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{{Unreleased}}{{Stub}} [[File:Merry_Weather-GTA_Online.png|thumb|271px|Members of Merryweather.]]
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{{Infobox gang
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|name = Merryweather Security
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|image = Merryweather logo GTA 5.png
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|caption = Merryweather Company Logo.
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|enemies = [[Trevor Philips Enterprises]]<br>[[Online Player]] <small>(Determinant)<small>
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|affiliations =
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|fronts = [[Elysian Island]]
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|members = [[Don Percival]]<br>[[Devin Weston]]
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|businesses = Private Security<br>Couriership<br>Assassination<br>Escorts
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|colors = Black<br>Green
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|cars = [[Merryweather Mesa (Off Road Mesa)|Mesa]]<br>[[Dilettante]]<br>[[Buzzard]]<br>[[Cargo Plane]]<br>[[P-996 Lazer]]
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|type = Paramilitary Organization<br>Private Security
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|game = V
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|game2 = O
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|locations = [[United States of America]]
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|weapons = [[Pistol]]<br>[[SMG]]<br>[[Assault Rifle]]<br>[[Carbine Rifle]]<br>[[Rocket Launcher]]
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|leader = [[Don Percival]]}}
   
'''Merryweather''' '''Security''' is a private security firm featured in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and [[Grand Theft Auto Online]]. All that is known about them is that they are the group guarding the [[Titan]] in the hangar in one of the co-operative missions.
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'''Merryweather Security Consulting''' is a private military company and security contractor featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. They are one of the main groups of antagonists in GTA V.
   
