Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:29 PM
The TL/DR: Women are badass
A woman who grew up in the streets of LA. She was tough, she fought like hell, and everyone feared her. She didnt care who macho or big you were, if you pissed her off enough she will take you down. This Mexican was feared by all that was around her and even though she was no leader of her boyfriends gang, the lower gang members still respected her. One gang made the mistake of messing with her. As she went to retrieve a car for a friend of hers, rival gang members of her friend pulled up for an attack. Se manged to jump through the open window and quickly drove off. That wasnt the end of it though! They followed her onto the highway and as they drove along side of her, one the the gangsters leaned out the window and pointed a shotgun at her. Now this pissed this woman beyond and she veered her steering wheel and rammed them hell out of this car. The force of the hit made the guy fly back into the car and dropped the gun on the highway. She kept ramming them until she forced them off an exit and she drove off, leaving them in the dust. Another time when she was in Mexico these gang members were messing with her brother and she went up to them, socking one of the guys. Her sisters, brothers all got into a fight and she got ontop of this one gang member and started beating the crap out of him all while keeping off the other members trying to get her off. Eventually they were able to run them off.
After a little, she was back in Los Angeles but things changed for her. She got pregnate with her first child. Her boyfriend asked her to to carry some drugs, and while she held the drugs in her hand and looked at her belly, she said no. For her child, she decided to leave all that behind. After that she got a job working in a farming field, despite being six months pregnate. However, with only a sixth grade education it wasnt really possible for for her to work anywhere else. As she worked her way up, she gave birth to her first child and a couple years later she got pregnate once again. She realized that what she was doing wasn't going to be enough. Even though she knew her family was helping her, she went out and got an education. She applied for college but the people there scoffed at her for her low education. While she took a test to see if she could even attend college, they looked down at her with smug faces. The look on their faces when not only did she pass, she passed with flying colors.
Now, years later she has three kids now and she meets a marine. She marries him and they all move to Yuma... She had a child with this man but it wasnt long before she realized that Marine was a monster. He hurt her children and she would not live for that. She destroyed his life, got him a dishonorable discharge, sent him to jail for 8 years and made sure he stayed there. She evemade him leave this side of the county and made sure he was alone for the rest of his life.
Now, with four kids in tow this single mother moves to a new small town of Sierra Vista. While there she got a job working as a computer tech for the local hospital. All while rasing four kids, she gets her bachelor's degree and gets promoted to a high paying job. Eventually she meets a new man and has a fifth child. This time the father was a good man but after the last time, she doesn't trust anyone as well as she use to.
Now, she has a wonderful life. She is able to put all her kids through college, owns two houses, her kids didnt grow up to be hoodlums but grew up to be an artist, political speaker, engineer, a mother, and one kid still in the works of becoming a soldier.
It's not perfect though, because her past still catches up with her. Her jail bird brother trying to corrupt the town she made home, her hoodlum cousins trying everything in their power to one up her at everything she does, her relitives constantly visiting and bringing trouble with them. Police assuming she stole the car and home she worked so hard for.
But she manages to stay above it all but she will fight like hell... If she had to.
Now she sounds an interesting protagonist no? Well she isn't some made up character, she is my mother. Just like every GTA character, she worked her way out of the slums and tried to make a better life. People keep saying a female protagonist can't be realistic when that is far from the truth. My mother LIVED the world rockstar created in the games. She is a badass and I am sure she can beat any macho f*cker out there.
So yes, I do agree Rockstar should have a female protagonist sometime. If not for this game, for a future game, because a woman can be as badass as a man. I also think there should eventually be a realistic gay character out there sometime... And we will, Rockstar has been taking steps for both. With Ballad of Gay Tony, they showed there are many types of gay people out there, not all of the, flamming. And they've had many strong female characters, specially in GTA IV.
And Im sure there will be more strong female characters in GTA V as well. Infact, if you look in the gameplay video one of the "experts" that can help you do a heist is a female.
And no I don't agree with the whole "I don't want a LGBT or female character just because there hasn't been one, they have to have a compelling story!". That's stupid, I'm gay and I've never had an compelling and exciting story explaining why I am gay. Same for women, why do they need an adventure that explains why they have boobs?
So if you read that whole thing, thank you!