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{{Infobox character
 
|name = Anthony Prince
 
|name = Anthony Prince
 
|image = GayTony-TBOGT.jpg
 
|image = GayTony-TBOGT.jpg
 
|size = 200px
 
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
|aka = Gay Tony<br>Tony Prince<br>Tony<br>Tony Queen<!--The Celebinator's name for him--><br>Tone<br>T<br>Big Tony<br>Big Tone<br>Fag Tony<br/>Gayer Tony
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|aka = Gay Tony<br>Tony<br>Tony Queen<br>Tone<br>T<br>Big Tony<br>Big Tone<br>Fag Tony<br/>Gayer Tony<br>Fag Master
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|dob = 1958/1963 (LCPD database claims he is 50, although he claims to be 45)
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|status = Alive
|pob = [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
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|dob = {{H:title|LCPD database claims he is 50|1958}}/{{H:title|Tony claims to be 45|1963}}
|home = [[Little Italy]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
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|pob = [[wp:Midwestern United States|Midwest]] (grew up in [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]])
|nationality = American
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|home = [[Tony's Apartment|Apartment]], [[Liberty Lane]], [[Little Italy, Algonquin]]
|affiliations = [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]<br>[[Ancelotti Family]]<br>[[Evan Moss]] (formerly)<br>[[Dessie]]<br>[[Joni]]<br>[[Troy (TBOGT)|Troy]]<br>[[Cindy]]<br>[[Yusuf Amir]]<br>[[Rocco Pelosi]] (formerly) <br>[[Mori Kibbutz]] (formerly)<br>[[Ray Bulgarin]] (formerly)<br>[[Cloe Parker]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|vehicles = Black [[Schafter]] fleet<br>Black [[Stretch E]] and [[Stretch]]<br>[[Squalo]]<br>Purple [[Infernus]] (pictured in the trailer)
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|affiliations = [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]<br>[[Ancelotti Family]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Evan Moss]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Dessie]]<br>[[Joni]]<br>[[Troy (TBOGT)|Troy]]<br>[[Cindy]]<br>[[Yusuf Amir]]<br>[[Rocco Pelosi]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Mori Kibbutz]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Ray Bulgarin]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Cloe Parker]]
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|vehicles = Black [[Schafter]]<br>Black [[Stretch E]]<br>Black [[Stretch]]<br>[[Squalo]]<br>Purple [[Infernus]]
 
|businesses = [[Maisonette 9]]<br>[[Hercules]]
 
|businesses = [[Maisonette 9]]<br>[[Hercules]]
|voice = [[D.B. Cooper]]|dod = |status = Alive}}
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|voice = [[D.B. Cooper]]
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{{Quote|Forty-five years old and I get my kicks doing blow with [[Cloe Parker|seventeen year old kids]] whose only claim to fame is that people know better what their vagina looks like than their face. I should be sent to prison. Shouldn't I?|Anthony Prince}}
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{{q|The Russian mob want me dead, my best friend just contemplated murdering me, the mob are on my case. I´m massively in debt and I just lost 2 million dollars worth of diamonds. Any other man would just dust himself off and carry on!| Gay Tony}}
   
'''Anthony Prince''', otherwise known as '''Gay Tony''' or '''Tony Prince''', is a nightclub entrepreneur in the [[HD Universe]], the owner of both [[Maisonette 9]] and [[Hercules]], a minor character in [[GTA IV]] and [[The Lost and Damned]], and the deuteragonist in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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'''Anthony Prince''', otherwise known as '''Gay Tony''' or '''Tony Prince''', is a nightclub entrepreneur in the [[HD Universe]], the owner of both [[Maisonette 9]] and [[Hercules]], a minor character in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[The Lost and Damned]], and the deuteragonist of [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
===Childhood and college years===
 
===Childhood and college years===
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Tony Prince was born in the Midwest in 1958 (although he claims to have been born in 1963) and grew up in [[Dukes]]. According to the Maisonette 9 website, "as a young boy he wandered to the [[Humboldt River]] and dreamed of living on the other side (in [[Algonquin]]) so he would no longer be considered [[East Borough Bridge|bridge]] and tunnel". He also used to play in front of the [[Monoglobe]] and would sometimes stare into it, wondering what life was like in different countries. He is ashamed of his Dukes background, and it's hinted during the beginning of [[Departure Time]] that he doesn't speak to his parents anymore. He says, "In my day, gay guys used to be lonely, needy, and lost. Now, they're all in relationships!"
Tony Prince grew up in Dukes, and according to the Maisonette 9 website, "as a young boy he wandered to the [[Humboldt River]] and dreamed of living on the other side (in [[Algonquin]]) so he would no longer be considered [[East Borough Bridge|bridge]] and tunnel". He also used to play in front of the [[Monoglobe]] and would sometimes stare into it, wondering what life was like in different countries. He is ashamed of his Dukes background, and it's hinted during the beginning of [[Departure Time]] that he doesn't speak to his parents anymore. He says, "In my day, gay guys used to be lonely, needy, and lost. Now, they're all in relationships!".
 
   
 
Tony would have gone to college as early as 1975, though he did not focus on his studies. His first experience working at a nightclub came from being in the cloakroom and eventually the front door of ''Elephant'' in the mid-1980s, until a fire caused it to shut down. The first club Tony opened for himself was ''PUDDLE'', a rave venue famously located in a converted mortuary, until it was shut down when Tony was arrested for tax evasion in 1985, spending 3 months in jail. According to Luis, Tony also first earned the nickname "Gay Tony" in 1985 - as the nickname suggests, Tony became openly homosexual by the time he was 27.
 
Tony would have gone to college as early as 1975, though he did not focus on his studies. His first experience working at a nightclub came from being in the cloakroom and eventually the front door of ''Elephant'' in the mid-1980s, until a fire caused it to shut down. The first club Tony opened for himself was ''PUDDLE'', a rave venue famously located in a converted mortuary, until it was shut down when Tony was arrested for tax evasion in 1985, spending 3 months in jail. According to Luis, Tony also first earned the nickname "Gay Tony" in 1985 - as the nickname suggests, Tony became openly homosexual by the time he was 27.
   
