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Antagonists, or simply enemies, are the main villains of the Grand Theft Auto games. The antagonist of a Grand Theft Auto game is usually a person that has betrayed or hurt the protagonist on a personal and social level, and spends the game moving against the protagonist in multiple ways. In this list the main antagonist is listed first for each game.
Description of most antagonists
In the Grand Theft Auto games, the main antagonist is introduced at the very beginning of the game (an exception is James Pegorino, who was introduced late in the game), but as a ally or friend. Sometimes, the antagonist is the main reason that a protagonist visits the city/state. In most GTA games with antagonists, they usually fake a friendship or business relationship with the protagonist then suddenly, in one mission, reveal their hate for or double cross the main character and begin to open fire on them with a weapon. The main character always hunts down and eliminates the antagonist eventually, usually in some big event at the end of the game.
Antagonists usually have a gang behind them for protection. The main character will battle the antagonist group and sometimes take them over. It is in the GTA games nature that the main antagonist is killed at the end of the game by the protagonist.
List of prominent antagonists
Grand Theft Auto III
|Catalina is the Main Antagonist of GTA III, She is the leader of the Colombian Cartel, betrayed long time boyfriend Claude after robbing a bank in Liberty City. She later came to a deal with rival gang leader Salvatore Leone of the Leone Family to kill Claude and later sends hit squads after him. She later kills Yakuza leader Asuka Kasen and her former right hand man Miguel and kidnaps Maria Latore, resulting in a final showdown, with Claude destroying the helicopter she was in with a rocket launcher.
|Miguel, the right hand man of the Colombian Cartel, betrayed Claude alongside Catalina during a bank robbery in Liberty City. He continues to work alongside Catalina until he is kidnapped by Yakuza leader Asuka Kasen who, believing the Cartel killed her brother Kenji, begins to torture him. Miguel reveals a number of the Cartel's operations to Asuka, with Claude acting against them, until he and Asuka are killed by Catalina in an attempt to stop Claude.
|Salvatore Leone, Don of the Leone Family, meets Claude when he drives made men Luigi Goterelli, Toni Cipriani and the Don's son Joey to his home for a meeting. He begins to hire Claude, including having him chaperone his hated wife Maria Latore. Maria later informs Salvatore that she is in a relationship with Claude, in an attempt to anger him, resulting in Salvatore attempting to kill Claude with a car bomb after coming to an agreement with rival gang leader Catalina of the Colombian Cartel. Maria informs Claude who escapes to Staunton Island with Maria and Yakuza co-leader Asuka Kasen, later returning to Portland to kill Salvatore as he left Sex Club Seven to prove his loyalties to the Leone Family were over.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
|Sonny Forelli is the main antagonist of GTA Vice City, He is the Don of the Forelli Family, first met Tommy Vercetti at some point before 1971 when he sent him to Harwood "to kill one man", which turned into an ambush. Vercetti survived by killing eleven people but was later arrested and imprisoned, being released in 1986 when Forelli pulled strings. Forelli later sent Vercetti, Harry and Lee to Vice City to start the family up in the drugs trade, although the deal is ambushed. Forelli later calls Vercetti numerous times to remind him of his obligations to him and the family, before sending collectors to Vercetti's businesses. After Vercetti kills them, however, he is forced to go to meet Vercetti and forms an alliance with Lance Vance, although the two are later killed in Vercetti's mansion.
|Lance Vance, co-leader of the Vance Crime Family, is a drug dealer who participated in a failed drugs deal with the Forelli Family, including Tommy Vercetti. After witnessing his brother's death he begins to work with Vercetti to track down the man responsible. The two later discover it to be the city drug baron Ricardo Diaz and, after briefly working for them, they kill him and take control of his assets. Lance, however, later begins to feel neglected by Vercetti and forms an alliance with Forelli Family Don Sonny Forelli, although the two are later killed by Vercetti in his mansion.
|Ricardo Diaz, the leader of Diaz' Gang and the drug baron of Vice City, uses his connections with Gonzalez to ambush the drug deal between the Forelli Family and the Vance Crime Family. Later, on the recommendation of friend Juan Cortez, he hires Tommy Vercetti and Lance Vance, the victims of the ambushed drug deal. The two work for Diaz to learn how to run his criminal empire, before killing him in his mansion.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
|Tenpenny is the main antagonist and the leader of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums division of the Los Santos Police Department alongside Eddie Pulaski and Jimmy Hernandez. He believes in setting the gangs of Los Santos against each other and helps the Ballas and Grove Street Families members Big Smoke and Ryder in their attempts to kill Sweet. He later takes Sweet's brother Carl to Angel Pine and follows him as he moves through San Andreas and intereferes in his life. Carl later meets him one last time in Big Smoke's crack palace after killing Smoke, and later begins to chase him around Los Santos, resulting in Tenpenny driving his fire truck off a bridge into Grove Street, where he dies.
