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Troy Bradshaw is a character in Saints Row, Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.[4]

I don't like the idea of Lin going undercover, you roll with people long enough and pretty soon you start thinkin' like 'em...
— Troy Bradshaw to Playa during "Samson's Surprise".

Overview[]

Promotional artwork of Troy for Saints Row.

Troy is the second in command of the 3rd Street Saints leader Julius, and along with Julius rescue Playa from a gang turf war between the three rival gangs in the Row[5]. Troy is in fact an undercover cop[6] working for Chief Monroe, and the game's manual is written from Troy's perspective.

During the events of Saints Row 2, he is the chief of police for the Stilwater Police Department. He is in several cutscenes and isn't happy with his boss Dane Vogel supporting gangs in the city[7][8], although he does try to cover up the 3rd Street Saints' criminal activities[9]. Wiretaps inside the Stilwater Police Department reveal that Troy was told by Dex about the fact he knew he was undercover and was leaving the Saints to work for Ultor and that Troy tried to convince Julius to convince Playa and Johnny Gat to walk as he didn't want to arrest his friends, but wasn't happy with the fact that Julius chose to blow up the yacht putting Playa in a coma and also leading to the death of Richard Hughes[10]. This leads to Playa getting revenge on Julius[11].

Troy can also be unlocked as a Homie in Saints Row 2 after completing the Fight Club activity at the Stilwater Penitentiary.

Troy is mentioned[12][13], but does not appear in Saints Row: The Third and he is also absent in Saints Row IV.

Troy appears in a "Torment Fraud" activity for Saints Row: Gat out of Hell as the playable character.[4]

Troy is the sarcastic joker[Reference needed] of the Saints and always has snide remarks.[14] When he later becomes chief of police, he does not lose his sense of humor.[Reference needed] Troy is a chain-smoker.[15][7][9]

Biography[]

Saints Row[]

Troy along with Julius save Playa.

Troy along with Julius rescue Playa, who is caught up a in a gang turf war between the Vice Kings, Los Carnales and the Westside Rollerz while walking through Saint's Row. After murdering an unnamed Vice Kings gang member, Troy tries to urge Julius that they should get moving, while Julius offers Playa a chance to join the Saints and meet at the Saints Row Church[5]. When Playa arrives at the church, Troy agrees with gang member Johnny Gat that Playa should be canonized, and after Playa is finished battling 3rd Street Saints members he is allowed in[16]. Troy and Playa then go around the Row to clear out the gangs and takes him to a shop for a gun and they wipe out some Vice Kings members, and Troy then introduces Playa to Forgive and Forget, before getting him to drop him off at Freckle Bitch's[17]. Troy along with Playa and Julius head to Harrowgate to wipe out remaining gang lieutenants, and finally reclaim the Saint's Row district[18]. Back at the church when Julius reveals his plans to wipe out the gangs from Stilwater he appoints Troy to look into the Vice Kings but he refuses to Julius' annoyance, until Johnny volunteers to look into them and under the watch of Dex[19].

Troy still helps out during the takeover of Stilwater. During the wipe out of the Westside Rollerz Troy goes along with Playa in a race against them, taunting the Rollerz racers to put on their nitrous and set off bombs that are rigged in their cars[20]. He also warns Julius when their leader Joseph Price is leading Westside Rollerz to the Row to destroy the Saints[21].

During the takedown of Los Carnales, Troy goes to look for their main drug plant for Dex[22] and later along with Playa go to hijack the truck and bring it back to the Row[23]. Before doing the job Troy tries to ask Dex why he wants the truck, although Dex refuses to reveal the rest of the plan until Troy and Playa go to get it, and also causes confusion to Dex for his constant questioning[24]. After the death of the Los Carnales leader Hector Lopez Troy suggests to Dex that they should kill the Colombian Cartel member Manuel Orejuela although Dex instead opted to talk to him[25]. When Victor Rodriguez attacks the church, Troy, Julius, Dex and Playa protect it and Victor is killed by Playa[26]. When Dex reveals a plan to attack the police department to get hold of the Carnales' seized drugs in order to work with the Columbians, Troy instead suggests to blow a hole in the wall to reduce police casualties, which Dex agrees to[27].

Troy drowns as sorrows, as Julius is arrested.

During the takedown of the Vice Kings, Troy sends 3rd Street Saints' members after Tanya Winters, unaware that Playa is driving her around, posing as a chauffeur in order to save Johnny, although he ends up losing them and saves her thanks to Julius warning him[28].

Troy is revealed to being a cop.

