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The Vice Kings

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A group of gangbangers-turned-record-executives led by a man who used to run with Julius named Benjamin King. True to their name, they specialize in vice crimes such as gambling and prostitution while maintaining a legitimate business of a hip-hop record company as a front. They were originally founded to combat the Carnales and share a lot in common with the Saints...

    In General 

    Benjamin 

Benjamin "Motherfuckin'" King

Played By:
Michael Clarke Duncan (Saints Row)
Terry Crews (Saints Row IV)

Appearances: Saints Row | Saints Row IV | How the Saints Save Christmas
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Ex-friend of Julius and founder of the Vice Kings. Makes his money as head-honcho of Kingdom Come records. After his crew turns on him, he goes legit and becomes a self-help book author, before becoming the Protagonist's Chief of Staff in IV


  • Affably Evil:
    • For a ruthless gang leader bent on controlling the entire city, he comes off as a pretty friendly guy so long as you don't piss him off. At the end of his arc, he even steps down willingly and gives the main character the keys to his penthouse before leaving town.
    • Judging from King's actions, he doesn't put a whole lot of effort in using his own gang to silence the Saints, but rather the Police. Most of King's actions seem to be those of a man who wants to put the game behind him. Or at least go into white collar crime.
  • Badass Boast: To quote the whole thing would take awhile, but here is probably one of the most epic parts:
    "You forgot who you're talking to! My name is Benjamin Motherfuckin' King! I'm the man who took my crew from being a bunch of baby gangstas in Sunnyvale to being one of the most influential and feared forces in the goddamn city!"
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Kicks ass in snappy suits.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Shaves his head by the time of Saints Row IV when he becomes the President's Chief of Staff.
  • Benevolent Boss:
    • Any other gang leader in the series would have had Warren killed or beat up at the first outburst, even Julius tried killing the Playa for being too trigger happy. King gives him a chance after many warnings to just skip town.
    • In the Agents of Mayhem timeline, he evidently treated Pierce with far more respect than the Boss ever did, even choosing him to be his successor in the event of his death, while main-timeline Pierce is the Saints' eternal Butt-Monkey.
  • Berserk Button: He gets really pissed off in Saints Row IV when Matt calls him a thug in their Homie conversation. King may have gone legit and mellowed out, but he damn sure wasn't a common thug.
  • The Bus Came Back: Vanished after 1. Comes back as a presidential cabinet member in 4.
  • Celebrity Paradox: In 2, Regicide is in the process of being made into a movie, starring Michael Clarke Duncan as King. In IV, where he's voiced by Terry Crews instead, characters criticize the movie because Duncan didn't sound very much like him.
  • Compromising Memoirs: Regicide, a book written about the fall of the Vice Kings. King's Audio Log in IV reasoned that with all the experience he had in the game, he wanted to reveal to the world all that he gained... and lost from it.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In the first game.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: He initially got into organized crime in order to counter the Carnales' encroachment on Sunnyvale. Over time, however, he grew accustomed to his lifestyle and the power it brought, leading him to focus on maintaining his position as a crime lord.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: He's dead in the Agents of Mayhem timeline, leaving Pierce Washington to succeed him as leader of the Vice Kings.
  • Death Is the Only Option: In Saint's Row 1, he believes this or jail to be the only real ways out of the game. In Real Life, the truth...is not that far off of television. His rant about how there's someone going to be after you for what you have or to make a name or a lover's revenge are all indicators that despite how much power and wealth you can accumulate; there's gonna be someone after you for it. Subverted with King as he manages to be one of the few human alive and avoid jail time but he had to destroy his own crew, drop his flag and survive an assassination attempt.
