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demosethell

Whos the true GTA V main character?

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demosethell

GTA V has a kind of story that doesnt make it very clear. 

In one side we have Michael. The first character we play with, the first cutscene is with him, and the whole game happens because he wrecks a billionairs house, and need to be back on the game to aford paying for the repair... one thing leads to another and we finish up robbing the Union Depository for some other completely not related reasons...

But in my opnion Franklin is the true main character

Its true the first character we play with is michael, but that is on prologue. The game just actually starts after it with franklin robbing the car to simeon... So the actuall gameplay looks like is around Franklin, a small gangster who met professional criminals and makes his way up in the criminal life because of them. 

Also the last mission is triggered by him and we can choose not have michael in the game, not have trevor, but we can never choose to not having him, since if we choose the death wish, everyone survives. This gives me more strenght in my opinion.

So i actually think the role of michael is to give us background on the path franklin is taking

I think there isnt actually any point consider trevor as the MC because hes there obviously just for ridding along :p 

What do you think? 

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Payne

Frank is that little gut who has connection to anything. True? donno about that, michael seems to be the main guy/judas. Most thing happen around/because of him. We didn’t get too see much of franklin.

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demosethell
7 minutes ago, Payne said:

Frank is that little gut who has connection to anything. True? donno about that, michael seems to be the main guy/judas. Most thing happen around/because of him. We didn’t get too see much of franklin.

Its true we have a bigger background about michael and trevor than we do about franklin, but in the game itself, looks like we are playing it in franklins prespective. We start as a small car buster that works for a fraudlent car dealer, and it just ends when he makes the highest heist in the story of LS. Also what hapens before that is all franklin choices. The feds ask him to kill trevor, the millionair ask him to kill michael... The missions we done with them looks like its ment to give us background so we understand what decission franklin will take

This is kinda GTA SA but this time we get to play with the background characters, also franklin seems to follow the steps of every main character of every GTA. Start a nobody and finish a ruler 

 

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Payne

Uhhh...more like “help this white dude that helped you” type of guy he is. Main story is about FIB and michael’s life/past. Pay more attention next time you play, you may see it better.

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demosethell
1 minute ago, Payne said:

Uhhh...more like “help this white dude that helped you” type of guy he is. Main story is about FIB and michael’s life/past. Pay more attention next time you play, you may see it better.

That was the idea i had the first time i played, but now i did it all again and started to think frankflin might be the main one

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Payne

go into detail. not what you wrote in the first place.

 

Frank does what he feels he has to do, not that he thinks and chooses much.

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billiejoearmstrong8

I think they might've intended that Franklin is the "main" one, since (besides the prologue) you start out as him, and he's given the final decision at the end, and his life changes the most from start to end (even if it's basically just moving house and having cash in the bank). But the way the game is actually executed the main character is clearly Michael, we just see so much more of his story and the main plot revolves around him. Perhaps if the story had been longer and there was time to explore all three characters equally and give them all equal subplots it could've seemed more like Franklin was the main character. Or even better that they all truly felt like equal main characters, which would be the ideal.

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Utopianthumbs

I feel Michael is the main character. It feels like the story is centered on him, Trevor and Franklin's roles in the story feel like they are derived from their connections to Michael as his best friend and student. The main villains, the FIB and Devin came into the story through Michael. Michael's past betrayal and his getting back to the game by pulling Madrazo's house are a major part and kind of what sets into motion the events of V. The heist theme is centered on Michael who takes charge in most of the heists. Also another small thing that makes me feel he is the main character is Michael narrates the first trailer in V just like Niko narrates the first trailer in IV.

 

9 hours ago, demosethell said:

So i actually think the role of michael is to give us background on the path franklin is taking

I can kinda see this, Franklin follows the rags to riches story as other protagonists. But I dont entirely agree since when Michael is exiled from LS, the story almost entirely focuses on him and Trevor while forgetting Franklin iirc, it feels like the story follows Michael more than the other two, if Franklin was the main protagonist he wouldn't get forgotten in the story like that imo.

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babanigGARdo

Franklin is the pov character

 

but the story is actually about Michael and Trevor 

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Lu$is

No doubt Michael is the main character, Franklin and Trevor just give it that fine touch.

 

Now they need to give us a story DLC.

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HOW'S ANNIE?

I'm not sure what Rockstar really wanted us to feel with Franklin. Like @babanigGARdo said, they make you feel like you're watching the plot unfold from Franklins point of view (first controlable character, the storys conclusion being in his hands). But he plays next to no role in the actual Michael and Trevor plot. You could rewrite the whole game with just Michael and Trevor and it would work out quite the same.

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DownInTheHole

Los Santos is the main character.

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demosethell
1 hour ago, HOW'S ANNIE? said:

I'm not sure what Rockstar really wanted us to feel with Franklin. Like @babanigGARdo said, they make you feel like you're watching the plot unfold from Franklins point of view (first controlable character, the storys conclusion being in his hands). But he plays next to no role in the actual Michael and Trevor plot. You could rewrite the whole game with just Michael and Trevor and it would work out quite the same.

Yes, i think this was my point. 

I tho i think michael is the main character of GTA V story, i think Franklin is the main character of the game itself, since he is the POV

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Payne

if you mean the guy who’s been in Los Santos for longer than others by “main character of the game itself”, alright then. 
 

“I was here long before you, an’ i’ll be hee afta yo ass”. F to M in The Time’s Come.

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Bob Loblaw

Franklin is just a puppet that suddenly becomes a puppetmaster by the end of the game. The 3 characters have the same weight in the story, but the story clearly revolves around Michael and Trevor, with Michael being the actual protagonist of the game, since he is always the lead in most of the missions. Comparing GTA V to Breaking Bad, for instance, Michael would be Walt, Trevor would be Jesse and Franklin would be Hank.

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D T

I wish the entire game had just been focused on Franklin's life and bollocks to the other two. We needed a spiritual sequel to San Andreas not a poor man's retelling of Heat.

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jaylen pizarro

michael

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Gettin up

Michael I think.

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VinnyIrish

Michael but I find myself playing Franklin more than any of the other 3.

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AirWolf359
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Depends how you look at it and how you play. All characters have their own story, but the main story is about taking scores, and Michael feels like the main character there.

Sure, we start and end the game as Franklin, but during the story, especially the scores, Michael calls most of the shots, and most main events are about him, while Franklin is messing about with his gang and going nowhere. Same for Trevor. His character mostly doesn't go anywhere if not for Michael.

Trevor might be the only one present in Online, but he is definitely not the main character. I would describe him as comic relief.

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Cutter De Blanc
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I feel like Michael is kind of the villain. Franklin would be the protagonist as only he can kill the villain. They are both main characters. Trevor is the archetypal fool. 

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lol232

I'd agree with Michael. Franklin is just a bystander and barely does much during the story. Trevor is a close second but it's kinda like playing the protagonists best friend.

 

Definitely Michael.

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ToastOnCheese

Without a doubt Michael. The game begins and ends with missions focused on his story, and while the original trailer featured all three protagonists, Michael was the only character to speak and the first to have the point of his story explained. The game is very much focused on Michael's family stuff and the events of the heist in North Yankton. It feels alot like it was orignally just going to be Michael, and then they let you play as Franklin and Trevor and gave them their stories. 

 

While Franklin and Trevor have their own arcs and are a major part of the story, Michael is the foundations of the story. The game starts with Michael. The Vangelico Heist happens because of Michael, and after that it's all events caused by that one action.

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Jowday
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Michael for sure! All the plot is around his figure.

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