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{{infobox character
 
{{infobox character
 
 
|name = Ray Bulgarin
 
|name = Ray Bulgarin
 
|image = RayBulgarin-TBOGT.png
 
|image = RayBulgarin-TBOGT.png
 
|size = 200px
 
|size = 200px
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
|aka = Mr. Ray, Mr. B
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|aka = Mr. Ray<br>Mr. B
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
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|status = [[Departure Time|Deceased]]
 
|dob = [[1958]]
 
|dob = [[1958]]
 
|pob = Russia
 
|pob = Russia
|dod = [[2008]] (Aged 50)
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|dod = [[2008]] <small>(Aged 50)</small>
|home = [[Meadows Park]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
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|home = [[Meadows Park]], [[Dukes]]
|nationality = Russian<ref>
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|Russia|Flag of Russia}} [[Russia]]n
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le8kQ1DAhM0&feature=related</ref>
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|family = [[Galina Bulgarin]] <small>(Sister/Possibly deceased)</small>
|family = [[Galina Bulgarin]] (Sister, possibly deceased)
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|affiliations = [[Bulgarin Bratva]] <small>(Leader)</small><br>[[Timur]]<br>[[Niko Bellic]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Dimitri Rascalov]]<br>[[Luis Fernando Lopez]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Giovanni Ancelotti]]
|affiliations = [[Niko Bellic]] (Formerly)<br>[[Timur]]<br>[[Tony Prince]] (Formerly)<br>[[Luis Fernando Lopez]] (Formerly)<br>[[Dimitri Rascalov]]<br>[[Giovanni Ancelotti]]
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|vehicles = Blue [[Ghawar]] <small>([[Departure Time|destroyed]])</small><br>Black [[Marbelle]]<br>[[Landstalker]] <small>([[Going Deep|destroyed]])</small><br>Black [[Oracle]]<br>White [[Esperanto]]
|vehicles = Blue [[Ghawar]]<br>Black [[Marbelle]]<br>[[Landstalker]] ([[Going Deep|destroyed]])<br>Black [[Oracle]]<br>White [[Esperanto]]
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|businesses = Drug dealing<br>Human trafficking<br>Diamond smuggling
|businesses = Human trafficking<br>Drug Trafficking
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|voice = [[Vitali Baganov]]
|voice = [[Vitali Baganov]]|status = [[Departure Time|Deceased]]}}
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{{Quote|There is a price for everything in this city. You just have to find out what it is.|Ray Bulgarin}}
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{{Quote|There is a price for everything in this city. You just have to find out what it is.| Ray Bulgarin}}
   
'''Ray Bulgarin'''<ref>http://support.rockstargames.com/requests/83793#/satisfaction</ref> (Russian: Рэй Булгарин) was a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series that appears as a key antagonist in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and as the main antagonist of [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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'''Ray Bulgarin'''<ref>http://support.rockstargames.com/requests/83793#/satisfaction</ref> (Russian: Рэй Булгарин) was a character in ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series that appears as the quaternary antagonist in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and as the main antagonist of ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''.
   
Ray Bulgarin is an extremely wealthy, powerful Russian crime lord operating across the Adriatic Sea (either [[Italy]], Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or [[Albania]]) and [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] until he was deported.
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Ray Bulgarin is an extremely wealthy, powerful Russian crime lord operating across the Adriatic Sea (either [[Italy]], Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or [[Albania]]) and [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] until he was deported.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
 
 
Bulgarin was born in 1958 and had a sister named [[Galina Bulgarin]]. As a boy, he was in a wrestling academy, where his coach apparently made him take steroids.
 
Bulgarin was born in 1958 and had a sister named [[Galina Bulgarin]]. As a boy, he was in a wrestling academy, where his coach apparently made him take steroids.
   
 
He immigrated to [[Liberty City]] and began his life as an international criminal. In 1989, at age 31, he was arrested for receiving an entire ship full of Albanian sex slaves. Sometime after, he continued human trafficking across the Adriatic sea, where he also lived in a large mansion on the waterfront.
 
