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Beta characters are characters that were cut or rechanged during the development of a GTA game. Only two types of characters that were Deleted, Beta Name or Remodeled. Their files still appear inside the disc but some were deleted and can never be found in the files. Others were renamed or rechanged due to several reasons. These characters whether host a major, minor or just a pedestrian in a GTA game.

Deleted Characters

These are characters that were removed during development.

GTA III

A character cut during development.

Also a character in GTA III cut during the development of the game.

  • Children and Elders with walkers

The two pedestrians were meant to appear in the game but due to rating and controversial problems, they were removed.

A character who was also cut, he was meant to be either Donald Love's butler or Salvatore Leone's butler.

GTA Vice City

Scheduled to give Tommy Vercetti a mission but he was cut prior in development. He also knows Tommy in the past.

GTA San Andreas

He was a LSPD officer and was cut during development, along with Poncho and Larry. He was supposedly going to be killed during the beta Doberman.

He was going to be appearing in the game but was cut. He was supposedly had a run-in with Officer Carver where CJ must rescue him.

He was also a cut character in the game though his dialogue exists but he was meant to appear in Cop Wheels.

GTA IV

Alberga was a mobster during the development in GTA IV but he was cut in the final. He was suspected to be Ray Boccino's beta name.

Victor is a cousin of Tom Rivas or brother of Lyle Rivas who was cut from the game. According to a unused text, he works as a electronics thief and lives in Los Santos.

TBoGT

Aleks is a agent Director of the CIA who cut from the game for unknown reason.

GTA V

  • Dale

A Stranger and Freak encounter that had two encounters with Franklin.

Another Stranger and Freak encounter that had two encounters with Michael. It seems to be the very same woman that Denise Clinton and her friends are together with while doing vagina clenching exercises during the intro cutscene for the mission The Long Stretch.

Remodelled Characters

These are characters that were remodelled during development ranging from protagonists to pedestrians.

GTA III

  • Claude's appearance went through many different designs. Sketches and screenshots show many types of body of Claude that should appear in the game.
  • The Liberty City Triads originally had a black outfit.
  • Police Officers originally had mustaches, as seen in the game's manual.

GTA Vice City

  • Tommy Vercetti was older, fatter and wore a blue Hawaiian shirt.
  • Haitian gangsters who wore blue shirts used to have a picture on the shirt instead of the word "Relax".

GTA San Andreas

  • Both Sweet and Big Smoke had their appearances changed. Sweet was originally dressed in black and wore a black beanie; Big Smoke wore a white jersey and did not wear a hat, exposing his shaved head.
  • Kendl Johnson's facial model and clothing were altered.
  • Gang members looked different and wore different clothing.
  • Each city had its own motorcycle cop model; whereas in the final release the same model is used for all cities (They use the LVPD Model, the LSPD and SFPD models can still be found on the game´s files).

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Bryan Forbes originally had a mustache.
  • The Casual clothes were originally yellow and blue.
  • The Wetsuit was originally light blue.

GTA IV

  • Little Jacob originally did not wear glasses, and also looked older.
  • Michelle had a different looking face.
  • Playboy X used to have a plain maroon hoodie.
  • United Liberty Paper had a different voice.
  • Real Badman didn't wear a hat.
  • The first removed haircut design for Niko was a cut that seemed to resemble helmet-hair.
  • The second removed haircut design for Niko was a buzz cut.
  • As seen in the first trailer for TLAD, Jim Fitzgerald did not wear a bandana.

GTA V

  • Michael De Santa as seen in trailer 1 and 2, he seemed to have green eyes, and an older look. As seen in his trailer, he has brown eyes and a younger look.
  • Franklin Clinton looked different in the beta as seen in Trailer 1, where his skin was much lighter, making him look more hispanic than African American.

Unknown

GTA Liberty City Stories

Beta Names

These are characters that their names have been changed for different reasons.

GTA III

Beta Name Current Name
Mullan 8-Ball
Joey Sorvino Joey Leone
Frankie Sorvino Salvatore Leone
Kemuri Kasen Asuka Kasen
Kenji Kassen Kenji Kasen

GTA Vice City

Beta Name Current Name
BJ Jones BJ Smith
Fernando Diaz Ricardo Diaz

GTA IV

Beta Name Current Name
Maxwell Caddy Maxwell Caughlin
Vinny Barbosa Johnny Barbosa

GTA V

Beta Name Current Name
Albert De Silva Michael De Santa
Brother Adam Brother Adrian
Calvin North Dave Norton
Clyde Wade Hebert
Eddie Barry
Harut Vartanyan Simeon Yetarian
Jerry Cole Lester Crest
Kevin De Silva Jimmy De Santa
Miguel Gonzalez Andreas Sanchez
Mitch Hayes Steve Haines
Nervous Jerry Ron Jakowski
Simon Trevor Philips
Tae's Translator Cheng's translator
Tae Wong Tao Cheng

References

  1. ENGLISH.gxt/CV_116/ROW: 77 MODEL: Not used Fthr Kenny
  2. ENGLISH.gxt/CV_119/ROW: 80 MODEL: FRANFOR Franco Forelli

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