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|games = ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
|aka = Rock
 
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|gender = M
 
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|dob = 1980
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|status = [[The Ballad of Rocco|Deceased]]
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|dob = [[1980]]
 
|pob = [[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]]
 
|pob = [[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]]
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|dod = [[2013]]
|home = [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
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|home = [[Alderney City]], [[Alderney]] <small>(until 2008)</small><br>[[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]
|nationality = Italian-[[United States of America|American]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} [[Italy|Italian]]-<br/>{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|family = Unnamed parents<br>[[Vince Pelosi]] (Uncle)<br>[[Gracie Ancelotti]]
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|family = [[Uncle Vince]] <small>(uncle)</small>
|affiliations = [[Ancelotti Family]]<br>[[Vince Pelosi]]<br>[[Gracie Ancelotti]]<br>[[Gay Tony|Anthony Prince]]<br>[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]<br>[[Giovanni Ancelotti]]<br>[[Evan Moss]]<br>[[Sharon Morton]]
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|affiliations = [[Ancelotti crime family]] <small>(?-2008)</small><br>[[Richards Majestic Productions]] <small>(c. 2013)</small>
|vehicles = [[Caddy]] with grilles<br>
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|vehicles = Red [[Fugitive]]
|businesses = Loan Sharking
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|businesses = Loan Sharking (Formerly)<br>Talent Agent<br>Promoter
|voice = Greg Siff|status = Alive}}
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|voice = [[Greg Siff]]
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'''Rocco "The Rock" Pelosi''' is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series that appears as a main character and the tertiary antagonist in [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. Rocco is a made man in the [[Algonquin]] based [[Ancelotti crime family]], he works alongside his [[Uncle Vince|uncle, Vince]], an Ancelotti enforcer. [[Gay Tony]] owes him money, thus forcing him and the game's protagonist [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] to work for him.
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{{Quote|Then you're a dead man. You and your family, and those spic drug dealers you hang out with, you're all dead. It's your choice.| Rocco Pelosi}}
   
==Description==
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'''Rocco Pelosi''' is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series, appearing as a central character and the secondary antagonist of ''[[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', and as a supporting character and minor antagonist in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
===Relatives and crime family status===
 
He is a distant relative of [[Gracie Ancelotti]], and often seen alongside his [[Uncle Vince|uncle Vince]]. Rocco's status in the crime family is unknown, as well as his connection to Ancelotti capos [[Anthony Spoleto|Tony Black]] or [[Frank Garone|Frankie Garone]].
 
   
He is sometimes shown to be a made man and a high-ranking member despite his age, but is in the weakest family, as he is likely a Soldier since he's young. According to Tony, Rocco is somehow a blood or marriage relative of the don, and also a "made man" even more influential than his own uncle. In [[Frosting on the Cake]], [[Evan Moss]] claims Rocco could have lent Tony $2 million (he suggests Gracie as well, and both of them could have, in turn, borrowed it from Don Ancelotti). Other times, it is suggested that he is only an associate working his way up - he once asks Gracie to "tell the Don I'm on the up", while Tony says Rocco is small time.
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Rocco is a made man in the [[Algonquin]] based [[Ancelotti crime family]]. He works alongside his [[Uncle Vince|uncle, Vince]], an Ancelotti enforcer. [[Gay Tony]] owes him money, thus forcing him and ''TBoGT's'' protagonist [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] to work for him.
   
==The Ballad of Gay Tony==
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==History==
Rocco clearly dislikes Tony, as he frequently mocks him with slurs such as "fag", knowing Tony is not in the position to fight him back. He first meets Luis Lopez in [[I Luv LC|I luv LC]] and immediately throws racial slurs at him in a similar fashion, calling him a "spic" and a "taco", prompting Luis to refer to him as a "guido". Behind his back, Tony and Luis agree that he is a wannabe who is "out of his league" as well as mocking him.
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===Background===
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Pelosi was born in 1980 in [[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]].
   
