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== Accessibility ==
 
== Accessibility ==
   
[[Happiness Island]], where the statue is located, is only accessible via helicopter, boat or swimming. Algonquin is the closest island, and the nearest [[Subway in GTA IV|subway stop]] is [[Castle Gardens LTA|Castle Gardens]] on the [[Algonquin Outer Line]]. [[Helitours]] is on the southeast side of Algonquin for a helicopter, and there are numerous boats at moorings on the west side of Algonquin. The island itself has a number of boats spawning there, and also [[Forklift]]s. A random vehicle (usually a [[Futo]], a [[Blista Compact]], an [[Ingot]], or a [[Uranus]]) also spawns behind one of the sheds, and a [[Faggio]] spawns in a small area off of the main plaza.
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[[Happiness Island]], where the statue is located, is only accessible via helicopter, boat or by swimming. [[Algonquin]] is the closest island, and the nearest [[Subway in GTA IV|subway stop]] is [[Castle Gardens LTA|Castle Gardens]] on the [[Algonquin Outer Line]]. [[Helitours]] is on the southeast side of Algonquin for a helicopter, and there are numerous boats at moorings on the west side of Algonquin. The island itself has a number of boats spawning there, and also [[Forklift]]s. A random vehicle (usually a [[Futo]], a [[Blista Compact]], an [[Ingot]], or a [[Uranus]]) also spawns behind one of the sheds, and a [[Faggio]] spawns in a small area off of the main plaza. It is unknown how these vehicles got here, as there is no ferry port.
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
 
Much like the Statue of Liberty, the statue is designed as a copper green statue based on a stone pedestal standing upon a star-shaped base in the middle of an island (like the [[wp:Fort Wood|Fort Wood]]). Whilst the statue's design is very much similar to the Statue of Liberty's, there are several visible differences on the Statue of Happiness:
 
Much like the Statue of Liberty, the statue is designed as a copper green statue based on a stone pedestal standing upon a star-shaped base in the middle of an island (like the [[wp:Fort Wood|Fort Wood]]). Whilst the statue's design is very much similar to the Statue of Liberty's, there are several visible differences on the Statue of Happiness:
 
* The Statue holds a tablet in her left hand, but a cup in her right (in place of a torch). The cup assumes a modern design (complete with a drinking cap) that emits steam from the top, implying that it is a cup of "[[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee]]". Atop it in [[The_Ballad_of_Gay_Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]], lies a parachute.
 
* The Statue holds a tablet in her left hand, but a cup in her right (in place of a torch). The cup assumes a modern design (complete with a drinking cap) that emits steam from the top, implying that it is a cup of "[[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee]]". Atop it in [[The_Ballad_of_Gay_Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]], lies a parachute.
* The statue's appears to assume the face of a middle age woman, as opposed to the Statue of Liberty's younger appearance. The face features a wide grin in reference to her name (happiness), as well as wide open eyes (complete with highly visible [[wp:iris (anatomy)|irides]] and [[wp:eye circles|eye bags]]). The statue's face bears a striking resemblance to former [[United States|U.S.]] Secretary of State [[wp:Hillary Rodham Clinton|Hillary Clinton]]. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the [[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee controversy]] which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.
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* The statue's appears to assume the face of a middle age woman, as opposed to the Statue of Liberty's younger appearance. The face features a wide grin in reference to her name (happiness), as well as wide open eyes (complete with highly visible [[wp:iris (anatomy)|irises]] and [[wp:eye circles|eye bags]]). The statue's face bears a striking resemblance to former [[United States|U.S.]] Secretary of State [[wp:Hillary Rodham Clinton|Hillary Clinton]]. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the [[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee controversy]] which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.
 
*Street photo galleries feature the statue with a different face that may have existed in the [[beta]]; the face is more consistent with the Statue of Liberty's, albeit with a slight, close-mouthed smile.
 
*Street photo galleries feature the statue with a different face that may have existed in the [[beta]]; the face is more consistent with the Statue of Liberty's, albeit with a slight, close-mouthed smile.
 
* The Statue of Happiness faces north up the [[West River]]. The real life Statue of Liberty faces east, out towards the Atlantic Ocean.
 
* The Statue of Happiness faces north up the [[West River]]. The real life Statue of Liberty faces east, out towards the Atlantic Ocean.
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* Her seven spikes represent the seven continents and seas,
   
 
According to in-game material, the statue was presented to the [[United States of America]] in 1886 from the French to mark 100 years free of British food and spelling. In one [[Weazel News]] report, however, the French president had requested the United States return the statue, in response to the American president's decision to rename French maid outfits as "slutty Halloween costumes" (a reference to the real-life controversy surrounding the use of "[[wp:freedom fries|freedom fries]]" instead of "French fries" in menus of eateries in the United States' House of Representatives).
 
