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The Protagonist
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The Protagonist in a Saints Row trailer
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The Protagonist in a Saints Row 2 trailer
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The Protagonist's default appearance in Saints Row: The Third
The Boss (Face Shot)
The Protagonist's default appearance in Saints Row IV
Appears in Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed
Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare
Saints Row: The Third
Genkibowl VII
Gangstas in Space
The Trouble With Clones
Saints Row IV
Enter The Dominatrix
How the Saints Save Christmas
Also known as Mikey During Development[1]
Playa SR1
SR2
SRTT
SRIV[3]

That mute motherfucker[4]
Boss SR2
SRTT
SRIV

Prisoner 1138 SRTT[5]
The Butcher of Stilwater SRTT[6]
Local Psychopath SRTT[7]
Mr. President SRIV[8]
Nolan [9]
The President of the United States [10]
Home Stilwater
Steelport
Washington D.C.
The Ship
Family Unnamed mother [11]
Unnamed father [12]
Unnamed uncle [13]
Unnamed cousin [14]
Affiliations 3rd Street Saints
Benjamin King
Ultor [15] [16]
Eric Gryphon [17]
Stilwater Police Department [18]
Burt Reynolds
Zin Empire [19]
Occupation(s) Enforcer SR1
Second-in-command SR1
Gang Leader SR1 End
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SRTT

Actor Gangstas in Space
Counter Terrorist SRIV[20]
President of the United States SRIV [21]
Ruler of the Zin Empire SRIV End [22]
Voiced by
Saints Row

•Caucasian - ?
•African American - ?
•Asian - ?
•Hispanic - ?

Saints Row 2

•Male 1 - Charles Shaughnessy
•Male 2 - Kenn Michael
•Male 3 - Alex Mendoza
•Female 1 - Katie Semine
•Female 2 - G.K. Bowes
•Female 3 - Rebecca Sanabria

Saints Row: The Third

•Male 1 - Troy Baker
•Male 2 - Kenn Michael
•Male 3 - Robin Atkin Downes
•Female 1 - Laura Bailey
•Female 2 - Tara Platt
•Female 3 - Rebecca Sanabria
•Zombie - Steve Blum [23]

Saints Row IV

•Male 1 - Troy Baker [24]
•Male 2 - Kenn Michael [24]
•Male 3 - Robin Atkin Downes [24]
•Female 1 - Laura Bailey [24]
•Female 2 - Diane Michelle [24]
•Female 3 - Sumalee Montano [24]
•Nolan North - Nolan North [24]

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.

Description Edit

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 a nobody initiated into the gang,[25] second-in-command,[26] and finally leader.[27] 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.[28] During the events of Saints Row IV, The Protagonist becomes President of the United States.

The Protagonist lacks a definitive physical appearance, as The Protagonist's appearance can be changed using the Image as Designed plastic surgeon. In addition The Protagonist's gender can be changed, from Saints Row 2 onwards, thus retconning The Protagonist's established gender as a male.

Due to the character's being completely customizable, this page refers to various versions of The Protagonist.

Name Edit

The Protagonist does not have a given name throughout the series, and has been referred to as playa[29], son[30], and Boss[31] throughout the games. Kinzie Kensington knows his real name, but is stopped mid-sentence before saying it, as The Protagonist warns her that somebody else might be listening in on their radio conversation.[32] On television they're given various titles, including "Leader of the Saints"[33] and "Local Psychopath"[7]. In Saints Row IV, he is referred to as "The President of the United States" or simply "The President".

If the "Nolan North" voice is selected in Saints Row IV during the mission A Pleasant Day, Kinzie asks The Protagonist to be themselves while causing destruction, and he replies "be... Nolan?". While in gameplay, the voice randomly says "that is how Nolan rolls".

PersonalityEdit

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In Saints Row, The Protagonist is a new recruit for the Saints, remaining quiet for the majority of the game not questioning any orders given to him. The Protagonist is too timid to speak with rival gangs or other Saints until towards the end of the game.[34]

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.[reference?] For example, Male Voice 3 sometimes says "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.[reference?] In Saints Row 2, The Protagonist is portrayed as extremely vicious, showing no remorse in killing and torturing enemies.[reference?]

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.[reference?] 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.[reference?] Neither Mayor Hughes nor his men survived.[reference?] In the trailer for Saints Row The Protagonist said his life changed after meeting Julius, desiring more and more power and money. [35] While typically The Protagonist reserves the bulk of their wrath for rival gang members or other foes, they still display a comical disregard for human life, not unlike most inhabitants of the Saints Row universe.[reference?] The Protagonist does have a few heroic qualities despite their 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 they allow Shaundi and Viola to die during the climax of Saints Row: the Third.[reference?]

The Protagonist killed their 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[reference?]. 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.[reference?] 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.[36] In The Protagonists' eyes, Julius crossed the only line they never had, betraying one's friends.[reference?]

In Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist has 7 different personalities.[reference?] The Protagonist is portrayed as being, arguably, less susceptible to random bursts of violence, due to already having the power and wealth they desired.[reference?] 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.[reference?] They are still a psychotic killer, as they show little emotion while killing other than excitement.[reference?] This is tempered by their loyalty to their fellow gang members, since Saints Row: the Third is mainly centered around them, Shaundi, and Pierce taking revenge after the death of Johnny Gat.[reference?] However, it seems that The Protagonist is not entirely as merciless as before, agreeing to spare Matt Miller's life when the Decker's leader promises to cut ties with the Syndicate, as well as abandoning his role in the gang war and leaving Steelport, which Matt honors.[37] Despite having tendancies of a psychopath his loyalty to his friends and concern for their well being is not a trait of psychopathic killers.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

"...who cares who I was before I joined the Saints?"
— The Protagonist refusing to disclose their past to Asha Odekar in The Case of Mr. X

The Protagonist's past life is unclear and only hinted at through dialogue, and each voice gives different details of their past.

