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{{Infobox character
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|name = Antonio Cipriani
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Toni Cipriani LCS Mobile.png|1998
 
Toni Cipriani LCS Mobile.png|1998
 
ToniCipriani-GTAIII.jpg|2001
 
ToniCipriani-GTAIII.jpg|2001
 
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
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|aka = Toni<br>{{H:title|Used by Salvatore Leone|Anthony}}<br>{{H:title|While posing as Salvatore's lawyer|Lionel}}<br>{{H:title|Used by Maria during 'Ho Selecta!'|Fido}}<br>{{H:title|Used by Maria during 'Booby Prize'|Mr. Tough guy}}<br>{{H:title|Tuxedo costume in Multiplayer|Toni the Tux}}
|name = Antonio Cipriani
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} [[Italy|Italian]]-<br/>{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|aka = Toni<br>{{H:title|Used by Salvatore Leone|Anthony}}<br>{{H:title|While posing as Salvatore's lawyer|Lionel}}<br>{{H:title|Used by Maria during 'Ho Selecta!'|Fido}}<br>{{H:title|Used by Maria during 'Booby Prize'|Mr. Tough guy}}<br>{{H:title|Tuxedo costume in Multiplayer|Toni the Tux}}
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|status = Alive
|gender = M
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|pob = [[Portland]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]
|pob = [[Portland]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]
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|home = [[Momma's Restaurante]] <small>([[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]])</small><br>[[Portland Safehouse (GTA Liberty City Stories)|Safehouse]] <small>(Saint Mark's, Portland; Demolished)</small><br>[[Staunton Island Safehouse (GTA Liberty City Stories)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]])</small><br>[[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA Liberty City Stories)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]])</small>
|home = [[Momma's Restaurante]] <small>([[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]])</small><br>[[Portland Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>(Saint Mark's, Portland; Demolished)</small><br>[[Staunton Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]])</small><br>[[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Safehouse]] <small>([[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]])</small>
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|family = [[Ma Cipriani|Mrs. Cipriani]] <small>(mother)</small><br> [[Mr. Cipriani]] <small>(Father)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}
|nationality = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} [[Italy|Italian]]-<br/>{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
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|affiliations = [[Leone Crime Family|Leone Family]]<br>[[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(1990's - 2001)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Maria Latore]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|U=y}}[[Donald Love]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|U=y}}[[Leon McAffrey]] <small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Toshiko Kasen]] <small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Claude]]<small> (2001)</small> <br>[[Uptown Yardies]] <small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Southside Hoods]] <small> (1998) </small><br>[[Vincenzo Cilli]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}
|family = [[Ma Cipriani|Mrs. Cipriani]] <small>(mother)</small><br> [[Mr. Cipriani]] <small>(Father)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}
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|weapons = [[Pistol]], [[Stubby Shotgun]], [[Micro SMG]], [[M4]], [[Sniper Rifle]], [[Flamethrower]], [[Minigun]], [[Fire Axe]], [[Katana]], [[Baseball Bat]],<br>Player's choice
|affiliations = [[Leone Crime Family|Leone Family]] <small>(Leader in 2001)</small><br>[[Salvatore Leone]] <small>(1990's - 2001)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Maria Latore]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|U=y}}[[Donald Love]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|U=y}}[[Leon McAffrey]] <small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Toshiko Kasen]] <small> (1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Claude]]<small> (2001)</small> <br>[[Uptown Yardies]] <small> (1998)</small> <br>[[Southside Hoods]] <small> (1998) </small><br>[[Vincenzo Cilli]] <small>(1998)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}
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|vehicles = [[Mafia Sentinel]]<br>[[Kuruma]]<br>[[Hellenbach GT]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger]] <small>([[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|optional]])</small><br>[[PCJ-600]] <small> (1998) </small> <br>Player's choice
|vehicles = [[Mafia Sentinel]]<br>[[Kuruma]]<br>[[Hellenbach GT]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger]] <small>([[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|optional]])</small><br>[[PCJ-600]] <small> (1998) </small> <br>Player's choice
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|businesses = [[Momma's Restaurante]]<br>[[Punk Noodles]]<br>[[Joe's Pizza]]<br>[[Capital Autos]]<br>[[Hogs 'n' Cogs]]
|weapons = [[Pistol]], [[Stubby Shotgun]], [[Micro SMG]], [[M4]], [[Sniper Rifle]], [[Flamethrower]], [[Minigun]], [[Fire Axe]], [[Katana]], [[Baseball Bat]],<br>Player's choice
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|gender = M
|businesses = [[Momma's Restaurante]]<br>[[Punk Noodles]]<br>[[Joe's Pizza]]<br>[[Capital Autos]]<br>[[Hogs 'n' Cogs]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
|voice = [[Michael Madsen]] <small>(''GTA III'')</small><br>[[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] <small>(''GTA Liberty City Stories'')</small>
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|voice = [[Michael Madsen]] <small>(''GTA III'')</small><br>[[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] <small>(''GTA Liberty City Stories'')</small>
|status = Alive
 
|dob = [[1968]]
 
 
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{{Protagonists}}
 
{{Protagonists}}
 
{{Quote|Let's teach these would-be tough guys what it means to be a tough guy.|Toni Cipriani}}
 
{{Quote|Let's teach these would-be tough guys what it means to be a tough guy.|Toni Cipriani}}
   
