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GTA Protagonists ranked from worst to best


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here's my opinion about the gta protagonists ranked from worst to best
Here's the things I look at for the protagonist that makes me like him
1-his psychopathy level
2-his dark crimes
3-his sadism
4-his character
5-his lack of empathy,  guilt, and remorse

I won't be counting the protagonists from GTA 1 and 2

However I will be counting GTA Advance's protagonist Mike

And CTW's protagonist,  Huang lee

And the dlc and the stories protagonists

sadly, there's no place for the online protagonist 

because he's just the GTA reflection of you...

and with that said...let's begin with the worst protagonist ever

 

#13-luis lopez

The reason why he sucks for me is that he's the kind of douche bag that would do ABSOLUTELY anything to get his d*ck wet

In other words, he's an a**hole

But not in the fun Trevor Phillips way

I'd rate him 0/5 stars

#12-Carl Johnson -yep you heard me right-

I'm not Racist, he is just less "badass"ic than the other protagonists we got used to like Claude and Tommy, and one of the problems with this guy is that he feels renorse... like all the time

He doesn't even have rampages

Another problem with this guy is that he's another kind of douche bag that would say ABSOLUTELY anything to get his d*ck wet

Like "spit it out, filthy worm", oh man I hate this guy

Even if he did deliver one idiotic line that ended up making me laugh

"EHHAHAHAHAAA, man those are pretty strong drawers...",

But compared to Luis, CJ is way better if you ask me, at least he has a psychopathic side like when he killed the construction site workers and buried an engineer alive in concrete,  plus he could have killed Tenpenny and his officers from the beginning, plus he could have killed them when he met them in las Venturaas, I mean dude you have weapons already, and you've unlocked all the islands why don't you just shoot them in the head and escape?  This is the GTA dimension,  not real life you idiot...

egh, what do I know...?

For me, I rate him 0.5/5 stars

#11-Huang lee

What makes him better than CJ here is that he has les capability of remorse, and he's pretty psychopathic if you ask me

I'd give him 1.5/5 stars

Edit: how is he still living in China after that Corona Virus... ?

#10-Mike (GTA advance)

What makes him pretty high on this list is that he is very loyal,  and probably the most Loyal protagonist in this series, hell he's even more Loyal than Cipriani, and what proves that is that if his mission Boss got killed, he would do everything in his power to know the killer and kill him as revenge for his boss' death

Pretty loyal if you ask me

he's the kind of person you'd really want to have as a friend...

He's not bad at all

I give him 2.25/5 stars, not bad...
#9- Johnny klebitz
Klebitz is a psychopathic biker, a killer who cares about his family and friends, in other words, the biker version of Tommy Vercetti

Rating:2.5/5 stars
#8- Franklin Clinton
What makes Clinton better than Johnson here is that he's a badass

A Sociopath, he might feel remorse

From time to time, and I don't blame him for that, but not ALL THE TIME like CJ

Plus, he has rampages

Definitely better than CJ here

Rating: 2.75/5
#7-Michael de Santa
What makes him better than Franklin though is that he has an interesting backstory, he had an alcoholic father that abused him and later left him, his environment was rough, he got prisoned twice,

He suddenly had a family

Man, pretty dope

edit: it's no strange that a hypocrite can come out of this unhealthy environment...

Rating: 2.9/5 stars
#6-Trevor Phillips
What makes him better than mikey and Frank that his backstory is even more interesting than Mikey

He has been abused in childhood, his father abandoned him, he wasn't accepted for working in flight, he had to kill his brother,  and etc, and he's even more interesting in GTA 5, he's enjoyable,  he's brutal and harsh as F*ck, his abilities, he kinda doesn't feel remorse, good job, Rockstar

I'd give him 2.95/5 stars
#5-Vic Vance

What makes Vic better than Franklin here, and way better than CJ here is that he's a leader, he cares about everybody around him more than himself he's loyal and reliable, he has his own gang and drug empire,  he gets money everyday, man he's f*cking cool

He could have been on the #1 spot, but only if the protagonists in the 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st spot didn't make it in this series, I'd rate him 3/5 stars

#4-Niko Bellic

Before I knew all the GTA protagonists he was always #1, but after I got deeper in this series,  he went down until he became #4

He was perfect , he had an interesting backstory,  he's psychopathic, he never feels empathy,, guilt,and remorse, he had a high kill count and a lot of brutal kills, he was just perfect

Rating:3.5/5 stars
#3-Tommy Vercetti

another great protagonist here, just like Niko but what makes him better exactly ? Well he's more "badass"ic and psychopathic, he has his own organisation and gang, he had brutal kills, man he was just perfect,  Is he missing something? 

