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===Yugoslavian Wars===
 
===Yugoslavian Wars===
Florian was born in [[1978]], in the former Yugoslavia in the same village now located in modern-day Serbia that both Niko Bellic and [[Roman Bellic]] grew up in. In his adolescence he fought in the Yugoslav wars with Niko Bellic, also a childhood friend of Roman Bellic, and wanted to be a wrestler according to Niko. However at some point he was deeply in the closet as a homosexual, at which point in his life he discovered this is unspecified. He once worked in an abattoir,(a slaughterhouse) as a young man which he is ashamed of. Thus he was much less feminine than he became in later years, including having a more masculine voice (which is heard in [[Weekend at Florian's]], when he becomes very angry). In his last days in the war as a teenager, he joined Niko, [[Darko Brevic]], and [[Fifteen Man Squad|twelve other soldiers]] on a mission into enemy territory. Darko had secretly sold information to their enemies in order to pay for his newly developed addiction to an unspecified drug, (based on Darko's appearance later it looks to have been meth or perhaps heroin) and twelve of the boys were killed with the exception of Niko, Darko and Florian.
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Florian was born in [[1978]], in the same small Serbian village as [[Niko Bellic]] and [[Roman Bellic]]. He fought alongside Niko in the Yugoslav Wars, also befriended Roman, and wanted to be a wrestler according to Niko. He worked in an abattoir (a slaughterhouse) in those years, which he found unpleasant. He was a deeply closeted homosexual at the time, and used to speak in a more masculine voice (which is heard in [[Weekend at Florian's]], when he becomes very angry).
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In his last days in the war as a teenager, he joined Niko, [[Darko Brevic]], and [[Fifteen Man Squad|twelve other soldiers]] on a mission into enemy territory. Darko secretly sold information to their enemies for $1,000 towards his drug addiction, and twelve of the boys were killed with the exception of Niko, Darko and Florian. Florian correctly assumed that it was Darko, but unlike Niko he had no drive for revenge and decided to start fresh by moving to the United States.
  
 
===Liberty City===
 
===Liberty City===
As early as [[1991]], Florian moved to Liberty City, where he changed his name to Bernie Crane (shunning "Florian Cravic" as if it were a split personality) and felt comfortable being an outward homosexual. At a foam party at the famous gay-club [[Hercules]] (opened in [[1998]] by [[Anthony Prince|"Gay" Tony Prince]]), he met Deputy Mayor [[Bryce Dawkins]], who he started dating afterwards. In [[2003]] and [[2004]], he was arrested for soliciting sex and holding ecstasy. He may have been dating Bryce at this time, as he ordered the LCPD not to harass Bernie in any way.
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As early as [[1995]], Florian moved to Liberty City, where he changed his name to Bernie Crane (shunning "Florian Cravic" as if it were a split personality) and felt comfortable being an outward homosexual. At a foam party at the famous gay club [[Hercules]] (opened in [[1998]] by [[Anthony Prince|"Gay" Tony Prince]]), he met Deputy Mayor [[Bryce Dawkins]], who he started dating afterwards. In [[2003]] and [[2004]], he was arrested for soliciting sex and holding ecstasy. At an unknown point in time, Bryce used his influence to protect Bernie from the LCPD.
  
In 2008, Niko Bellic traveled to Liberty City for a number of reasons, one being to track down Cravic and kill him if he was in fact identified as the traitor. After much work for many crime syndicates, mobster [[Ray Boccino]] pointed Bellic in the direction of [[Talbot Daniels]], an associate of Cravic's. It is assumed Talbot and Florian had relations at some point, as Talbot explains Florian only likes to be called so during "certain moments..." With Roman's help, Niko forced Talbot to direct him to Cravic's residence. When finally arriving, Niko and Roman broke into his apartment, and held Cravic at gun point. Bernie insisted that he is innocent and Niko is convinced, vowing to track down [[Darko Brevic]].
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In 2008, Niko Bellic traveled to Liberty City for a number of reasons, one being to track down Florian and kill him if he was in fact identified as the traitor. After much work for many crime syndicates, mobster [[Ray Boccino]] pointed Bellic in the direction of [[Talbot Daniels]], a presumable sexual partner of Florian's. Niko and Roman forced Talbot to direct him to Bernie's apartment, barged in and pointed a gun at him. Bernie insisted that he is innocent and Niko was convinced, vowing to track down [[Darko Brevic]].
  
