History Videogame / GrandTheftAutoIV

12th Nov '17 5:28:45 PM Jake18
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** Badman is so difficult to understand partially because even though individual words are coherent, most of his speech in game is repetitive, angry, paranoid ramblings about rival gangs. This is also because Little Jacob and Badman are speaking completely separate languages. Little Jacob speaks Rastafarian English, while Badman is speaking Jamaican Patois. While both dialects of English, Little Jacob's dialect is a hell of a lot closer to anything you're likely to actually comprehend.

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** Badman is so difficult to understand partially because even though individual words are coherent, most of his speech in game is repetitive, angry, paranoid ramblings about rival gangs. This is also because Little Jacob and Badman are speaking completely separate languages. Little Jacob speaks [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyaric Rastafarian English, English]], while Badman is speaking Jamaican Patois. While both dialects of English, Little Jacob's dialect is a hell of a lot closer to anything you're likely to actually comprehend.
27th Oct '17 11:48:01 AM DustSnitch
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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Broker not Brooklyn, Dukes not Queens, Middle Park not Central Park, Algonquin not Manhattan[[note]]both are names of Native American tribes in the Northeastern US[[/note]]. Alderney for New Jersey and Guernsey as a nickname for it ([[UsefulNotes/TheChannelIslands Alderney and Guernsey are neighbouring islands to "old" Jersey]]), the Humboldt River instead of the Hudson, Tudor instead of Elizabeth county (IRL named for a Tudor-era ruler), Booth Tunnel for the Lincoln, Happiness Island instead of Liberty, and the Rotterdam Tower instead of the Empire State Building... is there anything in Liberty City that ''doesn't'' follow this trope?

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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Broker not Brooklyn, Dukes not Queens, Middle Park not Central Park, Algonquin not Manhattan[[note]]both are names of Native American tribes in the Northeastern US[[/note]]. Alderney for New Jersey and Guernsey as a nickname for it ([[UsefulNotes/TheChannelIslands Alderney and Guernsey are neighbouring islands to "old" Jersey]]), the Humboldt River instead of the Hudson, Tudor instead of Elizabeth county (IRL named for a Tudor-era ruler), Booth Tunnel for the Lincoln, Happiness Island instead of Liberty, [[Art/StatueOfLiberty Liberty]], and the Rotterdam Tower instead of the Empire State Building... is there anything in Liberty City that ''doesn't'' follow this trope?



** The mood juxtaposition is even more notable at the end of the final cutscene for a game about the emptiness of the idea about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream and of revenge with the camera panning up the backside of the Statue of Happiness facing towards Liberty City, which wouldn't be so funny if the statue wasn't holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage]] that represented all the amusing controversy [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto the series]] has stirred up. [[note]] Even more funny is that the alleged coffee is held up by [[TakeThat a statue whose face bears a striking resemblance to one of ]][[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Grand Theft Auto San Andreas's]] [[UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton more noteworthy detractors]], though the face isn't shown noticeably the cutscene.[[/note]]

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** The mood juxtaposition is even more notable at the end of the final cutscene for a game about the emptiness of the idea about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream and of revenge with the camera panning up the backside of the [[Art/StatueOfLiberty Statue of Happiness Happiness]] facing towards Liberty City, which wouldn't be so funny if the statue wasn't holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage]] that represented all the amusing controversy [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto the series]] has stirred up. [[note]] Even more funny is that the alleged coffee is held up by [[TakeThat a statue whose face bears a striking resemblance to one of ]][[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Grand Theft Auto San Andreas's]] [[UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton more noteworthy detractors]], though the face isn't shown noticeably the cutscene.[[/note]]



** The [[StatueOfLiberty Statue of Happiness]]'s face bears a striking to UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton, ironically as instead of a torch the statue is holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage meant to reference a particular controversy of the GTA series]] which Hillary was an activist against.

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** The [[StatueOfLiberty [[Art/StatueOfLiberty Statue of Happiness]]'s face bears a striking to UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton, ironically as instead of a torch the statue is holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage meant to reference a particular controversy of the GTA series]] which Hillary was an activist against.
9th Sep '17 3:59:16 PM nombretomado
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* NoPartyGiven: Despite the game's extensive mockery of the AmericanPoliticalSystem, the word "Democrat" is never used, and the only use of "Republican" is in the title of the show ''[[Radio/GTARadio Republican Space Rangers]]''. However, it can be inferred that Governatorial candidate John Hunter and Liberty City mayor Julio Ochoa are Democrats, while deputy mayor Bryce Dawkins, Governatorial candidate Michael Graves, and [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Joe Lawton]] are Republicans.