  • The character was born in Stilwater,[38] and visited a local massage parlor since junior-high school.[39]
  • Despite already living in Stilwater, he does not have a home at the beginning of Saints Row[40]
  • 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 indoors. [41]
  • 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.[42]
  • The female voice 2 claims that when she was young, her father would make her fight the dogs for food.[43]
    • Female Voice 1 has a similar idle line, claiming that her father always used to say, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... and then betray them in a horrible murder orgy". [44]
  • In the Gangstas in Space DLC, 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".[45]
  • In the Saints Row IV mission "The Case of Mr. X", The Protagonist informs Asha that they don't see the point in talking about their past after jokingly blaming their behavior on their parents, stating, "who cares what I did before I joined the Saints?" When Asha asks if they had "daddy issues", The Protagonist replies, "Naw, just... forget it".
  • Nolan North voice says during the Zin invasion of the White House "I am just an actor, how many of you are there".

Saints Row Edit

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The Protagonist saved by Julius and Troy
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When walking through the district of Saint's Row in the city of Stilwater, The Protagonist ignores a watch seller and walks up to a prostitute, but soon, he is caught up in a small turf war between the city's criminal factions. Despite trying to keep his distance, a Vice Kings 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.[46]

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The Protagonist welcomed into the Saints
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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.[47]

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 [48], holding-up stores, borrowing money from loan sharks [49], hijacking vehicles for money, collecting CDs,[50] 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 mainly works 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 [51] and Angelo Lopez [52]. While fighting the Vice Kings The Protagonist battles Anthony Green to the death.[reference?] 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 soon thereafter ends up being arrested by the police, and The Protagonist thus becomes the de-facto leader of the gang.[53]

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The Protagonist is caught in an explosion after a meeting with Richard Hughes, which puts him in a coma.

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.[54]

"Yo, can you speed this shit up? I wanna go to Freckle Bitch's..."
— The Protagonist in reply to Hughes' exposition and just prior to the explosion.

During Winslow's funeral, The Protagonist kills Monroe.[55] 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 Julius pressed the remote setting off the explosives he planted, killing Hughes and putting The Protagonist into a coma.[56]

Saints Row 2 Edit

Main article: Saints Row 2
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The Protagonist and Carlos escape prison to a completely new looking Stilwater (from loading screen).
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Many years[57] after being put in a coma, The Protagonist awakes inside a prison hospital. There he meets fellow convict Carlos Mendoza who got himself shanked to meet The Protagonist and helps him escape the prison island.[58] 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, and the chaos allowed for new gangs to take control of the city, as well as the rise of the Ultor Corporation that practically took control of the inefficent and corrupt police force. He advises The Protagonist to lay low for a while.[59]

While having a beer in Tee'N'Ay, The Protagonist watches a news broadcast about Johnny Gat,[60] who is about to be executed for 387 murders as well as the attempted murder of Troy Bradshaw, who became chief of police. After breaking him out of his court appearance, he drops Johnny off at his girlfriend, Aisha's house, where they have a beer [61] and plan on taking back their city once again by first taking over the condemned hotel under a mission house. 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"[62], they get new lieutenants[27] and slowly take back what was once theirs, and defeat the three gangs.

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The Protagonist with his lieutenants.
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During the conflict with the Ronin, The Protagonist defeats the lieutenant Jyunichi in a sword fight[63] for killing Aisha, helps Johnny Gat to get revenge on Shogo Akuji[64] and leaves Kazuo Akuji to die on a burning boat[65].
As part of the struggle against The Brotherhood, The Protagonist kills Carlos[66] to put him out of his misery. He murders Matt[67], as well as Maero[68]in a final showdown in the Stilwater Arena.
While battling the Sons of Samedi, The Protagonist murders Veteran Child[69], Mr. Sunshine[70], and The General[71].

Bonus Mission Edit

"You owe me, playa - if it weren't for me, you woulda died on that street corner."
"If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have been in a goddamn coma."
"Then I guess that makes us even..."
"Not really.
"
— Last moments before The Protagonist kills Jullius
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The Protagonist gets his revenge on Julius. Note this screenshot is taken from the loading screen for the mission Revelation, depicting the default Protagonist of Saints Row 2.
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The Protagonist sneaks into the police station and 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.[72] 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.[73] After fighting waves of Masako, they escape to the Thalia Amiptheatre and fight more Masako.[74] 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.[75]

Epilogue Edit

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.[76] 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[77]. They hope to 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.[77] 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.[78] This all happens in front of Dane Vogel's eyes, who watches from his top floor office in the Phillips Building.

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The Protagonist executes Dane Vogel.
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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 rifle 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.[79]

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 to do." and they fly off into the city.[reference?]

Ultor Exposed Edit

In Ultor Exposed former Ultor employee Tera 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.[80] 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.[81]

Corporate Warfare Edit

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The Protagonist assures Eric that the hostilities with Ultor is over, and that he will find where Dex has fled to get his revenge.

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.[82] 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.[83] 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.[84] The Protagonist swears to Eric that he will find out which city Dex fled to and kill him.[84] The Protagonist also assures that the hostilities between the 3rd Street Saints and Ultor are over, as long as Ultor don't try to come after them. [85]

Saints Row: Total Control Edit

Main article: Saints Row: Total Control
"The Saints once controlled all of Stilwater, but things fell apart after your cousin disappeared. Your cousin was a respected leader in the Saints, so any family of his is cool by me."
— From the Intro of Saints Row: Total Control to The Protagonist's cousin
[86]

The Protagonist is stated to have disappeared, but the reason is not revealed. The Protagonist's cousin helps to reclaim Stilwater after his disappearance. [87]

Saints Row: The Third Edit

Main article: Saints Row: The Third

Some years after the events in Saints Row 2, the 3rd Street Saints became a household name in Stilwater and partnered up with the Ultor Corporation. The Protagonist's ascent to fame is first seen in Saints Row 2; the activities Fuzz, Trail Blazing and Crowd Control introduce him to entertainment industry figures, and his notoriety as a gang leader is enough that Stilwater pedestrians quickly recognize him and commented on his activities.

After many years on the top The Protagonist, Johnny Gat, Shaundi, and an actor named Josh Birk rob a bank as a publicity stunt. The robbery goes wrong and they are arrested by SWAT.[88]

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The Protagonist and Shaundi arriving in Steelport.

