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Grand Theft Auto has a lot of people to hate, for obvious reasons.

  • Grand Theft Auto III: Marty Chonks, the deprived owner of the Bitch'n' Dog Food factory in Trenton, which has fallen on hard times due to the ban on dogs. He makes Claude do dirty work by bringing various people he suspects of causing his bankruptcy to the factory to kill them, disposing of their bodies by putting them into his dog food. Among the people he kills two crooks he hired to break into his house so he could claim the insurance, only to fear that they could rat out on him, and his own wife who he suspects is spending his money. Some players cheered when Chonks’ last mission ended with Carl, his own loan shark, killing him.
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  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: Lance Vance is lazy, childish, and a complete parasite for almost everyone around him, even his brother as the prequel shows. He constantly causes trouble for Tommy, but he also whines that Tommy isn't treating him fairly even though Tommy not only saved his life, but carried him throughout all of their criminal endeavors. His subsequent betrayal in the final mission angered so many players that most, if not all, enjoyed killing him.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:
    • Officers Tenpenny and Pulaski are a duo of corrupt officers, who are the source of CJ's problems and that of his friends and family. They work alongside the Ballas, and orchestrate an attempt to kill Sweet that inadvertently gets Beverly Johnson killed. They threaten to frame CJ for the murder of a cop who tried to expose them, in order to get CJ to do their dirty work; later resorting to having Sweet's life threatened in prison. This dirty work includes having CJ destroy evidence against their corruption, and kill witnesses and investigators against them.
      • What puts Pulaski even further on this trope is that prior to his death, he proudly taunted CJ by making jokes about him and Tenpenny watching his sister and her boyfriend together making love, asking if he could have sex with said sister, and even insulting CJ's mom by not only making fun of her appearance after her inadvertent death, even joked about the guys screwing around with her corpse. All of that made the final cutscene where CJ finally hits the nail on the coffin with a brutal stomp on the would-be cop's head all the more satisfying.
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    • Catalina, who was also in Grand Theft Auto III, where she betrays and repeatedly tries to kill Claude, and every one of her associates for her ambitions in the Colombian Cartel, is even worse in this game. It's shown in this game she was a raging psychotic murderer and generally unpleasant to those around her. She would also constantly abuse and belittle CJ throughout their one-sided relationship over incredibly petty reasons, even blaming him for some of her own mistakes. When she hooks up with Claude, she would constantly call CJ whilst having sex with the former, for no reason other than to annoy him.
    • OG Loc. Throughout all of his appearances he displays himself as an annoying, whiny brat with delusions of grandeur, who somehow thinks he can make a career as a rapper despite being utterly devoid of any semblance of talent and having the personality of sour milk. First, he coaxes CJ into commiting several outrageous crimes without even rewarding him anyhow. First, he tells CJ to ruin the party at the beach by stealing a van with the sound system in it. Then, on Loc's behalf, CJ massacres a manor full of guards to steal Madd Dogg's rhyme book and assassinates Dogg's manager by drowning him with his mistress in their car. All this ruins Dogg's career, and he almost commits suicide in the process. After Dogg's entire works is in shambles, Loc bastardizes Dogg's lyrics with his atrocius music and finally proves be a Dirty Coward when CJ and Dogg decide to get back at him.

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories:
    • Ma Cipriani, Toni's mother, was much worse than she was depicted in III. She constantly berates Toni for not being fearless like his father and even though Tony proved to Ma countless times that he is capable of handling problems all by himself (including butchering poor Casa and selling his remains to meat shop) she still disowns him. Her despicable attitude reaches extreme levels when she decides to call a hit on her own son, wanting Toni to die like a "real man". On the bright side, when Toni becomes a made man she calls the hit off and is never seen nor heard from ever again.
    • Vincenzo, who is heavily implied to be a Green-Eyed Monster. At first, it's ambiguous whether he really set Toni up to be arrested by the police or not, causing Toni to be pissed off at him and crushing his car. Then, because of this, he tries to kill Toni and fails.

