Thugs are level 1 NPCs found randomly in various locations, attempting to pick a lock in order to enter houses for malevolent purposes. They have a set time before they succeed and disappear. They are quite dangerous for their level, hitting up to 24, possibly twice, in an attack.
Defeating a thug gives a heroic act, used for some missions, such as A Daily Dose of Heroism. Unlike the other similar NPCs, they must be killed to receive XP unless there is a policeman nearby.
They are non-interactive to villains.
- When a thug attempts to rob an ATM, it is actually possible to hold and smash or throw the ATM machine when normally they couldn't be held.