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''For the mission see [[Ryder (mission)]]''
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|image = LanceWilsonSA.png
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{{infobox character
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
 
|name = Lance Wilson
 
|name = Lance Wilson
|aka = Ryder
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|image = LanceWilsonSA.png
|status = [[Pier 69 (mission)|Deceased]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''
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|aka = Ryder<br>Shermhead
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|dob =
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|status = [[Pier 69 (mission)|Deceased]]
|pob = [[Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
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|pob = Los Santos
|dod = [[1992]]
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|dod = [[1992]]
|home = [[Ryder's House]] in [[Ganton]], [[Los Santos]]
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|home = [[Ganton]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
|nationality = [[United States of America|Black American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|African-American]]
|family =
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|affiliations = [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]]<br>[[C.R.A.S.H.]]<br>[[Frank Tenpenny]]<br>[[Grove Street Families]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Sweet Johnson]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Carl Johnson]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Big Smoke]]<br>[[OG Loc]]<br>[[Big Bear]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[B Dup]]<br>[[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]]<br>[[Russian Mafia (3D Universe)|Russian Mafia]]<br>[[San Fierro Rifa]]<br>[[Loco Syndicate]]
|affiliations = [[Grove Street Families]]<br />[[Sean Johnson]]<br />[[Carl Johnson]]<br />[[Big Smoke]]<br />[[OG Loc]]<br />[[Big Bear]]<br />[[B Dup]]<br />[[C.R.A.S.H.]]<br />[[Ballas]]<br />[[Los Santos Vagos]]<br />[[Russian Mafia]]<br />[[San Fierro Rifa]]<br />[[Loco Syndicate]]
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|vehicles = Brown [[Picador]]
|vehicles = Brown [[Picador]]<br />Black [[Boxville]]<br />[[Mule]]<br />Brown [[Sadler]] (trailer)
 
 
|businesses = Drug Dealing<br>Robbery
 
|businesses = Drug Dealing<br>Robbery
|voice = [[MC Eiht]]}}
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|voice = [[MC Eiht]]
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''For the mission see [[Ryder (mission)]]''
 
   
{{quote|I'm too intelligent for this shit, man. I am the real deal fool! Oh yeah, a genius!|Ryder}}
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{{Quote|Got yo sorry bitch ass now huh?| Ryder}}
   
'''Lance "{{PAGENAME}}" Wilson '''was a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character and the quaternary antagonist after he [[The Green Sabre|betrays]] the [[Grove Street Families]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (set in [[1992]]).
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'''Lance "Ryder" Wilson '''was a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character and the tertiary antagonist after he [[The Green Sabre|betrays]] the [[Grove Street Families]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (set in [[1992]]).
   
Ryder is voiced by [[MC Eiht]], a rapper and vocalist from the rap group [[wp:Compton's Most Wanted|CMW]], who has appeared in films such as ''Menace II Society'', and can be heard in [[Radio Los Santos]] with the song ''Hood Took Me Under''.
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Ryder is voiced by [[MC Eiht]], a rapper and vocalist from the rap group [[wp:Compton's Most Wanted|CMW]]. He has appeared in films such as ''Menace II Society'', and can be heard in [[Radio Los Santos]] with the song "Hood Took Me Under". His look is based off [[wp:Eazy-E|Eazy-E]], a late rapper and vocalist of the rap group [[wp:NWA|N.W.A.]], who was famous during the late eighties and early nineties. He died of [[wp:HIV/AIDS|AIDS]] complications in [[1995]].
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Ryder is a high ranking member of the [[Grove Street Families]] who later joined forces with the [[Ballas]], Vagos and [[C.R.A.S.H.]]
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Ryder is a high-ranking member of the [[Grove Street Families]] who later joined forces with the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]], [[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Vagos]] and [[C.R.A.S.H.]]
   
Ryder is a drugs user, something known by both Sweet and Carl Johnson, and can usually be seen with or searching for his 'water', which is in fact [[wp:Phencyclidine|PCP]]. During the mission [[Home Invasion]] he can seen frantically searching for it in his garden, having already dug numerous holes with a [[Shovel|shovel]].
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Ryder is a drugs user, something known by both Sweet and Carl Johnson, and can usually be seen with or searching for his 'water', which is in fact [[wp:Phencyclidine|PCP]]. During the mission [[Home Invasion]] he can seen frantically searching for it in his garden, having already dug numerous holes with a [[shovel]].
   
Many of the game's people also criticize Ryder about his height, calling him a midget because of his short stature. This can be heard by the [[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]] worker as well as [[Kendl]].
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Many of the game's people also criticize Ryder about his height, calling him a midget because of his short stature. This can be heard by the [[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]] worker as well as [[Kendl Johnson|Kendl]] and [[Cesar Vialpando|Cesar.]]
   
