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|image = ToniCipriani-GTALCS.png|230px
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
 
|name = Antonio Cipriani
 
|name = Antonio Cipriani
|aka = Toni<br>Anthony<br>Lionel
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|aka = Toni<br>Anthony<br>{{H:title|While posing as Salvatore's lawyer|Lionel}}
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|pob = [[Portland]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
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|pob = [[Portland]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]
 
|home = [[Momma's Restaurante]] <small>([[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]])</small><br>[[Portland Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>(Saint Mark's, Portland)</small><br>[[Staunton Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]])</small><br>[[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]])</small>
 
|home = [[Momma's Restaurante]] <small>([[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]])</small><br>[[Portland Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>(Saint Mark's, Portland)</small><br>[[Staunton Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]])</small><br>[[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]])</small>
|nationality = Italian-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 = [[Ma Cipriani]] <small>(mother)</small><br> [[Mr. Cipriani]] <small>(father, deceased)</small>
 
|family = [[Ma Cipriani]] <small>(mother)</small><br> [[Mr. Cipriani]] <small>(father, deceased)</small>
 
|affiliations = [[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(1990's - 2001)</small><br> [[Leone Family]]<br> [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Maria Latore]] <small>(1998)</small><br>[[Donald Love]] <small>(1998)</small><br>[[Leon McAffrey]] <small> (1998)</small><br>[[Toshiko Kasen]] <small> (1998)</small><br>[[Claude]]<small> (2001)</small> <br>[[Uptown Yardies]] <small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Southside Hoods]] <small> (1998) </small>[[Vincenzo Cilli]]<small>(1998)</small>
 
|affiliations = [[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(1990's - 2001)</small><br> [[Leone Family]]<br> [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Maria Latore]] <small>(1998)</small><br>[[Donald Love]] <small>(1998)</small><br>[[Leon McAffrey]] <small> (1998)</small><br>[[Toshiko Kasen]] <small> (1998)</small><br>[[Claude]]<small> (2001)</small> <br>[[Uptown Yardies]] <small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Southside Hoods]] <small> (1998) </small>[[Vincenzo Cilli]]<small>(1998)</small>
|vehicles = Black [[Kuruma]] <br>[[Hellenbach GT]]<br>[[Mafia Sentinel]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger]] <small>([[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|optional]])</small><br>[[PCJ-600]] <small> (1998) </small> <br>Player's choice
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|vehicles = [[Mafia Sentinel]]<br>[[Kuruma]]<br>[[Hellenbach GT]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger]] <small>([[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|optional]])</small><br>[[PCJ-600]] <small> (1998) </small> <br>Player's choice
 
|businesses =[[Momma's Restaurante]]
 
|businesses =[[Momma's Restaurante]]
|voice = [[Michael Madsen]] <small>(GTA III)</small><br>[[Daniel Mastrogiorgio]] <small>(GTA Liberty City Stories)</small>
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|voice = [[Michael Madsen]] <small>(GTA III)</small><br>[[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] <small>(GTA Liberty City Stories)</small>
 
|status = Alive
 
|status = Alive
|caption = Toni Cipriani in GTA LCS|dob = 1968 <small>(possible)</small> }}
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|dob = [[1968]]}}
   
 
{{Protagonists}}
 
{{Protagonists}}
   
{{quote|Let's teach these would be [[Liberty City Triads (GTA III era)|tough guys]] what it means to be a tough guy!|Toni Cipriani on the Triads.}}
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{{Quote|But, Mr. Leone, I thought we got history. I mean, I've done a lot for this family, and now you're expecting me to take orders from this, this, THIS... well, it just doesn't seem right.|Toni Cipriani}}
   
'''Antonio "Toni" Cipriani''' is a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series, appearing as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and the [[Protagonist|protagonist]] of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. He is a made man in the [[Leone Family]], having risen through the ranks in [[1998]] and becoming a capo, and helps run [[Momma's Restaurante]] with his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] in [[Saint Mark's]]. [[Michael Madsen]] voices Toni Cipriani in GTA III, having also appeared in ''Reservoir Dogs'', whilst [[Daniel Mastrogiorgio]] voices him in GTA Liberty City Stories, having also appeared in ''The Lost Don''.
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'''Antonio "Toni" Cipriani '''is the [[Protagonists|protagonist]] of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'']]'', ''who also appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto III|''Grand Theft Auto III'']]. [[Michael Madsen]] voices Toni in III, whilst [[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] voices him in LCS.
   