According to in-game material, the statue was presented to the [[United States of America]] in 1886 from the French to mark 100 years free of British food and spelling. In one [[Weazel News]] report, however, the French president had requested the United States return the statue, in response to the American president's decision to rename French maid outfits as "slutty Halloween costumes" (a reference to the real-life controversy surrounding the use of "[[wp:freedom fries|freedom fries]]" instead of "French fries" in menus of eateries in the United States' House of Representatives).
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* Upon arriving at the statue's island, you can find the [[Clothing in GTA IV|"Happiness Is...Land" sweater]] on the ground near the entrance to the Statue of Happiness.
 
* Upon arriving at the statue's island, you can find the [[Clothing in GTA IV|"Happiness Is...Land" sweater]] on the ground near the entrance to the Statue of Happiness.
 
* During one of the powerboat outings you can go on with [[Brucie Kibbutz]], you will have the opportunity for a scenic statue tour. However, Brucie calls it the "Statue of Freedom" in the audio while the subtitles still say "Statue of Happiness." This suggests that the statue might have had a different name [[Beta Releases|during development]], but the audio file did not get changed to reflect the statue's final name.
 
* During one of the powerboat outings you can go on with [[Brucie Kibbutz]], you will have the opportunity for a scenic statue tour. However, Brucie calls it the "Statue of Freedom" in the audio while the subtitles still say "Statue of Happiness." This suggests that the statue might have had a different name [[Beta Releases|during development]], but the audio file did not get changed to reflect the statue's final name.
* [[File:Statue_of_Hapiness_replica.jpg|thumb|The Statue of Hapipness replica]]In The [[Ballad of Gay Tony]], the "Celebinator" ([[youvebeencelebinated.com|www.youvebeencelebinated.com]]) writes in his blog (the post can be seen below) about the statue after his "[[...Blog This!|helicopter tour]]" of the city (the last sentence in the post regarding the statue could be a reference to its beating heart).
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* [[File:Statue_of_Hapiness_replica.jpg|thumb|The Statue of Happiness replica]]In The [[Ballad of Gay Tony]], the "Celebinator" ([[youvebeencelebinated.com|www.youvebeencelebinated.com]]) writes in his blog (the post can be seen below) about the statue after his "[[...Blog This!|helicopter tour]]" of the city (the last sentence in the post regarding the statue could be a reference to its beating heart).
* The [http://gta.wikia.com/Money $10] in [http://gta.wikia.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV GTA IV] has the Statue as the central picture.
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* The [[Money|$10]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] has the Statue as the central picture.
 
*In [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]], a [[Parachute|parachute]] spawns on the giant coffee cup.
 
*In [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|The Ballad of Gay Tony]], a [[Parachute|parachute]] spawns on the giant coffee cup.
 
*Shooting the heart with a [[Rocket Launcher]] will almost certainly result in the death of the player.
 
*Shooting the heart with a [[Rocket Launcher]] will almost certainly result in the death of the player.
 
*The heart '''cannot''' be destroyed by any weapon.
 
*The heart '''cannot''' be destroyed by any weapon.
*A rare souvenir-like replica of the Statue of Happiness was originally avalible as a press bonus, and was later included as a contest gift in the April 13th Rockstar multiplayer event.
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*A rare souvenir-like replica of the Statue of Happiness was originally available as a press bonus, and was later included as a contest gift in the April 13th Rockstar multiplayer event.
*When taking a Hilligan's Helitour, the pilot may say "...An oppurtunity for transplant organs and Rich people!" This could be a referance to the Statue's beating heart, as he goes over it in the tour.
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*When taking a [[Higgins Helitours|Higgins Helitour]], the pilot may say "...An opportunity for transplant organs and Rich people!" This could be a reference to the Statue's beating heart, as he goes over it in the tour.
*In the mission [[Monkey Business]] in [[GTA V]], when traveling through the secret passage way, [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] says that he feels like he's giving a colenoscepay to the Statue of Happiness.
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*In the mission [[Monkey Business]] in [[GTA V]], when traveling through the secret passageway, [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] says that he feels like he's giving a colonoscopy to the Statue of Happiness.
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*Also in GTA V, the statue appears in a [[Bravado]] advertisement and its heart in the movie "[[Capolavoro]]".
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*At the beginning of [[The Simian]] trailer, the statue is seen with its arm detached and falling down in the foreground of a wasteland Liberty City. This could be a reference to the documentary Life After People, which also shows the Liberty Statue's arm falling.
''Statue of Grumpiness''<br />
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{{quote|''Statue of Grumpiness''<br />
 
''The other day I had the unfortunate experience of getting up-close and personal with the Statue of Happiness. It's horrible! I could swear that disgusting strange smile on her face reminds me of someone, too. That's the face of a woman who needs some work done, or some action, or both! I mean, she is seriously living a lie, that one, and for what? She just stands there and does nothing! Reminds me of my mother. If I was married to that cold slab of stone I'd be off with any fat bird who'd take me. It's amazing that angry black heart of hers still beats in her chest.''
 
