{{Infobox character |name=Claude Speed |image=Claude-GTAIII.jpg |game_1=Grand Theft Auto 2 |game_2=Grand Theft Auto III |game_3=Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas |aka=Fido
Kid |status=Alive |gender=Male |dob=1 - 1 - 1965 |pob=San Fierro, San Andreas |nationality=United States |home=[[San Fierro]]
[[Portland Hideout|Home]] in [[Red Light District]], [[Portland]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
[[Staunton Island Hideout|Home]] in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]], Liberty City
[[Shoreside Vale Hideout|Home]] in [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]], Liberty City |affiliations=[[Catalina]] ([[1992]] - [[2001]])
[[Miguel]] (until [[2001]])
[[8-Ball]] ([[2001]])
[[Misty]] ([[2001]])
[[Luigi Goterelli]] ([[2001]])
[[Joey Leone]] ([[2001]])
[[Toni Cipriani]] ([[2001]])
[[Salvatore Leone]] ([[2001]])
[[Leone Family]] ([[2001]])
[[Maria Latore]] ([[2001]] onwards)
[[Marty Chonks]] ([[2001]])
[[El Burro (GTA III)|El Burro]] ([[2001]])
[[Asuka Kasen]] ([[2001]])
[[Kenji Kasen]] ([[2001]])
[[Yakuza]] ([[2001]])
[[Ray Machowski]] ([[2001]])
[[Phil Cassidy]] ([[2001]])
[[King Courtney]] ([[2001]])
[[Donald Love]] ([[2001]])
[[D-Ice]] ([[2001]]) |vehicles=Pink [[Elegy]]
Black [[ZR-350]] (lost to [[Carl Johnson]] in [[Wu Zi Mu (mission)|a race]]) |businesses=[[Doherty Garage]]
Bank robbery |voice=Mute Character }} {{also|For other characters called Claude, [[Claude (disambiguation)|please click here]].}} '''Claude''' is a recurring character in the [[GTA III Era|3D Universe]] appearing as the [[protagonist]] of [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]) and in a minor role in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (set in [[1992]]). There is no voice actor for Claude, as he does not speak in either of his appearances. [[Rockstar Games]] have never revealed whether Claude from the [[GTA III Era]] is the same as [[Claude Speed]], the protagonist of [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] - just answering "probably".[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19081/asked-answered-max-payne-3-la-noire-red-dead-and-more.html ''Asked & Answered: Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, Red Dead and More'' - rockstargames.com] ==Character history== ===Life until 2001=== In [[1992]], Claude had emerged as a top contender in an illegal racing ring (run by [[Wu Zi Mu]]) and owned an abandoned [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro]]. He became involved with [[Catalina]], who had recently split up with [[Carl Johnson|Carl "CJ" Johnson]], before [[Farewell, My Love...|racing]] CJ in a losing effort. Following the loss, he hands over the pink slip to his black [[ZR-350]] to CJ. When the two end up racing a second time, Claude loses again, and he hands over the deed his garage to Johnson before leaving [[San Andreas in GTA III Era|San Andreas]] with Catalina. The two head to [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], where Catalina allies herself with the [[Colombian Cartel]]. Afterwards, they depart to engage in a series of robberies across the USA, most of their time was spent around Texas and New Mexico. In October 2001, Claude and Catalina return to Liberty City.{{cite web | url = http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19861/grand-theft-auto-iii-your-questions-answered-part-one-claude-dar.html | title = Grand Theft Auto III: Your Questions Answered – Part One (Claude, Darkel & Other Characters) | work = [[Rockstar Games]] }} ===2001=== Claude and Catalina arrive in Liberty City in October [[2001]] and immediately [[Introduction (GTA III)|robbed]] a [[Liberty City Bank|bank]]. Catalina, however, turns on her boyfriend, shooting him and leaving him for dead, explaining that he is 'small time'. Claude is later arrested by the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|Liberty City Police Department]]. He is convicted of all charges and is sentenced to ten years in prison. While being transferred to [[Liberty State Penitentiary]] in [[Portland]], Claude escapes from a police convoy after the [[Colombian Cartel]] attack the convoy to free the [[Old Oriental