Lupertazzi Crime Family Members
Carmine Lupertazzi Sr.
- "Our family's been doin' our Jersey business a long time with the Sopranos in a peaceful and profitable way, and I want to keep it like that."
Longtime don of the Lupertazzi crime family.
- Affably Evil: Despite being utterly ruthless in his business dealings, Carmine is nonetheless a doting father to his son, Little Carmine, and prefers to resolve tensions with the Sopranos through diplomacy rather than conflict.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Asks his middle-aged son Carmine Jr. if he's put his sun block on, in front of Johnny Sack.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Johnny Sack in Season 4.
- Does Not Understand Sarcasm: When Johnny Sack scoffed his way of sanctioning Ralphie for his joke about Ginny Sack.Carmine (about Ralph): I'll crack him good. I'll ask for 200 grand.Johnny Sack: 200 grand for insulting my wife. What's next, Carmine, he gets to FUCK HER FOR A MILLION!?Carmine: He wants to fuck her?Johnny Sack: I'm making a point, I'm talking about my wife's honor here! My honor!
- The Don: A classic one, disregards the DiMeo family as a glorified crew.
- Greater-Scope Villain: In Seasons 1-3. After he and his empire are referred to merely as "New York" in the first two seasons, he finally appears in-person during Season 3. Despite being a longtime ally of the DiMeo crime family, Carmine's organization is almost universally viewed by Tony and his associates with wariness and suspicion (not least because the former regularly uses its vastly greater size and resources to coerce the New Jersey mobsters into "sharing" their profits on local business ventures). After the relationship between the two families deteriorates in Season 4, the Lupertazzi crime family ultimately becomes the story's preeminent antagonist and remains so until the end of the series.
- Pragmatic Villainy: According to Johnny Sack, he once refused to sanction a hit on a high-earning "made man" within his Family requested by another mobster whose honor had been violated. However, when the earning capacity of the aforementioned "made man" became diminished, Carmine had him murdered.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: A mob boss can only be so reasonable, but Carmine is generally a level-headed and thoughtful leader; certainly more so than Phil.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Scolds Tony for using casual wear.
- Succession Crisis: His death ultimately starts a civil war within the Lupertazzi Crime family due to widespread lack of confidence in his sole heir, "Little" Carmine.
"Little" Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.
Carmine Lupertazzi's son and heir apparent.
- Affably Evil: Arguably one of the nicest guys in the show.
- Department of Redundancy Department:Little Carmine: "The fundamental question is: Will I be as effective as a boss like my dad was? And I will be. Even more so — but until I am, it's gonna be hard to verify that I think I'll be more effective."
- Executive Meddling: In-universe, he's the producer of Cleaver and has some creative control. In league with Christopher, Wag the Director is fully enforced.
- Happily Married: Prefers to enjoy the good life with his wife rather than wearing The Chains of Commanding.
- Hidden Depths: Reveals a certain level of wisdom late in the series.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After taking some harsh losses, he decides he's had enough of the Mafia power play and retires to a civilian life, serving as a neutral mediator in mob conflicts.
- Malaproper: The king of this, to the point where other characters refer to him as "Brainless the Second" and exchange confused looks during one of his malapropism-riddled speeches.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While he's considered to be a goofy buffoon by diehard mafiosi, he reveals himself to have inherited at least some of his father's talent for diplomacy and is capable of giving wise (albeit terribly worded) advice from an objective standpoint. Tony himself calls upon his talents to assist him in making peace with Phil Leotardo and his right-hand man, Butch DeConcini.
- Team Switzerland: Mediates between Tony and Phil, but he bungles it completely when he pointlessly brings up the death of Billy Leotardo.
- Took a Level in Kindness
- Villainous Friendship: With Lorraine Calluzo. He's very angered when Phil Leotardo kills her.
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: Despite being the legitimate heir of Carmine Sr., a sizable faction of the Lupertazzi Family led by Johnny Sack contests his succession, not least because he is glaringly lacking in his father's cunning and ruthless decisiveness.