 
===Height of career and reputation===
 
===Height of career and reputation===
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According to the Maisonette 9 website, Tony's next club (and first gay club) was ''Thunder'' in 1986 which was later renamed ''2 Backed Beast'' and was eventually shut down by the city. At the height of his career, he also owned the clubs ''[[Peacock]]'', ''[[Platonic Fury]]'' and ''[[Cox]]''. In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. After the failure of ''2 Backed Beast'', he opened ''Hercules'' in 1998. The following year, he got in trouble with the police for "public lewdness". Sometime between 1998 and 2003, the counterpart straight club in Tony's portfolio, ''Death By Machines'' also burned down, after which point Tony was briefly banned from opening new venues.
According to the Maisonette 9 website, Tony's next club (and first gay club) was ''Thunder'' in 1986 which was later renamed ''2 Backed Beast'' and was eventually shut down by the city. At the height of his career, he also proprieted clubs called ''[[Peacock]]'', ''[[Platonic Fury]]'' and ''[[Cox]]''. In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. After the failure of ''2 Backed Beast'', he opened ''Hercules'' in 1998. The following year, he got in trouble with the police for "public lewdness". Sometime between 1998 and 2003, the counterpart straight club in Tony's portfolio, ''Death By Machines'' also burned down, after which point Tony was briefly banned from opening new venues.
 
   
 
===Maisonette 9 ownership and personal struggles===
 
===Maisonette 9 ownership and personal struggles===
In 2003 his hiatus ended and he was allowed to open ''Maisonette 9'', but still came under heavier scrutiny for his club's policies on safety, age-checking and drug use. <ref name="Libertytree2">"Club Owner Appeals for Vice" by [[Mary Williamson]], Liberty Tree ([[libertytreeonline.com|www.libertytreeonline.com/news.html]]) (In game website.)</ref> Sometime after opening the club, he met [[Gracie Ancelotti]], a [[Ancelotti Family|mob]] daughter who once failed to get inside ''Maisonette 9'' but was granted a membership after befriending Gay Tony (as Gracie tells [[Niko Bellic]] in "[[I'll Take Her]]"). Gay Tony would later be heavily in debt to [[Giovanni Ancelotti|her father]].
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In 2003 his hiatus ended and he was allowed to open ''Maisonette 9'', but still came under heavier scrutiny for his club's policies on safety, age-checking and drug use.<ref name="Libertytree2">"Club Owner Appeals for Vice" by [[Mary Williamson]], Liberty Tree ([[libertytreeonline.com|www.libertytreeonline.com/news.html]]) (In game website.)</ref> Sometime after opening the club, he met [[Gracie Ancelotti]], a [[Ancelotti Family|mob]] daughter who once failed to get inside ''Maisonette 9'' but was granted a membership after befriending Gay Tony (as Gracie tells [[Niko Bellic]] in "[[I'll Take Her]]"). Gay Tony would later be heavily in debt to [[Giovanni Ancelotti|her father]].
   
In 2005, Gay Tony hired [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] as a doorman and bouncer for ''Hercules''. They quickly form a father-son-like relationship (Luis having been abandoned by his father, and Tony being unlikely to ever have children due to his age and orientation), although Tony [[Departure Time|later]] admits to Luis, "I only hired you because I thought you were dumb". Gay Tony had been dating a yoga instructor long-term before meeting his boyfriend [[Evan Moss]]. Gracie and Evan first got him hooked on painkillers and cocaine, according to Luis, and by 2008 Tony had been to rehab five times. He also gained world-famous heiress [[Cloe Parker]] as a best customer and casual friend. Like Gracie, Cloe uses a lot of cocaine and influences Tony down a similar path. Tony once confides in Luis during [[I Luv LC]] "Oh my god, 45 years old and I get my kicks doing blow with 17 year old kids whose only claim to fame is that people know better what their vagina looks like than their face. I should be sent to prison, shouldn't I?". Despite minor legal and personal trouble Tony is said to be the 20 year reigning king of Liberty City night life.
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In 2005, Gay Tony hired [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] as a doorman and bouncer for ''Hercules''. They quickly form a father-son-like relationship (Luis having been abandoned by his father, and Tony being unlikely to ever have children due to his age and orientation), although Tony [[Departure Time|later]] admits to Luis, "I only hired you because I thought you were dumb". Gay Tony had been dating a yoga instructor long-term before meeting his boyfriend [[Evan Moss]]. Gracie and Evan first got him hooked on painkillers and cocaine, according to Luis, and by 2008 Tony had been to rehab five times. He also gained world-famous heiress [[Cloe Parker]] as a best customer and casual friend. Like Gracie, Cloe uses a lot of cocaine and influences Tony down a similar path. Tony once confides in Luis during [[I Luv LC|I luv LC]] "Oh my god, 45 years old and I get my kicks doing blow with 17 year old kids whose only claim to fame is that people know better what their vagina looks like than their face. I should be sent to prison, shouldn't I?" Despite minor legal and personal trouble Tony is said to be the 20 year reigning king of Liberty City night life.
   
==Events of ''GTA IV'' Era==
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==Events of ''GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City ''==
 
Luis must work for Tony's loan sharks, [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Mori Kibbutz]]. Because of his debt Tony is interested in selling off Maisonette 9, sometimes even resorting to fraud (such as pretending to sell the club to two people at once, and briefly considering setting up a [[wp:Ponzi scheme|Ponzi scheme]]). Luis works on the side for two men, [[Yusuf Amir]] and [[Ray Bulgarin]], who Tony considers serious potential buyers because of their extreme wealth. However, Luis hides this from Tony and goes so far as to lie to Tony about his activities [[Sexy Time|at least]] [[Going Deep|twice]].
 
Luis must work for Tony's loan sharks, [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Mori Kibbutz]]. Because of his debt Tony is interested in selling off Maisonette 9, sometimes even resorting to fraud (such as pretending to sell the club to two people at once, and briefly considering setting up a [[wp:Ponzi scheme|Ponzi scheme]]). Luis works on the side for two men, [[Yusuf Amir]] and [[Ray Bulgarin]], who Tony considers serious potential buyers because of their extreme wealth. However, Luis hides this from Tony and goes so far as to lie to Tony about his activities [[Sexy Time|at least]] [[Going Deep|twice]].
   
