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|name = Franklin Clinton
 
|name = Franklin Clinton
 
|image = FranklinClinton-GTA5.png
 
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|caption =
 
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
|aka = Frank<br>F<br>FC<br>Frankie<br>Kid
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|aka = Frank<br>Frankie<br>F<br>FC<br>{{H:title|By Jimmy|F Dog}}<br>F Dizzle<br>Kid<br>CBL<br>Baby F
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
 
|dob = [[1988]]
 
|dob = [[1988]]
 
|pob = [[South Los Santos]]
 
|pob = [[South Los Santos]]
 
|status = Alive
 
|status = Alive
|home = [[Clinton residence|Forum Dr.]], [[Strawberry]], [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[3671 Whispymound Drive|3671 Whispymound Dr.]], [[Vinewood Hills]], [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]
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|home = [[Clinton residence|Forum Drive]], [[Strawberry]]<br>[[3671 Whispymound Drive]], [[Vinewood Hills]]
|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|African-American]]
|family = Unnamed father<br>Unnamed mother <small>(Deceased)</small><br>[[Denise Clinton]] <small>(Aunt)</small><br>[[Tavell Clinton]] <small>(Cousin)</small><br>[[Tanisha Jackson]] <small>(Ex-girlfriend)</small>
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|family = [[Denise Clinton]] <small>(Maternal Aunt)</small><br>[[Tavell Clinton]] <small>(Cousin)</small><br>[[Franklin's mom|Unnamed mother]] <small>(deceased)</small><br>Unnamed Grandfather (deceased)<br>Unnamed Grandmother (deceased)
|affiliations = [[The Families]]<br>[[Lamar Davis]]<br>[[Michael De Santa]]<br>[[Trevor Philips]]<br>[[FIB]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Simeon Yetarian]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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|affiliations = [[The Families]]<br>[[Lamar Davis]]<br>[[Michael De Santa]]<br>[[Trevor Philips]]<br>[[Tanisha Jackson]]<br>[[Tonya Wiggins]]<br>[[Hao]]
|vehicles = White [[Buffalo]]<br>Green [[Bagger]]<br>Player's choice
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|vehicles = White [[Buffalo|Buffalo S]]<br>Green [[Bagger]]<br>
|businesses = Armed robbery<br>Drug Dealing <small>(Formerly)</small><br/>Vehicle Repossession <small>(Formerly)</small>
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Player's choice
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|businesses = Armed robbery<br>Drug Dealing <small>(Formerly)</small><br/>Vehicle Repossession <small>(Formerly)</small><br/>[[Downtown Cab Co.]] (optional)<br/>[[Smoke on the Water]] (optional)<br/> [[Los Santos Customs]] <small> (Blaine County, optional)</small><br>[[LSPD Auto Impound]] (optional)
 
|voice = [[Shawn Fonteno]]
 
|voice = [[Shawn Fonteno]]
 
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{{Quote|Look homie, I don't mind dying, you feel me? But I just wanna die with something that matters.| Franklin Clinton}}
 
{{Quote|Look homie, I don't mind dying, you feel me? But I just wanna die with something that matters.| Franklin Clinton}}
   
'''Franklin Clinton''' is one of the three main [[protagonist]]s in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', along with [[Michael De Santa]] and [[Trevor Philips]].
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'''Franklin Clinton''' is one of the three main [[protagonist]]s in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', along with [[Michael De Santa]] and [[Trevor Philips]].
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Franklin was born in [[South Los Santos]] in the year [[1988]]. His parents consists of a father he's never met before and a mother who at some point in his young life became addicted to crack cocaine. As a child, Franklin often heard stories about how his father would physically abuse his mother on occasion, possibly causing her addiction to crack, and eventually leaving her once she was pregnant with Franklin, easily classifying him as a deadbeat father. His mother's addiction eventually led to her death. Franklin then began to live with his grandmother and grandfather. His grandmother would constantly spoil him as a child until her death. Franklin later moved into a house on [[Forum Drive]] alongside his [[Denise Clinton|aunt Denise]] that was given to them by his late grandmother. Franklin attended [[Davis High School]] along with [[Lamar Davis]], [[Tanisha Jackson]] and [[Tonya Wiggins]] but was expelled due to him being involved in a brawl with his teacher. Around this time he began the life of a gang banger and [[Drug Dealers|dope dealer]] and started committing various crimes such as carjackings and bank robberies, one of which netted him and Lamar two thousand dollars, which was ruined by a dye pack going off on the notes. Franklin's life of petty crime was short lived however and he was eventually arrested in [[2008]]. After he was released from prison he decided to give up his old life in the ghetto.
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Franklin was born in [[South Los Santos]] in [[1988]]. He never knew his father and his mother became a cocaine addict while Franklin was still young. As a child, Franklin often heard stories about how his father was physically abusive towards his mother, possibly causing her cocaine addiction. Franklin's father left his mother while she was pregnant with Franklin. His mother's addiction eventually led to her death when Franklin was young.[[File:Franklinclinton_childhood.jpg|thumb|A photo of a younger Franklin.]]
   
A few months before the start of his story, Franklin moved beyond the role of ghetto-based street dealer when he began working for Armenian gangster [[Simeon Yetarian]]. Yetarian owns a car dealership which acts as a front for a loansharking and extortion business. Yetarian's dealership sells cars to people who can't afford them and when they default on the payments Franklin acts in the role of repossession man and repossesses the cars. As a result of this, he is frequently seen driving around [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] in many seized [[:Category:Sports Cars|sports cars]], prior to the mission [[Complications]] where he and Lamar are both fired.
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Following his mother's death, Franklin moved in with his grandparents. This is where Franklin met [[Tonya Wiggins]] and [[JB Bradshaw]]. Despite being constantly spoiled by his grandmother, Franklin had decided to take on the role of a street hustler. One of his first jobs was selling cigarettes with Bradshaw. The scheme was successful until Franklin's grandfather caught them in the act. In Tonya's words, his grandfather "gave chase to both him and Bradshaw all around South Los Santos". His grandparents later passed away, and Franklin's grandmother left him and his aunt, [[Denise Clinton]], a [[Clinton residence|house]] on [[Forum Drive]] in her will.
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Franklin attended [[Davis High School]] along with [[Lamar Davis]], [[Tanisha Jackson]] and [[Tonya Wiggins]] but was expelled for assaulting a teacher. Around this time he began the life of a gang banger and [[Drug Dealers|dope dealer]] and started committing various petty crimes such as carjackings and small-time bank robberies with Lamar. During their first bank robbery, they stole $2000 but did not get to keep the money because a dye pack spilt onto the money. Franklin also worked for a local drug dealer named Marcus, whom he later killed. Franklin's life of petty crime caught up with him in [[2008]], when he was arrested and sent to [[Bolingbroke Penitentiary|prison]]. After his release, he decided to give up his previous gang life and get some proper work.
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A few months before the start of his story, Franklin moved beyond the role of ghetto-based street dealer when he and Lamar began working for Armenian gangster [[Simeon Yetarian]]. Yetarian owns a [[Premium Deluxe Motorsport|car dealership]] which acts as a front for a loansharking and extortion business. Yetarian's dealership sells cars to people who can't afford them and when they default on the exorbitant interest payments Franklin and Lamar repossess the cars.
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[[File:Franklinclinton_grandparents.jpg|thumb|Possible photo of Franklin's grandparents.]]
   
 
==Events of ''GTA V''==
 
==Events of ''GTA V''==
Franklin is first seen on a repossession job with his close friend and co-worker [[Lamar Davis]], soon after a chance encounter with [[Michael De Santa]]. Soon after, Franklin and Lamar are assigned by [[Simeon Yetarian]], their boss, to repossess a [[Bagger]] in a [[Vagos]]-controlled area of [[Vespucci]]. While searching for the bike, the two are confronted by Vagos and are forced to fight their way out of the neighborhood. The two are able to find the bike, but the owner is killed in the process; knowing the repossession is meaningless, Lamar takes the bike for himself. Simeon blames Franklin for the bike's theft. While recovering the [[BeeJay XL]] sold to [[Jimmy De Santa]], his father Michael reveals he had been hiding in the back seat and points a handgun to Franklin's head. Under orders from Michael, Franklin smashes the car through the window of Simeon's dealership, receiving a payment from Michael himself for doing what he called "a job well done." This however effectively ends his employment.
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[[File:FranklinAndLamar-GTA5.jpg|thumb|215px|Franklin and Lamar begin their repossession.]]
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Franklin is first seen on a repossession job with his close friend and co-worker [[Lamar Davis]], soon after a chance encounter with [[Michael De Santa]]. Later, Franklin and Lamar are assigned by [[Simeon Yetarian]], their boss, to repossess a [[Bagger]] in a [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]]-controlled area of [[Vespucci]]. While searching for the bike, the two are confronted by the Vagos and a shootout begins. The duo are then forced to fight their way out of the neighborhood. They find the bike, but the [[Esteban Jimenez|owner]] was killed during the shootout. Knowing the repossession is meaningless, Lamar takes the bike for himself. Simeon blames Franklin for the bike's theft. While recovering a [[BeeJay XL]] sold to [[Jimmy De Santa]], his father Michael (who had been hiding in the back seat) holds a [[Pistol]] to Franklin's head. Under orders from Michael, Franklin drives the car through the window of Simeon's dealership, receiving a payment from Michael himself for doing what he called "a job well done". Because Franklin had driven through the dealership and Lamar didn't return the bike, Simeon fires both of them.
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Franklin is brought along by Lamar to kidnap a [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]] member named [[D]], for no other reason than that Lamar saw "opportunity". With the help of Lamar's dog [[Chop]], the two succeed in capturing D; however, they are forced to free him when Lamar inadvertently reveals their location while talking on his mobile phone.
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After losing his job at the dealership, Franklin started working with Michael. Franklin helps Michael rescue Jimmy from his [[Marquis|yacht]], which was stolen with Jimmy on it during an attempted sale. Later, after Michael catches [[Amanda De Santa|Amanda]] post-coitus with her [[Kyle Chavis|tennis coach]], Michael and Franklin chase him to a [[Martin Madrazo's mansion|house]] in the [[Vinewood Hills]]. Believing the house to belong to the tennis coach, Michael and Franklin use a [[Bison|pickup truck]] to pull the deck down, destroying the house. After returning to the [[Michael's mansion|De Santa residence]], [[Martin Madrazo]] appears to reveal the house was his, and demands $2.5 million in damages from Michael.
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After some time has passed, Michael contacts Franklin to enlist him on the [[The Jewel Store Job|Vangelico Jewelry Store Heist]], which Franklin accepts as he sees this as his first major opportunity to become a much more successful criminal.
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Michael, under orders of [[Dave Norton]], infiltrates a morgue and kills several guards. In a panic, Michael calls Franklin and reveals that he is affiliated with the [[FIB]], though Franklin continues to trust Michael due to the latter offering him help while he was in a tough financial position. Franklin also decides to work with Michael, in hopes that there will be better payment from jobs with him.
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[[File:HoodSafari-GTA5.jpg|thumb|230px|left|The trio escape [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]].]]
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When Franklin returns to his house, Lamar and Denise heckle him for his "disloyalty" towards the Families. Franklin explains that he doesn't want to be caught up in the routine of gang life again and wants the opportunity to make a success of himself. Trevor suddenly appears out of nowhere. After giving Denise some money and shooing her back into the house, Franklin angrily asks what Trevor is doing at his house. Trevor says his reason for being there is to "make new friends". Lamar informs Franklin that [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]] has arranged a drug deal with some Ballas, and Trevor decides to join them. The trio (along with Chop) drive to a house in [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]. Lamar is offered a sample from a cocaine brick, and is about to buy it before Trevor intervenes. Trevor snatches the brick from the dealer, and discovers the brick is actually dry-wall. A shootout erupts, and Franklin, Trevor and Lamar are forced to fight their way out of Grove Street. Moments after the shootout, the [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] show up to chase them. Franklin and Trevor follow Lamar through a narrow alley into the [[Los Santos Storm Drain (HD Universe)|Los Santos Storm Drain]]. They steal three [[Seashark|Jetskis]] and head towards the open [[Pacific Ocean|sea]]. The trio split up and eventually evade the police.
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Franklin, after being informed by Michael, gets employed by billionaire [[Devin Weston]] who asks Trevor, Michael and later Lamar to steal some rare cars for him so that he can export them to the Far East.
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Trevor receives a call from Franklin, who on Trevor's request is tailing the remaining [[O'Neil Brothers|O'Neil brothers]], who are angry at Trevor due to his earlier attack on the O'Neil household, resulting in the deaths of most of the O'Neils and the destruction of their farm. Franklin chases the O'Neils, who crash because of an [[Deer|elk]] on the road and escape into a forest in [[Raton Canyon]]. Franklin then calls Trevor for air support and eventually, Trevor and Michael arrive by [[Frogger|helicopter]]. Using a [[sniper rifle|rifle]], fitted with a thermal scope, Michael shoots [[Walton O'Neil|Walton]] and [[Wynn O'Neil]] dead, but can't get a clear shot of [[Elwood O'Neil|Elwood]], who is hiding behind a rock and firing [[Rocket Launcher|anti-tank rockets]] towards the helicopter. With the help of Chop, Franklin locates and kills Elwood, after which he and Chop are picked up by Trevor and Michael and safely returned to [[Sandy Shores Airfield]].
   
