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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]
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{{Disambiglink|For other members of the Bellic Family, see [[Bellic]].}}
|name = Roman Bellic
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{{Quote|Our sights are set for the top. Mansions in Berchem, penthouse in Algonquin... a model on each arm - me and my cousin Niko, rulers of the world!|Roman Bellic to [[Niko Bellic]] while on their way to [[Broker Safehouse|his apartment]], in [[The Cousins Bellic]].}}
|aka =
 
|gender = M
 
|dob = [[1977]]
 
|pob =Yugoslavia
 
|dod = [[2008]] (in [[GTA IV Endings#Deal|Deal]]) (age 31-32)
 
|home = [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]]
 
|nationality = Serbian
 
|family = [[Mallorie Bardas]] (girlfriend, later wife)<br>Unborn child<br>[[Niko Bellic]] (cousin)<br>[[Milica Bellic]] (aunt)
 
|affiliations = [[Niko Bellic]]<br>[[Vladimir Glebov]]<br>[[Jermaine Andrews]]<br>[[Brucie Kibbutz]]<br>[[Little Jacob]]<br>[[Mohammad]]
 
|vehicles = [[Roman's Taxi]]
 
|businesses = [[Express Car Service]]
 
|voice = Jason Zumwalt
 
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'''Roman Bellic''' (born in 1977-2008 (in [[GTA IV Endings#Deal|Deal]]) ) is a character in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and the thirty-one year old cousin of the game [[protagonist]], [[Niko Bellic]]. Bellic was born in eastern Europe but moved to [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] in [[1998]], aged twenty-one. He later claims to be living the "[[United States of America|American]] Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars. This prompts Niko to join him in America, where Niko discovers he owns a small, gritty taxi firm, an apartment in [[Broker]], and has large gambling debts, owed to the [[Albanians]] and [[Vladimir Glebov]]. Roman is also the boyfriend, later husband, of [[Mallorie Bardas]], and the nephew of [[Milica Bellic]]. Roman has been arrested on two occasions: in [[2005]] for promoting gambling and in [[2006]] for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
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[[File:RomanBellic-GTAIV-Quote.ogg|center|noicon]]
   
==Early life==
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'''Roman Bellic''' (Serbian: Роман Белић, ''Roman Belić'') is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as the [[deuteragonist]] and a [[Friendships in GTA IV|friend]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] ''and a minor character in ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' and ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''. Roman is the older cousin of ''GTA IV''<nowiki/>'s [[protagonist]], [[Niko Bellic]].
Roman Bellic (Serbian: Роман Белић, Roman Belić) was born in Yugoslavia in [[1977]]. He and his cousin Niko grew up together since their fathers were brothers and they lived next to each other. Niko claims that both of them were raised mostly by Roman's mother and that when the war came, she used all of the money she had saved to send Roman to the [[United States of America]]. She also wanted to send Niko to the U.S., but he stayed to fight in the war. Niko later found Roman's mother raped and murdered, although Niko told Roman that she died in a house fire.
 
   
In conversations between Niko and Roman and other characters, it is revealed that both Niko's and Roman's fathers were alcoholic, wife-beating bullies.
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Roman was born in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and moved to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in [[1998]], aged twenty-one. He later claims to be living the "[[United States of America|American]] Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars. This encourages Niko to join him in America, where Niko discovers that Roman lied about living in paradise; his cousin is actually the owner of a small, [[Express Car Service|gritty taxi firm]], a small, [[cockroach|roach]] [[Broker Safehouse|infested apartment]] in [[Broker]], and has large gambling debts, owed to the [[Albanians]] and [[Vladimir Glebov]]. Roman later marries [[Mallorie Bardas]]. He is the nephew of [[Milica Bellic]].
   
==Storyline==
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==Biography==
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===Background===
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Roman Bellic was born in the area of Yugoslavia which is now modern-day Serbia, in Eastern Europe. He and Niko grew up together, and Niko claims that Roman’s mother raised both of them. After the war, she used all of the money she had saved to send Roman to the [[United States of America]]. She also wanted to send Niko to the United States, but he stayed behind to fight in the Yugoslav War. After arriving in [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]], Roman eventually saved up enough [[Money|money]], and bought [[Roman's Taxi|two]] [[Esperanto|taxis]], the [[Express Car Service|cab depot]], and eventually an [[Broker Safehouse|apartment]]. When Niko complained about Roman's "shitty" apartment, Roman told him he slept behind at his desk at his taxi depot for over a year before he was finally able to get the apartment.
   