Tony sees a last chance to pay off his debts in buying and selling some [[Diamonds|$2 million diamonds]] for a small profit. When Luis, Tony and his boyfriend [[Evan Moss|Evan]] [[Frosting On The Cake|go to buy]] the diamonds from [[The Cook|a cook]] at the [[Platypus]], they are all ambushed by the [[The Lost Brotherhood|Lost biker gang]], resulting in the death of Evan (who Luis instructed to go a separate way and stash the diamonds at Maisonette 9). Before this, Gracie and Evan had gotten Tony back on drugs. Shortly after, Luis manages to recover the diamonds after he ambushes a [[Not So Fast|deal]] between [[Johnny Klebitz|Johnny]] (who ambushed them), [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] and [[Isaac Roth]]. He meets Ray Bulgarin after this event, who later claimed that Luis and Tony conspired against him by buying the diamonds - by chance, the cook had stolen them from him. He executes the cook, then sends a team of assassins after Luis, who manages to escape. [[Gracie Ancelotti]] is kidnapped soon after, and the [[Niko Bellic|kidna]][[Patrick McReary|ppers]] demanded the diamonds back from [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] in exchange. Luis and Tony safely exchange the diamonds for Gracie, which resulted in Tony losing out on $2 million but apparently remaining at peace with the Ancelotti family. However, during the resulting shootout, the diamonds are thrown onto a passing truck, and thus both parties leave empty-handed. Bulgarin successfully persuades Ancelotti to have Tony killed, who ironically chooses Luis as the one to shoot Tony in exchange for his own life. Luis briefly considers shooting Tony before turning the gun on Rocco (shooting his [[Uncle Vince| uncle]], allowing Rocco to flee because of his connections). Within minutes, Bulgarin's men ambush Maisonette 9 in hopes of killing Luis and Tony, which they fail to do after a violent shootout. Finally, Luis destroys a shipment of heroin during a bloody shootout at Funland, kills Bulgarin's [[Timur|right-hand man]] and, with the help of Yusuf, makes it to the airport and successfully kills Bulgarin, [[Departure Time|blowing up]] his private jet before it leaves the country. Afterwards, Luis and Tony meet at the Monoglobe with Yusuf and celebrate their victory. Shortly before their meeting, a [[Jerry Kapowitz|hobo]] found the lost diamonds in a trash can, and ran off, laughing gleefully.
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Tony sees a last chance to pay off his debts in buying and selling some [[Diamonds|$2 million diamonds]] for a small profit. When Luis, Tony and his boyfriend [[Evan Moss|Evan]] [[Frosting On The Cake|go to buy]] the diamonds from [[The Cook|a cook]] at the [[Platypus]], they are all ambushed by the [[The Lost Brotherhood|Lost biker gang]], resulting in the death of Evan (who Luis instructed to go a separate way and stash the diamonds at Maisonette 9). Before this, Gracie and Evan had gotten Tony back on drugs. Shortly after, Luis manages to recover the diamonds after he ambushes a [[Not So Fast|deal]] between [[Johnny Klebitz|Johnny]] (who ambushed them), [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] and [[Isaac Roth]]. He meets Ray Bulgarin after this event, who later claimed that Luis and Tony conspired against him by buying the diamonds - by chance, the cook had stolen them from him. He executes the cook, then sends a team of assassins after Luis, who manages to escape. [[Gracie Ancelotti]] is kidnapped soon after, and the [[Niko Bellic|kidna]][[Patrick McReary|ppers]] demanded the diamonds back from [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] in exchange. Luis and Tony safely exchange the diamonds for Gracie, which resulted in Tony losing out on $2 million but apparently remaining at peace with the Ancelotti family. However, during the resulting shootout, the diamonds are thrown onto a passing truck, and thus both parties leave empty-handed. Bulgarin successfully persuades Ancelotti to have Tony killed, who ironically chooses Luis as the one to shoot Tony in exchange for his own life. Luis briefly considers shooting Tony before turning the gun on Rocco (shooting his [[Uncle Vince|uncle]], allowing Rocco to flee because of his connections). Within minutes, Bulgarin's men ambush Maisonette 9 in hopes of killing Luis and Tony, which they fail to do after a violent shootout. Finally, Luis destroys a shipment of heroin during a bloody shootout at Funland, kills Bulgarin's [[Timur|right-hand man]] and, with the help of Yusuf, makes it to the airport and successfully kills Bulgarin, [[Departure Time|blowing up]] his private jet before it leaves the country. Afterwards, Luis and Tony meet at the Monoglobe with Yusuf and celebrate their victory. Shortly before their meeting, a [[Jerry Kapowitz|hobo]] found the lost diamonds in a trash can, and ran off, laughing gleefully.
   
 
==After ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''==
 
==After ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''==
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Tony may or may not have finally sold [[Maisonette 9]] to [[Yusuf Amir]], who sought to franchise it all over the world, even in Pakistan and on the moon (saying he was quite serious about this). Tony tells Yusuf that "the club is all about the people," and after Yusuf expresses apathy by saying, "You can whip out your dick and piss on them!" Tony instead tells him that he would be very qualified to own the club.
   
Tony may or may not have finally sold [[Maisonette 9]] to [[Yusuf Amir]], who sought to franchise it all over the world, even in Pakistan and on the moon (saying he was quite serious about this). Tony tells Yusuf that "the club is all about the people", and after Yusuf expresses apathy by saying "You can whip out your dick and piss on them!", Tony instead tells him that he would be very qualified to own the club.
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After The Ballad of Gay Tony is complete, Tony cannot be contacted further. He often spoke of his intentions to move to an extremely secluded getaway spa town, saying his life in Liberty was too stressful (even though he says this at the very height of his financial problems, and could have reconsidered).
 
