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{{infobox character
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
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|image =8-Ball-GTAIII.jpg
|name = 8-Ball
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|games = <i>[[Grand Theft Auto III]]</i><br><i>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]</i><br><i>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]</i>
|aka =8-Ball<br>Mullan (beta name)
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|name = Mullan
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|aka =8-Ball
 
|status = Alive
 
|status = Alive
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|dob = May 25 1971 (30)
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|dob = [[1971]]
|pob = [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
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|pob = [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]
 
|dod =
 
|dod =
 
|home = [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]], Liberty City
 
|home = [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]], Liberty City
|nationality = [[United States of America|African American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|African-American]]
 
|family =
 
|family =
 
|affiliations = [[Donald Love]]<br>[[Toni Cipriani]]<br>[[Salvatore Leone|Don Salvatore Leone]]<br>[[Vinnie]]<br>[[Mike]]<br>[[Slick]]<br>[[Misty]]<br>[[Luigi Goterelli]]<br>[[Claude]]
 
|affiliations = [[Donald Love]]<br>[[Toni Cipriani]]<br>[[Salvatore Leone|Don Salvatore Leone]]<br>[[Vinnie]]<br>[[Mike]]<br>[[Slick]]<br>[[Misty]]<br>[[Luigi Goterelli]]<br>[[Claude]]
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|voice = [[The Guru]]|caption = 8-Ball in GTA III}}
 
|voice = [[The Guru]]|caption = 8-Ball in GTA III}}
   
{{quote|Okay, let's do this [[Bomb Da Base Act II|thing!]] I can set this baby to detonade, but I still can't use a piece with these hands. Here, this [[Sniper Rifle|rifle]] should help [[Claude|you]] pop some heads!|[[8-Ball]]}}
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{{Quote|8-Ball's the name, brother! Yeah, it's a dumb name, but my daddy played a lot of pool. He was a hustler, just like me! That's right. Anything you need in this town--connections, women, guns, all that--come see me, baby. Anytime!|8-Ball, [[Grand Theft Auto III]] website}}
   
'''8-Ball''' is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] (set in [[2000]]), and a supporting character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). He is an explosives expert and firearms trader, owning [[8-Ball Autos|explosives garages]] in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] and [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. In GTA III and Liberty City Stories, he is voiced by the late American rapper [[The Guru|Keith "The Guru" Elam]].
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'''8-Ball''' is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] (set in [[2000]]), and a supporting character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). He is an explosives expert and firearms trader, owning [[8-Ball Autos|explosives garages]] in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] and [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]. In GTA III and Liberty City Stories, he is voiced by the late American rapper [[The Guru|Keith "The Guru" Elam]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Life until 2000===
 
===Life until 2000===
8-Ball was born in [[1971]] and was raised in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] and by [[1984]] had started his [[8-Ball Autos|business]] across the [[United States]], including in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] (initially in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]] and later in [[Viceport]]), in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] (in [[El Corona]], [[Los Santos]]) and in Liberty City (in [[Harwood]], [[Newport]] and [[Pike Creek]]). He established contacts with various people in Liberty City, including businessman [[Donald Love]], who sent [[Toni Cipriani]] to 8-Ball at his Pike Creek garage to [[No Money, Mo' Problems|fill a van full of explosives]] to be used to [[Bringing the House Down|destroy]] the [[Fort Staunton]] district of [[Staunton Island]].
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8-Ball was born in [[1971]] and was raised in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]. His father was a hustler who often played pool, hence his nickname. By [[1984]], he started his [[8-Ball Autos|business]] across the [[United States]], including in [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] (initially in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]] and later in [[Viceport]]), in [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]] (in [[El Corona]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]) and in Liberty City (in [[Harwood]], [[Newport]] and [[Pike Creek]]). He established contacts with various people in Liberty City, including businessman [[Donald Love]], who sent [[Toni Cipriani]] to 8-Ball at his Pike Creek garage to [[No Money, Mo' Problems|fill a van full of explosives]] to be used to [[Bringing the House Down|destroy]] the [[Fort Staunton]] district of [[Staunton Island]].
   