|Pulaski is a member of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums division of the Los Santos Police Department and follows the instructions of division leader Frank Tenpenny. He and Tenpenny help the Ballas and Grove Street Families members Big Smoke and Ryder in their attempt to kill leader Sweet. He, Tenpenny and Jimmy Hernandez later take Sweet's brother Carl to Angel Pine and follow him throughout San Andreas, interfering in his life. Carl later meets Pulaski after retrieving a document. Pulaski, left by Tenpenny to bury Hernandez and kill Carl, is later killed by Carl after Hernandez, who was not dead, attempted to subdue Pulaski but was killed, allowing Carl to escape being shot.
Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris
|Smoke was a high ranking member of the Grove Street Families and a friend of Carl Johnson who, after Carl's return to Los Santos, befriended him and hired him in various missions to help the Grove Street Families. Carl, however, is unaware of Smoke's involvement in the death of his mother, in an attempt to kill his brother Sweet,, later discovering this with help from Varrios Los Aztecas leader Cesar Vialpando. Smoke later takes control of the Grove Street Families after Sweet is arrested, and later allies himself with the Ballas, Los Santos Vagos, the Russian Mafia and San Fierro Rifa. Carl, upon his return to Los Santos, takes control of the Grove Street Families again with Sweet and later confronts Smoke, killing him in his crack palace.
Lance "Ryder" Wilson
|Ryder was a member of the Grove Street Families and a friend of Carl Johnson who, upon Carl's return to Los Santos, befriended him and hired him in various missions to help the Grove Street Families. Carl, however, is unaware of Ryder's involvement in the death of his mother, in an attempt to kill his brother Sweet, later discovering this during a spy operation in exile. Ryder later continues to work with Big Smoke and allies himself with the Ballas and the Loco Syndicate, their drug suppliers. He later meets Loco Syndicate member and San Fierro Rifa leader T-Bone Mendez on Pier 69, although Mendez is killed by Carl and Vialpando, with Ryder being killed shortly after in a boat chase.
Grand Theft Auto Advance
|Vinnie is an old friend of Mike who had hired him in their attempt to escape the criminal underworld of Liberty City. The two continue to work together and for the Mafia (presumably the Leone Family) until Vinnie's 'death'. Mike then begins to work for various criminals throughout the city to discover the identity of Vinnie's killer but later discovers that Vinnie had faked his own death in order to escape with all the money they had collected. Mike, angry at Vinnie's betrayal and the murders of friends Jonnie and Colombian Cartel leader Cisco, kills him.
|King Courtney, the leader of the Uptown Yardies gang, first meets Mike after Mike chases him down following the murder of friend Jonnie, believing Courtney to be the culprit. Courtney, however, convinces Mike that Cisco, the leader of the Colombian Cartel, was the man responsible and hires Mike to work against the Cartel and later to kill Cisco. Mike, however, decides to work for Cisco and later confronts Courtney again, winning a shootout. Mike, however, does not kill Courtney and later flees the city.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
|Massimo Torini is the major antagonist of GTA Liberty City Stories. He is a high ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia in the "old country" led by Uncle Leone, flies to Liberty City to 'bring peace' between the Leone Family, Forelli Family and Sindacco Family. Torini, however, is sent with secret instructions to form alliances with the Liberty City Triads and the Diablos, helping them to take over territory on Portland, in order to weaken the criminal underworld in the city before men from the "old country" arrived to take control. Whilst the Sindacco Family are pushed out completely and the Forelli Family are severly weakened, the Leone Family and Don Salvatore Leone remain through the work of Toni Cipriani and, after Salvatore's trial collapses, Torini kidnaps the city Mayor Miles O'Donovan. Salvatore and Cipriani chase Torini around the city in a boat and later corner him at Portland Rock, killing him and rescuing O'Donovan.
