A deuteragonist is the second-main character of a story, after the protagonist. The deuteragonist is normally the secondary protagonist of the story.

The deuteragonists of the 3D Universe have a lot in common. They normally start out not getting along well with the protagonist, for example Sweet who blames Carl for their brother and mother's death. They normally come around though seeing they have really redeemed themselves or that both of them have same goals. Most of deuteragonists also accompany the protagonist in the final mission (Ken, Sweet, Salvatore, etc.).

The deuteragonists of the HD Universe have known the protagonist for a long time and have worked with them before. They are normally introduced in the beginning as a close friend or relative to the protagonist.

List of prominent deuteragonists

Maria Latore
Maria Latore is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto III. The wife of Salvatore Leone (who she met while working as a waitress at Caligula's Palace), she is introduced to Claude, who completes some errands for her, before she warns him about a trap that Salvatore set up that will kill him. Claude and Maria then escape the island. Later, Catalina kidnaps Maria, but Claude rescues her. At the end of the game, Maria is constantly complaining, before a gunshot is heard, and the screen goes black.
Mission appearances: Chaperone, Last Requests, Sayonara Salvatore, S.A.M., The Exchange (possibly killed)
Ken Rosenberg
Ken Rosenberg is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. A bent lawyer running his own practice in Washington Beach, he is reached out to by the Forelli Family to help them facilitate the drug deal with Victor Vance, and later joins Tommy's side as he helps him climb through the ranks of the Vice City underworld. When Tommy makes it to the top, Ken is right by his side. He is extremely paranoid and presumably begins to have issues with substance abuse around this point. He later goes to rehab and is discharged in 1992, at which point Tommy cuts all ties with him, forcing Ken to work with the Sindacco, Forelli and Leone mob families as the middleman at Caligula's Palace. He later gives missions to CJ, who eventually helps him escape the clutches of Salvatore Leone, and finds new employment as Madd Dogg's accountant. Rosenberg has been in Vice City since at least 1984, when commercials for K. Rosenberg & Co. aired on the radio.
Mission appearances: In The Beginning..., The Party, Back Alley Brawl, Jury Fury, Riot, Shakedown, No Escape?, The Shootist, The Driver, The Job, Keep Your Friends Close...
Sean "Sweet" Johnson
Sean "Sweet" Johnson is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He is a member of the Grove Street Families, and is Carl's brother, yet the two often argue, especially after their mother died, which made Carl return to Los Santos. After Carl's return, the Grove Street Families get back on their feet. However, it isn't long before Sweet is arrested, and he finds out that his friends have been betraying him for a while. Eventually, Sweet is released from prison, and with Carl they start rebuilding the Grove Street Families, before killing the traitors and getting back on track again.
Mission appearances: The Introduction, Sweet & Kendl, Tagging Up Turf, Cleaning the Hood, Drive-Thru, Nines and AKs, OG Loc, Drive-By, Sweet's Girl, Cesar Vialpando, Doberman, Los Sepulcros, House Party, Reuniting The Families, The Green Sabre, Home Coming, Grove 4 Life, Riot, Los Desperados, End of the Line
Cisco is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto Advance. The head of the Colombian Cartel, he is almost killed by Mike, who has been ordered to take him out by King Courtney. However, Cisco convinces Mike to work for him. Cisco warns Mike that someone is planning to ambush him at Wichita Gardens near the end of the story, and meets up with him inside his private jet at Francis International Airport. Mike does some more work for Cisco while he attempts to find out who killed Vinnie. Cisco discovers that Vinnie actually faked his death, who then kills Cisco inside his private jet to cover his tracks. Following Cisco's death, the Colombian Cartel hold Mike responsible and attempt to kill him. Mike eventually escapes Liberty City on Cisco's private jet.
Mission appearances: Fine Dining, Flying High, Factory Wages, School's Out, Mystery Killer, Decoy Disaster, Truth Revealed (killed)
Salvatore Leone
Salvatore Leone is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is the Don of the Leone crime family (having seized control after a power struggle in the mid-1980s), and a friend of Toni Cipriani. Toni went into hiding after killing a made man on Salvatore's orders, and upon his return, is brought back into the family. Salvatore eventually decides to induct Toni into the Leone crime family as a made man, and uses him in his war against the Forelli and Sindacco families. Salvatore is later sent to prison and doesn't know whether it is the Forelli's or the Sindacco's who are to blame. Salvatore gives orders to Toni from his prison cell, and eventually discovers that the Sicilian Mafia have been playing the mob families and several of the city's smaller gangs against one another in the hope of taking over the city. The Liberty City mayor, Miles O'Donovan, pardons Salvatore of his crimes after the death of Massimo Torini. Salvatore is later killed by Claude in 2001.