Unbeknownst to them, the bank is owned by Phillipe Loren, the leader of Morningstar and the chairman of The Syndicate, so the Saints are taken to meet Loren onboard a plane over Steelport. After being given a chance to give a share of their profits to the Syndicate, they refuse and break free. Johnny takes control of the plane and fights off Phillipe, being killed in the process, allowing Shaundi and The Protagonist time to jump out the plane. After fighting more members of the Morningstar in the air, they land in Steelport where Phillipe has Matt Miller, leader of the Deckers, hack into the Saints' accounts and empty them.[89]

The Protagonist and Shaundi raid the local Guard Armory and call Pierce to bring the Saints to Steelport. [90] The Protagonist and Pierce drive to get acquainted with the Steelport, and end up in a battle with a group of Morningstar members and their Brute.[91] The Protagonist later parachutes into a a Morningstar penthouse to take it over and hurt the Syndicate, then chases a fleeing gang member with an Oppressor in order to disarm a bomb. [92] After taking the Penthouse, The Protagonist and Pierce begin buying property belonging to the Morningstar using deeds found in their lockbox [93].

After multiple encounters with the Morningstar, the Saints strike at their headquarters, the Syndicate Tower, and Phillipe is indirectly killed by The Protagonist. During this they meet a test subject named Oleg whom the Syndicate where using to clone for brutes, and he joins them to fight the Syndicate.[94]

The Protagonist and his crew return home to bury Johnny, but are attacked by Luchadores working for Killbane, who destroy a memorial bridge the Saints are getting chased across, causing The Protagonist, Shaundi, Pierce and Oleg to end up in the river[95]. Oleg reveals the Saints are not ready to find the Syndicate and he knows people that can help. When The Protagonist arrives back in Steelport, along with Pierce and Shaundi he finds ex-FBI agent Kinzie Kensington who is being held by the Deckers, Zimos who was being held at Safeword in the "Pony Barn" and helping ex-Luchador member Angel De LaMuerte from Killbane's Luchadores.[96].
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The Protagonist gives a speech to the Saints.
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After recruiting the three new lieutenants, The Protagonist gives the 3rd Street Saints a speech that the Syndicate will have to answer for what they have done. At the same time, Killbane takes over the Syndicate. [97].

The Protagonist is called to the Saints HQ by Shaundi when Pierce throws a party, which angers her due to Johnny's recent death and she voices displeasure, although The Protagonist agrees with Pierce that they can't mourn Gat forever [98]. During the party its revealed that the strippers are working for the Morningstar and try to kill the Saints, but The Protagonist manages to fight them off and kill them [99]. After this The Protagonist goes to see Zimos at his crib and says its time to take down the Morningstar [100]. The Protagonist poses as a sex slave to be auctioned off at Safeword and once the Saints and Zimos get in, they disable the security to allow more Saints to takeover and wipe out the remaining Morningstar, and then claim Safeword as their own [101]. After getting a tip off from Viola DeWynter, who was Loren's right hand, The Protagonist and Zimos invade a Morningstar cargo ship to collect prostitutes being smuggled in [102]. After getting the prostitutes The Protagonist receives a phone call from Matt Miller offering to buy back the prostitutes, and the player has a choice to either keep them or bring them to the brothel at Saints HQ.

The Protagonist and Oleg go to meet Viola at the park who offers to help the Saints in order to make Killbane suffer, but the meeting is interrupted by STAG who have been sent to take down the gangs of Steelport [103]. The Protagonist escapes back to the Saints HQ while Oleg fights off the STAG who are attacking [103]. The Protagonist begins fighting against STAG and starts by destroying their bases [104] and kidnaps Josh Birk whose character Nyte Blayde is being used as a mascot for STAG [105]. The Protagonist attracts STAG to the Saints HQ for a massive fight, and at the end is approached by Cyrus Temple the leader of the STAG who asks for them to return STAG and they will keep the attention off the Saints for the while [106]. Whatever choice The Protagonist makes, STAG begins destroying the Saints HQ [106] [107]. When Shaundi is captured by Cyrus' second-in-command, Kia to be taken for question, [108] The Protagonist uses Image as Designed to take on the appearance of Cyrus and takes Pierce and Viola as prisoners to the STAG's aircraft carrier the Thermopylae, where they rescue Shaundi and destroy the base [109]. However this increases STAG presence as they declare martial law in Steelport [110]. When The Protagonist hijacks a plane containing new weapons that STAG is flying in, he uses Sonic Boom to try and get into the cockpit but ends up destroying it causing the plane to crash, so escapes in a Tank out the back and fights of attacking F-69 VTOLs attacking [111]. After hijacking a second tank in midair, The Protagonist crashes onto Arapice Island, but falling corpses and debris destroys containers in the Ultor Chemical and Waste Disposal Plant, which releases a green gas that turns the dead corpses into zombies [112]. The Protagonist and Viola go to see the Mayor of Steelport, who turns out to be Burt Reynolds, who asks for the Saints help in dealing with the zombie problem, which The Protagonist happily accepts [113]. After arriving back on Arapice Island, The Protagonist submerges three containers in the water, and after this is told to destroy a chemical truck by Reynolds, who offers to help the Saints and also SWAT Teams to being on their side as a favour for dealing with the problem, although Oleg phones and states that he can use the chemicals to create their own zombie army to help [114]. Whatever choice is made, Cyrus arrives along with STAG to deal with the remaining zombies [115].

The Protagonist and Shaundi find out from Kinzie that Killbane has set the Saints up for the attack on the memorial bridge back in Steelport and begins badmouthing the Saints name on air [116]. The Protagonist and Shaundi travel around Steelport to track down where the broadcast is coming from and then chase down Killbane's car in a helicopter, but before Shaundi can take a shot at him the helicopter malfunctions and crashes, causing Killbane to escape [117]. The Protagonist steals a powerful computer from STAG before Matt Miller's Deckers get a hold of it [118] and then a chair from the Deckers in order to go up against them [119]. After this The Protagonist enters into the Decker's usernet and faces off against Matt Miller's avatar and finally takes him down, but spares Matt's life when he offers to hack into a company to give The Protagonist discounts, and will walk away, which The Protagonist accepts [120].

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The Protagonist defeats and humiliates Killbane at Murderbrawl.
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The Protagonist meets with Viola, Shaundi and Pierce, and Viola reveals the best way to defeat Killbane is to unmask him at Murderbrawl and humiliate him and decide to kill off Killbane's upcoming opponents in order for The Protagonist to enter into Murderbrawl and face Killbane [121]. Using a RC Possessor to control vehicles, The Protagonist uses them on cars, boats and a helicopter containing wrestlers to kill them and make it look like an accident [122], which leaves The Protagonist as a last opponent for Killbane. After getting Angel's mask back at the 3 Count casino and taking it over for the Saints [123] The Protagonist helps Angel defeat Killbane at Murderbrawl, humiliating him [124].