  • The Dreaded: An experienced gang leader with connections to the police and a personal friend of Julius'. There's a reason Troy backed his way out of dealing with his gang. Even lampshaded by Troy in the instructional manual, where he writes out that Monroe wouldn't want him getting involved in his business.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He wants no part of Stilwater's drug trade. It's also implied that Tanya's kidnapping of women for her brothel may have been done behind his back, possibly because of this trope. Which is weird when you realize the Vice Kings did in fact work in drugs in addition to sex and prostitution. However, it does make sense when Tanya and Warren rebel against him. Supplementary dialogue from Tanya in IV as well as the game proper help the player understand just how much control was subtly ripped away from King. It makes one wonder just how much control of his own gang King really had once he focused on white-collar crime.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: More so when voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan, but Terry Crews isn't exactly high-pitched either.
  • Faction Motto: Knowing when to build, when to watch, and when to act. It was this principle that allowed him to grow the Vice Kings. Sadly, his lieutenants don't see eye to eye with him on this issue.
  • Genius Bruiser: Don't let his size fool you. King is on the ball and can kick serious ass. In the fourth game not only he is the one who came up with the plan to take down Zinyak but also is the reason why the Boss was able to win the election.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being deposed by Tanya.
  • History Repeats: Depending on your interpretation of events; the Vice Kings lost for the same reason the Carnales regained power: Ben didn't administer enough force to the problem at hand and the operations got screwed up beyond repair.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: The Boss couldn't win the election without King as campaign manager.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Benjamin King? Commanding of respect, but not necessarily fear. Benjamin Motherfuckin' King, on the other hand...
    • Ben also seems to take major inspiration from Suge Knight, another man you might want to get the hell away from upon seeing him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Seems to be at least partly based on Suge Knight, though he's nowhere near as Ax-Crazy as Knight.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He gives no special treatment to Tanya, even voicing displeasure when she has problems handling business because of the Saints.
  • Not So Different: He says this of Julius and himself, but there's a subtle difference why he's successful and Julius ultimately won't be. Turns out, he's right.
  • Ominous Foreshadowing: His speech about how there's always going to be some motherfucker out to take what's yours mirrors What pathology the protagonist takes between Saints Row 1 and Saints Row 2.
  • Put on a Bus: For games 2 and 3.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Being calm, professional, and intelligent, he takes on the role of blue oni to Warren William's red oni.
  • Retired Badass: At the end of the first game.
  • Scary Black Man: Voiced by and partially modeled on Michael Clarke Duncan, this was inevitable.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: King is good at maintaining relations with the police and records industries.
  • Shout-Out: When his Super Homie powers are unlocked in IV, his outfit changes to make him look like Morpheus from The Matrix.
  • Taught by Experience: King has been in the game a long time. Were he as young or as hot blooded as Warren, he mightn't made the same mistakes. But King's experiences taught him exactly how to manipulate the police to his advantage, how to respond to loss revenue without extreme violence (at least personally), and how to deal with some lowlifes "who wanna act hard". If he'd acted like Warren would have, it would have accelerated the gangland violence and it would've alienated his allies in the police force, which would have ruined his business. Knowing when to build, when to watch, and when to act was how King has made it as far and became as successful as he did.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The general public considers him a legitimate businessman and a philantrophist.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Initially. Ben fought against the first incarnation of Los Carnales because he tired of the violence in Sunnyvale Gardens, wanting peace back to the row. However; Ben got corrupted by the power he amassed and wouldn't let it go; choosing to focus on white-collar crime. In turn, the Carnales regained their strength and a new gang, the Westside Rollerz emerged, plummeting Stilwater into a massive gangland.

