Wade is a character in the 2013 game Grand Theft Auto 5. He is portrayed as a caricature of the classic Juggalo, with dreadlocks, facial piercings, tattoos, and clothing that is distinctively his own.
His behavior is largely influenced by his fear of Trevor Philips, the local dealer, whom he is devoted to and loyal to. His limited understanding of morality often leads to questionable decisions, yet he is resourceful in finding people.
This article will analyze the character of Wade by examining his relationships, his involvement with Johnny Klebitz, and his physical appearance.
Background and Relationships
Wade’s background and relationships were heavily impacted by his 2012 purchase of drugs in Sandy Shores and subsequent involvement with Trevor Philips, a local dealer. This involvement ultimately resulted in the presumed death of Wade’s friends. Despite this tragic event, Trevor took care of Wade, albeit subjecting him to abuse.
In 2013, Wade found himself caught up in an attempt to calm Johnny Klebitz, which unfortunately led to a feud with The Lost MC. Adding to his already complicated circumstances, Trevor assigned Wade the task of finding Michael Townley, also known as Michael De Santa. Despite multiple unsuccessful attempts, Trevor grew increasingly frustrated and threatened Wade. Eventually, Wade succeeded in tracking down Michael.
Following this success, Wade and Trevor moved into Floyd’s apartment. However, this living arrangement took a dark turn, resulting in the deaths of Floyd and his girlfriend. Trevor claimed that these deaths were mere disappearances.
Wade’s personality traits include embodying a caricature of the traditional Juggalo, being a fan of horrorcore music, and displaying a lack of moral concerns with murder, despite never having killed anyone in the game. His physical appearance is based on Shaggy 2 Dope from the Insane Clown Posse. Wade typically wears a jersey, loose pants, sandals, socks, and specific accessories. Additionally, he has multiple tattoos and piercings.
Involvement with Johnny Klebitz
In 2013, Wade was seen with Ron Jakowski attempting to calm Johnny Klebitz. Johnny was the leader of The Lost MC with whom Trevor had a sexual relationship with his girlfriend, resulting in Johnny’s death. This led to a feud between Trevor and The Lost MC.
Wade was part of Trevor’s team helping to attack The Lost MC. His innocence and lack of understanding of morality didn’t stop him from being a part of Trevor’s plan. His devotion to Trevor was evident in the way he followed his orders without questioning them.
Wade’s resourcefulness was also seen in the way he was able to find Michael Townley, a key player in Trevor’s plan. Despite his loyalty, Trevor still threatened Wade when he failed to locate Michael. However, Wade eventually succeeded in finding him.
The character design of Wade is based on Shaggy 2 Dope from the Insane Clown Posse. He has dreadlocks, facial piercings, tattoos, and specific clothing items such as a jersey, loose pants, sandals, socks, and accessories. His costume also includes face painting and extended ear piercings.
His physical appearance reflects his status as a caricature of the traditional Juggalo. His design is likely meant to convey his mental state as well as his fandom of horrorcore music. Despite his innocent, naive appearance, Wade is capable of undertaking dangerous tasks under Trevor’s orders.