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{{Infobox character
 
|name = Manuel Escuela
 
|name = Manuel Escuela
|image = MannyEscuelaIV.png
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|image = MannyEscuela.JPG
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] (mentioned)
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
 
|aka = Manny<br>The Streets
 
|aka = Manny<br>The Streets
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
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|status = [[Have A Heart|Deceased]]
 
|dob = 1973
 
|dob = 1973
|pob = [[South Bohan]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV era|Liberty City]]
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|pob = [[South Bohan]], [[Bohan]]
|dod = [[2008]] (Aged 35)
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|dod = [[2008]] <small>(Aged 35)</small>
 
|home = [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
 
|home = [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
|nationality = Puerto Rican-[[United States|American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|Puerto Rico|Flag of Puerto Rico}} [[Puerto Rico|Puerto Rican]]-<br/>{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|affiliations = [[Spanish Lords]]<br>[[Mallorie Bardas]]<br>[[Elizabeta Torres]]<br>[[Jay Hamilton]]<br>[[Francis McReary]]<br>[[Niko Bellic]]
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|affiliations = [[Spanish Lords]]<br>[[Mallorie Bardas]]<br>[[Elizabeta Torres]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Jay Hamilton]]<br>[[Francis McReary]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Niko Bellic]]
|vehicles = Grey [[Faggio]] (pictured in the trailer)
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|vehicles = [[Cavalcade]]
|businesses = Youth Center
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|businesses = [[West Bohan Community Center]]
 
|voice = [[Berto Colon]]
 
|voice = [[Berto Colon]]
|status = [[Have A Heart|Deceased]]}}
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}}
   
{{Quote|The streets have spoken! Now leave my people alone!|Manny Escuela}}
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{{Quote|The streets have spoken! Now leave my people alone!| Manny Escuela}}
   
'''Manuel "Manny" Escuela''' (1973-2008) was a character in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. He was a 35-year old Puerto Rican ex-convict who had apparently changed his ways, and wanted to clean up the streets of [[Bohan]].
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'''Manuel "Manny" Escuela''' (1973-2008) was a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. He was a 35-year old Puerto Rican ex-convict who had apparently changed his ways, and wanted to clean up the streets of [[Bohan]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] to make it safe for the kids.
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
 
===Before GTA IV===
 
===Before GTA IV===
Manny Escuela was a Puerto Rican-American who grew up in [[South Bohan]]. It is implied he was a former member of the Spanish Lords and a former heroin addict, but had now changed his ways. He claimed that he owed too much to the "streets" and wanted to clean them up to settle his debt to society. However, he had also hired a cameraman, [[Jay Hamilton]], to film his quest, leading many to believe that he was only interested in becoming famous. He operated out of the St. Mary's Recreational Center where he ran a youth outreach program and also was a dance instructor.
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Manny Escuela was a Puerto Rican-American who grew up in [[South Bohan]]. It is implied he was a former member of the Spanish Lords and a former heroin addict, but had now changed his ways. He claimed that he owed too much to the "streets" and wanted to clean them up to settle his debt to society. However, he had also hired a cameraman, [[Jay Hamilton]], to film his quest, leading many to believe that he was only interested in becoming famous. He operated out of the [[West Bohan Community Center]] where he ran a youth outreach program and also was a dance instructor.
===Events of GTA IV===
 
   
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===Events of GTA IV===
 
Manny was eventually introduced to [[Niko Bellic]] by his childhood friend [[Mallorie Bardas]]. Rather than personally clean up Bohan himself, Escuela paid Niko, who was broke, to do the dirty work for him in the missions
 
Manny was eventually introduced to [[Niko Bellic]] by his childhood friend [[Mallorie Bardas]]. Rather than personally clean up Bohan himself, Escuela paid Niko, who was broke, to do the dirty work for him in the missions
 
[[Escuela of the Streets]] & [[Street Sweeper]]. Niko drives around town exterminating drug dealers under the request Escuela, who arrived afterwards with a camera crew to take credit. In an attempt to make his show more believable, he meets corrupt cop [[Francis McReary]]. Francis even appears in one of Escuela's videos. Later, Niko, in the mission [[The Puerto Rican Connection]], Niko kills some of Manny's buddies.
 
[[Escuela of the Streets]] & [[Street Sweeper]]. Niko drives around town exterminating drug dealers under the request Escuela, who arrived afterwards with a camera crew to take credit. In an attempt to make his show more believable, he meets corrupt cop [[Francis McReary]]. Francis even appears in one of Escuela's videos. Later, Niko, in the mission [[The Puerto Rican Connection]], Niko kills some of Manny's buddies.
   