|Uncle Leone is the elderly and hunched Sicilian Mafia head who is only featured once after the final mission of the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. It is revealed that he was backing Massimo Torini's bid to take over Liberty City, but admits defeat at the end of the game and decides to return to Sicily in peace. Salvatore insults him behind his back, stating that he can't be trusted, to which Uncle Leone replies "Every dog has his day", a phrase uttered by Tony Montana in both the Scarface film and Scarface: The World is Yours video game. This warning indeed comes to pass in Grand Theft Auto III, as Salvatore is killed by Claude, a man whom he betrays. He is based off of Uncle Junior from The Sopranos.
|Paulie Sindacco is a minor character and the Don of the Sindacco Family in Liberty City. Under his reign, the Sindaccos own Paulie's Revue Bar and the Doll's House on the outskirts of Hepburn Heights. His nickname of "The Invisible Don" stems from the fact that rarely anyone outside the family sees him due to his being on the move between Liberty City and Las Venturas on a day-to-day basis. The Sindaccos funneled money from their casinos in Las Venturas to continue their conquest of Leone and Forelli families turf on Portland and Staunton Island. Paulie is constantly going back and forth from Liberty City to Las Venturas, leaving the day-to-day operations of the crime family to his capos, who are strictly kept in line by Paulie himself. Toni shoots him down in his boat in the mission Dead Reckoning, causing the Sindacco family to flee or disappear from Liberty City.
|Vincenzo Cilli was a high ranking member of the Leone Family and an associate of Toni Cipriani who, upon Cipriani's return to Liberty City from hiding, employs him to do initially menial tasks. Cilli, however, later has Cipriani drive a Banshee full of drugs away from a police ambush, although Cipriani later destroys the car and ends his association with Cilli. Cilli, however, later calls Cipriani and convinces him to meet him in the hull of a freighter docked in Atlantic Quays, stating that Salvatore wants them to both "grow up". Cipriani, however, walks into an ambush but manages to kill Cilli's followers and Cilli.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
|Jerry Martinez is the Main Antagonist, an army sergeant, met Victor Vance in his office and persuaded him to become involved in the criminal underworld to earn more money to fund the asthma medication for his brother Pete. Martinez, however, later double crosses Victor and plants drugs in his possessions, resulting in him being dismissed from the army by Sergeant Peppah. Martinez continues to taunt Victor and even attempts to have him killed. Victor conspires with his other brother Lance to steal Martinez' drug shipment, which later turns out to belong to Armando and Diego Mendez, resulting in Martinez entering police protection. He later decide to strike back and kidnaps Louise Cassidy-Williams, Victor's love interest, and savagely beats her. He later meets Victor once more at the top of the Mendez Compound in Downtown, Vice City. Martinez and Diego Mendez, however, are killed by Victor.
|Diego Mendez, alongside his brother Armando, were the co-leaders of the Mendez Cartel and the drug barons of Vice City. They are first introduced to Victor and Lance Vance after the Vance brothers attempt to make peace by stating they had no involvement in their stolen drug shipment (despite doing so). The Mendez brothers threaten to kill the Vance brothers unless they work for them, which they agree to and do so until they are attacked and taken to Viceport, where they were to be killed. Victor and Lance, however, survive and Victor later meets Diego and Jerry Martinez on the roof of the Mendez Compound, killing both.
|Armando Mendez, alongside his brother Diego, were the co-leaders of the Mendez Cartel and the drug barons of Vice City. They are first introduced to Victor and Lance Vance after the Vance brothers attempt to make peace by stating they had no involvement in their stolen drug shipment (despite doing so). The Mendez brothers threaten to kill the Vance brothers unless they work for them, which they agree to and do so until they are attacked and taken to Viceport, where they were to be killed. Victor and Lance, however, survive and Victor later uses a Domestobot to destroy his bearer bonds before killing him after he kidnapped and fatally shot his love interest Louise Cassidy-Williams.
Marty Jay Williams
|Marty Jay Williams, the leader of the Trailer Park Mafia and husband of Louise Cassidy-Williams, was first introduced to Victor Vance on the recommendation of his brother-in-law Phil Cassidy. He hires Victor to help him expand and diversify his criminal empire. Marty, however, constantly shows contempt for his wife and his daughter Mary-Beth, with Louise eventually leaving him and moving in with her sister Mary-Jo. Louise returns to their trailer to get more of her belongings but is kidnapped by her husband, who planned on using her as a prostitute at his brothel in Little Havana. Victor, however, rescues Louise and kills Marty.
