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You know a guy by the name of Wade? Yeah, he's in our troupe. Really, really smart. He called me a few weeks back and told me the going was good here. And boy, was he right. It's got everything a human being needs to survive... from convenience stores to unregulated pharmacies and nothing that we don't need. We're doing something big here.
— Dax to the GTA Online Protagonist

Dax is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, who appears as the deuteragonist of the Los Santos Drug Wars update in Grand Theft Auto Online.

He is portrayed by Matt Van Orden.



Dax is the leader of a group of hard-partying, nonconformists known as the Fooliganz. Prior to meeting the GTA Online protagonist, they were looking to establish their position by setting up shop in Blaine County, San Andreas.

Events of Grand Theft Auto Online[]

Los Santos Drug Wars[]

First Dose[]

Dax and the Fooliganz first meet the player after taking over Trevor Philips' old setup at Ace Liquor in Sandy Shores. After Dax introduces the player to Labrat and Luchadora, the group are suddenly attacked by The Lost MC, who steal Dax's Journey II while others remain behind in an attempt to takeout the Fooliganz. The player helps Dax fend off the waves of Lost MC bikers, before crossing the Alamo Sea and taking back Dax's Journey II. Once the vehicle is secured, Dax and the player head to a warehouse in Mirror Park Railyard that Wade Hebert had told Dax the location of. Once there, Dax and the Fooliganz set up The Freakshop.

After setting up The Freakshop, Dax's first job for the player involves them picking up some "party supplies" from the Jetsam Terminal down at the docks. After collecting the supplies, the player is attacked by more Lost MC members, who destroy the party supplies. Enraged, Dax orders the player to attack the Lost MC's clubhouse in Mirror Park, where they must find the plans and steal anything of value. The player sends a photo of the plans back to Dax and steals a bag containing several kilos of weed.

Later, Dax asks the player to steal several containers of meth from the Lost MC at Millar's Fishery, located on the northern coast of the Alamo Sea, so that Labrat can turn into something better. Beforehand though, Dax asks the player to first kill what would be the Lost's reinforcements at Stab City. Once the player has killed the Lost and stolen all ten meth containers, they steal a Dodo parked at the pier and fly back to the storm drain near The Freakshop.

Dax, Luchadora and Labrat later meet the player outside The Freakshop, along with several other members of the Fooliganz. Once there, the player is passed a bottle of, what appears to be, Logger Beer, and Dax begins praising the player for all the work they have done for the troupe so far. Upon saying cheers, the player drinks the entire bottle, only then being informed by Labrat that he has "never seen anybody take that much acid that fast". Dax then tells the player that the Fooliganz are getting into the LSD business. What follows is a multitude of drugged up segments, where at first the player is following Dax on a bicycle, before he instead appears in the player's mind, offering advice as they make their way through the rest of the trip. After the drugs wear off, Dax phones to say he feels the group have bonded even more.

Soon after recovering from the trip, Dax calls the player, asking them to meet him and a few other Fooliganz at a Hippies camp in the RON Alternates Wind Farm. Once there, the player helps Dax and the Fooliganz destroy hippy lab equipment located in numerous white tents. After destroying the equipment, Dax tells the player to blow up the other vans carrying the hippies' LSD shipments, while he and the rest of his gang head back to The Freakshop in case of a counter-attack. After blowing up the vans, Dax calls the player to tell them that the last shipment is located at the Altruist Camp in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness. once there, the player blows up the last vans and a helicopter that arrives trying to take them out.

Dax's final task for the player involves them heading to Humane Labs to steal precursor chemicals that Labrat needs for their acid. Once there, the player fights their way through Merryweather Security forces and steals several bottles of chemicals from the loading bay inside. While taking the chemicals, Dax tells the player that a train carrying even purer stuff is heading south through Blaine County. The player races to the switching station at Davis Quartz quarry, where they switch the tracks, causing the train to crash off the tracks near the Palmer-Taylor Power Station. The player grabs a cutting saw from some quarry workers before heading to the wrecked train and cutting open containers in search of the chemicals. Once all have been found, they take a Brickade 6x6 sporting a Humane Labs livery from one of the front train cars and head back to The Freakshop.

Last Dose[]

In early 2023, months after the Humane Labs job, Dax is first seen at The Freakshop firing a Rocket Launcher at Labrat to snap him out of a drug-induced paranoia. As Isiah Friedlander's goons arrive and kidnap Labrat, he joins in the defence of The Freakshop alongside Luchadora and the player.

After the GTA Online Protagonist and Luchadora track down Labrat, being held captive by Isiah Friedlander at the FriedMind HQ, they discover Friedlander's plans to use Labrat's knowledge (whom he claim to be one of three chemists with a PhD in the specialised field of psychedelics) and Friedlander's stockpile of 80% of the world's precursor chemicals supplies to create a powerful hallucinogen drug ten times more potent than psilocybin to be used in his psychedelic assisted therapy business, in order to become a pioneer and build a "temple of peace and sanity" in the jungles of South America.

