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{{infobox character
 
|name = Donald Love
 
|name = Donald Love
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|age = 27(1986) 39(1998) 42(2001)
 
|image = DonaldLove-GTAIII.jpg
 
|image = DonaldLove-GTAIII.jpg
 
|size =180px
 
|size =180px
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] <small>In News</small>
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
|aka = DL<br>Don<br>D<br>Love
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|aka = DL<br>Don<br>D<br>Mr. Love
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
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|status = [[Love's Disappearance|Unknown]]
 
|pob = [[United States]]
 
|pob = [[United States]]
|home = [[Bedford Point]], [[Staunton Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]].
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|home = [[Bedford Point]], [[Staunton Island]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]].
|nationality = [[United States of America|American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|affiliations = [[Avery Carrington]]<br>[[Salvatore Leone]]<br>[[Toni Cipriani]]<br>[[Humphries]]<br>[[8-Ball]]<br>[[Colombian Cartel]]<br>[[Love Media]]<br>[[Panlantic Construction Company]]<br>[[Old Oriental Gentleman]]<br>[[Claude]]<br>[[Lazlow Jones]]
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|affiliations = [[Love Media]]<br>[[Old Oriental Gentleman]]<br>[[Avery Carrington]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Salvatore Leone]]<br>[[Toni Cipriani]]<br>[[Humphries]]<br>[[8-Ball]]<br>[[Colombian Cartel]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Panlantic Construction Company]]<br>[[Claude]]<br>[[Lazlow Jones]]
 
|vehicles = White [[Stretch]]
 
|vehicles = White [[Stretch]]
|businesses = Construction<br>Real Estate<br>[[Love Media]]<br>[[Liberty Tree]]<br>[[Chatterbox FM]]<br>[[Double Clef FM]]<br>[[Flashback 95.6]]<br>[[Head Radio]]<br>[[Bitch'n' Dog Food]]
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|businesses = Real Estate Development<br>Love Productions<br>[[Love Media]]<br>[[Liberty Tree]]<br>[[Chatterbox FM]]<br>[[Double Clef FM]]<br>[[Flashback 95.6]]<br>[[Head Radio]]<br>[[Bitch'n' Dog Food]]
|voice = [[Kyle MacLachlan]] <small>(GTA III)</small><br>Unknown <small>(GTA Vice City)</small><br>[[Will Janowitz]] <small>(GTA Liberty City Stories)</small>
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|voice = [[Kyle MacLachlan]] <small>(GTA III)</small><br>Unknown <small>(GTA VC)</small><br>[[Will Janowitz]] <small>(GTA LCS)</small>
|status = Unknown
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}}
|caption = Donald Love in GTA III}}
 
   
{{Quote|Experience has taught me that a man like you can be loyal for the right price...but groups of men can get greedy.|Donald Love.}}
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{{Quote|Experience has taught me that a man like you can be loyal for the right price...but groups of men can get greedy.| Donald Love}}
   
'''Donald Love''' is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appear as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), a minor character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] (set in [[1986]]) and a central character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). He is the multi-billionaire owner of the [[Love Media]] conglomerate and is also involved in construction and real estate industries. In [[GTA III]] he is voiced by [[Kyle MacLachlan]], who has also appeared in ''Desperate Housewives'', and in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] by [[Will Janowitz]], who has also appeared in ''The Sopranos''. The voice actor for Donald Love's appearance in [[GTA Vice City ]] is not credited.
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'''Donald Love''' is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in [[2001]]), a minor character in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] (set in [[1986]]) and the tritagonist of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (set in [[1998]]). He is the multi-billionaire owner of the [[Love Media]] conglomerate and is also involved in construction and real estate industries. In [[GTA III]] he is voiced by [[Kyle MacLachlan]], who has also appeared in ''Desperate Housewives'', and in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] by [[Will Janowitz]], who has also appeared in ''The Sopranos''. The voice actor for Donald Love's appearance in [[GTA Vice City]] is not credited.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===1986-1998===
 