Franklin is brought along by Lamar to kidnap a [[Ballas]] member named [[D]], for no other reason than that Lamar saw "opportunity". With the help of Lamar's dog [[Chop]], the two succeed in abducting D; however, they are forced to free him when Lamar inadvertently reveals their location.
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Franklin helps Trevor and Michael rob the [[Blaine County Savings Bank]], as it contains millions of dollars deposited there by Blaine County's corrupt law enforcement who extort money from all the local weed farms and meth labs. Using stolen military body armour and machine guns, Trevor, Michael, Franklin and one gunman successfully rob the [[Blaine County Savings Bank|Paleto bank]], taking a small cut each and giving the largest profit to Haines and Norton so they can purchase the equipment for the [[Humane Labs and Research]] chemical plant robbery, much to the team's irritation.
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[[File:PackMan.JPG|thumb|215px|Franklin is disappointed when he still hasn't been paid.]]
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Franklin arrives on [[Forum Drive]] in [[Strawberry]]. He receives a call from Lamar. Lamar tells Franklin that he's stolen the final [[Monroe|car]] in Weston's list, a [[Pegassi]] [[Monroe]], and now has it nearby, behind Glass Heroes Autobody shop. Franklin meets Lamar there, and the two drive the Monroe to [[Little Bighorn Avenue]] where Trevor is waiting with a [[Packer]] filled with the other cars the group have obtained for Weston. Franklin drives the Monroe onto the last remaining spot on the Packer. He, Lamar, and Trevor then begin the drive to the drop-off point, the [[Procopio Truck Stop]] north of [[Paleto Bay]]. The police discover the cars and give chase on the way. Franklin decides to unhitch the [[JB 700]] and use its weapons to destroy the police cars. Franklin has heard from Weston's [[Molly Schultz|lawyer]] that the 700 has "some new hardware on board." Trevor keeps the Packer steady while Franklin makes his way along the cargo carrier. Franklin reaches the JB 700 and drives it off the Packer. Franklin uses the 700's clatrops and newly included guns to take out the police pursuit. They drop off the cars, but Devin angers the trio by refusing to pay them, promising to "invest" their money and pay them at a later date. Franklin calls Lester and asks Lester to talk to Michael about Devin, but Michael isn't answering his phone, and was last located in [[North Yankton]]. Franklin tells Lester to have Trevor meet him at his aunt's house.
   
After losing his job at the dealership, Franklin started working with Michael. Franklin helps Michael rescue Jimmy from his yacht, which was stolen with Jimmy on it during an attempted sale. Later, after Michael catches [[Amanda De Santa|Amanda]] post-coitus with her tennis coach, Michael and Franklin chase him to the deck of a Vinewood Hills house. Believing the house to belong to the tennis coach, Michael and Franklin use a pickup truck to pull the deck down, destroying the house. After returning to the De Santa residence, [[Martin Madrazo]] appears to reveal the house was his, and demands $2.5 million in damages from Michael.
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Trevor meets Franklin at his aunt's house to find out where Michael is. Trevor explains that the [[Los Santos Triads]] kidnapped Michael while they were in [[Ludendorff]] and that they have taken him somewhere in Los Santos. Franklin asks for his help, but Trevor refuses, claiming Michael is "dead" to him, and leaves. Franklin decides to rescue Michael, alone. He eventually tracks Michael's phone signal to a [[Raven Slaughterhouse|slaughterhouse]] using a [[Trackify]] app sent to his phone by Lester. Franklin eventually succeeds in rescuing Michael from the Triads and the two make their escape from the abattoir.
   
After sometime has pass, Michael contacts Franklin to enlist him on the [[The Jewel Store Job|Vangelico Jewelry Store Heist]], which Franklin accepts as he sees this as his first major opportunity to become a much more successful criminal.
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Franklin and Michael are called up once again by Haines for one more job: [[The Bureau Raid|breaking into the FIB building]] and remove incriminating evidence against Haines. They can either infiltrate the [[FIB Headquarters|building]] disguised as firefighters or dropped off by helicopter, but either way, the team manages to recover the data and escapes. They meet up with Lester and celebrate their victory with alcohol. Michael tells them he must settle things with the FIB, so Franklin stays and relaxes with Lester over some whiskey.
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[[File:LamarDown-Mission-GTAV.png|thumb|230px|Lamar has to be rescued.]]
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A while later, Franklin is visited at his house by his ex-girlfriend [[Tanisha Jackson]] who tells him that Stretch set Lamar up with the Ballas, who are holding him hostage at the [[Paleto Forest Sawmill]]. Franklin immediately heads towards the sawmill, and asks Lester on the way to contact Michael and Trevor to aid him in rescuing Lamar (despite the current state of their friendship). Franklin, Trevor, and Michael arrive at the sawmill. They proceed to take out the Ballas and Franklin brings him back home to [[Forum Drive]]. While there, Lamar and Franklin get into a small dispute, arguing about Franklin's many efforts to save Lamar from problems he got himself into. Franklin advises Lamar to remain civilised and stay out of trouble, and to abandon his gang-banging lifestyle and get a proper job. Franklin is suddenly confronted by Steve Haines and Dave Norton, who tasks Franklin to kill Trevor, due to his violent behavior and general liabilty. Franklin refuses, asking them to recruit Michael to do it instead, but Norton explains that Michael can't because Trevor doesn't trust Michael and won't allow Michael to go near him.
   
Franklin and Michael are called up once again by Haines for one more job: [[The Bureau Raid|to break into the FIB building]] and remove incriminating evidence against Haines. This goes according to plan, but when Michael meets Haines and Norton at the [[Kortz Center]], Haines attempts to arrest him to cover his involvement in the raid. However, this tuns into a three-way gunfight between the FIB (to arrest the trio because of the raid), the IAA (for the FIB's constant sabotages) and Merryweather (for Michael's involvement in their troubles). Michael manages to escape with the help of Trevor, under the pretense of cooperating with the Big Score.
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Franklin and the team begin [[The Big Score (GTA V)|their final heist]] shortly afterwards. They succeed, and come off with millions of dollars in gold. However, tensions are still heated between Trevor and Michael.
 
===Ending===
 
===Ending===
After the heist, Franklin is tasked by Steve Haines to kill Trevor and by Devin Weston to kill Michael. Franklin must choose to kill Michael, Trevor or everyone that had double-crossed them.
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After the heist, Franklin is tasked by Steve Haines to kill Trevor and by Devin Weston to kill Michael. Franklin must choose to kill Trevor, Michael or save both and kill everyone that had double-crossed them.
===='''Option A (Kill Trevor)'''====
 
Franklin meets Trevor at the oil field where Trevor laments how Michael had been backstabbing towards him and how he and Franklin are friends, only to see Franklin turn a gun towards him saying that he was the crazy one, not Michael or Franklin. Baffled, Trevor remarks on how he has done nothing but be truthful to Franklin, which the latter accepts but does not let down the gun. Betrayed again, Trevor then makes a run for it around the city and eventually the oil fields, with Franklin chasing him. Franklin would then call Michael for help, in which Michael arrives and crashes into Trevor causing him to crash into a gas tanker, covering him in gasoline. Frankin shoots the gas as to incinerate Trevor before the tanker explodes. Michael and Franklin reflect on how crazy Trevor was and it was this constant craziness which led to his demise. Shortly after, they split up before Franklin sarcastically remarks the event as an "illuminating experience", which Michael counters by telling him to survive, and everything else is "bullshit".
 
===='''Option B (Kill Michael)'''====
 
Michael meets Franklin in the desert and reflects on their partnership. However, in Franklin's reply, he notices Franklin's intention to kill him and escapes, eventually ending up at the[[Palmer-Taylor Power Station| Palmer-Taylor Power Station]]. They continue to chase up on one of the chimney walkways and after a minor scuffle, Franklin pushes Michael off the edge and then grabs him while he hangs precariously from the rail, where Franklin can save him or drop, but either, Michael falls to his death.
 