Gentleman]]. Claude and [[8-Ball]] [[Give Me Liberty|escape]] to a [[Portland Safehouse (GTA III)|safehouse]] in the [[Red Light District]], before moving on to [[Sex Club Seven]]. [[Luigi Goterelli]], the owner, gives Claude his first job in the city, to [[Luigi's Girls|drive]] [[Misty]] from the [[Sweeney General Hospital|hospital]] back to the club. Claude, successful in his errand, continues to be employed by Goterelli, who also has him kill a [[Don't Spank Ma Bitch Up|drug dealer]] and [[Pump-Action Pimp|two pimps]], before having him [[Drive Misty For Me|drive]] Misty to [[Joey Leone|Joey Leone's]] [[Joey's Garage|garage]]. Claude then begins to work for Joey, killing both [[Mike Forelli]] and [[Lee Chong]], before [[Cipriani's Chauffeur|chauffering]] [[Toni Cipriani]], later working for him against the [[Portland Triads|Triads]]. Claude, impressing the [[Leone Family]] hierarchy, is [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduced]] to the [[Gang Leaders|Don]], [[Salvatore Leone]]. Salvatore, 'seeing nothing but bright things' for Claude, has him [[Chaperone|look after]] his wife [[Maria Latore|Maria]] for an evening, [[Cutting The Grass|kill]] [[Curly Bob]] (who was selling secrets to the Colombian Cartel, now led by Catalina) and later [[Bomb Da Base Act II|destroy]] a freighter used as a factory for the drug [[SPANK]]. During this time, Claude also works for [[El Burro (GTA III)|El Burro]], the leader of the [[Diablos]], helping him on various tasks, and [[Marty Chonks]] in his attempts to get out of his various problems. After destroying the Cartel freighter, a paranoid Salvatore [[Last Requests|attempts to kill]] Claude by having him enter a bomb-laden car. Salvatore's wife Maria, however, phones Claude and directs him to a small pier where the two meet [[Asuka Kasen]], co-leader of the [[Yakuza]], and flee to [[Staunton Island]] after Maria had told her husband that she was dating Claude. Asuka, unconvinced of Claude's loyalty, has him [[Sayonara Salvatore|kill]] Salvatore Leone to prove himself, before having him kill a number of other people causing her problems. She later introduces him to her brother [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji]] and [[Ray Machowski]], a corrupt police man working for the Yakuza. Claude helps Kenji with his problems, including settling debts and freeing a [[Kanbu|man]] from prison, and helps Machowski in his attempts to remain unnoticed, eventually helping him [[Marked Man|flee]] the city by the [[Francis International Airport in GTA III Era|airport]]. Claude continues to look for work and finds employment with [[King Courtney]], who has him [[Uzi Rider|attack]] the Diablos before [[Kingdom Come|attempting to kill]] him on orders from Catalina, and [[Donald Love]], who has him [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|kill]] Kenji Kasen disguised as a Colombian Cartel gangster, to provoke a war. Asuka, unaware of Claude's role in her brother's death, launches an assault on a Cartel-controlled building site and begins to torture [[Miguel]], Catalina's right hand man, into giving away Cartel secrets. Armed with the information, Asuka sends Claude on various missions to hurt Cartel operations, including [[Espresso-2-Go!|stopping the selling]] of and [[S.A.M.|stealing]] a shipment of SPANK. During this period, Claude briefly finds employment with [[D-Ice]], leader of the [[Red Jacks]] sub-sect of the [[Southside Hoods]], and attacks the rival [[Purple Nines]] into [[Rumble|defeat]]. After this, Claude [[Ransom (GTA III)|returns]] to the building site and finds both Asuka and Miguel dead, while a ransom note for Maria is left for him. Claude goes to the [[Cartel Mansion|Cartel mansion]], [[The Exchange (GTA III)|escapes an ambush, destroys a helicopter piloted by Catalina (killing her) and rescues Maria]]. As he and Maria walk offscreen, a shot is fired, and the fate of the two is left ambiguous.