Novy was to be the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto III before he was dropped during development, with Rockstar Games in favor of Claude. Despite this Novy's model and texture is still in the games files and just like Darkel, but he was removed from the final version. Novy's description is a white male with a brown hair and a brown tuft. He also wears a blue shirt and blue pants. Novy is playable through modifications on PC. However the model of the PC version is glitched. His name may also be based on Tom Novy who composed some of the songs on Head Radio (Tom Novy also played a song called "Back to the Streets", but it was deleted out of the track with no explanation). It is believed by some fans that he was not the beta protagonist but a removed character that would give Claude missions. He is believed to have given a mission from the Head Radio's studio and he would have been the DJ.