Does anyone remember the Gamino Bros. profile you could choose? That's what this reminds me of.
Yes and I believe Gambino was Mario. Gaia lacks villains that are worthy enough to be the "Boswer" of our little game. Though I could see why folks would think Johnny would be the bad-guy, since he was a total maniac and a selfish douche until they suddenly gave him a conscious and killed him.
Labtech X has the stature and is one of the only villains we have that isn't stupid, I'd give him my vote.