Luis Fernando Lopez

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Luis Fernando Lopez
Luis Fernando Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
[[Image::File:LuisFernandoLopez-TBOGT.jpg| ]]
Luis Fernando Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
Full Name Luis Fernando Lopez
Aliases L, Lou, Louis, Louie, Lou Lou, Lewis
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1983
Place of Birth Northwood, Liberty City
Age Now 31
Nationality [[Dominican-American|Dominican-American]][[Nationality::Dominican-American| ]]
Home Apartment on Galveston Avenue, North Holland, Liberty City
Family Adriana Yanira Lopez (mother)
Unnamed father
Ernesto Lopez (brother)
Leta Lopez-Wilkinson (sister)
Main Affiliations Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers (? - 2003)
Anthony Prince (2005 - ?)
Ancelotti Family (? - 2008)
Ray Bulgarin (2008)
Yusuf Amir (2008 - ?)
Mori Kibbutz (2008)
Vehicles Super Drop Diamond
Buzzard
F620
Businesses Nightclub Manager
Bouncer/Bodyguard
Cage Fighting
Street Racing
Voiced by Mario D'Leon
Luis' redirects here. For the actor see Luis Guzman.

Luis Fernando Lopez is a character in the GTA IV Era, appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the third of which he is the protagonist. In the game, he is Tony Prince's 25-year old bodyguard and business associate (making Luis the youngest of Grand Theft Auto IV's three protagonists).

Description

Childhood

Luis is of Dominican descent, born and raised in Northwood by his mother Adriana Yanira Lopez, with his brother Ernesto Lopez and his sister Leta Lopez-Wilkinson. His father was a U.S. Marine who abandoned them while they were young. He was raised by his mother, who also had a notable role in the upbringing of Luis' childhood. His mother had always been cautious though worried for Luis' near future throughout the story claiming that he is ruining his life and should not end up like his father. Following this, Luis had also been brought up with his current best friends; Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas. He also grew up with Oscar Gomez and Alonso Gomez, Teddy Benavidez and Willy Valerio, older kids by three years, ushered most of the neighborhood kids into drug dealing. During a drug war, Henrique mentions that Luis used to rap while Henrique "layed down" the beat. Henrique claims that Luis was a poor rapper because people used to laugh at him when he would rap. He was also scrawnier in those years, as Armando and Henrique recall.

When Luis was 16 or 17, in 1999 or 2000, he went to juvenile hall for two years because he shot and injured a teacher who felt up his sister. Armando & Henrique remember spending the summer of 1999 with Luis, meaning it happened during their next school year. Curiously, this does not appear on his criminal record. Not long after his release in 2001, he had been arrested again for Grand Theft Auto at the age of 18. This likely coincides with him taking the blame for a crime committed by Armando and Henrique (neither of whom were caught) and going to prison. During this stint, also two years, he went from being very skinny to being quite muscular. He got his physique by body-building to help against fighting off inmates to keep himself from getting raped or killed. His brother and sister, however, both left Liberty City and started stable lives, with a spouse, children and homes in different small-town suburbs, with little to no interaction with their mother. As a result, she relies on Luis to give her money.

Luis got in police trouble a third time in 2003, for Assault, but avoided prison. This likely coincides with Luis was being arrested alongside Oscar Gomez and Willy Valerio - the LCPD goes on for years thinking Luis is still closely connected to them, while in fact this was one of their last times together.

Young adulthood and meeting "Gay Tony" Prince

In 2005 when Luis was 22, his life changed when he accepted a job from "Gay" Tony Prince to be a bouncer at Hercules, and it wouldn't take long for Tony and Luis to see each other as a sort of father-and-son pair. He cut all remaining ties with his old gang (except Armando and Henrique as friends), and paid his supposed last visit to an illegal cage fighting ring (though he would return). By working for Gay Tony, his life became much more positive, and while he lost respect with old friends who saw him as a yuppie, he was introduced to much more money and glamour. Tony once paid Luis to take helicopter-flying lessons for business purposes (as shown from his Higgins Helitours piloting certificate in his apartment, as well as the Club Management mission with Bruce Spade). Unfortunately, Tony was in debt to several loaners across the city such as Mori Kibbutz and Ancelotti member Rocco Pelosi. Lopez also worked casually with the multi-billionaire real estate developer Yusuf Amir. He also worked for Ray Bulgarin, who would later attempt to murder Luis and Tony.

Sex life

Because of his role as a celebrity nightclub manager, Luis has the opportunity to socialize and even have casual sex with famous, beautiful women. Some people mentioned during the game that Luis has a little penis. It's unproved, but this blame comes from his lovers, and he gets angry when somebody else talks about that. Gracie and Daisie Cash-Cooze both playfully tease Luis about being a closeted homosexual. It's perhaps notable that Luis seems to have a slight pattern towards brunettes.

