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Steezy.

So wait, is it 'Claude' or 'Claude Speed'?

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Steezy.

Claude Speed is the farting, burping, Elvis killing, sociopathic manipulator from GTA2. Claude is the psycho mute from III with a badass leather jacket. I remember people used to say that Claude's (3) surname isn't actually Speed, and people get it confused because of the actual Claude Speed from 2. But I see quite a few posts that just calls him Claude Speed. So, is that really his last name?

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KGBeast

Yes he is Claude Speed. It is the same character expressed in two different story universes. If you've seen the live action promo video for 2 you will notice Claude's appearance in III was heavily inspired by the appearance of the actor playing Claude.

 

 

 

Rockstar also used to have a quiz on Facebook 'Which GTA Character Are You?' which confirmed his full name to be Claude Speed if you got him as a result.

 

Link to the newswire story about the quiz (which no longer exists): http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/2111/which-grand-theft-auto-character-are-you-application-for-faceboo.html

 

You can still see the artwork on the wiki here:

 

https://www.grandtheftwiki.com/File:Claude-GTAIII-artwork.jpg

 

800px-Claude-GTAIII-artwork.jpg

 

Hope that helps.

Edited by KGBeast

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ViceBoy69

Nothing is known about Claude's life before 1992, other than he had emerged as a top contender in an illegal racing ring and owned an abandoned garage in Doherty, San Fierro. Rockstar however states that Claude is: "Definitely a drifter, probably from the west coast, new to Liberty City " (and his) "surname may or may not be Speed".

 

 

Who is the guy playing Claude in the video ?

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Algonquin Assassin

I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.

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KGBeast

Scott Maslen played Claude. Check him out.

 

 

I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.

 

It's a play on 'God speed'.

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BLADE_San_Andreas

I dunno i always called Claude (from GTA III) Claude and Claude Speed Claude Speed,

 

Now i dont think 2D Universe is anyhow connected to 3D universe but don't quote me on this

 

Plus why are there then 2 separate characters, why dont they call Claude Claude Speed?

 

For me its anyhow you like it i really didn't read much about this neither have i cared

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Jimmy

I just call him Claude. What kind of surname is “Speed”? I’ve always hated it.

This. I've always found it a rather weird surname. Always thought it was more of a street name, due to his reputation with street racing (maybe).

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ClaudeIzABadAzz

As posted earlier, R* never confirmed whether his last name was in fact Speed or not, so no one really knows.

I personally think his full name is indeed Claude Speed, but I address him as Claude anyway, because, you know, you don't usually call someone by their full name, right?

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Evil empire

Rockstar probably vaguely thought about doing a game connecting GTA 2 and 3 stories hence the lack of information about Claude's background. The less info they give the more freely they can create scenarios.

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