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Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.
|Appears in||Saints Row |
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed
Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare
Saints Row: The Third
Gangstas in Space
The Trouble With Clones
Saints Row IV
|Aliases||Playa SR1, SR2, SRTT |
Boss SR2, SRTT
The Butcher of Stilwater SRTT 
Local Psychopath SRTT 
|Affiliations||3rd Street Saints|
|Occupation(s)||Enforcer SR1 |
Leader SR2, SRTT
Actor Gangstas in Space
President of the United States  SRIV
The player character of the Saints Row series is unnamed, this wiki refers to them as The Protagonist.
- From Saints Row 2 onwards, The Protagonist can be customised to be male or female. For simplicity, this wiki uses either gender-neutral or masculine pronouns unless specifically describing a female voice or character.
The Protagonist is the player character in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV. The Saints Row series largely concerns The Protagonist's adventures as a 3rd Street Saints gang member, starting as an initiate to the gang, second-in-command, and finally leader. Throughout this journey, The Protagonist takes the 3rd Street Saints from a small-time gang from the Row to a "household brand name" in Stilwater and then Steelport.
Along with the lack of a name (see below), The Protagonist also lacks a definitive physical appearance, as the player can change The Protagonist's appearance at an Image as Designed plastic surgery. In addition, Saints Row 2 allows the player to change The Protagonist's gender, thus retconning The Protagonist's established gender as a male and further adding to The Protagonist's customizability.
The Protagonist does not have a given name throughout the series, and has been referred to as playa, son, and Boss throughout the games. In Saints Row: The Third, when the Protagonist and the rest of the Saints capos become celebrities, they are called "Boss" by pedestrians but their real name is not widely known. Kinzie Kensington learns it only after utilizing her computer hacking skills, and is stopped mid-sentence before saying it. On television they're referred to in different ways, including "Leader of the Saints" (on Professor Genki's S.E.R.C.) and "Local Psychopath" (by Jane Valderamma).
In Saints Row 2, The Protagonist has 6 different personalities for the player to choose. Depending on the voice chosen, The Protagonist may break the fourth wall by randomly mentioning a few aspects of the game during gameplay. For example, Male Voice 3 can be heard saying "You know I never see a dog around here? Weird." Although The Protagonist's dialogue for the cutscenes is always the same in Saints Row 2, the in game dialogue differs for each personality. In Saints Row 2, The Protagonist is portrayed as extremely viscous, showing no remorse in killing and torturing enemies.
The Protagonist has a strong friendship with Johnny Gat, having known him the longest of any of the Saints since his initiation into the gang. The Protagonist displays exceptional strength and durability throughout the series. During the conclusion of Saints Row he was caught in a point blank explosion and only suffered minor burns, though his coma lasted several years. Neither Mayor Hughes nor his men survived. In the trailer for Saints Row the Protagonist said his life changed after meeting Julius, desiring more and more power and money. While typically the Protagonist reserves the bulk of his wrath for rival gang members or other foes, he still displays a comical disregard for human life, not unlike most inhabitants of the Saints Row universe. The Protagonist does have a few heroic qualities despite his sadistic nature, such as going to extreme lengths for friends, leading by example and feeling regret for several actions such the burning of Shivington or if he allows Shaundi and Viola to die during the climax of Saints Row: the Third.
The Protagonist killed his mentor Julius in cold blood, although it was revealed that Julius was the traitor responsible for the demise of the Saints in their original form. The former leader of the Saints tried to defend his actions and claimed that The Protagonist was too power-hungry, a charge which The Protagonist confirmed. However, Julius' actions remained questionable. The social engineering by Dane Vogel left the original inhabitant of the Saints Row district homeless and destitute, and the betrayal of the Saints saw the majority of them dead or serving prison sentences while Julius lived a comfortable lifestyle. In the Protagonists' eyes, Julius crossed the only line he never had, betraying one's friends.
In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist has 7 different personalities. The Protagonist is portrayed as being, arguably, less susceptible to random bursts of violence, due to already having the power and wealth he desired. In fact, the Saint' success in crushing the gangs of Stilwater and partnering with Ultor led to the Protagonist's rise to celebrity status, complete with a Planet Saints franchise and movie offers. He is still a psychotic killer, as he shows little emotion while killing other than excitement. This is tempered by his loyalty to his fellow gang members, since Saints Row: the Third is mainly centered around him, Shaundi, and Pierce taking revenge after the death of Johnny Gat. However, it seems that The Protagonist is not entirely as merciless as before, agreeing to spare Matt Miller's life when the Deckers leader promises to cut ties with the Syndicate, as well as abandoning his role in the gang war and leaving Steelport, which Matt honors.
The Protagonist's past life is unclear and only hinted at through dialogue.
- The character grew up in Stilwater, and visited a local massage parlor since junior-high school.
- Despite already living in Stilwater, he does not have a home at the beginning of Saints Row.
