Best Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Characters

The Top Ten
1 Carl Johnson

CJ is probably the most iconic GTA character ever, and my personal favorite. CJ is such a brave badass, loyal to his homies and specially family. He deserves all the credit he gets because he's the best.

Compared to other Grand Theft Auto protagonists, CJ is rather bland character-wise in my opinion. No idea why but he doesn't seem to be the kind of guy to literally wreak havoc around a city unlike Tommy or Niko.

Carl Johnson - Jack of all trades... you name it - he's done it. started from the bottom, now runs the state, well pretty much. so typical of a Grand Theft Auto protagonist yet so different. his badass was showing all through the storyline.

CJ's the best and most dangerous character in whole Grand Theft Auto series. He's a legend!

2 Ryder

I just feel he is oppressed, he deserves to stay alive and with Grove Street's side too, even his death wasn't perfect, just a cheap death and the mission passed, it really got angry about it, I always hesitate to play Pier 69 every time I replay the full game, it just feels so hard for me to kill such a character, he is literally my favorite character, I couldn't wait for his missions.

I feel so bad for Ryder. He wasn't even meant to be the traitor character in the first place, and even if that's the case, when you kill him in the "Pier 69" mission, his death is literally normal as if he's just some random civilians or Ballas' members you would meet on the street. Meanwhile, Smoke's death is actually shown in a cutscene, and they do give the dialogue explaining why Smoke betrays the Grove Street families. I wish Ryder wasn't the traitor, he never deserve to be one, even after you killed him, he's never mentioned at all for the rest of the storyline.

He's best character in the game and should have been in more missions and was left out when he was with big smoke. In mission #27 "the green sabre" it showed Ryder and Big smoke exiting a room with ballas and CJ just said " what did Big smoke get into" not even thinking about Ryder. Which you would think he would say something about Ryder since Ryder was a main character in earlier missions. If Ryder had to die he should of had a better death.

Believe it or not, he wasn't originally intended to be a sellout like Smoke. He was one of my favorite characters during the early stages of the game and he is really a gangsta in everything. Shame that he wasn't really given a significant role mid-game aside from having to kill him in Pier 69.

3 Wu Zi Mu

WU ZI MU! Is the greatest as cool, calm and he's blind and has a neo-like look!

If Stevie Wonder had a badass adopted Asian son, it would be Wu Zi Mu.

I liked him too cause he was so nice and a good guy.

"They changed the layout!"

4 Frank Tenpenny

Frank is a corrupt cop and I can't believe nobody did any reviews on him I mean come one his voice actor is none other than SAMUEL L. JACKSON! Great character who dies a weirdly slow death I guess? So that's it for this review I love this character and you should 2 see you later Grand Theft Auto sa and all gamers out there!.

Samuel L. Jackson voiced this guy.

5 Big Smoke

Aside from the memes, I find him to be an outwardly boring character unless you begin to dig into his motives of betraying the Groves as well as the stuff that goes on in his mind.

He is fat, and maybe a little stupid. But I like him.

I'll have 2 number 9's
Number 9 large
Number 6 with extra dip.
Need I say more

For me he is funniest character!

6 Sweet

I find it a little odd for him being against crack dealing considering he's a gang leader after all but aside from that, he is just meh personality-wise. Sweet is just yapping about staying true to the hood and berating Carl for attempting to pursue his own life.

Sweet's like the personification of grove street the character who cares the most about it, way more than Ryder, Big Smoke and even CJ, I know that his love for the gang may be a little exagerated, but come on, he should totally be one of the firsts

He's picked as an example of a gang's mastermind.

7 Cesar Villapando

Since he adviced CJ about Ryder and Big Smoke, I realized it was one important character. It's my favorite character on this list after CJ.

This is my second favorite (after CJ) because I think he was a good friend. he was also super nice and I think he was a good guy

Because he is so badass and cool.

Loyal to the end!

8 The Truth

He helped you steal a $60,000,000 project in Black Project!

Uh, yeah, that's like, your, opinion, man...

You're killing my vibe

9 Eddie Pulaski

Straight up jerk and like to bang kendl johnson he deserved to die but he carries a desert eagle!? Cops normally have a 9mm he must be rich or high in the ranks.

He is such a bad cop

10 OG Loc

He was so funny. wish there was more missions with him cause I thought he was hilarious. I like him.

The Contenders
11 Mike Toreno

I always liked Mike Toreno and he was one of my favorite Grand Theft Auto characters.I've always liked the "cynical,shadowy government agent"figure and he is one of the best examples I have ever seen in any media.He was able to come off as both menacing and funny at the same time along with the underline cynical tone he has always made me like him.

12 Ken Rosenberg
13 Catalina

I have one question about Grand Theft Auto 3. Why didn't the Cartel tell Catalina that Claude was alive the whole time, as they shoot you and save the old oriental man, did they want him alive? And Catalina dead?

Why does everyone hate catalina? I liked her so much! she woulda been great with CJ, and I found her funny. catalina missions were my favorites in the game and I wish there was more. she is also in my top five best characters

Crazy and psycho... She and tenpenny can date and rot in hell.

14 Zero

As much as I hate the Zero missions, I think Zero is overall a good character in my opinion. I love his personality and how he's an electronic nerd. I also like how Zero actually helps us in doing some of the things when we were robbing Caligula's palace by turning off the lights and such. Zero is such an underrated character in my opinion.

He's unique, nobody like him in this game.

Zero is genius

15 Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris

Good villain, good liar or maybe. First he sells his house in Grove Street and moves into Ballas territory with drug money, Tenpenny shows up at his house constantly, never turns up for shootings against ballas and refuses to shoot ballas. In the mission Wrong side Of the tracks, I think he ran real slow to the bike to allow the vargos or whoever to get away.

Okay yeah CJ obviously is the best but Big Smoke is awesome I mean he was a pretty awesome villain Even the way he dies at the end is awesome his speech about the money yes its been done before but it fit so well in this game.

16 Salvatore Leone
17 Kendl Johnson

Whats really the point of Kendl anyway, She's not part of any missions, she is so hooked up on Cesar and you never really see her.

I think there should have been missions with her but I think she was cool

18 Madd Dog

MADD DOGG is a major part of the rapping part of the game and he can get really aggressive if someone steals his rhyme book hint:it's OG LOC! "comin in the place gun in my waste! Punch you in the face! " he is a phony but some people really like him

Should be higher.

19 Claude
20 Maccer
21 Hernandez

I feel so sorry for Hernandez, how can someone so cruel like Tenpenny and Pulaski kill such a sweet young man like him. Glad he got his justice and I hope he has a decent burial. RIP Hernandez.

22 T Bone Mendez
23 Jizzy B
24 Kent Paul
25 Katie Zahn
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