    Warren 

Warren "EZ Money" Williams

Played By: Ogie Banks
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Former rapper, now underling for King who manages the gambling operations. Has a short temper, not much smarts, and is completely wrapped around Tanya's finger.
  • Angry Black Man: He thinks King "sticking his nose up them white boys asses" at city hall is a waste of time and proposes a full on assault on Saints Row every time the VK's suffer a setback. King tries to explain that working with men like Richard Hughes is what gives them an edge over the other gangs and that they shouldn't start a war every time someone challenges them, but he doesn't listen.
    Benjamin King: "Working with them is what gives us power."
    Warren Williams: "Yo, fuck that! (holds up his gun) "This is what gives us power!"
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Not as badass as he thinks though. He is essentially what happens when a rapper really starts to believe the lines he spits.
  • Bald of Evil: Not a hair on his empty little head.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Continuously lambasts and insults King's lax attitude towards the Saints' attacks, even after several stern warnings (and an eventual headlock) from him. Then he attempts to murder King, which backfires on him big time.
  • Cool Car: Drives a golden Rattler convertible, the in-game equivalent of a Dodge Viper.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: An aspiring one.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite it seeming like he would become the Big Bad of the Vice Kings arc, he is betrayed by Tanya and killed after his attempted coup.
  • The Dragon: For King.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Warren's impatience and desire for power results in him siding with Tanya and forcing King out of the gang by force, despite being Just a Gangster. This bites him in the back when King uses his friendship with Julius to rescue him and kill Warren.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: During "For King And Country", he attempts to drive off after leaving King for dead.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ends up getting murdered by Tanya, his accomplice in his attempt to take over the Vice Kings.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He has complete faith in Tanya, his ally in his attempt to overthrow King, despite the fact she's turned on both King and Green and that she's cheating on him with Green. It leads to Tanya shooting him dead when he's outlived his usefulness.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: For all of Warren's bravado and arrogance; he's right about one thing. King was too accustomed to his area of power (or maybe constrained by rules of etiquette) that he couldn't finish off the Saints directly as opposed to letting his connections and lower crew members deal with them. In Warren's eyes, King's spending too much time watching and building, not enough acting.
  • Just a Gangster: Warren has no use for King's attempts to go legit or to cultivate power through political influence. Warren is much more interested in the street and what comes with it, and it's a big part of why he becomes The Starscream.
  • Klingon Promotion: How he ousts King out of the gang. It doesn't work, and instead he falls victim to this by Tanya.
  • Motor Mouth: Warren's biggest flaw is that he never knows when to shut up. something that even King calls him out on. Naturally, when Tanya pulls a gun on him, he keeps mouthing off until she shoots him.
    Warren: *after Tanya points her gun at him* "Bitch, you better not miss cause-" *BANG*
  • Pride Before a Fall: What brings him down. Warren has the music scene under control and does well bringing in profits for the Vice Kings, but he's so power hungry and overly confident in his abilities that he doesn't appreciate his role in King's overall system. Granted, his ego got bigger due to Tanya, but because he doesn't want to sit back and listen to other things or watch issues play out, he immediately reacts to the issue at hand. King admits as much in an audio log in IV; his lieutenants lacked the same patience that he did, and thus would've blown their cover and protection from the police quickly.
    King: "That was Warren's problem...that motherfucker never knew when to shut up and just listen."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Being cocky, aggressive, and eager to prove himself he plays the red oni to Benjamin King's blue oni.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the post-Cosmic Retcon plot of the first game that happens in Agents of Mayhem, as a result of Kingpin becoming leader of the Vice Kings. Tanya killing him does not happen, either.
  • Speed Sex: Implied. In "Green With Envy", one of Tanya's stops is seeing him at Kingdom Come Records, saying that knowing him, she wouldn't be long.
  • The Starscream: Thinks he got what it takes to take out King and take power, like Starscream he is just a joke.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tanya shoots him dead when he's wounded to take full control of the Vice Kings.
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    Anthony 

Anthony "Big Tony" Green

Played By: Terrence C. Carson
Appearances: Saints Row | Saints Row IV
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Muscle for the VK and Tanya's boyfriend.
  • Berserk Button: Implying an affair between Tanya and Warren.
  • Bald of Evil: More evil than Warren and King.
  • The Brute: His only trait.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's around to shatter skulls, not make plans.
  • Flat Character: As noted above, outside of skull busting, he's not really mentioned or used for anything further.
  • Hot-Blooded: Downplayed compared to Warren, as he is wise enough to not yell at King, but he can get really excited when it's time to deal with the Saints
  • Knee Capping: He does this to Johnny Gat when he talks back to him one time too many.
    Anthony: "I thought I told you to stay down."
    Johnny: "I got shitty hearing."
    Anthony: *unloads a shotgun into his knee* "Now you got a shitty leg!"
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: He doesn't like Johnny questioning Tanya's fidelity.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is the spitting image of Ben King's actor, Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • Scary Black Man: Oh yes!

    Tanya 

Tanya Winters

Played By:
Mila Kunis(Saints Row)
Ursula Taheriane (Saints Row IV)

