Let it be known that there are less old people as protagonists in RPGs lately.
And you all know the concept of having an angry, skateboarding samurai as your pal during your quests to save the world would be an amazing asset to your party.
Don't deny it. >_>
(On the other hand, an angry, time-traveling, skateboarding samurai would be equally-welcomed, yes?)
Also, if anyone has any better background ideas to contribute, I'm willing to listen. >_>
And any criticisms about the innumerable inaccuracies that are lying in my depiction of samurai armor are welcome, because I only skimmed through Google Image Search to help me out with rendering the armor. I at least managed to correct my terrible shoulder-guard-things, from the original pencil image... [link]
EDIT (4/9/2008): So you need a name, huh, old man?! I'LL GIVE YOU A NAME!
Which clearly means you're not only not Japanese; you're an old, angry American man who cosplays as a Samurai and rides through the streets in hopes of fighting off evil invaders!
EDIT (4/14/2008): Updated the image with colored sketchwork of Johnny from different angles, plus a bit of insight to his skateboard/DEADLY WEAPON OF STREET-JUSTICE.
In order to make the image less GIGANTIC, I scaled it down to about 68% of its original size...or maybe it was 70% or 60%..?