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Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

Pedestrians are non-player characters that appear all Grand Theft Auto games. Simply put, they are civilians and residents of the city that the player is in.

In GTA 3 and Vice City there is a cheat to play as NPCs, since it has single outfits mechanic, this was scrapped in SA & IV since those contains buyable clothes models and perfect lip syncing, it is very common to crash the game on cutscenes with these mechanics, there a mods that will let you play as NPCs though.

The pedestrians in GTA III to GTA Vice City Stories always the same, common and repeated. Pedestrians throughout the GTA III era are identifiable due to the repeated clothing and models. However in GTA IV, pedestrians are not same although the models are repeated, the clothings are different.




General appearance

Pedestrians come in all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnic groups. Each have their own dialogue, and interact with each other as well as the player. There are no children in any GTA games, however, which is likely due to the controversies that might arise from including them in the game, considering that the player can kill any NPC in the game; the beta version of Grand Theft Auto III had schoolchildren as well as drivable school buses, but were scrapped in the final version. Gang members may also qualify as pedestrians, but feature different behavior by often appearing in groups or in a specific area of the city since their first appearance in Grand Theft Auto 2.

Until GTA III, standard pedestrians were often devoid of details, and as such, few distinctions were made in where they appear and their appearance. From GTA 2 onwards, attempts were made to program gang members to appear in respectable gang turf, and from GTA III onwards, civilians reflect to what city, district, time, and setting the game is in. For example, in a college area, college students are spawned, while a Chinatown may feature people of Chinese ethnicity. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, many civilians are dressed in 80s apparel due to its time period, while the game additionally switches between pedestrians donning swimsuits and those dressed in party attires for day and night in Vice Beach. The player will also never see a homeless person in an affluent area of town, nor would they see a businessman in the country. Also, certain pedestrians, generally, drive certain vehicles. More wealthy civilians typically drive more luxurious cars, and poorer pedestrians typically drive less-appealing vehicles.


Aside from simply interacting with each other and the player, certain pedestrians can also perform other tasks, such as car-jacking the player. Some even fight when provoked, or try to retrieve their car if the player to steals it from them.

Hookers are a special type of pedestrian that are able to enter the player's car and have sex with the protagonist, replenishing the health bar, for a fee.

Pedestrians can be run over by cars, shot, and beaten up. Some leave money when they die, which can be obtained by the player. Most of the time, if a pedestrian is killed, an ambulance will show up to heal the pedestrian, at which point the pedestrian will simply get up and continue with their business. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV, pedestrians and cops can also swim, but only in a limit of times before dying.

GTA San Andreas


  • Sometimes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, There is a glitch so that a pedestrians will not get killed no matter how much punishment is dealt to the them.
  • Sometimes, specifically in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the dialogue is completely off key. For example pedestrian 1 may ask pedestrian 2 "Have you ever been to France?" and pedestrian 2 would reply "I agree entirely".
  • In GTA IV, certain pedestrians (emergency workers) such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, and fire fighters, will attack the player if provoked. Yet unlike any other pedestrian, the LCPD will simply ignore the assault, and fighting back results in a one-star wanted level. This is unusual as LCPD officers normally arrest pedestrians for fighting, however their status as honest emergency personnel may make them exempt from arrest.
  • In GTA IV, some male pedestrians have female voices they uses for screaming and when in pain, this is somewhat unusual, but most of them won't fight back if attacked.

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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
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When you click on one of the wandering civilians in the game, if you're close enough, they'll talk back to you. Often, it is a random phrase, a compliment, or an insult, though sometimes it is a bit of information about a zone or the enemies you'll face. Certain civilians, though will give you very specific pieces of information. Here is a list of what information a civilian who's name begins with the given letter will tell you.

Letter Information
E Current time on the server. This will vary by the server's physical location.
F Paragon City Time
G Total number of heroes in the current zone or "There you are! There's never a hero around when you need one!"
H Civilian says "Isn't (Name of hero in current zone) just the best?"
M Your total hours in game on your current character.
N Civilian says "You've gone on patrol XXX times."
O Civilian says "You've been on patrol for xx minutes today." The time resets with every mission.

At one time, civilians that started with the letter J would inform you how many times you have used a power that day and civilians that started with the letter K would inform you how much damage you have done with a power that day, but this no longer seems to be the case.

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