Characters: Grand Theft Auto V Other Characters
This is a partial character sheet for the Video Game Grand Theft Auto V. Visit here for the main character index. Subjective tropes and audience reactions should go on the YMMV page.
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"We pull this off, and we'll be making history. Ugly, sordid, depraved history, but history nonetheless."
Voiced by: Jay Klaitz
A handicapped man who oversees the protagonists' operations, providing assistance and advice on how to plan their heists.
- Affably Evil: Actually a Nice Guy when not planning heists or giving out assassination targets to Franklin.
- Badass Bookworm: He might be a socially awkward computer geek, but he's also a criminal mastermind.
- Batman Gambit: Lester pulls one of these if you choose option C at the end of the game, predicting that the FIB and Merryweather will both jump at the opportunity to catch the criminals who pulled off the Union Depository heist, allowing the three protagonists to lead both factions into an ambush.
- The Chessmaster: He's the one who makes the complex heists possible.
- Dirty Old Man: While planning one of the heists in the back of the strip club, Trevor (who owns the place at this point) catches him ogling some of the girls as they get ready to go on stage. Mr. Phillips reminds him that the show is for paying customers.
- He also admits to Franklin at one point that he hacks into girls' webcams so that he can watch them.
- Evil Cripple
- Evil Genius: By far one of the most skilled, knowledgeable and intelligent characters in the story. It's just a good thing his talents work for you and not against you. Usually.
- Expy: Sort of a composite of Nate the fence and Kelso the mastermind in Heat.
- Fan Disservice: One mission has him wearing a hospital gown, which is open at the back.
- Genius Cripple
- GIFT: Like Jimmy, he spews out all sorts of immature insults at people while playing online games, and even teabags his defeated opponents.
- Handicapped Badass: Suffers from an unspecified wasting disease, which apparently makes it painful for him to walk. He prefers to use a wheelchair in his own home, but can get around with a cane if necessary. The "badass" part comes mostly from his connections and exceptional planning abilities...and, of course, his surprising ability to shoot down three flying helicopters from another helicopter with an RPG (a weapon he's never actually used outside of video games) certainly helps.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Playing Righteous Slaughter and other FPSs provided Lester with all the experience he would need to shoot down a few helicopters with an RPG, or "noob tube" as he called it.
- Mission Control
- Nerdy Inhaler: Uses one.
- Non-Action Guy: He's restricted entirely to non-combat (and non-physical) aspects of the jobs, but he's nobody to be messed with: his very first mission involves rigging up a prototype smartphone to blow Jay Norris' head to pieces on national television. During the last heist, he can, however blow up three helicopters with a rocket launcher.
- Occidental Otaku: His nerdy traits reach Otaku status as well, Princess Robot Bubblegum merchandise can be spotted on Lester’s desk.
- Pet the Dog:
- After Franklin completes the first assassination mission, Lester gives Franklin a mansion. He claims he only does so because he needed to get rid of the excessive money from the first heist, but it was still a nice thing to do.
- If the "Kill Michael" ending is chosen. Lester will see to it that Michael's share from the final heist is given to his family.
- Self-Deprecation: The first time he meets the Grand Theft Auto Online protagonist, Lester remarks upon how pathetic and depressing he's become as an attempt to make a joke. Unfortunately for him, the Online Protagonist is The Stoic.
- Sickly Neurotic Geek: Although it's more justified than most other examples, since he has a wasting disease. And even with that, give him a rocket launcher...
- The Smart Guy: He plans each heist meticulously, and he gathers intel on marks, supplies, and other variables. He won't even participate in a big job unless there's somewhere to plan thoroughly.
"I don't like mistakes."
- So Unfunny It's Funny: His first meeting with the Online Protagonist.
- Tautological Templar: Considers everything he does (or convinces others to do) justified to take the fight back to corruption. Franklin disagrees, but goes along for the money, anyway.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a scathing one to Trevor when he pulls a heist behind his back, and ends up stealing a freaking nuke for the Chinese.
Voiced by: Alex Anthony
A former Vinewood stuntman and actor, now running for governor of San Andreas under the Republicans. He appears as a guest on "Bless Your Heart", the cooking and right-wing politics segment of Blaine County Talk Radio (BCTR) 96.5.
