Kim Young-Guk

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Character
Kim Young-Guk
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Appearances GTA IV
Full Name Kim Young-Guk
Status

Deceased

Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1978
Place of Birth North Korea
Date of Death 2008 (during Dining Out)
Age at Death 30
Nationality North Korean
Home Liberty City
Family Park Young-Guk (father)
Main Affiliations Korean Mob
Derrick McReary
Vehicles PMP 600
Occupation Counterfeiter

Kim Young-Guk is a character in the HD Universe who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Character history

Kim Young-Guk was born in North Korea in 1978 to Park Young-Guk and his unnamed partner. In 2003, having moved to Liberty City, attempts to bring "Superdollars"[1], or counterfeit US dollars made overseas into Liberty City. He was arrested on charges of trademark counterfeiting and was deported back to North Korea. By 2008 he had returned to the city, unbeknownst to the police, made contact with Derrick McReary and Niko Bellic using his fathers contacts. Derrick and Niko help to protect the boat used to smuggle in the counterfeit money from rivals and follow Young-Guk to a docking point in Bohan. His success, however, makes Gambetti Family Don Jon Gravelli see him as a threat and asks Niko to kill him.[2] Niko is also given this task by the United Liberty Paper Contact, who works for the IAA. Niko finds him at the Mr Fuks Ricebox restaurant and, after a chase, is killed by Niko.

LCPD Database information

Surname: Young-Guk

First Name: Kim

Age: 30

Place of Birth: North Korea

Affiliations: N/A

Criminal Record:

  • 2003 - Trademark Counterfeiting

Notes:

  • North Korean national.
  • Deported after being caught entering the country with counterfeit goods.
  • Reports indicate that he may return to the US soon.

Mission appearances

GTA IV

Trivia

  • Kim is the given name and Young-Guk is the family name, which contradicts the Korean naming convention of placing the family name first followed by the given name.
  • Kim Young-Guk's name may have been inspired by Kim Jong-il, the former Supreme Leader of North Korea or the word "Gook", which is used as a derogatory and racist term for Korean people.

References

  1. Derrick McReary: "This is a Korean guy I did business with back in Ireland. He's bringing Super Notes into the country tonight."
    From the mission Babysitting.
  2. Jon Gravelli: "Listen, I need you to deal with this. Eliminate the guy. What he's doing is no good for the economy, and no good for patriots like you and me."
    From the mission Dining Out.