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Firstly i don't remember seeing a topic on this exact subject. If there's on, i apologize. I havn't seen a topic on protags in this level of detail - that's why im making this

 

 

What sort of qualities, both physical and personality-wise, do you want the next GTA protag to have.

 

What sort of background also.

 

If the games in Vice, i'd like to see a Luis-type character, but slightly cooler;

A suave, smooth-talking ladies man, in good physical shape, with high-end clothes (as in jeans that cost $200). A nice pad etc. Someone, not exactly vain, but who's self-outgoing. Someone who lives in "paradise" and whos life is stylish. Perhaps a job at a nightclub, or something like Luis.

 

I'd also like to see a Russian, former Spetsnaz (or a Chechen) character. A cold blooded expert shooter, a master of weapons and techniques. Someone who adheres, not to societies values, but to his own moral code. Not someone who (as much as i love niko) will sit down and cry about his life and the war, but someone who is an expert and ice cold killer.

 

As for the female idea - thats a touchy subject, but for me, it'd have to be a sexy, athletic irish woman. Someone who grew up with her father who was in the IRA and then left for the US (or wherever the game is) to begin her criminal life (which a life in the IRA has led her to.) Being a woman, she'd be constantly pressurized to prove herself, and many employers wouldn't take her seriously. She may have to disguise herself as a guy in order to even get a job. (think of Elizebeta's speach about a mans world)

 

Also another thought i had was an israeli former Shin Bet agent. Expert shooter, tough as nails, expert Krav Maga fighter. Trained in everything, stealth, driving etc. Someone skilled more then any other GTA protagonist so far. In short, "chuck norris" (the internet legend version)

 

So what do you all think? To my ideas but also what's your own?

  • Where do you want your character to come from,
  • What's their backstory
  • What's their physical appearance?
  • What's their personality?
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OK, that description gave of a female character gave having a female protagonist credibility but I'd still prefer a dude! tounge.gif

 

Where do you want your character to come from?

I'd like an Irish American maybe from Boston after watching The Departed. Russian is good too and I know it's been done to death but not in a long time...Italo-Americano mafioso but from New Jersey al la Sopranos.

 

What's their backstory?

Well, I can't really comment on that only as I mentioned in my other topic that I'd love to see a return of a rags to riches story.

 

What's their physical appearance?

My Irish-American would look like Paddy Considine in Dead Man's Shoes...(the guy with the beard)

 

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Basically not flashy, blend in like normal civilians an invest money in things that people/police wont notice.

 

For my mafia dude, he will be typically mafia like from The Sopranos. Those funny tracksuits they were like in Vice City, suits for more formal things and dodgey shirts etc like this photo....

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What's their personality?

My Irish-American will tell a good story. Will be friendly but also f*cked in the head with a twisted sense of humour. Slightly sadist but makes sure his mother is always taken care of. Crumbles like a little boy when his mother gives out but likes to cut peoples fingers off and tourture people.

 

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@ preferring "a dude" : fair enough I think i'd rather a guy, simply as i identify with them more, you know, being one and all. Im one of those guys that, inadvertently and unconsciously put my self in the protag's shoes. I can't do that with a woman... smile.gif

 

"Blending in with normal clothes" - another thing that would fit with my "tactical clothing" topic. A system would have to be in place to make such a thing have a purpose imo, but i like the idea - my israeli/russian/Chechen ideas would be guys who blend. Assassins who are invisible because their in the crowd. That man you saw yesterday outside the supermarket? Remember him? No? Exactly.

 

I think there's something in the Irish thing. a certain style, a kind of charisma in a true irish guy - they'd have to cast an irish man tho, not some random scot or yank in a rubbish accent tounge.gif Now that i think of it more and more, im starting to think it's the next step for R* - they've done Americans, Eastern Europeans, Latino, Black, Italion-american. What's that leave? Irish? English? a scottish guy?

 

There's a certain romance with the irish and i think it'd fit in well with GTA. But i'm talking IRISH here, not American-Irish/Packie.

 

Top of the mornin' to ye, boyo. sorta thing tounge.gif

 

In short - not a bad idea there. But the mafia type? It's been done, and i think R* would have their work cut out to make any mafia themed game/character avoid being cliched. And with Mafia II recently out i don't think that's likely yet. (But your "Las Venturas Mafia" idea isn't too bad....)

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OK, that description gave of a female character gave having a female protagonist credibility but I'd still prefer a dude! tounge.gif

 

Where do you want your character to come from?

I'd like an Irish American maybe from Boston after watching The Departed. Russian is good too and I know it's been done to death but not in a long time...Italo-Americano mafioso but from New Jersey al la Sopranos.

 

What's their backstory?

Well, I can't really comment on that only as I mentioned in my other topic that I'd love to see a return of a rags to riches story.

 

What's their physical appearance?

My Irish-American would look like Paddy Considine in Dead Man's Shoes...(the guy with the beard)

 

user posted image

 

Basically not flashy, blend in like normal civilians an invest money in things that people/police wont notice.

 

For my mafia dude, he will be typically mafia like from The Sopranos. Those funny tracksuits they were like in Vice City, suits for more formal things and dodgey shirts etc like this photo....

user posted image

 

What's their personality?

My Irish-American will tell a good story. Will be friendly but also f*cked in the head with a twisted sense of humour. Slightly sadist but makes sure his mother is always taken care of. Crumbles like a little boy when his mother gives out but likes to cut peoples fingers off and tourture people.

Here I thought I was the only 1 feeling an irish protag.

My character would be born n raised in a triple decker next to the projects in r* version of South Boston.