 
Escuela was well-known in South Bohan, but generally disliked by most characters Niko interacts with. Even Niko is beyond irritated by Escuela's antics and ridiculous claims. At one point Escuela even took credit for the creation of rap, despite his obvious lack of skill, and implies he refused to continue because of his distaste with commercialization.
 
Escuela was well-known in South Bohan, but generally disliked by most characters Niko interacts with. Even Niko is beyond irritated by Escuela's antics and ridiculous claims. At one point Escuela even took credit for the creation of rap, despite his obvious lack of skill, and implies he refused to continue because of his distaste with commercialization.
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==Death==
 
==Death==
 
 
Escuela's annoying habit of filming finally went too far when he attempted to film a confrontation with another "community leader" of sorts, drug empress [[Elizabeta Torres]]. Niko goes to visit Elizabeta, but Manny and Jay arrive to tell her to stop selling drugs. However, with the police closing in on her operations, she is in a paranoid, cocaine-fueled rage and [[Have a Heart|shoots]] both Manny and Jay in the head. She then pays Niko to deliver the bodies to a black market [[The Doctor|organ dealer]], the dealer states the organs will help a lot of people, Niko says "He'd been trying to help the streets his whole life... maybe he'll be actually doing it now."
 
Escuela's annoying habit of filming finally went too far when he attempted to film a confrontation with another "community leader" of sorts, drug empress [[Elizabeta Torres]]. Niko goes to visit Elizabeta, but Manny and Jay arrive to tell her to stop selling drugs. However, with the police closing in on her operations, she is in a paranoid, cocaine-fueled rage and [[Have a Heart|shoots]] both Manny and Jay in the head. She then pays Niko to deliver the bodies to a black market [[The Doctor|organ dealer]], the dealer states the organs will help a lot of people, Niko says "He'd been trying to help the streets his whole life... maybe he'll be actually doing it now."
   
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==LCPD Database record==
 
==LCPD Database record==
   
'''Surname''': Escuela
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'''Age''': 35
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'''Place of birth''': South Bohan
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'''Affiliations''': Linked to the Spanish Lords
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'''Criminal record''':
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*Linked to the Spanish Lords
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|'''Criminal Record''':||
 
*1994 - Fraud
 
*1994 - Fraud
 
*1997 - Possession Controlled Substance: Heroin
 
*1997 - Possession Controlled Substance: Heroin
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'''Notes''':
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*South Bohan based fraudster and drug dealer.
 
*South Bohan based fraudster and drug dealer.
 
*Former member of the Spanish Lords
 
*Former member of the Spanish Lords
 
*Reinvented himself as a community leader and started a youth center.
 
*Reinvented himself as a community leader and started a youth center.
 
*Suspected in assaults against criminals around his neighborhood.
 
*Suspected in assaults against criminals around his neighborhood.
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==Mission appearances==
 
==Mission appearances==
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
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*[[Escuela of the Streets]] <small>(Boss)</small>
*[[Escuela of the Streets]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Street Sweeper]] <small>(Boss)</small>
*[[Street Sweeper]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[The Puerto Rican Connection]] <small>(Boss)</small>
*[[The Puerto Rican Connection]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Have A Heart]] <small>(Killed)</small>
*[[Have A Heart]] <small>(Killed) </small>
 
*[[Holland Nights]] <small>(Mentioned) </small>
 
 
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
 
 
* [[Not So Fast]] <small>(Mentioned indirectly)</small>
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Manny is likely based on Latin Kings leader Antonio "King Tone" Fernandez who, despite being the leader of one of New York's biggest criminal gangs, masqueraded as a community leader. Like Manny he was also the subject of a documentary entitled "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story." Manny even wears black and gold, LK colors.
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*Manny is likely based on Latin Kings leader Antonio "King Tone" Fernandez who, despite being the leader of one of New York's biggest criminal gangs, masqueraded as a community leader. Like Manny, he was also the subject of a documentary entitled "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story." Manny even wears black and gold, LK colors.
 
*His last name, Escuela, means "school" in Spanish.
 
*His last name, Escuela, means "school" in Spanish.
 
*A mural depicting Manny can be seen in Bohan in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], a block away from the [[South Bohan Safehouse|South Bohan safehouse]].
 
*A mural depicting Manny can be seen in Bohan in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], a block away from the [[South Bohan Safehouse|South Bohan safehouse]].
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*Even though Manny seems to be somewhat homophobic, his clothing appears flamboyant as his tracksuit bears close similarity with [[Gay Tony]]'s, albeit with a hood and striped ankle socks.
 
