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Voiced by: Alex AnthonyA 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.
- At Least I Admit It: His political campaign amounts to, "Yes, I'm a dick. But would you rather vote for an unabashed Jerkass or a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing?"
- Authority Equals Asskicking: His political platform is simply a promise to punch anyone the public (or he himself) doesn't like.
- Covert Pervert: He makes a point of swimming with his teenage daughter's friends when they come over for barbecues, so he can complement them on the fine breasts which exemplify their blossoming womanhood. And, uh... preach the values of sexual abstinence, of course.
- Especially Zoidberg: "I hate immigrants, gays, and cripples. God, do I hate the crippled."
- Expy: A former action star turned politician? Sounds a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger, with some shades of Ronald Reagan, himself an (adopted) son of Los Angeles, as well as Sonny Bono (all three are Republicans who reached high positions in California, the former two as governors, and the latter as congressman representing the 44th District [South Central Los Angeles]). It's mentioned he has a reality show where he's a cop, likely a reference to Steven Seagal.
- As his similar name, personality and appearance should make obvious, he is something of an expy for Mitt Romney. Romney's 1983 incident of driving with a dog on his roof was something the media will never forget to mention, and Cranley's killing his wife is something the media is obsessed with in GTA V.
- Hookers and Blow: Flat out says that when he was at the peak of his celebrity, he enjoyed these vices frequently. But now, he's all about family values.
- Insane Troll Logic
"My opponent is a know-it-all shrew who thinks helping people is the best way to help people."
- One of his radio ads has him declare...
- Also, one Sue Murry ad accuses him of attempting to abolish taxes by selling off surplus parkland and cutting funding for public schools to 2%, because he needs children at home.
- Jock is convinced that, since the post-WWII boom was a prosperous time for the country, and it's all gone downhill since the U.S. began fighting in Asia and the Middle East, the only thing that will make America truly great again is going to war with Europe. (Specifically, France, because they both hate America AND won't put up a fight.)
- Jerk Jock: It's in his name.
- Jerkass: Unapologetically.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care about anyone, and thinks it's ridiculous that other people would.
- Patriotic Fervor: "This is not a socialist country... it's not! This is America - we're nationalists! National Socialists, if you will, because our society is our nation!"
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Jock has a troubled history of using racial slurs, detests affirmative action, and worriedly asks if Bobbi June's producer is "a Lebanon" on-air.note It's okay, though - some of his best friends are Lebanons.
- Rated M for Manly: His selling point is essentially emphasizing his stunt of jumping off a semi truck off the Maze Bank Tower.
- Strawman Political: Rich, elitist, and self-absorbed. He's about as stereotypical a Republican as you can get.
- Til Murder Do Us Part: Implied to have thrown his wife, Jolene Evans, off the cliffside of Mount Gordo when she objected to them moving to Los Santos so Jock could be a stuntman.
- Vinewood Action Hero: He used to portray one, but his political campaign promises to do it for real.
- The Voice: Never seen (except on adverts), but heard in a radio commercial and on the conservative-minded Bless Your Heart show.
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.Jo: "So, what you're saying Sue, is...you've made a lot of money, and going forward, nobody else will be able to?"
- 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.
- Sarcasm-Blind: See the the quote under hypocrite.
- 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: Michael GieseA "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 CopeThe young creator and CEO of Lifeinvader, a blatant Facebook parody.
- A God Am I: Rickie says that Jay really started Jumping Off the Slippery Slope when people started calling him this before pointing out how the claim didn't help him when Michael rigs his prototype LifeInvader mobile device to explode on stage.
- Asshole Victim: Jay's (unwittingly) final speech to the public shows that he is gleefully unashamed about how much of an asshole he is. He brags about outsourcing all the work to child slave labor (describing their average work age of 14.4 years as "revolutionary"), stealing industrial secrets from rival company Fruit Computers (itself a parody of Apple), selling the personal information of every LifeInvader user to the open market, and generally milking his followers for money in any way he could think of. And the idiots still cheer for him.
- Insistent Terminology: When advertising his LifeInvader mobile device, he keeps using the phrase "dock" for communicating with it, and seems to be a thinly-veiled innuendo for sexual intercourse."Sounds like someone is trying to dock with me. Hello—"
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Like LifeInvader is to Facebook, he is a parody of the latter's creator, Mark Zuckerberg. He also seems to be at least partly based on Steve Jobs although his speech in "Friend Request" shows that he was stole industrial secrets from Fruit computers, which is the GTA-verse equivalent of Apple, Steve Jobs' company.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
- Your Head Asplode: Literally gets his head blown away after answering a call from Michael rigged with explosives from Lester on his newly-created Lifeinvader phone.