During The Protagonist's remaining takeover of Steelport, he manages to take over the Downtown[125], New Colvin [126], Carver Island [127] and Stanfield [128] districts, finally taking control of Steelport.

Endings Edit

After the Murderbrawl match and Killbane's downfall, a war spirals out between the STAG and Killbane's Luchadores, so The Protagonist, Pierce and Oleg travel around Steelport to help contain the attacks by killing off STAG and Luchadore members [129]. During this The Protagonist gets a phone call from Angel saying Killbane is attempting to flee Steelport, but then gets another call from Kia that a monument will be blown up, which has fellow Saints in it along with Shaundi, Viola and Burt[130].

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The Protagonist with Pierce and Shaundi, after saving her from STAG.
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When The Protagonist goes to save Shaundi at the monument, he removes bombs planted around it with Sonic Boom before facing off with Kia who has Shaundi at gunpoint, but manages to kill Kia, saving Shaundi, Viola and Burt, and preventing the Saints being set up as terrorists by Stag. [131]. After leaving the monument, The Protagonist, Pierce and Shaundi are surrounded by photographers, and Cyrus attempts to have The Protagonist arrested but Monica Hughes steps in declaring the Saints as heroes for saving the Monument, allowing them to walk. Cyrus warns The Protagonist he will be back if the Saints slip up once more, and The Protagonist leaves with Shaundi and Pierce after saying " I love you too ." [132].

The Protagonist is then showing leading a group of 3rd Street Saints on Mars, with a mission on going after Killbane in order to save the earth [133]. The Protagonist faces off with Killbane at his lair and defeats him, but slips up during a monologue, revealing the scenario to just being a movie for Gangstas in Space, and they go for another take [134].

This is the canon ending [135].

Kill Killbane

If The Protagonist decides to kill Killbane, he saves Angel from Luchadores and STAG members attacking before being driven to the airport where Killbane attempts to take off in his plane, which The Protagonist shoots down and destroys[136]. After destroying the plane, Killbane staggers out and mocks The Protagonist for becoming a joke, which leads to the angry Protagonist to beat Killbane before breaking his neck and killing him. After killing Killbane, the Monument is destroyed killing Shaundi, Viola and Burt, and Pierce phones to ask The Protagonist if going after Killbane was worth it, which The Protagonist can't answer. [137].

When The Protagonist makes a farewell speech for Shaundi and Johnny, STAG begins attacking Steelport with the Daedalus in order to wipe out the Saints [138], after being given the go ahead by Monica [137]. The Protagonist gets onboard the Daedalus and plants explosves on it, and then shoots down Cyrus' F-69 VTOL killing him, and escapes the Daedalus on another VTOL as it is destroyed [139]. The Protagonist arrives at a TV Station along with the Saints and on air declares Steelport is its own City State and tells Monica Hughes and the remaining STAG to withdraw from the city or they will be killed. After this he appoints Pierce as the new mayor of the city, which he accepts.[140]

DLC Edit

In Genkibowl VII, The Protagonist takes part in Genkibowl VII after being invited there by Tammy Tolliver. During Genkibowl VII, The Protagonist takes part in many activities such as Sad Panda Skyblazing, Apocalypse Genki, Sexy Kitten Yarngasm and even escorted Professor Genki himself causing murder and mayhem to motivate Genki before he makes public appearances [141]. After completing the activities The Protagonist becomes the next Genkibowl Champion, and when being interviewed by Tammy The Protagonist begins to state he honours him years of murdering, robbing, light treason and more murders and tells children to follow their dreams or they will end up just like their parents.[142]

During Gangstas in Space The Protagonist gets contacted by filmmaker Andy Zhen who wants the boss to become a star for the new Gangstas in Space film and tells The Protagonist to come by the studio to check out the script [143]. After arriving at the studio The Protagonist revises the script and has problems following it, and there he meets his fellow co-star Jenny Jaros who is playing Princess Kwilanna in the film and she is pleased to be starring alongside him [144]. During the making of the film, The Protagonist and Kwilanna fight Space Amazons in order to save the earth, and The Protagonist stands up for Jenny due to Andy mocking her abilities as an actress. In the final scenes for the film, The Protagonist manages to defeat the aliens, but an angry Jenny who has had enough of Zhen drives the Aegean into him, impaling and killing Zhen. The Protagonist laughs nervously before declaring "Well then, I guess that's a wrap." [145].

In The Trouble With Clones, The Protagonist is contacted by Jimmy Torbitson and asks him to meet him at Smiling Jack's [146]. The Protagonist and Pierce go to meet Jimmy, who reveals he has cloned Johnny Gat, who is now on the loose, so The Protagonist goes with Pierce to look for the cloned Gat [147]. They travel around Steelport searching for Johnny Tag who is causing chaos, and give chase to him with the help of Jimmy while evading and killing the Steelport Police Department who are chasing down Gat, but end up losing him [148]. The Protagonist and Pierce try to attract Gat by dressing Pierce up as the late Aisha to attract Gat while Pierce sings songs that Aisha had [149]. Jimmy then reveals a cloned Aisha Brutella to calm Gat down, but then the SNG arrive and kill her, causing Tag to flee again [150]. Pierce is later captured by Johnny Tag while visiting Jimmy, and Tag knocks out The Protagonist [151]. The Protagonist then develops superpowers from an irradiated Saints Flow given by Jimmy, and goes to save Pierce and Tag from attacking SNG at a bridge, and although he loses his superpowers he manages to fight them and save Pierce and Tag [152]. The Protagonist then tries to reason with Tag, who states the Saints had failed him, however The Protagonist and Pierce convinces Tag they are his friends, and Tag leaves with them [153].

