time for a major change, Mr. Jones aims his sights on the "ultimate challenge", the Black Dragon. In their ending, they defeat Johann and create their hit film, The Rising Dragon. He wins an award for being the best actor in a martial arts film.

Personality[]

Mr. Jones is a man who loves fame and living in the spotlight. He is a fun-loving guy who wants to be a stylish "Dragon". He also has a strong sense of justice and saves people if they're in danger.

Powers[]

His fighting style is based on the martial art of kung fu.

Fighting style[]

He fights using his own variation of Jeet Kune Do. He relies on speed and skill to beat his enemies.

Trivia[]

  • Some sources also cite his full name as "Jones Damon" or "Jones Johnny Damon".
  • Mr. Jones appears as a hidden playable character in Power Instinct Matrimelee.
    • Kang makes a cameo in this game as well, assisting Mr. Jones in one of his special attacks.
  • His birthday falls on February 14, Valentine's Day.
  • His overall design and persona are an amalgamation of various concepts found in the lifetime works of legendary martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee (1940-1973).
    • He is a martial artist as well as a film actor, same as Lee was in real life.
    • His fighting style is Jeet Kune Do, which was founded and heavily influenced by Lee's personal philosophy and experiences.
    • His fighting screams are nearly identical to Bruce's iconic "dragon" screams while fighting in his films. His body complexion and movements are very similar as well.
    • His yellow jumpsuit resembles a similar one worn by Lee in the 1972 martial arts film Game of Death.
    • His sunglasses could be a reference to those worn by basketball legend and martial arts aficionado Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his role of "Mantis" in the same film.
    • Both his race and the afro hairstyle he fashions resemble those from actor Jim Kelly in his role of Williams in Enter the Dragon (1973).

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