John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni
- " Don't talk crazy!!....You want to commit suicide? Pills are a lot easier!"
Underboss of the Lupertazzi crime family, and old friend of Tony Soprano.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He's given a rare emphatic death, dying after a long illness and surrounded by his anguished family, underscoring that a broken mobster is still a human being. In-universe, even the gangsters who are disappointed in him breaking the omerta are saddened by his passing and honor his memory.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He's a New York underboss eager to be Number One, but once he gets there, everything starts to go awry.
- Berserk Button: Cracking any jokes about his wife's weight. He even starts a vendetta against Ralph Cifaretto because of it.
- Big Bad: In Season 5. Upon learning that Tony Soprano's cousin has joined forces against him with Little Carmine, he and his brutal right-hand man, Phil Leotardo, effectively declare war on the entire Soprano Crime Family.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Carmine Lupertazzi in Season 4.
- Big Girl: His beloved wife.
- Butt-Monkey: His whole arc in Season 6, when he falls from grace and suffers from a declining health.
- The Chains of Commanding: Soon learns that Tony's warnings about it were true.
- Chubby Chaser: He doesn't mind at all about how his wife is morbidly obese.
- The Consigliere: To Carmine Sr.
- Cool Car: As he gets closer to becoming Boss in Season 5, he splashes out on a new Maserati (which later ends up being sold to Christopher Moltisanti after he goes to prison).
- Deadpan Snarker
- A Death in the Limelight: Stage 5.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Tries to have Ralph killed for the crime of taking a jab at his wife's weight. Johnny claims that this is perfectly valid and that he wouldn't have needed to ask permission to avenge his wife's honour in the mob's heyday, but mobsters far more senior than Johnny find the entire thing ridiculous and demand that he settle it amicably.
- The Dragon: To Carmine Lupertazzi, Sr..
- Dragon Ascendant: A brief stint as The Don after Carmine's death and a mob war.
- Drunk with Power: He becomes less pragmatic and more ruthless after Carmine Sr. dies. Discussed by the Jersey crew.
- Faux Affably Evil: Despite being genuinely devoted to his wife and children, he acts friendly and charming towards others only to the extent that doing so advances his own interests.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For Seasons 1-3 as the foremost representative of the massive Lupertazzi Crime Family.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Several ultimately minor issues in the series are blown up by his resentfulness, pride, and rigid sense of honour.
- Happily Married: Except for a minor incident, one of the best/rare examples. Unlike almost every other mobster in the series (with the exception of Bobby), he is never shown or even mentioned cheating on his wife.
- Hidden Depths: A genuinely loving husband and father in spite of being a mob boss.
- Honor Before Reason: Usually inverted, as he's a very pragmatic businessman, but when he uses the honor angle during the conflict with Ralph over the weight of his wife, Carmine disagrees and Johnny almost pays with his life for it.
- Irrational Hatred: He quickly develops a strong dislike for Christopher over very minor issues, such as offering unwanted advice. John makes it clear that as far as he's concerned, Chris is an upjumped brat who should still be waiting outside in the car; he even floats the idea of Chris being murdered during the Tony B incident. His relentless crusade against Ralph for allegedly insulting his wife could also fall into this: even Johnny's own traditionalist, by-the-book don thinks that trying to put a hit on the guy over it is completely insane.Carmine Sr.: It's settled, John. So either name a price or get the fuck over it.
