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|Date of Birth:||December 11, 1991|
|Place of birth:||San Fierro|
Daniel Schatzmann is one of the central protagonists in The Libertonian.
Daniel Schatzmann was born on December 11, 1991, according to his FIB case file. He is from San Fierro, although he has claimed to be from the mid-west, possibly to deter potential police intervention.
Daniel's first criminal jobs started in May 2013, just after arriving in Los Santos, beginning with performing work for Gerald, a member of The Families.
Daniel is enlisted to do Lester's dirty work sometime in 2014. Here, Lester helps out Daniel along the path to establishing a criminal empire.
Daniel's first jobs for Lester involved small-time operations and deals, ranging from disrupting Merryweather Security Consulting, to stealing from Korean stick-up crews, to collecting bounties on specific people across the state.
Daniel's first serious foray into armed robbery began in early 2014, when Lester enlists him and Antonio Santos to rob a Fleeca Bank in Pacific Bluffs. The heist is successful, thus igniting the first series of heists that would forever alter the landscape across the nation.
Daniel would eventually proceed to raid the Lucky 8 Casino in Los Santos with Denis, a job personally overseen by Lester.
Daniel is raided by Spark during The First Raid, along with Antonio and Denis. Daniel fights through multiple waves of Spark, before arriving at Liberty Incorporated's headquarters. With the money safe, Daniel carries the rest in a duffel bag for the escape.
Realizing that the entire company's stock in its warehouse could possibly be a victim of the attack, Daniel rushes to the warehouse in Southeast LS, only to discover it completely empty and raided of supplies. Spark would have raided the warehouse during the raid that occurs at the Trio's safehouses, and the cargo was then extracted from the warehouse to a loading dock at the Port of Los Santos. Spark loads the cargo to various Cargobobs, and it is never seen again.
The rest of the Trio were equally not as lucky. Spark raided Denis and Antonio's apartments at roughly the same time, concluding that the raid was a clear attack against the Trio in its entirety. While Denis and Antonio were able to escape, Further support was needed after the Raid by Lester. The Trio attempt to contact Lester, but no response is given.
Daniel would escape into Blaine County, where the Trio would meet at Mount Gordo Lighthouse. Further frustrated by Lester's inability to cooperate, the Trio devise a plan - to go to Lester's house directly. Realizing the threat of being discovered by Spark and/or the authorities, the Trio proceed anyway in the hopes of getting Lester's attention.
The next morning, the Trio head down to Los Santos wearing disguises. With no hope left, they arrive at Lester's house and try to reason with him, as well to see if he's still alive. After a few moments of nothing, the Trio receive a text message, sent simultaneously:
" I know. Don't worry. You'll hear from me soon. Go North. That's all. Stay safe. -L"
The Trio, visually upset at the lack of communication, decide to head back to Blaine County. However - Antonio insists on finding out what's wrong. Much to Denis and Daniel's dismay, Antonio heads back to Lester's house, and attempts to break in. The attempt is successful, and Antonio heads inside. Denis and Daniel decide to go inside as well, to find any potential clues as to the current situation.
The Trio find Lester's home in complete shambles, with lots of destruction and misplaced files and cabinets. Much of the computer equipment is gone, except for one, which was still on. Denis turns the monitor on to investigate, and the Trio discover some information on screen.
Although much of it is unreadable, they do find several threatening e-mails, as well as an Eyefind Maps log with directions to a place in Paleto Bay. The Trio decide to head to Paleto, believing that Lester must be there in hiding.
After arriving in Paleto Bay, the Trio head to Eyefind Maps' location, and knock on the door of the building shown. They get no answer. Frustrated by the entire incident, Antonio breaks into the building just like before, and struggles to maintain his sanity. Denis and Daniel follow him inside, playing along.
The Trio find nothing but an abandoned document forgery business, with many vacant computer desks and monitors. Daniel finds something printed on the wall, and motions Denis and Antonio to come look.
"You make things too easy. But there's a difference you see, everything is wrong, everything you know is wrong, there can be no order with what you believe, all three of you don't belong, you're another blip on a radar, and there is no undoing it."
The Trio don't know how to respond to the message, and are confused. Denis storms out of the building, believing this to be a "scam" by Lester. Antonio follows him outside, with Daniel still staring at the writing, crossing his arms.
Eventually, the Trio head back to the lighthouse where they've set up temporary housing until they hear from Lester.
Daniel's primary motive is to earn money at all costs. Considered the colloquially named "optimist" by Gary, Daniel thrives off money and power to fulfill the Trio's duties. This, however, proves to be his undoing, motivated by his willingness to overcome his own insecurities, as well as an inferiority complex.
As Co-Founder of Liberty Incorporated, a well-established organization operating in Los Santos and Blaine County, he's willing to sacrifice safety for total market domination - without regret, and without regard for safety of the rest of the Trio.
Daniel is considered "Possible Threat" as seen on his FIB case file.
It is implied Daniel is a heavy drinker, as seen in the episode "Pilot", as well as chain smoking frequently. He is also a fan of the Vaporwave genre, which is comedically referenced in the San Andreas Connection mission "Expanding The Family".
Nightmare - "Loss"
"Loss" is Daniel's nightmare sequence. It deals with his consistent stride for money and power, however subsequently losing it every time he gets close to a certain goal. This symbolizes the First Raid in much detail.
Daniel, spotting all of his money and savings on a stage in Los Santos, decides to recover the lost cash. After a lengthy run to the cash, the nightmare plays in reverse, again referencing the First Raid. The Protagonist is now back to where he started - with little money and resources.
FIB Database record
- Daniel is also the protagonist in previous videos titled "Blitz Play" and "Untitled".
- Daniel's beta name was The Protagonist, as he had no given name in the beta stage of The Libertonian production.
- Daniel bears a striking resemblance to The7thOne.
- Daniel's color is Blue.
- Daniel's plate number is GTANEXT, which is a reference to the next GTA's name within the community.
- Daniel's outfit in the episode "Pilot" is a reference to the outfit Max Payne wears in the beginning of the video game Max Payne 3.