==Character history==
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==Background==
Toni Cipriani was born possibly in [[1968]] to [[Ma Cipriani]] and an [[Mr. Cipriani|unnamed father]], who was a member of one of the city's [[Mafia|mafia]] families. He lived with his parents in their [[Momma's Restaurante|restaurant]] and later became involved in Liberty City's criminal underworld.
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Toni Cipriani was born in [[1968]] to [[Ma Cipriani]] and an [[Mr. Cipriani|unnamed father]], who was a member of one of the city's [[mafia]] families. He lived with his parents in their [[Momma's Restaurante|restaurant]] and later became involved in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City's]] criminal underworld, joining the mafia to follow on his father.
   
== Appearances ==
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=== Events of ''GTA: LCS'' (circa 1998) ===
=== Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (circa 1998) ===
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In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and main protagonist of the game. GTA: Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in GTA III.
In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and protagonist of the game. GTA: Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in GTA III.
 
   
Toni Cipriani left Liberty City and decided to lay low after killing a made man for [[Salvatore Leone]]. He finally returned to the city in [[1998]], ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the [[Leone Family]] have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni of his rank and give the position to [[Vincenzo Cilli]] during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the [[Boss|Don]], in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni however works for Salvatore's wife [[Maria Latore]] who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is [[Overdose of Trouble|Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her]].
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Toni left Liberty City and decided to lay low after killing a rival made man (presumably [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] or [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco]] family) under orders from [[Salvatore Leone]]. He finally returned to the city in [[1998]], ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the [[Leone Family]] have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni out of his rank and give the position to [[Vincenzo Cilli]] during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the [[Boss|Don]], in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni however works for Salvatore's wife [[Maria Latore]] who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is [[Overdose of Trouble|Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her]]. Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other [[Mafia]] families, the [[Forelli Family|Forelli's]] and the [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco's]] via several means, allowing him to be "[[Making Toni|made]]" halfway through the storyline after [[A Walk in the Park|killing the Liberty City mayor]], [[Roger C. Hole]]. After being made, his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, [[Donald Love]] and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually [[Love on the Rocks|found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni]], which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After [[Miles O'Donovan]] has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.
Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other [[Mafia]] families, the [[Forelli Family|Forelli's]] and the [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco's]] via several means, allowing him to be "[[Making Toni|made]]" halfway through the storyline after [[A Walk in the Park|killing the Liberty City mayor]], [[Roger C. Hole]]. After being made, his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, [[Donald Love]] and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually [[Love on the Rocks|found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni]], which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After [[Miles O'Donovan]] has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.
 
   
Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to kill real estate buisnessman, and Love's former mentor, [[Avery Carrington]]. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert [[8-Ball]] is [[No Money, Mo' Problems|paid to give them explosives]] in order to [[Bringing the House Down|blow up]] [[Fort Staunton]], causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, [[Toshiko Kasen]], and asked to fight the local [[Yakuza]] organization. After Toni [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|kills]] her husband [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love [[Love on the Run|asks Toni for some help]] to take him to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] as the [[Colombian Cartel]] are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and [[Ned Burner]].
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Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to kill real estate businessman, and Love's former mentor, [[Avery Carrington]]. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert [[8-Ball]] is [[No Money, Mo' Problems|paid to give them explosives]] in order to [[Bringing the House Down|blow up]] [[Fort Staunton]], causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, [[Toshiko Kasen]], and asked to fight the local [[Yakuza]] organization. After Toni [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|kills]] her husband [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love [[Love on the Run|asks Toni for some help]] to take him to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] as the [[Colombian Cartel]] are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and [[Ned Burner]].
   
 
Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being [[The Shoreside Redemption|escorted to the courthouse by Toni]], due to the [[Sicilian Mafia]] wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, [[Massimo Torini]], a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore [[The Sicilian Gambit|chase Torini and rescue the Mayor]] from [[Portland Rock]], killing Torini in the process.
 
Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being [[The Shoreside Redemption|escorted to the courthouse by Toni]], due to the [[Sicilian Mafia]] wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, [[Massimo Torini]], a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore [[The Sicilian Gambit|chase Torini and rescue the Mayor]] from [[Portland Rock]], killing Torini in the process.
   
=== Grand Theft Auto III (circa 2001) ===
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=== Events of ''GTA III'' (circa 2001) ===
By [[2001]], Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]], introduces the game’s protagonist, [[Claude]], to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the [[Liberty City Triads|Triads]] (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from [[Mr. Wong's Laundromat]], destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in [[Callahan Point]]. Toni also [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduces]] Claude to Salvatore Leone.
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By [[2001]], Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|police]] had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]], introduces the game’s protagonist, [[Claude]], to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the [[Liberty City Triads (3D Universe)|Triads]] (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from [[Mr. Wong's Laundromat]], destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in [[Callahan Point]]. Toni also [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduces]] Claude to Salvatore Leone.
   
[[File:Toni_old_pops.jpg|thumb|215px|Toni in 2001.]]In 2001, Toni still lives with his mother and is frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant nagging from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, [[Chatterbox FM]], and complain about his mother's constant bickering. After Salvatore Leone has been [[Sayonara Salvatore|killed]], it is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family simply because Joey Leone, Salvatore's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family.
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[[File:Toni old pops.jpg|thumb|215px|Toni in 2001.]]In 2001, Toni still lives with his mother and is frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant insulting from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, [[Chatterbox FM]], and complain about his mother's constant berating. After Salvatore Leone has been [[Sayonara Salvatore|assassinated]], it is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family simply because Joey Leone, Salvatore's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but is very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, [[Maria Latore|Maria]], [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] and [[Donald Love]]). When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill [[Giovanni Casa]] and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, seen when he berates [[Vincenzo Cilli]] for receiving oral sex from a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]] named [[Cheryl]] while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.
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Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but is very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, [[Maria Latore|Maria]], [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] and [[Donald Love]]. When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill [[Giovanni Casa]] and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, seen when he berates [[Vincenzo Cilli]] for receiving oral sex from a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]] named [[Cheryl]] while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.
   
 
Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kill Salvatore). However, after completing the story-line mission "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.
 
Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kill Salvatore). However, after completing the story-line mission "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.
   
 
In GTA: Liberty City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than his depiction in ''GTA III''; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed.
 
In GTA: Liberty City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than his depiction in ''GTA III''; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed.
It is possible that Toni has ended his crime life by 2001, as shown as he starts working for his mother in [[Momma's Ristorante]], this may imply that he feels a true remorse and guilt over the crimes he did following the events of GTA LCS.
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It is possible that Toni has ended his crime life by 2001, as shown as he starts working with his mother in his restaurant and is probably retired after the [[Sayonara Salvatore|murder]] of [[Salvatore Leone]].
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==Murders Committed==
 
==Murders Committed==
*[[Mafia|Unnamed rival mafia capo]] - Killed in orders of Salvatore Leone, resulting in Toni going into hiding for 4 years.
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*[[Unnamed_made_man|Unnamed made man]] - Killed in 1994 on the orders of Salvatore Leone, resulting in Toni going into hiding for four years.
*[[Dan Sucho]] - [[Grease Sucho|Killed]] to show [[Ma Cipriani|Ma]] that Toni is better than him.
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*[[Dan Sucho]] - [[Grease Sucho|Killed]] to show his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] that Toni is better than him.
*[[Giovanni Casa]] - [[Dead Meat|Killed]] for stopping to pay protection money to [[Ma Cipriani|Ma ]].
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*[[Giovanni Casa]] - [[Dead Meat|Killed]] for stopping to pay protection money to [[Ma Cipriani|Ma]].
*[[Cedric Fotheringay]] - [[Biker Heat|Killed]] for beating up [[Maria Latore|Maria&nbsp;up]].
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*[[Cedric Fotheringay]] - [[Biker Heat|Killed]] for beating up [[Maria Latore|Maria]].
*[[Vincenzo Cilli ]]- [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|Killed]] for setting Toni up in the beginning and for trying to kill him.
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*[[Vincenzo Cilli]]- [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|Killed]] for setting Toni up in the beginning and for trying to kill him.
 
