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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:29 AM


Since some of you are just arguing like kids about Niko's nationality. Here, all this shows that he is Serbian. I though he was Russian before playing the game but no he is Serbian. Anyway, lets just enjoy the game!!! wink.gif

Some links showing Niko is a Serbian:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24356918/
"Niko Bellic, a merchant mariner and Serbian vet of the Bosnian civil war"

http://kotaku.com/38...it-of-happiness
"In it, damaged goods Serbian war vet Niko Bellic ventures to Liberty City in search of closure"

http://www.mirror.co...89520-20399274/
"This time around you take the role of former soldier Niko Bellic, a Serbian immigrant who is lured into Liberty City's underworld"

http://www.guardian....feed=technology
"Lead character Niko Bellic is a Serbian national with a violent military past who arrives in Liberty City via a rusted container ship."

http://www.gamekult....74918_test.html
"clandestin serbe" In French

http://www.actiontri...toiv.phtml?2656
"immigrant (evidently Serbian)"

http://www.ctv.ca/se...80429?hub=World
"The game tells the story of Niko Bellic, an immigrant from Serbia who comes to Liberty City (a stand-in for New York)"

http://www.palmbeach...dtheftauto.html
"This installment features shadowy Serbian War veteran Niko Bellic"

http://www.latimes.c...,5577860.column
"In this case, the story of a former Serbian militiaman"

http://dcist.com/200...rs_line_for.php
"follows a Serbian immigrant"

http://www.portlandm...&category=33187
"a Serbian immigrant hungry for a slice of the American Dream"

http://www.thestar.c.../article/421141
"Niko Bellic, less than two days off the boat from Serbia, is going on his first American date."

http://news.ninemsn.....aspx?id=559596
"— Niko Bellic — a Serbian who fought in the Balkan conflict as a teenager"

http://www.gameindus...item.asp?id=959
"Being a Serbian immigrant, he arrives by boat to Liberty City to meet up with his cousin, Roman"

http://www.wired.com...sfrontiers_0502
"In GTA IV you play as Niko Bellic, a just-off-the-boat Serbian immigrant who is scarred by his experience in the Balkan wars."

http://www.hartforda...le.cfm?aid=7713
"A Serbian war veteran"

http://www.latimes.c...,5577860.column
"In this case, the story of a former Serbian militiaman"

http://www.telegraph...oung-minds.html
"game in which a Serbian soldier called Niko Bellic arrives in Liberty City"

http://blog.play3-li.../06/Test-GTA-IV
"se cache un Serbe qui a fait la guerre" and "notre Serbe"

http://www.xbox-360....-auto-iv__.html
"Niko Bellic, réfugié serbe''
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I know wikipedia is not a good source but on the English, French, Bulgrian and even Russia it is said he is a Serbian.
--As for the pigeons...
Why they did not put the HIDDEN PACKAGES and put PIGEONS is might be because as Niko is a Serbian and he hates Albanians which are represented as pigeons in Serbia. So he kills them....
--The language spken in the game (serbo-croatian) is spoken by croatians,serbian and bosnian. Croatians say they speak croatian not serbian, the language is the same :Serbo-Croatian: but Croats are saying croatian and Serbs serbian because they want to differentiate themself.
--http://www.photorola.net/uploads/2cf46a73a6.jpg
"Actual footage in the game of Roman saying Serbian (language)"
---he receive from his mother is written in ekavski(!!!) and thats the serbian way, the croatians use ijekavski(!!!).


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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:36 AM

He says when you enter the first gun shop that he isnt russian bit serbian.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:37 AM

umm..yay?. confused.gif

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:40 AM

"Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia (including Kosovo), Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia. They are also a significant minority in two other republics of the Former Yugoslavia- the Republic of Macedonia and Slovenia. Serbs are an officially recognized minority in both Romania and Hungary (mostly in Banat). There is a sizeable Serbian diaspora in Western Europe (predominantly concentrated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria), as well in North America: the United States and Canada." Wikipedia

Thus it is not certain that he is from any particular country, but from the Central Eastern part of Europe.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:41 AM

Was it not somewhere said that he was born in Croatia?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:43 AM

I actually have a Croatian friend so I did sort of recognize the language when spoken ingame from when he speaks Croatian, I don't understand it but I could tell the similarities to the ingame Serbian Language.

We can all agree though that what Niko can be said to be a Central-Eastern European.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:49 AM

Better than any of those links are words straight from Niko's voice actor. Interviewed on WJFK radio, Michael Hollick said he was asked to do a Serbian accent.
Link to audio (search for Hollick on the page)


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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:53 AM

Those sources are news sources describing the game, they have no secret information and are probably reprinting the same semi-mistake. There is no *official* Rockstar information as to Niko's specific nationality other than Eastern European, Slavic, Balkan etc.

