Background and Biography
Adriana is something of a mother to Luis' close friends Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas. Her husband joined the Marine Corps, then ran out on her while two of her children went off to start families. She constantly tells Luis to go back to school and leave behind the guns, drugs, and money fueled nightclub life, but when Luis gives her money that comes with it, she doesn't hesitate to accept it, making her something of a hypocrite. During the cutscene of the mission Clocking Off, Luis confronts her about it, to which she responds hopelessly "What choice do I have? I lost my job!", to which Luis replies with "Then ask one of your other kids for money. The ones you ain't ashamed of."
She is shown to be rather naïve, as Armando, now a drug dealer, has her convinced that he is going to college (as she wants Luis to do) and, as Luis tells Mori Kibbutz during Kibbutz Number One, she once lost a great deal of money in an investment scam. She believes that Mr. Santo (a loan shark who lent her money to keep her home) is a "nice man" after he subtly threatens to burn her apartment down, and forces Luis to go back to cage fighting to repay her debt.
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- She is the third parent of a protagonist to have a physical appearance in the GTA series, after Janet Vance and Mrs. Philips.
- Adriana is the only mission boss in TBoGT not to appear outside of cutscenes.
- It is very possible that Luis' mother was based on Tony Montana's mother, Georgina Montana, from the movie Scarface. They are both from Hispanic speaking countries (Adriana being from Dominican Republic, and Georgina Montana from Cuba), they both criticize their son's criminal lifestyle (Adriana with Luis, and Mrs. Montana with Tony), they both are struggling financially, and they both have daughters who have healthy relationships with their sons (Leta Lopez-Wilkinson with Luis, and Gina Montana with Tony.) Not to mention they also wear similar outfits.