 
===2000===
 
===2000===
In [[2000]] he helps old friend [[Vinnie]] by creating [[Fake IDs|fake IDs]] that [[Mike]] collected. Mike returns to 8-Ball following the [[Getaway|death]] of Vinnie and agrees to work for him whilst 8-Ball investigates Vinnie's death, saying he has some ideas of who was responsible. 8-Ball first has Mike [[Twisted Metal|dispose of Vinnie's body]] at the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]], as "they don't ask questions". Following this, Mike helps to [[Ill Repute|pimp out]] three women (including [[Misty]]) to "high-rolling" clients, [[Droppin' Bombs|deliver a package]] to an angry customer, and extract [[Scorelli (mission)|revenge]] on [[Scorelli]] for 8-Ball. 8-Ball, with information from one of the prostitutes, sends Mike to [[Love Boat|meet]] a bar tender, [[Jonnie]]. 8-Ball later meets Mike again in a diner, but the two are [[Love of Money|ambushed]] by the [[Colombian Cartel]], who are looking to kill Mike following the [[Decoy Disaster|death]] of leader [[Cisco]]. 8-Ball burns his hands during the ambush and is unable to escape, telling Mike to do so before the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]] arrive.
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In [[2000]] he helps old friend [[Vinnie]] by creating [[fake IDs]] that [[Mike]] collected. Mike returns to 8-Ball following the [[Getaway|death]] of Vinnie and agrees to work for him whilst 8-Ball investigates Vinnie's death, saying he has some ideas of who was responsible. 8-Ball first has Mike [[Twisted Metal|dispose of Vinnie's body]] at the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]], as "they don't ask questions". Following this, Mike helps to [[Ill Repute|pimp out]] three women (including [[Misty]]) to "high-rolling" clients, [[Droppin' Bombs|deliver a package]] to an angry customer, and extract [[Scorelli (mission)|revenge]] on [[Scorelli]] for 8-Ball. 8-Ball, with information from one of the prostitutes, sends Mike to [[Love Boat|meet]] a bar tender, [[Jonnie]]. 8-Ball later meets Mike again in a diner, but the two are [[Love of Money|ambushed]] by the [[Colombian Cartel]], who are looking to kill Mike following the [[Decoy Disaster|death]] of leader [[Cisco]]. 8-Ball burns his hands during the ambush and is unable to escape, telling Mike to do so before the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]] arrive.
   
 
===2001===
 
===2001===
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{{Quote|I know a place near the edge of the Red Light District where we can lay low, but my hands are all messed up, so you better drive brother.|8-Ball}}
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8-Ball is arrested and convicted on eighty-five counts of owning a firearm without a license, although in a [[Liberty Tree]] [[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime|article]], it is stated that 8-Ball was arrested at his home/garage in Harwood and that a police officer poured a pan of boiling fat onto his hands. After being convicted a decision is made to transfer him, along with bank robber [[Claude]] and the [[Old Oriental Gentleman]] to the police station in [[Portland View]]. The police convoy, however, is [[Introduction (GTA III)|attacked]] by the Colombian Cartel, who successfully kidnap the Old Oriental Gentleman. In the confusion, 8-Ball and Claude work together to escape and get far enough away to not be injured when a bomb, planted by the Cartel, destroys the [[Callahan Bridge]]. The two then escape to a [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA III)|hideout]] in the [[Red Light District]].
 