 
==Character history==
 
==Character history==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
{{Dialogue|Ryder|Hey, CJ, tell me why I didn't finish high school.|CJ|Because you been dealing drugs, man, since the age of ten! [...] Because you went and put hands on that teacher for wearing [[Ballas]] colors!|CJ recalling why Ryder was kicked out of school.}}
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{{Dialogue|Ryder|Hey, CJ, tell me why I didn't finish high school.|CJ|Because you been dealing drugs, man, since the age of ten! (pauses, then laughs) Because you went and put hands on that teacher for wearing [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] colors!|CJ recalling why Ryder was kicked out of school.}}
   
Ryder was born in [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]], likely in [[Ganton]] due to his close relationship with [[Sweet]] and [[Carl Johnson]], and he later became a member of the [[Grove Street Families]].
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Ryder was born in [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], likely in [[Ganton]] due to his close relationship with [[Sweet]] and [[Carl Johnson]], and he later became a member of the [[Grove Street Families]].
   
Ryder was once thrown out of school for beating up a teacher who was wearing [[Ballas]] colors, although Ryder claims this was because he was too intelligent for school. It is also revealed that Ryder has been selling drugs since the age of 10.
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Ryder was once thrown out of school for beating up a teacher who was wearing [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] colors, although Ryder simply claims he was too intelligent for school. It is also revealed that Ryder has been selling [[drugs]] since the age of 10.
   
He rose up the ranks of the gang until becoming one of Sweet's closest allies, being helped by the departure of [[Carl Johnson]] in [[1987]] following his [[Brian Johnson|brothers]] death. The Grove Street Families, however, began to lose influence, power and money to their arch rivals, the Ballas, due to their stance against the sale of drugs, which was fueling the Ballas rise to prominence.
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He rose up the ranks of the gang until becoming one of Sweet's closest allies, being helped by the departure of [[Carl Johnson]] in [[1987]] following his [[Brian Johnson|brother's]] death. The Grove Street Families, however, began to lose influence, power and [[Money|money]] to their arch rivals, the Ballas, due to their stance against the sale of drugs, which was fueling the Ballas rise to prominence.
   
[[Big Smoke]] attempted to convince Sweet about the benefits of selling drugs but failed, later meeting Ryder in his [[Ryder's House|house]] where he convinces him to join his newly formed alliance with the Ballas. The alliance is later expanded to include the [[Los Santos Vagos]] and [[Russian Mafia]], while another was established with the [[Loco Syndicate]], who began supplying the new alliance with drugs from their base in [[San Fierro]], although they do not realise that an [[Mike Toreno|undercover government agent]] is involved in the operation.
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[[Big Smoke]] attempted to convince Sweet about the benefits of selling drugs but failed, later meeting Ryder in his [[Ryder's House|house]] where he convinces him to join his newly formed alliance with the Ballas. The alliance is later expanded to include the [[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]] and [[Russian Mafia (3D Universe)|Russian Mafia]], while another was established with the [[Loco Syndicate]], who began supplying the new alliance with drugs from their base in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]], although they do not realise that an [[Mike Toreno|undercover government agent]] is involved in the operation.
   
 
===Events of ''GTA San Andreas''===
 
===Events of ''GTA San Andreas''===
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{{Dialogue2|Ryder|Hey, man, what you want?|CJ|Seeing my homie. What's up with you?|Yeah, homie, yeah yeah. It's good to see you back.|Ryder and Carl, during "[[Ryder (mission)|Ryder]]".}}
 
{{Dialogue2|Ryder|Hey, man, what you want?|CJ|Seeing my homie. What's up with you?|Yeah, homie, yeah yeah. It's good to see you back.|Ryder and Carl, during "[[Ryder (mission)|Ryder]]".}}
   
The death of Beverly Johnson brings her son, Carl Johnson, back to Los Santos from [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]. Johnson meets Ryder again shortly after the [[Sweet & Kendl|funeral]] where they are attacked by a group of Ballas gangsters performing a drive-by shooting, destroying Smoke's [[Perennial|vehicle]]. Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder then use [[Bicycle|bicycles]] to flee the area. The four cycle to [[Mulholland Intersection]] where Sweet breaks away from the group, drawing the Ballas vehicle, allowing Carl, Smoke and Ryder to escape. The three are briefly followed again by a Ballas car, although the Ballas do not aim their guns at Smoke and Ryder due to their alliance, a fact missed by the Johnson brothers. Smoke also refuses to shoot at a Ballas car performing a [[Drive-Thru|drive-by shooting]], claiming he did not wish to waste the food they had just ordered, although Ryder does start shooting the Ballas.
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The death of [[Beverly Johnson]] brings her son, Carl Johnson, back to Los Santos from [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]. Johnson meets Ryder again shortly after the [[Sweet & Kendl|funeral]] where they are attacked by a group of Ballas gangsters performing a [[Drive-By Shooting|drive-by shooting]], destroying Smoke's [[Perennial|vehicle]]. Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder then use [[bicycle]]s to flee the area. The four cycle to [[Mulholland Intersection]] where Sweet breaks away from the group, drawing the Ballas vehicle, allowing Carl, Smoke and Ryder to escape. The three are briefly followed again by a Ballas [[Voodoo|car]], although the Ballas do not aim their guns at Smoke and Ryder due to their alliance, a fact missed by the Johnson brothers. Smoke also refuses to shoot at a Ballas car performing a [[Drive-Thru|drive-by shooting]], claiming he did not wish to waste the food they had just ordered, although Ryder does start shooting the Ballas.
   
