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Maria has a high self-esteem but low self-control, something that becomes apparent with her [[Overdose of Trouble|drug usage]] and spent of Salvatore's money. It should also be noted that despite Salvatore giving her money, she also [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifts]], leaving the trouble to either Salvatore or her chaperones. In addition to being a nymphomaniac, she is also very dominating, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that should do her bidding, and calls 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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Maria has a high self-esteem but low self-control, something that becomes apparent with her spent of Salvatore's money, [[Overdose of Trouble|drug usage]] and [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifting]]. In addition to being a nymphomaniac, she is also very dominating, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that should do her bidding, and calling them "Fido" (as it 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-->).
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

Revision as of 05:09, 4 August 2014

Character
Maria Latore
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Appearances GTA III
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
Full Name Maria Latore
Aliases Maria
Maria Latorra
Maria Leone
Gender Gender::Female
Nationality American
Home Las Venturas
Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club in Saint Mark's, Liberty City
An apartment in Saint Mark's
Asuka Kasen's Condo in Newport, Liberty City
Family Salvatore Leone (husband)
Joey Leone (step son)
Main Affiliations Salvatore Leone (1992 - 2001)
Joey Leone (until 2001)
Leone Family (until 2001)
Toni Cipriani (until 2001)
Cedric Fotheringay (until 1998)
Asuka Kasen (until 2001)
Yakuza (until 2001)
Chico
Claude
Vehicles Black Stretch
Voiced by Debi Mazar (GTA III & GTA San Andreas)
Fiona Gallagher (GTA Liberty City Stories)