He immigrated to [[Liberty City]] and began his life as an international criminal. In 1989, at age 31, he was arrested for receiving an entire ship full of Albanian sex slaves. Sometime after, he continued human trafficking across the Adriatic sea, where he also lived in a large mansion on the waterfront.
   
He employed [[Niko Bellic]], who smuggled people into Italy from Eastern Europe, until one run in which the ship sank, and Niko was forced to abandon the ship. Bulgarin blamed Niko for this loss, and sought to hunt him down. Niko joined the merchant navy to escape Bulgarin's influence within Europe, and spent seven months on the [[Platypus]] before escaping to Liberty City.
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He employed [[Niko Bellic]], who smuggled people into Italy from Eastern Europe, until one run in which the ship sank, and Niko was forced to abandon it and its cargo, swimming for his life. Bulgarin blamed Niko for this loss, and sought to hunt him down. Niko joined the merchant navy to escape Bulgarin's influence within Europe, and spent seven months on the [[Platypus]] before escaping to Liberty City.
   
 
===Events of ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' and ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
 
===Events of ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' and ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
 
 
In 2008 or sometime before, Bulgarin returned to [[Liberty City]] to expand his business interests, and met up with his old friend [[Dimitri Rascalov]]. [[Russian Revolution|Dimitri offered Niko]], who was working for him by chance, to Bulgarin without hesitation; Niko escaped the ambush and Bulgarin still insisted on tracking him down, with Dimitri's help.
 
In 2008 or sometime before, Bulgarin returned to [[Liberty City]] to expand his business interests, and met up with his old friend [[Dimitri Rascalov]]. [[Russian Revolution|Dimitri offered Niko]], who was working for him by chance, to Bulgarin without hesitation; Niko escaped the ambush and Bulgarin still insisted on tracking him down, with Dimitri's help.
   
Much more about Bulgarin is revealed in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]; he is interested in buying the [[Liberty City Rampage]] hockey team from [[Marki Ashvilli]], as well as the [[Maisonette 9]] nightclub from [[Anthony Prince|&quot;Gay&quot; Tony Prince]]. More about his personal lifestyle is also shown - he owns an [[Oracle]], a blue [[Landstalker]] (which he [[Going Deep|sacrifices]] to kill a crooked [[NOOSE]] team on his case) and a black [[Marbelle]]. In his spare time he enjoys playing rock music with his bodyguard [[Timur]]. He also has very impressive collections of arcade machines, sports and rock memorabilia (some of it used by famous rock stars, including a $50,000 guitar) and even fine art (he talks on the phone about wanting to pay $20 million for a painting). Bulgarin believes "everything has a price, you just have to find out what it is", going so far as to try to hire a woman at Maisonette 9 as a prostitute for the night. Bulgarin hired [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] to assist him with the hockey team acquisition by first [[Going Deep|eliminating]] some crooked NOOSE members. Eventually, Bulgarin and Ashvilli have an argument, and Luis must [[Dropping In...|kill the team owner]] in a hectic ambush.
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Much more about Bulgarin is revealed in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]; he is interested in buying the [[Liberty City Rampage]] hockey team from [[Marki Ashvilli]], as well as the [[Maisonette 9]] nightclub from [[Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince]]. More about his personal lifestyle is also shown - he owns an [[Oracle]], a blue [[Landstalker]] (which he [[Going Deep|sacrifices]] to kill a crooked [[NOOSE]] team on his case) and a black [[Marbelle]]. In his spare time he enjoys playing rock music with his bodyguard [[Timur]]. He also has very impressive collections of arcade machines, sports and rock memorabilia (some of it used by famous rock stars, including a $50,000 guitar) and even fine art (he talks on the phone about wanting to pay $20 million for a painting). Bulgarin believes "everything has a price, you just have to find out what it is", going so far as to try to hire a woman at Maisonette 9 as a prostitute for the night. Bulgarin hired [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] to assist him with the hockey team acquisition by first [[Going Deep|eliminating]] some crooked [[NOOSE]] members. Eventually, Bulgarin and Ashvilli have an argument, and Luis must [[Dropping In...|kill the team owner]] in a hectic ambush.
   
