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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Ballas}}{{Disambiglink|For the gang featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], see [[Ballas (3D Universe)]].}}
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{{Infobox gang
|name = Ballas
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|name = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}}<br/>Ballas
|image = Ballas Gangsters-GTAV.png
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|image = Ballas-Official.png
|size = 270px
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|color = purple
|caption =
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|enemies = [[The Families|Families]]<br>[[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]]<br>[[Trevor Philips Enterprises]]<br>[[GTA Online Protagonist|GTA Online Protagonist]]
|enemies = [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Grove Street Families]]
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|affiliations = [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]]<br>[[Little Laita's Cousin]]<br>[[Rednecks (GTA V)]]
|affiliations =
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|fronts = [[Paleto Forest Sawmill]]<br>[[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]
|fronts =
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|members = [[D]] ([[The Long Stretch|deceased]])<br>Big T ([[Hit 'Em Up|Deceased]])<br>Little T ([[Hit 'Em Up|Deceased]])<br>Small F ([[Hit 'Em Up|Deceased]])<br>Terrance ([[Hit 'Em Up|Deceased]])
|members =
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|businesses = Drug Trafficking/Manufacturing<br>Weapons Trafficking
|businesses =
 
|leaders =
 
 
|colors = Purple
 
|colors = Purple
|cars = [[Premium Executive Sedan]]
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|cars = [[BMX]]<br>[[Buccaneer]]<br>[[Felon]]<br>[[Manana]]<br>[[Peyote]]<br>[[Jackal]]<br>[[Tornado]]<br>[[Baller]] <br>[[Oracle]]
|type = African-American Street Gang
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|type = [[United States of America|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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|game2 = O
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|locations = [[Davis]]
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|weapons = [[Knife]]<br>[[Pistol]]<br>[[Micro-SMG]]<br>[[Assault Rifle]] <small>(missions)</small>
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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 [[United States of America|African-American]] street gang featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. They mainly operate in the cities of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[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 [[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 also occasionally attack the player, especially if the player is [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]]. 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 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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One of the protagonists, [[Franklin Clinton]], 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 press the talk button).
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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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They're brash and love to show off their weaponry, money and guns in social media. According to [[Trevor Philips]] during his [[Series A - Weed|Series A]] funding, he scoped out their weed stash due of their overexposure of their stuff in [[Snapmatic]].
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== Influence ==
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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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==Territory==
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The Ballas control the entire community of [[Davis]]. The cul-de-sac of [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]] is a particular hotspot for activity as well as [[Davis Ave|Davis Avenue]], [[Brouge Avenue]] and Covenant Avenue in the neighborhood. The Ballas also have a [[Weed|marijuana]] growing/packing business set up in an [[Paleto Forest Sawmill|abandoned sawmill]] to the southwest of [[Paleto Bay]].
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==Sets==
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*'''East Side Ballas (ESB): '''A Balla set based in the eastern side of [[Davis]]. They can be heard saying "''East Side, nigga!" ''and "''Fuck you, West Side bitches!"''. They normally wear jerseys of the Los Santos Panic or purple plaid shirts. The East Side Ballas are most likely based on the Elm Street Piru Bloods gang as they sport P's on their hats, much like many Piru sets in Compton (which was the inspiration for Davis).
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*'''Original Covenant Ballas (OCB): '''A Balla set that controls territory around [[Covenant Avenue]] and [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]. They can be heard saying "''OCBG! FK, VK all day!''". The Balla OG [[D]] was from the Original Covenant Ballas set which may be the main set. They normally wear varsity jackets with the Boar logo on either the front or back as well as shirts with "SA" and the Boar logo on the front. The OCB are based on the Tree Top Piru Bloods gang in Compton. This can be proven as they are seen to occupy Grove Street which is based on Spruce Street in Compton which is occupied by the Tree Top Piru.
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*'''South Rancho Ballas (SRB): '''A Balla set based in [[Rancho]]. Members often wear "Rancho" text on their clothing. The [[GTA San Andreas]] of Rancho was [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]] which was referred to as "[[Ballas (3D Universe)|Rollin Heights Ballas Country]]" but in the [[HD Universe]] Rancho is a Vago turf.
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==Members==
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*[[D]] † - OG
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*Big T †
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*Little T †
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*Small F †
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*Terrance †
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*[[Stretch (character)|Harold "Stretch" Joseph]] - Chamberlain Gangster Families OG ([[Endings in GTA V|Determinant]])
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*[[Adric Howard]]
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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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*[[Hit 'Em Up]]
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*[[Weed Killer]]
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;Heists
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*[[Series A - Weed]]
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*[[Series A Funding]]
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==Terms/Slang==
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*Playa: Ballas Gang Slang - refers to a friend.
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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 [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]]
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*AK/Azteca Killer/Azteca Killa: Disrespect term used by Ballas for [[Varrios Los Aztecas (HD Universe)|Aztecas]]
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*Homie/Home Boy/Home Girl: Contemporary street slang - refers to a friend
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*Hood: Neighborhood
   
