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So wait, is it 'Claude' or 'Claude Speed'?

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  • Steezy.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:24 AM

Claude Speed is the farting, burping, Elvis killing, sociopathic manipulator from GTA2. Claude is the psycho mute from III with a badass leather jacket. I remember people used to say that Claude's (3) surname isn't actually Speed, and people get it confused because of the actual Claude Speed from 2. But I see quite a few posts that just calls him Claude Speed. So, is that really his last name?

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:55 AM Edited by KGBeast, 17 November 2017 - 04:56 AM.

Yes he is Claude Speed. It is the same character expressed in two different story universes. If you've seen the live action promo video for 2 you will notice Claude's appearance in III was heavily inspired by the appearance of the actor playing Claude.



Rockstar also used to have a quiz on Facebook 'Which GTA Character Are You?' which confirmed his full name to be Claude Speed if you got him as a result.


Link to the newswire story about the quiz (which no longer exists): http://www.rockstarg...or-faceboo.html


You can still see the artwork on the wiki here:






Hope that helps.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:03 PM Edited by ViceBoy69, 20 November 2017 - 11:06 PM.

Nothing is known about Claude's life before 1992, other than he had emerged as a top contender in an illegal racing ring and owned an abandoned garage in DohertySan Fierro. Rockstar however states that Claude is: "Definitely a drifter, probably from the west coast, new to Liberty City " (and his) "surname may or may not be Speed".



Who is the guy playing Claude in the video ?

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Scott Maslen played Claude. Check him out.



I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.


It's a play on 'God speed'.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:13 AM

I dunno i always called Claude (from GTA III) Claude and Claude Speed Claude Speed,


Now i dont think 2D Universe is anyhow connected to 3D universe but don't quote me on this


Plus why are there then 2 separate characters, why dont they call Claude Claude Speed?


For me its anyhow you like it i really didn't read much about this neither have i cared

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:40 AM

I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.

This. I've always found it a rather weird surname. Always thought it was more of a street name, due to his reputation with street racing (maybe).
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:57 AM

As posted earlier, R* never confirmed whether his last name was in fact Speed or not, so no one really knows.

I personally think his full name is indeed Claude Speed, but I address him as Claude anyway, because, you know, you don't usually call someone by their full name, right?

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

Rockstar probably vaguely thought about doing a game connecting GTA 2 and 3 stories hence the lack of information about Claude's background. The less info they give the more freely they can create scenarios.

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