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''For the gang featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], see [[Ballas (3D Universe)]].''
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|name = Ballas
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{{Infobox gang
|image = Ballas Gangsters-GTAV.png
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|name = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}}<br/>Ballas
|size = 270px
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|image = Ballas-Logo-GTAV.png
 
|caption =
 
|caption =
|enemies = [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Grove Street Families]]
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|enemies = [[The Families|Families]]<br>[[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]]
|affiliations =
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|affiliations = [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]]
|fronts =
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|fronts = [[Paleto Forest Sawmill]]<br>[[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]
|members =
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|members = [[D]] ([[The Long Stretch|deceased]])<br>[[Adric Howard]]
|businesses =
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|businesses = Drug Trafficking/Manufacturing<br>Weapons Trafficking
 
|leaders =
 
|leaders =
 
|colors = Purple
 
|colors = Purple
|cars = [[Premium Executive Sedan]]
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|cars = [[BMX]]<br>[[Buccaneer]]<br>[[Felon]]<br>[[Manana]]<br>[[Peyote]]<br>[[Tornado]]<br>[[Baller]] <br>[[Oracle]] <small>(Rampage Three)</small>
 
|type = African-American Street Gang
 
|type = African-American Street Gang
|game = V}}
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|game = V
:''For the gang featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], see [[Ballas in 3D Universe]].''
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|locations = [[Davis]]
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|weapons = [[Knife]]<br>[[Pistol]]<br>[[Micro-SMG]]
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|leader = Unknown}}
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{{quote|Don't fuck with the Ballas, baby!|Ballas member}}
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The '''Ballas''' are a large African-American street gang featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. They mainly operate in the area of [[Davis]].
   
The '''Ballas''' are a gang featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.  
 
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
They appear to maintain their traditional rivalry with the [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Grove Street Families]], as they can be seen fighting enemies in green clothing during [[Franklin]]'s character trailer. In the Game Informer article, Rockstar Games have stated that the Ballas are still going strong, but when you ride into their territory they don't automatically attack you unless you pull out a weapon or aim at them.<ref>[http://www.gameinformer.com/games/grand_theft_auto_v/b/xbox360/archive/2013/05/02/touring-the-open-world-of-grand-theft-auto-v.aspx Game Informer Article]</ref> However, they will attack the police if they drive through their neighborhood and this can be used to your advantage.
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They still maintain their traditional rivalry with the [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Families]]. They usually do not attack if the player happens to walk through or pass through their territory. However, if taunted enough times, or if one fires a gun in their territory, or just because of walking near and staring the Ballas will become hostile and begin to shoot or punch the player. Their [[Dogs|dogs]] will occasionally also come attack the player. The Ballas are supporters of the [[Los Santos Panic Basketball Team]] and the [[Boars Baseball Club]], with their purple attire matching the teams' colors.
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One of the protagonists, [[Franklin]], is not on friendly terms with the Ballas as he is part of [[The Families]]. However, if he speaks to a Ballas member, they will not be aggressive at first, although they become hostile when Franklin insults them (usually the 3rd time you taunt).
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They can often be seen drinking, driving cars, bikes, and even walking [[Dogs]]. Most Ballas stand on the sidewalks in groups of 3-5. Their weapons include Pistols, Micro SMGs, and knives. Members are also seen smoking cigarettes, marijuana and drinking [[Pißwasser]].
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==Territory==
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The Ballas control the entire neighborhood of [[Davis]]. The cul-de-sac of [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]] is a particular hotspot for activity as well as [[Davis Ave]], [[Brouge Avenue]] and Covenant Avenue in the neighborhood. The Ballas also have a [[Weed|marijuana]] growing/packing business set up in an abandoned sawmill to the southwest of [[Paleto Bay]].
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==Sets==
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*East Side Ballas (ESB): Set of Ballas on [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]. Some Balla members can be heard shouting, "ESBG Families Killa!" , "East Side Balla Gang, what's the problem?", "East Side, nigga!" and "Fuck you, West Side Bitches!" in Grove Street.
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*Original Covenant Ballas (OCB): Set of Ballas in [[Covenant Avenue|Covenant Ave]].
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==Members==
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*[[D]] † - OG
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*[[Adric Howard]]
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;Associates
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*[[Stretch (character)|Harold "Stretch" Joseph]] - Chamberlain Gangster Families OG 
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==Mission Appearances==
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;GTA V
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*[[Rampage (GTA V Missions)]]
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*[[Chop (mission)|Chop]]
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*[[The Long Stretch]]
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*[[Hood Safari]]
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*[[Lamar Down]]
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*[[The Third Way]]
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;GTA Online
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*[[Ballas to the Wall]]
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*[[Death Metal]]
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*[[Deal Breaker (GTA Online)|Deal Breaker]]
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*[[All in the Game]]
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*[[Chasers II]]
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*[[Caught Napping]]
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*[[Holed Up - Burton]]
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*[[Grab Your Ballas]]
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==Terms/Slang==
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*Ball-sack/Ball-sacks: Disrespect term
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*Ball-Pushers: Disrespect Term
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*Ball-Suckers: Disrespect Term
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*Ball-less: Disrespect Term
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*Balla: Greeting
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*OG/Original Gangster: A high-ranking, influential and well-respected member. One who has put in a lot of work.
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*FK/Family Killer/Family Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for [[The Families]]
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*VK/Vago Killer/Vago Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for Vagos
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*AK/Azteca Killer/Azteca Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for Aztecas
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*Homie/Home Boy/Home Girl: Contemporary street slang - refers to a friend
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*Hood: Neighborhood
   