 
==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 ''<nowiki>GTA V'</nowiki>''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|Balla member in GTA V site
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Ballas Sets.png|Ballas Sets
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Ballas-buccancer-front-gtav.png|One of the Ballas' modified [[Buccaneer]]s.
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Ballas-tornato-front-gtav.png|One of the Ballas' modified [[Tornado]]s.
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VapidPeyoteBallas-Front-GTAV.png|One of the Ballas' modified [[Peyote]]s.
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Ballas-manana-front-gtav.png|One of the Ballas' modified [[Manana]]s.
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BallasFelon-GTAV-Next Gen.png|One of the Ballas' modified [[Felon]]s in the [[PlayStation 4|enhanced]] [[Xbox One|ver]][[PC|sion]] trailer of GTA V.
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gta5deadballasmember.jpg|A dead Ballas member
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StoreHoldUpArtwork-GTAO.jpg|Artwork of Ballas robbing a store
 
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</gallery>
   
==References==
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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)|Grove Street 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 the OCB when hanging out.
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*Their favorite radio station is [[West Coast Classics]].
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* Gangs in the real life Los Angeles carry secondary colors, as Bloods will use green and Crips would use purple. However, Rockstar Games said in an interview that they flipped and applied the secondary colors to revoke any sort of favoritism (Bloods become purple, as Ballas, and Crips become green, as Families). Favoritism was diminished as the Crip inspired gang wins, using Blood colors however.
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* Ballas inhabit territory on Davis or Southeast Los Santos, as the Bloods have most territory on Compton (which inspired Davis) or Southeast Los Angeles .
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* There is one Balla from the OCBG (Original Covenant Balla Gangsters) who has a complexion similar to rapper DJ Quik. He can be seen on Grand Theft Auto V's website as well. DJ Quik was a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods (whom the OCBG are based on), hinting more evidence that the Ballas are alluded to the real-life Bloods.
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*Coincidently, the [[Baller]] SUV is mostly used by Ballas.
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*The Ballas are one of the five gangs from [[3D Universe|3D universe]] to reappear in the [[HD Universe]]. The other gangs returning are Russian Mafia, The Families, Los Santos Vagos and Varrios Los Aztecas.
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* If you go to Davis wearing purple clothing in GTA Online, the Ballas will react differently than if you were wearing green (Families) or yellow (Vagos) colored clothes.
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* In GTA Online, defeating the Ballas in five gang attacks in one session will result in a bounty on your head. You will also recieve a threatening text message from an unknown person: "Who the fuck do you think you are? You're dead now."
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*Ballas are mentioned in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], in the mission [[Corner Kids]] if the player fails the mission and starts again, triggering a different dialogue in the car.
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* Ironically, The Families are based upon the Crips and the Ballas are based upon the Bloods, yet The Families sport the color of the Lincoln Park Bloods and the Ballas sport the colors of the Grape Street Crips.
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*The Ballas and Grove Street Families are based on [[wp:Heart of Midlothian F.C.|Heart of Midlothian F.C.]] (who are purple) and [[wp:Hibernian F.C.|Hibernian F.C.]] (who are green) respectively. Midlothian and Hibernian are both soccer teams based in Edinburgh, Scotland who have a great rivalry, one which usually includes violence.. Edinburgh is also the location of [[Rockstar North]], which is why they chose these two teams.
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Latest revision as of 13:18, July 27, 2015

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


"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 cities of Los Santos and 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 also occasionally attack the player, especially if the player is Franklin. 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 Clinton, 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 press the talk button).