He had been sexually linked to:

  • Ms. Adams: Luis's 8th grade teacher, who he slept with while he was in her class around age 14. She is possibly his first, as Armando calls Luis "a victim of child abuse".
  • Carmen Ortiz: A Bohan woman that Luis was involved with in 2007 and calls "nasty". Henrique Bardas was also involved with her. In an eerie coincidence, she is a potential girlfriend for Niko Bellic and once dirty danced with Elizabeta Torres at one of her house parties.
  • Daisie Cash-Cooze: A British socialite living in Liberty City, who once slept with Luis and avoided him afterward, even though Luis contacted her a few times. She later recruits his help when a famous actor that she cheated on her boyfriend with, Chris Hunt, is about to humiliate her. Although Hunt releases a compromising sex tape to millions of viewers, Daisie happily marries her boyfriend despite the affair.
  • Dani Lupisella: Daughter of the Lupisella mafia don, who threatened to have her father "chops his balls off" if or when the relationship ended. During "Blog This!...", Luis tells Gracie Ancelotti, who is interested in him, that he will not date mob daughters because of the experience.
  • Joni: A close co-worker of Luis' at Maisonette 9, who will sometimes give Luis blowjobs and even sex in the surveillance room and later complain in stride about Luis having a tiny penis. It's mostly implied that they have a friends-with-benefits relationship, but if Luis has sex with a woman in Maisonette 9's bathroom (see below), Joni will scream at him for breaking her heart.
  • Margot: A clingy, mentally unstable ex-girlfriend who Luis dated "over a year ago" in early 2007. She attempts to kill herself two times over Luis. The first time, she uses painkillers and sleeping pills, and then a second time she jumps from a two to three story pier and actually dies. Luis disperses the area before attracting any attention.
  • Monique: The two were dating beforehand, until Luis was caught sleeping with her roommate. In the mission Boulevard Baby, she had not held a grudge on Luis and hooked up with him all over again. She is caught red-handed by her boyfriend Vic Manzano (owner of Bahama Mamas) who was been thought to be out of town.
  • Monique's roommate (see above)
  • Poppy Mitchell: One of several famous people Luis has had casual sex with. When asked about having sex with celebrities by Cloe Parker (who was drunk and advancing on him), he says it's just like normal sex, except they look at themselves in the mirror.
  • The player has the opportunity to dance and have sex with random women at Maisonette 9.
  • Unnamed Asian Woman: In a similar fashion, he has rigorous sex with an Unnamed Asian Woman in the Maisonette 9 bathroom, right before Monique in "Boulevard Baby".

Mission appearances

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • As the protagonist, he appears in every mission.

LCPD Database information

Surname: Lopez

First name: Luis Fernando

Age: 25

Place of Birth: Liberty City

Affiliations: Known associate of "Gay" Tony Prince.

Criminal record:

  • 2001 - Grand Theft Auto (Age 18)
  • 2003 - Assault (Age 20)

Notes:

  • Northwood resident of Dominican descent.
  • Works as a bodyguard for Tony Prince, streetname - Gay Tony.
  • Also works as a doorman at Prince's nightclubs Maisonette 9 and Hercules in Lower Algonquin.
  • Linked to several Northwood drug dealers from an early age and known to be involved in the illegal street-fighting scene.

Trivia

  • In the GTA IV mission Three Leaf Clover, Niko can kill Luis when he is amongst the hostages in the bank, although this has no effect on the storyline.
  • If Niko responds negatively to the e-mail "Brucie Owns Reality. Bro!", Niko writes: "There are more important things in life than being a celebrity or having good abs. You've been spending too much time fluffing the bouncer at the Maisonette 9", which could be referring to Luis, but also Dessie as well; however, Brucie does try coming onto Luis at one point.
  • Luis is an official licensed helicopter pilot, explaining how he is able to operate choppers; he took a Higgins Helitours weekend crash course, and has a certificate of completion hanging on the wall next to his bedroom in his Northwood Apartment. Based on comments made by Luis during the missions Sexy Time and Ladies' Night, and Armando during a Drug War, Tony is the one who paid for it.
  • During the friend activities, Armando and Henrique mention that Luis was always a terrible darts and pool player.
  • If you look closely, Luis has his name tattooed onto his neck, although it is partially been covered by his clothing.
  • In GTA IV, Niko can purchase Luis' white tennis shoes at Modo.
  • When you're drinking at the bar, Luis blacks out after 8 shots.
  • Luis' physique is more muscular in TBOGT, his face is more detailed, and he has white sneakers instead of the black ones seen in GTA IV and TLAD.
  • Luis and Niko Bellic have crossed paths four times. Once during the bank robbery, but Luis didn't see Niko's face as he was was wearing a balaclava, and Niko never acknowledged Luis at the time. Secondly, on the streets of Algonquin where Niko almost hits Luis with his car while driving with Packie and Derrick McReary. The third time was in the museum where Luis interrupts the diamond deal with Isaac Roth, which is the first time Niko takes note of him; as far as Luis is concerned, this the first time he has actually seen Niko. Finally, they exchange words during the diamond exchange where Niko and Packie return Gracie to Tony and Luis. It is unclear if Luis recognized Niko or not from the museum, as he doesn't say anything regarding this. Niko, however does remember Luis crashing the diamond deal, as he calls Roman to inform him how "this Dominican-looking guy" appeared both times.
  • When using the phone, it appears as a grey/silver color in the corner of the screen, but the phone Luis is holding is black (a update changes it to gray), it is also black in cut scenes.
  • Luis' dialogue in the cut scenes which crossover with GTA IV and TLAD are re-recorded.
  • Like Johnny, all of Niko's fighting moves and animations, aside from the basic walking and running ones, are carried over to Luis. This is strange considering that Niko's fighting moves were meant to reflect his military training, whereas Luis or Johnny technically would not be able to pull them off. It is likely that game mechanics are the main cause for this. Johnny and Luis also throw left hooks, while Niko performs left jabs.
  • Luis is the only Hispanic protagonist to date.
  • Luis mentions several times in the game that he doesn't like killing cops.

Gallery

Murders committed

Optional
  • Mr. Santo – If Luis refuses to take a dive in the fight in the mission Momma's Boy, Santo will pull out a knife and attempt to attack you, at which point you must kill him.
  • The Union Official - In the mission Practice Swing, he can be killed. The mission's dialogue will be slightly different, and it has no effect on the main story after that.