Ryder continues his life as normal with the Grove Street Families, often being seen with Sweet and Carl. He begins to hire Carl to do various tasks, the first being to drive to [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.]] fast food restaurant in [[Idlewood]], where [[Ryder (mission)|Ryder attempted to rob the store]] but was thwarted by the manager, using a [[shotgun]] in self-defense. Ryder later assists Carl to [[Cleaning the Hood|kill a drug dealer]] and then a number of Ballas gangsters who were associated with the dealer in a home in Idlewood. Ryder also hires Carl to help him [[Home Invasion|steal weapons]] from the home of [[Colonel Fuhrberger]] in [[East Beach]], [[Catalyst|steal a weapons shipment]] from a [[Brown Streak Railroad|train]] coming from [[Las Venturas]] and to [[Robbing Uncle Sam|steal weapons]] from the [[National Guard Depot]] in [[Ocean Docks]].
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Ryder continues his life as normal with the Grove Street Families, often being seen with Sweet and Carl. He begins to hire Carl to do various tasks, the first being to drive to [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.]] fast food restaurant in [[Idlewood]], where [[Ryder (mission)|Ryder attempted to rob the store]] but was thwarted by the manager, using a [[shotgun]] in self-defense. Ryder later assists Carl to [[Cleaning the Hood|kill a drug dealer]] and then a number of Ballas gangsters who were associated with the dealer in a [[Crystal Gardens|home]] in Idlewood. Ryder also hires Carl to help him [[Home Invasion|steal weapons]] from the home of [[Colonel Fuhrberger]] in [[East Beach]], [[Catalyst|steal a weapons shipment]] from a [[Brown Streak Railroad|train]] coming from [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] and to [[Robbing Uncle Sam|steal weapons]] from the [[National Guard Depot]] in [[Ocean Docks]].
   
Ryder later accompanies Carl, Sweet and Smoke to the [[Cluckin' Bell]] fast food restaurant in [[Willowfield]], where they see a group Ballas attempt a drive-by shooting. The four survive and destroy the Ballas car. Ryder is again seen when the four [[Nines and AKs|discuss the gangs weapons]] and later performs a number of drive-by shootings with the three in [[East Los Santos]] and [[Jefferson]]. He also attended a [[House Party|party]] thrown by [[OG Loc]] in Grove Street.
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Ryder later accompanies Carl, Sweet and Smoke to the [[Cluckin' Bell]] fast food restaurant in [[Willowfield]], where they see a group Ballas attempt a drive-by shooting. The four survive and destroy the Ballas car. Ryder is again seen when the four [[Nines and AKs|discuss the gang's weapons]] and later performs a number of drive-by shootings with the three in [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]] and [[Jefferson]]. He also attended a [[House Party|party]] thrown by [[OG Loc]] on [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]].
   
 
Sweet later arranges a [[Reuniting the Families|meeting]] at the [[Jefferson Motel]] between the various sub-sects of the Grove Street Families, in an attempt to bring the factions back together to fight the Ballas.
 
Sweet later arranges a [[Reuniting the Families|meeting]] at the [[Jefferson Motel]] between the various sub-sects of the Grove Street Families, in an attempt to bring the factions back together to fight the Ballas.
   
Ryder, upon arriving with Sweet, Carl and Smoke, criticizes the non-Grove Street gangsters, which Carl and Sweet do not realize is an attack on the gang rather than the sub-sects. Sweet enters the motel on his own and, when the [[Los Santos Police Department]] ambush the meeting, Ryder and Smoke flee the scene in Sweet's [[Greenwood]]. The two, however, later re-appear at the side of the motel and drive away from the pursuing police, driving the car through a [[Sprunk]] billboard. The car explodes upon landing on the road below while the four, who had bailed out of the car, decide to go back home on their own.
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Ryder, upon arriving with Sweet, Carl and Smoke, criticizes the non-Grove Street gangsters, which Carl and Sweet do not realize is an attack on the gang rather than the sub-sects. Sweet enters the motel on his own and, when the [[Los Santos Police Department (3D Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] ambush the meeting, Ryder and Smoke flee the scene in Sweet's [[Greenwood]]. The two, however, later re-appear at the side of the motel and drive away from the pursuing police, driving the car through a [[Sprunk]] billboard. The car explodes upon landing on the road below while the four, who had bailed out of the car, decide to go back home on their own.
   