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== Divisions ==
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There appears to be three divisions of Merryweather Security. Like [[Gruppe Sechs]], the first division provides onsite and property protection with uniformed guards; these guards can be seen patrolling properties in marked cars or walking the premises with a [[Dogs|guard dog]].
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The second division is a paramilitary force equipped and trained for high-risk operations; this division is comprised primarily of former military servicemen, possibly Special Forces. The US Government employs this division as a courier service and it is implied the [[FIB]] and [[IAA]] use them as hired back up.
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The third division is a [[wp:Courier|courier]] service that was announced<ref>[http://youtu.be/HjC7qfBYCL4?t=1m21s Weazel News]</ref> by Merryweather around the events of the mission, [[Friend Request]]. The service transports art, artifacts, and perishables for museums and collectors.
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== Events of ''GTA V'' and ''GTA Online'' ==
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Sometime before the game's start, Merryweather is cleared by the [[United States of America|American]] government to begin operating on US soil, both in service of the government and of other organizations in the private sector.
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It begins experiencing setbacks and problems almost immediately after their clearance. During [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]], many of its aircraft and supplies are stolen by the [[GTA Online Protagonist]], who was contacted by [[Lester Crest]]. Lester also sends the player to steal documentation and cargo guarded by Merryweather on numerous occasions. Underground crime lord [[Martin Madrazo]] has also hired the player to destroy Merryweather equipment.
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Later, during [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]], Merryweather suffers many problematic setbacks at the hands of the game's main protagonists, particularly those of [[Trevor Philips]]. During the game, Merryweather has [[The Merryweather Heist|one of the experimental weapons they were guarding for the US government stolen]]; [[Minor Turbulence|one of their planes, which was carrying millions of dollars in weaponry, hijacked and taken down]]; [[Derailed|one of their courier trains, carrying millions of dollars worth of priceless artifacts, derailed]]; [[The Wrap Up|dozens of their men killed at a massive shootout in the Kortz Center]]; [[Meltdown (GTA V)|several men killed after an unsuccessful house invasion]], [[The Big Score (GTA V)|dozens of their men killed while unsuccessfully attempting to stop a heist at the Union Depository Building]]<sub> </sub>and (depending on the player's choice) [[The Third Way|dozens of their men killed in a foundry while attempting to kill Franklin Clinton, Michael DeSanta and Trevor Phillips, one of their chief board members kidnapped, stuffed into a car, and rolled off a cliff]].
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By the end of the main storyline, Merryweather's reputation is in shambles after so many catastrophic failures, causing several of their regular clients to drop them from their payroll, including the US government. After losing the government contract, Merryweather loses clearance to operate on American soil and is forced to shut down several operations they'd started in the country, costing them millions of dollars.
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== Known Members ==
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;Members
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* [[Don Percival]] - Founder/CEO 
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* [[Devin Weston]] - Major Shareholder
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;Associates
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* [[Molly Schultz]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Franklin Clinton]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Michael De Santa]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Trevor Philips]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Lamar Davis]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Online Player]]
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== Mission Appearances ==
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;GTA V
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* [[Scouting the Port]]
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* [[The Merryweather Heist]]
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* [[Minor Turbulence]]
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* [[Derailed]]
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* [[The Wrap Up]]
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* [[Meltdown (GTA V)|Meltdown]]
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* [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]]
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* [[The Third Way]] <small>(Wiped out after this mission)</small>
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;GTA Online
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* [[A Titan of a Job]]
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* [[Dry Docking]]
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* [[Teaser Trailer]]
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* [[Show Me the Monet]]
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* [[Chemical Extraction]]
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* [[American Exports]]
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* [[Docks to Stock]]
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* [[Docks to Stock II]]
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* [[Stocks and Scares]]
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* Various [[Gang Attacks]]
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==Services (GTA Online)==
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{| class="article-table" style="" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" border="0"
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|-
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! scope="col" |Service
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! scope="col" |GTA Online Description
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! scope="col" |In-Game Effect
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! scope="col" |Cost
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! scope="col" |Level Requirement
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|-
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|Ammo Drop
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|Request an ammo crate to be dropped at your GPS location. Be sure you are in a secluded location to stop other players stealing it.
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|Merryweather will drop an ammo crate, which will add some ammo to the gun that you're holding when you pick the crate up.
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|$1000
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|13
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|Backup Helicopter
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|Request a helicopter to provide covering fire.
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|Calls for a [[Buzzard]] helicopter to fly in and eliminate hostile players and other enemies. It will circle around the character for a while until it leaves.
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|$5000
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|20
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|-
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|Boat Pickup
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|Request a boat to bring you to land.
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|Calls for a private [[Dinghy]] to come at the player's location. Works like a [[Taxi_Rides#GTA_V|taxi]]. The player can choose to kill the driver and steal the Dinghy instead. Only works when the player is in water.
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|$250
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|25
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|-
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|Helicopter Pickup
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|Request a helicopter to pick you up.
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|Calls for a private [[Maverick]] to land at the player's location. Works like a [[Taxi_Rides#GTA_V|taxi]]. The player can choose to kill the helicopter pilot and steal the Maverick instead.
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|$1000
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|30
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|-
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|Call Mercenaries
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|Choose a player to be attacked by mercenaries.
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|Calls for mercenaries to track and eliminate a player. They will appear as 4 armed operatives driving a [[Mesa]] and will continue coming until the player is dead. Should they not succeed, a full refund is then given to the contractor. If the target enters his apartment, mercenaries will stop attacking him.
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|$7500
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|35
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|-
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|Airstrike
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|Request an airstrike at a selected position.
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|After the payment is received, the player will be requested to drop a flare before a [[P-996 LAZER]] arrives. If the player goes underground or doesn't drop the flare before the jet flies overhead, the LAZER will fly away, with no refund given.
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|$12500
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|50
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|}
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Merryweather Security will temporarily suspend services if the player has recently been hostile towards them, i.e. kill them in gang attacks. However, they will not suspend services if they are killed during missions (i.e. [[A Titan of a Job]], [[Dry Docking]], etc.)
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==Vehicles==
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Merryweather's fleet of vehicles include:
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*[[Canis]] [[Merryweather Mesa|Mesas]] modified to be more capable off-road. For ground operatives.
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*[[Karin]] [[Dilettante]]s used as patrol vehicles in the [[Port of Los Santos]], [[Davis Quartz]], and [[Vinewood Hills (GTA V)|Vinewood Hills]]
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*[[Nagasaki]] [[Buzzard]]s for aerial operatives.
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*[[Buckingham]] [[Maverick]]s for transport.
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*[[Nagasaki]] [[Dinghy]]s for naval operatives.
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*One [[Cargo Plane]] for delivery of supplies (destroyed).
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*[[Mammoth]] [[Patriot]]s for ground operatives.
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==Trivia==
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*Merryweather is a parody of [[wp:Academi|Academi]], formerly known as Blackwater and Xe Services, a private military company infamous for alleged human rights violations during the [[Iraq]] [[wp:Iraq War|War]]. Like Academi, Merryweather had changed its name following an incident that resulted in negative public relations.
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*The styling of the name is also derived from Academi's former Blackwater logo.
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*Every GTA V era protagonist is responsible for attacking Merryweather and ruining their plans. 
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*[[Devin Weston]] apparently owns 11% of Merryweather. If the player chooses the "Deathwish" ending and kills Weston, [[Don Percival]] buys out the majority of Weston's stock in the company.
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*In the [[Something Sensible]] ending, despite the fact that [[Devin Weston]] does not die and Merryweather does not fail one more time in this mission, after the mission is done, a phone call from [[Steve Haines]] reveals that Merryweather also loses its license to operate in the U.S. in this ending.
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*Throughout the story, Trevor makes references to Merryweather as the "New World Order's" private army and part of the Illuminati. Their emblem, the owl, is also a reference to the Illuminati and the Bohemian Grove conspiracy. In fact, when listening to private conversations with LSPD officers, they discuss the possibility of Merryweather eventually replacing them as law enforcement in the city. 
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*On their official website, a map of the World shows Merryweather has several operations and bases across the continents in locations such as Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America as well as the Middle East.
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*In GTA Online, Merryweather soldiers called by the player will, oddly enough, attack other Merryweather soldiers during missions.
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*There is a submarine that Merryweather is working on in the docks. However, it will stay the same in Story Mode and Online despite it being a few month separation.
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*Despite being armed in the [[Port of Los Santos|port]], when the player gains a wanted level, they start to run as if they were civilians.
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==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Merry Weather sign-GTA V.jpg|Merry Weather trespassing sign. (NOTE: Not full sign)
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MerryweatherVehicle-GTAV.jpg|Merryweather Security Patrol unit.
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Merry Weather sign-GTA V.jpg|Merryweather trespassing sign. (NOTE: Not full sign)
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Merry Weather-GTA Online.png|Merryweather operatives in tactical gear.
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Dead Merryweather soldier.jpg|Dead Merryweather operative.
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Merryweather soldier standing guard.jpg|Merryweather operative guarding submarine in [[Elysian Island]].
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Dead Merryweather soldiers.jpg|Two dead Merryweather operatives.
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Dead Merryweather officer.jpg|Dead Merryweather operative.
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Merryweather soldier.jpg|Merryweather operative with clipboard at the submarine base in Elysian Island.
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Merryweather Personal 1.jpg|Merryweather Operative.
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Merryweather Personal 2.jpg|Merryweather Operative variant 2.
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Merryweather Personal 3.jpg|Merryweather Operative variant 3.
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Merryweather Personal 4.jpg|Merryweather Operative variant 4.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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==References==
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[[Category:Military]]

