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{{Infobox_mission
|image=The Cousins Bellic-GTAIV.png
 
|caption = [[Niko Bellic]] (background) is disappointed because Roman lied to him.
 
 
|name = The Cousins Bellic
 
|name = The Cousins Bellic
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|caption = The Bellic cousins reunite.
 
|game = IV
 
|game = IV
 
|for = [[Roman Bellic]]
 
|for = [[Roman Bellic]]
|location = [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]]
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|location = [[Platypus|The Platypus]], [[East Hook]]
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|reward = [[Money|$25]]<br>[[Broker Safehouse]]<br>"''Off The Boat''" achievement/trophy
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|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Busted]]<br>[[Roman]] dies<br>[[Roman's Taxi]] destroyed<br>Leaving Roman
 
|unlocks = [[It's Your Call]]
 
|unlocks = [[It's Your Call]]
|fail = Player's death<br>Roman's death<br>Roman's Cab destroyed<br>Leaving Roman<br>Your Death<br>Player [[busted]]
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|reward = $25<br>"Off The Boat" achievement/trophy}}
 
   
{{Quote|My [[Niko Bellic|cousin]] is here!|[[Roman Bellic]]}}
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{{Quote|My cousin is here!| [[Roman Bellic]]}}
   
'''The Cousins Bellic''' is the very first mission in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. It is given by [[Roman Bellic]] to [[protagonist]] [[Niko Bellic]].
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'''The Cousins Bellic''' is the first storyline mission in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]].''
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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==Mission objectives==
 
==Mission objectives==
 
In order to complete the mission the player must:
 
In order to complete the mission the player must:
*Drive to Roman's place.
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*Drive to Roman's [[Broker Safehouse|place]].
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*See Roman
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==Plot and Walkthrough==
   
==Plot and walkthrough==
 
 
===Opening Scene===
 
===Opening Scene===
The scene begins with the sounds of sado-masochism in a room aboard the[[Platypus| Platypus]]. [[Niko Bellic]], the player character, begins knocking on the door, attempting to call [[Dave Bosoy|Dave]] out of the room. Another person, [[Hossan Ramzy]], calls to Niko, telling him to forget about Dave, and that they need to prepare for the docking. As Niko and Hossan discuss the "Land of Opportunity," the ship is shown nearing the [[Statue of Happiness]]. Niko tells of his cousin Roman's successes: sports cars, condos, parties, women, etc., while [[The Cook|a person]] is shown inspecting a [[Diamonds|diamond]], and then mixing it into a mixture in a mixing bowl. The [[Platypus]] docks, and Niko and the other crew members depart the ship, and many are greeted by friends and family, until the only one left is Niko.
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The scene begins with the sounds of sado-masochism in a room aboard the [[Platypus]]. [[Niko Bellic]], [[protagonist]], begins knocking on the door, attempting to call [[Dave Bosoy|Dave]] out of the room. Another person, [[Hossan Ramzy]], calls to Niko, telling him to forget about Dave, and that they need to prepare for the docking. As Niko and Hossan discuss the "Land of Opportunity," the ship is shown nearing the [[Statue of Happiness]]. Niko tells of his cousin Roman's successes: sports cars, condos, parties, women, etc., while [[The Cook|a cook]] is shown inspecting a [[Diamonds|diamond]], and then mixing it into a mixture in a mixing bowl. The [[Platypus]] docks, and Niko and the other crew members depart the ship, and many are greeted by friends and family, until the only one left is Niko.
   
 
===Roman's Apartment===
 
===Roman's Apartment===
 
When Roman finally arrives (drunk), he's actually driving a [[Roman's Taxi|taxi]]. Niko asks about it and Roman mumbles that his sports car is in the shop. He's too plastered to drive himself, so he gets in the passenger seat and asks Niko to drive them to his apartment.
 
When Roman finally arrives (drunk), he's actually driving a [[Roman's Taxi|taxi]]. Niko asks about it and Roman mumbles that his sports car is in the shop. He's too plastered to drive himself, so he gets in the passenger seat and asks Niko to drive them to his apartment.
   
The drive begins near the docks in [[East Hook]]. The on-screen instructions explain driving basics and how to use the radar map. The [[GPS]] system plots a course highlighted by a yellow line on your radar. One must simply follow the yellow line (or any other route- the GPS will adapt) to Roman's apartment in [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]]. Use caution not to collide with vehicles - particularly police vehicles. This is particularly the case for those who are familiar with the GTA III-era vehicle driving controls, as they differ substantially in GTA IV. Roman goes on to explain that due to a terrorist scare, it will be best if Niko stays in Broker, as Niko has not got a visa.
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The drive begins near the [[Broker Navy Yard|docks]] in [[East Hook]]. The on-screen instructions explain driving basics and how to use the radar map. The [[GPS]] system plots a course highlighted by a yellow line on your radar. One must simply follow the yellow line (or any other route- the GPS will adapt) to Roman's apartment in [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]]. Use caution not to collide with vehicles - particularly police vehicles. This is particularly the case for those who are familiar with the GTA III-era vehicle driving controls, as they differ substantially in GTA IV. Roman goes on to explain that due to a terrorist scare, it will be best if Niko stays in Broker, as Niko has not got a visa.
   
