Luis Fernando Lopez

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Luis Fernando Lopez
Luis Fernando Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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Luis Fernando Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
Full Name Luis Fernando Lopez
Aliases Big L, L, Lou, Louis, Captain Downtown
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth [[Error: Invalid time.|1983 (age 25)]]
Place of Birth Northwood, [[[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]]
Age Now
Nationality [[Dominican-American|Dominican-American]]
Home North Holland, Liberty City
Family Adriana Yanira Lopez (Mother)
Mr Lopez (Father)
Ernesto Lopez (Brother)
Leta Lopez-Wilkinson (Sister)
Main Affiliations Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers
Anthony Prince
The Ancelotti crime family
Ray Bulgarin
Yusuf Amir
Mori Kibbutz
Armando Torres
Henrique Bardas
Rocco Pelosi
Brucie Kibbutz
Vehicles Super Drop Diamond (Gift)
Gold plated Buzzard (Gift)
Businesses Co-manager of Maisonette 9 and Hercules, bodyguard of Tony Prince
Voiced by Mario D'Leon

Luis Fernando Lopez is the main protagonist and playable character of Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second and final downloadable episodic pack for Grand Theft Auto IV.


Luis Fernando Lopez is the 25-year old bodyguard and business associate of Anthony Prince. He is of Dominican descent. He was born and raised in Northwood. He has a brother and a sister who have both left Liberty City and lead law-abiding lives. His father was a US Marine who abandoned them while they were young. Luis grew up with Armando Torres, Henrique Bardas, Oscar Gomez, Alonso Gomez, Teddy Benavidez and Willy Valerio, as they all went to the same school, and often got him into trouble. During his childhood, it is assumed that Lopez dealt drugs for Oscar Gomez and Willy Valerio.

During the time Lopez had been arrested for dealing drugs, nightclub entrepreneur Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince had begun hiring doormen for his two new nightclubs: the Maisonette 9 and gay club Hercules. Eventually, Prince found Luis in a youth program. Lopez accepted the job, eventually becoming Prince's bodyguard. He cut all remaining ties he held with Oscar and Willy, with the exception of Armando and Henrique. Unfortunately, Tony was in debt to several criminals across the city such as Mori Kibbutz, a fitness enthusiast, and Rocco Pelosi, a made man from the Ancelotti crime family. Lopez also worked casually with the multi-billionaire real estate developer Yusuf Amir and Russian gangster Ray Bulgarin, who would later attempt to murder Luis and Tony.

Luis is thought to be an attraction to many girls throughout Liberty City. One girl named Margot (or Margs, as her e-mail address says), attempts to kill herself two times over Luis. The first time she uses painkillers and sleeping pills, and then a second time she jumps from a two to three story balcony and actually dies. Luis disperses the area before attracting any attention. Another time is during the mission, Boulevard Baby, where at the start of the mission, he immediately makes love with an attractive girl in the bathroom of Maisonette 9. Later in the mission, he gets a blowjob by a girl named Monique, who he previously knew, and is later caught by her boyfriend who was thought to be out of town. He also sexually engages with Joni many times through club management. You may meet many more girls throughout the game Luis will or has had a sexual encounter with.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Luis appears in Grand Theft Auto IV on three occasions:

  • Lopez's third appearance was alongside Prince in the mission "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", in which he watches over the exchange between the diamonds, which Luis had originally stole, and Gracie Ancelotti. The exchange was interrupted by Ray Bulgarin, who believed Prince and Lopez had stolen the diamonds from him, and sent his men to murder all parties who were attending the exchange.

The Lost And Damned

Luis appears in The Lost and Damned twice; once during the game's rendition of the mission "Museum Piece", and then once again in the mission "Diamonds in the Rough", where Johnny Klebitz attemps to steal the conflict diamonds being sold to Prince. When the deal is ambushed, Luis orders Prince's boyfriend, Evan Moss, to escape with the diamonds in Moss' limo, while Luis escorts Prince to safety. It is revealed in The Ballad of Gay Tony that during Lopez and Prince's escape, members of the Lost Motorcycle Club tailed them, attemping to murder the pair. Klebitz eventually stole the diamonds from Moss, before murdering him.

