Reni as a man in GTA Vice City Stories.
GTA Liberty City Stories |
GTA Vice City Stories
|Full Name||Reni Wassulmaier|
|Aliases||Freak of Nature (by the Mendez Cartel)|
|Place of Birth||Germany|
|Voiced by||Barbara Rosenblatt|
Reni Wassulmaier is a transsexual avant-garde film director from Germany (circa 1984) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and a DJ for Flashback FM circa 1998 in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In her appearances in both games, Reni is voiced by Barbara Rosenblatt.
Life until 1984
Reni was born a woman, presumably in Germany. Prior to 1984, she had her first sex change to become a man, later being converted back to a woman, then a man again. Surgical sex changes date back to Berlin, Germany as early as 1930, though Reni is much younger. In Europe, she became famous for shooting avant-garde art films which included child torture in a Berlin pizza parlor and a rhinoceros making love to a neon sign<ref>From the official GTA Vice City Stories website:
Jenny Mitchell: "He wowed audiences with his short films about child torture in a Berlin pizza parlor. Then she stunned intelligent European audiences with her short film about a rhinoceros making love to a neon sign."</ref>. On Flashback FM, she also mentions having been a prostitute (while female).
Reni eventually moved his (at the time) entire production company to Vice City, where he produced commercials and "edgy" pop music videos<ref>From the official GTA Vice City Stories website:
Jenny Mitchell: "Reni Wassulmaier... is coming to Vice City to film a series of television commercials and some edgy pop music videos..."</ref>. Frankie served as his assistant throughout much of his appearances. His associates included Ricardo Diaz, Diego Mendez, Victor Vance (all major drug dealers, Diego having had a secret gay relationship with him), Barry Mickelthwaite (manager of Phil Collins who slept with Reni in Venice, Italy while drunk) and Spitz (a small-time director who also bought kilos of cocaine at a time)
Eventually his life was threatened by Diego and Armando Mendez, who were at war with Vic Vance. Vic protected him until he received his fourth sex change<ref>From the mission So Long Schlong:
Victor Vance: "You're not having another sex change?"
Reni Wassulmaier: "I only have three..."</ref> (into a woman) and returned to Europe to be a porn star<ref>From the mission In The Air Tonight:
Reni Wassulmaier: "I'm going to Europe to conquer the exotic adult movie business."</ref>.
Reni after his/her fourth sex change following "So Long Schlong". In addition to a new pair of breasts, her nose is also implied to be reconstructed, among other changes.
For most of the 80s and 90s, Reni had a promising career in adult film. In 1998, she became the DJ for Flashback FM in Liberty City, where she talked extensively about her own sexual experiences. Non-chronologically, this was her first appearance in the Grand Theft Auto universe, on which the rest of her character was built around.
- After her fourth sex change, Reni becomes a woman again. Reni had to be born a woman, became a man, went back to being a woman, went back to being a man, before becoming a woman again in 1984.
- Reni has a star in the Vinewood Walk of Fame in Grand Theft Auto V.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Accidents Will Happen (Boss)
- Turn On, Tune In, Bug Out (post mission pager message)
- The Colonel's Coke (Boss)
- Kill Phil (Boss)
- Say Cheese (Boss)
- Kill Phil: Part 2 (Boss)
- Blitzkrieg Strikes Again (post mission pager message)
- So Long Schlong (Boss)
- In the Air Tonight (Boss)