Yes, sadism,  he's psychopathic,  but not that psychopathic compared to Toni Cipriani, 

I mean he's not sadistic when you compare him to Toni,  and come to think of it, he never said that he likes seeing everyone around him suffer in pain, and he's not disloyal like Claude...,, nor a hypocrite like Michael...

he was great, but needed more psychopathy, that's why he's on my third spot And Toni on the second spot

Tommy is just a psychopathic schizophrenic with hunger and lust for power

Rating is 4/5 stars
#2- Toni Cipriani (Tommy Vercetti 2. 0)

He's just Tommy Vercetti only with way more sadism and way less mercy, unlike Tommy, Toni is sadistic,  I mean think of it, whenever he slaughters anybody he always chooses the most painful.Cruel, sadistic, and yet brutal way to do it Look at giovanni casa for example That dude was killed by cipriani by a fire axe, his corpse got chopped up, the chops were put in the grinder, and the corpse meat was delivered to casa's delli, and the attack on fort staunton that killed over a hundred,  and probably over a thousand, 

That's why Toni's better than Tommy

Rating:4.5/5 stars
and #1-Claude -I bet some of you saw that coming-
Oh man, The most cold blodded GTA protagonist in the whole series man-after Toni Cipriani of course-

He's completely psychopathic, he never felt any kind of remorse for his actions, he literally killed everybody around him,  , I mean he killed Salvatore Leone for 10,000$

, and killed Kenji Kasen and made a war between the Yakuza and the Colombian Cartel for 30,000$, and he probably killed maria (judging from the gunshot sound we heard at the end of the game, it sucks that he isn't a gang leader or a part thea gang, but I'll pass that

Rating : 5/ 5 stars

and that's it
How about you ?

What does your list look like ?

Let me know your opinion by replying

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billiejoearmstrong8

This is an accurate list of most psychopathic/evil protagonists. I don't think most people equate psychopathic/evil with good/best when judging protagonists though. Like, there's other ways of judging a good or bad GTA protagonist than that. Also there's already multiple threads for listing the best/worst protagonists, and for listing the most psychopathic. 

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1 minute ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

This is an accurate list of most psychopathic/evil protagonists. I don't think most people equate psychopathic/evil with good/best when judging protagonists though. Like, there's other ways of judging a good or bad GTA protagonist than that. Also there's already multiple threads for listing the best/worst protagonists, and for listing the most psychopathic. 

I'm the kind of person who likes psychopathic characters

Wonder how your list looks like...

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1 minute ago, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

I'm the kind of person who likes psychopathic characters

Wonder how your list looks like...

You can check the existing threads about best/worst protagonists and most psychopathic protagonists to find out 😛. No problem with your list, there's just already several currently active threads that cover this subject. 

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On ١٣ مارس، ٢٠٢٠ at 11:51 AM, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

You can check the existing threads about best/worst protagonists and most psychopathic protagonists to find out 😛. No problem with your list, there's just already several currently active threads that cover this subject. 

Okay...thanks

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On ١٣ مارس، ٢٠٢٠ at 11:51 AM, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

You can check the existing threads about best/worst protagonists and most psychopathic protagonists to find out 😛. No problem with your list, there's just already several currently active threads that cover this subject. 

How about you, man ?

what does your list look like ?

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 10 franlkin

9 vic vance

8 cj

7 luis

6 claude

5 toni

4 michael

3 tommy vercetti

2 johnny klebitz

1 niko

 

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1 hour ago, jaylen pizarro said:

10 franklin

9 cj

8 vic vance

7 luis

6 trevor

5 michael

4 claude

3 johnny klebitz

2 tommy vercetti

1 niko bellic

 

I wonder where's Cipriani, though...

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 CJ Fanboys are out there so be careful, And I'm happy that you put Tommy In the 3rd best protagonist, but Claude has crossed the level of nostalgia. 

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23 hours ago, OmarMohammed said:

Claude has crossed the level of nostalgia. 

Nostaglia ?

Hell, I don't have any kind of Nostaglia with Claude. .. the only protagonist that crossed the level of nostalgia for me is Tommy Vercetti...

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1 hour ago, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

 

 

1 hour ago, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

Nostaglia ?

Hell, I don't have any kind of Nostaglia with Claude.

