so apparently Matt was 16 in SRTT
i have a few theories that:
- he graduated early
- it was over the summer
- said “fuck this im joining a gang”
people in england finish all their compulsory education at 16. he probably finished school, told his parents he was going to college in america, then yucked with the syndicate because HAHAHA I RUN A GANG, BITCH
although phillipe and asha have a cut homie conversation where he tells her matt was with them at least since he was 15, so ???????????????
He could have done/claimed to be doing an exchange student program deal
Or skipped a year and then the above
Also that convo isn’t cut, I thought? Isn’t it still in the game?
nah, it’s cut because phillipe was cut as a homie. all the dialogue is still in the files, it just can’t play (there’s also one where he asks matt what happened with viola and kiki and matt spaghettis everywhere)
i have my ridiculously dumb headcanon that his family moved to the us when he was 14 and phillipe made it look like he was some rich asshole who’d pay for their kid to go to some prestige school in Steelport, so they were all like “sounds legit” and assumed matt was just taking college credit courses or something
then after SR3, he panicked so hard he moved back to england and his parents got a call from matt week later sobbing because THERE’S A STRANGE FAMILY IN THEIR HOUSE, DADS PLEASE WHERE ARE YOU????
that boy ain’t right