Grand Theft Auto 5's Three Protagonists Get Fresh Details

Learn more about the stories of Michael, Franklin, and Trevor

Rockstar Games has revealed a fresh list of details about the three different protagonists of Grand Theft Auto 5 – Michael, Franklin, and Trevor – describing their different backgrounds and what drives them to a life of crime in the new title.

GTA V, for the first time in the history of the franchise, will have not one, but three different heroes, as developer Rockstar Games decided that the best way to tell the story of its new open world experience was to have three wildly different protagonists.

After learning quite a few things about the main characters – Michael, Franklin, and Trevor – some more details have just surfaced, in the form of three different descriptions from the PS blog.

Check them all out and learn some more interesting things about GTA 5's protagonists.

"Michael is an ex-bank robber, living a comfortable life under the witness protection programme thanks to a deal he made with the FIB (the game’s version of the FBI). But despite seeming to have it all with a big house and pool in the exclusive Rockford Hills area, fast cars and plenty of money, Michael’s dysfunctional family life has made him resent his retirement and he yearns to get back to what he does best."

"Franklin is a born hustler working as a repo man for a luxury car dealership – when their customers inevitably can’t keep up with their repayments, Franklin is the hired muscle who will come knocking to take back their vehicle. Spending time behind the wheel of so many high-performance cars has moulded him into a skilled driver who loves to race, as well as an adrenaline junkie; Franklin can often be found in the doorway of an aircraft, ready to skydive over the sprawling Los Santos landscape."

"Trevor is best described as a loose cannon – a one-time criminal associate of Michael, Trevor’s life couldn’t be more different to his ex-partner. Living miles from the city out by the Alamo Sea, his chaotic trailer park life is fuelled by drink and drugs, and joining Trevor could find him doing almost anything – fighting, flying or passed out on the beach dressed only in a pair of grubby underpants. For all his flaws, Trevor is a useful member of the crew – as an ex-military pilot, he can take to the skies in almost any aircraft; handy for the game’s more epic missions."

Grand Theft Auto 5 is out on September 17 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

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