Latest revision as of 14:59, July 26, 2014

GANG
Merryweather Security
Merryweather logo GTA 5
Merryweather Company Logo.
Games: Grand Theft Auto V

Locations: United States of America
Leader: Don Percival
Type: Paramilitary Organization
Private Security
Enemies: Trevor Philips Enterprises
Online Player (Determinant)
Colors: Black
Green
Vehicles: Mesa
Dilettante
Buzzard
Cargo Plane
P-996 Lazer
Weapons: Pistol
SMG
Assault Rifle
Carbine Rifle
Rocket Launcher
Businesses: Private Security
Couriership
Assassination
Escorts
Fronts: Elysian Island
Members: Don Percival
Devin Weston

Merryweather Security Consulting is a private military company and security contractor featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. They are one of the main groups of antagonists in GTA V.

Divisions Edit

There appears to be three divisions of Merryweather Security. Like Gruppe Sechs, the first division provides onsite and property protection with uniformed guards; these guards can be seen patrolling properties in marked cars or walking the premises with a guard dog.

The second division is a paramilitary force equipped and trained for high-risk operations; this division is comprised primarily of former military servicemen, possibly Special Forces. The US Government employs this division as a courier service and it is implied the FIB and IAA use them as hired back up.

The third division is a courier service that was announced[1] by Merryweather around the events of the mission, Friend Request. The service transports art, artifacts, and perishables for museums and collectors.

Events of GTA V and GTA Online Edit

Sometime before the game's start, Merryweather is cleared by the American government to begin operating on US soil, both in service of the government and of other organizations in the private sector.

It begins experiencing setbacks and problems almost immediately after their clearance. During GTA Online, many of its aircraft and supplies are stolen by the GTA Online Protagonist, who was contacted by Lester Crest. Lester also sends the player to steal documentation and cargo guarded by Merryweather on numerous occasions. Underground crime lord Martin Madrazo has also hired the player to destroy Merryweather equipment.

