GTA 6’s Female Protagonist: Why it is About Time the Series Expanded on Gender Representation

Lucia will be the first female protagonist in GTA, and it’s about time too.

GTA 6’s Female Protagonist: Why it is About Time That the Series Expanded on Gender Representation

SUMMARY

  • GTA 6 will feature a female protagonist, which is a series first.
  • Lucia will likely view the game world differently to previous male protagonists.
  • GTA 6 is already incredibly popular, and has become the most liked YouTube video in the site's history.
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GTA 6 has been revealed to the world and the trailer shows that the latest installment will feature a female protagonist for the first time in the franchise’s history. This is a huge step forward for a game series of this calibre.

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Looking to break the norm, Rockstar Games is seeking to make waves, as it has the chance to show a game world like GTA through a different lens. It also appears that passing comments from NPC’s will likely differ drastically to those of previous GTA games and their male protagonists.

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Lucia: How Will GTA 6’s Protagonist View The World?

Lucia is the first female protagonist in the GTA series.
Lucia is the first female protagonist in the GTA series.

As we now all know, Grand Theft Auto 6 will introduce the franchise’s first female protagonist with Lucia, and it’s going to be interesting to see how playing as her is going to change the experience compared to previous entries in the ever popular series.

Given the fact that Rockstar has always tried to make the GTA games as close to real life as possible, it’s highly likely we will see Lucia deal with catcalls, passing comments from NPC’s about certain aspects of her appearance, and other situations the previous male protagonists wouldn’t have come across. This lends an entirely new perspective that is rarely shown in video games of any kind.

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Given that all previous GTA protagonists have been male up until now, it’s going to be very interesting to see what Rockstar comes up with to show the difference of experience for women compared to men, to reflect the very real issues women face every day.

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They say there’s a first time for everything, and those at Rockstar are certainly not strangers to being the first to do something game changing (pun intended). So as the world eagerly awaits the next installment in the ever popular GTA franchise, we look forward to seeing what’s to come from the gaming giants.

A Change to the GTA Formula Is Better Late Than Never

Is GTA 6 about to be a Bonnie and Clyde story?
Is GTA 6 about to be a Bonnie and Clyde story?

For almost 30 years, Grand Theft Auto has had male protagonists as is the case with a vast amount of video games, so it’s always fresh to see a female protagonist take the centre stage in such a big title. It’s rare to see a large franchise do something like this.

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One could speculate that characters such as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and Aloy from the Horizon games have influenced this choice as both very strong female heroes at the centre of their respective franchises. Rockstar may have seen this as a chance to give players another female protagonist to carry their own game.

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This can be seen as a sort reinvention for the GTA franchise as Rockstar looks set to bring a whole new experience for players with Lucia. It’s safe to say it’s about time gamers got a new female protagonist to offset the abundance of male leading characters. It will not only open the door to a potentially new audience, but can provide fresh takes and a whole new outlook for the existing fan base that has become so used to male main characters.

Overall, I think it’s safe to say Rockstar will impress with GTA 6 and how the game represents its female protagonist. The studio has never been one to shy away from the more risky topics, and lesser shown sides of the world, especially in its GTA franchise. Although 2025 seems like a long wait, if there’s one thing that’s for certain, Rockstar will make the wait worth it.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 has finally been revealed after over a decade since the last game in the franchise came out. Given the release window of sometime in 2025, fans have just over a year before things really start ramping up for the game’s release.

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