Recently-divorced elementary schoolteacher and Cranley's Democratic opponent for governor of San Andreas. She appears as guest on "The Fernando Show", Fernando Martinez's political talk show on West Coast Talk Radio (WCTR) 95.6.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She denies this, but see Suspiciously Specific Denial below.
- Covert Pervert: If her reaction during her Suspiciously Specific Denial below is any indication.
- Dean Bitterman: She believes that the attitude she had as a teacher (that people are essentially children and must be talked down to and told who is in charge) is the best way to run a government.
- Expy: In real-life, many female Californian politicians used to be teachers. Sue seems to get inspiration from Diane Watson and Maxine Waters, both Los Angeles grade-school teachers turned Democratic congresswomen representing the 33rd (Beverly Hills) and 43rd (Inglewood) Districts, respectively. Her appearance also seems to invoke Hillary Rodham Clinton, perhaps one of the most powerful Democrats today.
- Gold Digger: She was born middle class, married a rich man, took him for 80% of his wealth, and complains that she deserved more.
- Hypocrite: She believes that the way to fix poverty is to tax the crap out of the rich.
"So, what you're saying Sue, is...you've
made a lot of money, and going forward, nobody else will be able to?" Sue: "Exactly!"
- Moral Guardians: Flat out says that no one is allowed to find fun in anything, because otherwise, they aren't being taught any values.
- I Am the Noun: She claims that putting her in office is like putting ALL women in office.
- Straw Feminist: Believes she's better suited to be governor due to her gender, and anyone who is against her is a misogynist, including other women. Especially other women.
- Strawman Political: Bossy, gold-digging, and plays any minority card in the deck. She's about as stereotypical a Democrat as you can get.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: When a former Marine she criticized says that he's going to come and punish her, Fernando ask her if she really wanted a strong, aggressive man to sit her on his lap and spank her, and hold her close so she can feel his stubble on the nape of her neck. The way she stammers afterwards makes it clear that the mental image was at least slightly turning her on.
- The Voice: Like Cranley, she makes an appearance in the game, but solely in an interview on the liberal-minded West Cost Talk Radio.
Voiced by: Fred Melamed
The head of the Epsilon Program
, a religious cult
based on equal parts Scientology
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: GTA Online implies that he has done this, assuming he isn't some kind of god in the first place.
- Church of Happyology
- Con Man: What he really is when it boils down to it. After conning dozens of thousands of dollars out of Michael, getting him to procure expensive sports cars, and making him run five miles in the desert in stupid robes chanting "Kifflom!" repeatedly, he promptly skedaddles off to the Caymans.
- Cult: He runs one.
- Evil Eyebrows: Seriously, just look at that picture. It's a miracle anyone would trust a face lurking under those dark, sinister-looking brows.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Michael can either simply let the chopper containing the money meant to go to Cris fly away, or, if you want to earn a gold medal for the final Epsilon mission, destroy the chopper, kill all Epsilonists at the scene, and make off with a hefty $2.1 million booty, leaving Cris with nothing but empty threats against you over the phone after the mission. Either way you will still get the "Kifflom!" achievement.
- Power Floats: He appears to the Online Protagonist flying and boasting about how much power he now wields.
- They Called Me Mad!: What he says to the Online Protagonist in GTA Online.
- Villainous Breakdown: You can really hear him going livid over the phone after Michael decides to take his "refund" at the end of the Epsilon missions.
Voiced By: Michael Giese
A "master private yoga instructor".
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems pretty mellow and polite in his first few appearances, but his last scene makes it clear that beneath it all, he's an impatient and arrogant jerk.
- Camp Straight
- Cloud Cuckoolander: When Michael is invited to do yoga with him and Amanda, some of his advice is pretty damn weird. Tracey also mentions in passing that he has an "anal fixation".
- Comic Sutra: A lot of his "yoga positions" are thinly-disguised sex moves, and it's strongly implied that he's using his job to get laid.
- He's a walking exaggeration of the common belief that yoga instructors are perverts.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Befitting a yogi. He does however occasionally wear Toe Shoes.