===='''Option C (Deathwish)'''====
 
Franklin helps Michael and Trevor fight off Merryweather and the FIB, then kills [[Wei Cheng]] to not implicate Trevor from its effects. Afterwards, he meets Michael and Trevor, who had kidnapped Devin in his car, at the foothills of [[Mount Chiliad (HD Universe)|Mount Chiliad]]. After taunting Devin on their apparent victory, the trio push his car of the cliff into the ocean.
 
   
== Characters Murdered by Franklin Clinton ==
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Franklin meets Trevor at the oil field where Trevor laments how Michael had been backstabbing towards him and how he and Franklin are friends, only to see Franklin turn a gun towards him saying that he was the crazy one, not Michael or Franklin. Baffled, Trevor remarks on how he has done nothing but be truthful to Franklin, which the latter accepts but does not let down the gun. Betrayed again, Trevor then makes a run for it around the city and eventually the oil fields, with Franklin chasing him. Franklin would then call Michael for help, in which Michael arrives and crashes into Trevor causing him to crash into a gas tanker, covering him in gasoline. Franklin shoots the gas as to incinerate Trevor before the tanker explodes. Michael and Franklin reflect on how crazy Trevor was and it was this constant craziness which led to his demise. Shortly after, they split up before Franklin sarcastically remarks the event as an "illuminating experience", which Michael counters by telling him to survive, and everything else is "bullshit".
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Michael meets Franklin in the desert and reflects on their partnership. However, in Franklin's reply, he notices Franklin's intention to kill him and escapes, eventually ending up at the[[Palmer-Taylor Power Station| Palmer-Taylor Power Station]]. They continue to chase up on one of the chimney walkways and after a minor scuffle, Franklin pushes Michael off the edge and then grabs him while he hangs precariously from the rail. Here, Franklin can choose to save him or drop him, but either way, Michael falls to his death.
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Franklin helps Michael and Trevor fight off Merryweather and the FIB, then kills [[Wei Cheng]] to not implicate Trevor from its effects. Afterwards, he meets Michael and Trevor, who had kidnapped Devin in his car, at the foothills of [[Mount Chiliad (HD Universe)|Mount Chiliad]]. After taunting Devin on their apparent victory, the trio push his car off the cliff onto the rocks by the ocean.
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==Characters Murdered by Franklin Clinton==
 
* [[Esteban Jimenez]] - [[Repossession|Murdered]] to steal his bike and avoid any witnesses.
 
* [[Esteban Jimenez]] - [[Repossession|Murdered]] to steal his bike and avoid any witnesses.
* [[Elwood O'Neil]] - [[Predator (mission)|Murdered]] for seeking retribution against [[Trevor Philips]].
 
 
* [[Brett Lowrey]] - [[Hotel Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from [[Lester Crest]].
 
* [[Brett Lowrey]] - [[Hotel Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from [[Lester Crest]].
 
* [[Jackson Skinner]] - [[The Vice Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
 
* [[Jackson Skinner]] - [[The Vice Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
 
* [[Isaac Penny]] - [[The Bus Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
 
* [[Isaac Penny]] - [[The Bus Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
 
* [[Enzo Bonelli]] - [[The Construction Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
 
* [[Enzo Bonelli]] - [[The Construction Assassination|Assassinated]] on orders from Lester Crest.
* [[Wei Cheng]] - [[The Third Way|Murdered]] for attempting to kill both Trevor Phillips and Michael De Santa. (Deathwish Ending)
 
* [[Devin Weston]] - [[The Third Way|Murdered]] for attempting to have Michael De Santa killed. (Deathwish Ending)
 
   
=== Optional Murders ===
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===Optional Murders===
 
* [[Patrick McReary]] - Can be killed during his Random Event.
 
* [[Patrick McReary]] - Can be killed during his Random Event.
 
* [[Simeon Yetarian]] - Can be killed during his Random Event.
 
* [[Simeon Yetarian]] - Can be killed during his Random Event.
 
* [[Chad Mulligan]] - Can be killed during [[Eye In The Sky]].
 
* [[Chad Mulligan]] - Can be killed during [[Eye In The Sky]].
 
* [[MC Clip]] - Can be killed by either Franklin or Trevor during [[Hood Safari]].
 
* [[MC Clip]] - Can be killed by either Franklin or Trevor during [[Hood Safari]].
* [[Beverly Felton]] - Can be killed during the [[Strangers and Freaks]] mission Paparazzo - Reality Check.
 
 
* [[Chip Peterson]] - Can be killed to steal his blueprints of the [[FIB Headquarters]] building.
 
* [[Chip Peterson]] - Can be killed to steal his blueprints of the [[FIB Headquarters]] building.
* [[Peter Dreyfuss]] - Can be killed during the Strangers and Freaks mission A Starlet in Vinewood.
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* [[Elwood O'Neil]] - [[Predator (mission)|Murdered]] by either Franklin or Michael for seeking retribution against [[Trevor Philips]].
* [[Tao Cheng]] - Can be killed during [[The Third Way]].
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* [[Tao Cheng]] - Can be killed during [[The Third Way]]. (Deathwish Ending)
* [[Bigfoot]] - Can be killed after [[The Last One]].
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* [[Wei Cheng]] - [[The Third Way|Murdered]] on orders from Michael De Santa for attempting to kill both Trevor and Michael. (Deathwish Ending)
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* [[Devin Weston]] - [[The Third Way|Murdered]] for attempting to have Michael De Santa and his family killed. (Deathwish Ending)
 
* [[Trevor Philips]] - [[Something Sensible|Murdered]] on orders from [[Steve Haines]] and [[Dave Norton]]. (Kill Trevor Ending)
 
* [[Trevor Philips]] - [[Something Sensible|Murdered]] on orders from [[Steve Haines]] and [[Dave Norton]]. (Kill Trevor Ending)
 
* [[Michael De Santa]] - [[The Time's Come|Murdered]] on orders from [[Devin Weston]]. (Kill Michael Ending)
 
* [[Michael De Santa]] - [[The Time's Come|Murdered]] on orders from [[Devin Weston]]. (Kill Michael Ending)
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===Strangers and Freaks optional murders===
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* [[Beverly Felton]] - Can be killed during the [[Strangers and Freaks]] mission Paparazzo - Reality Check.
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* [[Peter Dreyfuss]] - Can be killed during the Strangers and Freaks mission A Starlet in Vinewood.
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* [[Bigfoot]] - Can be killed during or after [[The Last One]].
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
=== Personality ===
 
=== Personality ===
Franklin is described as ambitious but perhaps to a fault and very eager to take on new illegal challenges by [[Dan Houser|Dan Houser's]] description. He is also described as a logical way of showing a young man with a lot of hope, with Dan Houser claiming that this would be a nice contrast from [[Michael (GTA V)|Michael]]. He also is a person that, even though is being mentored by Michael in crime, mentors Michael in life. This helps build up the Father-Son relationship between the two. Franklin is also much more calmer than both Michael, who has a very short temper, and Trevor, who is practically violent and psychotic. Though Lamar drives him crazy at times, Franklin still cares for his best friend as he saves him from the Ballas with the help of Michael and Trevor during the events of [[Lamar Down]]. He is also the same toward Michael and Trevor as he is seen helping them out with most of their problems, like when Amanda cheats on Michael and he and the latter chase after the tennis coach during [[Marriage Counseling]] and when he helps Trevor and Michael hunt down the remaining O'Neil brothers during [[Predator (mission)|Predator]]. This however, also leads to other people around him to consider him disloyal, most notably his [[Denise Clinton|Aunt Denise]], enough for Denise to [[Hood Safari|threaten him by calling the police for setting foot in her yard]]. Despite what Denise says, Franklin does demonstrate loyalty for people that are close to him and for people who change his life, like Lamar, who is Franklin's best friend, and Michael, who helped him become a "three-bit" gangster, or a high-profile criminal so to speak. Despite not knowing them very well, Franklin also gets along with Michael's family, evident when [[James De Santa|Jimmy]] befriends him and when Amanda responds kindly whenever Franklin greets her while she is home. He doesn't seem to get along with [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]] very well, but this is mostly due to Stretch trying to pull Franklin into the life that put him in jail in the first place, and also due to Stretch's reckless and unintelligent personality.
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Franklin is described as ambitious, but perhaps to a fault, and very eager to take on new illegal challenges. He is also described as a "logical way of showing a young man with a lot of hope", with Dan Houser claiming that this would be a nice contrast from [[Michael De Santa|Michael]]. He also is a person that, even though is being mentored by Michael in crime, mentors Michael in life. This helps build up the Father-Son relationship between the two.
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=== Relationships With Other Characters ===
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Franklin is much calmer than both Michael, who has a very short temper, and Trevor, who is a violent psychopath. Though Lamar drives him crazy at times, Franklin still cares for his best friend as he saves him from the Ballas with the help of Michael and Trevor during the events of [[Lamar Down]]. He is also the same toward Michael and Trevor as he is seen helping them out with most of their problems, like when Amanda cheats on Michael and he and the latter chase Amanda's tennis coach during [[Marriage Counseling]], and when he helps Trevor and Michael hunt down the remaining O'Neil brothers during [[Predator (mission)|Predator]]. This, however, also leads to others around him to consider him "disloyal", most notably his [[Denise Clinton|Aunt Denise]], to such an extent that Denise [[Hood Safari|threaten him by calling the police for setting foot in her yard]]. Despite what Denise says, Franklin does demonstrate loyalty for people that are close to him and for people who change his life, like Lamar, who is Franklin's best friend, and Michael, who helped him become a "three-bit" gangster and high-profile criminal.
*[[Michael De Santa|Michael]] - After meeting Michael and completing a job with him, both men grew a father-son relationship for one another. This was mostly because Franklin never really had a family of his own and saw Michael as a person with more professional skill and as a real criminal that could mentor him in the life of crime. It seems that Michael has a better relationship with Franklin than with his own [[Jimmy De Santa|son]]. Michael is fairly protective of Franklin. During the drive in the Paleto Score, when Trevor keeps asking Franklin about his first score, Michael tells Trevor to leave Franklin alone. Later in the same mission, Michael continuously checks in on Franklin, calls him "son," and helps him onto the train before boarding it himself. In the Kill Michael Ending, he chases Michael and, even if the player wants to save him, Michael falls to his death. Franklin eventually regrets killing him. He leaves a message on Lamar's voice-mail, stating about one running and their legs give and can't run anymore, which is what Michael said to Franklin in Fresh Meat.
 
*[[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] - Trevor and Franklin's first meeting was nowhere near perfect, as he was cautious of the new recruit and even insulted him and Michael for their father-son like relationship. He was eventually able to put his trust into Michael's judgement of Franklin and the two were finally able to get along. In the optional ending that involves killing Trevor, he protests that he's been nothing but straight and true with him. Franklin seems to regret killing him but accept that he was crazy and would have killed him and Michael. In the ending where Franklin kills Michael, he would cut off ties with him and claim that he's dead to him. When hanging out with Franklin, Trevor states that he's proud of him.
 