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.

They're brash and love to show off their weaponry, money and guns in social media. According to Trevor Philips during his Series A funding, he scoped out their weed stash due of their overexposure of their stuff in Snapmatic.

Influence Edit

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.

TerritoryEdit

The Ballas control the entire community of Davis. The cul-de-sac of Grove Street is a particular hotspot for activity as well as Davis Avenue, 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): A Balla set based in the eastern side of Davis. They can be heard saying "East Side, nigga!" and "Fuck you, West Side bitches!". They normally wear jerseys of the Los Santos Panic or purple plaid shirts. The East Side Ballas are most likely based on the Elm Street Piru Bloods gang as they sport P's on their hats, much like many Piru sets in Compton (which was the inspiration for Davis).
  • Original Covenant Ballas (OCB): A Balla set that controls territory around Covenant Avenue and Grove Street. They can be heard saying "OCBG! FK, VK all day!". The Balla OG D was from the Original Covenant Ballas set which may be the main set. They normally wear varsity jackets with the Boar logo on either the front or back as well as shirts with "SA" and the Boar logo on the front. The OCB are based on the Tree Top Piru Bloods gang in Compton. This can be proven as they are seen to occupy Grove Street which is based on Spruce Street in Compton which is occupied by the Tree Top Piru.
  • South Rancho Ballas (SRB): A Balla set based in Rancho. Members often wear "Rancho" text on their clothing. The GTA San Andreas of Rancho was Jefferson which was referred to as "Rollin Heights Ballas Country" but in the HD Universe Rancho is a Vago turf.

MembersEdit

  • D † - OG
  • Big T †
  • Little T †
  • Small F †
  • Terrance †
Associates

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA V
GTA Online
Heists

Terms/SlangEdit

  • Playa: Ballas Gang Slang - refers to a friend.
  • 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

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In one of the dialogue used by random Ballas members, they mention Big Smoke, the Grove Street 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 the OCB when hanging out.
  • Their favorite radio station is West Coast Classics.
  • Gangs in the real life Los Angeles carry secondary colors, as Bloods will use green and Crips would use purple. However, Rockstar Games said in an interview that they flipped and applied the secondary colors to revoke any sort of favoritism (Bloods become purple, as Ballas, and Crips become green, as Families). Favoritism was diminished as the Crip inspired gang wins, using Blood colors however.
  • Ballas inhabit territory on Davis or Southeast Los Santos, as the Bloods have most territory on Compton (which inspired Davis) or Southeast Los Angeles .
  • There is one Balla from the OCBG (Original Covenant Balla Gangsters) who has a complexion similar to rapper DJ Quik. He can be seen on Grand Theft Auto V's website as well. DJ Quik was a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods (whom the OCBG are based on), hinting more evidence that the Ballas are alluded to the real-life Bloods.
  • Coincidently, the Baller SUV is mostly used by Ballas.
  • The Ballas are one of the five gangs from 3D universe to reappear in the HD Universe. The other gangs returning are Russian Mafia, The Families, Los Santos Vagos and Varrios Los Aztecas.
  • If you go to Davis wearing purple clothing in GTA Online, the Ballas will react differently than if you were wearing green (Families) or yellow (Vagos) colored clothes.
  • In GTA Online, defeating the Ballas in five gang attacks in one session will result in a bounty on your head. You will also recieve a threatening text message from an unknown person: "Who the fuck do you think you are? You're dead now."
  • Ballas are mentioned in The Ballad of Gay Tony, in the mission Corner Kids if the player fails the mission and starts again, triggering a different dialogue in the car.
  • Ironically, The Families are based upon the Crips and the Ballas are based upon the Bloods, yet The Families sport the color of the Lincoln Park Bloods and the Ballas sport the colors of the Grape Street Crips.
  • The Ballas and Grove Street Families are based on Heart of Midlothian F.C. (who are purple) and Hibernian F.C. (who are green) respectively. Midlothian and Hibernian are both soccer teams based in Edinburgh, Scotland who have a great rivalry, one which usually includes violence.. Edinburgh is also the location of Rockstar North, which is why they chose these two teams.

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