Eventually, Bulgarin discovers that Tony and Luis had [[Not So Fast|obtained]] the [[diamonds]] that were stolen from him by [[The Cook|a cook]], (after Luis and Tony [[Frosting on the Cake|originally]] [[Diamonds in the Rough|failed]] to buy them from him), which made him turn against Luis. In the mission during which he betrays you ([[In The Crosshairs]]), he (after potentially killing his sister) clearly had an upset tone with Luis; he then sent him to a [[Little Italy]] roof top to "help Timur". When he got there, he lead Luis to a box on that rooftop that had The Cook's severed head on it. Suddenly, a massive ambush of snipers, shooters, rooftop gunmen, cars of gunman and even a helicopter presents itself to Luis; but, roughly, he escapes.
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Eventually, Bulgarin discovers that Tony and Luis had [[Not So Fast|obtained]] the [[diamonds]] that were stolen from him by [[The Cook|a cook]], (after Luis and Tony [[Frosting on the Cake|originally]] [[Diamonds in the Rough|failed]] to buy them from him), which made him turn against Luis. In the mission during which he betrays you ([[In The Crosshairs]]), he (after potentially killing his sister) clearly had an upset tone with Luis; he then sent him to a [[Little Italy, Algonquin|Little Italy]] roof top to "help [[Timur]]". When he got there, he lead Luis to a box on that rooftop that had The Cook's severed head on it. Suddenly, a massive ambush of snipers, shooters, rooftop gunmen, cars of gunman and even a helicopter presents itself to Luis; but, roughly, he escapes.
   
Later, after [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s [[Gracie Ancelotti|daughter]] is [[I'll Take Her|kidnapped]] (and later [[Ladies Night|found]] then [[She's a Keeper|moved]], Giovanni coerces Luis and Tony to exchange the Diamonds for her life. Bulgarin finds Niko and Luis representing opposing parties and orders his men to fire. Bulgarin failed again, as Niko and Luis both escaped and his diamonds were lost for good when one of his men threw the diamonds into a truck when confronted by Niko and [[Packie]].
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Later, after [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s [[Gracie Ancelotti|daughter]] is [[I'll Take Her...|kidnapped]] (and later [[Ladies Night|found]] then [[She's a Keeper|moved]], Giovanni coerces Luis and Tony to exchange the Diamonds for her life. Bulgarin finds Niko and Luis representing opposing parties and orders his men to fire. Bulgarin failed again, as Niko and Luis both escaped and his diamonds were lost for good when one of his men threw the diamonds into a truck when confronted by Niko and [[Packie]].
   
After cooperating with [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] (a mob boss and the [[Gracie Ancelotti|hostage's]] father) about the diamond situation, they send [[Vince]] and [[Rocco]] to [[Party's Over|tell]] Luis that he must either kill Gay Tony and become partners with Vince and Rocco, or else he and Tony will be heavily ambushed. After killing Vince, Luis survives the almost-comically-large amount of hitmen sent after him. At this time, Bulgarin -- after [[Dimitri Rascalov]] is [[A Revenger's Tragedy|kil]][[A Dish Served Cold|led]] by [[Niko Bellic]] -- somehow claims the [[Heroin]] from him.
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After cooperating with [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] (a mob boss and the [[Gracie Ancelotti|hostage's]] father) about the diamond situation, they send [[Vince]] and [[Rocco]] to [[Party's Over|tell]] Luis that he must either kill Gay Tony and become partners with Vince and Rocco, or else he and Tony will be heavily ambushed. After killing Vince, Luis survives the almost-comically-large amount of hitmen sent after him. At this time, Bulgarin—after [[Dimitri Rascalov]] is [[A Revenger's Tragedy|kil]][[A Dish Served Cold|led]] by [[Niko Bellic]]—somehow claims the [[Heroin]] from him.
   
During the mission [[Departure Time]], Luis destroys all the gunmen -- including [[Timur]] -- and the [[Heroin]] -- at Funland. Later, after recieving help from [[Yusuf Amir]], Luis is able to jump aboard the plane Bulgarin is taking to flee the country. Bulgarin demands Luis not kill him (as he is holding a grenade that will explode); but Luis kills him and [[Parachute]]s to the earth below, leaving Bulgarin, Timur and the [[Heroin]] all behind.
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During the mission [[Departure Time]], Luis destroys all the gunmen—including [[Timur]]—and the [[Heroin]]—at Funland. Later, after receiving help from [[Yusuf Amir]], Luis is able to jump aboard the plane Bulgarin is taking to flee the country. Bulgarin demands Luis not kill him (as he is holding a grenade that will explode); but Luis kills him and [[Parachute]]s to the earth below, leaving Bulgarin, Timur and the [[Heroin]] all behind.
   
