Before "Born of Water" Edit
"Born of Water" Edit
This is an overview of John's involvement in the story. For the full article, please see Born of Water
In October 2004, John traveled to Chicago to stay with his friend Jacob Tierney. There he met Jackie Veracruz, who was sharing an apartment with Jacob and a number of other people. Together, he and Jackie investigated the ghost of Alethea Bilson, who possessed Jackie and attempted to produce a child with John. John and Jackie worked together to stop Alethea and sever her tie to the apartment, but failed to properly exorcise her.
During a conversation about spiritual forces, John summarized the events of "Land of Goshen" and showed her his necklace with the vial of sand labeled Abe. He also confirmed that Joanna Wozniak and Aaboukingon Matteson were his great-grandparents.
Skills and Abilities Edit
Paranormal Abilities Edit
As an Anchor, John has the following traits:
- Immunity to magic
- Ability to counter magic actively and passively
- Ability to see into the metaphysical realm
Natural Skills Edit
- In "Born of Water," Jackie suggested that John was asexual. He neither confirmed nor denied the claim, and has not as yet revisited the idea in canon.
- In a worldbuilding blog post, Tim McLaughlin stated that John Matteson was the first character developed for Tall Tales and that the entire story grew from one scene featuring him, which has since been dropped from the story.