- Male voice 1 in Saints Row: The Third mentioned that he spent his time killing people in the fresh air when a kid, compared to modern children playing violent video games in doors.
- In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist mentions having lived in a college dorm when he is reminded of that experience during a mission on a boat importing prostitutes and sex toys.
- The female voice 2 claims that when she was young, her father would make her fight the dogs for food. This could indicate a traumatizing childhood due to having an abusive father. This could be one of the reason for the protagonist's homicidal tendencies. In the beginning of the game Shaundi refers to Steelport as "Bangkok's abusive father". Whether this is simply a way to emphasize the severity of the city's crime rate or an indication to the protagonist's past is unknown. Possible connection between these two references may be drawn since Shaundi says this to make the protagonist understand the situation better, which she does.
- In the Gangstas In Space DLC mission Hangar 18 1/2, Male Voice 3 shows his disappointment with the fake building set by stating, "This is worse than finding out the Tooth Fairy was just my drunk uncle with a pair of pliers." This could indicate childhood trauma caused by a dangerous/abusive uncle that might've had a drinking problem.
- Main article: Saints Row
When walking through the streets of Stilwater, The Protagonist is caught up in a small turf war between the city's criminal factions. Despite trying to keep his distance, a gang member attempts to kill him after the violent battle. Julius Little and Troy Bradshaw, from the small-time street gang the 3rd Street Saints, save him from his execution, with Troy killing the small-time hoodlum. Julius invites him to meet the gang at the church in Saint's Row if he is interested, seeing as they need all the help they can get.
At the Saints Row Church, The Protagonist is initiated into the gang by surviving a beatdown by Saints members. Julius informs the gang that it is time to take the fight to the three rival gangs: Los Carnales, Westside Rollerz, and the Vice Kings.
Though before The Protagonist gets to do any serious work done, he has to build up the Saint's Rep and showing they mean business, such as causing mayhem, holding-up stores, borrowing money from loan sharks, hijacking vehicles for money, collecting CDs, tagging places, assassinating people just for cash, stealing vehicles so he can take them to a chop shop, holding civilians hostage in their cars for money, killing pimps, stealing their hos, and taking them to a brothel, driving hookers around while avoiding paparazzi, IRS, significant others, and private investigators while the hooker has sex with a client, competing in illegal street races, and protecting drug dealers while they sell their product.
While trying to take the three main gangs out of commission, the Protagonist will mainly work with the 4 Saint Lieutenants: Johnny Gat, who's a shoot first ask questions never kinda guy. Dex, who usually likes to plan 3 moves ahead. Lin, who somewhat unhappily uses her feminine side to her advantage. And Troy, who makes up his lack of expertise by his enthusiasm. While helping take down the three gangs, The Protagonist is appointed by Julius as his right hand man.
During the campaign against the Carnales, The Protagonist takes down Hector and Angelo Lopez. While fighting the Vice Kings The Protagonist battles Anthony Green to the death. In the campaign against the Westside Rollerz, both William Sharp and Joseph Price meet their ends at the hands of The Protagonist.
The Protagonist gets to know Johnny Gat, Dex, Lin and Troy while helping take down the three gangs, and is appointed by Julius as his right hand man. Julius ends up being arrested by the police, and The Protagonist takes temporary leadership.
Chief Monroe, a corrupt police chief, orders The Protagonist, Dex and Johnny to do a little "community service" or he will kill Julius. The Protagonist steals a campaign bus with Marshall Winslow inside and parks it on the train tracks.
During Winslow's funeral, The Protagonist kills Monroe. Richard Hughes, Winslow's rival, phoned The Protagonist to meet him on the Yacht. Richard's plan was to redevelop the Saints Row community, and was given the go ahead after the saints made a name for themselves. The Protagonist was about to get killed by Hughes' men, but explosives on the boat were detonated, killing Hughes and putting The Protagonist into a coma.
Saints Row 2 Edit
- Main article: Saints Row 2
Many years after being put in a coma, The Protagonist awakes inside a prison hospital. There he meets fellow convict Carlos Mendoza who helps The Protagonist escape the prison island. On the way, Carlos informs him that a lot of things have changed while The Protagonist was comatose. Carlos explains that the Saints fell apart without anyone to lead them, and dropped their flags before they were killed. He advises The Protagonist to lay low for a while.
After being reunited with Johnny Gat and Aisha, they plan on taking back their city once again. Three new gangs have taken control: The Brotherhood of Stilwater controlling the south, the Sons of Samedi taking all central Stilwater, and the Ronin having a tight grip up north. Their first move is to get a new hideout. This time, it's an old underground hotel in Old Stilwater beneath an abandoned mission house. After "evicting the current tenants" (the homeless and some members of the Sons of Samedi), they get new lieutenants and slowly take back what was once theirs, and defeat the three gangs.
During the conflict with the Ronin, The Protagonist defeats the lieutenant Jyunichi in a sword fight, helps Johnny Gat to get revenge on Shogo Akuji and leaves Kazuo Akuji to die on a burning boat.