*[[R.C. Hole]] - [[A Walk in the Park|Killed]] in orders of [[Salvatore Leone]] for trying to accuse him for all the crimes in the city.
 
*[[R.C. Hole]] - [[A Walk in the Park|Killed]] in orders of [[Salvatore Leone]] for trying to accuse him for all the crimes in the city.
 
*[[Faith W.]] - [[False Idols|Killed]] for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Liberty Tree Newspaper.
 
*[[Faith W.]] - [[False Idols|Killed]] for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Liberty Tree Newspaper.
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*[[DB-P]] - [[False Idols|Killed]] for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Tree Newspaper.
 
*[[DB-P]] - [[False Idols|Killed]] for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Tree Newspaper.
 
*[[Paulie Sindacco]] - [[Dead Reckoning|Killed&nbsp;on]] order of [[Salvatore Leone]] for getting him in jail and to end the Sindacco family.
 
*[[Paulie Sindacco]] - [[Dead Reckoning|Killed&nbsp;on]] order of [[Salvatore Leone]] for getting him in jail and to end the Sindacco family.
*[[Avery Carrington ]]- [[Panlantic Land Grab|Killed]] in orders of [[Donald Love ]]to get his Construction Plans.
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*[[Avery Carrington]]- [[Panlantic Land Grab|Killed]] in orders of [[Donald Love]] to get his Construction Plans.
*[[Ned Burner]] - [[Stop the Press|Killed]] in orders of [[Donald Love]] for wittnessing him and Toni killing[[ Avery Carrington]].
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*[[Ned Burner]] - [[Stop the Press|Killed]] in orders of [[Donald Love]] for wittnessing him and Toni killing [[Avery Carrington]].
 
*[[Kazuki Kasen]] - [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|Killed]] for trying to kill Toni and [[Toshiko Kasen]].
 
*[[Kazuki Kasen]] - [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|Killed]] for trying to kill Toni and [[Toshiko Kasen]].
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*[[Franco Forelli]] - [[Bringing Down the House|Killed]] in the explosion of [[Fort Staunton]] caused by Toni in orders from [[Donald Love]].
 
*[[Massimo Torini]] - [[The Sicilian Gambit|Killed for]] kiddnapping the [[Miles O'Donovan|Mayor]] and trying to take over the city.
 
*[[Massimo Torini]] - [[The Sicilian Gambit|Killed for]] kiddnapping the [[Miles O'Donovan|Mayor]] and trying to take over the city.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*Toni Cipriani's name, character, and appearance is influenced from characters portrayed by actor Paul Sorvino. The [[GTA III]] rendition of Toni Cipriani is heavily based on Sorvino's character Paulie Cicero from the film ''[[wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]]'', a huge inspiration on both games Cipriani appears in. Furthermore, Toni Cipriani's name comes directly from a character Sorvino played named Tony "Guy" Cipriani from the 1997 film ''[[wp:Money Talks|Money Talks]]''.
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* Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have weight problems, and were feuding with caporegimes in their respective crime families ([[wp:Junior Soprano|Corrado 'Junior' Soprano]] and [[Vincenzo Cilli]] respectively).
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* Toni Cipriani, (along with [[Salvatore Leone]], [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Maria Latore]], [[8-Ball]], and [[Joey Leone]], in that order) appears on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in ''GTA III''. This is a reference to the film ''[[:wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]]'', which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] in the Red Light District of Portland Island, Liberty City.
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* An [[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV#References to previous games|Easter egg]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] suggests that Toni, along with the other [[3D Universe]] protagonists, are dead. However, this is not been considered canon with the [[3D Universe]].
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* Toni is the first protagonist to give missions to another protagonist (namely, [[Claude]]). He is followed by [[Trevor Philips]], who gives missions to the [[GTA Online Protagonist]] in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]].
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* Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds [[J.D. O'Toole|J.D O'Toole]] of the money he owes in [[Snuff]] and [[Giovanni Casa]] tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in [[Dead Meat]].
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* Toni appears in the third most storyline missions in the GTA series with 77 missions. ([[Carl Johnson]] appears in 104 and [[Niko Bellic]] appears in 98).
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* Toni said his own name as "''Toni Ki-priani''" in the mission [[The Pick-Up]] in ''GTA III'' instead of the usual "Toni ''Si-priani''". This is a simple mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
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* Toni looks much older in ''GTA III'' than in ''Liberty City Stories'', despite it only being a three year time difference.
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* It is strange that so many people know Toni's number, despite the fact that he did not tell anyone his number, and also because he obtained his mobile phone from a dead criminal.
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* One of Toni's random lines when targeting someone is ''"It's my constitutional right, you moron!"'', which is similar to CJ's line ''"It's my constitutional right, bitch!"'' in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'']].
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* His original name was '''Tony Facile'''.
   
* Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have severe weight problems.
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==Gallery==
* Toni Cipriani, (along with [[Salvatore Leone]], [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Maria Latore]], [[8-Ball]], and [[Joey Leone]], in that order) appears on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in GTA III. This is a reference to the film [[:wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]], which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] in the Red Light District of Portland Island, Liberty City.
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* An [[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV#References to previous games|Easter egg]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] suggests that Toni Cipriani died after 2001. However, this is not been considered canon with the [[3D Universe]].
 
* Toni is the only protagonist to give another protagonist missions (namely, Claude).
 
* He is the first protagonist in the 3D Universe to appear with another protagonist (once again, Claude), followed by [[Victor Vance]], who encounters [[Tommy Vercetti]]. and [[Claude]], who encounters [[Carl Johnson]].
 
*Toni is tied with [[Carl Johnson]] for the second greatest number of notable murders (i.e. identified characters, not optional thugs and unnamed people) in the GTA 3 era with a body count of 14. [[Tommy Vercetti]] takes the top spot.
 
* Toni kills [[Avery Carrington]], one of [[Tommy Vercetti]]'s former employers.
 
* Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds [[J.D. O'Toole|J.D O'Toole]] of the money he owns in [[Snuff]] and [[Giovanni Casa]] tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in [[Dead Meat]].
 
* Toni appears in the third most storyline missions in the GTA series with 77 missions. (Carl appears in 104 and Niko appears in 98).
 
* Toni is the only protagonist who can be heard speaking on the radio, as he calls Chatterbox FM to complain about his mother during GTA III.
 
* Toni said his own name as "Toni ''Ki-priani''" in the mission [[The Pick-Up]] in [[GTA III]] as the usual "Toni ''Ci-priani''". This is a simple mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
 
* In spite of [[Maria Latore|Maria]] giving away love interest to Toni, he, however, did not return her feelings, instead he scolded her often for being a crack addict (notably seen in [[Biker Heat]] and [[Overdose of Trouble]] )
 
 
== Dialogue==
 
These are Toni's quotes, while in free roam.
 
 
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|[[File:GTA Liberty City Stories Toni Cipriani Quotes Part 1 2|left|288px|Toni's quotes in GTA LCS (free roam)]]
 
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"But, Mr. Leone, I thought we got history. I mean, I've done a lot for this family, and now you're expecting me to take orders from this, this, THIS... well, it just doesn't seem right."
―Toni Cipriani

Antonio "Toni" Cipriani is the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, who also appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto III. Michael Madsen voices Toni in III, whilst Danny Mastrogiorgio voices him in LCS.

BackgroundEdit

Toni Cipriani was born in 1968 to Ma Cipriani and an unnamed father, who was a member of one of the city's mafia families. He lived with his parents in their restaurant and later became involved in Liberty City's criminal underworld, joining the mafia to follow on his father.

Events of GTA: LCS (circa 1998) Edit

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and main protagonist of the game. GTA: Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in GTA III.

