"I need money, this pays, I don't care if I live or die, and I'm looking for someone."
- Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic (Nikola Belic) is the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV, and a character in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. He grew up in Yugoslavia, where he fought in the Yugoslav Wars. He later worked for organized crime syndicates as a gun for hire in Liberty City. Ever since Niko was 15, his main goal in life was to find and kill the two men -- Florian and Darko -- who betrayed and nearly killed him in the Wars.