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*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] <small>(killed for mistreating Toni)</small>
 
*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] <small>(killed for mistreating Toni)</small>
 
*[[Roger C. Hole]] <small>(killed under orders of Salvatore Leone due to his involvement with the Forelli Family)</small>
 
*[[Roger C. Hole]] <small>(killed under orders of Salvatore Leone due to his involvement with the Forelli Family)</small>
*[[DB-P]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the [[Liberty Tree]])</small>
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*[[DB-P]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the [[Liberty City Free Radio]])</small>
*[[Black Lightman]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Tree)</small>
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*[[Black Lightman]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty City Free Radio)</small>
*[[Faith W.]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Tree)</small>
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*[[Faith W.]] <small>(killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty City Free Radio)</small>
 
*[[Avery Carrington]] <small>(killed to get his plans to re-develop [[Fort Staunton]])</small>
 
*[[Avery Carrington]] <small>(killed to get his plans to re-develop [[Fort Staunton]])</small>
 
*[[Ned Burner]] <small>(killed after witnessing Avery's murder)</small>
 
*[[Ned Burner]] <small>(killed after witnessing Avery's murder)</small>

Revision as of 07:25, 26 March 2010

Character
Antonio Cipriani
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Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
Full Name Antonio Cipriani
Aliases Toni Cipriani
Anthony
Lionel
Gender Gender::Male
Place of Birth Liberty City
Nationality [[American|American]][[Nationality::American| ]]
Home Momma's Restaurante in Saint Mark's (Portland Island, Liberty City)
Home, Saint Mark's
Home in Newport (Staunton Island, Liberty City)
Home in Pike Creek (Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale)
Family Ma Cipriani (mother)
Main Affiliations Leone Family
Salvatore Leone
Joey Leone
Luigi Goterelli
Mickey Hamfists
Joseph Daniel O'Toole
Maria Latore
Donald Love
Leon McAffrey
Toshiko Kasen
Uptown Yardies
Southside Hoods
Claude
Vehicles Kuruma
Leone Sentinel
Voiced by Michael Madsen (GTA III)
Daniel Mastrogiorgio (GTA Liberty City Stories)

