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Submitted by dirigiblebill 869d ago | opinion piece

Why GTA 5's lead character could be an FBI agent, and why that's brilliant

OXM: "Say hello to Calvin North." (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DigitalRaptor  +   869d ago
This would be sick as... hope their hunch is true.
Jam_sponge  +   869d ago
How would they justify things like the player shooting random civilians in the storyline, though?
dirigiblebill  +   869d ago
Easy - sadly inevitable collateral in the war on terror/drugs/whatever Fox doesn't like right now.
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rdgneoz3  +   869d ago
Undercover? Maybe that granny you ran over in a hummer was actually a pimp...
yoshiroaka  +   869d ago
What happens in the free roam world of gta you could say is actually non canon to what happens on the missions.

I mean even in previous games when you go on a rampage and then lose your stars and then start a mission. That is pretty unnatural too.

Once he doesnt kill any grannies in the main story missions it should be fine. Or maybe he is undercover cop that lost his way and went too far. Start as a cop and end as a crook. Lots of great themes to explore there.
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Pentex  +   869d ago
Getting a BJ from a prostitute, run her over with your car and beat her corpse with a baseball bat...

Inevitable collateral damage.
iamnsuperman  +   869d ago
True but that doesn't matter too much as when you die/run away from the police anyway no-one is looking out for the mass murderer that just ran down and blown up X amount of people.

I personally do not see this being true. I am not sure how it would work. The link between the trailer and this theory is very weak considering pulling off an operation like that is not that hard to do if you have the right resources and past GTA games feature mobsters with big connection.

It doesn't fit to have him as the FBI. The amount of people and different operations you do in GTA makes an undercover FBI agent infiltrating the gang seem very unlikely. You always delve into different gangs build and lose relationships with different gangs.
jon1234  +   869d ago
simple, its a video game
"How would they justify things like the player shooting random civilians in the storyline, though?"

Technically John Marston (RDR) & Niko Bellic (GTA 4) were "nice family type guys" yet it didn't stop them from tearing the old west & liberty city a new one. respectively. lol
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Pentex  +   869d ago
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Not quite the same.

Both of those characters were established from the start as outcasts or outlaws. The fact that they need to kill some people in their way is expected.

GTA doesn't really place us between moral choices, you already know that your character is a criminal and it's up to you to set how cruel of a bandit you are. The only major rewards are for being more immoral.

RDR has a moral system, your character is an ex-criminal and it's up to you to choose if you were just trying to live a peaceful life and become moral or if you really were a bastard all along and still found pleasure in killing and robbing civilians. Besides, there's rewards for being a moral person and punishments for being immoral.

A game that chooses to have a main character as an undercover law force agent needs to take in account the fact that they're establishing the character as a good guy and that if he's allowed actions in complete contradiction with his personality, then they're breaking its believability.

I don't see how anyone would ever be able to come up with an excuse to make us believe we are controlling an FBI agent while we're driving on the sidewalk killing dozens of people.
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MrDead  +   869d ago
Mike Toreno from San Andreas was a government agent and he didn't give a rat’s ass who got killed as long as the job gets done.

It would be awesome to play as him as James Woods voiced the character.
Mike_Tha_Hero  +   869d ago
Uhm, they never address.
Panthers  +   869d ago
Prostitute?! You told me those women were raising money for Stem Cell research!
Kevin ButIer  +   869d ago
Come on is GTA... it doesnt have to be believable at all
SephirothX21  +   868d ago
Doesn't have to be a good FBI agent. Hell most of them aren't good anyway.
Knight_Crawler  +   869d ago
God I hope not..hate playing pigs in games.
jon1234  +   869d ago
pigs hate being you
doogiebear  +   869d ago
There wasn't a damn thing in that article that convinced me that he's a FBI agent. Makes no sense in a game like GTA. None.
Moncole  +   869d ago
So like how Sleaping Dogs protagonist is an undercover police?

