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This is the character sheet concerning the Spanish Lords, a Hispanic street gang focused on drug dealing, as well as their associates in Grand Theft Auto IV and its downloadable expansions. For a full index of characters from the game, click here.

    Elizabeta Torres 

Elizabeta "Liz" Torres

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Voiced by: Charlie Parker

A Puerto Rican drug dealer who controls most of Bohan. She has ties to multiple criminal organizations across Liberty City, most notably the Spanish Lords street gang and their associates.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Her LCPD profile says she is known to frequent women's gyms and tennis courts. She is also seen flirting with Carmen Ortiz during a party. It should be noted though that in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, she has admitted that "she doesn't find all men bad" and has even admitted to marrying three.
  • Affably Evil: She's a criminal and has done a lot of extreme stuff, but remains respectful to other people, as long as they're not her bodyguard.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She is definitely on the curvier side, but still quite pretty.
  • Boom, Headshot!: At the height of her Villainous Breakdown, Manny enters her apartment and tries to arrest her himself. As soon as Manny turns to Niko, she shoots both of them in the head.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Ho boy, she brutally murdered a man who tried to rape her back in Puerto Rico, she immigrated to a life of poverty in America, she had to turn to dealing crack cocaine at age 14, and was married three times.
  • Jerkass: To Andreas. She constantly hurls verbal abuse at him, for failing to clean according to her standards.
  • Longer-Than-Life Sentence: After she's arrested and judged, Elizabeta Torres is sentenced to 300 years of imprisonment for thirty charges (ten years each) of cocaine distribution. Lampshaded by her voicemail, where she says she can't answer to the messages before the end of her prison sentence, and also by The Liberty Tree which mentions such sentence as a record for the Liberty City crime society.
  • No Indoor Voice: Justified, since she throws parties constantly.
    • She also screams orders at Andreas.
  • Serial Spouse: She was married three times to different men.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is about as tall, or slightly taller than Niko.
  • Smug Snake: She is utterly convinced that she is an untouchable drug kingpin with the entirety of Bohan under her thumb. This isn't too far from the truth, but it does little to save her when the IAA cracks down on her operation.
  • Spicy Latina: Downplayed. She certainly has the attitude of one, but she is only of average-to-reasonable attractiveness, if a bit overweight. She also gets men to do most of the heavy lifting in her trade.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After some botched deals, her options for selling two big stashes of cocaine, both of which she acquired through incidents that attracted police attention, are dwindling. Despite this, she orders more deals to be conducted and more cocaine to be stolen for her. This culminates in her flushing the stashes down the toilet as she realizes that she is about to be arrested.
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    Manny Escuela 

Manuel "Manny" Escuela

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Voiced by: Berto Colon

A former associate of Elizabeta Torres and the Spanish Lords, now a self-styled vigilante.


  • Attention Whore: Much of his vigilante persona is an act he puts on for his reality show.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most people, including Niko make fun of him.
  • Boom, Headshot!: He dies in this manner, courtesy of Elizabeta Torres.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: He sends Niko off to a dangerous firefight, and after Niko kills all the gangsters, takes credit for the fight as a "fearsome street warrior."
  • Hypocrite: He claims to be all about cleaning up the streets, but he hires a hitman to murder scores of drug dealers, many of whom were once his friends, just so he can get material for his reality show.
  • Reformed Criminal: Although he really isn't any better now.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He constantly prides himself as the "voice of the streets".
  • The Scrappy: Nobody Niko meets (himself included) likes him.invoked
  • Too Dumb to Live: At one point, he barges into Elizabeta's house armed with nothing but a camera and starts ranting to her about "the streets." See Boom, Headshot! above to see how that turned out.
  • Vigilante Man: What he styles himself as, but he pays Niko to do all the hard work.
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