This page lists the characters of Grand Theft Auto IV. They are listed in alphabetical order with no dependence on the time of their appearance in the game, current status, etc.
|Full name||Roman Bellic|
|Also known as||The Janitor Rom|
|Status||Depends on player’s choice|
|Date of birth||1977|
|Date of possible death||2008|
Roman Bellic is one of the main characters in the plot of Grand Theft Auto IV and a side character in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is the cousin of Niko Bellic, who is the protagonist of the game Grand Theft Auto IV. He is a fictional character and has been voiced by Jason Zumwalt.
He was a Serbian who came to America to “live the American dream”, commonly describing the mindset of the people back in the 2000s. Both Niko and Roman were born during the “war”, which is often referenced throughout the story with dialogues.
He calls his cousin Niko to America where he lies about his richness so that he could get some help in running his business. At the time of Niko’s arrival, Roman owns a cab depot with only one cab driver named Mohammed. He also has a huge gambling addiction.
Roman is very friendly in nature and soon becomes an important part of the story. Soon after completing certain missions, the player can take him out to the Strip Club, Bowling, Darts, Drinking, and the Burger Shot. For more info on this, please refer to Activities in GTA 4.
All of the five activities should be done at least once to achieve 100% Roman Like. Roman Respect is usually earned through missions and on reaching 60% Roman Like, the player unlocks the “Driving Mr. Bellic” achievement after which he can ask for a cab by calling Roman. All the pickups are done by his taxi driver Mohammed and he’s usually rude to Niko. There are chances that the cab service may not be available temporarily due to the story or if the player calls Roman for a cab too many times.
Between the missions Jamaican Heat and Roman’s Sorrow, the player can do Roman’s Taxi Missions which are not a part of the 100% Completion.
He also becomes a very important part of the ending which cannot be disclosed due to spoilers, hence it is suggested to do all Roman-related activities before completing “One Last Thing”.
Unlike in Grand Theft Auto IV, he doesn’t have much prominence in The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned. He’s just seen sometimes during cutscenes and is shown just to relate all the three stories.