===1986-1998===
He became the protegé of real estate expert [[Avery Carrington]], often following him with a note pad and pen, including to one of [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez']] [[The Party|parties]] and once met [[Tommy Vercetti]], who[[ Avery Carrington| Avery]] was hiring to [[Two Bit Hit|start a gang war]] between the [[Cubans]] and the [[Haitians]]. [[Avery Carrington|Avery's]] willingness to use any method to bring down property prices would leave an impression on [[Donald Love|Love]]. At some point between [[1986]] and [[1998]] he moved to [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] and established himself as a successful businessman, starting the [[Love Media]] company, purchasing a building in [[Bedford Point]] and opening an [[Car-azy Car Give Away|import garage]].
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He became the protegé of real estate expert [[Avery Carrington]], often following him with a note pad and pen, including to one of [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez']] [[The Party|parties]] and once met [[Tommy Vercetti]], who [[Avery Carrington|Avery]] was hiring to [[Two Bit Hit|start a gang war]] between the [[Cubans]] and the [[Haitians]]. [[Avery Carrington|Avery's]] willingness to use any method to bring down property prices would leave an impression on Love. At some point between [[1986]] and [[1998]] he moved to [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] and established himself as a successful businessman, starting the [[Love Media]] company, purchasing a building in [[Bedford Point]] and opening an [[Car-azy Car Give Away|import garage]].
   
 
===1998===
 
===1998===
[[Donald Love]] enters the race to become the mayor of [[Liberty City]], following the [[A Walk in the Park|murder]] of incumbent [[Roger C. Hole]], running against [[Miles O'Donovan]]. He begins to work for [[Leone Family]] [[Boss|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]] and uses [[Toni Cipriani]], who [[A Walk in the Park|killed]] [[Mayor Hole]], and uses his wealth to his advantage.[[Donald Love| Love]] hires[[Toni Cipriani| Cipriani]] to first [[The Morgue Party Candidate|stealing]] a corpse for [[Donald Love|Love]] to eat, before having him [[Steering the Vote|campaign]] for him and [[Cam-Pain|kill]] some of [[Miles O'Donovan|O'Donovan's]] campaigners. [[Donald Love|Love then]] discovers that the [[Forelli Family]], a rival to the[[ Leone Family]] who had controlled [[Mayor Hole]], own a stake in the company printing the ballot papers, sending [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]] to [[Friggin' the Riggin'|destroy]] the printing factory. Love, realising the voting is closed, decides to campaign himself but is almost killed by the Forelli Family in an [[Love & Bullets|ambush]], but is rescued by Cipriani, who later [[Counterfeit Count|attempts to rig]] the election.
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Donald Love enters the race to become the mayor of [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]], following the [[A Walk in the Park|assassination]] of incumbent [[Roger C. Hole]], running against [[Miles O'Donovan]]. He begins to work for [[Leone Family]] [[Boss|Don]] [[Salvatore Leone]] and uses [[Toni Cipriani]], who [[A Walk in the Park|killed]] [[Mayor Hole]], and uses his wealth to his advantage. Love hires [[Toni Cipriani|Cipriani]] to first [[The Morgue Party Candidate|steal]] a corpse for Love to eat, before having him [[Steering the Vote|campaign]] for him and [[Cam-Pain|kill]] some of [[Miles O'Donovan|O'Donovan's]] campaigners. Love then discovers that the [[Forelli Family]], a rival to the [[Leone Family]] who had controlled [[Mayor Hole]], own a stake in the company printing the ballot papers, sending [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]] to [[Friggin' the Riggin'|destroy]] the printing factory. Love, realising the voting is closed, decides to campaign himself but is almost killed by the Forelli Family in an [[Love & Bullets|ambush]], but is rescued by Cipriani, who later [[Counterfeit Count|attempts to rig]] the election.
   
Love later discovers that O'Donovan has evidence linking him with the Leone Family and sends Toni to [[Love on the Rocks|destroy]] the evidence. The links between Love and the Leone Family, however, are too obvious and the election is won by O'Donovan. Love, having spent all his money on his campaign, is forced to move to a flophouse in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]. Love, however, does not give up and later employs Cipriani to [[Panlantic Land Grab|kill]] former mentor Avery Carrington to steal his re-development plans for [[Fort Staunton]], killing many [[Colombian Cartel]] escorts as well, before [[Stop the Press|killing]] [[Liberty Tree]] reporter [[Ned Burner]], who had witnessed the murder. Cipriani later [[Morgue Party Resurrection|collects the corpses]] of both Carrington and Burner for Love to eat.
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Love later discovers that O'Donovan has evidence linking him with the Leone Family and sends Toni to [[Love on the Rocks|destroy]] the evidence. The links between Love and the Leone Family, however, are too obvious and the election is won by O'Donovan. Love, having spent all his money on his campaign, is forced to move to a [[Holy rev. Joe's Flophouse|flophouse]] in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]. Love, however, does not give up and later employs Cipriani to [[Panlantic Land Grab|kill]] former mentor Avery Carrington to steal his re-development plans for [[Fort Staunton]], killing many [[Colombian Cartel]] escorts as well, before [[Stop the Press|killing]] [[Liberty Tree]] reporter [[Ned Burner]], who had witnessed the murder. Cipriani later [[Morgue Party Resurrection|collects the corpses]] of both Carrington and Burner for Love to eat.
   
