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Carl Johnson Appreciation Thread


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nickvick197

 

 

Yeah. Since Ryder always insulted him because he left to Liberty City, he would finally give CJ the respect he deserved and we might even get a shot at CJ and Ryder hanging out along with Cesar. The three amigos. Just imagine how cool that would've been.

Unlikely. Junkies like Ryder never (to rarely) change their ways. Carl was his competition, and Ryder only used Carl, he was not and never had been a "Friend" in any but the gang member meaning. He only grudgingly tolerated Carl, Carl being Sweets brother.

Carl is totally against "Hard Drugs", so where would Ryder get his Fixes? Ryder's was only an asset to the gang for his ability to get Weapons.

Once the move to being exiled, Ryder had no value to the gang in any sense of the situation. His termination was needed to "clean up" the story.

 

Was only stating a scenario. It's just a video game. Don't make this serious.

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PalominoFreak

EDIT: << Merged into similar topic >>

 

 

You might have read the threads about CJ beeing too much of a softy when it comes to Catalina or Officer Tempenny and some other characters in the game. But i think this is what makes him a good protagonist after all. I don't like overpowered protagonists who are 100% hardcore and take out everything without showing any kind of fear or inhibition. Its just ridiculous and boring. Tommy was too badass, i mean seriously he didn't even feel human to me, like a robot who knows exactly what to do during the first try. The fact that CJ messes things up and gets screwed over many times in the storyline just makes him look more authentic.

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hozupindahows00s

EDIT << Merged New Topic into existing topic >>

Does anyone agree with me that CJ is God?

Look at what he did to become a multimillionaire? He got a garage, a toy shop, a car show room, and a huge casino! Plus he singlehandedly took over all the territories in Los Santos! Not to mention breaking inside Area 51 for a jetpack and going through burning buildings to save his loved ones. I love Niko and Vic just as much too! Hell I like all the GTA protagonists (except Tommy, who's a selfish asshole). But CJ just did EVERYTHING to own a whole state and become a multimillionaire, not to mention took out all the territories and wiped out every gang in Los Santos. So CJ is the greatest character ever, not to mention the God of GTA. He's like Amy Rose from Sonic the Hegehog

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Yeah. Since Ryder always insulted him because he left to Liberty City, he would finally give CJ the respect he deserved and we might even get a shot at CJ and Ryder hanging out along with Cesar. The three amigos. Just imagine how cool that would've been.

Unlikely. Junkies like Ryder never (to rarely) change their ways. Carl was his competition, and Ryder only used Carl, he was not and never had been a "Friend" in any but the gang member meaning. He only grudgingly tolerated Carl, Carl being Sweets brother.

Carl is totally against "Hard Drugs", so where would Ryder get his Fixes? Ryder's was only an asset to the gang for his ability to get Weapons.

Once the move to being exiled, Ryder had no value to the gang in any sense of the situation. His termination was needed to "clean up" the story.

 

No offense dude, but you're taking a game that consists on flying jetpacks, blowing up aircrafts, and breaking in Area 69 solo a little too seriously. Plus Ryder was CJ's childhood friend, just like Big Smoke.

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No offense dude, but you're taking a game that consists on flying jetpacks, blowing up aircrafts, and breaking in Area 69 solo a little too seriously. Plus Ryder was CJ's childhood friend, just like Big Smoke.

If All the topics of speculation regarding the games "loose" points and "mysteries" were to be stopped the site would be dead, as is the first one I joined. So, "it's only a game" has to be ignored for the most part. Beside which, the Rockstar boy like to see the conversations on their games. Dan Hauser has said as much in his interviews.

5 Dan Hauser Interview on the GTA: SA game generally .

 

 

 

From an interview with Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Terry Donovan, Christian Cantamessa, Jeff Rosa, and another developer. They mentioned that they do love what the community comes up with sometimes, and they leave it alone to see how its resolved.

