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William Sharp
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William Sharp in Saints Row.[1]
Appears in Saints Row
Also known as Uncle Will[2]
Mr. Sharp[3][4]
Gender Male
Home Stilwater
Family Joseph Price (nephew)
Affiliations Westside Rollerz
Vehicles Justice[5]
Weapons .44 Shepherd[5]
Occupation(s) Lawyer
Voiced by David Carradine

William Sharp is a character in Saints Row.

Look at you. All tied up, pretty as a present. I think it's time to unwrap you...
WilliamSharp
— William Sharp to Lin, after taking her hostage.[6]

Description Edit

SR1 promo Sharp

Promotional artwork of William Sharp in Saints Row.

William Sharp runs the Westside Rollerz with his nephew Joseph Price.[7][2][8] Described as a "wealthy local attorney and major contributor to the mayoral campaign of Alderman Hughes",[9] the lawyer also serves as the gang's financier who, at the time of Saints Row, is overseeing preparations for a deal between the Rollerz and "the buyers".[3][10]

Sharp is a heavily-sarcastic,[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] cold, and ruthless individual; he dislikes Price's friend Donnie[11][19] and, after his plans for the upcoming deal are thwarted twice,[1][20] he deduces that Donnie's girlfriend Lin has been betraying the Rollerz to the 3rd Street Saints[20] and personally kills her.[5] He is killed soon after by The Protagonist[5] which, combined with Donnie's related disappearance, sends Joseph Price into a rage and leads to the Westside Rollerz' eventual downfall.[21][22]

William Sharp is one of many cut characters in Saints Row IV. His Audio Logs and appearance as a Homie remain internally in the game data files and as such he can be modded into the game.

History Edit

Saints Row Edit

As Lin works undercover within the Westside Rollerz, she concocts a plan alongside The Protagonist that will allow her to infiltrate the gang further; after the latter performs a raid on a garage, Lin appears and saves the garage owner and Rollerz mechanic Donnie, who is close friends with Joseph Price. The plan successful, Donnie believes that Lin genuinely saved his life and gratefully takes her to meet Price and William Sharp.[23]

Escort Service Donnie and Sharp

William Sharp quietens Donnie in front of Lin.[1]

At Price Mansion, after some brief introductions and despite Sharp's insistence to keep quiet in front of Lin, Donnie lets slip that the Westside Rollerz plan to hit a convoy for parts. Lin secretly relates this information to The Protagonist, who in turn protects the convoy from the Rollerz. Sharp later notes that he is surprised to learn that the convoy got away and admonishes Donnie with having "another conversation" when Donnie again lets slip in front of Lin that the Rollerz plan to do a deal with "the buyers" — "a bunch of guys overseas that Mr. Sharp [knows]" — regarding stolen car parts.[1]

I don't give a shit what you do to Lin, but you better not hurt Donnie.
Joseph Price to Sharp, as the latter leaves to deal with Lin.[20]

One Step Ahead Price and Sharp

Joseph Price warns Sharp not to hurt Donnie as the latter heads for Lin.[20]

In a conversation with his nephew, Sharp states his concern over Donnie and Lin, stating that he won't "let that nimrod ruin [his] plans". When Donnie comes up with a new plan to scavenge car parts from local cars throughout the neighborhood, Sharp criticizes his inability to "think outside the box", and is threatened by Lin, who defends Donnie. When the new plan is also thwarted by The Protagonist, Sharp concludes that Lin has been betraying the Rollerz (as only her, Donnie, Price, and Sharp knew of the two plans for obtaining the parts) and promises Price that he will deal with her; Price asks that while he doesn't care what Sharp does to Lin, he doesn't want him hurting Donnie.[20]

Sharp captures Lin and ties her to a chair. Using her as bait for a trap, he forces her to call The Protagonist and has them agree to meet her at the pool hall. At the pool hall, The Protagonist fights through the Rollerz to the second floor but is knocked unconscious while attempting to untie and rescue Lin.[6]

Count to ten? You just shot my girl!
Donnie to Sharp, after Sharp shoots Lin when she attempts to explain her actions.[5]

Burying Evidence Donnie William Sharp

William Sharp shoots Lin and The Protagonist with a .44 Shepherd.

Sharp imprisons the two inside the trunk of Lin's Voxel and reveals them before Donnie at the Stilwater river. When Lin tries to explain herself to Donnie, Sharp shoots her with a .44 Shepherd and explains to him her betrayal, prompting Donnie to flee. Sharp then closes the trunk and begrudgingly pushes the vehicle into the river alone, killing Lin. The Protagonist manages to escape through the use of Lin's lighter and avenges her death by killing Sharp in his vehicle during a car chase through the city.[5]

Price uses his uncle's death as one of many reasons to inspire his gang to burn down Saint's Row.[21] In a newscast, Jack Armstrong states that "his car was found wrapped around a tree in the northern district [and] Sharp was pronounced dead at the scene", and that "no other vehicles were involved in the accident and no other details have been released in the case".[9]


Gameplay Edit

SR4 homie william

Unused Homie icon for Saints Row IV.