'''Antonio "Toni" Cipriani '''is a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series who appears as the [[protagonist]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' and a main character in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''. [[Michael Madsen]] voices Toni in ''Grand Theft Auto III'', whilst [[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] voices him in ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''.
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'''Antonio "Toni" Cipriani '''is a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series who appears as a main character in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]] ''(set in [[2001]]), and the [[protagonist]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' (set in [[1998]]). [[Michael Madsen]] voices Toni in ''GTA III'', whilst [[Danny Mastrogiorgio]] voices him in'' Liberty City Stories''.
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Toni is a member of the [[Leone Crime Family]] in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]], who was forced to live abroad after killing a made man from a rival Mafia family under orders of his boss, Don [[Salvatore Leone]]. He returns four years later and resumes work for the family, eventually wiping out the two rival Mafia families, the [[Sindacco Crime Family|Sindaccos]] and the [[Forelli Crime Family|Forellis]], which leaves the Leones as the sole major Mafia family in the city, and earning Salvatore's respect and trust, which leads to his position as a [[Caporegime|Capo]] within the family.
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He maintains this position three years later, when he employs [[Claude]] for several jobs. After Claude gets [[Last Requests|betrayed]] by Salvatore and [[Sayonara Salvatore|kills]] him in retaliaton, Toni presumably becomes the new Don of the Leone Family. Toni is the son of [[Ma Cipriani]], with whom he is often seen arguing due to her constant discontent over him.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Toni Cipriani was born in [[1968]] to [[Ma Cipriani]] and an [[Mr. Cipriani|unnamed father]], who was a member of one of the city's [[mafia]] families. He lived with his Ma in their [[Momma's Restaurante|restaurant]] and and was regularly beat by her as a child and an adult. He later became involved in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City's]] criminal underworld, joining the mafia to follow on his father.
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Toni Cipriani was born to [[Ma Cipriani]] and an [[Mr. Cipriani|unnamed father]], who was a member of one of the city's [[mafia]] families. He lived with his Ma in their [[Momma's Restaurante|restaurant]] and and was regularly beat by her as a child and an adult. He later became involved in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City's]] criminal underworld, joining the mafia to follow on his father's footsteps.
   
=== Events of ''GTA: LCS'' (circa 1998) ===
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=== Events of ''GTA Liberty City Stories'' ===
 
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'', Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and main protagonist of the game. ''GTA: Liberty City Stories'' explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in ''GTA III''.
 
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'', Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and main protagonist of the game. ''GTA: Liberty City Stories'' explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in ''GTA III''.
   
Toni left Liberty City and decided to lay low in a foreign country after killing a [[Unnamed made man|rival made man]] (presumably [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] or [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco]] family) under orders from [[Salvatore Leone]]. He finally returned to the city in June [[1998]], ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the [[Leone Crime Family|Leone Family]] have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni out of his rank and give the position to [[Vincenzo Cilli]] during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the Don, in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni however works for Salvatore's wife [[Maria Latore]] who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is [[Overdose of Trouble|Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her]]. Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in ''GTA III''. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other Mafia families, the Forellis and the Sindaccos via several means, allowing him to be "[[Making Toni|made]]" halfway through the storyline after [[A Walk in the Park|killing the Liberty City mayor]], [[Roger C. Hole]]. After being made, his mother calls off [[No Son of Mine|a hit she had put on her son]]. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, [[Donald Love]] and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually [[Love on the Rocks|found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni]], which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After [[Miles O'Donovan]] has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.
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Toni left Liberty City and decided to lay low abroad after killing a [[Unnamed made man|rival made man]] (presumably [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] or [[Sindacco Family|Sindacco]] family) under orders from [[Salvatore Leone]]. He finally returned to the city in June [[1998]], ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the [[Leone Crime Family|Leone Family]] have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni out of his rank and give the position to [[Vincenzo Cilli]] during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the Don, in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni and Vincenzo immediately dislike each other, which end up in Toni [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|killing Vincenzo]] after his [[Hot Wheels (GTA Liberty City Stories)|earlier betrayal]]. Toni works for Salvatore's wife [[Maria Latore]] who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However, after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is [[Overdose of Trouble|Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her]]. Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in ''GTA III''. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other Mafia families, the Forellis and the Sindaccos via several means, allowing him to be "[[Making Toni|made]]" halfway through the storyline after [[A Walk in the Park|killing the Liberty City mayor]], [[Roger C. Hole]]. After being made, his mother calls off [[No Son of Mine|a hit she had put on her son]]. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, [[Donald Love]] and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually [[Love on the Rocks|found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni]], which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After [[Miles O'Donovan]] has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.
   
 
Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to [[Panlantic Land Grab|kill]] real estate businessman, and Love's former mentor, [[Avery Carrington]]. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert [[8-Ball]] is [[No Money, Mo' Problems|paid to give them explosives]] in order to [[Bringing the House Down|blow up]] [[Fort Staunton]], causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, [[Toshiko Kasen]], and asked to fight the local [[Yakuza]] organization. After Toni [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|kills]] her husband [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love [[Love on the Run|asks Toni for some help]] to take him to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] as the [[Colombian Cartel]] are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and [[Ned Burner]].
 
Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to [[Panlantic Land Grab|kill]] real estate businessman, and Love's former mentor, [[Avery Carrington]]. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert [[8-Ball]] is [[No Money, Mo' Problems|paid to give them explosives]] in order to [[Bringing the House Down|blow up]] [[Fort Staunton]], causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, [[Toshiko Kasen]], and asked to fight the local [[Yakuza]] organization. After Toni [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|kills]] her husband [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love [[Love on the Run|asks Toni for some help]] to take him to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] as the [[Colombian Cartel]] are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and [[Ned Burner]].
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Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being [[The Shoreside Redemption|escorted to the courthouse by Toni]], due to the [[Sicilian Mafia]] wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, [[Massimo Torini]], a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore [[The Sicilian Gambit|chase Torini and rescue the Mayor]] from [[Portland Rock]], killing Torini in the process.
 
Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being [[The Shoreside Redemption|escorted to the courthouse by Toni]], due to the [[Sicilian Mafia]] wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, [[Massimo Torini]], a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore [[The Sicilian Gambit|chase Torini and rescue the Mayor]] from [[Portland Rock]], killing Torini in the process.
   
=== Events of ''GTA III'' (circa 2001) ===
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=== Events of ''GTA III'' ===
 
By [[2001]], Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|police]] had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]], introduces the game’s protagonist, [[Claude]], to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the [[Liberty City Triads (3D Universe)|Triads]] (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from [[Mr. Wong's Laundromat]], destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in [[Callahan Point]]. Toni also [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduces]] Claude to Salvatore Leone.
 
By [[2001]], Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|police]] had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, [[Joey Leone|Joey]], introduces the game’s protagonist, [[Claude]], to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the [[Liberty City Triads (3D Universe)|Triads]] (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from [[Mr. Wong's Laundromat]], destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in [[Callahan Point]]. Toni also [[Salvatore's Called A Meeting|introduces]] Claude to Salvatore Leone.
   
In 2001, Toni still working with his mother and is frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant insulting from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, [[Chatterbox FM]], and complain about his mother's constant berating. After Salvatore Leone has been [[Sayonara Salvatore|assassinated]], it is believed that Toni will take control of the Leone Family simply because Joey Leone, Salvatore's son, hasn't exactly done much to help the family.
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In 2001, Toni is still working with his mother and has frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant insulting from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, [[Chatterbox FM]], and complain about his mother's constant berating. His standing in the Leone Family following Salvatore Leone's [[Sayonara Salvatore|assassination]] is unknown.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Toni's behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, [[Maria Latore]], [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] and Donald Love). When he is angry, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to [[Dead Meat|kill]] [[Giovanni Casa]] and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral [[L.C. Confidential|to]] [[The Passion of the Heist|make]] [[Karmageddon|a]] [[False Idols|confession]]). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, as seen in the mission [[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]], when he berates Vincenzo Cilli for receiving oral sex from a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]] named [[Cheryl]] while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.
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Toni is in some ways similar to [[Tommy Vercetti]], and his behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, [[Maria Latore]], [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] and Donald Love). When enraged, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to [[Dead Meat|kill]] [[Giovanni Casa]] and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral [[L.C. Confidential|to]] [[The Passion of the Heist|make]] [[Karmageddon|a]] [[False Idols|confession]]). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, as seen in the mission [[Hot Wheels (GTA Liberty City Stories)|Hot Wheels]], when he berates Vincenzo Cilli for receiving oral sex from a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]] named [[Cheryl]] while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.
   
 
Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, [[Salvatore's Salvation|he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kidnap Salvatore]]). However, after completing the storyline mission "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.
 
Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, [[Salvatore's Salvation|he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kidnap Salvatore]]). However, after completing the storyline mission "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.
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As ''Liberty City Stories'' allows the player to change clothes, Toni can wear up to [[Clothing in GTA Liberty City Stories|16 different outfits]], ranging from casuals to mascot costumes to luxury suits. Toni's regular outfit is a dark brown jacket, tan pants, and black shoes.
 
As ''Liberty City Stories'' allows the player to change clothes, Toni can wear up to [[Clothing in GTA Liberty City Stories|16 different outfits]], ranging from casuals to mascot costumes to luxury suits. Toni's regular outfit is a dark brown jacket, tan pants, and black shoes.
   
In ''GTA III'', circa 2001, Toni's appearance has changed drastically; he has lighter brown hair with grey stripes and a much fatter and heavier build. Toni also wears a purple coat, and tan dress pants.
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In ''GTA III'', circa 2001, Toni's appearance has changed drastically; he has lighter brown hair with grey stripes and a much fatter and heavier build. Toni also wears a purple coat and dark tan dress pants.
   
== Mission Appearances==
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== Prominent Appearances in Missions ==
 
;''Grand Theft Auto III''
 
;''Grand Theft Auto III''
 
*[[Cipriani's Chauffeur]]
 
*[[Cipriani's Chauffeur]]
 
*[[Taking Out the Laundry]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[Taking Out the Laundry]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[The Pick-Up]] <small>(Voice/Boss) </small>
 
*[[The Pick-Up]] <small>(Voice/Boss) </small>
*[[Salvatore's Called A Meeting]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*[[Salvatore's Called a Meeting]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[Triads and Tribulations]] <small>(Voice/Boss) </small>
 
*[[Triads and Tribulations]] <small>(Voice/Boss) </small>
 
*[[Blow Fish]] <small>(Boss) </small>
 
*[[Blow Fish]] <small>(Boss) </small>
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*As the [[protagonist]], he appears in all [[Missions in GTA Liberty City Stories|missions]].
 
*As the [[protagonist]], he appears in all [[Missions in GTA Liberty City Stories|missions]].
   
==Murders Committed==
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==Characters murdered by Toni Cipriani==
 
*[[Unnamed made man]] - Killed in 1994 under orders of Salvatore Leone, resulting in Toni going into hiding for four years.
 
*[[Unnamed made man]] - Killed in 1994 under orders of Salvatore Leone, resulting in Toni going into hiding for four years.
 
*[[Dan Sucho]] - [[Grease Sucho|Killed]] to show his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] that Toni is better than him.
 
*[[Dan Sucho]] - [[Grease Sucho|Killed]] to show his [[Ma Cipriani|mother]] that Toni is better than him.
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*[[Cedric Fotheringay]] - [[Biker Heat|Killed]] for beating up [[Maria Latore|Maria]].
 
*[[Giovanni Casa]] - [[Dead Meat|Killed]] and butchered for stopping to pay protection money to Ma, later delivering his chopped remains to his own deli.
 
*[[Giovanni Casa]] - [[Dead Meat|Killed]] and butchered for stopping to pay protection money to Ma, later delivering his chopped remains to his own deli.
 
