Voiced By Rob Wiethoff
Franchise Red Dead
Appears in PlayStation All-Stars

The Crossover Game

Debut Red Dead Redemption
Rival Joel & Ellie

Niko Bellic

John Marston is the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and would be a playable character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. His Minion is Jack Marston.



John Marston is a former outlaw gang member and gunslinger. He traveled around the country, committing robberies, raids, and other crimes across the frontier. According to Marston, his gang stole and fought for a reason. When he returned to New Austin, his former associate kidnapped his family and ordered his execution. Seeking to attone for his past crimes, Marston risks everything to save his family.


  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
  • Grand Theft Auto Online 



All-Stars: His story opens as he prepares to leave his home. He is seen speaking to his wife, Abigail, and their son, Jack. He tells them that an outlaw that he chased down had heard rumors of a special gathering taking place outside of Armadillo. He tells them that it may have something to do with the sudden arrival of new outlaws that have swarmed the frontier. Marston tells his family goodbye as he leave with a mysterious poster.


Name: Joel & Ellie, Niko Bellic

vs Joel:The poster that Marston recieved turns out to be a bounty on Joel, which was given to him by the Fireflies.  He meets up with Joel and lassoes him. As he tries to hogtie Joel, Ellie runs up and jumps on him. Joel manages to get back on his feet and tells Ellie to get off Marston as the gunslinger manages to recuperate and draw his pistol.
vs Niko: After settling his debate with Joel, Marston discovers that the two can be trusted, and apologizes for his rash actions, explaining the bounty. After further examination, Marston discovers that the bounty was called for by Dimitri Rascalov, and soon a European man meets up with the trio, asking about Rascalov's whereabouts. The man introduces himself as Niko Bellic, as he is seeking the capture of Rascalov. Marston shows the bounty assigned by Rascalov but tries to tell Niko he doesn't know where he is when Niko notices Ellie's bite. Niko assumes the bite was that of Joel or John's and accuses them of child abuse. When Joel tries to tell Niko that the bite was caused by an Infected, Niko assumes that he's referring to a drug-induced hallucination and threatens to kill them. Marston, Joel, and Ellie then get ready as Niko motions toward them.

Joel: John Marston has many things in common with Joel. Both characters have lost a daughter and come from southern states, both live in harsh times where sometimes they must act outside the law for survival (Joel needing to survive in post-apocalyptic 2033, and Marston living in the Old West, among many law-breaking gunslingers who'd kill him in cold blood), both have done immoral things in the past (Joel having "been on both sides", indicating he has killed innocent people in order to survive, and Marston having been an outlaw prior to his quest for redemption), and finally, both attempt to rid the world of a virus which turns people into zombies or zombie-like creatures, this being the main plots of both The Last of Us and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.
Niko: Both characters are popular protagonists in video games developed by Rockstar Games, and appear as special "fathers" in Grand Theft Auto Online. Additionally, both characters must rescue family members that they care for, John's wife and son in Red Dead Redemption, and Niko's cousin, Roman, in Grand Theft Auto IV. Both characters also seek to redeem past experiences. In Marston's case, he wants to attone for his past crimes, and in Niko's case, he seeks to track down and exact revenge on the man who betrayed his squad during the Serbian War.


All-Stars: Marston returns to his home only to arrive to the sound of gunshots echoing through his land. After telling Abigail and Jack to leave, he becomes surrounded by other gunslingers who have come to kill him. The energy he absorbed from Polygon Man awakens, and he quickly draws his pistol and prepares to fight off the men who have arrived at his home. However, the outcome of this showdown is never revealed.


Marston would utilize his variety of old western weapons, as well as some melee attacks.


Btn square

(Square Moves)

  • Melee Combo - Btn square
  • Tomahawk - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square
  • Dynamite - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square
  • Knife Jab - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square
  • Air Melee Combo - Btn square (Air)
  • Tomahawk Toss - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square (Air) (Aimable)
  • Air Dynamite - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square (Air)
  • Air Knife Jab - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square (Air)
Btn triangle

(Triangle Moves)

  • Pistol - Btn triangle
  • Explosive Rifle - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle
  • Fire Bottle - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle
  • Gatling Gun - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Unlike Drake's move, this is a straightforward shot)
  • Air Pistol - Btn triangle (Air)
  • Air Explosive Rifle - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Air Fire Bottle - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle (Air)
  • 'Air Gatling Gun' - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Air) (Aimable)
Btn circle

(Circle Moves)