 
====Betrayal====
 
====Betrayal====
{{quote|Ryder, you sherm-head!|[[Carl Johnson]] overseeing Ryder's meeting with the [[Loco Syndicate]].}}
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{{quote|And there's that snake, Ryder. Look at that fool, hangin' out with the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] like they was life long pals.|[[Carl Johnson]] overseeing Ryder's deal with the [[Loco Syndicate]].}}
   
 
[[File:TheGreenSabre-GTASA2.png|right|thumb|200px|Ryder and [[Big Smoke]] with [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]], driving the green [[Sabre]].]]
 
[[File:TheGreenSabre-GTASA2.png|right|thumb|200px|Ryder and [[Big Smoke]] with [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]], driving the green [[Sabre]].]]
   
The mission [[The Green Sabre]] is the turning point in the game, as well as in [[Big Smoke]] and Ryder's characters. After [[Sweet]] explains to CJ that he is going to go to the [[Mulholland Intersection]] to smoke out many [[Ballas]] members,
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The mission [[The Green Sabre]] is the turning point in the game, as well as in [[Big Smoke]] and Ryder's characters. After [[Sweet Johnson|Sweet]] explains to CJ that he is going to go to the [[Mulholland Intersection]] to smoke out many [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] members, [[Cesar Vialpando]], the boyfriend of Sweet and Carl's sister [[Kendl Johnson|Kendl]] and also a friend of Carl's, later [[Cell Phone|phones]] Johnson to tell him that he must urgently come to an alleyway in [[Verdant Bluffs]]. While there the two witness Smoke and Ryder, along with [[C.R.A.S.H.]] officers [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]], and also some more Ballas members with the [[Green Sabre (car)|green Sabre]] used in the killing of Carl's mother. Carl finally realizes the true allegiances of Smoke and Ryder and how they are complicit in his [[Beverly Johnson|mother]]'s [[The Introduction|death]], but he is unable to confront the alliance between the game's three antagonistic groups ([[C.R.A.S.H.]], [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]], [[Smoke|Big Smoke]]/Ryder) and is forced to go to [[Mulholland Intersection]] to save his brother from a Ballas ambush during a shoot-out. Sweet is shot and later arrested, being taken to a prison hospital 'upstate' (as [[Interdiction|revealed]] by [[Mike Toreno]]) while Carl is taken to [[Angel Pine]] in [[Whetstone]] by Tenpenny, Pulaski and [[Jimmy Hernandez]].
[[Cesar Vialpando]], the boyfriend of Sweet and Carl's sister [[Kendl Johnson|Kendl]] and also a friend of Carl's, later [[Cell Phone|phones]] Johnson to tell him that he must urgently come to an alleyway in [[Verdant Bluffs]]. While there the two witness Smoke and Ryder, along with [[C.R.A.S.H.]] officers [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]], and also some more Ballas members with the green [[Sabre]] used in the killing of Carl's mother. Carl finally realises the true allegiances of Smoke and Ryder and how they are complicit in his [[Beverly Johnson|mother]]'s death, but he is unable to confront the alliance between the game's three antagonistic groups ([[C.R.A.S.H.]], [[Ballas]], [[Smoke|Big Smoke]]/Ryder) and is forced to go to [[Mulholland Intersection]] to save his brother from a Ballas ambush during a shoot-out. Sweet is shot and later arrested, being taken to a prison hospital 'upstate' (as [[Interdiction|revealed]] by [[Mike Toreno]]) while Carl is taken to [[Angel Pine]] in [[Whetstone]] by Tenpenny, Pulaski and [[Jimmy Hernandez]].
 
   
In the absence of both Sweet and Carl, Smoke and Ryder take control of the Grove Street Families and add them to their alliance. Also, holding Sweet's safety against Carl, Tenpenny coerces Carl to stay out of Los Santos -- this makes no storyline missions in Los Santos take place, but yet no apparent effects take place upon Carl entering it. The Ballas take control of [[Ganton]] and other Grove Street Families turf in Los Santos. The Grove Street Families gangsters also begin to work for Smoke and Ryder by taking drug shipments from the [[Loco Syndicate]] drug manufacturing plant in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro]] back to Los Santos. Cesar Vialpando, however, later discovers this and informs Carl, who stops a number of the shipments from reaching Los Santos. Carl later moves to [[San Fierro]], but with Cesar's help, later photographs Ryder and the other Loco Syndicate members doing business in the mission [[Photo Opportunity]]. Carl insults Ryder as he takes photos of him.
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In the absence of both Sweet and Carl, Smoke and Ryder take control of the Grove Street Families and add them to their alliance. Also, holding Sweet's safety against Carl, Tenpenny coerces Carl to stay out of Los Santos—this makes no storyline missions in [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] take place, but yet no apparent effects take place upon Carl entering it. The Ballas take control of [[Ganton]] and other Grove Street Families turf in Los Santos. The Grove Street Families gangsters also begin to work for Smoke and Ryder by taking drug shipments from the [[Loco Syndicate]] [[Yay Factory|drug manufacturing plant]] in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] back to Los Santos. Cesar Vialpando, however, later discovers this and informs Carl, who stops a number of the shipments from reaching Los Santos. Carl later moves to San Fierro, but with Cesar's help, later photographs Ryder and the other Loco Syndicate members doing business in the mission [[Photo Opportunity]]. Carl insults Ryder as he takes photos of him.
   
