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{{infobox character|
 
{{infobox character|
|image =MariaLatore-Artwork.jpg
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|image =MariaLatore-GTAIII.jpg
 
|size = 160px
 
|size = 160px
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
|name = Maria Latore
 
|name = Maria Latore
|aka = Maria<br />Maria La Torra<br />Maria Leone
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|aka = Maria<br>Maria La Torra<br>Maria Leone<br>Mad Maria <small>(e-mail name she used when she use to e-mail journalist [[Ned Burner]]</small>)
|status = Unknown
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|status =
 
|gender = F
 
|gender = F
|dob =  
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|dob = 1975
 
|pob =  
 
|pob =  
|dod = [[The Exchange (GTA III)|Possibly]] October [[2001]]
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|dod = Possibly [[2001]]
|home = [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]<br />[[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]<br />[[Maria Latore's Apartment|Maria's Apartment]], Saint Mark's, Portland, Liberty City
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|home = [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]<br>Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club, [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]<br>[[Maria Latore's Apartment|Maria's Apartment]], Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
|nationality = [[United States of America|American]]
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|nationality = [[United States|American]]
|family = [[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(estranged husband, [[Sayonara Salvatore|deceased]])</small><br />[[Joey Leone]] <small>(step son)</small><br />[[Cedric Fotheringay]]<small> (former boyfriend, [[Biker Heat|deceased]])</small>
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|family = [[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(husband)</small><br>[[Joey Leone]] <small>(step son)</small><br> [[Claude]] <small>(boyfriend)</small><br>[[Cedric Fotheringay]] <small>(bit on the side)</small>
|affiliations = [[Salvatore Leone]] <small>([[1992]] - [[2001]])</small><br />[[Joey Leone]] <small>(until [[2001]])</small><br>[[Leone Family]] <small>(until [[2001]])</small><br />[[Toni Cipriani]] <small>(until [[2001]])</small><br />[[Cedric Fotheringay]] <small>(until [[1998]])</small><br />[[Asuka Kasen]] <small>(until [[2001]])</small><br />[[Yakuza]] <small>(until [[2001]])</small><br>[[Chico]]<br>[[Claude]]
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|affiliations = [[Salvatore Leone]]<br>[[Joey Leone]]<br>[[Leone Family]]<br>[[Toni Cipriani]]<br>[[Cedric Fotheringay]]<br>[[Asuka Kasen]]<br>[[Yakuza]]<br>[[Chico]]<br>[[Claude]]
 
|vehicles = Black [[Stretch]]
 
|vehicles = Black [[Stretch]]
|businesses =  
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|businesses = Robbery
|voice = [[Debi Mazar]] <small>(GTA III & GTA San Andreas)</small><br />[[Fiona Gallagher]] <small>(GTA Liberty City Stories)</small>
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|voice = [[Debi Mazar]] <small>(GTA III & GTA San Andreas)</small><br>[[Fiona Gallagher]] <small>(GTA Liberty City Stories)</small>
 
}}
 
}}
  
'''Maria Latore''' (also credited as '''Maria La Torra''') is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), a minor character in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (set in [[1992]]) and a supporting character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). She is the estranged wife of [[Leone Family]] [[Gang Leaders|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]] and step mother to his son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]]. She is voiced in GTA III and GTA San Andreas by [[Debi Mazar]], who has also appeared in shows such as ''Entourage'' and ''Civil Wars'', while in GTA Liberty City Stories she was voiced by [[Fiona Gallagher]].
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'''Maria Latore''' (also credited as '''Maria La Torra''') is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (set in [[1992]]) and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). She is the wife of [[Leone Family]] [[Boss|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]] and step mother to his son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]]. She is voiced in GTA III and GTA San Andreas by [[Debi Mazar]], who has also appeared in shows such as ''"[[wp:Entourage (TV series)|Entourage]]"'' and ''"[[wp:Civil Wars (TV series)|Civil Wars]]"'', whilst in GTA Liberty City Stories she was voiced by [[Fiona Gallagher]].
 