  • Lasso- Btn circle(John lassos his opponent, pulls them closer, and punches them)
  • Ground Tackle - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle (John grabs an opponent and tackles them to the ground, punching repeatedly for a few seconds)
  • Knife Throw - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle
  • Five-Finger Fillet - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle (John stands near a table, grabs an opponent, and repeatedly stabs their hand for 2 or 3 seconds)
  • Air Lasso - Btn circle (Air)
  • Air Tackle - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle (Air) 
  • Ait Knife Throw - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle (Air)
  • Table Drop - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle (Air) (John drops the table used in Five-Finger Fillet onto the opponents)



  • Hogtie - Playstation-Rstick-Left or Playstation-Rstick-Right (Lassos an opponent, pulls them to the ground, and ties them up temporarily)
  • Quick-Shot Toss - Playstation-Rstick-Up
  • Body Loot - Playstation-Rstick-Down(Tackles an opponent to the ground and steals 15 AP or automatically picks up their item)

Btn l1Btn r1

(Trigger Moves)

  • Item Pick-up - Btn r1
  • Block - Btn l1
  • Evade - Btn l1 + Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right
Btn r2

(Super Moves)

  • Dead-Eye Shot (Level 1): John pulls out double pistols and shoots at the other characters with his dead-eye aim.
  • Old-Time Rodeo (Level 2): John climbs on a horse and can lasso any nearby character.
  • Classic Outlaw (Level 3): John rides off on a horse as a train track appears. All characters appear tied to the track as a steam engine runs them over.


  • Hick: Appears drunk and says , "You know who John Marston is? 'Cause I don't."
  • Duel Challenge: Holsters his pistol and says, "Can't deny no one their dyin' wish."
  • Spanish Gunfight: Performs a taunting gesture and says, "You're all gonna be muerto!"

Quotes from PlayStation All-StarsEdit

  • When Selected:
    • "Let's make this quick."
    • "Don't make me give you a beating!"
    • "My name's John Marston, friend!"
  • Prematch:
    • "I ain't scared."
  • Item Pick-up:
    • "What am I doin' with this?"
    • "I'm sure they won't mind if I borrow this."
    • "I don't mean no disrespect, but I'll use it."
    • "That's just what I need."
    • "Seems like this is a bargain."
    • "This oughtta do nicely."
  • Using Dead-Eye Shot:
    • "Looks like I got my eye back."
  • Using Old-Time Rodeo:
    • "I ain't too proud of this."
  • Using Classic Outlaw:
    • "Go!"
  • Successful KO:
    • "There's one for the pot."
    • "That's a kill."
    • "Right on the wing!"
    • "I can blame my childhood for only so long."
    • "Name's John Marston. Remember the nombre!"
    • "I really am a sad, sick man."
    • "I hope you got money for a funeral!"
    • "Things ain't lookin' bueno!"
    • "You were a feisty one, weren't ya?"
  • Respawn:
    • "First they shoot ya, then they rob ya. Great country."
    • "Stop shootin' me!"
    • "That one nearly gave me a haircut!"
    • "Is it too late to talk about things?"
    • "You couldn't hit the floor with your hat!"
    • "Damn!"
    • "You born chicken, or you just lost your gall?"
    • "Ain't you aggressive?"

Introduction and Ending AnimationsEdit


Rides in on a taxi carriage and exits.

Jumps off of his horse and draws his gun.

Tips his hat and says, "I ain't scared."

Holds his hand above his gun holster, ready to draw.

Winning ScreenEdit

Holsters his pistol and crosses his arms.

Rides off on a horse.

Takes off his hat and says, "Damn shame."

Tips his hat and walks off.

Losing ScreenEdit

Falls over in a dying manner.

Drops his gun and holds up his arms.

Falls over after being shot.

John is seen sitting on a bed in prison.

Results ScreenEdit

Victory: John stands with his arms crossed, smoking.

Loss: John lies on the ground, dead.

Idle AnimationEdit

John stands in a traditional western style, with his right arm over his gun holster, and will occasionally tip his hat.

Victory ThemeEdit


Armadillo Homecoming

John's default costume based on his default from Red Dead Redemption.

Alternate Color: Zombie Marston: The undead John from the Undead Nightmare expansion.

Jack Marston

John's son and an alternate costume in Redemption.

Red Harlow

The protagonist from Red Dead Revolver, the game prior to Redemption.



  • John would be the third representative from Rockstar Games, the first being Jimmy Hopkins and the second being Niko Bellic.
  • Despite being unable to do so in Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare, John is able to swim in this game. This is similar to Cole and Evil Cole's ability to swim, despite the fact that they would normally short-circuit in water.
  • Though his home franchise, Red Dead, has yet to appear on the new console, John is technically a PlayStation 4 character as he appears as a father template in Grand Thet Auto Online in all versions of Grand Theft Auto V, PlayStation 4 included.
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