 
====Death====
 
====Death====
 
[[File:Pier69mission-GTASA4.jpg|thumb|200px|Ryder with [[T-Bone Mendez]] on [[Pier 69]], shortly before their deaths.]]
 
[[File:Pier69mission-GTASA4.jpg|thumb|200px|Ryder with [[T-Bone Mendez]] on [[Pier 69]], shortly before their deaths.]]
   
{{Dialogue|CJ|Hey Ryder! Sherm-head asshole, where you think you going?|Ryder|C... Can't stop me!|Carl and Ryder, before the latter's death.}}
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{{Dialogue|CJ|You sold us out, Ryder! You fucked with us all!|Ryder|I'm a motherfucking genius!|Carl and Ryder, before the latter's death.}}
   
After obtaining the photographs Carl returns to San Fierro and has them developed. He meets with [[Wu Zi Mu]], a leading member of the [[San Fierro Triads|Triads]] in San Fierro and his assistant [[Guppy]], who identifies the three leaders as [[Jizzy B.]], a [[The Pleasure Domes Club|nightclub owner]], [[T-Bone Mendez]], the leader of the [[San Fierro Rifa]], and the gangs [[Mike Toreno|leader]], although they are unaware that he is an undercover government agent.
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After obtaining the photographs Carl returns to San Fierro and has them developed. He meets with [[Wu Zi Mu]], a leading member of the [[San Fierro Triads|Triads]] in San Fierro and his assistant [[Guppy]], who identifies the three leaders as [[Jizzy B.]], a [[The Pleasure Domes Club|nightclub owner]], [[T-Bone Mendez]], the leader of the [[San Fierro Rifa]], and the gang's [[Mike Toreno|leader]], although they are unaware that he is an undercover government agent.
   
In the mission [[Pier 69]], Ryder and Mendez are in a deal -- after using Wu Zi Mu's Triad army to help subdue the gangs, Cesar and Carl kill Mendez. Ryder will then attempt to flee in a boat back to Los Santos; Carl can either snipe him whilst he swims to it or he can chase him down and shoot him in another boat. Ryder ends up dead for his betrayal (and involvment in a rival gang) either way.
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In the mission [[Pier 69 (mission)|Pier 69]], Ryder and Mendez are in a deal—after using Wu Zi Mu's Triad army to help subdue the gangs, Cesar and Carl kill Mendez. Ryder will then attempt to flee in a boat back to Los Santos; Carl can either snipe him whilst he swims to it or he can chase him down and shoot him in another boat. Ryder ends up dead for his betrayal (and involvement in a rival gang) either way.
   
==Vehicle==
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==Personality==
   
[[File:2586.thumb.jpg|thumb|left|96px|SHERM]]Ryder owns a brown [[Picador]] with a license plate which reads ''SHERM'', referring to his addiction to sherm, a cigarette with marijuana mixed into the tobacco that has been immersed in PCP. He also owns a black [[Boxville]] and a [[Mule]].
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As described in the [[GTA San Andreas]] manual, Ryder is depicted as loud, wild, and unpredictable. He has a peerless mean streak and an extremely short temper, making him the loose cannon of the [[Grove Street Families]]. He also has delusions of grandeur and a possible [[wp:Napoleon Complex|Napoleon Complex]], stemming from his short stature. He sees himself as a "genius" and thinks he is too intelligent for school. Furthermore, Ryder is also very brusque, as he rudely states his terse opinions of CJ since the latter's return to Los Santos and has the tendency to belittle him. Though Ryder is very passionate of the Grove Street Families, he is also easily convinced by Big Smoke to make a little cash despite the fact that it means turning on his own gang. Ryder's impulsive and wild attitude is possibly due to the sherm, the drug he is on, for he is almost always seen holding a blunt in each cutscene he appears in. Though his history is unknown, it is implied that he was a rebellious and belligerent child due to CJ saying in the mission [[Robbing Uncle Sam]] that he once beat up a teacher just for wearing purple, [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] color.
   
In many [[Beta|pre-release]] screenshots Ryder was shown to own a brown [[Sadler]].
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==Vehicle==
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[[File:2586.thumb.jpg|thumb|left|96px|SHERM]]Ryder owns a brown [[Picador]] with a license plate which reads ''SHERM'', referring to his addiction to sherm, a cigarette with marijuana mixed into the tobacco that has been immersed in PCP. In many [[Beta Releases|pre-release]] screenshots Ryder was shown to own a brown [[Sadler]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Ryder bears a striking resemblance to the late rapper [[wp:Eazy-E|Eazy-E]], wearing a black baseball cap and sporting a Jheri Curls hair style, while constantly seen with a pair of blacked out sunglasses worn on occasions by Eazy-E.
 
