|Appearance(s):||The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Full name:||Armando Torres|
|Also known as:||A, Mando|
|Date of birth:||1983 (Age 25)|
|Place of birth:||Northwood, Algonquin|
|Main affiliation:||Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers|
|Vehicle(s):||Black Cavalcade with dark rims|
|Voiced by:||Jamie Fernandez|
Armando was born in the Dominican Republic, and his constant companion Henrique Bardas, are two of Luis' oldest friends. The trio are said to have grown up together, gone to school together, and got in a lot of trouble together. While Luis has left Northwood for the success he found working with Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, Armando and Henrique have remained in the barrio where they are still often found hustling on the streets of Northwood. With Luis not around as often, the trio has become a duo in which Armando fills the role of brains to Henrique's muscle. Armando can be seen to be slightly resentful of Luis' decision to work in nightclub business, feeling as if Luis has abandoned his origins and is trying to be something he's not. He is still very loyal, however, to his old friend, providing him with access to a weapon van as well as backup on certain missions. With the help of Luis, Henrique and Armando start a drug empire which they build up by ambushing drug convoys, stealing stashes and raiding deals.
The Ballad of Gay Tony
- I luv LC
- Corner Kids (Boss)
- Clocking Off (Boss)
- In the Crosshairs (If Luis is in need of a sniper rifle)
- Knife - $100
- Shotgun - $840 + $100 for 10 shells
- Automatic Shotgun - $1250 + $80 per 20 standard shells / $160 per 20 explosive shells
- SMG - $1,750 + $20 for each additional magazine
- Gold SMG - $5000 + $20 for each additional magazine
- Assault SMG - $6725
- Assault Rifle (AK-47) - $2,450 + $55 for each additional magazine
- Carbine Rifle - $3,500 + $70 for each additional magazine
- Advanced MG - $7550
- Grenade Launcher - $8000 + $300 per grenade
- Rocket Launcher - $10000 + $300 per rocket
- Body Armor - $300
- Parachute - $100
- Armando has a mother who is alive, and says to Luis if he crashes his Cavalcade; "my mom will kill you if I die in a car crash".
- Despite the shared surname, there is no suggestion that Armando is in any way related to Elizabeta Torres, except for hanging out with Carmen Ortiz.
- He is currently in a relationship with Carmen Ortiz. Luis and Henrique make fun of him because they also had sex with her.
- Armando is one of a few characters without an entry in the LCPD database, despite having committed criminal acts and has been in jail.
- While in prison, Armando had a cellmate, who had three kids. Luis, and apparently several others, have accused Armando of having homosexual relationships with this man.
- Armando is a smoker, which can be seen during the mission Clocking Off. It's a likely reference to the habits of Little Jacob, who likes to smoke marijuana, and Terry Thorpe, who is a heavy cigarette smoker. All three characters provide the protagonist with weapons.
- If Luis doesn't have a sniper rifle for the mission In the Crosshairs, he will automatically call Armando and ask if he has any. He will then meet up with him.
- Armando's favorite radio station is The Beat 102.7.
- Armando strikes a double-image with Hip-Hop artist Lloyd Banks.
- Armando, unlike most other characters, does not wear a helmet while on a bike. This is also true for Henrique and Tony.
- Armando and Henrique often like to poke fun at Luis for having a homosexual boss, saying things like; "Sorry Luis, but the strippers here are girls, not guys."
- Armando bears some resemblance to Rocco Pelosi due to similarities of their facial appearances.