Luis voices his dislike of Rocco to his face and distrusts him (for example, he claims that [[Chinese Takeout]] and [[Boulevard Baby]] were both traps set by Rocco to kill him). Rocco, though normally very disrespectful, prefers Luis and occasionally delegates to him when trying to restrain or exclude Tony. Rocco still has a small degree of trust in Tony's business practices - despite saying his judgment is clouded by a "midlife crisis", he sees a very big monetary value in [[Maisonette 9]].
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He is a made member of the [[Ancelotti Crime Family]] and a distant relative of both [[Giovanni Ancelotti|Giovanni]] and [[Gracie Ancelotti]]. He is often seen alongside his [[Uncle Vince|uncle Vince]], being more influential within the family than him despite his young age. Rocco's exact status in the crime family is unknown, as well as his connection to Ancelotti capos [[Anthony Spoleto|Tony Black]] or [[Frank Garone|Frankie Garone]].
   
===Defeat===
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=== Events prior to ''The Ballad of Gay Tony'' ===
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Some time prior to the events of TBOGT, Tony Prince borrowed a huge loan from Don Giovanni. Due to Tony being unable to pay his debts to the Ancelotti family, Giovanni sends Rocco and Vince to make weekly collections from Tony.
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===Events of ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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Rocco appears for the first time in [[I Luv LC]] when he and Vince are collecting money from Tony. He also meets Tony's bodyguard Luis Lopez and immediately throws racial slurs at him in a similar fashion, calling him a "spic" and a "taco", prompting Luis to refer to him as a "guido". He also voices his clear dislike for Tony, as he frequently mocks him with slurs such as "fag", knowing Tony is not in the position to fight him back. Behind his back, Tony and Luis agree that he is a wannabe who is "out of his league" and they constantly mock him.
   
{{Quote|You fucking moron! You fucking killed [[Uncle Vince|yourself]] just then.|Rocco Pelosi to Luis Lopez.}}
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After some time, Rocco tasks Luis and Tony to help him interrogate a union official at a gold court. However, members of a rival crime family attack the place. After the mobsters are dealt with and if the official is not killed, Rocco leaves with him, presumably to further interrogate and kill him.
   
In a complex chain of events, the diamonds attract thieves who kidnap Gracie and demand the diamonds. [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] makes a truce with the original owner of the stolen diamonds, [[Ray Bulgarin]], and both blame Rocco, Tony and Luis for the incidents. Rocco, in a twisted gesture of compassion, [[Party's Over|offers to spare]] Luis and own the clubs with him if he personally kills Tony. Although he briefly considers it, Luis instead kills Uncle Vince and is about to kill Rocco, but Tony saves him by telling Luis that he is a made man. Rocco then flees. Shortly after, Luis and Tony fight off a Russian hit squad.
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This help from Tony and Luis does not wipe out the debt and Rocco again gives a mission to Tony and Luis: seduce the girlfriend of Vic Mazano and take over his club. Luis ends up killing Vic and barely makes it out alive after a ambush by Triads. Luis suspects that Rocco set him up.
   
===After The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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Rocco is seen again in Tony's apartment, during a coke party. Some guests of the party include Evan Moss and Gracie.
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{{Quote|You fucking killed yourself just then! There's Russians, fucking everyone they're coming after you, the Old Man, you're fucking dead, the both of you. They're coming any second and they're expecting corpses.|Rocco Pelosi to Luis Lopez.}}
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In a complex chain of events, the diamonds attract thieves who kidnap Gracie and demand the diamonds. [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] makes a truce with the original owner of the stolen diamonds, [[Ray Bulgarin]], and both blame Rocco, Tony and Luis for the incidents. Rocco, in a twisted gesture of compassion, [[Party's Over|offers to spare]] Luis and own the clubs with him if he personally kills Tony. Although he briefly considers it, Luis instead kills Uncle Vince and is about to kill Rocco, but Tony saves him by telling Luis that he is a made man. Rocco then flees. Shortly after, Luis and Tony fight off a Russian hit squad.
   
