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Spoiler Warning: Plot details, ending details, or both are in the text which follows.
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A bad day huntin' still beats a good day workin', my pa always used to say.
— Cletus Ewing

Cletus Ewing is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a stranger/freak in Grand Theft Auto V.

He is voiced by Ian Scott McGregor.

History[]

Background[]

Little is known about Cletus' life before the events of the game. He is portrayed as a friendly, stereotypical hillbilly living in Sandy Shores.

He appears to be a military veteran, as he can be seen wearing dog tags around his neck. He also became friends with Trevor at an unknown point in time.

Events of Grand Theft Auto V[]

Trevor meets Cletus in Sandy Shores, where he is hunting some coyotes. Cletus enlists Trevor to do some hunting challenges to see if Trevor is a good hunter. The challenges consist of shooting satellite dishes, tires of moving vehicles and coyotes. After Trevor completes the challenges, Cletus asks Trevor to meet him in Bayview Lodge in Paleto Forest, for some hunting lessons.

In his second meeting, Cletus introduces Trevor to some tips for hunting, like using the wind to not be detected by the deer or using a deer call to locate animals. After Trevor kills all the necessary deer, Cletus will call Trevor to make a proposal: if Trevor kills any animal that he finds and sends Cletus a photo of the carcass of the animal, Cletus will sell the animal meat and share the profits with Trevor. After this, Hunting activities will be unlocked.

Cletus then continues to make appearances in the game only via the hunting minigame; he will send text messages to Trevor with comments about the carcasses of the animals that Trevor kills and how much he thinks they are worth. He will also send challenges for Trevor to complete during the hunting session, including killing animals in a certain way or taking pictures of the carcasses of specific animals. Completing these challenges helps the player reach the gold medal in the hunting sessions.

Cletus will send a text message to Trevor after the mission "Minor Turbulence", saying that he left a pie in Trevor's Trailer with Patricia.

Mission Appearances[]

Grand Theft Auto V[]

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Trivia[]

  • Cletus has a Lifeinvader account, as seen on Ron Jakowski's friends list. However, his account cannot be viewed by the protagonists.
  • The photo on his Lifeinvader profile suggests that he is a fan of the band Love Fist.
  • During the mission "I Fought the Law...", one of the protagonists will phone Molly Schultz on the number 346-555-0174. If the player dials this number after the mission, they will be put through to Cletus' voicemail. The reason for this is unknown.
  • Cletus has a "Dragons and Skull" tattoo on his right arm. Paige Harris also has this tattoo, but on her left arm.
  • He is one of the few characters who aren't afraid of Trevor and, in turn, one of the few characters whom Trevor treats with outward respect and affability.
  • Sometimes, when shopping at the Ammu-Nation in Sandy Shores, Trevor will tell Melvin to "stop selling guns to that idiot Cletus".

References[]

  1. Mentioned in Fair Game.
  2. Mentioned in Fair Game.
  3. Mentioned during the Nature Photographer Challenges of the Hunting side-activity.
  4. In Target Practice, if the player shoot a satellite dish which isn’t meant to be shot he might say “Not that place, that’s my sister’s place!”

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