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John Thorton
Biographical information
Status
  • Dead
Occupation
  • Dog musher
Species

Human

Gender
  • Male
Family information
Other information
Cause of death
  • Arrow wound
Killed by
Appearance
First seen

Chapter V: The Toil of Trace and Trail

Last seen

Chapter VII: The Sounding of the Call

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John Thorton is final owner of the Buck and ideal owner.

Character History

Saving Buck

John Thornton saves Buck from Hal, Charles, and Mercedes.

In the Call of the Wild movie, John Thornton is secretly gay. He has an affair with his partner, Charles.

Beats

Death

When Buck becomes more of a wild animal, Thornton and his friends and dogs are killed by the Yeehats. Buck avenges their deaths by killing some of the Yeehats, while the remaining ones fled, calling him the "Evil Spirit".