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===After ''TBoGT''===
 
Rocco is not heard or seen again after the completion of the story. If the player calls Rocco's number after [[Departure Time]], Rocco's voicemail message states that he has fled Liberty City to "lay low" for a while.
 
Rocco is not heard or seen again after the completion of the story. If the player calls Rocco's number after [[Departure Time]], Rocco's voicemail message states that he has fled Liberty City to "lay low" for a while.
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=== Events of ''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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[[File:Rocco-GTAV.PNG|thumb|right|200px|Rocco in 2013.]]
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Rocco appears in ''GTA V'' where he is shown to be in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] after he escaped from Liberty City. After coming to the city, Rocco left the mob business and became a corrupt talent agent, who organised an extortion scheme by persuading famous actors to demand bigger paychecks from their studios in order to halt productions and blackmail studio executives into buying him out.
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He also seems to be still interested in the club business as itis reported at the [[Daily Rag]] that he's about to turn an abandoned warehouse in East Los Santos into an EDM superclub, fitted with "jacuzzis, chicks in cages, sparklers in the bottles, different themes per floor and open 24/7". It was scheduled to be open the next year from the game time.
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When the game takes place, Rocco attempts his scam once more with movie producer [[Solomon Richards]]' most recent movie, ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]''. However, Solomon sends former bank robber [[Michael De Santa]] to threaten Rocco into giving up his extortion. Michael sneaks into Rocco's building and confronts him on his helipad, beating him severely and then forcefully taking the [[Milton McIlroy|actor]] and [[Anton Beaudelaire|director]] he'd been withholding back to the studio.
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=== Death ===
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{{Quote|[[Solomon Richards|Big man]]! We had a deal, we had paper work!| Rocco Pelosi}}
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[[The Ballad of Rocco|Later on]], a vengeful Rocco and his friend/associate [[Gianni]] break into Solomon's studio and assault Solomon for sending Michael after them and failing their scheme. However, Michael arrives just in the nick of time as he was about to meet with Solomon and after helping up Solomon to get up on his feet, Solomon tells Michael to get Rocco and Gianni. Michael obliges and chases both Rocco and Gianni out of the studio and throughout the city. After optionally wrecking their car, Michael kills Gianni and then kills Rocco as well.
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==Personality==
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From his appearances, Rocco is shown to be an arrogant and disrespectful gangster who shows little (if any) sympathies to Luis and Tony as he usually tries to make them uncomfortable and sees pleasure in bullying them in whatever way he can. Like Uncle Vince, Rocco is also a racist/homophobic person. This is evidenced when he calls Tony racial slurs (such as "fag","homo", "spic" etc) as he knows very well that Tony can't and won't fight back. He tries similar racial slurs on Luis, who unlike Tony, fights back with similar slurs which don't seem to bother Rocco.
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Luis voices his dislike of Rocco to his face and distrusts him (for example, he claims that [[Chinese Takeout]] and [[Boulevard Baby]] were both traps set by Rocco to kill him). Rocco, though normally very disrespectful, prefers Luis and occasionally delegates to him when trying to restrain or exclude Tony. Rocco also showed that he has a small degree of trust in Tony's business practices - despite saying his judgment is clouded by a "midlife crisis", he sees a very big monetary value in [[Maisonette 9]].
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Strangely, Rocco seems to like Luis more than Tony (even though Tony never insulted Rocco and tried any way he can to pay off his debts to the Ancelotti crime family) and he offered to wipe out the debt if Luis kills Tony. Ironically, Luis killed Vince instead and was ready to shoot Rocco when Tony defended him and said it was a bad idea because Rocco is a "made man". With this act, Tony saved Rocco's life, even though Rocco heavily insulted him and was going to have him killed by Luis, who couldn't kill his friend because of "second thoughts".
   
