History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoIV

6th Feb '18 1:40:06 PM VisitorAlex
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Niko Bellic, an hypocritical man pretending to have feelings, or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds? There may be a good argument, since Niko is the GTA protagonist with the most tragic backstory.
*** Another interpretation with a bit of TearJerker: Is Niko trying to be a {{sociopath}}? Considering that he kills people for money and sells drugs as if he had nothing like a conscience, one could almost say that he is a {{sociopath}}. However, if you call Roman via cellphone after the mission "Pest Control", he will say that he is tired of killing people because this job is affecting his consciousness. He's clearly unhappy for having this life and several easter eggs from [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] suggest that Niko gave up this lifestyle. So yes, Niko tries to be a sociopath, especially for the violent upbringing he had during wartime.
*** The [[spoiler: "Deal"]] option near the end of the game can count as one too. [[spoiler: Is Niko only making the deal with Dimitri for the money? Or is it a genuine attempt to allow bygones to be bygones so that he can escape from this cycle of revenge and move on with his life?]]
** Is Mikhail Faustin ProperlyParanoid given [[spoiler:Dimitri turns out to be a major snake in the grass]] and his daughter's boyfriend [[spoiler:is a pimp]] or is he just insane from [[DrugsAreBad overusing coke]]?
** Does Playboy X actually intend to help the neighborhood with the millions he'll make from legitimate enterprises, or he's just an hypocritical, narcissistic {{jerkass}} totally consumed with the wealth from his lifestyle?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Niko Bellic, an hypocritical man pretending to have feelings, or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds? There may be a good argument, since Niko is the GTA protagonist with the most tragic backstory.
*** Another interpretation with a bit of TearJerker: Is Niko trying to be a {{sociopath}}? Considering that he kills people for money and sells drugs as if he had nothing like a conscience, one could almost say that he is a {{sociopath}}. However, if you call Roman via cellphone after the mission "Pest Control", he will say that he is tired of killing people because this job is affecting his consciousness. He's clearly unhappy for having this life and several easter eggs from [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] suggest that Niko gave up this lifestyle. So yes, Niko tries to be a sociopath, especially for the violent upbringing he had during wartime.
*** The [[spoiler: "Deal"]] option near the end of the game can count as one too. [[spoiler: Is Niko only making the deal with Dimitri for the money? Or is it a genuine attempt to allow bygones to be bygones so that he can escape from this cycle of revenge and move on with his life?]]
** Is Mikhail Faustin ProperlyParanoid given [[spoiler:Dimitri turns out to be a major snake in the grass]] and his daughter's boyfriend [[spoiler:is a pimp]] or is he just insane from [[DrugsAreBad overusing coke]]?
** Does Playboy X actually intend to help the neighborhood with the millions he'll make from legitimate enterprises, or he's just an hypocritical, narcissistic {{jerkass}} totally consumed with the wealth from his lifestyle?
AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/GrandTheftAutoIV See here.]]
4th Feb '18 10:46:50 PM VisitorAlex
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** Bernie Crane (formally Florian Cravic) is somewhat this due to his personality and for some added humour and while many others felt sympathy for him [[spoiler:since the mission where Niko finds the homophobic hater who threatened Bernie and kills the hater]]

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** Bernie Crane (formally Florian Cravic) is somewhat this due to his personality and for some added humour and while many others felt sympathy for him [[spoiler:since the mission where Niko finds the homophobic hater who threatened Bernie and kills the hater]]hater]].
* EvilIsCool: Subverted with Niko Bellic. While he is a man who wants to get away from violence and crime, more than one NPC will be surprised by how effective he is as a ProfessionalKiller.
3rd Feb '18 6:01:36 PM VisitorAlex
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** [[DirtyCop Francis]] '''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]]''' [[DirtyCop McReary]]. Many people killed him instead of Derrick in his last mission despite the fact that he offers money and the ability to remove wanted levels over Derrick rewarding you with nothing at all. Though it's not a great loss considering you can also get a better version of the same ability from Kiki (one of the women Niko can meet online and date) as you get unlimited use of it (unlike with Francis, whose ability can only be used three times).
3rd Feb '18 5:56:19 PM VisitorAlex
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** Mohammed, the taxi driver under Roman's employ if you unlock Roman's get-a-cab-anywhere ability. He quickly annoys Niko, [[YouSuck calling him out on his freeloading]] and rambling on about his skirt-chasing adventures at Francis International Airport ''while still being married''. He doesn't even cheer up when Roman starts doing better and gets him a slick SUV for his cab.
*** It's especially gratifying to pull him out of the taxi and [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential kill him in various inventive ways]]. He always comes back, though...
3rd Feb '18 5:53:40 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheWoobie:
** Ilyena Faustin. Unlike most of the characters in the game, she is not a criminal and feels a total aversion to murder. She was married with an AxCrazy drug-addict man for years (Mikhail Faustin), and things get worse for her when he dies.
** Kate [=McReary=]. Just like Ilyena, she is not a criminal either and has spent her entire childhood with a toxic family environment that has stressed her for years. [[spoiler:His death only makes everything more tragic]].
3rd Feb '18 4:44:05 PM VisitorAlex
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** Gerald "Gerry" [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the Ancelottis, causing the ties of both gangs to break.