 
===Closing Scene===
 
===Closing Scene===
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==Video Walkthrough==
 
==Video Walkthrough==
<youtube width="600" height="400">Qo_9uifCivI&list=SPQ3KzJPBsAHkMJWvYcco1fXsR3JhMRSjm&index=1</youtube>
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[[File:GTA 4 - Intro & Mission 1 - The Cousins Bellic (1080p)|center|600px]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Completing this mission will immediately grant you the [http://gta.wikia.com/Achievements_in_GTA_IV Achievement/Trophy], ''"Off The Boat".''
 
*Completing this mission will immediately grant you the [http://gta.wikia.com/Achievements_in_GTA_IV Achievement/Trophy], ''"Off The Boat".''
*The first song heard in the game is "[[Soviet Connection]]" by [[Michael Hunter]], GTA IV's theme. The second song heard is "Schweineé" by Glukoza, inside Roman's cab. It is featured on the radio station [[Vladivostok FM]].
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*The first song heard in the game is "[[Soviet Connection]]" by [[Michael Hunter]], GTA IV's theme. The second song heard is "Schweine" by Glukoza, inside Roman's cab. It is featured on the radio station [[Vladivostok FM]].
*[[Roman's Taxi]] in this mission has less acceleration than usual, presumably because this is the first car driven by new players that are not yet familiar with the driving style (especially those familiar with the controls used in the [[GTA III Era|GTA III era]] games, as opposed to the different controls used in GTA IV).
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*[[Roman's Taxi]] in this mission has less acceleration than usual, presumably because this is the first car driven by new players that are not yet familiar with the driving style (especially those familiar with the controls used in the [[3D Universe]] games, as opposed to the different controls used in GTA IV).
 
*The opening of the Rockstar game [[w:c:reddead:Red Dead Redemption|''Red Dead Redemption'']] mirrors this mission, as the protagonists ([[Niko Bellic]] and [[w:c:reddead:John Marson|John Marston]]) arrive by boat and a car is lifted off the boat.
 
*The opening of the Rockstar game [[w:c:reddead:Red Dead Redemption|''Red Dead Redemption'']] mirrors this mission, as the protagonists ([[Niko Bellic]] and [[w:c:reddead:John Marson|John Marston]]) arrive by boat and a car is lifted off the boat.
*The song in Roman's car will change if the player will skip the cutscene. But it will always be in Vladivostok FM.
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*The song in Roman's car will change if the player skips the cutscene. But it will always be in Vladivostok FM.
 
*[[Roman Bellic|Roman]] tells Niko to "Drive us [them] to our [their] place on [[Mohawk Ave|Mohawk]] [Ave.]". This makes it look like Niko already knows his way around the city, which is strange considering that he just arrived. This is possibly an overlook in dialogue.
 
*[[Roman Bellic|Roman]] tells Niko to "Drive us [them] to our [their] place on [[Mohawk Ave|Mohawk]] [Ave.]". This makes it look like Niko already knows his way around the city, which is strange considering that he just arrived. This is possibly an overlook in dialogue.
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*Roman also says: "You without a visa, I would stay in [[Broker]]", this reveals that Niko is a illegal immigrant in America, this is one of only two times that this is mentioned in the storyline. The second time is in [[Hossan]]'s stranger mission.
 
*Two important elements of the story this game and its two episodic packs ([[Lost and Damned]] & [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]) briefly appear in the opening cutscene; the [[Diamonds]] and the [[Heroin]].
 
*Two important elements of the story this game and its two episodic packs ([[Lost and Damned]] & [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]) briefly appear in the opening cutscene; the [[Diamonds]] and the [[Heroin]].
 
*This is the first appearance of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, [[Hossan Ramzy]], and [[The Cook]].
 
*This is the first appearance of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, [[Hossan Ramzy]], and [[The Cook]].
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*If the player tries to enter the apartment before parking in the space (and thus starting the cutscene), it will be locked.
 
*If the player tries to enter the apartment before parking in the space (and thus starting the cutscene), it will be locked.
 
*This is one of two missions to feature both the [[Diamonds|diamonds]] and the [[Heroin|heroin]], the other one being "[[Departure Time]]".
 