''The other day I had the unfortunate experience of getting up-close and personal with the Statue of Happiness. It's horrible! I could swear that disgusting strange smile on her face reminds me of someone, too. That's the face of a woman who needs some work done, or some action, or both! I mean, she is seriously living a lie, that one, and for what? She just stands there and does nothing! Reminds me of my mother. If I was married to that cold slab of stone I'd be off with any fat bird who'd take me. It's amazing that angry black heart of hers still beats in her chest.''
 
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GTAIV 2009-04-07 22-56-20-60.jpg|The Statue of Happiness at night
 
GTAIV 2009-04-07 22-56-20-60.jpg|The Statue of Happiness at night
 
Statue-of-happiness-gallery.jpg|The statue as seen from a public photograph display in GTA IV. Note the different face.
 
Statue-of-happiness-gallery.jpg|The statue as seen from a public photograph display in GTA IV. Note the different face.
Statue of Hapiness EBAY.jpg|A replica of the statue.
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Statue of Happiness EBAY.jpg|A replica of the statue.
Hot Coffee Cup Torch.jpg|The "Hot Coffee Cup" torch. Notice That alot of steam comes out at once, simmilar to the glowing fire on the torch of the statue of liberty.
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Hot Coffee Cup Torch.jpg|The "Hot Coffee Cup" torch. Notice that a lot of steam comes out at once, similar to the glowing fire on the torch of the statue of liberty.
 
2013-08-13_00580.jpg|"The Heart Of Liberty City" has lights shining on it from inside the statue at night.
 
2013-08-13_00580.jpg|"The Heart Of Liberty City" has lights shining on it from inside the statue at night.
2013-08-13_01468dsadas.jpg|In This angle of "The Hot Coffee Cup", You can see that very much steam comes outat one time, and keeps coming out.
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2013-08-13_01468dsadas.jpg|In this angle of "The Hot Coffee Cup", you can see that very much steam comes out at one time, and keeps coming out.
1330971122_enb201235172223.jpg|A Screen-Cap, from the Statue Of Liberty modification, showing how simmilar the real statue would look in the game.
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1330971122_enb201235172223.jpg|A screen-cap, from the Statue Of Liberty modification, showing how similar the real statue would look in the game.
1344277373_GTAIV2012-08-0621-11-15-66 (2).jpg|If the Statue of Hapiness looked like the Statue Of Liberty, "The Hot Coffee Cup" would be replaced by a "Torch". This is another Difference compared to the mod.
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1344277373_GTAIV2012-08-0621-11-15-66 (2).jpg|If the Statue of Happiness looked like the Statue Of Liberty, "The Hot Coffee Cup" would be replaced by a "Torch". This is another difference compared to the mod.
2013-08-13_01830.jpg|The Area Inside The Crown Glows At Night. Many New Players Could Expect This To Be A Brain, Because Of The Heart Inside The Statue.
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2013-08-13_01830.jpg|The area inside the crown glows at night. Many new players could expect this to be a brain, because of the heart inside the statue.
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Bravadostatue.jpg|The statue in a [[Bravado]] ad in GTA V.
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LCheartGTAV.jpg|The Heart of Liberty City in the movie "[[Capolavoro]] in GTA V.
 
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"A gift from the French at the end of the 19th century, this iconic landmark evokes a bittersweet mix of patriotism and xenophobia."
―Grand Theft Auto IV manual description

The Statue of Happiness is a statue in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and is briefly mentioned in GTA V. Located on Happiness Island in Liberty City, It is clearly based on the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The name refers to the smile on the statue's face.

Accessibility Edit

Happiness Island, where the statue is located, is only accessible via helicopter, boat or by swimming. Algonquin is the closest island, and the nearest subway stop is Castle Gardens on the Algonquin Outer Line. Helitours is on the southeast side of Algonquin for a helicopter, and there are numerous boats at moorings on the west side of Algonquin. The island itself has a number of boats spawning there, and also Forklifts. A random vehicle (usually a Futo, a Blista Compact, an Ingot, or a Uranus) also spawns behind one of the sheds, and a Faggio spawns in a small area off of the main plaza. It is unknown how these vehicles got here, as there is no ferry port.

