The Truth

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The Truth
[[Image::File:TheTruth-GTASA.jpg| ]]
Appearances GTA San Andreas
Full Name The Truth


Gender Gender::Male
Nationality American
Home Leafy Hollow, Flint County
San Fierro
Main Affiliations Dwaine (from 1989)
Jethro (from 1989)
Frank Tenpenny (until 1992)
Carl Johnson (from 1992)
Vehicles The Mothership
Businesses Farm in Leafy Hollow
Voiced by Peter Fonda

{{infobox character |name = The Truth |image = TheTruth-GTASA.jpg |size = 160px |games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] |gender = M |pob = [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] |home = [[Leafy Hollow]], [[Flint County]] |nationality = [[United States of America|American]] |affiliations = [[Carl Johnson]]
[[Frank Tenpenny]] |vehicles = [[Camper#The Mothership|Mothership]] |voice = [[Peter Fonda]] }} [[File:TheTruth-Artwork.jpg|200px|left|thumb|Game art of The Truth]] '''The Truth''' is an aging hippie who lives in [[San Fierro]] and had previously owned a cannabis farm on the outskirts of the city. The Truth and [[Carl Johnson]] became friends while CJ was in exile in the Badlands, with CJ helping Truth in the theft of a [[Combine Harvester|combine harvester]] and the destruction of his own farm's crops after the police learned of the farm. After CJ purchases an [[Verdant Meadows|abandoned airfield]] on the outskirts of [[Las Venturas]], The Truth once again seeks CJ, this time to steal government property, including a [[Jetpack]] from the [[Area 69]] military complex and a containment unit containing unknown "green goo" transported by a heavily guarded train. Truth would play a more minor role thereafter. As a conspiracy theorist, The Truth is apparently well aware of conspiracies surrounding the government and related organizations (including law enforcement agencies and the police), which causes him to question CJ after doing missions for [[Mike Toreno]]. Truth also owns a van dubbed "[[Camper#The_Mothership|The Mothership]]", although he claims to travel via his astral goat, [[Herbie]], and is acquainted with mechanics [[Dwaine]] and [[Jethro]], along with electronics expert [[Zero]]. ==Mission appearances== ;GTA San Andreas * [[Body Harvest]] (Boss) * [[Are You Going to San Fierro?]] (Boss) * [[Wear Flowers in Your Hair]] (Semi-Boss) * [[Black Project]] (Boss) * [[Green Goo]] (Boss) * [[Don Peyote]] (Voice/Semi-Boss) * [[Riot (GTA SA)|Riot]] * [[End of the Line]] ==Trivia== * On two separate occasions, The Truth calls into the WCTR show Area 53 and talks about various conspiracy-themed topics. He states on the second time he calls in that he has "held them [aliens] in his own hands." The aliens he may be speaking about may possibly be the substance collected in the mission [[Green Goo]]. * The Truth claims that he has never shot a gun. * When comparing The Truth ingame with his artwork, he seems to be much younger, still having colored hair, instead of gray hair. * The Truth is speculated to have an account on the [[Grand Theft Auto IVGTA IV]] website [[]] under the name Trooth. {{GTA San Andreas Characters}} [[Category:Characters|Truth, The]] [[Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas|Truth, The]] [[Category:Bosses|Truth, The]]

The Truth is a character in the 3D Universe who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992). He is an aging hippie and former drug manufacturer who lives in San Fierro. He is voiced by Peter Fonda.

Character history

Life until 1992

The Truth, at an unknown time, became a hippie (possibly due to his upbrining), drug manufacturer, and conspiracy theorist against the American government. In 1967 he purchased The Mothership, but stopped driving altogether in 1977 (after which, his main mode of transportation was "an astral goat named Herbie"). In 1989 he met Dwaine and Jethro at a concert in San Fierro, as well as polar bears that they partied with. As of 1992, he owned and lived on a marijuana farm in Leafy Hollow, San Andreas.


In 1992, he was acquainted with corrupt police officer Frank Tenpenny, who introduced him to Carl Johnson. Tenpenny ordered a very large batch of marijuana from Truth, with the purpose of framing a district attorney, and made Carl pay for it. The Truth then has Carl steal a combine harvester from a rival farm. When Carl arrives at Truth's farm with the money, the police begin to raid it. This forces them to burn the crops and later shoot down a police helicopter with a rocket launcher (which Truth found in a batch of thai sticks and intended on making into a lamp).

They immediately afterwards traveled to San Fierro, where Carl had recently won a garage property in a race. Carl is sorely disappointed in the property, though Truth tells him "the energy here is fantastic" and it would later become a successful business venture. To help start the business, Truth introduces Carl to Dwaine, Jethro and Zero. While in town, Truth directs Carl and Jethro to help him scope out a government-owned van equipped with mind control.

Life in the desert

The Truth holding the green goo stolen by Carl Johnson in the mission Green Goo.

Truth discovers that Carl is working for government agent Mike Toreno, which he is disappointed in him for, but remains enthusiastic as he rallies Carl to collect a mysterious, all-important green goo (which Toreno previously directed him to courier to fellow agents). When Carl recovers the green goo for him, he excitedly proclaims "Everything is different now" and that people will refer to 1992 as "Year Zero". Truth later calls into the Area 53 radio show stating that he has held alien life "in my own hands", which may be a reference to the green goo. However, he never speaks of it again in subsequent appearances.

Time in Los Santos

The Truth, with Maccer, Carl Johnson, Madd Dogg, Kendl Johnson, Cesar Vialpando and Sweet during the mission Riot.

Carl later receives a phone call from Truth, who is in Los Santos and unsure of how he got there, after a night on a "peyote safari" with a band and its manager. He asks Carl to find them and make sure they're safe, which later provides Carl a way into working at Caligula's Palace, a casino run by Salvatore Leone and other mafioso. Carl later robs Caligula's, and helps Kent Paul and his friend Ken Rosenberg fake their deaths to avoid Salvatore's wrath.

Truth remained with the Johnson family, Maccer and Paul when they move to Los Santos. They'd since befriended Madd Dogg and were helping him restore his career with a new album. He was with everyone in Madd Dogg's Mansion to watch Tenpenny's trial on television, which had since become a national spectacle. The instant his acquittal was announced, riots broke out in the city. Days later, Tenpenny dies in an apparent fire truck crash on Grove Street, the Johnson's longtime residence, which Truth is coincidentally there to see in person. He congratulates Carl on Tenpenny's death, saying "You beat the system! I tried for thirty years to cross over but you've managed it, man! You're an icon, man!".


Mission appearances

GTA San Andreas
Cut mission