8-Ball

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Character
8-Ball
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Appearances GTA III
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
Full Name 8-Ball
Status

Alive

Gender Gender::Male
Nationality American
Home Saint Mark's, Portland, Liberty City
Main Affiliations Donald Love
Toni Cipriani
Vinnie
Mike
Slick
Misty
Luigi Goterelli
Claude
Vehicles Rumpo
Businesses 8-Ball Autos
Voiced by The Guru

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[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]
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[[Oriental Gentleman]]
[[Mike]]
[[Salvatore Leone]]
[[Luigi Goterelli]]
[[Toni Cipriani]] |vehicles = [[Kuruma]]
[[Rumpo]] |businesses = [[8-Ball Autos|Eightballs Autoyard]] |voice = [[The Guru]] }} '''8-Ball''' is a firearms and explosives specialist who appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] and owns [[8-Ball Autos|three bomb shops]] throughout [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]. == Description == === GTA III === In Grand Theft Auto III, 8-Ball meets [[Claude]] shortly after [[Introduction (GTA III)|the beginning of the storyline]], when he escapes alongside Claude from a [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]] convoy. As a token of his appreciation, 8-Ball introduces Claude to [[Luigi Goterelli]], an old friend of his, for work. 8-Ball seems to be the closest thing Claude has to a friend throughout the game. This friendship later comes into question when a car rigged to explode by 8-Ball is left for Claude to pick up during "[[Last Requests]]". After this, 8-Ball is not seen for the rest of the game. 8-Ball can be seen with both hands bandaged from an injury during his appearances, leaving Claude to do most of the more intensive work (such as driving and shooting) when 8-Ball accompanies him. 8-Ball is believed to have [[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime|sustained scaldings]] from hot fat accidentally poured onto his hands during a scuffle with the police in a raid at his home, before he was arrested. === GTA Advance === In ''Grand Theft Auto Advance'', 8-Ball is Mike's second boss after [[Vinnie]] was thought to be killed. Initially supplying Mike with several missions while aiding him in tracking Vinnie's murderer, 8-Ball would be on the run as he was chased by Vinnie's assassins. During "[[Love of Money]]", Mike is ambushed by the Colombian Cartel while meeting 8-Ball at a diner. During this attack, the Cartel members use flamethrowers as their primary weapons; 8-Ball was caught in the crossfire. Upon completion of the mission, 8-Ball reveals that he has been severely burned, and tells Mike to escape as police arrive on the scene. He is eventually arrested by the police, connecting to the start of Grand Theft Auto III's storyline (in which he would later escape, with his "messed up" hands wrapped in bandages, from police custody along with Claude in GTA III). This conflicts GTA III's original claim that 8-Ball sustained the injury [[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime|''during'' the arrest]]. === GTA Liberty City Stories === In GTA Liberty City Stories, he appears only briefly supplying [[Toni Cipriani]] with explosives which would be used to destroy Fort Staunton. === 8-ball bomb shops in other games === While the character of 8-Ball is only present in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, [[8-Ball Autos|8-Ball explosives shops]] can also be found additionally in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. == Murders commited by 8-Ball == *Cop - Killed in the beginning of [[Grand Theft Auto III]] to escape from the Police truck. *[[Mike Forelli]] - Though Claude was the one who parked the car for Mike to enter, 8-Ball was the one who put the bomb in the car. == Name == Although not confirmed, 8-Ball's name is speculated to be Mullan. Such evidence is seen in authentic production artwork featured on [http://www.rockstarnorth.com/ Rockstar North's website], in which a sketch of 8-Ball's face depicts his name as ''Mullan, A.K.A 8-Ball''. This name was never used in the games themselves, so may have ceased to be used. == Appearances == ;GTA III *[[Give Me Liberty]] (Boss) *[[Luigi's Girls]] *[[Bomb Da Base Act II]] (Boss) ;GTA Advance *[[Fake IDs]] *[[Getaway]] *[[Twisted Metal]] (Boss) *[[Ill Repute]] (Boss) *[[Droppin' Bombs]] (Boss) *[[Scorelli (mission)|Scorelli]] (Boss) *[[Love Boat]] (Boss) * [[Love of Money]] (Boss) ;GTA Liberty City Stories *[[No Money, Mo' Problems]] (Boss) *[[Bringing the House Down]] (Boss) == Gallery ==