After bringing Labrat back to The Freakshop, Dax kidnaps and interrogates one of Friedlander's employees in order to find out where Friedlander is and where he is stashing his new product. Dax is given information that Friedlander is currently relocating the product to South America, so the GTA Online Protagonist and Luchadora go on a mission to intercept Friedlander's plane before he leaves the country.

After gaining control of Friedlander's Cargo Plane and landing at Sandy Shores Airfield, the Fooliganz load the boxes of Friedlander's product into the Mule truck. The LSPD and the National Office of Security Enforcement arrive at the scene and Dax continues to load the truck as Luchadora, the player and other Fooliganz defend him and the truck from law enforcement including Police Mavericks and National Office of Security Enforcement units in Police Riots. Once the truck is loaded, Dax and the player get in the truck and head to The Freakshop while losing the cops on the way.



Dax appears as a slightly overweight, young adult with hazel brown hair and a long beard. He has a number of tattoos across his body, including on his arms and face.

He can almost always be seen wearing a long, red Fatal Incursion sports top featuring the number 69 emblazoned on the back. He also wears blue jeans which are overturned at the bottom to show a checkered interior. His shoes are red and white sneakers, he wears a black and white bandana and black hat on his head, and his glasses have a slight tint to them.


Dax displays a fun-loving "dude" personality, often making up hypocorisms for those around him (such as calling the GTA Online protagonist "Freshmeat-o"). He also possibly has an ass fixation, constantly referencing buttholes during his missions.

Dax works in a very pro-active way, often working to get ahead of the competition, such as when he asks the GTA Online protagonist to wipe out The Lost MC or hippies that are clouding their drug market.

Mission Appearances[]

Grand Theft Auto Online[]

Los Santos Drug Wars[]


Promotional Screenshots[]


