Characters in The Ballad of Gay Tony

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Major characters

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Luis Fernando Lopez
Introduced in: Three Leaf Clover
Luis is the protagonist and main character of The Ballad of Gay Tony. Luis works as a bodyguard for Ancelotti Family associate Anthony Prince, and also as a bouncer at Tony's clubs, Hercules and Maisonette 9. Luis is also rumored to be involved in the underground fight club.Luis first appeared in the Grand Theft Auto IV mission Three Leaf Clover, as a hostage during the robbery acted out by Niko Bellic and the McReary Family.

Luis' first appearance in the The Lost and Damned was in the mission Diamonds in the Rough at a diamond deal between the crew of the Platypus and Gay Tony. The deal was interrupted by Johnny Klebitz and the Lost biker gang, who stole the diamonds from Tony's boyfriend, Evan Moss.

Luis' second appearance in both Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned was in Museum Piece and Collector's Item respectively, as they were both almost the same mission. Luis interrupted both Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz as they attempted to sell the diamonds stolen from Tony to Isaac Roth and the Jewish Mob. Luis would take the diamonds back and return them to Tony.

Luis' final appearance was in the Grand Theft Auto IV mission Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, when he accompanied Tony to exchange the diamonds Luis had just stolen back from associated of Ray Boccino, for Gracie Ancelotti, a close friend of Tony's and the daughter of the don of the Ancelotti family, who was kidnapped by Niko Bellic and Packie McReary. The deal was done, but was interrupted by Rodislav Bulgarin, an enemy of Bellic's. Luis' fate after this point is unknown.


Voiced by Mario D'Leon

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Anthony Prince
Introduced in: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Anthony Prince, better known as Gay Tony, nightclub entrepreneur. Tony is connected with the Ancelotti Family due to his close friendship with Gracie Ancelotti. Tony owns several nightclubs, including the Maisonette 9 and the Hercules. Some of Tony's clubs have been shut down because of drug uses in his clubs.Despite his lifestyle, Prince is broke, and desperate for money. He employs Dominican gangster Luis Fernando Lopez as a body guard and bouncer at his clubs.

Tony's first chronological appearance was in The Lost and Damned in the mission Diamonds in the Rough, where Prince was hoping to purchase diamonds from crew members of the cargo vessel, the Platypus. However, the deal was interrupted by Johnny Klebitz and the Lost biker gang on behalf of Ray Boccino. The diamonds were stolen from Tony's boyfriend, Evan Moss, after Klebitz killed him and took the diamonds while Tony and Luis escaped from Klebitz' goons.

Tony's last chronological appearance was in Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, where Tony was to trade the diamonds Luis had just stolen back for him from Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz, who planned to sell them to Isaac Roth, for Tony's friend, Gracie Ancelotti. Gracie had been kidnapped by Niko Bellic and Packie McReary. The deal was shaky at first, but thanks to Luis and Niko's calmness, Gracie was traded unharmed. The deal was then interrupted by Rodislav Bulgarin, an enemy of Bellic's. This was the last time Tony was seen.


Supporting characters

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Gracie Ancelotti
Introduced in: I'll Take Her
Grace "Gracie" Ancelotti is the daughter of Ancelotti Family Don Giovanni Ancelotti. She resides in Alderney City, Alderney and owns a pink Feltzer.The Liberty City Police Department believe her not to be involved in running the family, although believe her friendship to Anthony Prince could be exploited.

During the Grand Theft Auto IV mission I'll Take Her, Gracie is kidnapped by Niko Bellic for the McReary Family jailed leader, Gerald McReary. Bellic tricked her into believing he was interested in purchasing her Feltzer, but while Niko was "test-driving" the car, he kidnapped Gracie and had her taken to a run down apartment, where she was watched over by Gordon Sargent, a McReary family associate.

In the mission She's a Keeper, Bellic moved her from the run down apartment in Alderney to a new hideout in Algonquin after the Ancelotti family locates her.

Finally, in the mission Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, Gracie's close friend Anthony Prince, known as Gay Tony, agreed with the Ancelotti family to exchange the diamonds Tony had his body guard Luis Fernando Lopez, steal from Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz, for Gracie's safe return. Meeting at a water purification refinery, Gracie was exchanged peacefully after both the calm Bellic and Lopez agreed on exchange terms. However, Rodislav Bulgarin, an enemy of Bellic's, showed up at the exchange, claiming the diamonds belonged to him. Bulgarin ordered his men to attack both Niko Bellic and Packie, and Luis, Tony, and Gracie.

Gracie assuming escaped unharmed with Luis and Tony, as she ran into Niko Bellic when he was walking by her home. She ordered her guards to attack the man who kidnapped her, but Bellic killed all of Ancelotti's bodyguards, while she fled.

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Yusuf Amir
Introduced in: Deconstruction for Beginners
Yusuf Amir is an Arabic immigrant from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Yusuf is a billionaire property developer, his most notable acheivement being the "hanging gardens of Amir" - an apartment complex suspended by balloons over the Persian Gulf. Amir runs into some problems in Liberty City however when his business is being extorted by an unknown sect of mafioso. Yusuf's construction site in Castle Gardens suffers union difficulties when he refuses to be blackmailed, but bystander Playboy X attempts to interfere to become a silent partner in Amir's business. Playboy X hires Niko Bellic to clear out the mobsters as a favour to Amir, but after the murders take place it is clear that Amir wants no part of Playboy. He caves in to the extortion and offers to build a memorial on the site to union workers killed by on-the-job accidents.He also started to work with Luis Fernando Lopez, giving him some over-the-top missions including stealing a train wagon.