William Sharp

William Sharp appears in the opening of the Saints Row IV "Meet the President" trailer.[24]

William Sharp drives a Justice in Saints Row,[5] which is unlocked in the Garage after completing "Semi-Charmed Life".

Players must chase after him in the mission "Burying Evidence", where he will fight back and attempt to escape in his Justice through Chinatown. The nearby parked Bootlegger found at the beginning of the mission serves as an effective vehicle for the chase, but his vehicle can also be destroyed with an RPG Launcher or Platinum RPG before getting close enough to instigate the chase. Once his vehicle has been destroyed, Sharp will escape it; once on-foot, he is usually armed with a .44 Shepherd and can easily be killed.

Sharp was to appear in Saints Row IV but was cut; he has a physical model (although it's the same model as the congressman from "The Saints Wing"), a Homie icon, and three Audio Logs, which are still accessible in the game data files.

Quotes Edit

William Sharp: Donnie, it's always a pleasure when you bring strangers into my house.
— William Sharp to Donnie, upon meeting Lin.[1]

William Sharp: My nephew has a... unique sense of humor.
— Sharp, referring to Joseph Price's lewd remark on Lin's breasts.[1]

Donnie: "So we're finally hitting that convoy huh?"
William Sharp: "I don't know what you're talking about, Donnie."
Donnie: "Sure you—"
William Sharp: "I don't know what you're talking about, Donnie."
Donnie: "Oh... Right. Just sit tight, Price should be back soon."
— Donnie is slow to realize that Sharp does not want to discuss private matters in front of Lin.[1]

Lin: "The buyers?"
Donnie: "Oh, they're a bunch of guys overseas that Mr. Sharp kn—"
William Sharp: "Donnie, do we have to have another... conversation?"
— Sharp once again reminds Donnie not to discuss the upcoming deal in Lin's company.[1]

William Sharp: "I know he's your friend, Joseph, but I will not let that nimrod ruin my plans."
Joseph Price: "Your plans?"
William Sharp: "Our plans."
— Sharp and Joseph Price discuss Donnie.[20]

Joseph Price: "I don't give a shit what you do to Lin, but you better not hurt Donnie."
William Sharp: "Of course, Joseph. I'll keep that in mind."
— Sharp and Price, after the two conclude that Lin has been working with the Saints.[20]

William Sharp: "Take a deep breath and count to ten, Donnie."
Donnie: "Count to ten? You just shot my girl!"
William Sharp: "Yes, it's tragic."
— Sharp, dryly, after shooting Lin with a .44 Shepherd before she can explain herself to Donnie.[5]

Audio LogsEdit

Main article: Audio Logs

Although ultimately not appearing in Saints Row IV, William Sharp has three Audio Logs that can be found in the game data files. Like many Audio Logs, they are a reflection on past events, allowing players a brief insight from his perspective.


Joseph had a good thing going with the Westside Rollerz in Stilwater. Every dollar I invested into my nephew's gang saw excellent returns. Even the Vice Kings and Los Carnalles[sic] left us alone. That is, until the Saints showed up. It all started with that slut who infiltrated Joseph's people, Lin.
Sharp Audio Log 300
— Sharp Audio Log 1
Donnie let himself get too close. He was Joseph's friend, but he valued his relationship with Lin too much to see what was right in front of his face. Lin brought everything down and Donnie let it happen. If he wasn't so close to my nephew, I would have put him in that trunk with her.
Sharp Audio Log 187
— Sharp Audio Log 2
While I blame Lin for her part in what happened, I haven't forgotten the fact that she had help. It was that upstart from Saints Row[sic] who did the dirty work for her: raiding my house, killing my nephew and killing me. How could I have let it all happen? I told Joseph he had a traitor among his people too late. If I had only acted sooner, perhaps the Saints would have been wiped out instead.
Sharp Audio Log 316
— Sharp Audio Log 3


Trivia Edit

  • At one point in Saints Row, Sharp abuses his position as lawyer by bribing a jury with "paper and pussy" in order to allow some Rollerz to go free.[25]
  • The only time Sharp curses throughout the game is in the mission "Burying Evidence", when he says "How the hell is he still alive?" .
  • The newscast for "Burying Evidence" states that Sharp was a "major contributor to the mayoral campaign of Alderman Hughes";[9] several other radio campaign advertisements for Hughes mention a group called "Citizens for Hughes", who are responsible for donating The Pride of Stilwater.
  • Sharp's third Audio Log mentions his nephew's death, although Joseph Price didn't die until after Sharp.
  • Lin reflects on Sharp in her second Audio Log, stating that she "didn't realize how sadistic he was" and that she "[hopes] that bastard burns".
  • Despite its name, the Price Mansion Crib, which initially serves as Westside Rollerz headquarters, is owned by Sharp.[26][27]
  • The retaliatory killing of Sharp is a common theme in the series: All characters who are involved in the death of Saints allies are killed retaliation mid-way through the story, which in turn angers the surviving members of their gang.

