History Characters / GrandTheftAutoVProtagonists

11th Sep '17 12:41:49 AM VisitorAlex
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* EvilGenius: Despite his ugly, disheveled appearance and psychotic behavior, Trevor is actually very observant and cunning.



* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite his ugly, disheveled appearance and psychotic behavior, Trevor is actually very observant and cunning.
11th Sep '17 12:37:06 AM VisitorAlex
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* AxCrazy: He's very good at hiding it. SplitPersonality and [[UnstoppableRage anger issues]] aside, he sounds pretty psychotic during random killings. '''"Ain't the American dream grand!"'''

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* AxCrazy: He's very good at hiding it. SplitPersonality and [[UnstoppableRage anger issues]] aside, he sounds pretty psychotic during random killings. '''"Ain't the American dream grand!"'''
-->'''Michael''': ''[during random killings]'' AIN'T THE AMERICAN DREAM GRAND!
10th Sep '17 5:03:51 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheSyndicate: Trevor Philips Enterprises (or TP Inc.) is a powerful conglomerate dedicated in the production of methamphetamine. It is run by one of the three protagonists, Trevor Philips which is a company that deals with arms and drug dealings syndicate. They have connections with some Mexican Cartels and some rednecks are usually hired as muscle, guards or operatives. Trevor can also buy a lot of business in San Andreas.

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* TheSyndicate: Trevor Philips Enterprises (or TP Inc.) is a powerful conglomerate dedicated in the production of methamphetamine. It is run by one of the three protagonists, Trevor Philips which is a company that deals with arms and drug dealings syndicate. They have connections with some [[TheCartel Mexican Cartels Cartels]] and some rednecks are usually hired as muscle, guards or operatives. Trevor can also buy a lot of business in San Andreas.
10th Sep '17 5:02:12 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheSyndicate: Trevor Phillips Enterprises (or TP Inc.) is a powerful conglomerate dedicated in the production of methamphetamine. It is run by one of the three protagonists, Trevor Philips which is a company that deals with arms and drug dealings syndicate. They have connections with some Mexican Cartels and some rednecks are usually hired as muscle, guards or operatives. Trevor can also buy a lot of business in San Andreas.

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* TheSyndicate: Trevor Phillips Philips Enterprises (or TP Inc.) is a powerful conglomerate dedicated in the production of methamphetamine. It is run by one of the three protagonists, Trevor Philips which is a company that deals with arms and drug dealings syndicate. They have connections with some Mexican Cartels and some rednecks are usually hired as muscle, guards or operatives. Trevor can also buy a lot of business in San Andreas.
1st Sep '17 8:45:10 AM XFllo
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* {{Expy}}: To Neil [=McCauley=] of ''Film/{{Heat}}'' as well as his actor, RobertDeNiro. [[http://pinoytutorial.com/techtorial/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/michael-gta-v-robert-de-niro.jpg See here.]]
** His bio reads a lot like [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano's]].
** His missions with Solomon Richards are a bit like Chili Palmer's work with Harry Zimm in ''Film/GetShorty'' (except that Richards is actually a reasonably nice and intelligent guy).
** Up until the release of the game, his appearance and position as a wealthy criminal-in-retirement lead to quite a bit of speculation that he might actually be [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Tommy Vercetti]].
** The BulletTime abilities combined with his jaded nature and love of drinking make it seem like Michael could pass for MaxPayne's evil twin. Their outfits and hairstyles are even similar at times.



* {{Expy}}:
** A {{foil}} or even [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of some aspects of [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Carl "CJ" Johnson]]. Like Carl, Franklin is a black ex-gangster dissed by his friends for apparently leaving the gang to earn money by means other than gangbanging. But whereas Carl is a major player for a gang with a firmly-established turf, Franklin is but a footsoldier for a gang branch with no real advancement opportunities despite his skills and intellect.
** His attitude of genuinely ditching his gang-banger lifestyle for a high-society position also has shades of [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony Luis Lopez]], with an older mentor figure (Tony for Luis, Michael for Franklin) and a couple of GangBanger buddies who give him grief for [[SmugSnake abandoning his "heritage"]] - one of whom is a KindheartedSimpleton[=/=]DumbMuscle (Henrique[=/=]Lamar), and ones who's an unapologetic {{Jerkass}} (Armando[=/=]Stretch). Incidentally, both Franklin and Luis are also [[MistakenForGay accused of being sexual partners of their mentors]], which irritates them to no end. Further, both make friends with far wealthier associates from more affluent walks of life. [[spoiler: And just like Luis, he's forced to choose between killing his mentor and almost certain death if he stays with him.]]



* CakeEater: Trevor appreciates older women to the point of Squick, but he also prefers them on the mental side.



* {{Expy}}: His look and mannerisms seem to borrow a lot from Creator/JackNicholson - in particular, the actor's more psychotic roles, such as [[Film/{{Batman}} The Joker]] or [[Film/TheShining Jack Torrance]]. The latter is even referenced in [[http://i.imgur.com/m9S4xVm.jpg an identical-looking item of clothing that Trevor can buy]]. He also has some similarities to Waingro from ''Film/{{Heat}}'', namely his AxCrazy personality. Trevor can even have a hairstyle and beard that mirrors Waingro's as well.
** Maybe intentionally, maybe not, but he has a lot in common with T-Bag from PrisonBreak - both being casually murdering violent psychopath rapists with AnythingThatMoves tendencies, who on the other are far more intelligent than one might give them credit for and can be pretty charming around women.
31st Aug '17 11:41:51 PM VisitorAlex
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* AffablyEvil: Surprisingly, he acts like this to his closest friends, showing a lot of respect to Franklin and Lamar.

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* AffablyEvil: Surprisingly, he acts like this to his closest new friends, showing a lot of respect to Franklin and Lamar.
31st Aug '17 11:41:00 PM VisitorAlex
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* AffablyEvil: Surprisingly, he acts like this to his closest friends, showing a lot of respect to Franklin and Lamar.
31st Aug '17 11:30:44 PM VisitorAlex
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%%* {{Sadist}}

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%%* {{Sadist}}* {{Sadist}}: He clearly enjoys killing and torturing.



* SiblingRivalry: Trevor mentions at one point that he had a brother named Ryan, whom he was not fond of. He died in an "accident" prior to the game.



* SiblingRivalry: Trevor mentions at one point that he had a brother named Ryan, whom he was not fond of. He died in an "accident" prior to the game.



* TheSyndicate: Trevor Phillips Enterprises (or TP Inc.) is a powerful conglomerate dedicated in the production of methamphetamine. It is run by one of the three protagonists, Trevor Philips which is a company that deals with arms and drug dealings syndicate. They have connections with some Mexican Cartels and some rednecks are usually hired as muscle, guards or operatives. Trevor can also buy a lot of business in San Andreas.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Implied to be one.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Implied to be one. Given all the misfortunes that he has gone through his life, it is not difficult to imagine that much of his traumas contributed to his AxCrazy behavior.
31st Aug '17 3:52:47 PM Freecom
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* GoingNative: If moving from a rural to an urban area can be counted as such. In ''GTA Online: Smuggler's Run'', Ron mentions that Trevor has abandoned him, having "gone all Vinewood".
24th Aug '17 8:54:19 PM Kervinle2500
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-->Michael:"That, children, is why you don't rob people you don't know!"

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-->Michael:"That, children, is why you don't rob people you don't know!"
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