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"All we've ever been is bitches, working for guineas, working for niggers, any asshole with a buck! The whole lot spent in the proper manner, of course, wine and women as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever!"
―Gerald McReary

Gerald "Gerry" McReary (Irish: Gearalt Mac Ruairí) (Inmate number 7142858) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Gerry is the middle child of the McReary family. Gerry was the leader of the Irish Mob, until he got arrested.

History

Background

Gerald McReary was born in 1973 as the third son of Maureen McReary and Mr. McReary and the younger brother of Derrick and Francis. Gerry's younger siblings, Patrick and Kate, would be born in the next few years.

Gerry was always involved in family conflicts with his older brothers. He was also beaten by his father. At some point Gerry's father died and he became the leader of the McReary mob, as Derrick left for Ireland, and Francis became a police officer.

Gerry made an alliance with the Pegorino crime family Capo Ray Boccino, who used them to weaken the Ancelotti crime family.

According to his brother Patrick, Gerry has been married three times prior to 2008. Patrick also jokes that: "he's been married three times already and won't admit that he likes men".

Events of GTA IV

The Bank Heist

"...and you. Nothing personal, but don't fuck with my family, or I will fuck with yours."
―Gerry threatens Niko

When Niko very first meets Gerry, he is heavily inebriated, making him very capricious. He belittles his brothers and Michael Keane, a friend of the family. Immediately after, he warns Niko to never hurt his family, or he will hurt Niko's.

Jobs against the Ancelottis

Later after that mission he calls Niko saying he has work. Niko comes over to visit a now sober (and less hostile) Gerry. His first mission, Actions Speak Louder than Words involve Niko placing a Car Bomb on Anthony Spoleto's car then blowing it up when he reaches a meeting between him and the Albanians. He then has Niko dress up with the clothes of an Albanian he got on ice then, wearing that outfit, assassinate Frankie Garone in the mission I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle; the goal of these two missions are to damage the Ancelotti-Albanian relationship.

Imprisonment and Ancelotti's Daughter's Kidnapping

Sometime before the events of Derrick or Francis McReary's funeral after Blood Brothers, Gerry is arrested for Racketeering offences and imprisoned in the Alderney State Correctional Facility. After the events of Undertaker, he has Niko visit the facility to tell him to set up and kidnap Gracie Ancelotti in the mission I'll Take Her... in order retrieve the Diamonds, which were stolen by Luis Lopez, in the TBOGT mission Not so Fast, after breaking up the museum deal (he then needs to snap a picture of her with his Whiz phone in the Ransom mission.) Afterwards, in the mission She's a Keeper, he has Niko move Gracie from one safehouse to another because the Ancelotti's found her.

Last Mission

Then, he gives Niko his final mission; Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. This mission has Niko Bellic and Packie McReary trade Gracie for the Diamonds held by Luis Lopez and Anthony Prince. At the exchange, Gracie is successfully returned; unfortunately, Ray Bulgarin and his men interrupt the deal. Luis, Tony and Gracie escape the scene and the guy who chased him. Unfortunately, one of his men stole the Diamonds; when Niko and Packie cornered him after taking out the others, he threw the Diamonds in a truck; Packie and Niko eliminated him and the remainders, thus closing Gerald McReary's role in the story. Gerald remained in prison, bidding a final farewell to Niko stating he will be in prison for a long time (potentially up to 50 years). He tells Niko to watch over his family.

Gerry's final mission is played from Luis's point of view in the The Ballad of Gay Tony mission Ladies Half Price, whilst the events of She's a Keeper took place shortly after the events of the TBoGT mission Ladies Night.

Personality

Gerry appears to have an authoritarian and violent temper. During Waste Not Want Knots Packie dares Gordon to criticize the McReary stories to Gerry's face; in the ending cutscene for Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Packie confesses to Niko that he's still afraid of Gerry's reaction to the failure of the deal, despite his brother being in prison. Gerry also threatens Niko during their first encounter, though he later mellows and becomes more trusting of Niko.

LCPD Database record

GerryMcReary-GTAIV-mugshot
Surname:McReary
First Name:Gerald
Age:35
Place of Birth:Dukes, Liberty City
Affiliations:
  • Linked to Irish American Criminals in Dukes and the Alderney City based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.
Criminal Record:
  • 1986 - Grand Larceny
  • 1990 - Assault
  • 1992 - Armed Robbery and Hijacking
  • 1999 - Conspiracy to Commit Extortion
  • 2005 - Tampering with Sports Contest: Dog Racing
Notes:
  • Dukes based criminal of Irish ancestry.
  • Worked with Algonquin based crime syndicates but now affiliated with Jimmy Pegorino's Alderney mob.
  • More hands-off approach recently, leaving hijackings and armed robberies to his younger brother, Patrick McReary - street name Packie.
  • Often seen with Pegorino Capo, Ray Boccino.

Mission Appearances

GTA IV

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Trivia

  • He is voiced by PJ Sosko, who also provides voice acting for Walton Lowe, an outlaw and minor antagonist in Red Dead Redemption, another Rockstar game.
  • Gerald McReary, Jon Gravelli, Elizabeta Torres, and United Liberty Paper contact are the only major characters in GTA IV who don't appear outside of cutscenes.
  • Gerald is the first and only character in the whole Grand Theft Auto series to use the word "nigger" as a derogatory term. The word "nigger" or "nigga" is repeatedly said in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V, but only as street talk amongst African-American characters. Yusuf Amir also repeatedly says the word "nigger" during the course of The Ballad of Gay Tony (although he is oblivious to the offensive nature of the word).
  • Gerry is similar to Sweet Johnson from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as both are leaders of their gangs as well as protective of their siblings. They are also both incarcerated (though Sweet was released, whilst Gerald is still imprisoned). Their respective gangs also use the color green as their gang color.

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