*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] - [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|Killed]] for setting Toni up in the beginning and for trying to kill him.
 
*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] - [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|Killed]] for setting Toni up in the beginning and for trying to kill him.
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*[[Ned Burner]] - [[Stop the Press|Killed]] under orders of [[Donald Love]] for exposing the death of [[Avery Carrington]] at their hands.
 
*[[Ned Burner]] - [[Stop the Press|Killed]] under orders of [[Donald Love]] for exposing the death of [[Avery Carrington]] at their hands.
 
*[[Kazuki Kasen]] - [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|Killed]] for trying to kill Toni and [[Toshiko Kasen]].
 
*[[Kazuki Kasen]] - [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|Killed]] for trying to kill Toni and [[Toshiko Kasen]].
*[[Massimo Torini]] - [[The Sicilian Gambit|Killed for]] kidnapping [[Miles O'Donovan]] and trying to take over [[Liberty City]], as well as attempting to ruin Leone Family.
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*[[Massimo Torini]] - [[The Sicilian Gambit|Killed]] for kidnapping [[Miles O'Donovan]] and trying to take over [[Liberty City]], as well as attempting to ruin Leone Family.
   
'''Optional Murder'''
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== Crimes Comitted by Toni Cipriani ==
*[[Cedric Fotheringay]] - Can be [[Biker Heat|killed]] for beating up [[Maria Latore|Maria]]; if Toni doesn't kill him while following him, Fotheringay will jump into the water and drown.
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This is a list of crimes comitted by Toni in both ''GTA: Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTA III'', as well as crimes that the player may commit while playing as Toni.
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*Killing a made man from a rival Mafia family.
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*[[Slacker|Forcing a reluctant drug dealer to do deals again]].
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*[[Dealing Revenge|Killing three members of the Sindacco Family in retaliation for killing the dealer]].
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*[[Snuff|Killing several members of the Sindacco Family to free JD O'Toole from under their control so that he could come work for the Leone Family, and stealing their car for JD]].
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*[[Smash and Grab|Saving three of Vincenzo Cilli's men from the LCPD after a failed raid on a petrol station]].
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*[[Hot Wheels (GTA Liberty City Stories)|Picking a car full of drugs for Vincenzo, escaping from the LCPD, and destroying the car in retaliation to Vincenzo's betrayal]].
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*[[Bone Voyeur!|Driving JD to collect the money he owes to him from prostitutes, and killing some of their clients that become hostile]].
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*[[Don in 60 Seconds|Driving Salvatore Leone away from Paulie's Revue Bar before it gets raided by the LCPD]].
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*[[A Volatile Situation|Killing the Sindaccos preparing to attack the Leone Family casino in Saint Mark's with cars rigged with bombs]].
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*[[Blow Up 'Dolls'|The destruction of The 'Dolls' House]].
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*[[Big Rumble in Little China|Killing several Triads to prove himself to his mother]].
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*[[Grease Sucho|Winning an illegal street race against Dan Sucho, and killing him afterwards to prove his worth]].
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*[[Dead Meat|Killing Giovanni Casa and selling his remains, disguised as meat for cooking]].
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*[[No Son of Mine|Killing the hitmen sent after him by his mother]].
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*[[The Offer|Attempting to bribe Jane Hopper so that she would allow Salvatore to use the docks (and, optionally, killing her guards when they ambush him)]].
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*[[Ho Selecta!|Dropping prostitutes at the docks to win the workers on Salvatore's side]].
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*[[Frighteners|Scaring three union bosses so that they would allow Salvatore to use the docks]].
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*[[Rollercoaster Ride|Killing Jane Hopper's chauffeur, stealing his uniform to pose as him, and scaring Hopper by driving dangerously so that she would finally allow Salvatore to use the docks]].
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*[[Shop 'til you Strop|Being Maria Latore's getaway driver after she steals from several shops]].
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*[[Taken for a Ride|Taking Maria to meet her drug dealer, and killing the Sindaccos who kidnap her]].
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*[[Booby Prize|Taking part in an illegal bike race]].
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*[[Biker Heat|Killing Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay for beating Maria]].
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*[[Contra-Banned|Overseeing a drug deal with Miguel and the Colombian Cartel, before escaping from the LCPD with the car full of drugs]].
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*[[Salvatore's Salvation|Killing the Sindaccos who kidnapped Salvatore]].
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*[[The Guns of Leone|Helping Salvatore kill all the Sindaccos in the Red Light District]].
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*[[Calm Before the Storm|Following Masimo Torini and witnessing his meetings with the Diablos and the Triads]].
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*[[The Made Man|Disposing of JD O'Toole's body]].
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*[[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|Killing Vincenzo Cilli and all his henchmen who attempted to murder him]].
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*[[Sindacco Sabotage|Helping the Leones kill the Diablos attacking their turf in Hepburn Heights&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Red Light District]].
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*[[The Trouble With Triads|Killing several Triads who attempted to destroy Salvatore's money stash at a warehouse]].
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*[[Driving Mr Leone|Helping Salvatore escape when the mayor threatens to make him responsible for all the problems happening in Liberty City]].
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*[[A Walk in the Park|Killing mayor Roger C. Hole]].
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*[[The Morgue Party Candidate|Stealing a hearse with a body on its way to the pathology labs for Donald Love]].
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*[[Steering the Vote|Killing at least two van drivers to prevent them&nbsp;from getting anymore marginal voting areas for&nbsp;Miles O'Donovan]].
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*[[Cam-Pain|Killing&nbsp;Miles O'Donovan's&nbsp;campaigners]].
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*[[Friggin' the Riggin'|Destroying the ballots factory guarded by the Forelli Family]].
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*[[Love & Bullets|Killing several Forelli hitmen who attempted to assassinate Donald Love]].
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*[[Counterfeit Count|Attempting to falsify the votes for the mayoral election in Love's favour]].
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*[[Caught in the Act|Killing several men who attempt to kill him, Salvatore and mayor Hole's assistant]].
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*[[Search and Rescue|Killing several members of the Forelli Family who ambushed Salvatore]].
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*[[Taking the Peace|Remote controlling Paulie Sindacco's car into killing several Forellis]].
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*[[Shoot the Messenger|Killing a man who was going to inform Franco Forelli that the Sicilian Mafia is behind the war between the three Mafia families]].
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*[[Sayonara Sindaccos|Killing numerous Sindaccos with help from Leon McAffrey]].
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*[[The Whole 9 Yardies|Luring several Forellis into a trap where they are killed by him and the Yardies]].
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*[[Crazy '69'|Killing 20 Forellis in Belleville Park with a Katana sword]].
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*[[Night of the Livid Dreads|Killing numerous Sindaccos attempting to reclaim their turf in Northwood from the Yardies]].
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*[[Munitions Dump|Destroying several Forelli trucks transporting weapons]].
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*[[L.C. Confidential|Killing an informant and retrieving his files for Ned Burner before they fall into the hands of the FBI]].
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*[[The Passion of the Heist|Killing several gang members and stealing their loot for Ned Burner]].
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*[[Karmageddon|Stealing a firetruck and using it to cause mayhem in the streets]].
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*[[False Idols|Killing DB-P, Black Lightman, and Faith W.]]
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*[[Love on the Rocks|Stealing a van with evidence linking Donald Love to the Leone Family, and killing Miles O'Donovan's men guarding it]].
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*[[Rough Justice|Helping the Southside Hoods kill numerous Forellis and take over Wachita Gardens]].
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*[[Dead Reckoning|Killing Paulie Sindacco]].
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*[[Shogun Showdown|Destroying the Yakuza's weapon depot and tank and killing several Yakuza members guarding them]].
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*[[Panlantic Land Grab|Killing Avery Carrington and his Colombian Cartel guards in order to steal his architectural plans of developing Fort Stauton for Donald Love]].
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*[[Stop the Press|Killing Ned Burner and stealing his evidence of him and Love killing Carrington]].
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*[[Morgue Party Resurrection|Stealing two hearses with the bodies of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner for Love]].
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*[[More Deadly Than the Male|Stealing an Yakuza weapon shipment for Toshiko Kasen and Phil Cassidy]].
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*[[Cash Clash|Destroying several vans transporting money from Kazuki Kasen's casino]].
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*[[A Date With Death|Killing several Forellis who attacked him and Toshiko]].
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*[[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|Killing Kazuki Kasen and his guards]].
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*[[Bringing the House Down|The destruction of Fort Staunton]].
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*[[Love on the Run|Killing numerous members of the Colombian Cartel attacking Donald Love's mansion]].
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*[[The Shoreside Redemption|Killing several members of the Sicilian Mafia attempting to kill Salvatore on his way to court to stand trial]].
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*[[The Sicilian Gambit|Killing Masimo Torini and his men on Portalnd Rock alongside Salvatore in order to rescue mayor Miles O'Donovan]].
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*[[Cipriani's Chauffeur|Robbing a laundry under the Triads' protection]].
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*[[Taking Out the Laundry|Hiring Claude to destroy three laundry vans]].
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*[[The Pick-Up|Hiring Claude to steal a briefcase from the Triads]].
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*[[Triads and Tribulations|Hiring Claude to kill three Triad warlords]].
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*[[Blow Fish|Hiring Claude to destroy the Triads' fishing factory with a truck rigged with a bomb]].
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=== Other crimes (player-determinant) ===
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* Grand Theft Auto
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* Carjacking
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* Manslaughter
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* Mass Homicide
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* Violating Gun Control laws
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* Looting
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* Dangerous Driving
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* Assault
   
