|Voice Actor||Milton James (uncredited)|
- "Good news, class! Today we will be looking at some exciting new maps! Can you believe it?"
- — Mr. Matthews, Geography 4
Mr. Matthews is a tall, thin man who appears to be in his late 50s or 60s. He is balding, with graying black hair and he wears an orange suit and thick rimmed black glasses.
Mr. Matthews has an English accent and is quite enthusiastic about his subject. However, unlike Mr. Wiggins and/or Dr. Watts, he is able to perceive the reality around him and is not completely absorbed in his subject of study. He tends to assume the worst about his students, even though he seems to be friendly while teaching, and enjoys reading documentaries. He claims to have visited 128 countries out of all 194 and feels cramped while he is on campus, as he is unable to explore more of the world.
If he is made to spawn in free roam by modding the game, he retains the same nasty behaviour that other faculty members have towards students. His favourite pejorative towards the students is "wanker". This may be the reason for which he was disabled from spawning in free roam.
He comes from a family of farmers and apparently his father wanted him to become a farmer too. He wonders if he has made the right choice becoming a teacher.
He also makes a reference to Indiana Jones' movies, by commenting "I would've had the idol if it weren't for that massive boulder". While he's probably just fantasizing, it may also mean he used to be an archeologist before becoming a teacher.
Role in game
Mr. Matthews is not in any missions and can only be encountered when Jimmy attends Geography class. He can never be encountered in free roam without modifying the files of the game.
However, there are unused audio files which would suggest that Mr. Matthews was to give Jimmy 2 errands at some point in the game. He asks Jimmy to lend him some money, on one occasion so that he may be able to purchase some geography textbooks, and on the other occasion so that he may be able to pay his rent. The files can be listened to down below:
- "Hey, Jimmy! Can you lend me some money for geography textbooks?"
- — Mr. Matthews
- "Jimmy... it seems my rent money is short this month. Mind if I borrow some?"
- — Mr. Matthews
- Speech file Matthews_CONVG1_v1: "I bet the new students will be as dimwitted as always."