When Niko arrives in Liberty City, he soon finds out that Roman is heavily in debt with various figures in the city, including the [[Russian Mafia]] and Albanians, due to his gambling addiction and his attempts to support his taxi depot. Roman employs his girlfriend Mallorie at his taxi depot, although he is unaware she is having an affair with Vlad Glebov. Niko helps scare off [[Dardan Petrela]], [[Kemal Vulaj]] and [[Bledar Morina]], three Albanians, when they attempt to collect their money. When Roman finds out about Mallorie's affair with Vlad he is upset, and Niko confronts and kills Vlad for him. Vlad's death causes Roman to become paranoid because he fears retaliation from the Russian mob. He and Niko are later kidnapped on orders from [[Mikhail Faustin]]. Faustin shoots Roman in the stomach because he was screaming, but Roman survives. After Niko kills Faustin for [[Dimitri Rascalov]], Rascalov and [[Rodislav Bulgarin]] betray Niko, burning down his apartment in Hove Beach and Roman's taxi depot. Roman moves into Mallorie's apartment in [[Bohan]], where he also opens another taxi depot with the insurance money he receives from the fire in the first one.
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In a conversation with [[Kate McReary]], Niko says that he found Roman's mother raped and murdered, although Niko told Roman that she died in a house fire. In conversations between Niko and Roman and other characters, it is revealed that both Niko and Roman's fathers were alcoholic, wife-beating bullies.
   
Roman later has a "cold streak" in his poker games, leading the Russians to kidnap him. The Russians hope that they can kill Niko when he tries to rescue Roman. In [[The Lost and Damned]], [[Johnny Klebitz]] [[Roman's Holiday|kidnaps Roman]] and takes him to the warehouse in the [[Industrial]] section of [[Bohan]]. Niko would later [[Hostile Negotiation|rescue him]]. After Roman is rescued by his cousin, he continues betting. This time he wins a lot of money, changing his taxis from [[Esperanto]]s to [[Cavalcade]]s and buying a penthouse in [[Algonquin]], telling Niko they are finally going to live the dream.
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===Events of ''GTA IV''===
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====Niko's arrival====
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When Niko [[The Cousins Bellic|arrives]] in Liberty City, he soon [[It's Your Call|finds out]] that Roman is heavily in debt with various powerful underworld figures in the city, including the [[Russian Mafia|Russian]] and [[Albanians|Albanian]] Mafias, mostly due to his gambling addiction. Roman employs his girlfriend Mallorie at his taxi depot; although he is unaware that she is having an affair with Vlad Glebov. Niko [[Bleed Out|kills]] [[Dardan Petrela]], [[Kalem]] and [[Bledar Morina]], three Albanians, when they attempt to collect their money.
   
His voice is heard in the Ballad of Gay Tony trailer hinting he may play a role in the game.
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====Involvement with the Russians====
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When Roman finds out about Mallorie's affair with Vlad, he is upset, and Niko confronts and [[Uncle Vlad|kills]] Vlad for him. Vlad's death causes Roman to become paranoid because he fears retaliation from Vlad's boss, [[Mikhail Faustin]]. His worst fears proved to be correct. He and Niko are later [[Crime and Punishment|kidnapped]] on orders from Faustin. Faustin shoots Roman in the stomach (because his screaming would alert Mrs. Faustin upstairs, who was watching television at the time), but he survives. This leads to Niko doing a couple of jobs for Faustin such as [[No Love Lost|killing]] a patched member of [[The Lost MC]] - [[Jason Michaels]].
   
===End of the storyline===
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====Later events====
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After Niko [[The Master and the Molotov|kills]] Faustin for [[Dimitri Rascalov]], Rascalov and [[Ray Bulgarin]] [[Russian Revolution|betray]] Niko, [[Roman's Sorrow|burning down]] his apartment in Hove Beach and Roman's taxi depot. The cousins move into Mallorie's friend's apartment in [[Bohan]], where he also opens another taxi depot with the insurance money he received from the fire.
Towards the end of the storyline in GTA IV, Niko has to decide if he will [[A Dish Served Cold|kill Dimitri]] in revenge for his betrayal or [[If the Price is Right|work with him again]] in a heroin deal for [[Jimmy Pegorino]]. Roman urges Niko to forget revenge and work with Dimitri, considering the large amount of money he could receive for his work. He tells Niko he would be able to afford a great honeymoon with Mallorie and that maybe him and Niko could take a private jet to [[Vice City]].
 
   
If the player strikes a [[Endings in GTA IV#Deal|deal]], Dimitri will betray Niko again during the mission and afterwards, will send an assassin to kill Niko at [[Mr and Mrs Bellic|Roman's and Mallorie's wedding]]. Niko will fight the assassin, but in the struggle, Roman is inadvertently shot and killed. After Niko kills Dimitri, Mallorie will reveal that she is pregnant with Roman's child.
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Roman later has a "cold streak" in his poker games, leading the Russians to hire [[Johnny Klebitz]] with the help of [[Malc]] to [[Roman's Holiday|kidnap him]], taking him to a warehouse in the [[Industrial (GTA IV)|Industrial]] area of [[Bohan]]. The Russians hope that they can kill Niko when he tries to rescue Roman. But, Niko would later [[Hostile Negotiation|rescue him]].
   
