Dardan is an Albanian gangster and part of the small Albanian Mafia. Dardan is the boss of a small gang of thugs based in Broker. Along with Kalem and Bledar Morina, he is a loan-shark and extorts the lower members of society.
One such man is Roman Bellic, who owes them gambling debts. Despite pressure from Russian mobster Vladimir Glebov to leave Roman alone, Dardan continues to harass him for the owed money by chasing him out of a poker game and eventually tracking him down to his taxi depot. Bledar smashes Roman's computer and Dardan threatens him with a knife, but Roman's cousin Niko Bellic shows up and breaks Dardan's arm. Dardan and Bledar flee, but catch up with Roman later.
Bledar and Kalem corner Roman at a basketball court and beat him severely for Dardan's broken arm, but Niko arrives once again and defends Roman. Niko beats Bledar and Kalem and then finds Dardan watching the attack. Niko chases him through Broker until Dardan crashes his car and attempts to escape into an abandoned warehouse. Niko follows him, eventually cornering him in a factory floor where Dardan comes at him with a knife, which Niko may choose to disarm. From this point on, Dardan can be killed or incapacitated by one of multiple means, including a push or kick that sends Dardan falling two stories, hitting and rolling off a metal awning, and landing lifelessly in the water below, taking his knife and stabbing him, or simply beating him up. According to the police database, he is listed as deceased, meaning killing him is the canon choice, or he simply died from the injuries, or possibly even died some other way after his encounter with Niko.
LCPD Database record
Place of Birth:
Linked to Russian and Eastern European criminals in Hove Beach
2006 - Assault
2007 - Extortion
Small time Albanian thug.
Believed to be part of a money lending and extortion operation that targets illegal immigrants when they arrive in US.
If the player has a gun, Niko can shoot Dardan in the head near the window which results him falling into the river, dead. The player can also simply punch Dardan until he stumbles backwards off the window and falls to his death.
In Three's a Crowd, Dardan wears a white shirt under his jacket and in Bleed Out, he wears a blue and grey shirt under his jacket. However, during the cutscene of Dardan falling from the window, he can occasionally be seen wearing a white undershirt.
It is noticeable that if Niko normally beats up Dardan until he's incapacitated (or kills him normally with the knife or gun), he will say "there's what we owe you Dardan, nothing else", however, if Niko knocks Dardan out of the window and performs the execution, he will say "Ugh, I promised myself I wouldn't kill anyone here". If Niko disarms his knife and uses it against him, he'll say "You shouldn't play with sharp objects, Dardan."