After the Saints manage to rule over Stilwater, Troy gets drunk in Tee'N'Ay[29]. Later on, prior to Playa and Richard Hughes getting caught in an explosion on Hughes' yacht, Troy looks at his police badge, revealing himself as being a cop.[6]

Saints Row 2[]

Prior to Playa being put in a coma, Dex told Troy he knew he was a cop and that he was dropping his flags to go and work for Ultor[30]. Troy goes to visit Julius in prison and convinces him to ask Playa and Johnny Gat to drop their flags as he doesn't want to arrest his friends and Julius tells Troy he will see what he can do[31] but Julius instead rigs the yacht and blows it up, putting Playa into a coma and killing Richard Hughes[6]. When Troy questions him angrily about the decision, Julius assures him the Saints are now finished.[32].

During the time Playa was five years in a coma,[33] Troy ordered to keep him on life support.[34] Johnny Gat attempted to kill Troy in revenge for betraying the Saints but ended up being arrested and put in prison[35]. Troy was then promoted to the chief of police and had Johnny protected inside prison[36]

Troy attempts to cover the 3rd Street Saints activities.

Troy receives a phone call from Dane Vogel and is ordered to release imprisoned Brotherhood members, and although he is unwilling Dane forces him to do it, which angers Troy[7]. When questioned by Jane Valderamma about the Brotherhood members being released, Troy refuses to give comment and tells her to talk to Dane on the matter[8]. However, Playa destroys the prison trucks containing the newly released Brotherhood members[37].

When Playa and Johnny Gat rob the Poseidon's Palace owned by the gang The Ronin[38], Troy is questioned by Jane on it but he refuses to mention anything about the 3rd Street Saints' involvement.[9]

During the events of Saints Row 2, Playa raids the police station and discovers Troy's wiretaps, and gets Dex's phone number Troy's office.[11]

Saints Row Undercover[]

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After the events of Saints Row 2, Troy notices that Stilwater is being torn apart by the 3rd Street Saints. Troy soon finds out that the Saints are in a civil war fighting each other. So with no other choice Troy sends a undercover cop to infiltrate the Saints to find out what caused the civil war and the solution to stop it.[Reference needed]

Saints Row: The Third[]

Between Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third, Troy had continued to help the 3rd Street Saints by covering up their crimes.[13] Despite this, he isn't able to interfere when the Saints are attacked by Morningstar and SWAT teams while attempting to rob the Stilwater 1st National Bank.[12]

Troy provides no help to the Saints while they are in Steelport.

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell[]

By the events of Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Troy is deceased.[4] Troy is residing in Hell as a husk by the time of Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington's arrival in Hell. He is in the deepest part of Hell, reserved for betrayers, in part of having a torn allegiance between the Saints and the Stilwater Police Department[39][40]

Troy is a playable character in the Medium instance of Torment Fraud. As with Tobias and Luz, Troy is an unvoiced generic husk model.

Trivia[]

  • In Saints Row, his surname is never mentioned in-game, but the Saints Row promotional website uses the name "Troy Bradshaw". In Saints Row 2, his surname is used in-game.
  • Troy is the first member of law enforcement to be a member of the Saints. Others include Kinzie Kensington, SWAT Team homies, and cop followers.

Saints Row[]

  • Although Troy is an undercover cop in Saints Row, his first action in the game is to murder a Vice Kings gang member. When he is a homie in both Saints Row and Saints Row 2, he does not hesitate to kill police officers, and sometimes brags about the kill after it is done.
  • The very first clue that Troy is an undercover cop is the Saints Row manual, which is written from the perspective of an undercover cop in a gang. In the manual, they are called The Carnales, with the Los scribbled out - Troy always refers to The Carnales as "The Los Carnales". The newspaper article in the manual is labeled the "Trojan Horse", Troy's name is the same as the city the Horse entered in the myth.
  • In several missions, there are hints indicating Troy is an undercover cop. Troy says in a Westside Rollerz mission in reference to Lin, "You roll with someone long enough, and soon you start thinking like 'em." There is also a hint during a plan in the second Carnales mission. While pointing on a map, Troy asks, "What if we came from here and here?" Dex responds, "No, cops try that shit all the time and it never works." He knows a lot about the abandoned police station. When getting the drugs back to The Carnales, Dex has a plan which involves taking out the police station, Troy refuses and suggests blowing a hole into the evidence room instead, lowering the cop body count.
  • Another clue that shows Troy as an undercover cop, in Saints Row, is that he asks too many questions, members of the Saints also remark that he does. Dex also notices that in some cutscenes. This is a reference to real life cops asking too many questions.
  • In Saints Row, Troy's appearance may pay homage to many characters: his appearance is similar to Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious, from being an undercover cop down to hairstyle and facial hair; he is also similar to Leonardo DiCaprio's character William "Billy" Costigan Jr. in The Departed for his look and the fact he is undercover in a gang; Troy also bears a passing resemblance to actor Tim Roth, who is best known for playing Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs, who is another undercover cop and Jake Hoyt from Training Day.
  • In Saints Row, he almost always has a cigarette, and once lights it off the burning body of Victor Rodriguez in the church. He does not smoke as often in Saints Row 2.
  • Despite Troy staying out of the conflict with the Vice Kings,[19] he murders a Vice Kings member during The Streets of Stilwater, and one of his groups attempts to kill Tanya Winters while Playa poses as her driver.[Reference needed]

Saints Row 2[]

Two men debate about Troy still being a criminal.