As part of the struggle against The Brotherhood, The Protagonist kills Carlos, Matt and Maero.
While battling the Sons of Samedi, The Protagonist murders Veteran Child, Mr. Sunshine, and The General.
Bonus Mission Edit
The Protagonist finds some recorded phone conversations and finds out that Julius planted the bomb on the yacht. After finding Dex's file on Troy's desk, he calls Dex, who tells him to meet him at the old church. After going to the church, he finds Julius instead, who was also told to go there by Dex. While The Protagonist was about to kill Julius, the Masako attack Julius and The Protagonist. After fighting waves of Masako, they escape to the Thalia Amiptheatre and fight more Masako. After defeating all of the Masako, The Protagonist shoots Julius in the chest but it doesn't kill him. They argue about what the Saints became, before The Protagonist shoots Julius in the head.
After taking back the city, conflict ignites between Ultor and the Saints, starting when The Protagonist is ambushed at a nightclub by a Masako Unit, and the lieutenants are kidnapped. After escaping the ambush and rescuing Shaundi and Pierce, they all meet up with Johnny Gat and plan to assault The Pyramid, Ultor's secret facility built underneath and in the perimeter of Mount Claflin. They hope that it will expose Ultor's rather dastardly plans for the city, and to destroy their weapons and warheads. The Protagonist and Johnny head there, and the assault goes well. Soon, Pierce gives The Protagonist a hint that a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the ocean is where the Ultor executives are having a meeting. The Protagonist goes there and kills all the executives and guards, and shoots down some attack helicopters. This all happens in front of Dane Vogel's eyes, who watches from his top floor office in the Phillips Building.
Vogel holds a press conference outside the Saints Row church about the incident, and The Protagonist and Johnny plan an assassination. Johnny is spotted by a guard who followed him to the rooftop, and accidentally shoots the sniper rife in the struggle, which alerts Vogel and his bodyguards. The Protagonist rushes towards Vogel with a pistol, while Johnny takes down any resistance after throwing the guard off the rooftop. The Protagonist jumps onto Vogel's limo, but is shaken off, and he is forced to assault Vogel by hijacking an attack helicopter, taking out the power stations on the Phillips Building, and eventually jumping off the Helicopter's fuselage, onto the top floor of the Phillips Building, where he then confronts Dane. Vogel tries to reason with The Protagonist, who responds by shooting him in the mouth, sending him backwards through the top floor window.
After Tobias arrives in his helicopter to pick up Shaundi and Pierce, and The Protagonist, Pierce asks "So...What do we do now?", in which The Protagonist responds "This is our city, we can do whatever the fuck we want.", and the game ends.
In Ultor Exposed former Ultor employee Tera Patrick decides to help the saints with exposing the darker side of Ultor. The Protagonist helps Tera dig up dead bodies used for experimentation in order to bring down Ultor. After, The Protagonist is instructed to hijack a truck that has classified Ultor chemicals to try and persuade Jane Valderamma to run the story. However all the effort turns out to be for naught as Jane purposely claims Tera the one responsible with the reasoning that Ultor would just bury the story anyway.
In Corporate Warfare New CEO of Ultor, Eric Gryphon, comes to The Protagonist for protection from Dex, who Gryphon fears will make an attempt on his life. The Protagonist agrees and saves him from being killed by a Masako team sent by Dex. Eric tells The Protagonist about toxic waste that Dex is going to sell. Along with some Ultor security team members at the power plant, The Protagonist helps Gryphon capture the shipment. Dex later flees Stilwater after getting an emergency transfer to another city. Angry and knowing he can't get Dex, The Protagonist asks Eric for names of people that Dex was close to and then kills them. The Protagonist swears to Eric that he will find out which city Dex fled to and kill him.
Saints Row: The ThirdEdit
- Main article: Saints Row: The Third
Some years after the events in Saints Row 2, the 3rd Street Saints became a household brand name in Stilwater and partnered up with the Ultor Corporation. After many years on the top The Protagonist, Johnny Gat, Shaundi, and an actor named Josh Birk rob a bank as a publicity stunt. Unknown to them, the bank is owned by Phillipe Loren, the leader of Morningstar and the chairman of the Syndicate. The robbery goes wrong and a SWAT team arrives. They fight their way out and The Protagonist attempts to escape by having the vault lifted out by a helicopter, but the helicopter is shot down and he is arrested by the SWAT teams.
Later in jail, Johnny begins to doubt the Saints, as they once meant something rather than merchandise and movie deals. The Protagonist, Shaundi and Johnny Gat are then taken away by the Syndicate onboard a plane over Steelport. They are given a chance to give a share of their profits to the Syndicate, but refuse and are about to be killed until Johnny breaks free and unties The Protagonist and Shaundi. He takes control of the plane and fights off Phillipe. But he ends up being killed, and Shaundi and The Protagonist jump out the plane. After fighting more members of the Morningstar, they land in Steelport where Phillipe has Matt Miller, leader of the Deckers hack into the Saints' accounts and clean them out of their money, and Killbane and his gang to hunt the Saints and kill them. The Protagonist and Shaundi raid an armory and call Pierce to bring the Saints to Steelport. [mission?] This subject requires more information. You can help by editing this page.
