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Brian Johnson is a deceased character in the Grand Theft Auto series who is mentioned in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

History[]

Early Life[]

Brian is the youngest known son of Beverly Johnson and the younger brother of Carl, Sean and Kendl Johnson. It is implied that he bore a strong resemblance to Carl, as Emmet initially mistook Carl for Brian when they first met. According to Carl's flashbacks, it appears the two were close, and enjoyed creating mischief together.

Brian was associated with the Grove Street Families due to being the younger brother of the gang's leader, Sweet, but his role within the gang was unknown. Brian lived in the Johnson House in Ganton, Los Santos, until his death.

Death[]

Brian died in 1987. The cause of his death was never revealed, though it is implied that he was killed by a rival gang and Carl was present but he did not attempt to help Brian.

Sweet blamed Carl for Brian's death, which resulted in Carl moving to Liberty City. Carl did not attend Brian's funeral, which Sweet confirms by saying: "That's another funeral you ran away from, fool. Just like Brian's."

Brian died at the age of 10, according to pre-release PlayStation Magazine articles.[1]

Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

Brian's death plays a major role in Carl and Sweet's relationship.

In 1992, Carl returns to Los Santos after his mother, Beverly, was killed by the Ballas. He arrived at the funeral after it had ended, making Sweet angry at Carl for missing another one.

Officer Tenpenny later mentions Brian when he, Pulaski and Hernandez kidnap Carl and take him out to Angel Pine. CJ expresses his disappointment over Big Smoke’s betrayal, to which Tenpenny makes his point by saying Carl and Smoke were never homies for life since Smoke was working with C.R.A.S.H. and not Grove Street and also because he and the rest of the gang ran him out of town for letting Brian die, showing that Tenpenny is aware of Brian’s death and agrees that it was CJ’s fault.

When Carl and Sweet are waiting outside Big Smoke's Crack Palace just before they attack it, Sweet attempts to follow Carl, but Carl tells him that he has to go in alone and that he is doing this for Brian, as he "let him die".

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1
    BrianJohnson-GTASA-PSM USA SA 87 5

    Pre-release PlayStation Magazine article containing some background information on Brian Johnson provided by Rockstar North.

