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|name = Merryweather Security Consulting
 
|name = Merryweather Security Consulting
|type = Security contractor
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|type = Civilian security contractor<br />Private military contractor
|owner = [[Devin Weston]] <small>(majority shareholder/CEO)</small><br />[[Donald Percival]] <small>(founder/CEO)</small>
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|owner = [[Don Percival]] <small>(founder/CEO)</small><br />[[Devin Weston]] (<small>minority shareholder</small>)
 
|location = [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]]
 
|location = [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]]
 
|affiliation = [[Devin Weston]]
 
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'''Merryweather Security Consulting''' is a civilian and military security contractor in [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. The company serves as a major antagonistic faction due to its ownership by [[Devin Weston]], one of the two main [[antagonist]]s of GTA V.
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'''Merryweather Security Consulting''' is a civilian security firm and private military contractor in [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and [[Grand Theft Auto Online]]. In GTA V, the company serves as a major antagonistic faction due to its ownership by [[Devin Weston]], one of the two main [[antagonist]]s.
  
 
== Company background ==
 
== Company background ==
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Merryweather provides civilian security to private and public sector entities, such as the [[Port of Los Santos]]; however, the more visible division of Merryweather is its military operations. Prior to the events of GTA V, Merryweather received authorization by the federal government to operate on American soil for both civilian and military operations.
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Merryweather provides civilian security services to private companies and public sector entities, such as the [[Port of Los Santos]]; however, the more visible division of Merryweather is its private military operations. Sometime prior to events of GTA Online, Merryweather received authorization by the federal government to operate on American soil for both civilian and military operations, despite numerous allegations of human rights violations by its military operations. Around the start of GTA V, Weston acquires an 11% stake in the company.
  
The company suffers several setbacks due to the actions of [[Trevor Philips]], [[Michael De Santa]], and [[Franklin Clinton]]. The protagonists manage to [[The Merryweather Heist|steal a nuclear device from them]], [[Minor Turbulence|hijack a cargo plane containing weapons]], and [[Derailed|derail one of their courier trains containing valuable artwork]]. When the protagonists [[The Big Score (GTA V)|rob the]] [[Union Depository]], several squads of Merryweather mercenaries are killed as they attempt to neutralize the protagonists.
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The company suffers several setbacks due to the actions of [[Trevor Philips]], [[Michael De Santa]], and [[Franklin Clinton]]. The protagonists manage to [[The Merryweather Heist|steal a nuclear device from them]], [[Minor Turbulence|hijack a cargo plane containing weapons]], and [[Derailed|derail one of their courier trains containing valuable artwork]]. When the protagonists [[The Big Score (GTA V)|rob the]] [[Union Depository]], several squads of Merryweather mercenaries are killed in their attempt to stop the protagonists.
  
At times, Weston employs the military contractors for his personal use. At the premiere of Michael's film ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]'', Weston sends a squad of Merryweather soldiers to [[Meltdown (GTA V)|assassinate Michael's family]] as revenge for foiling his [[Legal Trouble|planned insurance fraud scheme and killing his legal counsel]] [[Molly Schultz]]. Weston also sends several squads to [[The Wrap Up|assassinate]] Michael and [[Federal Investigation Bureau|FIB Agent]] [[Dave Norton]] at the [[Kortz Center]]. If the player decides to [[The Third Way|assassinate Weston]], [[Lester Crest]] contacts Weston, telling him that the gold from the UD heist is being smelted at a foundry in [[Murietta Heights]]. Weston sends several squads of Merryweather mercenaries, where they are all killed by the protagonists. Anticipating that the protagonists will come and kill him, Weston has several soldiers guard his estate, where they are all killed by Trevor, and Weston is kidnapped and later killed by Trevor, Michael, and Franklin.
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At times, Weston employs the mercenaries for his personal use. At the premiere of Michael's film ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]'', Weston [[Meltdown (GTA V)|sends a squad]] to Michael's mansion to murder his [[Amanda De Santa|wife]] and [[Tracey De Santa|daughter]] as revenge for not [[Legal Trouble|pulling the plug on the film]] and accidentally killing Weston's legal counsel [[Molly Schultz]] in the process; however Michael successfully thwarts the attack. Weston later sends several squads to [[The Wrap Up|kill]] Michael and [[Federal Bureau of Investigation#HD Universe|FIB Agent]] [[Dave Norton]] at the [[Kortz Center]]. Both Michael and Agent Norton manage to survive the Kortz Center attack with the assistance of Trevor. If the player decides to [[The Third Way|assassinate Weston]], [[Lester Crest]] contacts Weston, telling him that the gold from the UD heist is being smelted at a [[Grand Banks Steel Inc.|foundry]] in [[Cypress Flats]]. Weston sends several squads of Merryweather mercenaries, where they are all wiped out by the protagonists. Anticipating that the protagonists will come and kill him, Weston has several soldiers guard his estate, where they are all killed by Trevor, and Weston is kidnapped and later killed by Trevor, Michael, and Franklin.
  
By the end of GTA V, Merryweather's license to operate in the United States is revoked after several unrecoverable public relations disasters cause the loss of multiple civilian and government contracts, especially from the United States Department of Defense. If the player kills Weston, company founder [[Donald Percival]] buys out his shares at cost, becoming the new majority shareholder. Percival e-mails the protagonists, thanking them for killing Weston and that he will turn a blind eye to the protagonists' actions provide they leave Merryweather and its interests alone.
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By the end of GTA V, Merryweather's license to operate in the United States is revoked after several unrecoverable public relations disasters cause the loss of multiple civilian and government contracts, especially from the United States government. If the player kills Weston, company founder [[Don Percival]] buys out his shares at cost, becoming the new majority shareholder. Percival e-mails the protagonists, thanking them for killing Weston and that he will turn a blind eye to the protagonists' actions provide they leave Merryweather and its interests alone.
  