[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/updated-asked-answered-re-vice-city-red-dead-redemption-and-chin.html ''(UPDATED) Asked & Answered – Re: Vice City, Red Dead Redemption and Chinatown Wars'' - rockstargames.com] == Personality == Claude is a laid-back man that appears almost emotionless regardless of the situation. Provided he is paid for his services, he will take orders from his bosses without restraint or question, and usually gives a nod or two to show that he understands; even when he is getting scolded or shouted at by his bosses for doing something wrong or when things don't pan out well for them. He also bows respectfully to his bosses if required (as in [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji Kasen's]] case when Kenji bows respectfully to Claude). He never speaks, and will only make a slight grunt when he is hurt, or an "Ugh!" whenever he is [[Wasted|killed]]. He also seemingly is willing to kill whenever necessary, as he kills [[Kenji Kasen]] (a former boss) on the orders of Donald Love, and possibly kills Maria for talking too much. Claude will not hesitate to kill his former employers if necessary, or if given orders by another employer, as shown when he kills Kenji and [[Salvatore Leone]] under orders from Donald Love and Asuka Kasen respectively. Claude remains true to his mission of finding and taking revenge on Catalina for leaving him for dead, and will be ready to fight even the [[Military|Army]] in order to accomplish his goals, even showing the slightest bit of pity for Maria when he allows her to live after saving her. == Notable Crimes committed by Claude == *The robbery of the [[Bank of Liberty]]. *[[Mike Lips Last Lunch|Planted a hidden bomb inside Mike Forelli's Car]]. *[[The Getaway|Pose as a getaway driver for three mafia members while they robbed the Bank of Liberty]]. *[[Blow Fish|Blown away the Triad's fish market]]. *[[The Exchange|Rescued Maria and killed the Cartel leader Catalina]]. ==Trivia== *In-game, Claude is the most hated protagonist in the Grand Theft Auto series to date, as almost every gang in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] becomes hostile to him as the player progresses through the storyline. With the exception of the [[Yakuza]] (who are unaware of Claude's involvement in [[Kenji Kasen]]'s death) and the [[Southside Hoods]], every gang that Claude has worked for turns on him at some point in the storyline. *Claude is the only GTA III Era protagonist that doesn't speak. [[Maria Latore|Maria]] discusses this with [[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]] on [[Chatterbox FM]], saying that a man she's just met "don't talk too much". However, as radio stations repeat everything over and over again, the player can hear her saying that before she even meets Claude. *Claude is the only protagnist who had sex with the main antagonist ([[Catalina]]). *Claude appears on a poster inside of the [[Ocean View Hotel]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], as an [[Secrets in GTA Vice City|easter egg]]. *In the [[Personal Computer|PC]] version for GTA III, Claude has two appearances to choose from: his default appearance, which consists of a black jacket, green trousers and dark-coloured sneakers; and a slightly modified version of it: a crew cut with a "Zappa" styled mustache, and a brown jacket with jeans and a pair of white sneakers. *In the [[Xbox]] version, Claude's hairstyle is slightly different and his fingers are more defined. *Claude's name is only revealed in the data files of GTA III and when Catalina refers to him in her calls to [[Carl Johnson]] in GTA San Andreas, having been nameless throughout his appearance as protagonist in GTA III and in his cameo in GTA San Andreas. He is the only protagonist in the series to not be named in the game in which he or she is protagonist. *An [[Secrets in GTA IV|easter egg]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] paid homage to Claude and all the other GTA III Era protagonists in the form of small scribblings on the wall in random parts of the city. *In GTA IV, the player can unlock [[Claude's Outfit|a set of clothes similar to Claude's style]] for [[Niko Bellic]]. They are obtainable in the wardrobe at [[Playboy X|Playboy X's]] [[Playboy X's Penthouse|penthouse]]. *It was revealed in data files of GTA III that the player was once allowed to enter their own character name, and the "DEFNAM" (default