Sir Johan is a character created by Peyo, who appeared with the Smurfs in their movie, The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, and their 80's cartoon series.
He is a teenage knight who serves to protect his king and his kingdom from various kinds of threats. He has befriended a young boy named Peewit who has become his constant companion in his adventures. He rides around on a white horse (which is brown in the first few episodes) named Bayard. ==Role==
Johan is a squire who works to protect the king, his family, and the people. Out of the pair, Johan is the brave and the skilled one, constantly clashing with whatever villain comes up.
Johan also ends up moving from the role of a Squire to a Knight at a certain point of the story.
Johan is very mannerable - following the knight's code of chivalry - serious, logically-thinking, and mature. He is known for having good manners towards all but foes and speaks politely in an English-esque accent. He is overall a cool and collected individual, only getting aggressive whenever someone is in danger or mad whenever Peewit is causing trouble.
Meeting and Relationship with Peewit
Johan met Peewit when he was trying to look for a Goblin that was terrozing people in Boulder Woods - this was really Peewit who only played around with people in order to get food. At first he found Peewit to be an irritating thief, but after suggesting that he should work for the king as his Joker, Peewit took the job.
The two start becoming good friends after Peewit helped save everyone and started living in the castle. Johan is rarely seen without Peewit whenever he makes trips outside the castle.The two are close friends, even if Peewit can be irritating. They watch out for each other and work as a team to save the day.
- Johan's hair was not always dark. Originally, he was blond from his debut in 1947 until 1952 when his stories appeared in the Belgian comic magazine Spirou. His stories originally appeared in two newspapers, first in La Dernière Heure, then in Le Soir.
- His character in the cartoon show was voiced by Michael Bell.