Peacock’s ‘Twisted Metal’ is an action-comedy series based on the video game franchise of the same name and developed by Michael Jonathan Smith. The series follows John Doe, a talkative milkman with amnesia who travels across the post-apocalyptic wastelands on a quest to complete a near-impossible delivery. In the process, John meets Quiet, a car thief seeking revenge. While John and Quiet fall in love, their real names remain a mystery throughout the first season. If you are looking for answers about John and Quiet’s real names, here is everything you need to know! SPOILERS AHEAD!
What Are John and Quiet’s Real Names?
In ‘Twisted Metal,’ John Doe is a milkman who makes delivery runs between the barricaded cities in the post-apocalyptic wastelands. John has amnesia, which results from a car accident he suffered when he was young. As a result, John has no memories of his past and does not even know his real name. Therefore, he goes by the generic name of “John Doe.” On the other hand, John meets Quiet, a young car thief running away from Agent Stone. Her brother, Adrian, was killed by Agent Stone, and she wants revenge for his death. However, Quiet is not the thief’s real name. When she first meets John, a motor-mouthed milkman, she refuses to speak a single word. Hence, John names her “Quiet.”
Later, John and Quiet form an antagonistic relationship, especially since Quiet tries to abandon John and leaves him in trouble more than once. However, John and Quiet learn to work together after making a supply run for Granny Dredd. Eventually, John and Quiet develop romantic feelings for each other and hook up. The duo also plays a game to learn more about each other. However, John forgoes the opportunity to ask Quiet’s real name in favor of asking about other aspects of her personality.
Ultimately, John and Quiet overcome several obstacles and complete the delivery assigned to John. However, they are separated when only John is granted entry into the city as per his original deal with Raven. The first season ends without John learning Quiet’s name. Meanwhile, John receives photographs of his past from Raven, which partially bring back his memories. However, John does not recall his name.
Moreover, he intends to leave the city to reunite with Quiet, claiming they found a homely feeling with each other amidst the chaotic life of the Outsiders. Thus, John and Quiet’s real names do not matter since their feelings for each other are affectionate. The same sentiment echoes when Quiet speaks to John’s car, a trait she picked up from the milkman.
However, the ending of season 1 also suggests that there is more to John’s past than meets the eye. He could be revealed as one of the more popular characters from the video game franchise, such as Marcus Kane, adding further layers to his character. Similarly, the story of Quiet and her brother seems to draw inspiration from Carl & Jamie Roberts from the games. As a result, Quiet’s real name could be later revealed to be Jamie.
Read More: Twisted Metal: Do John and Quiet End Up Together?