Image:8-Ball_Mullan.jpg|Early game art of 8-Ball in GTA III, with his allegedly real name, "Mullan". fILE:8BallArtwork.jpg|Game art of 8-Ball in GTA III. File:8-BallGTAA.jpg|8-Ball as he appears in GTA Advance. His appearance here is merely a modification of the previous image. File:8-BallGTALCS.jpg|8-Ball in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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8-Ball is a character in the 3D Universe who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto III, a main character in Grand Theft Auto Advance and a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is an explosives expert and firearms trader, owning explosives garages in Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas. In GTA III and Liberty City Stories, he is voiced by the late Keith "The Guru" Elam.

Character history

Life until 2000

8-Ball was born and raised in Liberty City and by 1984 had started his business across the United States, including in Vice City (initially in Downtown and later in Viceport), in San Andreas (in El Corona, Los Santos) and in Liberty City (in Harwood, Newport and Pike Creek). He established contacts with various people in Liberty City, including businessman Donald Love, who sent Toni Cipriani to 8-Ball at his Pike Creek garage to fill a van full of explosives to be used to destroy the Fort Staunton district of Staunton Island.

2000 to 2001

In 2000 he helps old friend Vinnie by creating fake IDs that Mike collected. Mike returns to 8-Ball following the death of Vinnie and agrees to work for him whilst 8-Ball investigates Vinnie's death, saying he has some ideas of who was responsible. 8-Ball first has Mike dispose of Vinnie's body at the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard, as "they don't ask questions". Following this, Mike helps to pimp out three women (including Misty) to "high-rolling" clients, deliver a package to an angry customer, and extract revenge on Scorelli for 8-Ball. 8-Ball, with information from one of the prostitutes, sends Mike to meet a bar tender, Jonnie. 8-Ball later meets Mike again in a diner, but the two are ambushed by the Colombian Cartel, who are looking to kill Mike following the death of leader Cisco. 8-Ball burns his hands during the ambush and is unable to escape, telling Mike to do so before the police arrive.

8-Ball is arrested and convicted on eighty-five counts of owning a firearm without a licence, although a Liberty Tree article, it is stated that 8-Ball was arrested at his home/garage in Harwood and that a police officer poured a pan of boiling fat onto his hands. After being convicted a decision is made to transfer him, along with bank robber Claude and a un-named elderly man to the police station in Portland View. The police convoy, however, is attacked by the Colombian Cartel, who successfully kidnap the un-named elderly man. In the confusion, 8-Ball and Claude work together to escape and get far enough away to not be injured when a bomb, planted by the Cartel, destroys the Callahan Bridge. The two then escape to a hideout in the Red Light District.

After changing out of their orange prison uniforms, 8-Ball has Claude drive him to Sex Club Seven and introduces him to Luigi Goterelli, an old friend and member of the Leone Family, who begins to employ him. Salvatore Leone, the Don of the Leone Family, later sends Claude to 8-Ball and the two later destroy a freighter at Portland Harbor, which was being used by the Colombian Cartel to manufacture the drug SPANK. His friendship with Claude, however, is assumed to have come to an end when Salvatore Leone attempts to set Claude up, and he has to flee Portland.

Trivia

  • An authentic production artwork of 8-Ball has the name Mullan, A.K.A. 8-Ball written besides his image, suggesting his name may have been Mullan in development. This name was never used in any GTA game.
  • 8-Ball Autos is also used in the missions Mike Lips Last Lunch, Kanbu Bust-out (both in GTA III) and Shogun Showdown (in GTA Liberty City Stories).

Mission appearances

GTA III
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories

Gallery

See also