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In retrospect, CJ probably has the most tragic story. I mean his brother gets killed in the late 80s, his mother gets killed just five days later, C.R.A.S.H. tried to frame him for homicide, and even though CJ makes many new friends following his return in San Andreas, he also lost two of his old friends from childhood. So from what I've garnered, CJ seems to have the most tragic story in GTA, maybe rivaling Niko.

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Ahmedmfroezspeed

THE SECOND WORST GTA PROTAGONIST EVER MADE

The problem with CJ is that he feels remorse.. like all the time

I mean he's not like Franklin who feels remorse in a few circumstances and not like Vic

Who has rampages...

I mean CJ is the only GTA protagonist who has no rampages ! And just like Luis, CJ is another douche bag who will do ABSOLUTELY anything to get his d*ck wet, but compared to Luis, he's way less of a douche bag than him, and his.character is weak if you compare it to other GTA protagonists like Tommy and Toni,

he just needed to be a Ibadass and a bit psychopathic...

How about you ?

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why is luis a douche bag lol? and why compare him to cj? and why?

what does a douche bag do? how you describe a douche bag?

 

most people describe a douche bag as “someone who is a moron and always tries to annoy others”. Cj, isnt much of an awesome guy but he never claims to be a good guy anyway. he’s a survivor, like some other guys however cj is a bit more violent and back stabbing at times. Yet he is not an annoying piece of garbage who’ll act like Trevor.

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I like Carl, so funny and cool. That's it.

4 hours ago, OmarMohammed said:

CJ is cool, but he is overrated

maybe, but he's still cool character.

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4 hours ago, OmarMohammed said:

CJ is cool, but he is overrated

CJ is half overrated, half underrated. He's overrated by the SA fanboys who brag about how much customizable he is and underrated by the massive fans who constantly underestimates him and despise the game due to hating gangsters in general (never mind the fact that all GTA games have gangsters).

 

Me personally, I'm a little mixed on CJ. While he can be inconsistent at times, I like that he is one of the first protagonists who has moral standards and, while not as intelligent as Tommy or even Niko, does show he's capable of implementing certain plans and businesses. He's also got a lot of heart and can put up a fight in a difficult situation in spite of the game's dissonance.

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IMO CJ has a growth arc like no other and it was a really memorable one. The majority of the protagonists already have some prior fighting/criminal experience, which is fine since some backstory always helps. What I really like with CJ is that unlike the others he starts off as a complete rookie, so we get to see a protagonist from a brand new perspective. Sure he did work for Joey in LC and was involved in the gang life prior to that, but all that is relatively minor of a background compared to most other protagonists more storied pasts, or compared to the events of SA. So we get to see his full growth from a complete rookie to a criminal mastermind who's influential over an entire state. I liked to experience that kind of perspective, it felt like as a player we grew along with CJ as we played through the game. This made me connect with CJ's character a lot

 

I'd also like to appreciate how Carl Johnsons nickname 'CJ' is so popular that it's how he's commonly referred to instead of by his actual name. Nobody really calls Niko 'NB' or Trevor 'TP' despite that they were addressed as such in game(granted they don't really push it as hard as they did CJ), but Carl, he's CJ! I find that cool for some reason. 

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On 10/4/2016 at 2:35 PM, Femme Fatale said:

I love that he's very cusomizable...

I used to try to make my CJ look like 2pac. lol 

 

But yeah the customization was great in this game, fat CJ was awesome.

 

 

"Back of your neck look like a pack of hotdogs."

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1 hour ago, Tacymist said:

Back of your neck look like a pack of hotdogs."

"Yeah? You look like something I'd leave in the toilet." 😂 

 

I love how CJ would have different dialogue based on whether he was fat, muscular, wore rich clothes, gangster clothes etc. I just learnt that there's even dialogue for him when he's in a police uniform. It's quite endearing, even stuff like him humming lines from songs in the in-game radio is a nice touch. 