Bernie later asks Niko to help him, as he is constantly harassed over his sexuality by everyone from [[Hating The Haters|common skinheads]] to Bryce's many blackmailers ([[Dimitri Rascalov]], a major Russian mobster and coincidentally a mortal enemy of Niko's, and to a lesser extent [[Thomas Stubbs III]], another politician who [[Knowing Me, Knowing You|bugged]] [[Infernus|Bernie's Infernus]] successfully without them knowing). Niko eliminates all of these problems, and Bernie eventually gives him the Infernus, both of them unbeknownst it was bugged by [[Johnny Klebitz]] of [[The Lost MC]] earlier. Bernie is seen one more time in person at [[Mr and Mrs Bellic |Roman's Wedding]] (it doesn't matter which choice the player makes, he appears in both), and throws confetti over Roman and [[Mallorie Bardas|Mallorie]]. He screams whether it is [[Kate McReary]] or Roman who gets killed during the shootout.
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Bernie later asks Niko to help him, as he is constantly harassed over his sexuality by everyone from [[Hating The Haters|common skinheads]] to Bryce's many blackmailers ([[Dimitri Rascalov]], a major Russian mobster and coincidentally a mortal enemy of Niko's, and to a lesser extent [[Thomas Stubbs III]], another politician who secretly [[Knowing Me, Knowing You|bugged]] [[Infernus|Bernie's Infernus]]). Niko eliminates all of these problems, and Bernie eventually gives him the Infernus, both of them unbeknownst it was bugged by [[Johnny Klebitz]] of [[The Lost MC]] earlier. Bernie is later seen during [[Mr and Mrs Bellic]] (both scenarios), in the background as one of the wedding guests.
  
 
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* Similar with Niko, Bernie also has a scar on his left eyebrow.
 
* Similar with Niko, Bernie also has a scar on his left eyebrow.
 
* Bernie has a painting "The Creation of Adam" on the wall of his apartment, only instead of Adam, Bernie's face has been painted over it. He also has four paintings of flowers, which are all male parts of a flower.
 
* Bernie has a painting "The Creation of Adam" on the wall of his apartment, only instead of Adam, Bernie's face has been painted over it. He also has four paintings of flowers, which are all male parts of a flower.
* Bernie's most favorite radio stations are [[K109 The Studio]] and [[IF99 - International Funk]]. He also sings "Golden" by Jill Scott as heard in the bugged car, which is heard on [[The Vibe 98.8]].
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* Bernie's favorite radio stations are [[K109 The Studio]] and [[IF99 - International Funk]]. He also sings "Golden" by Jill Scott as heard in the bugged car, which is heard on [[The Vibe 98.8]].
* The only occasion when Bernie prefers his old name, Florian Cravic, is when having sex.
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* According to Talbot Daniels, Bernie only likes to be called Florian Cravic during "certain moments", presumably sex.
* It was widely thought that Bernie would've been prominent in the Ballad of Gay Tony, as it's said in the police records that he's involved in the gay nightclub scene, or at least for him to be seen in some of the cutscenes. This is not the case, however, as Bernie is nowhere to be seen. A reason could be that his voice actor, Timothy J. Alex, had other arrangements, and couldn't be replaced due to Crane's "unique" voice.
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* Bernie was supposed to be a supporting character in the Ballad of Gay Tony, but was dropped because Timothy J. Alex couldn't commit to voicing the character again. While on wiretap in TLAD, he mentions being attracted to [[Luis Lopez]].
 
* When Bernie is hit, his voice is that of a generic female voice.
 
* When Bernie is hit, his voice is that of a generic female voice.
 
* Bernie has a picture of Luis Lopez and Tony Prince next to his bed, in his loft, this can be seen in [[Weekend at Florian's]].
 
* Bernie has a picture of Luis Lopez and Tony Prince next to his bed, in his loft, this can be seen in [[Weekend at Florian's]].

Revision as of 04:17, 8 December 2012

Character
Florian Cravic
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[[Image::File:BernieCrane-GTAIV.jpg| ]]
Appearances GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
Full Name Florian Cravic
Aliases Bernie Crane
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1978
Place of Birth Serbia
Age Now 36
Nationality Serbian
Home Liberty City
Main Affiliations Bryce Dawkins
Niko Bellic
Roman Bellic
Vehicles Orange Infernus (before giving it to Niko Bellic)
Silver Comet
Turismo
Voiced by Timothy J. Alex

Bernie Crane, formerly Florian Cravic, is a character that appears in Grand Theft Auto IV. Florian was one of only three surviving members of Niko Bellic's squad during the Yugoslavian Wars. In 2008 he is living in the United States of America, specifically, Liberty City.

