Dissecting Grand Theft Auto V Trailer #2
We also get a glimpse of some of the colorful NPCs you’ll be interacting with (and brutally murdering). While there were dozens crammed into the one minute and 40-odd second running time, a few moments stood out enough to convince us that certain characters are likely to be important. Assume, as always, that most of these guys won’t make it to the end of the game.
James is Michael’s aimless, Chet Haze-style, wannabe hip-hop guy son. Obviously a source of constant frustration for Michael, the scenes that features James reinforce the idea that he’s both well-meaning and hilariously inept. Even his neck tattoo – “Entitled” – is dumber than the average neck tattoo.
People Watching Trevor Stomp a Dude
Maybe this is nothing, but these characters are gathered around Michael while Trevor beats the hell out of someone. We take that to mean they’re part of at least one mission. Also, we’re wondering if the white kid with dreads turns out to be James.
Franklin’s Female Associate
Is this Franklin’s his sister or girlfriend? Who knows, but it’s obvious she doesn’t trust him at all, implying some past betrayal or serious f*ck up. She tells him straight up that she doesn’t believe he’s changed, no matter how rich he is. Now taking bets on whether or not she’s right.
Michael’s Wife And Daughter
It wouldn’t be
Los Angeles Los Santos without some reality TV drama and it looks like we’re getting it courtesy of Michael’s wife and Daughter. Seen fighting in the beginning of the trailer, it looks like mom is a Real Housewives of unrepentant crime kind of woman, while the daughter sports a tramp stamp and a clear love of partying with dudes the rents don’t approve of. This will probably end up being the reason for a mission at some point. Or at least we hope so.
Unnamed in the trailer, this guy appears to be a close associate of Franklin. Unlike Franklin however, he doesn’t have ambition to be more than a local criminal, at least according to Franklin himself. He’s likely an underboss of some kind, and he seems in his first scene to be Franklin’s ‘face’. We wonder if he’s the victim of the drive-by featured in the trailer.
We don’t know who or what “Berto” is, and we don’t why both Franklin and Michael are outside his or its beach house, but that can’t be a coincidence. Our guess: Berto is a mission-generating character whose sole purpose is to give an excuse to introduce Michael to Franklin. Or we misheard and it’s “Birdo” from Super Mario Bros. 2.
“Bearded Black Guy”
Fine, we admit this could be absolutely nothing, but the close-up of this guy’s Duke Boys Slide over the hood of a car makes us think he factors into the story more significantly than a random scene-setting NPC. Also, Duke Boys Sliding is always welcome.