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"The world is built out of bad ideas, my friend."
―Eugene Reaper to Luis Fernando Lopez.

Eugene Reaper is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony.



In high school, he played football and, during his senior game, completed the game winning pass, at the cost of breaking his leg in thirteen places in the process. According to a story on Weazel News, he was a computer technician.

At some point in his life he joined the Liberty City Gun Club.

Events of GTA IV

Eugene was inside The Exchange branch of the Bank of Liberty in Algonquin while it was held up by Patrick McReary, Derrick McReary, Michael Keane and Niko Bellic.

After quietly conferring with fellow hostage Luis Fernando Lopez, who thought it was a bad idea to stand up to the armed robbers, he comments on his experience as a football player and says that "the world is built out of bad ideas my friend".

Eugene is then seen drawing a concealed gun and opening fire, killing Michael Keane. He is immediately shot several times and killed in retaliation by Packie and Derrick.

The news later called him a "hero".

Murders committed

Mission Appearances

The Ballad of Gay Tony



  • During a heist in Paleto Bay, the crew will talk about their first robberies. If Packie is chosen as gunman, he will talk about how Reaper killed Michael Keane, and then how Packie killed him.
  • Like many other recurring characters, his model is updated in The Ballad of Gay Tony. His character adopts a standard pedestrian model in GTA IV.
  • During the robbery cutscene in GTA IV, when Eugene shoots Michael, he is kneeling, but in the opening cutscene in The Ballad of Gay Tony, he is standing up.
  • In TBoGT, it appears that Packie is the only one to shoot Eugene, since the camera is focused on his gun. However, upon closer inspection it is possible to see that he is being shot by somebody else who is at a different angle too, likely Derrick.