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{{infobox character
|name = Tommy Vercetti
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|name = Thomas Vercetti
 
|image = TommyVercetti-GTAVC.jpg
 
|image = TommyVercetti-GTAVC.jpg
|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' <small>(mentioned) </small>
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|size = 200px
|aka = Thomas<br>Tomás<br>The Harwood Butcher<br>Mr. Vercetti<br>Mr. V<br>Tom
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''
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|aka = Tommy<br>Tomás<br>The Harwood Butcher<br>Mr. Vercetti<br>Mr. V<br>Tom<br>Fancy Clothes
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
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|status = Alive
 
|dob = [[1951]]
 
|dob = [[1951]]
 
|pob = [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
 
|pob = [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
 
|home = [[Portland Island]], Liberty City<br>[[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]<br>[[Ocean View Hotel]] room<br>[[Ocean Heights Apartments]]<br>[[Links View Apartment]]<br>[[El Swanko Casa]]<br>[[1102 Washington Street]]<br>[[3321 Vice Point]]<br>[[Hyman Condo]]<br>[[Skumole Shack]]<br>[[Vercetti Estate]]
 
|home = [[Portland Island]], Liberty City<br>[[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]<br>[[Ocean View Hotel]] room<br>[[Ocean Heights Apartments]]<br>[[Links View Apartment]]<br>[[El Swanko Casa]]<br>[[1102 Washington Street]]<br>[[3321 Vice Point]]<br>[[Hyman Condo]]<br>[[Skumole Shack]]<br>[[Vercetti Estate]]
|nationality = Italian-[[United States|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]]
|affiliations = [[Sonny Forelli]] and [[Forelli Family]] (formerly)<br>[[Ken Rosenberg]] (formerly)<br>[[Lance Vance]] (formerly)<br>[[Juan Cortez]]<br>[[Mercedes Cortez]]<br>[[Avery Carrington]]<br>[[Ricardo Diaz]] and [[Diaz's Gang]] (formerly)<br>[[Umberto Robina]] and [[Cubans|Los Cabrones]]<br>[[Auntie Poulet]] and [[Haitians]] (formerly)<br>[[Kent Paul]]<br>[[Mitch Baker]] and [[Vice City Bikers|Bikers]]<br>[[Steve Scott]]<br>[[Candy Suxxx]]<br>[[Delores]]<br>[[Maude Hanson]]<br>[[Earnest Kelly]]<br>[[Mr. Black]]<br>[[Phil Cassidy]]<br>[[BJ Smith]]<br>[[Hilary King]]<br>[[Cam Jones]]<br>[[Vercetti Gang]]
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|family = Unnamed father<br>Unnamed mother
|vehicles = White-yellow [[Oceanic]]<br>Grey [[Admiral]]<br>White [[Infernus]]<br>White [[Stretch]]<br>[[Maverick|Mavericks]]<br>[[Angel]]<br>Player's choice
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|affiliations = [[Vercetti Gang]]<br>[[Sonny Forelli]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Forelli Family]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Ken Rosenberg]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Lance Vance]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Colonel Juan Cortez]]<br>[[Mercedes Cortez]]<br>[[Avery Carrington]]<br>[[Ricardo Diaz]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Umberto Robina]]<br>[[Auntie Poulet]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Kent Paul]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Mitch Baker]]<br>[[Steve Scott]]<br>[[Earnest Kelly]]<br>[[Mr. Black]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Phil Cassidy]]
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|vehicles = [[Speeder (boat)]]Grey [[Admiral]]<br>White [[Infernus]]<br>White [[Stretch]]<br> [[Maverick|Mavericks]]<br>[[Angel]]<br>[[Sea Sparrow]]<br>Player's choice
 
|businesses = [[Vercetti Estate]]<br>[[Boatyard]]<br>[[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]]<br>[[InterGlobal Films]]<br>[[Kaufman Cabs]]<br>[[Malibu Club]]<br>[[The Pole Position Club]]<br>[[Print Works]]<br>[[Sunshine Autos]]<br>[[Phil's Place]]
 
|businesses = [[Vercetti Estate]]<br>[[Boatyard]]<br>[[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]]<br>[[InterGlobal Films]]<br>[[Kaufman Cabs]]<br>[[Malibu Club]]<br>[[The Pole Position Club]]<br>[[Print Works]]<br>[[Sunshine Autos]]<br>[[Phil's Place]]
|voice = [[Ray Liotta]]|size = 200px|status = Alive|family = Unnamed father<br>Unnamed mother}}
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|voice = [[Ray Liotta]]
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{{Quote|Wait, Sonny. You have my personal assurance you're gonna get your money back, and the drugs. And I'm gonna mail you the dicks of those responsible!|Tommy Vercetti}}
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{{Quote|Wait, Sonny. You have my personal assurance you're gonna get your money back, and the drugs. And I'm gonna mail you the dicks of those responsible!| Tommy Vercetti}}
   
 
'''Thomas "Tommy" Vercetti''' is a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series who appears as the main [[protagonist]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' (set in [[1986]]) and mentioned in [[The Introduction]], a prequel of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' (set in [[1992]]), and in the game itself during the [[Missions in GTA San Andreas|mission]] ''[[The Meat Business]]''.
 
