Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Vice City Memorial Hospital Edition


The absence of the child this weekend has led to a rare un-muted appearance by ‘Grand Theft Auto’ in my house, specifically ‘GTA: The Ballad Of Gay Tony,’ a story which features gratuitous use of the f-word, rampant homophobia and the friendly neighborhood brutal murderiness for which the GTA franchise has become known.  As I faced down a squad of armored government goons with only explosives and an absurdly large-caliber weapon, I started to realize that what my game avatar was doing was illegal, immoral and pretty much horrific.  If I were asked to roleplay such a character firsthand, I don’t think that I could even begin to wrap my brain around the task, but Luis (and CJ and Tommy and, to a lesser degree, Johnny) tend to be very pleasant in their day-to-day psychopathic rampages and bastardry, which somehow led me to ignore their horrible actions.  (Nico, on the other hand, is and KNOWS he is an utter monster.)  Of course, it might be noted that, over the last few years, Batman has become kind of an inexcusable jerk as well, which leads me into today’s querulous conundrum…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still thinks that Tommy Vercetti may be one of the greatest, yet most reprehensible characters in pop culture history, asking: Who are the characters that you love the most who are still utterly AWFUL people?