*Ryder bears a striking resemblance to the late rapper [[wp:Eazy-E|Eazy-E]], wearing a black baseball cap and sporting a Jheri Curls hair style, while constantly seen with a pair of blacked out sunglasses worn on occasions by Eazy-E.
*Ryder, Miguel and Rocco are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the player
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*Ryder showed a passive aggresive stance towards CJ since his return to Los Santos. Comments like "You're just a liability, CJ! Why you bother to come back?" or even not showing ''homie love'' when CJ goes to see him for the first time at his place, until CJ mentions it. He won't miss a chance to call CJ a "busta" whenever he can. The reason of this might be due that CJ could be a threat to Big Smoke's plans to ally themselves with the Ballas and the Vagos.
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*Ryder, [[Miguel]] and [[Rocco]] are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the player. However, if you destroy the two boats before Ryder swims there, sometimes he will stay in the water instead of going on the island. If the player punches Ryder while he is in the water, he will strangely respawn at the top of the island and starting to attack the player.
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*Ryder likes to make fun of CJ's driving (even if his driving skill is at maximum). In [[Drive-By]], he claims CJ drives around too much (a reference to [[GTA]] games that make the protagonist drive to every destination, except on rare occasions). He claims "all it is is 'CJ drive here, CJ drive there.' Bullshit!" But then takes it back when Sweet suggests Ryder drives.
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*Ryder has 3 in-game models in gta3.img, two being his original models used in-game, while the last one is used when Ryder attempts to rob the [[Well-Stacked Pizza]] in the mission based off his name.
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*In a [[Easter Eggs in GTA V|easter egg]] from [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]], men resembling C.J., Ryder, and Big Smoke can be seen riding bikes down [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]] in the mission [[Hood Safari]]. This is a reference to the [[Big Smoke (mission)|first mission]] of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Sweet.jpg|[[Artworks|Artwork]] of Ryder and [[Sweet]]
 
Sweet.jpg|[[Artworks|Artwork]] of Ryder and [[Sweet]]
 
Ryder.jpg|Ryder.
 
Ryder.jpg|Ryder.
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Ryder-GTASANANDREAS.JPG|Ryder with no hat
 
Rydermission-GTASA.jpg|Ryder talking to CJ.
 
Rydermission-GTASA.jpg|Ryder talking to CJ.
 
Rydermission-GTASA2.jpg|Ryder robbing The well stacked pizza co.
 
Rydermission-GTASA2.jpg|Ryder robbing The well stacked pizza co.
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Drive-Thru-GTASA.jpg|Ryder along with CJ, Sweet and Big Smoke in a drive thru at Cluckin' Bell.
 
Drive-Thru-GTASA.jpg|Ryder along with CJ, Sweet and Big Smoke in a drive thru at Cluckin' Bell.
 
Pier69mission-GTASA6.jpg|[[Carl Johnson|Carl]] about to kill Ryder.
 
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Latest revision as of 16:05, July 25, 2014

For the mission see Ryder (mission)

CHARACTER
Lance Wilson
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Full name: Lance Wilson
Also known as: Ryder
Shermhead
Status: Deceased
Gender:

Male

Place of birth: Los Santos
Date of death: 1992
Home: Ganton, Los Santos
Nationality: Flag of the United States African-American
Main affiliation: Ballas
C.R.A.S.H.
Frank Tenpenny
Grove Street Families (Formerly)
Sweet Johnson (Formerly)
Carl Johnson (Formerly)
Big Smoke
OG Loc
Big Bear (Formerly)
B Dup
Los Santos Vagos
Russian Mafia
San Fierro Rifa
Loco Syndicate
Vehicle(s): Brown Picador
Businesses: Drug Dealing
Robbery
Voiced by: MC Eiht
"Got yo sorry bitch ass now huh?"
― Ryder

Lance "Ryder" Wilson was a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character and the tertiary antagonist after he betrays the Grove Street Families in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992).

Ryder is voiced by MC Eiht, a rapper and vocalist from the rap group CMW. He has appeared in films such as Menace II Society, and can be heard in Radio Los Santos with the song "Hood Took Me Under". His look is based off Eazy-E, a late rapper and vocalist of the rap group N.W.A., who was famous during the late eighties and early nineties. He died of AIDS complications in 1995.

DescriptionEdit

Ryder is a high-ranking member of the Grove Street Families who later joined forces with the Ballas, Vagos and C.R.A.S.H.

Ryder is a drugs user, something known by both Sweet and Carl Johnson, and can usually be seen with or searching for his 'water', which is in fact PCP. During the mission Home Invasion he can seen frantically searching for it in his garden, having already dug numerous holes with a shovel.

Many of the game's people also criticize Ryder about his height, calling him a midget because of his short stature. This can be heard by the Well Stacked Pizza Co. worker as well as Kendl and Cesar.

Character historyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Ryder: "Hey, CJ, tell me why I didn't finish high school."
CJ: "Because you been dealing drugs, man, since the age of ten! (pauses, then laughs) Because you went and put hands on that teacher for wearing Ballas colors!"
―CJ recalling why Ryder was kicked out of school.