- Manipulative Bastard: Around the middle of Season 3, Johnny listens to Ralph Cifaretto complain about Tony Soprano's treatment of him, and how Ralph was passed over for promotion. Johnny acts sympathetic, even acting as mediator between the two, but lies to both parties about what he told the other and his advice ultimately proves useless. Sack does basically the same with Paulie Walnuts towards the end of Season 3, who also gripes about being overlooked by Tony and expresses discontent with his position, and feeds intimate family information to John in the hopes of joining the Lupertazzi family, all of which also leading to nothing when Paulie realizes that Johnny never even mentioned him to Carmine Lupertazzi, and that Carmine doesn't even know who he is. Johnny artfully manipulates both high-ranking members of the Soprano family into feeding him sensitive information, and gets off scot free. All of this after Johnny promises Tony upon moving to New Jersey that he wouldn't "stick his beak in" (interfere in Soprano family business).
- Odd Friendship: In Stage 5, he befriends fellow inmate and custodian Warren Feldman, a former oncologist and convicted spree murderer.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As underboss. As Boss, not so much.
- The Resenter: You're in trouble if Johnny sours on you, and this can happen with disturbing ease. A little faux pas from Christopher leaves him walking on eggshells around John from that day on, to say nothing of Johnny's all-consuming vendetta against Ralph for the crime of implying his wife had a fat ass.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Pleads guilty and admits to the existence of the Mafia to lower his sentence, but dies not long after he shames himself in the eyes of the other mobsters by breaking the Omertà.
- The Starscream: Puts a hit on Carmine Sr. during the Frelinghuysen Avenue crisis. Inverted earlier when Carmine Sr. wants to get rid of Johnny due to his ruinous feud with Ralph. Both events are outsourced to Tony, but settled down and defused before it's too late.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: Prone to instances of this, such as when he's lobbying to have Ralp Cifaretto killed over the insult to his wife, when he plotted to have Carmine Sr. whacked, and the issues with Tony Blundetto.
- Villain Decay: His donship is abruptly thwarted when he's incarcerated and reduced to a life of subsistence.
- Villainous Friendship: Interstate friendship with Tony.
- His friendship with Warren Feldman may also count, considering Feldman's backstory.
- Also, with Joey Peeps, who is, apparently, his younger protege. John is genuinely angry at Little Carmine when Joey is killed by Tony Blundetto, sincerely tries to comfort his mother at the funeral and orders a hit on Angelo Garepe in revenge. Considering that prior to this both sides of the civil war only targeted associates, taking out Garepe, who was family's long-time consigliere and one of the main supporters of Little Carmine, escalated things and only Carmine's surrender prevented further bloodshed. It shows just how much Johnny was pissed off by the murder of Joey Peeps, that after his death, Sacrimoni was determined to take out Carmine's faction.
- We Used to Be Friends: His relation with Tony during Johnny's rising. Once all is said and done, and John dies of cancer, it is clear Tony still cared about him.
- "You want compromise, how's this? Twenty years in the can I wanted manicott', but I compromised. I ate grilled cheese off the radiator instead. I wanted to fuck a woman, but I compromised. I jacked off into a tissue. You see where I'm goin'?"
A hot-headed capo in the Lupertazzi family, released from prison in Season 5.
- Aesop Amnesia: Shortly after Tony makes an impassioned plea for peace to him following a near-death experience, Phil begins contemplating thoughts of retirement as well as adopting a more pacifist approach to life in general. However, his old ruthless, bloodthirsty personality resurfaces after his protége, Gerry Torciano, is murdered by "Doc" Santoro and he blames this turn of events on his own "weakness."
- Ax-Crazy: He is arguably one of the most brutal characters of the entire series. Not to mention that every time he kills, tortures, or intimidates anyone, he has a huge Slasher Smile.
- Badass Grandpa: A dreaded hitman well into his sixties.
- Berserk Button: The murder of his brother Billy is a constant source of anger for him, even long after that event passes. He's also enraged by his cousin-in-law Vito's homosexuality.
- Big Bad: During the final season. With all the resources of the Lupertazzi Crime Family at his disposal combined with a vicious streak comparable to that of Richie Aprile, he is by far the most dangerous adversary Tony encounters throughout the entire series.
- Brutal Honesty: Combined with Deadpan Snarker for additional injuries.