One of the protagonists, Franklin, is not in friendly terms with the Ballas as he is part of the [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Grove Street Families]].
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==Trivia==
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*In one of the dialogue used by random Ballas members, they mention [[Big Smoke]], the [[Grove Street Families (3D Universe)|Families]] member and traitor in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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*Ballas keep their unique highly modified bright purple and gold coloured gang cars in their cul-de-sac in [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]. They can be found parked or driving slowly around the area.
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*In [[The Underbelly Of Paradise]], it is implied that the Ballas have territory in [[Strawberry]], however they are not programmed to spawn there. This may also be true of [[Rancho]], as certain Ballas members wear shirts with "Rancho" on them.
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*The Original Covenant Ballas set is revealed by Adric Howard, a Balla of this set, who posted an update to Feud's [[Lifeinvader]] page. "''Only bitches wear green. Original Covenant 4 life.''". Lamar and Franklin mention OCB in hang out.
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*The Ballas are based on the Bloods gang in LA, because they formed after [[The Families]], exactly like the Bloods formed after the Crips (upon which gang The Families are based on). Another fact is proven because they wear hats with P's and B's on them just like the real life Bloods.
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*Coincidently, the [[Baller]] SUV is mostly used by Ballas.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="120" orientation="square">
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<gallery orientation="none" spacing="small" position="center" bordercolor="purple" captionalign="center">
Franklin_Killing_a_Ballas_Member-GTAV.png|[[Franklin]] killing a Balla.
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Ballasmember-GTAV.png|Ballas member from ''GTA V'''s Website
Ballas Members in a Gunfight-GTAV.png|The Ballas in a gunfight.
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D-GTA5.png|D - Balla OG
Chop trying to bite a Ballas member-GTAV.png|[[Chop]] threatens a Balla.
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Ballas Gangsters-GTAV.png|Ballas gang members
Ballas Member's Death-GTAV.png|The death of a Ballas member.
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Franklin kicking a Balla-GTAV.png|[[Franklin Clinton]] hitting a Ballas gang member
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Franklin_Killing_a_Ballas_Member-GTAV.png|Franklin killing a Ballas gang member.
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Ballas Members in a Gunfight-GTAV.png|The Ballas in a gunfight
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Chop trying to bite a Ballas member-GTAV.png|[[Chop]] threatens [[D]]
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Ballas Member's Death-GTAV.png|The death of a Ballas member
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ballas1.jpg.jpg|Ballas gang members
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ballas2.jpg.jpg|Ballas gang members
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cop.jpg|Ballas gang members
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gunfight.jpg|Ballas gang members
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0_0(2).jpg|Ballas gang members in [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]
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0_0(1).jpg|Ballas shootout in [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]
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Adric Howard.png|Balla member Adric Howard
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Balla gang.jpg
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Screenshot_2014-04-05-15-35-14-1.jpg|Eastside Balla gang on Brouge Ave- davis
 
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[[Category:African-American gangs]]

Latest revision as of 16:59, April 16, 2014

For the gang featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, see Ballas (3D Universe).

