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LazyGator

Paige Harris should get more spotlight

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LazyGator

It's no secret that, generally speaking, women in the GTA series are treated in a rather...vulgar manner. Women in the GTA series are known mostly for being strippers and hookers we smash and dash underneath our tires. To be blunt: Men run the show in the series and are the only ones treated with some degree of sophistication and respect. That's why, while selecting my crew for the Jewel Store Heist for the first time, I was so shocked at who the most skilled hacker was -- Paige Harris, a tomboyish female who, oddly enough, came off as being just as vital to the group and professional as her male accomplices. Now that was refreshing and was the main reason why I used her on every heist requiring a hacker, despite Rickie (if used from the start) being equally efficient and cheaper in the long run (plus Rickie's overly l33t, faux personality was annoying).

 

What was even more surprising was when she was shown, in GTA Online, to be more than just a criminal hacker; she was useful at gathering intel, materials and outfits for the heists. As the late Jay Norris said before his head exploded, "That's not just impressive. It's revolutionary!" Seriously, Paige is the first female in gaming I've seen with as much professionalism and importance as the prominent men in the game, something more than evidenced by her 15% cut...

 

I would hate to see such a unique female, to the series and to gaming in general (seriously, how many females in gaming are there who are expert hackers, intel gatherers and as vital as Paige in general?), cast aside and forgotten. This is why I personally would like to see more of this character in GTA V; Paige is a rare character and learning more about her actual personality and life beyond heists (even if just through a few side missions) would be a breath of fresh air in every regard, in my opinion -- a nice change of pace from the classless strippers and hookers we're used to.

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GamesBoy316

I agree, she needs to be shown more. She's cool and very hot.

 

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A.O.D.88

Paige Harris is the worst choice for hacker! At 15% she is the most expensive heist crew member.

 

Rickie Lukens gets the job done at a fraction of the cost and by the time you are ready to setup the Big Score his skills are just as good as hers!

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PotonForry

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

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Pedinhuh

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

I fail to see her boosting cars and going on hits though, she's a hacker, not your hitman/gangster/car thief/repo man/getaway driver.

 

But I have a feeling that we might get a new female protagonist for the next game, but R* writers must lighten up first and stop thinking every woman out there is a disposable sex object...

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jp9865

Did no one notice the respect that Trevor has for women? His reaction when Wade called Ashley a bitch should give you an indication.

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

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Pedinhuh

Did no one notice the respect that Trevor has for women? His reaction when Wade called Ashley a bitch should give you an indication.

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

I don't think you're supposed to take that exchange seriously because you have to run her over with Trevor's truck so he can say that, if you don't do that, he will have a different conversation with Wade.

In fact, you should take everything that guy says with a grain of salt, he's way to inconsistent to be taken seriously IMO.

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jp9865

I've never run her over and I've had that dialogue every time.

 

I completed the game 3 times on ps3 and got around 50% on ps4.

 

It's the standard dialogue.

 

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cp1dell

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

Honestly, my favorite idea for a female protagonist I've heard is playing a crooked female cop. Kind of like how some people speculated "Officer Vasquez" could be a DLC protagonist.

 

Hell, male or female, a crooked cop would be really interesting to play as in GTA.

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PotonForry

 

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

Honestly, my favorite idea for a female protagonist I've heard is playing a crooked female cop. Kind of like how some people speculated "Officer Vasquez" could be a DLC protagonist.

 

Hell, male or female, a crooked cop would be really interesting to play as in GTA.

 

Oh man, I'd be all for that. They could really do a lot with that one.

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Thelema93

I could picture Paige Harris being a protagonist in a watch dogs game. Since that's more about hacking. But not in a GTA game. As pedinhuh said she dosen't really suit boosting cars, carrying out hits, etc.

 

I reackon taliana Martinez would be a better suited female protagonist in a GTA game.

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universetwisters

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

You're making the false implication that only women are portrayed in an exaggerated fashion in GTA.

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LazyGator

Rickie Lukens gets the job done at a fraction of the cost and by the time you are ready to setup the Big Score his skills are just as good as hers!

Yes, I said that in the OP.

 

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

Eh, I could see it, if her canon/cutscene MO deviated from killing and car jacking more so than most protagonists, kind of like Trevor's MO drastically deviates from Michael and Franklin's, i.e. psychopathic, bisexual, filthy mass murder and lover of old ladies in contrast to Michael and Franklin's professional, money first, kill if necessary MOs. (I hope that made some sense.)

 

Did no one notice the respect that Trevor has for women? His reaction when Wade called Ashley a bitch should give you an indication.

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

I noticed it, but I fail to see what said respect has to do with the treatment of women in the GTA series in general.

 

In regards to the portrayal of women: I wouldn't say it's an exaggeration, just that it heavily focuses on the most depraved aspects of women's treatment and presentation IRL.

 

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So much spotlight I can see her pixels.

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PhillBellic

I would like to see more of her.

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Dope_0110

 

Did no one notice the respect that Trevor has for women? His reaction when Wade called Ashley a bitch should give you an indication.

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

I don't think you're supposed to take that exchange seriously because you have to run her over with Trevor's truck so he can say that, if you don't do that, he will have a different conversation with Wade.

In fact, you should take everything that guy says with a grain of salt, he's way to inconsistent to be taken seriously IMO.

 

Nope, you don't need to run her over. You can simply leave her mourning and go on your own way and you'll get that conversation.

 

But the point above was that Trevor, out of all people, shows the most respect for female characters in this game, which is true. But he will also go to the other extreme in an instant (his interactions wil Franklin's aunt are a good example).

