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Assassin101

Michael's family are ungrateful, selfish, spoiled brats

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InnocentA

 

 

Michael's family are easily the worst stereotypes in the game and just terrible people as a whole. But he deserves them. Like, okay, jimmy smokes pot and plays video games. How is that worse than watching movies while sprawled drunk on the couch or sitting poolside and listening to music?

 

Ooh, amanda is a shallow bitch that likes spending money on clothes? Yeah, says the guy who gets dollar sign rims on his car automatically in the story at some point.

 

Tracy is too obsessed with fame? Says the guy who wants desperately to make movies, so much so that he'll chase some guy's rich assistant onto an active airport runway just so he can save some movie with his name on it.

 

Yeah, his family are all the worst kind of people. But he deserves them.

 

Trevor's a cannibal and Franklin's a generic gangster and yet I found those two way more likable than Mr. "Oh I hate my family but I love them and that's why I save them but I also put them in danger and they totally suck but I am the most perfect snowflake of a human being on the planet.".

So... Jimmy thinks his mother is a real piece of work eh?

 

Jimmy added those dreadful rims while he was in possession of Micheal's car. At some very random point in the game.

that makes sense, i always thought i must have done that to the car and forgot about it!

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Drazkul

I don't understand where Amanda get's off on the "cheating BS", Michael hasn't cheated in any canon cutscene but Amanda has with two other dudes in the campaign, TWO... in a campaign within a time span of 1-3 months.

I'm just replaying the single player and if you start the mission where Trevor turns up at their house for the first time as Michael then during the argument between him and Amanda she mentions that she was faithful till she found Michael cheating with someone (I think it was a stripper or hooker he was caught cheating with).

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The Mysterious One

I am currently in my third playthrough and this is right after my second (The first was sort of split as I took months off from playing it and finishing it after those few months).

 

Anyway, I know how the story goes, but I will admit that I had Michael cheat with the strippers before the familly moves out, but in my opinion, I think it would make more sense in this playthrough when I play as him to sleep with them after they move out because Amanda was cheating with that tennis coach and that yoga instructor (Man, Fabien REALLY annoyed me). After the reunion of the De Santa family, she started coming around a little more.

 

In regards to the other members of the family, I kind of wonder what their deal is. I know Michael is not the greatest father out there, but at least he cares about his kids and does show that he cares about his wife. Michael wouldn't go so far to save Tracey from some porno guys on a yacht if he didn't care. I also wouldn't blame him for attacking Lazlow like he did, both times in fact. Hell, if you choose option B, you can see how proud he is when Amanda breaks the news that Tracey decides to go to college. As for Jimmy, well the guy is a lazy bum who does nothing but play video games all day. I don't even think he tried applying for those jobs like he said he would.

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

Michael's family are easily the worst stereotypes in the game and just terrible people as a whole. But he deserves them. Like, okay, jimmy smokes pot and plays video games. How is that worse than watching movies while sprawled drunk on the couch or sitting poolside and listening to music?

 

Ooh, amanda is a shallow bitch that likes spending money on clothes? Yeah, says the guy who gets dollar sign rims on his car automatically in the story at some point.

 

Tracy is too obsessed with fame? Says the guy who wants desperately to make movies, so much so that he'll chase some guy's rich assistant onto an active airport runway just so he can save some movie with his name on it.

 

Yeah, his family are all the worst kind of people. But he deserves them.

 

Trevor's a cannibal and Franklin's a generic gangster and yet I found those two way more likable than Mr. "Oh I hate my family but I love them and that's why I save them but I also put them in danger and they totally suck but I am the most perfect snowflake of a human being on the planet.".

Mike is the best character by far. Trevor is a waste of space and Franklin is so personality-less.

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im_stoned

I feel bad for jimmy because his a smart young man but realizes the games rigged against him so he doesn't play it. I can't blame him for that. With that said though you do see him exercising so his atleast trying to improve him self in a positive way.

Amanda and tracy are terrible though their aware so their f*ck up's but continue to f*ck up anyway.

The reason I think jimmies different is due to the fact his not allowing himself to be used by other people and embarrassing himself in the process.

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YA BOY DIRT

For everything that's wrong with Michael's family, is reflected in Michael tenfold.

 

"wahhhh Amanda cheated on TWO guys in the game!" Michael ran a prostitution ring for the better part of his life, even Amanda worked for him. He also cheated with strippers and hookers.