Well ,That is surprising for me,

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1. Niko Bellic

2. Johnny Klebitz

3. Luis Fernando Lopez

4. Tommy Vercetti

5. Claude

6. Toni Cipriani

7. Michael Townley

8. Franklin Clinton

9. Huang Lee

10. Victor Vance

11. CJ

12. Trevor Philips

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17 minutes ago, Outlaw Biker Viking said:

1. Niko Bellic

2. Johnny Klebitz

3. Luis Fernando Lopez

4. Tommy Vercetti

5. Claude

6. Toni Cipriani

7. Michael Townley

8. Franklin Clinton

9. Huang Lee

10. Victor Vance

11. CJ

12. Trevor Philips

sh*t I never knew people love Niko Bellic that much...

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So I've already ranked my protagonists in a separate thread, therefore I'll just copy and paste what I have said there and put it here. Just note that this is ranked BEST to WORST, but is otherwise my opinion. 

 

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  1. Niko Bellic - Kind of reminds me of John Marston in that he's forced back into a life that he wanted to avoid in his past, but ends up being dragged back into it, and eventually realises that he can never truly escape it. Now Niko is simply nothing more than a hired hitman as far as GTA protagonists go, but he's well developed in that he's tough, fierce, loyal, protective, and doesn't take crap from anyone. He knows what he wants, and he'll get it however he can. He wouldn't do a job for Ray unless he gave him a guarantee that he would find the man he's after, and he was more than willing to walk away from helping the McReary family if Gerry had a problem with him. He's almost perfect for a GTA protagonist, but he has his flaws.
  2. Johnny Klebitz - Overtime I've appreciated him more than I used to, and like Niko reminds me of John, Johnny reminds me of Arthur in that he's in a gang that he's fiercely loyal to but ends up clashing more and more with his leader who is increasingly becoming irrational and insane, so much that he was willing to have Johnny killed despite their history just based on the fact he viewed him as disloyal. Reminds you of Dutch leaving Arthur and John to die, doesn't it? Johnny may have became a pathetic useless meth-head in GTA V, probably more to give Trevor the spotlight from a writing perspective, but his former self is clearly a man with strict loyalties only to his brothers and his gang, despite it being increasingly obvious that things are now coming to an end.
  3. Tommy Vercetti - Like Niko, this guy takes crap from nobody and is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He is not a man to be messed with, and he is loyal to only himself and a select few. He's got a softer side, especially with people like Ernest Kelly and Mercedes Cortez, but ultimately he is the perfect criminal in the GTA perspective. He made it to the top of the underworld even after a so many years in prison, and there's clearly a reason why Sonny Forelli was so nervous about him coming out of prison. He's a man to be feared and respected. 
  4. Carl Johnson - Okay, first off, yes, CJ is a bit inconsistent as a character. His overreaction to his sister being catcalled versus being bullied by Catalina (arguably deliberate mind you) is one of the few moments that shines this light. He's not like Tommy either in that he's often not his own boss. With Sweet commanding the families, Tenpenny having him under his thumb, and Toreno kind of using his brother as leverage, CJ is more of a follower than a leader. But he's driven by one thing, which is the desire to live a better life than he once did, but at the same time redeem himself after leaving his family when they needed him most. This may seem inconsistent, but this conflict plays out in some interesting dialogue throughout the game.
  5. Luis Fernando Lopez - This guy is lucky. He's an average street thug who ran into the right man that made him. Luis otherwise isn't much of a badass character, but rather just a regular douchebag with the right connections. He's irritable and often easily angered and is also quick to resort to violence. This is kind of like Tommy Vercetti, but Luis somehow feels less justified in being so since he's not really working his way up in the criminal world. However, he has his uses. Charm a lady and he's your man, and if you want a man who won't forget his roots and abandon his friends when they need him, he'll be there. He's not the most distinctive, but I generally like him.
  6. Michael De Santa - Easily the strongest of the GTA V trio, given that he has an actual personality in going through a midlife crisis in wanting to both get out of the game while at the same time having a hard life because it's the only thing he truly knows. He's like a GTA protagonist if they decided that being a cold-hearted killer sucks and decided to go to therapy but ends up with one of the worse shrinks ever combined with a frankly intolerable family. Honestly, you can't blame him for the situation he's in, and he's easily the most developed character in GTA V, but that's unfortunately not saying much.
  7. Toni Cipriani - Not at all memorable, and the only thing I do remember is that he's the right hand man of Salvatore Leone. This is kind of like Luis Lopez, but Cipriani is focused solely on his crime family without much conflict with his leader. I would comment more but I just cannot remember him.
  8. Victor Vance - This guy just plain sucks. Unmemorable and bland, he is also more inconsistent than CJ. It's one thing to react to situations inconsistently like CJ, but he at least has conflict that plays out and makes him more interesting. Vic Vance just straight up doesn't want to be a drug dealer but decides to be one anyway, even though he could've been something else, especially with all the evidence he picked up on Martinez being a crook.
  9. Trevor Philips - All I can say about this guy is that he's a bully. Granted, so was Tommy Vercetti, but he was confident and only bullied when he needed to (GTA protagonists aren't saints anyway, let's face it). But Trevor just bullies those weaker than him, and he's just absolutely rooted with insecurities that, while making him a deeper character, just comes out of all edgy. He's like a bratty teen who never grew up, but at least he's not as dry as the next two.
  10. Claude - This is a silent killer like Darth Maul, but he's not got a lot going for him. Claude was really set aside in terms of character development in favour of building the world around him, which is fine from a development perspective. He's like Niko in that he's just a hitman with no loyalty and is also driven personally by a revenge quest, but he's got no character since he doesn't speak or do anything for himself. He's an early protagonist, so he can get away with it in some way, but today he would not stand well at all.
  11. Franklin Clinton - Totally unoriginal and is merely a watered down CJ in wanting to get out of the hood and live a better life, only he's without any of the conflict and entertainment CJ has. Franklin is easily weaker than Claude not only because he's just a watered down version of another character, but since Rockstar actually now had experience writing good protagonists and stories, there's no excuse for him being so bad as he really is in game. He was sidelined in the storyline in favour of Michael and Trevor's storyline, and he completely fails to live up to any of the previous characters, and even the other protagonists in his own game. Seriously, he felt more like a fanbase insertion for CJ lovers. But you know how I like my CJ? As CJ! Not as a watered down version.
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2 hours ago, Grotti Vigilante said:

1. Niko Bellic

me: Damn 99.9% of the lists here have Niko as #1

sh*t I never knew he was that loved...

well, he's one of my top 5 most favorite protagonists on my list so...

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1.Niko Bellic

2.Luis Lopez

3.Johnny Klebitz

4.Tommy Vercetti

5. Michael De Santa

6. Victor Vance

7. Claude

8. Trevor Phillips

9. Huang Lee

10. Toni Cipriani

11. Carl Johnson

12. Franklin Clinton

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18 hours ago, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

sh*t I never knew people love Niko Bellic that much...

I think many people love Niko Bellic so much because he has many qualities that appeal to us as far as GTA protagonists go. You personally have said that sadism, lack of guilt and remorse, and psychopathy is what you look for in a protagonist, which is a fair criteria for anyone if that's what appeals to them. But I think for many of us, Niko is so appealing because, unlike the likes of Claude and Tommy Vercetti, he is not a simple psychopathic killer. He is arguably the most human protagonist in the series, showing empathy towards some characters like Dwayne. He saw many of his qualities in him, and he related to him very well, and he also has an unbreakable familial bond with Roman, who he otherwise would not put up with.

 

The point is, Niko has the necessary traits of a good protagonist, which for me are traditional masculine qualities such as stoicism, assertiveness, aggression, self-confidence and protectiveness. But at the same time, they are not his only qualities. He has people that he cares about and would die for, and he's got a softer side within him. He's not like Tommy Vercetti who is pretty much all masculinity, he's got a more caring feminine side to him as well. He's not a saint, but he's not a devil. He's a complex character. In any story we all love a good hero like Luke Skywalker, but at the same time there's just something about a good villain like Darth Vader that makes us remember them. There's something about the villains that intrigue us.

 

For Niko Bellic, he'd be a villain to most of us in real life, and in any classical story he would be the villain because he is a hired hitman who will kill you if someone pays the right price. But Niko is the character we play and get attached to, and it's his story that we set out to complete and see through to the very end. Niko is by no means the hero of any normal story. He's the hero of his own story, and even then, he's a morally grey individual. I think ultimately that's what makes him such a well-loved character. He's complex, and he is not by any means a classical archetype. He's like James Bond in that he's not strictly a hero, but he's not ultimately a villain either. That just seems to naturally appeal to many of us. I hope I've been able to shed some light for you.