After multiple encounters with the Morningstar, the Saints strike at their headquarters and Phillipe Loren is indirectly killed by The Protagonist.
After Killbane takes control of the Syndicate and continues the war against the Saints, The Protagonist defeats him in a wrestling match, giving the player an option to remove his mask in humiliation, or unlock the apoca-fist weapon., and later has the choice of killing him.
The Protagonist gets a phone call from Angel that Killbane is attempting to flee Steelport. Then he receives a call from Kia that a monument will be blown up with his fellow saints in it, including Shaundi and Viola, making it look like the Saints were responsible.
If the player decides to save Shaundi, The Protagonist travels to the docks to meet Kinzie. Then The Protagonist heads over to the monument, letting Killbane escape. Kia has placed 8 bombs on the statue so the first thing The Protagonist does is remove the bombs with the Sonic Boom. When The Protagonist has removed all bombs, he heads up to the top of the top of the building. There Kia is ready to meet The Protagonist, holding Shaundi hostage. Viola and Mayor Burt Reynolds are tied down on the ground. So The Protagonist uses Flashbangs to force Kia to let go of Shaundi, much like the time Veteran Child held Shaundi hostage.[mission?] Once Kia is dead, the Saints head down to the base of the building where they meet Monica Hughes. Cyrus Temple moves in to take the Saints prisoner but Monica Hughes tells him to stand down since the Saints saved the statue and are now heroes. Pierce asks The Protagonist if it's time to go back to Stilwater and The Protagonist answers they have something to do first. They later go and do a shoot for Gangstas in Space (based off Johnny Gat's comic) and are on a Mars set. The Protagonist fights off the Luchadores and enters "Killbane'"s lair (he is just an actor) and "kills him." But The Protagonist forgets a line and they have to restart over.
If the player decides to go after Killbane, The Protagonist heads to the airport to meet up with Angel. Angel is being attacked by several STAG Soldiers. So The Protagonist helps him to take them out. After the STAG Soldiers are taken care of they get into a car and head to the airport. Angel is driving the car and The Protagonist uses an Annihilator RPG to take out the airplane Killbane is using to try and escape Steelport. Believing Killbane to be dead, the player inspects the wreckage, only to reveal that Killbane has survived. After a brief argument the two fight, which ends with Killbane being beaten badly and eventually killed. The Protagonist hears the bomb explode on Magarac Island. Monica Hughes says to Temple that it's time to bring in the Daedalus. The Daedalus later begins to destroy Steelport to kill off the Saints, and The Protagonist steals a helicopter and flies to the Daedalus and sets bombs on it. Temple attacks The Protagonist from his V-TOL, but The Protagonist manages to shoot it down and flee the Daedalus. The Protagonist later goes to a TV Station with the rest of the Saints and announces that Steelport is now a city state and warns Monica Hughes away on live TV.
In Genkibowl VII, The Protagonist takes part in Genkibowl VII after being invited there by Tammy Tolliver. After competing in multiple activities The Protagonist eventually becomes the next Genkibowl champion. When asked how they feel as the winner The Protagonist will state, the have spent years honing their craft, of murdering, assaulting, robbery,light treason and more murder.
In Gangstas in Space, The Protagonist is contacted by Andy Zhen, the new director of the Gangstas in Space movie and asks The Protagonist to come to various locations around the city to film scenes for the film.
In The Trouble With Clones, The Protagonist is contacted by Jimmy Torbitson and asks him to meet him at Smiling Jack's diner to tell him that he has a clone of Johnny Gat and The Protagonist has to rescue the clone from the Steelport National Guard. This subject requires more information. You can help by editing this page.
Saints Row IVEdit
- Main article: Saints Row IV
During the events of Saints Row IV, the Protagonist becomes President of the United States of America  and leader of the free world . An Alien Invasion occurs and the protagonist along with the Saints are put into a virtual version of Steelport and its up to the protagonist and the 3rd Street Saints to save the world from the alien invaders.
In a trailer for Saints Row, The Protagonist has a small monologue:
- "I started out with nothin'... just a kid from the streets, with nothin' to lose. Then I met Julius, and everything changed. Once I joined the 3rd Street Saints, everything started going my way. I'd run some jobs, get paid, and lady luck was on my side. Now I have the women, the clothes, the rides, but it's not enough, I want more, I want it all. That's the great thing about this city, it's there for the taking. If you've got what it takes."
- — The Protagonist
In the first game, The Protagonist has just four lines, the voice used depends on the race chosen during Player Customization.
The Protagonist: "I got ran over by a mothafuckin' truck, what you think?"