Later, during GTA V, Merryweather suffers many problematic setbacks at the hands of the game's main protagonists, particularly those of Trevor Philips. During the game, Merryweather has one of the experimental weapons they were guarding for the US government stolen; one of their planes, which was carrying millions of dollars in weaponry, hijacked and taken down; one of their courier trains, carrying millions of dollars worth of priceless artifacts, derailed; dozens of their men killed at a massive shootout in the Kortz Center; several men killed after an unsuccessful house invasion, dozens of their men killed while unsuccessfully attempting to stop a heist at the Union Depository Building and (depending on the player's choice) dozens of their men killed in a foundry while attempting to kill Franklin Clinton, Michael DeSanta and Trevor Phillips, one of their chief board members kidnapped, stuffed into a car, and rolled off a cliff.

By the end of the main storyline, Merryweather's reputation is in shambles after so many catastrophic failures, causing several of their regular clients to drop them from their payroll, including the US government. After losing the government contract, Merryweather loses clearance to operate on American soil and is forced to shut down several operations they'd started in the country, costing them millions of dollars.

Known Members Edit

Members
Associates

Mission Appearances Edit

GTA V
GTA Online

Services (GTA Online)Edit

Service GTA Online Description In-Game Effect Cost Level Requirement
Ammo Drop Request an ammo crate to be dropped at your GPS location. Be sure you are in a secluded location to stop other players stealing it. Merryweather will drop an ammo crate, which will add some ammo to the gun that you're holding when you pick the crate up. $1000 13
Backup Helicopter Request a helicopter to provide covering fire. Calls for a Buzzard helicopter to fly in and eliminate hostile players and other enemies. It will circle around the character for a while until it leaves. $5000 20
Boat Pickup Request a boat to bring you to land. Calls for a private Dinghy to come at the player's location. Works like a taxi. The player can choose to kill the driver and steal the Dinghy instead. Only works when the player is in water. $250 25
Helicopter Pickup Request a helicopter to pick you up. Calls for a private Maverick to land at the player's location. Works like a taxi. The player can choose to kill the helicopter pilot and steal the Maverick instead. $1000 30
Call Mercenaries Choose a player to be attacked by mercenaries. Calls for mercenaries to track and eliminate a player. They will appear as 4 armed operatives driving a Mesa and will continue coming until the player is dead. Should they not succeed, a full refund is then given to the contractor. If the target enters his apartment, mercenaries will stop attacking him. $7500 35
Airstrike Request an airstrike at a selected position. After the payment is received, the player will be requested to drop a flare before a P-996 LAZER arrives. If the player goes underground or doesn't drop the flare before the jet flies overhead, the LAZER will fly away, with no refund given. $12500 50

Merryweather Security will temporarily suspend services if the player has recently been hostile towards them, i.e. kill them in gang attacks. However, they will not suspend services if they are killed during missions (i.e. A Titan of a Job, Dry Docking, etc.)

VehiclesEdit

Merryweather's fleet of vehicles include:

TriviaEdit

  • Merryweather is a parody of Academi, formerly known as Blackwater and Xe Services, a private military company infamous for alleged human rights violations during the Iraq War. Like Academi, Merryweather had changed its name following an incident that resulted in negative public relations.
  • The styling of the name is also derived from Academi's former Blackwater logo.
  • Every GTA V era protagonist is responsible for attacking Merryweather and ruining their plans. 
  • Devin Weston apparently owns 11% of Merryweather. If the player chooses the "Deathwish" ending and kills Weston, Don Percival buys out the majority of Weston's stock in the company.
  • In the Something Sensible ending, despite the fact that Devin Weston does not die and Merryweather does not fail one more time in this mission, after the mission is done, a phone call from Steve Haines reveals that Merryweather also loses its license to operate in the U.S. in this ending.
  • Throughout the story, Trevor makes references to Merryweather as the "New World Order's" private army and part of the Illuminati. Their emblem, the owl, is also a reference to the Illuminati and the Bohemian Grove conspiracy. In fact, when listening to private conversations with LSPD officers, they discuss the possibility of Merryweather eventually replacing them as law enforcement in the city. 
  • On their official website, a map of the World shows Merryweather has several operations and bases across the continents in locations such as Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America as well as the Middle East.
  • In GTA Online, Merryweather soldiers called by the player will, oddly enough, attack other Merryweather soldiers during missions.
  • There is a submarine that Merryweather is working on in the docks. However, it will stay the same in Story Mode and Online despite it being a few month separation.
  • Despite being armed in the port, when the player gains a wanted level, they start to run as if they were civilians.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Weazel News

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