Best Grand Theft Auto Characters

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1Carl CJ Johnson

I like this character 6 girlfriends so much respect from gangsta families nice life story too much helpful to he's friends and almost everyone knows him at san andreas he have the balls to face number of enemies alone and he breaks 2 times and kill everyone in military areas alone and face number of vagos and ballas to take revenge for his brother and his mother sorry for bad english

Cj personified gangster and was a realistic personality. He had real stats and could be built from the grond up. No other Grand Theft Auto character short of fido could match his swagger and capability, but fido was still a good thick hair off that. CJ grew from small G to big G and became a world class speck op master and besides his violent capability's he still kept a slightly optimistc outlook on life and some humor to go with it. Tommy V was a cool character and a tough dude but no other characters are as cool as CJ, but few are close such as Trevor and Fido. To put it plainly CJ had the hardest missions, such as stealing a jet from a carrier to swiping the beloved jetpack from area 69. The Grand Theft Auto 5 squad did not do stuff at that level but are still great none the less. Niko was an ok character but was no were as hard as CJ or Fido and even versetti. The good thing about niko was his friendly and corismatic but a deep death dealer he wasn't. Just think to match CJ they had to make 3 characters in Grand Theft Auto 5 and that just hit par. They should make the next los santos story about what happend to CJ maybe have franky ( CJ JR ) and the gang bust him out of the prison. CJ gets out and has a nice little party on grove street taking out his old enemies the ballas, mission title ( cleaning house ).

gangster, manager, owns a air plain owns a garage and is a member of a gang
grove street famalies and got a boot drives lisens and air plain lysence en car lycens and motersycel lycens cj is the best

If only they made big smokes ai a bit smarter

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2Niko Bellic

Just... How can CJ be first? Niko Bellic is awesome and could kick his butt any day. He has a great story and he is not all gangster unlike some people.. Grand Theft Auto IV is awesome and Grand Theft Auto V is going to be amazing! - GtPirahna02

The reason niko is great is because he is a deep character, he has the greatest story, he has his own needs, problems, a realistic personality, he is affected by his crimes and the moral damage created by them, and the only character in the series who doesn't want a life of crime, he wants his American dream.

Niko is special... He was not a gangster and he cared for Roman even though he was a criminal. You can see how regretful he was when Kate (revenge) or Roman (deal) dies.

Niko is Great! He's the first Grand Theft Auto Protagonist that came from other country. And he's unstoppable that the only man who can kill him is...Himself!

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3Tommy Vercetti

Never took crap from anyone and was a real leader, CJ is tough but times he was a little soft.

Plus Tommy had more depth since his back story and connections with sonny forelli mattered for most of the game and as the game progressed, the story moved on (tommy at first finding out who took his boss's money and drugs, then the story moved on to standing alone and making his boss lose patience etc). With CJ, his story is mostly about proving himself that he is a true grove by mostly focusing on getting his brother out of jail for most of the time.

Played all Grand Theft Auto on play stations and even today when I am loving Trevor Tommy Vercetti is always best for me.When they were talking about gta5 I was always hoping that true mobster is going to come back.Whole character is outstanding.His look,way that he talks,way that he gets angry with baseball bat...He is the one.After him,very close is Trevor and then Nico,then CJ.He was not scared of anyone,he didn't took orders from anyone.When I think about mobster Tommy is prototype.I agree with others that he is best and that he should be back in Grand Theft Auto.

Complete badass he is strong cj however was scared of tenpenny and T. Bone mendez tommy never took orders from anyone he only worked for cash real badman right there

The best and the godfather of vice city shoaib alam

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4Trevor Phillips

Trevor was the first Grand Theft Auto character that actually made sense to play with. You could kill/blow up cars and people without it feeling random while you're playing with Trevor. Without a doubt in my mind, he deserves to be number 1.