 

"Jimmys a fat f*ck who smokes and plays COD all day! what an a**hole!" Michael drinks himself to death with whiskey and stays at home watching old movies all day. And he has the nerve calling Trevor a hipster....

 

"Tracey just wants fame and she'll blow anyone!!!11!!" Michael desperately wants to make a movie with Solomon Richards, to the point where he'll kill several people in his way just to keep his name on the reel. "Associate Producer" doesn't even carry any importance to it.

 

Add to the fact that he smuggled drugs and guns across the border, robbed banks, KILLS indiscriminately, and tells his doctor that he actually likes it. For all of you complaining about his family, oh just grow up and look at the patriarch himself for a second. Who cares if he wants to "do good" by his family? They have every right and reason to feel bad and treat him like dog sh**.

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AndyC-M

would i be right in saying that the op isnt a parent?

 

ive just very recently lost my mom to cancer and my dad the day after my birthday a couple of years ago, and i can honestly say i bet most, if not all of us at one point have been ungreatful to our parents, but you know, they will still love you anyway because its unconditional, i have a 3 yr old son who when tantrums will kick and punch me but that doesnt mean he needs a bullet in the head

 

yes this is just a game, but rockstar have tried to make the storyline as realistic as possible for your enjoyment, and trust me, nagging wives and selfish kids is part of the norm :-)

 

michael is my favourite character because i can relate to him, not to every little detail, but to some

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Capital

They were actually obnoxious to the point where I prefered Jimmy as an antagonist over Steve Haines.

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Len1986
On 6/29/2014 at 2:35 PM, Drazkul said:

I'm just replaying the single player and if you start the mission where Trevor turns up at their house for the first time as Michael then during the argument between him and Amanda she mentions that she was faithful till she found Michael cheating with someone (I think it was a stripper or hooker he was caught cheating with).

In Grand Theft Auto V established that she worked as a hooker after she got the breast implants that Michael had bought her I'll call work Trevor made reference to that in the first time he makes it the Los Santos he tells Wade and that's why I think Michael found out about her working out called is a hooker instead of cheating with strippers because of it so I believe that's what really happened Amanda is very hypocritical woman it's obvious

6 minutes ago, Len1986 said:

In Grand Theft Auto V established that she worked as a hooker after she got the breast implants that Michael had bought her outcall work Trevor made reference to that in the first time he makes it the Los Santos he tells Wade and that's why I think Michael found out about her working out called is a hooker instead of cheating with strippers because of it so I believe that's what really happened Amanda is very hypocritical woman it's obvious

On 6/29/2014 at 2:35 PM, Drazkul said:

I'm just replaying the single player and if you start the mission where Trevor turns up at their house for the first time as Michael then during the argument between him and Amanda she mentions that she was faithful till she found Michael cheating with someone (I think it was a stripper or hooker he was caught cheating with).

In Grand Theft Auto V established that she worked as a hooker after she got the breast implants that Michael had bought her I'll call work Trevor made reference to that in the first time he makes it the Los Santos he tells Wade and that's why I think Michael found out about her working out called is a hooker instead of cheating with strippers because of it so I believe that's what really happened Amanda is very hypocritical woman it's obvious

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Valdr

This is a classic case of a bad guy being a protagonist so people see him as a good guy. The game doesn't illustrate all the serious problems you would have if your dad was a career criminal, it just shows a family who lives in a nice house and has lots of nice stuff and are all mean to the guy who made all that money. Can't really blame your kids for how they turned out if you were in jail when you should have been raising them.

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billiejoearmstrong8

To me the problem isn't that the family are ungrateful and sh*tty etc, it makes sense that the family would be dysfunctional. It's that they're portrayed that way through very unimaginative and lazy stereotypes to the point that they're just a joke. And also that Michael allows them to walk over him to the extent that it's absurd, as if they forgot that he's not just a middle aged dad but is supposed to be a hardened criminal who's a middle aged dad. Like, the Sopranos shows Tony Soprano being a criminal and family man who sometimes has average family problems etc but still isn't a total doormat with them. As with many aspects of the game they went too over the top and silly with it.