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* NoPartyGiven: Despite the game's extensive mockery of the AmericanPoliticalSystem, UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem, the word "Democrat" is never used, and the only use of "Republican" is in the title of the show ''[[Radio/GTARadio Republican Space Rangers]]''. However, it can be inferred that Governatorial candidate John Hunter and Liberty City mayor Julio Ochoa are Democrats, while deputy mayor Bryce Dawkins, Governatorial candidate Michael Graves, and [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Joe Lawton]] are Republicans.
25th Aug '17 6:22:26 PM nombretomado
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* TheNewRussia and {{Ruritania}}: The actual locations never appear in-game, but there are frequent references made to them, and many of the main characters are from there (Dimitri Rascalov and the Faustins are from Russia, Niko and Roman Bellic are Serbian, and the Albanians are one of the major gangs).


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* {{Ruritania}}: The actual locations never appear in-game, but there are frequent references made to them, and many of the main characters are from there (Dimitri Rascalov and the Faustins are from Russia, Niko and Roman Bellic are Serbian, and the Albanians are one of the major gangs).
3rd Aug '17 6:44:37 PM AndyLA
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* DrunkDriver: The drinking mini-game usually results in this. Well, not always the "driver" part, if you prefer, maybe due to your conscience, or maybe because you gain one wanted level when you pass by any police unit while driving drunk. Or maybe because it's really hard to drive drunk, and even with this being a video game you crash so much that you're likely to kill yourself or your companion. The game doesn't help by making walking (and, therefore, getting into a hailed taxi cab) virtually impossible.

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* DrunkDriver: The drinking mini-game usually results in this. Well, not always the "driver" part, if you prefer, maybe due to your conscience, or maybe because you gain one wanted level when you pass by any police unit while driving drunk. Or maybe because it's really hard to drive drunk, because the car keeps veering from side to side on a straight line, and even with this being a video game you crash so much that you're likely to kill yourself or your companion. The game doesn't help by making walking (and, therefore, getting into a hailed taxi cab) virtually impossible.
3rd Aug '17 6:37:25 PM AndyLA
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** There is also Jeff, one of the random people you meet, who believes firmly that his wife is seeing someone else. She is, but only as a friend[[spoiler:; he refuses to believe this and stabs her to death]].

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** There is also Jeff, one of the random people you meet, who believes firmly that his wife is seeing someone else. She is, but only as a friend[[spoiler:; he refuses to believe this and stabs her to death]]. He's even called "Jeff the Cuckold" in the credits.
3rd Aug '17 6:36:55 PM AndyLA
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** There is also Jeff, one of the random people you meet, who believes firmly that his wife is seeing someone else. She is, but only as a friend[[spoiler:; he refuses to believe this and stabs her to death]].
22nd Jun '17 4:50:49 AM StrangeThoughts
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* TheLancer: Over the course of the story, three characters could be considered to be Niko's Lancer: Roman, Little Jacob, and Packie. All three help Niko through Liberty City and are a close ally to him through his journey, and all three provide emotional support at times when he needs it.
18th Jun '17 6:45:00 AM akuntvtropes
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* BookEnds: The game begins with Niko getting off a boat named "Platypus". During the mission A Dish Served Cold, you revisit that boat, [[spoiler: now being used as part of a drug deal that Dimitri and Pegorino have set up.]]

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* BookEnds: The game begins with Niko getting off a boat named "Platypus". During If you choose the 'revenge' path, in a mission called A Dish Served Cold, you revisit that boat, [[spoiler: now being used as part of a drug deal that Dimitri and Pegorino have set up.]]
11th Jun '17 3:33:58 AM SkylaNoivern
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** Some pedestrians you can find around the game are effeminately dressed men who wear bright pink or purple and use the female pedestrian set animations (including the ''screams'').


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** This can happen if you hit into another cars rear at a high speed - The cars rear will light up in flames and the driver will come out in flames. Most of the time they'll survive, but the car wont.
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