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

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

The hero of best Grand Theft Auto game ever! San andreas brought a revolution to Grand Theft Auto gaming and cj the main. I like the story of san andreas and his groove style, the families, but he is a real badass

All we had to do is to follow the damn train, CJ!

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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.

Hey cousin Roman lets go bowling

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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.

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

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.

Tommy Vercetti Is A Real Heroes In Grand Theft Auto History

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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"

Best character of Grand Theft Auto series simply because he is the epitome of the chaotic being that we become as we play the game

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5Michael 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

Michael he's rich he's got a big house 2 horrible children and a police friend he should not be number but should be like 3 because he did lie and stab trevor in the back about brad snider death

Michael Is Great Hero

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6Claude

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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7Franklin Clinton

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

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

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.

He IS Grand Theft Auto!

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8Big Smoke

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

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9Patrick Packie McReary

Patrick mcReary Irish mobster robs banks kills for fun and he is a leader of the Irish mob after his brother gerald died

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10Frank Tenpenny

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

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The Contenders

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

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12Yusuf Amir

Best character in Grand Theft Auto

The golden man in Grand Theft Auto

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13Roman Bellic

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.

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14Brucie Kibbutz

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

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15Sweet Johnson

This dude was the true OG of Grove street. By far the best "Families" member. Even better than CJ (who is better as a wider-ranged character)

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.

16Ryder

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

He smoke a lot of weed but he cool

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17Vic Vance

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

A light hearted protagonist who got into the crime life because his family had issues

Incredibly understated, but an otherwise very interesting character, very level headed but also quite funny. Easily on one the all time greatest GTAs, but the only thing that lets this game and its main protaganist down is the cartoony graphics.

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18Lamar Davis

He was hilarious! Him and Trevor made me laugh the most in Grand Theft Auto V. Especially at the beginning when he sees that Franklin made employee of the month. Just his facial expression alone was priceless.

Lamar davis or LD in hood safari he killed and robbed the famous mc clip rides then he is funny as hell and friends to trevor

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