==LCPD Database information==
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==LCPD Database record==
'''Surname''': Bulgarin
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'''First Name''': Ray
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'''Age''': 50
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|width=140|'''Surname''':||Bulgarin
'''Place of Birth''': Unknown
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|'''First Name''':||Ray
'''Affiliations''': Linked to Russian Organized Crime Syndicates throughout Liberty City
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|'''Age''':||50
'''Criminal Record''':
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|'''Place of Birth''':||Unknown
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|width=120|'''Affiliations''':||
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*Linked to Russian Organized Crime Syndicates throughout Liberty City
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|'''Criminal Record''':||
 
*1989 - Human Trafficking
 
*1989 - Human Trafficking
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'''Notes''':
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|width=120|'''Notes''':||
 
*People smuggler and high profile figure in global Organized Crime.
 
*People smuggler and high profile figure in global Organized Crime.
 
*Believed to be operating in Europe on the Adriatic.
 
*Believed to be operating in Europe on the Adriatic.
 
*Deported after being caught receiving a shipment of Albanian sex workers at the Liberty City Docks in late 80s.
 
*Deported after being caught receiving a shipment of Albanian sex workers at the Liberty City Docks in late 80s.
 
*Reports indicate that he may try to return to the US.
 
*Reports indicate that he may try to return to the US.
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|}
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</center>
   
 
== Mission appearances==
 
== Mission appearances==
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
*[[Bleed Out]] <small>(Mentioned)</small>
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*[[Russian Revolution]]
*[[Russian Revolution]] <small>(Betrayal)</small>
 
 
*[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]
 
*[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]
   
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*[[Dropping In...]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Dropping In...]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[In the Crosshairs]] <small>(Boss/Betrayal)</small>
 
*[[In the Crosshairs]] <small>(Boss/Betrayal)</small>
*[[For the Man Who Has Everything]] <small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
 
 
*[[Ladies Half Price]]
 
*[[Ladies Half Price]]
 
*[[Departure Time]] <small>(Killed)</small>
 
*[[Departure Time]] <small>(Killed)</small>
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*[[The Cook]] - [[In the Crosshairs|Murdered]] for stealing his diamonds.
 
*[[The Cook]] - [[In the Crosshairs|Murdered]] for stealing his diamonds.
 
===Possible murders===
 
===Possible murders===
*[[Galina Bulgarin]] (possibly) - Possibly [[In the Crosshairs|murdered]] by Ray for trash-talking about him.
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*[[Galina Bulgarin]] - Possibly [[In the Crosshairs|murdered]] by Ray for aggravating him recurringly.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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*Bulgarin's appearance was altered between GTA IV and TBoGT. In IV, he had blond hair and harsher facial features. In TBoGT, he has dark hair instead and his skin is noticeably pale. His face is also more textured.
 
*Bulgarin's appearance was altered between GTA IV and TBoGT. In IV, he had blond hair and harsher facial features. In TBoGT, he has dark hair instead and his skin is noticeably pale. His face is also more textured.
 
*His name is often incorrectly stated to be "Rodislav". This fake name first appeared on Wikipedia's article [[wikipedia:List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters|List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters]]. This mistake has even spread to such external websites as IMDB.
 
*His name is often incorrectly stated to be "Rodislav". This fake name first appeared on Wikipedia's article [[wikipedia:List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters|List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters]]. This mistake has even spread to such external websites as IMDB.
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* He is the only character in the whole series who is a primary antagonist in two games.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
 
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<gallery widths="200" position="center" orientation="none">
 
<gallery widths="200" position="center" orientation="none">
 
File:RayBulgarin-Artwork.jpg|Artwork of Ray Bulgarin in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
 
File:RayBulgarin-Artwork.jpg|Artwork of Ray Bulgarin in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
 
File:RayBulgarin-GTAIV.jpg|Ray Bulgarin as depicted in [[GTA IV]]. He dons a significantly different outfit in this game.
 