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.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She comes across this way at first with her nonsensical babbling, but it becomes pretty damn clear that all of this girl's screws are loose.
- Cute But Psycho: She is very attractive, and completely out of her goddamn mind.
- Fetish: Has a weird thing for feet and shoes that look like feet. Apparently she hasn't heard of Toe Shoes...because she hasn't invented them yet.
- Ms. Fanservice: While she doesn't dress in anything particularly revealing, she'll still send sexy pictures of herself after booty calls.
- Not So Different: Trevor isn't the only one who has serious mommy issues. In fact Ursula's appear far, far worse. That said, he's just a little bit too crazy even for him.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: Makes incredibly childish comments, while at the same time sounding morbid.
- 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.
- 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.
- Greater-Scope Villain: To Weston's Big Bad, being the CEO and provider of the latter's private army.
- 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 and advertises the Insurgent armored vehicle as having luxurious interior options.
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.
- Chewing the Scenery: "(whilst flailing her arms) GET OUT OF MY CONDO!!!"
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She has a rather shrill voice.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Debra abhors swearing, which may be the reason why Floyd does too. That is until she is provoked sufficiently.
- Jerk Ass: What we hear and see of her does not put her in a very pleasant light.
- No Indoor Voice: Her only on-screen appearance is spent screaming at Floyd and Trevor.
- Your Cheating Heart: Debra is heavily implied to have an affair with a man named Bob.
Ferdinand Kerimov, aka Mr. K, is an Azerbaijani immigrant, and a suspected terrorist, who vanishes weeks before the events of the game, a pawn in the battle between the IAA and the FIB
- Ambiguously Christian: Despite coming from a Muslim majority country, Mr. K wears a crucifix around his neck during his torture scene. While his faith goes unmentioned, he is implied to be an Eastern Christiannote .
- Anything but That!: When Trevor brings out a torture device, he'll usually spout something along the lines of "Not that!".
- Butt-Monkey: Played for Drama, Tears, and Horror.
- Broken Bird: Physically and emotionally wrecked during the events of the game.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: In one of the most infamous moments in the franchise's history, he is electrocuted, smashed on the arms and groin with a wrench, waterboarded, and one of his teeth gets ripped out.
- Death Faked for You: Rather than killing him like Steve told him to do, Trevor decides to bring him to an airport and say he's dead.
- Funny Foreigner: Averted. His scenes are some of the most serious in the entire game.
- Hope Spot: For him, being airlifted out of the IAA building. He's overjoyed to be rescued, then the crew shove him into the trunk...
- Misplaced Retribution: Despite working for a suspected terrorist, he absolutely did not deserve to be treated the way he was by the IAA or the FIB. His torture by Trevor was done to feed into Haines' sadism.
- Non Standard Game Over: During the interrogation scene, Mr. K may enter a cardiac arrest requiring Trevor to apply a adrenaline syringe to reanimate him. If he takes too long, Mr. K will die and a cutscene will play where Haines scolds Trevor and promises to punish him later before the game over screen shows up.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He installed home theater equipment into the home of Tahir Javan, but its clear he had no knowledge his employer was a terrorist.
- Shirtless Scene: Though considering he's tortured in it, it ain't all that fanservicy.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Instead of executing him on Haines' orders, Trevor brings him to the airport, giving him a chance to escape. How far he can get in his condition is anyone's guess, however.
Quest Giver for GTA Online, and member of the Chamberlain Hills Gangster Families. He's introduced to the Online Protagonist by Lamar, and the two work together closely for some time.
- Expy: If "D" (from Story Mode) is the most direct expy of Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris, then "G" is his mirror opposite. He shares Big Smoke's looks, size, and hat style, but seems to be a legit Quest Giver, and doesn't speak much compared to Smoke's Motor Mouth.
- Mugging the Monster: One of the gangs he has the online protagonist steal drugs from is Trevor Phillips Enterprises. He's extremely fortunate that the protagonist couldn't help but keep quiet about his involvement.
- One-Letter Name: His nickname, "G".
- Put on a Bus: It's implied the reason he never shows up in the main story is because of Lamar getting him into trouble.
