John Henry is a playable character in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. He's the deuteragonist of the game, and he is best friends with main protagonist Henry Fleming. John's main weapon is the Bear Grenade. His special is the Hammer Blow, which he can use to damage all enemies near him.
John Henry was a steel driver for the railroads and a hero of the working man. After a contest with a steam-powered hammer left him nearly dead, half his body was replaced with the machinery he fought against. He served distinction in the Union army and now works at the U.S. embassy.
Milton on John
"I imagine John's current condition must weigh heavily on him. After all, his was nothing less than a contest of man's strength against machine. But if it does, he doesn't let it show. His mechanical limbs may be powerful assets, but his humanity and compassion remain his greatest strengths."
- John is based on the African-American folk hero of the same name. Just like John in Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the original John wielded a steam powered hammer.