name) value for it was "Claude". *Claude always shifts his shoulders forward when walking in the cutscenes in GTA III. *[[Carl Johnson]] referred to him as "a mute asshole" and "a fucking snake without a tongue" in the mission [[Wear Flowers in Your Hair]] *He is the only protagonist to appear in the same mission as two other protagonists in the GTA III era. He encounters Carl Johnson during [[Farewell, My Love...]] in GTA San Andreas, while he encounters Toni Cipriani as a boss in GTA III. *Claude is seen wearing the exact same clothes in GTA III and in GTA San Andreas, which is rather odd as it is presumed that [[8-Ball]] got him whatever clothes that he had in [[Give Me Liberty]]. *Claude has striking similarities to Max Payne. They both have problems with the mafia, normally wield pistols and wear leather jackets, and they both can slow down time. However Claude can only slow down time when he takes adrenaline. *Claude kills two/possibly three of [[Toni Cipriani]]'s former employers ([[Salvatore Leone]], [[Leon McAffrey]] and possibly [[Maria Latore|Maria]]). *Claude is the second least customizable character in the GTA III Era (behind [[Mike]]), as none of the options for protagonist customization in later games are present in GTA III. In most versions of the game, Claude wears one outfit (with the exception of the prison jumpsuit in [[Give Me Liberty]]), although there is one alternative clothing skin option in the PC version of GTA III. *Claude is the only protagonist in the series that drives a car in a different game which cannot be driven in the game in which he is playable, as he drives an Elegy in [[Farewell, My Love...]], which is not present in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]. *An easter egg in GTA IV suggested that Claude was dead, but this was false as [[Rockstar Games]] confirmed that Claude is definitely not dead. ===Grand Theft Auto 2=== [[File:Claude-GTAIII-artwork.jpg|thumb|right|202px|Artwork of "Claude Speed" from the "Which GTA Character Are You" quiz page on Facebook.]] There is speculation that Claude is the same character as [[Claude Speed]] from [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]. Aside from the same first name, the Claude that appears in [[GTA 2: The Movie]] is dressed similarly (but not identically) to the Claude of GTA III. The movie's version of Claude Speed shares a several physical appearances with the Claude in the [[GTA III Era]] games, including his black jacket (made of cloth in GTA 2 and leather in GTA III, GTA San Andreas), t-shirt (white color in GTA 2 and black in GTA III, GTA San Andreas), long pants (black color in GTA 2 and dark khaki in GTA III, GTA San Andreas) and slicked hair. Rockstar has never confirmed or denied that the two are the same person: in response to a query posted by a fan, an official spokesperson said: {{quote|"''Probably. It seems very likely but it’s also possible that there are just a lot of angry silent car thieves called Claude out there.''"[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19081/asked-answered-max-payne-3-la-noire-red-dead-and-more.html ''Asked & Answered: Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, Red Dead and More'' - rockstargames.com]}} Rockstar created an official [[wp:Facebook|Facebook]] quiz called "''What Grand Theft Auto character are you?''", in which by answering sixteen questions, the user would be given a character from the GTA series that fitted their personality. Certain combinations of answers would result in the answer '''Claude Speed''' with the artwork of GTA III's Claude, suggesting that either Claude Speed was merged with Claude, or that the two characters are exactly the same character, while also suggesting that this could be an official confirmation of them being the same characters. However, the accompanying description makes no reference to GTA 2.