'''Thomas "Tommy" Vercetti''' is a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series who appears as the main [[protagonist]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' (set in [[1986]]) and mentioned in [[The Introduction]], a prequel of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' (set in [[1992]]), and in the game itself during the [[Missions in GTA San Andreas|mission]] ''[[The Meat Business]]''.
   
Tommy is a former member of the [[Forelli Family]], and the leader of the [[Vercetti Gang]], based out of [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
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Tommy is a former member of the [[Forelli Family]], and the leader of the [[Vercetti Gang|Vercetti crime family]], based out of [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
   
Tommy Vercetti is voiced by [[Ray Liotta]], who has also starred in the blockbuster film ''Goodfellas''.
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Tommy Vercetti is voiced by [[Ray Liotta]], who starred in the Mafia-themed blockbuster film ''Goodfellas''.
   
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early Life===
 
===Early Life===
Thomas Vercetti was born in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] in 1951. His father owned a printing shop and as a boy Tommy helped him by cleaning the rollers. He had planned to follow in his fathers footsteps, but in his own words, led a different life. Some dialogue spoken by Tommy while fleeing police indicates that he had a bad relationship with his mother.
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Thomas Vercetti was born in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] in 1951. His father owned a printing shop and as a boy Tommy helped him by cleaning the rollers. He had planned to follow in his father's footsteps, but in his own words, chose a different life. Dialogue spoken by Tommy while fleeing police indicates that he had a bad relationship with his mother.
   
 
===Early 1970's===
 
===Early 1970's===
At some point prior to 1971, Tommy joined the [[Forelli Family]]. He continued to work with the Forelli Family, working his way up the rankings and, presumably, becoming a made man. In [[1971]], [[Sonny Forelli]], growing apprehensive of Tommy's growing power, attempted to set up an ambush for him, under the guise of a hit in [[Harwood]]. However, Tommy not only survived, but killed all eleven men sent to kill him. He was arrested and convicted of eleven counts of murder, but since he kept quiet and turned no evidence on the Forelli Family, they used judicial connections to spare him the death penalty or life imprisonment. Tommy remained in prison for fifteen years, never informing the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] of any Forelli Family secrets.
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At some point prior to 1971, Tommy joined the [[Forelli Family]]. He continued to work with the Forelli Family, making his way up the ranks and, presumably, becoming a made man. In [[1971]], [[Sonny Forelli]], growing apprehensive of Tommy's increasing power, attempted to set up an ambush for him, under the guise of a hit in [[Harwood]]. However, Tommy not only survived, but killed all eleven men sent to kill him. He was arrested and convicted of eleven counts of murder, but since he kept quiet and turned no evidence on the Forelli Family, they used judicial connections to spare him the death penalty or life imprisonment. Tommy remained in prison for fifteen years, never informing the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] of any Forelli Family secrets.
   
 
===1986===
 
===1986===
In [[1986]], Tommy was released from prison after Sonny "pulled some strings". Sonny decides to send Tommy to [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]], realizing that he is too well known in Liberty City, also wanting to become involved with drugs. Tommy [[Introduction (GTA VC)|flies]] to Vice City along with [[Harry]] and [[Lee]], meeting [[Ken Rosenberg]] at the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]], before immediately driving to a drug deal at the docks. The drug deal at the docks turns into an ambush, and Harry, Lee, and one of the [[Victor Vance|drug dealers]] are all killed. Only Tommy, Ken, and the [[Lance Vance|other dealer]] escape the attack.
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In [[1986]], Tommy was released from prison after Sonny "pulled some strings". Sonny decides to send Tommy to [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]], realizing that he is too well known in Liberty City; Sonny also wants to become involved in the drug trade. Tommy [[Introduction (GTA VC)|flies]] to Vice City along with [[Harry]] and [[Lee]], meeting [[Ken Rosenberg]] at the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]], before immediately driving to a drug deal at the docks. The drug deal turns into an ambush, and Harry, Lee, and one of the [[Victor Vance|drug dealers]] are killed. Only Tommy, Ken, and the [[Lance Vance|other dealer]] escape the attack.
   
Tommy [[An Old Friend|informs]] Sonny of the ambush and is reminded that Sonny is "not a man to be screwed with", who also makes it clear that he wants his money and his drugs back. Tommy initially works for Ken, starting [[Riot (GTA VC)|riots]] and [[Jury Fury|intimidating]] jurors. While working for Ken, Tommy also meets Lance Vance, the other dealer, who seeks revenge for his brother, who was killed during the ambushed deal. Tommy also works for [[Juan Cortez]], an intermediary for the drug deal, who begins to look into the ambush for Tommy. Meanwhile, he has Tommy [[Mall Shootout|steal]] missile technology chips and [[Treacherous Swine|kill]] [[Gonzalez]], who had talked about the deal.
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Tommy [[An Old Friend|informs]] Sonny of the ambush and is reminded that Sonny is "not a man to be screwed with; Sonny makes it clear he wants his money and his drugs back. Tommy initially works for Ken, starting [[Riot (GTA VC)|riots]] and [[Jury Fury|intimidating]] jurors. While working for Ken, Tommy also meets Lance Vance, the other dealer, who seeks revenge for his brother who was killed during the initial drug deal. Tommy also works for [[Juan Cortez]], an intermediary for the drug deal, who begins to look into the ambush for Tommy. Meanwhile, Cortez has Tommy [[Mall Shootout|steal]] missile technology chips and [[Treacherous Swine|kill]] [[Gonzalez]], who had talked about the deal.
   