Grand Theft Auto IV
|Dimitri Rascalov is the main antagonist and a high ranking member of the Faustin Family, a sub-sect of the Russian Mafia and the right hand of man of the gangs leader, Mikhail Faustin. He meets Niko and Roman Bellic after they are kidnapped by Andrei on orders from Faustin after Niko killed Vladimir Glebov. Rascalov reluctantly watches as Niko works for Faustin, including killing Lenny Petrovic, son of Petrovic Family leader Kenny Petrovic. Rascalov makes a deal with Kenny and has Niko kill Faustin at his club before betraying Niko and siding with Ray Bulgarin, an old associate of Niko. Dimitri then had Roman's flat and business burned to the ground and later kidnapped Roman after he returned to Broker, although Niko rescued him. In the Deal storyline Niko kills Dimitri on Happiness Island to avenge the death of his cousin Roman. In Revenge Niko kills Dimitri on the Platypus to avenge himself.
|Jimmy Pegorino, the Don of the Pegorino Family, first meets Niko Bellic after he was recommended by Phil Bell, an associate of Pegorino's. He initially hires Niko to attend a meet with the Pavano Family, which is a Pavano ambush, and later has him kill both Anthony Corrado (an informant) and Ray Boccino (who he thought was an informant). A paranoid Pegorino even holds Niko at gun point but later asks him to take part in a drug deal with Niko's arch enemy, Dimitri Rascalov. If Niko decides to assist in the deal, he witnesses Rascalov murder Pegorino. If Niko decides not to take part, Niko murders Rascalov and then Pegorino, after Pegorino killed Niko's love interest Kate McReary, whilst attempting to kill Niko.
|Ray Bulgarin is a Russian Mobster who attempted to kill Niko in two missions. Formerly, Niko Bellic worked for him smuggling people into countries until an important ship sank. Bulgarin blamed him for it. He later returned to Liberty City where he found Niko with the help of Dimitri Rascalov. They corner him in a warehouse and send their men after him. Bulgarin and Rascalov escape, but so does Niko. Later, he attempted to kill Niko Bellic, Patrick McReary, Luis Lopez, and Tony Prince(AKA Gay Tony)while they were at the exchange for Gracie in order to get the diamonds. Although Niko does not meet him again, he is later killed by Luis Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
|Darko Brevic, originally from Yugoslavia, was an old friend and comrade of Niko Bellic during the Yugoslav Wars. During the war, however, he sold out the unit (including Niko, Florian Cravic, Goran, Dragan, Mijo and Dmitar) to their enemies for $1,000 to help feed his drug addiction. He later fled to Bucharest, Romania and then to Liberty City. Niko Bellic, after moving to the city, receives help from his contact at United Liberty Paper and Gambetti Family Don Jon Gravelli in tracking down Brevic. After confronting Brevic, Niko has the option of killing him, with Niko feeling better for letting him live and suffer or 'empty' after killing a thankful Darko.
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned
|William "Billy" Grey is the President of The Lost Brotherhood who met Johnny Klebitz at some point before his incarceration on a drug related felony, which allowed Klebitz to become the gangs acting leader. He is released from a rehabilitation center and take control of the gang once more, escalating the violence between The Lost Brotherhood and the arch rivals the Angels of Death once again. Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald, however, begin to disagree with the way Grey runs the gang, which results in a deal being made between Grey and the Triads to return the heroin they stole from the Angels of Death to the Triads. The deal was designed to kill Klebitz and Fitzgerald, who survived after the Triads turned against Grey and his friend Brian Jeremy. Grey is arrested again but agrees to turn states evidence against The Lost Brotherhood, resulting in Klebitz and his remaining gang members breaking into the Alderney State Correctional Facility and kill Grey before he can enter the witness protection program.
|Ray Boccino, a capo of the Pegorino Family, meets Klebitz at the recommendation of The Lost Brotherhood President Billy Grey. He asks Klebitz and Niko Bellic to participate in a diamond deal with Isaac Roth and Mori Green of the Jewish Mob, although the deal is ambushed by Luis Fernando Lopez, allowing Klebitz to steal the money. Boccino has Jim Fitzgerald kidnapped, although Klebitz later rescues him, before he has Fitzgerald killed by Niko Bellic. Klebitz planned on killing Boccino but was advised not to by congressman Thomas Stubbs III as he and the Pegorino Family are under surveillance. Boccino was later killed by Niko Bellic.