 
==Influences==
 
==Influences==
 
*Toni Cipriani's name, character, and appearance are influenced from characters portrayed by actor [[wp:Paul Sorvino|Paul Sorvino]]. The ''GTA III'' rendition of Toni Cipriani is heavily based on Sorvino's character Paulie Cicero from the film ''[[wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]]'', a huge inspiration on both games Cipriani appears in. Furthermore, Toni Cipriani's name comes directly from a character Sorvino played named Tony "Guy" Cipriani from the 1997 film ''[[wp:Money Talks (1997 film)|Money Talks]]''.
 
*Toni Cipriani's name, character, and appearance are influenced from characters portrayed by actor [[wp:Paul Sorvino|Paul Sorvino]]. The ''GTA III'' rendition of Toni Cipriani is heavily based on Sorvino's character Paulie Cicero from the film ''[[wp:Goodfellas|Goodfellas]]'', a huge inspiration on both games Cipriani appears in. Furthermore, Toni Cipriani's name comes directly from a character Sorvino played named Tony "Guy" Cipriani from the 1997 film ''[[wp:Money Talks (1997 film)|Money Talks]]''.
*Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to Tony Soprano, the main character from ''The Sopranos''. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have weight problems, and were feuding with caporegimes in their respective crime families ([[wp:Junior Soprano|Corrado 'Junior' Soprano]] and [[Vincenzo Cilli]] respectively). Moreover, Toni can wear a particular [[Wiseguy Outfit|outfit]] that seems to be inspired by the dress style of Tony Soprano.
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*Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to {{WP|Tony Soprano}}, the main character from ''{{WP|The Sopranos}}''. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have weight problems, and were feuding with caporegimes in their respective crime families ([[wp:Junior Soprano|Corrado 'Junior' Soprano]] and [[Vincenzo Cilli]] respectively). Moreover, Toni can wear a particular [[Wiseguy Outfit|outfit]] that seems to be inspired by the dress style of Tony Soprano.
 
