Playboy X

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Character
Trey Stewart
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[[Image::File:PlayboyX-GTAIV.jpg| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned]]
Full Name Trey Stewart
Aliases Playboy X
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth [[Error: Invalid time.|1983 (Age 25)]]
Place of Birth North Holland, Liberty City
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|2008 (Player's Choice)]][[DOD::2008 (Player's Choice)| ]]
Age at Death
Nationality [[American|American]][[Nationality::American| ]]
Home Liberty City
Main Affiliations North Holland Hustlers
Dwayne Forge
Elizabeta Torres
Trunchez Brothers
Niko Bellic
Johnny Klebitz
Vehicles Yellow Patriot
Businesses Drug Dealing
Voiced by Postell Pringle

Trey Stewart, known as Playboy X, (born 1983) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned. He runs the African-American crack cocaine ring, the North Holland Hustlers.

Description

Dwayne Forge's tutelage

X began his criminal career as a crack dealer in Liberty City, working for Dwayne Forge. Forge ran the Hustlers at the time, controlling the majority of crack cocaine in northern Algonquin and Bohan. Playboy X took over the gang after Forge went to prison, either in 1993 (Playboy only would have been 10, meaning Dwayne likely ran the gang from prison) or 1999 (at 17, a more likely candidate to run a gang himself), and would bring it to new heights. Playboy also inherited a lavish penthouse in Northwood from Dwayne. The building is on Xenotime Street, which Playboy refers to as "X" in Blow Your Cover, meaning his nickname might mean "the Playboy on Xenotime street".

Leadership of the gang

Under Playboy's leadership and rejecting Dwayne's old-fashioned views, the North Holland Hustlers went from being exclusively about drugs to expanding into other realms of business, even legitimate. Still having the most success in drug sales, he became friends with Elizabeta Torres and monitored all drug deals in the city. After 2004, he stopped visiting Dwayne in prison, and being at a selfish point in his life, probably bought his yellow Patriot within a year or two of that date (assuming, like the real-life Hummer H2, it began production in 2003. It is unique to Playboy and can only be found with him and through Stevie's Car Thefts).

Eventually he was introduced to Niko Bellic through a heroin deal and the two began a business relationship. Playboy X also makes a brief appearance in The Lost and Damned where Johnny Klebitz refuses to meet Playboy during the party.

Expanding into other businesses, Playboy even dreamed of leaving crime behind entirely to become a legitimate real estate developer and "see my name in big, gold letters!". He also explains his resolve to give money to poor young blacks and schools after he's wealthy to atone for selling drugs to children (although his penthouse and luxury car insinuate that he's already quite wealthy). He sought to win over Yusuf Amir, an billionaire developer from Dubai. Amir was under intense pressure to cooperate with the Mafia, who had shut down his construction site under the guise of a union strike in order to extort funds from him. X believed he could maneuver himself into Amir's favour by employing Niko Bellic to dispatch the mob gunmen besieging the site. Niko cleared out the site in the Playboy X mission "Deconstruction for Beginners", but Amir was unresponsive. Instead of rewarding X with shares in lucrative construction contracts, he permanently closed down the construction site in memory of those who had died. However, it is reavealed in The Ballad of Gay Tony mission For the Man Who Has Everything that Amir continued construction on the soon-to-be Amir Towers.

Dwayne's release from prison and "The Holland Play"

Eventually Dwayne Forge is released from prison and tensions rise between him and X almost immediately. Playboy ignores Forge and attempts to distance himself from his former mentor, leaving Forge feeling bitter, heartbroken and betrayed. Eventually Forge retakes his former base of operations, the Triangle Strip Club, from associates of Playboy's, the Trunchez Brothers. Playboy is furious and it is clear that the bad blood between the former partners is going to come to a head.

Playboy X has a private conversation with Niko, claiming that Forge is talking behind his back and attempting to usurp leadership from him, even though he claims he offered half of the business to Forge. Though apparently very saddened by having to kill his mentor, he offers Niko $25,000 to kill Dwayne. Subsequently, Niko is also hired by Dwayne to kill PBX after word hits the street that there is a contract out on him.

If Niko chooses to kill Dwayne, Playboy has a change of heart, upset that his "father figure" was killed. Probably in denial, he blames Niko's cold-heartedness for the betrayal and although he pays Niko the $25,000 as agreed and wishes him the best, he severs all ties from Bellic and cannot be friends with him knowing he killed Dwayne. Later, his answering machine even claims that "you don't know what you got until it's gone."

If Niko chooses to kill Playboy, he shoots his way through Playboy's penthouse and corners him in an alleyway, easily executing him and returning control of the gang to Forge. Many players choose this path, as it coincides with Niko's moral code and brings much more rewards; Dwayne awards you Playboy's penthouse (which he reveals he had the deed to all along) and becomes Niko's friend, which eventually offers the perk of calling in security guards. The apartment's wardrobe even includes the GTA III outfit which was worn by Claude, which can be found in Niko's wardrobe (only in Playboy X's Apartment).

Mission appearences

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned

Murders Commited

LCPD Database record

Surname: Stewart

First Name: Trey "Playboy X"

Age: 25

Place of Birth: North Holland, Liberty City

Affiliations: Known Associate of Dwayne Forge

Criminal Record:

  • 1999 - Possession Controlled Substance: Crack Cocaine

Notes:

  • AKA Playboy X
  • Part of Dwayne Forge's crack cocaine dealing operation.
  • Assumed control after Forge's conviction.
  • Believed to have run the business with advice from Forge in prison.
  • Reported that Stewart stopped visiting Forge at the penitentiary in 2004.
  • Now believed to be head of a cocaine distribution network in North Holland.
  • Some attempts to move into legitimate business interests.

Trivia

  • If the player chooses to kill Playboy X, his profile on the online police database does not change to list him as deceased, but the in-car computer does list him as such.
  • Playboy X drops a Desert Eagle when killed in "The Holland Play".
  • Playboy X is a big fan of hip-hop and will respond positively if The Classics 104.1 or Beat 102.7 radio stations turn on in the car.

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