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The Snakehead

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"Enough! We settle this here!"
―The Snakehead, right before fighting CJ.

The Snakehead is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He is the leader of the Da Nang Boys, and is involved in human trafficking.

Events of GTA San Andreas

During the mission The Da Nang Thang, he is killed by Carl Johnson. A seemingly unarmed Carl enters the bridge of the ship, where The Snakehead has been waiting. The Snakehead, himself armed with a Katana, throws another to Carl, and engages him. Despite the player being given a Katana, the player can freely choose to shoot or beat Snakehead to death, although even dueling honorably with the Katana is very easy; if the player is accurate enough, it is possible to chop off his head in one slash.

Missions Appearances

GTA San Andreas


  • He shares the same character model with the gym trainer from the Cobra Marital Arts Gym.
  • "Snakehead" (Chinese: 蛇頭; pinyin: shé tóu) is the Chinese term for gangs involved in smuggling people.
  • "Snakehead" may also be the Vietnamese version of "Dragon Head" (the leader of a Triad).
  • The Snakehead is often confused with the Old Oriental Gentleman, who appeared in GTA III. However, this is not possible, because Snakehead is killed in 1992 and the Old Oriental Gentleman appears in 2001.
  • He is possibly one of the oldest antagonists to be killed by a protagonist being aged at least in his 70s or 80s.


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