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This article refers to the Diablos as a gang. For the Diablo gang car, see Diablo Stallion.
For the chopped motorcycle in The Lost and Damned, see Diabolus.
GANG
Diablos
Diablos-GTA3-members
Games: Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Leader: El Burro
Type: Hispanic Street Gang
Enemies: Uptown Yardies
Leone Family
Triads
Yakuza
Affiliations: Sicilian Mafia
Colors: Blue and Red
Vehicles: Diablo Stallion
Weapons: Baseball Bat
Axe
Pistol
Businesses: Burglary
pornography
prostitution
Fronts: XXX Mags
Members: El Burro
Cruz Vormen
Scorelli (possibly)

The Diablos (Spanish for Devils) are a Puerto Rican gang appearing in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Description

They are a fairly small gang, and not very well armed. The leader of the Diablos is El Burro (who has been under observation by police since 1997, as mentioned in GTA III's official website). The only activities known to be associated with the Diablos are street violence and pornography. They also appear to be having spats with the Uptown Yardies for dissing Queen Lizzy. They lost a lot of members during the attempted Turf War battle with the Leone Crime Family in Hepburn Heights and with the Yakuza for trying to steal some protection money.

Events of GTA Liberty City Stories

The Diablos play an important role in GTA Liberty City Stories being one of the gangs used by the Sicilian Mafia to attack interests of the Leone Family. They are first seen when Toni Cipriani is enlisted to follow Massimo Torini, then a member of the Leone family after Salvatore Leone suspected somebody was betraying him. Massimo meets with a group of Diablos at Hepburn Heights and tells them that if they worked with his associates (later revealed to be the Sicilian Mafia) Hepburn Heights would belong to them. The Diablos then attacked the Leone Family goons in a large scale battle that takes place in Hepburn Heights, where the Leones are overwhelmed by a large quantity of Diablos armed with MAC-10 sub machine guns. The fight was won by the Leone Family, but Toni says that the Leone's wouldn't be able to hold on to Hepburn Heights much longer. This would be true, as the Diablos have control of Hepburn Heights in 2001, the setting of GTA III.

Events of GTA III

Hepburn Heights is now completely under Diablos' control. Different as in GTA LCS, they are poorly armed and use only baseball bats (fire guns in missions only). At the beginning of the game they are involved with prostitution businesses by some rival Luigi's pimps. Later on, Claude starts working for the Diablos' leader El Burro, the Diablos never appear in one of the missions. After Claude moves to Staunton Island, Claude starts working for the arch-rival Yardies and their leader King Courtney. In the mission Uzi Rider, Claude and two Yardies members went to Hepburn Heights and committed a massacre on the Diablos via drive-by, the Diablos become hostile to Claude. They still stealing protections money from the Yakuza and Claude needs to get this money back, as depicted in the mission Shima.

Diablo members are seen wearing dark blue jackets donning the Diablo's gang logo (a yellow crown) on the back, long pants and bandanas. In GTA Liberty City Stories, Diablos members don fishnets or red skullcaps on their heads, red shirts, and black or brown pants. They drive Diablo Stallions.

The favourite radio stations of the Diablos is The Liberty Jam in GTA LCS, Game Radio in GTA III.

Trivia

  • Diablo is spanish for Devil
  • The Diablos drove a Diablo Infernus, a beta car also cut.

Mission Appearances

GTA III

GTA Liberty City Stories

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