[ ve ]Characters in Grand Theft Auto Online
ProtagonistOnline Player
Original version updates
(PS3 and Xbox 360)
Main charactersLamar Davis | Gerald | Simeon Yetarian | Ron Jakowski | Trevor Philips | Lester Crest | Martin Madrazo
Minor charactersAnna | Big T | Brucie Kibbutz | Chantelle | Chef | Cris Formage | Daily Globe Editor | Dom Beasley | Donna | El Estupido | Garage Mechanic | Gustavo | Hao | JT Boyd | Janet | Jolene Cranley-Evans | Joyrider | Juan | Leroy | Little T | Madrazo Witness | Melvin | Mugger | Mushroom Hank | Raul | Small F | Stanley | The Boss (Families) | The Boss (Professionals) | The Boss (Marabunta Grande) | District Attorney | The Madrazo Trial Judge | Vasquez | Chastity | Cheetah | Fufu | Infernus | Juliet | Nikki | Peach | Sapphire | Ponsonbys Manager | Merryweather Helicopter Pilot | Merryweather Boat Driver | Vagos Gang Leader
Radio station characters
Radio hostsBig Boy | Bootsy Collins | Cara Delevingne | Camilo Lara | Don Cheto | DJ Pooh | Gilles Peterson | Flying Lotus | Jesco White | Keith Morris | Kenny Loggins | Mama G | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Nate Williams | Stephen Pope | Soulwax / 2manydjs | Twin Shadow | Chermical Bro | Doctor No
Radio guestsMNDR | Eddie | Earl Sweatshirt | Aloe Blacc | Tunde Adebimpe | MC Eiht | Jermaine Renegade | King Avriel
Talk Show hosts
(& assistants)
Michele Makes | Lazlow Jones | Fernando Martinez | Jo | Ron Jakowski | Duane Earl | Bobby June | Ray De Angelo Harris | Cheryl Fawkes
Talk Show guestsSue Murry | Ricky | Jock Cranley | Samantha Muldoon | Brother Adrian
TV Show characters
TV Show hosts
(& assistants)
Lazlow Jones | Hugh Harrison | Anita Mendoza | Imran Shinowa | Steve Haines | Rufus Bellows | Jack Howitzer | Ho Chi Sock
TV Show guestsWilliam Angio | Tracey De Santa
Movie characters
ActorsMilton McIlroy | John Cohn | Theodore Bickford | Charlie Fleming | Chippy | Leo Hornstein
Main charactersLester Crest | Agent 14 | Karen Daniels | Trevor Philips | Ron Jakowski
Minor charactersMaxim Rashkovsky | Josh Sherman | Gavin Van Der Loop | Dima Popov | Avi Schwartzman | Eddie Toh | Gusset | Paige Harris | Phil | Navy Officer
Radio DJsCliff Lane | Andee
Main charactersLamar Davis | Gerald
Minor charactersBenny | Vernon | Mateo Brothers | Little Al | Edgar Carlos | Jose Carlos | Pedro Carlos | Janet | Unnamed Korean buyer | Wallis
Executives and
Other Criminals
Brendan Darcy | Yacht Bartender
Further Adventures
in Finance and
Executive Assistant
Main charactersLJT | Malc
Minor charactersAl Carter | Sindy | Zach Nelson
Import/ExportExecutive Assistant | Office Mechanic | Unnamed Street Race Owner | Warehouse Mechanic
Main charactersAgent 14
Minor charactersChester McCoy | Rogue Agent
Smuggler's Run
Main charactersRon Jakowski
Minor charactersCharlie Reed
Radio guestsSophia Bowles-Carmichael
The Doomsday Heist
Main charactersLester Crest | Agent 14 | Phoenicia Rackman | Avon Hertz | Cliffford
Minor charactersBogdan | Agent ULP | Chester McCoy | Facility Receptionist
Radio DJsFrank Ocean
After Hours
Main charactersTony Prince | Lazlow Jones | English Dave | Paige Harris
Minor charactersArt Student | Buyer's Associate | Connie | Daniel Schoeps | Jewelry Store Clerk | Jimmy Boston | Kerry McIntosh | Lacey Jonas | Maude Eccles | Miranda Cowan | Poppy Mitchell | Simeon Yetarian | The Lost Girl | Tyler Dixon | Yohan Blair
Residency/Radio DJsSolomun | Dixon | Tale Of Us | The Black Madonna | Donna Frank
DJ FriendsDaniel Schoeps | Jakob Grunert | Fotios Karamanidis | DJ RobT | DJ Mike | Dixon's Manager | Aurelia S. Ortiz | Ignazio | Rupert Murray | Ryan Hambsch | Ryan Smith
Arena War
Main charactersAlan Jerome | Bryony
Minor charactersJock Cranley | Violet Jordan | Sacha Yetarian | Peter
Premium Deluxe Repo WorkSimeon Yetarian
The Diamond
Casino & Resort
Main charactersAgatha Baker | Avery Duggan | Brucie Kibbutz | Tao Cheng | Tao Cheng's Translator | Thornton Duggan | Tom Connors | Vincent Effenburger
Minor charactersDebbie | Josephine | Felipe | Gabriel | Vince | Blane | Curtis | Caleb | Beth | Eileen | Ushi | Lauren | Taylor | Carol | Dean | Corrupt Judge
The Diamond
Casino Heist
Main charactersLester Crest | Georgina Cheng | Huang
Minor charactersJimmy De Santa | Wendy | Zhao | Pansy | Agatha Baker | Tom Connors | Vincent Effenburger | Brucie Kibbutz | Yung Ancestor | Debbie | Josephine | Felipe | Casino Vault Guard | Los Santos Slasher
Heist Crew MembersAvi Schwartzman | Charlie Reed | Christian Feltz | Chester McCoy | Eddie Toh | Gustavo Mota | Karl Abolaji | Karim Denz | Paige Harris | Patrick McReary | Rickie Lukens | Taliana Martinez | Yohan Blair | Zach Nelson
Last Play
Gerald | The Boss (Marabunta Grande) | The Boss (Los Santos Triads)