 
Donald Love also hires Cipriani to destroy the Fort Staunton district of Staunton Island, a Forelli strong hold, which he [[Bringing the House Down|does]], using explosives provided by [[8-Ball]]. Love, confident of his future success, purchases a [[Cartel Mansion|mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]] and locks himself away, fearing a reprisal from the Colombian Cartel, who [[Love on the Run|attempt to kill]] him but they are thwarted by Cipriani, who takes him to his private jet at [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], where the bodies of Carrington and Burner are in storage. By 2001, the same mansion is taken over by the Cartel, while Donald Love seeks to live in the Love Media tower to avoid certain taxes.
 
Donald Love also hires Cipriani to destroy the Fort Staunton district of Staunton Island, a Forelli strong hold, which he [[Bringing the House Down|does]], using explosives provided by [[8-Ball]]. Love, confident of his future success, purchases a [[Cartel Mansion|mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]] and locks himself away, fearing a reprisal from the Colombian Cartel, who [[Love on the Run|attempt to kill]] him but they are thwarted by Cipriani, who takes him to his private jet at [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], where the bodies of Carrington and Burner are in storage. By 2001, the same mansion is taken over by the Cartel, while Donald Love seeks to live in the Love Media tower to avoid certain taxes.
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===2001===
 
===2001===
 
====Life until October 2001====
 
====Life until October 2001====
Donald Love flies to [[Los Santos]] and continues to expand his business, also living on a yacht in the Caribbean. He is known to have changed laws, been involved in slum clearance and opened casinos across the United States, in the process becoming a "legend" according to a Liberty Tree report. He returns to the city in March 2001, following the return of fellow businessman and rival [[Barry Harcross]], and begins to expand his business empire in the city. He re-establishes [[Love Media]] and purchases over nine hundred radio stations (including [[Chatterbox FM]], [[Double Clef FM]], [[Flashback 95.6]] and [[Head Radio]]), three hundred television stations, four networks, three satellites, ten senators, the [[Liberty Tree]] newspaper, the [[Bitch'n' Dog Food]] company and the thirty-story [[Love Media Building]] in Bedford Point. He also hires an [[Old Oriental Gentleman]] to teach him Tai Chi, sending a private plane to bring him to the city, although the man is arrested by the immigration chief [[Ray Mathers]]. At some point between 1998 and 2001, Love begins to implant his plans redevelop Fort Staunton with the Colombian Cartel and their front company, [[Panlantic Construction Company|Panlantic Construction]], suggesting he had paid the Cartel off.
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Donald Love flies to [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] and continues to expand his business, also living on a yacht in the Caribbean. He is known to have changed laws, been involved in slum clearance and opened casinos across the United States, in the process becoming a "legend" according to a Liberty Tree report. He returns to the city in March 2001, following the return of fellow businessman and rival [[Barry Harcross]], and begins to expand his business empire in the city. He re-establishes [[Love Media]] and purchases over nine hundred radio stations (including [[Chatterbox FM]], [[Double Clef FM]], [[Flashback 95.6]] and [[Head Radio]]), three hundred television stations, four networks, three satellites, ten senators, the [[Liberty Tree]] newspaper, the [[Bitch'n' Dog Food]] company and the thirty-story [[Love Media Building]] in Bedford Point. He also hires an [[Old Oriental Gentleman]] to teach him Tai Chi, sending a private plane to bring him to the city, although the man is arrested by the immigration chief [[Ray Mathers]]. At some point between 1998 and 2001, Love begins to implant his plans redevelop Fort Staunton with the Colombian Cartel and their front company, [[Panlantic Construction Company|Panlantic Construction]], suggesting he had paid the Cartel off.
   
