History Characters / GrandTheftAuto

25th Oct '17 1:18:20 PM VisitorAlex
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* FreudianExcuse: He became a mobster as a way to get money, but was still a sane man. when he got caught, he was locked up in prison for ''15 years''. Those years have turned him into a coldblooded psychopath who does anything for money.



* VillainProtagonist: It is certainly the most definitive trait of the character. Although he appears to be criminal out of necessity in the beginning, he's not just punching a clock; he's been a lifelong career murderer who never wanted to be anything else, and has no FreudianExcuse behind it (unless you take "Blame my mother...I do" at face value). There are no lines he isn't willing to cross, and isn't that much better as a person than his enemies.

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* VillainProtagonist: It is certainly the most definitive trait of the character. Although he appears to be criminal out of necessity in the beginning, he's not just punching a clock; he's been a lifelong career murderer who never wanted to be anything else, and has no FreudianExcuse behind it (unless you take "Blame my mother...I do" at face value).else. There are no lines he isn't willing to cross, and isn't that much better as a person than his enemies.



* HateSink: [[spoiler:Dips into this territory when he betrayed Tommy Vercetti in the final mission, allying with Sonny Forelli and cemented himself as a disloyal bastard purely interested in his "Vice City business".]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Subverted. It is implied that several things that happened in his life, like ParentalAbandonment, the murder of his brother, and his own drug addiction, turned him into a greedy {{jerkass}}. However, none of this justifies the fact that he is a parasite that only causes problems towards his friends and family. Victor Vance, himself a drug lord, was a far [[AffablyEvil more decent]] person than his brother.]]
* HateSink: [[spoiler:Dips into this territory when Lance Vance has a tendency to make easy money, is lazy, childish, and a complete [[TheLoad parasite]] for almost everyone around him. [[TheMillstone He constantly cause trouble for Tommy]], he betrayed also whines that Tommy Vercetti isn't treating him fairly even though Tommy not only saved his life, but carried him throughout all of their criminal endeavors. [[spoiler: All of this was probably just so that the player would enjoy killing him in the final mission, allying with Sonny Forelli and cemented himself as a disloyal bastard purely interested in his "Vice City business".]]mission when he betrays Tommy.]]



* {{Jerkass}}

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* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: He's LethallyStupid, rude and childish.
31st Aug '17 10:00:32 PM VisitorAlex
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* AffablyEvil: Despite being a ruthless murderer, Tommy shows politeness at several times, and has a strong sense of honor.
* AntiVillain: While definitely a bad guy with his share of AxCrazy moments, he still tries to be a lot more of a NobleDemon than most of his rivals.

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* AffablyEvil: Very affable if you're on his side, but completely ruthless if you are his enemy. Despite being a ruthless murderer, Tommy shows politeness at several times, and has a strong sense of honor.
* AntiVillain: While definitely a bad guy with his share of AxCrazy moments, he still tries to be a lot more of a NobleDemon than most of his rivals.



* TheDon: [[spoiler:Became one at the end of the game.]]



* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]. One of his last unlockable outfits is Tony's suit from the finale of the film.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tommy is visibly disgusted by Maude the Ice Cream Lady's child-hating tirades.

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} {{Expy}}:
** He shows many characteristics in common with
Tony Montana]]. One of his last unlockable outfits is Tony's suit Montana, the drug lord from the finale film [[Film/Scarface1983 Scarface]]. The two both end up in exile, both arrive in the city wearing Hawaiian shirts, both rise to power in the city using great amounts of violence (Tony in Miami; Tommy in Vice City), both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have [[HairTriggerTemper short tempers]] and [[AxCrazy are prone to violence]], both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires. The interior of the film.
Vercetti Estate is even modeled after Montana's mansion, save for the lack of an indoor pool. There are, however, key differences, most notably that Tommy did not become addicted to his own narcotics and that Tommy survived the shootout in his mansion, as opposed to Montana who was killed, and Tony Montana is of Cuban descent, whereas Tommy Vercetti is of Italian descent.
** Tommy Vercetti also bears some resemblance to 'Mr. Blonde' from the film [[Film/ReservoirDogs Reservoir Dogs]]. The film sees 'Mr. Blonde' released from prison after loyally doing time for his crime family, as Tommy did after the "Harwood Incident". Tommy later performs contract killings for a 'Mr. Black', whilst he is referred to as 'Mr. Teal' (a reference to the then deceased Leo Teal).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Tommy is visibly disgusted by Maude the Ice Cream Lady's child-hating [[ChildHater child-hating]] tirades.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: according to his dialogues with Earnest Kelly, he appears to have had a good relationship with his father.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: according EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** According
to his dialogues with Earnest Kelly, he appears to have had a good relationship with his father.



** Tommy also seems to respect Colonel Cortez a lot, even though he doesn't share his...odd culinary tastes.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Very affable if you're on his side, but completely, violently ruthless if you are his enemy.

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** Tommy also seems to respect Colonel Cortez a lot, even though he doesn't share his... odd culinary tastes.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Very affable if you're on his side, but completely, violently ruthless if you are his enemy.HairTriggerTemper: See BerserkButton for more information.



* KarmaHoudini: Best seen in "Messing With The Man"; he causes widespread destruction across Vice City, with the express purpose of attracting the attention of the law, yet [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he gets off scot-free]] if he manages to clear his WantedMeter after he's finished the mission. And even if he gets Busted after all that, he doesn't go to prison.