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories:
    • Jerry Martinez is a corrupt military Sergeant, and is introduced as an immature and perverted oaf, whose ties with the Vice City criminal underworld put Vic in a downward spiral. At the start of the game, Martinez frames Vic for the posession of drugs and soliciting a prostitute, getting him booted from the military. Afterwards, Martinez repeatedly tries to screw Vic over out of spite, including having his love interest Louise kidnapped and assaulted.
    • Marty Jay Williams, is the head of the Trailer Park Mafia, and the abusive husband to Louise. If that wasn't enough, he also threatens to beat his own newborn daughter. When Louise eventually leaves Marty, and takes their daughter with her, Marty retaliates by abducting Louise, planning on making her own of his prostitutes'.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV:
    • Dimitri Rascalov; though seemingly reasonable at first, he proves to a Dirty Coward, a Smug Snake, and a backstabbing jerk without a single genuine Pet the Dog moment on his name. Throughout the game, after having Niko kill his alleged friend Mikhail Faustin, Dimitri takes control of Mikhail's operations and tries to sell Niko out to Ray Bulgarin, before burning down Niko's apartment. Dimitri would later have Roman kidnaped to try to get at Niko, and in the Deal Ending, sends a hitman after Niko at Roman's wedding, getting Roman killed. In that same ending, Dimitri betrays and kills his new partner Jimmy Pegorino to take his shares from their deal.
    • Vlad Glebov is a loan shark who Roman is in debt with and has a big ego, which made a lot of enemies among the named cast and everyone hates him. Not helping his case is the reveal that Mallorie slept with him to help pay off Roman's debt.
    • Playboy X. An arrogant, self-centered asshole who believes he can be rich with his limited resources. Not only that, he is more than willing to kill Dwayne, his own mentor and friend. Even Niko tells him (before killing him) that he is a bad joke. To make matters worse, if you do choose to kill Dwayne, Playboy tells Niko off and blames him for Dwayne's death, even though he was the one who ordered Niko to kill Dwayne to begin with. Because of this and the fact that Dwayne gives you a much better reward, many players choose to kill Playboy instead.
    • Francis McReary. Given that he is Dirty Cop with delusions of being a good person who was more than willing to commit fratricide, it's not hard to imagine that Francis was deliberately written to be hated. He is this In-Universe as well, since if you kill him instead of Derrick, Patrick will not mourn his death at all. 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, while Derrick rewarding you with higher respect for Patrick.
    • Eddie Low, a deranged Serial Killer and a pathetic Psychopathic Manchild who acts by his own impulses. Fortunately, you can kill him as you wish in his last mission.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned:
    • Billy Grey is an arrogant, and hedonistic president of the LMC, becoming more of a prick as the story goes on. When Jason is killed by Niko, Billy lies and says the Angels of Death killed him, using this as an excuse to steal their heroin, which belonged to the Liberty City Triads who demand it be returned. When Johnny and Jimmy talk Billy into giving it back, Billy works out a deal with the Triads to get them both killed. Billy is arrested after the ensuing firefight, which in turn starts a civil war among The Lost with his loyalists. For all his talks to Johnny about loyalty, he decides to testify against the Lost in order to be released from prison. He also bragged about previously sleeping with Johnny's girlfriend, Ashley.
    • Brian Jeremy, the annoying, bigoted, uncool, cowardly and incredibly irritating Billy Grey's Dragon who is always antagonizing Johnny, even for very pathetic reasons. Sure, he talks tough, but when the gunfight starts, he runs and hides.
    • Ray Boccino takes a level in jerkass in TLaD, becoming far worse than he was in GTA IV. His sheer prickery and pretentiousness is taken to an extreme, as shown in his Establishing Character Moment when he treats Johnny with no respect at all, pissing him off completely when he off-handedly remarks that "everybody's friends with Ashley". Later, he ends torturing Jim Fitzgerald with a blowtorch while forcing Johnny to watch. Any Pet the Dog moments towards Ashley are effectively retconned because in reality he sees her as little more than onetime hook-up and he also trashtalks Niko behind his back, reacting with indifference if Johnny kills him, stating that he never liked him and only laments about how "they don't usually come this cheap".

