History Characters / GrandTheftAutoVProtagonists

20th May '18 11:57:40 AM TropicalVantasy
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->" The guns and crank in this area go through Trevor Philips Enterprise, OR THEY AIN'T GOING!"

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->" The ->"The guns and crank in this area go through Trevor Philips Enterprise, OR THEY AIN'T GOING!"



* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: If he is pursued by the police of Blane Country, they will call him out by name over speaker, implying that they already know him really well.

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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: If he is pursued by the police of Blane Country, Blaine County, they will sometimes call him out by name over speaker, implying that they already know him really well.[[note]]This can occasionally happen in Los Santos as well, though this may be an oversight.[[/note]]
21st Apr '18 7:30:09 PM lcrossmk8
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* TheSociopath: '''[[AvertedTrope NOT!]]''' He ''is'' a murderous, unpredictable, violent, and batshit-crazy criminal, but for all of his immorality, he ''does'' have sanity and humanity in him, and is capable of feeling genuinely positive things such as love, kindness, and other things.
19th Apr '18 9:19:31 PM superkeijikun
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* CatagoryTraitor: Franklin aspires to more than the "gangsta" lifestyle, jumping at the chance to join Michael in higher-stakes crime. This catches him a lot of flack from his peers, like Lamar and Tanisha.
29th Mar '18 5:03:51 AM axle-k89
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: If the fact that he isn't utterly batshit insane hasn't been established yet, here's another reminder. That said, he's still an extremely efficient thief, surprisingly insightful, and despite their obvious issues, a loyal friend to Michael.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: If the fact that he isn't utterly batshit insane hasn't been established yet, here's another reminder. That said, he's still an extremely efficient thief, surprisingly insightful, an AcePilot, and despite their obvious issues, a loyal friend to Michael.
15th Mar '18 10:53:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Likewise [[RunningGag whenever he has to bail out]] [[FearlessFool Lamar]] [[GenreBlind from the obvious trap]] [[TooDumbToLive he walked right into]], but the greatest case of this is when [[spoiler: he calls in Trevor and Michael as back-up to wipe out an entire lumber-mill worth of Ballas, who were about to execute Lamar]].

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** Likewise [[RunningGag whenever he has to bail out]] [[FearlessFool Lamar]] [[GenreBlind out Lamar from the obvious trap]] [[TooDumbToLive trap he walked right into]], but the greatest case of this is when [[spoiler: he calls in Trevor and Michael as back-up to wipe out an entire lumber-mill worth of Ballas, who were about to execute Lamar]].



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Trevor manages to figure out that the deal at the end of the fourth Online Heist was a sting by the DOA by figuring out that the dealer he meets for the first time somehow knows his name.]]
13th Mar '18 9:41:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FatAndSkinny: The fat to Trevor's skinny.



* {{Foil}}: To Michael in nearly every way. Both are career criminals who are incredibly intelligent, charismatic, and have [[HairTriggerTemper very short fuses]]. Unlike Michael, who wants out of the business, Trevor delights in his criminality and psychopathy. While Michael spent ten years retired, Trevor spent them digging deeper into a life of crime. While Michael prefers a life of posh luxury with a big house and expensive clothes, Trevor lives in a trailer and dresses like garbage. While Michael is typically a controlled DeadpanSnarker, Trevor is erratic and unstable Even their signature colors (blue for Michael and orange for Trevor) are complementary. And yet, somehow, these two manage to be "friends".


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* FatAndSkinny: The skinny to Michael's fat.
* {{Foil}}: To Michael in nearly every way. Both are career criminals who are incredibly intelligent, charismatic, and have [[HairTriggerTemper very short fuses]]. Unlike Michael, who wants out of the business, Trevor delights in his criminality and psychopathy. While Michael spent ten years retired, Trevor spent them digging deeper into a life of crime. While Michael prefers a life of posh luxury with a big house and expensive clothes, Trevor lives in a trailer and dresses like garbage. While Michael is typically a controlled DeadpanSnarker, Trevor is erratic and unstable Even their signature colors (blue for Michael and orange for Trevor) are complementary. And yet, somehow, these two manage to be "friends".
10th Mar '18 3:39:16 AM Killerweinerdog
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** [[spoiler: Martin Madrazo is so scared of Trevor and vows never to harass Trevor or the other protagonists again. To elaborate why he's suddenly terrified of Trevor, the latter did cut off one of Madrazo's ears -- ''before'' returning Patricia to him]].