*This is one of two missions to feature both the [[Diamonds|diamonds]] and the [[Heroin|heroin]], the other one being "[[Departure Time]]".
*The title of the mission, ''The Cousins Bellic, ''is a play on the name of the band ''The Brothers Johnson''. Coincidentally in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the two main characters were [[Carl Johnson|brot]][[Sweet Johnson|hers]] with the surname Johnson.
 
 
*No matter what, Roman cannot be taken out of his cab, as shooting at him would result in his death, which would restart the mission. This is properly the only time besides [[Clean and Serene]] and [[I Luv LC]] that a mission restarts automatically after a mission failure since they are the opening missions of their respective games. (Though if the player gets [[Busted|arrested]], Roman will get out of the cab and walk away as the mission will restart once again).
 
*No matter what, Roman cannot be taken out of his cab, as shooting at him would result in his death, which would restart the mission. This is properly the only time besides [[Clean and Serene]] and [[I Luv LC]] that a mission restarts automatically after a mission failure since they are the opening missions of their respective games. (Though if the player gets [[Busted|arrested]], Roman will get out of the cab and walk away as the mission will restart once again).
 
*The player doesn't have to complete the mission as they can freely drive around [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] as long as they don't die or destroy the cab. Driving past the bridges connecting to [[Algonquin]] will give you an immediate and full fatal six-star wanted-level.
 
*The player doesn't have to complete the mission as they can freely drive around [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] as long as they don't die or destroy the cab. Driving past the bridges connecting to [[Algonquin]] will give you an immediate and full fatal six-star wanted-level.
 
*In the third trailer for the game, "Move Up, Ladies," the scene with Roman meeting Niko is shown during the day while in-game the mission takes place at night.
 
*In the third trailer for the game, "Move Up, Ladies," the scene with Roman meeting Niko is shown during the day while in-game the mission takes place at night.
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*In this mission and before the [[It's Your Call | next one]], the player cannot use the phone other than to use multiplayer, as you cannot dial any numbers, meaning you can't use cheats or call any of the emergency services from [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era | Liberty City]].
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*Niko says " Drago Dirat Dicu " in this specific mission. Many people consider this a "half and half" sentence (meaning that all the words used in this sentence are not of the same language). It was later confirmed by Micheal Hollick at Comic-Con that all the words are part of the ancient Serbian language and are considered a part of Serbian in Yugosalvia and most parts of Russia.
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==Tips==
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*It might be a good idea to get some weapons hidden in areas around Broker, Dukes and Bohan for your own protection, before completing this mission, as the area around [[Hove Beach]] is very rough, and seeing as though you can't get any weapons until [[Jamaican Heat]] or [[Do You Have Protection?]]. Though if you get wasted, busted or destroy Roman's Cab while doing so, the mission will fail and restart and you will end up with no weapons at all. It is not recommended to collect weapons located in [[Algonquin]] and [[Alderney]] as you will recieve a six-star wanted level and will most likely be wasted.
 
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File:TheCousinsBellic-GTAIV.png|Roman's taxi.
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File:The Cousins Bellic-GTAIV.png|Niko's dissappointment after discovering Roman's lies.
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MISSION
The Cousins Bellic
TheCousinsBellic-GTAIV-NikomeetsRoman
The Bellic cousins reunite.
Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
For: Roman Bellic
Location: The Platypus, East Hook
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Busted
Roman dies
Roman's Taxi destroyed
Leaving Roman
Reward: $25
Broker Safehouse
"Off The Boat" achievement/trophy
Unlocks: It's Your Call
"My cousin is here!"
Roman Bellic

The Cousins Bellic is the first storyline mission in Grand Theft Auto IV.

DescriptionEdit

Roman Bellic welcomes Niko Bellic to America and takes him home. Niko finds out that all Roman's story about his success was a lie.

This mission introduces the player to the casual driving of cars.

Mission objectivesEdit

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Drive to Roman's place.
  • See Roman

Plot and WalkthroughEdit

Opening SceneEdit

The scene begins with the sounds of sado-masochism in a room aboard the Platypus. Niko Bellic, protagonist, begins knocking on the door, attempting to call Dave out of the room. Another person, Hossan Ramzy, calls to Niko, telling him to forget about Dave, and that they need to prepare for the docking. As Niko and Hossan discuss the "Land of Opportunity," the ship is shown nearing the Statue of Happiness. Niko tells of his cousin Roman's successes: sports cars, condos, parties, women, etc., while a cook is shown inspecting a diamond, and then mixing it into a mixture in a mixing bowl. The Platypus docks, and Niko and the other crew members depart the ship, and many are greeted by friends and family, until the only one left is Niko.

