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In Grand Theft Auto, the protagonist is a character chosen by the player to follow the game's story. Whatever the choice, it will not change game's plot.

Description

In the beginning of the Grand Theft Auto series, players were given the option in Grand Theft Auto to select one of eight different protagonists to play as (four in PlayStation version, twenty-four in Gameboy Color version) in the game. Despite the varied selection of characters, they are no different in-game in terms of abilities, the only variance being the color of their clothes, hair and skin. Each character has a default first name which the player may immediately use, but can be renamed according to the player's wish.

In addition to featuring characters of different appearances and backgrounds, the game is also notable for featuring both male and female protagonists to choose (the female protagonists aren't available in the PlayStation One version of the game). The characters are illustrated in the same manner as other characters in the game, with a semi-realistic but somewhat stylized facial design.

List of Protagonists

Grand Theft Auto series protagonists by Universe
2D Universe
3D Universe
HD Universe
Default name Image Notes
Bubba
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Male character. Depicted as obese and tough (with a cigar in his mouth). Suggested to be of Cuban or Hispanic descent.
Divine
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Female character. Depicted as being of African descent. Her appearance is possibly inspired by blaxploitation heroines such as Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson. The former, Grier, would later star as the radio presenter of Lowdown 91.1 in Grand Theft Auto V.
Katie
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Female character. Depicted to be of Hispanic descent.
Kivlov
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Male character. Suggested by name to be of Slavic descent.
Mikki
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Female character. Depicted to be of Asian (possibly Japanese) descent.
Travis
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Male character. He is an homage to Travis Bickle, the main character in the movie Taxi Driver. Suggested to be of white American descent.
Troy
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Male character. Depicted as being of African descent.
Ulrika
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Female character. Suggested by name and appearance to be of Scandinavian descent.

Here is a video showing off the characters, and how they can even change clothes.

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GTA 1 - Both character clothing videos in one - Re Upload

Protagonists in GTA

Japanese version protagonists

Default name Image
Bison
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Jack
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Game Boy Color protagonists

These characters are only available on the Game Boy Color port of the game. They are hidden characters that are not available unless a player inputs the name "SUMNER" on Kelly's profile, who is also exclusive to this platform.

Default

name

Images
Kelly
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BigMac
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Brains
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Christie
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Dog End
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Fingers
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Goodlad
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Noodles
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Redneck
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Rizzo
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Skipper
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Snowy
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Spook
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Thud
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Turbo
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Vinny
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History

Events of Grand Theft Auto

Liberty City

Relationship with Robert "Bubby" Seragliano

Bubby is the first boss the protagonist can have in the game. Bubby actually was born with the name of Robert Michael Peter Luke French Darth Bruno Seragliano. He is the most important member of the Vercotti Gang, a family of crime that is in Liberty City. His father was killed by the Secret Service of Britana and Bubby wants to avenge the death of his father. In Liberty City, the protagonist will start doing small crime jobs like stealing cars, etc. After attaining too much attention from the cops, he books the protagonist a flight to San Andreas.

San Andreas

Relationship with El Burro

El Burro is a character who shares his name with two other characters in the series and can be the boss of the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto. He lives in San Andreas and is the leader of an unnamed gang in Grand Theft Auto, and can give many missions to the protagonist. He is one of the bosses that the protagonist can have on San Andreas like Uncle Fu. He is killed later on in Vice City, on Samuel Deever's orders.

Relationship with Uncle Fu

Uncle Fu is a Chinese criminal, leader of the Triads and lives in San Andreas. As leader of the Triads of San Andreas, he could give the protagonist jobs. Uncle Fu has no specified date of birth and there are rumors that he is 130 years, also suspected, that he does witchcraft and black arts. He is one of the bosses of San Andreas that the protagonist of the game can have.

Vice City

Relationship with Samuel Deever

Samuel Deever is a corrupt DEA cop with several crimes (such as cannibalism and urinating on an officer's desk) and bizarre quirks to his name who can give jobs to the protagonist of the game in Vice City by blackmailing them with his knowledge of their crimes. His ties to the protagonist are severed, either after the player chooses to betray him or after they accidentally kill his wife. He may have died later on in the explosion of a building, which he was seen leaving in one of his missions.

Relationship with Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus is one of the bosses that the protagonist can have in Vice City just like Samuel Deever. Brother Marcus is the leader of the gang Brotherhood of Jah Army of Love. He contacts the player during one of Deever's missions, giving them the option to work for him and betray the crooked cop. If they refuse, he will contact them again later to inform they accidentally killed Deever's wife, and that they can now work for him. After the protagonist does enough jobs for him he will congratulate them and tell them he will "not see them for a long time".

Murders Committed by the Protagonist

  • Seymour Reamer - Killed for refusing to accept the drug-filled Pickup into his home.
  • Sonetti - Killed for leading a gang that rivals the Vercotti Gang.
  • Cabot - Killed for working for Sonetti and threatening the protagonist.
  • Dumb Kurt - Killed for being a threat to the Vercotti gang.
  • Fu Ming - Killed for refusing to sell his launderette to Uncle Fu.
  • No Chin - Killed for raising a drunken rabble and causing havoc, bringing shame to his uncle Fu, as well as attempting to murder several important gang members and trying to escape the city.
  • Wun Tun Chun - Killed for betraying Yu Pong, causing the latter's death.
  • Don Traegeri - Killed for leading a mob that rivals Uncle Fu's.
  • Timio - Killed for protecting Don Traegeri.
  • Collini - Killed for protecting Don Traegeri.
  • Mr. Kivlane - Killed for knowing too much about Uncle Fu after his law firm is bought.
  • Mr. Watersane - Killed for knowing too much about Uncle Fu after his law firm is bought.
  • Mr. Watsane - Killed for knowing too much about Uncle Fu after his law firm is bought.
  • Paco - Killed after he is revealed to be working behind El Burro's back.
  • Pepe - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Jorge - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Jose - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Pedro - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Alfonso - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Rodrigo - Killed after he starts acting oddly after contact with chemicals stolen by the protagonist, in order to avoid said stolen chemicals from being discovered by the authorities.
  • Mike Tallon - Killed for setting up a supposed peace deal with El Burro in order to kill him, although the protagonist went in his place and was targeted instead.
  • Bryson - Killed for putting the protagonist through several life-risking trials.
  • Dell - Killed for being affiliated with Internal Affairs.
  • El Burro - Killed for dealing with the Rastas.
  • President of the United States - Killed for leading Babylon.
  • Spindly Jim - Killed for pimping in Brother Marcus' turf.
  • Judge Alberts - Killed for giving out harsh sentences to members of the Brotherhood of Jah Army of Love.

Optional murders

  • Tony Dio - Can be killed after he picks up the drugs.
  • Mr. Johnsane - Can be killed after he gives out information.

Possible murders

  • Samuel Deever - May have been killed after a building was blown up on Brother Marcus' orders.

Notes

  • Even if the player had chosen a female protagonist, El Burro will call the protagonist "Pretty boy".

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