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** [[spoiler: Martin Madrazo is so scared of Trevor and vows never to harass Trevor or the other protagonists again. To elaborate why he's suddenly terrified of Trevor, the latter did cut off one of Madrazo's ears -- ''before'' returning Patricia to him]].him, and threatening to come back for the other ear if Martin abuses her again. Let's reiterate: Martin Madrazo, who is in his own right the Dreaded of many people and known to "Green Light" some individuals just for being an annoyance to his operations, is absolutely ''terrified'' of Trevor.]]
7th Mar '18 2:52:53 PM TropicalVantasy
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Because the Online aspect of the game takes place a few months before Story Mode, there's little to no mention of where your character is when the single player campaign is active. Lester does acknowledge their existence, however.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Because the Online aspect of the game takes place a few months before Story Mode, Mode[[note]]until the “Gunrunning” DLC, which marks the start of Online taking place in 2017[[/note]], there's little to no mention of where your character is when the single player campaign is active. Lester does acknowledge their existence, however.
7th Mar '18 10:12:16 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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--> '''Speaking to Lazlow (about Tracey):''' "Well, that little girl sat on my lap when she was two years old, and I swore to God that I would rip the ''fucking skin''' off anyone who fucking wronged her."

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--> '''Speaking to Lazlow (about Tracey):''' "Well, that little girl sat on my lap when she was two years old, and I swore to God that I would rip the ''fucking skin''' skin'' off anyone who fucking wronged her."



* ImmigrantPatriotism: He sees himself as a red-blooded American who embraces the corrupt and decadent ideals of the modern USA and gets very angry if anyone points out he's actually Canadian. In fact, he insists that he was born on "[[InsistentTerminology the border to Canada" enough to not make a difference.

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* ImmigrantPatriotism: He sees himself as a red-blooded American who embraces the corrupt and decadent ideals of the modern USA and gets very angry if anyone points out he's actually Canadian. In fact, he insists that he was born on "[[InsistentTerminology the border to Canada" Canada]]" enough to not make a difference.
2nd Mar '18 11:04:27 PM TroperNo9001
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* AmbiguousDisorder: There's clearly something off about Michael. He frequently uses extreme force when dealing with mundane tasks, (see DisproportionateRetribution below) is anti social, and appears to suffer from a LackOfEmpathy. (If the player kills a couple [=NPCs=], and then goes to Michael's therapist, he'll acknowledge the killings, saying that he "Doesn't even care." His tone of voice even indicates that he feels guilty, about NOT feeling any guilt.) His therapist diagnosises him differently depending on how you play. Including, but not limited to: A NiceGuy with a terrible homelife, a Sociopath, a Psychopath, both a Sociopath, AND a psychopath, and a sexual devaint.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: There's clearly something off about Michael. He frequently uses extreme force when dealing with mundane tasks, (see DisproportionateRetribution below) is anti social, and appears to suffer from a LackOfEmpathy. (If the player kills a couple [=NPCs=], and then goes to Michael's therapist, he'll acknowledge the killings, saying that he "Doesn't even care." His tone of voice even indicates that he feels guilty, about NOT feeling any guilt.) His therapist diagnosises diagnoses him differently depending on how you play. Including, but not limited to: A NiceGuy with a terrible homelife, a Sociopath, a Psychopath, both a Sociopath, AND a psychopath, and a sexual devaint.



* AntiVillain: His only "professional" interest is in making a few big scores. He'll kill law enforcement and Merryweather troops but both agencies are corrupt and his two primary villains are an FIB agent and the partial-owner of Merryweather. Even though he [[spoiler:chases Molly down when she steals his movie]], he wasn't planning on getting her killed and regrets that she died. The only truly innocent people he kills are at the orders of Steve Haines and Devin Westin. Even when there are witnesses to his heists he either threatens them or bribes them when it would be easier and safer to kill them.

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* AntiVillain: His only "professional" interest is in making a few big scores. He'll kill law enforcement and Merryweather troops but both agencies are corrupt and his two primary villains are an FIB agent and the partial-owner of Merryweather. Even though he [[spoiler:chases Molly down when she steals his movie]], he wasn't planning on getting her killed and regrets that she died. The only truly innocent people he kills are at the orders of Steve Haines and Devin Westin. Even when there are witnesses to his heists heists, he either threatens them or bribes them when it would be easier and safer to kill them.



** Though if you play tennis with her they do admit their marriage may suck but tennis is a good way to distract themselves.

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** Though if you play tennis with her her, they do admit their marriage may suck but tennis is a good way to distract themselves.



* BerserkButton

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** For that matter, most of the missions involving Michael's family involve him resorting to extreme levels of vigilante violence to resolve mundane problems. While a lot of this can be chalked up to GTA's phenomenal VideogameCrueltyPotential, the violence neither shocks his family nor (usually) fails missions. At one point he steals a ''police car'' to free Amanda from ''shoplifting'' charges.

