Sick freaks to avoid.
- in-game website description
Random Characters are minor characters found standing on the street in Grand Theft Auto IV, its episodes, and Chinatown Wars. Their presence is indicated by a small blue person icon on the radar (white in the DLCs). They provide Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz, Luis Fernando Lopez and Huang Lee with small storylines and minor missions. Some random characters only appear at certain times of the day. When Niko, Johnny or Luis enters their vicinity, the characters can usually be seen waving or otherwise trying to get the player's attention.
The achievement/trophy "No More Strangers" for GTA IV involves locating all of them and helping each one out at least once (some random characters return in different areas of the map, with different problems to solve). Most of the random character missions are required for completion. This is one of the more difficult aspects of completion without a guide as the icons only appear when Niko is close to the person, and some, such as Ilyena, are located where Niko might not travel in the normal course of missions or friendship outings. This is rectified in the DLCs which place the icons on the map irrespective of the player's location.
One random encounter in GTA IV, Gracie Ancelotti, is not marked on the map with the icon, while one encounter in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Daisie Cash-Cooze, does not always trigger, even when her icon is on the screen.
Required for 100%
|Brian Meech||Iroquois Ave, Hove Beach, Broker||It's Your Call|
|Crockett Ave, Hove Beach, Broker||Brian's first encounter|
|Montauk Ave & Dillon St, Downtown, Broker||Brian's second encounter, at least one Vigilante mission|
|Real Badman||Dukes Boulevard, East Island City, Dukes||Shadow|
|Mel||Mohawk Ave, Hove Beach, Broker||Escuela of the Streets|
|Ilyena Faustin||Firefly Island, Broker||The Puerto Rican Connection|
|Hossan||Garnet St & Frankfort Ave, Suffolk, Algonquin||The Puerto Rican Connection|
|Sara||Back Passage, Suffolk, Algonquin||The Puerto Rican Connection|
|Flatfish Plaice, Fishmarket South, Algonquin||Sara's first encounter, night only|
|Pathos||Denver-Exeter Ave, Star Junction, Algonquin||The Puerto Rican Connection|
|Star Junction, Algonquin||Pathos's first encounter|
|Marnie Allen||City Hall, Algonquin||Three Leaf Clover|
|Quartz St & Ivy Drive South, Middle Park West, Algonquin||Marnie's first encounter|
|Eddie Low||Lockowski Ave, Alderney City, Alderney||Three Leaf Clover, night only|
|Cockerell Ave, Berchem, Alderney||Eddie's first encounter, night only|
|Gracie Ancelotti||Babbage Drive, Acter, Alderney||Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend|
Not Required for 100% or achievement
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
- Random Characters map at WikiGTA - GTA IV
- GTA 4 Liberty City Map (select NPCs > Person (contact) in the right menu)
- Random Characters map on GameFAQs - GTA Chinatown Wars