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Most overrated protagonist from GTA 2-Present


Doland J. Trump

Who do you think is the most overrated protagonist  

124 members have voted

  1. 1. Who do you think is the most overrated protagonist

    • Claude Speed (GTA 2&3)
      8
    • Tommy Vercetti (GTA VC)
      22
    • Carl "CJ" Johnson (GTA SA)
      48
    • Tony Cipriani (GTA LCS)
      1
    • Vic Vance (GTA VCS)
      1
    • Niko Bellic (GTA IV)
      16
    • Johnny Klebitz (GTA:TLAD)
      3
    • Luis Fernando Lopez (GTA TBOGT)
      4
    • Huang Lee (GTA CW)
      1
    • Michael (GTA V)
      4
    • Trevor (GTA V)
      34
    • Franklin (GTA V)
      6


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GTA-Biker

Trevor.He's praised for being a badass, deadly and unpredictable psychopath,and even a parody of the way an average GTA player plays the game,but in reality he's just an annoying manchild who harasses and bullies anyone he meets and throws tantrums whenever something isn't his way (not to mention that R* had one of the previous protagonists killed by Trevor to show that Trevor is supposed to be badass).

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universetwisters

Niko because people won't shut up about him 10 years later just because he was the first protagonist with a decent personality.

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Algonquin Assassin
6 hours ago, universetwisters said:

Niko because people won't shut up about him 10 years later just because he was the first protagonist with a decent personality.

No one cares what you think titty mc twisters.

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ThatBenGuy
26 minutes ago, xXxRyanxXx said:

No one cares what you think titty mc twisters.

Roasted.

 

(Also, exactly how I feel whenever my posts/threads get criticized)

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universetwisters
3 hours ago, xXxRyanxXx said:

No one cares what you think titty mc twisters.

 

YOU SEE!?!??! TWO ANNOYING FANBOYS KISSING YOUR ASS BECAUSE YOU'RE DEFENDING NIKO!!!!!

 

 

DO YOU SEE THIS WITH PEOPLE LIKE TONI CIPRIANI OR MIKE FROM GTA ADVANCE!!!!??? NO!?!?!!??!!??!!!!!!

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ThatBenGuy
20 hours ago, universetwisters said:

 

YOU SEE!?!??! TWO ANNOYING FANBOYS KISSING YOUR ASS BECAUSE YOU'RE DEFENDING NIKO!!!!!

 

 

DO YOU SEE THIS WITH PEOPLE LIKE TONI CIPRIANI OR MIKE FROM GTA ADVANCE!!!!??? NO!?!?!!??!!??!!!!!!

U mad bro? Also, your post is literally one of my absolute favorites! I take it as a complement when and if someone says I “kiss the ass” of xXxRyanxXx. He’s my homie just like Tycek, Penguin Bob, Crossbones, etc. ;)

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universetwisters
13 minutes ago, ThatBenGuy said:

U mad bro? Also, your post is literally one of my absolute favorites! I take it as a complement when and if someone says I “kiss the ass” of xXxRyanxXx. He’s my homie just like Tycek, Penguin Bob, Crossbones, etc. ;)

 

Damn son are we talking about overrated protagonists or listing off more Niko fanboys.

 

 

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Tommy Vercetti

 

He's a smug, insufferable, & highly one-dimensional douche who's personality seems to be ripped directly out of a generic & bland mob movie, he's a very bad cliche. 

 

His character is one of the most overrated uninteresting & unimaginative in the series.

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El Penguin Bobo
36 minutes ago, universetwisters said:

listing off more Niko fanboys.

FANBOYS?!! Image result for triggered gif

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Johnny Spaz

They're all good, so I'll say Trevor.

 

If i had to pick a real one (don't consider V a GTA game), I'd have to say Tommy, only because he's the guido version of Tony Montana.

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D9fred95

I say Franklin. Luis isn't really on any favorite lists but Franklin gets put on a bunch of them regardless. He's just the poor man's CJ. All that stuff about wanting to get out of the hood and make something of himself was already done by CJ but better. He does that classic protagonist thing of complaining about being surrounded by morons but goes along with their antics anyway because... missions. Like Dom just eggs on Franklin to base jump and Franklin just goes along with it. Talk about a pushover.

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TheSantader25
1 hour ago, D9fred95 said:

I say Franklin. Luis isn't really on any favorite lists but Franklin gets put on a bunch of them regardless. He's just the poor man's CJ. All that stuff about wanting to get out of the hood and make something of himself was already done by CJ but better. He does that classic protagonist thing of complaining about being surrounded by morons but goes along with their antics anyway because... missions. Like Dom just eggs on Franklin to base jump and Franklin just goes along with it. Talk about a pushover.

Franklin is not up there with the highly loved protagonists.He is barely even rated by many let alone being overrated. 

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SinisterRaccoon
5 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

Franklin is not up there with the highly loved protagonists.He is barely even rated by many let alone being overrated. 

I think Franklin just didn't get enough screen time in comparison to Trevor. Also compared to Trevor he seems sane. The worst thing a GTA protagonist can seem is sane.