8-Ball is arrested and convicted on eighty-five counts of owning a firearm without a license, although in a [[Liberty Tree]] [[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime|article]], it is stated that 8-Ball was arrested at his home/garage in Harwood and that a police officer poured a pan of boiling fat onto his hands. After being convicted a decision is made to transfer him, along with bank robber [[Claude]] and the [[Old Oriental Gentleman]] to the police station in [[Portland View]]. The police convoy, however, is [[Introduction (GTA III)|attacked]] by the Colombian Cartel, who successfully kidnap the Old Oriental Gentleman. In the confusion, 8-Ball and Claude work together to escape and get far enough away to not be injured when a bomb, planted by the Cartel, destroys the [[Callahan Bridge]]. The two then escape to a [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA III)|hideout]] in the [[Red Light District]].
   
After changing out of their orange prison uniforms, 8-Ball has Claude drive him to [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] and introduces him to [[Luigi Goterelli]], an old friend and member of the [[Leone Family]], who begins to employ him. [[Salvatore Leone]], the [[Boss|Don]] of the Leone Family, later [[Bomb Da Base Act I|sends Claude]] to 8-Ball and the two later [[Bomb Da Base Act II|destroy]] a freighter at [[Portland Harbor]], which was being used by the Colombian Cartel to manufacture the drug [[SPANK]]. His friendship with Claude is unknown, they are probably still friends after they destroyed the boat, however Salvatore Leone tricks him into planting a bomb in a car [[Last Requests|designed to kill Claude]], who only survived due to the Don's wife, [[Maria Latore|Maria]].
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After changing out of their orange prison uniforms, 8-Ball has Claude drive him to [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] and introduces him to [[Luigi Goterelli]], an old friend and member of the [[Leone Family]], who begins to employ him. [[Salvatore Leone]], the [[Boss|Don]] of the Leone Family, later [[Bomb Da Base Act I|sends Claude]] to 8-Ball and the two later [[Bomb Da Base Act II|destroy]] a freighter at [[Portland Harbor]], which was being used by the Colombian Cartel to manufacture the drug [[SPANK]]. 8-Ball is not seen again after this though under orders from [[Salvatore Leone]], he planted a bomb in a car [[Last Requests|designed to kill Claude]], who only survived due to the Don's wife, [[Maria Latore|Maria]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*8-Ball is one of the many characters to appear in three games in the [[3D Universe]]. The other characters are [[Donald Love]], [[Maria Latore]], [[Adam First]], [[Toni]] and [[Salvatore Leone]].
 
*An authentic production artwork of 8-Ball has the name ''Mullan, A.K.A. 8-Ball'' written besides his image, suggesting his name may have been Mullan in development. This name was never used in any GTA game.
 
*An authentic production artwork of 8-Ball has the name ''Mullan, A.K.A. 8-Ball'' written besides his image, suggesting his name may have been Mullan in development. This name was never used in any GTA game.
 
*8-Ball Autos is also used in the missions [[Mike Lips Last Lunch]], [[Kanbu Bust-out]] (both in GTA III) and [[Shogun Showdown]] (in GTA Liberty City Stories).
 
*8-Ball Autos is also used in the missions [[Mike Lips Last Lunch]], [[Kanbu Bust-out]] (both in GTA III) and [[Shogun Showdown]] (in GTA Liberty City Stories).
*8-Ball has a slight resemblance to a GTA Vice City Stories protaganist [[Victor Vance]].
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*8-Ball has a slight resemblance to a GTA Vice City Stories protagonist [[Victor Vance]].
 
*Storyline mission-wise, 8-Ball is the first character encountered in the GTA III Era.
 