Mission appearances: Introduction, Don in 60 Seconds, The Offer, Ho Selecta!, Frighteners, Rollercoaster Ride, Contra-Banned, Salvatore's Salvation, The Guns of Leone, Sindacco Sabotage, The Trouble With Triads, Driving Mr. Leone, A Walk in the Park, Making Toni, Caught in the Act, Search and Rescue, Taking the Peace, Shoot the Messenger, Rough Justice, Dead Reckoning, Shogun Showdown, The Shoreside Redemption, The Sicilian Gambit
Lance Vance
Lance Vance is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. He is the brother of Victor Vance. Lance arrives in Vice City in 1984, and attempts to help Vic earn money, yet always gets him in trouble. Lance is later killed by Tommy Vercetti in 1986.
Mission appearances: Jive Drive, the Audition, Money for Nothing, Caught as an Act, Leap and Bound, The Bum Deal, Snitch Hitch, From Zero to Hero, Brawn of the Dead, Blitzkrieg, The Mugshot Longshot, Turn On, Tune In, Bug Out, Taking the Fall, White Lies, Where it Hurts Most, Steal the Deal, Burning Bridges, Blitzkrieg Strikes Again, Domo Arigato Domestoboto, Lost and Found, Light My Pyre, Last Stand
Roman Bellic
Roman Bellic is the deuteragonist and a friend of Grand Theft Auto IV. He is Niko's cousin, and convinces Niko to travel to Liberty City when he tells him that he owns huge mansions with lots of women. However, these all turn out to be lies; Roman is constantly in debt to loan sharks. After Niko sorts out his loan sharks, the two are forced out of town. This causes a rift in their friendship, though they do continue to remain friends. Near the end of the game, Roman marries Mallorie Bardas, however there are two outcomes to the game: in the Revenge storyline, Niko's girlfriend is killed at Roman's wedding; in the Deal storyline, Roman is killed at his wedding. It is unknown which ending is canon. It is more likely that Revenge is, because Jay Norris founds Lifeinvader in 2009, and by going from Jimmy De Santa's computer, you can find from looking near Niko Bellic's name that Roman Bellic is still alive, while Kate McReary is more likely not. This is more likely an oversight.
Mission appearances: The Cousins Bellic, It's Your Call, Three's a Crowd, First Date, Bleed Out, Easy Fare, Jamaican Heat, Uncle Vlad, Crime & Punishment, Logging On, Roman's Sorrow, Out of the Closet, Hostile Negotiation, Weekend at Florian's, That Special Someone, Mr and Mrs Bellic (killed in Deal), Out of Commission (Revenge)
Jim Fitzgerald
Jim Fitzgerald is the deuteragonist and a friend of The Lost and Damned. He holds the rank of Treasurer in the Lost Motorcycle Gang, and has a wife and an unnamed child. Jim is the best friend of Johnny Klebitz, and accompanies him on several occasions, including the Triad ambush at the Dragon Heart Plaza and a Lost MC ambush on corrupt LCPD officers. Johnny entrusts Jim with the two-million recovered from the ambushed diamond deal at the Libertonian, which was meant for Ray Boccino. An enraged Ray Boccino has Jim kidnapped and taken to the basement of Drusilla's, where he is tortured with a blowtorch by one of Ray's henchmen. Johnny and Jim escape after Jim kills Ray's henchman with a concealed penknife, however Ray later meets with Niko Bellic, who chases after and kills Jim, while Johnny fends off several hitmen hired by Ray to kill him. After heading back to the Lost MC's clubhouse, Johnny Klebitz learns of Jim's death. He is one of three deuteragonists who are killed, and is one of two deuteragonists to die in any circumstances.
Mission appearances: Clean and Serene, Angels in America, It's War, Liberty City Choppers, Bad Cop Drop, Action/Reaction, I Want One of Those, This Shit's Cursed, Hit the Pipe, End of Chapter, Bad Standing, Collector's Item, Was It Worth It? (killed off-screen)
Wade Heston

Wade Heston is the deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. He is an undercover detective with the LCPD who is being investigated by Internal Affairs. Wade first encounters Huang when the latter escapes an ambushed drug deal that had been set up by Chan Jaoming, and employs him for various jobs, as they work together to uncover the identity of the leader of the Wonsu Nodong, who is also an FIB informant, as they ratted Wade out to Internal Affairs and are actively working to sabotage the Triads. Wade eventually clears his name with his big bust in the final mission of the game, Salt in the Wound, arresting Hsin Jaoming but sparing Huang from arrest.

