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'''Characters''' are the persons driving the storyline of the [[Grand Theft Auto]] games. There are fifteen types of characters within the GTA series:
 
'''Characters''' are the persons driving the storyline of the [[Grand Theft Auto]] games. There are fifteen types of characters within the GTA series:
  
==Playable Characters==
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[[Protagonist]]s are the main characters in the GTA games and become roles the player assumes. In the first three GTA games ([[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969|GTA London, 1969]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961|GTA London, 1961]]), the player could choose the protagonist. However, from [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] onwards, the protagonist was a set character.
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==Non-Playable Characters (NPCs)==
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[[Protagonist]]s are the main characters in the GTA games and become roles the player assumes.
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*In the first three GTA games ([[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969|GTA London, 1969]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London, 1961]]), the player could choose the protagonist.
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*From [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] up to the [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the protagonist was a set character
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], there are three parallel protagonists, the player can switch to a different one elsewhere on the map, or use all three in a mission.
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], the player can design their own player character.
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The [[Antagonist]] is the main enemy of the protagonist, who generally makes the life of the protagonist difficult. An example of an antagonist is [[Frank Tenpenny]] from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]].
 
The [[Antagonist]] is the main enemy of the protagonist, who generally makes the life of the protagonist difficult. An example of an antagonist is [[Frank Tenpenny]] from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]].
 
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Main Characters are those that figure prominently in the game, typically giving the protagonists missions or otherwise playing an important role. [[Lance Vance]], for example, was one of the main characters in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] despite not giving the [[Tommy Vercetti|protagonist]] any missions.
 
Main Characters are those that figure prominently in the game, typically giving the protagonists missions or otherwise playing an important role. [[Lance Vance]], for example, was one of the main characters in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] despite not giving the [[Tommy Vercetti|protagonist]] any missions.
 
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Supporting Characters are those that do not play a large role in the GTA games but do have an impact on the storyline. For example, [[Earnest Kelly]] in GTA Vice City gave the protagonist (Tommy Vercetti) missions but was not a key character throughout the game. His role, however, becomes particularly important when Tommy attempts to give [[Sonny Forelli]] counterfeit money, provided by Kelly.
 
Supporting Characters are those that do not play a large role in the GTA games but do have an impact on the storyline. For example, [[Earnest Kelly]] in GTA Vice City gave the protagonist (Tommy Vercetti) missions but was not a key character throughout the game. His role, however, becomes particularly important when Tommy attempts to give [[Sonny Forelli]] counterfeit money, provided by Kelly.
 
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Minor Characters are characters who play minor roles in GTA games while standing out from pedestrians (either by appearance or by name). One example is [[Curly Bob]] from [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], a bartender at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] who appears in one [[Cutting The Grass|mission]].
 
Minor Characters are characters who play minor roles in GTA games while standing out from pedestrians (either by appearance or by name). One example is [[Curly Bob]] from [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], a bartender at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] who appears in one [[Cutting The Grass|mission]].
 
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[[Random Character]]s are minor characters that appear at random locations throughout the city, giving the protagonist missions. Random Characters have only appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]], [[Chinatown Wars]], and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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|'''Random Characters / Strangers and Freaks'''
 
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[[Random Character]]s are minor characters that appear at random locations throughout the city, giving the protagonist missions. Random Characters have only appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]], [[Chinatown Wars]], and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto V]] they are called [[Strangers and Freaks]], similar to [[Red Dead Redemption]].
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|'''Gang Members'''
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[[Gangs|Gang members]] are characters affiliated with street gangs, criminal organizations, and outlaw motorcycle clubs. The player can operate as an agent or an enemy of these gangs... or both.
 
[[Gangs|Gang members]] are characters affiliated with street gangs, criminal organizations, and outlaw motorcycle clubs. The player can operate as an agent or an enemy of these gangs... or both.
 
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[[Law Enforcement|Law enforcement]] officers are characters who enforce the laws and prevent crime in the GTA series. Officers can either be with the [[police]], [[FBI]], [[NOOSE]], [[SWAT]], or the [[military]]. Their goal is to make life difficult for the player.
 