- Conflict Killer: Tony had more than a few disagreements with Johnny Sack, but that was nothing compared to when Phil took over.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Was first seen in a photo in the episode "Two Tonys" during the news broadcast about the Class of 2004. He later becomes the Big Bad of Season 6.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A mix, while Asshole Victim is in play, he's executed in front of his wife and his baby grandchildren, and then gets his head crushed with his own van, offscreen. It's left unsaid if Tony gets a retribution for this gory method/outcome, as a death in front of your family is a big no-no by many members of The Mafia.
- Decapitated Army: His final strategy in season 6.
- The Don: Acting Boss after Johnny Sack is arrested, official Boss after Johnny pleads guilty and subsequently dies of cancer
- Dragon Ascendant: Becomes boss after Johnny Sack's death.
- The Dreaded: Has a reputation in New York and Jersey alike for his ferocity, and even the bosses fear him.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Eventually rationalizes that he has been 20 years in jail to protect a bunch of people that he despises. Phil thinks that he should be the one commanding respect and not giving it to others who deserve or earn none, like Doc Santoro.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He views Tony as The Starscream towards his uncle Corrado, and is disgusted by the unceremonious initiation rituals of the Jersey crew and its overall laxitude.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is genuinely grief-stricken and enraged when Tony Blundetto kills his brother, Billy. Similarly, he is later revealed to have a close relationship with his henchman and protégé, Gerry Torciano, as evidenced when he has "Doc" Santoro assassinated in order to avenge the former's death.
- Evil Counterpart: To Tony Soprano on a scale of Blackand Grey Morality. In addition to being hot-headed yet decisive as leaders, both characters actively cultivate alpha-male personas for which they are widely respected and/or feared by their associates. Moreover, both view the current generation of wiseguys with disgust while looking back nostalgically on a bygone era when members of La Cosa Nostra strictly observed principles of ''Omertà'' and held those within their ranks to high standards of masculinity.
- FaceHeel Turn: From his point of view, as "the Leotardo family has been taking shit from everybody the minute they got off the boat from Italy."
- Fatal Flaw: Despite being one of the most ruthless characters in the series, he considers himself too agreeable in nature and willing to compromise for his own good. In reality, it is his obsession with preserving his alpha male persona at all costs that proves to be his downfall.
- Faux Affably Evil: Sometimes keeps an old-school demeanor and civility above his icy mercilessness.
- Final Boss: He is the ultimate enemy of the series.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Just as the back wheel of a van starts to roll onto Phil's head, we cut to a shot of his grandchildren in the backseat of the vehicle, accompanied by the Sickening "Crunch!" of his skull.
- Hate Sink: He was openly sadistic, volatile, brutal and confrontational, utilizes bullying and fear to his victims, sets Vito up to be tortured and killed, ordered his henchmen to kill Bobby and Silvio, and before that, he threatened Blundetto to the cruelest possible death for him. His brutality makes Tony Soprano himself look like a sane boss in comparison.
- Even the usually stoic FBI agent Harris openly despises him: he cites Leotardo trying to set up a female agent for a rape and beating as proof of his monstrous nature, and why Harris helps the Soprano crew locate him.
- Ignored Epiphany: While Phil is recovering in the hospital, Tony comes to visit him and pleads for them to bury the hatchet so they can be around to see their grandchildren. He seems to get through to him, as Phil is moved to tears, but a few episodes later, Phil thinks about the indignities the Leotardos have suffered and decides he can't let them go.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Shah of Iran". He resents it.
- It's Personal: Partially, in the end the death of his brother is just one of many reasons for him.
- Jerkass: Probably the most unpleasant and unapologetic guy of the show; unlike other mobsters, he's not restrained by friendship or loyalty ties, and can back his bark with his bite without being put upon by anybody. It comes with the Ruthless Foreign Gangsters baggage.
- Jerkass Has a Point: For a while at least, as made men can't be killed by rival families with impunity.