*Storyline mission-wise, 8-Ball is the first character encountered in the GTA III Era.
*8-Ball, (along with [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Maria Latore]], [[Joey Leone]], [[Salvatore Leone]] and [[Tony Cipriani]], in that order) appears on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in GTA III, which is a clear reference to the film [[:wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]].
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*8-Ball, (along with [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Maria Latore]], [[Joey Leone]], [[Salvatore Leone]] and [[Toni Cipriani]], in that order) appears on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in GTA III, which is a clear reference to the film [[:wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]].
*In GTA Liberty City Stories: He and [[Ma Cipriani]] are the only mission bosses not to appear outside of cutscenes
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*In GTA Liberty City Stories, he and [[Ma Cipriani]] are the only mission bosses not to appear outside of the cutscenes
*On the [[Artworks|artwork]] of 8-Ball's prison jumpsuit, it has his I.D Number which reads "010012." These numbers are also the last 6 numbers of the [[8-Ball's Bomb Shop]] phone number. Also, if you remove the "0" from the start to make it "10012," you will find the zip code for the location of the [[Rockstar]] studios in New York.
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*On the [[artwork]] of 8-Ball's prison jumpsuit, it has his I.D Number which reads "010012." These numbers are also the last 6 numbers of the [[8-Ball's Bomb Shop]] phone number. Also, if you remove the "0" from the start to make it "10012," you will find the zip code for the location of the [[Rockstar]] studios in New York.
*8-Ball was voiced by late MC Guru from Gangstarr.
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*As mentioned, 8-Ball was voiced by the late MC Guru, who together with [[DJ Premier]] -- host of [[The Classics 104.1]] -- formed the legendary rap duo [[wp:Gang Starr|Gang Starr]].
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*In a Beta screenshot of the game, it appears that 8-Ball was Caucasian.
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*8-Ball and [[Salvatore Leone]] are the only 3D Universe characters to give missions to three protagonists. 8-Ball gives the most missions in GTA Advance, and gives two missions to [[Claude]] and [[Toni Cipriani]].
   
==Mission appearances==
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==Mission Appearances==
 
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*[[Scorelli (mission)|Scorelli]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[Love Boat]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[Love Boat]] <small>(Boss) </small>
* [[Love of Money]] <small>(Boss/Arrested) </small>
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;GTA Liberty City Stories
 
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*[[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime]] - [[Liberty Tree]] article about 8-Ball's conviction.
 
*[[Another Punch in the Gut for Organized Crime]] - [[Liberty Tree]] article about 8-Ball's conviction.
   
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Latest revision as of 16:56, September 1, 2014

CHARACTER
Mullan
8-Ball-GTAIII
8-Ball in GTA III
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Full name: Mullan
Also known as: 8-Ball
Status: Alive
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1971
Place of birth: Liberty City
Home: Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
Nationality: Flag of the United States African-American
Main affiliation: Donald Love
Toni Cipriani
Don Salvatore Leone
Vinnie
Mike
Slick
Misty
Luigi Goterelli
Claude
Vehicle(s): Rumpo
Businesses: 8-Ball Autos
Voiced by: The Guru
"8-Ball's the name, brother! Yeah, it's a dumb name, but my daddy played a lot of pool. He was a hustler, just like me! That's right. Anything you need in this town--connections, women, guns, all that--come see me, baby. Anytime!"
―8-Ball, Grand Theft Auto III website

8-Ball is a character in Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001), Grand Theft Auto Advance (set in 2000), and a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (set in 1998). He is an explosives expert and firearms trader, owning explosives garages in Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas. In GTA III and Liberty City Stories, he is voiced by the late American rapper Keith "The Guru" Elam.

BiographyEdit

Life until 2000Edit

8-Ball was born in 1971 and was raised in Liberty City. His father was a hustler who often played pool, hence his nickname. By 1984, he started his business across the United States, including in Vice City (initially in Downtown and later in Viceport), in San Andreas (in El Corona, Los Santos) and in Liberty City (in Harwood, Newport and Pike Creek). He established contacts with various people in Liberty City, including businessman Donald Love, who sent Toni Cipriani to 8-Ball at his Pike Creek garage to fill a van full of explosives to be used to destroy the Fort Staunton district of Staunton Island.