- Gold Digger: A rare male-towards-female variation with Amanda.
- Gratuitous Hindi: Going by his page on the official website, he doesn't seem to know what "namaste" means.note
- Jerkass: When Michael catches up to him, he insults a woman sitting behind him, insults Michael and Jimmy, and then disrespects Amanda, all in the space of a minute. When an already pissed off Michael tries to politely get Fabien to apologize, he insults Michael again. Michael smacks him in the face with a laptop, and Jimmy curbstomps him for good measure.
- New-Age Retro Hippie
Voiced by: David Cope
The young creator and CEO of Lifeinvader, a blatant Facebook
The elderly wife of Martin Madrazo whom Michael and Trevor encounter upon arriving at Madrazo's house to perform a job for him. She's later kidnapped by Trevor after Madrazo refuses to pay him for his work. Thus begins a whirlwind romance between her and Trevor which comes to an end when Trevor is persuaded by Michael to return her home. Afterwards she keeps in touch with Trevor through secret phone calls.
- Awful Wedded Life: Madrazo treats her horribly, constantly verbally abusing her and cheating on her. When she returns to him, it's not out of love but out of a sense of duty to their marriage.
- But Now I Must Go: Despite her attraction to Trevor she ultimately believes she must return to her husband because of the obligations of married life. Played for Laughs as Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" is playing throughout the car ride back to her house.
- Cool Old Lady: Seems to be Michael's impression of her when she's badass enough to smack Trevor in the face for doing something stupid, and get away with it.
- Extreme Doormat: She is extremely loyal and faithful to her husband, even considering the abuse he puts her through and even disregarding her own feelings. On the other hand, she becomes such a Morality Pet for Trevor that when she Dope Slaps him for huffing gasoline, his only reaction is to begrudgingly apologize.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She's married to the leader of The Cartel and sincerely believes that Trevor is a good man. ( Although considering she had lost any sense of genuine love with Martin, and Trevor legitimately caring for her in spite of, y'know, kidnapping her, it may only be in comparison.)
- Housewife: Up to Eleven. She's so dedicated to it that after being kidnapped, she starts cleaning Trevor's filthy trailer without a word.
- I Have Your Wife: She is the wife in this scenario. Trevor eventually (and reluctantly) returns her to her husband.
- Nerves of Steel: When Trevor tells her that he may have to chop her up into many pieces if his kidnapping of her goes wrong, she thanks him for his honesty.
- Nice Girl: Probably one of the nicest people in the game.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: She's the sweet, elderly wife of a Cartel leader while Trevor is an Ax-Crazy murderer and enemy to her husband. Nevertheless, somehow both her and Trevor fall in love despite knowing it's not meant to be. She even repeatedly calls Trevor and continues to express her feelings for him in moments of weakness after she returns to her husband.
- Stockholm Syndrome: Michael flatly accuses her feelings for Trevor of being this.
"I'll do my best for you [Michael]. I always do."
Voiced by: Julian Gamble
An FIB agent credited with "killing" Michael. In reality, he strikes a deal with him to let him hide in Los Santos.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV — he gets roped in by Steve and Andreas. Otherwise he'd rather keep in touch with Michael and see how he's doing.
- Badass: Even though he's allegedly past his prime, he can very easily hold his own in a gunfight. This is quickly shown when he aids Michael and Steve in securing a neurotoxin from an IAA black site, and later helping Michael escape a Mexican Standoff between Steve, Sanchez and the FIB, IAA and a Buzzard piloted by a Merryweather agent.
- Beleaguered Assistant: While not directly his underling, poor Dave has to put up with Steve, and he makes it clear that he does not like working with him, but trying to take him out will get way too much heat onto everybody unless circumstances change. In Ending C, Steve is killed in such a way that Dave is able to use previous events to pin everything on him and Agent Sanchez, and even ends up becoming the new host of The Underbelly of Paradise.
- Butt Monkey: Poor guy has to put up with everything. The antics of the three protagonists are a major contribution.
- Captain Obvious: At the beginning of the "Blitz Play Prep." mission...
