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Billy Grey

Character
William Grey
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Appearances The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full Name William Grey
Aliases Billy
Bill
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1971
Place of Birth Acter, Alderney
Date of Death 2008
Age at Death 37
Nationality American
Home Alderney
Main Affiliations The Lost Brotherhood
Elizabeta Torres
Ray Boccino
Unnamed Triad
Vehicles Black Revenant
Businesses Lost MC Clubhouse
Voiced by Lou Sumrall

William "Billy" Grey is a character in the HD Universe and in 2008, the President of the Alderney Chapter of The Lost MC, who occasionally passed on control to the Vice President Johnny Klebitz. He is the main antagonist of The Lost and Damned.

Biography

Early life

Billy Grey was born in 1971.[1] He was introduced to violence and racism at a very young age, by watching news coverage of the Vietnam War and/or Chinese Cultural Revolution deaths when he was under 5 years old (as he arrogantly tells a Triad capo during Chinese Takeout). Also in his childhood, he befriended Michael Klebitz and was introduced to his younger brother Johnny Klebitz, in 1984 when they were 15 and Johnny was 10. According to Michael, Billy "thought he was Jesus on an acid trip" and quickly became a bad influence on Johnny. Michael, in contrast, became a soldier in Iraq and an upstanding citizen, criticizing Billy's and Johnny's criminal biker lifestyle. In 1986, Billy was arrested for stealing a car or bike at age 16, which Johnny would soon imitate in 1991. Billy committed many other crimes and served up to two years in juvenile hall before he and Johnny both joined the Lost MC. He was arrested for murder in 1989, possibly alongside Brian Jeremy who was arrested for the same crime in the same year (whether or not, Brian would eventually be his most loyal follower in the Lost).[2]

The Lost MC

In a matter of fifteen years or so, Billy worked his way up from a prospect to president of the chapter. Billy is shown to be a sadistic and violent leader and as president, he enacted the worst acts of violence to the Lost's ongoing rivals since 1982, The Angels of Death. During his presidency, he was to blame for an accident that handicapped fellow Lost member Angus Martin, and put their AOD rival Joe Jon's nephew in a coma. His drug problem severely worsened; He began using heroin and took steroids.[2]

At another point in time, Billy slept with Johnny's girlfriend Ashley Butler; although the social structure of any biker gang readily allows a member's Old Lady (more or less a girlfriend) sleep around (referred to specifically as "property"), Johnny became understandably jealous but never outwardly criticized Billy for it. He supposedly ended his relationship with her because of her extreme drug habit.[2]

Later arrests and death

In early 2008, Billy was arrested with heroin and was placed in rehab. Johnny became president in his place, giving Billy's motorcycle to the AOD as a peace offering. Months later, he was released and reclaimed his place as chapter president, also continuing his drug habits. Billy and Johnny quickly conflict over how to lead the gang, and Billy steadily shows signs of getting greedy with power and possibly going morally insane.[2]

After, Jim Fitzgerald said he didn't want to work the way Billy wanted him to, and he wanted to give the heroin they stole from the Angels of Death back to the Triads.[2] Billy contacted the Triad leader, arranging a deal, saying he wanted the Triad leader to kill Johnny and Jim.[3] They made their agreement, and not too long afterwards Johnny and Jim went to the deal, with Billy and Brian waiting outside. The Triads failed to kill the two, and the police arrived at the scene a few minutes later, arresting Billy. With its leader in custody, The Lost became once again led by Johnny.[2]

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Billy, killed by Johnny.

While in the state penitentiary in Alderney, Billy made a deal with the FIB to testify against his brothers. Johnny and the remaining gang members broke into the Alderney State Correctional Facility, and shot through the police and Billy was killed personally by Johnny before he could be taken away into the Witness Protection Program.[2] Out of sheer apathy, Billy taunts Johnny saying "What, you waiting for a speech or something?" and calmly waits to be shot, revealing a combat knife at the last second before Johnny shoots him and escapes the prison with Terry and Clay.