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Laker23

CJ, 100%.

 

I actually like him but he's by far the most overrated by the general GTA population.

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Lock n' Stock

Normally I'd go for CJ, I never got all the buzz surrounding him. Playing through San Andreas again however, he's kind of grown on me.

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Hmmm nice bike

I'm shocked that CJ is winning here. SA is such a legendary game that whatever praise he gets is warranted. Trevor, on the other hand, feels like a character thrown in to appease the 13-year-olds who want to play as a guy who swears constantly and sh*ts in the street. Way too try-hard and inconsistent. Ogg is a great actor, but his character ran its course a while ago and was never as funny as people like to say he is.

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SinisterRaccoon
On 10/3/2018 at 9:53 PM, Hmmm nice bike said:

I'm shocked that CJ is winning here. SA is such a legendary game that whatever praise he gets is warranted. Trevor, on the other hand, feels like a character thrown in to appease the 13-year-olds who want to play as a guy who swears constantly and sh*ts in the street. Way too try-hard and inconsistent. Ogg is a great actor, but his character ran its course a while ago and was never as funny as people like to say he is.

CJ is your basic cookie cutter gangbanger representation with no real depth beyond being betrayed by his friends which is a plot point that you hear twice and is easy to forget about. Trevor on the other hand actually has layers. Saying he's just edgy to appease 12 year olds (who legally shouldn't have the game) is reductive and unfounded.

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Algonquin Assassin
3 hours ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

CJ is your basic bitch cookie cutter gangbanger representation with no real depth beyond being betrayed by his friends which is a plot point that you hear twice and is easy to forget about. 

This. I hated the way the game tried to make such a big deal about him avenging his mother's death and bringing "da homies" back together that I really couldn't have cared less about Ryder and Big Smoke betraying him. 

 

 

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trevor. all i ever heard when v dropped was how trevor was this ultra epic character that was not only epic funny and random but also super edgy. as ive become more cynical toward this franchise ive come to realize just how awfully cringe-worthy he is. people have gone over this in better detail than me but tl;dr he's just a big joke of a character that never gets any meaningful development because he's always at the ass-end of a horribly unfunny joke. his whole "im angry cuz mah friend died" plot is also redundant because of how quickly he gets over brad and michael's betrayal. i genuinely dont understand why people like him at all and i have a hard time believing anyone thats not 12 could take this guy seriously at all. the concept of his character is interesting but in practice R* just completely butchered it.

 

@UndeadPotat0 completely disagree with you regarding trev. he's not layered at all, what you see in his opening cutscene is what you get for the entire game without an actual explanation for his reasoning, motives or an exploration of his character. all we get is "look everyone this guy has mental issues that makes him crazy!! epic random time XD".

 

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Saying he's just edgy to appease 12 year olds (who legally shouldn't have the game) is reductive and unfounded.

but he is edgy just to appease 12 y/o's. it's quite literally the crux of his character. its an overused anti-Trevor argument sure but it's certainly not "reductive and unfounded" in the sense that it holds no weight. i mean just look at the way he was marketed. and by the way, i'm guessing rockstar are well aware of the fact that many children, children who shouldn't have the game, still play it therefore i don't see why it's a point that should be brought up.

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SinisterRaccoon
On 10/4/2018 at 9:14 AM, mde2 said:

trevor. all i ever heard when v dropped was how trevor was this ultra epic character that was not only epic funny and random but also super edgy. as ive become more cynical toward this franchise ive come to realize just how awfully cringe-worthy he is. people have gone over this in better detail than me but tl;dr he's just a big joke of a character that never gets any meaningful development because he's always at the ass-end of a horribly unfunny joke. his whole "im angry cuz mah friend died" plot is also redundant because of how quickly he gets over brad and michael's betrayal. i genuinely dont understand why people like him at all and i have a hard time believing anyone thats not 12 could take this guy seriously at all. the concept of his character is interesting but in practice R* just completely butchered it.

 

@UndeadPotat0 completely disagree with you regarding trev. he's not layered at all, what you see in his opening cutscene is what you get for the entire game without an actual explanation for his reasoning, motives or an exploration of his character. all we get is "look everyone this guy has mental issues that makes him crazy!! epic random time XD".

 

but he is edgy just to appease 12 y/o's. it's quite literally the crux of his character. its an overused anti-Trevor argument sure but it's certainly not "reductive and unfounded" in the sense that it holds no weight. i mean just look at the way he was marketed. and by the way, i'm guessing rockstar are well aware of the fact that many children, children who shouldn't have the game, still play it therefore i don't see why it's a point that should be brought up.

"I'm cynical toward the franchise so no it is you who is wrong." Ya I'm definitely going to take the word of someone who openly states his rather huge bias towards the games without giving much more of an argument then "He's edgy and that's bad." 

 

You obviously just don't seem to care at all bc if you cared you'd know there is a reason for his actions stemming from his childhood and dismissal from the military. Reasons that are explained in the games story if you were paying any attention.