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[[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Home]], Saint Mark's
[[Staunton Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Home]] in [[Newport]] ([[Staunton Island]], Liberty City)
[[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Home]] in [[Pike Creek]] ([[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]) |nationality = [[United States|American]] |family = [[Ma Cipriani]] (mother) |affiliations = [[Leone Family]]
[[Salvatore Leone]]
[[Joey Leone]]
[[Luigi Goterelli]]
[[Mickey Hamfists]]
[[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]
[[Maria Latore]]
[[Donald Love]]
[[Leon McAffrey]]
[[Toshiko Kasen]]
[[Uptown Yardies]]
[[Southside Hoods]]
[[Claude]] |vehicles = [[Kuruma]]
[[Leone Sentinel]] |businesses = |voice = [[Michael Madsen]] (GTA III)
[[Daniel Mastrogiorgio]] (GTA Liberty City Stories) }} {{Protagonists}} '''Antonio "Toni" Cipriani''' is the playable [[Protagonist|protagonist]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and a major character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]. Toni Cipriani was voiced by [[Michael Madsen]] in GTA III and by [[Daniel Mastrogiorgio]] in GTA Liberty City Stories. == Appearances == === GTA Liberty City Stories (circa 1998) === In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and protagonist of the game. GTA Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to events in GTA III. Toni Cipriani left [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] for several years and decided to lay low after killing a "made man" for [[Salvatore Leone]]. He finally returned to the city in [[1998]], ready to continue his life of organized crime. Toni is given jobs by a grateful Salvatore Leone, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the [[Leone Family]] have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni of his rank and give the position to [[Vincenzo Cilli]] during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the [[Boss|Don]], in order to secure a leadership position in the family. [[File:ToniCipriani-GTALCS.png|Alt text|thumb|left|150px|Toni Cipriani in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].]] Toni is depicted in the game to be much thinner than his depiction in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other [[Mafia]] families, the [[Forelli Family|Forelli's]] and the [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco's]] via several means, allowing him to be "[[Making Toni|made]]" halfway through the storyline after [[A Walk in the Park|killing the Liberty City mayor]], [[Roger C. Hole]]. After being made, his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, [[Donald Love]] and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually [[Love on the Rocks|found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni]] which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After [[Miles O'Donovan]] is elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer while taking jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned. Donald Love in a panicked phone call says that he has a lot of propositions for Toni. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich and orders Toni to kill real estate mogul and former mentor [[Avery Carrington]]. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert [[8-Ball]] is [[No Money, Mo' Problems|paid to give them explosives]] in order to [[Bringing the House Down|destroy]] [[Fort Staunton]], a Forelli Family area. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, [[Toshiko Kasen]], and asked to fight the local [[Yakuza]] organization. After Toni [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|kills]] her husband, [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], a panicked Donald Love [[Love on the Run|asks Toni for some help]] to take him to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], as the [[Colombian Cartel]] are attacking for stealing Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and [[Ned Burner]]. Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being [[The Shoreside Redemption|escorted to the court house by Toni]], due to the [[Sicilian Mafia]] wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan to get his charges dropped, however, [[Massimo Torini]], a high ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had kidnapped the mayor. Toni and Salvatore [[The Sicilian Gambit|chase Torini and rescue the Mayor]] from [[Portland Rock]], killing Torini in the process. === GTA III (circa 2001) === By [[2001]] Toni has become one of the highest ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001, however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. [[Claude]], the game's protagonist, is introduced to Toni by Salvatore's son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]]. Toni hires Claude to attack the [[Liberty City Triads|Triads]], including trying to get protection money from [[Mr. Wong|Mr. Wong's]] [[Mr. Wong's Laundromat|Laundromat]], destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in [[Callahan Point]]. Toni also [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduces]] Claude to Salvatore Leone. In 2001 Toni lives with his mother and is frequently seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant nagging from his mother about him not being able to match up with his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, [[Chatterbox FM]], and complain about his mother's constant bickering. It is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family, simply because, Joey Leone, Salvatore Leone's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family. ==Personality== Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal but is very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, Vincenzo Cilli, [[Maria Latore|Maria]], [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]], [[Ma Cipriani]], and [[Donald Love]]). When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill [[Giovanni Casa]] and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, seen when he berates [[Vincenzo Cilli]] for receiving a blowjob while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. In GTA Libery City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than GTA III's depiction; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed. ==Trivia== *Toni Cipriani is likely a homage of Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them (which occurs to Toni in GTA Liberty City Stories). * An [[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV#References to previous games|Easter egg]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] suggests that Toni Cipriani died after 2001. However, this is not considered canon with the [[GTA III Era]]. == Gallery == ;Grand Theft Auto III ToniCipriani-GTAIII.jpg|Toni Cipriani ToniCipriani-Artwork.jpg|Game art of Toni Cipriani Cipriani'sChauffeur-GTAIII2.jpg|[[Joey Leone]] introducing [[Claude]] to Toni Cipriani during [[Cipriani's Chauffeur]] TakingOuttheLaundry-GTAIII.jpg|Toni Cipriani asking [[Claude]] to