Design Edit

Much like the Statue of Liberty, the statue is designed as a copper green statue based on a stone pedestal standing upon a star-shaped base in the middle of an island (like the Fort Wood). Whilst the statue's design is very much similar to the Statue of Liberty's, there are several visible differences on the Statue of Happiness:

  • The Statue holds a tablet in her left hand, but a cup in her right (in place of a torch). The cup assumes a modern design (complete with a drinking cap) that emits steam from the top, implying that it is a cup of "Hot Coffee". Atop it in The Ballad of Gay Tony, lies a parachute.
  • The statue's appears to assume the face of a middle age woman, as opposed to the Statue of Liberty's younger appearance. The face features a wide grin in reference to her name (happiness), as well as wide open eyes (complete with highly visible irises and eye bags). The statue's face bears a striking resemblance to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the Hot Coffee controversy which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.
  • Street photo galleries feature the statue with a different face that may have existed in the beta; the face is more consistent with the Statue of Liberty's, albeit with a slight, close-mouthed smile.
  • The Statue of Happiness faces north up the West River. The real life Statue of Liberty faces east, out towards the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Her seven spikes represent the seven continents and seas,

According to in-game material, the statue was presented to the United States of America in 1886 from the French to mark 100 years free of British food and spelling. In one Weazel News report, however, the French president had requested the United States return the statue, in response to the American president's decision to rename French maid outfits as "slutty Halloween costumes" (a reference to the real-life controversy surrounding the use of "freedom fries" instead of "French fries" in menus of eateries in the United States' House of Representatives).

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition of the statue is downsized in order to be more visible in the game's top-down angle. While the structure retains the star fort base, the pedestal was removed and the statue is smaller.

Tablet inscriptionEdit

The tablet held by the Statue bears an inscription apparently added in to make fun of the United States' treatment towards immigrants who entered the country seeking a better life, and closes with the country's date of independence from the British. It reads:
"

Send us your brightest, your smartest, your most intelligent,
Yearning to breathe free and submit to our authority,
Watch us trick them into wiping rich people's asses,
While we convince them it's a land of opportunity.

JULY IV
MDCCLXXVI "

―{{{2}}}

Statue's heartEdit

StatueofHappiness-GTA4-HeartoftheCity

The "Heart of the City" in GTA IV.

Inside the statue is a beating heart, one of GTA IV's easter eggs and is among one of the first easter eggs that were found in GTA IV. The entrance is on the upper platform of the pedestal, right at the feet of the statue, which is only accessible by a helicopter.

The southern door has a sign: "No Hidden Content This Way". This is similar to the sign on top of the Gant Bridge in GTA San Andreas and The Hidden Sign in GTA III. Through the door there is a ladder going upwards into the body of the statue itself. At the top of the ladder there is a small platform with a large, beating heart chained to the inside of the statue. The heart is indestructible.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, it is possible for Luis to pass out from too many shots and wake up in this room with a parachute.

Trivia Edit

  • Upon arriving at the statue's island, you can find the "Happiness Is...Land" sweater on the ground near the entrance to the Statue of Happiness.
  • During one of the powerboat outings you can go on with Brucie Kibbutz, you will have the opportunity for a scenic statue tour. However, Brucie calls it the "Statue of Freedom" in the audio while the subtitles still say "Statue of Happiness." This suggests that the statue might have had a different name during development, but the audio file did not get changed to reflect the statue's final name.
  • Statue of Hapiness replica

    The Statue of Happiness replica

    In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the "Celebinator" (www.youvebeencelebinated.com) writes in his blog (the post can be seen below) about the statue after his "helicopter tour" of the city (the last sentence in the post regarding the statue could be a reference to its beating heart).
  • The $10 in GTA IV has the Statue as the central picture.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, a parachute spawns on the giant coffee cup.
  • Shooting the heart with a Rocket Launcher will almost certainly result in the death of the player.
  • The heart cannot be destroyed by any weapon.
  • A rare souvenir-like replica of the Statue of Happiness was originally available as a press bonus, and was later included as a contest gift in the April 13th Rockstar multiplayer event.
  • When taking a Higgins Helitour, the pilot may say "...An opportunity for transplant organs and Rich people!" This could be a reference to the Statue's beating heart, as he goes over it in the tour.
  • In the mission Monkey Business in GTA V, when traveling through the secret passageway, Michael says that he feels like he's giving a colonoscopy to the Statue of Happiness.
  • Also in GTA V, the statue appears in a Bravado advertisement and its heart in the movie "Capolavoro".
  • At the beginning of The Simian trailer, the statue is seen with its arm detached and falling down in the foreground of a wasteland Liberty City. This could be a reference to the documentary Life After People, which also shows the Liberty Statue's arm falling.
"''Statue of Grumpiness

The other day I had the unfortunate experience of getting up-close and personal with the Statue of Happiness. It's horrible! I could swear that disgusting strange smile on her face reminds me of someone, too. That's the face of a woman who needs some work done, or some action, or both! I mean, she is seriously living a lie, that one, and for what? She just stands there and does nothing! Reminds me of my mother. If I was married to that cold slab of stone I'd be off with any fat bird who'd take me. It's amazing that angry black heart of hers still beats in her chest. "

―{{{2}}}

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