- Corrupt Cop: A very rare "good guy" version. He essentially schemed together with Michael to make himself rich and famous (and give Michael a clean slate), but that's really as far as his corruption goes. Otherwise he's mostly an honest, decent guy.
- Dead Person Impersonation: The person believed to be Brad, whom Trevor had been exchanging letters with, is actually Dave, who had started the charade to keep a better eye on Trevor.
- The Dragon: Subverted. While he answers to Steve Haines, he is not an antagonist.
- Expy: Of John Connolly, a disgraced FBI agent convicted of helping notorious Irish mobster Whitey Bulger evade arrest for decades (until 2011). Like Connolly, Dave works for the GTA universe's FBI analogue and has helped a criminal (i.e., Michael) elude the law in plain sight.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He made his career by "killing" Michael, but he really just cut a deal with him to turn on his crew in exchange for an informal witness protection.
- Klingon Promotion: Although Trevor was the one who pulled the trigger on Haines in Ending C, it still counts, as Dave takes over Steve's hosting duties and finally earns enough to make a pension.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike his fellow agents, Dave is extremely reasonable and mostly polite, and constantly trying to convince Steve to stop roping the protagonists into their service. He also doesn't enjoy cruelty like Steve, tries to limit civilian casualties whenever possible, and does his best to make sure Michael and his friends come out of their jobs in one piece.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: In Ending C, besides the main trio, Dave finally gets his big break by replacing Steve as host of "The Underbelly of Paradise".
- Token Good Teammate: Compared to Steve Haines and Andreas Sanchez.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Michael. Despite arguing in many of their scenes together, both admit over the course of the game to liking each other, despite their differences, and do their best to make sure the other survives.
- An excellent example of this would be when Steve Haines pulls a gun on Michael in order to cut off loose ends about the IAA raid. Dave wastes no time in pulling a gun on Steve in Michael's defense.
Voiced by: Joel Rooks
A famous film producer and owner of Richards Majestic Productions. Michael, being a huge fan of Solomon and his work, agrees to help Solomon out in the production of his final movie, Meltdown
- Cool Old Guy: He and Michael hit it off instantly during their first meeting, where Solomon shows himself to be every bit as friendly and charming as you'd hope your idol is in real-life.
- Dirty Old Man: He claims that in his heyday, he had three secretaries: now he has to get his own coffee, and give himself his own "happy ending".
- Doing It for the Art: In-Universe, Solomon genuinely loves making movies, even if he knows they're not going to be very good.
- Expy: Of Ed Wood, the Giftedly Bad horror movie director responsible for such legendary bombs as Plan 9 from Outer Space. Like Wood, Solomon is a genuinely decent person who's aware his directorial skills are mediocre at best, but will nevertheless persevere because he really loves what he's doing.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Michael.
- Nice Guy: Another one of the most pleasant people in the game. This is put in sharp contrast with his father, who produced some of Vinewood's most classic films, but was apparently a rather cold and distant man who engaged in some truly horrifying activities with Peter Dreyfuss, and was privy to the gruesome murder of Leonora Johnson.
- Poor Communication Kills: Literally in this case. By not telling Michael he has digital copies of Meltdown he inadvertently sets off a chase between Michael and Molly Schultz which ends up with the latter being accidentally killed.
- Self-Deprecation: He's quite aware that his movies suck and the industry is going downhill, but at the very least he's still passionate about the craft.
Voiced by: Ryan Woodle
The incarcerated, former partner-in-crime of Trevor and Michael. He was captured in the FIB operation which staged Michael's death but still keeps in contact with Trevor. Eventually revealed to have died during the operation, with Norton having assumed his identity in his letters to Trevor.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Dead Person Impersonation: The person believed to be Brad, whom Trevor had been exchanging letters with, is really FIB Agent, Dave Norton. Norton had started the charade to keep a better eye on Trevor.
- Meanwhile, Brad's corpse was used to impersonate Michael and was subsequently buried under his name.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Post-game, one conversation Trevor and Michael may randomly have while hanging out has them agreeing that Brad was a dick. Trevor even says that he would have killed Brad sooner or later, if he hadn't died in the ambush, and admits that he was more angry at the way Michael did him in, than the fact he was killed.
