They are a fairly small gang, and not very well armed. There are two variants of Diablos - one with a red bandana, light blue jeans, and a dark blue jacket, and another one with a blue bandana, a dark blue jacket, and olive cargo pants. The leader of the Diablos is El Burro (who has been under observation by police since 1997, as mentioned in GTA III's official website). The only activities known to be associated with the Diablos are street violence and pornography. They also appear to be having spats with the Uptown Yardies for dissing Queen Lizzy. They lost a lot of members during the attempted Turf War battle with the Leone Crime Family in Hepburn Heights and with the Yakuza for trying to steal some protection money.
Events of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The Diablos play an important role in GTA Liberty City Stories being one of the gangs used by the Sicilian Mafia to attack interests of the Leone Family. They are first seen when Toni Cipriani is enlisted to follow Massimo Torini, the Sicilian Mafia's right hand man. Massimo meets with a group of Diablos at Hepburn Heights and tells them that if they worked with his associates (later revealed to be the Sicilian Mafia) Hepburn Heights would belong to them. The Diablos then attacked the Leone Family goons in a large scale battle that takes place in Hepburn Heights, where the Leones are overwhelmed by a large quantity of Diablos armed with MAC-10 submachine guns. The fight was won by the Leone Family, but Toni says that the Leone's wouldn't be able to hold on to Hepburn Heights much longer. This would be true, as the Diablos have control of Hepburn Heights in 2001, the setting of GTA III.
Events of Grand Theft Auto Advance
The Diablos didn't have a big role in the storyline. They appear in Droppin' Bombs if the player delivers the shipment to the client very fast, 8-Ball will page Mike to steal three Diablo Stallions and bring them to Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club. During this, Mike monologues to himself that he "Better head over to Harwood and get this over quick. The Diablos aren't exactly the type you want holding a grudge against you." Apart from that, their cars appear in some missions, owned by Scorelli, who seems to be affiliated with the Southside Hoods, Cisco and by Vinnie. Hepburn Heights is under control of the Yakuza, while the Diablos reside in Harwood. They can also be found in Liberty Campus and the Cochrane Dam. They are dressed up in yellow jumpsuits and have long red hair (these might be red caps). They appear frequently in rampages and are armed with baseball bats in Portland, but in the later districts, like other gangs, they use Molotov Cocktails, Pistols, Micro SMGs, Shotguns and AK-47s.
Events of Grand Theft Auto III
Hepburn Heights is now completely under Diablos' control. Different as in GTA Liberty City Stories, they are poorly armed and use only baseball bats (fire guns in missions only). At the beginning of the game they are involved with prostitution businesses by some rival Luigi's pimps. Later on, Claude starts working for the Diablos' leader El Burro, the Diablos never appear in one of the missions. After Claude moves to Staunton Island, Claude starts working for the arch-rival Yardies and their leader King Courtney. In the mission Uzi Rider, Claude and two Yardies members went to Hepburn Heights and committed a massacre on the Diablos via drive-by, the Diablos become hostile to Claude. They still steal protection money from the Yakuza and Claude needs to get this money back, as depicted in the mission Shima.
In GTA Liberty City Stories, Diablos members don fishnets or red skullcaps on their heads, red shirts, and black or brown pants. They drive Diablo Stallions.
Grand Theft Auto III
- Drive Misty for Me
- Pump-Action Pimp
- Turismo (The Diablos are driving the Cheetahs)
- Uzi Rider
- Gangcar Round-Up
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- The Diablos were originally going to drive a Diablo Infernus according to the King Courtney's dialogue in Gangcar Round-up, a beta car that was cut or renamed in GTA III.
- After Sindacco Sabotage, the Diablos will attack Toni with baseball bats if he walks around their territory. However, the Diablos will still run away if the Leone Family (or Toni himself with a gun) attacks them. (The Leones will attack this gang because the Leones will become hostile to the Diablos after this mission is completed).
- If the player jumps on top of a car in GTA III or GTA: Liberty City Stories while being attacked by Diablos, they will pull out pistols and shoot the player; they don't use these guns under normal circumstances.
- In GTA: Liberty City Stories, even if the Diablos are hostile to the player, they will only attack him if he walks on their turf alone. They won't drag him out of his car. If Toni walks on their territory with members of the Leone Family, they will not attack him (the Leones however, will automatically start shooting at the Diablos). If the gang reaches "Least Favorite Gang" status in the statistics, they will chase Toni's car.