|Brian Jeremy, a high ranking member of The Lost Brotherhood, met Johnny Klebitz at some point before 2008. Jeremy is a supporter of the gangs incarcerated President Billy Grey and, upon Grey's release from a rehabilitation center, he works with Grey in escalating violence against rival gang the Angels of Death. Jeremy and Grey later make a deal with the Triads to kill Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald, although the Triads betray Grey and Jeremy. He later argues with Klebitz and forms his own sub-sect within the gang and later informs Ray Boccino of his location, believing Boccino to be on his side. Boccino, however, informs Klebitz of his location and Klebitz has the opportunity to kill him after attacking Jeremy's home. If Klebitz spares Jeremy, he later meets him again on the streets of Liberty City, where he decides to kill him.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
|Ray Bulgarin is a mobster who immigrated to Liberty City and ran a smuggling operation in his country. He employed Niko Bellic, who smuggled people in Eastern Europe to Italy until one run in which the ship sank and Niko was forced to abandon ship. He blames Niko for the loss and sought to hunt him down. He came back to Liberty City and met up with his old friend Dimitri Rascalov which coincidentally ran in with Niko. Dimitri offered Niko to him but he successfully repeled Dimitri's ambush and Bulgarin escaped. At some point, he crossed paths with Luis Lopez and Gay Tony, and hired Luis to assist him in his missions, like acquiring a hockey team. Discovering that The Cook, Luis and Gay Tony were part of the diamond deal, he beheaded The Cook and leave Luis to find his head. He encountered the two one last time and orders his men to attack them and leaves. Ray later had a sit down with Giovanni Ancelotti discussing about the diamond deal and wanted to flee the city. However, he was tracked by Luis and was killed.
|Timur is Ray Bulgarin's right hand man. When Luis begins working for Ray, Timur accompanies Luis with Ray on his first job and as a chopper pilot when he is tasked with raiding the MeTV building. In the last mission, Luis heads to Funland where Bulgarin's men were supervising a heroin shipment. He destroyed the heroin and killed the men, but soon after, Timur and more backup arrive, telling Luis that Bulgarin was at the airport ready to leave in his Blue Ghawar jet.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
|Wu Lee, the leader of the Lee Family (a sub-sect of the Triads) and the owner of the Sum Yung Gai restaurant, is the uncle of Huang Lee. Wu Lee hires his nephew in his attempts to impres Triad leader Hsin Jaoming in an attempt to be named his successor. Wu later obtains 'evidence' that rivals Zhou Ming and Chan Jaoming, Hsin's son, are the FIB informants that Hsin is looking for. Wu later kills the two but is discovered to be the FIB informant and Wonsu leader, but more importantly for Huang, the man who killed his father to obtain the Yu Jian Sword, which he planned to give to Hsin. Huang and Wade Heston, a corrupt police man, chase down and kill him in Hsin's penthouse, discovering an injured Hsin in the process.
|Zhou Ming, leader of the Ming Family (a sub-sect of the Triads), meets Huang Lee after contacting him by an e-mail to meet him for work, after presumably being impressed by his capability whilst working for his uncle Wu and Chan Jaoming. Zhou hires Huang in an attempt to increase his standing in the eyes of retiring Triad leader Hsin Jaoming, in an attempt to be named his successor. Wu Lee later obtains 'evidence' proving that Zhou and Chan were FIB informants, resulting in Zhou being killed.
|Rudy D'Avanzo, a member of an unknown Mafia family, first meets Huang Lee when he offers him work and help in finding the FIB informant ratting out the Triads. He uses Huang to deal with Jimmy Capra but has no loyalty to Huang, a Triad, after his father was killed, which was believed to be at the hands of the Triads. D'Avanzo is also a cross dresser and, when Huang couldn't stop looking at him whilst dressed in womens clothes he flees the building he is in but is chased and killed by Huang in an attempt to appease Hsin Jaoming, who was angry at Huang for working against Capra, a member of the Messina Family, allies of the Triads.
Grand Theft Auto V
|Steve Haines is a decorated and corrupt agent of the Federal Investigation Bureau and host of the CNT TV show The Underbelly of Paradise. After Michael De Santa and Franklin Clinton rob a jewelry store, Haines uses this to force Michael, Franklin, and Trevor Philips as well as fellow FIB Agent Dave Norton into his covert operations against the International Affairs Agency. Haines has the protagonists kidnap and torture a suspected spy and assassinate a supposeded Azerbaijani terrorist, ambush an armored truck containing bonds belonging to the IAA, rob a bank in Paleto Bay to finance a raid on an IAA blacksite and steal a powerful neurotoxin, and break into the FIB's west coast headquarters to steal or destroy incriminating data against Haines. When Agent Norton asks Michael to meet with him the Kortz Center for a debrief, Haines shows up and attempts to arrest the two to cover up his own tracks; however, his plan is foiled when Agent Andreas Sanchez reveals that he was a double agent investigating Haines. Haines later wanted to kill all three protagonists; however, Agent Norton convinces him that Michael and Franklin are reasonable enough to keep alive. After rescuing Lamar Davis from the Paleto Bay sawmill, Haines and Norton approaches Franklin, wanting him to assassinate Trevor. If Franklin kills either Michael or Trevor, Haines severs all ties with the surviving protagonists; however, should Franklin decide to save both Michael and Trevor, Trevor assassinates Haines at the Del Perro Pier.
