"You broke my arm already, man!"
― Dardan Petrela.

Dardan Petrela is a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto IV. Dardan was a high-ranking member of the Albanians and possibly the leader of the Broker Chapter. He was known for his extortion involvement against weak Russian immigrants in and out of the Hove Beach area in Broker, Liberty City.

Dardan is notable for being the first minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto IV (followed by Vladimir Glebov). He is also the first antagonist in the HD Universe.


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. He is listed as Deceased on the LCPD database following the mission, suggesting his death is the canon outcome of the mission.

LCPD Database record

First Name:Dardan
Place of Birth:Albania
  • Linked to Russian and Eastern European criminals in Hove Beach
Criminal Record:
  • 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.
  • Based in Hove Beach.


Mission Appearances



  • He has the same outfit as Dwayne Forge.


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