Cortez, believing that Ricardo Diaz was responsible for the ambush, asks Tommy to act as [[Guardian Angels|protection]] for Diaz in a deal with the [[Cubans]]. The [[Haitians|Haitians, enemies]] of the Cubans, ambush the deal, but are killed by Tommy and Lance. Diaz, seeing potential in Tommy and Lance, hires them to [[Phnom Penh '86|kill]] [[Sharks|gang members]] who were stealing his money and [[The Fastest Boat|steal]] the fastest boat in the city in order to [[Supply & Demand|purchase]] drugs from a dealer on a boat. Lance eventually [[Death Row|attempts to kill]] Diaz for the death of his brother, but is captured by Diaz's men, later being freed by Tommy. The two later go on to take revenge, [[Rub Out|killing]] Diaz in his own [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]].
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Cortez, believing that Ricardo Diaz was responsible for the ambush, asks Tommy to act as [[Guardian Angels|protection]] for Diaz in a deal with the [[Cubans]]. The [[Haitians|Haitians, enemies]] of the Cubans, ambush the deal, but are killed by Tommy and Lance. Diaz, seeing potential in Tommy and Lance, hires them to [[Phnom Penh '86|kill]] [[Sharks|gang members]] who were stealing his money and [[The Fastest Boat|steal]] the fastest boat in the city in order to [[Supply & Demand|purchase]] drugs from a dealer on a boat. Lance eventually [[Death Row|attempts to kill]] Diaz for the death of his brother, but is captured by Diaz's men, though he is later freed by Tommy. The two subsequently go on to take revenge, [[Rub Out|killing]] Diaz in his own [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]].
   
The death of Ricardo Diaz brings change to Vice City, allowing Tommy and Lance to step in and continue the crime ring established by Diaz. Tommy, however, begins to look beyond the protection rackets established by Diaz and purchases a number of businesses around the city, most prominently the [[Malibu Club]], the [[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]] (a front for a drug running business), [[InterGlobal Films]] and the [[Print Works]]. After purchasing each business, Tommy helps establish them in the city with a stronger influence. During this time, Tommy also begins to work for a number of smaller time criminals in the city, including the Cuban leader [[Umberto Robina]] and the Haitian leader [[Auntie Poulet]] (due to her drugging him), helping both sides attack the other. He also works for [[Avery Carrington|Avery Carrington's]] real estate business, [[Phil Cassidy|Phil Cassidy's]] gun running business, [[Mr. Black|Mr. Black's hitman]] business, [[Mitch Baker|Mitch Baker's ]][[Vice City Bikers|biker gang]], and [[Kent Paul|Kent Paul's management]] of [[Love Fist]]. Tommy also went on to help Juan Cortez [[All Hands On Deck|escape]] the city when the [[GIGN]] assault his yacht for the missile technology.
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The death of Ricardo Diaz brings change to Vice City, allowing Tommy and Lance to step in and continue the crime ring established by Diaz. Tommy, however, begins to look beyond the protection rackets established by Diaz and purchases a number of businesses around the city, most prominently the [[Malibu Club]], the [[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]] (a front for a drug running business), [[InterGlobal Films]] and the [[Print Works]]. After purchasing each business, Tommy helps establish their influence in the city. During this time, Tommy also begins to work for a number of smaller time criminals in the city, including the Cuban leader [[Umberto Robina]] and the Haitian leader [[Auntie Poulet]] (due to her drugging him), helping both sides attack the other. He also works for [[Avery Carrington|Avery Carrington's]] real estate business, [[Phil Cassidy|Phil Cassidy's]] gun running business, [[Mr. Black|Mr. Black's hitman]] business, [[Mitch Baker|Mitch Baker's ]][[Vice City Bikers|biker gang]], and [[Kent Paul|Kent Paul's management]] of [[Love Fist]]. Tommy also went on to help Juan Cortez [[All Hands On Deck|escape]] the city when the [[GIGN]] assault his yacht for the missile technology.
   
