History VideoGame / GrandTheftAutoIV

18th Dec '16 9:22:01 PM RobbSony3
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Niko. As a child, Niko aspired to become an astronaut. But an abusive father, combined with being drafted as a Child Soldier during the Yugoslav Wars (and feeling regretful for the atrocities he either witnessed or committed), and witnessing a personal betrayal that saw several of his childhood friends (and fellow platoon mates) gunned down all drove him into becoming cynical.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Niko. As a child, Niko aspired to become an astronaut. But an abusive father, combined with being drafted as a Child Soldier ChildSoldier during the Yugoslav Wars (and feeling regretful for the atrocities he either witnessed or committed), and witnessing a personal betrayal that saw several of his childhood friends (and fellow platoon mates) gunned down all drove him into becoming cynical.
18th Dec '16 9:20:54 PM RobbSony3
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Niko. The game clearly implies that he's a very unhappy man for being a murderer. Sure he's cold at times and did terrible things in the past, but his entire childhood was spent in war, violence and poverty. Following the game's plot, he does nothing but return to the old ways of the violent life.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Niko. The game clearly implies that he's As a very unhappy man for child, Niko aspired to become an astronaut. But an abusive father, combined with being drafted as a murderer. Sure he's cold at times Child Soldier during the Yugoslav Wars (and feeling regretful for the atrocities he either witnessed or committed), and did terrible things in the past, but witnessing a personal betrayal that saw several of his entire childhood was spent in war, violence and poverty. Following the game's plot, he does nothing but return to the old ways of the violent life.friends (and fellow platoon mates) gunned down all drove him into becoming cynical.
16th Dec '16 4:38:12 PM RobbSony3
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* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in the Revenge Ending of the game when he becomes the main BigBad]].

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* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in the Revenge Ending of the game when he becomes the main BigBad]].Ending, oddly enough]].
15th Dec '16 11:02:28 PM RobbSony3
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* FilmNoir: The game itself has some elements of this trope
15th Dec '16 10:13:27 PM RobbSony3
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* AlasPoorVillain:
** [[spoiler: Mikhail Faustin's death. He might have been an AxCrazy drug-addict, but still, seeing him broken, betrayed and killed by Dimitri and Niko, is hard not to feel sorry for him.]]
** [[spoiler: Darko Brevic, given his backstory and fate.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain:
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AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Mikhail Faustin's death. He might have been an AxCrazy drug-addict, but still, seeing him broken, betrayed and killed by Dimitri and Niko, is hard not to feel sorry for him.]]
** [[spoiler: Darko Brevic, given his backstory and fate.
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** [[spoiler:Jimmy Pegorino]] in the Revenge Ending.
* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. [[Spoiler: Subverted in the Revenge Ending of the game when he becomes the main BigBad]].

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** [[spoiler:Jimmy Pegorino]] in for the Revenge Ending.
* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Subverted in the Revenge Ending of the game when he becomes the main BigBad]].
15th Dec '16 10:11:14 PM RobbSony3
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Dimitri Rascalov]] for the [[DealWithTheDevil Deal Ending]]. Also EvilAllAlong. In the [[{{Revenge}} Revenge Ending]], [[spoiler: you kill him [[DiscOneFinalBoss before]] the final mission.]]
* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. The [[BittersweetEnding Revenge Ending]] [[spoiler: has you kill him in the final mission]].

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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[[spoiler:Dimitri Rascalov]] for the [[DealWithTheDevil Deal Ending]]. Also EvilAllAlong. In the [[{{Revenge}} Revenge Ending]], [[spoiler: you kill him [[DiscOneFinalBoss before]] the final mission.]]
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** [[spoiler:Jimmy Pegorino]] in the Revenge Ending.
* BigBadWannabe: [[TheDon Jimmy Pegorino]]. His story arc focuses on his unsuccessful attempts at getting his [[{{Joisey}} Alderney]]-based mob family membership in the [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]-exclusive Commission. The [[DownerEnding Deal Ending]] sees him form a BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:with Dimitri, which is quickly ended when the latter [[TheBigBadShuffle kills him]]]]. The [[BittersweetEnding [[Spoiler: Subverted in the Revenge Ending]] [[spoiler: has you kill him in Ending of the final mission]].game when he becomes the main BigBad]].
5th Dec '16 8:18:07 PM Xtifr
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'''''Grand Theft Auto IV''''' is the fourth NumberedSequel of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and the first one to appear on a [[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames seventh generation]] console. It was also, thanks to a famous slip-up by Sony over renewing their previous contract with Rockstar for exclusive publishing rights, the first entry to get a simultaneous MultiPlatform release, as well as the first to have downloadable content. The game certainly takes advantage of the new hardware to the fullest - character models are much more realistically detailed and animated, as is just about everything else.

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'''''Grand ''Grand Theft Auto IV''''' IV'' is the fourth NumberedSequel of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and the first one to appear on a [[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames seventh generation]] console. It was also, thanks to a famous slip-up by Sony over renewing their previous contract with Rockstar for exclusive publishing rights, the first entry to get a simultaneous MultiPlatform release, as well as the first to have downloadable content. The game certainly takes advantage of the new hardware to the fullest - character models are much more realistically detailed and animated, as is just about everything else.
1st Dec '16 11:48:34 AM Antigone3
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* IrishExplosivesExpert: Packie McReary, Nico's main contact in the Irish Mob.
15th Nov '16 4:45:39 PM runfromcheney
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** Radio talk show host Richard Bastion is an obvious RushLimbaugh parody, and ''Just or Unjust's'' Judge Grady is based off of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
12th Nov '16 12:36:24 PM nombretomado
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** You can also find beater variants of [[CoolCar the Emperor]], all of which have only 3 headlights as a [[ShoutOut nod]] to the "[[RummageSaleReject Psychobilly Cadillac]]" from the JohnnyCash song "[[CarSong One Piece at a Time]]." You can also find a customized "rat rod" version with an acid green vinyl roof.

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** You can also find beater variants of [[CoolCar the Emperor]], all of which have only 3 headlights as a [[ShoutOut nod]] to the "[[RummageSaleReject Psychobilly Cadillac]]" from the JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash song "[[CarSong One Piece at a Time]]." You can also find a customized "rat rod" version with an acid green vinyl roof.
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