Franklin Clinton is a 25 year old character in the HD Universe who appears as a protagonist in Grand Theft Auto V. Previously of the Chamberlain Gangster Families set, by 2013 Franklin has branched off with his best friend Lamar Davis into a separate set: Forum Drive Gangsters. Franklin was born in 1988, grew up in the inner city of Los Santos attending Davis High School, and coped with a mother who smoked crack cocaine and later died of a suspected overdose.
During his youth, met Lamar Davis and another local boy JB Bradshaw.
Franklin, an only child, was spoiled by his grandmother and grandfather until their deaths sometime during his adolescence.
He then moves in with his aunt Denise (presumably his grandmother's house left to both of them) and cousin Tavell Clinton and eventually the cousins became members of The Families along with most of their childhood friends. Franklin states while hanging out with Lamar that he didn't graduate high-school because he was kicked out for beating up a teacher for unspecified reasons.
At one point he began selling drugs for a local dealer named Marcus.
Marcus wanted Franklin to do something "above and beyond" however Franklin's refusal ended in bloodshed, with Franklin murdering Marcus and possibly his associates.
His only known serious relationship was with Tanisha Jackson, although their relationship began to falter due to Franklin's involvement with gang culture and she finally tried to permanently disconnect herself from Franklin and the Families after she witnessed the death of her own brother in a gang related incident.
An incident that Franklin may have also been present for.Tanisha later began dating Jayden, a rich doctor, much to Franklins confusion as he had begun to move away from the gang lifestyle by this point.He and Lamar gained employment at Premium Deluxe Motorsport working for Simeon Yetarian as repossession agents alongside Sacha Yetarian.Despite having a job he does not help Denise with bills and groceries.Franklin and Lamar prove capable repossession agents with Franklin winning an Employee of the Month Award.He even manages to break into the De Santa house, sneaking past Amanda De Santa, Kyle Chavis and Carlos, in order to repossess a Bee Jay XL purchased by Jimmy De Santa.