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Submitted by exceeding09 470d ago | opinion piece

Character Of The Year: Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips from Grand Theft Auto V could be considered the Character of the Year. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   470d ago
Trevor is bloody awesome but i wanna give a shout out to Lamar who may have been a muppet he was entertaining as hell.
mattdillahunty  +   470d ago
i haven't even played GTAV yet, but i'm just gonna go out on a limb and say HELL NO, Ellie takes that award easily.
dougr  +   470d ago
You haven't even played GTA so why even offer an opinion?
InMyOpinion  +   470d ago
Because teh cell told him to...
goldwyncq  +   470d ago
As awesome as Ellie was, no foul-mouthed teenage girl can go against the mighty Trevor Phillips.
Tiqila  +   470d ago
what goldwyncq said. I thought ellie was the best a long time too, then GTA V came and now its Trevor. You should give it a try mattdillahunty
Blaze929  +   470d ago
I would definitely give Lamar videogame character of the year. Hands down. No competition.
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CaptainYesterday  +   470d ago
Lamar really? Why?
omi25p  +   470d ago
Yeah me to he was so niavely funny
goldwyncq  +   470d ago
Lame-ar? Dude's not even funny in the slightest.
Goro  +   470d ago
Damn, you crazy ma nigga
Tiqila  +   470d ago
that dude was getting on my nerves...
uncharted56  +   470d ago
The way he said the n word to Franklin was funny and his conversations with Trevor were just hilarious lol.
3-4-5  +   470d ago
Trevor is great...but...

He is a piece of s***, and near the end of GTA5 becomes nothing but a whinny little annoying B****.

He is a solid character and definitely memorable though.
Neo-Axl  +   470d ago
I agree with mattdillahunty, I'd give Ellie the honor this time around.
wls1012  +   470d ago
the year my as... best ever!!!
Pancit_Canton  +   470d ago
Yeah he's a real role model. /s

Sometimes, I don't know why we reward such bad behavior. Society just blows my mind every time.
STICKzophrenic  +   470d ago
No one said he's a role model. He's a CHARACTER, meant to entertain, which is exactly what he does. Get over yourself.
Fez  +   470d ago
Completely agree. He doesn't have to be a role model, cos I wouldn't exactly call Michael or Trevor that either, but the things Trevor does is just too far even for a GTA character.

I mean in his first scene he stamps the brains out of a previous GTA character that lots of people probably got attached to in some way. If you're trying to make a character unlikable then Rockstar did everything right with Trevor.

<<SPOILER>>
He is the main antagonist of the game, and the sickest GTA character of all time. I don't know why people think he's all that? It made the final choice incredibly easy for me.
goldwyncq  +   470d ago
He's not the main antagonist. Did we even play the same game?
Fez  +   470d ago
Okay he's not technically the main antagonist of the game but he is clearly the most despicable character in the game. Those guys from the FIB and that Devin guy are nothing compared to Trevor.

I think Rockstar just went too far with what he does. We know he kills innocent people as opposed to obvious video game "baddies" and that he is a massive bully. He likes torture for tortures sake. He rapes his friends too if the rest isn't enough.

It is possible to make bad guys likable. The last film I saw at the cinema was Filth, where the main character is a right bastard but still has elements of humanity that make him likable. Trevor is clearly mental, and any softer side to him, or moments of self-awareness, only serves to make him seem even creepier and more psychotic.

Did you pick up any hitchhikers with Trevor? You have the option to drop them off with that cult in the mountains. The first two times I did what I felt that character would do, and took them there (the fact that he knows where and how to take them shows he has done business with them before.) That this was even an option shows what kind of character Rockstar wanted Trevor to be, and for me it was just too far.

There surely is only one choice for the canon ending...
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Killjoy3000  +   470d ago
Kind of the point, bro. Trevor stomping out Johnny right when you meet him for the first time in-game is pretty much R* saying "You thought Johny was badass and didn't give a f*ck? Meet Trevor."
Bathyj  +   470d ago
Well hes definitely in the top 2 at the moment. I havent played Beyond yet so it could become a 3 horse race. I think Jodie Holmes will leave me breathless.