 

Also I bring up that children shouldn't be playing the game bc that means rockstar don't write characters with young people in mind. And I don't know how you could reach the conclusion that a troubled unpredictable serial killer redneck drug dealer was written with kids in mind.

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SinisterRaccoon
9 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

"I'm cynical toward the franchise so no it is you who is wrong." Ya I'm definitely going to take the word of someone who openly states his rather huge bias towards the games without giving much more of an argument then "He's edgy and that's bad." 

 

You obviously just don't seem to care at all bc if you cared you'd know there is a reason for his actions stemming from his childhood and dismissal from the military. Reasons that are explained in the games story if you were paying any attention.

 

Also I bring up that children shouldn't be playing the game bc that means rockstar don't write characters with young people in mind. And I don't know how you could reach the conclusion that a troubled unpredictable serial killer redneck drug dealer was written with adolescents in mind.

Also about the Brad thing he does not get over it quickly. It takes the entire game for him to get over it.

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33 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

Ya I'm definitely going to take the word of someone who openly states his rather huge bias towards the games

I don't have any bias against the game lol. i'm cynical in the sense that im not viewing it as a wide eyed fan that will happily eat anything r* shoves down my throat. just taking a more critical approach

 

33 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

without giving much more of an argument then "He's edgy and that's bad."  

re-read what i said and you'll find my argument was that his character development was weak and his Brad story arc was completely redundant. saying he was edgy was just a throwaway argument i used at the end

 

33 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

you obviously just don't seem to care at all bc if you cared you'd know there is a reason for his actions stemming from his childhood and dismissal from the military. Reasons that are explained in the games story if you were paying any attention.

so you're saying that his tough upbringing and discharge from the air force made him steal a multi-million dollar nuke? attack innocent people in his rampage missions (referring to the hipsters)? continuously endanger himself and his friends? and are you really going to refute my argument based on one throwaway line in an extremely boring mission and a few references here and there? its also a bit weird to explicitly say i dont care about the game when im spending time writing posts like this arguing either way for it lol.

 

33 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

Also I bring up that children _shouldn't_ be playing the game bc that means rockstar don't write characters with young people in mind. And I don't know how you could reach the conclusion that a troubled unpredictable serial killer redneck drug dealer was written with adolescents in mind.

when people say he was written for 12 year olds it doesn't explicitly mean that characters are written with children in mind lol (at least thats not what i mean). its just a generalized way of saying trevor was written to appease the 12-20(something) audience that don't care about any meaningful character development or plot and are only playing to be as wacky, random and edgy as possible.

 

22 minutes ago, UndeadPotat0 said:

Also about the Brad thing he does not get over it quickly. It takes the entire game for him to get over it.

not really. the reveal comes 3 quarters away through the game and then there's like what? 22 missions to get over it? and most of that time spent in the 22 missions was either union depository related or spent doing missions that revolve around michaels family or franklin himself. theres only one mission, pack man, that spends time developing trevor and elaborating on his character (which also happens to be one of two missions that actually do this). and even then, again, a major plot point (trevor getting over michael's betrayal) is used in a throwaway line on a friend date.

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TheSantader25

Funny how people find the most subjective and stupid reasons to explain their choices like they are facts. Let me take a shot as well. 

 

I couldn't care less about how Niko's friends we barely even know were betrayed by darko. A cliche revenge plot with a cliche and inconsistent protagonist who talks like he is deep and developed but when it comes to actions, he is bland and inconsistent. At least CJ knew what he was and wasn't in denial. 

Also love it when we see loads of edgy whiny characters in movies and games and most of them are considered some of the most developed and deep characters ever. But as soon as Trevor comes into place we realize it's made for twelve year olds.Why? Because he is disgusting, ugly, dirty, Sociopath, psychopath, Sadist,Crybaby, edgy.... The funny thing is, he is meant to be this way because it was intended for him to "be" this character and when you see people confirm these characteristics as the reasons for hating him, you know R* did their job well. 

 

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SinisterRaccoon
3 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

Funny how people find the most subjective and stupid reasons to explain their choices like they are facts. Let me take a shot as well. 

 

I couldn't care less about how Niko's friends we barely even know were betrayed by darko. A cliche revenge plot with a cliche and inconsistent protagonist who talks like he is deep and developed but when it comes to actions, he is bland and inconsistent. At least CJ knew what he was and wasn't in denial. 

Also love it when we see loads of edgy whiny characters in movies and games and most of them are considered some of the most developed and deep characters ever. But as soon as Trevor comes into place we realize it's made for twelve year olds.Why? Because he is disgusting, ugly, dirty, Sociopath, psychopath, Sadist,Crybaby, edgy.... The funny thing is, he is meant to be this way because it was intended for him to "be" this character and when you see people confirm these characteristics as the reasons for hating him, you know R* did their job well. 

 

I don't even mind CJ being a bit of a bland-ish cliche character with little backstory bc it does let you project on to the character. I just prefer characters that you can see why they are the way they are and have a bit of backstory.

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