   
 
   
 
==Character history==
 
==Character history==
 
===Life until 1998===
 
===Life until 1998===
[[File:MariaLatore-GTASA.jpg|left|thumb|160px|Maria as a waitress at [[Caligula's Palace]], [[Las Venturas]].]]
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[[File:MariaLaTorra-GTASA.jpg|left|thumb|160px|Maria as a waitress at [[Caligula's Palace]], [[Las Venturas]].]]
Maria Latore was born in an unknown location, quite possibly in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], and later moved to [[Las Venturas]] and became a waitress at the [[Sindacco Family]] run [[Caligula's Palace]] casino. Later, after the [[Leone Family|Leone]] and [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] families invest money into the casino, she meets and begins a relationship with Leone [[Gang Leaders|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]]. At some point between [[1992]] and [[1998]] she marries Salvatore and moves into his [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club|home]] in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], before moving out into her own [[Maria Latore's Apartment|apartment]] in the same [[Saint Mark's|neighbourhood]].
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Maria Latore was born in an unknown location, quite possibly in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], and later moved to [[Las Venturas]] and became a waitress at the Mafia run [[Caligula's Palace]] casino. Later, she meets and begins a relationship with Leone [[Boss|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]]. At some point between [[1992]] and [[1998]] she marries Salvatore and moves into his [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club|home]] in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], before moving out into her own [[Maria Latore's Apartment|apartment]] in the same [[Saint Mark's|district]].
  
 
===1998===
 
===1998===
In 1998, Maria and Salvatore's marriage is at rock bottom with the two not getting along and living separately, while Maria had become addicted to drugs. She had also begun to cheat on Salvatore, including with [[Liberty City Bikers|Biker]] leader [[Cedric Fotheringay|Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay]], something that Salvatore was well aware of and often used in arguments. She attempted to sell Leone Family secrets to [[Ned Burner]] through e-mails, although the two never reached an agreement on a price. [[Toni Cipriani]] is assigned to chaperone her, often [[Taken For A Ride|resulting in Toni rescuing her from trouble]], including: helping her after she [[Shop 'Til You Strop|robbed three local stores]], 'winning' her in a [[Booby Prize|street race]], [[Biker Heat|killing Fortheringay]] after he attacked her, and saving her life after she [[Overdose of Trouble|overdosed]]. She shows romantic feelings toward Toni, who constantly declines her requests, although it takes a realisation that Toni has no money before she decided to stay with Salvatore: "I'm Salvatore's girl! He's loaded!"
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In 1998, Maria and Salvatore's marriage is at rock bottom with the two not getting along and living separately, whilst Maria has become addicted to drugs. She has also begun to cheat on Salvatore, including with [[Liberty City Bikers|Biker]] leader [[Cedric Fotheringay|Cedric &quot;Wayne&quot; Fotheringay]], something that Salvatore is well aware of and often uses in [[Contra-Banned|arguments]]. She attempts to sell Leone Family secrets to [[Ned Burner]] through e-mails, although the two never reach an agreement on a price. [[Toni Cipriani]] is assigned to chaperone her, often [[Taken For A Ride|resulting in Toni rescuing her from trouble]], including: helping her after she [[Shop 'Til You Strop|robs some stores]], 'winning' her in a [[Booby Prize|street race]], [[Biker Heat|killing Fortheringay]] after he attacks her, and [[Overdose of Trouble|saving her life after she overdoses]]. She shows romantic feelings toward Toni, who constantly declines her requests, although it takes a realization that Toni has no money before she decides to stay with Salvatore: "I'm Salvatore's girl! He's loaded! Don't you ever hit on me again!"
  
 
===Life until 2001===
 
===Life until 2001===
[[File:MariaLatore-GTAIII.jpg|left|thumb|160px|Maria Latore in [[2001]].]]
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[[File:MariaLatore-Artwork.jpg|left|thumb|160px|Artwork of Maria Latore in [[2001]].]]
  