*Toni, along with Salvatore Leone, [[Luigi Goterelli]], Maria Latore, [[8-Ball]], and [[Joey Leone]] (in that order) appear on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in ''GTA III''. This is a reference to the film ''Goodfellas'', which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] in the [[Red Light District]] of Portland Island, Liberty City.
 
*Toni, along with Salvatore Leone, [[Luigi Goterelli]], Maria Latore, [[8-Ball]], and [[Joey Leone]] (in that order) appear on posters for the film [[Badfellas]] in ''GTA III''. This is a reference to the film ''Goodfellas'', which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]] in the [[Red Light District]] of Portland Island, Liberty City.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Artworks===
 
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
 
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
GTALCS6.png|Toni's ''GTA LCS'' artwork.
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Gta3-anniversary toni 1600x1200.jpg|Toni's 10th anniversary [[Artworks in GTA III|artwork]] in ''GTA III''.
Gta3-anniversary toni 1600x1200.jpg|Artwork of Toni in ''GTA III''.
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GTALCS6.png|Toni's ''GTA Liberty City Stories'' [[Artworks in GTA Liberty City Stories|artwork]].
Toni cipriani.jpg|Toni Cipriani in ''GTA LCS''.
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</gallery>
Introduction-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani, shortly after returning to Liberty City in the introductory cutscene in ''GTA LCS''.
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===In-game===
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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Toni cipriani.jpg|Toni Cipriani in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''.
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Introduction-GTALCS.jpg|Toni Cipriani, shortly after returning to Liberty City in the introductory cutscene in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''.
 
Mr.Cipriani.jpg|Toni holding a M4.
 
Mr.Cipriani.jpg|Toni holding a M4.
 
Toni Cipriani.png|Toni's appearance in 1998.
 
Toni Cipriani.png|Toni's appearance in 1998.
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ToniCipriani .jpg|Close-up of Toni.
 
ToniCipriani .jpg|Close-up of Toni.
 
ToniWithAK47-GTALCS-Screenshot.jpeg|Toni wielding an AK-47.
 
ToniWithAK47-GTALCS-Screenshot.jpeg|Toni wielding an AK-47.
BetaToni1.jpg|Toni's beta appearance in ''GTA LCS''
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BetaToni1.jpg|Toni's beta appearance in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''
gxl2zzAF.jpg|Toni wearing the Goodfella outfit, Gta LCS (1998)
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</gallery>
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===Screenshots===
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====PSP====
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PSP40.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PSP50.jpg|
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</gallery>
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====PlayStation 2====
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_1.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_2.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_4.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_5.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_10.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_11.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-PS2_12.jpg|
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</gallery>
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====Mobile====
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-Mobile1.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-Mobile2.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-Mobile5.jpg|
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OfficialScreenshot-GTALCS-Mobile6.jpg|
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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*Toni was the first protagonist to give missions to another protagonist (namely, [[Claude]]). He is followed by [[Trevor Philips]], who gives missions to the [[GTA Online Protagonist|''GTA Online'' Protagonist]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
 
*Toni was the first protagonist to give missions to another protagonist (namely, [[Claude]]). He is followed by [[Trevor Philips]], who gives missions to the [[GTA Online Protagonist|''GTA Online'' Protagonist]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
 
*Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds JD O'Toole of the money he owes in [[Snuff]] and [[Giovanni Casa]] tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in [[Dead Meat]].
 
*Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds JD O'Toole of the money he owes in [[Snuff]] and [[Giovanni Casa]] tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in [[Dead Meat]].
*In [[A Date With Death]], Toni implies that he dislikes the [[Fort Staunton Opera House|opera]].
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*In [[A Date With Death]], Toni implies that he dislikes the [[Fort Staunton Opera House|opera]]. Ironically, during [[Cipriani's Chauffeur]], the radio in the [[Mafia Sentinel]] is turned on by default to [[Double Clef FM]].
 
*Toni appears in a total of 77 storyline missions, the third-highest number of any protagonist (behind [[Carl Johnson]] and [[Niko Bellic]], who appear in 104 and 98 missions respectively).
 
*Toni appears in a total of 77 storyline missions, the third-highest number of any protagonist (behind [[Carl Johnson]] and [[Niko Bellic]], who appear in 104 and 98 missions respectively).
 
*Toni said his own name as "''Toni Ki-priani''" in the mission [[The Pick-Up]] in ''GTA III'' instead of the usual "Toni ''Si-priani''". This appears to be an uncorrected mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
 
*Toni said his own name as "''Toni Ki-priani''" in the mission [[The Pick-Up]] in ''GTA III'' instead of the usual "Toni ''Si-priani''". This appears to be an uncorrected mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
*One of Toni's random lines when targeting someone is ''"It's my constitutional right, you moron!"'', which is similar to CJ's line ''"It's my constitutional right, bitch!"'' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''.
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*One of Toni's random lines when targeting someone is ''"It's my constitutional right, you moron!"'', which is similar to CJ's line ''"It's my constitutional right, bitch!"'' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''. In addition, Toni and CJ both share the line "This is going to a good cause: Me!" when picking up money from deceased NPCs.
 
**Another one of Toni's lines in the game, ''"you do know that I'm Italian, don't you, [[Donald Love|Don]]? Not er, Spanish?"'' in the mission [[Cam-Pain]], is similar to CJ's line ''"you do know that I'm black, right? And not Chinese?"'' to [[Wu Zi Mu|Woozie]] in the mission [[Amphibious Assault]].
 