 
==Outfits==
 
==Outfits==
Rocco has only two outfits
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In The Ballad of Gay Tony, Rocco has only two outfits:
*Pink shirt with black slacks, only worn in [[Practice Swing]].
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*1970's style pink polo shirt with black slacks, only worn in [[Practice Swing]].
 
*Black leather jacket with white undershirt and grey slacks.
 
*Black leather jacket with white undershirt and grey slacks.
   
==Mission appearances==
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In GTA V, he wears a pink v-neck t-shirt, a black leather jacket, a pair of blue jeans and black shoes.
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
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*[[I Luv LC|I luv LC]]
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== Mission appearances ==
*[[Chinese Takeout]] <small>(Mentioned)</small>
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'''The Ballad of Gay Tony'''
*[[Practice Swing]]
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* [[I Luv LC|I luv LC]]
*[[Boulevard Baby]]
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* [[Practice Swing]]
*[[Frosting on the Cake]]
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* [[Boulevard Baby]]
*[[Ladies' Night]] <small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
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* [[Frosting on the Cake]]
*[[Ladies Half Price]] <small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
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* [[Ladies' Night]] <small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
*[[Party's Over]] <small>(Boss, Betrayal)</small>
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* [[Ladies Half Price]] <small>(Post-mission phone call)</small>
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* [[Party's Over]] <small>(Boss/Betrayal)</small>
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'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
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* [[Mr. Richards]]
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* [[The Ballad of Rocco]] <small>(Killed)</small>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* His name is possibly a reference to "Rocco P", a trendy brand of women's boots.
 
* His name is possibly a reference to "Rocco P", a trendy brand of women's boots.
* Along with [[King Courtney]] and [[Darko Brevic]] (if he is spared by the player) Rocco is one of the only antagonists not to be killed.
 
 
* Rocco, [[Miguel]] and [[Ryder]] are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the protagonist.
 
* Rocco, [[Miguel]] and [[Ryder]] are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the protagonist.
* Rocco's phone number remains in Luis' cellphone even after the final mission is completed. This is simailer to Brian Jeremy, who remains in Johnny's cellphone even after he was killed.
 
 
* Rocco's character model could have been taken from Tommy Johnson from the movie "Football Factory" (which Rockstar produced). Rocco wears a similar polo shirt to Tommy, and also share similar facial features. Tommy Johnson was played by [[Danny Dyer]], who also voiced [[Kent Paul]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
 
* Rocco's character model could have been taken from Tommy Johnson from the movie "Football Factory" (which Rockstar produced). Rocco wears a similar polo shirt to Tommy, and also share similar facial features. Tommy Johnson was played by [[Danny Dyer]], who also voiced [[Kent Paul]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
 
*Rocco also bears some resemblance to [[Armando Torres]], as they have similar facial appearences.
 
*Rocco also bears some resemblance to [[Armando Torres]], as they have similar facial appearences.
 
*Rocco's in-game model is different from his artwork, as in his artwork he is shown with spiked hair.
 