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3 hours ago, Grotti Vigilante said:

I think many people love Niko Bellic so much because he has many qualities that appeal to us as far as GTA protagonists go. You personally have said that sadism, lack of guilt and remorse, and psychopathy is what you look for in a protagonist, which is a fair criteria for anyone if that's what appeals to them. But I think for many of us, Niko is so appealing because, unlike the likes of Claude and Tommy Vercetti, he is not a simple psychopathic killer. He is arguably the most human protagonist in the series, showing empathy towards some characters like Dwayne. He saw many of his qualities in him, and he related to him very well, and he also has an unbreakable familial bond with Roman, who he otherwise would not put up with.

 

The point is, Niko has the necessary traits of a good protagonist, which for me are traditional masculine qualities such as stoicism, assertiveness, aggression, self-confidence and protectiveness. But at the same time, they are not his only qualities. He has people that he cares about and would die for, and he's got a softer side within him. He's not like Tommy Vercetti who is pretty much all masculinity, he's got a more caring feminine side to him as well. He's not a saint, but he's not a devil. He's a complex character. In any story we all love a good hero like Luke Skywalker, but at the same time there's just something about a good villain like Darth Vader that makes us remember them. There's something about the villains that intrigue us.

 

For Niko Bellic, he'd be a villain to most of us in real life, and in any classical story he would be the villain because he is a hired hitman who will kill you if someone pays the right price. But Niko is the character we play and get attached to, and it's his story that we set out to complete and see through to the very end. Niko is by no means the hero of any normal story. He's the hero of his own story, and even then, he's a morally grey individual. I think ultimately that's what makes him such a well-loved character. He's complex, and he is not by any means a classical archetype. He's like James Bond in that he's not strictly a hero, but he's not ultimately a villain either. That just seems to naturally appeal to many of us. I hope I've been able to shed some light for you.

At least he's not weak like CJ tho

And these are other reasons that make him a bit likeable for me

Plus, he might feel empathy, guilt, and remorse from time to time (which is not a problem) but not all the time like Johnson,  Bellic is one of the top 5 best protagonists in the series, he's the best in the HD era, but not the best in the series...

He could've been on the #1 spot, but only if the protagonists in the 3rd,  2nd, and 1st spot didn't make it on this list

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My ranking : (also i'll put there full name)

 

1. Nikola Bellic

2. Thomas Vercetti

3. Carl Johnson

4. Michael Townley

5. Jonathan Klebitz

6. Franklin Clinton

7. Claude

8. Luis Fernando Lopez

9. Trevor Phillips

10. Victor Vance

11. Huang Lee

12. Anthony Cipriani

13. Mike

 

 

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8 hours ago, Ahmedmfroezspeed said:

@OmarMohammedwhat does your protagonist list look like,tho ?

From best to worst

1. Trevor Philips 

2. Tommy Vercetti

3. Niko Bellic 

3. Luis Lopez

4. Johnny Kelbitz

5. Carl "CJ" Johnson

6. Franklin Clinton

7. Micheal De Santa

8. Victor Vance

9. Toni Cipriani

10. Claude speed

12. Hung Lee

13. Mike

 

 

 

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:49 AM, OmarMohammed said:

From best to worst

1. Trevor Philips 

2. Tommy Vercetti

3. Niko Bellic 

3. Luis Lopez

4. Johnny Kelbitz

5. Carl "CJ" Johnson

6. Franklin Clinton

7. Micheal De Santa

8. Victor Vance

9. Toni Cipriani

10. Claude speed

12. Hung Lee

13. Mike

 

 

 

FINALLY !

somebody who doesn't have niko bellic as #1...

i ain't got a problem with niko

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please don't bash me but :

1.)Micheal De Santa : he's is the most down-to-earth protagonist, he is an unloyal prick and a liar and a cheat, but thats what makes him a survivor, he only looks after the people he loves (his family) 

thats what makes him really good to me.

 

2.)Johnny Klebitz : someone who is very loyal to his gang, as he try keeping together through the tough times they find themselves when we play as him, and for that he earned my respect.

 

3.)Luis Lopez : also someone loyal, he doesn't abandon his old friends who weren't so lucky and are still slinging dope in the ghetto. is willing to help his boss tony to go through some sh*t and even if people call him an

assholes, what do you expect from someone who spent time in jail?

 

4.)Trevor Phillips : he is the definition of a GTA protagonist, doing sh*t for the hell of it he isn't a fake or a fraud, he is the type of guy who goes on a rampage for something as small as stubing your toe.