[http://apps.facebook.com/grandtheftautoquiz/ ''What Grand Theft Auto character are you?'' - facebook.com] It would be worth noting that if both Claudes were the same character, it would prove one of the following: *[[Grand Theft Auto 2]] is canon with the [[GTA III Era]]. *Claude Speed was the full name of Claude. *Claude was still alive in the near future. ==Mission appearances== ;GTA III *As the protagonist, he appears in every mission. ;GTA San Andreas *[[Wu Zi Mu (mission)|Wu Zi Mu]] *[[Farewell, My Love...]] ==Notable murders committed== *[[Mike Forelli]] ([[Mike Lips Last Lunch|killed]] on orders from [[Joey Leone]] after the Forelli Brothers did not pay their debts) *[[Lee Chong]] ([[Farewell 'Chunky' Lee Chong|killed]] on orders from Joey Leone for selling [[SPANK]] through his noodle stands) *[[Curly Bob]] ([[Cutting the Grass|killed]] on orders from [[Salvatore Leone]] for selling [[Leone Family]] secrets to the [[Colombian Cartel]]) *[[Salvatore Leone]] ([[Sayonara Salvatore|killed]] on orders from [[Asuka Kasen]] to prove his loyalty to the [[Yakuza]] and for trying to kill Claude) *[[Leon McAffrey]] ([[Plaster Blaster|killed]] on orders from [[Ray Machowski]] for turning states evidence) *[[Tanner]] ([[Two-Faced Tanner|killed]] on orders from Asuka Kasen for being an undercover [[LCPD in GTA III Era|policeman]]) *[[Kenji Kasen]] ([[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|killed]] on orders from [[Donald Love]] to start a war between the Colombian Cartel and the Yakuza) *[[Catalina]] ([[The Exchange (GTA III)|killed]] for betraying him during a bank heist) ===Optional murders=== *[[Carlos]] (can be killed after the mission [[Her Lover]]) *[[Chico]] (can be killed during the mission [[Chaperone]]) ==Gallery== File:Claude-GTAIII-artwork2.jpg|Early concept artwork of Claude in GTA III. File:Claude-GTAIII-prisonclothing.png|Claude's prison garments in GTA III. File:Introduction-GTAIII7.jpg|Liberty Tree newspaper in GTA III with an article regarding Claude's conviction. File:Claude-GTAIII2.jpg|A render of Claude's enhanced model used in the Xbox version of GTA III. File:Claude-GTAIII-optionalappearance.jpg|Claude's optional appearance in the PC version of GTA III. File:OceanViewHotel-GTAVC-posters.jpg|Claude as seen on a poster (center) in the Ocean View Hotel in GTA Vice City. File:Claude-GTASA.jpg|Claude circa 1992 in GTA San Andreas. File:Claude'soutfit-GTAIV-GTAIIIcomparison.jpg|Niko Bellic donning Claude's style of outfit in GTA IV. File:Claude-GTAIII-actionfigure.jpg|Official Claude action figure released to commemorate GTA III's tenth anniversary. File:Claude-GTAIII-lithograph.jpg|Lithograph of Claude to commemorate GTA III's tenth anniversary. ==References== {{GTA III Characters}} {{GTA San Andreas Characters}} {{Protagonists}} [[Category:Characters|Claude]] [[Category:Characters in GTA III|Claude]] [[Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas|Claude]] [[Category:Protagonists|Claude]]

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Hi, welcome to Grand Theft Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Race Tournaments in GTA San Andreas page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- ZS (Talk) 18:51, July 15, 2010


Just because a mission is divided into two parts doesen't mean it's two seperate missions. The Jizzy mission is one mission on it's own, not two different ones. Thanks for changing any mistakes in that article, and if you have any more problems then feel free to tell me. :). Chimpso (Talk) 02:56, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

A Home in the Hills

See, what you put there was unnecessary already. It already said that the vehicle being driven by Big Poppa was rare. Also, part of your information was about the vehicle itself, so people can just go to the Phoenix article and look it up there. For the "Hills" thing (the only thing new), it's probably more necessary if it's put also put up in the Phoenix article. Feel free to do so. Masterpogihaha 08:50, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

If you've seen a lot of redundancies, then remove them. I mean, why not? It helps the wiki. By the way, my answer is "because it was redundant/trivial to the article". Again, if you want to put your trivia about the coincidence of the "Hills" thing, put it on Phoenix. Masterpogihaha 09:00, July 17, 2010 (UTC)


I do understand. But these actually are missions, they are classified as such by the game. Chimpso (Talk) 13:18, July 31, 2010 (UTC)