File:RayBulgarin-GTAIV.jpg|Ray Bulgarin as depicted in [[GTA IV]]. He dons a significantly different outfit in this game.
RussianRevolution-GTA4-meetingBulgarin.jpg|Bulgarin and [[Dimitri Rascalov]] meet [[Niko Bellic]] during [[Russian Revolution]]
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RussianRevolution-GTA4-meetingBulgarin.jpg|Bulgarin and [[Dimitri Rascalov]] meet [[Niko Bellic]] during the ambush in [[Russian Revolution]].
In the Crosshairs 1.jpg|Bulgarin firing an [[AK-47]] at the ceiling in an attempt to shut [[Galina Bulgarin|his sister]] up during [[In the Crosshairs]]
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In the Crosshairs 1.jpg|Bulgarin firing an [[AK-47]] at the ceiling of his home's ground floor in an attempt to shut [[Galina Bulgarin|his sister]] up during [[In the Crosshairs]].
 
Gwahan2.png|Ray's blue [[Ghawar]].
 
Gwahan2.png|Ray's blue [[Ghawar]].
 
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"Bulgarin" redirects here. For Russia Mafia see Bulgarin Family.'
CHARACTER
Ray Bulgarin
RayBulgarin-TBOGT
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full name: Ray Bulgarin
Also known as: Mr. Ray
Mr. B
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1958
Place of birth: Russia
Date of death: 2008 (Aged 50)
Home: Meadows Park, Dukes
Nationality: Flag of Russia Russian
Family: Galina Bulgarin (Sister/Possibly deceased)
Main affiliation: Bulgarin Bratva (Leader)
Timur
Niko Bellic (Formerly)
Dimitri Rascalov
Luis Fernando Lopez (Formerly)
Giovanni Ancelotti
Vehicle(s): Blue Ghawar (destroyed)
Black Marbelle
Landstalker (destroyed)
Black Oracle
White Esperanto
Businesses: Drug dealing
Human trafficking
Diamond smuggling
Voiced by: Vitali Baganov
"There is a price for everything in this city. You just have to find out what it is."
― Ray Bulgarin

Ray Bulgarin[1] (Russian: Рэй Булгарин) was a character in Grand Theft Auto series that appears as the quaternary antagonist in Grand Theft Auto IV and as the main antagonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Ray Bulgarin is an extremely wealthy, powerful Russian crime lord operating across the Adriatic Sea (either Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or Albania) and Liberty City until he was deported.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Bulgarin was born in 1958 and had a sister named Galina Bulgarin. As a boy, he was in a wrestling academy, where his coach apparently made him take steroids.

He immigrated to Liberty City and began his life as an international criminal. In 1989, at age 31, he was arrested for receiving an entire ship full of Albanian sex slaves. Sometime after, he continued human trafficking across the Adriatic sea, where he also lived in a large mansion on the waterfront.

He employed Niko Bellic, who smuggled people into Italy from Eastern Europe, until one run in which the ship sank, and Niko was forced to abandon it and its cargo, swimming for his life. Bulgarin blamed Niko for this loss, and sought to hunt him down. Niko joined the merchant navy to escape Bulgarin's influence within Europe, and spent seven months on the Platypus before escaping to Liberty City.

Events of Grand Theft Auto IV and The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

In 2008 or sometime before, Bulgarin returned to Liberty City to expand his business interests, and met up with his old friend Dimitri Rascalov. Dimitri offered Niko, who was working for him by chance, to Bulgarin without hesitation; Niko escaped the ambush and Bulgarin still insisted on tracking him down, with Dimitri's help.

