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"Make me, you prick"
―Teal before being killed by Tommy

Leo Teal is a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Character history

At some point prior to late 1986 Teal began to work as a chef in Ocean Beach, Vice City while also moonlighting as a hitman for Mr. Black. The Vice City Bureau of Investigation correctly suspect he has links to Black and works as a hitman, also believing him to be involved in the narcotics trade, but have been unable to tap his telephone due to Teal being a communications expert. Teal's police file describes his personal life as "very complicated" and he is involved in "dubious practices" with Moweesha and a manatee, as well as interior designer and restaurant owner Eugene.

He is killed by protagonist Tommy Vercetti in an alley in Ocean Beach. Vercetti is looking for a lead in the ambushed drug deal between the Forelli Family, which he represented, and the Vance Crime Family. He is tipped off about Teal by Kent Paul, who describes him as a dealer and "chef-cum-trumpetshifter" who'd been looking pleased with himself lately. When Vercetti confronts Teal, Teal is immediately aggressive, and the fight leads to his death.

Vercetti later poses as Teal and works as a hitman for Mr. Black, killing a number of people. The Sharks' Leader also calls Vercetti on Teal's cell phone to say there was a buyer for Ricardo Diaz' drugs, suggesting that Teal may have been involved in the ambushed drug deal.

Tommy's association with the Cubans also started when he received a call from them on Leo's phone and informed them that he killed Leo and stole the phone. This impressed the person he spoke to enough that he was asked to visit the cafe in Little Havana and speak to Umberto Robina.

VCBI Crime Tree Record

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LEO TEAL
Possible connection with Mr. Black. Very complicated personal life. Works in restaurant business. More in file...

LEO TEAL


  • Possible connection with Mr. Black.
  • Very complicated personal life.
  • Works in restaurant business.
  • Communications expert.
  • Haven't been able to get a working tap on his phones.
  • Believed to be working as a hitman in Vice City.
  • Possible involvement in narcotics trade.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Trivia

  • Leo Teal's and Mr Black's names are likely references to the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs as their surnames are colors, much like the codenames of every robber in the movie.
  • Leo Teal originally appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, but he was cut before the game's release. Coordinates in the game's files suggest that his missions would start at a food vendor's trailer in Ocean Beach.

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