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Guru Fijis

Johnny K's downfall real or important? [Spoilers]

Johnny's death: Happy or not?  

117 members have voted

  1. 1. Are you glad that Johnny is dead in gta 5?

    • yes
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    • no
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Gnocchi Flip Flops

There is no really a point in discussing Johnny's downfall, because everything that was shown in V about TLMC was written so poorly, it's really hard to believe it was written by the same man who wrote TLaD. Everything from Johnny's personality, through his affection to Ashley (when he was clearly over her at the end of TLaD and didn't even want to talk to the her during their final phone conversation), Terry and Clay being reduced to cannon fodder, to such details as vehicles used by the gang, is wrong. And don't even get me started on AoD which is pictured in IV as international gang with clubhouse in every major city in US and few outside the country, yet in V vanished without a trace.

 

Maybe in the earlier version the wanted to reuse AoD, which would make sense, yet later decided to change it for TLMC, for the shock factor? Either way the writing was clearly amateurish and would fit more into some poor fanfiction written by not very bright fan of the game.

 

Haha completely agree with this. I've read fanfics with better writing than V. It feels as if they got lazy. They got their job and status, now they can do whatever they want and they know they can because *removed* suckers will stick up for them. Edited by Scaglietti

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Geralt of Rivia

 

 

i've ranted about his death so much it's like a broken record, but yeah. his death was forced, humiliating, and it showed how little the writers cared about TLAD. it's like the writers never even played TLAD and dan houser is like "ok here is johnny from TLAD, make him a methhead and kill him off lol"

 

i hope him and his stupid brother choke on the cocaine they've been snorting all day long. dicks

Maybe it was their way of saying f*ck you to the DLC that nobody bought.
Even though millions has still complained about that "f*ck you" nonetheless...

Millions? Lol.

 

I also don't believe that someone left R* because of how they used Johnny in V. That'd be dumb as sh*t, unless you already had another job lined up or something. I hope that's the case, because if not, then that guy is an idiot lol.

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B Dawg

I also don't believe that someone left R* because of how they used Johnny in V. That'd be dumb as sh*t, unless you already had another job lined up or something. I hope that's the case, because if not, then that guy is an idiot lol.

I am a TLAD fanboy and I agree with this.

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woggleman

It was there way of symbolically killing off the IV era but they knew killing Niko would be going too far so they killed Johnny.

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Cheatz/Trickz

It was the best way to introduce Trevor. After hearing so much about how crazy he is from Michael, what better way to show that than to have brutally kill a former protagonist. Shock value is a cheap tactic but it has its place.

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Zello

We all knew Johnny wasn't going to walk off into the sunset...

I think they should have given him a better death though he should have gone out fighting alongside his Lost MC brothers not getting taken out by that monster that lives in that trailer in Sandy Shores.

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woggleman

Johnny K should have been running a bikes custom shop instead of him being killed.

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XenoxX

 

There is no really a point in discussing Johnny's downfall, because everything that was shown in V about TLMC was written so poorly, it's really hard to believe it was written by the same man who wrote TLaD. Everything from Johnny's personality, through his affection to Ashley (when he was clearly over her at the end of TLaD and didn't even want to talk to the her during their final phone conversation), Terry and Clay being reduced to cannon fodder, to such details as vehicles used by the gang, is wrong. And don't even get me started on AoD which is pictured in IV as international gang with clubhouse in every major city in US and few outside the country, yet in V vanished without a trace.

 

Maybe in the earlier version the wanted to reuse AoD, which would make sense, yet later decided to change it for TLMC, for the shock factor? Either way the writing was clearly amateurish and would fit more into some poor fanfiction written by not very bright fan of the game.

Haha completely agree with this. I've read fanfics with better writing than V. It feels as if they got lazy. They got their job and status, now they can do whatever they want and they know they can because *removed* suckers will stick up for them.

 

How is the writing in V anywhere near poor?

It is hillariously good and entertaining written, there are some dialouges which I wiill never forget like for example the "Hipster dialouge".

 

Admitedly the lost MC weren't realy involved as characktars in V but still in some missions what they say about Johnny and their other leaders is pretty interesting.

OT:

Rockstar killed off Johnny to simply introduce Trevor, it isn't necessarilly a "cheap" method of doing things.

And regarding the "writers of V"...V realy only has one writer...

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Gummy 

 

 

Did the same voice actor for Johnny in TLAD voice V's? And if so, why would he agree to it?

he was pretty disappointed, but was glad he was along for the ride. He also said that a guy he's stayed in contact with from R* left because of what happened to Johnny.

I dont usually ask for sources, but I would really love to know more about this. When and where did he say that?