*Even though Manny seems to be somewhat homophobic, his clothing appears flamboyant as his tracksuit bears close similarity with [[Gay Tony]]'s, albeit with a hood and striped ankle socks.
 
*Like most characters in the game, Manny will don a unique helmet when riding alongside the protagonist on a motorbike. His helmet is one of black with orange, and yellow stripes that match his outfit.
 
*Like most characters in the game, Manny will don a unique helmet when riding alongside the protagonist on a motorbike. His helmet is one of black with orange, and yellow stripes that match his outfit.
*Manny mentions during one mission that he aspires to be "like one of them rich guys who makes computers and cures AIDS and shit", a tongue-in-cheek nod to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates Bill Gates] and his charity through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation].
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*Manny mentions during one mission that he aspires to be "like one of them rich guys who makes computers and cures AIDS and shit", a tongue-in-cheek nod to [[wp:Bill Gates|Bill Gates]] and his charity through the [[wp:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation]].
*One of the many charity events he runs is a "Tex-Mex" cooking class, as seen in the opening cutscene for[[Street Sweeper| Street Sweeper]].
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*One of the many charity events he runs is a "Tex-Mex" cooking class, as seen in the opening cutscene for [[Street Sweeper]].
 
*Manny is the only former employer not to be killed by [[Niko Bellic]], but killed by [[Elizabeta Torres]].
 
*Manny is the only former employer not to be killed by [[Niko Bellic]], but killed by [[Elizabeta Torres]].
 
*Like [[Vlad Glebov]], his police record status is "Missing."
 
*Like [[Vlad Glebov]], his police record status is "Missing."
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*His file on the [[LCPD Database]] will list him as missing after the events of [[Have a Heart]].
 
*His file on the [[LCPD Database]] will list him as missing after the events of [[Have a Heart]].
 
*When you fail the mission in Have A Heart, he will be listed as missing on the police computer, even though he will appear again in the mission.
 
*When you fail the mission in Have A Heart, he will be listed as missing on the police computer, even though he will appear again in the mission.
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*Manny has a habbit of referring to other people as "man" ("That's how I roll, man", "Man, what is this, man?") his name is likely a satirical nod to this idiosyncrasie.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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File:MannyEscuela-Artwork.jpg|Pre-release artwork.
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Artwork-MannyEscuela-SCAvatar.png|Early artwork of Escuela.
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MannyEscuela-Artwork.jpg|Official artwork.
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GTAIV 2010-10-31 02-17-45-55.jpg|Manny having a conversation with Niko.
 
Voodoo-GTA4-HaveaHeart-rear.jpg|Manny and [[Jay Hamilton|Jay's]] dead bodies.
 
Voodoo-GTA4-HaveaHeart-rear.jpg|Manny and [[Jay Hamilton|Jay's]] dead bodies.
 
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Latest revision as of 16:37, September 5, 2014

CHARACTER
Manuel Escuela
MannyEscuela
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Full name: Manuel Escuela
Also known as: Manny
The Streets
Status: Deceased
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1973
Place of birth: South Bohan, Bohan
Date of death: 2008 (Aged 35)
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rican-
Flag of the United States American
Main affiliation: Spanish Lords
Mallorie Bardas
Elizabeta Torres (Formerly)
Jay Hamilton
Francis McReary (Formerly)
Niko Bellic
Vehicle(s): Cavalcade
Businesses: West Bohan Community Center
Voiced by: Berto Colon
"The streets have spoken! Now leave my people alone!"
― Manny Escuela

Manuel "Manny" Escuela (1973-2008) was a main character in Grand Theft Auto IV. He was a 35-year old Puerto Rican ex-convict who had apparently changed his ways, and wanted to clean up the streets of Bohan, Liberty City to make it safe for the kids.

Biography Edit

Before GTA IVEdit

Manny Escuela was a Puerto Rican-American who grew up in South Bohan. It is implied he was a former member of the Spanish Lords and a former heroin addict, but had now changed his ways. He claimed that he owed too much to the "streets" and wanted to clean them up to settle his debt to society. However, he had also hired a cameraman, Jay Hamilton, to film his quest, leading many to believe that he was only interested in becoming famous. He operated out of the West Bohan Community Center where he ran a youth outreach program and also was a dance instructor.

Events of GTA IVEdit

Manny was eventually introduced to Niko Bellic by his childhood friend Mallorie Bardas. Rather than personally clean up Bohan himself, Escuela paid Niko, who was broke, to do the dirty work for him in the missions Escuela of the Streets & Street Sweeper. Niko drives around town exterminating drug dealers under the request Escuela, who arrived afterwards with a camera crew to take credit. In an attempt to make his show more believable, he meets corrupt cop Francis McReary. Francis even appears in one of Escuela's videos. Later, Niko, in the mission The Puerto Rican Connection, Niko kills some of Manny's buddies.