If Niko decides to get [[Endings in GTA IV#Revenge|revenge on Dimitri]], Jimmy Pegorino will be furious about his business being ruined. During Roman's and Mallorie's wedding, Pegorino will attempt a drive-by shooting, killing [[Kate McReary]]. After Niko kills Pegorino, Roman will tell him that Mallorie is pregnant, and that if it's a girl, her name will be Kate.
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After Niko rescues Roman, he continues gambling. He goes on a hot streak, wins a lot of money, upgrades his taxis from [[Esperanto]]s to [[Cavalcade]]s and buys a luxury penthouse in [[Algonquin]], telling Niko they are finally going to live the dream.
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[[Image:RomanBellic.jpg|thumb|240px|Artwork of Roman Bellic]]
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===Ending of ''GTA IV''===
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Towards the end of the storyline in ''GTA IV'', Niko has to decide if he will [[A Dish Served Cold|kill Dimitri]] in revenge for his betrayal or [[If the Price is Right|work with him again]] in a heroin deal for [[Jimmy Pegorino]]. Roman [[One Last Thing|urges Niko to forget revenge and work with Dimitri]], considering the large amount of money he could receive for his work. He tells Niko he would be able to afford a great honeymoon with Mallorie and that maybe him and Niko could take a private jet to [[Vice City (HD Universe)|Vice City]].
   
==Trivia==
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*After getting his [[Friendships in GTA IV|relationship]] with Roman high enough, Niko can phone Roman to send a taxi to take him anywhere in the city for free.
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Deal=
*Roman is notably overweight, a fact that is mentioned by several people throughout the game..
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If Niko decides to strike a [[If the Price is Right|deal]], Dimitri betrays Niko again during the mission and was forced to steal the money afterwards, he sends an [[Wedding Assassin|assassin]] to kill Niko at [[Mr and Mrs Bellic|Roman's and Mallorie's wedding]]. Niko fights and kills the assassin, but in the struggle, Roman is accidentally [[Pistol|shot]] in the chest and killed.
*Roman drives a [[Roman's Taxi|black taxi]] from his depot, which is an [[Esperanto]].
 
*Roman is voiced by Jason Zumwalt.
 
*Roman has apparently gained a fair amount of weight since [[Bernie Crane]] last saw him which implies he has not always been of large build, though Bernie admits he is still "kind of cute".
 
*The player can occasionally call Roman after certain missions to hear his imput on Niko's work.
 
   
==GTA IV Mission Appearances==
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After Niko kills Dimitri with the help of Little Jacob, Mallorie will reveal that she is pregnant with Roman's [[Roman's Child|son]]. She struggles that her son will grow up without a father, but Niko explains that her son will never have to worry about anything.
*[[The Cousins Bellic]]
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*[[It's Your Call]] (Boss)
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*[[Three's a Crowd]] (Boss)
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If Niko decides to get [[A Dish Served Cold|revenge on Dimitri]], Jimmy Pegorino will be furious about his business being ruined. During Roman's and Mallorie's wedding, Pegorino attempts to kill Niko in a drive-by [[AK-47|shooting]], but kills [[Kate McReary]], Niko's love interest, by accident.
*[[Bleed Out]] (Boss)
 
*[[Easy Fare]] (Boss)
 
*[[Jamaican Heat]] (Boss)
 
*[[Uncle Vlad]] (Boss)
 
*[[Crime & Punishment|Crime &amp; Punishment]] (Boss)
 
*[[Logging On]](Boss)
 
*[[Roman's Sorrow]] (Boss)
 
*[[Out of the Closet]]
 
*[[Hostile Negotiation]]
 
*[[Weekend at Florian's]]
 
*[[That Special Someone]]
 
*[[One Last Thing]] (Phone Call)
 
*[[Mr. and Mrs. Bellic]] (Killed Deal)
 
*[[Out of Commission]]
 
   
==[[The Lost and Damned|GTA IV: TLAD]] Mission Appearances==
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After Niko kills Pegorino, Roman tells him that Mallorie is pregnant, and that if it's a girl, her name will be Kate. Niko is still in mourning over Kate's death, but is relieved that now he, Roman and their allies will be able to live calmly without fear of mob retaliations.
*[[Roman's Holiday]]
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</tabber>
   
==[[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] Database Information==
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==Personality==
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{{Quote|Ladies, this is Roman Bellic but I guess you already know that. Leave a message.|Roman's voicemail}}Roman mainly appears to be concerned more about making [[money]], possibly being more desperate to prosper than any of the other characters, which has led him building a bad reputation in the city for his gambling addiction, of which he is constantly reminded by Niko. Despite his love of money and his problems, he cares a lot about his friends and family, and is sometimes annoyed at Niko's affiliation with organized crime. Out of all the characters, Roman appears to be the least interested in organized crime, as he only wishes to earn money and live the "American Dream."
   
