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Darko: "When everything you believe is shown to be shit, you make strange choices, I guess."
Niko: "Fuck you! Strange choices? How much?"
Darko: "A thousand."
—Darko Brevic explaining why he betrayed Niko and his friends and the price paid for him to do so, in That Special Someone.

Darko Brevic (Serbian: Дарко Бревић, Darko Brević) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a central character and the overarching antagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV.

He is voiced by Michael Medeiros.

History[]

Background[]

Darko grew up in the same village in Yugoslavia as Niko Bellic and Florian Cravic. He then served alongside them in the same squad - which included twelve other boys from the village - during the Yugoslav wars. Darko developed a drug addiction and betrayed the squad for $1,000. The squad was ambushed by enemy forces and twelve of the fifteen members were killed. Darko, Niko and Florian survived and fled the scene separately.

Darko left the country shortly afterwards. Niko and Florian both separately heard he had fled to Switzerland.

Events of Grand Theft Auto IV[]

After a series of missions, one of Niko's contacts at the United Liberty Paper agency locates Darko in Bucharest, Romania. Darko is kidnapped and smuggled to Liberty City, where he is left in the cargo bay of Francis International Airport to Niko's mercy. Niko arrives at the airport with his cousin Roman, and interrogates Darko.

Darko admits to the betrayal, but reminds Niko that their squad was far from innocent: one of their squad mates, Goran, along with several others who followed him, were responsible for the deaths of some of Darko's own friends and neighbours. Darko thus became disillusioned with the war, and decided to sell out his squad for $1,000 to feed his drug addiction. Niko is horrified that he and his friends were sold out over such a paltry sum; in response, Darko asks how much Niko has charged for all the murders he has committed, pointing out his hypocrisy. He then falls to his knees and begs to be killed, telling Niko that he would be doing him a favor. He breaks down in tears, and Roman attempts to coax Niko away, observing that Darko "doesn't look like he enjoys life too much."

Fate[]

The player can then decide whether or not to kill Darko. If Darko is spared, Niko initially questions his decision but decides that killing Darko would not bring him the closure he seeks. As Niko walks away, Darko runs away screaming, never to be seen again. Roman, Florian and the United Liberty Paper Contact congratulate Niko on finally letting go of his desire for revenge.

Should the player choose to kill Darko, Niko will shoot him twelve times, one shot for each of his lost friends. Darko thanks Niko as he dies, and Niko walks away feeling, as he later says to Roman, "empty."

Mission Appearances[]

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • If Niko kicks Darko in the groin numerous times, Darko's hands will quickly show, then will stay tied behind his back.
  • If the player executes Darko with a Combat Pistol (which only holds nine bullets), Niko will still fire twelve rounds without reloading. This is probably a developer oversight.
  • If the player lets Darko live, he runs away. If followed, he runs around the airport forever without running out of stamina or stopping. Crashing into or shooting him will immediately change the conversation between Niko and Roman to the conversation used when Niko kills Darko, as seen in this video.
  • If the player hits Darko, Roman will beat him up and even kill him, as seen in this video. The game then acts as if Niko killed Darko.
  • If the player lets Darko live but Darko is accidentally killed while at the airport by way of an aeroplane running over him, or being hit by a car, Niko and Roman's conversation will immediately change.
  • If Darko runs into a body of water, his arms will become free, allowing him to swim. However, once he returns to land, he will once again be handcuffed.

Navigation[]

