Kim Young-Guk

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Character
Kim Young-Guk
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Appearances GTA IV
Full Name Kim Young-Guk
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1978
Place of Birth North Korea
Date of Death 2008
Age at Death 30
Nationality North Korean
Home Liberty City
Family Park Young-Guk (Father)
Main Affiliations Korean Mob
Derrick McReary
Vehicles PMP 600
Businesses Counterfeit
Mr Fuks Ricebox

Kim Young-Guk is minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV. He is a North Korean national who tries to bring "Superdollars",[1] or counterfeit US dollars made overseas, into Liberty City. The first time he tried, in 2003, he failed and was arrested, but fled. The second time however, in 2008, he got help from a friend of his father, Derrick McReary and Derrick's friend Niko Bellic. Derrick and Niko had to protect Kim's boat from the other attacking boats. After doing this successfully, Derrick and Niko followed Kim to his docking point in Bohan.

Later, the Gambetti Family Don Jon Gravelli sees Kim as a threat and wants to eliminate him.[2] Gravelli and United Liberty Paper sends Niko to find Kim at Mr. Fuk's Rice Box and to kill Kim. Niko arrives at the restaurant and finds Kim fleeing from him. As Kim flees, he recognizes Niko,[3] but is killed in the end.

His name may have been inspired by North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Il, or even "Gook", a derogatory and racist term for Korean people.

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

References

  1. From the mission Babysitting:
    Derrick McReary: "This is a Korean guy I did business with back in Ireland. He's bringing Super Notes into the country tonight."
  2. From the mission Dining Out:
    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."
  3. From the mission Dining Out:
    Kim Young-Guk: "Weren't you the one who help me get into this country?"