After The Ballad of Gay Tony is complete, Tony cannot be contacted further. He often spoke of his intentions to move to an extremely secluded getaway spa town, saying his life in Liberty was too stressful (even though he says this at the very height of his financial problems, and could have reconsidered). It is believed that he did in fact moved away while [[Yusuf Amir]] owned the clubs. This is enforced by the last scene of TBoGT credits, that depicts a [[Ghawar]] taking off at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|airport]] - indicating that Tony may have left Liberty City. Tony could have moved to Vice City as the [[Liberty Tree]] website suggests. Although, that doesn't mean he's lost contact with Luis, as both men have resolved their trust issues and could still be close friends. 
 
   
 
==Possible real-life inspirations==
 
==Possible real-life inspirations==
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Maisonette 9 bears an uncanny resemblance to New York nightclub Bungalow 8 (see [[Maisonette 9]] article for details).
 
Maisonette 9 bears an uncanny resemblance to New York nightclub Bungalow 8 (see [[Maisonette 9]] article for details).
   
==LCPD Database information==
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==LCPD Database record==
'''Surname''': Prince
 
   
'''First Name''': "Gay" Tony
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'''Age''': 50
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'''Place of Birth''': Midwest
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|width=140|'''Surname''':||Prince
'''Affiliations''': Linked to the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate
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|'''First Name''':||"Gay" Tony
'''Criminal Record''':
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|'''Place of Birth''':||Midwest
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*Linked to the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate
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|'''Criminal Record''':||
 
*1985 - Tax Evasion
 
*1985 - Tax Evasion
 
*1996 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine
 
*1996 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine
 
*1999 - Public Lewdness
 
*1999 - Public Lewdness
'''Notes''':
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*Nightclub entrepreneur believed to have links to organized crime, particularly the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate, though the DA's office has not manged to make any of the charges stick.
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*Often seen in the company of Gracie Ancelotti, daughter of the Crime Syndicate's head.
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*Nightclub entrepreneur believed to have links to organized crime, particularly the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate, though the DA's office has not managed to make any of the charges stick.
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*Often seen in the company of [[Gracie Ancelotti]], daughter of the Crime Syndicate's head.
 
*Recent raids have taken place to check the safety standards and underage admittance policy of his Algonquin clubs - Hercules and Maisonette 9.
 
*Recent raids have taken place to check the safety standards and underage admittance policy of his Algonquin clubs - Hercules and Maisonette 9.
*Employs associate of Northwood drug dealers, Luis Fernando Lopez, as a personal bodyguard.
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*Employs associate of Northwood drug dealers, [[Luis Fernando Lopez]], as a personal bodyguard.
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==Mission appearances==
 
==Mission appearances==
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
*[[Out of the Closet]] <small>(Mentioned)</small>
 
*[[I'll Take Her...]] <small>(Can Sometimes Be Mentioned)</small>
 
 
*[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]
 
*[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]
   
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;The Ballad of Gay Tony
 
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
*[[I Luv LC]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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*[[I Luv LC|I luv LC]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Practice Swing]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Practice Swing]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Chinese Takeout]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Chinese Takeout]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Tony is the only character in the GTA series to have their name (or nickname) in the title of the game.
 
* Tony is the only character in the GTA series to have their name (or nickname) in the title of the game.
* Tony has a personality and slight voice resemblence to [[Ken Rosenberg]]. They think they have lots of money and that they rule the town. They both are pressured by mob bosses (Ken by [[Sonny Forelli]] and [[Salvatore Leone]], and Tony by [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]). Both flee the area to avoid being killed by a psychopath (Ken with Salvatore Leone and Tony with [[Ray Bulgarin]]). Both run a famous attraction in their area ([[Caligula's Palace]], [[The Malibu Club]], [[Maisonette 9]], and [[Hercules]]). And both have a drug addiction.
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* Tony has a personality and slight voice resemblance to [[Ken Rosenberg]]. They think they have lots of money and that they rule the town. They both are pressured by mob bosses (Ken by [[Sonny Forelli]] and [[Salvatore Leone]], and Tony by [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] and [[Ray Bulgarin]]). Both flee the area to avoid being killed by a psychopath (Ken with [[Salvatore Leone]] and Tony with [[Ray Bulgarin]]). Both run a famous attraction in their area ([[Caligula's Palace]], [[The Malibu Club]], [[Maisonette 9]], and [[Hercules]]). And both have a drug addiction to cocaine.
 
* Tony is one of two non protagonists to have touched [[Diamonds|the Diamonds]] and lived, as [[Jerry Kapowitz]] gets the diamonds at the end of the game. His whereabouts are unknown, but he is seen alive in the credits.
 
* Tony is one of two non protagonists to have touched [[Diamonds|the Diamonds]] and lived, as [[Jerry Kapowitz]] gets the diamonds at the end of the game. His whereabouts are unknown, but he is seen alive in the credits.
* Both missions that Tony appeared in outside TBoGT involved the Diamonds. Interestingly, those missions both have the word 'Diamonds' in their names as well, with [[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]] (GTA IV) and [[Diamonds in the Rough]] (TLAD).
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* Both missions that Tony appeared in outside TBoGT involved the Diamonds. Interestingly, those missions both have the word "Diamonds" in their names as well, with [[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]] (GTA IV) and [[Diamonds in the Rough]] (TLAD).
 
* Tony gives you the most missions in the GTA IV era, with 12 missions.
 
* Tony gives you the most missions in the GTA IV era, with 12 missions.
 
* All of the missions in TBoGT in which one of the [[Niko Bellic|other]] [[Johnny Klebitz|two]] protagonists appear ([[I Luv LC|I luv LC]], [[Frosting on the Cake]], [[Not So Fast]] and [[Ladies Half Price]]) are given to you by Gay Tony.
 
* All of the missions in TBoGT in which one of the [[Niko Bellic|other]] [[Johnny Klebitz|two]] protagonists appear ([[I Luv LC|I luv LC]], [[Frosting on the Cake]], [[Not So Fast]] and [[Ladies Half Price]]) are given to you by Gay Tony.
 
* Tony is depicted to be wearing a pair of purple and black designer sunglasses. However, its design varies slightly between GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony, with minor differences in details.
 