In [[2001]] she remains married to Salvatore Leone and has seemingly moved back in with him, although their relationship is remained at rock bottom, with Maria only remaining with Salvatore for his money. She is introduced to [[Claude]], who she calls "Fido", by Salvatore who asks him to [[Chaperone|chaperone her for an evening]]. Maria, still addicted to drugs, has Claude take her to drug dealer [[Chico]], who informed her of an illegal party at a warehouse in [[Atlantic Quays]]. Claude took her to the party and successfully managed to return her to Salvatore's home after being chased by the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|Liberty City Police Department]]. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude had entered into a relationship, resulting in Salvatore attempting to [[Last Requests|kill]] Claude with a [[Car Bomb|bomb]]-laden [[Cheetah|car]]. Maria, however, paged Claude and had him meet her at a small dock in [[Callahan Point]]. She introduced Claude to her old friend [[Asuka Kasen]] and the three fled to [[Staunton Island]].
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In [[2001]] she remains married to Salvatore Leone and has seemingly moved back in with him, although their relationship is still at rock bottom, with Maria only remaining with Salvatore for his money. She is introduced to [[Claude]], who she calls "Fido", by Salvatore who asks him to [[Chaperone|look after her for an evening.]] Maria, who is still addicted to drugs, has Claude take her to drug dealer [[Chico]] who deals in [[China Town]], who informs her of an illegal party at a warehouse in [[Atlantic Quays]]. Claude takes her to the party and successfully manages to return her to Salvatore's home after being chased by the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|Liberty City Police Department]]. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude have entered into a relationship, resulting in Salvatore attempting to [[Last Requests|kill]] Claude with a bomb-laden [[Cheetah]]. Maria, however, pages Claude and has him meet her at a small dock in [[Callahan Point]]. She introduces Claude to her old friend [[Asuka Kasen]] and the three flee to [[Staunton Island]].
  
Asuka later hired Claude to [[Sayonara Salvatore|kill Salvatore, resulting in Maria becoming a widow]]. Maria and Asuka engaged in various activities such as going on a holiday to avoid a [[Paparazzi Purge|paparazzi]] and [[Two-Faced Tanner|shopping]]. Maria and Asuka eventually tortured [[Miguel]] together to extract information about the [[Colombian Cartel|Colombian Cartels]] operations. [[Catalina]], however, killed Asuka and Miguel, kidnapping Maria and taking her to [[Shoreside Vale]], demanding Claude pay a [[Money|$]]500,000 [[Ransom (GTA III)|ransom]]. Claude paid the ransom at the [[Cartel Mansion|Cartels headquarters]] but was ambushed by the Cartel. Claude killed the Cartel members and followed Catalina to [[Cochrane Dam]], destroying her [[Helicopter (GTA III)|helicopter]] with a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]] and rescuing Maria. The two begin to walk away from the scene with Maria talking continuously as the screen fades to black, at which point a gunshot is heard.
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Asuka later hires Claude to [[Sayonara Salvatore|kill Salvatore, resulting in Maria becoming a widow]]. Maria and Asuka engage in various activities such as going on a holiday to avoid a [[Paparazzi Purge|paparazzi]] and [[Two-Faced Tanner|shopping]]. Maria and Asuka eventually [[S.A.M.|torture]] [[Miguel]] together to extract information about the [[Colombian Cartel]]s operations. [[Catalina]], however, assaults Asuka and Miguel, kidnapping Maria and taking her to [[Shoreside Vale]], demanding Claude to pay a [[Money|$]]500,000 [[Ransom (GTA III)|ransom]]. Claude pays the ransom at the [[Cartel Mansion|Cartels headquarters]] but is ambushed by the Cartel. Claude kills the Cartel members and follows Catalina to [[Cochrane Dam]], destroying her [[Helicopter (GTA III)|helicopter]] with a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]] and rescuing Maria.
  