2000Edit

In 2000 he helps old friend Vinnie by creating fake IDs that Mike collected. Mike returns to 8-Ball following the death of Vinnie and agrees to work for him whilst 8-Ball investigates Vinnie's death, saying he has some ideas of who was responsible. 8-Ball first has Mike dispose of Vinnie's body at the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard, as "they don't ask questions". Following this, Mike helps to pimp out three women (including Misty) to "high-rolling" clients, deliver a package to an angry customer, and extract revenge on Scorelli for 8-Ball. 8-Ball, with information from one of the prostitutes, sends Mike to meet a bar tender, Jonnie. 8-Ball later meets Mike again in a diner, but the two are ambushed by the Colombian Cartel, who are looking to kill Mike following the death of leader Cisco. 8-Ball burns his hands during the ambush and is unable to escape, telling Mike to do so before the police arrive.

2001Edit

"I know a place near the edge of the Red Light District where we can lay low, but my hands are all messed up, so you better drive brother."
―8-Ball

8-Ball is arrested and convicted on eighty-five counts of owning a firearm without a license, although in a Liberty Tree article, it is stated that 8-Ball was arrested at his home/garage in Harwood and that a police officer poured a pan of boiling fat onto his hands. After being convicted a decision is made to transfer him, along with bank robber Claude and the Old Oriental Gentleman to the police station in Portland View. The police convoy, however, is attacked by the Colombian Cartel, who successfully kidnap the Old Oriental Gentleman. In the confusion, 8-Ball and Claude work together to escape and get far enough away to not be injured when a bomb, planted by the Cartel, destroys the Callahan Bridge. The two then escape to a hideout in the Red Light District.

After changing out of their orange prison uniforms, 8-Ball has Claude drive him to Luigi's Sex Club 7 and introduces him to Luigi Goterelli, an old friend and member of the Leone Family, who begins to employ him. Salvatore Leone, the Don of the Leone Family, later sends Claude to 8-Ball and the two later destroy a freighter at Portland Harbor, which was being used by the Colombian Cartel to manufacture the drug SPANK. 8-Ball is not seen again after this though under orders from Salvatore Leone, he planted a bomb in a car designed to kill Claude, who only survived due to the Don's wife, Maria.

TriviaEdit

  • 8-Ball is one of the many characters to appear in three games in the 3D Universe. The other characters are Donald Love, Maria Latore, Adam First, Toni and Salvatore Leone.
  • An authentic production artwork of 8-Ball has the name Mullan, A.K.A. 8-Ball written besides his image, suggesting his name may have been Mullan in development. This name was never used in any GTA game.
  • 8-Ball Autos is also used in the missions Mike Lips Last Lunch, Kanbu Bust-out (both in GTA III) and Shogun Showdown (in GTA Liberty City Stories).
  • 8-Ball has a slight resemblance to a GTA Vice City Stories protagonist Victor Vance.
  • Storyline mission-wise, 8-Ball is the first character encountered in the GTA III Era.
  • 8-Ball, (along with Luigi Goterelli, Maria Latore, Joey Leone, Salvatore Leone and Toni Cipriani, in that order) appears on posters for the film Badfellas in GTA III, which is a clear reference to the film Goodfellas.
  • In GTA Liberty City Stories, he and Ma Cipriani are the only mission bosses not to appear outside of the cutscenes
  • On the artwork of 8-Ball's prison jumpsuit, it has his I.D Number which reads "010012." These numbers are also the last 6 numbers of the 8-Ball's Bomb Shop phone number. Also, if you remove the "0" from the start to make it "10012," you will find the zip code for the location of the Rockstar studios in New York.
  • As mentioned, 8-Ball was voiced by the late MC Guru, who together with DJ Premier -- host of The Classics 104.1 -- formed the legendary rap duo Gang Starr.
  • In a Beta screenshot of the game, it appears that 8-Ball was Caucasian.
  • 8-Ball and Salvatore Leone are the only 3D Universe characters to give missions to three protagonists. 8-Ball gives the most missions in GTA Advance, and gives two missions to Claude and Toni Cipriani.

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA III
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories

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See alsoEdit

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