*[[Lamar Davis|Lamar]] - As stated above, Franklin's relationship with Lamar is a bit unsettled, as Lamar is seen as a funny yet dangerous maniac, and is also known to be one of the main people holding Franklin back to the criminal life. Despite this, Franklin still considers him his best friend and on multiple occasions throughout the story, he risks his life to save him and help him out. By the end of the game, they seem to get along more calmly than before, especially within the Deathwish ending, where Lamar is pleasantly surprised to hear Franklin's need to help Michael and Trevor survive.
 
*[[Simeon Yetarian]] - Simeon is an Armenian luxury car salesman, who uses the business as a front for his repo activity. He employs Franklin as his repo-man. Simeon's relationship with Franklin was shown in to be in a poor condition, as he doesn't seem to fulfill many of Franklin's request. Eventually Franklin cut his ties with Simeon after he crashed into his dealership.
 
   
=== Appearance ===
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Despite not knowing them very well, Franklin also gets along with Michael's family, as shown when [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]] befriends him and when Amanda responds kindly whenever Franklin greets her while she is home. He doesn't seem to get along with [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]] very well, but this is mostly due to Stretch trying to pull Franklin into the life that put him in jail in the first place, and also due to Stretch's reckless and unintelligent personality.
Franklin has been described as fit and fashion conscious. He is mostly seen wearing a blue and white button-up shirt, dark blue jeans or black pants with white stripes and a pair of brown or dark yellow boots. In the ''"Michael, Trevor and Franklin"'' artwork, he is seen wearing a light yellow plaid button-up shirt and stonewashed blue jeans. He also sported the same outfit in "The Trunk" artwork. He is seen in the "Franklin and Chop" artwork wearing a tank-top, khaki shorts along with a bracelet on his right wrist and a black watch on his right wrist. In "Three's Company," he's seen wearing his L.S. sweater, black jeans and Desert Boots.
 
   
=== Skills and Attributes ===
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In contrast to Michael and especially Trevor, Franklin is an incredibly tidy person, always trying to keep his image, his vehicles and his house clean. This is evident in some [[Switch Scenes|switch cutscenes]], where he can be seen cleaning his [[Buffalo S]] and his [[Bagger]], or doing house chores at his [[Franklin's House|mansion]] like taking out the garbage or ironing his clothes. He likes also to keep his body in shape, as he's seen doing exercise, like bars in [[Vespucci Beach]] or push-ups next to his pool.
Franklin is a young man and is capable of tackling challenging tasks that Michael and Trevor can't do and has a level of physical prowess that both Michael and Trevor lack. As being a repossession man he is a skilled person behind the wheel of any car. As during the GI demo, he was described as being able to make short work of the agents that were interrogating the target.
 
   
Franklin has a special ability where he can slow down time while driving.
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Franklin seems to suffer from some degree of Depression/Self-Hatred, because when he's high on Marijuana he often comments on how empty and alone he feels. He might regret his decision to become a criminal but is in too deep to walk away. In a similar vein to [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] during shootouts, Franklin might shout at his enemies to shoot him. His lack of initiative hints at insecurity, which further demonstrates a possible mood disorder. Lamar also calls Franklin a "moody motherfucker" when giving him the [[Bagger]] [[Repossession|they stole from Simeon after repossessing it]]. His [[Switch Scenes]] imply he is lonely, as many show him roaming around the city alone, and further in the story, he rarely leaves his house. Alienating oneself from friends and relatives is a very common symptom in those who suffer from Depression, and since Lamar always appears to have time for his friend, Franklin appears to be doing exactly this.
   
'''Special Skill: Improved Driving Handling'''
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Franklin doesn't appear to be able to handle pressure very well. If the player chooses to kill either Michael or Trevor, Franklin tries to justify his actions by claiming it "wasn't really his decision", or that he "didn't a choice" and also lacks initiative when confronted by Devin and Steve, rather than attempting to bargain with Steve or Devin to at least remunerate him for betraying his closest friends only to realise after committing the deed that he was ultimately used and discarded. If the player chooses the Deathwish ending, Franklin will initially complain to Lester that he "can't kill both of'em" before eventually coming up with a plan to spare them both.
   
While the Special ability is active Franklin has the ability to slow down time while driving any four wheeled vehicle or motorcycle. This allows for better handling in dangerous circumstances hopefully avoiding accidents. Enhancing this skill increases the maximum storage capacity directly affecting the ability's duration. Franklin starts with one third of the max capacity, 30 seconds of duration.
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'''Increasing Special Skill'''
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=== Relationships With Other Characters ===
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*[[Michael De Santa|Michael]] - After meeting Michael and completing a job with him, both men grew a father-son relationship for one another. This was mostly because Franklin never really had a family of his own and saw Michael as a person with more professional skill and as a real criminal that could mentor him in the life of crime. It seems that Michael has a better relationship with Franklin than with his own [[Jimmy De Santa|son]]. After Franklin meets Michael at the oil derricks in East LS, he decides to help him since he's helped him make more money than he ever did drug dealing and gang banging. Michael is fairly protective of Franklin. During the drive in the Paleto Score, when Trevor keeps asking Franklin about his first score, Michael tells Trevor to leave Franklin alone. Later in the same mission, Michael continuously checks in on Franklin, calls him "son," and helps him onto the train before boarding it himself. In the Kill Michael Ending, he chases Michael and, even if the player wants to save him, Michael falls to his death. Franklin eventually regrets killing him. He leaves a message on Lamar's voice-mail, stating about one running and their legs give and can't run anymore, which is what Michael said to Franklin in [[Fresh Meat]]. Despite that, Franklin perhaps has the most issues with Michael, being a main source of grief for him as he was responsible for a majority Franklin's problems throughout the game, from his untimely termination at his job, being forced to repay a debt to a mob and later forced to work for the FIB and by killing him, leaves him with a great deal of enemies.
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*[[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] - Trevor and Franklin's first meeting was nowhere near perfect, as he was cautious of the new recruit and even insulted him and Michael for their father-son like relationship. He was eventually able to put his trust into Michael's judgement of Franklin and the two were finally able to get along and unlike Michael does not do anything to get him in trouble. In the optional ending that involves killing Trevor, he protests that he's been nothing but straight and true with him. Franklin seems to regret killing him, but also perceives Trevor as a threat to him and Michael. In the ending where Franklin kills Michael, he would cut off ties with him and claim that he's dead to him. When hanging out with Franklin, Trevor states that he's proud of him.
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*[[Lamar Davis|Lamar]] - As stated above, Franklin's relationship with Lamar is a bit unsettled, as Lamar is seen as a funny yet dangerous maniac, and is also known to be one of the main people holding Franklin back to the criminal life. Despite this, Franklin still considers him his best friend and on multiple occasions throughout the story, he risks his life to save him and help him out. By the end of the game, they seem to get along more calmly than before, especially within the Deathwish ending, where Lamar is pleasantly surprised to hear Franklin's need to help Michael and Trevor survive.
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*[[Denise Clinton|Denise]] - Franklin and his aunt Denise have a less than amicable relationship. They don't get along and Franklin is frequently annoyed with his aunt's feminist meetings and her desire for Franklin to move out. He generally considers her an airhead and often says that she has gotten even more out-of-touch with reality in recent times.
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*Michael's Family - Unlike Trevor, Franklin generally gets along fine with the De Santa family. Amanda and Franklin seem to have a friendly relationship and will exchange kind words if they talk to each other. Michael's son [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]] looks up to Franklin, since he admires the "gangsta" lifestyle. Franklin does however ask Jimmy to stop talking in a stereotypically "gangsta" fashion since it would get him in trouble with people. Franklin doesn't seem to know Tracey as well, but can make small talk with her when he visits Michael's house.
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*[[Simeon Yetarian]] - Simeon is an Armenian luxury car salesman, who uses the business as a front for his repo activity. He employs Franklin as his repo-man. Simeon's relationship with Franklin was shown in to be in a poor condition, as he doesn't seem to fulfill many of Franklin's request. Eventually Franklin cut his ties with Simeon after he crashed into his dealership.
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*[[Stretch (character)|Stretch]] - Stretch and Franklin had an antagonistic relationship, frequently trading insults and threats. Franklin also felt hostility towards Stretch for sending him and Lamar on numerous set-ups. He also dislikes Stretch for, in his mind, trying to keep Franklin and Lamar around as simple gangsters. He did however say to Lamar that Stretch could join their own gang, though that was likely a lie.
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*[[Devin Weston]] - Antagonistic with Franklin, he is seen as an extremely useful pawn throughout their dealings, however in every scenario where both parties are involved Devin always came out on top. From the car thefts which left Franklin and Lamar penniless to leaving Franklin uncompensated and leaves Franklin hung out to dry as well. Franklin is often forced to work for him and can be ironically compared to Simeon. Franklin also holds a special dislike for Devin's borderline racist behaviour towards him, such as imitating stereotypical street slang.
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=== Appearance ===
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Franklin has been described as "fit" and "fashion conscious". He is mostly seen wearing a blue and white button-up shirt, dark blue jeans or black pants with white stripes and a pair of brown or dark yellow boots. In the ''"Michael, Trevor and Franklin"'' artwork, he is seen wearing a light yellow plaid button-up shirt and stonewashed blue jeans. He also sported the same outfit in "The Trunk" artwork. He is seen in the "Franklin and Chop" artwork wearing a tank-top, khaki shorts along with a bracelet on his right wrist and a black watch on his right wrist. In "Three's Company," he's seen wearing his L.S. sweater, black jeans and Desert Boots. During friendship activities with Michael, Franklin may state that he was used to be fatter, but managed to lose weight. Michael claims that he can "kind of see it". Lamar also chides him for not wanting to walk around the block to the van, claiming "...you need to walk with your fat ass." in the mission [[Chop (mission)|Chop]].
   
Just driving around with Franklin can increase his special skill although minutely. The more extreme the circumstance the better chance of increased skill. The following events give an increase to Franklin's special skill in varying amounts.
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===Skills and Attributes===
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Franklin is a young man and is capable of tackling challenging tasks that Michael and Trevor cannot, and has a level of physical prowess that both Michael and Trevor lack. As being a repossession man he is a skilled driver behind the wheel of any car. As shown during the GI demo, he was described as being able to make short work of the agents that were interrogating the target and is often seen as a competent gunman throughout the game.
   
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Franklin's [[Special Ability]] allows him to slow down time while driving, improving his driving handling.
   