* Tony is depicted to be wearing a pair of purple and black designer sunglasses. However, its design varies slightly between GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony, with minor differences in details.
* In TBoGT, Tony seems to have undergone a radical character change from his earlier portrayals in GTA IV and TLAD. In his earlier incarnations, he acts with more overt feminine mannerisms. In TBoGT, he appears to be a much more human character, opposed to a more over-the-top stereotype like [[Bernie Crane]]. These changes are most apparent, while playing TBoGT, in the missions [[Ladies Half Price]] and [[Frosting on the Cake]] where he appears uncharacteristically effeminate in comparison to how he's portrayed in the rest of the game. It may have been that Rockstar wanted to maintain the dialogue and actions in these missions that cross over into GTA IV and TLAD for a sense of continutiy rather than retroactively change the scenes to suit the change in character.
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* In TBoGT, Tony seems to have undergone a radical character change from his earlier portrayals in GTA IV and TLAD. In his earlier incarnations, he acts with more overt feminine mannerisms. In TBoGT, he appears to be a much more human character, opposed to a more over-the-top stereotype like [[Bernie Crane]]. These changes are most apparent, while playing TBoGT, in the missions [[Ladies Half Price]] and [[Frosting on the Cake]] where he appears uncharacteristically effeminate in comparison to how he's portrayed in the rest of the game. It may have been that Rockstar wanted to maintain the dialogue and actions in these missions that cross over into GTA IV and TLAD for a sense of continuity rather than retroactively change the scenes to suit the change in character.
* Tony Prince is one of four characters in TBoGT who don't wear a helmet while on a bike, along with Timur, Armando and Henrique.
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* Tony Prince is one of four characters in TBoGT who don't wear a helmet while on a bike, along with [[Timur]], [[Armando Torres|Armando]], and [[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]].
*Tony is the non-protagonist characters that goes through the most outfit changes during his appearences. Throughout most of them he wears his trademark suit but at times he wears a tracksuit, gym wear with shorts, grey pants with a pink shirt and several other outfits that appear only once.
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*Tony is the non-protagonist characters that goes through the most outfit changes during his appearances. Throughout most of them he wears his trademark suit but at times he wears a tracksuit, gym wear with shorts, gray pants with a pink shirt and several other outfits that appear only once.
* Tony is the only homosexual character in the game who helps protagonist in fights, and isn't afraid to shoot and can handle a gun, as shown in [[Party's Over]]. Despite the fact that [[Bernie Crane]] was a soldier and Evan Moss was a bodybuilder, they were both afraid of shooting and fighting. Tony also wanted to help Luis in his last fight with [[Bulgarin]]'s men, because he always made a share in their fire fights, and called himself "a seasoned veteran by anyone's fucking standards". Tony also earnestly tries to head out to commit the bombings in [[Bang Bang]], only to be stopped by Luis.
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* Tony is the only homosexual character in the game who helps protagonist in fights, and isn't afraid to shoot and can handle a gun, as shown in [[Party's Over]]. Despite the fact that [[Bernie Crane]] was a soldier and [[Evan Moss]] was a bodybuilder, they were both afraid of shooting and fighting. Tony also wanted to help [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] in his last fight with [[Bulgarin|Bulgarin's]] men, because he always made a share in their fire fights, and called himself "a seasoned veteran by anyone's fucking standards". Tony also earnestly tries to head out to commit the bombings in [[Bang Bang]], only to be stopped by [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]].
* It is unknown if Tony was born in Dukes or the Midwest. The LCPD database says he was born in the Midwest, although it is implied many times in TBoGT he is from Dukes, but nothing is said about him being born there. Many people conclude that he was born in the Midwest, lived there for a short time that he would be too young to remember, and was raised in Dukes or that the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] had misinformation which is stated a few times in the game.
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* It is unknown if Tony was born in [[Dukes]] or the Midwest. The LCPD database says he was born in the Midwest, although it is implied many times in TBoGT he is from [[Dukes]] , but nothing is said about him being born there. Many people conclude that he was born in the Midwest, lived there for a short time that he would be too young to remember, and was raised in [[Dukes]] or that the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] had misinformation which is stated a few times in the game.
 
* Tony's age is very subject to debate. He claims to be 45 (in [[I Luv LC|I luv LC]] and [[Boulevard Baby]]), but the LCPD claims he is 50. The most likely scenario is that he's 50 and insecure about his age, which would fit into his vain personality.
 
* Tony's age is very subject to debate. He claims to be 45 (in [[I Luv LC|I luv LC]] and [[Boulevard Baby]]), but the LCPD claims he is 50. The most likely scenario is that he's 50 and insecure about his age, which would fit into his vain personality.
* Tony's favorite radio station is K109 The Studio.
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* Tony's favorite radio station is [[K109 The Studio]] as it is the default station in his unique black [[Schafter]].
* Tony can be seen on the front cover of the magazine "[[BJ]]", the issue of which can only be found in Luis' apartment.
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* Tony can be seen on the front cover of the magazine "[[BJ]]," the issue of which can only be found in [[Luis' Apartment|Luis' apartment.]]
 
* Tony appears to be rather reckless, since he doesn't wear a helmet on motorcycles, wants to help Luis in massive shootouts and sometimes when you crash, Tony says that he isn't going to put his seatbelt on.
 