Escuela was well-known in South Bohan, but generally disliked by most characters Niko interacts with. Even Niko is beyond irritated by Escuela's antics and ridiculous claims. At one point Escuela even took credit for the creation of rap, despite his obvious lack of skill, and implies he refused to continue because of his distaste with commercialization.

DeathEdit

Escuela's annoying habit of filming finally went too far when he attempted to film a confrontation with another "community leader" of sorts, drug empress Elizabeta Torres. Niko goes to visit Elizabeta, but Manny and Jay arrive to tell her to stop selling drugs. However, with the police closing in on her operations, she is in a paranoid, cocaine-fueled rage and shoots both Manny and Jay in the head. She then pays Niko to deliver the bodies to a black market organ dealer, the dealer states the organs will help a lot of people, Niko says "He'd been trying to help the streets his whole life... maybe he'll be actually doing it now."

PersonalityEdit

Manny Escuela was a vigilante, one who solely tried to stop neighborhood crimes, particularly gangs and drug dealers. Escuela cared more about fame and notification rather than his cause. Escuela also had a distaste of law enforcement, as in a cutscene during Street Sweeper, he was filming himself with Francis McReary, and said to his face, "you know, for a cop, you're not that bad..." As soon as McReary left, he told his viewers to distrust law enforcement and to only trust him.

LCPD Database recordEdit

MugshotNoData-GTAIV
Surname:Escuela
First Name:Manny
Age:35
Place of Birth:South Bohan
Affiliations:
  • Linked to the Spanish Lords
Criminal Record:
  • 1994 - Fraud
  • 1997 - Possession Controlled Substance: Heroin


Notes:
  • South Bohan based fraudster and drug dealer.
  • Former member of the Spanish Lords
  • Reinvented himself as a community leader and started a youth center.
  • Suspected in assaults against criminals around his neighborhood.

Mission appearancesEdit

GTA IV

TriviaEdit

  • Manny is likely based on Latin Kings leader Antonio "King Tone" Fernandez who, despite being the leader of one of New York's biggest criminal gangs, masqueraded as a community leader. Like Manny, he was also the subject of a documentary entitled "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story." Manny even wears black and gold, LK colors.
  • His last name, Escuela, means "school" in Spanish.
  • A mural depicting Manny can be seen in Bohan in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a block away from the South Bohan safehouse.
  • Players are led to believe Manny used to do drugs and was a criminal. He claims he "ain't touched a drug in years" in the mission Escuela of the Streets, as well as his LCPD record noting his possession of heroin in the past.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, Manny's inexplicable disappearance is referenced by Troy (the doorman of Hercules), as he muses to Luis Lopez during Not So Fast "They're going to make a show about me! Can you believe it! Well, originally, they were going to make a show about some Puerto Rican guy in Bohan (Manny), but he disappeared.".
  • Even though Manny seems to be somewhat homophobic, his clothing appears flamboyant as his tracksuit bears close similarity with Gay Tony's, albeit with a hood and striped ankle socks.
  • Like most characters in the game, Manny will don a unique helmet when riding alongside the protagonist on a motorbike. His helmet is one of black with orange, and yellow stripes that match his outfit.
  • Manny mentions during one mission that he aspires to be "like one of them rich guys who makes computers and cures AIDS and shit", a tongue-in-cheek nod to Bill Gates and his charity through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • One of the many charity events he runs is a "Tex-Mex" cooking class, as seen in the opening cutscene for Street Sweeper.
  • Manny is the only former employer not to be killed by Niko Bellic, but killed by Elizabeta Torres.
  • Like Vlad Glebov, his police record status is "Missing."
  • Manny likes all rap and hip-hop stations in the car. He will compliment Niko on his "beat" and will start thinking about ideas for his videos. Other stations will lead to a small but harmless argument.
  • Manny's last name is misspelled in the Liberty City Post and Liberty Tree.
  • He has the same last name as Javier Escuela from Red Dead Redemption, another Rockstar game. Javier is a Mexican outlaw who betrayed the game's protagonist, John Marston.
  • In the beta version the main color of his jacket was blue instead of black.
  • His file on the LCPD Database will list him as missing after the events of Have a Heart.
  • When you fail the mission in Have A Heart, he will be listed as missing on the police computer, even though he will appear again in the mission.
  • Manny has a habbit of referring to other people as "man" ("That's how I roll, man", "Man, what is this, man?") his name is likely a satirical nod to this idiosyncrasie.

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