*I didn't want to kill Steve Haines.
*I wish we could work for the FIB in Online.
*Steve Haines was a manipulative corrupt c*nt and he got what he had coming.
*I've had enough working for the government for the bulk of V's plot.
OT: I hope the next GTA game has as little government involvement as possible. Hopefully then it could focus on actual "grand theft auto"
Agreed. Steve Haines was an unlikeable douchebag, no doubt. Sorry but Haines was not a likeable antagonist... with all means.
Look at the similar characters (I mean law enforcers like him) throughout the series... Tenpenny, yeah he was a manipulative c*nt just like Steve, who was threating criminals into doing his dirty work with putting them into jail or killing them, but you could see that Tenpenny was more than a dimwitted c*nt who only uses his position to do whatever he wants. Tenpenny had big lobs of brains in my opinion.
Jerry Martinez... he's probably another type of Steve Haines but I think Jerry's more sharper than Steve, he's like a less comic relief yet more annoying version of Steve.
Francis McReary... he has exaclty the same brainwork as Haines' but he always f*cks up when trying to manipulating people, at least he f*cks up while trying to manipulate Niko as far as we saw (however, I think Francis has managed to manipulate Niko in a bit level when he stated that Clarence's lieutenant is selling heroin to kids). However, I always thought Francis McReary has an interesting philosophy, that's what I like about him most.
Wade Heston... well, at least he tried to help Huang rather than digging him under six feet of crap.
Dave Norton... I consider Dave a masterpiece amongst the characters of V. Dave was an interesting guy and furthermore Michael and Dave's weird bond showed an interesting relationship between the protagonist and a corrupt law enforcer. Dave may be a lap dog for Steve but he has consciousness and he was actually a smart guy. He was keeping calm, but I presumed that he had both brains and balls.
But I'm looking at Steve Haines and I ain't seeing anything that could make me sympathize his characteristic. Sorry, but I don't think Haines was smart, or he had an interesting philosophy, or he was a likeable S.O.B. However, I really liked his voice actor, Robert Bogue. Bogue did an excellent job by perfectly impersonating a douchebag like Steve... I mean Bogue made me feel Steve was a real annoying c*nt.