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CHARACTER
Wei Cheng
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Wei Cheng
Also known as: Cheng, Sr.
Mr. Cheng
Status: Determinant
Gender:

Male

Place of birth: Yangshan, China
Date of death: 2013 (Player's Choice)
Nationality: Flag of the People's Republic of China Chinese
Family: Tao Cheng (Son)
Main affiliation: Los Santos Triads
O'Neil brothers (Formerly)
Trevor Philips Enterprises (Formerly)
Businesses: Drug dealing
Voiced by: George Cheung
"Your operation causes problems for me. I want to expand into Blaine County, but your business and your temperament prevent me from making inroads."
― Wei Cheng

Wei Cheng is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a supporting character and of the two secondary antagonists in Grand Theft Auto V.

Biography

Background

Cheng is a Chinese born mobster from Yangshan, who leads the Los Santos Triads, primarily dealing in gunrunning and meth manufacturing. By 2013, his operation has grown heavily and he seeks to expand his business into Blaine County, through collaboration with an already functioning group there.

Events of GTA V

Expanding businesses

In order to fulfill his goal of expanding into Blaine County, Cheng sends his eldest son, Tao, and a translator to make contact with Trevor Philips, one of the area's most prominent meth dealers. However, an attack on Trevor's meth kitchen by a group of vengeful Aztecas gangbangers dissuades Tao and the translator from working with him, instead deciding to collaborate with the O'Neil brothers gang. This change of plans prompts Trevor to raid the O'Neil brothers' farm, killing most of them and destroying their meth kitchens.

Capturing Michael

An enraged Wei tells his men to capture Trevor, but by then he had already left Blaine County and moved to Los Santos. Later on, after kidnapping Patricia Madrazo and thus being forced to lie low to avoid her husband, Trevor and his friend, Michael De Santa are forced to go into hiding at Trevor's trailer in Blaine County. Cheng's men find Trevor here and mistakenly assume Michael is Trevor's lover and Patricia is their maid.

Cheng's men chase Trevor and Michael to Ludendorff, North Yankton, where Trevor had gone to find out about Brad Snider's fate and Michael had gone to stop him. There, they attack the duo and capture Michael, while Trevor gets away. Wei calls Trevor afterwards and threatens to kill Michael if Trevor doesn't hand over his business in Blaine County, a threat which Trevor ignores due to his feud with Michael. Wei orders for Michael's execution at the meat packing plant he's being held, but he gets rescued at the last minute by Franklin Clinton.

Endings

In the game's ending, Franklin is left with a choice to either kill Michael or Trevor, or to side with them as they attack all of their enemies ("Deathwish"), including Wei Cheng. If the player chooses the "Deathwish" ending, Franklin will be sent to assassinate Cheng. He drives to the beach club in Pacific Bluffs, where Wei Cheng is located, where he is confronted and killed by Franklin.

Missions appearances

GTA V

Trivia

  • After Franklin Clinton rescues Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips can call Wei Cheng and he will inform Trevor that Michael was rescued along with antagonizing Trevor some more.
  • Wei Cheng, along with Stretch is the main antagonist with the least number of appearences in the HD Universe, with two presence appearences and one voice appearence. Simultaneously, Cheng and Stretch are both tied at the second least appearences in all GTA games, beaten only by Massimo Torini, who makes two presence appearences and no voice appearences.
  • In official traditional chinese version, his name is 陳偉 in Chinese. 

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