Luis Lopez, one of Liberty Cities most interesting characters

by: Dan -
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For the past two months, Rockstar has slowly been introducing us to some sights and sounds of the characters coming to Liberty City before the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony tomorrow.  The last look they are providing is that of Luis Lopez, the main bad-ass in the episodic content.  Not only do we get a look-see at him in the video below, but we also get a full fledged bio about the man direct from Rockstar. Read up and get into Luis' head, as you never know when that type of info will bail you out on the streets of Liberty City.

About Luis Lopez:

Things weren’t always so good for Luis Lopez. Growing up with a strict single mother in the tough neighborhood of Northwood Heights, he managed to get himself into a lot of trouble at an early age. It wasn’t until he was 25, after serving some time and taking part in a criminal outreach program, that he met Tony Prince, the man who changed everything. Having worked his way up from doorman, the Dominican playboy now acts as personal bodyguard, confidant and friend to Tony, Liberty City’s most successful – and delusional, neurotic and drink and drug addled – nightlife impresario. Although Tony is a Liberty City legend, he is also over his head in debt to gangsters and back on a path to self-destruction, Luis now has a fulltime job just trying to keep his boss, and the clubs he owns afloat.

Luis helps to run Tony’s two current nightclubs, Maisonette 9 and Hercules, but even though he moves in different circles now, he still tries to remain close to his roots, helping his mother when he can and staying tight with his best friends from the old neighborhood, Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas. Luis is doggedly loyal to his two buddies, and once took the fall for Armando after a deal went wrong when they were teenagers. Getting caught was both the motivation and means by which Luis moved on from that street life. The same cannot be said for Henrique and Armando, who are still found hustling on the same street corners. They have seen Luis move up the food chain and want his help to do the same.

Luis has two siblings who both moved away from Liberty City, so his mother lives all alone. Luis feels responsible, but no matter what he tries to do for her, nothing ever seems to be good enough. His siblings both went to college and got respectable jobs. It’s a constant struggle to balance the needs of friends and family, all the while looking out for Tony and his business interests in a town where everybody wants their piece of the action, and will stop at nothing to get it.

Here are all of the previous Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony videos up to this point:

1. Meet Tony Price
2. Weazel News
3. Meet Yusuf Amir
4. A couple of tough guys
5. "There's always a girl"
6. F!ZZ TV
7. Extreme Basejumping
8. Scantily Clad Anime sweeping the city
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