'''Surname:'''
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Roman understands that Niko is unable to find regular work, and does not trouble him about his life as a criminal, but instead tells him to be careful, as some of the crimes Niko commits ([[Missions in GTA IV|racketeering]], [[Three Leaf Clover|armed robbery]], [[Exotic Exports|car]] [[Stevie's Car Thefts|thefts]], [[The Fixer's Assassinations|assassinations]], [[Drug Delivery|delivering drugs]], etc), could get Niko an extremely long jail sentence.
   
Bellic
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==Outfits==
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Roman has 3 outfits:
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*A black and white tracksuit top with olive trousers and bowling shoes.
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*A black shirt with square and circle patterns.
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*A black suit with a bordeaux untucked dress shirt. (seen only on his [[Mr. and Mrs. Bellic|wedding day]] and ''TBoGT'')
   
'''First Name:'''
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==Favorite Friend Activity Hangouts==
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{{quote|Let's go bowling.|Roman to Niko via phone.}}These are Roman's favorite places during a friend activity with him:
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*Eating at any [[Burger Shot]] will increase his likeness by 7%
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*Drinking at any bar ([[Uncle Vlad]] needs to be completed to drink at Comrade's Bar without Roman worrying about Vlad being there) will increase the player by 5%.
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*Going to any of the two strip clubs will increase his likeness by 8%
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*Playing Darts will increase his likeness to the player by 4%
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Getting his likeness percentage high will unlock his special ability to service taxi rides for Niko for free and it will unlock the achievement, Driving Mr. Bellic.
   
Roman
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==LCPD Database record==
   
'''Age:'''
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[[File:MugshotNoData-GTAIV.jpg|right|200px]]
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{|
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| width="140" |'''Surname''':||Bellic
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|-
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|'''First Name''':||Roman
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|-
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|'''Place of Birth''':||Unknown
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{|
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| width="120" |'''Affiliations''':||
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*Known associate of Vladimir Glebov and linked to West Indian criminals in East Liberty City.
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|- valign="top"
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|'''Criminal Record''':||
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*2005 - Promoting Gambling
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*2006 - Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct
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|}
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{|
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| width="120" |'''Notes''':||
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*Small time Eastern European business owner.
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*Heavily in debt.
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*Owns a livery cab service believed to be used by criminals for illegal purposes.
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*Rumored to be a gambling addict.
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</center>
   
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==Mission Appearances==
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;''GTA IV''
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*[[The Cousins Bellic]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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*[[It's Your Call]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Three's a Crowd]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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*[[First Date (GTA IV)|First Date]] <small>(Voice/Only if Bleed Out is completed second)</small>
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*[[Bleed Out]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Easy Fare]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Jamaican Heat]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Uncle Vlad]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Crime & Punishment]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Logging On]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Shadow]] <small>(Phonecall)</small>
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*[[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Rigged to Blow]] <small>(Phonecall)</small>
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*[[Roman's Sorrow]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Out of the Closet]]
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*[[Hostile Negotiation]]
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*[[Dust Off]] <small>(Phonecall/Only if Hostile Negotiation is completed first)</small>
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*[[Weekend at Florian's]]
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*[[That Special Someone]]
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*[[One Last Thing]] <small>(Phonecall)</small>
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'''[[Deal]] Ending'''
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*[[If the Price is Right ]]<small>(Post-mission phonecall)</small>
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*[[Mr. and Mrs. Bellic]] <small>(Boss/Killed)</small>
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'''[[Revenge]] Ending'''
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*[[A Dish Served Cold]] <small>(Post-mission phonecall)</small>
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*[[Mr. and Mrs. Bellic]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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*[[Out of Commission]]
   
'''Place of Birth:'''
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;Post-mission phone calls
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After completing certain ''GTA IV'' missions, Niko can call Roman; this keeps Niko in touch with his cousin, it explains Niko's opinion and explanation of these missions, and they can even reveal more detail about Niko's character.
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*[[It's Your Call]]
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*[[Concrete Jungle]]
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*[[Shadow]]
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*[[No. 1]]
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*[[Have a Heart]]
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*[[The Holland Play]] <small>(Only if Hostile Negotiation is completed first)</small>
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*[[Three Leaf Clover]]
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*[[Museum Piece]]
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*[[Weekend at Florian's]] <small>(Roman calls Niko to talk about his engagement. This is different from other post-mission phone calls and unlike the others, Niko does not initiate the call)</small>
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*[[I'll Take Her]]
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*[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend ]]
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*[[Truck Hustle]]
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*[[Pegorino's Pride]]
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*[[Entourage]]
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*[[Pest Control]]
   