Saints Row IV Edit

Main article: Saints Row IV
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The Protagonist in the White House after stopping Cyrus' nuke.
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After the "Save Shaundi" ending, The Protagonist, along with Pierce and Shaundi, go on a joint counter-terrorist operation with Asha Odekar and her handler Matt Miller to take down Cyrus Temple, who has turned terrorist. But The Protagonist finds that their combat suit's microphone was malfunctioning, rendering them unable to speak. The Protagonist personally fights hand-to-hand with Cyrus, managing to kill him, but not before the former STAG commander launches a nuclear missile targeted for Washington D.C. The Protagonist boards the missile and disables it mid-flight, leaping off it as it explodes and lands right in the Oval Office in the White House. [154]

Five years later, The Protagonist is President of the United States of America, with Keith David as the Vice-President and members of the Saints as cabinet members [155].[156] The Protagonist had impulsively angered half of America by publicly saying, "I'm the patron Saint of America. We should probably look to changing the Pledge of Allegiance to Once Nation Under Me", to the annoyance of the other Saints. Just as The Protagonist was about to attend a press conference to deal with this PR disaster, Shaundi informs him that Asha and Matt had arrived to warn them of an impending alien invasion since MI6 refused to believe them. The Protagonist fails to take this seriously before actual aliens attack. Their leader, Zinyak, claims that the best and brightest among humanity shall be spared. As Kinzie quickly claimed to be smarter than everyone in the press room, the alien overlord beams her up. The Protagonist and Shaundi attempt to rescue her but Secret Service pin him to the floor while Shaundi is captured. The Protagonist shakes them off and runs through the White House as members of the Saints are abducted. Getting outside, The Protagonist mounts an anti-air turret and begins shooting down UFOs, ultimately shooting down Zinyak's ship. The Protagonist goes head-to-head with Zinayk but is defeated by the alien's superhuman powers.[reference?]
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The Protagonist captured by Emperor Zinyak.
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The Protagonist later wakes up in what appears to be a 50s sitcom set in the city of Steelport, devoid of violence or foul language.[reference?] The Protagonist realizes this when it starts glitching. He then hears Kinzie's voice, explaining that each of the Saints are imprisoned in their own virtual nightmares. She spawns weapons for The Protagonist to cause disruption to the simulation. This draws the attention of Zinyak, who throws The Protagonist into a Zin-dominated version of Steelport, threatening to destroy the Earth if he tries to escape.[157] Nonetheless, The Protagonist escapes with help from Kinzie and meets her and Keith as he escapes aboard a stolen Zin ship. But as they head back to Earth to gather reinforcements, Zinyak upholds his threat by destroying the planet. Determined to avenge the Earth, The Protagonist goes back into the simulation to rescue the other Saints and find a way to get to Zinyak.[reference?] After saving the other saints with the help of C.I.D., The Protagonist learns that Johnny Gat is still alive.[reference?] After being warned that rescuing Johnny will most likely reveal their location, The Protagonist rescues Johnny from his personal nightmare of constantly losing Aisha and brings him to the ship.[reference?] After rescuing Johnny, The Protagonist and his crew are ready to overload the simulation but is ambushed by Zinyak's army with Zinyak capturing Kinzie.[reference?] The Protagonist then learns that Keith betrayed him and hid the MI6 agents in a closet to fool them in order to restore Earth.[reference?] The Protagonist chases Keith David but is cornered by zen and was about to be killed until Keith pulled a heelface turn saving The Protagonist.[reference?] With the help of Rowdy Roddy Piper, The Protagonist saves Keith David and goes on to save Kinzie from the same 50's era nightmare he had been in before, where on the ship, she later punches him for mocking her in a poodle skirt.[reference?] Around the time after The Protagonist rescues Matt Miller and to a point after he saves Kinzie, The Protagonist does personal missions for the crew which gains them super powers similair to The Protagonist.[reference?] With everyone rallyed, The Protagonist leads a charge against Zinyak starting by overloading the simulation.[reference?] After the simulation is overloaded, The Protagonist races to face Zinyak with power armor stolen from the Zin armory.[reference?]
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The Protagonist becomes ruler of the Zin Empire after defeating Zinyak.
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After a lengthly battle against Zinyak, The Protagonist beheads Zinyak and takes over the Zin empire for himself.[reference?] The Protagonist learns through Zinyak's servant Zinjai that the Zin have a way to time travel, allowing them to go back in time before the Earth was destroyed, as well as releasing Jane Austen.[reference?]

An alternate ending plays out if the player does not complete all the loyalty missions in which The Protagonist does not learn about the Zin's time travel and their ability to return to Earth.[reference?]

Enter the DominatrixEdit

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The Protagonist about to execute Zinyak.
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The Protagonist is contacted by Kinzie to meet on the Ship after some 'deleted scenes' are uncovered and Jane Valderamma wants to give an interview concerning them. The scenes turn out to be that of the cancelled Saints Row: The Third DLC Enter the Dominatrix which was later merged with Saints Row IV.

In an alternative timeline to the Zin Invasion which takes place after the Kill Killbane Ending of Saints Row: The Third, The Protagonist along with his lieutenants defend the 3 Count crib from attacking Zin invaders. After Josh Birk is killed the Protagonist is contacted by Pierce - now Mayor of Steelport - who has managed to track down the location of the alien's leader Zinyak to the Syndicate Tower. Both of them head there and the Protagonist easily takes down Zinyak with one shot before finishing them off with a bullet to the head.[158]

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The Protagonist standing alongside Cirano.
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After Zinyak's death, a computer AI known as The Dominatrix takes over the Zin and kidnaps the Protagonist along with the Saints, placing them into a virtual version of Steelport. Teaming up with Donnie and developing the ability of super powers, the Protagonist begins taking down the Dominatrix.[159] During his quest, the Protagonist rescues Shaundi and Pierce, reunites with Zimos[160] and they later destroy the Dominatrix.[161]

The Saints ally themselves with Raptors who where enemies of the Zin, and when their king Cirano asks for any requests, the Protagonist asks him if they can go bowling, which Cirano accepts.[reference?]

Quotes Edit

In a trailer for Saints Row,[35] 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,[162] 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

Saints Row Edit

In the first game, The Protagonist has just four lines, the voice used depends on the race chosen during Player Customization.

Julius Little: "That was a hell of an explosion. You okay, playa?"
The Protagonist: "I got ran over by a mothafuckin' truck, what you think?"
Julius Little: "Oh, quit bein' a bitch."
The Protagonist's WSR line
Julius Little and The Protagonist, in the Westside Rollerz final mission "Semi-Charmed Life".[163]
Luz Avalos: "Actually, they're this season's new--"
The Protagonist: "Bullshit, that's last year's fall collection"
The Protagonist's LC line
Luz Avalos and The Protagonist, in the Carnales final mission "What Goes Up...".[164]
Johnny Gat: "I'm gonna skull fuck that bitch."
The Protagonist: "Hope you don't mind hepatitis."
Johnny Gat: "Wha-!?"
The Protagonist's VK line
Johnny Gat and The Protagonist, in the Vice Kings final mission "All the King's Men".[165]
"Yo, could you speed this shit up? I wanna go to Freckle Bitch's..."
The Protagonist's final words SR
— The Protagonist in the final mission of the game, "Saints and Martyrs".

