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They weren't Christians... so I sent 'em to hell!
Jon ranting about the Indians

Jon is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Jon claims to have hunted Indians at some point in his past. He allegedly massacred those he encountered, and even ate the heart of one. He can be heard loudly expressing his hatred towards Native Americans, and claims to have massacred bison as well.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

From Chapter 2 onward, he can sometimes be found drinking at Smithfield's Saloon in Valentine, appearing randomly between the times of 12 PM and 6 AM.

He can typically be found sitting at a back table near the barber’s chair or standing at the end of the bar, drinking and ranting about numerous topics in a hateful, belligerent manner.

After listening to his ranting and raving, the player is eventually given the option to antagonize him. If the player stares directly at him after this, he becomes irritated and will oftentimes attack the player with his fists (or, less commonly, a knife).

Sometimes, he will dismiss the player by saying they’re not worth his time, but will eventually turn hostile if the player continues to antagonize him.

If he is knocked down during the fight, his unique raccoon hat will be knocked off his head, which can then be picked up by the player and saved. If the protagonist wears the hat in the vicinity of Jon, he will turn hostile and attack them instantly.



Jon is a drunkard encompassing the remains of the wild spirit of the Old West. He consistently complains of the encroachment of civilization, believing that men are not as wild as they once were.

Jon is an unrelenting racist, constantly displaying his resentment of various ethnic groups, and generally indulges in uncouth behavior, inappropriate in any remotely formal setting. As a result of his constant drinking, Jon is incredibly aggressive, often insulting others or even stirring up brawls for no intelligible reason.


Jon is a middle-aged western man with a long, grayed, unkempt beard. Much of his worn-out clothing has been made from animal pelts or hides, most notably his classic raccoon mountain hat. He appears to be blind in his left eye.

Jon looks considerably older in 1907 than he does in 1899, with grayer complexion and more aged skin.


You ain't worth two shits, the whole damn lot of ya! Ain't worth one tree... not one buffalo... one redskin. I shot nineteen of them, once. Buffalo, not redskins. Dunno how many redskins I killed... but... they deserved it.
Jon when encountered for the first time.
Ain't no 'wild west' no more around here... ain't nothing! Nothing nice. Just more goddamn America... more goddamn shops. More goddamn prissy women, in men's clothing... and women in women's clothing, thinking they must be men! My old Bessy, she could skin a bear with her teeth, so help me God! Look at you... you all make a feller sick!
Jon insulting the inhabitants of Valentine during the first encounter with him.
Quick! Before I shit right here in the bar... 'cause that's how it was back in the day, you know? Wouldn't merely piss indoors... we'd shit and everything... and we didn't care... you know why? Because real men don’t care where other men turd! And that's just a fact. The other side of it is... if you do care, you ain't no man at all!
Jon when encountered again.
Hey, you been watering down the whiskey again? It's a goddamn disgrace!
Jon to the bartender.
Goddamn annoying ladies... all of ya! You ain't men.. now, I fought fifty injuns... you lot whine if a bear comes in your yard. Hell, bear comes in my yard... I eat 'em! I ate an injun once... once I ate a priest as well... said I was heathen so I showed him how much heathen I was. Grilled the old bastard right where the stockyards are now!
Jon ranting next to the bartender when encountered again.
What kind of men are you? Hmm? Momma's boys! Whiners! Complainers! I had a complainer once... heading out west, on the trail to Lanahasse in '68... we sold his liver to the injuns. And then, we ate him when it got cold and I'll tell you what, he tasted like shit. Which was only about right because he was a turd of a man. A goddamn turd.
Jon's drunken monologue during the following encounters.
Valentine? No, they should have called this dump "Turd Town"! I mean, I remember when this place was so wild, even the wolves was scared... and the only thing to drink was fresh blood. Now? It's all about churches and shops and all this other bullshit.
Jon lambasting the state of Valentine.

Missable Items

  • Classic Raccoon Mountain Hat


  • His overall appearance bears resemblance to the Sasquatch Hunter featured in the Red Dead Redemption DLC Undead Nightmare. As such, he also has a similar appearance to the Sasquatch Hunter from Grand Theft Auto V, another title by Rockstar Games.
  • The hat he wears during the epilogue appears to differ from the one he wears during the previous chapters of the game, since it cannot be saved to the wardrobe if picked up.
  • He is much harder to knock out than the average NPC, and is one of the most difficult NPCs to best in a fistfight.
  • In addition to disliking Natives, he also holds a grudge against the inhabitants of Valentine, and is critical of the quality of alcohol served at Smithfield’s, among other things.
  • Attacking him first will trigger a wanted level, although during the fight, the lawmen will simply wait and watch until the fight is over, before asking the player to move along. Alternatively, the player can also fight him by bumping into him when he leaves the saloon.
  • After exiting the saloon, he will simply pass out on the ground between the Saloon and the General Store. If bumped into, he will wake up and ride away on a horse if one is available, or simply walk away. If attacked he will not fight back, but simply run away.
  • If the fight with Jon goes outside the saloon, he may pull out a hunting knife. This can also happen if the player draws a weapon of their own or tries to evade him.
  • Sometimes, a glitch may occur when Jon's attack on the player may trigger too late. During this time, if the protagonist sits at the poker table or sits down to get a haircut, Jon will stand next to the player and shuffle about in a fighting pose until the player leaves the activity, at which point he will begin to attack.