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== Equipment ==
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* [[Pistol]] (civilian and military)
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* [[Pump Shotgun]] (military)
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* [[Carbine Rifle]] (military)
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* [[Karin]] [[Dilettante]] (civilian)
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* [[Canis]] [[Mesa Grande|Mesa]] (off-road version, military)
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* [[Buzzard]] attack helicopter (military)
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* [[Cargo Plane]] (military)
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="2" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left" widths="220">
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File:Dilettante-GTAV-Merryweather.jpg|Merryweather [[Dilettante]]
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File:Mesa-Offroad-GTAV.jpeg|Merryweather [[Mesa]]
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</gallery>
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==Mission appearances==
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* [[Scouting the Port]]
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* [[The Merryweather Heist]]
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* [[Minor Turbulence]]
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* [[Derailed]]
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* [[Meltdown (GTA V)|Meltdown]]
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* [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]]
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* [[The Third Way]]
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== Trivia ==
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* Merryweather is likely based on [[wp:Academi|Blackwater Security Consulting]], the world's largest private military company. Founder [[wp:Erik Prince|Erik Prince]] sold the company in 2010 to a group lead by his own investment banker [[wp:Jason DeYonker|Jason DeYonker]], similar to Weston's intentions of buying out Percival.
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* Despite losing their license to operate on American soil, civilian Merryweather patrol cars can still be seen in certain areas after [[Endings in GTA V|the end]] of GTA V.
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* The player can invest in Merryweather stock on the [[Liberty City National]] exchange; however, due to the protagonists' actions over the course of the game, it is not advisable to invest a significant amount of [[money]] in the company. Also, despite losing their US operations, Merryweather stock can still be traded on the LCN.
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Latest revision as of 21:41, 24 June 2014

Business
Merryweather Security Consulting
Merryweather mercenaries guarding a Titan in GTA Online

Merryweather mercenaries guarding a Titan in GTA Online
Game GTA V
GTA Online
Type of business Civilian security contractor
Private military contractor
Owner(s) Don Percival (founder/CEO)
Devin Weston (minority shareholder)
Location(s) Los Santos
Gang affiliation Devin Weston

Merryweather Security Consulting is a civilian security firm and private military contractor in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. In GTA V, the company serves as a major antagonistic faction due to its ownership by Devin Weston, one of the two main antagonists.

Company background


Merryweather provides civilian security services to private companies and public sector entities, such as the Port of Los Santos; however, the more visible division of Merryweather is its private military operations. Sometime prior to events of GTA Online, Merryweather received authorization by the federal government to operate on American soil for both civilian and military operations, despite numerous allegations of human rights violations by its military operations. Around the start of GTA V, Weston acquires an 11% stake in the company.

The company suffers several setbacks due to the actions of Trevor Philips, Michael De Santa, and Franklin Clinton. The protagonists manage to steal a nuclear device from them, hijack a cargo plane containing weapons, and derail one of their courier trains containing valuable artwork. When the protagonists rob the Union Depository, several squads of Merryweather mercenaries are killed in their attempt to stop the protagonists.

At times, Weston employs the mercenaries for his personal use. At the premiere of Michael's film Meltdown, Weston sends a squad to Michael's mansion to murder his wife and daughter as revenge for not pulling the plug on the film and accidentally killing Weston's legal counsel Molly Schultz in the process; however Michael successfully thwarts the attack. Weston later sends several squads to kill Michael and FIB Agent Dave Norton at the Kortz Center. Both Michael and Agent Norton manage to survive the Kortz Center attack with the assistance of Trevor. If the player decides to assassinate Weston, Lester Crest contacts Weston, telling him that the gold from the UD heist is being smelted at a foundry in Cypress Flats. Weston sends several squads of Merryweather mercenaries, where they are all wiped out by the protagonists. Anticipating that the protagonists will come and kill him, Weston has several soldiers guard his estate, where they are all killed by Trevor, and Weston is kidnapped and later killed by Trevor, Michael, and Franklin.

By the end of GTA V, Merryweather's license to operate in the United States is revoked after several unrecoverable public relations disasters cause the loss of multiple civilian and government contracts, especially from the United States government. If the player kills Weston, company founder Don Percival buys out his shares at cost, becoming the new majority shareholder. Percival e-mails the protagonists, thanking them for killing Weston and that he will turn a blind eye to the protagonists' actions provide they leave Merryweather and its interests alone.

Equipment

Weapons
Vehicles

Mission appearances

GTA V

Trivia

  • Merryweather is likely based on Blackwater Security Consulting, the world's largest private military company. Founder Erik Prince sold the company in 2010 to a group lead by his own investment banker Jason DeYonker, similar to Weston's intentions of buying out Percival.
  • Despite losing their license to operate on American soil, civilian Merryweather patrol cars can still be seen in certain areas after the end of GTA V.
  • The player can invest in Merryweather stock on the Liberty City National exchange; however, due to the protagonists' actions over the course of the game, it is not advisable to invest a significant amount of money in the company. Also, despite losing their US operations, Merryweather stock can still be traded on the LCN.