* Tony appears to be rather reckless, since he doesn't wear a helmet on motorcycles, wants to help Luis in massive shootouts and sometimes when you crash, Tony says that he isn't going to put his seatbelt on.
* Luis cannot call Tony after [[Departure Time]], as he has possibly left Liberty City. If the player replays a mission which involves Tony calling Luis, he will be marked as an unknown caller (except in Going Deep, where he will be marked as Tony).
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* Luis cannot call Tony after [[Departure Time]], as he has possibly left [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. If the player replays a mission which involves Tony calling Luis, he will be marked as an unknown caller (except in [[Going Deep]], where he will be marked as Tony).
*Along with Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz, Luis Lopez, [[Roman Bellic]], [[The Cook]], [[Mori Green]], and [[Isaac Roth]], Tony is one of eight characters in the GTA IV Era to appear in IV, TLAD and TBoGT.
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*In Tony's first appearance in [[Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend]], many fans thought that Tony was actually [[Giovanni Ancelotti]], as he repeatedly calls Gracie "sweetie" during her rescue.
*In Tony's first appearence in Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, many fans thought that Tony was actually [[Giovanni Ancelotti]], as he repeatedly calls Gracie "sweetie" during her rescue.
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*In many pieces of artwork Tony is shown in an open purple suit with a green jumper. But yet he never wears this at all during TBoGT. But it is still in the files as a picture in the gallery will show. It can only be viewed with the PC game programs Open IV and SparkIV.
*In many peices of art work Tony is shown in a open purple suit with a green jumper. But yet he never wears this at all during TBoGT. But it is still in the files as a picture in the gallery will show. It can only be veiwed with the PC game programs Open IV and SparkIV.
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*In a cutscene for the mission [[Party's Over]] Tony claims to have been in the nightclub game since [[1987]] however other in game media states that he opened his first club in [[1985]]. The statement is proceeded by him telling Luis "we can expand, refurb, rebrand" however so he may be referring to how he rebranded ''Thunder'' as ''2 Backed Beast''.
*In a cutscene for the mission [[Party's Over]] Tony claims to have been in the nightclub game since 1987 however other in game media states that he opened his first club in 1985. The statement is proceeded by him telling Luis "we can expand, refurb, rebrand" however so he may be referring to how he rebranded ''Thunder'' as ''2 Backed Beast''.
 
 
*Tony is very similar in appearance to Tony Stark, the main character of the Iron Man comic book and movie franchise. This may be intentional, as not only do they share the same first name, but they look similar, own expensive, rare cars, wear expensive suits, have a casual attitude, and are both rich and successful businessmen. 
 
*Tony is very similar in appearance to Tony Stark, the main character of the Iron Man comic book and movie franchise. This may be intentional, as not only do they share the same first name, but they look similar, own expensive, rare cars, wear expensive suits, have a casual attitude, and are both rich and successful businessmen. 
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*Unlike [[Bernie Crane]], [[Evan Moss]], and [[Marcus]], Tony is the only gay character who does not use female screams when being shot or burned.
   
 
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Artwork-TonyPrince-TBOGT.jpg|Alternate game art of Gay Tony in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
Artwork-TonyPrince-TBOGT.jpg|Alternate game art of Gay Tony in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
GayTony-Artwork.jpg|Game art of Gay Tony in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
GayTony-Artwork.jpg|Game art of Gay Tony in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
gaytonyballad.PNG|Gay Tony in the same scene in The Ballad of Gay Tony, during "[[Ladies Half Price]]".
 
 
GayTony-GTAIV.jpg|Gay Tony in GTA IV, during "[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]".
 
GayTony-GTAIV.jpg|Gay Tony in GTA IV, during "[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]".
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gaytonyballad.PNG|Gay Tony in the same scene in The Ballad of Gay Tony, during "[[Ladies Half Price]]".
 
Gay Tony.jpg|Gay Tony on the phone in his office at Maisonette 9.
 
Gay Tony.jpg|Gay Tony on the phone in his office at Maisonette 9.
 
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*[http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=tonyPrince&content=video0 Tony Prince on Rockstar's site]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 07:07, June 27, 2014

CHARACTER
Anthony Prince
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full name: Anthony Prince
Also known as: Gay Tony
Tony
Tony Queen
Tone
T
Big Tony
Big Tone
Fag Tony
Gayer Tony
Fag Master
Status: Alive
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1958/1963
Place of birth: Midwest (grew up in Dukes, Liberty City)
Home: Apartment, Liberty Lane, Little Italy, Algonquin
Nationality:
Flag of the United States
American
Main affiliation: Luis Fernando Lopez
Ancelotti Family (Formerly)
Evan Moss (Formerly)
Dessie
Joni
Troy
Cindy
Yusuf Amir
Rocco Pelosi (Formerly)
Mori Kibbutz (Formerly)
Ray Bulgarin (Formerly)
Cloe Parker
Vehicle(s): Black Schafter
Black Stretch E
Black Stretch
Squalo
Purple Infernus
Businesses: Maisonette 9
Hercules
Voiced by: D.B. Cooper
"The Russian mob want me dead, my best friend just contemplated murdering me, the mob are on my case. I´m massively in debt and I just lost 2 million dollars worth of diamonds. Any other man would just dust himself off and carry on!"
— Gay Tony

Anthony Prince, otherwise known as Gay Tony or Tony Prince, is a nightclub entrepreneur in the HD Universe, the owner of both Maisonette 9 and Hercules, a minor character in GTA IV and The Lost and Damned, and the deuteragonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony.

BackgroundEdit

Childhood and college yearsEdit

Tony Prince was born in the Midwest in 1958 (although he claims to have been born in 1963) and grew up in Dukes. According to the Maisonette 9 website, "as a young boy he wandered to the Humboldt River and dreamed of living on the other side (in Algonquin) so he would no longer be considered bridge and tunnel". He also used to play in front of the Monoglobe and would sometimes stare into it, wondering what life was like in different countries. He is ashamed of his Dukes background, and it's hinted during the beginning of Departure Time that he doesn't speak to his parents anymore. He says, "In my day, gay guys used to be lonely, needy, and lost. Now, they're all in relationships!"

Tony would have gone to college as early as 1975, though he did not focus on his studies. His first experience working at a nightclub came from being in the cloakroom and eventually the front door of Elephant in the mid-1980s, until a fire caused it to shut down. The first club Tony opened for himself was PUDDLE, a rave venue famously located in a converted mortuary, until it was shut down when Tony was arrested for tax evasion in 1985, spending 3 months in jail. According to Luis, Tony also first earned the nickname "Gay Tony" in 1985 - as the nickname suggests, Tony became openly homosexual by the time he was 27.

