John Ward

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John Ward is the protagonist of the horror game FAITH.

Haunted by a botched exorcism he performed in 1986, he returns to the house where it happened to right his wrongs and finish things, and in the process, finds out there was a lot more under the surface.

Tournament History[edit]

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John first appeared in 2022 alongside fellow priest and FAITH deuteragonist Father Garcia, becoming prominent characters early on in the tournament due to strong campaigns from their fans. Even though both lost in round 2 of the main tournament, they were compensated for their efforts by being voted for that year's Mr. Literally Who award, which was given to them in a Psyanon vocaroo. Both also performed really well in the 256 side tournament, with John making it to the top five.

John reappeared in 2023 with greatly improved seeding and a strong OC-heavy backing. Starting out as one of the Good Christian Boys, expanded from /v/ Co-Op to include other Christians in the tournament, most notably his greatest collaborator Doomguy. John would help his Christian brethren to cast out demons in the tournament such as the Icon of Sin. Using his authority as a Catholic priest, John also regularly appeared in threads providing anons the opportunity to confess their sins to him. After defeating Nero in round 1 he would go on to exorcise the demon possessing The Knight, defeat Peppino's unholy ravioli, and excommunicate the demon prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. Having entered the Elite Eight he would triumph against Solid Snake, along the way associating with Grimm in the Schizo Alliance due to events in FAITH involving John having a schizophrenic episode. This would come to fruition in the OC filled match against the Black Souls protagonist, and though John would lose, his strong alliance with Grimm helped the latter to become the champion of that year. In a fitting end to his run, John was able to score one last victory by exorcising the Demi-fiend in the 3rd place match, avenging fellow FAITH priest Father Garcia who had lost round 4 to the half-demon, and leading the forces of Law to triumph over Chaos.


John quickly reappeared after 2022 in /tnt/'s /v/ Co-op 2023 tournament, on the team "Good Christian Boys", consisting of himself and fellow FAITH character Father Garcia. They were notable candidates in the tournament due to another strong campaign, winning nearly every match with huge margins, and making their way to the finals before losing to the champions, "The Glamgals", consisting of Roxanne Wolf and Glamrock Chica. Some of the more notable moments for John was when he became involved in a crackship between him and Beatrice from Umineko No Naku Koro Ni after the two went up against each other in round 2. When Beatrice lost, she fell into the ocean, so John followed suit, holding onto her tightly and playing Ricordando il passato through a speaker. Another notable event would be the match against "The Belmont Clan", consisting of Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from Castlevania. Users were quick to take advantage of the fact that both teams are hardcore christians who exterminate demonic monsters for things like art and written works.


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2022 - Seed 127
Round Opponent Series Votes Pct. For
Round 1 (97) Keke Baba is You 747 - 486 60.5%
Round 2 (24) Gordon Freeman Half-Life 633 - 762 45.3%
2023 - Seed 25
Round 1 (48) Nero Devil May Cry 453 - 255 64.0%
Round 2 (107) The Knight Hollow Knight 442 - 293 60.1%
Round 3 (3) Peppino Pizza Tower 391 - 302 56.4%
Round 4 (1) Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney 377 - 265 58.7%
Quarterfinals (8) Solid Snake Metal Gear 458 - 337 57.6%
Semifinals (11) Grimm Black Souls 373 - 445 45.6%
3rd Place (53) Demi-fiend Shin Megami Tensei 650 - 379 63.1%