Saints Row 2 Edit

In 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 many in-game lines change depending on voice selection, cutscene dialogue is essentially the same regardless of which voice is used, although as it is read by different actors, the delivery changes as well as some words being abbreviated.

"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"
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— 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"
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— Male Voice 1, referencing the film Snatch
"I'm in charge for a reason"
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— White Female Protagonist

Saints Row: The Third Edit

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 changes cutscene dialogue as well as in-game lines, though the majority of lines have the same meaning.

"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

{{Dialogue|During Three Way |Pierce|Hey, I was thinking: we might die here. Anything you want to get off your chest? ||

Male 1: "I've read Jane Eyre thirteen times!"
Male 2: "I have an irrational fear of bees!"
Male 3: "I call chips "fries"!"
Female 1: "I'm on a coed Curling team!"
Female 2: "I want to make love with Pierce in front of a live studio audience!"
Female 3: "I collect glass unicorns!"

Saints Row IVEdit

In Saints Row IV, there are seven voices. Male Voice 1 (American), Male voice 2 (Black), Male Voice 3 (British), Female Voice 1 (American), Female Voice 2 (French), Female Voice 3 (Southern), and Nolan North.

Trivia Edit

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The Protagonist's promotional artwork used to promote Planet Saints in Saints Row: The Third, showing the character to be a Caucasian Male,
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  • In the trailers and screenshots for Saints Row, as well as the default appearance, The Protagonist is Caucasian, dressed in a black t-shirt with long jeans. In the first released trailer, The Protagonist is shown to be a bald Caucasican dressed mostly in green clothes with stylish orange shades and an hat, striking a passive resemblance to Veteran Child. In a later trailer he appears similar but this time dressed in beige/purple clothes with a silver pendant and no hat. In Saints Row 2, his default appearance is that of an African-American male, also used in loading screens where he is depicted as wearing a white tank top and track pants, with the addition of a face bandana in the cover art. 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.

Saints Row Edit

  • During development, The Protagonist was named Mikey, but was pronounced "Mickey".[1]
  • The Protagonist is mostly silent during the game, with only four lines, but often appears to display moods or thoughts with facial and body language.
  • Julius calling The Protagonist "Playa" may be referring to the person playing the game. "Playa" is also street gang slang, similar to "Gangsta".

Saints Row 2 Edit

  • Pre-release screenshots as well as the the loading screens show him wearing a white tank top and track pants. He is dressed in similar clothes in the cover art for the game, with the addition of a face bandana.
  • 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 Snatch, The Protagonist reveals that he grew up in Stilwater and visited a massage parlor often.[]
  • When listening to the radio, The Protagonist sings along to some songs, 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.
  • He wonders if he is in Benjamin King's book, Regicide.
  • 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 sometimes says in a nostalgic tone "You can never have enough guns...That's what my Daddy always said...".'
  • A running joke 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 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!".
  • 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.
    • Some civilians also comments on this at the beginning of the game, one of their lines being, "You seemed a lot smarter when you didn't talk!"
  • 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, which is most noticeable in his interactions with Carlos.
  • 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 sounds like a .44 Shepherd.
  • A lot of characters make fun of The Protagonist for getting blown up on a boat, including Pierce [166] and Monica Hughes [167]
  • Male Voice 1 makes 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 Third Edit

  • In Saints Row, The Protagonist holds his guns "Gangster style" (sideways). In Saints Row 2 he holds his weapons upright. In "Saints Row: The Third, he equips his weapons in a professional manner.
  • 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.
    • The Protagonist asks Zimos what his real name is, Zimos counters by asking The Protagonist what his name is. The Protagonist replies with a different fake name depending on voice, to which Zimos replies, "That's what I thought."[168]
  • The Initiation Station allows players to customize and upload Protagonists for free without owning Saints Row: The Third.[169]
  • As of the end of Saints Row: The Third, there are no original members left in the Saints, and The Protagonist is the only member who was in the gang during Saints Row.
  • It is implied The Protagonist knows a lot about women'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 makes 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 mentions she hasn't heard from cousin Niko in a while and wonders what he is up to.[audio?]
  • Male Voice 3 jokingly says he suffers from PTSD, due to the prostitutes trying to murder him. In the quote, he refers to Zimos as Pierce. [170]
  • While car jacking, The Protagonist sometimes says "If you lived in Stilwater you would be used to this."
  • Male Voice 1 may talk about kids playing video games. "These kids and their video games. When I was their age I spent my time outside, murdering people in the fresh air." When confronting Matt Miller Female Voice 3 is so put off by him that she mentions that she'll never let her kids play video games.
  • Depending on what voice is selected, The Protagonist sometimes says "Gat would be proud", or "Just like Johnny would've done", 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 IV The Protagonist says this even after Johnny Gat has been rescued.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Pierce says "With a turbo-powered Bulldozer traffic won't be much of a problem".
  • In the Power CG trailer[171], 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 Male Voice 1 says "Just salting the earth" when destroying things.
    • Male Voice 2 will tell Killbane "Unless you're a politician on a boat, you ain't my nightmare, asshole".[172]
  • 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 interacts 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.[screenshot?]
  • 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 1's being Kinzie in STAG Film and Male Voice 2's 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 Black female (Saints Row 2), Russian female, Zombie (Saints Row: The Third), Southern U.S female, French female, and Nolan North (Saints Row IV).
  • Images of The Protagonist in Saints Row: The Third outside the game itself shows him to carry an AK-47 Assault rifle.[reference?] 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.[173][174][175][176][177][178][179]
  • Male Voice 1 may say "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 randomly call during the game.
  • When Idle, Male voice 2 may randomly say I should call my mom more often.
  • The Protagonists has clearly mellowed somewhat by the time of Saints Row: The Third. 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.
  • During "The Ho Boat", Male Voice 3 reminds Zimos about the hooker assassins, and when Zimos told him to forget about it already, Male Voice 3 says that he has PTSD.
  • The Protagonist is bad at acting. Either on movie sets, or when their life really does depend on it while they're impersonating Cyrus Temple.[178][180][181]