- Kick the Dog: "Comforts" Vito's widow (after murdering him) by telling her that it's for the best that her kids don't "have that kind of role model around."
- Lack of Empathy
- Men Don't Cry: He looses all respect for Johnny Sack for crying when the police tear him away from his daughter's wedding.
- Nice to the Waiter: You wouldn't know he's a ruthless mobster from the polite, charming way he tends to interact with civilians. The one time he breaks this, crudely insulting and threatening Christopher's mother in his grief over Billy's death, is played as a major Kick the Dog moment for him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Views homosexuality as an infamous disgrace and orders Vito Spatafore killed for being gay.
- Pragmatic Villainy: For a while, he's talked out of his vendetta because it's bad for business. Eventually, he argues for the opposite and evaluates there are too many middle-men.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Prone to temper tantrums, and claims that his family name was changed from Leonardo to Leotardo because the Ellis Island bureaucrats were "stupid and jealous".
- Redemption Rejection: Took a Level in Kindness after his close encounter with death, but his ruthless ways make a comeback.
- Remember the New Guy?: One of the several convicts released from the can during the show.
- Ruthless Foreign Gangsters: New York boss whose conflict with Jersey steers the events towards The Good, the Bad, and the Evil from the point of view of the FBI.
- Sickening "Crunch!": His final death, by means of his own van rolling over his head after being gunned down.
- Silver Fox: Frank Vincent's iconic, good looking hair.
- The Starscream: He kills the head of his family to become Don, and in turn he's betrayed by Butch after his consigliere estimates that the war is pointless and no longer good for the business.
- Undignified Death: His wife's minivan rolls over his skull post-mortem, with their infant grandchildren inside, at a gas station with a number of onlookers. The legendary Lupertazzi hitman will most likely be remembered by candid cellphone pictures of his squashed head on the internet.
- Unfortunate Names: Openly complains that his legal family name used to be "Leonardo," like the painter. But an Ellis Island bureaucrat goofed it up, and now he's saddled with a name for a ballet outfit.
- Wham Line:
- Would Hit a Girl: Brutally slaps Lorraine Calluzzo before subjecting her to a mock execution. He later heads her actual killing. Then, in the course of trying to hunt down Christopher Moltisanti to use him as a sacrificial lamb in retaliation for his brother Billy's murder, Phil savagely and crudely threatens Chris' mother. And in the final episode of the series, FBI special agent Harris cites Leotardo's attempt to have a female agent raped and murdered as his reason for helping Tony find and kill the on the run Phil.
Butch "Butchie" DeConcini
Phil's right hand man after Gerry Torciano gets retired.
- The Consigliere: Phil's. Surprisingly, he's more confrontational and bloodthirsty than his boss. At first.
- Dragon with an Agenda
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: It's implied that Phil's unhappiness about his lack of zeal in the war with Jersey is gonna cost him dearly.
- Red Herring: The S6 mid-season finale heavily implies that Butchie will become the largest threat now that Phil seems to be relatively benign. This situation reverses itself two episodes later.
- The Napoleon: He is significantly shorter than his peers, yet proves to be cunning, ruthless, and even beats up a guy with help of his friend, Coco.
- The Starscream: Implicitly approves the removal of Phil after the war with Jersey starts to drag on pointless.You do what you have to do.
A captain in the Lupertazzi family who guides Carmine Jr. during his war with Johnny Sack.
- Boom, Headshot!: The way he's retired.
- Celebrity Paradox: Frankie Valli is an acquaintance of Tony's and has to be contacted by Silvio after a casino manager wants a favour returned.
- Mister Big: Frankie Valli is a short man yet his character is, at one point, one of the most influential and powerful figures in the Lupertazzi crime family.
- The Evil Genius
- The Man Behind the Man: Behind Carmine Jr. Rusty largely pulled his strings during the Lupertazzi civil war.