|Devin Weston is a powerful and influential billionaire in San Andreas and majority shareholder in Merryweather Security Consulting. Weston hires the protagonists to steal several sports cars and deliver them to Paleto Bay. Weston does not pay Franklin Clinton, Trevor Philips, and Lamar Davis for their efforts, instead investing the money and stating that he will release it when he sees fit. Weston hooks Michael De Santa up with his idol Solomon Richards, who is producing his last movie, Meltdown, before his retirement. Weston wants to pull the plug on the film to collect a massive insurance payout; however, Michael recovers the film and Weston's legal counsel Molly Schultz is accidentally killed in the process. As retribution, Weston sends Merryweather mercenaries to Michael's house to murder his wife and daughter; however, Michael thwarts the attack. Sometime after robbing the Union Depository, Weston shows up at Franklin's house, wanting him to assassinate Michael. If Franklin kills either Michael or Trevor, Weston severs all ties with the surviving protagonists; however, should Franklin decide to save both Michael and Trevor, Trevor finds Weston at his estate guarded by mercenaries, and Trevor kidnaps Weston and puts him in the trunk of his car and takes him to Paleto Cove, where the protagonists push the car into the ocean, killing Weston.
|Harold Joseph, better known by his nickname "Stretch", is a senior member of the Chamberlin Gangster Families and an associate of Franklin Clinton and Lamar Davis; however, while incarcerated in the Bolingbroke Penitentiary, he begins to associate with the Ballas. After his release from prison, he sets up a drug deal at a recycling center with D, a Ballas member which Franklin and Lamar previously attempted to kidnap. The deal was intended to be a Ballas ambush to kill both Franklin and Lamar; however, the deal is disrupted by the police. Later, Stretch sets up another drug deal at Grove Street; this time, Franklin and Lamar are accompanied by Trevor Philips. When Trevor realizes that the brick of cocaine that Lamar was buying was actually drywall, the three are forced to shoot their way out of Grove Street, with Franklin telling Lamar that the deal was an ambush intended to kill them yet again. Some time prior to the Union Depository heist, Stretch lures Lamar to the sawmill outside of Paleto Bay into another Ballas ambush; however, Franklin rescues Lamar with the assistance of Trevor and Michael De Santa. If Franklin kills either Michael or Trevor, Lamar realizes that Stretch had been setting him up to be killed the whole time; however, should Franklin decide to save both Michael and Trevor, Michael kills Stretch at the B.J. Smith Recreation Center and Park.
|Wei Cheng is the head of the Cheng Triad. Cheng is looking to expand into Blaine County, so he sends his son Tao and a translator to the Yellow Jack Inn to meet with Trevor Philips. Trevor takes the Chinese to his meth lab; however, the lab comes under attack from the Los Varrios Aztecas after Trevor previously destroyed Ortega's trailer. The attack on Trevor's meth lab prompts the translator to convince Cheng into associating with the O'Neil Brothers. When Trevor learns of this, he goes to the O'Neil Farm to wipe out most of the O'Neil clan and destroy their meth lab. With his plans to move into Blaine County ruined, Cheng begins to seek out Trevor for revenge. Cheng calls in favors and sends several Triads to North Yankton to ambush Trevor at the Ludendorff cemetery; however, Trevor manages to escape, and the Triads kidnap Michael De Santa, believing that he is Trevor's lover. Cheng later holds Michael at the Raven Abattoir in Cypress Flats, attempting to convince Trevor to give up his operation. When Michael tells Cheng that he and Trevor are not lovers and are feuding; Cheng orders Michael killed. Franklin Clinton, with the assistance of Lester Crest, finds Michael at the abattoir, and the two shoot their way out. Should Franklin decide to save both Michael and Trevor, Franklin assassinates Cheng at Pacific Bluffs.