  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony:
    • Ray Bulgarin was presented as an intimidating mob boss in his initial appearances in IV, holding a murderous grudge to Niko, blaming him for the loss of his diamonds for escaping a sinking boat of his. In this game, he initally shows a more eccentric side to him, even for his violence, arrogance and casual homophobia. That all takes a backseat when Luis and Tony end up unwittingly taking his diamonds, murders a chef who sold them, "surprising" Luis with the Chef's severed head, before repeatedly trying to kill Tony and Luis, and implicitly murders his own sister for annoying him.
    • Rocco Pelosi is ends up as this due to his xenophobic insults thrown constantly at Tony Prince and Luis. And unlike Mori (who is just a Jerkass), Rocco is a malicious, despicable Jerkass who gets worse as the storyline progresses; initially having Luiz and Tony preform dangerous tasks to pay off the Ancelotti's, including putting Luiz through an ambush, before trying to get Luiz to kill Tony. While he manages to escape any sort of revenge at first, he resurfaces in V as a corrupt talent agent, trying to screw over Solomon Richards' movie production, before beating down the old man. Luckily, his brief appearances in V has Rocco punished; once by getting beat down by Michael, and later being killed by Michael.
    • Mori Kibbutz, the older brother of Brucie from the main game, takes all of Brucie's childish jock-like traits and plays them Up to Eleven. Not only is he a Grade A asshole in general, but he also makes his little brother's life hell, saying he wants to "toughen up" Brucie, despite clearly doing it out of pure malice.
  • Grand Theft Auto V:
    • Devin Weston, the Big Bad of GTA 5, is perhaps one of the most despised antagonists of the GTA series. Sure, there's a lot of jerkasses around, but he's so sarcastic, narcissistic, and immature (he behaves like a teenage boy who just happens to have a lot of wealth and power) and annoying that he manages to attract a certain level of hatred, both in-universe and out. He is also a Dirty Coward who pulled a lot of jerk moves on Franklin and Michael, and Trevor, by ripping them off after several jobs, and trying to shut down Michael and Solomon's movie. He only gets worse when he sends Merryweather to Michael's family out of spite, and later tries to get Franklin to kill him, blaming him for ruining his business. Thankfully, you can Take a Third Option by having him killed, and the protagonists face no repercussions as the FIB simply lists him as "missing" and his former allies are grateful that he's gone.
    • Steve Haines, the games other main antagonist, is a corrupt FIB Agent, who is introduced when he almost throttles Michael because he stood up to him, and later has Trevor torture an innocent man before ordering said man killed. He becomes more and more of a dick as the game goes on. Throughout the game, he is a arrogant, falsely charming, obstreperous, and obnoxious person, who is a Control Freak who thinks he could control Michael and Trevor. When their usefulness has ended and his corruption comes to light, he attempts to frame Michael for his operations, and tries to strong arm Franklin into killing Trevor to tie loose ends. Thankfully, you can Take a Third Option by having him killed, and the protagonists face no repercussions as his former allies are grateful that he's gone and the FIB doesn't care much either.
    • Franklin's aunt Denise doesn't do much to endear herself. Considering she spends most of her time complaining, being lazy, and insulting Franklin (and her deceased sister, who is Franklin's mother) every chance she gets. Even when Franklin is doing far better in life than she is, she still acts like an ungrateful hypocrite.
    • Dr. Friedlander, the Dr. Jerk who keeps scamming money out of Michael for his therapy sessions, and not even trying to hide the fact he wants to milk Michael's mental issues for all they're worth. Thank God you have the option to kill him.
    • Fabien LaRouche, the rude, perverted yoga instructor, has not endeared himself to fans at all. It's rather satisfying to see Michael whack him with a laptop for being just simply an awful person in general.
    • Stretch. He has no characterization outside of being a pathetic Smug Snake who thinks his big-shot status in the Families means he controls Franklin and Lamar's lives, repeatedly trying to get them killed while working with the Ballas.
    • Peter Dreyfuss. An absolutely deranged film director who killed a young woman in an extremely twisted way, even raping her post mortem. His reasoning for doing so is that he thinks his status puts him above everyone else. When Franklin finally confronts him about it, Dreyfuss runs off.
    • One of Franklin's assassination targets, Jackson Skinner is an arrogant tech mogul, who makes the most of his short screentime of being a perverted scumbag. Picking up his favorite prostitute, he verbally abuses the woman on the trip to their hiding spot, threatens her daughter to keep her quiet, and can even knock her out when he's done with her. Upon killing him, Franklin states he doesn't even feel bad about it.

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