Mission appearances

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

LCPD Database information

Surname: Lopez
First Name: Luis Fernando
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Liberty City
Affiliations: Known Associate of "Gay" Tony Prince.
Criminal Record:

  • 2001 - Grand Theft Auto
  • 2003 - Assault


  • Northwood resident of Dominican descent.
  • Works as a bodyguard for Tony Prince, streetname - Gay Tony.
  • Also works as a doorman at Prince's nightclubs Maisonette 9 and Hercules in Lower Algonquin.
  • Linked to several Northwood drug dealers from an early age and known to be involved in the illegal street fighting scene.


  • It is revealed that Luis did a stint in prison as a result of a crime committed with Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas (neither of whom were caught).
  • In prison, Luis had to fight to keep from being killed or raped. This is presumably where he got his physique.
  • Lopez went to juvenile hall for shooting a teacher who felt up his sister.
  • If Niko responds negatively to the e-mail "Brucie Owns Reality. Bro!", Niko writes: "There are more important things in life than being a celebrity or having good abs. You've been spending too much time fluffing the bouncer at the Maisonette 9", which could be referring to Luis, but also Dessie as well.
  • Gracie occasionally teases Luis and suggests that he is a closeted homosexual.
  • In the mission "Blog This!...", Luis tells Prince and Gracie Ancelotti that he had a short-lived relationship with Dani Lupisella, a mobster's daughter who threatened to have her father "chop his balls off" if or when the relationship ended.
  • Out of all the GTA IV protagonists, Luis is the youngest at 25 years old with Niko Bellic being 30 and Johnny Klebitz being 34.
  • Luis is legally able to pilot a helicopter, as shown from his Higgins Helitours piloting certificate in his apartment.
  • The LCPD think that Luis is still dealing drugs for Oscar Gomez and Willy Valerio.
  • During Museum Piece, you can go back and kill either Johnny Klebitz or Niko Bellic. Though this does cause the mission to fail, either character who was killed will get up and continue running to the exit.
  • During Ladies Half Price, Luis can go back and kill Packie McReary and Niko Bellic, who both have a ton of health. This does not affect the storyline.
  • From GTA IV to The Lost and Damned, Luis' appearance has changed from a stocky individual to a muscluar guy. In The Ballad of Gay Tony his legs are a bit thinner.
  • During a drug war, Henrique mentions that Luis used to rap while Henrique "layed down" the beat. Henrique claims that Luis was a poor rapper, however, because people used to laugh at him when he would rap.
  • Luis Fernando Lopez is mostly similar to either Carl Johnson from GTA San Andreas, and/or Vic Vance from GTA Vice City Stories. Luis and CJ are both gangsters born in street-brewed environments who befriend many local gangsters, and Luis and Vic are both Dominican and tend to be attracted to many women while they too both admire partying. Neither Luis nor Vic and CJ want to engage in the drug dealing games as well.
  • Some people mentioned during the game, that Luis has a little penis. It's unproved, but this blame came from his lovers and he gets angry, when somebody else talks about that. However, when managing the club, before Joni blows Luis, she says, "It's a good thing you're a grower 'cause you're sure not a shower."
  • Luis calls everybody "bro" and often begins the phrase with "oye".
  • During the friend activities, Armando and Henrique mention that Luis was always a terrible darts player.
  • If you look closely, Luis has his name tattooed onto his neck, although it is partially covered by his clothing.
  • Although Luis is Dominican and not black, he still gets angry with Yusuf Amir when Yusuf repeatedly says, "Nigga!"
  • In GTA IV, Niko Bellic can purchase Luis's white tennis shoes at Modo.
  • When performing an armed carjacking, Luis grabs the driver and sticks a gun to their head, forcing them out of their vehicle. This is a more realistic animation than the ones in GTA: IV and TLAD.


Murders committed

  • Mr. Santo - can be killed for attempting to attack Luis with a blade, when Luis refuses to take a dive in a fight to pay off his mother's loan, in the mission "Momma's Boy".
  • The Union Official in the mission Practice Swing can be killed, there is alternate dialouge, and it has no affect on the main story after that.