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In Grand Theft Auto 2, the Loonies live in the mental hospital in the Downtown District, Anywhere City and their leader, Elmo, gives Claude Speed missions. Claude can only work for the Loonies during the first third of the game in the Downtown District.
In GTA 2, Claude Speed needs sufficient respect from the Loonies to attempt their missions. If his respect drops too low (for example, from killing Loonies) they will attack him with Pistols. To gain the respect of the Loonies, Claude needs to kill Yakuza members.
The neighborhoods of Fruitbat and Sunnyside are under Loonie control, while many of their missions take place at the University. The Loonie HQ, which is a mental hospital, is located in Sunnyside which is the name of a mental hospital in Montrose, Scotland which is next to Dundee, Scotland, the city GTA was created in.
- The Loonies are references in Manhunt with the gang The Smileys, a gang of phycos who wear Smiley face masks and live in a mental institution.