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Best GTA Protagonist


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930 members have voted

  1. 1. Best GTA Protagonist

    • Claude Speed
      30
    • Tommy Vercetti
      174
    • Carl "CJ" Johnson
      165
    • Toni Cipriani
      7
    • Victor Vance
      12
    • Niko Bellic
      295
    • Johnny Klebitz
      15
    • Luis Fernando Lopez
      16
    • Michael De Santa
      77
    • Franklin Clinton
      21
    • Trevor Phillips
      105
    • GTAO protagonist
      6
    • Huang Lee
      7


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The fact that Franklin has such little votes has actually restored some of my faith in this forum. I think the praise his character gets is due to him not being some cliche gang-banger trope. Having aspirations of wanting to get out da hood don't make up for the fact that he's an underdeveloped character with a boring personality.

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The fact that Franklin has such little votes has actually restored some of my faith in this forum. I think the praise his character gets is due to him not being some cliche gang-banger trope. Having aspirations of wanting to get out da hood don't make up for the fact that he's an underdeveloped character with a boring personality.

 

I actually read your post and I agree.

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Cannot believe so many think Trevor is the best protagonist. In my opinion he was just a dumb psychopath with an unlikable attitude -- to me -- that really should've just been a character in the game, not a main character. I would've preferred a smarter guy in his place but oh well, people like him.

 

My favorite protagonist has to be Niko Bellic because he just was easier to connect to. I loved the story of IV and still love it today, I could replay it over and over. Niko was just a very detailed character. He wasn't "whiney" in my opinion nor "boring". I guess anything dark is considered boring. Had no idea so many people thought vibrancy=exciting.

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Franklin is nice but i don't vote for him because he's a play on Carl CJ Johnson. Also Tommy, is good but he's just a parody of Toni Montana.

My vote goes for CJ, while i want to say Trevor but CJ had a very deeper character than Trevor.

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I find Trevor to be overrated. Maybe I would've liked him more if I was 13, but as a character Niko Bellic easily shines over the other protagonists. He's the only protag to be significantly original.

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Trevor for me. He's the most unique and he seems like The Joker of the GTA series. It was a lot of fun watching him doing some crazy things. He is smart crazy, which is the worst kind, could be very funny, and he could be disturbing. He would be an awesome bad guy.

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Cannot believe so many think Trevor is the best protagonist. In my opinion he was just a dumb psychopath with an unlikable attitude -- to me -- that really should've just been a character in the game, not a main character. I would've preferred a smarter guy in his place but oh well, people like him.

 

My favorite protagonist has to be Niko Bellic because he just was easier to connect to. I loved the story of IV and still love it today, I could replay it over and over. Niko was just a very detailed character. He wasn't "whiney" in my opinion nor "boring". I guess anything dark is considered boring. Had no idea so many people thought vibrancy=exciting.

Niko's not really whiny. He sees things for what they really are. Honestly he's the only protagonist that feels real IMO.

 

Unlike the others he was in a unique situation being an immigrant having never been to the USA before. Just trying to find his place whilst dealing with the sh*t he and Roman found themselves in made him feel like the underdog.

 

Niko's just fantastic and I can't stress that enough. I'd be devasted if he ever got the Johnny treatment.

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I haven't played GTA V but I really like Trevor because he stands out from other GTA protagonists. Being a diehard VC fan though my favorite would be Tommy Vercetti of course, he was ruthless but loyal. Clever and cunning and wasn't really whiny in any way.

 

Niko was good too, Niko is a close second for me.

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I agree with StingrayX and SonOfLiberty. Niko was fantastic. If I had to rank all of the protagonists, then

 

Niko > Tommy > Toni > CJ > Claude > Johnny > Vic > Michael > Luis > Franklin > Trevor. If I was including 2D characters like Mike and Huang they'd be near the end as well.

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There's nothing "cool" or "awesome" about Niko, but I think his story was the most in-depth and he was an interesting character. If you want to go the "cool" route, I'd say CJ. I think Franklin is one of the worst characters in GTA

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It's very hard to choose between those characters. I mean, everyone has it's own way and unique thing. My vote goes for Tommy Vercetti, Vice City rules.

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My vote goes to Niko. He's simply the most in depth character from the series, and Rockstar games in general (with the exception of John Marston).

 

I fail to see how anyone can like Franklin really. He seemed promising during the pre-release, but in game he simply seems like an emotionless shell; no character development or overwhelming personality.

