This walkthrough was originally written for Killer 7
on the GC, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the PS2 version of the game.
JOHNNY GAGNON LETTERS
James Clinton Howell
A: STILL ILL
B: RUSHOLM RUFFIANS
C: WELL I WONDER
D: MEAT IS MURDER
E: BACK TO THE OLDHOUSE
F: HALF A PERSON
G: RUBBER RING
H: CEMETRY [sic] GATES
IV: LEGAL NOTES
The purpose of this document is to transcribe the letters,
written by Johnny Gagnon to Emir Parkreiner, in the CAPCOM
game "Killer7." It is intended to be used as a public
reference resource. All of the punctuation (and mis-
punctuation) has been preserved, as it is found in the
game. As well, to the extent that the text of the letters
incorporate obscene language, the obscene language has
been transcribed as it is found in the game.
I should explain that this document is one large spoiler.
Do not read, if you have not finished the game and do not
want to have key plot elements spoiled for you.
A: STILL ILL (Pigeon: Bianca)
It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and many thanks
for choosing me for the job. My name is Johnny Gagnon, otherwise
known as Speedster. I get excited when I slit a guy's. throat.
I know that may be sick, but I do the best work in town.
This is a report on the job. I'm sure you'll like what I
have to say. I watched them like a hawk, so I think a
hefty reward is in order!
There are 7 in the Smith Syndicate. Dan Smith, who uses a
large caliber revolver. Kaede Smith, who uses a large
automatic rifle. Con Smith, who uses 2 full auto pistols.
Mask de Smith, who uses grenades. Kevin Smith, who uses
knives. Coyote Smith, who uses a modified gun. Garcian
Smith, who uses a small pistol.
They are an armed force that rivals a small army. You
wouldn't want to be on their bad side. In conclusion,
it is in the interest of the United States to "keep" them
around. There's no telling when they might come in handy.
I'll be contacting you again,
B: RUSHOLM RUFFIANS (Pigeon: Pussy)
Emir, we have a problem. A terrible thing has happened! I
can hardly believe it, but the money is not in my account!
I need your help. You got my last message didn't you?
I trusted you . . . Now don't let me down. Promise me!
Wire me the money immediately. A hundred and twenty-five
bucks is peanuts, I'm telling you!
The Smith Syndicate operates in strange ways.
Garcian Smith manages the other 6 personas, and mainly acts
as a negotiator for work requests. Garcian never eliminates
people himself. His role is to retrieve the bodies. Even
if another persona is killed, it appears he is able
to to [sic] bring him back to life. Like a wizard, I tell
you . . . .
However, it is my hunch that somebody off-stage is calling
the shots and controlling Garcian. There must be a hidden
mastermind separate from the active team. And it's likely
that this mastermind assigns the jobs. Garcian is very
loyal, and he values the organization. He controls the
personas to keep the organization safe. He's a middle
manager, you see.
The members switch using the medium of television. But I
have yet to determine what governs the switches.
The Smith Syndicate is composed of one sensible person and
six freaks. I have never seen the personas interact with
each other. Soon I expect to unmask the myth behind this
I'll be contacting you again,
C: WELL I WONDER (Pigeon: Mary)
This is a warning, Emir.
Transfer $100 to my account. I'm absorbing a $25 loss.
Final offer. Alright? Nothing terrible has happened yet.
It's time for you to send the money. Consider it a gift
from me to you.
Surprisingly, the Smith syndicate has many talents. And I
ain't talking about cheap tricks like swallowing goldfish
or cramming your head into a rubber glove. They're on a
whole other plane. I saw it with my own eyes. Heroes for
Dan Smith is straight out of Japanime. Launching balls of
light and shit! Yeah, you bet it blew my socks off. Heck,
I wanted to shake his hand and ask for an autograph! But
I decided to put my life first.
Kaede Smith spurts blood from her arms. What a sick sight!
And then what did she do? She flattened a wall, right
before my eyes. She must have taken out some kind of
barrier. That's what Kaede's blood can do! Sometimes her arm
sucks blood. That's some stuff I didn't need to see, either!
Mask de Smith is still a mystery, but I do know that he can
do some sweet wrestling moves. He was a small-town pro
wrestler who drew crowds to main events, but just before
he made his debut in the New York scene, he mysteriously
disappeared. This is common knowledge among fans.
The only thing for sure is that there's more than meets the
eye. An update will follow.
D: MEAT IS MURDER (Pigeon: Plenty)
Continuing my report.
Kevin Smith never fails to amaze. You won't believe this.
But it's the straight up truth. The sucker is a real-life
invisible man. At first, even I didn't believe it. This
has gotta be a hoax, right? Well, shit. The guy's for real.