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Warren's ex-streetwalker girlfriend. Tanya hides a ruthless and power-hungry nature behind her pretty face.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Once she usurps control of the Vice Kings, we're informed before the final mission that many people don't sit well with the idea of her running the gang, with many infighting if not dropping their flags. Even her own prostitutes admit to Playa after her death that she had it coming.
  • Big Bad: During the Vice Kings story arc. She took over this role after Warren's death.
  • Butt-Monkey: In IV, almost every homie conversation is putting her down,
  • Car Cushion: She meets her end this way by the hands of King.
    Johnny Gat: That sucks for [King's] car.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Turns on King. Turns on Warren. Anthony probably would have met the same fate eventually.
  • Cutscene Boss: Popped full of holes in a cinematic.
  • Dark Action Girl: For what it's worth, she isn't a bad shot when she has to step up.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The manual for the first game mentions that she was only a small-time prostitute before joining the Vice Kings. Afterwards she began sleeping her way up the chain of command.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: During Ben King's loyalty mission in Saints Row IV.
  • Klingon Promotion: Kills Warren shortly after the two take power.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tanya is an ace manipulator.
  • Rasputinian Death: She is shot by three assault rifles out of a window, and somehow manages to hang on to the ledge before Ben King sends her plummeting to her death.
  • Really Gets Around: She is a former hooker after all.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the post-Cosmic Retcon plot of the first game that happens in Agents of Mayhem, as a result of Kingpin becoming leader of the Vice Kings. Not only does she stay loyal to Kingpin, but she doesn't kill Warren.
  • Smug Snake: Even after successfully backstabbing her way to the top of the Vice Kings, she is still easily dispatched by The Playa, King, and Gat when they finally confront her.
  • The Starscream: To everyone.
  • Stripperiffic: Again, former hooker.
  • Too Dumb to Live: During the last mission of the Vice Kings arc Johnny, King, and the main character break into her office after wiping out what was left of the gang. They all have guns and she is completely alone without any sort of armor, bodyguards, or protection whatsoever. So what does she do? She taunts them and then tries to pull an assault rifle on them despite the fact they have her outnumbered, outgunned, and already have their own guns pointed right at her. No points for guessing what happens next.
  • The Vamp: As Gat puts it, she holds every Vice King higher ups besides King by their dicks. Her backstory states that she slept her way to the top of the gang.
  • White Gangbangers: In comparison to the rest of the gang.

Los Carnales

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The Carnales are the oldest gang in Stilwater and had much of the city under their thumb before the newer gangs started forming. They engage in drugs and arms dealing which makes them powerful foes with a lot of connections. They are ruthless, but rely heavily on the support of their drugs and weapons to keep them afloat.


    In General 
  • Arms Dealer: Along with a healthy hand in the local drug trade.
  • Bilingual Bonus: They often speak in Spanish without subtitles.
  • The Cartel: Their primary business is drug running.
  • Pimped-Out Car: Their gang cars consist of classic lowriders and muscle cars, all trimmed with gold and decals and heavily modified.
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    Hector 

Hector Lopez

Head of The Carnales. The more level-headed sibling, next to Angelo.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: A slick, red zoot-suit with a longcoat.
  • Beard of Evil: A stylish goatee.
  • Big Bad: For the Carnales arc. Until you snipe him.
  • Blatant Lies: He covers up the Saints' attack on the Carnales' main drug lab by telling Manuel that a courier had been stealing some of his stash and that they found the drugs. Manuel is quick to doubt him.
  • Convenient Color Change: In Agents of Mayhem, is zoot suit changes from red to yellow after Kingpin merges Los Carnales into the Vice Kings.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He seems to be the Big Bad for the arc. Until he's killed very early in, in which Angelo takes over.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He is assassinated four missions into the Carnales' arc.
  • I Am Not My Father: Mentioned word for word when Manuel wonders why he doesn't just kill the Saints quickly and painlessly. The tone indicates some bad blood between them as well.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kimo.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an unexplained scar blinding his right eye.
  • Groin Attack: When Angelo's relationship with Luz looks like it might interfere with their negotiations with the Columbians, he makes it clear what he'll do if he messes things up for them.
    Hector: Angelo, you are my brother and I love you, but if your dick gets us in trouble with the Colombians, I'm going to cut it off!
  • Non-Action Big Bad: While it is mentioned that he does not back away from gang warfare, Hector refuses to fight the Saints head-on during their attacks on his drug labs and instead covers it up. In addition, he is also the only gang member who is assassinated without having attacked the Saints.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the calmer, more rational blue to Angelo.
  • Sibling Team: With Angelo.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the post-Cosmic Retcon plot of the first game that happens in Agents of Mayhem, as a result of Kingpin merging both Los Carnales and Westsize Rollerz into the Vice Kings

