Chad Brodie is a character role-played by Meatwrist.
Chad Brodie was a member of the East Side Ballas, turned mechanic and tow truck operator.
Donning a typical "drug rug" or a dirty hoodie, along with his shaggy appearance and goofy banter, he is often mistaken as a lighthearted stoner simply spreading positive vibes to citizens of Los Santos.
Beneath the outward appearance, however, lies a sound business acumen and a killer's mindset.
Chad grew up on the outskirts of the South Side, but spent a great deal of his youth catching waves on Vespucci Beach to avoid strife in South Los Santos.
In his mid-twenties, a surfing accident left Chad in a coma for 6 months, thus leading to the development of late onset vertigo from the head trauma. No longer being able to surf or swim well, Chad redirected his life goals to marijuana horticulture. He stands out as a cultivator due to his proprietary organic compound of nutrients, unmatched by any grower in Los Santos.
Reinvigorated with ambition on account of his breakthroughs with growing weed, Brodie decided to move back to the South Side and reconnect with his youthful roots. Doing so brought a level of clientele that Chad has not previously experienced, and things took off. As business boomed, he made many new friends - all wanting some of this trademarked marijuana that he had to offer. He also made many enemies. Some felt threatened by the product he was putting into the hands of their rivals.
During a routine late-night business transaction on gang turf, he was gunned down by a member of the South Side Ballas and told to leave for good. Due to the fact that he forged strong relationships with members of the ESB, he was quickly recruited by Tyrone Biggums as an honorary member of the ESB.
He continued to represent the East Side Ballas up until the death of “Dead Eye” Drew Harrison during "The Great War of Materials" when ESB fought all of Los Santos. Following the downfall and destruction of ESB, Chodie became extremely depressed and delved into a weeklong drug and alcohol-fueled binge. The depression was short-lived, though. After all, Chad had just inherited a $1mil Subaru WRX STI that needed to be driven, and had a lot of seeds that needed to be germinated. Chodie had plans and wasn't about to let these experiences ruin him - it was money-making season.
After ESB's demise, Chodie decided to turn his anger and resentment into positivity and growth...literally. Using a combination of now-vacant houses on Grove St/Covenant Ave and shared office space provided by Sun Moon, Chodie was able to cultivate on a mass scale never before attempted during the post-taco shop era. Moving this amount of marijuana became difficult for a single person, so Sun Moon and Chad's partnership was a natural fit. After all, Moon was in the process of funding his annual Million Dollar Adventure and the added revenue from marijuana sales was a no-brainer.
In addition, Chad recruited the likes of Chief and Black Dragon to further product sales in the South Side. During the cold winter months, weed sales were hot as ever. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were made between the four colleagues and many more business endeavors were brought into fruition during this time.
Early one morning on Grove St, after a long day of being in the city, Chodie decided to spend some time on the Grove block moving bags to locals in need of weed. During these transactions, unbeknownst to Chad, Officer Davenport and then-Cadet Kozlov were using unmarked and undercover vehicles (in addition to telescopic cameras) to collect evidence of drug trafficking. Chodie, being exhausted from a long day was careless and also left a raid-worthy amount of quarters in his trunk, and was pulled over shortly after evidence was gathered, outside of SouthSide Benny's. After a short chase, the police were able to apprehend Chodie and proceed to raid his properties and all known storage. All in all, 5,000+ quarters were seized - one of the largest seizures from a single grower.
Due to court constraints, Chodie was given a fair plea deal in return for a hefty fine of $80,000 and 5 years in prison (with 5 years of parole). The plea deal was hastily accepted and time was served accordingly. After "rehabilitation", Chodie looked to alter his approach to avoid something like this ever happening again.
Towing and Harmony Repairs
Needing something more legitimate in the eyes of the law for income after getting out of prison, Chodie set his sights on towing for the city during late nights when staff was low. A tow truck was purchased and with remaining capital from Chad's other endeavors, he started Totally Towing LLC. Specializing in many makes and models of vehicles found throughout the city, Chodie's towing prowess was immediately recognized by local PD. Chad became a model of quickness, efficiency, and professionalism rivaled only by the great Jordan Steele.