Much more about Bulgarin is revealed in The Ballad of Gay Tony; he is interested in buying the Liberty City Rampage hockey team from Marki Ashvilli, as well as the Maisonette 9 nightclub from Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. More about his personal lifestyle is also shown - he owns an Oracle, a blue Landstalker (which he sacrifices to kill a crooked NOOSE team on his case) and a black Marbelle. In his spare time he enjoys playing rock music with his bodyguard Timur. He also has very impressive collections of arcade machines, sports and rock memorabilia (some of it used by famous rock stars, including a $50,000 guitar) and even fine art (he talks on the phone about wanting to pay $20 million for a painting). Bulgarin believes "everything has a price, you just have to find out what it is", going so far as to try to hire a woman at Maisonette 9 as a prostitute for the night. Bulgarin hired Luis Lopez to assist him with the hockey team acquisition by first eliminating some crooked NOOSE members. Eventually, Bulgarin and Ashvilli have an argument, and Luis must kill the team owner in a hectic ambush.

Eventually, Bulgarin discovers that Tony and Luis had obtained the diamonds that were stolen from him by a cook, (after Luis and Tony originally failed to buy them from him), which made him turn against Luis. In the mission during which he betrays you (In The Crosshairs), he (after potentially killing his sister) clearly had an upset tone with Luis; he then sent him to a Little Italy roof top to "help Timur". When he got there, he lead Luis to a box on that rooftop that had The Cook's severed head on it. Suddenly, a massive ambush of snipers, shooters, rooftop gunmen, cars of gunman and even a helicopter presents itself to Luis; but, roughly, he escapes.

Later, after Giovanni Ancelotti's daughter is kidnapped (and later found then moved, Giovanni coerces Luis and Tony to exchange the Diamonds for her life. Bulgarin finds Niko and Luis representing opposing parties and orders his men to fire. Bulgarin failed again, as Niko and Luis both escaped and his diamonds were lost for good when one of his men threw the diamonds into a truck when confronted by Niko and Packie.

After cooperating with Giovanni Ancelotti (a mob boss and the hostage's father) about the diamond situation, they send Vince and Rocco to tell Luis that he must either kill Gay Tony and become partners with Vince and Rocco, or else he and Tony will be heavily ambushed. After killing Vince, Luis survives the almost-comically-large amount of hitmen sent after him. At this time, Bulgarin—after Dimitri Rascalov is killed by Niko Bellic—somehow claims the Heroin from him.

During the mission Departure Time, Luis destroys all the gunmen—including Timur—and the Heroin—at Funland. Later, after receiving help from Yusuf Amir, Luis is able to jump aboard the plane Bulgarin is taking to flee the country. Bulgarin demands Luis not kill him (as he is holding a grenade that will explode); but Luis kills him and Parachutes to the earth below, leaving Bulgarin, Timur and the Heroin all behind.

LCPD Database recordEdit

MugshotNoData-GTAIV
Surname:Bulgarin
First Name:Ray
Age:50
Place of Birth:Unknown
Affiliations:
  • Linked to Russian Organized Crime Syndicates throughout Liberty City
Criminal Record:
  • 1989 - Human Trafficking



Notes:
  • People smuggler and high profile figure in global Organized Crime.
  • Believed to be operating in Europe on the Adriatic.
  • Deported after being caught receiving a shipment of Albanian sex workers at the Liberty City Docks in late 80s.
  • Reports indicate that he may try to return to the US.

Mission appearancesEdit

GTA IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony

Murders committedEdit

Possible murdersEdit

Trivia Edit

  • Ray is the only friend and partner of Dimitri Rascalov whom he did not betray.
  • Ray is one of four major characters in GTA IV to have the initials "RB" (the others being Real Badman, Roman Bellic and Ray Boccino). It is unknown if this was intentional, as the four have little else in common.
  • If the player looks him up on the LCPD database on libertycitypolicedatabase.com he will be marked as Deceased, even before he is encountered on "Russian Revolution" implying he may have faked his death in order to get past local authorities.
  • Bulgarin's appearance was altered between GTA IV and TBoGT. In IV, he had blond hair and harsher facial features. In TBoGT, he has dark hair instead and his skin is noticeably pale. His face is also more textured.
  • His name is often incorrectly stated to be "Rodislav". This fake name first appeared on Wikipedia's article List of Grand Theft Auto IV characters. This mistake has even spread to such external websites as IMDB.
  • He is the only character in the whole series who is a primary antagonist in two games.

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://support.rockstargames.com/requests/83793#/satisfaction

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