* Drifting around corners adds a continuous bonus.
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His special ability can only be used while driving any four wheeled vehicle or motorcycle. When activated, it allows him to easily take corners at full speed and escape possible accidents with ease. By enhancing this skill, its maximum storage capacity is increased, which also increases the duration the ability can be activated. Franklin's Special Ability begins at one third of maximum capacity, which lasts for 30 seconds of when at maximum capacity. The special ability also applies to drive-by shootings, as well as when driving the Rhino tank, making Franklin able to land even more precise shots while operating the main cannon.
* Near vehicle misses at high speed.
 
* Driving on the wrong side of the street in traffic adds a continuous bonus.
 
* Driving at high speed, 90% max speed or better continuously.
 
   
 
==Mission appearances==
 
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== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
Just like Michael and Trevor, Franklin has gotten a very positive response from critics and fans of the series.
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Just like Michael and Trevor, Franklin has received a very positive response from critics and fans of the series.
   
 
=== Dan Houser's Description of Franklin ===
 
=== Dan Houser's Description of Franklin ===
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== Character Trailer ==
 
== Character Trailer ==
 
[[File:Grand Theft Auto V Franklin|475px|center]]
 
[[File:Grand Theft Auto V Franklin|475px|center]]
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==Quotes==
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*''"Bitchass bullshit.''" - Franklin's trade mark quote. Said many times through the game, such as when he crashes the car he is driving,
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*''"If the [[FIB|Bureau]] ain't gonna take you to court, them motherfuckers just hustlers anyway. And ain't finna let no motherfucking cat think he is so motherfucking crazy run me up a tree. Fuck that''" - Franklin on the Bureau and Trevor.
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*''"So you giving me a lecture about not being a good enough gangbanger?''" - Franklin to his [[Denise Clinton|aunt]].
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*''"[[Lamar Davis|He's]] just another nigga from the hood... him, [[Stretch (character)|Stretch]] and all the motherfucking clowns. All they wanna do is drag a motherfucker down and live in the past."'' - Franklin to [[Tanisha Jackson|Tanisha]] about all his old friends in the hood.
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*''"Shit, I can't feel anything, I can't feel my fucking toes right now. Man, my toes are dead. Or my soul.''" - Franklin while smoking weed.
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*<i>"Man, y'all gotta keep your fuckin' heads right and and this shit. If not, man, I'll put bullets in both you motherfuckers."</i> - Franklin to Michael and Trevor before confronting [[Merryweather]] in [[The Third Way]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Franklin and Clinton are the last names of two important people in the U.S. Government ([[wp:Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin]] and [[wp:Bill Clinton|Bill Clinton]]). If you put together the first names of the two, it makes up 'Benjamin Bill', a nickname for the [[wp:United States one hundred-dollar bill|$100 bill]] note. He also has the first name as former US presidents [[wp:Franklin Pierce|Franklin Pierce]] and [[wp:Franklin Roosevelt|Franklin Roosevelt]] who both served as the 14th and 32nd presidents respectively.
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*Despite his date of birth never being mentioned in-game, Franklin's license plate reads "FC1988" ("FC" being his initials, and 1988 being his possible birth year).
*Franklin is the second protagonist to kill another protagonist on-screen (the latter can kill Michael, or Trevor depending on which one of the three endings that the players will choose). The first protagonist being able to do so was Trevor when he kills [[Johnny Klebitz]] in his introduction mission.
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*According to second stage of [[Children Of The Mountain]] side quest, his e-mail address is frankie@eyefind.info.
*Despite his date of birth never actually mentioned in-game, Franklin's license plate is "FC1988" which is most likely his initials, FC, and his date of birth, 1988.
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*In the gameplay trailer, beta appearances, and official artwork, Franklin had a stripe cut out of his hair on the upper-right corner of his forehead. Although it is not part of Franklin's default appearance, it can be bought at a barber shop. Oddly enough, Franklin's icon in the [[Character Wheel]] still reflects his earlier design with the stripe cut out.
*Franklin is the only protagonist in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]] ''to not have a chance to die in any of the three endings.
 
**However in the beta, [[The Third Way]] was originally going to kill Franklin, and replace him with Lamar. This is revealed in the coding.
 
*In one of the monologues he has with himself while high on marijuana, Franklin reveals that his mother was a drug addict and died from a possible overdose, and that he's just like her by using illegal substances, possibly showing that he's insecure and uncomfortable with his drug use.
 
*Franklin is the only one of the three protagonists who cannot play tennis.
 
*He is the only protagonist not required to kill any past GTA IV characters as part of the story, however he does have the option to kill [[Packie McReary]] during a [[Random Events|Random Event]]. 
 
 
*In [[Eye in the Sky]], it is revealed that Franklin was once arrested for Public Exposure. According to him, it was due to him [[wp:Sagging (fashion)|sagging]] in public and it was the [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] committing racial profiling.
 
*In [[Eye in the Sky]], it is revealed that Franklin was once arrested for Public Exposure. According to him, it was due to him [[wp:Sagging (fashion)|sagging]] in public and it was the [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] committing racial profiling.
*Franklin's favorite radio station is [[Radio Los Santos]].
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*Franklin's favourite radio stations are [[Radio Los Santos]] and [[West Coast Classics]].
*Franklin is the only one of the three main characters to be born in Los Santos. Michael was born in the Mid-West (presumably in North Yankton), and Trevor was born in Canada, near the US border.
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*According to [[Tonya Wiggins]], Franklin "fooled around" with her behind a [[Burger Shot]] when he was [[2001|13]], however Franklin denies this and claims nothing serious happened.
*His second favorite radio station is [[West Coast Classics]].
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*It is likely that Franklin is a Christian, or at the very least has studied the bible at some point in his life. He immediately recognized the verse that Michael sarcastically used, after pulling down the house in "[[Marriage Counseling]]," as coming from the book of Matthew. He is also described as believing in a "white man's God." Pre-release artwork of Franklin shows him with a praying hands tattoo in his neck, further supporting this theory.
*Franklin is probably the protagonist with most compassion for animals; when the player runs over a wild animal as Franklin, he says comments such as "Sorry, little dude!" or "Watch out, little dude!", unlike [[Michael]], who simply gets angry, and [[Trevor]], who makes comments with more dark humor. The fact that he is the only protagonist with a pet ([[Chop]]) also contributes to this theory.
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** Additionally, the tattoo ressemble an item found in "[[w:c:lanoire:The Silk Stocking Murder|The Silk Stocking Murder]]", a Homicide case in [[wp:L.A. Noire|L.A. Noire]], another video game edited by [[Rockstar Games]].
*It is possible that Franklin is religious, or at the very least has studied the bible at some point in his life. He immediately recognized the verse that Michael sarcastically used, after pulling down the house in [[Marriage Counseling]], as coming from the book of Matthew. 
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*Franklin seems to be the protagonist with most compassion for animals. When he runs over a wild animal, he says more friendly quotes, like: "Sorry, little dude!" or "Watch out, little dude!" Instead of Michael, who says more sarcastic quotes or Trevor, who says quotes with more dark humor. The fact that he is also the only protagonist with a pet ([[Chop]]), contributes to this theory.
*All of the characters' special abilities (Michael's marksman abilities, Trevor's invincible rage ability, and Franklin's handling of cars) are specified within the game. However, Franklin's special ability is the only one to be referenced outright; This is done by Lamar during the mission [[Chop (mission)|Chop]], in which he tells Franklin to use that "special driver thing that he does" to capture [[D]], and claims he looks funny while doing so, "Like watching Chop try to read while you do that shit".
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*Franklin's special ability may be a reference to the Zone special ability from ''[[wp:Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition|Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition]]'' and ''[[wp:Midnight Club: Los Angeles|Midnight Club: Los Angeles]]'' (other [[Rockstar Games]] titles), which allows the player to slow down time for better handling while driving.
*Franklin's special ability may be a reference to the Zone special ability from ''[[wp:Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition|Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition]]'' (another [[Rockstar Games]] title), which allows the player to slow down time for better handling while driving.
 
 
*Franklin's signature color is green, most likely due to his connection with the Chamberlain Gangster Families. This is seen when using his special ability by screen fading green, while Michael's ability fades blue and Trevor's fades orange.
 
*Franklin's signature color is green, most likely due to his connection with the Chamberlain Gangster Families. This is seen when using his special ability by screen fading green, while Michael's ability fades blue and Trevor's fades orange.
*In Franklin's employee of the month photo he's wearing a red button-up shirt, but when you go to his wardrobe this specific shirt is nowhere to be found.
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**The selection of the protagonist's signature colors may be a reflection of the character's personalities and/or their individual story arcs. Green is the color of intellect and wealth, reflecting Franklin's focus on gaining money and his desire to move up in the world of organized crime.
*While hanging out with Franklin as a different protagonist, if you die, he'll text you in concern. Usually, he'll text, "u okay dude?" or "hope u okay."
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*If the player throws Molotovs at Franklin's house as Michael or Trevor, he might text the player saying: ''"U trying to burn my house down?"''
*Franklin is in many ways similar to [[GTA: San Andreas|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] protagonist [[Carl Johnson]]. Both men are African-American gangbangers in their mid-20's, both are or have been part of a section of [[The Families]] street gang, both have an ambitious personality and at one point have been criticised for showing little support for their gang, both have been betrayed by a fellow member (Carl by [[Big Smoke]] and [[Ryder]], and Franklin by [[Harold Joseph|Stretch]]). Furthermore, one of Franklin's outfits is similar to that of CJ's default outfit.
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*Similar to [[Luis Fernando Lopez]], Franklin never graduated high-school because of a confrontation with a teacher. Franklin states he beat up a teacher, although the reason for this is not stated.
*Franklin had the most opportunities than any other protagonist to make money. For instance: the Lester missions, if the stocks method is used right, Franklin can make a lot of money. Also, the analyst for [[Algonquin]] you take to the airport gives you advice to invest in [[Tinkle]].
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*Both Franklin and Michael are known to smoke cigarettes. At Franklin's mansion, [[Redwood Cigarettes]] packs can be found scattered on tables, along with multiple ashtrays. He can be seen smoking in the mission, "[[Hotel Assassination]]," while waiting for [[Lester Crest|Lester]], and lighting one up at the end of "[[The Bureau Raid]]" (Obvious approach).
*Franklin is the only playable character not to appear in the game's opening credits.
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*If the player enters the in-game website PsychicShoutout and speaks with Mrs. Marcy as Franklin, she will say that she sees Lamar in her visions, having sex on Franklin's bed. This is the possible hint, that Lamar had an affair with [[Denise Clinton]], due to his multiple positive comments about her appearance. Another reference on that matter is that during the mission, "[[Hood Safari]]," Lamar's going out of Franklin's house with her, being in close relationship and supporting each other.
*If the player throws Molotov's at Franklin's house as Michael or Trevor, he might text the player saying: "U trying to burn my house down?".
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*Franklin is the only character to be able to use lock picks. Usage of lock picks are extremely useful when trying to switch into parked cars when wanted by the police (smashed windows get detected by the police), or avoid attracting attention of pedestrians and bystanders when stealing a parked car (provided the alarm doesn't go off). Franklin can choose not to get inside the car if the alarm goes and wait from a distance until the alarm dies, this can avoid a wanted level.
*Franklin is the only protagonist in the GTA series who isn't betrayed by the main antagonist at one point.
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**The only problem with lock picks is that the player is not able to choose whether or not Franklin uses them.  However, approaching a vehicle without running or attacking tends to invoke their use.  Franklin tends not to use lock picks if he is in a hurry (i.e., if the police see him, or if he has been running).
*Franklin's special ability also affects the [[Rhino]], allowing Franklin to utilize the tank cannon with extreme accuracy and finesse while on the move, making Franklin, arguably, the most suitable to go on tank rampages.
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**Franklin will not use lock picks on vehicles that he has to climb up to get to the door (such as the [[Sandking XL]] or the [[Dump]]), likely because both his hands are not free.
*Franklins appearance as the "token black" character (being the only African American character of the three protagonists) might be a reference to Franklin from the Peanut's comic strip by Charles Schulz. In the comic scrip, Franklin was the only African American character of all the main characters.
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*Franklin sleeps for most average amount of time out of all the 3 characters. When saving the game as  Franklin, the game skips ahead 8 hours. Michael sleeps for 6 while Trevor sleeps for 12. Franklin also sleeps in the fetal position, which is the most common sleeping position in the world.
*At Franklin's [[Vinewood Hills]] mansion, [[Redwood Cigarettes]] packs can be found scattered on tables, along with multiple ashtrays. He can be seen smoking in the mission [[Hotel Assassination]] while waiting for [[Lester Crest|Lester]].
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*Franklin shares many similarities with [[Carl Johnson|Carl "CJ" Johnson]], protagonist of'' [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''. They are both young African-American men born and currently reside in [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los]] [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Santos]]. They are both very calm, and are interested in making money and rising to the top of the criminal underworld. By another coincidence, both Franklin and CJ's voice actors are cousins.
*In most of Franklin's artworks, he is seen with a tattoo of praying hands on his neck. This tattoo can not be purchased in-game.
 