Julius Little: "Oh, quit bein' a bitch."
— Julius Little and The Protagonist, in the Westside Rollerz final mission "Semi-Charmed Life".
The Protagonist: "Bullshit, that's last year's fall collection"
— Luz Avalos and The Protagonist, in the Carnales final mission "What Goes Up...".
The Protagonist: "Hope you don't mind hepatitis."
Johnny Gat: "Wha-!?"
— Johnny Gat and The Protagonist, in the Vice Kings final mission "All the King's Men".
- "Yo, could you speed this shit up? I wanna go to Freckle Bitch's..."
- — The Protagonist in the final mission of the game, "Saints and Martyrs".
Saints Row 2Edit
Starting with Saints Row 2, The Protagonist's voice is chosen by the player separately from race and sex. There are six different voices to chose from; three male and three female. While in-game lines change depending on voice selection, cutscene dialogue is the same regardless of which voice is used.
- "This is our city. We'll do whatever the fuck we want."
- — The Protagonist's last line of the game. Said at the end of ...and a Better Life
- "To hell with boats, I'm taking a plane from now on"
- — Male Voice 1, referencing the fact that there are planes available in Saints Row 2, and inadvertently foreshadowing the Saints Row: The Third mission I'm Free - Free Falling.
- "We definitely need to buy some pigs, to help deal with bodies"
- — Male Voice 1, referencing the film Snatch
- "I'm in charge for a reason"
- — White Female Protagonist
Saints Row: The ThirdEdit
In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist's voice is chosen by the player separately from race and sex. There are seven voice options; three male, three female, and a zombie voice. Unlike previous games, voice selection will change cutscene dialogue (though the majority of lines will have the same meaning) as well as in-game lines.
- "Trust me, Birk; it'll be real."
- — The Protagonist first line of the game. Said at the beginning of When Good Heists Go Bad
- "Then get it fixed. I'll hold off the cops."
"You can't kill them all."
"I don't appreciate that kind of negativity..."
- — The Protagonist speaking with the helicopter pilot during When Good Heists Go Bad
- In the trailers and screenshots for Saints Row, as well as the default appearance, The Protagonist is Caucasian. In Saints Row 2, his default appearance is that of an African-American male, also used in loading screens. In the official guide book The Protagonist is shown to be an East Asian female. In the released screenshots and trailer for Saints Row: The Third, he is again depicted as Caucasian male. There are other character models demonstrated in the customization screenshots. When in Steelport, advertisements with the character promoting Planet Saints shows The Protagonist as he appears in the promotional artwork for Saints Row: The Third as a Caucasian male. In trailers for Saints Row IV his default appearance is similar to the one from the third game, but with a more cleaner cut appearance.
- His Saints Row original costume (default) is a black t-shirt with long jeans. In Saints Row 2, pre-release screenshots as well as the the loading screens show him wearing a white tank top and track pants. In the Saints Row: The Third trailers, he wears a grey blazer, brown vest and purple shirt, with sunglasses on his head. For trailers for the fourth game, he is normally seen wearing a three piece dark purple suit and also a sort of futuristic jumpsuit when he has his superpowers.
- Julius calling The Protagonist "Playa" may be referring to the person playing the game. "Playa" is also street gang slang, similar to "Gangsta".
- The Protagonist was a very capable fighter, and he improves throughout the series. A good example was in the Brotherhood mission "The Siege ", where he could hold out on his own while fighting Maero , and eventually gained the upper hand, almost killing him, had Matt the tattoo artist had known intervened by tackling him.
- Also in Saints Row: The Third , he was able to stand toe-to-toe with Killbane (who appeared to be the ultimate champion of the Murderbrawl series) and successfully beating him down twice, once in the mission "Murderbrawl XXXI ", and once again if the player had chosen the "Kill Killbane" path in Three Way.
Saints Row 2Edit
- He is considerably taller than most of the other characters in the game in Saints Row 2, but only of average physical size in Saints Row.
- In a Snatch activity in Saints Row 2, The Protagonist reveals that he grew up in Stilwater and visited a massage parlor often.
- When listening to the radio in Saints Row 2, The Protagonist may begin singing along, see Soprano for more details.
- Civilians and Saints members constantly comment that his clothes smell if he doesn't change them for a few in-game days.
- In Saints Row 2, he wonders if he is in Benjamin King's book, Regicide.
- In Saints Row 2, during the first cutscene for the Brotherhood mission, "Bank Error in Your Favor", he mentions liking a TV show called Bobby and Amber to the point where he almost didn't care about Shaundi's message while the show was on.
- It's somewhat suggested that The Protagonist was raised around guns if the player chooses to have Female Voice 1. The character will sometimes say in a nostalgic tone "You can never have enough guns...That's what my Daddy always said...".'
- A running joke in Saints Row 2 is that everyone apparently fails to notice that The Protagonist underwent surgery to treat his wounds, often just asking him "Did you do something with your hair?".
