The Ballad of Gay Tony |
|Full Name||Rocco Pelosi|
|Date of Birth||1981|
|Place of Birth||Liberty City|
|Date of Death||2013 (during The Ballad of Rocco)|
|Age at Death||32|
|Family||Uncle Vince (uncle)|
Luis Fernando Lopez
Milton McIlroy (client)
|Vehicles||Caddy (with grilles)|
|Voiced by||Greg Siff|
Rocco "Rock" Pelosi is a character in the HD Universe who appears as a minor character in The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V. He is, in the former, a member of the Ancelotti Family and in the latter an agent in Vinewood. He is voiced in Greg Siff.
Relatives and crime family status
He is a distant relative of Gracie Ancelotti, and often seen alongside his uncle Vince. Rocco's status in the crime family is unknown, as well as his connection to Ancelotti capos Tony Black or Frankie Garone.
He is sometimes shown to be a made man and a high-ranking member despite his age, but is in the weakest family, as he is likely a Soldier since he's young. According to Tony, Rocco is somehow a blood or marriage relative of the don, and also a "made man" even more influential than his own uncle. In Frosting on the Cake, Evan Moss claims Rocco could have lent Tony $2 million (he suggests Gracie as well, and both of them could have, in turn, borrowed it from don Ancelotti). Other times, it is suggested that he is only an associate working his way up - he once asks Gracie to "tell [the don] I'm on the up", and Gay Tony says Rocco is small time.
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Rocco clearly dislikes Tony, as he frequently mocks him with slurs such as "fag" knowing Tony is not in the position to fight him back. He first meets Luis Lopez in I Luv LC and immediately throws racial slurs at him in a similar fashion, though Luis makes witty comebacks. Behind his back, Tony and Luis agree that he is a wannabe who is "out of his league" as well as mocking him.
Luis clearly voices his dislike of Rocco to his face and distrusts him (for example, he claims that Chinese Takeout and Boulevard Baby were both traps set by Rocco to kill him). Rocco, though normally very disrespectful, prefers Luis and occasionally delegates to him when trying to restrain or exclude Tony. Rocco still has a small degree of trust in Tony's business practices - despite saying his judgment is clouded by a "midlife crisis", he sees a very big monetary value in Maisonette 9. He may have even lent Tony the $2 million he borrowed to buy the diamonds (if not, then someone else in the Ancelotti Family).
In a complex chain of events, the diamonds attract thieves who kidnap Gracie and demand the diamonds. Giovanni Ancelotti makes a truce with the original owner of the stolen diamonds, Ray Bulgarin, and both blame Rocco, Gay Tony and Luis for the incidents. Rocco, in another rare gesture of cooperation, offers to spare Luis and own the clubs with him if he personally kills Gay Tony. Although he briefly considers it, Luis instead shoots Uncle Vince and is ready to kill Rocco before letting him flee. Rocco is not heard or seen of again in the game. If the player calls Rocco's number after Departure Time, Rocco's voicemail message states that he has fled Liberty City to "lay low" for a while.
Grand Theft Auto V
By 2013 Rocco had moved to Vinewood, Los Santos and became a successful agent, with up-and-coming actor Milton McIlroy one of his clients. He announced plans to renovate an abandoned warehouse in East Los Santos into an EDM superclub with "Jacuzzis, chicks in cages, sparklers in the bottles. Every level’s gonna have its own theme. Class from the floor up, and open 24/7." He used his influence as an agent to halt the filming of Meltdown, starring McIlroy, attempt to renegotiate Milton's contract. Producer Solomon Richards sends Michael De Santa to intimidate Rocco into cooperation. Rocco returns to beat up Solomon; however, he, along with his associate Gianni, are chased away and killed by Michael.
Rocco is infamously cocky and rude to almost everybody he encounters. He, and his uncle Vince, have the same sense of humor derived from making other people miserable. Rocco frequently made use of countless racial and homophobic slurs, like "fag" and "spic". He takes great pride in being associated with the Ancelotti family and often expressed his belief that his connections made him untouchable. Despite all of this, Rocco usually avoids brutal violence and rather makes somebody else perform violent acts on his behalf. Despite his supposed connections, Rocco was very cowardly and fled Liberty City the moment his uncle was murdered to escape from Tony and Luis' wrath.
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- GTA V