 
====October 2001====
 
====October 2001====
Donald Love continues to oversee the development of Fort Staunton and run his media conglomerate from his home in Bedford Point, although his old oriental gentleman is [[Introduction (GTA III)|kidnapped]] by the Cartel whilst he was being transferred to a police station in [[Portland View]], [[Portland Island]]. He later hires [[Claude]], who also escaped in the ambushed convoy, to [[Liberator|rescue]] the old oriental gentleman from a Cartel hide out in [[Aspatria]], before having him [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|kill]] [[Yakuza]] co-leader [[Kenji Kasen]], whilst disguised as a Cartel gangster, in order to provoke a gang war between the two to drive down property prices. Claude is then sent to [[A Drop In The Ocean|collect decoy packages]] before [[Grand Theft Aero|being sent to collect the real package]], eventually going to a construction site in Fort Staunton where he finds ex-girlfriend and Cartel leader [[Catalina]], with [[Miguel]] and the package. He retrieves the package for Love and works for him one last time, acting as a [[Decoy|decoy]] to allow the old oriental gentleman to escape with the package. Love later [[Love's Disappearance|disappears]] with the old oriental gentleman, with [[Rockstar Games]] stating themselves that Love's fate is ambiguous.<ref>http://www.rockstarbase.com/asked-answered-re-episodes-from-liberty-city-yusuf-amir-donald-love-and-l-a-noire</ref>
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Donald Love continues to oversee the development of Fort Staunton and run his media conglomerate from his home in Bedford Point, although his old oriental gentleman is [[Introduction (GTA III)|kidnapped]] by the Cartel whilst he was being transferred to a police station in [[Portland View]], [[Portland Island]]. He later hires [[Claude]], who also escaped in the ambushed convoy, to [[Liberator|rescue]] the old oriental gentleman from a Cartel hide out in [[Aspatria]], before having him [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|kill]] [[Yakuza]] co-leader [[Kenji Kasen]], whilst disguised as a Cartel gangster, in order to provoke a gang war between the two to drive down property prices. Claude is then sent to [[A Drop In The Ocean|collect decoy packages]] before [[Grand Theft Aero|being sent to collect the real package]], eventually going to a construction site in Fort Staunton where he finds ex-girlfriend and Cartel leader [[Catalina]], with [[Miguel]] and the package. He retrieves the package for Love and works for him one last time, acting as a [[decoy]] to allow the old oriental gentleman to escape with the package. Love later [[Love's Disappearance|disappears]] with the old oriental gentleman, with [[Rockstar Games]] stating themselves that Love's fate is ambiguous.<ref>http://www.rockstarbase.com/asked-answered-re-episodes-from-liberty-city-yusuf-amir-donald-love-and-l-a-noire</ref>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*Donald Love is one of the many characters that appear in three games in the [[3D Universe]]. The others are [[8-Ball]], [[Maria Latore]], [[Salvatore Leone]], [[Toni]] and [[Adam First]].
 
*One of Donald Love's lines in GTA III is almost exactly replicated in GTA Vice City by his mentor Avery Carrington, although the events occur the other way around in the game universe. Love states, during the mission [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout]], that "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case". While during the mission [[Two Bit Hit]] in GTA Vice City, Avery Carrington states "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case".
 
*One of Donald Love's lines in GTA III is almost exactly replicated in GTA Vice City by his mentor Avery Carrington, although the events occur the other way around in the game universe. Love states, during the mission [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout]], that "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case". While during the mission [[Two Bit Hit]] in GTA Vice City, Avery Carrington states "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case".
 
*Some newspapers in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] carry images of Donald Love.
 
*Some newspapers in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] carry images of Donald Love.
 
*Donald was scheduled to have a bigger part in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
 
*Donald was scheduled to have a bigger part in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
*Love's portrayal in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]] closely resembles [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump,_Jr. Donald Trump, Jr.], son of real-life retail tycoon and billionaire [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump Donald Trump].
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*Love's portrayal in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]] closely resembles [[wp:Donald Trump, Jr.|Donald Trump, Jr.]], son of real-life retail tycoon and billionaire [[wp:Donald Trump|Donald Trump]].
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], he's one of the honored celebrities on the [[Vinewood Walk of Fame]].
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], on a [[Paleto Cove]] [[Sonar Collections Dock|dock]] there is a discarded newspaper with [[Johnny Klebitz]] photo however the headline reads, "Love's Hate Relationship With Taxes".
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories]], there's a film named [[The Liberty King]], produced by Love productions. The cover has the GTA III art of Donald Love. It's not clear whether the story is about Love himself or if it was just an Easter Egg of sorts.
   
