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Niko Bellic

 

Niko Bellic

 

Introduced in: "The Cousins Bellic"[2]

 

Nikolei "Niko" Bellic is a fictional character of Eastern European ethnicity[3] in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. He is the main protagonist and playable character of Grand Theft Auto IV.

 

Niko grew up in war-torn Yugoslavia [4] his 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. He had a brother who was killed, but it is never explained when or how. Niko fought in the Bosnian War as an "angry" teenager, where he witnessed and committed numerous atrocities which deeply affected him, giving him a cynical view on life and serious feelings of regret and depression. A defining moment in the war for Niko was when his army unit of fifteen young men (including him) were ambushed by the enemy. Niko barely escaped with his life, but most of his friends were killed - he later discovered that two others also survived. Realizing that one of them sold out the unit for money, Niko vowed to track down the culprit, not solely for revenge but because he needed closure, and that doing so would put his demons to rest.

 

When the war ended, work was hard to come by for Niko. His cousin, Roman, moved to America to start a new life in Liberty City. Niko, knowing only violence most of his life, turned to the criminal underworld for the next ten years, while at the same time searching for the two men who survived the ambush. At some point during this interval, he briefly spent time imprisoned. Sometime after he was released, Niko joined a human trafficking ring run by Rodislav Bulgarin. Niko eventually discovered that Florian Cravic, one of the two survivors of the ambush, was living in Liberty City.

 

When a boat sank during one smuggling run into Italy, Niko managed to swim to safety, but everything else was lost. Bulgarin believed Niko sunk the boat and escaped with the money onboard. Niko denied this, but Bulgarin's decision was final and he was too powerful a figure to fight back against. Niko quickly joined the merchant navy and fled Bulgarin. He spent the next seven months at sea, befriending the crew of the Platypus and contemplating Roman's request for him to come to America. Roman had been asking Niko to come to Liberty City to share a new life of money and women, which Niko wanted, but he mainly wanted to find Cravic and escape Bulgarin's wrath.

 

Upon arriving in Liberty City, Niko realizes that Roman's prior tales of success were lies; he lives in a tiny apartment, runs a small taxi depot and owes gambling debts to several criminals. Niko ends up working for Roman, protecting his cousin from the loan sharks that keep harassing him. Roman soon loans Niko's services to friends and enemies alike, which angers Niko although he needs the money, and sets in motion the events of the game.

 

Though Niko is seemingly a cold person, he is in fact friendly and caring. These qualities allow him to make friends quickly, often with benefits. Little Jacob, Packie McReary and Dwayne Forge are just some of the people he has helped and befriended.

 

Niko's view of American culture is one of confusion and mild disgust. The rampant materialism annoys him and he has trouble relating to Roman's fascination with the country. Plus, after working for so many criminals, he feels that everyone in Liberty City is a crook.

 

Niko is voiced by Michael Hollick.[4] Hollick was paid about $100,000 for his voice acting and motion-capture work over the course of about 15 months from 2006 to 2008. Hollick was paid about $1,050 a day for his work on the game, about 50% more than the standard Screen Actors Guild-negotiated rate for actors. Hollick told The New York Times that while he was a theater student at Carnegie Mellon University he developed a talent for dialects.[5]

 

OK NOW THERE IS SAID THAT NIKO GREW UP IN YUGOSLAVIA AND LIVED IN ITALY AND IN SOME OTHER COUNTRIES...BUT ISNT SAID WHERE IS HE BORN.I MEAN THERE ISNT SAID LIKE THIS: NIKO WAS BORN IN ...

MY OPINION IS THAT NIKO WAS BORN IN YUGOSLAVIA...WHY?BECAUSE AT GTA IV OPENING NIKO"S FRIEND SAID "YOU WILL FORGET YOUR OLD COUNTRY" AND YUGOSLAVIA WAS BROKEN!!!

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK?PLEASE REPLY!

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Greenage380

i think he was born in Yugoslavia as it is a poor country( just guessing ) and i would't have ahd planes or anything to fly to a new country. monocle.gif

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