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My family has been here two hundred years. I'm more American than you. Not that it's anything to boast about.
— Manuel

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


Events of Grand Theft Auto V

A man of Mexican descent, Manuel's family lived in the United States for over 200 years (meaning he is likely a Californio). He is wrongly accused by Joe and Josef of being an illegal immigrant. The two even go so far as to throwing away his legal citizenship papers for no good reason.

Manuel, angered at being wrongly arrested, recognizes Trevor Philips (who briefly helped Joe and Josef) in Paleto Bay, and orders him to find and kill the duo, which Trevor does, albeit reluctantly, as Manuel refuses to pay him.

Manuel is shown to be a proud man, not dropping his serious attitude even when being held at a gunpoint by Trevor, scolding him until he's motivated to kill the two, and telling him that he will not pay him anything for the deed before walking away to his truck and driving away.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto V



  • Manuel is one of the very few characters in Grand Theft Auto V who don't show any fear when threatened by Trevor.