The Old Oriental Gentleman is a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto III.
Shortly before GTA III, the Old Oriental Gentleman was arrested after arriving in Liberty City on a private jet plane from an "unknown departure point somewhere in East Asia", for "failing to satisfy the INS that he had a valid reason for entering the country" and having no proper travel documents (including a passport and visa, "nor a platinum credit card to bribe his way through customs"). As a result, he was set to be delivered to a high security penitentiary before being deported in October 2001.
Early in GTA III's storyline, the Old Oriental Gentleman boarded a police convoy to prison, along with Claude and 8-Ball, only to be targeted for kidnapping by Colombian Cartel commandos as the convoy crossed the Callahan Bridge (unintentionally allowing Claude and 8-Ball to escape). He was later held captive by the Cartel, as they attempted to hold him hostage for extortion money from Donald Love.
Under orders by Love, Claude would rescue the Old Oriental Gentleman. The Old Oriental Gentleman is later seen, in the opening cutscene of "A Drop in the Ocean", joining Love for a round of T'ai Chi.
The Old Oriental Gentleman is then tasked by Love to authenticate a mysterious delivery retrieved by Claude. The Old Oriental Gentleman later disappears along with Love. Rockstar themselves have stated that the fate of the two characters is ambiguous.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- Grand Theft Auto III
- According to the Liberty Tree article, the Old Oriental Gentleman can speak only three words of English, reportedly answering "Love and Death" to all questions asked of him.