Grand Theft Auto V

By 2013 the Alderney Chapter of The Lost had moved to Blaine County, San Andreas and most of them - if not all of them - had turned to meth. After the death of Johnny, Terry, Clay and the rest of the Alderney Chapter at the hands of Trevor Phillips, another Chapter of the Lost presumably from the Liberty State arrive to bury their dead brothers. While hold up at the Lost Camp in Blaine County, it is revealed that there are still members of The Lost today, that do not believe Billy ever wronged or betrayed the gang, and that Johnny and the rest of the Chapter had lied and had become useless meth heads by this point.

Personality

Billy Grey could accurately be described as a remorseless sociopath. In many ways his behaviors mirror that of Trevor Philips. Another facet of Grey's personality is his disloyalty. He frequently berates Johnny for his percieved disloyalty, but betrayed his entire gang to save his own skin. Billy is also very outspoken and routinely throws insults at his fellow brothers.

Mission appearances

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V

LCPD Database Information

Surname: Grey

First Name: Billy

Age: 37

Place of Birth: Acter, Alderney

Affiliations: Member of the Alderney Chapter of the Lost OMG

Criminal Record:

  • 1986 - Hijacking
  • 1987 - Assault
  • 1989 - Murder
  • 2002 - Racketeering

Notes:

  • Head of the Alderney Chapter of the Lost Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
  • Recently convicted of drug related felony and sentenced to rehabilitation.
  • Johnny Klebitz is been believed to have taken control of the Chapter while Grey was incarcerated.
  • Some of the Lost's Alderney chapter worst confrontations to date with the Angels of Death OMG occurred under his command.

Trivia

  • Billy lacks a President patch on his vest on his artwork.
  • Billy has a skull tattoo with "1%" inside on his forehead. "1%" means that Lost Brotherhood is outlaw motorcycle club.
  • In Get Lost, Billy seems to have gained weight while he was in prison.
  • Billy has betrayed Johnny twice. First, in This Shit's Cursed, where he conspired with a triad member to kill Johnny (although it is only seen in Chinese Takeout in TBOGT). In Get Lost, where he pins a major drug operation on Johnny and his "buddy in the chair" (Angus Martin) so he can have them sent to prison.
  • In the Meet Billy Grey trailer, he is seen driving a Zombie and Hexer. However, he is not seen driving either of these in the game.
  • There are four colored wings on Billy's vest. The purple one indicated he once engaged in a group sex with at least four people.
  • After you kill Billy in Get Lost, his police database still says that he is in custody instead of deceased. This is the same for GTA IV and TBOGT.
  • In Clean and Serene, before you get back to the clubhouse, you can see that Billy wore blue jeans and brown causal boots while in rehab.
  • According to the LCPD database, Billy is 37 years old by the time of the events of The Lost and Damned. Michael Klebitz sends Johnny an email which states that Billy and him were friends at 15 when Johnny was 10. This contradicts what the LCPD police database says about his age. What the e-mail says is probably just an error.
  • Billy, Dimitri Rascalov, and Big Smoke are the only antagonists who disappear after their betrayal and reappear only when they are killed, in Get Lost, in Billy's case. Billy is also the only one of these three who doesn't disappear by choice (since he was arrested).
  • Non-chronologically, Billy is one of two main antagonists to be killed in their first appearance (TLAD) and reappear in another game (TBOGT), the other being Catalina.
  • Billy Grey and Dave Grossman are the only members of the Lost MC that appear without wearing their cuts (gang patches and insignia). Billy is seen in normal clothing at the beginning, and in prison fatigues with a brown sweater at the end. Grossman is seen in a suit outside of Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster during his random encounter.
  • Billy's character personality is very similar to Trevor Phillips, he is an out of control addict, who acts before thinking, and causes problems to those around him with his short temper and bad decisions. The character aspect that defines the line between antagonistic character or a protagonist is loyalty. Billy will, and has, betrayed his close friends, while Trevor is intensely loyal and will not directly stab a friend in the back. (Trevor is abusive to some of his friends, but only in an attempt to control them with fear, and keep them loyal to him as he has abandonment issues). Both characters have also had sex with Ashley Butler, to spite Johnny Klebitz.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V during the mission Friends Reunited, a couple Lost members are talking about Billy Grey, however the subtitles misspell his name as "Billy Gray".

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References

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Lost and Damned
  3. The Ballad of Gay Tony