==Personality==
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===Fate===
Maria is secure about her looks, although she has no control over herself, using drugs (and at one point almost [[Overdose of Trouble|overdosing]]) and spending a lot of Salvatore's money. Despite her ability to get money, she also [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifts]], leaving the trouble to either Salvatore or Toni Cipriani. She is also very dominating, a nymphomaniac, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that do her bidding, calling them "fido" (as is the case with [[Claude]] in GTA III and [[Toni Cipriani]] in GTA Liberty City Stories<!--Cellphone call when player is first introduced to Maria's missions-->).
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As the mission [[The Exchange (GTA III)|The Exchange]] ends, Claude and Maria begin to walk away from the scene with Maria moaning continuously about the way she looks as the screen fades to black. Once the scene/screen is fully black, a gunshot is heard, after which Maria stops talking.
  
==Trivia==
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There have been various theories about what happened. One is that Claude shot and killed Maria, with several different reasons suggested. Another is that Claude fired a gun into the air to make Maria stop talking. Still another theory is that it was an separate assailant who fired the gun.
[[File:MariaLatore-GTALCS.jpg|right|thumb|Maria Latore, in her leopard skin outfit, in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].]]
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*Maria's fate is left ambiguous after the events of GTA III by [[Rockstar Games]].<ref>[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/(updated)_asked_&_answered_–_re_vice_city_red_dead_redemption_and_chinatown_wars Rockstar Games Newswire]</ref>
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Rockstar Game's official response to fan questions about the incident was that "''Certainly gun shots were fired but nobody is sure as to exactly what happened.''" <ref>http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/updated-asked-answered-re-vice-city-red-dead-redemption-and-chin.html</ref>
*Maria can be heard of [[Chatterbox FM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] discussing [[Claude]], stating that "he don't talk too much". This appearance appears throughout the game, including before she meets Claude and after her possible death, due to the radio stations being played on a loop.
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*Maria holds an interest in leopard skin furniture, which she references on Chatterbox FM in GTA III and is evident in her clothing in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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==Personality==
*Maria Latore is listed as '''Maria La Torra''' in the credits for [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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[[File:MariaLatore-GTALCS.jpg|right|thumb|Maria Latore, in her leopard skin outfit, in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].]] Maria is secure about her looks, although she has no control over herself, using drugs (and at one point almost [[Overdose of Trouble|overdosing]]) and spending a lot of Salvatore's money. Despite her ability to get money, she also [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifts]], leaving the trouble to either Salvatore or Toni Cipriani. She is also very dominating, a nymphomaniac, a man eater, a gold digger and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that do her bidding, calling them "fido" (as is the case with [[Claude]] in GTA III and [[Toni Cipriani]] in GTA Liberty City Stories<!--Cellphone call after the mission [[Ho Selecta!]] is when the player is first introduced to Maria's missions-->).
*The only time Maria doesn't wear anything with leopard print is in her appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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*Maria is brunette but her artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories depicts her as a blonde.
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*It is possible that Claude ends up killing Maria at the end of GTA III during the final cutscene. Maria is talking non-stop and as the screen fades out, a gunshot will go off and Maria will immediately stop. This is either to kill her or to just shut her up.
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==Mission appearances==
 
==Mission appearances==
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*[[Contra-Banned]]
 
*[[Contra-Banned]]
 
*[[The Trouble with Triads]]
 