Trevor Phillips is the definition of Grand Theft Auto

Only character in Grand Theft Auto V not motivated by money, shares many similarities to Niko Bellic, especially when it comes to loyalty. His Special Ability is also extremely powerful in and out of combat making him a fun character to play. "grew up in five states, two countries, fourteen different homes, eight fathers, three care homes, two correctional facilities, one beautiful, damaged flower of a mother"

Trevor is like Mikhail in Grand Theft Auto 4 - spiderskull98

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5Claude

The starting Character of the new era. One of the toughest and should be placed higher fir the sake of Grand Theft Auto I

Come on guys! Why is Claude not higher? The first character to appear in a 3d grand theft auto game and (possibly) the only character to be the protagonist in multiple grand theft auto games (grand theft auto 3 and grand theft auto 2). He's more stylish than CJ and more cold blooded than Niko. He doesn't hesitate at all! - DunnaNunnaBatman

Even though this guy didn't talk at all through out Grand Theft Auto 3, he was one awesome guy. he also earned a cameo appearance in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

Stylish silent mofo who isn't afraid to hunt your ass down without looking back

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6Franklin Clinton

Cool man! Such an bad ass.

He was a bad ass guy he was awesome. / he was a bad ass guy I liked every thing about him

Franklin is the one of the mostly baddest character in Grand Theft Auto 5 but he had power to live 60 days without remains water and driving bu driving is too.

I really can't decide between trevor Michael and Franklin- to close - dirksigma

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7Michael De Santa

Michael is the best!, he is rich and have a luxurious life style, and is a successful bank robber!

Definitely Michael because he is rich, has the best story line and Grand Theft Auto V is the best Grand Theft Auto yet - Lanatic

I love how developed this character is so much. I mean I guess it's weird to look at characters from a game like this and take them seriously, but I do. He's not just some other rich guy, he's a criminal with a family and marital problems. He's unhappy with his life until Franklin tries to take a car, and he remembers those good ol' days of fighting crime.
He's not just a character looking for power and money, he's alwso wanting to help make ammends with his family, but he's so messed up he has trouble doing so. and I think it's really touching that rockstar can make a complex character that you just sort of have to love, despite him being a douche and all. - MoldySock

Michael is awesome. He is certainly the most connectable out of all of the protagonists.

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8Big Smoke

All You had to do was follow the dam train, CJ!

Big Smoke was an awesome villain.

I hate this guy cause he's the one who killed cj's mother in Grand Theft Auto sa.

9Patrick Packie McReary

Cash cab guy haha

10Frank Tenpenny

Best villian in Grand Theft Auto history, hope he and catalina have kids in hell.

Best Villain ever. Also, Samuel L. Jackson. What's not to love?

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11Toni Cipriani

Toni goddam awesome he is tough and his swearing is so cool. He is very fat in Grand Theft Auto 3. He has one of the best missions in the whole Grand Theft Auto series.

He's great character killing a made man and he's back should be top 5 great but cj is the best forme

He should be higher. He's the original babadass of the Grand Theft Auto series... Everyone is still great though :P

12Yusuf Amir

Best character in Grand Theft Auto

The golden man in Grand Theft Auto

13Brucie Kibbutz

Just completley insane all of his missions are roid rage. It's a shame that he didn't get on jersey Shore.

14Roman Bellic

Funny character who appreciates the wonder of titties!

If I need someone to ask me to go bowling or play darts when I'm ABOUT to go on a date, I'll go to Roman.

15Vic Vance

Best protagonist ever! I don't care what anybody says! He's my Hero.

He was just an all round badass

He is fun to play as.

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16Sweet Johnson

Big Smoke is in Top10, but the bloody leader of the crew who gives a fu,ck about anything and just has the crew in his heart isn't... Well, still my favorite because I can identify myself with him.

17Ryder

He is hilarious and so awesome and is not afraid of anything

He smoke a lot of weed but he cool

Funniest charecter in Grand Theft Auto

18Cesar Vialpando

CJ my favourite character and this guy is his homie for life

19Mark B Dup Wayne
20Catalina

I believe Catalina is the daughter of Marty and Louise, because she has Louise's eyes and nose and Marty's personality... Maybe after her parents died, Mary-Jo couldn't cope with her and gave her away, but had a cruel new family and decided to rename her to Catalina, or Mary-Jo married to a abusive man.

I believe Catalina didn't die from the explosion, I think the gunshot was her, to kill Claude and Maria.

Completely crazy. I don't wanna know what she did with CJ.

"ow! Eh! Ooh! Aw! Ouch! Damn! Oh"

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