 

And the classic 'Oh look, a gun' will never get old for me

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2 hours ago, Utopianthumbs said:

"Yeah? You look like something I'd leave in the toilet." 😂 

 

I love how CJ would have different dialogue based on whether he was fat, muscular, wore rich clothes, gangster clothes etc. I just learnt that there's even dialogue for him when he's in a police uniform. It's quite endearing, even stuff like him humming lines from songs in the in-game radio is a nice touch. 

 

And the classic 'Oh look, a gun' will never get old for me

'Welcome to America', 'Guess what, it's loaded', 'What kind of license you got? A fishing license?' are pretty funny too.

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20 hours ago, GhettoJesus said:

'Welcome to America', 'Guess what, it's loaded', 'What kind of license you got? A fishing license?' are pretty funny too.

F*CKIN HIT ME FOO! during high police chases....The quote is so damn simple but kills me everytime he balbbers it out :lol: 

 

Also certain NPC's will tell CJ he smells good and if you reply with a positive tone he'll still reply in a creeped out tone.

 

"You smell good baby!"

 

CJ: My smell? Yeah aight whatever... lmao.

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ZeyadProGamerCod Legend

CJ is the best and coolest he stole 60 million dollar jetpack, owns a gang and he is fearless. The people who said CJ is sh*t that's your opinion but in my opinion he is a lot cooler.

On 2/28/2020 at 12:46 PM, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

THE SECOND WORST GTA PROTAGONIST EVER MADE

The problem with CJ is that he feels remorse.. like all the time

I mean he's not like Franklin who feels remorse in a few circumstances and not like Vic

Who has rampages...

I mean CJ is the only GTA protagonist who has no rampages ! And just like Luis, CJ is another douche bag who will do ABSOLUTELY anything to get his d*ck wet, but compared to Luis, he's way less of a douche bag than him, and his.character is weak if you compare it to other GTA protagonists like Tommy and Toni,

he just needed to be a Ibadass and a bit psychopathic...

How about you ?

Franklin and Michael don't have rampages, Trevor has rampages, Carl is on of my top 5 favorite protagonist in the GTA Series

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I appreciate the fact that he's the first humane protagonist from the series, not some thug who likes killing. 

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On 2/28/2020 at 10:46 AM, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

I mean CJ is the only GTA protagonist who has no rampages !

The HD protagonists (except Trevor) have no rampages as well.

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DR:BUSTA
Just now, OH76 said:

The HD protagonists (except Trevor) have no rampages as well.

Huang Lee has Rampages

 

On 2/28/2020 at 10:46 AM, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

mean CJ is the only GTA protagonist who has no rampages

Bruh he has the f*cking gangwars why would he need Rampages

They serve the same purpose

Also I am not sure if you played the game but CJ never felt remorse for any crime he did

He's okay with killing Innocents and all kinds of crimes except drugs

The only time he felt remorse was after killing Smoke because he was his family

Also what does douchebag mean to you?

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Americana

He's shorter than every single person in the state of San Andreas.

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Wayne Kerr

Short is hawt baby, there's a reason CJ gets all the women and you know it.

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Carl Theft Auto

You got a big dick when you're short.

 

Spoiler

Wait. HOW DO I KNOW?!?!?!!

 

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DR:BUSTA
25 minutes ago, Carl Theft Auto said:

Wait. HOW DO I KNOW?!?!?!!

CJ nude mod I guess

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Nasloye

Comparing CJ to other protagonists is just like comparing how strong Aang and Zuko is.

To me, all of them are equal and have their great way becoming a protagonist.

 

In my opinion, CJ is a good protagonist. Although he wasn't the same as Claude and Tommy... he is still loyal to his friends, family and his gang. 

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On 1/17/2021 at 12:44 PM, DR:BUSTA said:

The only time he felt remorse was after killing Smoke because he was his family

 

Ryder as well until Cesar tried to convince him. These two were his childhood friends so yeah.

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DR:BUSTA

Fun fact : CJ is my favorite protagonist in the series

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