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Rodislav Bulgarin

Introduced in: Russian Revolution
Rodislav Bulgarin is a Russian mobster who lives in the Mediterranean, apparently in a large mansion overlooking the Adriatic Sea. He ran a smuggling operation there and employed Niko Bellic. Bellic worked for Bulgarin for many years, used to murder men and smuggle people into Italy from Eastern Europe. During one such run, Niko was stopped by the authorities and forced to abandon the ship, swimming for his life. The ship was seized, and Bulgarin blamed Niko for the loss, demanding restitution. Bellic left Europe to hide out in America.Eventually, Bulgarin made his way to America as well. Arriving in Liberty City. During his stay in Liberty City he enters the partnership of the Ballad of Gay Tony protagonist Luis Lopez as seen in the "You'll Always Be The King Of This Town" trailer. Bulgarin also entered a partnership with Dimitri Rascalov and eventually found Niko Bellic was working for Rascalov. Dimitri offered Niko to Bulgarin without hesitating as a token of friendship. However, Niko escaped the ambush and Bulgarin worked hard to track him down. At one point Dimitri kidnapped Niko's cousin Roman for Bulgarin to lure Niko into a trap, but Niko rescued his cousin and escaped again. Their final meeting was on Charge Island, where Niko and his friend Patrick McReary escaped another ambush. Bulgarin was not seen again in GTA IV.

Armando Torres

Armando and his constant companion Henrique Bardas, are two of Luis' oldest friends, the trio are said to have grown up together, gone to school together, and got in a lot of trouble together. While Luis has left Northwood for the success he found working with Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, Armando and Henrique remained in the barrio where they are still often found hustling on the streets if Northwood. With Luis not around as often, the trio has become a duo in which Armando fills the role of brains to Henrique's muscle. Although Armando can be seen to be slightly resentful of Luis' decision to focus more on his newly found success downtown, he is still very loyal to his old friend, providing him with access to a weapons van as well as backup on certain missions.

Henrique Bardas

Henrique and his constant companion Armando Torres, are two of Luis' oldest friends, the trio are said to have grown up together, gone to school together, and got in a lot of trouble together. While Luis has left Northwood for the success he found working with Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, Armando and Henrique remained in the barrio where they are still often found hustling on the streets if Northwood. With Luis not around as often, the trio has become a duo in which Henrique fills the role of dumb muscle to Armando's brains. Henrique is said to not be very bright, but what he lacks in brains he makes up for with toughness, skill with a weapon, and dependability. Henrique provides Luis with vehicles as well as backup on certain missions.

Minor characters

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Niko Bellic
Introduced in: The Cousins Bellic
Niko Bellic is an Eastern European immigrant to the USA. Bellic fought in the Yugoslav Wars as "an angry teenager."

Niko's first appearance to Luis was in the Grand Theft Auto IV mission Three Leaf Clover, where Niko joined with the McReary Family to rob the South Algonquin branch of the Bank of Liberty. The robbery was at first a success, but a fellow hostage to Luis, Eugene Reaper, attacked McReary family associated Michael Kane, and killed him, and the distraction allowed the alarm to be triggered. Luis escaped unharmed.

Luis would later ambush a deal between Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz, who planned to sell diamonds stolen from Luis' employer Anthony Prince to the Jewish Mob. Luis managed to retrieve the diamonds, while Klebitz stole the money that was to be used to purchase the diamonds, and Bellic received nothing.

Luis would later run into Niko Bellic one final time, when Bellic and Packie McReary kidnapped Tony's close friend, Gracie Ancelotti. Gracie was exchanged for the diamonds that were earlier stolen back from Bellic. Upon the safe return of Gracie, Rodislav Bulgarin, an enemy of Bellic's, ambushed the deal. Niko would escaped unharmed with Packie, but the diamonds were lost. This was the last time Luis ran into Bellic. Niko Bellic is the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV.
Voiced by Michael Hollick

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Johnny Klebitz
Introduced in: Blow Your Cover
Johnny Klebitz is the leader of The Lost Brotherhood motorcycle gang whilst Billy Grey is incarcerated. Grey is released during the events of The Lost and Damned, leading to Klebitz being pushed back down the gangs pecking order.Johnny was sent by Ray Boccino to interrupt a diamond deal between Anthony Prince and a cook of the Platypus. After the diamonds were in Anthony's possesion and Evan Moss was holding them, Johnny, including other members of The Lost, attacked Anthony, Luis and Evan. Anthony and Luis fled together and Evan fled alone, with Johnny following Evan and other members following Anthony and Luis. Johnny managed to kill Evan and acquire the diamonds.

Some time later, Johnny and Niko went to a deal with the Jewish Mob in the Libertonian on Boccino's behalf. The diamonds Johnny stole before were to be traded with money from the Jewish Mob, however the deal was shot up by Luis Fernando Lopez. Johnny quickly fled the Libertonian with the money, which was easy after Niko killed almost all of the ambushers.


Johnny Klebitz is the protagonist of The Lost and Damned

Voiced by Scott Hill