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This is the character sheet concerning the United Liberty Paper Merchants, a perfectly legitimate company that is in no way a front for the IAA in Grand Theft Auto IV and its downloadable expansions. For a full index of characters from the game, click here.

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    The Contact 

The Contact

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Voiced by: Milton James

A mysterious, bespectacled man acting as Niko's handler on jobs for the company.

For tropes relating to his appearance in Grand Theft Auto V, see his entry in this character sheet.

  • Big Good: He's the closest thing to it in the game - while it's unclear how justified his actions are, he ultimately keeps his promises to Niko, periodically providing him with assistance from on high.
  • Cunning Linguist: He reveals himself to be fluent in Serbian during his first meeting with Niko.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He and Niko trade snide, thinly-veiled insults in almost all their conversations.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Examining the diploma hanging in his office reveals it to have been addressed to one "Edward T. Fortune". It also contains the seal of the CIA, the first hint at his company's true affiliation.
  • The Handler: Though he is a much colder example than most.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Despite his very cold demeanor, it is implied that he has quite a bit of respect for Niko. This can be seen in his emails wherein he warns Niko to stay away from the Pegorinos, and later, when he delivers Darko Brevic to Niko as a parting gift.
  • Interservice Rivalry: He loves talking smack about the FIB.
    "The FIB? Do I look homosexual? Do you think I care about the size of your Johnson?"
  • The Men in Black: He's essentially this, his company being a top-secret division of the IAA devoted to fighting terrorism from the shadows and using extensive cover-ups to keep their actions secret.
  • No Name Given: He refuses to give a name to Niko, and the game files provide two entirely different ones. Given his line of work, it wouldn't be surprising if he had many names.
  • Odd Friendship: With The Don of the Gambetti Family, Jon Gravelli.
  • The Spook: No Name Given. Physical description matches most males in his workplace. No distinguishing features. Nature of employment undisclosed. The man reads like a checklist for black ops agents.
  • Smug Snake: Always puts on a cool, collected, and confident air because he knows he has Niko completely under his control.

    Michelle 

Michelle (real name: Karen Daniels)

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Voiced by: Rebecca Henderson

A friend to Mallorie Bardas. She meets Niko on a date.

For tropes relating to her appearance in Grand Theft Auto V, see her entry in this character sheet.

  • Adorkable: She's a very sweet woman with a bit of an awkward streak. It's part of her cover.
  • All There in the Script: See her folder in the character sheet linked above.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: It's heavily implied by The Contact that this was the reason she agreed to spy on Niko.
  • Big Eater: If Niko takes her to a restaurant, she always says that she ate way too much, we don't see how much she eats, but it has to be a lot. And she can be taken to a restaurant every day.
  • Damning With Faint Praise: Says Niko is better than most guys she dates—despite the fact that he's a hitman.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Mallorie remarks that Michelle always seemed rather odd to everyone in their office, and her shifty behavior on dates gives credence to this. Turns out she wasn't being truthful about herself.
  • Girl Next Door: She introduces herself as a soft-spoken woman from the Midwest who just moved to Liberty City. It's likely she used this cover identity to elicit more sympathy from Niko.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: The first time Niko meets her after The Reveal, she is shown smoking. This is in direct contrast to her earlier behavior (see the Super OCD entry below).
  • Honey Trap: She seems like a sweet, if awkward, young lady from the Midwest, just looking for someone to spend time with in Liberty City but her demeanor is likely just a cover for her true identity as an IAA asset.
  • In Love with the Mark: She seems genuinely upset after she is forced to betray Niko.
  • Karma Houdini: She never receives any retribution for betraying Niko, in this game or the next.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Implies this during the first date, coming off as a little desperate.
  • Super OCD: When Niko enters her apartment for the first time, he notices that all her furniture still has price tags on them. She explains in passing that she has this trope. That's not the real reason for the tags.
  • The Teetotaler: Doesn't get drunk when you go to bars. This takes on a more sinister tone when it is revealed that she was spying on Niko.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears from the story after she introduces Niko to her mysterious employer. She returns in Grand Theft Auto V, where she makes an appearance as a high ranking IAA agent involved in interrogating a suspect.


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