*[[The Trouble with Triads]]
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==Trivia==
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*Maria can be heard of [[Chatterbox FM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] discussing [[Claude]], stating that "he don't talk too much". This appearance appears throughout the game, including before she meets Claude and after her possible death, due to the radio stations being played on a loop.
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*Maria holds an interest in leopard skin furniture, which she references on Chatterbox FM in GTA III and is evident in her clothing in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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*Maria Latore, (along with Salvatore Leone, Luigi Goterelli, 8-Ball, Joey Leone, and Tony Cipriani, in that order) appears on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in GTA III. This is a reference to the film [[:wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]].
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*Maria Latore is listed as "'''Maria La Torra'''" in the credits for [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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*The only time Maria doesn't wear anything with leopard print is in her appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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*Maria has brown hair, but in her artwork for Liberty City Stories, she is blonde.
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*It is possible to kill Maria in [[Chaperone]] by killing Chico before Maria talks to him as she will leave and you can kill her, but it is more than likely that she would commit suicide, by running into the river and drown.
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*Maria and [[Carmen Ortiz]] are the only women to have feelings for two protagonists in the same town.
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*Her favorite [[Radio Stations in GTA III|radio station]] is [[Rise FM]].
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:MariaLatore-Artwork2.jpg|Concept artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories
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MariaLatore-Artwork2.jpg|Concept artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories
File:MariaLatore'sApartment-GTALCS.jpg|Maria Latore's [[Maria Latore's Apartment|apartment]] in [[Saint Mark's]].
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S.A.M.-GTAIII.jpg|Maria and [[Asuka Kasen]] torturing [[Miguel]] during [[S.A.M.]]
File:S.A.M.-GTAIII.jpg|Maria and [[Asuka Kasen]] torturing [[Miguel]] during [[S.A.M.]]
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Shop'TilYouStrop-GTALCS.jpg|[[Toni Cipriani]] about to drive Maria to a shop
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==References==
 
 
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{{GTA III Characters}}
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{{GTA Liberty City Stories Characters}}
  
 
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Revision as of 23:12, 1 September 2011

Character
Maria Latore
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[[Image::File:MariaLatore-GTAIII.jpg| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
Full Name Maria Latore
Aliases Maria
Maria La Torra
Maria Leone
Mad Maria (e-mail name she used when she use to e-mail journalist Ned Burner)
Gender Gender::Female
Date of Birth 1975
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|Possibly 2001]][[DOD::Possibly 2001| ]]
Age at Death
Nationality [[American|American]][[Nationality::American| ]]
Home Las Venturas, San Andreas
Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club, Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
Maria's Apartment, Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
Family Salvatore Leone (husband)
Joey Leone (step son)
Claude (boyfriend)
Cedric Fotheringay (bit on the side)
Main Affiliations Salvatore Leone
Joey Leone
Leone Family
Toni Cipriani
Cedric Fotheringay
Asuka Kasen
Yakuza
Chico
Claude
Vehicles Black Stretch
Businesses Robbery
Voiced by Debi Mazar (GTA III & GTA San Andreas)
Fiona Gallagher (GTA Liberty City Stories)

Maria Latore (also credited as Maria La Torra) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (set in 1998). She is the wife of Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone and step mother to his son, Joey. She is voiced in GTA III and GTA San Andreas by Debi Mazar, who has also appeared in shows such as "Entourage" and "Civil Wars", whilst in GTA Liberty City Stories she was voiced by Fiona Gallagher.

Character history

Life until 1998

Maria Latore was born in an unknown location, quite possibly in San Andreas, and later moved to Las Venturas and became a waitress at the Mafia run Caligula's Palace casino. Later, she meets and begins a relationship with Leone Don Salvatore Leone. At some point between 1992 and 1998 she marries Salvatore and moves into his home in Liberty City, before moving out into her own apartment in the same district.

1998

In 1998, Maria and Salvatore's marriage is at rock bottom with the two not getting along and living separately, whilst Maria has become addicted to drugs. She has also begun to cheat on Salvatore, including with Biker leader Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay, something that Salvatore is well aware of and often uses in arguments. She attempts to sell Leone Family secrets to Ned Burner through e-mails, although the two never reach an agreement on a price. Toni Cipriani is assigned to chaperone her, often resulting in Toni rescuing her from trouble, including: helping her after she robs some stores, 'winning' her in a street race, killing Fortheringay after he attacks her, and saving her life after she overdoses. She shows romantic feelings toward Toni, who constantly declines her requests, although it takes a realization that Toni has no money before she decides to stay with Salvatore: "I'm Salvatore's girl! He's loaded! Don't you ever hit on me again!"

