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mehoe123

Arthur Morgan dumbest R* protagonist?

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mehoe123

Dont get me wrong, he's extremely stupid but I get alot of humor out of it. Maybe second is Franklin from GTA V? Can't say Trevor from GTA V he's extremely smart in my opinion. 

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feckyerlife
Just now, mehoe123 said:

Dont get me wrong, he's extremely stupid but I get alot of humor out of it. Maybe second is Franklin from GTA V? Can't say Trevor from GTA V he's extremely smart in my opinion. 

Have you ever read his journal? He might be slow, but seems quiet intelligent. 

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mehoe123
1 minute ago, feckyerlife said:

Have you ever read his journal? He might be slow, but seems quiet intelligent. 

No not yet, I'll check that out now

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Blasterman4EVER

Have you seen the blank stares by Claude in GTA III?

 

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Athur Morgan is not extremely stupid. Be responsible with your language or I will bring a defamation case against your person, sir.

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Lonely-Martin
2 minutes ago, Blasterman4EVER said:

Be responsible with your language...

That nearly had me fall off the sofa!!

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Climb

Well, Arthur isn't an intellectual, but I think he possesses quite a lot of "street smarts" and general life wisdom, which makes him intelligent in his own way, but could not be considered intelligent in the sense of something like Einstein. 
He also doesn't seem to be a person who overthinks a lot of suitations, which might totally come of as dumb. Especially compared to 'I've got a plan'-Dutch who generally seems to be well-spoken and can be seen reading a lot. So yeah, I understand why he might be considered "dumb".

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Satanta

Nope.  I think he is just fine as he is.  How are you measuring his Intellect?   Chemist Proff at the College Intelligent or Plumber Intelligent?

 

Plumber might not know what chemicals and heat combos are needed to remove the Gold from the components of a PC, turn them into solution and remove, seperate and turn each Metal back into a pure form but how many Chem Proffs know what gradient a sewer lines needs to be run at for X-amount of distance and how to poperly cut the trench to get that gradient so the poop doesn't run back into the house?

 

Intelligence has varying factors .

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HockeyMike24

Still not as dumb as John

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The FoolYT

Nah, he knew what was going on with Dutch, he knew the gang was finished etc... suggesting he does have insight. Because the timing of the game is very early, he doesn't possess as much knowledge as other characters. However, he does keep a journal, draws and can write about his experiences too. 

 

He's also been raised by Dutch and Hosea and if we can assume the other protags atleast when to school, they had a education whereas Arthur didn't have such things.

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*Lola
2 hours ago, mehoe123 said:

Dont get me wrong, he's extremely stupid but I get alot of humor out of it. Maybe second is Franklin from GTA V? Can't say Trevor from GTA V he's extremely smart in my opinion. 

He could be an outstanding member of this forum. LOL

Edited by *Lola

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éX-Driver

Arthur is an intelligent person that’s never received a good education. You can tell this by his good observational ability and strong insight. But both from a mix of being born in the 1860s and having lived as an outlaw orphan for basically his entire life, he’s only got the bare minimum level of education needed to survive. An intellect gone to waste, basically. 

 

John meanwhile actually isn’t that intelligent. He’s a good man that simply tended to follow the leader, and only late in his life was able to really think properly for himself. Even then, he rarely came up with truely cunning ideas. 

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Mirror Park Resident

He can be a not so sharp tongued man, not a brilliant man, but he's fine. He's fast with the guns, that's what counts. Leave the good wording for the West Dickens of the world.

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Alexlecj

He's way smarter than Carl Johnson.

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Gtaman_92

He’s still smarter then John.

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jje1000

Even to this day, people still confuse intelligence with education... there's plenty of dumb 'educated' people around- Professor MacDougal is proof enough of that.

 

Arthur isn't an absolute genius, but he is perceptive and smarter than many around him, and at times has better intuition than even Dutch. What ties Arthur back is his loyalty/subordinance to Dutch, which he only truly acts against at the end of the game.

 

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Edward Nashton

Normally he comes off as smarter than the average thug, but there are moments where I'm literally yelling at the TV because he keeps falling for obvious scams and traps.

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Lexiture

I might say he's the smartest. 

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GTA-Biker

He may not be well educated,probably because he lives in the 19th century when most people weren't really that well educated and because he was an outlaw his whole life so he didn't really have an opportunity to go to school,but he does seem to be street smart and is able to get the job done.

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universetwisters
3 hours ago, mehoe123 said:

Dont get me wrong, he's extremely stupid but I get alot of humor out of it. Maybe second is Franklin from GTA V? Can't say Trevor from GTA V he's extremely smart in my opinion. 

 

What exactly makes you think he’s dumb? He seemed pretty wise to me, at least more so than his contemporaries 

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MjrOu812

Judging the character your playing with as stupid... I think Morgan is fairly intelligent and funny for back in the day? 

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Satanta

Historically in America most people could read and write, even knew Latin.   They were not as advanced as we are now with large groups of graduates who do not know anything about the Government and how it is supposed to operate, what the Constitution is and businesses having to hold remedial classes for College grads because they cannot do the basic reading/writing/Arithmatic.

 

So, yeah, the did not have the knowledge base we do now but they used it well.

