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Who is Carl Johnson?[]

Five years before the events of San Andreas, CJ fled the city due to how bad it was in the inner city.

Unfortunately while CJ is gone, his mother gets murdered, his friends all become little more than street thugs and the city digs itself into an even deeper ruin. CJ must return home to get vengeance for his mother, but shortly after he comes back a couple of crooked cops frame CJ for murder.

CJ is then forced to fight for his freedom, as well as control over the streets of San Andreas in order to save the lives of both he and his friends.

"Sweet Johnson: It's Moms... she's dead, bro.
CJ [to himself]: After five years on the East Coast, it was time to go home."
-Paraphrased scene from San Andreas

Carl Johnson's Contest History[]

Win-Loss Record: 0-1

Summer 2005 Contest: Mushroom Division - 5 Seed

  • Mushroom Round 1 --- Lost to (4) Ness, 44644 [44.86%] - 54881 [55.14%]
  • Extrapolated Strength --- 53rd Place [16.88%]

CJ was given the perfect setup to score a win in his first contest appearance. He was fresh off of the biggest Grand Theft Auto title to date in San Andreas, and his first opponent was a cult character who sees most of his fanbase come from games that have nothing to do with where he originates from (I speak of Ness's popularity coming from the SSB/M games rather than EarthBound). And even in the event of CJ being weaker than Vercetti of Vice City fame, there was still plenty of room between Vercetti and Ness in the stats for CJ to squeeze into.

But once the match began, CJ turned into another Jak. For the second year in a row, Ness managed to embarrass a newcomer in a "Cult vs Mainstream" match in which most people felt that Ness would lose. And even though many a CJ/San Andreas fan blamed racism and/or GTA hate on Ness winning, the fact remains that CJ went out and completely embarrassed himself in a match that was his for the taking.

CJ will likely return next year due to the popularity of GTA games (Vercetti has been in every Summer Contest since Vice City's release), but whether or not he'll ever do damage is doubtful.