*Despite his business-like personality, while using drugs it is possible to view that Franklin may suffer from depression. When talking to himself, he may refer to himself as a failure and a drug addict like his mother, and also says "''I'm so happy. Happy as can be when you're all alone and everybody you know hates you.''", amongst other things that indicate some form of self-hatred.
 
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
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gtav_franklin.jpg|Franklin at his neighbourhood.
 
gtav_franklin.jpg|Franklin at his neighbourhood.
 
gta-v-franklin-and-lamar.jpg|Franklin and [[Lamar]].
 
gta-v-franklin-and-lamar.jpg|Franklin and [[Lamar]].
GTA V Franklin and Chop 2.jpg|Franklin and Chop walking.
 
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CHARACTER
Franklin Clinton
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Franklin Clinton
Also known as: Frank
Frankie
F
FC
F Dog
F Dizzle
Kid
CBL
Baby F
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1988
Place of birth: South Los Santos
Home: Forum Drive, Strawberry
3671 Whispymound Drive, Vinewood Hills
Nationality: Flag of the United States African-American
Family: Denise Clinton (Maternal Aunt)
Tavell Clinton (Cousin)
Unnamed mother (deceased)
Unnamed Grandfather (deceased)
Unnamed Grandmother (deceased)
Main affiliation: The Families
Lamar Davis
Michael De Santa
Trevor Philips
Tanisha Jackson
Tonya Wiggins
Hao
Vehicle(s): White Buffalo S
Green Bagger

Player's choice

Businesses: Armed robbery
Drug Dealing (Formerly)
Vehicle Repossession (Formerly)
Downtown Cab Co. (optional)
Smoke on the Water (optional)
Los Santos Customs (Blaine County, optional)
LSPD Auto Impound (optional)
Voiced by: Shawn Fonteno
"Look homie, I don't mind dying, you feel me? But I just wanna die with something that matters."
― Franklin Clinton

Franklin Clinton is one of the three main protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V, along with Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips.

BackgroundEdit

Franklin was born in South Los Santos in 1988. He never knew his father and his mother became a cocaine addict while Franklin was still young. As a child, Franklin often heard stories about how his father was physically abusive towards his mother, possibly causing her cocaine addiction. Franklin's father left his mother while she was pregnant with Franklin. His mother's addiction eventually led to her death when Franklin was young.
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A photo of a younger Franklin.

Following his mother's death, Franklin moved in with his grandparents. This is where Franklin met Tonya Wiggins and JB Bradshaw. Despite being constantly spoiled by his grandmother, Franklin had decided to take on the role of a street hustler. One of his first jobs was selling cigarettes with Bradshaw. The scheme was successful until Franklin's grandfather caught them in the act. In Tonya's words, his grandfather "gave chase to both him and Bradshaw all around South Los Santos". His grandparents later passed away, and Franklin's grandmother left him and his aunt, Denise Clinton, a house on Forum Drive in her will.

Franklin attended Davis High School along with Lamar Davis, Tanisha Jackson and Tonya Wiggins but was expelled for assaulting a teacher. Around this time he began the life of a gang banger and dope dealer and started committing various petty crimes such as carjackings and small-time bank robberies with Lamar. During their first bank robbery, they stole $2000 but did not get to keep the money because a dye pack spilt onto the money. Franklin also worked for a local drug dealer named Marcus, whom he later killed. Franklin's life of petty crime caught up with him in 2008, when he was arrested and sent to prison. After his release, he decided to give up his previous gang life and get some proper work.

A few months before the start of his story, Franklin moved beyond the role of ghetto-based street dealer when he and Lamar began working for Armenian gangster Simeon Yetarian. Yetarian owns a car dealership which acts as a front for a loansharking and extortion business. Yetarian's dealership sells cars to people who can't afford them and when they default on the exorbitant interest payments Franklin and Lamar repossess the cars.

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Possible photo of Franklin's grandparents.

Events of GTA VEdit

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Franklin and Lamar begin their repossession.

Franklin is first seen on a repossession job with his close friend and co-worker Lamar Davis, soon after a chance encounter with Michael De Santa. Later, Franklin and Lamar are assigned by Simeon Yetarian, their boss, to repossess a Bagger in a Vagos-controlled area of Vespucci. While searching for the bike, the two are confronted by the Vagos and a shootout begins. The duo are then forced to fight their way out of the neighborhood. They find the bike, but the owner was killed during the shootout. Knowing the repossession is meaningless, Lamar takes the bike for himself. Simeon blames Franklin for the bike's theft. While recovering a BeeJay XL sold to Jimmy De Santa, his father Michael (who had been hiding in the back seat) holds a Pistol to Franklin's head. Under orders from Michael, Franklin drives the car through the window of Simeon's dealership, receiving a payment from Michael himself for doing what he called "a job well done". Because Franklin had driven through the dealership and Lamar didn't return the bike, Simeon fires both of them.

Franklin is brought along by Lamar to kidnap a Ballas member named D, for no other reason than that Lamar saw "opportunity". With the help of Lamar's dog Chop, the two succeed in capturing D; however, they are forced to free him when Lamar inadvertently reveals their location while talking on his mobile phone.

After losing his job at the dealership, Franklin started working with Michael. Franklin helps Michael rescue Jimmy from his yacht, which was stolen with Jimmy on it during an attempted sale. Later, after Michael catches Amanda post-coitus with her tennis coach, Michael and Franklin chase him to a house in the Vinewood Hills. Believing the house to belong to the tennis coach, Michael and Franklin use a pickup truck to pull the deck down, destroying the house. After returning to the De Santa residenceMartin Madrazo appears to reveal the house was his, and demands $2.5 million in damages from Michael.

After some time has passed, Michael contacts Franklin to enlist him on the Vangelico Jewelry Store Heist, which Franklin accepts as he sees this as his first major opportunity to become a much more successful criminal.

Michael, under orders of Dave Norton, infiltrates a morgue and kills several guards. In a panic, Michael calls Franklin and reveals that he is affiliated with the FIB, though Franklin continues to trust Michael due to the latter offering him help while he was in a tough financial position. Franklin also decides to work with Michael, in hopes that there will be better payment from jobs with him.

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The trio escape Grove Street.

When Franklin returns to his house, Lamar and Denise heckle him for his "disloyalty" towards the Families. Franklin explains that he doesn't want to be caught up in the routine of gang life again and wants the opportunity to make a success of himself. Trevor suddenly appears out of nowhere. After giving Denise some money and shooing her back into the house, Franklin angrily asks what Trevor is doing at his house. Trevor says his reason for being there is to "make new friends". Lamar informs Franklin that Stretch has arranged a drug deal with some Ballas, and Trevor decides to join them. The trio (along with Chop) drive to a house in Grove Street. Lamar is offered a sample from a cocaine brick, and is about to buy it before Trevor intervenes. Trevor snatches the brick from the dealer, and discovers the brick is actually dry-wall. A shootout erupts, and Franklin, Trevor and Lamar are forced to fight their way out of Grove Street. Moments after the shootout, the LSPD show up to chase them. Franklin and Trevor follow Lamar through a narrow alley into the Los Santos Storm Drain. They steal three Jetskis and head towards the open sea. The trio split up and eventually evade the police.

Franklin, after being informed by Michael, gets employed by billionaire Devin Weston who asks Trevor, Michael and later Lamar to steal some rare cars for him so that he can export them to the Far East.

Trevor receives a call from Franklin, who on Trevor's request is tailing the remaining O'Neil brothers, who are angry at Trevor due to his earlier attack on the O'Neil household, resulting in the deaths of most of the O'Neils and the destruction of their farm. Franklin chases the O'Neils, who crash because of an elk on the road and escape into a forest in Raton Canyon. Franklin then calls Trevor for air support and eventually, Trevor and Michael arrive by helicopter. Using a rifle, fitted with a thermal scope, Michael shoots Walton and Wynn O'Neil dead, but can't get a clear shot of Elwood, who is hiding behind a rock and firing anti-tank rockets towards the helicopter. With the help of Chop, Franklin locates and kills Elwood, after which he and Chop are picked up by Trevor and Michael and safely returned to Sandy Shores Airfield.

Franklin helps Trevor and Michael rob the Blaine County Savings Bank, as it contains millions of dollars deposited there by Blaine County's corrupt law enforcement who extort money from all the local weed farms and meth labs. Using stolen military body armour and machine guns, Trevor, Michael, Franklin and one gunman successfully rob the Paleto bank, taking a small cut each and giving the largest profit to Haines and Norton so they can purchase the equipment for the Humane Labs and Research chemical plant robbery, much to the team's irritation.

