Meet The Three Main Characters From ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Grand Theft Auto V Cover

Most people will tell you that a movie is only as good as its main characters, and the same can certainly be said about first-person action/adventure video games.  Luckily for the people at Rockstar, it appears as though they have created the perfect protagonists to ensure that their soon-to-be-released Grand Theft Auto V is an instant hit.

At the moment, we don’t have a whole lot of information regarding GTAV‘s three main protagonists, but after watching the recent trailer and checking out some of the latest press releases for the game, here is what we do know about each of the major characters:


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Michael is the first main protagonists that we see in the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and he also provides the narration for the opening 20 seconds.  Michael used to make his money as a gangster, but now he works for the government as part of a witness protection scheme.  As you’ll notice after watching him enjoy a cigar and a drink by the pool, Michael lives quite the luxurious lifestyle, however, it hasn’t come without it’s problems.  In addition to having a daughter that barely notices he’s around, Michael’s relationship with his wife is in shambles, as their verbal exchanges sound like something we’d expect to hear during one of Wally Backman’s mic’d up tirades.


grand theft auto v trevor

When creating Trevor for Grand Theft Auto V, the people at Rockstar must have taken the definition of “loose cannon,” and attempted to replicate it in this character.  And if that was the case, then they couldn’t have done a better job, because “loose cannon” is the perfect way to describe this trailer-dwelling psycho.  From the conditions of his home, to his habit of not wiping after dropping a deuce, it’s clear that hygiene isn’t on Franklin’s list of priorities.  And neither is safety, as this is one character from GTA V whose reckless abandon should keep things interesting throughout.


And finally, there’s Franklin.  Working as a repo man for an American luxury car dealership, you’ll see him weaving his way though the streets of Los Santos in the 9F, which is GTA V‘s equivalent of the Audi R8 Spyder (it’s convertible top actually pops down when you drive the car during the game!).  Franklin is a lot more level-headed than Trevor, but that doesn’t mean he’s a tame individual either.  After all, the dude repossesses cars for a living.

When the three of them all come face-to-face for the first time, Michael introduces Trevor as his “best friend” and Franklin as “the son I never had.”  They certainly make for an odd trio, but they’re going to have to find a way to make it work, and you’ll be right in the middle of it all, as Rockstar has implemented a new feature in Grand Theft Auto V  that allows you to switch between characters at almost any point during the game.

So, how will it all work out?  I guess you’ll have to wait until Grand Theft Auto V is released in Spring 2013 to find out.  In the meantime, here’s the most recent trailer for the game.

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