GANG
Flag of the United States
Ballas
Ballas-Logo-GTAV
Games: Grand Theft Auto V
Locations: Davis
Leader: Unknown
Type: African-American Street Gang
Enemies: Families
Vagos
Affiliations: Stretch
Colors: Purple
Vehicles: BMX
Buccaneer
Felon
Manana
Peyote
Tornado
Baller
Oracle (Rampage Three)
Weapons: Knife
Pistol
Micro-SMG
Businesses: Drug Trafficking/Manufacturing
Weapons Trafficking
Fronts: Paleto Forest Sawmill
Grove Street
Members: D (deceased)
Adric Howard
"Don't fuck with the Ballas, baby!"
―Ballas member

The Ballas are a large African-American street gang featured in Grand Theft Auto V. They mainly operate in the area of Davis.

OverviewEdit

They still maintain their traditional rivalry with the Families. They usually do not attack if the player happens to walk through or pass through their territory. However, if taunted enough times, or if one fires a gun in their territory, or just because of walking near and staring the Ballas will become hostile and begin to shoot or punch the player. Their dogs will occasionally also come attack the player. The Ballas are supporters of the Los Santos Panic Basketball Team and the Boars Baseball Club, with their purple attire matching the teams' colors.

One of the protagonists, Franklin, is not on friendly terms with the Ballas as he is part of The Families. However, if he speaks to a Ballas member, they will not be aggressive at first, although they become hostile when Franklin insults them (usually the 3rd time you taunt).

They can often be seen drinking, driving cars, bikes, and even walking Dogs. Most Ballas stand on the sidewalks in groups of 3-5. Their weapons include Pistols, Micro SMGs, and knives. Members are also seen smoking cigarettes, marijuana and drinking Pißwasser.

TerritoryEdit

The Ballas control the entire neighborhood of Davis. The cul-de-sac of Grove Street is a particular hotspot for activity as well as Davis Ave, Brouge Avenue and Covenant Avenue in the neighborhood. The Ballas also have a marijuana growing/packing business set up in an abandoned sawmill to the southwest of Paleto Bay.

SetsEdit

  • East Side Ballas (ESB): Set of Ballas on Grove Street. Some Balla members can be heard shouting, "ESBG Families Killa!" , "East Side Balla Gang, what's the problem?", "East Side, nigga!" and "Fuck you, West Side Bitches!" in Grove Street.
  • Original Covenant Ballas (OCB): Set of Ballas in Covenant Ave.

MembersEdit

Associates

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA V
GTA Online

Terms/SlangEdit

  • Ball-sack/Ball-sacks: Disrespect term
  • Ball-Pushers: Disrespect Term
  • Ball-Suckers: Disrespect Term
  • Ball-less: Disrespect Term
  • Balla: Greeting
  • OG/Original Gangster: A high-ranking, influential and well-respected member. One who has put in a lot of work.
  • FK/Family Killer/Family Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for The Families
  • VK/Vago Killer/Vago Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for Vagos
  • AK/Azteca Killer/Azteca Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for Aztecas
  • Homie/Home Boy/Home Girl: Contemporary street slang - refers to a friend
  • Hood: Neighborhood

TriviaEdit

  • In one of the dialogue used by random Ballas members, they mention Big Smoke, the Families member and traitor in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Ballas keep their unique highly modified bright purple and gold coloured gang cars in their cul-de-sac in Grove Street. They can be found parked or driving slowly around the area.
  • In The Underbelly Of Paradise, it is implied that the Ballas have territory in Strawberry, however they are not programmed to spawn there. This may also be true of Rancho, as certain Ballas members wear shirts with "Rancho" on them.
  • The Original Covenant Ballas set is revealed by Adric Howard, a Balla of this set, who posted an update to Feud's Lifeinvader page. "Only bitches wear green. Original Covenant 4 life.". Lamar and Franklin mention OCB in hang out.
  • The Ballas are based on the Bloods gang in LA, because they formed after The Families, exactly like the Bloods formed after the Crips (upon which gang The Families are based on). Another fact is proven because they wear hats with P's and B's on them just like the real life Bloods.
  • Coincidently, the Baller SUV is mostly used by Ballas.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit


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