Ryder was born in Los Santos, likely in Ganton due to his close relationship with Sweet and Carl Johnson, and he later became a member of the Grove Street Families.

Ryder was once thrown out of school for beating up a teacher who was wearing Ballas colors, although Ryder simply claims he was too intelligent for school. It is also revealed that Ryder has been selling drugs since the age of 10.

He rose up the ranks of the gang until becoming one of Sweet's closest allies, being helped by the departure of Carl Johnson in 1987 following his brother's death. The Grove Street Families, however, began to lose influence, power and money to their arch rivals, the Ballas, due to their stance against the sale of drugs, which was fueling the Ballas rise to prominence.

Big Smoke attempted to convince Sweet about the benefits of selling drugs but failed, later meeting Ryder in his house where he convinces him to join his newly formed alliance with the Ballas. The alliance is later expanded to include the Los Santos Vagos and Russian Mafia, while another was established with the Loco Syndicate, who began supplying the new alliance with drugs from their base in San Fierro, although they do not realise that an undercover government agent is involved in the operation.

Events of GTA San AndreasEdit

Carl Johnson's ReturnEdit

Ryder: "Hey, man, what you want?"
CJ: "Seeing my homie. What's up with you?"
Ryder: "Yeah, homie, yeah yeah. It's good to see you back."
—Ryder and Carl, during "Ryder".

The death of Beverly Johnson brings her son, Carl Johnson, back to Los Santos from Liberty City. Johnson meets Ryder again shortly after the funeral where they are attacked by a group of Ballas gangsters performing a drive-by shooting, destroying Smoke's vehicle. Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder then use bicycles to flee the area. The four cycle to Mulholland Intersection where Sweet breaks away from the group, drawing the Ballas vehicle, allowing Carl, Smoke and Ryder to escape. The three are briefly followed again by a Ballas car, although the Ballas do not aim their guns at Smoke and Ryder due to their alliance, a fact missed by the Johnson brothers. Smoke also refuses to shoot at a Ballas car performing a drive-by shooting, claiming he did not wish to waste the food they had just ordered, although Ryder does start shooting the Ballas.

Ryder continues his life as normal with the Grove Street Families, often being seen with Sweet and Carl. He begins to hire Carl to do various tasks, the first being to drive to The Well Stacked Pizza Co. fast food restaurant in Idlewood, where Ryder attempted to rob the store but was thwarted by the manager, using a shotgun in self-defense. Ryder later assists Carl to kill a drug dealer and then a number of Ballas gangsters who were associated with the dealer in a home in Idlewood. Ryder also hires Carl to help him steal weapons from the home of Colonel Fuhrberger in East Beach, steal a weapons shipment from a train coming from Las Venturas and to steal weapons from the National Guard Depot in Ocean Docks.

Ryder later accompanies Carl, Sweet and Smoke to the Cluckin' Bell fast food restaurant in Willowfield, where they see a group Ballas attempt a drive-by shooting. The four survive and destroy the Ballas car. Ryder is again seen when the four discuss the gang's weapons and later performs a number of drive-by shootings with the three in East Los Santos and Jefferson. He also attended a party thrown by OG Loc on Grove Street.

Sweet later arranges a meeting at the Jefferson Motel between the various sub-sects of the Grove Street Families, in an attempt to bring the factions back together to fight the Ballas.

Ryder, upon arriving with Sweet, Carl and Smoke, criticizes the non-Grove Street gangsters, which Carl and Sweet do not realize is an attack on the gang rather than the sub-sects. Sweet enters the motel on his own and, when the Los Santos Police Department ambush the meeting, Ryder and Smoke flee the scene in Sweet's Greenwood. The two, however, later re-appear at the side of the motel and drive away from the pursuing police, driving the car through a Sprunk billboard. The car explodes upon landing on the road below while the four, who had bailed out of the car, decide to go back home on their own.

BetrayalEdit

"And there's that snake, Ryder. Look at that fool, hangin' out with the Ballas like they was life long pals."
Carl Johnson overseeing Ryder's deal with the Loco Syndicate.
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Ryder and Big Smoke with Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski, driving the green Sabre.

The mission The Green Sabre is the turning point in the game, as well as in Big Smoke and Ryder's characters. After Sweet explains to CJ that he is going to go to the Mulholland Intersection to smoke out many Ballas members, Cesar Vialpando, the boyfriend of Sweet and Carl's sister Kendl and also a friend of Carl's, later phones Johnson to tell him that he must urgently come to an alleyway in Verdant Bluffs. While there the two witness Smoke and Ryder, along with C.R.A.S.H. officers Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski, and also some more Ballas members with the green Sabre used in the killing of Carl's mother. Carl finally realizes the true allegiances of Smoke and Ryder and how they are complicit in his mother's death, but he is unable to confront the alliance between the game's three antagonistic groups (C.R.A.S.H., Ballas, Big Smoke/Ryder) and is forced to go to Mulholland Intersection to save his brother from a Ballas ambush during a shoot-out. Sweet is shot and later arrested, being taken to a prison hospital 'upstate' (as revealed by Mike Toreno) while Carl is taken to Angel Pine in Whetstone by Tenpenny, Pulaski and Jimmy Hernandez.