*Rocco's in-game model is different from his artwork, as in his artwork he is shown with spiked hair.
*Tony states that Rocco is below the age of consent in Utah, which is 18. Rocco is a made man, implying that he is either a Soldier or Capo in the Ancelotti crime family. Being a made man at 18 is next to impossible, as associates are usually "made" after 10 to 20 years of experience in the Mafia. It is most likely Tony was joking or exaggerating.
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*Rocco's first voicemail is one of the five shortest voice mails in the HD Universe. (Yo, it's the Rock. Leave a message) the other four would be [[Little Jacob]]'s (Yeah, I'm busy. Call me back.), [[Phil Bell]]'s (This is Phil B. Leave a message.), [[Clay Simons]] (This is Clay's phone. Leave your details.) and [[Dave Norton]]'s (Dave Norton. Leave a message.) However, after [[Departure Time]] is completed, he changes it to a longer one.
*Rocco's first voicemail is one of the four shortest voicemails in the GTA IV era. (Yo, it's the Rock. Leave a message) the other three would be Little Jacob's (Yeah, I'm busy. Call me back.), Phil Bell's (This is Phil B. Leave a message.) and Clay Simons's (This is Clay's phone. Leave your details.)
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*The mission name in GTA V, The Ballad of Rocco is clearly a reference of The Ballad of Gay Tony, in which Rocco also appears in.
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*Rocco Pelosi, [[Ray Boccino]] and [[Ray Bulgarin]] are the only antagonists to be killed by another protagonist (Rocco Pelosi was the rival of Luis Lopez and was killed by [[Michael De Santa]], Ray Boccino was the rival of Johnny Klebitz and was killed by Niko Bellic and Ray Bulgarin was the rival of Niko Bellic and was killed by Luis Lopez).
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*In [[Frosting on the Cake]], [[Evan Moss]] claims Rocco could have lent Tony $2 million (he suggests Gracie as well, and both of them could have, in turn, borrowed it from Don Ancelotti).
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*Although Rocco is stated to be a made member of the Ancelotti Family (not being killed in [[Party's Over]] because he's a "made guy") it is also suggested that he is only an associate working his way up, for example he once asks Gracie to "tell the Don I'm on the up" indicating that he has not yet earned Ancelotti's approval, and is therefore not a made man/soldier. It is possible that he simply wants Ancelotti to know of his earning power to be considered for the position of Capo however Tony also says Rocco is small time suggesting he has little or no standing within the family.
   
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
 
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Rocco.png|Rocco's Artwork
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Rocco.png|Rocco's Artwork.
 
Caddy-TBOGT-caged-front.jpg|Rocco's caged [[Caddy]] used in the mission [[Practice Swing]].
 
Caddy-TBOGT-caged-front.jpg|Rocco's caged [[Caddy]] used in the mission [[Practice Swing]].
Partys Over 3.jpg|Rocco ordering Luis to kill Tony
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Partys Over 3.jpg|Rocco ordering Luis to kill Tony.
Partys Over 5.jpg|Luis kills Vince
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Partys Over 5.jpg|Luis kills Vince.
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The Ballad of Rocco-Mission-GTAV.jpg|Rocco being chased by Michael
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Dead_Rocco_2.jpg|Rocco's fate.
 
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Latest revision as of 17:58, November 13, 2014



CHARACTER
Rocco Pelosi
RoccoPelosi-TBOGT
Appearance(s): The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Rocco Pelosi
Also known as: Rock
Status: Deceased
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1980
Place of birth: Little Italy, Algonquin
Date of death: 2013
Home: Alderney City, Alderney (until 2008)
Los Santos
Nationality: Flag of Italy Italian-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Uncle Vince (uncle)
Main affiliation: Ancelotti crime family (?-2008)
Richards Majestic Productions (c. 2013)
Vehicle(s): Red Fugitive
Businesses: Loan Sharking (Formerly)
Talent Agent
Promoter
Voiced by: Greg Siff
"Then you're a dead man. You and your family, and those spic drug dealers you hang out with, you're all dead. It's your choice."
― Rocco Pelosi

Rocco Pelosi is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a central character and the secondary antagonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony, and as a supporting character and minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto V.

Rocco is a made man in the Algonquin based Ancelotti crime family. He works alongside his uncle, Vince, an Ancelotti enforcer. Gay Tony owes him money, thus forcing him and TBoGT's protagonist Luis Lopez to work for him.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Pelosi was born in 1980 in Little Italy, Algonquin.

He is a made member of the Ancelotti Crime Family and a distant relative of both Giovanni and Gracie Ancelotti. He is often seen alongside his uncle Vince, being more influential within the family than him despite his young age. Rocco's exact status in the crime family is unknown, as well as his connection to Ancelotti capos Tony Black or Frankie Garone.

Events prior to The Ballad of Gay Tony Edit

Some time prior to the events of TBOGT, Tony Prince borrowed a huge loan from Don Giovanni. Due to Tony being unable to pay his debts to the Ancelotti family, Giovanni sends Rocco and Vince to make weekly collections from Tony.