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*[[Liberator]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
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*[[Love and Bullets]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Counterfeit Count]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Counterfeit Count]] <small>(Boss)</small>
*[[Munitions Dump ]]<small>(post-mission phone call)</small>
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*[[Munitions Dump]]<small>(post-mission phone call)</small>
 
*[[Love on the Rocks]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Love on the Rocks]] <small>(Boss)</small>
*[[Dead Reckoning ]]<small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
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*[[Dead Reckoning]]<small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
 
*[[Panlantic Land Grab]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Panlantic Land Grab]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Stop the Press]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
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DonaldLove-GTAVC.jpg|Donald Love in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
 
DonaldLove-GTAVC.jpg|Donald Love in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
 
DonaldLove-GTALCS.jpg|Donald Love in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
 
DonaldLove-GTALCS.jpg|Donald Love in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
DonaldLove-LCS-Artwork.png|Donald's LCS Artwok.
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DonaldLove-LCS-Artwork.png|Donald's LCS Artwork.
DonaldLove.jpg|Donald Love from Love Media promotional website
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DonaldLove.jpg|Donald Love from Love Media promotional website
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Donaldlove-StarVinewood-GTAV.jpg|Donald's star on the [[Vinewood Walk of Fame]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
 
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CHARACTER
Donald Love
DonaldLove-GTAIII
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Full name: Donald Love
Also known as: DL
Don
D
Mr. Love
Status: Unknown
Gender:

Male

Place of birth: United States
Home: Bedford Point, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Main affiliation: Love Media
Old Oriental Gentleman
Avery Carrington (Formerly)
Salvatore Leone
Toni Cipriani
Humphries
8-Ball
Colombian Cartel (Formerly)
Panlantic Construction Company
Claude
Lazlow Jones
Vehicle(s): White Stretch
Businesses: Real Estate Development
Love Productions
Love Media
Liberty Tree
Chatterbox FM
Double Clef FM
Flashback 95.6
Head Radio
Bitch'n' Dog Food
Voiced by: Kyle MacLachlan (GTA III)
Unknown (GTA VC)
Will Janowitz (GTA LCS)
"Experience has taught me that a man like you can be loyal for the right price...but groups of men can get greedy."
― Donald Love

Donald Love is a character in Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001), a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (set in 1986) and the tritagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (set in 1998). He is the multi-billionaire owner of the Love Media conglomerate and is also involved in construction and real estate industries. In GTA III he is voiced by Kyle MacLachlan, who has also appeared in Desperate Housewives, and in GTA Liberty City Stories by Will Janowitz, who has also appeared in The Sopranos. The voice actor for Donald Love's appearance in GTA Vice City is not credited.

BiographyEdit

1986-1998Edit

He became the protegé of real estate expert Avery Carrington, often following him with a note pad and pen, including to one of Colonel Cortez' parties and once met Tommy Vercetti, who Avery was hiring to start a gang war between the Cubans and the Haitians. Avery's willingness to use any method to bring down property prices would leave an impression on Love. At some point between 1986 and 1998 he moved to Liberty City and established himself as a successful businessman, starting the Love Media company, purchasing a building in Bedford Point and opening an import garage.

1998Edit

Donald Love enters the race to become the mayor of Liberty City, following the assassination of incumbent Roger C. Hole, running against Miles O'Donovan. He begins to work for Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone and uses Toni Cipriani, who killed Mayor Hole, and uses his wealth to his advantage. Love hires Cipriani to first steal a corpse for Love to eat, before having him campaign for him and kill some of O'Donovan's campaigners. Love then discovers that the Forelli Family, a rival to the Leone Family who had controlled Mayor Hole, own a stake in the company printing the ballot papers, sending Toni to destroy the printing factory. Love, realising the voting is closed, decides to campaign himself but is almost killed by the Forelli Family in an ambush, but is rescued by Cipriani, who later attempts to rig the election.

Love later discovers that O'Donovan has evidence linking him with the Leone Family and sends Toni to destroy the evidence. The links between Love and the Leone Family, however, are too obvious and the election is won by O'Donovan. Love, having spent all his money on his campaign, is forced to move to a flophouse in Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale. Love, however, does not give up and later employs Cipriani to kill former mentor Avery Carrington to steal his re-development plans for Fort Staunton, killing many Colombian Cartel escorts as well, before killing Liberty Tree reporter Ned Burner, who had witnessed the murder. Cipriani later collects the corpses of both Carrington and Burner for Love to eat.