And then Con Smith. What a pain-in-the-ass punk. I can
never catch him. It blew my socks off. Nine times! When
he speeds off, he disappears. That's right. DIS-A-PPEARS!
The Olympic records mean nothing with him running around.
Coyote Smith has a thing. A thing for being a crook. But
he's not like other thugs. He's fit; he jumps like an
animal. Incredible athleticism. Not to mention, he can
pick any padlock. He must've picked this up as a method of
survival in a tough neighborhood.
And then there's Garcian Smith. I really haven't seen him
much. So everything I know is based on conjecture. Rumor
has it he can spot the Heaven Smiles a mile away. This
character is no joke, going up against monsters like that.
My investigation continues.
E: BACK TO THE OLD HOUSE (Pigeon: Helga)
To my dearest Emir,
The world is falling into chaos, as those ruled by a deep
darkness increase in number. There is one group they
fear . . . . Have you heard of the Harman Assassins?
I don't want to call them on you. Consider setting up
a payment plan.
I found the target of their first job. His name is Travis
Bell. He disappeared 30 years ago. It's no mistake he
was murdered. Few people remember him, and nobody has
said they were with him. It seems he got himself in some
I will follow the murderous trail, no doubt a bottomless
pit. I can't stop shaking, but I will put my life in line
and find out.
I'll be contacting you again,
F: HALF A PERSON (Pigeon: Bianca)
Once there was a boy. The boy's mother didn't keep her
promise. So the boy screamed, "Buy it, or I'll kill you,
Mommy!" Because everyone knows liars, even if they're your
own parents, deserve capital punishment.
This is your last chance to pay up.
My sources tell me that people go "missing" all the time in
this town. Some dash off in the night. Entire families
disappear. It's like a horror story. But the town has adapted.
And with surprising alacrity, at that. "First Life" is a
popular company. It's very competitive. It's not uncommon
for people to quit.
You'd be surprised by the turnover. First Life was
established three years ago. Only half of the original
employees remain. The other half are recruits and new
graduates. All the disappearances have made the hiring of new
There was another disappearance this week, at 201 Terry
Street. I'll have to look into it. I'll cover the scoop
in this town, and return to the assignment.
Update: I've learned of the circumstances surrounding her,
but I still need more evidence.
I'll be contacting you again,
G: RUBBER RING (Pigeon: Xenia)
I tend to be a little stubborn. Even so, you'll probably
forgive me. Of course you will, since you're the one who
hasn't paid me! You'll pay for every last dollar one way
or another, I assure you!
I'll crush your palpitating heart in the palm of my hand!
I'll bend your wings backward!
Her name is Susie Sumner. She's a loose cannon with vicious
criminal intent. She was apprehended under the national watch
program, but killed several of the program directors. After
requesting work from the Smith syndicate, she was eliminated.
The boy's name is Kess Bloodysunday, and like his namesake,
he was killed on Sunday. His criminal tendencies were such
that even the Smith syndicate were reluctant to kill him
at first. The boy was a remorseless killer. Born with
murderous tendencies, and a latent talent to construct
The informant's name is Yoon-Hyun. He's the owner of the
Union Hotel Group. He met an untimely death at the Union
Hotel in Philadelphia. Many celebrities were at the reception,
but nevertheless, there were few witnesses to the murder,
and many of the facts don't add up. Yet one thing is for
sure: he was involved with the Smith syndicate. Rumor has
it that an incident that happened at the hotel was swept
conveniently under the rug.
The Remnant Psyches surrounding the Smith syndicate have
come together, and every last one of them is a hard-boiled
criminal. Members of the Smith syndicate are no ordinary
killers. They're superhuman monsters that consider psychos
I will contact you just one more time.
H: CEMETRY [sic] GATES (Pigeon: Solitaire)
I'm preparing to leave my house. There are six bullets in
my trusty gun. Their purpose is to put you out of your misery.
I sincerely wish that each and every one of them nails you
squarely between the eyes.
And now I'm off to kill you.
Surprised? I asked Master Harman. Asked him to kill you.
Emir, Harman is right here with me. The maid is with us,
too. We're all going on a little outing. A picnic with
your name on it. This took all my resources. I bet you're
at school now. Which means, you'll face the wrong end of my
pistol in just moments. Wait for me in the principal's office.
This is the code. 
The lock is secured with a double code. You'll need the
second code to open the lock. Even I don't know that code.
It's your job to find it.
Everything is ready. I'm delighted that I can finally meet
you. Harman is laughing with me. Even the maid is laughing.
What the hell are these guys doi. . . .
Master is waiting for you at the hotel. We will kill this
man for you.
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