- The Saints Row 2 Bonus mission Revelation references this, when Julius begins to ask the infamous question, to which The Protagonist pulls a gun and interrupts him with "I didn't do shit to my hair!".
- In Saints Row 2, Male voice 2 has an idle line "That mute shit was getting old" and Aisha says "What? That you're here, or that you're talking?" when Gat brings him home, referencing his silence in Saints Row.
- The Protagonist is labeled a sociopath by Julius Little and some civilians. Some Brotherhood members call him a "psycho". This is because he comes across as power-hungry and merciless in dealing with his enemies. He does however show great empathy and remorse for those he trusts, mainly his fellow Saints (this is most noticeable in his interactions with Carlos).
- In Saints Row 2, The Protagonist can perform multiple actions if the game is left idle.
- The Protagonist has super-human strength, able to throw people through the air with ease and also ripping off any object out of the ground and use them as improvised weapons.
- In cutscenes, in spite of holding the VICE 9 as a weapon, it sounded like a .44 Shepherd .
- In Saints Row 2, male voice 1 will make references about his boat explosion survival.
- When using the taunt 'Oh No You Di-in't' He'll exclaim, "Have you survived a boat explosion?...Didn't think so."
- Also when left idle, he may say, "To hell with boats I'm taking a plane from now on."
Saints Row: The ThirdEdit
- In Saints Row, The Protagonist holds his guns "Gangster style" (sideways). In Saints Row 2 he holds his weapons somewhat normally. In "Saints Row: The Third, he equips his weapons in a professional manner, possibly to show that he has become much more experienced with using guns.
- In Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third, he is often called the "Boss" by the other Saints, referring to his status as their leader.
- Another running joke is that The Protagonist's name is never said by anyone, and that The Protagonist may not want anyone to know it. This may imply that his name brings up old memories, or is embarrassing.
- In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist asks Zimos what his real name is, prompting Zimos to reply asking The Protagonist what his name is. The Protagonist replies with a comment about how he asked a stupid question.
- In STAG Film, rather than showing a name for The Protagonist, a news broadcast labels them as "Local Psychopath."
- This is yet another running joke since the SR days. Even the murders or crimes can be easily traced to The Protagonist, the local radio or TV, usually Jane Valderama, always calls The Protagonist as "Local psycho", "local criminal", "unknown assailants", etc.
- The Initiation Station allowed players to customize their Protagonists for free before Saints Row: The Third is released.
- In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist has seven voice options. They Include: Caucasian Male (Troy Baker), African American Male (Kenn Michael, who voiced The Protagonist in Saints Row 2), British Male (Robin Atkin Downes), Caucasian Female (Laura Bailey), Russian Female (Tara Platt), Hispanic Female (Rebecca Sanabria, who also voiced The Protagonist in Saints Row 2), and Zombie growls (Steve Blum).
- During Heli Assault in Saints Row: The Third, Kinzie says she knows The Protagonist's real name. The Protagonist interrupts her mid sentence, telling her not to disclose it.
- During a Trafficking mission located in Espina, The Protagonist will ask Zimos what his real name is. He will in turn ask what The Protagonist's real name is, which Female Voice 1 will reply "Martha fucking Washington" or Male Voice 3 will reply "Uh...'Winston Churchill", to which Zimos will reply, "That's what I thought."
- As of Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist is the only member of the 3rd Street Saints who was in the gang during Saints Row.
- During the final mission Three Way, the Player, Pierce and Oleg travel to various locations to kill both S.T.A.G soldiers and Luchadores, the fight continues to the National Guard armory, where Pierce asks if anyone wants to say anything, since they might die there. The Player reveals something based on which voice the Player has at that time:
- Male Voice 1 will reveal that he has read Jane Erye thirteen times.
- Male Voice 2 will reveal that he has an irrational fear of bees.
- Male Voice 3 will reveal that he calls chips 'fries'.
- Female Voice 1 will reveal that she is on a coed Curling team.
- Female Voice 2 will reveal that she wants to make love with Pierce in front of a live studio audience.
- Female Voice 3 will reveal that she collects glass unicorn figures.
- Zombie Voice will reveal that he/she is fluent in six languages.
- It is implied The Protagonist knows a lot about woman's fashion because in the first game one of his only four lines is during a talk with Luz Avalos where she said, "Actually they're this season's new-" and he interrupted her saying "Bullshit, that's last year's fall collection!" This is further reinforced during Return to Steelport when The Protagonist says that "Neo cyberpunk fashion was so 3 years ago"
- A recurring joke is The Protagonist's apparent lack of technical expertise and electronics, this first appears in Saints Row 2 when The Protagonist agrees with Shaundi's plan of hacking the traffic cameras around the city. When The Protagonist leaves, Shaundi wants to join only to be stopped by The Protagonist. When Shaundi asks if he is going to hack the traffic cameras, The Protagonist doesn't immediately answer, to which Shaundi replies; "Yeah, That's what I thought". This also occurs in Saints Row: The Third in the conversations with Kinzie, hinting at an apparent lack of higher education.