That being said, Serbia is probably one of the most likely places with the little bits of information that come out in the game. Rockstar intentionally left his nationallity vague and I doubt they will confirm or deny the Serbian thing.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:11 AM

Well, in the 2nd trailer, he says, 'wheres your russian friend now' so he is probably russian IMO

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (ishouldntbehere @ May 21 2008, 07:11)
Well, in the 2nd trailer, he says, 'wheres your russian friend now' so he is probably russian IMO

If I talk about someone's friend who is Japanese, does that make me Japanese? Obviously not.

So how does him talking about someone else's friend being russian, make him russian?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:16 AM

NO,that mission where the albanian guys said "wheres your russian friend now?" they meant Vlad. Because Vlad is the loan shark Roman loans money from to pay off his debts to the Albanians. The Albanians never actually met Niko at the time until he kicked their asses.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

http://kezins.com/20...-before-gta-iv/

If the author really confirmed this with Rockstar, I guess this is the nearest we get a canon.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (ishouldntbehere @ May 21 2008, 07:11)
Well, in the 2nd trailer, he says, 'wheres your russian friend now' so he is probably russian IMO

He states repeatedly in the game that he is NOT russian.
He also states he is Serbian.

A few people call him Russian, and he always corrects them

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:28 AM

I thought this had already been cleared up. He's definately Serbian. He's speaks a whole shed load of Serbian righ at the start.

If you want a glance into life in Serbia & Montenegro, just watch the eurovision song contest next week. Trust me, you would have left too!

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (ishouldntbehere @ May 21 2008, 08:11)
Well, in the 2nd trailer, he says, 'wheres your russian friend now' so he is probably russian IMO

Huh? Have you even played the game? (I've checked your gamertag and you have.....) In that same scene he says "He's not my friend he's my loan shark", which means he was reffering to Vlad, not Niko.

We've already stated varuious times, he is Serbian. But It doesn't even matter, cause he is a Video Game character.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:01 PM

He's serbian. I've been to serbia a couple of times, my dad is serbian, I have watched a few serbian shows and listened some serbian songs so yeah, he's serbian. Just the voice acting on the serbian part isn't too good.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

It's ancient f*cking news that he's Serbian.
And he [Niko] speaks Serbian language sometimes in-game.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:15 PM

he's not serbian he's jamaican!

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (tarquin biscuitbarrel @ May 21 2008, 12:15)
he's not serbian he's jamaican!

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go visit your local optician's.
lol.gif but, anyway, what sense does it make for you guys to argue about whether he' Serbian or, let's say Croatian - can you tell any difference?
Give recent Kosovo History a read: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Kosovo_War and face the facts.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:44 PM

Yey your three weeks o late on that one.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (Hodgey1989 @ May 21 2008, 12:44)
Yey your three weeks o late on that one.

explaination please! moto_whistle.gif

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:54 PM

^^ Pretty self explanatory.

He is a fictional computer game character and the only place he comes from is the minds of his creators sigh.gif

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:54 PM

i honestly thought he was south african.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (cps82 @ May 21 2008, 12:54)
^^ Pretty self explanatory.

He is a fictional computer game character and the only place he comes from is the minds of his creators sigh.gif

you're almost as realistic as GTAIV is, mate! icon14.gif

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ May 21 2008, 03:43)
I actually have a Croatian friend so I did sort of recognize the language when spoken ingame from when he speaks Croatian, I don't understand it but I could tell the similarities to the ingame Serbian Language.

We can all agree though that what Niko can be said to be a Central-Eastern European.

QUOTE (Wikipedia)
Niko Bellic is a fictional character in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. He is the main protagonist and playable character of Grand Theft Auto IV. He is 30-years old, between 5’11” and 6’2” (1,80-1,88 m) and is 190-200 lbs (86-90 kg), born in Croatia.

Niko grew up in war-torn Yugoslavia. Niko's father was a bully who never believed in him, but his mother was very caring and felt sad that a decent person like Niko had to grow up in such a harsh place. Niko fought in the Bosnian War on the Serbian side as an "angry" teenager.


http://en.wikipedia....lic#Niko_Bellic

So, according to wiki (which is not the best of sources, however, on the page, they list THEIR sources), Niko is Serbian, born in Croatia, and raised in Yugoslavia, which effectively makes him "Central/Eastern European" rather than any particular country. But, if you wanted to be exact, you could say he's a Serbian Croat, or a Croatian Serb.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

ffs why is this pointless discussion still going on?

it's mentioned about a million times through the single-player game that niko is SERBIAN.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:49 PM

Why would you ruin my post by posting what you just posted?

Jesus Christ, dude... seriously...

Way to ruin my perfect explanation.

Douche.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:30 PM

You're probably right, I don't know, I don't care, but this:

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--As for the pigeons...
Why they did not put the HIDDEN PACKAGES and put PIGEONS is might be because as Niko is a Serbian and he hates Albanians which are represented as pigeons in Serbia. So he kills them....


...is a particularly ludicrous little bit of racism. It's a video-game FFS, please don't shoehorn your sad little prejudices into places it's not welcome/relevant.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

No, he isn't. He's Jewish. Notice the prominent proboscis?

His lust for riches gives him away.

Thank you.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

Well done. Did you know, CJ was black?




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