Biography

Yugoslavian Wars

Florian was born in 1978, in the same small Serbian village as Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic. He fought alongside Niko in the Yugoslav Wars, also befriended Roman, and wanted to be a wrestler according to Niko. He worked in an abattoir (a slaughterhouse) in those years, which he found unpleasant. He was a deeply closeted homosexual at the time, and used to speak in a more masculine voice (which is heard in Weekend at Florian's, when he becomes very angry).

In his last days in the war as a teenager, he joined Niko, Darko Brevic, and twelve other soldiers on a mission into enemy territory. Darko secretly sold information to their enemies for $1,000 towards his drug addiction, and twelve of the boys were killed with the exception of Niko, Darko and Florian. Florian correctly assumed that it was Darko, but unlike Niko he had no drive for revenge and decided to start fresh by moving to the United States.

Liberty City

As early as 1995, Florian moved to Liberty City, where he changed his name to Bernie Crane (shunning "Florian Cravic" as if it were a split personality) and felt comfortable being an outward homosexual. At a foam party at the famous gay club Hercules (opened in 1998 by "Gay" Tony Prince), he met Deputy Mayor Bryce Dawkins, who he started dating afterwards. In 2003 and 2004, he was arrested for soliciting sex and holding ecstasy. At an unknown point in time, Bryce used his influence to protect Bernie from the LCPD.

In 2008, Niko Bellic traveled to Liberty City for a number of reasons, one being to track down Florian and kill him if he was in fact identified as the traitor. After much work for many crime syndicates, mobster Ray Boccino pointed Bellic in the direction of Talbot Daniels, a presumable sexual partner of Florian's. Niko and Roman forced Talbot to direct him to Bernie's apartment, barged in and pointed a gun at him. Bernie insisted that he is innocent and Niko was convinced, vowing to track down Darko Brevic.

Bernie later asks Niko to help him, as he is constantly harassed over his sexuality by everyone from common skinheads to Bryce's many blackmailers (Dimitri Rascalov, a major Russian mobster and coincidentally a mortal enemy of Niko's, and to a lesser extent Thomas Stubbs III, another politician who secretly bugged Bernie's Infernus). Niko eliminates all of these problems, and Bernie eventually gives him the Infernus, both of them unbeknownst it was bugged by Johnny Klebitz of The Lost MC earlier. Bernie is later seen during Mr and Mrs Bellic (both scenarios), in the background as one of the wedding guests.

LCPD Database record

Surname: Crane

First Name: Bernie

Age: 30

Place of Birth: Unknown

Affiliations: N/A

Criminal Record:

  • 2003 - Loitering: Prostitution Solicitation (Age 25)
  • 2004 - Possession Controlled Substance: Ecstacy (Age 26)

Notes:

  • AKA Florian Cravic.
  • Involved in the gay nightclub scene.
  • Currently resides in Middle Park West.
  • Order from Mayor's office not to arrest or harass in any way.

Mission appearances

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned

Trivia

  • When on a motorcycle with Bernie, he wears a unique pink helmet.
  • Similar with Niko, Bernie also has a scar on his left eyebrow.
  • Bernie has a painting "The Creation of Adam" on the wall of his apartment, only instead of Adam, Bernie's face has been painted over it. He also has four paintings of flowers, which are all male parts of a flower.
  • Bernie's favorite radio stations are K109 The Studio and IF99 - International Funk. He also sings "Golden" by Jill Scott as heard in the bugged car, which is heard on The Vibe 98.8.
  • According to Talbot Daniels, Bernie only likes to be called Florian Cravic during "certain moments", presumably sex.
  • Bernie was supposed to be a supporting character in the Ballad of Gay Tony, but was dropped because Timothy J. Alex couldn't commit to voicing the character again. While on wiretap in TLAD, he mentions being attracted to Luis Lopez.
  • When Bernie is hit, his voice is that of a generic female voice.
  • Bernie has a picture of Luis Lopez and Tony Prince next to his bed, in his loft, this can be seen in Weekend at Florian's.
  • Bernie mentions to Niko Bellic that he wants to move to San Fierro with Deputy Mayor Bryce Dawkins because homosexuals are welcome there.

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