blow up some [[Triad Fish Van|Triad Fish Vans]] ;Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories ToniCipriani-GTALCS.png|Toni Cipriani Introduction-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani shortly after returning to [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] in the [[Introduction (GTA LCS)|introductory cutscene]] HomeSweetHome-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to drive [[Vincenzo Cilli]] to his warehouse in [[Atlantic Quays]] during [[Home Sweet Home]] DealingRevenge-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani killing [[Sindacco Family]] mobsters during [[Dealing Revenge]] Snuff-GTALCS.jpg|[[Vincenzo Cilli]] telling Toni to go meet [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] during [[Snuff]] Snuff-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani talking to [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] on the phone during [[Snuff]] HotWheels-GTALCS.jpg|[[Vincenzo Cilli]] asking Toni to collect a [[Banshee|car]] during [[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]] HotWheels-GTALCS3.jpg|Toni Cipriani evading the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]] during [[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]] Donin60Seconds-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to drive [[Salvatore Leone]] away from [[Paulie's Revue Bar]] during [[Don in 60 Seconds]] AVolatileSituation-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani protecting the [[Leone Family]] casino during [[A Volatile Situation]] SnappyDresser-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani tailing [[Giovanni Casa]] during [[Snappy Dresser]] DeadMeat-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to deliver the remains of [[Giovanni Casa]] to Casa's own [[Giovanni's Deli|deli]] during [[Dead Meat]] TheOffer-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani being ambushed by [[Portland Harbor|dock]] workers during [[The Offer]] HoSelecta!-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani killing men at the [[AMCo. Petroleum Company]] petrol station in [[Harwood]] during [[Ho Selecta!]] Frighteners-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani attacking a union bosses during [[Frighteners]] Shop'TilYouStrop-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to chauffeur [[Maria Latore]] during [[Shop 'Til You Strop]] BoobyPrize-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani on a motorcycle about to take part in a race during [[Booby Prize]] Contra-Banned-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani being attacked by [[Colombian Cartel]] gangsters and the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]] during [[Contra-Banned]] CalmBeforetheStorm-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani being attacked by the [[Liberty City Triads|Triads]] during [[Calm Before the Storm]] ThePortlandChainsawMasquerade-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani running away from his attackers during [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade]] ThePortlandChainsawMasquerade-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to attack his pursuers with a [[Chainsaw|chainsaw]] during [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade]] SindaccoSabotage-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani outside [[Salvatore Leone|Salvatore Leone's]] [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club|home]] during [[Sindacco Sabotage]] SindaccoSabotage-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani attacking some [[Diablos]] gangsters during [[Sindacco Sabotage]] TheTroubleWithTriads-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani attacking a [[Liberty City Triads|Triad]] in a destroy warehouse during [[The Trouble With Triads]] MakingToni-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani shortly before being made by [[Salvatore Leone]] during [[Making Toni]] TheMorguePartyCandidate-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani chasing a [[Romero]] to steal the corpse inside during [[The Morgue Party Candidate]] Cam-Pain-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani talking to [[Donald Love]], with a human torso on the table, during [[Cam-Pain]] Cam-Pain-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to kill campaigners for [[Miles O'Donovan]] during [[Cam-Pain]] Friggin'theRiggin'-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani destroying a business making vote counting machines owned partly by the [[Forelli Family]] during [[Friggin' the Riggin']] Love&Bullets-GTALCS.png|Toni Cipriani and [[Donald Love]] during [[Love & Bullets]] ShoottheMessenger-GTALCS.png|Toni Cipriani chasing a 'wiseguy' during [[Shoot the Messenger]] MunitionsDump-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani talking to [[Leon McAffrey]] during [[Munitions Dump]] DeadReckoning-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani trying to kill [[Paulie Sindacco]] during [[Dead Reckoning]] CashinKazuki'sChips-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani about to kill [[Kazuki Kasen]] during [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips]] TheSicilianGambit-GTALCS2.jpg|Toni Cipriani after killing numerous [[Sicilian Mafia]] mobsters during [[The Sicilian Gambit]] TheSicilianGambit-GTALCS4.jpg|Toni Cipriani on [[Portland Rock]] during [[The Sicilian Gambit]] == Mission appearances== ;GTA III *[[Cipriani's Chauffeur]] (Semi-boss) *[[Taking Out the Laundry]] (Boss) *[[The Pick-Up]] (Voice/Boss) *[[Salvatore's Called A Meeting]] (Boss) *[[Triads and Tribulations]] (Voice/Boss) *[[Blow Fish]] (Boss) ==Murders commited== *[[Dan Sucho]] (killed in an attempt to impress Ma Cipriani) *[[Giovanni Casa]] (killed after he stopped paying protection money) *[[Cedric Fotheringay]] (killed for beating Maria Latore) *[[Vincenzo Cilli]] (killed for mistreating Toni) *[[Roger C. Hole]] (killed under orders of Salvatore Leone due to his involvement with the Forelli Family) *[[DB-P]] (killed for refusing to give an interview to the [[Liberty City Free Radio]]) *[[Black Lightman]] (killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty City Free Radio) *[[Faith W.]] (killed for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty City Free Radio) *[[Avery Carrington]] (killed to get his plans to re-develop [[Fort Staunton]]) *[[Ned Burner]] (killed after witnessing Avery's murder) *[[Kazuki Kasen]] (killed on [[Toshiko Kasen|Toshiko Kasen's]] orders for neglecting her) *[[Paulie Sindacco]] (killed for his possible involvement in Salvatore Leone's arrest) *[[Massimo Torini]] (killed while he was attempting to kill Toni and Salvatore Leone) {{GTA III Characters}} {{GTA Liberty City Stories Characters}} [[Category:Characters|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Characters in GTA III|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Bosses|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Gangsters|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Made Men|Cipriani, Toni]] [[Category:Protagonists|Cipriani, Toni]]