Unknown
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;''The Lost and Damned''
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*[[Roman's Holiday]]
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*[[End Credits (The Lost and Damned)|End Credits]]
   
'''Affiliations:'''
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;''The Ballad of Gay Tony''
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*[[Chinese Takeout]]
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*[[Boulevard Baby]]
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*[[Ladies Half Price]]
   
Known associate of [[Vladimir Glebov]] and linked to West Indian criminals in East [[Liberty City]].
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="223" position="center" captionalign="center" spacing="small">
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RomanBellic-Artwork.jpg|Concept Artwork of Roman Bellic.
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Roman 1.jpg|Roman in the mission [[Hostile Negotiation]].
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5324-gta-iv-roman-bellic.jpg|Roman Bellic (Hang Out).
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RomansTaxi-GTA4-front.jpg|One of Roman's taxi cabs - [[Roman's Taxi]].
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Roman_crime.jpg|Roman in mission "[[Crime and Punishment]]".
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GTAIV 2010-10-25 02-19-39-51.jpg|Roman shot in the stomach during mission Crime and Punishment.
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Roman's_Holiday_(trailer).png|Roman kidnapped in the mission [[Roman's Holiday]].
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Ahmalnrom1.png|A picture of Roman and [[Mallorie Bardas|Mallorie]].
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Masionetteidcard.PNG|Roman's Masionette 9 ID Card
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</gallery>
   
'''Criminal Record:'''
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== Trivia==
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*Roman drives a black taxi named [[Roman's Taxi]] from his depot, which is a custom [[Esperanto]]. After getting the Middle Park East penthouse, they are replaced with [[Cavalcade]]s and cannot be gained again.
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*If Revenge is chosen and the player takes him to a club in a drinking activity, Roman might say: ''"I would have sealed the deal there if I didn't have to see Mallorie later!".'' This makes it clear that Roman still has desires for other women, but will stay loyal to Mallorie.
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*If [[Deal]] is chosen, Roman's phone number will remain on Niko's cell phone until getting a call from Kate.
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*He goes to [[Maisonette 9]] with [[Brucie Kibbutz]] regularly and is seen in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', dancing in the club. He briefly converses with [[Luis Lopez]].
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*Roman has forgotten some of his native language during his ten-year stay in America. This can be seen in [[The Cousins Bellic]], as Niko greets him in Serbian and Roman doesn't understand, responding with ''<nowiki>'What?'</nowiki>'', and randomly saying ''<nowiki>'Cabbages?'</nowiki>'' He also mentions this himself that he has forgotten his native language a little.
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*Roman's favorite radio station is apparently [[The Vibe 98.8]] as he will respond positively when the radio station is turned on.
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*Like most characters in the game, Roman will don a unique helmet when riding alongside Niko on a motorbike. His helmet is white, with two horizontal green stripes along the temples.
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*Roman is one of only two characters to interact with the three protagonists. (the other one being [[Isaac Roth]]) He helps Niko throughout the story, he gets kidnapped by Johnny, and briefly meets with Luis.
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*From [[It's Your Call]] onwards, his voicemail will say, ''"Ladies, this is Roman Bellic, but I guess you already know that. Leave a message"''. Although Mallorie's voicemail will change later in the game to reference her engagement, Roman's will not.
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*When bringing Roman home from an activity, if the player parks in the marker so that the passenger side door is blocked, Roman will punch Niko and say a line like ''"This is mine!"'' and switch to the driver's seat for a few moments before getting out of the car and disappearing as usual.
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*If he is picked up on a friend activity in a helicopter, he will say ''"Niko, you are really stepping up in the world! Let's go."''
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*Roman's like percentage is already at 50% in [[The Cousins Bellic]]. This is possibly due to the fact that he and Niko are relatives. [[File:RomanBellic.jpg|Roman's Lifeinvader photo.|thumb|150px]]
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*The Guinness World Records 2012 Gaming Edition incorrectly states that Roman is Niko's brother.
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*In ''GTA V'', it is possible to see Niko's [[Lifeinvader]] page on [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy's]] laptop; Roman is listed under Niko's family.
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**If watched closely, Niko seems to have written Happy Birthday Roman! on his wall.
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*Also in ''GTA V'', [[Tavell Clinton]] mentions Roman's cab depot by name on [[Bleeter]] and calls it the "''worst cab company ever"''. However, it is unknown whether Roman is still alive or whether his cab depot kept his name after his death.
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**In addition, Rockstar stated that Roman's fate is completely up to the player.<ref>http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/36881/asked-answered-max-payne-3-and-grand-theft-auto-v.html</ref>
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*A certain hidden underwater hatch in ''GTA V'' produces a series of morse code signals. The community of [http://gtaforums.com/ gtaforums.com] translated it, and it produced the sentence: ''"Hey, you never call. How do you fancy we go bowling?"'', an obvious reference to the [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lets-go-bowling bowling meme] of ''GTA IV''.
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*During one of the fares for [[Downtown Cab Co]], Franklin has to bring a man down to the docks to deal with some [[The Lost MC|bikers]]. They will be standing next to two [[Albany]] [[Emperor (car)|Emperors]] with customised number plates, one reading "ROMANB" and the other one 'NIKOB' (Niko Bellic).
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*Roman has appeared in every game in the [[HD Universe]] in some way. In ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]'' he was the [[deuteragonist]] to his cousin [[Niko Bellic]], in ''[[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]]'' he was [[Roman's Holiday|kidnapped]] by [[Johnny Klebitz]], in ''[[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|TBoGT]]'' he interacted with [[Luis Lopez]] in [[Maisonette 9]], in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]'' his [[Roman's Cab Depot|cab depot]] was seen, rebuilt, and in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]'' the player can see his [[Lifeinvader]] account on [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy's]] laptop, as well as hearing about his cab company from [[Tavell Clinton|Tavell Clinton's]] LifeInvader page.
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* Roman is one of the three deutaragonists that are related to the protagonist, the other two being [[Sweet Johnson]] and [[Lance Vance]].
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* Roman's voice actor, [[Jason Zumwalt]], is heard on one of the radio stations in [[wikipedia:Saints Row 2|Saints Row 2]], in which he narrates an ad for "Ship It," a boat dealership. He uses, quite nearly, the same accent with his narration as he does with Roman. Coincidentally, the name of the narrator is Vlad, the same as [[Vladimir Glebov|the first antagonist in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'']].
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* In [[wp:Tom Clancy's The Division|Tom Clancy's The Division]], the player can find a purple bowling ball with "cousin" written on it. This is an obvious reference to Roman calling [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] to go bowling.
   
