Maria Latore (also referred to as Maria La Torra by several sources, including the voice-over credits in the San Andreas game manual) was once a waitress in the Caligula's Palace casino as seen in GTA: San Andreas. Appearing briefly during Don Salvatore Leone's presence in Las Venturas, she would be seen beginning to establish a closer relationship with the Don. By 1998 in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Maria is a Methamphetamine addict and often cheats on Salvatore with other men, constantly getting herself into trouble with the wrong sort of people. This causes nothing but headaches for Toni Cipriani, the protagonist in GTA: Liberty City Stories, who is occasionally assigned to chaperone her. Maria often professes her love for Toni, but this is seemingly due to the drugs affecting her mind. She nearly dies of a drug overdose at one point, but is saved when Toni finds another drug called "zap" to save her life.
By GTA III, she is introduced to Claude after Salvatore requests that he "look after her for the evening". Developing a liking for Claude, she would save his life by preventing him from entering a death trap set up by Salvatore (before telling him they were both an item) and seek help from an associate, Asuka Kasen, to flee to Staunton Island. She would appear as a caller on Chatterbox FM to describe her feelings with Claude, but expresses doubt because he was seen as being uninterested to her, "always working and hanging out with the guys" instead.
Maria would still be seen with Asuka on occasions, sometimes with hints that the two were lovers, including the period when Miguel was tortured and interrogated, as Asuka seemed to gain a sexual thrill out of it. Maria is then kidnapped by the Colombian Cartel and held ransom by Catalina, but is rescued by Claude by the end of the storyline. Maria's fate remains unknown, however, when the screen portraying Claude and Maria (overwhelmed by excitement, talks continuously about Claude and herself) walking away fades to black, and a gunshot was heard. It is unknown whether the gunshot was meant to kill Maria due to her constant nagging while the credits rolled (though it remains implied).
Maria holds an interest in leopard skin furniture (evidenced from her Chatterbox phone call), and also sports an outfit with tiger stripe patterns. She is later seen in clothing of a similar fashion in GTA: Liberty City Stories.
Maria is very secure about her looks, saying that she looks beautfiful even tho she haidnt put on mascara. She has no feelings or loyality to friends or family. She has no control over herself, using drugs and throwing money everywhere. She is also shoplifting, but leaves the trouble to someone else, wich is monstly Salvatore or Toni. She is very dominating, and a nymphomaniac. She dont care about her being married to Salvatore Leone.
GTA San Andreas Mission Appearances
GTA Liberty City Stories Mission Appearances
- Ho Selecta!
- Shop 'Til You Strop (Boss)
- Taken For A Ride (Boss)
- Booby Prize (Boss)
- Biker Heat (Boss)
- Overdose of Trouble (Boss)
- The Trouble with Triads
GTA III Mission Appearances