- In the mission "Surveying the Score", Lester will remind Trevor that Brad was "Lazy, forgetful, mean, and stupid."
- Jerkass: During the prologue, he gloats over how well he intimidated an unarmed woman.
- Older and Wiser: His emails to Trevor imply he's matured considerably from doing his time, and Trevor even insists that he's become a changed man. Subverted. It's not really him.
- Posthumous Character: Dies shortly after the prologue from the gunshot wound he sustained in the ambush used to fake Michael's death. Heï¿½s then buried in the grave made for Michael.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite getting relatively little screentime, his influence plays a large role in shaping Trevor's character and motivations. It's the thought of freeing Brad from prison that gets Trevor working with Michael and the FIB, and it's Trevor finding out that Brad died because Michael sold his former friends out that causes Trevor and Michael's fallout in the last quarter of the game.
- The Starscream: According to Trevor's "story" to Wade. Brad was planning on cutting Michael out of the crew with Trevor possibly being in on it but never had the chance to when he died in North Yankton. Apparently Trevor neglected to tell Michael or Lester this since none of them mention it.
- Walking Spoiler
- We Hardly Knew Ye: We only get to see him briefly in the Action Prologue before he kicks the bucket.
Ursula is a random encounter in northern Blaine County. A hitchhiker looking for a ride home, over the course of the trip it becomes increasingly apparent just how batshit insane this woman is. Once she's dropped off, she gives whichever of the protagonist who gave her the ride her number and becomes an option for a booty call; unlike the girls at the Unicorn, she's only available to the guy who picked her up.
- Abusive Parents: Her mother was horribly psychologically abusive. Among other things, she burnt Ursula's security blanket in front of her, and tried to force her daughter to change into a son named Johnny.
- Ax-Crazy: Let's put it this way; if you pick her up as Trevor before you meet Mary-Ann as Trevor, then when Trevor calls Mary-Ann the craziest woman he's ever met, he's lying through his teeth.
- Cute But Psycho: She is very attractive, and completely out of her goddamn mind.
- Not So Different: Trevor isn't the only one who has serious mommy issues. In fact Ursula's appear far, far worse.
- Serial Killer: It's strongly suggested that she is one. She flatly admits to poisoning birds to make the sound of their singing in her head stop; it's strongly suggested that her gardener "got sick" and "fell" off a cliff, that her mother "got sick" and died recently, and that the last person to give her a ride choked to death on his own hand, with the strong implication that she killed all three.
Donald "Don" Percival
The founder and CEO of Merryweather Security Consulting. Following the death of Devin Weston in the option C ending, he buys out most of Weston's shares in the company, becoming the biggest shareholder in addition to being the CEO.
- Bigger Bad
- Elites Are More Glamorous: Before he founded Merryweather Security he was a United States Navy SEAL.
- The Ghost: He is mentioned by Devin Weston in one cutscene and he will send the player a "thank you" email following the option C ending. But he is never seen nor do we ever even hear his voice.
- Graceful Loser: If you complete Ending C, Merryweather will lose their contract with the federal government and be forced to cease all domestic operations due to the damage dealt by the protagonists. Despite massive losses of mercenaries and millions of dollars' worth of equipment and contracts, Percival mails the trio, offering to leave them in peace if they promise to stop attacking Merryweather interests. He also thanks them for killing Devin, who, if Michael is to be believed, he never liked either way, which allowed him to buy out his shares and become the most powerful man in the company.
- War for Fun and Profit: Merryweather's website states that he's attempting to lobby the US Government to start another war to end the current recession just like The Great Depression.
The Vanilla Unicorn
The only strip club in town, or at least, the only one the protagonists can/do visit. Each of the dancers is a unique (if not particularly in-depth) character, and if Michael, Franklin, and Trevor play their cards right, they can take them home for some private fun. Juliet, Infernus, Nikki, and Sapphire will invite the boys home with them, while Chastity, Cheetah, Fufu, and Peach will always turn them down. In GTA Online, only Chastity, Fufu, and Nikki appear, but all three will give their number to the protagonist.
Floyd's condescending and borderline abusive fiancée who frequently goes on "business trips" with a man named Bob. She was killed off-screen by Trevor.