[ ve ]Characters in Grand Theft Auto IV
ProtagonistNiko Bellic
Central charactersRoman Bellic | Little Jacob | Dimitri Rascalov† | Jimmy Pegorino† | Bernie Crane | Darko Brevic
Main charactersMallorie Bardas | Vladimir Glebov† | Mikhail Faustin† | Brucie Kibbutz | Manny Escuela† | Elizabeta Torres | Patrick McReary | Francis McReary | Gerald McReary | Derrick McReary† | Kate McReary | Playboy X | Dwayne Forge | Ray Boccino† | Phil Bell | United Liberty Paper contact | Jon Gravelli
Radio DJsBeatrix Fontaine | DJ Green Lantern | DJ Mister Cee†| DJ Premier | François K | Roy Ayers | Femi Kuti | Gary Sheen | Jane Labrador | Jeffron James | Lazlow Jones | Marcel LeMuir | Roy Haynes | Ryan McFallon | Karl Lagerfeld† | Jimmy Gestapo | Iggy Pop | Bobby Konders | Juliette Lewis | Daddy Yankee | Carl Bradshaw | Vaughn Harper† | Ruslana Lyzhychko
Supporting charactersMichelle/Karen | Ilyena Faustin | Isaac Roth† | Kim Young-Guk† | Ray Bulgarin† | Jay Hamilton† | Jim Fitzgerald† | Johnny Klebitz† | Gordon Sargent | Michael Keane† | Maureen McReary | Luis Fernando Lopez | Anthony Corrado† | Stevie | The Fixer | Tony Prince | Bryce Dawkins | Eugene Reaper† | Mohammed | Zorba Philippidis
Minor charactersAdam Dimayev† | Aiden O'Malley† | Alejandra | Alonzo | Andrei† | Angela Allan† | Angie Pegorino | Anna Faustin | Anthony† | Benny† | Bledar Morina† | Bobby Jefferson | Brett | Bucky Sligo† | Catch | Charlie† | Charles Matteo† | Christopher Tibbits | Chuck Williams-Jones | City Official | Clarence's Associate† | Dardan Petrela† | Dave Bosoy† | Doctor Rosem | Eduard Borodin† | Felipe | Frankie Garone† | Frankie Gallo | Jason Michaels† | Jayvon Simson† | Jermaine Andrews | Jimmy | John | John Barbosa† | Joseph DiLeo† | Joseph Kaplan | Kalem† | Karen (Lawyers) | Katerina | Lamon | Larissa Slalom | Lavar Davis† | Lenny Petrovic† | Lori Williams-Jones† | Luca Silvestri† | Lyle Rivas† | Marco Bonnaro† | Mark† | Marlon Bridges† | Mickey | Mitch | Mori Green† | Mr. Fuk's Rice Box manager | Muscovski | Oleg Minkov† | Peter Marchetti† | Priest | Sal† | Sheila Stafford† | Shirley† | Slimeball | Talbot Daniels | Teddy Benavidez† | Thai Prostitute | The Blackmailer† | The Doctor | The Hater† | The Kidnapper† | Kidnapper's Accomplice† | The Truck Driver† | Tom Goldberg† | Tom Rivas† | Tony† | Tony Black† | Trunchez Brothers† | Unnamed Russian Goon | Vasily | Vera | Mason Waylon | Wedding Assassin | Wilson Taylor Sr.† | Unnamed Lost MC Biker† | Sergei | Ed the Mate | Isaac's girlfriend
GirlfriendsAlexandra Chilton | Carmen Ortiz | Kiki Jenkins
Random charactersBrian Meech | Mel | Real Badman | Hossan Ramzy | Sara | Pathos | Jeff Harlingford | Marnie Allen | Eddie Low† | Cherise Glover | Cherise Glover's Boyfriend | Clarence Little† | Gracie Ancelotti | Ilyena Faustin | Ivan Bytchkov
Petrovic MafiyaKenny Petrovic | Lenny Petrovic† |Mrs. Petrovic | Petrovic's Daughter | Anton† | Anton the Rat† | Boris† | Georgi† | Igor | Ivo† | Rami Yalon | Sergey† | Vanya | Vasil† | Vitali | Yuri
Most Wanted criminalsAlonso Goralski† | Antonio Rivette† | Barry Lamora† | Bert Reker† | Christov Mahonvic† | Danny Hatmaker† | Darren Covey† | Fernando Tisdel† | Freddy Paparo† | Frederick Harrison† | Glenn Lushbaugh† | Jimmy Kand† | Juan Haimo† | Keenan Burdett† | Leo Brodell† | Lino Friddell† | Marty Boldenow† | Maxwell Caughlin† | Mervin Eskuchen† | Noel Katsuda† | Phil Bacerra† | Preston Pecinovsky† | Rodrigo Stavnes† | Rodney McEniry† | Scott Guzowski† | Sergi Szerbin† | Shon Kikuchi† | Simon Nashly† | Tommy Francovic† | Tyler Pickrel
Mentioned charactersChan Jaoming† | Fifteen Man Squad | George Lawton | Hsin Jaoming | Huang Lee | Hugh Djas | Joe Lawton | Lester Arnold | Lester Leroc | Marko | Mr. Wong | Niko's Brother† | Phyllis | Rudy D'Avanzo† | Rudy D'Avanzo's Father† | Thomas Piretta | Wu "Kenny" Lee† | Zhou Ming
Other charactersRob | Vicki | Yusuf Amir | Troy Harder | Lola Del Rio | Jase | Milica Bellic | Roman's Child | Mila Tadic | Jerry Kapowitz | Horatio Humboldt | Gloria Hole | Steve | Kelly
Beta charactersAlyssa Funke | Bradly Narlock | Cletus Luzell | Dick Godley | Marcel Hevas | Marty Connor | Raymond Alberga | Tommy Francini | Wilbert Wetterer
† denotes Deceased, Italics denotes a status determined by the player's choice
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