2005 - Promoting Gambling
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=bellicR&content=video0 Roman Bellic on Rockstar's site.]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH2nirEuO-k&feature=related Rent Roman video on YouTube.]
 
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*Small time Eastern European business owner.
 
 
*Heavily in debt.
 
 
*Owns a livery cab service believed to be used by criminals for illegal purposes.
 
 
*Rumored to be a gambling addict.
 
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For other members of the Bellic Family, see Bellic.
"Our sights are set for the top. Mansions in Berchem, penthouse in Algonquin... a model on each arm - me and my cousin Niko, rulers of the world!"
―Roman Bellic to Niko Bellic while on their way to his apartment, in The Cousins Bellic.

Roman Bellic (Serbian: Роман Белић, Roman Belić) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the deuteragonist and a friend in Grand Theft Auto IV and a minor character in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Roman is the older cousin of GTA IV's protagonist, Niko Bellic.

Roman was born in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and moved to Liberty City in 1998, aged twenty-one. He later claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars. This encourages Niko to join him in America, where Niko discovers that Roman lied about living in paradise; his cousin is actually the owner of a small, gritty taxi firm, a small, roach infested apartment in Broker, and has large gambling debts, owed to the Albanians and Vladimir Glebov. Roman later marries Mallorie Bardas. He is the nephew of Milica Bellic.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Roman Bellic was born in the area of Yugoslavia which is now modern-day Serbia, in Eastern Europe. He and Niko grew up together, and Niko claims that Roman’s mother raised both of them. After the war, she used all of the money she had saved to send Roman to the United States of America. She also wanted to send Niko to the United States, but he stayed behind to fight in the Yugoslav War. After arriving in Liberty City, Roman eventually saved up enough money, and bought two taxis, the cab depot, and eventually an apartment. When Niko complained about Roman's "shitty" apartment, Roman told him he slept behind at his desk at his taxi depot for over a year before he was finally able to get the apartment.

In a conversation with Kate McReary, Niko says that he found Roman's mother raped and murdered, although Niko told Roman that she died in a house fire. In conversations between Niko and Roman and other characters, it is revealed that both Niko and Roman's fathers were alcoholic, wife-beating bullies.

Events of GTA IVEdit

Niko's arrivalEdit

When Niko arrives in Liberty City, he soon finds out that Roman is heavily in debt with various powerful underworld figures in the city, including the Russian and Albanian Mafias, mostly due to his gambling addiction. Roman employs his girlfriend Mallorie at his taxi depot; although he is unaware that she is having an affair with Vlad Glebov. Niko kills Dardan Petrela, Kalem and Bledar Morina, three Albanians, when they attempt to collect their money.