They should still to making the protagonist a convict.
HammadTheBeast  +   869d ago
I want to play as Elizibeta.
FragMnTagM  +   869d ago
You can if you have GTAIV on the PC.
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HammadTheBeast  +   868d ago
lol it was a joke.
chak_  +   869d ago
I'd like that. Starting as a nice guy, having a nice day and being forced to get dirty, alas JACK BAUER §

That could be fun and completly change from being the gangsta' again.
Nocturne147  +   869d ago
Yea, Jack Bauer rocks. But he works in CTU not FBI.
Drakesfortune  +   869d ago
Jack Bauer could be an FBI agent if he wanted - He is that good!
FarCryLover182  +   869d ago
In season 7 of 24, there was no CTU and he was working for the FBI. So for a season, he was an FBI agent ;)
Bonerrr  +   869d ago
He's an Ex FBI agent.
DeSliver...
Nexgensensation  +   869d ago
so thats prolly why he's white
I was getting a little uncomfortable seeing one of american's majority as the main characters of gta, knowing gta is all about the minority pursuing the american dream.

if you believe this comment is racist then reply...
doogiebear  +   869d ago
No one is falling for your flame bait. F*ck off.
dcbronco  +   869d ago
I think being an FBI agent has a lot of potential. If they add a reputation system, it would make sense. Nothing wrong with a '40's style pre-miranda law officer that beats the hell out of people. Or shoots first and asks questions later. Maybe a little dirty. Or a lot. Depending on how you choose to play it.

Kill too many and they start to investigate why you are always around when the carnage happens.
Frame people for your crimes.
Kill drug dealers and setup your own distribution.
Find ways to hide your wealth and kill those to get too close to figuring it out.
Pay-off witnesses to get the scent off of you.
Embezzle government funds.
Do phony terrorist attacks to make yourself important.
And you could still get hooker and beat them to death to get your money back.

Lot of ways they could go with that.
gunnerforlife  +   869d ago
you sure you're not a drug dealer yourself? O.o you seem to know quite abit about how to set up your own business :P
Nexgensensation  +   869d ago
seee...
dcbronco is already got a few ideas, when in reality what he listed is an act of corruption... what makes you think fbi agents don't already do what dcbronco just listed.
47  +   868d ago
"dcbronco is already got a few ideas, when in reality what he listed is an act of corruption... what makes you think fbi agents don't already do what dcbronco just listed."

Americas current President does, so yea, i guess the FBI doing such acts wouldn't be a stretch at all.
swishersweets20031  +   869d ago
tired of the formula they have been using. Good guys doing bad things just because they have to.i want a tommy vercetti guy again.. just out to murder and plunder.
iTs_IDemonik  +   868d ago
Tommy Vercetti was the man to be! vice city was the best GTA so far, well for me anyway, it revolutionized the series with making money from buying properties. I hope rock* makes similar changes from previous games like this to enhance gameplay and bring a 'business man' feel to the game.
tigertron  +   868d ago
Undercover? we have Sleeping Dogs for that. I'm good with just being a criminal in GTA, or at least, a "good" guy who does bad things to get by.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   868d ago
he could be a corrupt cop, rockstar said they are going in a "bold new direction" so we could play both sides of the law.
hennessey86  +   868d ago
The lead character
is laslo in disguise, he has been fronting as a radio talk show host to disguise his passion to rob banks
yeahokchief  +   868d ago
Interesting theory. I like it.

Sounds like Reservoir Dogs. He even looks like one of them in his suit. Maybe they botch the robbery like in gta iv too.
SAE  +   868d ago
We already know from the trailer that the character will be a good man , he moved with good Intentions

here is my expections :
he either find an easy way to get money , failing to be a good guy and just try to survive and live the suprises of life , or he turn evil , or revenge and things like that

Gta iv was about revenge so i dont thing v will be about that ...
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Lucretia  +   868d ago
And a Crap was never given. if the game isn't fun like it was Pre-Gta4 then i don't care
Diffraction_Fos  +   868d ago
Maybe he's a rogue agent playing both sides, and he'll eventually double-cross everybody, then disappear.
TruthbeTold  +   868d ago
Anyone who wants the FBI to behave like a GTA Protagonist, or is o.k. with the idea of an FBI agent being portrayed as the scum of the earth needs their head examined.

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