**Another one of Toni's lines in the game, ''"you do know that I'm Italian, don't you, [[Donald Love|Don]]? Not er, Spanish?"'' in the mission [[Cam-Pain]], is similar to CJ's line ''"you do know that I'm black, right? And not Chinese?"'' to [[Wu Zi Mu|Woozie]] in the mission [[Amphibious Assault]].
 
*His original name was '''Tony Facile'''.
 
*His original name was '''Tony Facile'''.

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"Let's teach these would-be tough guys what it means to be a tough guy."
―Toni Cipriani

Antonio "Toni" Cipriani is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001), and the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (set in 1998). Michael Madsen voices Toni in GTA III, whilst Danny Mastrogiorgio voices him in Liberty City Stories.

Toni is a member of the Leone Crime Family in Liberty City, who was forced to live abroad after killing a made man from a rival Mafia family under orders of his boss, Don Salvatore Leone. He returns four years later and resumes work for the family, eventually wiping out the two rival Mafia families, the Sindaccos and the Forellis, which leaves the Leones as the sole major Mafia family in the city, and earning Salvatore's respect and trust, which leads to his position as a Capo within the family.

He maintains this position three years later, when he employs Claude for several jobs. After Claude gets betrayed by Salvatore and kills him in retaliaton, Toni presumably becomes the new Don of the Leone Family. Toni is the son of Ma Cipriani, with whom he is often seen arguing due to her constant discontent over him.

Background

Toni Cipriani was born to Ma Cipriani and an unnamed father, who was a member of one of the city's mafia families. He lived with his Ma in their restaurant and and was regularly beat by her as a child and an adult. He later became involved in Liberty City's criminal underworld, joining the mafia to follow on his father's footsteps.

Events of GTA Liberty City Stories

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani assumes the role of the playable character and main protagonist of the game. GTA: Liberty City Stories explores Toni's history and exploits in 1998, three years prior to the events in GTA III.

Toni left Liberty City and decided to lay low abroad after killing a rival made man (presumably Forelli or Sindacco family) under orders from Salvatore Leone. He finally returned to the city in June 1998, ready to continue his life of organized crime. A grateful Salvatore Leone gives Toni jobs, but because he was out of town for so many years, other members of the Leone Family have had the time to move up in the hierarchy. Salvatore was forced to strip Toni out of his rank and give the position to Vincenzo Cilli during his leave of absence. Toni now finds himself as a low-ranking goon that has to once again gain favor with the Don, in order to secure a leadership position in the family. Toni and Vincenzo immediately dislike each other, which end up in Toni killing Vincenzo after his earlier betrayal. Toni works for Salvatore's wife Maria Latore who later on, develops feelings for Toni and has him to do her bidding, and tells him she loves him, but Toni does not feel the same way. However, after learning Toni "has no money", she cuts ties with Toni, reminding him that she is Salvatore's girl and not to hit on her. Toni appeared in the game to be much thinner than his appearance in GTA III. Much of his efforts in achieving his goal of reclaiming his place in the Leone hierarchy include battling two other Mafia families, the Forellis and the Sindaccos via several means, allowing him to be "made" halfway through the storyline after killing the Liberty City mayor, Roger C. Hole. After being made, his mother calls off a hit she had put on her son. Later, Toni works for millionaire and mayor candidate, Donald Love and fights the Forelli's in order to help the Leone's own City Hall while protecting Donald. Donald Love is eventually found to be in league with Salvatore and Toni, which makes him unfit for the office in people's eye. After Miles O'Donovan has been elected mayor, Salvatore Leone is arrested on several crime charges, forcing Toni to pose as a lawyer named Lionel to take jobs from the police station where Salvatore is imprisoned.

Donald Love, in a stressful phone call, says that he has many propositions for him. Upon arriving at the flophouse, Donald Love says that he has plans that will make both Toni and himself rich again and orders Toni to kill real estate businessman, and Love's former mentor, Avery Carrington. Toni and Donald steal Avery's plans and bomb expert 8-Ball is paid to give them explosives in order to blow up Fort Staunton, causing the Forelli Family to lose a lot of influence. Toni is called by a mysterious woman, Toshiko Kasen, and asked to fight the local Yakuza organization. After Toni kills her husband Kazuki, a remorseful Toshiko commits suicide and a panicked Donald Love asks Toni for some help to take him to Francis International Airport as the Colombian Cartel are attacking to steal Avery's plans. Toni gets Love to the airport safely and Love brings with him the corpses of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner.

Salvatore is eventually released from jail, after being escorted to the courthouse by Toni, due to the Sicilian Mafia wanting Salvatore dead. After being released, Toni and Salvatore go to see the mayor, Miles O'Donovan, to get his charges dropped. However, Massimo Torini, a high-ranking member of the Sicilian Mafia, had the mayor kidnapped. Toni and Salvatore chase Torini and rescue the Mayor from Portland Rock, killing Torini in the process.

Events of GTA III

By 2001, Toni has become one of the highest-ranking members of the Leone Family, behind only Salvatore Leone. The police had attempted to connect Toni and Salvatore throughout 2001; however, they fail to link them beyond his mother's restaurant. Salvatore’s son, Joey, introduces the game’s protagonist, Claude, to Toni. Toni hires Claude to attack the Triads (Leone Family enemies), including trying to get protection money from Mr. Wong's Laundromat, destroying some Triad fish vans and the Triad owned fish factory in Callahan Point. Toni also introduces Claude to Salvatore Leone.

In 2001, Toni is still working with his mother and has frequently been seen in his family-run restaurant, where he provides Claude with jobs. The constant insulting from his mother about him not being able to be like his father and failing to meet up to her expectations had forced him to call the local chat radio station, Chatterbox FM, and complain about his mother's constant berating. His standing in the Leone Family following Salvatore Leone's assassination is unknown.