Events of The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit



Rocco appears for the first time in I Luv LC when he and Vince are collecting money from Tony. He also meets Tony's bodyguard Luis Lopez and immediately throws racial slurs at him in a similar fashion, calling him a "spic" and a "taco", prompting Luis to refer to him as a "guido". He also voices his clear dislike for Tony, as he frequently mocks him with slurs such as "fag", knowing Tony is not in the position to fight him back. Behind his back, Tony and Luis agree that he is a wannabe who is "out of his league" and they constantly mock him.

After some time, Rocco tasks Luis and Tony to help him interrogate a union official at a gold court. However, members of a rival crime family attack the place. After the mobsters are dealt with and if the official is not killed, Rocco leaves with him, presumably to further interrogate and kill him.

This help from Tony and Luis does not wipe out the debt and Rocco again gives a mission to Tony and Luis: seduce the girlfriend of Vic Mazano and take over his club. Luis ends up killing Vic and barely makes it out alive after a ambush by Triads. Luis suspects that Rocco set him up.

Rocco is seen again in Tony's apartment, during a coke party. Some guests of the party include Evan Moss and Gracie.

"You fucking killed yourself just then! There's Russians, fucking everyone they're coming after you, the Old Man, you're fucking dead, the both of you. They're coming any second and they're expecting corpses."
―Rocco Pelosi to Luis Lopez.

In a complex chain of events, the diamonds attract thieves who kidnap Gracie and demand the diamonds. Giovanni Ancelotti makes a truce with the original owner of the stolen diamonds, Ray Bulgarin, and both blame Rocco, Tony and Luis for the incidents. Rocco, in a twisted gesture of compassion, offers to spare Luis and own the clubs with him if he personally kills Tony. Although he briefly considers it, Luis instead kills Uncle Vince and is about to kill Rocco, but Tony saves him by telling Luis that he is a made man. Rocco then flees. Shortly after, Luis and Tony fight off a Russian hit squad.

After TBoGTEdit

Rocco is not heard or seen again after the completion of the story. If the player calls Rocco's number after Departure Time, Rocco's voicemail message states that he has fled Liberty City to "lay low" for a while.

Events of Grand Theft Auto V Edit

Rocco-GTAV

Rocco in 2013.

Rocco appears in GTA V where he is shown to be in Los Santos after he escaped from Liberty City. After coming to the city, Rocco left the mob business and became a corrupt talent agent, who organised an extortion scheme by persuading famous actors to demand bigger paychecks from their studios in order to halt productions and blackmail studio executives into buying him out.

He also seems to be still interested in the club business as itis reported at the Daily Rag that he's about to turn an abandoned warehouse in East Los Santos into an EDM superclub, fitted with "jacuzzis, chicks in cages, sparklers in the bottles, different themes per floor and open 24/7". It was scheduled to be open the next year from the game time.

When the game takes place, Rocco attempts his scam once more with movie producer Solomon Richards' most recent movie, Meltdown. However, Solomon sends former bank robber Michael De Santa to threaten Rocco into giving up his extortion. Michael sneaks into Rocco's building and confronts him on his helipad, beating him severely and then forcefully taking the actor and director he'd been withholding back to the studio.

Death Edit

"Big man! We had a deal, we had paper work!"
― Rocco Pelosi

Later on, a vengeful Rocco and his friend/associate Gianni break into Solomon's studio and assault Solomon for sending Michael after them and failing their scheme. However, Michael arrives just in the nick of time as he was about to meet with Solomon and after helping up Solomon to get up on his feet, Solomon tells Michael to get Rocco and Gianni. Michael obliges and chases both Rocco and Gianni out of the studio and throughout the city. After optionally wrecking their car, Michael kills Gianni and then kills Rocco as well.