- During The Ho Boat, Male Voices 1, and 2, and all female voices will make a comment about the various BDSM objects reminding them of their freshman dorm. This also hints that the protagonist has some form of higher education
- When Idle, Female Voice 2 in Saints Row: The Third, mentions she hasn't heard from cousin Niko in a while and wonders what he is up to.[audio?]
- Male Voice 3 in Saints Row: The Third jokingly says he suffers from PTSD, due to the prostitutes trying to murder him. In the quote, he refers to Zimos as Pierce. 
- While Car Jacking The Protagonist can sometimes be heard saying "If you lived in Stilwater you would be used to this."
- When having Male Voice 1 in Saints Row: The Third , The Protagonist may talk about kids playing video games. "These kids and their video games. When I was a kid, i was killing people in the fresh air".
- Depending on what voice is selected in Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist can be heard saying:"Gat would be proud", or "Just like Johnny did", and "This one is for you, Johnny" when killing someone.
- The Protagonist may make these comments before it is confirmed that he is dead, when the player first controls The Protagonist in the plane and has to beat the Syndicate members to death, Male voice 2 may say "Just like Johnny would've done."
- In Saints Row 2, The Protagonist was met with some criticism by fans due to being very uptight.[reference?] In response to this, Volition made The Third's Protagonist much more hedonistic and light-hearted.[reference?]
- The Protagonist may have sought psychiatric help, as Female Voice 1 in Saints Row: the Third may idly talk about how she told her therapist that she wasn't responsible for the awful things she does and it's like someone is controlling her (Breaking the fourth wall by referring to the fact she is in a video game). This is also referenced in 3 Count Beat Down when she says that destroying Killbane's statues is better than talking to her shrink.
- In The Trouble With Clones The Protagonist explains that they were lost and wanted a gun when they first arrived in Steelport.
- The Protagonist is quite immature, particularly regarding vehicles.
- When the STAG Crusader is seen by The Protagonist in the mission Learning Computer, his initial thought was to use the tank with Pierce despite Kinzie's objections.
- During My Name is Cyrus Temple, both Pierce and The Protagonist comment about the Thermopylae.
- With Male Voice 3, The Protagonist made a reference to a customized vehicle that can be useful for a journey, which he says "With a turbo-powered Bulldozer traffic won't be much of a problem".
- Female Voice 2 says[when?] that when she was a child, her father used to make her fight his dogs for food, and that it made her the woman she is today.
- In the Power CG trailer[link?], The Protagonist is seen holding a gun with his left hand, while in the game he is holding guns with his right.
- During the mission, A Remote Chance, when The Protagonist takes control of a boat, the civilian in the boat says,"I thought these things were supposed to be safe!" The Protagonist replies,"Boats, dangerous things" as a reference to the mission Salting The Earth in Saints Row when he is put into a coma by a boat explosion.
- Another reference to Salting The Earth mission is during the Tank Mayhem activity, when The Protagonist (with Male Voice 1) says "Just Salting the Earth" when destroying things.
- In both Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: the Third, The Protagonist interacts with women in a neutral sense. In Saints Row: the Third, Female Voice 1 states "I like men" when disguised as Cyrus Temple.
- In cutscenes The Protagonist will interact with female characters, even non members of the 3rd Street Saints, as friends regardless of gender. A good example of this is in the cutscene for the mission Trojan Whores, where the male members, especially Pierce, of the Saints interact with the strippers in a sexually explicit manner, where as The Protagonist merely chats with a stripper on an opposite couch.
- Judging by the height scale shown behind the character during the initial Player Customization section after the mission When Good Heists Go Bad, The Protagonist is around 6 feet 2 inches.
- During the mission When Good Heists Go Bad, the police ask the Saints for their autographs for their children.[full quote?]
- Male Voice 1 and Male Voice 2 both have attractions to female members of the gang Male Voice One's being Kinzie in STAG Film and Male Voice 2 being Shaundi in Party Time.
- Female Voice 2 is attracted to Pierce, asking if she should send him sex toys with a "From your secret admirer" note attached in The Ho Boat. She also has an idle line; "Maybe if I dressed like the Bloody Canoness, Pierce would notice me", and says in Three Way that she "wants to make love with Pierce in front of a live studio audience!"
- Although the Caucasian female and Cockney male characters have different respective voice actors in Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third, they are essentially the same characters in each game
- The only Protagonist characters to appear in only one game, so far, are the silent character (Saints Row), Hispanic male and Black female characters (Saints Row 2), Caucasian American male and Russian female (Saints Row: The Third)
- Images of The Protagonist in Saints Row: The Third outside the game itself shows him to carry an AK-47 Assault rifle. The weapon that resembles the rifle closest in game is the K-8 Krukov, which he uses to free Oleg in The Belgian Problem, and as his main weapon during When Good Heists Go Bad.