Sonny Forelli, growing restless and impatient, sends some of his men to [[Cap the Collector|collect]] some of his money from Tommy's businesses. Tommy kills the collectors, although not in time to save [[Earnest Kelly]], the owner of the Print Works, from being injured. Tommy decides to give Sonny fake money printed at the Print Works. Tommy meets Sonny in person at his estate to give him the counterfeit money, but Sonny informs him that Lance has sided with him, betraying Tommy. A gun battle ensues, with Tommy [[Keep Your Friends Close...|killing]] both Lance and Sonny, who also confirms Tommy's suspicion that he was set up in [[Harwood |Harwood]]. Following the deaths of Lance and Sonny, Tommy and Ken take over, becoming the most powerful men in Vice City.
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Sonny Forelli, growing restless and impatient, sends some of his men to [[Cap the Collector|collect]] some of his money from Tommy's businesses. Tommy kills the collectors, although not in time to save [[Earnest Kelly]], the owner of the Print Works, from being injured. Tommy decides to give Sonny fake money printed at the Print Works. Tommy meets Sonny in person at his estate to give him the counterfeit cash, but Sonny informs him that Lance has sided with him, betraying Tommy. A gun battle ensues, with Tommy [[Keep Your Friends Close...|killing]] both Lance and Sonny, who also confirms Tommy's suspicion that he was set up in [[Harwood |Harwood]]. Following the deaths of Lance and Sonny, Tommy and Ken take over, becoming the most powerful men in Vice City.
   
 
===Life After 1986===
 
===Life After 1986===
 
Tommy Vercetti continued to run the criminal underworld of Vice City after 1986; during that time, Tommy's relationship with Ken became increasingly strained due to Ken's cocaine addiction. Tommy eventually got Ken into rehab at the [[Fort Carson Medical Center]] in [[Fort Carson]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. Although Ken completed rehab and got clean of his addiction, Tommy refused to speak to him following this and essentially cut all ties. 
 
Tommy Vercetti continued to run the criminal underworld of Vice City after 1986; during that time, Tommy's relationship with Ken became increasingly strained due to Ken's cocaine addiction. Tommy eventually got Ken into rehab at the [[Fort Carson Medical Center]] in [[Fort Carson]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. Although Ken completed rehab and got clean of his addiction, Tommy refused to speak to him following this and essentially cut all ties. 
   
Tommy is mentioned by Ken in the mission [[The Meat Business]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], leading [[Carl Johnson]] to question, "''Who the fuck is Tommy?''"
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Tommy is mentioned by Ken in the mission [[The Meat Business]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], leading [[Carl Johnson]] to question, "''Who the fuck is Tommy?''" Rosenberg also calls Vercetti at the introduction video of the aforementioned game, this was also the moment where Rosenberg discovers that Vercetti was ignoring him.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Tommy Vercetti is depicted as both intelligent and temperamental, he is easily angered and quick to resort to violence. He has no hesitation about killing, though many of his victims are in turn trying to kill Tommy as well, or have done something that requires to be killed. The story does not require Tommy to kill any innocent people. Tommy does also show a softer side as seen with his relations with [[Mercedes Cortez]] and [[Earnest Kelly]], whom he views as a father figure due to his childhood memories of working with his father at a printworks.
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Tommy Vercetti is depicted as both intelligent and temperamental. He is easily angered and quick to resort to violence. He has no hesitation about killing, though many of his victims are in turn trying to kill Tommy, or have done something that necessitates their deaths. The story does not require Tommy to kill any innocent people. Tommy does also show a softer side as seen with his relations with [[Mercedes Cortez]] and [[Earnest Kelly]], whom he views as a father-figure due to his childhood memories of working with his father at a printworks.
   
Out of all of the protagonists in the series with defined personalities, Tommy is arguably the most brutal and vicious of them all, showing little to no remorse for any of his crimes and working primarily for himself as opposed to committing crimes to benefit others he cares about or to get out of a bad situation.
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Out of all of the protagonists in the [[3D Universe]] with defined personalities, Tommy is arguably the most brutal and vicious of them all, showing little to no remorse for any of his crimes and working primarily for himself as opposed to committing crimes to benefit others he cares about or to get out of a bad situation.
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Despite all that, Tommy is also extremely trusting, especially toward those whom he feels helped him to achieve his goals, even if they have failings that almost cost him, such as when Mike screwed up the bomb fuse in Tar Brush café that brought down almost the entire VCPD upon it. This is especially true of Lance Vance, who he kept on trusting, despite him trying to "jump" Ricardo Diaz but didn't jump high enough or his lack of urgency in completing tasks assigned to him. Despite all of that, and Lance's obvious melt down, Tommy still viewed him as an equal partner, even letting Lance view what was going on at Print Works. This is why Lance's betrayal shocked and surprised Tommy, leading Earnest Kelly to quip, "Tommy, for a raging lunatic, you sure are naïve".
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After that event, Tommy isn't as trusting anymore, but still will not kill a person who helped him. Such as when Ken Rosenberg's cocaine problem came to such a head, he sent him to Fort Carson Rehab Center in San Andreas to get cured up. However, by this time, Tommy learned the hard way to let go when a good deal goes bad and cut off all communications with Rosenberg after he got out. However, despite all of that and especially since Ken knew the ins and out of Tommy's empire, he would still not kill him considering how much he had done to Tommy's empire.
   
