|Appearances||The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Full Name||Armando Torres|
|Date of Birth||1983|
|Place of Birth||Northwood, Algonquin, Liberty City|
Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers|
Luis Fernando Lopez
|Vehicles||Black Cavalcade (with dark rims)|
|Voiced by||Jamie Fernandez|
Armando Torres is a character in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Armando, and his constant companion Henrique Bardas, are two of Luis' oldest friends. The trio are said to have grown up together, gone to school together, and got in a lot of trouble together. While Luis has left Northwood for the success he found working with Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, Armando and Henrique have remained in the barrio where they are still often found hustling on the streets of Northwood. With Luis not around as often, the trio has become a duo in which Armando fills the role of brains to Henrique's muscle. Armando can be seen to be slightly resentful of Luis' decision to work in nightclub business, feeling as if Luis has abandoned his origins and is trying to be somebody he's not. He is still very loyal to his old friend, however, providing him with access to a weapon van as well as backup on certain missions. With the help of Luis, 'Rique and Armando start a drug empire which they build up by ambushing drug convoys, stealing stashes and raiding deals.
It is possible to steal the "black on black" Cavalcade seen in the Drug Wars by simply calling Armando for some weapons, going to his location and killing or knocking him down rather than pressing L1/LB to buy any weapons. Taking the Cavalcade to Luis' safehouse and saving the game will ensure your possession of the vehicle.
- Armando has a mother, revealed by dialogue if Luis damages his black Cavalcade with him in it: "My mom will kill you if I die in a car crash".
- Despite the shared surname, there is no suggestion that Armando is in any way related to Elizabeta Torres, except for hanging out with Carmen Ortiz.
- He is currently in a relationship with Carmen Ortiz. Luis and Henrique make fun of him because they also had sex with her.
- Armando is one of a few characters without an entry in the LCPD database, despite having committed criminal acts and has been in jail.
- While in prison, Armando had a cellmate, who has three kids. Luis, and apparently several others, have accused Armando of having homosexual relationships with this man.
- Armando is a smoker, revealed during the mission Clocking Off. It's probably a reference to the habits of Little Jacob, who likes to smoke marijuana the whole time, and Terry Thorpe, who is a heavy cigarette smoker. All three characters provide the protagonist with weapons and smoking is probably an integral part of this friendship ability.
- Armando's favorite radio station is The Beat 102.7.
- Armando strikes a double-image with Hip-Hop artist Lloyd Banks.
- Armando makes a cameo appearance in The Ballad of Gay Tony trailer, Weazel News Special Report: Guns in Liberty City. He can be heard saying the quote "I should stop selling drugs bro, getting these guns is so much easier!" to Weazel News undercover reporter Malcolm Forthright, the same quote he says to Luis when purchasing guns from him.
- Armando gets a huge thrill by driving around the city with an SUV full of guns and "dares people to fuck with him."