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walkingsickness

The overpaid hacker chick! We need to have a "spotlight" on the un-important, overpaid hacker chick that meant nothing to game whatsover?

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jp9865

 

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

You're making the false implication that only women are portrayed in an exaggerated fashion in GTA.No I'm not, I never said it's just the portrayal of women but i was replying to the Ops opening line so there isn't any need for me to talk about the way guys are portrayed. (Also exaggerated stereotypes)

 

With regards to Franklin's Aunt, Trevor was respectful to her when he first meets her. He even gives her money to buy herself something nice (he said nice, not expensive! :D)

 

Anyway on topic, to be honest I never really used her on my heist's. Didn't feel the need when Ricky gets the job done just the same for less money.

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dyspoid

 

Rickie Lukens gets the job done at a fraction of the cost and by the time you are ready to setup the Big Score his skills are just as good as hers!

Yes, I said that in the OP.

 

She might actually make an interesting playable protagonist if done right.

Eh, I could see it, if her canon/cutscene MO deviated from killing and car jacking more so than most protagonists, kind of like Trevor's MO drastically deviates from Michael and Franklin's, i.e. psychopathic, bisexual, filthy mass murder and lover of old ladies in contrast to Michael and Franklin's professional, money first, kill if necessary MOs. (I hope that made some sense.)

 

Did no one notice the respect that Trevor has for women? His reaction when Wade called Ashley a bitch should give you an indication.

R* only parody real life and as much as I hate to say it, the way that most women are portrayed in GTA games is only an exaggerated version of the way there are potrayed in real life, whether its by the media or just by society in general.

I noticed it, but I fail to see what said respect has to do with the treatment of women in the GTA series in general.

 

In regards to the portrayal of women: I wouldn't say it's an exaggeration, just that it heavily focuses on the most depraved aspects of women's treatment and presentation IRL.

 

cSc0Nz4.png

So much spotlight I can see her pixels.

I cannot stand when people spout this bullsh*t.

 

What positive aspects pertaining to men are showcased? Every single male in the game is a self serving psychopath with some slight difference giving them character. Women get off easily.

 

I am sick and tired of feminist (new age) discourse bending rationality and promoting people to be more closed minded.

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LazyGator

 

I cannot stand when people spout this bullsh*t.

 

What positive aspects pertaining to men are showcased? Every single male in the game is a self serving psychopath with some slight difference giving them character. Women get off easily.

 

I am sick and tired of feminist (new age) discourse bending rationality and promoting people to be more closed minded.

 

I think it is you who is spouting irrelevant bullsh*t here, in a pathetic attempt to produce relevant material. Where did I say that men were treated in a manner lacking that same aforementioned exaggeration that women are treated with? Yes, I said that men, in general (there's the key word), are the only ones "with some degree of sophistication and respect" because that's how it is, as it stands; men are the ones at the helm of the GTA series from a perspective of professionalism and sophistication (which is why I like Paige; she's an anomaly). That was in no way indicative of a feminist stance on the treatment of women in the series.

 

Next time, before taking things out of context and spouting pretentious, vacuous irrelevancies, try to stay in the context of the post(s) you're responding to.

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confederatestatesgta

she is cool. i would not mind a dlc based off her. she reminds me of shaundi from saints row a little bit.

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SmokesWithCigs

I agree, she needs to be shown more. She's cool and very hot.

 

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i don't like her she gave my character a dirty look when i pressed r3 to turn around and look at her during that fleeca set up mission.she don't know me what i do to deserve that?

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Cutter De Blanc

Paige is a bitch. Her lightning T-shirt she wears in the Fleeca setup, while cool, doesn't make her look very professional. Nor that "Blow me, you're all morons even Lester" attitude she's got.

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PhillBellic

Paige is a bitch. Her lightning T-shirt she wears in the Fleeca setup, while cool, doesn't make her look very professional. Nor that "Blow me, you're all morons even Lester" attitude she's got.

I never played the Online Heists, or Online, for that matter, but I thought she was a pretty cool, and professional Character in V. :)

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Zello

F*ck that if anyone should get a DLC it should be Taliana Martinez

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PhillBellic

F*ck that if anyone should get a DLC it should be Taliana Martinez

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Seriously, expand on the both of them. :)

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cp1dell

Paige is a bitch. Her lightning T-shirt she wears in the Fleeca setup, while cool, doesn't make her look very professional. Nor that "Blow me, you're all morons even Lester" attitude she's got.

Eh, I ignore everything in GTAO and it's weird "canon" that takes place before V's story. As far as I'm concerned, she's just one of the "generic goons" as Trevor says, in GTA V's heists.

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LazyGator

 

Eh, I ignore everything in GTAO and it's weird "canon" that takes place before V's story. As far as I'm concerned, she's just one of the "generic goons" as Trevor says, in GTA V's heists.

 

I'm not a fan of GTA Online (I only found out that Paige was also in Online through the GTA Wiki and YouTube), but isn't Paige the only one of those "generic goons" who makes an appearance in Online, indicating a higher level of quality and professionalism possibly (once again, she helps with gathering intel, materials and outfits for the heists)? It's almost like she's a mobile, female Lester without the pedophilia and perversion.

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The Dedito Gae

It's no secret that, generally speaking, women in the GTA series are treated in a rather...vulgar manner. Women in the GTA series are known mostly for being strippers and hookers we smash and dash underneath our tires. To be blunt: Men..are the only ones treated with some degree of sophistication and respect....

i stopped reading.

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