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
Tommy Vercetti shows many characteristics in common with Tony Montana, a drug lord from the film ''Scarface''. The two both end up in exile, both arrive to the city in Hawaiian shirts, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires. The interior of the [[Vercetti Estate]] is even modeled after Montana's mansion. There are, however, key differences, most notably that Tommy did not become addicted to his own narcotics and that Tommy survived the shoot out in his mansion, as opposed to Montana who was killed.
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Tommy Vercetti shows many characteristics in common with Tony Montana, a drug lord from the film ''Scarface''. The two both end up in exile, both arrive to the city in Hawaiian shirts, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires. The interior of the [[Vercetti Estate]] is even modeled after Montana's mansion. There are, however, key differences, most notably that Tommy did not become addicted to his own narcotics and that Tommy survived the shootout in his mansion, as opposed to Montana who was killed.
   
 
Tommy Vercetti also bears some resemblance to 'Mr. Blonde' from the film ''Reservoir Dogs'', played by [[Michael Madsen]] who also voiced [[Toni Cipriani]], protagonist of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. The film sees 'Mr. Blonde' released from prison after loyally doing time for his crime family, as Tommy did after the "Harwood Incident". Tommy later performs contract killings for a 'Mr. Black', whilst he is referred to as 'Mr. Teal' (a reference to the then deceased [[Leo Teal]]). He also has a small resemblance to his voice actor Ray Liotta
 
Tommy Vercetti also bears some resemblance to 'Mr. Blonde' from the film ''Reservoir Dogs'', played by [[Michael Madsen]] who also voiced [[Toni Cipriani]], protagonist of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. The film sees 'Mr. Blonde' released from prison after loyally doing time for his crime family, as Tommy did after the "Harwood Incident". Tommy later performs contract killings for a 'Mr. Black', whilst he is referred to as 'Mr. Teal' (a reference to the then deceased [[Leo Teal]]). He also has a small resemblance to his voice actor Ray Liotta
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'''Optional Muders'''
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'''Optional Murders'''
 
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|Can be killed during The Job, though his death does not affect the storyline.
 
|Can be killed during The Job, though his death does not affect the storyline.
 
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|[[Pepe]]
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|[[Pepe (GTA VC)|Pepe]]
 
|[[Trojan Voodoo]]
 
|[[Trojan Voodoo]]
 
|Can be killed during Trojan Voodoo, though his death does not affect the storyline.
 
|Can be killed during Trojan Voodoo, though his death does not affect the storyline.
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==Mission appearances==
 
==Mission appearances==
 
'''GTA Vice City'''
 
'''GTA Vice City'''
*As the protagonist, he appears in every mission.
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*As the [[protagonist]], he appears in all [[Missions in GTA Vice City|missions]].
 
'''GTA San Andreas'''
 
'''GTA San Andreas'''
*[[The Introduction ]]<small>(mentioned)</small>
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*[[The Introduction]] (mentioned)
*[[The Meat Business]] <small>(mentioned)</small>
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*[[The Meat Business]] (mentioned)
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[File:TommyShirt-GTAVCS.jpg|thumb|Tommy's shirt]]
 
[[File:TommyShirt-GTAVCS.jpg|thumb|Tommy's shirt]]
*Tommy is the only protagonist that speaks his mind at the end of certain mission cutscenes.
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], there is graffiti found around the map Tommy's name, along with the other [[3D Universe]] protagonists. It states that they are all dead.
 
*Tommy's shirt can be seen in the wardrobe at [[The Compound]] [[Safehouses in GTA Vice City Stories|safehouse]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
 
*Tommy's shirt can be seen in the wardrobe at [[The Compound]] [[Safehouses in GTA Vice City Stories|safehouse]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
*Tommy Vercetti is the only protagonist since Grand Theft Auto III not to appear outside his own game ([[Carl Johnson|Carl]] does not appear in the GTA III Era after San Andreas, but is shown on the television in GTA IV).
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*Tommy speaks a little Spanish, as heard between his farewell to [[Colonel Cortez]] in [[All Hands On Deck]] and also in Café Robina when asking for a cup of coffee.
*Tommy is one of only two protagonists in the series to be the leader of [[Vercetti Gang|his own gang]], the other being [[Victor Vance|Victor Vance&nbsp;]](although San Andreas' Carl Johnson is one of the co-leaders of the [[Grove Street Families]]).
 
*Tommy speaks very little Spanish, as heard between his farewell to [[Colonel Cortez]] in [[All Hands On Deck]].
 
 
*Tommy Vercetti commits the greatest number of notable murders (i.e. identified characters, not optional thugs and unnamed people) in the GTA III era with a record body count of 19, plus a further 5 optional murders.
 
*Tommy Vercetti commits the greatest number of notable murders (i.e. identified characters, not optional thugs and unnamed people) in the GTA III era with a record body count of 19, plus a further 5 optional murders.
*At 35 years of age during the events of Vice City (50 by the events of [[Grand Theft Auto III]]), Tommy is currently the oldest protagonist in the series (though this will likely change with [[Grand Theft Auto V]], since [[Michael (GTA V)|Michael]] is shown to have a wife and two children).
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*Tommy was the first protagonist in the 3D Universe to be named (Claude's name wasn't revealed until San Andreas came out in 2004)
*Tommy is the only verbal protagonist that does not say the word "fuck". This is somewhat ironic, since Tommy is based on ''Scarface'' character Tony Montana, who used the word "fuck" and its variations no fewer than 182 times during the course of the movie. However, Tommy does use the word, "prick" more often in his speech, also along with other words. 
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*Tommy is the only verbal protagonist that doesn't say the word "fuck". This is somewhat ironic, since Tommy is based on ''Scarface'' character Tony Montana, who used the word "fuck" and its variations no fewer than 182 times during the course of the movie. However, Tommy does use the word, "prick" more often in his speech, also along with other words. 
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*Tommy is the first protagonist to have his own voice, followed onwards with the next GTA games (Except [[Mike]] in [[GTA Advance]] and [[Huang Lee]] in [[GTA Chinatown Wars]] respctively).
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*Tommy was referenced along with Max Payne on Rocketjump's Video Game High School webseries.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driv3r DRIV3R] also featured a pun on Tommy and the hidden packages by placing 10 [[Timmy Vermicelli]] throughought each of the 3 main maps that you must kill or "waste"
   