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** For that matter, most of the missions involving Michael's family involve him resorting to extreme levels of vigilante violence to resolve mundane problems. While a lot of this can be chalked up to GTA's phenomenal VideogameCrueltyPotential, VideoGameCrueltyPotential, the violence neither shocks his family nor (usually) fails missions. At one point he steals a ''police car'' to free Amanda from ''shoplifting'' charges.



** The first scene after the {{Timeskip}}, where Michael quickly rants with exposition about his new status quo.

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** The first scene after the {{Timeskip}}, TimeSkip, where Michael quickly rants with exposition about his new status quo.



* GeniusBruiser: He's a career bank-robber and a extremely competent planner and shooter, after all. He effortlessly thrashed Simeon Yetarian and Rocco Pelosi, so he has fighting skills as well.

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* GeniusBruiser: He's a career bank-robber and a an extremely competent planner and shooter, after all. He effortlessly thrashed Simeon Yetarian and Rocco Pelosi, so he has fighting skills as well.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Berates Amanda for sleeping with strangers, yet dialogue makes it clear he cheated on her first before the events of the game.
* HypocriticalHumor: He constantly makes fun of Steve's' polo shirts, but one of his default outfits is, yes, a polo shirt.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Berates Amanda for sleeping with strangers, yet the dialogue makes it clear he cheated on her first before the events of the game.
* HypocriticalHumor: He constantly makes fun of Steve's' Steve's polo shirts, but one of his default outfits is, yes, a polo shirt.



** Other characters, especially [[{{Hypocrite}} Amanda]] love pointing out how Michael constantly cheats on his wife with strippers and prostitutes, but outside of completely optional booty calls, and picking up prostitutes, which, again, is completely optional, the only time Michael has any interaction with a prostitute outside the player's control is a switch scene in which he doesn't even go through with it.

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** Other characters, especially [[{{Hypocrite}} Amanda]] Amanda]], love pointing out how Michael constantly cheats on his wife with strippers and prostitutes, but outside of completely optional booty calls, and picking up prostitutes, which, again, is completely optional, the only time Michael has any interaction with a prostitute outside the player's control is a switch scene in which he doesn't even go through with it.



* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Tries to pass himself off as the nicest of the trio, and is the most likely to spare a witness rather than kill them. If you're being robbed by the three, he's the one you want to negotiate with.

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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: NiceMeanAndInbetween: Tries to pass himself off as the nicest of the trio, and is the most likely to spare a witness rather than kill them. If you're being robbed by the three, he's the one you want to negotiate with.



* OnlySaneMan: Of San Andreas, at least in his solo scenes. The game world is positively crammed with nutjobs, and Michael seems to have an unfortunate talent at crossing paths with them all the time. Since these folks include Amanda's loony yoga trainer and especially the Epsilon Program, it's no wonder he's almost constantly wearing variety of "WTF?" expressions on his face during these encounters.

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* OnlySaneMan: Of San Andreas, at least in his solo scenes. The game world is positively crammed with nutjobs, and Michael seems to have an unfortunate talent at crossing paths with them all the time. Since these folks include Amanda's loony yoga trainer and especially the Epsilon Program, it's no wonder he's almost constantly wearing a variety of "WTF?" expressions on his face during these encounters.



* ShotgunWedding: According Trevor, he originally married Amanda because she was pregnant. Their current relationship is pretty complex.

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* ShotgunWedding: According to Trevor, he originally married Amanda because she was pregnant. Their current relationship is pretty complex.



** Michael's smoking infuriates Amanda to no end, which in turn leads to many arguments, one of which eventually escalates to Amanda and the kids leaving him.

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** Michael's smoking infuriates Amanda to no end, which in turn leads to many arguments, one of which eventually escalates to into Amanda and the kids leaving him.



* TallDarkAndSnarky: According to the GTA Wiki, Michael is 6'2 (188cm), and he's certainly snarky.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As mention above, he is 6'2 (188cm), is a ruthless thief, and not much of an ugly guy to look at. Shared with Franklin, but for Trevor, somewhat {{Averted}} for the "Handsome" part from some of the characters.

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* TallDarkAndSnarky: According to the GTA Wiki, Michael is 6'2 6'2" (188cm), and he's certainly snarky.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As mention above, he is 6'2 6'2" (188cm), is a ruthless thief, and not much of an ugly guy to look at. Shared with Franklin, but for Trevor, somewhat {{Averted}} for the "Handsome" part from some of the characters.
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