    Angelo 

Angelo Lopez

Played By: Freddy Rodriguez
Appearances: Saints Row
Hector's younger brother. Compared to him, Angelo is rash and unthinking, frequently letting his temper get the better of him.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The same zoot suit Hector wears, minus the coat.
  • Big Bad: After Hector is killed.
  • Dirty Coward: In the last Carnales mission, he orders his escape plane to take off and leave Luz behind at the mercy of the Saints when he finds out that they are on their way to the airport. When a mook asks about what they'll do, he bluntly tells him that he couldn't care less what happens to her so long as he saves his own ass.
  • Domestic Abuse: Angelo has a severe lack of respect for Luz, his girlfriend, attacking her various times during the arc. He even leaves her stranded in Stilwater after his flight is about to take off.
  • The Dragon: For the Carnales arc.
    • Dragon Ascendant: After Hector dies, Angelo becomes the primary antagonist of the Carnales arc.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He gets very angry when he finds out about Hector's death. Subverted with Luz, who he regularly abuses and leaves stranded during his getaway.
  • Hot-Blooded: Angelo is at the mercy of his fierce temper. Though with a creep hitting on your girlfriend that you can't do anything about, dealing with your brother's murder, and the Saints screwing up operations constantly; It's all perfectly understandable.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lobo.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the Carnales' territory and drug businesses are taken over by the Saints, Angelo attempts to skip town via plane to rebuild.
  • Sibling Team: With Hector.

    Victor 

Victor Rodriguez

Played By: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
Appearances: Saints Row
The legendary muscle for the Carnales.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Suit pants anyway.
  • Bilingual Bonus: He only speaks in Spanish during his appearances.
  • The Brute: Good God, is he ever.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: All that boasting you hear about him aren't just the Carnales trying to act tough... During his boss fight, he can take several slugs from the best shotgun available at Friendly Fire and keep going... and this after he gets caught in an explosion and set on fire.
  • Immune to Bullets: In his opening cutscene, a Saints mook shoots him with a handgun at near point blank range. He simply shrugs it off, helps his friend Angelo kill the remaining Saints, and then the two of them head off to grab some fast food instead of paying a visit to the hospital. It takes being caught in a truck explosion, set on fire, and being riddled with several rounds of ammo before the Saints finally put him down!
  • In-Series Nickname: Tanque.
  • Kill It with Fire: After having his truck destroyed, he manages to escape covered in flames, which eventually kills him alongside being riddled with bullets.
  • Made of Iron: Holy shit. It's even lampshaded by Julius.
    Julius: You gotta be fuckin' kidding me! What's this muthafucka' made of?
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak much. What little he does is in Spanish.
  • Rasputinian Death: It takes a massive explosion, being set on fire, and several bullets to put him down for good.
  • Stone Wall: Some damn solid stone, too.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: If you use cheats like infinite ammo and blow up his vehicle, he will still chase after you on foot. Since you are scripted to lose him, even your nearby Saint-controlled Mook and tagged partners cannot take him down.

    Luz 

Luz Avalos

Played By: Andrea Zafra
Appearances: Saints Row | Saints Row 2 | Saints Row: Gat Out of Hellnote 
Angelo's not-too-smart, shoe-obsessed girlfriend.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Boy, does she ever. When we see her in 2, she's even working in a shoe store.
  • Anti-Villain: Although she's presented as being the girlfriend of Angelo, Luz is never actually portrayed as a villain and isn't involved in the Carnales' dirty work. The Boss even joins up with her in 2 during the Ronin Drug Trafficking sidequest.
  • Brick Joke: The Boss telling her that her shoes are "last season's" is referenced when you meet her in 2.
    Luz: Let me set the record straight; those shoes were not last season.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Saints Row 2. Justified, given that the Carnales have been wiped out at this point and Manuel is now using her as a drug mule after he found someone younger.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: She regularly suffers from Domestic Abuse inflicted by Angelo, her own boyfriend, while both Hector and Victor joke about it at her expense. Hector even mentions that he always thought she was a "bitch".
  • Gold Digger: Why she hooks up with Manuel. Comes back to bite her when he cuts her off for a younger woman. It doesn't stop her from asking the Boss to steal vehicles for her to give him for his birthday.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She returns in 2 as a drug dealer the Boss partners with.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: If you can even call her a villain.
  • Not Worth Killing: Dex initially considers shooting her for incessantly asking about Manuel, but decides not to after she flees.
  • Running Gag: Her obsession with shoes. Outdated shoes, at that.