 
==Dialogue==
 
==Dialogue==
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!Part 2
 
!Part 2
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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tumblr_mbz7afLKX11rgbj7zo1_r1_1280.jpg|Official artwork of Tommy Vercetti.
 
tumblr_mbz7afLKX11rgbj7zo1_r1_1280.jpg|Official artwork of Tommy Vercetti.
 
TommyVercetti-Artwork.jpg|Concept artwork of Tommy Vercetti.
 
TommyVercetti-Artwork.jpg|Concept artwork of Tommy Vercetti.
 
Streetoutfit-GTAVC.jpg|Tommy Vercetti.
 
Streetoutfit-GTAVC.jpg|Tommy Vercetti.
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CHARACTER
Thomas Vercetti
TommyVercetti-GTAVC
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Full name: Thomas Vercetti
Also known as: Tommy
Tomás
The Harwood Butcher
Mr. Vercetti
Mr. V
Tom
Fancy Clothes
Status: Alive
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1951
Place of birth: Liberty City
Home: Portland Island, Liberty City
Vice City
Ocean View Hotel room
Ocean Heights Apartments
Links View Apartment
El Swanko Casa
1102 Washington Street
3321 Vice Point
Hyman Condo
Skumole Shack
Vercetti Estate
Nationality: Flag of Italy Italian-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Unnamed father
Unnamed mother
Main affiliation: Vercetti Gang
Sonny Forelli (Formerly)
Forelli Family (Formerly)
Ken Rosenberg (Formerly)
Lance Vance (Formerly)
Colonel Juan Cortez
Mercedes Cortez
Avery Carrington
Ricardo Diaz (Formerly)
Umberto Robina
Auntie Poulet (Formerly)
Kent Paul (Formerly)
Mitch Baker
Steve Scott
Earnest Kelly
Mr. Black (Formerly)
Phil Cassidy
Vehicle(s): Speeder (boat)Grey Admiral
White Infernus
White Stretch
Mavericks
Angel
Sea Sparrow
Player's choice
Businesses: Vercetti Estate
Boatyard
Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory
InterGlobal Films
Kaufman Cabs
Malibu Club
The Pole Position Club
Print Works
Sunshine Autos
Phil's Place
Voiced by: Ray Liotta
"Wait, Sonny. You have my personal assurance you're gonna get your money back, and the drugs. And I'm gonna mail you the dicks of those responsible!"
― Tommy Vercetti

Thomas "Tommy" Vercetti is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the main protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (set in 1986) and mentioned in The Introduction, a prequel of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992), and in the game itself during the mission The Meat Business.

Tommy is a former member of the Forelli Family, and the leader of the Vercetti crime family, based out of Vice City.

Tommy Vercetti is voiced by Ray Liotta, who starred in the Mafia-themed blockbuster film Goodfellas.

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BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Thomas Vercetti was born in Liberty City in 1951. His father owned a printing shop and as a boy Tommy helped him by cleaning the rollers. He had planned to follow in his father's footsteps, but in his own words, chose a different life. Dialogue spoken by Tommy while fleeing police indicates that he had a bad relationship with his mother.

Early 1970'sEdit

At some point prior to 1971, Tommy joined the Forelli Family. He continued to work with the Forelli Family, making his way up the ranks and, presumably, becoming a made man. In 1971, Sonny Forelli, growing apprehensive of Tommy's increasing power, attempted to set up an ambush for him, under the guise of a hit in Harwood. However, Tommy not only survived, but killed all eleven men sent to kill him. He was arrested and convicted of eleven counts of murder, but since he kept quiet and turned no evidence on the Forelli Family, they used judicial connections to spare him the death penalty or life imprisonment. Tommy remained in prison for fifteen years, never informing the LCPD of any Forelli Family secrets.

1986Edit

In 1986, Tommy was released from prison after Sonny "pulled some strings". Sonny decides to send Tommy to Vice City, realizing that he is too well known in Liberty City; Sonny also wants to become involved in the drug trade. Tommy flies to Vice City along with Harry and Lee, meeting Ken Rosenberg at the airport, before immediately driving to a drug deal at the docks. The drug deal turns into an ambush, and Harry, Lee, and one of the drug dealers are killed. Only Tommy, Ken, and the other dealer escape the attack.