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Franklin is disappointed when he still hasn't been paid.

Franklin arrives on Forum Drive in Strawberry. He receives a call from Lamar. Lamar tells Franklin that he's stolen the final car in Weston's list, a Pegassi Monroe, and now has it nearby, behind Glass Heroes Autobody shop. Franklin meets Lamar there, and the two drive the Monroe to Little Bighorn Avenue where Trevor is waiting with a Packer filled with the other cars the group have obtained for Weston. Franklin drives the Monroe onto the last remaining spot on the Packer. He, Lamar, and Trevor then begin the drive to the drop-off point, the Procopio Truck Stop north of Paleto Bay. The police discover the cars and give chase on the way. Franklin decides to unhitch the JB 700 and use its weapons to destroy the police cars. Franklin has heard from Weston's lawyer that the 700 has "some new hardware on board." Trevor keeps the Packer steady while Franklin makes his way along the cargo carrier. Franklin reaches the JB 700 and drives it off the Packer. Franklin uses the 700's clatrops and newly included guns to take out the police pursuit. They drop off the cars, but Devin angers the trio by refusing to pay them, promising to "invest" their money and pay them at a later date. Franklin calls Lester and asks Lester to talk to Michael about Devin, but Michael isn't answering his phone, and was last located in North Yankton. Franklin tells Lester to have Trevor meet him at his aunt's house.

Trevor meets Franklin at his aunt's house to find out where Michael is. Trevor explains that the Los Santos Triads kidnapped Michael while they were in Ludendorff and that they have taken him somewhere in Los Santos. Franklin asks for his help, but Trevor refuses, claiming Michael is "dead" to him, and leaves. Franklin decides to rescue Michael, alone. He eventually tracks Michael's phone signal to a slaughterhouse using a Trackify app sent to his phone by Lester. Franklin eventually succeeds in rescuing Michael from the Triads and the two make their escape from the abattoir.

Franklin and Michael are called up once again by Haines for one more job: breaking into the FIB building and remove incriminating evidence against Haines. They can either infiltrate the building disguised as firefighters or dropped off by helicopter, but either way, the team manages to recover the data and escapes. They meet up with Lester and celebrate their victory with alcohol. Michael tells them he must settle things with the FIB, so Franklin stays and relaxes with Lester over some whiskey.

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Lamar has to be rescued.

A while later, Franklin is visited at his house by his ex-girlfriend Tanisha Jackson who tells him that Stretch set Lamar up with the Ballas, who are holding him hostage at the Paleto Forest Sawmill. Franklin immediately heads towards the sawmill, and asks Lester on the way to contact Michael and Trevor to aid him in rescuing Lamar (despite the current state of their friendship). Franklin, Trevor, and Michael arrive at the sawmill. They proceed to take out the Ballas and Franklin brings him back home to Forum Drive. While there, Lamar and Franklin get into a small dispute, arguing about Franklin's many efforts to save Lamar from problems he got himself into. Franklin advises Lamar to remain civilised and stay out of trouble, and to abandon his gang-banging lifestyle and get a proper job. Franklin is suddenly confronted by Steve Haines and Dave Norton, who tasks Franklin to kill Trevor, due to his violent behavior and general liabilty. Franklin refuses, asking them to recruit Michael to do it instead, but Norton explains that Michael can't because Trevor doesn't trust Michael and won't allow Michael to go near him.

Franklin and the team begin their final heist shortly afterwards. They succeed, and come off with millions of dollars in gold. However, tensions are still heated between Trevor and Michael.

EndingEdit

After the heist, Franklin is tasked by Steve Haines to kill Trevor and by Devin Weston to kill Michael. Franklin must choose to kill Trevor, Michael or save both and kill everyone that had double-crossed them.

Franklin meets Trevor at the oil field where Trevor laments how Michael had been backstabbing towards him and how he and Franklin are friends, only to see Franklin turn a gun towards him saying that he was the crazy one, not Michael or Franklin. Baffled, Trevor remarks on how he has done nothing but be truthful to Franklin, which the latter accepts but does not let down the gun. Betrayed again, Trevor then makes a run for it around the city and eventually the oil fields, with Franklin chasing him. Franklin would then call Michael for help, in which Michael arrives and crashes into Trevor causing him to crash into a gas tanker, covering him in gasoline. Franklin shoots the gas as to incinerate Trevor before the tanker explodes. Michael and Franklin reflect on how crazy Trevor was and it was this constant craziness which led to his demise. Shortly after, they split up before Franklin sarcastically remarks the event as an "illuminating experience", which Michael counters by telling him to survive, and everything else is "bullshit".

Michael meets Franklin in the desert and reflects on their partnership. However, in Franklin's reply, he notices Franklin's intention to kill him and escapes, eventually ending up at the Palmer-Taylor Power Station. They continue to chase up on one of the chimney walkways and after a minor scuffle, Franklin pushes Michael off the edge and then grabs him while he hangs precariously from the rail. Here, Franklin can choose to save him or drop him, but either way, Michael falls to his death.

Franklin helps Michael and Trevor fight off Merryweather and the FIB, then kills Wei Cheng to not implicate Trevor from its effects. Afterwards, he meets Michael and Trevor, who had kidnapped Devin in his car, at the foothills of Mount Chiliad. After taunting Devin on their apparent victory, the trio push his car off the cliff onto the rocks by the ocean.

Characters Murdered by Franklin ClintonEdit

Optional MurdersEdit

Strangers and Freaks optional murdersEdit

OverviewEdit

Personality Edit

Franklin is described as ambitious, but perhaps to a fault, and very eager to take on new illegal challenges. He is also described as a "logical way of showing a young man with a lot of hope", with Dan Houser claiming that this would be a nice contrast from Michael. He also is a person that, even though is being mentored by Michael in crime, mentors Michael in life. This helps build up the Father-Son relationship between the two.

Franklin is much calmer than both Michael, who has a very short temper, and Trevor, who is a violent psychopath. Though Lamar drives him crazy at times, Franklin still cares for his best friend as he saves him from the Ballas with the help of Michael and Trevor during the events of Lamar Down. He is also the same toward Michael and Trevor as he is seen helping them out with most of their problems, like when Amanda cheats on Michael and he and the latter chase Amanda's tennis coach during Marriage Counseling, and when he helps Trevor and Michael hunt down the remaining O'Neil brothers during Predator. This, however, also leads to others around him to consider him "disloyal", most notably his Aunt Denise, to such an extent that Denise threaten him by calling the police for setting foot in her yard. Despite what Denise says, Franklin does demonstrate loyalty for people that are close to him and for people who change his life, like Lamar, who is Franklin's best friend, and Michael, who helped him become a "three-bit" gangster and high-profile criminal.

Despite not knowing them very well, Franklin also gets along with Michael's family, as shown when Jimmy befriends him and when Amanda responds kindly whenever Franklin greets her while she is home. He doesn't seem to get along with Stretch very well, but this is mostly due to Stretch trying to pull Franklin into the life that put him in jail in the first place, and also due to Stretch's reckless and unintelligent personality.

In contrast to Michael and especially Trevor, Franklin is an incredibly tidy person, always trying to keep his image, his vehicles and his house clean. This is evident in some switch cutscenes, where he can be seen cleaning his Buffalo S and his Bagger, or doing house chores at his mansion like taking out the garbage or ironing his clothes. He likes also to keep his body in shape, as he's seen doing exercise, like bars in Vespucci Beach or push-ups next to his pool.

Franklin seems to suffer from some degree of Depression/Self-Hatred, because when he's high on Marijuana he often comments on how empty and alone he feels. He might regret his decision to become a criminal but is in too deep to walk away. In a similar vein to Trevor during shootouts, Franklin might shout at his enemies to shoot him. His lack of initiative hints at insecurity, which further demonstrates a possible mood disorder. Lamar also calls Franklin a "moody motherfucker" when giving him the Bagger they stole from Simeon after repossessing it. His Switch Scenes imply he is lonely, as many show him roaming around the city alone, and further in the story, he rarely leaves his house. Alienating oneself from friends and relatives is a very common symptom in those who suffer from Depression, and since Lamar always appears to have time for his friend, Franklin appears to be doing exactly this.

Franklin doesn't appear to be able to handle pressure very well. If the player chooses to kill either Michael or Trevor, Franklin tries to justify his actions by claiming it "wasn't really his decision", or that he "didn't a choice" and also lacks initiative when confronted by Devin and Steve, rather than attempting to bargain with Steve or Devin to at least remunerate him for betraying his closest friends only to realise after committing the deed that he was ultimately used and discarded. If the player chooses the Deathwish ending, Franklin will initially complain to Lester that he "can't kill both of'em" before eventually coming up with a plan to spare them both.

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Relationships With Other Characters Edit

