New Destroymen
Real name John Harnet
Age 30 years old
Nationality American
Affiliations United Assassins Association (Ranked 8th)
Ranking match Abandoned Warehouse
Splash taunt We're going to kill you twice over!

You're as good as dead

Alter ego Destroyman
Weapon SFX Converter
First appearance No More Heroes 2
Battle theme Fan Given Name: Twin ElectroMagic

Name Translated from Japanese to English: Kill U 2Wise Over

Voice actor Josh Keaton

New Destroyman (or Destroymen) is the 8th ranked assassin in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and is a returning character from No More Heroes, adding "New" to his name from the prequel. He was the 7th ranked assassin in the last game before he was sliced in two by Travis. John Harnet returns after his "death" as not 1, but 2 Destroymen. When he returns, they both have cybernetic halves filling the missing side of their body. Both Destroymen each carry one aspect of the original Destroyman's dual personality-- one of them is well-spoken and polite; while the other is vile and abrasive, insulting Shinobu and making lewd and sexist comments toward her.

New Destroyman is technologically superpowered, like the original Destroyman. They are now capable of actual flight abilities and don't need to use machines anymore, and still, call out their attacks such as "Destroy Spark" and "Destroy Buster". The polite Destroyman claims that assassins should fight with honor and shake hands before a battle. But when they try to shake Shinobu's hand, they attempt to use "Destroy Spark" on her, which fails, resulting in one of them losing his arm.

They both fight against Shinobu, who decapitates one of them, slicing the head into pieces before using her sword to impale the other one through the skull. Both bodies then ram one another, exploding, hopefully sealing Destroyman's fate once and for all.

New Destroyman is voiced by Josh Keaton.


Both Destroyman has different attributes to each other. The "right side" half/Destroyman #1 (identified by his right side made of flesh and his left eye is red) will stick to the ground. Meanwhile, the "left side" half/Destroyman #2 (identified by his left side being made of flesh and his right eye is blue) will shoot paralyzing beams and bolts from up above.


Both Destroymen side by side.

Destroyman #1 can do these following attacks:

  • Destroy Spark - a blast of electricity that will stun you
  • Basic melee combos
  • A flying lunge attack
  • Charge attacks
  • Destroy Beam - a laser attack

Destroyman #2 can do these following attacks:

  • Destroy Beam - a laser that can go across the room
  • Smaller version of the Destroy Buster
  • Destroy Cannon - a glowing blue ball that homes in on you and can actually hurt Destroyman #1 as well

Both can focus their energy into one attack:

  • Destroy Buster - a large mass in the middle of the area that will take away a lot of your health. Try your best to run away and hide behind some containers as it will try and pull you in.

Whenever one Destroyman falls, the other will try running to their rescue. If they reach their partner successfully, they'll resuscitate them. Irritating as this may sound, it isn't too tough to prevent.


  • Shinobu slices off one of the New Destroymans arms, yet in the killing cutscene and during the fight, it seems to have been reattached.
    • Interestingly, when Shinobu decapitates one of the New Destroymans, blood spews out wholly from the body, despite it being half cybernetic.
No More Heroes 2
Characters Bishop Shidux · Cat Jeane · Dr. Naomi · Henry · Mask de Uh · Mimmy · Ryan · Sylvia Christel · Takashi Miike · Talbot and Weller
Assassins Travis Touchdown · Shinobu · Skelter Helter · Nathan Copeland · Charlie Macdonald · Kimmy Howell · Matt Helms · Cloe Walsh · Dr. Letz Shake · Million Gunman · New Destroyman · Ryuji · Margaret Moonlight · Captain Vladimir · Alice Twilight · Jasper Batt, Jr.
Locations Iron Claw Point · Destroy University · Santa Destroy Bank · Destroy Stadium · Destroy Resort · Motel "NO MORE HEROES" · Naomi's Lab · Ryan's Gym
Settlements Santa Destroy, California · Akashic Points
Weapons Beam katana · Three Girl Rhumba's Sword · Earthquake Maker · Vosmir · Shapeshifting boombox · Le Croissant du Angel
Robots Santa Death Parade · Glastonbury