Westside Rollerz

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A new gang in Stilwater formed by kids from the suburbs and car mechanics. The only thing they love more than pimped out rides are the illegal street races they use them in. They are implied to run chop shops but also receive funding from the wealthy William Sharp, the uncle of the gang's official leader, Joseph Price.


    In General 
  • Car Fu: Almost all of their missions involve driving cars and they are not afraid of getting rough with them, especially during their street races.
  • Fragile Speedster: Their choice of vehicles are flashy imported tuners that have excellent speed and acceleration, but are easily destroyed by a few bullets and have poor crash resistance.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Price: Id
    • Sharp: Superego
    • Donnie: Ego
  • White Gangbangers: Most of their members are white guys from the suburbs who like cars.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Their name causes them to be taken less seriously by the other gangs.

    Joseph 

Joseph Price

Played By: Gregory Sims
The head of the Rollerz, handling the tough stuff while Sharp handles the brain work.
  • Affably Evil: He's a total softie towards Donnie. When Donnie disappears after Lin's death, he blames the Saints for supposedly harming him. While he does run a gang, it's really hard to pin down exactly how evil he really is. Hell, one could make the argument that Sharp is the real leader of the gang and Price is just an amazingly charismatic PR head useful for recruiting new members. This doesn't diminish his value any though. Because a man like the cold and calculating Sharp isn't going to be good for PR among a street gang, nor would it look good for Sharp to get his hands dirty.
  • Bald of Evil: To further make him resemble Vin Diesel.
  • Big Bad: Of the Westside Rollerz story arc.
  • Cool Car: His modified Attrazione. The final Rollerz stronghold mission tasks the player with stealing it.
  • Cool Shades: Never seen without a pair of blackout sunglasses on.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Downplayed. He gets irritated when he catches Donnie high, believing it ruins his focus.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He thinks of his mechanic, Donnie, as a friend and genuinely cares for his uncle.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: His boss battle involves chasing his loaded semi-truck down on a highway while various Rollerz members try to distract you.
  • It's Personal: Sends his gang out to retaliate against the Saints after Sharp's murder and Donnie's disappearance.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Designed after Dominic Toretto from The Fast and the Furious.
  • Pet the Dog: He had a soft spot for Donnie and he really does think of him as a friend, even defending him after Sharp continuously criticizes him.
  • Rousing Speech: Near the end of the Rollerz arc, he decides to try and take the fight to Saint's Row and stirs his mooks into a frenzy with one of these. Unfortunately for him, the Rollerz are too far gone at that point, and the Saints have no trouble stopping the convoy with a counter-attack. Still, you have to give the man points for trying:
    Price: "These streets were ours before those bitches from the Row showed up! And when they stepped, what did we do? They fucked up our race and we just took it. They fucked up our deliveries, and we just took it. And now they killed my uncle, and who knows what the fuck they did to Donnie. Now, I'm only gonna say this once. We're not gonna sit here and fuckin' take it! Light 'em up, boys! We're burning Saint's Row to the ground!
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the post-Cosmic Retcon plot of the first game that happens in Agents of Mayhem, as a result of Kingpin merging both Los Carnales and Westsize Rollerz into the Vice Kings.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Sharp is killed and Donnie goes off the grid, he orders his gang to raze Saint's Row to the ground. When the Saints manage to fight the gang off, he tries to ram the Playa down with his semi-truck, which gets him killed.