Height of career and reputationEdit

According to the Maisonette 9 website, Tony's next club (and first gay club) was Thunder in 1986 which was later renamed 2 Backed Beast and was eventually shut down by the city. At the height of his career, he also owned the clubs Peacock, Platonic Fury and Cox. In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. After the failure of 2 Backed Beast, he opened Hercules in 1998. The following year, he got in trouble with the police for "public lewdness". Sometime between 1998 and 2003, the counterpart straight club in Tony's portfolio, Death By Machines also burned down, after which point Tony was briefly banned from opening new venues.

Maisonette 9 ownership and personal strugglesEdit

In 2003 his hiatus ended and he was allowed to open Maisonette 9, but still came under heavier scrutiny for his club's policies on safety, age-checking and drug use.[1] Sometime after opening the club, he met Gracie Ancelotti, a mob daughter who once failed to get inside Maisonette 9 but was granted a membership after befriending Gay Tony (as Gracie tells Niko Bellic in "I'll Take Her"). Gay Tony would later be heavily in debt to her father.

In 2005, Gay Tony hired Luis Lopez as a doorman and bouncer for Hercules. They quickly form a father-son-like relationship (Luis having been abandoned by his father, and Tony being unlikely to ever have children due to his age and orientation), although Tony later admits to Luis, "I only hired you because I thought you were dumb". Gay Tony had been dating a yoga instructor long-term before meeting his boyfriend Evan Moss. Gracie and Evan first got him hooked on painkillers and cocaine, according to Luis, and by 2008 Tony had been to rehab five times. He also gained world-famous heiress Cloe Parker as a best customer and casual friend. Like Gracie, Cloe uses a lot of cocaine and influences Tony down a similar path. Tony once confides in Luis during I luv LC "Oh my god, 45 years old and I get my kicks doing blow with 17 year old kids whose only claim to fame is that people know better what their vagina looks like than their face. I should be sent to prison, shouldn't I?" Despite minor legal and personal trouble Tony is said to be the 20 year reigning king of Liberty City night life.

Events of GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City Edit

Luis must work for Tony's loan sharks, Rocco Pelosi and Mori Kibbutz. Because of his debt Tony is interested in selling off Maisonette 9, sometimes even resorting to fraud (such as pretending to sell the club to two people at once, and briefly considering setting up a Ponzi scheme). Luis works on the side for two men, Yusuf Amir and Ray Bulgarin, who Tony considers serious potential buyers because of their extreme wealth. However, Luis hides this from Tony and goes so far as to lie to Tony about his activities at least twice.

Tony sees a last chance to pay off his debts in buying and selling some $2 million diamonds for a small profit. When Luis, Tony and his boyfriend Evan go to buy the diamonds from a cook at the Platypus, they are all ambushed by the Lost biker gang, resulting in the death of Evan (who Luis instructed to go a separate way and stash the diamonds at Maisonette 9). Before this, Gracie and Evan had gotten Tony back on drugs. Shortly after, Luis manages to recover the diamonds after he ambushes a deal between Johnny (who ambushed them), Niko and Isaac Roth. He meets Ray Bulgarin after this event, who later claimed that Luis and Tony conspired against him by buying the diamonds - by chance, the cook had stolen them from him. He executes the cook, then sends a team of assassins after Luis, who manages to escape. Gracie Ancelotti is kidnapped soon after, and the kidnappers demanded the diamonds back from Giovanni Ancelotti in exchange. Luis and Tony safely exchange the diamonds for Gracie, which resulted in Tony losing out on $2 million but apparently remaining at peace with the Ancelotti family. However, during the resulting shootout, the diamonds are thrown onto a passing truck, and thus both parties leave empty-handed. Bulgarin successfully persuades Ancelotti to have Tony killed, who ironically chooses Luis as the one to shoot Tony in exchange for his own life. Luis briefly considers shooting Tony before turning the gun on Rocco (shooting his uncle, allowing Rocco to flee because of his connections). Within minutes, Bulgarin's men ambush Maisonette 9 in hopes of killing Luis and Tony, which they fail to do after a violent shootout. Finally, Luis destroys a shipment of heroin during a bloody shootout at Funland, kills Bulgarin's right-hand man and, with the help of Yusuf, makes it to the airport and successfully kills Bulgarin, blowing up his private jet before it leaves the country. Afterwards, Luis and Tony meet at the Monoglobe with Yusuf and celebrate their victory. Shortly before their meeting, a hobo found the lost diamonds in a trash can, and ran off, laughing gleefully.

After The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Tony may or may not have finally sold Maisonette 9 to Yusuf Amir, who sought to franchise it all over the world, even in Pakistan and on the moon (saying he was quite serious about this). Tony tells Yusuf that "the club is all about the people," and after Yusuf expresses apathy by saying, "You can whip out your dick and piss on them!" Tony instead tells him that he would be very qualified to own the club.

After The Ballad of Gay Tony is complete, Tony cannot be contacted further. He often spoke of his intentions to move to an extremely secluded getaway spa town, saying his life in Liberty was too stressful (even though he says this at the very height of his financial problems, and could have reconsidered).

Possible real-life inspirationsEdit

Gay Tony's influence over the Liberty City nightclub scene is mostly reminiscent of Peter Gatien, owner of the Limelight and other clubs. Like Prince, Gatien faced drug (1996) and tax evasion (1999) charges, and owned several nightclubs geared towards different crowds as investments. Unlike Prince, Gatien is a happily married heterosexual, and having been born in Canada, he was deported there after his drug charges and currently lives in Toronto.

Many elements also seem to have been taken from Steve Rubell, owner of the legendary Studio 54. Both were born in New York City (Liberty being a parody), and faced club raids and tax evasion charges since their early years of success. Their business models were also very similar, including a strict, trendy dress code (which Rubell would sometimes enforce personally). Both were homosexuals and habitual drug users, although Rubell kept it a secret, got diagnosed with AIDS in 1985 and died of hepatitis in 1989.

He also bears some similarities to Miami club owner Chris Paciello who, like Tony had connections to New York Mafia families and had one of his famous clubs burn down only to open another club later the same year. Paciello is also straight, however, and is most famous for once having dated Madonna.

Maisonette 9 bears an uncanny resemblance to New York nightclub Bungalow 8 (see Maisonette 9 article for details).