 

https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1250426&p=44600667&viewfull=1#post44600667

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UshaB

You searched for that long and found it? I'm proud of youuuuuuuuuuu :^:

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Fuzzknuckles

"He also said that a guy he's stayed in contact with from R* left because of what happened to Johnny."

 

What a little bitch. It's a video game character and he quit over it? Absolute little bitch.

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TheOneLibertonian

I think that as a fan of TLAD, I am not impressed with the way Rockstar characterized Johnny in VV. He's not the Johnny we all know and love. That disappointed me more than the way they handled his death which was a fail attempt to shock the audience.

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Xing of Virtue

"He also said that a guy he's stayed in contact with from R* left because of what happened to Johnny."

 

What a little bitch. It's a video game character and he quit over it? Absolute little bitch.

So if Claude was in Johnny's place, would you have remained with those killers from R* and watching your favourite protag turning into the black sheep of the series?

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Fuzzknuckles

I'm going to answer your question 100% honestly, and you're not going to believe me. But let's do this anyway.

 

I would not have cared for longer than 5 minutes. If they'd killed any protag from previous games, I would have probably tutted and sighed, then moved the f*ck on with my life.

 

Why? Because it's just video games. I know for some people they may seem really important, but they're just entertainment. Imagine for a moment we're talking about any other form of visual, narrative based media. Imagine you work on a TV show, or in movies. You're a big fan of [character] in the soap opera you work on, but they decide to kill them off.

 

Now think about a person in this position being so upset by it, they quit their job. How absolutely pathetic.

 

I feel the same way about people playing the game and being so upset by someone that isn't real dying. It's absolutely pathetic. If someone's life is so devoid of actual emotional influences that a character in a game or movie or show dying has that much impact on them, I can only feel nothing but pity.

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Geralt of Rivia

I still don't feel it. I don't believe anyone can be that stupid.

 

Unless that "guy" is a janitor or something lol.

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XenoxX

I'm going to answer your question 100% honestly, and you're not going to believe me. But let's do this anyway.

 

I would not have cared for longer than 5 minutes. If they'd killed any protag from previous games, I would have probably tutted and sighed, then moved the f*ck on with my life.

 

Why? Because it's just video games. I know for some people they may seem really important, but they're just entertainment. Imagine for a moment we're talking about any other form of visual, narrative based media. Imagine you work on a TV show, or in movies. You're a big fan of [character] in the soap opera you work on, but they decide to kill them off.

 

Now think about a person in this position being so upset by it, they quit their job. How absolutely pathetic.

 

I feel the same way about people playing the game and being so upset by someone that isn't real dying. It's absolutely pathetic. If someone's life is so devoid of actual emotional influences that a character in a game or movie or show dying has that much impact on them, I can only feel nothing but pity.

I have to say Video games are different, people invest their lifes work into them many people at R* do not only work for the money but for the prestige, and many people who are developing VIdeo Games see their own lifes reflected in them.

May be hard to understand if you are not a developer yourselfs, but developing a game, means a lot more to some people

 

Oh and::

You don't just leave R* lol, R* gets f*cking personal about that, they even claim to sue you if you don't work that much, and if you leave you are a traitor for them.(Source: Company reviews)

Edited by XenoxX

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Majestic81

 

...It's also rather unlikely that Johnny seeing Ashley in the gutter would follow her in her footsteps.

Johnny wouldn't get deppressed after TLAD events and start make drugs?

It's not THAT far fetched.

 

Its far fetched for him. He was a headstrong guy. had mental resistance like no other character. Him being a junkie under any circumstances does not make sense.

 

Moreover, What happened at the end of TLAD was his choice. it was his choice to burn the clubhouse and put an end to it, he kind of made peace with it so to speak. And he killed Billy as well and got his revenge. Ray wasnt going to be a problem anymore either, So pretty much all his problems got solved.

 

Not to mention broke up with Ashley for good, and still had Terry and Clay and Angus. The ending wasnt actually as depressing or as bad for Johnny as people think. I think Niko had it way more tougher at the end.

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XenoxX

 

 

...It's also rather unlikely that Johnny seeing Ashley in the gutter would follow her in her footsteps.

Johnny wouldn't get deppressed after TLAD events and start make drugs?

It's not THAT far fetched.

 

Its far fetched for him. He was a headstrong guy. had mental resistance like no other character. Him being a junkie under any circumstances does not make sense.

 

Moreover, What happened at the end of TLAD was his choice. it was his choice to burn the clubhouse and put an end to it, he kind of made peace with it so to speak. And he killed Billy as well and got his revenge. Ray wasnt going to be a problem anymore either, So pretty much all his problems got solved.

 

Not to mention broke up with Ashley for good, and still had Terry and Clay and Angus. The ending wasnt actually as depressing or as bad for Johnny as people think. I think Niko had it way more tougher at the end.