- Quest Giver: The first one the Online Protagonist is introduced to, and probably the most consistent.
- The Quiet One: Lampshaded by Lamar when introducing him to the Online Protagonist. He predicts the two will get along great.
"It'll be the easiest money you'll ever make."Mission Control for several of the GTA Online heist missions. A Government Agent from an undisclosed agency who tries (and fails) to blend in as a criminal, having the Online Protagonists do his agency's dirty work.
- Affably Evil: Like Lester, he is not very menacing or gloating.
- Big Good: If his words are to be believed, he is preventing U.S. Navy personnel from selling an EMP bomb to terrorists and also removing the real nerve agent from Humane Labs with your help.
- It is mentioned in single player though that the IAA is developing a chemical weapon to use on the populace as a black flag operation to get more funding. Given that he works with IAA agent Karen Daniels in the Humane Labs Raid, it's possible he was securing the bio weapon for a similar purpose.
- Continue Your Mission, Dammit!: During the second half of the Insurgent setup for the Humane Labs Raid, he'll emphasize that he wants the job to get done as soon as possible. This is in spite of the fact that you and your crew are escaping from/fighting Merryweather, and probably trying to take out as much of their operatives as possible.
- Dirty Cop: You wouldn't know he is a member of some law enforcement agency until he mentions it.
- Evil Genius: He designed all the heist plans.
- I Was Never Here: Mentions it quite often.
- Metaphorgotten: A constant offender, it's hard to find one of his jokes actually working.
- No Such Agency: Hinted to be from some U.S. government branch other than IAA and FIB.
- The Doomsday Heist arc implies that he's with the IAA.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Lester, if not for his Men in Black identity.
A character introduced in GTA Online heist missions alongside with Agent 14. He used to be an army researcher who moved to the states from Russia, but went to jail. The players have to break him out of the Bolingbroke Penitentiary and take part in his plan to steal a nerve agent.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From Agent 14's description of him: "Three doctorates, overconfident polymath, vain sociopath, tedious egomaniac, control freak, geneticist, weapons development, engineer, car nut..."
- Badass Bookworm: Can hold his own in a shootout or a prison brawl.
- Bald and Beard of Evil
- Expy: Physically, he's one of Walter White.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
The unseen leader of the Families, introduced in the Lowrider update. Known for his extremely volatile temper, which has only been exacerbated by Lamar's constant screw-ups.
- The Dreaded: Both Lamar and Gerald are terrified of him, the former moreso due to being the focus of his anger.
- The Ghost: He's never actually seen or heard from, just referred to by other characters.
- Hot-Blooded: According to Lamar.Lamar: (pleading with Gerald) I'm hard, man! It's Families, man! And when Vernon cut me up with a samurai sword and feed me to his dogs, he gon' see Families all inside of me! And that's when he gon' be sad.
Long John Teabag/LJT
Introduced in the Bikers DLC, Long John Teabag, or LJT as he often likes to call himself, is an unseen phone contact who helps the online protagonist with everything related to managing the illicit businesses a motorcycle club president can attain.
- Annoying Video Game Helper: Can become this, if production issues aren't addressed by the player. He'll make a call every time the player enters free roam.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Of a sort. Although you never actually get to see him (even his phone contact picture is a skull and crossbones), he inexplicably sounds like Lester with a deeper voice, complete with the same speech mannerisms and tendency to freak out when things go wrong. Just listen to him start Suddenly SHOUTING! when he calls the online protagonist about cocaine production stopping due to lack of supplies or capacity.
LJT: Hey, it's Lest... ehm, JT! Ooh, we got trouble at work. Get over there or you'll lose product.
- One audioline of LJT hints that he actually is Lester.
- Mission Control: For business resupply missions. He also calls the player to let them know if production on any of his businesses stops for any reason.
A billionaire who made his money in the tech industry, he recruits the online protagonist alongside Lester, Agent 14 and Agent Rackman to help save San Andreas from an upcoming terror attack and prevent a regional war from taking place.
- Big Good: Of The Doomsday Heist arc. Until the ending of Act II, where his true goals are revealed.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He casually admits being good friends with Don Percival, having used Merryweather's services to help him business in developing economies since they know "who to bribe and who to kill".
- Killed Off for Real: Gets killed by a missile as he flees the nuclear bunker from the online protagonist with a jetpack.