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* KarmaHoudini: Best seen in "Messing With The Man"; he causes widespread destruction across Vice City, with the express purpose of attracting the attention of the law, yet [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he gets off scot-free]] if he manages to clear his WantedMeter after he's finished the mission. And even if he gets Busted after all that, he doesn't go to prison. He also gets a [[EarnYourHappyEnding happy ending]].



* PetTheDog: He does have his moments.

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* PetTheDog: He Psychotic moments aside, he does have his moments.
31st Aug '17 9:06:11 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheSyndicate: His criminal organization ([[http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Vercetti_Gang Vercetti crime family]]) operates as a powerful empire in Vice City.

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* TheSyndicate: His criminal organization ([[http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Vercetti_Gang Vercetti crime family]]) operates as a powerful empire organization based in and around Vice City.
31st Aug '17 9:00:44 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheSyndicate: His criminal organization ([[http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Vercetti_Gang Vercetti crime family]]) operates as a syndicate.

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* TheSyndicate: His criminal organization ([[http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Vercetti_Gang Vercetti crime family]]) operates as a syndicate.powerful empire in Vice City.
31st Aug '17 8:39:53 PM VisitorAlex
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* JerkAss: About half the time, whether he's roughing up Kent Paul out of impatience, insulting Ken throughout the game, or when Lance tells Tommy he'll "handle" a bar that won't pay protection money and Tommy screams at him "YOU CALL THIS 'HANDLING IT'?!" because Lance wasn't doing anything about it right that second. To name just a few examples.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Best shown during his moments with characters like Cortez and Kelly.
* KarmaHoudini: Best seen in "Messing With The Man"; he causes widespread destruction across ViceCity and likely kills numerous civilians, with the express purpose of attracting the attention of the law, yet [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he gets off scot-free]] if he manages to clear his WantedMeter after he's finished the mission. And even if he gets Busted after all that, he doesn't go to prison.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: About half the time, whether he's roughing up Kent Paul out of impatience, insulting Ken throughout the game, or when Lance tells Tommy he'll "handle" a bar that won't pay protection money and Tommy screams at him "YOU CALL THIS 'HANDLING IT'?!" because Lance wasn't doing anything about it right that second. To name just a few examples.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Best shown during his moments with characters like Cortez and Kelly.
* KarmaHoudini: Best seen in "Messing With The Man"; he causes widespread destruction across ViceCity and likely kills numerous civilians, Vice City, with the express purpose of attracting the attention of the law, yet [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he gets off scot-free]] if he manages to clear his WantedMeter after he's finished the mission. And even if he gets Busted after all that, he doesn't go to prison.



* PetTheDog: That's right! He does have his moments.

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* PetTheDog: That's right! He does have his moments.


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* TheSyndicate: His criminal organization ([[http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Vercetti_Gang Vercetti crime family]]) operates as a syndicate.
18th Aug '17 12:17:31 AM DivineDeath
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* UnknownRival: To [[spoiler:Ricardo Diaz]]. Tommy spends half the game first figuring out that he was behind the drug deal sabotage, and then plotting to kill him and take over his empire. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Ricardo Diaz]] never once suspects that Tommy was involved in the deal and doesn't realize his new hired killer is gunning for him until he'a practically looking down the barrel.


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* CoolBoat: He prides himself on owning the fastest boat on the east coast, and if he finds out someone has an even faster one, he steals it. Justified in that a lot of his suppliers sell their cargo on a first come, first serve basis from offshore, meaning a faster boat gives him a competitive edge in the drug trade.
1st Aug '17 6:45:49 PM JRads47
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->'''Voiced by:''' [[Film/GoodFellas Ray Liotta]].

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->'''Voiced by:''' [[Film/GoodFellas Ray Liotta]].
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7th Jul '17 3:17:00 AM RobbSony3
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* HateSink: [[spoiler:Dips into this territory when he betrayed Tommy Vercetti in the final mission, allying with Sonny Forelli and cemented himself as a disloyal bastard purely interested in his "Vice City business".]]
22nd Jun '17 12:54:44 PM Njein
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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:His reaction upon learning that Lance betrayed him and Sonny implied that he set Tommy up back in Harwood. He sure goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after this.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: after learning that [[spoiler:Lance]] betrayed him and Sonny implied that he set Tommy up back in Harwood, Tommy doesn't waste too much time in killing them both.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: after After learning that [[spoiler:Lance]] betrayed him and Sonny implied that he set Tommy up back in Harwood, Tommy doesn't waste too much time in killing them both.
7th Jun '17 2:56:46 PM Kookosbanaani
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* TheDreaded: Tommy makes it clear throughout the game that controlling the streets with fear is the most effective way for making himself known. This is best emphasized in mission "Shakedown" where Tommy personally destroys every store in Vice City just to make himself famous. By the end of the game, Tommy is widely feared among the criminal underworld of Vice City.

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* TheDreaded: Tommy makes it clear throughout the game that controlling the streets with fear is the most effective way for making himself known. This is best emphasized in mission "Shakedown" where Tommy personally destroys every store in Vice City the mall just to make himself famous. By the end of the game, Tommy is widely feared among the criminal underworld of Vice City.
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