In the absence of both Sweet and Carl, Smoke and Ryder take control of the Grove Street Families and add them to their alliance. Also, holding Sweet's safety against Carl, Tenpenny coerces Carl to stay out of Los Santos—this makes no storyline missions in Los Santos take place, but yet no apparent effects take place upon Carl entering it. The Ballas take control of Ganton and other Grove Street Families turf in Los Santos. The Grove Street Families gangsters also begin to work for Smoke and Ryder by taking drug shipments from the Loco Syndicate drug manufacturing plant in Doherty, San Fierro back to Los Santos. Cesar Vialpando, however, later discovers this and informs Carl, who stops a number of the shipments from reaching Los Santos. Carl later moves to San Fierro, but with Cesar's help, later photographs Ryder and the other Loco Syndicate members doing business in the mission Photo Opportunity. Carl insults Ryder as he takes photos of him.

DeathEdit

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Ryder with T-Bone Mendez on Pier 69, shortly before their deaths.

CJ: "You sold us out, Ryder! You fucked with us all!"
Ryder: "I'm a motherfucking genius!"
―Carl and Ryder, before the latter's death.

After obtaining the photographs Carl returns to San Fierro and has them developed. He meets with Wu Zi Mu, a leading member of the Triads in San Fierro and his assistant Guppy, who identifies the three leaders as Jizzy B., a nightclub owner, T-Bone Mendez, the leader of the San Fierro Rifa, and the gang's leader, although they are unaware that he is an undercover government agent.

In the mission Pier 69, Ryder and Mendez are in a deal—after using Wu Zi Mu's Triad army to help subdue the gangs, Cesar and Carl kill Mendez. Ryder will then attempt to flee in a boat back to Los Santos; Carl can either snipe him whilst he swims to it or he can chase him down and shoot him in another boat. Ryder ends up dead for his betrayal (and involvement in a rival gang) either way.

PersonalityEdit

As described in the GTA San Andreas manual, Ryder is depicted as loud, wild, and unpredictable. He has a peerless mean streak and an extremely short temper, making him the loose cannon of the Grove Street Families. He also has delusions of grandeur and a possible Napoleon Complex, stemming from his short stature. He sees himself as a "genius" and thinks he is too intelligent for school. Furthermore, Ryder is also very brusque, as he rudely states his terse opinions of CJ since the latter's return to Los Santos and has the tendency to belittle him. Though Ryder is very passionate of the Grove Street Families, he is also easily convinced by Big Smoke to make a little cash despite the fact that it means turning on his own gang. Ryder's impulsive and wild attitude is possibly due to the sherm, the drug he is on, for he is almost always seen holding a blunt in each cutscene he appears in. Though his history is unknown, it is implied that he was a rebellious and belligerent child due to CJ saying in the mission Robbing Uncle Sam that he once beat up a teacher just for wearing purple, Ballas color.

VehicleEdit

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SHERM

Ryder owns a brown Picador with a license plate which reads SHERM, referring to his addiction to sherm, a cigarette with marijuana mixed into the tobacco that has been immersed in PCP. In many pre-release screenshots Ryder was shown to own a brown Sadler.

TriviaEdit

  • Ryder bears a striking resemblance to the late rapper Eazy-E, wearing a black baseball cap and sporting a Jheri Curls hair style, while constantly seen with a pair of blacked out sunglasses worn on occasions by Eazy-E.
  • Ryder showed a passive aggresive stance towards CJ since his return to Los Santos. Comments like "You're just a liability, CJ! Why you bother to come back?" or even not showing homie love when CJ goes to see him for the first time at his place, until CJ mentions it. He won't miss a chance to call CJ a "busta" whenever he can. The reason of this might be due that CJ could be a threat to Big Smoke's plans to ally themselves with the Ballas and the Vagos.
  • Ryder, Miguel and Rocco are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the player. However, if you destroy the two boats before Ryder swims there, sometimes he will stay in the water instead of going on the island. If the player punches Ryder while he is in the water, he will strangely respawn at the top of the island and starting to attack the player.
  • Ryder likes to make fun of CJ's driving (even if his driving skill is at maximum). In Drive-By, he claims CJ drives around too much (a reference to GTA games that make the protagonist drive to every destination, except on rare occasions). He claims "all it is is 'CJ drive here, CJ drive there.' Bullshit!" But then takes it back when Sweet suggests Ryder drives.
  • Ryder has 3 in-game models in gta3.img, two being his original models used in-game, while the last one is used when Ryder attempts to rob the Well-Stacked Pizza in the mission based off his name.
  • In a easter egg from GTA V, men resembling C.J., Ryder, and Big Smoke can be seen riding bikes down Grove Street in the mission Hood Safari. This is a reference to the first mission of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. 

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