His backstory would be, as you said, a traditional rags to riches story, in which he starts out running errands with a crew for a lieutenant in the local Irish mob. 1/2 through the game he may or may not be the boss of the south boston area irish mob(dependent on the players actions, preferences, and choices)

3/4 through the game you may or may not be able to challenge,(dependent on players actions, etc etc) the dominant organized crime group,(the italian mob) of the r* version of new england,(boston & rhode island.)

Physical appearance -5'10", blue collar, clean cut and clean shaven.

 

Personality-a smart, ruthless and ambitious criminal who takes advantage of any opportunity to make money legally or illicitly, who, (though feeling bad about certain actions) actively disregards emotions of guilt, shame, or remorse(for the most part) in favor of his own criminal goals and ambitions.(but is not completely cold hearted. A cross between tommy v and niko.)

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I wouldn't really care for that actually. I'd be fine with anything. Even a girl who lives in a rich family, whose family gets killed in a so-killed accident, and that's where the storyline starts. Most important thing for me would be character development. Niko didn't really have that. Even until the last mission, where he could've been millionaire (my version of Niko was), he'd work for a little bit of money. Meh.

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Wishlist topic?

Erm. No.

I am well aware of that topic and this does not belong there: this is a Discussion. I am not saying "I want this tiny thing"

 

I am asking multiple points concerning the protagonist - too much for that messy place.

 

Read the first post then read a couple of the replies. See that? It's a discussion.

 

Multiple points also, so discussing this in that topic will be "off topic"

 

Not everything belongs in there.

 

Please don't post if you can't contribute seriously, and respectfully to the topic.

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Personality and traits IS a "tiny thing", if we could call it so. Discussion on is also a discussion on whether this topic should be in the wishlist or not.

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Personality and traits IS a "tiny thing", if we could call it so. Discussion on is also a discussion on whether this topic should be in the wishlist or not.

Look man. This topic is about the protagonists, NOT about the wishlist.

 

If you can not contribute properly to this discussion, please leave.

 

Seriously, your posts are not far off from spam.

 

keep this ON TOPIC

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Personality and traits IS a "tiny thing", if we could call it so. Discussion on is also a discussion on whether this topic should be in the wishlist or not.

Last time I checked, you're not the moderator here, so I'll decide what goes where thank you very much.

 

This is a forum meant for discussion. Topics that are just "ZOMG, I want dis in da gta 5!!!!" are not going to serve any purpose. There's nothing to discuss. This is a thought out topic with detail and can easily be discussed so there's no reason why it can't remain open here. Now unless you've got something useful to contribute here, I suggest you leave the topic.

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Personally, I would like to see a GTA game that actually can push some morality into game play. The problem with all of them in this department is the fact that, regardless of how you play, what you do, if you aim for the knee or the head, and if you killed Ivan, you're still a criminal. A very bad criminal.

Niko was R* attempt to put something in there, but it really proved to be nothing more than a subtle attempt to slightly humanize Niko. Other than that, I didn't really feel much empathy for him, excluding a few times during the game.

 

Now, in order to achieve this, we need a character that starts off neutral, and can shift to be a relatively good or bad person dependant on player choice.

 

I would like to play a former Police Officer, in his early 30's, who has been fired due to a cover up by corrupt officers. He is resentful of the criminal justice system, and is forced into the job of private investigation just to scrape a living. Pretty much everything else is up to the player. Does he slowly work to prove his innocence or systematically kill the officers responsible for firing him, while planting evidence to prove he is innocent? Does he try to stop some of the crime in his neighborhood, or does he try to control it?

I feel this provides us with a character that has the combat experience needed to complete missions and the motivation to do them. That way, we don't hear the cries of a criminal that tries to occasionally justify what he is doing, but instead a character motivated to clear his name the best way he can find.

 

I don't see there needing to be much of destinction in his race or much anything else. I think a white, normal American would fit the role nicely, but it's flexible.

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Personality and traits IS a "tiny thing", if we could call it so. Discussion on is also a discussion on whether this topic should be in the wishlist or not.

Last time I checked, you're not the moderator here, so I'll decide what goes where thank you very much.

 

This is a forum meant for discussion. Topics that are just "ZOMG, I want dis in da gta 5!!!!" are not going to serve any purpose. There's nothing to discuss. This is a thought out topic with detail and can easily be discussed so there's no reason why it can't remain open here. Now unless you've got something useful to contribute here, I suggest you leave the topic.

Haha, well done that was a fair telling.

 

I would like my main character to be, not as short as CJ and Niko, probably average height 5'10-5'11, i sort of solid frame i suppose, not insanely huge, this could be made bigger through the gym, but you could also get thin, but for height to matter there needs to be more of a distinguishable difference between heights, not just in-story, but also on the street, say you were walking down the street, and there was someone a good foot taller, and a lot bigger than you, you could actually tell, and you probably wouldn't pick a fight with them.

 

Background doesn't concern me too much if they are ex-army, its kinda lame. Maybe a bit of a martial arts background would be interesting, if not you could at least learn it in game.

 

Ethnicity, i think an American would be great, a hardass American like tommy, "touch me and i kill you", if we were to go in that direction again i wouldn't mind and African American protagonist.

 

They need to be a bit funny for me, i would like to hear them yelling funny things when you drive, or walk around, and maybe be a bit of a joker in the storyline, it makes the game a tad less serious.

"hey jackass, learn to drive"

"you gonna dent my car, i dent your face"

I dunno something like that.

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Where do you want your character to come from?

I'd like an Irish American maybe from Boston after watching The Departed.

 

 

Lol, I just said the same thing on another thread.

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