 

Oh its simply because TLAD was written by Rupert Humphrey and GTA V by Dan Houser.

He just needed a good plot device, and it seems he was pissed at IVs Expansions,... so yea so much for that haha.

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Official General

Funnily enough I'm replaying V on my PS4 right now and I just saw that scene with Johnny K's death last night. It hit me more this time, it really, really was a very poor piece of scriptwriting for V's story. It clearly was designed for a major shock factor thrill, but it felt so rushed, looked ridiculous, and it played out in a very tacky, cheap manner. It just was not necessary in my view. I don't see what Rockstar wanted to achieve with it, because it certainly didn't make the already weak story any better or more interesting. I'm not saying this as a Johnny fan either, as TLAD was my least favourite of the IV trilogy, and I prefer Niko and Luis over Johnny in that order.

 

Ah well, I killed Trevor on my V ending and I will be doing it again. Chasing and killing Trevor was my most favourite part of the game, I really enjoyed that. It was worth playing through V's mostly boring story just to experience it.

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SmokesWithCigs

"as told by brian" isn't brian the rat fink that you had to kill or run out of town in the tlad game?

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Failure

And there's no backstory or lead up? That was stupid.

 

Johnny isn't the main character in GTAV, Trevor is, and it's supposed to be played from Trevor's point of view. So a backstory or an explanation isn't necessary. It would only be necessary if we played as Johnny and suddenly ended up in San Andreas.

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Niobium

 

And there's no backstory or lead up? That was stupid.

Johnny isn't the main character in GTAV, Trevor is, and it's supposed to be played from Trevor's point of view. So a backstory or an explanation isn't necessary. It would only be necessary if we played as Johnny and suddenly ended up in San Andreas.

uhhhh, what? the fact that johnny isn't the protagonist of the game is irrelevant. if something doesn't make any sense in a plot, then it doesn't matter who the protagonist is or what perspective the story is told from.

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

 

And there's no backstory or lead up? That was stupid.

 

Johnny isn't the main character in GTAV, Trevor is, and it's supposed to be played from Trevor's point of view.

The f*ck? That's a sh*t ass excuse. I don't give a flying flippidy dog if it's from that ugly hick's point of view. The point is that none of it makes sense.

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Failure

 

 

And there's no backstory or lead up? That was stupid.

Johnny isn't the main character in GTAV, Trevor is, and it's supposed to be played from Trevor's point of view. So a backstory or an explanation isn't necessary. It would only be necessary if we played as Johnny and suddenly ended up in San Andreas.

uhhhh, what? the fact that johnny isn't the protagonist of the game is irrelevant. if something doesn't make any sense in a plot, then it doesn't matter who the protagonist is or what perspective the story is told from.

 

It would make sense to a gamer who never played TLAD. For them, it would be "Oh, Trevor brutally killed a strong outlaw biker. He's a tough guy." And the game is mainly aimed at attracting the CoD crowd and newer gamers, so it would make Trevor look like a badas* for them, and that's what the story writers wanted. Even though the game is aimed at all players, they don't focus on fanboys of older titles, because GTA is a well-established series and people would buy all of the games, regardless of review, and what the developers do is just attract more people, and it does the job.

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woggleman

There are people who have been long time GTA fans who don't know who Johnny is. EFLC only appealed to diehard GTA fans.

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B Dawg

Because GTA is a well-established series and people would buy all of the games, regardless of review

Then R* should have never made V so bad in the first place, it would have sold super well even if it was old-school.

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Niobium

There are people who have been long time GTA fans who don't know who Johnny is. EFLC only appealed to diehard GTA fans.

longtime fans my ass

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woggleman

 

There are people who have been long time GTA fans who don't know who Johnny is. EFLC only appealed to diehard GTA fans.

longtime fans my ass

 

A friend of mine who has been playing GTA longer than I have which means before III has never played EFLC and has no desire to. He thinks they should have killed Niko instead to finally bury the miserable IV era, I don't agree with his opinion but liking TLAD does not say how true a GTA fan you are.

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The Dedito Gae

Ah well, I killed Trevor on my V ending and I will be doing it again. Chasing and killing Trevor was my most favourite part of the game, I really enjoyed that. It was worth playing through V's mostly boring story just to experience it.

Why you experience V "story" again just to choose a sh*tty ending that's full of plotholes?

By killing Trevor you are letting the bigger douches scape, Michael and Franklin's lives are more complicated when you spare Devin and Steve.

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Xing of Virtue

T and M are villains too, don't forget that. At least they put up a self-defense, unlike Haines and Weston.

 

Who said the "canon" ending isn't sh*tty anyway?

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