Former consigliere for Carmine Lupertazzi. Released from prison at the beginning of Season 5 as one of the "Class of '04", and seeks to retire.
- Affably Evil: Hardly even counts as "evil" anymore; even as he's drawn back into the Lupertazzi syndicate, he remains fairly benign, outside of conspiring to have Joey Peeps murdered.
- Anti-Villain: The fella just wanted a civilian life after prison, shame Tony Soprano forgot the memo.
- The Consigliere: To Carmine Lupertazzi, and later to his son, though Little Carmine generally favors Rusty Millio's advice over Angelo's.
- Doting Grandparent: Angelo is this to his grandson, and speaks fondly of bonding with him after he got out of prison.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: His son Charlie is legit.
- The Mentor: To Tony Blundetto in prison.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Angelo's murder leads Tony B to go off the reservation, kicking off the conflict between NY and Jersey.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Rusty Millio's Red, providing a much-needed voice of caution to Little Carmine's side of the civil war.
- Retirony: Subverted, in similar fashion to his old friend Tony Blundetto. Angelo is coerced back into the business by Tony Soprano and Rusty Millio, and gets involved in an escalating civil war in New York, which he is eventually a casualty of. Phil Leotardo references this in his final words before killing Angelo.Phil: You couldn't fuckin' retire?!
- The Smart Guy
Robert "Billy" Leotardo
Younger brother of Phil Leotardo.
- Cynicism Catalyst: While Billy was alive, Phil was a restrainable soldier, almost amiable by Phil's own standards. After Billy dies, Phil never gets over it and is helplessly embittered, which eventually drives him to stop compromising and to break the status quo.
- The Generic Guy: Billy was apparently written to have as little personality as humanly possible.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His death snowballs into the Jersey-New York war and many of the unprecedented events of the final season.
- In-Series Nickname: Billy
Joey "Peeps" Pepperelli
Protege of Johnny Sack.
- Affably Evil
- Ascended Extra: To an extent. He was first seen in two Season 4 episodes as an aide-de-camp to Johnny Sack and Carmine Lupertazzi. His death in Season 5 is one of the major plot points of the season.
- Death by Sex: Killed by Tony B. outside a brothel, also resulting in the collateral death of a prostitute he was taking home off the books.
- Disposable Sex Worker: Though the murder of mob wives is strictly forbidden, and the murder of goomahs is frowned upon, when a prostitute is killed along with Joe, nobody makes a peep.Little Paulie: I heard the hooker he was with got it in the chest, must have been silicone everywhere.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His gravestone is accidentally engraved "Joey Peeps".
- We Hardly Knew Ye
James "Jimmy" Petrille
Johnny Sack's right hand man.
Faustino "Doc" Santoro
The much-reviled successor to Phil Leotardo as head of the Lupertazzi family.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Severely offends Phil Leotardo by literally eating the food off his plate.
- Moe Greene Special: The way he's executed.
- Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the second half of Season 6, at which point he is apparently next in line to lead the Lupertazzi crime family.
- Smug Snake
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Phil's second and would-be successor.
- Affably Evil: Seems to keep Phil's unending rage in check, to a degree. Phil really starts to go downhill after Gerry is killed.
- Characterization Marches On: He's a blond in Season 6A. In Season 6B, he has black hair, a very confusing change that nobody notices in-story.
- The Dragon
- Dragon Ascendant is averted, thanks to Doc Santoro, who has Torciano killed in order to cement his own position.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Hairdo."
- Kick the Dog: Participates in the unnecessarily brutal hate crime murder of Vito Spatafore.
Dominic "Fat Dom" Gamiello
A heavy subordinate of Phil Leotardo.
- Bloody Hilarious: His death is really something to behold.
- The Brute: Dom participates in the sadistic murder of Vito Spatafore.
- Bullying a Dragon: See Tempting Fate below.
- Disposing of a Body: He can't be dispatched butchery-style inside Satriale's anymore because of DNA forensics, so they bury him at a construction site.
