Protagonists in GTA London
Like Grand Theft Auto 1, players are given the option of choosing one of out eight protagonists in both Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961, each having their own default name (which the player can change), but otherwise have very little difference aside varying colors of clothing.
Unlike GTA 1 and unlike GTA London's in-game depiction of other characters, the protagonists are depicted with hand-drawn, stylized art direction appropriate for the 1960s setting the game is set in, and appearing solely as Caucasian men in 1960s fashion and hairstyles. The appearance of certain characters are also based on various real-life celebrities as they appeared around the time.
List of protagonists
|Maurice Caine||His name and appearance are based on famous British actor Michael Caine. Most notable is his performance in the 1971 crime film, Get Carter. Maurice is Michael Caine's real first name.|
|Charles Jones||Jones' long-haired and thick-bearded appearance appears to be inspired by the hippie sub-culture.|
|Rodney Morash||Seemingly inspired by the Mod sub-culture, Morash is by far one the more frequently featured protagonists from the game, having been additionally illustrated in another artwork for the game, holding a shotgun and uttering "Don't mess." in a speech bubble. The aforementioned artwork has also been adopted for use as a Rockstar Games Social Club user avatar, the only one to be categorized as one from GTA London.|
|Sid Vacant||His name and appearance are based on the Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious. The band released a song titled "Pretty Vacant" which explains his last name.|