Toni left Liberty City and decided to lay low after killing a rival made man (presumably Forelli or Sindacco family) under orders from Salvatore Leone. He finally returned to the city in 1998, ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the Leone Family have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni out of his rank and give the position to Vincenzo Cilli during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the Don, in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni however works for Salvatore's wife Maria Latore who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her. Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other Mafia families, the Forelli's and the Sindacco's via several means, allowing him to be "made" halfway through the storyline after killing the Liberty City mayor, Roger C. Hole. After being made, his mother calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, Donald Love and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni, which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After Miles O'Donovan has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.

Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to kill real estate businessman, and Love's former mentor, Avery Carrington. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert 8-Ball is paid to give them explosives in order to blow up Fort Staunton, causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, Toshiko Kasen, and asked to fight the local Yakuza organization. After Toni kills her husband Kazuki, a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love asks Toni for some help to take him to Francis International Airport as the Colombian Cartel are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner.

Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being escorted to the courthouse by Toni, due to the Sicilian Mafia wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, Massimo Torini, a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore chase Torini and rescue the Mayor from Portland Rock, killing Torini in the process.

Events of GTA III (circa 2001) Edit

By 2001, Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The police had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, Joey, introduces the game’s protagonist, Claude, to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the Triads (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from Mr. Wong's Laundromat, destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in Callahan Point. Toni also introduces Claude to Salvatore Leone.

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Toni in 2001.

In 2001, Toni still lives with his mother and is frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant insulting from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, Chatterbox FM, and complain about his mother's constant berating. After Salvatore Leone has been assassinated, it is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family simply because Joey Leone, Salvatore's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family.

PersonalityEdit

Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but is very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, Maria, Joseph Daniel O'Toole and Donald Love. When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill Giovanni Casa and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, seen when he berates Vincenzo Cilli for receiving oral sex from a prostitute named Cheryl while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.

Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kill Salvatore). However, after completing the story-line mission "The Sicilian Gambit", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.

In GTA: Liberty City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than his depiction in GTA III; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed.

It is possible that Toni has ended his crime life by 2001, as shown as he starts working with his mother in his restaurant and is probably retired after the murder of Salvatore Leone.

Murders CommittedEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Toni Cipriani's name, character, and appearance is influenced from characters portrayed by actor Paul Sorvino. The GTA III rendition of Toni Cipriani is heavily based on Sorvino's character Paulie Cicero from the film Goodfellas, a huge inspiration on both games Cipriani appears in. Furthermore, Toni Cipriani's name comes directly from a character Sorvino played named Tony "Guy" Cipriani from the 1997 film Money Talks.
  • Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have weight problems, and were feuding with caporegimes in their respective crime families (Corrado 'Junior' Soprano and Vincenzo Cilli respectively).
  • Toni Cipriani, (along with Salvatore Leone, Luigi Goterelli, Maria Latore, 8-Ball, and Joey Leone, in that order) appears on posters for the film Badfellas in GTA III. This is a reference to the film Goodfellas, which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at Luigi's Sex Club 7 in the Red Light District of Portland Island, Liberty City.
  • An Easter egg in Grand Theft Auto IV suggests that Toni, along with the other 3D Universe protagonists, are dead. However, this is not been considered canon with the 3D Universe.
  • Toni is the first protagonist to give missions to another protagonist (namely, Claude). He is followed by Trevor Philips, who gives missions to the GTA Online Protagonist in Grand Theft Auto Online.
  • Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds J.D O'Toole of the money he owes in Snuff and Giovanni Casa tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in Dead Meat.
  • Toni appears in the third most storyline missions in the GTA series with 77 missions. (Carl Johnson appears in 104 and Niko Bellic appears in 98).
  • Toni said his own name as "Toni Ki-priani" in the mission The Pick-Up in GTA III instead of the usual "Toni Si-priani". This is a simple mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
  • Toni looks much older in GTA III than in Liberty City Stories, despite it only being a three year time difference.
  • It is strange that so many people know Toni's number, despite the fact that he did not tell anyone his number, and also because he obtained his mobile phone from a dead criminal.
  • One of Toni's random lines when targeting someone is "It's my constitutional right, you moron!", which is similar to CJ's line "It's my constitutional right, bitch!" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • His original name was Tony Facile.

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