Radio DJsDanny Brown | Skepta
Los Santos Summer Special
Main charactersBrendan Darcy
Minor charactersSolomon Richards | The Boss (Kkangpae) | Tom Connors | Yacht Bartender | John Doe
The Cayo Perico Heist
Main charactersMiguel Madrazo | Juan Strickler | English Dave | Pavel
Minor charactersPatricia Madrazo | Jackie | Kaylee | Enrique | Jorge | Josephine | Gustavo | Tom Connors | VIP Charter Jets Pilot | Beach Party Coordinator | Head of Cayo Perico Security | Pernell Moss | Evan | Unnamed Party Girl | Unnamed Party Girl's Friend | Sleeping Guard
Heist Crew MembersCharlie Reed | Viktor Sokolov | Rooster McCraw | Paige Harris | Unnamed heist crew member (heavy weapons supply drop) | Unnamed heist crew member (weapon stash)
Residency DJsMoodymann | Palms Trax | Keinemusik
Celebrity cameosDJ Pooh | Dr. Dre | Jimmy Iovine | Scott Storch
Radio DJsJoy Orbison | Julian Casablancas | Zachary | Mac DeMarco | Tony Mac | Tierra Whack
Los Santos Tuners
Main charactersSessanta | Kenny "KDJ" Dixon Jr. | Mimi | Hao
Minor charactersLil' Dee | Race Organizer | LSCM Tattooist | Benny | Corrupt IAA Agent | Crystal Vape Dealer | Jorge | Corrupt Union Depository Businessman | Union Depository Bank Manager
Contract ClientsAvi Schwartzman | Miguel Madrazo | Unnamed Korean client | Unnamed Armenian client | Chef | Unnamed FIB client
The Contract
Main charactersFranklin Clinton | Lamar Davis | Imani | Dr. Dre | Chop | Johnny Guns
Minor charactersDJ Pooh | Anderson .Paak | Jimmy Iovine | Lola Romero | Requisitions Officer | Agency Security Guard | Agency Receptionist | Agency Mechanic | Agency SUV Driver |Vernon | P | Eugene | Raymond | Club Promoter | Ben Brooks | Ben Brooks' Lawyer | North Side Vagos leader | Harvey Molina | Jimmy Boston | Marnie Allen | The Arms Dealer | The bitterSweet Cofounder | The Gold Coast Development CEO | The Importer | The Judge | The Lawyer | The Protected Person | The Tech Entrepreneur | The Trendy Millionaire | Unnamed Party Girl | Vagos Driver
Radio DJsROSALÍA | Arca
Radio guestsSnoop Dogg | Ice Cube | Mr. Fingers | Caroline Polachek | Daddy Yankee | Aventura
The Criminal Enterprises
Main charactersAgent ULP | Mason Duggan | Agent 14 | Executive Assistant | Tony Prince | Malc
Minor charactersAgent Johnson | Lupe | Warehouse Staff | Yohan Blair | Marcel | Zach Nelson | Sindy | Simeon Yetarian | Lamar Davis | Omega
Los Santos Drug Wars
Main charactersDax | Labrat | Mutt | Luchadora | Isiah Friedlander | Ron Jakowski
Minor charactersAmeer | Chef | Gerald | Gun Van Seller | Haylee | Hippy Boss | Jesse | Joscha | Street Dealers | Tiana
San Andreas Mercenaries
Main charactersCharlie Reed | Rooster McCraw | Pernell Moss | Avi Schwartzman
Minor charactersRon Jakowski | Fort Zancudo Colonel | Lloyd | Armored Gunner | Unnamed Smuggler | Unnamed Weazel News Journalist | LJT | Agent 14 | Mutt | Ghosts | Johnny Klebitz
The Chop Shop
Main charactersYusuf Amir | Jamal Amir | Vincent Effenburger
Minor charactersSalvage Yard Staff | King Tiny | Hao | La'oub Princess Air Support Pilot | La'oub Princess Captain | Skylift Pilot | Felipe | Casino Vault Guard | Tony McTony's Head of Security | Ahron Ward | Jimmy De Santa | Jorge | Jaywalker | DJ Pooh | Tanner | Yeti
Even the Score Mixtape
GuestsSnoop Dogg | Franklin Clinton | Lamar Davis
Bottom Dollar Bounties
Main charactersJenette Eccles | Maude Eccles | Vincent Effenburger | Martin Madrazo
Minor charactersMurph | Bail Office Staff | Jorge | Unnamed Armenian Loan Shark
Bail Jumpers
Most Wanted BountiesGrace Whitney | Chaz Lieberman | Leroy O'Neil | Brock Thompson | Cleo Song | Omar Garcia
Standard BountiesAngel Kenney | Beau Duggan | Bill Duggan | Brigitte Foster | Colby Wright | Cook Kenzie | Hunter Duggan | India Wood | Jalen Kennedy | LJ Ha | Lil Prince | Marquel Green | Ricky Ji | Rylee Rose | Sabrina Gray | Serenity Pierce | Tommy Lim | Xavier Fremond
Other charactersZombies | Ludendorff Cop | Dom Beasley
Mentioned charactersAbdul Amir | Anna | Ashley Butler | Al Di Napoli | Cloe Parker | Devin Weston | Denise Clinton | DJ Playlist | Don Percival | Elwood O'Neil | Esteban Jimenez | Jay Norris | Joe Lawton | Keith Collins | Kyle Chavis | Leo | Luis Fernando Lopez | Mark Fostenburg | MC Clip | Michael De Santa | Molly Schultz | Mr. Cheng | Nonna | Niko Bellic | Perlie | Ronnie Bonelli | Samantha Muldoon | Sergei | Tanisha Clinton | Terry Thorpe | Tony McTony | Tonya Wiggins | "Uncle" Amir | Vlad | Vasily | Vasily (Russian Navy) | Wade Hebert
Non-canon charactersSpecial Dad (John Marston | Claude | Niko Bellic (as a Dad)) | Special Mom (Misty)
Cut charactersHarold "Stretch" Joseph | Melvin Andrews | Joseph Whites | Jaywalker
† denotes Deceased, Italics denotes a status determined by the player's choice