[[Law Enforcement|Law enforcement]] officers are characters who enforce the laws and prevent crime in the GTA series. Officers can either be with the [[police]], [[FBI]], [[NOOSE]], [[SWAT]], or the [[military]]. Their goal is to make life difficult for the player.
 
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[[Pedestrians]] are a category of characters including both pedestrians and motorists. These characters are generic types that appear throughout the game walking or driving around the city. Pedestrians tend to have [[Pedestrian Dialogue|limited dialogue]] and play no essential role in the games. It should also be noted that some minor characters have their appearance derived from pedestrian models, although they are not the same character.
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[[Pedestrians]] are a category of characters including both pedestrians and motorists. These characters are generic types that appear throughout the game walking or driving around the city. Pedestrians tend to have [[Pedestrian Dialogue|limited dialogue]] and play no essential role in the games. It should also be noted that some minor characters have their appearance derived from pedestrian models, although they are not the same character. For example, [[Mrs. Chonks]] from GTA III shares a model with a pedestrian.
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[[Street Criminals]] are pedestrians that steal vehicles and often pick-pocket other pedestrians. They've featured in the series since [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and create a more replete environment in the city.
 
[[Street Criminals]] are pedestrians that steal vehicles and often pick-pocket other pedestrians. They've featured in the series since [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and create a more replete environment in the city.
 
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Multiplayer characters are those the player can control whilst in multiplayer mode. During missions, some multiplayer characters also appear as minor characters like [[Mona Lott]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].
 
Multiplayer characters are those the player can control whilst in multiplayer mode. During missions, some multiplayer characters also appear as minor characters like [[Mona Lott]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].
 
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Mention Characters are characters mentioned during game dialogue or on promotional websites for GTA games but are not seen during the games themselves. An example being [[Moweesha]], who is mentioned on the GTA Vice City [http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/ website]. These also include people who appear on radio stations, except for DJs and hosts, such as [[Reed Tucker]] from GTA III's [[Chatterbox FM]].
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Mentioned Characters are characters mentioned during game dialogue or on promotional websites for GTA games but are not seen during the games themselves. An example being [[Moweesha]], who is mentioned on the GTA Vice City [http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/ website]. These also include people who appear on radio stations, except for DJs and hosts, such as [[Reed Tucker]] from GTA III's [[Chatterbox FM]].
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|'''Radio Personalities'''
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Radio Personalities are characters who host radio stations or programmes in the GTA games. An example is [[Lazlow]], who has appeared as a DJ (for [[Chatterbox FM]] and [[V-Rock]]), a presenter (for Entertaining America on [[West Coast Talk Radio|WCTR]] and Chatterbox on [[Liberty City Free Radio|LCFR]]), and a radio intern (on V-Rock).
 
Radio Personalities are characters who host radio stations or programmes in the GTA games. An example is [[Lazlow]], who has appeared as a DJ (for [[Chatterbox FM]] and [[V-Rock]]), a presenter (for Entertaining America on [[West Coast Talk Radio|WCTR]] and Chatterbox on [[Liberty City Free Radio|LCFR]]), and a radio intern (on V-Rock).
 
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Fictional Characters are characters who are fictional within the GTA universe itself. An example is [[Herbie]], the astral-goat of [[The Truth]].
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Fictional Characters are characters who are fictional within the GTA universe itself. An example is [[Herbie]], the astral-goat of [[The Truth]], or [[wp:Darth Vader|Darth Vader]], a character in Star Wars, who is frequently mentioned by MC Codebreaker on [[MSX FM]].
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|'''Deleted Characters'''
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Deleted Characters are characters who were set to appear in GTA games but were removed before the final version of the game. An example being [[Darkel]] and [[Curtly]], both of whom were removed from GTA III.
 