 

Heck, some of the idiots who do not understand how the Govt is supposed to function are running it now.

 

So comparatively, to people now as a gneral rule, Arthur is a Genious.

 

Except for Gamers-honest opinion, games like this and the Assassin's Creed series tend to give more honest History than anything people get in school now so Gamers tend to be several steps up from Average.

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Dangerous and sad
6 hours ago, mehoe123 said:

Dont get me wrong, he's extremely stupid but I get alot of humor out of it. Maybe second is Franklin from GTA V? Can't say Trevor from GTA V he's extremely smart in my opinion. 

Better watch your mouth boah or i'll keep your mother in black on your behalf

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Blasterman4EVER
26 minutes ago, Dangerous and sad said:

Better watch your mouth boah or i'll keep your mother in black on your behalf

I understood that reference.

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neo92boi

IMO opinion my list from retard to genius.

 

James Earl Cash (Manhunt 1)

Claude Speed (GTA 1 and 3)

Johnny Klebitz (GTA IV EFLC : LAD)  

Huang Lee (GTA CTW) 

“Player” (Midnight Club LA) 

Mike (GTA Advance)

Arthur Morgan (RDR 2)

Carl Johnson (GTA SA)

John Marston (RDR)

Niko Bellic (GTA IV) 

Red Harlow (RD:R)

Jack Marston (RDR)

Toni Cipriani (GTA LCS) 

The Warriors (The Warriors)

Trevor Philips (GTA V)

Det. Max Payne (MP 1,2,3)

Franklin Clinton (GTA V )

Luis Lopez (GTA IV EFLC : TBOGT)

Daniel Lamb (Manhunt 2) 

Victor Vance (GTA VCS)

Jimmy Hopkins (Bully) 

Michael DeSanta (GTA V)

Det. Cole Phillips (LA Noire)

Tommy Vercetti (GTA VC) 

 

Now a level of bad ass list is completely different because honestly Arthur is literally THE most legendarily badass protagonist R* has made to date, Trevor and Tommy are close seconds. 

 

And  as far as a level of Success list goes, CJ tops that with Tommy and Jimmy as very close seconds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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saintsrow
1 hour ago, Blasterman4EVER said:

I understood that reference.

Even Arthur gets that reference.  😛
 

PS:  I don't know about Arthur, but I'd say that Dutch is the dumbest self-appointed pseudo-intellectual in a video game.  😐


Trevor tuns a close second to Dutch, but coming form a totally different direction.  😖

 

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Guest

Another example of a player not getting the era the game plays in. 

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Shadowfennekin

Arthur's smarter than John is, and what do you expect? Arthur's smart but he's not a super genius he was raised by Dutch and Hosea! They can both read which is pretty successful given their backgrounds, some members like Abigal can't even read.

 

And you're wrong. The GTA Online Protagonist is the dumbest one.

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SonOfLiberty
2 hours ago, neo92boi said:

IMO opinion my list from retard to genius.

 

James Earl Cash (Manhunt 1)

Claude Speed (GTA 1 and 3)

Johnny Klebitz (GTA IV EFLC : LAD)  

Huang Lee (GTA CTW) 

“Player” (Midnight Club LA) 

Mike (GTA Advance)

Arthur Morgan (RDR 2)

Carl Johnson (GTA SA)

John Marston (RDR)

Niko Bellic (GTA IV) 

Red Harlow (RD:R)

Jack Marston (RDR)

Toni Cipriani (GTA LCS) 

The Warriors (The Warriors)

Trevor Philips (GTA V)

Det. Max Payne (MP 1,2,3)

Franklin Clinton (GTA V )

Luis Lopez (GTA IV EFLC : TBOGT)

Daniel Lamb (Manhunt 2) 

Victor Vance (GTA VCS)

Jimmy Hopkins (Bully) 

Det. Cole Phillips (LA Noire)

Tommy Vercetti (GTA VC) 

 

Now a level of bad ass list is completely different because honestly Arthur is literally THE most legendarily badass protagonist R* has made to date, Trevor and Tommy are close seconds. 

 

And  as far as a level of Success list goes, CJ tops that with Tommy and Jimmy as very close seconds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm horrified that you have Tommy right at the bottom of your list. The guy basically took over Vice City and built up his own empire without help. That's not what a dumb arse does.😛

 

Anyway I haven't encountered anything about Arthur that makes me think he's dumb. 

 

EDIT Sorry, but I'm a f*cking idiot myself. I didn't realise your list went around the other way lol.  *facepalm*.

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Lonely-Martin
47 minutes ago, Shadowfennekin said:

And you're wrong. The GTA Online Protagonist is the dumbest one.

Ding ding ding, we have our winner folks, lol.

 

3 minutes ago, Miamivicecity said:

I'm horrified that you have Tommy right at the bottom of your list.

That chaps list goes from dumbest to smartest, he had Tommy at the bottom because he's starting with the dumbest at the top. :)

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SonOfLiberty
1 minute ago, Lonely-Martin said:

That chaps list goes from dumbest to smartest, he had Tommy at the bottom because he's starting with the dumbest at the top. :)

See my edit.👍

 

My natural instinct is to interpret descending order from best to worst (or in this case smartest to dumbest), but I just need to learn how to read,😛

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