He would certainly be the most entertaining but, hands down.
CaptainYesterday  +   470d ago
I have played both games and I agree with you, and we both are going to get a shit ton of disagrees because of Beyond Two Souls..
Tiqila  +   470d ago
cant disagree with your opinion, but from what I have played so far, Jodie Holmes is no match for ellie (the last of us).
cell989  +   470d ago
Nah not Trevor, see that is overhyping GTAV. Yeah interesting character but of the year?
goldwyncq  +   470d ago
Who else? Trevor's got a lot more depth than people give him credit for. He's probably the most complex GTA protagonist alongside Niko.
serratos27  +   470d ago
Definitely he's a crazy mofo but in his own way he's more sane than the other characters in GTA. His character as a whole is interesting and hilarious.
uncharted56  +   470d ago
Clown Prince of crime himself Joker. hahahahaha
cell989  +   470d ago
he is the typical cliched psychopath, whats so interesting about that? the only reason I consider him a good character is because he is hilarious, but he couldnt be funny if not because he is a psycho who loves to kill anything that disagrees with him lol, he killed Floyd? why? he obsessed over Brad...anyway Joel or Ellie from TLOU have much more interesting roles, and the character development on that game is better than Trevor in GTAV, he is the same Trevor in the start of the game as he is a the end, we enjoy his carnage through out the game tho
Irishguy95  +   470d ago
Yeah...why not? Just because the story isn't as good as others doesn't mean the character can't be...I mean look at Uncharted. Crap story great characters.
Tiqila  +   470d ago
awww that hurts. I really enjoyed the uncharted stories. Guess you didnt like any indiana jones movie then?

sure they are different from epic movies like lost highway or once upon a time in america, but measured by their enjoyability I dare say that I prefer the likes of uncharted/indiana jones. Most of the time I want to be entertained. Also I dont always want to philosophize about different interpretations of what I have just seen.
RedDevils  +   470d ago
Lol @uncharted crap story wtf??
cell989  +   470d ago
disagree on that, Uncharted had great story and writing, and characters
WeAreLegion  +   470d ago
I freakin love Trevor. Still, my favorite character has been Joel.
Goro  +   470d ago
I bet he's only your favorite character because he's a protagonist in your favorite game, if he was the main character in Megamind or something but still acted the same i doubt you would say that.
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helghast102  +   470d ago
What the hell are you even talking about?
WeAreLegion  +   470d ago
Seriously. What the heck?
awesomeperson  +   470d ago
I have to agree there.

Trevor was great, he fit brilliantly into GTA V, his performance was amazing. Steven Ogg did a fantastic job of acting his part, and he should gain a lot of recognition for it.

Although Trevor does have his conflicts, however, I do feel as if Joel was a much more... thought out character. All of his actions contributed to building who he was, showing us the effect of the outbreak on him. This all cumulated in his final decision at the end of the game.

Another outstanding character had to be David. Nolan North did a great job with his voiceacting, so much so that barely anyone knew it was him until the credits rolled. His performance was terrifying.
Orionsangel  +   470d ago
It's hard not to like Trevor because he's funny, screams a lot and doesn't give a shit, but at the same time he murders an innocent woman in the game. A hard working woman who had all the right in the world to want a disgusting person like that to leave her home. That part made me cringe. I know they kill a lot of people in the game, but up until that moment. They had been killing bad people. Anyway, just something to think about when you pick your favorite game character.
Animal Mutha 76  +   470d ago
I think Trevor is a fantastic character. His volatility and view of the world is constantly surprising.

With him I can be a redneck and a lunatic. With Franklin I can pretend to be gangsta.

Needless to say I don't use Michael as much because he is most like me. White, middle class and the wrong side of 35.

It's all about escapism and Trevor lets you murder, plunder and torture without stepping out of your own comfort zone.

Probably the best developed game character I've ever used.
ElementsUnknown  +   470d ago
Trevor is compelling because while he is a psychopath he's "our" psychopath. He's willing to do the hard thing, the terrible thing, that others won't but he is loyal (when sane or medicated). Whenever he showed up in a scenario I wasn't expecting (like inviting himself to hang with Lamar & Frank) I immediately said "oh crap" with a big smile on my face because things were guaranteed to get nuts! Trevor is unpredictable, extremely dangerous to others & himself and I couldn't take my eyes off him whenever his "story" moved forward. He would be completely at home in an episode of Breaking Bad.
Perjoss  +   470d ago
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Unztayble  +   470d ago
Trevor is a despicable, broken human being. I don't understand why people think that behavior is "cool." I guess I can understand why he's viewed as funny...

---SPOILERS---

But if there was no alternate choice in killing him I would've had no problems doing so.
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exceeding09  +   468d ago
I'm glad to see many comments about this article. The website is up and running now after some changes.

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