DEBATE: Is Claude Speed also the silent protagonist of GTA III?

#1 Posted by Jeff (3670 posts) -

Should we tag this page to Grand Theft Auto III? There's plenty of evidence that suggests that the Claude Speed of GTA2 is also the guy you control in GTA III, but nothing conclusive.

#2 Posted by Brad (3334 posts) -

If it's not explicitly stated anywhere that it's the same guy, I want to say no. But if it's understood and accepted in the community that This Is How it Is, then yes.

#3 Posted by Demilich (2598 posts) -

Well the guy that looked EXACTLY like him in San Andreas was also named Claude, so I would say yes. Wouldn't stake my life on it though.

#4 Posted by p0tet (48 posts) -

If you want him to Jeff, it will be so. Because you - Jeff - are the man, of all men. If you want my opinion, well... i really don't care. I just want you to know, that YOU are the Freakin man! And if you want the dude in GTA2, to be the dude in GTA3, well then, so be it!

#5 Posted by McPlated (133 posts) -

All the kids on the street say he was the protagonist in GTA 3
Also he should be listed as the protagonist of GTA 2 - I was all over checking out the credits in the GTA 2 manual back in the day

#6 Edited by tATu (53 posts) -

lol I just made that contrubution. The thing is, in San Andreas Claude is also there as Catalina's boyfriend (who betrays you in GTA3). On the phone she calls CJ and call you Claude. Then she says something about dialling a wrong number.

#7 Posted by DaveF (231 posts) -

I always assumed it was the same guy. Technically, that should be enough of a confirmation.
But as tATu pointed out, it's made fairly clear in San An

#8 Posted by SarazinRuin (157 posts) -

I say yes He's Claude Speed.

#9 Posted by HipHopHitler (59 posts) -

I'd say most likely, on lots of the other game sites (and wikipedia) they list him as Claude. You can still get his outfit in GTA IV which is pretty rad.

#10 Posted by tATu (53 posts) -

Even though it's not certein, it sure as hell is not Tommy Vercetti.

#11 Posted by Tanuki (275 posts) -

I agree.  He's probably Claude Speed... probably...

#12 Posted by patrick5152003 (264 posts) -

without a doubt.

#13 Posted by Driadon (3029 posts) -

I think there's enough there to say that it is Claude.

#14 Posted by Kowalski (262 posts) -

Ask Rockstar?

#15 Posted by Leewow (118 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it is. in GTA:SA catalina runs off to liberty city with a mute named claude and catalina is the one who betrays you at the start of gta3

#16 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I don't know, but Claude is a cool name for a protaganist.

#17 Posted by Broman6015 (63 posts) -

We need to take a mass giant bomb poll. Let the majority decide. I for one say, yes, he is.

#18 Posted by DrVanNostren (154 posts) -

I would say yes, he's Claude.

#19 Posted by GiantGUS (399 posts) -

San Andreas does make it sound as his name is Claude, but Claude Speed?
Also, that would be weird, because GTA 2 and 3 seem to take place in different universes.

#20 Posted by TurboMan (7734 posts) -


untill we know 100 percent, theres no reason to put that tag on here

#21 Posted by gamenut101 (103 posts) -

It is him dude.

They must like his computer model or something!

#22 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -






#23 Posted by Met2609 (555 posts) -


#24 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -

i'm going to say yes.

#25 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I think it's Claude Starkiller.

#26 Posted by UrbanGuerilla (103 posts) -

Shaking magic 8 ball....All signs point to yes. There you have it. Solved

#27 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

I say no! More than one person can have the name Claude! Just because they're both silent, car-jacking, murdering, gang working, mob mocking Claudes, does NOT make them the same person.

#28 Edited by Soap (3644 posts) -

He is the same guy, it's a known fact, it's even mentioned in San Andreas that he's claude, plus he dresses the same and doesn't speak. Also, you have to remember this is rockstar, and they love throwing in little jokes for fans of there previous games, he'd just be a big one lol.

(oh, also the fact that in SA the girl that he ends up being with instead of her being with C.J is the same girl who betrays him at the beginning of three, plus they say there off to liberty city)

#29 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

Wasn't it hidden in the code of the game that he is the same guy? And wasn't it also mentioned in San Andreas?

#30 Posted by Magnum (349 posts) -

I thought his name was Fido

#31 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

Yes, yes he is.
In GTA IV you can unlock a Claude Speed outfit, which looks exactly like that of the character you play as in GTA III.

#32 Posted by Loc95 (35 posts) -

Eh, I'm not sure if Claude Speed from GTA2 and Claude from GTA3 and SA are the same, but... Claude from GTA3 and SA is the same guy.
I think that Claude in GTA2 would be too old to work out, you know (action in GTA2 happens in 2013 as far I know)... so it must be definetly another character (Claude Speed).
Oh, and if it feel messy for you - just don't mistake Claude with Claude Speed. :P

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