Vincenzo, more commonly referred to as Vince, is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a supporting character and the quaternary antagonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony. Vince was an Ancelotti enforcer who often worked with his nephew Rocco Pelosi.
Little is known about Vince's early life, but it can be assumed that at some point he was born in Algonquin, Liberty City, where he lives alongside his nephew Rocco Pelosi. Although never explicitly explained, Vince and Rocco are somehow related to Ancelotti crime family boss Don Giovanni Ancelotti and his daughter Gracie.
At some point, Vince and Rocco joined the Ancelottis, and soon became enforcers for the family. Rocco later became a made man, though Vince's status in the family is unknown.
Vince and Rocco would become loan sharks who collect from any people that are indebted to the Ancelotti family. In 2008, the two also got a task to collect money from Tony Prince, who was in debt to Don Ancelotti. The two developed a deep hatred towards Tony.
Events of The Ballad of Gay Tony
After a bank heist, Vince and Rocco arrive at Tony's apartment in order to collect money from Tony. The two enter Tony's apartment and meet Luis Fernando Lopez, Tony's bodyguard, for the first time. After a few racial comments and insults to Luis, Vince and Rocco take the money and leave the apartment, laughing at Luis and Tony.
After the kidnapping and release of Gracie, Rocco tells Luis to meet him and Vince at the underground restrooms of Middle Park. There, Vince and Rocco tell Luis that Giovanni is angry at Luis and Tony, and wants one of them dead, while the other will work for them. As they prefer to work with Luis at the future, Rocco and Vince order him to kill Tony.
Vince and Rocco leave for the club, and Luis leaves soon afterwards. The three confront Tony, and Luis says that he's sorry. Rocco gives Vince's Pistol .44 to Luis and tells him to kill Tony. Luis, however, had "second thoughts" at the last moment and instead of killing Tony, he shoots Vince in the head, killing him instantly. Rocco is spared due to his "made man" status.
Similar to his nephew, Vince was a brutish thug and loan shark who showed racist and homophobic tendencies. He is often rude and aggressive towards people he disrespects, such as Tony and Luis, and likes to insult them.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- Unlike many characters from the game, he doesn't have an entry in the LCPD database.
- Vince's voice actor, John Tormey, has also voiced a character in the game Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, who is coincidentally also named Vincenzo.
- The only time Vince appears outside of cutscenes is during Party's Over, lying dead with a huge gunshot wound on his face.