Deleted Characters are characters who were set to appear in GTA games but were removed before the final version of the game. An example being [[Darkel]] and [[Curtly]], both of whom were removed from GTA III.
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==Character Lists==
 
==Character Lists==
 
===By Game===
 
===By Game===
*[[Characters in GTA 1]]
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!colspan="3" style="background-color:#708090;"|[[2D Universe]]
*[[Characters in GTA London 1969]]
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:[[:Category:Characters in GTA London 1969]]
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!Game
*[[Characters in GTA London 1961]]
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!Article
:[[:Category:Characters in GTA London 1961]]
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*[[Characters in GTA 2]]
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:[[:Category:Characters in GTA 2]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]
*[[Characters in GTA III]]
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|[[Characters in GTA 1]]
:[[:Category:Characters in GTA III]]
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|[[:Category:Characters in GTA 1]]
*[[Characters in GTA Vice City]]
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:[[:Category:Characters in GTA Vice City]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]
*[[Characters in GTA San Andreas]]
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|[[Characters in GTA London 1969]]
:[[:Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas]]
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|[[:Category:Characters in GTA London 1969]]
*[[Characters in GTA Advance]]
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:[[:Category:Characters in GTA Advance]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]]
*[[Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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|[[Characters in GTA London 1961]]
:[[:Category:Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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|[[:Category:Characters in GTA London 1961]]
*[[Characters in GTA Vice City Stories]]
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:[[:Category:Characters in GTA Vice City Stories]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]
*[[Characters in GTA IV]]
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|[[Characters in GTA 2]]
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*[[Characters in The Lost and Damned]]
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*[[Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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!Game
*[[Characters in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
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!Article
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|[[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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|[[Characters in GTA III]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
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|[[Characters in GTA Vice City]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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|[[Characters in GTA San Andreas]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]
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|[[Characters in GTA Advance]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
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|[[Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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|[[:Category:Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
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|[[Characters in GTA Vice City Stories]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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|[[Characters in GTA IV]]
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|[[The Lost and Damned]]
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|[[Characters in The Lost and Damned]]
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|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|[[Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|[[:Category:Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
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|[[Characters in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|[[Characters in GTA V]]
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===By Name===
 
===By Name===
*[[Characters by Surname]] (a list of all characters from the GTA series listed by surname)
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For a list of all characters from the GTA series listed by surname, see [[Characters by Surname]]. Due to the large number of characters in the series, that article is split into the following sections:
:[[Characters by Surname (Number-B)|Characters by Surname (#-B)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (Number-B)|(#-B)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (C-D)|(C-D)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (F-I)|(F-I)]]
:[[Characters by Surname (J-K)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (J-K)|(J-K)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (L)|(L)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (M)|(M)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (N-R)|(N-R)]]
:[[Characters by Surname (S-T)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (S-T)|(S-T)]]
:[[Characters by Surname (U-Z)]]
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*[[Characters by Surname (U-Z)|(U-Z)]]
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*[[Characters in GTA III Era]] (a list of characters from the [[GTA III Era]])
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For a list of gangsters in the GTA series, see [[:Category:Gangsters]].
:*[[GTA III era Character Deaths]] (a list of characters who die during the GTA III era)
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For a list of characters in the [[3D Universe]], see [[Characters in 3D Universe]].
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For a list of characters who die in the 3D Universe, see [[Character Deaths in 3D Universe]].
  
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Characters are the persons driving the storyline of the Grand Theft Auto games. There are fifteen types of characters within the GTA series:

Playable Characters
Character Type Description List
Protagonist

Protagonists are the main characters in the GTA games and become roles the player assumes.

Protagonists
Category:Protagonists
Non-Playable Characters (NPCs)
Character Type Description List
Antagonist

The Antagonist is the main enemy of the protagonist, who generally makes the life of the protagonist difficult. An example of an antagonist is Frank Tenpenny from GTA San Andreas.

Antagonists
Main Characters

Main Characters are those that figure prominently in the game, typically giving the protagonists missions or otherwise playing an important role. Lance Vance, for example, was one of the main characters in GTA Vice City despite not giving the protagonist any missions.

Category:Characters
Supporting Characters

Supporting Characters are those that do not play a large role in the GTA games but do have an impact on the storyline. For example, Earnest Kelly in GTA Vice City gave the protagonist (Tommy Vercetti) missions but was not a key character throughout the game. His role, however, becomes particularly important when Tommy attempts to give Sonny Forelli counterfeit money, provided by Kelly.

Category:Characters
Minor Characters

Minor Characters are characters who play minor roles in GTA games while standing out from pedestrians (either by appearance or by name). One example is Curly Bob from GTA III, a bartender at Luigi's Sex Club 7 who appears in one mission.