Antonio "Toni" Cipriani is the playable protagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and a major character in Grand Theft Auto III. Toni Cipriani was voiced by Michael Madsen in GTA III and by Daniel Mastrogiorgio in GTA Liberty City Stories.

Appearances

GTA Liberty City Stories (circa 1998)

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and protagonist of the game. GTA Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to events in GTA III.

Toni Cipriani left Liberty City for several years and decided to lay low after killing a "made man" for Salvatore Leone. He finally returned to the city in 1998, ready to continue his life of organized crime. Toni is given jobs by a grateful Salvatore Leone, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the Leone Family have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni of his rank and give the position to Vincenzo Cilli during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the Don, in order to secure a leadership position in the family.

Toni is depicted in the game to be much thinner than his depiction in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other Mafia families, the Forelli's and the Sindacco's via several means, allowing him to be "made" halfway through the storyline after killing the Liberty City mayor, Roger C. Hole. After being made, his mother calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, Donald Love and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After Miles O'Donovan is elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer while taking jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.

Donald Love in a panicked phone call says that he has a lot of propositions for Toni. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich and orders Toni to kill real estate mogul and former mentor Avery Carrington. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert 8-Ball is paid to give them explosives in order to destroy Fort Staunton, a Forelli Family area. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, Toshiko Kasen, and asked to fight the local Yakuza organization. After Toni kills her husband, Kazuki, a panicked Donald Love asks Toni for some help to take him to Francis International Airport, as the Colombian Cartel are attacking for stealing Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner.

Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being escorted to the court house by Toni, due to the Sicilian Mafia wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan to get his charges dropped, however, Massimo Torini, a high ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had kidnapped the mayor. Toni and Salvatore chase Torini and rescue the Mayor from Portland Rock, killing Torini in the process.

GTA III (circa 2001)

By 2001 Toni has become one of the highest ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The LCPD had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001, however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Claude, the game's protagonist, is introduced to Toni by Salvatore's son, Joey. Toni hires Claude to attack the Triads, including trying to get protection money from Mr. Wong's Laundromat, destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in Callahan Point. Toni also introduces Claude to Salvatore Leone.

In 2001 Toni lives with his mother and is frequently seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant nagging from his mother about him not being able to match up with his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, Chatterbox FM, and complain about his mother's constant bickering. It is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family, simply because, Joey Leone, Salvatore Leone's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family.

Personality

Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal but is very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, Vincenzo Cilli, Maria, Joseph Daniel O'Toole, Ma Cipriani, and Donald Love). When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill Giovanni Casa and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, seen when he berates Vincenzo Cilli for receiving a blowjob while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother.

In GTA Libery City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than GTA III's depiction; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed.

Trivia

  • Toni Cipriani is likely a homage of Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them (which occurs to Toni in GTA Liberty City Stories).
  • An Easter egg in Grand Theft Auto IV suggests that Toni Cipriani died after 2001. However, this is not considered canon with the GTA III Era.

Gallery

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto
Liberty City Stories

Mission appearances

GTA III

Murders commited