Saints Row IV Edit

  • 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[sic].[182]
  • While wearing the Sim Suit The Protagonist resembles JC Denton from Deus Ex, most notably by the hair and glasses along with his facial structure.
  • The Protagonist's biggest fear is a peaceful world, full of order and restrictions, as seen in the mission A Pleasant Day.
  • When first arriving in the virtual Steelport, The Protagonist is unsure of how to use a GPS, despite this being a feature since the start of the series.[183]
    • It's later confirmed by Keith that The Protagonist isn't all that familiar with technology at all, as he claims that the Playa even "needs help setting the DVR".[184]
  • One consistent facial feature throughout all the default protagonists is the lack of facial hair.
  • During the first "Assassinate Rogue Program" side quest, the target program takes on the default appearance of the Saints Row 2 protagonist.
  • During customization the scrollbar lists Stilwater as the birth place of The Protagonist.
  • In "King Me", The Protagonist reveals he didn't speak in Saints Row because he was very scared
  • When idle, The Protagonist sometimes breaks the fourth wall by talking directly to the player. For example, Male Voice 2 may say, "Do you ever wonder if something really cool happens when you're not watching?"
  • During "A Game of Clones", The Protagonist must kill a clone of themselves known as "The Stilwater default player". They also have to kill two clones of the Saints Row 2 default Protagonist, one of which is the co-op partner.
  • It is revealed by Keith that The Protagonist has a love for the works of Jane Austen. A love they apparently share with Zinyak. [185]
  • Judging by the cutscenes with The Protagonist, their main weapons of choice appears to be the Heavy Pistol[186][187][188] and the Alien Rifle[184][189][190].
  • In Psychosomatic it hinted that The Boss hates furries.[quote?]
  • The Protagonist is the only character not to wear shoes with their spacesuit.