Life until 2001

File:MariaLatore-Artwork.jpg
Artwork of Maria Latore in 2001.

In 2001 she remains married to Salvatore Leone and has seemingly moved back in with him, although their relationship is still at rock bottom, with Maria only remaining with Salvatore for his money. She is introduced to Claude, who she calls "Fido", by Salvatore who asks him to look after her for an evening. Maria, who is still addicted to drugs, has Claude take her to drug dealer Chico who deals in China Town, who informs her of an illegal party at a warehouse in Atlantic Quays. Claude takes her to the party and successfully manages to return her to Salvatore's home after being chased by the Liberty City Police Department. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude have entered into a relationship, resulting in Salvatore attempting to kill Claude with a bomb-laden Cheetah. Maria, however, pages Claude and has him meet her at a small dock in Callahan Point. She introduces Claude to her old friend Asuka Kasen and the three flee to Staunton Island.

Asuka later hires Claude to kill Salvatore, resulting in Maria becoming a widow. Maria and Asuka engage in various activities such as going on a holiday to avoid a paparazzi and shopping. Maria and Asuka eventually torture Miguel together to extract information about the Colombian Cartels operations. Catalina, however, assaults Asuka and Miguel, kidnapping Maria and taking her to Shoreside Vale, demanding Claude to pay a $500,000 ransom. Claude pays the ransom at the Cartels headquarters but is ambushed by the Cartel. Claude kills the Cartel members and follows Catalina to Cochrane Dam, destroying her helicopter with a rocket launcher and rescuing Maria.

Fate

As the mission The Exchange ends, Claude and Maria begin to walk away from the scene with Maria moaning continuously about the way she looks as the screen fades to black. Once the scene/screen is fully black, a gunshot is heard, after which Maria stops talking.

There have been various theories about what happened. One is that Claude shot and killed Maria, with several different reasons suggested. Another is that Claude fired a gun into the air to make Maria stop talking. Still another theory is that it was an separate assailant who fired the gun.

Rockstar Game's official response to fan questions about the incident was that "Certainly gun shots were fired but nobody is sure as to exactly what happened." [1]

Personality

Maria Latore, in her leopard skin outfit, in GTA Liberty City Stories.
Maria is secure about her looks, although she has no control over herself, using drugs (and at one point almost overdosing) and spending a lot of Salvatore's money. Despite her ability to get money, she also shoplifts, leaving the trouble to either Salvatore or Toni Cipriani. She is also very dominating, a nymphomaniac, a man eater, a gold digger and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that do her bidding, calling them "fido" (as is the case with Claude in GTA III and Toni Cipriani in GTA Liberty City Stories).

Mission appearances

GTA III
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories

Trivia

  • Maria can be heard of Chatterbox FM in Grand Theft Auto III discussing Claude, stating that "he don't talk too much". This appearance appears throughout the game, including before she meets Claude and after her possible death, due to the radio stations being played on a loop.
  • Maria holds an interest in leopard skin furniture, which she references on Chatterbox FM in GTA III and is evident in her clothing in GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • Maria Latore, (along with Salvatore Leone, Luigi Goterelli, 8-Ball, Joey Leone, and Tony Cipriani, in that order) appears on posters for the film Badfellas in GTA III. This is a reference to the film Goodfellas.
  • Maria Latore is listed as "Maria La Torra" in the credits for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • The only time Maria doesn't wear anything with leopard print is in her appearance in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Maria has brown hair, but in her artwork for Liberty City Stories, she is blonde.
  • It is possible to kill Maria in Chaperone by killing Chico before Maria talks to him as she will leave and you can kill her, but it is more than likely that she would commit suicide, by running into the river and drown.
  • Maria and Carmen Ortiz are the only women to have feelings for two protagonists in the same town.
  • Her favorite radio station is Rise FM.

Gallery

  1. http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/updated-asked-answered-re-vice-city-red-dead-redemption-and-chin.html