- Fat Bastard: His nickname is "Fat Dom" after all!
- Jerkass: Outside of being well....fat, this his only real character trait.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Makes sarcastic remarks about Vito. This results in Carlo gutting him like the pig he is.
- Tempting Fate: Making gay jokes about Carlo Gervasi in the Soprano HQ, when only Carlo and Silvio are present? Bad move, Dom.
- Too Dumb to Live: He's rewarded with a knife to the belly after he repeatedly insults Carlo Gervasi.
- Uncertain Doom: In-universe. He's referred to as the guy who went to Jersey and never came back. Phil Leotardo is savvy enough to know that Dom has been whacked.Phil Leotardo: Well, as coincidence would have it, he was last seen in New Jersey.Tony Soprano: So was the Hindenburg, maybe you wanna look into that too?
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Basically an One-Shot Character who dies rather nastily at the hand (or more aptly, the knife) of Carlo, purely to ampt up the conflict between the New York and Jersey mobs.
A subordinate of Phil and restaurant owner.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Meadow mentions he reeked of Sambuca when he harassed her.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Literally.
- Dirty Old Man: Which leads to an epic Curb-Stomp Battle delivered by Tony
- Incest Subtext: Brings this into play between Tony and Meadow while hitting on her. This is implied to be a huge part of what unsettled Meadow about their encounter - if he had left this out, then he might have even gotten away with it.
- Tempting Fate: Seriously, how could he think it was a good idea to hit on Tony Soprano's daughter?
- Small Role, Big Impact: His curb stomping is essentially the straw that broke the camel's back, with regards to the brewing Soprano/Lupertazzi conflict.
- Too Dumb to Live: And you thought Fat Dom was a moron. It's amazing that Coco even DID live after hitting on Meadow.
Other Criminals and Antagonists
A corrupt cop on Tony's payroll.
- Abusive Parents: His father.
- Butt-Monkey: He and Hal Soprano could share some tales.
- Dirty Cop: A corrupt but deeply troubled cop.
- Driven to Suicide: His main arc which is very well done.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: A very valuable informant who is treated poorly and ungratefully by Tony.
- Freudian Excuse: Had a turbulent childhood. It's hinted that this was a major part of the motivation behind his suicide.
- Posthumous Character: Appears in "The Test Dream", occupying the role of Finn DeTrolio's father.
- Villainous Breakdown: The core of his story arc.
A veteran New Jersey policeman.
- Ambiguous Situation: There's no way to tell if Tony is saying the truth about his past or it's just part of his scheme to bond with Christopher, his intended successor. Hence, most of his tropes are "according to Tony".
- Dirty Cop: In bed with the mob due to his gambling addiction, he carried out a series of contract killings to Work Off the Debt.
- The Gambling Addict: Led to Trapped by Gambling Debts.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Chris kills him and then plants a gun on the man to make the crime scene look like a suicide. This is not the brightest move, as Chris had fired multiple rounds into Haydu.
- One-Shot Character: Appears in a single scene when Tony grooms Chris as his heir.
- Retirony: Killed by Christopher right after the guy comes home from his retirement party.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After his retirement, Tony sells him down the river, as he is no longer useful to the mob.
- You Killed My Father: Dickie Moltisanti, according to Tony.
A rare female loan shark and associate of the Lupertazzi crime syndicate.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs for her life by offering to blow the Leotardo brothers. It turns out to be a mock execution, Phil makes fun of the situation and warns her that "Next time there won't be a next time".
- Foreshadowing: Her death visually mirrors Adriana's, later that season.
- Kissing Cousins: Little Carmine's second cousin and one-time lover. Johnny Sack expresses his disgust at their incest as one of many reasons to have Lorraine whacked.
- Loan Shark: She is known as Lady Shylock.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: Averted.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: According to Johnny Sack, the body count was never high enough with Lorraine. Another of his justifications for having her killed.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in a total of three episodes and maybe four or five scenes before her death, which has major repercussions throughout the season, and ultimately the series.