Gallery Edit

  • The Protagonist in a Saints Row trailer
  • The Protagonist in a Saints Row trailer
  • The character in a Saints Row 2 trailer
  • The Caucasian, the African, the Asian and the Hispanic default male Protagonist in Saints Row 2.
  • The Caucasian, the African, the Asian and the Hispanic default female Protagonist in Saints Row 2.
  • The character as he appears in Promotional artwork for Saints Row: The Third
  • The Protagonist as seen in the Saints Row Website
  • The Protagonist in Saints Row: The Third Power Trailer
  • As the character appears in Saints Row: The Third trailer and some demos demonstrating the game.
  • Default appearance in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Protagonist seen killing S.W.A.T team members in this early screenshot.
  • The protagonist using The Penetrator
  • The Protagonist's default appearance in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Protagonist with Shaundi
  • The Protagonist and Oleg fighting a Morningstar Soldier and Brute respectively
  • The Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • The Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • The Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • The Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • Protagonist in Saints_Row_IV War for Humanity trailer
  • Default SR 4 Protagonist in the Sim Suit
  • Default SR 4 Protagonist in his Default Presidential Suit
  • Default SR 4 Protagonist in his Spacesuit
  • African American Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • Female Protagonist in Saints Row IV
  • Saints Row 2 Default Player in Saints Row IV
  • Saints Row 1 Default Player in Saints Row IV
  • The Protagonist fighting Zinyak in Saints Row IV.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Twitch: Volition Plays SR1
  2. Youtube: "The Saints Wing" gameplay video
  3. Mission: "The Saints Wing" in Saints Row IV, by Benjamin King[2]
  4. Audio: White Male Saint: 'that mute motherfucker'
  5. During Player Customization after When Good Heists Go Bad
  6. Mission: "Murderbrawl XXXI" mission
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mission: "STAG Film"
  8. Trailer': "Saints Row IV: Meet the President"
  9. Mission: A Pleasant Day, the Nolan North voice references themselves as Nolan
  10. Zinyak refers to the Protagonist as "The President of the United States" when ordering his Wardens to torment them in the final cutscene of A Pleasant Day. Zach and Bobby also reference to the Protagonist as this during the easy instance of Professor Genki's Mind Over Murder.
  11. from Male 02 voice in SRTT
  12. from Female 01 voice in SRTT
  13. from Male 03 voice in SRTT: Gangtas in Space
  14. Saints Row: Total Control
  15. Post Saints Row 2
  16. Those loyal to Eric Gryphon help the player in Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare
  17. Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare
  18. Mission: Corporate Meltdown
  19. Mission: Grand Finale Part Four
  20. Youtube: [1]
  21. Stack.com: http://www.stack.com/2013/03/29/saints-row-4/
  22. Image Congratulations Ending Message SR4
  23. YouTube: Saints Row Initiation Station Gameplay
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 Deep Silver: Saints Row IV - Voice Cast 2013-07-16
  25. Mission: "Canonized"
  26. Cutscene: "Battlefield Promotion"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Mission: Three Kings
  28. Gameinformer: April Cover Revealed - Saints Row: The Third (page 2)
  29. In Saints Row, Saints Row 2 and Saints Row IV - primarily by Julius, Dex, and Ben King
  30. In Saints Row - by Julius, Benjamin King, Marshal Winslow and Richard Hughes
  31. In Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV
  32. Activity: Heli Assault
  33. Activity: Professor Genki's S.E.R.C.
  34. Mission: "King Me"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Trailer: Saints Row Trailer
  36. Revelation
  37. [[2]]
  38. Image
    SRIV Customization opening
    SRIV Customization opening
    NathanJohnsonAdded by NathanJohnson
  39. Cutscene: Chinatown District Snatch
  40. Mission: Back to Basics unlocks the Saints Row Loft
  41. Dialogue:
    "These kids with their videos games. When I was their age I spent my time outside, murdering people in the fresh air."
    — Male 01 Voice, in Image as Designed
  42. Mission: The Ho Boat
  43. Dialogue:
    "When I was a child my father used to make me fight the dogs for food. Its made me what I am today"
    — Female Voice 2
  44. Dialogue:
    "My dad always said, 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... and then betray them in a horrible murder orgy'"
    — Female Voice 1
  45. Mission: Hangar 18 1/2
  46. Cutscene: The Streets of Stilwater
  47. Mission: Canonized
  48. Activity: Mayhem
  49. Loan Shark
  50. Activity: CD Collection
  51. Mission: McManus Says Hello
  52. Mission: What Goes Up...
  53. Cutscene: Battlefield Promotion
  54. Mission: Stuffing the Ballot
  55. Mission: Hail to the Chief
  56. Cutscene: Salting the Earth
  57. The length of coma is never stated in-game. See Talk:Timeline for discussion.
  58. Mission: Jailbreak
  59. Cutscene: "Catching Up"
  60. Mission: Appointed Defender
  61. Cutscene: "You Don't Have To Go Home..."
  62. Mission: Down Payment
  63. Kanto Connection mission
  64. Rest in Peace mission
  65. One Man's Junk... mission
  66. Red Asphalt mission
  67. The Siege mission
  68. Showdown mission
  69. Veteran Child mission
  70. Eternal Sunshine mission
  71. The Shopping Maul mission
  72. Independent exploration of the Police Headquarters
  73. Face to Face cutscene for Revelation mission
  74. Revelation mission
  75. Burying the Hatchet cutscene for Revelation mission
  76. Picking a Fight
  77. 77.0 77.1 Pyramid Scheme
  78. Salting the Earth...Again
  79. and a Better Life
  80. Weekend at Tera's
  81. America's Next Top Scientist
  82. Traffic Control mission
  83. Corporate Meltdown mission
  84. 84.0 84.1 Ultor Family Fun Day mission
  85. In the final cutscene for Ultor Family Fun Day. Eric: "The Stilwater Branch won't have any more unpleasantness with the Saints, will we?" The Protagonist:"As long as you don't come after me and mine, you can go to Mars for all I care."
  86. Image SRTC intro
  87. Image: Saints Row: Total Control introduction
  88. Mission: When Good Heists Go Bad
  89. Mission: I'm Free - Free Falling
  90. We're Going to Need Guns
  91. Mission: Steelport Here I Am
  92. Mission: Party Time
  93. Mission: Takeover the City
  94. Mission: The Belgian Problem
  95. Return to Steelport first cutscene
  96. Return to Steelport
  97. Final cutscene for Return to Steelport
  98. First cutscene for Trojan Whores
  99. Mission Trojan Whores
  100. Painting a Picture
  101. Pimps Up, Hos Down
  102. The Ho Boat
  103. 103.0 103.1 Gang Bang
  104. Convoy Decoy
  105. Nyte Blayde's Return
  106. 106.0 106.1 STAG Party
  107. End cutscene for STAG Party
  108. Stilwater Blues
  109. My Name is Cyrus Temple
  110. My Name is Cyrus Temple end cutscene
  111. Air Steelport
  112. Air Steelport last cutscene
  113. Zombie Attack first cutscene
  114. During Zombie Attack
  115. Zombie Attack last cutscene
  116. Live! With Killbane first cutscene
  117. Live! With Killbane last cutscene
  118. Learning Computer
  119. Stop all the Downloading
  120. http://deckers.die
  121. A Remote Chance first cutscene
  122. A Remote Chance
  123. 3 Count Beat Down
  124. Murderbrawl XXXI
  125. Pub Crawl
  126. High Times
  127. There is No Try
  128. The Morning After
  129. Mission :Three Way
  130. Three Way, after clearing the Armory
  131. Three Way saving Shaundi choice
  132. Three Way saving Shaundi cutscene
  133. Gangstas in Space (Mission) first cutscene
  134. Gangstas in Space (Mission) last cutscene
  135. https://twitter.com/SteveJaros/status/320517632040243200
  136. Three Way Killbane choice
  137. 137.0 137.1 Three Way Kill Killbane last cutscene
  138. Stag Film first cutscene
  139. Stag Film
  140. Mission: Stag Film (closing cutscene)
  141. Super Ethical PR Opportunity
  142. Final cutscene for Genkibowl VII
  143. When selecting Gangstas in Space (DLC) first mission in the Saintsbook for the first time
  144. First scene for Faster, More Intense! mission
  145. That's Not in the Script!
  146. When selecting the first mission for Trouble with Clones Weird Science for the first time
  147. Weird Science first cutscene
  148. Weird Science
  149. During the mission Tour de Farce
  150. The end of Tour de Farce
  151. Start of Send in the Clones
  152. During Send in the Clones
  153. Send in the Clones last cutscene
  154. Mission: Zero Saints Thirty
  155. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a466017/saints-row-4-confirmed-with-first-trailer-reveals-august-release.html
  156. Mission: The Saints Wing
  157. Mission:A Pleasant Day
  158. Mission: Save the Planet
  159. Mission: Meet the Dominatrix
  160. Mission: At the Races
  161. Mission: Escape the Dominatrix
  162. "The Streets of Stilwater" cutscene
  163. "Loose Ends" cutscene
  164. "Fashion Faux Pas" cutscene
  165. "Staying Healthy" cutscene
  166. Cutscene: "2nd Times A Charm"
    "Well, your history with boats is pretty solid so, uh, this seems like a good idea"
    — Pierce, "2nd Times A Charm" cutscene for Salting the Earth...Again
  167. Cutscene: Red Light District Septic Avenger
    "Look on the bright side, at least we're not on a boat"
    — Monica Hughes, cutscene for Red Light District Septic Avenger
  168. Activity: Trafficking
  169. Saints Row website: Announcing Saints Row: The Third's Initiation Station!
  170. 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.
  171. Youtube: Power CG Trailer
  172. Mission: Murderbrawl XXXI
  173. Mission: Party Time
  174. Mission: Hit the Powder Room
  175. Mission: The Belgian Problem
  176. Mission: Return to Steelport
  177. Mission: Gang Bang
  178. 178.0 178.1 Mission: My Name is Cyrus Temple
  179. Mission: Air Steelport
  180. Mission: Faster, More Intense!
  181. Mission: Hangar 18 1/2
  182. June 20th press release: Saints Row: The Third • Enter the Dominatrix Now Part of Something Bigger Than Itself
  183. Mission: The Fundamentals
  184. 184.0 184.1 Mission: The Real World
  185. Mission: He Lives
  186. Mission: The Saints Wing
  187. Mission: De Plane Boss
  188. Mission: The Case of Mr. X
  189. Mission: All Hands on Deck
  190. Mission: Grand Finale
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