Tommy informs Sonny of the ambush and is reminded that Sonny is "not a man to be screwed with; Sonny makes it clear he wants his money and his drugs back. Tommy initially works for Ken, starting riots and intimidating jurors. While working for Ken, Tommy also meets Lance Vance, the other dealer, who seeks revenge for his brother who was killed during the initial drug deal. Tommy also works for Juan Cortez, an intermediary for the drug deal, who begins to look into the ambush for Tommy. Meanwhile, Cortez has Tommy steal missile technology chips and kill Gonzalez, who had talked about the deal.

Cortez, believing that Ricardo Diaz was responsible for the ambush, asks Tommy to act as protection for Diaz in a deal with the Cubans. The Haitians, enemies of the Cubans, ambush the deal, but are killed by Tommy and Lance. Diaz, seeing potential in Tommy and Lance, hires them to kill gang members who were stealing his money and steal the fastest boat in the city in order to purchase drugs from a dealer on a boat. Lance eventually attempts to kill Diaz for the death of his brother, but is captured by Diaz's men, though he is later freed by Tommy. The two subsequently go on to take revenge, killing Diaz in his own mansion.

The death of Ricardo Diaz brings change to Vice City, allowing Tommy and Lance to step in and continue the crime ring established by Diaz. Tommy, however, begins to look beyond the protection rackets established by Diaz and purchases a number of businesses around the city, most prominently the Malibu Club, the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory (a front for a drug running business), InterGlobal Films and the Print Works. After purchasing each business, Tommy helps establish their influence in the city. During this time, Tommy also begins to work for a number of smaller time criminals in the city, including the Cuban leader Umberto Robina and the Haitian leader Auntie Poulet (due to her drugging him), helping both sides attack the other. He also works for Avery Carrington's real estate business, Phil Cassidy's gun running business, Mr. Black's hitman business, Mitch Baker's biker gang, and Kent Paul's management of Love Fist. Tommy also went on to help Juan Cortez escape the city when the GIGN assault his yacht for the missile technology.

Sonny Forelli, growing restless and impatient, sends some of his men to collect some of his money from Tommy's businesses. Tommy kills the collectors, although not in time to save Earnest Kelly, the owner of the Print Works, from being injured. Tommy decides to give Sonny fake money printed at the Print Works. Tommy meets Sonny in person at his estate to give him the counterfeit cash, but Sonny informs him that Lance has sided with him, betraying Tommy. A gun battle ensues, with Tommy killing both Lance and Sonny, who also confirms Tommy's suspicion that he was set up in Harwood. Following the deaths of Lance and Sonny, Tommy and Ken take over, becoming the most powerful men in Vice City.

Life After 1986Edit

Tommy Vercetti continued to run the criminal underworld of Vice City after 1986; during that time, Tommy's relationship with Ken became increasingly strained due to Ken's cocaine addiction. Tommy eventually got Ken into rehab at the Fort Carson Medical Center in Fort Carson, San Andreas. Although Ken completed rehab and got clean of his addiction, Tommy refused to speak to him following this and essentially cut all ties. 

Tommy is mentioned by Ken in the mission The Meat Business in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, leading Carl Johnson to question, "Who the fuck is Tommy?" Rosenberg also calls Vercetti at the introduction video of the aforementioned game, this was also the moment where Rosenberg discovers that Vercetti was ignoring him.

PersonalityEdit

Tommy Vercetti is depicted as both intelligent and temperamental. He is easily angered and quick to resort to violence. He has no hesitation about killing, though many of his victims are in turn trying to kill Tommy, or have done something that necessitates their deaths. The story does not require Tommy to kill any innocent people. Tommy does also show a softer side as seen with his relations with Mercedes Cortez and Earnest Kelly, whom he views as a father-figure due to his childhood memories of working with his father at a printworks.

Out of all of the protagonists in the 3D Universe with defined personalities, Tommy is arguably the most brutal and vicious of them all, showing little to no remorse for any of his crimes and working primarily for himself as opposed to committing crimes to benefit others he cares about or to get out of a bad situation.

Despite all that, Tommy is also extremely trusting, especially toward those whom he feels helped him to achieve his goals, even if they have failings that almost cost him, such as when Mike screwed up the bomb fuse in Tar Brush café that brought down almost the entire VCPD upon it. This is especially true of Lance Vance, who he kept on trusting, despite him trying to "jump" Ricardo Diaz but didn't jump high enough or his lack of urgency in completing tasks assigned to him. Despite all of that, and Lance's obvious melt down, Tommy still viewed him as an equal partner, even letting Lance view what was going on at Print Works. This is why Lance's betrayal shocked and surprised Tommy, leading Earnest Kelly to quip, "Tommy, for a raging lunatic, you sure are naïve".

After that event, Tommy isn't as trusting anymore, but still will not kill a person who helped him. Such as when Ken Rosenberg's cocaine problem came to such a head, he sent him to Fort Carson Rehab Center in San Andreas to get cured up. However, by this time, Tommy learned the hard way to let go when a good deal goes bad and cut off all communications with Rosenberg after he got out. However, despite all of that and especially since Ken knew the ins and out of Tommy's empire, he would still not kill him considering how much he had done to Tommy's empire.