Involvement with the RussiansEdit

When Roman finds out about Mallorie's affair with Vlad, he is upset, and Niko confronts and kills Vlad for him. Vlad's death causes Roman to become paranoid because he fears retaliation from Vlad's boss, Mikhail Faustin. His worst fears proved to be correct. He and Niko are later kidnapped on orders from Faustin. Faustin shoots Roman in the stomach (because his screaming would alert Mrs. Faustin upstairs, who was watching television at the time), but he survives. This leads to Niko doing a couple of jobs for Faustin such as killing a patched member of The Lost MC - Jason Michaels.

Later eventsEdit

After Niko kills Faustin for Dimitri Rascalov, Rascalov and Ray Bulgarin betray Niko, burning down his apartment in Hove Beach and Roman's taxi depot. The cousins move into Mallorie's friend's apartment in Bohan, where he also opens another taxi depot with the insurance money he received from the fire.

Roman later has a "cold streak" in his poker games, leading the Russians to hire Johnny Klebitz with the help of Malc to kidnap him, taking him to a warehouse in the Industrial area of Bohan. The Russians hope that they can kill Niko when he tries to rescue Roman. But, Niko would later rescue him.

After Niko rescues Roman, he continues gambling. He goes on a hot streak, wins a lot of money, upgrades his taxis from Esperantos to Cavalcades and buys a luxury penthouse in Algonquin, telling Niko they are finally going to live the dream.

Ending of GTA IVEdit

Towards the end of the storyline in GTA IV, Niko has to decide if he will kill Dimitri in revenge for his betrayal or work with him again in a heroin deal for Jimmy Pegorino. Roman urges Niko to forget revenge and work with Dimitri, considering the large amount of money he could receive for his work. He tells Niko he would be able to afford a great honeymoon with Mallorie and that maybe him and Niko could take a private jet to Vice City.

If Niko decides to strike a deal, Dimitri betrays Niko again during the mission and was forced to steal the money afterwards, he sends an assassin to kill Niko at Roman's and Mallorie's wedding. Niko fights and kills the assassin, but in the struggle, Roman is accidentally shot in the chest and killed.

After Niko kills Dimitri with the help of Little Jacob, Mallorie will reveal that she is pregnant with Roman's son. She struggles that her son will grow up without a father, but Niko explains that her son will never have to worry about anything.

If Niko decides to get revenge on Dimitri, Jimmy Pegorino will be furious about his business being ruined. During Roman's and Mallorie's wedding, Pegorino attempts to kill Niko in a drive-by shooting, but kills Kate McReary, Niko's love interest, by accident.

After Niko kills Pegorino, Roman tells him that Mallorie is pregnant, and that if it's a girl, her name will be Kate. Niko is still in mourning over Kate's death, but is relieved that now he, Roman and their allies will be able to live calmly without fear of mob retaliations.

PersonalityEdit

"Ladies, this is Roman Bellic but I guess you already know that. Leave a message."
―Roman's voicemail
Roman mainly appears to be concerned more about making money, possibly being more desperate to prosper than any of the other characters, which has led him building a bad reputation in the city for his gambling addiction, of which he is constantly reminded by Niko. Despite his love of money and his problems, he cares a lot about his friends and family, and is sometimes annoyed at Niko's affiliation with organized crime. Out of all the characters, Roman appears to be the least interested in organized crime, as he only wishes to earn money and live the "American Dream."

Roman understands that Niko is unable to find regular work, and does not trouble him about his life as a criminal, but instead tells him to be careful, as some of the crimes Niko commits (racketeering, armed robbery, car thefts, assassinations, delivering drugs, etc), could get Niko an extremely long jail sentence.

OutfitsEdit

Roman has 3 outfits:

  • A black and white tracksuit top with olive trousers and bowling shoes.
  • A black shirt with square and circle patterns.
  • A black suit with a bordeaux untucked dress shirt. (seen only on his wedding day and TBoGT)

Favorite Friend Activity HangoutsEdit

"Let's go bowling."
―Roman to Niko via phone.
These are Roman's favorite places during a friend activity with him:
  • Eating at any Burger Shot will increase his likeness by 7%
  • Drinking at any bar (Uncle Vlad needs to be completed to drink at Comrade's Bar without Roman worrying about Vlad being there) will increase the player by 5%.
  • Going to any of the two strip clubs will increase his likeness by 8%
  • Playing Darts will increase his likeness to the player by 4%

Getting his likeness percentage high will unlock his special ability to service taxi rides for Niko for free and it will unlock the achievement, Driving Mr. Bellic.

LCPD Database recordEdit

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Surname:Bellic
First Name:Roman
Place of Birth:Unknown
Affiliations:
  • Known associate of Vladimir Glebov and linked to West Indian criminals in East Liberty City.
Criminal Record:
  • 2005 - Promoting Gambling
  • 2006 - Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct
Notes:
  • Small time Eastern European business owner.
  • Heavily in debt.
  • Owns a livery cab service believed to be used by criminals for illegal purposes.
  • Rumored to be a gambling addict.

