Agree, obviously, the story have nothing to do with how V could beNot necesarily, the story does not revolve around a certain V, there is no ''main V'' or so to speak which is what I think this whole thread is ultimately about.
There are a few archetipes that can be combined to create a personalized V in the end, or so I experienced during my multiple playthroughs.
In my first post I didn't ignore the story at all.
And to take the opposite example, always with following the story :My previous V, I would say nothing or almost.
All of the quests and GIGs were completed without been detected, so no one was able to see my V in any way. She never got a single NCPD bounty during the whole game and I don't remember that she killed anyone. All the enemies were knocked out, She even spare Nash, Sasquatch (gave up her 15K eddies bounty), Woodman or the XBD family. All the targets were knocked out and put in the fixer's car trunck, so at best, a bounty hunter.
So no, maybe not the best NC citizen, but definitely not a "bad girl", a criminal or a hitman
A street Kid V, who have for only objective to be a legend and for whom all nothing else matters :
- She will kill and destroy without any pity whoever gets in her way.
- She will complete all the quests/GIGs/objectives, weapon on her hand and she will let a whole lot of deads behind her. Stealth and discuss are for the weaks !
- She won't bother about romances or friendships.
- She'll care about characters (Johnny included), not because she'll appreciate them, but only because they could be usefull at some point to reach her goal.
To take a quote from Jack on Mass Effect : "More people die, more my survival chances increase"
So no need to ignore the story to have a "good", "bad" or "greyish" V