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Maria Latorra
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[[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club]] in [[Saint Mark's]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
[[Maria Latore's Apartment|An apartment]] in Saint Mark's
[[Asuka Kasen's Condo]] in [[Newport]], Liberty City |nationality = United States |family = [[Salvatore Leone]] (husband)
[[Joey Leone]] (step son) |affiliations = [[Salvatore Leone]] ([[1992]] - [[2001]])
[[Joey Leone]] (until [[2001]])
[[Leone Family]] (until [[2001]])
[[Toni Cipriani]] (until [[2001]])
[[Cedric Fotheringay]] (until [[1998]])
[[Asuka Kasen]] (until [[2001]])
[[Yakuza]] (until [[2001]])
[[Chico]]
[[Claude]] |vehicles = Black [[Stretch]] |businesses = |voice = [[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 [[3D Universe]] 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]]. ==Character history== ===Life until 1998=== [[File:MariaLatore-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 [[San Andreas in GTA III Era|San Andreas]], and later moved to [[Las Venturas]] to become a waitress at the [[Sindacco Family]] run [[Caligula's Palace]] casino. Later, after the [[Leone Family|Leone]] and [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] families invested money into the casino, she met [[Salvatore Leone]] and started a relationship with him. At some point between [[1992]] and [[1998]], she married Salvatore and moved into his [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club|home]] in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], before getting her own [[Maria Latore's Apartment|apartment]] in the same [[Saint Mark's|neighbourhood]]. ===1998=== In 1998 Maria and Salvatore's marriage was at rock bottom, with both of them not living together and Maria becoming addicted to drugs. She had also begun cheating on Salvatore with [[Liberty City Bikers|Biker]] leader [[Cedric Fotheringay|Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay]], something that Salvatore was well aware of and often used in their 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]] was then assigned to chaperone her, something that often [[Taken For A Ride|resulted in him rescuing her from trouble]], including: helping her after she [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifted three local stores]], 'winning' her in a [[Booby Prize|street race]], [[Biker Heat|killing her abusive boyfriend]], and saving her life after [[Overdose of Trouble|a drug overdose]]. During this period, she expressed a romantic interest towards Toni (who avoided her advances), an interest that ended when Maria realized that he had no money. ===Life until 2001=== In [[2001]], her relationship with Salvatore remains at rock bottom, but the two are seemingly living together again. She is introduced to [[Claude]], who she calls "Fido", through Salvatore, who asks him to [[Chaperone|chaperone her for an evening]], something that results in Maria forcing Claude to take her to her dealer, and afterwards being chased out of a party by the police. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude began dating, and as a result, Salvatore attempts to [[Last Requests|kill Claude]] with a [[Car Bomb|bomb]]-laden [[Cheetah|car]]. Maria, however, had alerted Claude and asked him to meet her at a small dock in [[Callahan Point]]. She then introduced him to her old friend [[Asuka Kasen]], and the three fled 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 to 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 walked away from the scene, with Maria nervously talking while the screen faded to black, and the sound of a gunshot soon following. ==Personality== Maria has a high self-esteem but low self-control, something that becomes apparent with her spent of Salvatore's money, [[Overdose of Trouble|drug usage]] and [[Shop 'Til You Strop|shoplifting]]. In addition to being a nymphomaniac, she is also very dominating, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that should do her bidding, and calling them "Fido" (as it is the case with [[Claude]] in GTA III and [[Toni Cipriani]] in GTA Liberty City Stories). ==Trivia== [[File:MariaLatore-GTALCS.jpg|right|thumb|Maria Latore, in her leopard skin outfit, in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].]] *It is possible that Claude has either killed Maria or just fired in the air to make her stop talking. [[Rockstar Games]] prefers to keep this ambiguous, so the interpretation of what actually happened is up to the player.[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/(updated)_asked_&_answered_–_re_vice_city_red_dead_redemption_and_chinatown_wars Rockstar Games Newswire] On December 15, 2011 Rockstar stated via the Newswire that "We're not sure about this. Some think he did, and some think he didn’t. Certainly in an original version of the script, Maria had a longer, really annoying speech, but then someone in the audio department wisely put an end to that. Quite what that means for Maria, who can say."[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19861/grand-theft-auto-iii-your-questions-answered-part-one-claude-dar.html [Top Story] Grand Theft Auto III: Your Questions Answered – Part One (Claude, Darkel & Other Characters)], Rockstargames.com *In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], Maria can be heard discussing [[Claude]] through [[Chatterbox FM]], stating that "he doesn't talk too much". Due to the radios being looped, this can be heard at any point during the game, even before Claude actually meets her. *Again in Chatterbox, Maria talks about her interest in leopard skin furniture. She seems fond of it, as the only she doesn't wear anything with leopard print is during her appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. *Maria Latore is listed as '''Maria La Torra''' in the credits for [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. *Maria is brunette, but her artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories depicts her as a blonde. *As can be seen in the mission "[[Biker Heat]]" in GTA Liberty City Stories, Maria is a fan of [[Love Fist]]; she has a poster of them on the wall above her bed. ==Mission appearances== ;GTA III *[[Chaperone]] *[[Last Requests]] *[[Sayonara Salvatore]] *[[Payday For Ray]] (Voice) *[[S.A.M.]] *[[The Exchange (GTA III)|The Exchange]] ([[Character Deaths in 3D Universe|Possible Death]]) ;GTA San Andreas *[[Freefall]] *[[Saint Mark's Bistro]] ;GTA Liberty City Stories *[[Ho Selecta!]] *[[Shop 'Til You Strop]] (Boss) *[[Taken For A Ride]] (Boss) *[[Booby Prize]] (Boss) *[[Biker Heat]] (Boss) *[[Overdose of Trouble]] (Boss) *[[Contra-Banned]] *[[The Trouble with Triads]] ==Gallery== File:MariaLatore-GTAIII-PC.jpg|Full body character model in the PC version of GTA III. File:MariaLatore-GTAIII-Xbox.jpg|Full body character model in the Xbox version of GTA III. File:MariaLatore-GTALCS-artwork.jpg|Concept artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories. File:MariaLatore-GTAIII-artwork.jpg|Concept artwork of Maria Latore for GTA III. File:MariaLatore'sApartment-GTALCS.jpg|Maria Latore's [[Maria Latore's Apartment|apartment]] in [[Saint Mark's]]. File:S.A.M.-GTAIII.jpg|Maria and [[Asuka Kasen]] torturing [[Miguel]] during [[S.A.M.]]. ==References== {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1={{characters|state=collapsed}} {{Gtaiii characters|state=collapsed}} {{Gtasa characters|state=collapsed}} {{Gtalcs characters|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Characters|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Characters in GTA III|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Characters in GTA San Andreas|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Characters in GTA Liberty City Stories|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Characters in 3D Universe|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Bosses|Latore, Maria]] [[Category:Gangsters|Latore, Maria]]

Maria Latore (also credited as Maria La Torra) is a character in the 3D Universe 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 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, while in GTA Liberty City Stories she was voiced by Fiona Gallagher.