Taking it a step further, Chad was able to land a job at Harmony Repairs as a mechanic after a lengthy and thorough interview by Marcus Griffin. Marcus, a true OG of Hamony Gang gave Chad a simple test of dedication. He was tasked with tattooing "Harmony" in an area that few people see, and Chad obliged hastily. Approved by Jordan Walker and hired by Maddy Lawson, Chodie now bounces repair work off of his towing duties, thus giving him a great method of not only making money legally, but a means to potentially use these jobs as a smoke screen for future behind-the-scenes endeavors...
Enter: 3.0 - After the financial crisis and great asset freeze in February of the new year, Los Santos felt like a new city to Chodie. To him, it felt like life was giving him a reset of sorts. Having made a lot of friends and acquaintances along the way and now having connections with people all over the city, Chad decided to take it slow and rebuild his network and net worth.
Familiar jobs like towing and mechanic work seemed like an easy way to re-establish himself. Working with Sun Moon at the newly opened city impound lot proved fruitful as the two collaborated and brainstormed the foundations for the towing Union. A Union that is now fully recognized/established and currently still in place for LS. Picking up where he left off, he sought to re-instate his position as a mechanic at Harmony Repairs during this stint. Over the course of the next few weeks, Chodie kept to himself mostly, while working toward something he hadn't ever prioritized in his life - a car.
Chad had his eyes set on an Annis Savestra - a sports classic, based after the Mazda RX-3.
You see, Chad wanted to race. But more than that - Chodie was ready to be known as a driver. Someone who can be counted on when shit hits the fan to get in, and get out.
Jack Cortair - Jack, being one of the first people Chad met in the city when joining ESB, naturally is one of Chodie's best friends. The two clicked fast and have great chemistry when working together. Jack and Chodie have raced together, evaded police together, shot people on one-another's behalf, and even won Day 5 of Sun Moon's Million Dollar Adventure.
Salem Barghouthi - Salem was hired by the Eastside Ballas as the Regional Manager of the Grove Street Gas Station. During his tenure, he befriended Chodie who was running security detail at the gas station. The two have backed each other up on multiple occasions. In addition, Chad paid $10,000 for Salem's first attempt at gaining his green card with Paris Dior through marriage.
Dunn Robinson - One of Chad's closest confidants and also former ESB. Dunn and Chad were next-door neighbors during the ESB era on Covenant Avenue after moving from Fudge Ln. The two have done everything from reverse rob people together, to compete in talent shows alongside each other.
Bobby Brown - Toward the end of ESB, having known of each other for quite some time, Bobby Brown and Chad began spending time together when the city seemed to be at a lull. Participating in events together, and drifting around the city avoiding Jupiter Addams "flakey skin", the two formed a strong bond. As time went on, Chodie continued to gain Bobby's trust, and was tasked with selling 5 jars of his patented Cocoa Butter. Bobby then welcomed him to Chocolate Incorporated as his Public Relations Liaison and Sales Lead.
Sun Moon - After ESB, Chodie sought to expand his growing capacity tenfold and spend immense effort to increase his business connections across the city. In a serendipitous encounter, Sun Moon and Chad ran into each other and discussed working together on a growing operation. Sun Moon, having helped ESB in the past, had already gained Chad's trust and the two began work immediately. Moon provided keys to his Eclipse Towers suite and the entire space was turned into a massive marijuana grow-op. While the two worked with each other on this endeavor, they also planned a large scale event that would pit two of the most notorious gangs in the city against each other at Gentry Manor. The two continue to work hand-in-hand with multiple groups across the city to this day.
Novah Walker - Novah has known Chad longer than most people in the city. Since Fudge Ln, they've had each other's backs across countless jobs and gang-related conflicts. The two have helped each other with internal conflicts as well in times of confusion or anger and continue to be outlets for each other. Novah, having developed trust in Chodie, provided keys to her house when ESB moved from Fudge Ln to Grove St. During the events that took place during the downfall of ESB, Chad expressed resentment with Novah for not confiding in him about her wishes to leave, and betraying members of her then-gang. The two eventually came to terms with past events and moved forward, and have even spent time with each other both doing jobs and taking part in helicopter flight training.
- "Oh hell yeah."
- "You're goddamn right."
- "I'm just vibing dude."
- "You already know."
- "Don't worry about it, sweetheart."
- "My cheeks are a national treasure."
- "I'll believe it when I see it, muchacho."
- (to cops) "I feel SO safe in your presence"
- "We were just aggressively hanging out"