LCPD Database recordEdit

Surname:Prince
First Name:"Gay" Tony
Age:50
Place of Birth:Midwest
Affiliations:
  • Linked to the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate
Criminal Record:
  • 1985 - Tax Evasion
  • 1996 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine
  • 1999 - Public Lewdness
Notes:
  • Nightclub entrepreneur believed to have links to organized crime, particularly the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate, though the DA's office has not managed to make any of the charges stick.
  • Often seen in the company of Gracie Ancelotti, daughter of the Crime Syndicate's head.
  • Recent raids have taken place to check the safety standards and underage admittance policy of his Algonquin clubs - Hercules and Maisonette 9.
  • Employs associate of Northwood drug dealers, Luis Fernando Lopez, as a personal bodyguard.

Mission appearancesEdit

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

TriviaEdit

  • Tony is the only character in the GTA series to have their name (or nickname) in the title of the game.
  • Tony has a personality and slight voice resemblance to Ken Rosenberg. They think they have lots of money and that they rule the town. They both are pressured by mob bosses (Ken by Sonny Forelli and Salvatore Leone, and Tony by Giovanni Ancelotti and Ray Bulgarin). Both flee the area to avoid being killed by a psychopath (Ken with Salvatore Leone and Tony with Ray Bulgarin). Both run a famous attraction in their area (Caligula's Palace, The Malibu Club, Maisonette 9, and Hercules). And both have a drug addiction to cocaine.
  • Tony is one of two non protagonists to have touched the Diamonds and lived, as Jerry Kapowitz gets the diamonds at the end of the game. His whereabouts are unknown, but he is seen alive in the credits.
  • Both missions that Tony appeared in outside TBoGT involved the Diamonds. Interestingly, those missions both have the word "Diamonds" in their names as well, with Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (GTA IV) and Diamonds in the Rough (TLAD).
  • Tony gives you the most missions in the GTA IV era, with 12 missions.
  • All of the missions in TBoGT in which one of the other two protagonists appear (I luv LC, Frosting on the Cake, Not So Fast and Ladies Half Price) are given to you by Gay Tony.
  • Tony is depicted to be wearing a pair of purple and black designer sunglasses. However, its design varies slightly between GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony, with minor differences in details.
  • In TBoGT, Tony seems to have undergone a radical character change from his earlier portrayals in GTA IV and TLAD. In his earlier incarnations, he acts with more overt feminine mannerisms. In TBoGT, he appears to be a much more human character, opposed to a more over-the-top stereotype like Bernie Crane. These changes are most apparent, while playing TBoGT, in the missions Ladies Half Price and Frosting on the Cake where he appears uncharacteristically effeminate in comparison to how he's portrayed in the rest of the game. It may have been that Rockstar wanted to maintain the dialogue and actions in these missions that cross over into GTA IV and TLAD for a sense of continuity rather than retroactively change the scenes to suit the change in character.
  • Tony Prince is one of four characters in TBoGT who don't wear a helmet while on a bike, along with Timur, Armando, and Henrique.
  • Tony is the non-protagonist characters that goes through the most outfit changes during his appearances. Throughout most of them he wears his trademark suit but at times he wears a tracksuit, gym wear with shorts, gray pants with a pink shirt and several other outfits that appear only once.
  • Tony is the only homosexual character in the game who helps protagonist in fights, and isn't afraid to shoot and can handle a gun, as shown in Party's Over. Despite the fact that Bernie Crane was a soldier and Evan Moss was a bodybuilder, they were both afraid of shooting and fighting. Tony also wanted to help Luis in his last fight with Bulgarin's men, because he always made a share in their fire fights, and called himself "a seasoned veteran by anyone's fucking standards". Tony also earnestly tries to head out to commit the bombings in Bang Bang, only to be stopped by Luis.
  • It is unknown if Tony was born in Dukes or the Midwest. The LCPD database says he was born in the Midwest, although it is implied many times in TBoGT he is from Dukes , but nothing is said about him being born there. Many people conclude that he was born in the Midwest, lived there for a short time that he would be too young to remember, and was raised in Dukes or that the LCPD had misinformation which is stated a few times in the game.
  • Tony's age is very subject to debate. He claims to be 45 (in I luv LC and Boulevard Baby), but the LCPD claims he is 50. The most likely scenario is that he's 50 and insecure about his age, which would fit into his vain personality.
  • Tony's favorite radio station is K109 The Studio as it is the default station in his unique black Schafter.
  • Tony can be seen on the front cover of the magazine "BJ," the issue of which can only be found in Luis' apartment.
  • Tony appears to be rather reckless, since he doesn't wear a helmet on motorcycles, wants to help Luis in massive shootouts and sometimes when you crash, Tony says that he isn't going to put his seatbelt on.
  • Luis cannot call Tony after Departure Time, as he has possibly left Liberty City. If the player replays a mission which involves Tony calling Luis, he will be marked as an unknown caller (except in Going Deep, where he will be marked as Tony).
  • In Tony's first appearance in Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, many fans thought that Tony was actually Giovanni Ancelotti, as he repeatedly calls Gracie "sweetie" during her rescue.
  • In many pieces of artwork Tony is shown in an open purple suit with a green jumper. But yet he never wears this at all during TBoGT. But it is still in the files as a picture in the gallery will show. It can only be viewed with the PC game programs Open IV and SparkIV.
  • In a cutscene for the mission Party's Over Tony claims to have been in the nightclub game since 1987 however other in game media states that he opened his first club in 1985. The statement is proceeded by him telling Luis "we can expand, refurb, rebrand" however so he may be referring to how he rebranded Thunder as 2 Backed Beast.
  • Tony is very similar in appearance to Tony Stark, the main character of the Iron Man comic book and movie franchise. This may be intentional, as not only do they share the same first name, but they look similar, own expensive, rare cars, wear expensive suits, have a casual attitude, and are both rich and successful businessmen. 
  • Unlike Bernie Crane, Evan Moss, and Marcus, Tony is the only gay character who does not use female screams when being shot or burned.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Club Owner Appeals for Vice" by Mary Williamson, Liberty Tree (www.libertytreeonline.com/news.html) (In game website.)

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