Character history

Life until 1998

Maria as a waitress at Caligula's Palace, Las Venturas.

Maria Latore was born in an unknown location, quite possibly in San Andreas, and later moved to Las Venturas to become a waitress at the Sindacco Family run Caligula's Palace casino. Later, after the Leone and Forelli families invested money into the casino, she met Salvatore Leone and started a relationship with him. At some point between 1992 and 1998, she married Salvatore and moved into his home in Liberty City, before getting her own apartment in the same neighbourhood.

1998

In 1998 Maria and Salvatore's marriage was at rock bottom, with both of them not living together and Maria becoming addicted to drugs. She had also begun cheating on Salvatore with Biker leader Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay, something that Salvatore was well aware of and often used in their 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 was then assigned to chaperone her, something that often resulted in him rescuing her from trouble, including: helping her after she shoplifted three local stores, 'winning' her in a street race, killing her abusive boyfriend, and saving her life after a drug overdose. During this period, she expressed a romantic interest towards Toni (who avoided her advances), an interest that ended when Maria realized that he had no money.

Life until 2001

In 2001, her relationship with Salvatore remains at rock bottom, but the two are seemingly living together again. She is introduced to Claude, who she calls "Fido", through Salvatore, who asks him to chaperone her for an evening, something that results in Maria forcing Claude to take her to her dealer, and afterwards being chased out of a party by the police. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude began dating, and as a result, Salvatore attempts to kill Claude with a bomb-laden car. Maria, however, had alerted Claude and asked him to meet her at a small dock in Callahan Point. She then introduced him to her old friend Asuka Kasen, and the three fled to Staunton Island.

Asuka later hired Claude to 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 and shopping. Maria and Asuka eventually tortured Miguel together to extract information about the Colombian Cartels operations. Catalina, however, killed Asuka and Miguel, kidnapping Maria and taking her to Shoreside Vale, demanding Claude to pay a $500,000 ransom. Claude paid the ransom at the Cartels headquarters but was ambushed by the Cartel. Claude killed the Cartel members and followed Catalina to Cochrane Dam, destroying her helicopter with a rocket launcher and rescuing Maria. The two walked away from the scene, with Maria nervously talking while the screen faded to black, and the sound of a gunshot soon following.

Personality

Maria has a high self-esteem but low self-control, something that becomes apparent with her spent of Salvatore's money, drug usage and shoplifting. In addition to being a nymphomaniac, she is also very dominating, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that should do her bidding, and calling them "Fido" (as it is the case with Claude in GTA III and Toni Cipriani in GTA Liberty City Stories).

Trivia

Maria Latore, in her leopard skin outfit, in GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • It is possible that Claude has either killed Maria or just fired in the air to make her stop talking. Rockstar Games prefers to keep this ambiguous, so the interpretation of what actually happened is up to the player.[1] On December 15, 2011 Rockstar stated via the Newswire that "We're not sure about this. Some think he did, and some think he didn’t. Certainly in an original version of the script, Maria had a longer, really annoying speech, but then someone in the audio department wisely put an end to that. Quite what that means for Maria, who can say."[2]
  • In Grand Theft Auto III, Maria can be heard discussing Claude through Chatterbox FM, stating that "he doesn't talk too much". Due to the radios being looped, this can be heard at any point during the game, even before Claude actually meets her.
  • Again in Chatterbox, Maria talks about her interest in leopard skin furniture. She seems fond of it, as the only she doesn't wear anything with leopard print is during her appearance in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Maria Latore is listed as Maria La Torra in the credits for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Maria is brunette, but her artwork for GTA Liberty City Stories depicts her as a blonde.
  • As can be seen in the mission "Biker Heat" in GTA Liberty City Stories, Maria is a fan of Love Fist; she has a poster of them on the wall above her bed.

Mission appearances

GTA III
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories

Gallery

References