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA IV

Deal Ending

Revenge Ending

Post-mission phone calls

After completing certain GTA IV missions, Niko can call Roman; this keeps Niko in touch with his cousin, it explains Niko's opinion and explanation of these missions, and they can even reveal more detail about Niko's character.

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Roman drives a black taxi named Roman's Taxi from his depot, which is a custom Esperanto. After getting the Middle Park East penthouse, they are replaced with Cavalcades and cannot be gained again.
  • If Revenge is chosen and the player takes him to a club in a drinking activity, Roman might say: "I would have sealed the deal there if I didn't have to see Mallorie later!". This makes it clear that Roman still has desires for other women, but will stay loyal to Mallorie.
  • If Deal is chosen, Roman's phone number will remain on Niko's cell phone until getting a call from Kate.
  • He goes to Maisonette 9 with Brucie Kibbutz regularly and is seen in The Ballad of Gay Tony, dancing in the club. He briefly converses with Luis Lopez.
  • Roman has forgotten some of his native language during his ten-year stay in America. This can be seen in The Cousins Bellic, as Niko greets him in Serbian and Roman doesn't understand, responding with 'What?', and randomly saying 'Cabbages?' He also mentions this himself that he has forgotten his native language a little.
  • Roman's favorite radio station is apparently The Vibe 98.8 as he will respond positively when the radio station is turned on.
  • Like most characters in the game, Roman will don a unique helmet when riding alongside Niko on a motorbike. His helmet is white, with two horizontal green stripes along the temples.
  • Roman is one of only two characters to interact with the three protagonists. (the other one being Isaac Roth) He helps Niko throughout the story, he gets kidnapped by Johnny, and briefly meets with Luis.
  • From It's Your Call onwards, his voicemail will say, "Ladies, this is Roman Bellic, but I guess you already know that. Leave a message". Although Mallorie's voicemail will change later in the game to reference her engagement, Roman's will not.
  • When bringing Roman home from an activity, if the player parks in the marker so that the passenger side door is blocked, Roman will punch Niko and say a line like "This is mine!" and switch to the driver's seat for a few moments before getting out of the car and disappearing as usual.
  • If he is picked up on a friend activity in a helicopter, he will say "Niko, you are really stepping up in the world! Let's go."
  • Roman's like percentage is already at 50% in The Cousins Bellic. This is possibly due to the fact that he and Niko are relatives.
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    Roman's Lifeinvader photo.

  • The Guinness World Records 2012 Gaming Edition incorrectly states that Roman is Niko's brother.
  • In GTA V, it is possible to see Niko's Lifeinvader page on Jimmy's laptop; Roman is listed under Niko's family.
    • If watched closely, Niko seems to have written Happy Birthday Roman! on his wall.
  • Also in GTA V, Tavell Clinton mentions Roman's cab depot by name on Bleeter and calls it the "worst cab company ever". However, it is unknown whether Roman is still alive or whether his cab depot kept his name after his death.
    • In addition, Rockstar stated that Roman's fate is completely up to the player.[2]
  • A certain hidden underwater hatch in GTA V produces a series of morse code signals. The community of gtaforums.com translated it, and it produced the sentence: "Hey, you never call. How do you fancy we go bowling?", an obvious reference to the bowling meme of GTA IV.
  • During one of the fares for Downtown Cab Co, Franklin has to bring a man down to the docks to deal with some bikers. They will be standing next to two Albany Emperors with customised number plates, one reading "ROMANB" and the other one 'NIKOB' (Niko Bellic).
  • Roman has appeared in every game in the HD Universe in some way. In GTA IV he was the deuteragonist to his cousin Niko Bellic, in TLAD he was kidnapped by Johnny Klebitz, in TBoGT he interacted with Luis Lopez in Maisonette 9, in GTA Chinatown Wars his cab depot was seen, rebuilt, and in GTA V the player can see his Lifeinvader account on Jimmy's laptop, as well as hearing about his cab company from Tavell Clinton's LifeInvader page.
  • Roman is one of the three deutaragonists that are related to the protagonist, the other two being Sweet Johnson and Lance Vance.
  • Roman's voice actor, Jason Zumwalt, is heard on one of the radio stations in Saints Row 2, in which he narrates an ad for "Ship It," a boat dealership. He uses, quite nearly, the same accent with his narration as he does with Roman. Coincidentally, the name of the narrator is Vlad, the same as the first antagonist in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • In Tom Clancy's The Division, the player can find a purple bowling ball with "cousin" written on it. This is an obvious reference to Roman calling Niko to go bowling.

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