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Outlaw Biker Viking

I agree with the OP indefinitely! Although Michael is a good character imo, his family are definitely within the majority of bad GTA V characters! Amanda and Tracey are both annoying whores and Jimmy reminds me of the epitome of some GTA Online, Mafia 3, generic futuristic COD, Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite, type of gamer. He's also an annoying little pest who is constantly disrespectful towards Michael. In short, he's practically Chris Griffin or Bart Simpson on steroids. If Jimmy was real and I met him IRL, I'd probably deck him!

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SpaceRaven

I agree, the whole game makes you want to feel for michael but it completly ruins it with his family. Why would i care for them if all they did was blame michael and act like hollywood?

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Son of Zeus

Michael is an excellent character. His family IS annoying, they're exaggerated stereotypes. Amanda the slut wife, Tracey the slutty daughter, Jimmy the loser son...I wish R* had toned them down.

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SonOfLiberty

If it wasn't for GTA V's bullsh*t restriction that wont you use weapons inside certain buildings I would've tossed a molotov onto Jimmy's bed with him on it.

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TheSantader25

At least I find Jimmy funny in a sh*tty way in certain situations but Tracey and Amanda were pure Cancer. Absolutely intolerable. If you see women like them IRL run away for your life. 

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Ondr4H

For me is whole De Santa family better antagonist than these FIB clowns.

I mean there needs to be ending D, when you "put to sleep" whole family.

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El Penguin Bobo
14 hours ago, American Venom said:

If it wasn't for GTA V's bullsh*t restriction that wont you use weapons inside certain buildings I would've tossed a molotov onto Jimmy's bed with him on it.

It's easy to kill him. Just call him to hang out and run him over. 😎

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gtafaninwest

They're a perfect example of the modern American family.

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mde2
43 minutes ago, gtafaninwest said:

They're a perfect example of the modern American family.

Good thing you can speak on behalf of over 200 million people

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Thanatos1308
On 9/18/2013 at 1:39 PM, Assassin101 said:

OMG I am so sick and tired of his hot, loud, whore wife, his whore daughter, and his fat ass, sneaky, whiny Call of Duty playing turd of a son.

 

Every time I switch to Michael I have to endure a bout of his dreadful family. The only things they say are, "Michael, you're a lunatic! You've ruined my life!" right after they've done something stupid like stealing his sh*t and then getting caught up with a bunch of thugs that he has to save from them. So pathetic.

 

I wished Rockstar would allow me to use my .50 cal suppressed pistol to their heads (after I give the cheating slut Amanda one last good f*ck) so that I can continue robbing liquor stores in peace without the agony of those extremely hypocritical cretins.

 

 

 

On 9/18/2013 at 1:39 PM, Assassin101 said:

OMG I am so sick and tired of his hot, loud, whore wife, his whore daughter, and his fat ass, sneaky, whiny Call of Duty playing turd of a son.

 

Every time I switch to Michael I have to endure a bout of his dreadful family. The only things they say are, "Michael, you're a lunatic! You've ruined my life!" right after they've done something stupid like stealing his sh*t and then getting caught up with a bunch of thugs that he has to save from them. So pathetic.

 

I wished Rockstar would allow me to use my .50 cal suppressed pistol to their heads (after I give the cheating slut Amanda one last good f*ck) so that I can continue robbing liquor stores in peace without the agony of those extremely hypocritical cretins.

 

 

Late as hell but I’d agree I’m replaying the story now and they piss me off so much. Amanda cheats on him constantly and acts like a bitch saying she gave up her life which she did for a much better one in LS. There isn’t much to say about Tracey she’s a whiny brat who can’t see that her dads just trying to protect her. Then there’s jimmy who constantly provokes Michael until her snaps then jimmy acts like he did nothing wrong even when he tries to sell his boat or drugs his dad and steals his car and money he still says that Michael is the lunatic. Overall i like the idea that Michaels family don’t like his past but the game makes such massive leaps in logic “oh you caught me cheating on you? You’re a f*cking psycho I’m leaving.” What?

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Payne

So is Michael. They cheat on each other, it’s a well planned work.

 

If you call Mike’s doc. for the second time Mike’ll confess he hooked up with a girl lately.

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Tao Cheng

This and Trevor's existence is what made me convinced to stop taking GTA's storyline seriously anymore... It went from gritty man from the middle east making a better life in America to unstable trailer trash man making a blood bath because they won't let him have it his way.

BTW: Michael's family is typical of upper class Los Angeles families. R* hit the nail on the head with that one.

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