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CHARACTER
Bradley Snider
BradSnider-GTA5
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Bradley Snider
Also known as: Brad
Status: Deceased
Gender:

Male

Date of death: 2004
Home: North Yankton
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Main affiliation: Michael Townley
Trevor Philips
Lester Crest
Getaway Driver
Businesses: Robbery
Voiced by: Ryan Woodle
"Did you see that shit? I fuckin' put that bitch's face against the glass. Did you see that?"
―Brad talking about the heist.

Bradley "Brad" Snider is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing in Grand Theft Auto V. Despite his limited screen-time, Brad has a key role in the late part of the story.

History

Brad was a long-time friend and accomplice of Michael Townley and Trevor Philips. In 2004 he participated in a heist along with the pair and an unnamed getaway driver. The heist was a failure, with unexpected police 'heat' resulting in the death of the driver, and Brad and Michael being shot and captured. Only Trevor managed to escape. Publicly, Brad was imprisoned with a stiff sentence, while Michael died of his gunshot wound.

Over the next nine years, Brad maintained an infrequent correspondence with Trevor through paper and electronic mail. It served as his only lifeline to the outside world, as he claimed to be denied visitor privileges. By the time Trevor reunites with Michael and Lester Crest, Brad seems relatively at peace with his situation and encourages Trevor to turn himself in.

Trevor eventually realizes the truth, however: Brad never survived the botched Prologue heist and was buried in the place of the supposedly-dead Michael. Michael himself (as well as the player) is aware that Brad's prison correspondence was faked by Dave Norton, the FIB agent who arranged the sting on the heist crew, after he intercepted Trevor's initial attempts to write to Brad. Over Michael's protests, Trevor flies to North Yankton during Bury the Hatchet to confirm his suspicions, and exhumes Brad's corpse from Michael's grave. This discovery increases the tension between Trevor and Michael for the rest of the plot. If The Third Way is chosen however, by the end of the game, Trevor forgives Michael and both agree that Brad really was a "dick" after all.

Personality

Brad had little screen time during the game to fully display his personality. What is known of him are second hand descriptions, mostly by Trevor, who is an unreliable narrator.

For much of the game it is implied that Trevor and Brad had a close relationship. They had identical "cut here" tattoos on their necks. Trevor attempted to write to Brad while in prison, and several times during the game talked about missing Brad. When Trevor first begins to think that he was mislead on Brad's death, he loses it and flies straight to North Yankton to verify. On the other hand, while hanging out with Franklin, Trevor says that he thought Brad was a "dick", and would have probably killed him at some point anyway but "wouldn't have done it in such an underhanded fashion and the authorities wouldn't have been involved."

Michael never talks much about Brad, but Trevor claims that the two of them never liked each other and that at one point Brad planned to cut Michael off. Lester described Brad as a "shit" part of the team, because he was "lazy, forgetful, mean and stupid." In the Prologue Brad brags about smashing a woman's face into glass, displaying a lack of empathy. Michael even berates him for doing so, sarcastically calling him a "stallion." 

Trivia

  • If the player finishes the mission The Third Way or The Time's Come, Dave will text message Trevor that he was the one who sent the e-mails to Trevor posing as Brad.

Mission appearances

GTA V

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