 

Niko > Michael > Tommy > Trevor > Johnny > Vic > Claude > Toni (as a protag, he was an amazing character in III) > CJ > Luis > Franklin

 

I just wish that Rockstar could pull off a good non-white protagonist. Vic was decent, but CJ, Luis and Franklin all seemed so poorly written.

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My vote goes to Niko. He's simply the most in depth character from the series, and Rockstar games in general (with the exception of John Marston).

 

I fail to see how anyone can like Franklin really. He seemed promising during the pre-release, but in game he simply seems like an emotionless shell; no character development or overwhelming personality.

 

Niko > Michael > Tommy > Trevor > Johnny > Vic > Claude > Toni (as a protag, he was an amazing character in III) > CJ > Luis > Franklin

 

I just wish that Rockstar could pull off a good non-white protagonist. Vic was decent, but CJ, Luis and Franklin all seemed so poorly written.

I really didn't mind Franklin. I think he would be more liked if he wasn't the shadow to Michael and Trevor all the time.

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If I'd answer this in fanboy nostalgia mode, I'd tell you Tommy. But in reality, it is Trevor. And I'm not one that likes things just because they are new. He really is the most intriguing main character. Franklin is by far the worst in the series with Vic Vance right behind him. Both extremely dull and Vic is very "please I dont wanna do this" kinda guy which is a total turnoff in GTA.

 

I voted Trevor.

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It's embarrassing Trevor's so high...

The least coherent, well-written, or consistent... Yet the most beloved for a few one-liners and shooting rednecks while in his underwear.

This game seems to have an excellent demographic.

 

I'm a cynical prick if you haven't noticed.

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GTA V is still fresh, everyone is still impressed with the new characters, thats why they are getting the most votes. give the hype some time to die and the poll wouldnt be the way it is now. not saying that the V protagonists are bad though.

 

Personally, Johnny > Niko > Trevor.

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TPenterprise, on 30 Oct 2013 - 4:10 PM, said:

There's nothing "cool" or "awesome" about Niko, but I think his story was the most in-depth and he was an interesting character. If you want to go the "cool" route, I'd say CJ. I think Franklin is one of the worst characters in GTA

Lol CJ cool but Franklin is worse, gtfo .

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Drunken Cowboy, on 10 Nov 2013 - 05:59 AM, said:

It's embarrassing Trevor's so high...

The least coherent, well-written, or consistent... Yet the most beloved for a few one-liners and shooting rednecks while in his underwear.

This game seems to have an excellent demographic.

 

I'm a cynical prick if you haven't noticed.

How about you learn to take different opinions seriously tough guy ?

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For me personally its Tommy Vercetti Or Niko Bellic. I felt Tommy was really bad ass Despite the No swimming (which was a game mechanic, has nothing to do with his character). As For Niko he was also very Badass and He felt more like a real person to me then the others.

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Despite Johnny K not being perfect he's my favorite, he showed alot of emotion and loyalty to his brothers in the 22 mission storyline, his laid-back, relaxed way of dealing with problems was epic, he was a complete badass that killed all the cops in a penitentiary and had a unique storyline as a biker. Sadly, R* f*cked up with the introduction of TP which has to be the worst protag in GTA history.

 

Lost but not forgotten.

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Good to see the majority have taste.

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My top 5 starting from the best goes like this

 

1: Tommy vercetti. He is the most bad ass and loved his story. He didn't give a f*ck. If he wanted it he took it by any means possible. And to those saying he's a rip off of tony Montana then you clearly never watched scarface cuz Toby was a Cuban immigrant trying to get used America life. Tommy on the other hand was a n already established Italian mobster who served to e for murdering a group of people. You could say there are similarities but to say a rip off is just ignorant.

 

2 Johnny Klebitz: while his story was short it capatured personal feeling with his trouble between the bikers and staying loyal and with his crackhead girl who he knew all along wouldn't work but tried to be a good guy and give her chances.

 

3 Vic Vance: extremly underrated. Flat out. Loved the characterand I liked his motives but all the while telling himself he's not that kind of guy he got lost on his own morals and became what he said he wouldn't just trying to help his family

 

4 Michael Dr Santa: I liked the whole family thing to the story that actualy played a nice part of his background. It made him more interesting than the others. I liked that he had already done crime but couldn't help himself fro. Wanting to get back in it

 

5 Carl Johnson: while some either loved or hated it I just liked him. He bothered me that Catalina bitches him down but I lived hos adventure through an Andreas. Seem like one of those movies in the epic genre that span over time and go all over the place.

 

Agree or disagree with my top 5?

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