Roman's ApartmentEdit

When Roman finally arrives (drunk), he's actually driving a taxi. Niko asks about it and Roman mumbles that his sports car is in the shop. He's too plastered to drive himself, so he gets in the passenger seat and asks Niko to drive them to his apartment.

The drive begins near the docks in East Hook. The on-screen instructions explain driving basics and how to use the radar map. The GPS system plots a course highlighted by a yellow line on your radar. One must simply follow the yellow line (or any other route- the GPS will adapt) to Roman's apartment in Hove Beach, Broker. Use caution not to collide with vehicles - particularly police vehicles. This is particularly the case for those who are familiar with the GTA III-era vehicle driving controls, as they differ substantially in GTA IV. Roman goes on to explain that due to a terrorist scare, it will be best if Niko stays in Broker, as Niko has not got a visa.

Closing SceneEdit

The closing scene showcases the tiny apartment in which Roman lives. Niko confronts him with his lies, and Roman insists that luxury and money are coming. He rushes off to get his taxi back to the taxi firm that he owns, and tells Niko to meet him there. As he leaves, he gets what appears to be a nasty call from someone he calls "Vlad".

Video WalkthroughEdit

GTA 4 - Intro & Mission 1 - The Cousins Bellic (1080p)10:43

GTA 4 - Intro & Mission 1 - The Cousins Bellic (1080p)

TriviaEdit

  • Completing this mission will immediately grant you the Achievement/Trophy, "Off The Boat".
  • The first song heard in the game is "Soviet Connection" by Michael Hunter, GTA IV's theme. The second song heard is "Schweine" by Glukoza, inside Roman's cab. It is featured on the radio station Vladivostok FM.
  • Roman's Taxi in this mission has less acceleration than usual, presumably because this is the first car driven by new players that are not yet familiar with the driving style (especially those familiar with the controls used in the 3D Universe games, as opposed to the different controls used in GTA IV).
  • The opening of the Rockstar game Red Dead Redemption mirrors this mission, as the protagonists (Niko Bellic and John Marston) arrive by boat and a car is lifted off the boat.
  • The song in Roman's car will change if the player skips the cutscene. But it will always be in Vladivostok FM.
  • Roman tells Niko to "Drive us [them] to our [their] place on Mohawk [Ave.]". This makes it look like Niko already knows his way around the city, which is strange considering that he just arrived. This is possibly an overlook in dialogue.
  • Roman also says: "You without a visa, I would stay in Broker", this reveals that Niko is a illegal immigrant in America, this is one of only two times that this is mentioned in the storyline. The second time is in Hossan's stranger mission.
  • Two important elements of the story this game and its two episodic packs (Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony) briefly appear in the opening cutscene; the Diamonds and the Heroin.
  • This is the first appearance of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, Hossan Ramzy, and The Cook.
  • Niko places his suitcase next to the front door of the apartment, but when the cutscene ends, the suitcase is no longer there.
  • If the player tries to enter the apartment before parking in the space (and thus starting the cutscene), it will be locked.
  • This is one of two missions to feature both the diamonds and the heroin, the other one being "Departure Time".
  • No matter what, Roman cannot be taken out of his cab, as shooting at him would result in his death, which would restart the mission. This is properly the only time besides Clean and Serene and I Luv LC that a mission restarts automatically after a mission failure since they are the opening missions of their respective games. (Though if the player gets arrested, Roman will get out of the cab and walk away as the mission will restart once again).
  • The player doesn't have to complete the mission as they can freely drive around Liberty City as long as they don't die or destroy the cab. Driving past the bridges connecting to Algonquin will give you an immediate and full fatal six-star wanted-level.
  • In the third trailer for the game, "Move Up, Ladies," the scene with Roman meeting Niko is shown during the day while in-game the mission takes place at night.
  • In this mission and before the next one, the player cannot use the phone other than to use multiplayer, as you cannot dial any numbers, meaning you can't use cheats or call any of the emergency services from Liberty City.
  • Niko says " Drago Dirat Dicu " in this specific mission. Many people consider this a "half and half" sentence (meaning that all the words used in this sentence are not of the same language). It was later confirmed by Micheal Hollick at Comic-Con that all the words are part of the ancient Serbian language and are considered a part of Serbian in Yugosalvia and most parts of Russia.

TipsEdit

  • It might be a good idea to get some weapons hidden in areas around Broker, Dukes and Bohan for your own protection, before completing this mission, as the area around Hove Beach is very rough, and seeing as though you can't get any weapons until Jamaican Heat or Do You Have Protection?. Though if you get wasted, busted or destroy Roman's Cab while doing so, the mission will fail and restart and you will end up with no weapons at all. It is not recommended to collect weapons located in Algonquin and Alderney as you will recieve a six-star wanted level and will most likely be wasted.

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NavigationEdit

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