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Okay, so. They're brothers, okay. One operates the uh, the business, and the other one does the flying.
Ken Rosenberg about the two remaining Vance Crime Family members (Victor and Lance respectively), shortly before the ambushed deal.

The Vance Crime Family [2] is a criminal organization featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The two remaining members of the gang also appear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

History

In the beginning of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and during Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Vance Gang is made up of two main members, Victor and Lance Vance, of which Victor is the leader. Victor and Lance grew up poor and try drug trafficking to make a profit to live on and provide medical costs for their ill brother, Pete Vance after Victor is thrown out of The United States Army. The Vance Gang was known to have seized control of many businesses and assets and became a large scale operation. After the events of Vice City Stories, in which Victor and Lance agree to leave Vice City temporarily the gang is shrunk, it can be assumed that it had still been active but on a much more minuscule scale.

They decided to lay low, away from the criminal life; however, the pair began working again by 1986. It is implied by a few unused lines from the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City introduction mission In The Beginning... that they stashed the twenty kilos of cocaine in a farm in Panama, but it is unknown if this statement is still considered canon, although it is still implied during the final cutscene of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. [3][4][5]

Description

The Vance Crime Family members appear inside and outside of Victor's empire buildings. The members who appear outside are armed and can be recruited by the player to serve as bodyguards. There are 2 groups of the Vance Crime Family, one runs the legal businesses (prostitution, protection racket, loan shark) and one that runs the illegal businesses (robbery, smuggling, drugs). The group that spawns at the legal businesses carry baseball bats and pistols, have short brown hair and wear either a tracksuit or a tanktop, a baseball hat, and track pants. The group that spawns at the illegal businesses carry MAC-10's and AK-47's, have shaved heads and are either black males wearing pastel suits or white males wearing a t-shirt and slacks. The goons that carry MAC-10's can perform drive by's on rival gang members, firing at a faster rate than the player.

Members

Associates

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Gallery

Trivia

  • The favorite radio stations of the legal business members of the Vance Crime Family are V-Rock & VCPR.
  • Like the Trailer Park Mafia, the Vance crime family's main preferred vehicle is the Admiral, though there are many other vehicles parked in front of their businesses.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The official GTA Vice City website refers to Lance and Victor as the only remaining members of the Vance Crime Family, on Victor's VCBI crime record.
  2. Victor Vance's description on the VCBI Crime Tree Record (Official GTA Vice City Flash website)
  3. Lance Vance: "...I been making moves. I got hold of 20 keys man."
    Victor Vance: "Are you crazy? Get rid of it."
    Lance Vance: "No. All we need to do is sit on it, it's hidden out of sight, out of town man. We lay low and then sell it."
    —Lance Vance in Last Stand (in the final cutscene of the game), foreshadowing the deal in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  4. Okay, so. They're brothers, okay. One operates the uh, the business, and the other one does the flying. Now they operate out of Mexico, no, no, no, wait... They own a farm in Panama...
    — Ken Rosenberg's unused dialogue from In The Beginning...
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