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[ ve ]Characters in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
ProtagonistCarl Johnson
Main
characters
Sean "Sweet" Johnson | Kendl Johnson | Frank Tenpenny† | Big Smoke (Melvin Harris)† | Wu Zi Mu | The Truth | Cesar Vialpando | Catalina† | Salvatore Leone† | Madd Dogg | Kent Paul | Eddie Pulaski† | Ken Rosenberg | Mike Toreno | Ryder (Lance Wilson)† | Jizzy B.† | OG Loc (Jeffrey Cross) | T-Bone Mendez† | Zero | Maccer |
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Andre† |Benny† | Bettina | Berkley | Big Poppa† | Bogman | Claude | Construction Foreman† | Alan Crawford† | Derek | District Attorney | Dope | Dwaine | Emmet | Freddy† | Colonel Fuhrberger | Gal | Guppy | Hazer | Janitor | Jimmy Hernandez† | Jethro | Jose | Kane† | Maria Latore | Ran Fa Li | Little Bill | Little Lion† | Little Weasel† | Mike | Su Xi Mu | Ralph Pendelbury† | Marco Forelli† | Mickey† | Old Reece | Jimmy Silverman | Johnny Sindacco† | The Snakehead† | The Triad Leader | Sunny | Big Bear (Barry Thorne) | Tony | Vagos gang members (Running Dog)† | B Dup (Mark Wayne) | Mr. Whittaker | Pizza Clerk | Preacher Bishop† | Rival Pimp† | Sweet's Girlfriend | The Dossier Carrier† | The Informant† | The Journalist† | The Reporter† | Unnamed Burger Shot Employee | Unnamed Crack Whore | Gasso Employee | Alan Crawford's Female Associate† | Mafia Goon 1 | Forelli Crime Family's pilot† | C.R.A.S.H. Rookies† | Cesar's Informant | Salvatore Leone's Bodyguard | Tim† | Tammy† | Loco Low Co. Mechanic | Driving School Tutor | Ammu-Nation Clerk | Triad Assistant 1 | Triad Assistant 2 | Triad Mechanic | Jordan | Larry | Unnamed LVPD Officer | Ballas Snitch
GirlfriendsDenise Robinson | Millie Perkins | Helena Wankstein | Katie Zhan | Michelle Cannes | Barbara Schternvart
Radio station characters
Radio DJsForth Right MC | The Funktipus | Julio G | Johnny Lawton | Mary-Beth Maybell | Phillip Michaels | Hans Oberlander | Johnny Parkinson | James Pedeaston | Marshall Peters | Mary Phillips | Peyton Phillips | Sage | Tommy Smith
Talk show hostsMarvin Trill | Christy MacIntyre | Maurice | James Pedeaston | Mary Phillips | Peyton Phillips | Derrick Thackery | Billy Dexter† | Lazlow
Talk show guestsAdam First | The Truth | Truck Driver | Emanuel | Julie | Hector | Rick | Vivian | Mill | Mike | 632369439 | Stewart | Kevin | Montag | Zero | Jizzy B.† | Jack Howitzer | OG Loc | Cris Formage | Darius Fontaine
News broadcastingRichard Burns | Lianne Forget | Madd Dogg | Big Smoke
Radio guestsThe Truth | OG Loc (Jeffrey Cross) | Big Wayne | Darius Fontaine | Jenna Forbes | Cris Formage | Jack Howitzer | Michael Hunt | Jimmy | Fernando Martinez | Tim | Reed Tucker
Mentioned
characters
Mary Alexander | Mike Andrews | Big Devil† | Bobby | CM Pink | Joey Leone | Tommy Vercetti | James Earl Cash | Mary Ellen | Herbie | Ho Chi | Beverly Johnson† | Brian Johnson† | Carl Johnson's Father | Ah Ah Kung | LB | Little Devil† | General Mills | Tony† | Jezz Torrent | Avrindar
Other
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Fraser Ashley | Morgan August | G.M. Berlotti | Big Smilky | Dr. Diablo | Gern Blanston | Henry Bolt† | D. Claremont | John Craig | Mary Fortune | Frank Gold | Hammerfist | Philip K. Jones | Ed Karson | Turk Martin | Cluck Norris | Jane Pole | Brontosaurus Rex | Rochell'le | Jeremy Smith | Brian Van Ginsberg | Scott Wilson
Deleted
characters
Officer Carver | Poncho | Psycho
† denotes Deceased, Italics denotes a status determined by the player's choice
Characters in GTA San Andreas | Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Category:Characters
[ ve ]Grove Street Families (3D Universe)
LeaderSean "Sweet" Johnson
MembersCarl Johnson (underboss) | Big Smoke(lieutenant, formerly) | Ryder(lieutenant; formerly) | OG Loc | B Dup (formerly) | Big Bear | Emmet | Big Devil † | Little Devil † | Tony † | Dope
AssociatesPeople: Beverly Johnson † | Kendl Johnson | Cesar Vialpando | Denise Robinson | LB | Ran Fa Li | Wu Zi Mu
Gangs: San Fierro Triads | Varrios Los Aztecas
EnemiesPeople: Big Smoke † | Eddie Pulaski † | Frank Tenpenny † | Ryder
Gangs: Ballas | C.R.A.S.H. | Los Santos Vagos | Russian Mafia | San Fierro Rifa | Loco Syndicate
FrontsEmmet's | Johnson House | Sweet Johnson's House
TurfOwn Turf: Ganton | Playa del Seville | Santa Maria Beach | Temple
Acquirable Turf: East Beach | East Los Santos | Glen Park | Idlewood | Jefferson | Las Colinas | Los Flores | Verona Beach | Vinewood | Willowfield
SetsSeville Boulevard Families | Temple Drive Families
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