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Johnny "The Jaw" Worthington is the main antagonist in Disney/Pixar's 2013 animated film, Monsters University. He is a satan-like Monster with purple fur, two fangs (where his nickname comes from), and a muscular body.

Background

Official Bio

"Johnny Worthington has reason to be supremely confident—he’s the top Scare student at Monsters University and president of the best fraternity on campus, Roar Omega Roar. Johnny comes from a long line of MU Scarers and respects the school’s legacy, traditions and most of all, the system by which Scaring excellence is judged. He may have been born with a silver spoon in his jaws, but this monster’s no softy."[1]

Personality

As president of RΩR, the premiere campus fraternity, Worthington is very selfish and egotistical and only interested in having "the most elite" Scarers in his fraternity, inviting James P. Sullivan to join, as the latter comes from a family of successful Scarers, but mockingly denies Mike Wazowski and suggesting he joins a fraternity that's "more [his] speed."

Worthington clearly cares more about his fraternity's reputation (taking grades and academics into account), when he threatens to kick Sulley out of RΩR if he doesn't beat Mike in the final exam. When Mike and Sulley are both kicked out of the Scaring Program by Dean Hardscrabble, Worthington and his frat-boys leave without a word to Sulley.

His rivalry towards Mike escalates when, right before the Scare Simulator, Worthington arrogantly tells Mike not to take losing so hard and that "[he] never belonged [in the Scaring Program] anyway." Mike wins the Scare Games due to Sulley's tampering of the settings, thus humiliating and surprising RΩR in its defeat. However, an opportunistic Worthington finds the gall to invite Sulley back into RΩR, only to be rebuffed.

Appearances

Monsters University

Johnny Worthington first meets Sulley and Mike after the two have been led to the Greek row by Archie the Scare Pig. As other fraternities are trying to get Sulley to join them, Johnny welcomes Sulley and takes him to be a Roar Omega Roar. When Mike tries to attract his attention, Johnny "kindly" tells him that he would be better with Oozma Kappa, the weakest-looking fraternity.

As the semester goes by, the RΩRs are increasingly disappointed by Sulley, who performs poorly in the Scaring class. Johnny finally signifies to Sulley that if he fails the final exam to Mike, he will be removed from RΩR.

Johnny is with the RΩRs on the subscription day for the Scare Games and laughs when Mike presents himself to the competition. The RΩR have great success at the games, coming first at all challenges. However, against all odds, Oozma Kappa somehow stays in the competition after two rounds.

The OKs are invited to a party at the RΩR house that will actually be their doom. In front of everyone present, Johnny congratulates the OKs of how good they did in the Scare Games and invites them to the stage. But when OK are on stage, Johnny tells his brothers to spill on them paint, glitter and flowers. Randall spills bunny dolls on them and Chet photographs them. Johnny and the RΩRs open a stand next day and massively sell products featuring the embarrassing picture, supposedly to collect funds for a "good" cause.

When they see the OKs continue to perform better and better at the Scare Games, Johnny and his crew are increasingly upset but hope to get the last word at the final race, which tests how scary a monster really is. At the last race, the fight between OK and RΩR is intense. Johnny is highly irritated by Randy's failure. Johnny is on the last and decisive face-off, where he is against Mike. Confident of his win, he repeats one last time to Mike his place is not here and then proceeds to get a near-perfect score. But Mike gets the maximum score, a full scream can, beating Johnny and bringing the victory to OK, much to Johnny's shock.

Following the race, Johnny tries to bring Sulley back to RΩR at the place of Randy, but Sulley refuses and gave trophy to him, then heads off to save Mike from both entering the door lab and end up stuck in the real world, leaving Johnny and his gang utterly confused.

During the credits, it is shown that Johnny got a job as a scarer at Fear Co.

Party Central

Johnny Worthington briefly appears in Party Central. He enters the hall of the RΩR house, preparing to greet his guests, but he is shocked to see instead the room empty of both monsters and supplies.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Despite his arrogance, sets art director Robert Kondo explains that he has something to lose, is afraid of failure and has a tradition to live up to.
  • He is Mike's rival, and the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (RΩR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.
  • His antagonistic role in the film comes from him frequently belittling the Oozma Kappa fraternity.
  • The RΩR house's interior was based on a backstory Johnny had.

References

  1. Monsters University Production Notes
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Media
Films and Television: Monsters, Inc.Mike's New CarMonsters UniversityParty CentralMonsters, Inc: The Series

Soundtracks: Soundtrack (Monsters, Inc.)Soundtrack (Monsters University)
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters, Inc.)Little Golden Book (Monsters, Inc.)Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters University)Little Golden Book (Monsters University)
Video Games: Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc. Scream ArenaMonsters, Inc. Scream TeamMonsters, Inc. Scream Team TrainingMike's Monstrous AdventureDisney UniverseDisney INFINITYKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Stars 'n' CarsJubilation!Paint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular
Halloween: Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters
Monsters, Inc.: Mike WazowskiJames P. SullivanBooHenry J. WaternooseRandall BoggsFungusRozCelia MaeNeedleman and SmittyFlintThaddeus BileJerryClaws WardLanky SchmidtGeorge SandersonCharlie ProctorCDASushi ChefMs. NesbitBaby SmittyYeti

Monsters University: Karen GravesFrank McCayArtTerri and Terry PerryScott SquibblesDon CarltonJohnny Worthington IIIChet AlexanderCarrie WilliamsDean HardscrabbleProfessor KnightSheri SquibblesClaire WheelerBrock PearsonArchie the Scare Pig

Songs
If I Didn't Have YouPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeMonsters University
Locations
Paris, FranceMonstropolisMonsters, Inc.Harryhausen'sHimalayasBoo's RoomTrailer Son and MomMonsters UniversityFear Tech
Objects
Scarer's LeaderboardScream CanisterDoorLittle MikeyPixar BallPizza Planet truck
See Also
Monsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryThe Art of Monsters, Inc.The Art of Monsters UniversityThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxOozma KappaRoar Omega RoarJaws Theta ChiSlugma Slugma KappaEta Hiss HissPython Nu KappaScare Games