    William 

William Sharp

Played By: David Carradine
Appearances: Saints Row
A local lawyer who serves as the brains and finance of the Rollerz.
  • Amoral Attorney: He's perfectly willing to bribe a jury into bailing out Rollerz members in exchange for money and hookers, and doesn't object to killing Lin.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: While he mostly lets Price handle the physical aspects of running the gang, he is not afraid to get his own hands dirty. In fact, he has the honor of being the only rival gang member in the game to take out one of the Saints' top players, Lin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost every other sentence is dripping with snark, and he delivers a paragraph full of them to Lin when they first meet.
  • Evil Genius: Sharp is the brains of the Rollerz for a reason.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His monotonous, deadpan voice is one of his defining traits.
  • Evil Uncle: Price's to be specific.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: He is found driving away in a luxury sports car with four Rollerz guarding him. When the car is destroyed, he will attempt to kill the Playa with a 44 Shepherd.
  • Hate Sink: Unlike his Affably Evil nephew, Sharp is condescendingly snarky towards everyone around him, particularly towards Donnie and Lin. Particularly, he berates the former's plans in front of him, and even shoots Lin in front of him while asking him to help dispose of her body.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Price is the face, but Sharp keeps things running.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He runs things behind the scenes, while Price does the field work.
  • Serious Business: The buyers him and Price deal with. We never see them, but the car parts the Playa prevents the Rollerz from obtaining had something to do with them. The only information given about them is by Donnie, and even then, Sharp abruptly cuts him off.
  • Smug Snake: He is oozing with contempt toward everyone, thinks he can do the dirty work by himself despite being just a lawyer.
  • The Sociopath: Seems to be completely indifferent to the feelings of others, especially when he takes Lin out in front of Donnie.
  • Villain Ball: He fails to shoot the Playa alongside Lin, which bites him hard when Lin performs a Heroic Sacrifice that allows him to escape and take Price down.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The public see him as a lawyer and radio commercials mention him as president of Citizens For Hughes and a major contributor to his mayoral campaign.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem slapping a defenseless woman while she was tied to a chair, and then shooting her right when she's about to be drowned to death. Granted, she was a spy and feeding info to the Saints, but that was just a massive dick move on his part.

    Donnie 

Donnie (also a member of the The Brotherhood in Saints Row 2)

Played By: Andrew Kishino
Appearances: Saints Row | Saints Row 2 | Enter the Dominatrix
A supremely unlucky mechanic, who frequently finds himself at the mercy of stronger people. Returns as a major character in "Enter the Dominatrix".
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Implied to have had a crush on Lin after she saves him. Upon witnessing her death, he even calls her his girl, and still mourns her five years later.
  • Always Save the Girl: Both Shaundi and the Boss lampshade this, though he tries to deny it in the Enter the Dominatrix DLC.
  • Anti-Villain: He is just a mechanic, but since he is also a weakling, he makes a good target whenever the Boss needs to grill someone for info.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His taste in clothing seems to have improved along with his ability to kick ass.
  • Born Lucky: If not for his connections to both Price and Jessica, he would've been killed a long time ago.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in the "Enter the Dominatrix" DLC of IV after being absent in 3, with his absence in the main game being explained as him being cut from the main game.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Donnie just never catches a break.
  • Cassandra Truth: Donnie really didn't have anything to do with Lin's death and tries to explain as such to the Boss in Saint's Row 2, but the Boss doesn't believe him.
  • Cast Speciation: In-Universe. Kinzie states that Donnie was cut out of Saints Row IV because she and Matt already filled the role of tech-savvy smart guys and they both blackmailed enough people to ensure that they remained in the game. Donnie didn't get the memo until during the interview.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: He begins to see Lin as a crush after she pretends to save him, even calling her his girl after Sharp shoots her.
  • Expy: In the Enter the Dominatrix DLC, he becomes a parody of Morpheus.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He isn't actually a villain, but Donnie is such a Butt-Monkey, that he winds up as this.
  • Grease Monkey: Hence his mechanic spot in the Rollerz and the Brotherhood.
  • The Mentor: His original role in SRIV according to "Enter the Dominatrix" was to teach the Boss how to use their powers.
  • Mr. Fixit: For both the Rollerz and the Brotherhood.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The reason why he survives the first two games.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Part of his new outfit are a pair of sunglasses he wears at all times, even if called at night.
  • Took a Level in Badass In the Enter the Dominatrix DLC.
  • Unluckily Lucky: The man has some strange luck. He's repeatedly found himself in situations where his life was on the line, yet he always lives to see another day (the same can't be said about his friends or colleagues, however). He also unwittingly vouches for an undercover Saint, survives the downfall of the two gangs he rolled with, and gets abducted by the Zin Empire. That last one saves him from being a casualty of Earth's destruction.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Sharp shoots Lin right in front of him, he completely freaks out and leaves Sharp alone and defenseless right before Playa manages to break himself out of the car truck Sharp tossed him into. Even several years later in Saints Row 2, it was shown he was still deeply affected by Lin's death.
  • Villainous Friendship: He's friends with Joseph in the fist game and seems to be friends with Matt in the second game.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair has blue highlights in the first game, which later changes to red in the second game.

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