Gallery Edit

  • Joseph Price and William Sharp in "Escort Service".
  • Donnie and Sharp in "Escort Service".
  • William Sharp sitting in his chair in "One Step Ahead".
  • Sharp leaves to find Lin as Joseph Price warns him not to hurt Donnie in "One Step Ahead".
  • Sharp holds Lin captive and forces her to phone The Protagonist in "Liberation".
  • Sharp slaps Lin after she tells him to "go fuck [himself]" in "Liberation".
  • "I think it's time to unwrap you..."
  • Sharp meets with Donnie in "Burying Evidence".
  • Lin, as she is shot by Sharp wielding a .44 Shepherd in "Burying Evidence".
  • Sharp shoots Lin and The Protagonist with a .44 Shepherd in "Burying Evidence".
  • William Sharp pushing Lin's Voxel into the river in "Burying Evidence".
  • Chasing after Sharp's car — a Justice — during gameplay in "Burying Evidence".
  • William Sharp during gameplay in "Burying Evidence"; he exits his vehicle after it is destroyed.
  • William Sharp as he appears in Saints Row IV as a Homie. He can only be viewed in-game via modding, and uses the same model as the congressman from "The Saints Wing".
  • William Sharp lookalike from Saints Row IV Meet the President Trailer.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Mission: Escort Service
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Escort Service" mission ("Meet Uncle Will" cutscene):
    Joseph Price: "Oh come on, Uncle Will, he's not that—"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Escort Service" mission ("Focus" cutscene):
    Lin: "The buyers?"
    Donnie: "Oh, they're a bunch of guys overseas that Mr. Sharp kn—"
  4. "Liberation" mission ("Lights Out" cutscene):
    Westside Rollerz gang member: "Sounds like the cops are comin', Mr. Sharp."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Mission: Burying Evidence
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mission: Liberation
  7. Story Summary: Escort Service

    Spying on a meeting between the leaders of the Rollerz, William Sharp and his nephew Joseph Price, you overheard that they were planning to hijack several delivery trucks loaded with car parts. Seeing a good opportunity to mess up their plans, you intercepted the Westside Rollerz and stopped them from hijacking the trucks, getting the 3rd Street Saints some notoriety in the process. You've made things harder for the Rollerz, but they don't give up that easily...

  8. "Escort Service" mission ("Meet Uncle Will" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "My nephew has a... unique sense of humor."
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Newscast: Newscasts#Burying Evidence
  10. "One Step Ahead" ("Thinking Outside the Box" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "I know he's your friend, Joseph, but I will not let that nimrod ruin my plans."
    Joseph Price: "Your plans?"
    William Sharp: "Our plans."
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Escort Service" mission ("Meet Uncle Will" cutscene):
    Joseph Price: "So he's okay? That's great."
    William Sharp: "Yes, how could we possible score dime bags without him?"
  12. "Escort Service" mission ("Meet Uncle Will" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "Donnie, it's always a pleasure when you bring strangers into my house."
  13. "Escort Service" mission ("Meet Uncle Will" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "As stimulating as this conversation is, I'm afraid I need to make some calls. If you'd excuse me."
  14. "One Step Ahead" mission ("Thinking Outside the Box" cutscene):
    Donnie: "Lin and I got this shit down."
    William Sharp: "This should be compelling."
  15. "One Step Ahead" mission ("Thinking Outside the Box" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "So your plan is to go steal cars. You really know how to think outside the box, Donnie."
  16. "One Step Ahead" mission ("Thinking Outside the Box" cutscene):
    Lin: "Don't talk to him like that."
    William Sharp: "I'll take your advice to heart."
    Lin: "It's not advice."
    William Sharp: "A threat? How refreshing."
  17. "One Step Ahead" mission ("I'll Handle This" cutscene):
    Joseph Price: "FUCK!"
    William Sharp: "[After Price throws his phone at the wall] That was productive."
  18. "Burying Evidence" mission ("Breaking Up Is Hard To Do..." cutscene):
    William Sharp: "Take a deep breath and count to ten, Donnie."
    Donnie: "Count to ten? You just shot my girl!"
    William Sharp: "Yes, it's tragic."
  19. "One Step Ahead" mission ("Thinking Outside the Box" cutscene):
    William Sharp: "I know he's your friend, Joseph, but I will not let that nimrod ruin my plans."
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Mission: One Step Ahead
  21. 21.0 21.1 Mission: No Time to Mourn
  22. Mission: Semi-Charmed Life
  23. Mission: Guardian Angel
  24. YouTube: Saints Row IV - Meet the President trailer (Official U.S. Version)
  25. Stronghold: Tidal Spring Apartments
  26. "Price's Mansion" Stronghold introduction:
    Julius: "Price isn't gonna pull that bullshit he did on the highway again. Go to his uncle's mansion and steal the prick's car."
  27. Audio Logs: William Sharp Audio Log 3:
    William Sharp: "While I blame Lin for her part in what happened, I haven't forgotten the fact that she had help. It was that upstart from Saints Row[sic] who did the dirty work for her: raiding my house, killing my nephew and killing me. How could I have let it all happen? I told Joseph he had a traitor among his people too late. If I had only acted sooner, perhaps the Saints would have been wiped out instead."
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