Mission appearances: Raw Deal, The Tow Job, The Tail Bagging the Dogs, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Street of Rage, Operation Northwood, Torpedo Run, Scrambled, Evidence Dash, Wi-Find, Salt in the Wound
Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince
Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince is the deuteragonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony. Originally from Dukes, Anthony Prince is the owner of Liberty City's two biggest nightclubs (Hercules and Maisonette 9), and at some point in 2005, hires Luis Fernando Lopez as his bodyguard and business partner. Gay Tony is nicknamed as such due to his homosexuality. It is revealed in The Ballad of Gay Tony that he has fallen into debt with various people, in particular the Ancelotti's (using Rocco Pelosi and Uncle Vince as buffers) and Mori Kibbutz, both of whom attempt to take control of the clubs. He also gets into trouble with Ray Bulgarin, a Russian mob boss, after purchasing smuggled diamonds that originally belonged to him. However, Luis ultimately kills Bulgarin and saves Tony's clubs from being closed down.
Mission appearances: I Luv LC, Practice Swing, Chinese Takeout, Bang Bang, Club Management, Blog This!..., Boulevard Baby, Frosting on the Cake, ...Blog This!, Not So Fast, In the Crosshairs, Ladies' Night, Ladies Half Price, Party's Over, Departure Time
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Lester Crest
Lester Crest is the main deuteragonist of Grand Theft Auto V as he does many jobs with Michael, Franklin and Trevor, he also is the mastermind behind heists (except Blitz Play and The Merryweather Heist). He had previously worked with Michael Townley and Trevor Philips on various heists before the events of the game. After Michael and Trevor performed a failed heist, he loses contact with the two. Nine years later, Michael contacts him, and they work together on many more heists, including the heist that they'd been waiting to perform their entire lives. He will give a few jobs to Michael and will give several jobs to Franklin, including a series of assassinations. He only works with Trevor on three occasions, and they don't appear to get on well.
Mission appearances: Friend Request, Casing the Jewel Store, The Jewel Store Job, Hotel Assassination, The Multi Target Assassination, The Merryweather Heist, The Vice Assassination, The Bus Assassination, The Construction Assassination, Paleto Score Setup, The Paleto Score, Surveying the Score, Fresh Meat, Cleaning Out the Bureau, The Bureau Raid, The Big Score, The Third Way (Option C)
Dave Norton
David "Dave" Norton is Michael's deuteragonist in Grand Theft Auto V. A member of the FIB, he faked the death of Michael Townley during a deliberately sabotaged heist, which allowed Michael and his family to enter the FIB's witness protection scheme and relocate to Los Santos. Nine years later, Dave resumes contact with Michael after learning of his involvement in the Vangelico's heist, fearing that people from Michael's past might start probing, in particular Trevor. Dave's superior in the FIB, Steve Haines starts looking through Dave's case files and uncovers incriminating evidence which he uses to force Dave to reach out to Michael, Trevor and Michael's new partner Franklin and recruit them for several missions, ceasing contact with all three after the ending of the game. If the player picks option A or B, then Dave is forced to retire by Steve Haines.
Mission appearances: Prologue, Mr. Philips, Dead Man Walking, Three's Company, By The Book, Blitz Play, Paleto Score Setup, Monkey Business, The Wrap Up, Lamar Down, The Third Way (post mission phone call & email), The Time's Come (post mission email)
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Lamar Davis
Lamar Davis is Franklin's deuteragonist in Grand Theft Auto V. Along with Franklin, he is part of the Chamberlain Gang Families and works for Simeon Yetarian's car dealership with him, but is constantly getting himself into trouble. Throughout the events of the game, Franklin is forced to help him out of many situations. Lamar repays his debt to Franklin by helping him with many car repossessions for Devin Weston, and by helping him fight off hordes of FIB and Merryweather soldiers, in Option C.
Mission appearances: Franklin and Lamar, Repossession, Chop, The Long Stretch, Hood Safari, Deep Inside, Pack Man, Lamar Down, The Third Way, Something Sensible (post mission phone call & email), The Time's Come (post mission phone call & email)
Ron Jakowski
Ron Jakowski is Trevor's deuteragonist in Grand Theft Auto V. Ron is very loyal to Trevor, living in a neighbouring trailer. He helps Trevor out on many jobs, staying loyal to him throughout the entire game. After Trevor's death in Option A, Ron is evidently very upset, as seen in an email he angrily sends to Michael. Out of all GTA V deuteragonists, he makes the fewest appearances.
Mission appearances: Mr. Philips, Nervous Ron, Friends Reunited, Minor Turbulence, Derailed, Bury the Hatchet (phone call, if started the mission as Trevor), Something Sensible (post mission email), The Third Way (can be called)


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