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King of /v/ 2022
Finalists Jack Garland • 2nd Jack Frost
Semi-finalists 3rd JC Denton • 4thAM AM
Quarter-finalists 5th Travis Touchdown • 6th Phoenix Wright • 7th Albert Wesker • 8th Luigi
Round 4 (Top 16) Agent 47 Christopher Robin Engineer Mario Pepsiman Simon Belmont Solid Snake Vergil
Round 3 (Top 32) Asura Battler Ushiromiya Captain Falcon Chris Redfield Coach Duke Nukem Gordon Freeman Isaac Clarke Isaac Kleiner Jetstream Sam Kirby Link Postal Dude Scout The Knight Tony Hawk
Round 2 (Top 64) Alucard Bomberman Brad Armstrong Charles Chief Cuphead Donkey Kong Doomguy Dung Eater Father Garcia Frog Gabriel Gene Grimm Helltaker John Ward Joshua Graham King Dedede King K Rool King Of All CosmosTemplate:Max (Sam & Max) Mega Man Meta Knight Miles Edgeworth Mr. Game & Watch QuoteTemplate:Sam (Sam & Max) Sans Solaire Spamton Tohru Adachi Wheatley
Round 1 (Top 128) Adam Jensen Alex Eggleston Arbiter Ayin Banjo Big Daddy Bill Bowser CJ Cave Johnson Companion Cube Crash Bandicoot Demi-fiend Dick Gumshoe Dracula Dwarf Earthworm Jim Ellis Emperor of Mankind Frank West Funky Kong G-Man Giygas Goro Majima Groose Harry Du Bois Henry Stickmin Hollow Knight Jacket Jevil Keke Kim Kitsuragi King Dice Lucas Luka Metal Sonic Mike Tyson Mr House N Neo Cortex Nero Ness Niko Bellic Not Important Pac-Man Parappa Patches Pit Rance Rando Armstrong Red Crewmate Regigigas Ridley Roland Sonic the Hedgehog Starscourge Radahn Steve The Hunter Tom Nook V1 Zagreus Zero ???
Excluded by Series Limit Raiden Revolver Ocelot Big Boss SoldierTemplate:Medic (TF2)Template:Demoman (TF2)Template:Sniper (TF2)Template:Saxton Hale SundownerTemplate:Sneed (Mario) Waluigi Shadow The HedgehogTemplate:Liquid SnakeTemplate:OtaconTemplate:Pot of GreedTemplate:King Harkinian IsaacTemplate:Merchant (Resident Evil)Template:Venom Snake GanonTemplate:Mecha SonicTemplate:BerdleyTemplate:Papyrus HUNKTemplate:HideoTemplate:Kris Dreemur Starwalker Lanky KongTemplate:Solidus SnakeTemplate:Kazuhira MillerTemplate:Monsoon (Metal Gear)
Did not qualify Rayman Havel the Rock Ludwig Oersted Lorde The Judge Proto Man Ancestor The Pale King Shovel Knight
King of /v/ 2023
Finalists Grimm • 2nd Dr. Eggman
Semi-finalists 3rd John Ward • 4th Demi-fiend
Quarter-finalists 5th Scout • 6th Solid Snake • 7th Kazuma Kiryu • 8th Rayman
Round 4 (Top 16) Isaac Clarke Pepsiman Wario Spy Father Garcia Leon Kennedy Raiden Miles Edgeworth
Round 3 (Top 32) Agent 47 Duke Nukem Gordon Freeman Donkey Kong Postal Dude Giygas Alex Eggleston Geralt Kirby Jacket Dagoth Ur Alucard Big Smoke Charles Peppino Vergil
Round 2 (Top 64) Adam Jensen Doomguy Quote Dracula Dick Gumshoe Isaac Kleiner William Afton Big Daddy Goro Majima Isaac Roland Sans Max Payne Kefka Hollow Knight Frog Brad Armstrong G-Man Mario Neo Cortex Niko Bellic Chris Redfield X James Sunderland Rance Battler Ushiromiya Link Tohru Adachi Not Important Coach Harry Du Bois
Round 1 (Top 128) Earthworm Jim Red Crewmate Helltaker Joshua Graham King Dice N Sonic the Hedgehog Funky Kong Solaire Bill Icon of Sin Captain Falcon Jevil Nick Pit Shadow The Hedgehog Andrew Graves Shovel Knight Bowser Banjo Bomberman Tom Nook Patches Red Pikmin Kim Kitsuragi Asura Anon Asura King Boo Geno Cuphead Morshu Gex Chief Meta Knight Frank West Mega Man The Nerd Simon Belmont Sephiroth Wheatley Conker Little Mac King Dedede Cave Johnson Dung Eater Ness Crash Bandicoot Johnny Cage Zero Crono Waluigi Fox McCloud King Of All Cosmos CJ Christopher Robin Handsome Jack Nero Ridley Spamton King K Rool Ganon Gene The Hunter Heavy
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Tournaments 20192020202120222023
Champions Senator Armstrong Dante The Batter Jack Garland Grimm
Elite Eight
Bold indicates semifinalist status. Bold underlined indicates finishing as runner-up at least once.
AM AM Albert Wesker Demi-fiend Doomguy Duke Nukem Dr. Eggman "Fuhrer" Heavy Jack Frost JC Denton Jetstream Sam John Ward Kazuma Kiryu Leon Kennedy Luigi Miles Edgeworth Morshu Phoenix Wright Raiden Rayman Scout Solid Snake Travis Touchdown Vergil Wario
Qualified Characters
Adam Jensen Agent 47 Ancestor Ayin Baba Banjo Battler Ushiromiya Brad Armstrong Captain Falcon Charles Chris Redfield Christopher Robin CJ Coach Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd Doc Louis Dracula Engineer Frank West Frog Gene Geralt of Rivia Giygas Gordon Freeman Goro Majima Harry Du Bois Hollow Knight Isaac Clarke Isaac Kleiner Jacket James Sunderland Jevil Joshua Graham JPEG Dog Kefka King Boo King Dedede King Of All Cosmos Kirby Little Mac Luka Mario Max Payne Meta Knight Pepsiman Postal Dude Rance Regigigas Revolver Ocelot Ridley Roland Sekiro Soldier Spamton Spy The Hunter The Knight Tohru Adachi Waluigi Zero
Other Characters
Claptrap Philemon Yugi