Personality

Toni is in some ways similar to Tommy Vercetti, and his behavior in scenes of the game suggest that he is very loyal, but very easy to irritate (of course, this may be in part of that he is surrounded by such strange people, for instance, Maria Latore, Joseph Daniel O'Toole and Donald Love). When enraged, Toni is capable of practicing extremely violent acts (like using an axe to kill Giovanni Casa and cut his body into small pieces), but he also seems to feel remorseful at times (like when he goes to the Cathedral to make a confession). However, like many other GTA protagonists, he too shows very little hesitation in killing anyone standing in his way and occasionally mocks them. Toni also believes that people should show proper respect to their parents, as seen in the mission Hot Wheels, when he berates Vincenzo Cilli for receiving oral sex from a prostitute named Cheryl while talking to his mother, and how he desperately tries to please his mother. Like Claude, he will give drivers the finger if a vehicle stands in front of him and tries to mow him down.

Toni seems to be very loyal to his bosses (for example, he saves Salvatore from being crushed in a car which the Sindaccos used to kidnap Salvatore). However, after completing the storyline mission "The Sicilian Gambit", during the ending cutscene, Toni seems to be a little troubled and hesitant for not being paid by Salvatore the couple of million dollars he promised.

In GTA: Liberty City Stories, Toni is significantly thinner than his depiction in GTA III; this is commented or criticized by his mother, Maria and Salvatore Leone, with his mother and Salvatore in particular commenting about him not being fed well. By GTA III, Toni is fatter and has aged considerably in the three years that have passed.

Appearance

In GTA: Liberty City Stories, circa 1998, Toni has a burly build and light skin. He has brown eyes and short, black hair. He has a permanent 5 O'Clock shadow, and a small amount of chest hair, which can be seen when using certain outfits.

Tony appears to be quite tall, and he is considerably taller than Salvatore and JD O'Toole.

As Liberty City Stories allows the player to change clothes, Toni can wear up to 16 different outfits, ranging from casuals to mascot costumes to luxury suits. Toni's regular outfit is a dark brown jacket, tan pants, and black shoes.

In GTA III, circa 2001, Toni's appearance has changed drastically; he has lighter brown hair with grey stripes and a much fatter and heavier build. Toni also wears a purple coat and dark tan dress pants.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Characters murdered by Toni Cipriani

Crimes Comitted by Toni Cipriani

This is a list of crimes comitted by Toni in both GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA III, as well as crimes that the player may commit while playing as Toni.

Other crimes (player-determinant)

  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Carjacking
  • Manslaughter
  • Mass Homicide
  • Violating Gun Control laws
  • Looting
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Assault

Influences

  • Toni Cipriani's name, character, and appearance are influenced from characters portrayed by actor Paul Sorvino. The GTA III rendition of Toni Cipriani is heavily based on Sorvino's character Paulie Cicero from the film Goodfellas, a huge inspiration on both games Cipriani appears in. Furthermore, Toni Cipriani's name comes directly from a character Sorvino played named Tony "Guy" Cipriani from the 1997 film Money Talks.
  • Toni Cipriani is likely a homage to Tony Soprano, the main character from The Sopranos. Aside from their names, both characters also share ongoing problems with their mothers, who also ordered hits on them. They also both would later go on to have weight problems, and were feuding with caporegimes in their respective crime families (Corrado 'Junior' Soprano and Vincenzo Cilli respectively). Moreover, Toni can wear a particular outfit that seems to be inspired by the dress style of Tony Soprano.
  • Toni, along with Salvatore Leone, Luigi Goterelli, Maria Latore, 8-Ball, and Joey Leone (in that order) appear on posters for the film Badfellas in GTA III. This is a reference to the film Goodfellas, which Frank Vincent (Salvatore Leone's voice actor) and Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti's voice actor) starred in. The posters can be found at Luigi's Sex Club 7 in the Red Light District of Portland Island, Liberty City.

Gallery

Artworks

In-game

Screenshots

PSP

PlayStation 2

Mobile

Trivia

  • Toni is the only protagonist in the series to have a character artwork in a game he's not the protagonist in (with GTA III being the game).
  • Toni was the first protagonist to appear in another game before his own.
  • Toni was the first protagonist to give missions to another protagonist (namely, Claude). He is followed by Trevor Philips, who gives missions to the GTA Online Protagonist in Grand Theft Auto Online.
  • Toni may have been a loan shark in the past, as he reminds JD O'Toole of the money he owes in Snuff and Giovanni Casa tells Toni that he will pay him "the money I owe" in Dead Meat.
  • In A Date With Death, Toni implies that he dislikes the opera. Ironically, during Cipriani's Chauffeur, the radio in the Mafia Sentinel is turned on by default to Double Clef FM.
  • Toni appears in a total of 77 storyline missions, the third-highest number of any protagonist (behind Carl Johnson and Niko Bellic, who appear in 104 and 98 missions respectively).
  • Toni said his own name as "Toni Ki-priani" in the mission The Pick-Up in GTA III instead of the usual "Toni Si-priani". This appears to be an uncorrected mistake by the voice actor, Michael Madsen.
  • One of Toni's random lines when targeting someone is "It's my constitutional right, you moron!", which is similar to CJ's line "It's my constitutional right, bitch!" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In addition, Toni and CJ both share the line "This is going to a good cause: Me!" when picking up money from deceased NPCs.
    • Another one of Toni's lines in the game, "you do know that I'm Italian, don't you, Don? Not er, Spanish?" in the mission Cam-Pain, is similar to CJ's line "you do know that I'm black, right? And not Chinese?" to Woozie in the mission Amphibious Assault.
  • His original name was Tony Facile.
  • He is the only Protagonist who is not enemies with the main antagonist as Massimo Torini is instead enemies with Salvatore Leone who serves as Toni's Deuteragonist.
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