  • Michael - After meeting Michael and completing a job with him, both men grew a father-son relationship for one another. This was mostly because Franklin never really had a family of his own and saw Michael as a person with more professional skill and as a real criminal that could mentor him in the life of crime. It seems that Michael has a better relationship with Franklin than with his own son. After Franklin meets Michael at the oil derricks in East LS, he decides to help him since he's helped him make more money than he ever did drug dealing and gang banging. Michael is fairly protective of Franklin. During the drive in the Paleto Score, when Trevor keeps asking Franklin about his first score, Michael tells Trevor to leave Franklin alone. Later in the same mission, Michael continuously checks in on Franklin, calls him "son," and helps him onto the train before boarding it himself. In the Kill Michael Ending, he chases Michael and, even if the player wants to save him, Michael falls to his death. Franklin eventually regrets killing him. He leaves a message on Lamar's voice-mail, stating about one running and their legs give and can't run anymore, which is what Michael said to Franklin in Fresh Meat. Despite that, Franklin perhaps has the most issues with Michael, being a main source of grief for him as he was responsible for a majority Franklin's problems throughout the game, from his untimely termination at his job, being forced to repay a debt to a mob and later forced to work for the FIB and by killing him, leaves him with a great deal of enemies.
  • Trevor - Trevor and Franklin's first meeting was nowhere near perfect, as he was cautious of the new recruit and even insulted him and Michael for their father-son like relationship. He was eventually able to put his trust into Michael's judgement of Franklin and the two were finally able to get along and unlike Michael does not do anything to get him in trouble. In the optional ending that involves killing Trevor, he protests that he's been nothing but straight and true with him. Franklin seems to regret killing him, but also perceives Trevor as a threat to him and Michael. In the ending where Franklin kills Michael, he would cut off ties with him and claim that he's dead to him. When hanging out with Franklin, Trevor states that he's proud of him.
  • Lamar - As stated above, Franklin's relationship with Lamar is a bit unsettled, as Lamar is seen as a funny yet dangerous maniac, and is also known to be one of the main people holding Franklin back to the criminal life. Despite this, Franklin still considers him his best friend and on multiple occasions throughout the story, he risks his life to save him and help him out. By the end of the game, they seem to get along more calmly than before, especially within the Deathwish ending, where Lamar is pleasantly surprised to hear Franklin's need to help Michael and Trevor survive.
  • Denise - Franklin and his aunt Denise have a less than amicable relationship. They don't get along and Franklin is frequently annoyed with his aunt's feminist meetings and her desire for Franklin to move out. He generally considers her an airhead and often says that she has gotten even more out-of-touch with reality in recent times.
  • Michael's Family - Unlike Trevor, Franklin generally gets along fine with the De Santa family. Amanda and Franklin seem to have a friendly relationship and will exchange kind words if they talk to each other. Michael's son Jimmy looks up to Franklin, since he admires the "gangsta" lifestyle. Franklin does however ask Jimmy to stop talking in a stereotypically "gangsta" fashion since it would get him in trouble with people. Franklin doesn't seem to know Tracey as well, but can make small talk with her when he visits Michael's house.
  • Simeon Yetarian - Simeon is an Armenian luxury car salesman, who uses the business as a front for his repo activity. He employs Franklin as his repo-man. Simeon's relationship with Franklin was shown in to be in a poor condition, as he doesn't seem to fulfill many of Franklin's request. Eventually Franklin cut his ties with Simeon after he crashed into his dealership.
  • Stretch - Stretch and Franklin had an antagonistic relationship, frequently trading insults and threats. Franklin also felt hostility towards Stretch for sending him and Lamar on numerous set-ups. He also dislikes Stretch for, in his mind, trying to keep Franklin and Lamar around as simple gangsters. He did however say to Lamar that Stretch could join their own gang, though that was likely a lie.
  • Devin Weston - Antagonistic with Franklin, he is seen as an extremely useful pawn throughout their dealings, however in every scenario where both parties are involved Devin always came out on top. From the car thefts which left Franklin and Lamar penniless to leaving Franklin uncompensated and leaves Franklin hung out to dry as well. Franklin is often forced to work for him and can be ironically compared to Simeon. Franklin also holds a special dislike for Devin's borderline racist behaviour towards him, such as imitating stereotypical street slang.

Appearance Edit

Franklin has been described as "fit" and "fashion conscious". He is mostly seen wearing a blue and white button-up shirt, dark blue jeans or black pants with white stripes and a pair of brown or dark yellow boots. In the "Michael, Trevor and Franklin" artwork, he is seen wearing a light yellow plaid button-up shirt and stonewashed blue jeans. He also sported the same outfit in "The Trunk" artwork. He is seen in the "Franklin and Chop" artwork wearing a tank-top, khaki shorts along with a bracelet on his right wrist and a black watch on his right wrist. In "Three's Company," he's seen wearing his L.S. sweater, black jeans and Desert Boots. During friendship activities with Michael, Franklin may state that he was used to be fatter, but managed to lose weight. Michael claims that he can "kind of see it". Lamar also chides him for not wanting to walk around the block to the van, claiming "...you need to walk with your fat ass." in the mission Chop.

Skills and AttributesEdit

Franklin is a young man and is capable of tackling challenging tasks that Michael and Trevor cannot, and has a level of physical prowess that both Michael and Trevor lack. As being a repossession man he is a skilled driver behind the wheel of any car. As shown during the GI demo, he was described as being able to make short work of the agents that were interrogating the target and is often seen as a competent gunman throughout the game.

Franklin's Special Ability allows him to slow down time while driving, improving his driving handling.

His special ability can only be used while driving any four wheeled vehicle or motorcycle. When activated, it allows him to easily take corners at full speed and escape possible accidents with ease. By enhancing this skill, its maximum storage capacity is increased, which also increases the duration the ability can be activated. Franklin's Special Ability begins at one third of maximum capacity, which lasts for 30 seconds of when at maximum capacity. The special ability also applies to drive-by shootings, as well as when driving the Rhino tank, making Franklin able to land even more precise shots while operating the main cannon.

Mission appearancesEdit

GTA V

For the list of Franklin Clinton's mission appearances, see Franklin Clinton/Appearances.

Reception Edit

Just like Michael and Trevor, Franklin has received a very positive response from critics and fans of the series.

Dan Houser's Description of Franklin Edit

"Franklin was the idea of this street hustler in the modern world where the glory days – if there ever were glory days of gang banging – had long since passed. When some of the illusions of this life have been shattered, what do you do now having been in that world? That seemed like an interesting character; a guy in his mid-to-late 20s who wants to move forward but doesn't really know how and is being held back by some of his more idiotic and dangerous friends."

"The idea with Franklin was someone stepping outside their comfort zone and their normal way of doing things, because that way, even though they're still in their mid-20s or whatever, that hasn't worked. That world that they thought they'd be in and be able to make a success of has, thanks to the modern world or the changes in the economy or whatever it is, just failed. It doesn't really exist. They're now looking for something new. A new opportunity. They've gotten their qualifications and gotten all their experience and all they're good at is driving and robbing. How do actually go forward and who do you get to a kind of mentor you? That was a good contrast. The gang-banger in the post-gang-banging world."

Character Trailer Edit

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Grand Theft Auto V Franklin

QuotesEdit

  • "Bitchass bullshit." - Franklin's trade mark quote. Said many times through the game, such as when he crashes the car he is driving,
  • "If the Bureau ain't gonna take you to court, them motherfuckers just hustlers anyway. And ain't finna let no motherfucking cat think he is so motherfucking crazy run me up a tree. Fuck that" - Franklin on the Bureau and Trevor.
  • "So you giving me a lecture about not being a good enough gangbanger?" - Franklin to his aunt.
  • "He's just another nigga from the hood... him, Stretch and all the motherfucking clowns. All they wanna do is drag a motherfucker down and live in the past." - Franklin to Tanisha about all his old friends in the hood.
  • "Shit, I can't feel anything, I can't feel my fucking toes right now. Man, my toes are dead. Or my soul." - Franklin while smoking weed.
  • "Man, y'all gotta keep your fuckin' heads right and and this shit. If not, man, I'll put bullets in both you motherfuckers." - Franklin to Michael and Trevor before confronting Merryweather in The Third Way.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite his date of birth never being mentioned in-game, Franklin's license plate reads "FC1988" ("FC" being his initials, and 1988 being his possible birth year).
  • According to second stage of Children Of The Mountain side quest, his e-mail address is frankie@eyefind.info.
  • In the gameplay trailer, beta appearances, and official artwork, Franklin had a stripe cut out of his hair on the upper-right corner of his forehead. Although it is not part of Franklin's default appearance, it can be bought at a barber shop. Oddly enough, Franklin's icon in the Character Wheel still reflects his earlier design with the stripe cut out.
  • In Eye in the Sky, it is revealed that Franklin was once arrested for Public Exposure. According to him, it was due to him sagging in public and it was the LSPD committing racial profiling.
  • Franklin's favourite radio stations are Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics.
  • According to Tonya Wiggins, Franklin "fooled around" with her behind a Burger Shot when he was 13, however Franklin denies this and claims nothing serious happened.
  • It is likely that Franklin is a Christian, or at the very least has studied the bible at some point in his life. He immediately recognized the verse that Michael sarcastically used, after pulling down the house in "Marriage Counseling," as coming from the book of Matthew. He is also described as believing in a "white man's God." Pre-release artwork of Franklin shows him with a praying hands tattoo in his neck, further supporting this theory.
  • Franklin seems to be the protagonist with most compassion for animals. When he runs over a wild animal, he says more friendly quotes, like: "Sorry, little dude!" or "Watch out, little dude!" Instead of Michael, who says more sarcastic quotes or Trevor, who says quotes with more dark humor. The fact that he is also the only protagonist with a pet (Chop), contributes to this theory.
  • Franklin's special ability may be a reference to the Zone special ability from Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition and Midnight Club: Los Angeles (other Rockstar Games titles), which allows the player to slow down time for better handling while driving.
  • Franklin's signature color is green, most likely due to his connection with the Chamberlain Gangster Families. This is seen when using his special ability by screen fading green, while Michael's ability fades blue and Trevor's fades orange.
    • The selection of the protagonist's signature colors may be a reflection of the character's personalities and/or their individual story arcs. Green is the color of intellect and wealth, reflecting Franklin's focus on gaining money and his desire to move up in the world of organized crime.
  • If the player throws Molotovs at Franklin's house as Michael or Trevor, he might text the player saying: "U trying to burn my house down?"
  • Similar to Luis Fernando Lopez, Franklin never graduated high-school because of a confrontation with a teacher. Franklin states he beat up a teacher, although the reason for this is not stated.
  • Both Franklin and Michael are known to smoke cigarettes. At Franklin's mansion, Redwood Cigarettes packs can be found scattered on tables, along with multiple ashtrays. He can be seen smoking in the mission, "Hotel Assassination," while waiting for Lester, and lighting one up at the end of "The Bureau Raid" (Obvious approach).
  • If the player enters the in-game website PsychicShoutout and speaks with Mrs. Marcy as Franklin, she will say that she sees Lamar in her visions, having sex on Franklin's bed. This is the possible hint, that Lamar had an affair with Denise Clinton, due to his multiple positive comments about her appearance. Another reference on that matter is that during the mission, "Hood Safari," Lamar's going out of Franklin's house with her, being in close relationship and supporting each other.
  • Franklin is the only character to be able to use lock picks. Usage of lock picks are extremely useful when trying to switch into parked cars when wanted by the police (smashed windows get detected by the police), or avoid attracting attention of pedestrians and bystanders when stealing a parked car (provided the alarm doesn't go off). Franklin can choose not to get inside the car if the alarm goes and wait from a distance until the alarm dies, this can avoid a wanted level.
    • The only problem with lock picks is that the player is not able to choose whether or not Franklin uses them.  However, approaching a vehicle without running or attacking tends to invoke their use.  Franklin tends not to use lock picks if he is in a hurry (i.e., if the police see him, or if he has been running).
    • Franklin will not use lock picks on vehicles that he has to climb up to get to the door (such as the Sandking XL or the Dump), likely because both his hands are not free.
  • Franklin sleeps for most average amount of time out of all the 3 characters. When saving the game as  Franklin, the game skips ahead 8 hours. Michael sleeps for 6 while Trevor sleeps for 12. Franklin also sleeps in the fetal position, which is the most common sleeping position in the world.
  • Franklin shares many similarities with Carl "CJ" Johnson, protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. They are both young African-American men born and currently reside in Los Santos. They are both very calm, and are interested in making money and rising to the top of the criminal underworld. By another coincidence, both Franklin and CJ's voice actors are cousins.

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