Category:Characters
Random Characters / Strangers and Freaks

Random Characters are minor characters that appear at random locations throughout the city, giving the protagonist missions. Random Characters have only appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, Chinatown Wars, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. In Grand Theft Auto V they are called Strangers and Freaks, similar to Red Dead Redemption.

Category:Characters
Gang Members

Gang members are characters affiliated with street gangs, criminal organizations, and outlaw motorcycle clubs. The player can operate as an agent or an enemy of these gangs... or both.

Category:Characters
Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officers are characters who enforce the laws and prevent crime in the GTA series. Officers can either be with the police, FBI, NOOSE, SWAT, or the military. Their goal is to make life difficult for the player.

Category:Characters
Pedestrians

Pedestrians are a category of characters including both pedestrians and motorists. These characters are generic types that appear throughout the game walking or driving around the city. Pedestrians tend to have limited dialogue and play no essential role in the games. It should also be noted that some minor characters have their appearance derived from pedestrian models, although they are not the same character. For example, Mrs. Chonks from GTA III shares a model with a pedestrian.

Category:Characters
Street Criminals

Street Criminals are pedestrians that steal vehicles and often pick-pocket other pedestrians. They've featured in the series since Grand Theft Auto 2 and create a more replete environment in the city.

Category:Characters
Multiplayer Characters

Multiplayer characters are those the player can control whilst in multiplayer mode. During missions, some multiplayer characters also appear as minor characters like Mona Lott in GTA Liberty City Stories.

Category:Characters
Mentioned Characters

Mentioned Characters are characters mentioned during game dialogue or on promotional websites for GTA games but are not seen during the games themselves. An example being Moweesha, who is mentioned on the GTA Vice City website. These also include people who appear on radio stations, except for DJs and hosts, such as Reed Tucker from GTA III's Chatterbox FM.

Category:Characters
Radio Personalities

Radio Personalities are characters who host radio stations or programmes in the GTA games. An example is Lazlow, who has appeared as a DJ (for Chatterbox FM and V-Rock), a presenter (for Entertaining America on WCTR and Chatterbox on LCFR), and a radio intern (on V-Rock).

Category:Radio DJs
Fictional Characters

Fictional Characters are characters who are fictional within the GTA universe itself. An example is Herbie, the astral-goat of The Truth, or Darth Vader, a character in Star Wars, who is frequently mentioned by MC Codebreaker on MSX FM.

Category:Characters
Deleted Characters

Deleted Characters are characters who were set to appear in GTA games but were removed before the final version of the game. An example being Darkel and Curtly, both of whom were removed from GTA III.

Category:Beta Characters

Character Lists

By Game

2D Universe
Game Article Category
Grand Theft Auto 1 Characters in GTA 1 Category:Characters in GTA 1
Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 Characters in GTA London 1969 Category:Characters in GTA London 1969
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 Characters in GTA London 1961 Category:Characters in GTA London 1961
Grand Theft Auto 2 Characters in GTA 2 Category:Characters in GTA 2
3D Universe (Characters in 3D Universe)
Game Article Category
Grand Theft Auto III Characters in GTA III Category:Characters in GTA III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Characters in GTA Vice City Category:Characters in GTA Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Characters in GTA San Andreas Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Advance Characters in GTA Advance Category:Characters in GTA Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories Category:Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Characters in GTA Vice City Stories Category:Characters in GTA Vice City Stories
HD Universe
Game Article Category
Grand Theft Auto IV Characters in GTA IV Category:Characters in GTA IV
The Lost and Damned Characters in The Lost and Damned Category:Characters in The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony Category:Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Characters in GTA Chinatown Wars Category:Characters in GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V Characters in GTA V Category:Characters in GTA V

By Name

For a list of all characters from the GTA series listed by surname, see Characters by Surname. Due to the large number of characters in the series, that article is split into the following sections:

For a list of gangsters in the GTA series, see Category:Gangsters.

For a list of characters in the 3D Universe, see Characters in 3D Universe.

For a list of characters who die in the 3D Universe, see Character Deaths in 3D Universe.