i knew some asshat was going to say that.
Ending A and B make no sense because Either devin or haines would still want the other protag dead
Also, here's my OBJECTION post,
while it's true that, Franklin and Trevor shook hands when they first met,
and that Michael and Franklin were meant to drink a beer,
Do you really expect Franklin or Trevor to ask the other guy for a beer in a situation where they were meant to do a job for the FIB??
I don't think that Franklin would cap Trevor either, he helped him out in some situations, they were friendly, they just didn't know eachother so well. Also, Franklin expected Michael to find him a new job, that is the only reason he went to Michael's house. He wasn't exactly over there for 'Beer'.
Now, that you said 'How can they proceed with normal lives with Merryweather, Chinese mobsters and Ballas on their asses?'
Well, you see, Merryweather's reputation gets a lot of negativity and they lose their permission to 'protect the country',
The Ballas wouldn't give so much sh*t considering many things like that happen in the gangs, Stretch wasn't a high-ranked, member so he's just a lost Homie to them,
And the Chinese, well, you take down the boss and have a chance to take down his son, not to mention that you can even just kill everyone with sticky bombs and then kill his son and disappear with no evidence of who killed him.
The boss was down, his goons are powerless.
TL'DR: Endings A and B are pig sh*t.
But wouldn't the Chinese have more people in their gang than just the peple in the cars? i'd imagine it would be a large gang, considering the amount of people you killed in "Fresh Meat" And the 2nd most high ranking member usually moves on to become the leader.
I felt like Trevor and Franklins bond was quite stale compared to Michaels and Franklin. Also, after all the trouble Trevor was creating, and considering that Michael and Trevor were long friends and Franklin was new one he didn't get to know too well, Franklin could cap Trevor without hesitation.
Also, Devin wouldn't kill Franklin just because he wanted Trevor dead. It was not a forced job. Unlike the FIB missions where most of them were Steve threatening the trio asking them to do jobs for them.
I have a bone to pick with your statement regarding Trevor being the one endangering Michael's family in the story. Devin Weston owns stock in Merryweather, and Michael made a fool of Weston through the movie fiasco and the loss of Molly. Trevor's interfering with Merryweather's business of course wouldn't help the situation. Merryweather is a private army- perhaps a better description is mercenaries, who are private soldier with no official affiliation with anyone but themselves. soldiers to the highest bidder. hence, without Trevor, an attack on Michael by them is still very much feasible. As for ending C, the explanation I would come up with is simply the losses Merryweather incurs would not be worth pursuing them further. The cost outweighs the benefits in that case. Economics.SpoilerThat, combined with the catastrophic losses incurred is a logical enough reason for me for Merryweather to stop pursuing the protagonists. If any of these endings could be considered canon, C has the best shot. It does what it can to tie up loose ends (though they could have done it more masterfully) as well as allowing the player to continue to work towards 100% completion.
I would of accepted C as the canon ending if they were multiple missions.
If Merryweather didn't want to pursue the trio any further, they wouldn't of stopped just because of some shootout. Maybe if they intruded or destroyed their base they would of let them go, but not because of a shootout with approximately the same amount of dead Merryweather soilders as any other Merryweather related mission.
I guess you're right about the first statement. But it was just an example.
...waiting for the gas to ignite and setting him ablaze by either Franklin or Michael. Afterwards Michael and Trevor have a deep chat for a minute or so.
Really? Trevor has a deep chat with Michael after he is lit on fire?
I always get the trio names mixed up.
I always thought option C was the cannon one. I mean, it had it's own artwork. I haven't seen artwork for Trevor waddling about in gasoline or Michael falling off a water tower
Fair enough, but I feel that artwork was made because R* needed insipration for a trio artwork.
To sum it up:
C: Happy, but flawed ending
B: Sad and unjustified ending.
A: Sad, but reasonable ending.
Remember people: This isn't about which ending you liked most. It's about the canon one. C isn't canon just because you wanted all 3 characters to survive.