- Me's a Crowd: Has a personal army at hand, made up entirely of clones of himself.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Elon Musk. Not only is the name similar but Avon also drives a Coil, the GTA-verse's Tesla equivalent. Avon's constant statements about the natural status of his hair also bring to mind Musk's unexplained restoration of his hairline.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Unlike previous GTA villains, who tend to just be dangerous criminals, Avon's goal is to commit genocide on the human race.
- Straw Libertarian: He is constantly dismissing the IAA as "public sector idiots" and hopes that one day the U.S. will become a fully Privately Owned Society. He also happily admits that the automation revolution he and Cliffford are bringing will reduce even white-collar professionals like doctors or lawyers to starving "peasants" banging on the walls of the fortresses of rich people like him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers one once the online protagonist knocks Cliffford offline and aborts the nuke launch.
A self-aware AI program created by Avon.
- A God Am I: Views himself as this once he has control of the governments nuclear missiles and outright says it word for word as he is destroyed by the online protagonist via Kill Sat.
- Bland-Name Product: Of IBM's Watson.
- Job-Stealing Robot: Both Avon and Cliffford itself boast that the latter will be able to take over most jobs and leave most of the population destitute.
- Killed Off for Real: Gets his mobile cloud servers destroyed by the online protagonist with a Kill Sat and his original code is destroyed alongside Avon by a missile as he flees from the bunker
- Mecha-Mooks: Has an entire army of "Juggernauts" that are humanoid robots under his control that he uses on the online protagonist during Act III
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In the finale of Act III, Cliffford claims to hack a door by keeping it shut. Lester manages to get Cliffford to open said door through Social Engineering, allowing the players access to Avon's labs.
- Number Two: To Avon.
- The Dragon: After Avon reveals his Big Bad intentions, in charge of hacking US military installations, especially the nukes in Mt. Chillad.
- Dragon Ascendant: Becomes this during the finale of Act III as the online protagonist storms the bunker within Mt Chiliad. Cliffford asserts himself over Avon as he tries to pull a We Can Rule Together with the online protagonist during a Villainous Breakdown. Cliffford remains determined to destroy humanity, his creator included.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Cliffford is spelled with three F.
Agent Phoenicia Rackman
An IAA agent who's recruited to help Avon save San Andreas from a regional war. Takes the lead in apprehending/killing Avon after the end of Act II.
- Big Good: After Act II when Avon goes rogue.
- Expy: Of Amanda Waller.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Her otherwise sparse computer desktop has a lot of files of cute cat photos, including a file that simply says "I Love Cats" and another containing meeting logs for a cat rescue society.
- Only Sane Woman: As far as the IAA is concerned, as least compared to 14. Lester even notes it at one point.
- Pet the Dog: In addition to being a Kindhearted Cat Lover, she also shows genuine concern for Agent ULP's safety, even calling him Bernard while telling him to stay safe.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even though she doesn't like working with a gang of career criminals and an egomaniac tech billionaire, she remains objective and works with them for the sake of national security. And when it turns out that Avon is the true mastermind behind the doomsday threat, she's willing to work with Bogdan and trust those same criminals who had enabled Avon to move forward with his plans if it means stopping him.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: As the Mission Control for the team in the Doomsday Heist arc.
A rogue warmongering Russian Navy officer on a black op mission to America. In reality, he's come to America to take down Avon before he can unleash a global apocalypse.
- Bait-and-Switch: Act II shows that he's actually a good guy all along.
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: He repeatedly mangles the phrase "up shit creek without a paddle" (eventually reducing it to "like shit on stick") and refers to pipe dreams as "piping dreams".
- Malicious Misnaming: Refers to Avon Hertz as "Avon Quartz" and Cliffford as "Cliffy." He also calls Mt. Chiliad "Mt. Chilly Pepper."
- Omnicidal Maniac: In his own words, he wants to "destroy America, control Russia and destroy [the] fabric of civilization as we know it." Although he realizes that those are just "piping dreams" and is actually trying to save the world from a genuine Omnicidal Maniac: Avon.
- Real Name as an Alias: He claims that his codename, "Bogdan", is also his real name, and brags that this is "clever coding."
- Renegade Russian: He's the warmongering commander of a rogue unit operating without sanction from the Kremlin. But in a twist, he's fighting to help the Americans bring down a genuine threat.
- The Scapegoat: Avon was setting him up to be killed by Lester and the protagonists.