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Phil Collin

Which protagonist had the toughest road to the top?

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Phil Collin
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As title says: Which one had to work hardest/do the most crazy things to succes. Could also be who had to sacrifise and lose alot... Idk i was gonna make a topic "which GTA city would you have less chance to survive in if you were a npc"  hardest yourney to the top.

 

 

 

Example CJ did alot of crazy weird sh*t, Niko with his history before the game, Tommy who had to work to become a mafia boss etc.. And who had the easiest road?

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DOUGL4S1

Toughest? I'd say either Tommy or CJ. The one reason I didn't include Niko is because he didn't get "to the top", you don't end GTA IV owning dozens pf penthouses, businesses and mansions.

 

For easiest it's defenetly Franklin, who just gets carried to the top. He meets some rich dude out of luck, gets into heists out of luck, and someone gives him a mansion. Also not sure how he got such a nice car at the begining of the game while living in the ghetto and working for "repo". It probably wasn't for Simeon, because he'd likely keep the car to sell it rather than give it to Franklin.

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Phil Collin
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43 minutes ago, DOUGL4S1 said:

Toughest? I'd say either Tommy or CJ. The one reason I didn't include Niko is because he didn't get "to the top", you don't end GTA IV owning dozens pf penthouses, businesses and mansions.

 

For easiest it's defenetly Franklin, who just gets carried to the top. He meets some rich dude out of luck, gets into heists out of luck, and someone gives him a mansion. Also not sure how he got such a nice car at the begining of the game while living in the ghetto and working for "repo". It probably wasn't for Simeon, because he'd likely keep the car to sell it rather than give it to Franklin.

Okay maybe it shouldn't say top. Maybe who had the toughest road "before the end" True tho Franklin didn't have alot tough missions either from what i remember well except heist but they were 3 togheter then. You could also say Toni like was already a made man in the biggest mafia gang there is, but he had to do alot of things defeat other mafia gangs and do some weird sh*t blow up some houses and other mean stuff

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Americana

I don't know, maybe Franklin - because he was still a nobody even after the story ends - well, he was a nobody with a huge mansion and money.

 

Poor Franklin, he was confused. He thought money was going to buy him happiness, but it didn't. He thought Tanisha would come back to him had he got money, but she didn't. Franklin's life was miserable.

 


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Algonquin Assassin

Although Niko doesn't "get to the top" as in becoming a leader of a criminal empire like CJ or Tommy his journey is easily the most perilous one.

 

He grew up in some war torn sh*thole and entered the army as a teen, saw a number of his friends get killed during battle before being sold out/betrayed, worked for Bulgarin as a human smuggler and spent over a decade trying to track down Florian/Darko being pinpointing one of them to Liberty City and this is before GTA IV even starts. He then learns Roman had been bullsh*tting to him all along about how much trouble he was in with gambling debts and even though he wants to try and settle down he can't and has to put his plans on hold.

 

He spends the majority of the game being a hired gun/assassin constantly risking his life for scumbags who don't care if he lives or dies. In the end even though he gets some nice tangible assets like penthouses and such he'll always lose someone close to him whether it's Roman or Kate. The game really lives up to being "rags to slightly better rags" IMO. Niko has such a tough road to where he ends up at the end of GTA IV it's a wonder he didn't just off himself and end it all. Shows how tough the guy's mental fibers are and it's an inspirational journey if you ask me because he got a small taste of the American Dream, but in the end I just kept asking myself "was it worth it?" and it put things into perspective that there's more to life than just money and money can't buy happiness. Those closest to you are what matter through thick and thin and that's something I feel GTA IV excelled at trying to deliver.

 

As for easiest I'd say it would be Franklin. Even though his aspirations are big he only gets there through dumb luck. If he didn't meet Michael he'd still be boosting cars for Simeon and holding up convenience stores. He's even "gifted" the home he's always wanted instead of getting it himself. He's carried an awful lot by Michael and Trevor to a lesser extent.

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Phil Collin

Also Claude he as CJ worked for others alot. Tommy kinda too but only for Sonny for awhile then Diaz then for nobody

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Ahmedmfroezspeed

TONI CIPRIANI,no question

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Copcaller

Definitely cj 

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GhettoJesus
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CJ and Niko. I would disagree with some people above and say Niko does indeed get to the top. Claude has to do some pretty risky stuff too. The reason why I don't say Tommy is that he immediately gets to know the most influential people in the city while Niko and CJ start off with literal nobodies.

 

Altogether I would say CJ over Niko because he has quite a journey to make going all over the state with a sword hanging over his head the whole time.

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Saad31

Niko, Claude and CJ.

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Phil Collin

Vic is kinda underated here, worked for the army got kicked out and became enemies, same with the Mendez brothers worked for them. And his "wife" died had to kill Marty had to build up his own empire etc

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Limefong

Niko, Don't ask

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Carl Theft Auto

Between CJ and Niko.

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