- Mr. Nobody is a mysterious hitman in John Wick: Chapter 4, known for his killer dog, combat skills, and journal of sketches and prices on John Wick’s head.
- Despite being hired to kill John Wick, Mr. Nobody ends up saving him more often and becomes an ally, providing comic relief and a potential spinoff opportunity.
- Mr. Nobody’s motivation to kill John Wick is solely to collect the highest bounty, and he respects John Wick enough to keep him alive, ultimately helping him in the end.
John Wick: Chapter 4 introduces the new character Mr. Nobody, whose motivations, background, and final decisions make him one of the franchise’s most intriguing hitmen yet, but who is the Mr. Nobody John Wick character? Mr. Nobody arrives at the Osaka Continental in John Wick: Chapter 4 with a journal containing sketches of Wick and the prices on his head. With his killer dog, black beanie, and mysterious combat skills, Mr. Nobody follows a path similar to some of the franchise’s other favorite characters: He’s initially tracking down John Wick, but ultimately becomes an important ally.
Mr. Nobody ends up saving John Wick far more often than he tries to kill him, despite the fact that the Marquis later agrees to pay him $40 million to get the job done. Similar to Donnie Yen’s Caine, Mr. Nobody and his dog also provide John Wick: Chapter 4 with a refreshing amount of comic relief, particularly through a rivalry between his pup and the Marquis’s right-hand man. After surviving John Wick: Chapter 4’s ending and the High Table war, Mr. Nobody’s unexplored backstory and connections to the High Table leave plenty of room for the Mr. Nobody John Wick character to return in future sequels or spinoffs.
Who Is Mr Nobody In John Wick 4?
The Mr. Nobody John Wick character is a tracker, which essentially makes him a bounty hunter sent to find and kill the target for the highest price. Mr. Nobody is one of many assassins trailing John Wick in the franchise’s fourth movie but is one of the few who actually survives his encounter with the legendary Baba Yaga. Mr. Nobody has connections to the High Table and knowledge about other major players. Not only is he aware of John Wick’s skills, friends, and motivations, but he also knows enough about players like the Marquis to figure out how to manipulate them into paying him more for John Wick’s hit.
Not much is revealed about Mr. Nobody’s past and true connections to the criminal underworld, except for the fact that he’s primarily motivated by getting as much money as possible for John Wick’s death in John Wick: Chapter 4. Mr. Nobody has also trained his dog, a Belgian Malinois, to fight and kill alongside him. The killer dog survives some improbable situations while answering to some curious commands, such as “nuts” being an order to attack certain body parts of enemies. The dog isn’t the first Belgian Malinois featured in John Wick’s movies, as Halle Berry’s character Sofia had dogs of this breed in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Who Plays Mr Nobody In John Wick 4
The Mr. Nobody John Wick character is played by Canadian actor Shamier Anderson in John Wick: Chapter 4. Anderson has also been seen in movies like Awake, Destroyer, Bruised, and Race. The actor’s credits before John Wick: Chapter 4 also include roles in TV shows like The Next Step, Goliath, Apple TV’s Invasion, and Wynonna Earp, in the latter of which he starred as Xavier Dolls. John Wick: Chapter 4 is Shamier Anderson’s first major blockbuster project, with his character Mr. Nobody also having the potential to continue appearing throughout the John Wick franchise.
Why Mr Nobody Wants To Kill John Wick
Mr. Nobody’s motivation to kill John Wick is simply based on wanting to collect the most money for his bounty. The character tracks John Wick throughout the fourth movie while also killing other assassins who attempt to get to the Baba Yaga first. The longer that John Wick evades death, the more the price on his head increases, so Mr. Nobody is ensuring that the bounty is at its highest by the time he decides to finally kill him.
Mr. Nobody’s desire to kill John Wick isn’t for personal glory, unlike the Marquis, but rather just to receive the highest payment for the death of Keanu Reeves’ character. When John, Caine, and Mr. Nobody are sitting at the table with Killa, Scott Adkins’ character assesses the ways that each assassin is trying to make their way out of the hitman life. Killa states that Mr. Nobody is trying to buy his way out, which supports the idea that the latter’s main motivation in John Wick: Chapter 4’s war is simply to make enough money to escape any duties to the powerful John Wick High Table.
Why Mr Nobody Doesn’t Kill John Wick
Despite having countless opportunities to personally take down the legendary John Wick, the Mr. Nobody John Wick character never kills the Baba Yaga. One reason is that Mr. Nobody has incredible respect for John Wick, which grows as the two end up fighting one another or alongside one another. Mr. Nobody is keeping John Wick alive for the majority of the movie simply to make the price on his head increase, but in John Wick: Chapter 4’s ending, he lets Wick live for more personal reasons.
As Mr. Nobody and John Wick are fighting, the Marquis de Gramont’s personal hitman Chidi arrives and attempts to kill both of them. During the struggle, the hitman nearly kills Mr. Nobody’s beloved dog, but John Wick saves the pup before more harm can come to him. John saving Mr. Nobody’s dog leaves Mr. Nobody somewhat personally indebted to Keanu Reeves’ character, so the tracker ultimately helps John reach the duel in order to pay him back for saving his dog.
Mr. Nobody keeping John Wick alive for the final duel was also more beneficial for Shamier Anderson’s character in the long run. If John was successful in killing the Marquis and making changes to the High Table, it would help Mr. Nobody’s own future while getting revenge on the brutal Marquis. While John Wick does die in John Wick: Chapter 4’s ending, his killing of the Marquis allowed Winston to maintain the Continental, Caine and his daughter’s High Table debts to be erased, and Mr. Nobody’s conflict with the Marquis to be relieved. Mr. Nobody sparing John Wick now makes him another protagonist alongside Winston and Caine.
Mr. Nobody Continued A Theme In John Wick
The Mr. Nobody John Wick character continued the theme of expert assassins being dog owners and the pets being more important to them than anything else in the world. However, the character also continued a more interesting trend, as all the dog owners seem to be connected to one another. Most of the John Wick dogs are owned by both John and Sofia, who runs The Continental in Casablanca, and now Mr. Nobody has a Belgian Malinois in John Wick: Chapter 4 too, which raises questions about the tracker’s past.
Given that Mr. Nobody’s pet and Sofia’s dogs are so similar not only in that they’re the same breed but that they’re trained in combat, it creates the theory that Mr. Nobody and Sofia are related in John Wick. The reason why Mr. Nobody wants such a specific amount of money is never properly revealed, so some kind of history between him and Sofia could be explained in a John Wick: Chapter 4 spinoff. The continued theme also raises another question about the franchise, as John’s wife could have sent the titular assassin the puppy based on this already existing theme in the universe.