- As well as the K-8, The Protagonist regularly uses the 45 Shepherd, which seems to be his primary weapon judging from the numerous cutscenes in which he carries and uses it.
- In Saints Row: The Third, one of the lines Male Voice 1 Protagonist's may say when left idle is "My cousin hasn't called me in months. Thank god." This is a reference to GTA IV, in which the main character's cousin and friends often call randomly during the game.
- When Idle, Male voice 2 may randomly say I should call my mom more often which indicates that his mother is still alive at the events of Saints Row: The Third.
- The Protagonists has clearly mellowed somewhat by the time of Saints Row: The Third. This is probably because he had conquered what he thinks is his and got fame and fortune and everything to go with it. This is clearly shown in the last mission strand to the DLC "Gangsta in Space", "That's Not in the Script" when Kwilanna snaps, and flew the Aegean spaceship directly into director Andy Zhen, impaling him on the nose of the ship. Even though "the Boss" has done far crazier things, Jenny's action and "her eyes" genuinely surprised and shocked him, leading him to quip, "heheheh...I guess that's a wrap?" at the end despite the fact it was him that taught Jenny to stand up for herself and murdering and going bonkers to him by now should be second nature.
Saints Row IVEdit
- The Protagonist was to appear in an expansion for Saints Row: The Third called "Enter the Dominatrix", where he was to be kidnapped by an alien warlord and put into a virtual reality world of Steelport. It was later announced that expansion was being merged with Saints Row 4.
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- ↑ Mission: "Murderbrawl XXXI" mission
- ↑ Mission: "STAG Film"
- ↑ http://www.stack.com/2013/03/29/saints-row-4/
- ↑ "Canonized" mission
- ↑ "Battlefield Promotion" cutscene
- ↑ Saints Row 2
- ↑ April Cover Revealed - Saints Row: The Third (page 2) - Gameinformer
- ↑ Primarily by Julius and Dex
- ↑ by Julius, Benjamin King, Marshal Winslow and Richard Hughes
- ↑ During Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third
- ↑ Revelation
- ↑ Saints Row 2, Snatch cutscene.
- ↑ The Streets of Stilwater cutscene
- ↑ Canonized mission.
- ↑ Battlefield Promotion cutscene
- ↑ Stuffing the Ballot mission
- ↑ Hail to the Chief mission
- ↑ Salting the Earth cutscene
- ↑ Due to conflicting evidence, the exact length of the coma is not known. See Talk:Timeline for discussion.
- ↑ Jailbreak mission
- ↑ "Catching Up" cutscene for Jailbreak
- ↑ Appointed Defender mission
- ↑ "You Don't Have To Go Home..." cutscene for Down Payment
- ↑ Down Payment mission
- ↑ Three Kings mission
- ↑ Kanto Connection mission
- ↑ Rest in Peace mission
- ↑ One Man's Junk... mission
- ↑ Red Asphalt mission
- ↑ The Siege mission
- ↑ Showdown mission
- ↑ Veteran Child mission
- ↑ Eternal Sunshine mission
- ↑ The Shopping Maul mission
- ↑ Independent exploration of the Police Headquarters
- ↑ Face to Face cutscene for Revelation mission
- ↑ Revelation mission
- ↑ Burying the Hatchet cutscene for Revelation mission
- ↑ Picking a Fight
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 Pyramid Scheme
- ↑ Salting the Earth...Again
- ↑ and a Better Life
- ↑ Weekend at Tera's
- ↑ America's Next Top Scientist
- ↑ Traffic Control mission
- ↑ Corporate Meltdown mission
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 Ultor Family Fun Day mission
- ↑ When Good Heists Go Bad mission
- ↑ The Belgian Problem mission.
- ↑ Murderbrawl XXXI mission
- ↑ Three Way mission.
- ↑ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a466017/saints-row-4-confirmed-with-first-trailer-reveals-august-release.html
- ↑ According to the Saints Row IV Gameplay Demo
- ↑ Saints Row Video Game, Trailer 4 | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com, retrieved 25th July 2011
- ↑ "The Streets of Stilwater" cutscene
- ↑ "Loose Ends" cutscene
- ↑ "Fashion Faux Pas" cutscene
- ↑ "Staying Healthy" cutscene
- ↑ Confirmed with Male Voice 3. Unknown if this occurs with other voices.
- ↑ Announcing Saints Row: The Third's Initiation Station! - Official Saints Row website
- ↑ Saints Row Initiation Station Gameplay - YouTube
- ↑ Voice actor - Official Saints Row website
- ↑ The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): [Aboard the Shark in the "The Ho Boat" mission] Those girls gonna try to kill us too?
Zimos: See, you had to bring that up again.
The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): I've got PTSD, Pierce.
- ↑ June 20th press release: Saints Row: The Third • Enter the Dominatrix Now Part of Something Bigger Than Itself