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Favorite/Least Favorite GTA Protagonist

Favorite/Least Favorite GTA Protagonist  

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  1. 1. Favorite Protagonist

  2. 2. Least Favorite GTA Protagonist

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Heres how it goes for me:

1. Niko Bellic

2. Johnny Klebitz

3. Luis Fernando Lopez

4. Tommy Vercetti

5. Claude

6. Franklin Clinton

7. Michael De Santa

8. Carl Johnson

9. Trevor Phillips


Also, not only are Niko, Johnny, Luis, Tommy, and Claude my top five favorite PROTAGONISTS, but theyre my top 5 favorite CHARACTERS within the whole series! :)


So what about YOU GUYS? And btw, I got this based on a poll, relating to Favorite/Least Favorite GTA game, which Im sure you all know anyway. Lol

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From best to worst,

1. Niko Bellic

2. Tommy Vercetti

3. Toni Cipriani

4. Johnny Klebitz

5. Carl Johnson

6. Vic Vance

7. Luis Fernando Lopez

8. Micheal De Santa

9. Franklin Clinton

10. Trevor Philips

11. Claude.

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For Me...

Favorite Protagonist: Niko Bellic, Tommy Vercetti, Johnny Klebitz and Carl Johnson Franklin Clinton.

Least Favorite Protagonist: Trevor Philips, Mike (GTA Advance).

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Algonquin Assassin

Favourites: Niko, Tommy and Johnny.


Least: CJ, Trevor and Vic.

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Favourite: Niko & Michael

Least favourite: Frankling

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El Penguin Bobo

Favorite: Tommy Vercetti, CJ, (maybe), and Niko Bellic.


Least: No one. I love every single one of the GTA protagonists. I think they are funny and mostly badass.

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Favorites: Niko, Tommy, Trevor


Least: Luis

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Favourites: CJ, Tommy, Niko, Trevor


Leasts: Toni, Luis, Michael, Franklin

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Evil empire

I only played GTA 3, Vice City & San Andreas.


Claude is the one I like the least.


CJ is my favorite.

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Jerking For Soup

Favourite: Niko for obvious reasons, followed by Luis and Tommy. 


Least Favourite: Trevor. When you have to force an on-screen death and nullify the events of a previous game to make your character look 'badass', but instead comes off as a crybaby coward who just ruins the experience of the entire game. He just ruins the game for me. 

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1)Carl Johnson

2)Michael De Santa

3)Tommy Vercetti

4)Trevor Philips

5)Luis Lopez

6)Franklin Clinton

7)Niko Bellic


9)Victor Vance

10)Toni Cipriani

11)Johnny Klebitz

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Hmmm nice bike

Favorite: For me, it's between Tommy Vercetti and Niko Bellic. Tommy was like a less drug-addled Tony Montana who continuously made smart decisions that took him to the top, instead of the outcome Montana had. As for Niko, I think he's hands-down one of the best-written protagonists they've ever created they created at the time. He definitely had the most well-developed backstory, which leads into the events we see taking place in IV.


Least favorite: Trevor was a complete mess of a character, Franklin was really boring, and Luis Lopez was a douche most of the time.

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RDR2 wasn't out when I wrote that.
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Claude kicks the ass of all.

And Mr. Cowboy gets the boot.

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Franklin (less interesting than a character that doesn't speak)


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Favourite: Claude and CJ. Charismatic, well written characters.

Least favourite: Franklin, the protagonist that R* never finished

Hated: Tommy, the psychopathic imbecile

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1.Niko Bellic

2.Tommy Vercetti

3.Toni Cipriani

4.Johnny Klebitz

5.Luis Fernando Lopez

6.Huang Lee

7.Victor Vance

8.Michael De Santa

9.Carl Johnson


11.Franklin Clinton


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Gonna make some enemies with this statement, but I feel Tommy Vercetti is overrated. Sure he's cool and awesome, but it feels as though his only real flaws are that he's hot-headed and that he's somewhat naive. If you ask me, he and Johnny Klebitz are the worst protagonists. As for my favorites, I find all three GTA V protagonists to be entertaining in their own ways, and I also find Luis Lopez and Niko Bellic to be very well written characters, arguably the best written in the entire series. 

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Eugene H. Krabs

Favorite: Niko


Least: Trevor. Even Claude is a better written character than him.

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Fake Lilina

My Favorite's are Tommy, Niko, and Claude. (My Opinions About These Three.)


Niko: Because he's basically unstopable, plus he has a dark and tragic turn of events that makes him choose who to kill and who to keep alive. The choices at the end will break your heart.


Tommy: It's just like one of the lyrics from a Tears For Fears song "Everybody Wants To Rule The World." He basically rules Vice City.


Claude: How can you guys not like him? Does he complain? No. Does he annoy people? No. Does he kill innocent people for no apparent reason? N- Wait...I have to rethink this one...either way, he's way better than that annoying as heck and sadistic jerk Trevor.

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Favourite far and above any other is Niko. Trevor and Tommy are also excellent, Johnny, Luis and Michael very good.


Worst is Franklin. The others meh.

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Algonquin Assassin
23 minutes ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

Worst is Franklin. .

I have mixed feelings on Franklin. On one hand he's really dry and dull, but I blame that on the fact he becomes a third wheel to Michael and Trevor and the writing doesn't really develop him anymore. On the other I can see what R* were going for and I like he had/has ambition to better himself without coming across as a whiny, bitchy, "Feel sorry for me" underdog type like CJ.


Personally I would place Franklin in the grey area of protagonists. He doesn't do enough to be considered great or even good, but he's still likeable in some ways.

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