- Undignified Death: Ambushed by Billy Leotardo and Joey Peeps while emerging from the shower, at which point Billy tears off her towel, slaps her with it as he chases her across the room, then shoots her dead while she crawls away, naked, on her hands and knees. With classic Sopranos Soundtrack Dissonance to boot.
- Villainous Friendship: With Little Carmine.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
A Persian drug dealer who frequents Adriana's club, the Crazy Horse.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer
- Chekhov's Gunman: His efforts to sell drugs in the Crazy Horse are seemingly just a one-episode side plot to further Jackie Jr.'s story arc. However, he reappears two seasons later, now having solid roots for his operation in Crazy Horse, and ends up killing a guy in Adriana's office. This, in turn, leads to Adriana's death when she tries to cover it up.
- Karma Houdini: Sure, he gets his ass kicked for dealing drugs at one point, but in the larger picture, he is extremely lucky. First he acts as the getaway driver for Jackie Jr. when he and some friends rob Eugene's card game. When shots ring out, Giamona drives off, leaving his buddies behind, and everyone is eventually killed but him. Then a few seasons later, he murders someone in the back of Adriana's club, the FBI targets her thanks to her connection to Christopher and she is eventually killed for being an informant; meanwhile, Matush literally gets away with murder and faces no repercussions from the FBI or Christopher.
- However, it should be noted that when Adriana recounts the details the incident at the club, the FBI agents become visibly intrigued by Adriana relating Matush's "strong religious beliefs", as well as the fact that he regularly sends money back to Pakistan, and that Matush's brother runs a "prep school" of some type. And towards the end of the episode, even when by all appearances their gambit to use Adriana to make Christopher flip has failed utterly, the agents are still fixated on the Nieves murder by Matush and resolve to take over the investigation from the Long Branch police department, as it may be terrorist related. So with all that, it is not unreasonable to presume that the FBI will eventually nail Giamona, ultimately making this a case of Karma Houdini Warranty. Moths later, Agent Harris brings up Matush in a conversation about possible terrorist activity with Christopher in "Join The Club", revealing his last name "Giamona" for the first time, suggesting that the FBI investigated him at the very least.
- Small Role, Big Impact
- Took a Level in Badass: In Season 3, he's a small-fry dealer who gets his ass kicked by mobsters for trying to deal outside their club, and later chickens out while acting as a getaway driver. In Season 5, he commits an extremely brutal murder without hesitation.
- The War on Terror: While being interrogated, Adriana mentions that Matush has connections to a "young boy's school" in the Middle East. This visibly piques the interest of the FBI agents.
Warren FeldmanPlayed by: Sydney Pollack.
A convict and former oncologist who befriends the ailing Johnny Sack late in the series.
- Affably Evil: Having kicked his cocaine habit and spent some time in prison, he appears to be genuinely rehabilitated.
- Almighty Janitor
- Cool Old Guy
- Functional Addict: Had a nasty cocaine habit back when he was a practicing oncologist.
- Never Live It Down: Used to be well-regarded in the medical field until he murdered four people, including his wife, in a fit of cocaine-induced rage. For all his charm, that is obviously a permanent stain on his reputation, and the real doctors in the prison hospital are wary of his advice, as well-meaning as it may be.
- Odd Friendship: With Johnny Sack.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He murdered his wife, her lover, her aunt, and the mailman.Warren: At that point, I had to fully commit.
"Black" Jack Massarone
Owner of Massarone Construction.
- Bad Liar: Massarone is extremely shifty and anxious in his later appearances with Tony. This serves to indicate his position as a mole for the FBI.
- The Con: Victim of a semi-classic protection racket; goes to Tony for protection against a picket organized by Tony.
- Due to the Dead: A golf club cover is stuffed in his mouth when he is retired, in order to deliver a message about rats and snitching.
- The Mole