  • Troy's badge in Saints Row 2 says "Johnson" instead of "Bradshaw", despite his surname already being stated as Bradshaw on the Saints Row website in 2006.[1]
  • In The Anna Show cutscene, there is a clip of two men debating over Troy being a crook. This report is titled "Gangster Chief of Police". One of the men states Troy is a hero for putting the Saints behind bars and was only undercover, but the other man states that he was in the Saints a long time, and that three gangs had already taken their place. This report is displayed on computer screens in Saints Row: The Third.
  • Playa occasionally says "I should drop by Troy's office some time, say hi" in a casual voice when idle, which is a hint about the bonus mission, Revelation.
  • Unlike other homies, he never Sprints but just jogs like other police officers in the game.
  • When Idle in Saints Row 2 with Troy as a homie, Troy may say "Just because you helped clean up the gangs, that doesn't mean we're best friends again." However, after fighting, he might also say "once a Saint, always a Saint".
  • There is a model in a cabinet in the corner of Troy's office at the Police Headquarters, depicting a police officer brutally murdering a thief and offering the stolen piece of jewelry back to the victim, who stares at the body in horror.
  • In Saints Row 2, Troy looks quite different from how he looked in Saints Row.
  • Troy is quite corrupt. He spent a lot of money on keeping a mass murderer alive, he attacks and kills other police officers as a homie and is actively covering up the illegal activities the Saints are involved with. In Saints Row: The Third, it is revealed that Troy keeps the Saints out of prison.
  • In Saints Row 2, he wears a cop medium-blue tie, whilst other cops wear a cop dark-blue tie.

Saints Row: The Third[]

Saints Row IV[]


References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Image: Troy Johnson badge
  2. Note: When called as a Homie in Saints Row 2
  3. Credits: Saints Row credits
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Image: The player controlling Troy Bradshaw's Husk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cutscene: The Streets of Stilwater
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mission: Saints and Martyrs
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Cutscene: Business Partners (Mission: Retribution)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cutscene: Early Parole (Mission: Jail Bait)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Cutscene: 15 Minutes (Mission: Laundry Day)
  10. Wiretaps: Police Headquarters#Phone Taps
  11. 11.0 11.1 Mission: Revelation
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Mission: When Good Heists Go Bad
  13. 13.0 13.1 Quote:
    Troy can't bail you out of this one!
    — SWAT Member in "When Good Heists Go Bad".

  14. Quote:
    Go back to the suburbs, you prep school muthafucka!
    — Troy to a Westside Rollerz member during "Samson's Surprise".

  15. Cutscene: "Got a Light?" (Mission: Strength in Numbers)
  16. Mission: Canonized
  17. Mission: Back to Basics
  18. Mission: Reclamation
  19. 19.0 19.1 Cutscene: Divide and Conquer (Mission: Reclamation)
  20. Mission: Samson's Surprise
  21. Cutscene: Martyrs (Mission: No Time to Mourn)
  22. Mission: Crack Down
  23. Mission: The Missing Shipment
  24. Cutscene: Dex and Troy (Mission: Crack Down)
  25. Cutscene: The Colombian Connection (Mission: Meeting Orejuela)
  26. Mission: Strength in Numbers
  27. Cutscene: Troy's Solution (Mission: Possession with Intent)
  28. Mission: Green With Envy
  29. Cutscene: Battlefield Promotion
  30. Mission: Revelation Wiretap conversation #1
  31. Mission: Revelation Wiretap conversation #2
  32. Mission: Revelation Wiretap conversation #3
  33. Website: Saints Row 2: Official Site
  34. Cutscene: Vacation's Over
  35. Cutscene: Check, Please (Mission: Appointed Defender)
  36. Mission: Appointed Defender.
    Yeah, right? It's weird...people inside were betting how long I'd last...when I was first busted guards were always tryin' to put me in the ground. After Troy became chief of police it all stopped...Troy must be more forgiving than I am.
    — Johnny Gat during Appointed Defender.

  37. Mission: Jail Bait
  38. Mission: Saint's Seven
  39. 39.0 39.1 Activity: Torment Fraud (Medium)
  40. Quote:
    Dante said that the deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers, and as such it should come as no surprise that Troy Bradshaw found himself in the depths of hell.
    Jane Austen[39]

  41. Mission: I'm Free - Free Falling
  42. Homie conversation: Gat and Julius Homie Conversation


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