PersonalityEdit

From his appearances, Rocco is shown to be an arrogant and disrespectful gangster who shows little (if any) sympathies to Luis and Tony as he usually tries to make them uncomfortable and sees pleasure in bullying them in whatever way he can. Like Uncle Vince, Rocco is also a racist/homophobic person. This is evidenced when he calls Tony racial slurs (such as "fag","homo", "spic" etc) as he knows very well that Tony can't and won't fight back. He tries similar racial slurs on Luis, who unlike Tony, fights back with similar slurs which don't seem to bother Rocco.

Luis voices his dislike of Rocco to his face and distrusts him (for example, he claims that Chinese Takeout and Boulevard Baby were both traps set by Rocco to kill him). Rocco, though normally very disrespectful, prefers Luis and occasionally delegates to him when trying to restrain or exclude Tony. Rocco also showed that he has a small degree of trust in Tony's business practices - despite saying his judgment is clouded by a "midlife crisis", he sees a very big monetary value in Maisonette 9.

Strangely, Rocco seems to like Luis more than Tony (even though Tony never insulted Rocco and tried any way he can to pay off his debts to the Ancelotti crime family) and he offered to wipe out the debt if Luis kills Tony. Ironically, Luis killed Vince instead and was ready to shoot Rocco when Tony defended him and said it was a bad idea because Rocco is a "made man". With this act, Tony saved Rocco's life, even though Rocco heavily insulted him and was going to have him killed by Luis, who couldn't kill his friend because of "second thoughts".

OutfitsEdit

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, Rocco has only two outfits:

  • 1970's style pink polo shirt with black slacks, only worn in Practice Swing.
  • Black leather jacket with white undershirt and grey slacks.

In GTA V, he wears a pink v-neck t-shirt, a black leather jacket, a pair of blue jeans and black shoes.

Mission appearances Edit

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V

TriviaEdit

  • His name is possibly a reference to "Rocco P", a trendy brand of women's boots.
  • Rocco, Miguel and Ryder are the only antagonists who did not directly attempt to kill the protagonist.
  • Rocco's character model could have been taken from Tommy Johnson from the movie "Football Factory" (which Rockstar produced). Rocco wears a similar polo shirt to Tommy, and also share similar facial features. Tommy Johnson was played by Danny Dyer, who also voiced Kent Paul in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Rocco also bears some resemblance to Armando Torres, as they have similar facial appearences.
  • Rocco's in-game model is different from his artwork, as in his artwork he is shown with spiked hair.
  • Rocco's first voicemail is one of the five shortest voice mails in the HD Universe. (Yo, it's the Rock. Leave a message) the other four would be Little Jacob's (Yeah, I'm busy. Call me back.), Phil Bell's (This is Phil B. Leave a message.), Clay Simons (This is Clay's phone. Leave your details.) and Dave Norton's (Dave Norton. Leave a message.) However, after Departure Time is completed, he changes it to a longer one.
  • The mission name in GTA V, The Ballad of Rocco is clearly a reference of The Ballad of Gay Tony, in which Rocco also appears in.
  • Rocco Pelosi, Ray Boccino and Ray Bulgarin are the only antagonists to be killed by another protagonist (Rocco Pelosi was the rival of Luis Lopez and was killed by Michael De Santa, Ray Boccino was the rival of Johnny Klebitz and was killed by Niko Bellic and Ray Bulgarin was the rival of Niko Bellic and was killed by Luis Lopez).
  • In Frosting on the Cake, Evan Moss claims Rocco could have lent Tony $2 million (he suggests Gracie as well, and both of them could have, in turn, borrowed it from Don Ancelotti).
  • Although Rocco is stated to be a made member of the Ancelotti Family (not being killed in Party's Over because he's a "made guy") it is also suggested that he is only an associate working his way up, for example he once asks Gracie to "tell the Don I'm on the up" indicating that he has not yet earned Ancelotti's approval, and is therefore not a made man/soldier. It is possible that he simply wants Ancelotti to know of his earning power to be considered for the position of Capo however Tony also says Rocco is small time suggesting he has little or no standing within the family.

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