Gay Tony in Ballad of Gay Tony
[[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV|
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
|Full Name||Anthony Prince|
|Date of Birth||[[Error: Invalid time.|1963 (age 45-56)]]|
|Place of Birth||Midwest|
Luis Fernando Lopez|
Anthony Prince, otherwise known as Gay Tony, is a nightclub entrepreneur in the GTA IV era. Tony plays a major role in the DLC pack The Ballad of Gay Tony, as its name suggests. In the first trailer for the game, he tells Luis that he is about to lose all he owns, although the reasons for this are thus far unknown.
Tony has run various nightclubs in Liberty City for the past 25 years, he currently owns the clubs Maisonette 9 and Hercules in Lower Algonquin and additionally has interests in Bahama Mamas in Purgatory; he was also the proprietor of clubs of yesteryear such as Peacock, Platonic Fury and Cox. He is also connected with the Ancelotti Family due to his close friendship with Gracie Ancelotti. As his nickname suggests, Tony is openly homosexual, and was dating a man named Evan Moss, until Moss was killed by Johnny Klebitz and The Lost MC in the Mission Diamonds in the Rough.
Tony has in the past come under fire for lax safety standards and age-checking in his clubs, and it is revealed towards the end of GTA IV that some of his clubs have been shut down due to violations of 8 city ordinances (in particular drug use on the premises). At one point, Tom Rivas says to Niko that Prince is broke, despite his flashy lifestyle. Tony has been arrested several times, most notably for tax evasion in 1985, for which he spent 3 months in jail. He was also convicted for possession of cocaine in 1996, and public lewdness in 1999. Tony also has problems with drugs, particularly cocaine and painkillers, and he has been to rehab 6 times.
Dominican gangster Luis Fernando Lopez is recruited by Tony as a body guard and bouncer at his clubs. Prominently, Tony and Luis are sent to a hostage exchange to bring home Gracie Ancelotti in Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend after she is kidnapped by Niko and Packie. The pair are also seen earlier in the story buying some diamonds off of The Cook from The Platypus.
Judging by his backstory and profession, Tony appears to be loosely based on Nightclub Mogul Peter Gatien.
The Lost and Damned
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Game art for The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- "Tony Prince Asks For Night-Time Leniency" by Tony J. Smith, Liberty Tree (www.libertytreeonline.com/news.html) (In game website.)
- "Club Owner Appeals for Vice" by Mary Williamson, Liberty Tree (www.libertytreeonline.com/news.html) (In game website.)