 

5.)Franklin Clinton/Carl Johnson : they are both pretty similar as they both want to get out of the gang life and see if the grass is greener elsewhere, only difference is that Franklin is a realist as opposed to CJ 

who is naive.

 

6.)Niko Bellic : I don't really understand the fuss about him, just because he has a dark background and sh*t doesn't really makes him good enough for me, I admit that he is really tough and and stands up for himself.

he almost was gonna be good if he didn't whine about killing people alot (I noticed that in the endgame) which makes it completely out of character to do rampages. he tries to get out of the criminal life but just puts himself deeper in it, for what? just to kill a guy he knew when he was a kid, killing him wouldve solved nothing. he is badass tho ngl.

 

7.)Tony Cipriani : I liked him since he was looking to get a name for himself he cared about what his mama thinks about him. he wants to honor the cipriani name and the loene family, shame that he was a smaller protagonist as they didn't make his character that deep. he was agood concept for  a protag

 

8.)Vic Vance : he got dragged into the criminal life even tho he didn't want to, it was a question of survival and he seeked revenge from his former boss, he was a bit bland tho, te same applies to him, they couldve made him better 

 

9.)Tommy Vercetti : is it just me or is he really overrated? this guy is badass yes, he went to jail, yes. but he is an annoying prick, he is just a speaking version of claude. kills as long as there is a paycheck waiting for him

they tried to make him interesting with the empire building but did nothing to the character.

 

10.) Claude : can't really say anything to him since we don't know what he thinks about, he is a 2d gta character brought into a 3d world, they couldn't do anything interesting with him, but they get a pass for him being the first.

 

as for huang lee and mike, i don't really know anything about these characters since I haven't played CTW and advanced. anyways here is my list.

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I just don't rally see what's about niko and tommy, all I see is people praising them them and sh*tting on other protags just because

they come from mainsteam games (The trio from GTA V)

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Algonquin Assassin
2 hours ago, JetNormalGuy said:

6.)Niko Bellic : I don't really understand the fuss about him, just because he has a dark background and sh*t doesn't really makes him good enough for me, I admit that he is really tough and and stands up for himself.

he almost was gonna be good if he didn't whine about killing people alot (I noticed that in the endgame) which makes it completely out of character to do rampages. he tries to get out of the criminal life but just puts himself deeper in it, for what? just to kill a guy he knew when he was a kid, killing him wouldve solved nothing. he is badass tho ngl.

I would think Grotti Vigilante's post above is an articulate and well thought out explanation as to why he's adored by so many people.

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12 hours ago, JetNormalGuy said:

 

 

6.)Niko Bellic : I don't really understand the fuss about him, just because he has a dark background and sh*t doesn't really makes him good enough for me, I admit that he is really tough and and stands up for himself.

he almost was gonna be good if he didn't whine about killing people alot (I noticed that in the endgame) which makes it completely out of character to do rampages. he tries to get out of the criminal life but just puts himself deeper in it, for what? just to kill a guy he knew when he was a kid, killing him wouldve solved nothing. he is badass tho ngl.

 

 

For me as well as just him having an interesting background and a more complex and developed personality than most, it's his cynical attitude and sarcastic sense of humour that makes me really like him. He has so many killer deadpan witty lines and it's just awesome to play as him and be entertained by his comments both in the story and in freeroam. His accent (regardless of how accurate it is) is charming as well. 

 

Also I think Niko is one of the few where you can kind of justify the rampages, since he's affected by PTSD and seems to go into "war mode" when he's really angry and gets in a fight, with special war cries for the occasion ("I'll cut off your f*cking head!" etc). Even totally ruthless killer protagonists like Tommy or Toni etc wouldn't have much of a reason to go on random rampages and neither would more reasonable protagonists like Franklin or Vic, at least with Niko you can imagine all the trauma got to him and he snapped. I see going on a rampage as not exactly canon and more a scenario where things went very wrong before everything is reset by getting wasted/busted/saving or whatever than something we're actually supposed to believe the character does on a regular basis while going about his life anyway. 

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thing is, I I personally feel like Niko shouldn't be a gta protag, he is more suited for  movie-like thing. (hence why GTA IV story is the best since you feel like its a movie) he is good character but 

since I lately got the taste of playing GTA games as more like what the character would do as opposed to doing what I want, I don't really think Niko is the type of guy to steal a car and drive in a sidewalk just to hit the pedestrians.

this is something that a character like trevor would do since he is unstable.

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