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** Gerald "Gerry" [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and [[TheMafia the Ancelottis, Ancelottis]], causing the ties of both gangs to break.
3rd Feb '18 4:42:12 PM VisitorAlex
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** Gerald [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. Also doubles with EvilIsCool. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the Ancelottis, causing the ties of both gangs to break.

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** Gerald "Gerry" [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. Also doubles with EvilIsCool.mobster]]. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the Ancelottis, causing the ties of both gangs to break.
3rd Feb '18 4:39:24 PM VisitorAlex
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** Gerald [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. Also doubles with EvilIsCool. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the Ancelottis, causing the ties of both bands to break.

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** Gerald [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. Also doubles with EvilIsCool. A {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources, planned a lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the Ancelottis, causing the ties of both bands gangs to break.



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[Awesome/GrandTheftAutoIV Several.]]
3rd Feb '18 4:11:03 PM VisitorAlex
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* EvilIsCool: Johnny Klebitz, in the few missions in which you team up with him. [[spoiler: A lot of this is [[BeingEvilSucks subverted]] when you play as him in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost And Damned]]'' though, partly because of [[YouBastard your actions as Niko]] in the main game.]]



* LoveToHate: [[spoiler:Dimitri Rascalov]]. Sure, he was a massive HateSink and a total ass, but you can't deny that he was a very efficient antagonist for the storyline.



** Gerald McCreary. A incredibly clever chess master who with his limited resources planned a massacre against the Albanian mafia and the criminal family Ancelotti and other things, causing the ties of both bands to break.
* LoveToHate: [[spoiler:Dimitri Rascalov]]. Sure, he was a massive HateSink and a total ass, but you can't deny that he was a very efficient antagonist for the storyline.

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** Gerald McCreary. [=McReary=], [[TheIrishMob the irish mobster]]. Also doubles with EvilIsCool. A incredibly clever chess master who {{chessmaster}} who, with his limited resources resources, planned a massacre lot of damage against the Albanian mafia and the criminal family Ancelotti and other things, Ancelottis, causing the ties of both bands to break.
* LoveToHate: [[spoiler:Dimitri Rascalov]]. Sure, he was a massive HateSink and a total ass, but you can't deny that he was a very efficient antagonist for the storyline.
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3rd Feb '18 3:49:00 PM VisitorAlex
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* BrokenBase: The game split fans between those who enjoyed the {{Deconstruction}} of the series with the story and those who hated it. This is partly why ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' are far more LighterAndSofter.

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* BrokenBase: The game split Some fans between those who enjoyed think that the {{Deconstruction}} DarkerAndEdgier feel of the series with game gives it a weight and maturity that the story other GTA games just don't have. Other fans believe that this game is too dark and those who hated it. depressing even by GTA standards. This is partly why ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' are is far more LighterAndSofter.



* EvilIsCool:
** Johnny Klebitz, in the few missions in which you team up with him. [[spoiler: A lot of this is [[BeingEvilSucks subverted]] when you play as him in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost And Damned]]'' though, partly because of [[YouBastard your actions as Niko]] in the main game.]]
** Played straight with [=Packie McReary=], the Irish mobster.

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* EvilIsCool:
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EvilIsCool: Johnny Klebitz, in the few missions in which you team up with him. [[spoiler: A lot of this is [[BeingEvilSucks subverted]] when you play as him in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost And Damned]]'' though, partly because of [[YouBastard your actions as Niko]] in the main game.]]
** Played straight with [=Packie McReary=], the Irish mobster.
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* MagnificentBastard: [[TheSpook The Contact]][[spoiler: is able to effortlessly play Niko, accomplish his goals, and get away without a scratch.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: MagnificentBastard:
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[[TheSpook The Contact]][[spoiler: Contact]] is able to effortlessly play Niko, accomplish his goals, and get away without a scratch.]]scratch.
** Gerald McCreary. A incredibly clever chess master who with his limited resources planned a massacre against the Albanian mafia and the criminal family Ancelotti and other things, causing the ties of both bands to break.
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