{{infobox character| |image = 110px-GTASA_BigSmoke.jpg |games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] |name = Melvin Harris |aka = Big Smoke |gender = M |dob = |pob = [[Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] |dod = 1992 |home = [[Melvin Harris' Home|Big Smoke's House]], [[Idlewood]], Los Santos
[[Big Smoke's Crack Palace]], [[East Los Santos]], Los Santos |nationality = [[United States of America|American]] |family = |affiliations = [[Grove Street Families]]
[[Los Santos Vagos]]
[[San Fierro Rifa]]
[[Russian Mafia]] |vehicles = [[Perennial]]
[[Glendale]] |businesses = [[Big Smoke's Crack Palace]] |voice = [[Clifton Powell]] }} '''Melvin Harris''' (? - 1992), known as '''"Big Smoke"''', is a senior member of the [[Grove Street Families]]. Early in the storyline, there were several telltale signs of Big Smoke's disloyalty to the gang: he moved out of [[Grove Street]] to live in a [[Melvin Harris' Home|new home]] in [[Idlewood]] - [[Ballas]] territory - and there is suspicion that he paid for the house with drug money, despite his insistence that it was money from his aunt. In addition, Big Smoke has, on occasion, showed little interest in defending or aiding the gang, as seen in the mission "[[Drive Thru]]" when the rest of the gang was shooting at a Ballas car that had attacked them, Smoke was in the back seat of [[Sean Johnson|Sweet's]] car eating fast food. Big Smoke would also be seen dragging himself into conflict with other non-native gangs, including the [[Russian Mafia]] and the [[San Fierro Rifa]]. Furthermore, [[Frank Tenpenny]] and his [[C.R.A.S.H.|clique]] show up at Big Smoke's house during the beginning of several missions, suggesting familiarity, although Big Smoke claims each time that they are attempting to extract information from him. Big Smoke claims to have had a cousin, killed by Russians after "the wall came down". His true nature was revealed when he turned his back from the gang, having been seen along with [[Ryder]] collaborating with the Ballas and C.R.A.S.H., and appeared to be linked, along with [[Ryder]], to the killing of [[Carl Johnson|Carl's]] [[Beverly Johnson|mother]]. With the prospect of power, money, and fame in the drug business too great for Big Smoke to resist, he goes on to establish a drug delivery venture with the [[Loco Syndicate]] in [[San Fierro]] with the help of the Ballas, transporting the merchandise and money between [[Los Santos]] and San Fierro, as well as running several drug manufacturing factories in both San Fierro and Los Santos (the former destroyed by Carl during his stay in San Fierro). [[Image:Bigsmokeart.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Big Smoke]] In the final mission of the game, "[[End of the Line]]", Carl enters Big Smoke's remaining drug factory (and home) in Los Santos, amid a citywide riot, to confront Big Smoke, and ends up killing him. As Big Smoke lies dying on the floor he crawls over to his safe and pulls out some money saying that he "will at least die with cash in his pockets" and then proclaims that though he is gone, his name will stay in history forever and utters his last words before dying: "When I'm gone, everyone gonna remember my name...BIG SMOKE!". In ''[[The Introduction]]'', Smoke unsuccessfully tries to convince Sweet to have the Grove Street Families sell drugs, saying that the Ballas have gotten rich and powerful due to drug sales, while the Grove Street Families have lost power. Smoke, however, easily convinces Ryder to his side during a private meeting between the two. It is also evident that Tenpenny had a large hand in Smoke turning traitor, apparently tempting Smoke with chances of money and power, and possibly even threatening him. [[Clifton Powell]] provided the voice for Big Smoke. ==GTA San Andreas Mission Appearances== * [[Big Smoke (Mission)|Big Smoke]] * [[Tagging Up Turf]] * [[Cleaning the Hood]] * [[Drive-Thru]] * [[Nines and AKs]] * [[Drive-By]] * [[OG Loc (mission)|OG Loc]] (Boss) * [[Running Dog]] (Boss) * [[Wrong Side of the Tracks]] (Boss) * [[Just Business]] (Boss) * [[Reuniting the Families]] * [[The Green Sabre]] (Betrayal) * [[End of the Line]] (Killed) {{GTA San Andreas Characters}} [[Category:Characters|Harris, Melvin]] [[Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas|Harris, Melvin]] [[Category:Gangsters|Harris, Melvin]]


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