InspirationEdit

Tommy Vercetti shows many characteristics in common with Tony Montana, a drug lord from the film Scarface. The two both end up in exile, both arrive to the city in Hawaiian shirts, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires. The interior of the Vercetti Estate is even modeled after Montana's mansion. There are, however, key differences, most notably that Tommy did not become addicted to his own narcotics and that Tommy survived the shootout in his mansion, as opposed to Montana who was killed.

Tommy Vercetti also bears some resemblance to 'Mr. Blonde' from the film Reservoir Dogs, played by Michael Madsen who also voiced Toni Cipriani, protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The film sees 'Mr. Blonde' released from prison after loyally doing time for his crime family, as Tommy did after the "Harwood Incident". Tommy later performs contract killings for a 'Mr. Black', whilst he is referred to as 'Mr. Teal' (a reference to the then deceased Leo Teal). He also has a small resemblance to his voice actor Ray Liotta

Murders Committed by Tommy VercettiEdit

Victim Mission Killed Reason
Leo Teal Back Alley Brawl Tommy murdered Leo due to his possible links with the ambushed drug deal.
Gonzalez Treacherous Swine Tommy murdered Gonzalez for leaking information about the drug deal between the Forelli Family and the Vance Crime Family.
Pierre La Ponce Mall Shootout Tommy murdered Pierre La Ponce to retrieve his stolen missile guidance chips.
Carl Pearson Road Kill Tommy murdered Carl Pearson under orders from Mr. Black.
Mrs. Dawson Waste the Wife Tommy murdered Mrs. Dawson under orders from Mr. Black.
Mike Griffin Autocide Tommy murdered Mike Griffin under orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Dick Tanner Autocide Tommy murdered Dick Tanner under direct orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Franco Carter Autocide Tommy murdered Franco Carter under orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Marcus Hammond Autocide Tommy murdered Marcus Hammond under orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Nick Kong Autocide Tommy murdered Nick Kong under orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Charlie Dilson Autocide Tommy murdered Charlie Dilson under orders from Mr. Black and for planning to rob a bank.
Sharks' Leader Phnom Penh '86 Tommy murdered the Sharks's Leader in order to get Diaz' money back.
Haitian Warlord Two Bit Hit Tommy murdered the Haitian gang lord while dressed as a Cuban gang member to start a gang war between the Haitians and Cubans.
Ricardo Diaz Rub Out Tommy and Lance Vance murdered Ricardo Diaz for organizing the ambush of the drug deal between the Forelli Family and the Vance Crime Family.
Pedro Garcia Gun Runner Tommy murdered Pedro Garcia under orders from Phil Cassidy, due to his being a rival in the gun-running business.
Candy's Agent Recruitment Drive Tommy murdered Candy's agent after he refused to let Candy appear in his movie.
Forelli Capo Keep Your Friends Close... Tommy murdered the Forelli Capo for working with Sonny and attempting to kill him.
Lance Vance Keep Your Friends Close... Tommy murdered Lance Vance for betraying him and attempting to kill him
Sonny Forelli Keep Your Friends Close... Tommy murdered Sonny Forelli for betraying him, setting up the Harwood massacre that resulted in his arrest, and attempting to kill him.

Optional Murders

Victim Mission Reason
Front Page Café Owner Bar Brawl Can be killed during Bar Brawl, though his death does not affect the storyline.
Cam Jones The Job Can be killed during The Job, though his death does not affect the storyline.
Pepe Trojan Voodoo Can be killed during Trojan Voodoo, though his death does not affect the storyline.

Mission appearancesEdit

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

TriviaEdit

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Tommy's shirt
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  • In GTA IV, there is graffiti found around the map Tommy's name, along with the other 3D Universe protagonists. It states that they are all dead.
  • Tommy's shirt can be seen in the wardrobe at The Compound safehouse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
  • Tommy speaks a little Spanish, as heard between his farewell to Colonel Cortez in All Hands On Deck and also in Café Robina when asking for a cup of coffee.
  • Tommy Vercetti commits the greatest number of notable murders (i.e. identified characters, not optional thugs and unnamed people) in the GTA III era with a record body count of 19, plus a further 5 optional murders.
  • Tommy was the first protagonist in the 3D Universe to be named (Claude's name wasn't revealed until San Andreas came out in 2004)
  • Tommy is the only verbal protagonist that doesn't say the word "fuck". This is somewhat ironic, since Tommy is based on Scarface character Tony Montana, who used the word "fuck" and its variations no fewer than 182 times during the course of the movie. However, Tommy does use the word, "prick" more often in his speech, also along with other words. 
  • Tommy is the first protagonist to have his own voice, followed onwards with the next GTA games (Except Mike in GTA Advance and Huang Lee in GTA Chinatown Wars respctively).
  • Tommy was referenced along with Max Payne on Rocketjump's Video Game High School webseries.
  • DRIV3R also featured a pun on Tommy and the hidden packages by placing 10 Timmy Vermicelli throughought each of the 3 main maps that you must kill or "waste"

DialogueEdit

This is Tommy's dialogue during free roam.

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