Donald Love also hires Cipriani to destroy the Fort Staunton district of Staunton Island, a Forelli strong hold, which he does, using explosives provided by 8-Ball. Love, confident of his future success, purchases a mansion in Cedar Grove and locks himself away, fearing a reprisal from the Colombian Cartel, who attempt to kill him but they are thwarted by Cipriani, who takes him to his private jet at Francis International Airport, where the bodies of Carrington and Burner are in storage. By 2001, the same mansion is taken over by the Cartel, while Donald Love seeks to live in the Love Media tower to avoid certain taxes.

2001Edit

Life until October 2001Edit

Donald Love flies to Los Santos and continues to expand his business, also living on a yacht in the Caribbean. He is known to have changed laws, been involved in slum clearance and opened casinos across the United States, in the process becoming a "legend" according to a Liberty Tree report. He returns to the city in March 2001, following the return of fellow businessman and rival Barry Harcross, and begins to expand his business empire in the city. He re-establishes Love Media and purchases over nine hundred radio stations (including Chatterbox FM, Double Clef FM, Flashback 95.6 and Head Radio), three hundred television stations, four networks, three satellites, ten senators, the Liberty Tree newspaper, the Bitch'n' Dog Food company and the thirty-story Love Media Building in Bedford Point. He also hires an Old Oriental Gentleman to teach him Tai Chi, sending a private plane to bring him to the city, although the man is arrested by the immigration chief Ray Mathers. At some point between 1998 and 2001, Love begins to implant his plans redevelop Fort Staunton with the Colombian Cartel and their front company, Panlantic Construction, suggesting he had paid the Cartel off.

October 2001Edit

Donald Love continues to oversee the development of Fort Staunton and run his media conglomerate from his home in Bedford Point, although his old oriental gentleman is kidnapped by the Cartel whilst he was being transferred to a police station in Portland View, Portland Island. He later hires Claude, who also escaped in the ambushed convoy, to rescue the old oriental gentleman from a Cartel hide out in Aspatria, before having him kill Yakuza co-leader Kenji Kasen, whilst disguised as a Cartel gangster, in order to provoke a gang war between the two to drive down property prices. Claude is then sent to collect decoy packages before being sent to collect the real package, eventually going to a construction site in Fort Staunton where he finds ex-girlfriend and Cartel leader Catalina, with Miguel and the package. He retrieves the package for Love and works for him one last time, acting as a decoy to allow the old oriental gentleman to escape with the package. Love later disappears with the old oriental gentleman, with Rockstar Games stating themselves that Love's fate is ambiguous.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Donald Love is a cannibal, as seen during the mission Cam Pain, where he eats human ribs and describes human flesh as being "like chicken" but "more sentient". He is also known to throw morgue parties, as revealed in both GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, even having Toni Cipriani steal the corpses of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner to eat.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, he is much more flamboyant, and still looks to be very young. Only 3 years later, in GTA III, he has a much deeper, more mature voice, puts on some weight and appears to be more towards his forties.

TriviaEdit

  • Donald Love is one of the many characters that appear in three games in the 3D Universe. The others are 8-Ball, Maria Latore, Salvatore Leone, Toni and Adam First.
  • One of Donald Love's lines in GTA III is almost exactly replicated in GTA Vice City by his mentor Avery Carrington, although the events occur the other way around in the game universe. Love states, during the mission Waka-Gashira Wipeout, that "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case". While during the mission Two Bit Hit in GTA Vice City, Avery Carrington states "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case".
  • Some newspapers in Grand Theft Auto IV carry images of Donald Love.
  • Donald was scheduled to have a bigger part in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • Love's portrayal in Liberty City Stories closely resembles Donald Trump, Jr., son of real-life retail tycoon and billionaire Donald Trump.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, he's one of the honored celebrities on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, on a Paleto Cove dock there is a discarded newspaper with Johnny Klebitz photo however the headline reads, "Love's Hate Relationship With Taxes".
  • In Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories, there's a film named The Liberty King, produced by Love productions. The cover has the GTA III art of Donald Love. It's not clear whether the story is about Love himself or if it was just an Easter Egg of sorts.

Mission Appearances Edit

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.rockstarbase.com/asked-answered-re-episodes-from-liberty-city-yusuf-amir-donald-love-and-l-a-noire

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