|Appearances||GTA San Andreas|
|Full Name||The Truth|
Leafy Hollow, Flint County|
Dwaine (from 1989)|
Jethro (from 1989)
Frank Tenpenny (until 1992)
Carl Johnson (from 1992)
|Businesses||Farm in Leafy Hollow|
|Voiced by||Peter Fonda|
The Truth is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992). He is an aging hippie and former drug manufacturer who lives in San Fierro. He is voiced by Peter Fonda.
Life until 1992
The Truth, at an unknown time, became both a hippie (possibly due to his upbrining), drug manufacturer, and conspiracy theorist against the American government. In 1967 he purchased The Mothership, but stopped driving altogether in 1977 (after which, his main mode of transportation was "an astral goat named Herbie"). In 1989 he met Dwaine and Jethro at a concert in San Fierro, as well as polar bears that they partied with. As of 1992, he owned and lived on a marijuana farm in Leafy Hollow, San Andreas.
In 1992, he was acquainted with corrupt police officer Frank Tenpenny, who introduced him to Carl Johnson. Tenpenny ordered a very large batch of marijuana from Truth, with the purpose of framing a district attorney, and made Carl pay for it. The Truth then has Carl steal a combine harvester from a rival farm. When Carl arrives at Truth's farm with the money, the police begin to raid it. This forces them to burn the crops and later shoot down a police helicopter with a rocket launcher (which Truth found in a batch of thai sticks and intended on making into a lamp).
They immediately afterwards traveled to San Fierro, where Carl had recently won a garage property in a race. Carl is sorely disappointed in the property, though Truth tells him "the energy here is fantastic" and it would later become a successful business venture. To help start the business, Truth introduces Carl to Dwaine, Jethro and Zero. While in town, Truth directs Carl and Jethro to help him scope out a government-owned van equipped with mind control.
Life in the desert
Truth discovers that Carl is working for government agent Mike Toreno, which he is disappointed in him for, but remains enthusiastic as he rallies Carl to collect a mysterious, all-important green goo (which Toreno previously directed him to courier to fellow agents). When Carl recovers the green goo for him, he excitedly proclaims "Everything is different now" and that people will refer to 1992 as "Year Zero". Truth later calls into the Area 53 radio show stating that he has held alien life "in my own hands", which may be a reference to the green goo. However, he never speaks of it again in subsequent appearances.
Time in Los Santos
Carl later receives a phone call from Truth, who is in Los Santos and unsure of how he got there, after a night on a "peyote safari" with a band and its manager. He asks Carl to find them and make sure they're safe, which later provides Carl a way into working at Caligula's Palace, a casino run by Salvatore Leone and other mafioso. Carl later robs Caligula's, and helps Kent Paul and his friend Ken Rosenberg fake their deaths to avoid Salvatore's wrath.
Truth remained with the Johnson family, Maccer and Paul when they move to Los Santos. They'd since befriended Madd Dogg and were helping him restore his career with a new album. He was with everyone in Madd Dogg's Mansion to watch Tenpenny's trial on television, which had since become a national spectacle. The instant his acquittal was announced, riots broke out in the city. Days later, Tenpenny dies in an apparent fire truck crash on Grove Street, the Johnson's longtime residence, which Truth is coincidentally there to see in person. He congratulates Carl on Tenpenny's death, saying "You beat the system! I tried for thirty years to cross over but you've managed it, man! You're an icon, man!".
- He phones in to Area 53 on West Coast Talk Radio twice, the second time talking about having held alien life in his own hands, which may be a reference to the mission Green Goo.
- The Truth, in the beta artwork, looks younger than his in-game appearance, where he has grey hair.
- The Truth is speculated to have an account on the Grand Theft Auto IV website whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com under the name Trooth.
- GTA San Andreas
- Body Harvest (Boss)
- Are You Going to San Fierro? (Boss)
- Wear Flowers in Your Hair
- Black Project (Boss)
- Green Goo (Boss)
- Don Peyote (Voice/Boss)
- End of the Line
- Cut Mission