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Bernie CraneEdit

CHARACTER

Florian Cravic

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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned

Full name: Florian Cravic
Also known as: Bernie Crane

Flowery Florian

Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1978
Place of birth: Unknown Country in Eastern Europe (Possibly Serbia)
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: Serbian
Main affiliation: Bryce Dawkins

Niko Bellic Roman Bellic

Vehicle(s): Orange Infernus (before giving it to Niko Bellic)

Silver Comet Turismo

Voiced by: Timothy J. Alex

Bernie Crane, formerly Florian Cravic (Serbian: Флоријан Кравић), is a character in GTA IV. He was tracked down by Niko Bellic with help from Ray Boccino. He is one of three survivors of Niko's fifteen man unit, the others being Niko himself and Darko Brevic.

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Biography [2]EditEdit

Florian was born in 1978, in the same village that both Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic grew up in. In his adolescence he fought in the Yugoslav wars with Niko Bellic, was a childhood friend of Roman Bellic, and was deeply in the closet as a homosexual despite telling people he wanted to be a wrestler. He once worked in an abattoir, which he is ashamed of. Thus he was much less feminine than he became in later years, including having a more masculine voice (which is heard in Weekend at Florian's, when he becomes very angry). In his last days in the war as a teenager, he joined Niko, Darko Brevic, and twelve other soldiers on a mission into enemy territory. Darko had secretly sold information to their enemies, and all twelve were killed with the exception of Niko, Darko and Florian.

As early as 1991, Florian moved to Liberty City, where he changed his name to Bernie Crane (shunning "Florian Cravic" as if it were a split personality) and felt comfortable being an outward homosexual. At a foam party at the famous gay-club Hercules (opened in 1998 by "Gay" Tony Prince), he met Deputy Mayor Bryce Dawkins, who he started dating afterwards. In 2003 and 2004, he was arrested for soliciting sex and holding ecstasy. He may have been dating Bryce at this time, as he ordered the LCPD not to harrass Bernie in any way.

In 2008, Niko Bellic traveled to the US to track down Cravic. After much work for many crime syndicates, mobster Ray Boccino pointed Bellic in the direction of Talbot Daniels, an associate of Cravic's. With Roman's help, Niko forced Talbot to direct him to Cravic's residence. When finally arriving, Niko and Roman broke into his apartment, and held Cravic at gun point. Bernie insisted that he is innocent and Niko is convinced, vowing to track down Darko Brevic.

Bernie later asks Niko to help him, as he is constantly harrassed over his sexuality by everyone from common skinheads to Bryce's many blackmailers (Dimitri Rascalov, a major Russian mobster and coincidentally a mortal enemy of Niko's, and to a lesser extent Thomas Stubbs III, another politician who bugged Bryce's Infernus successfully without them knowing). Niko eliminates all of these problems, and Bernie eventually gives him the Infernus, both of them unbeknownst it was bugged. Bernie is seen one more time in person at Roman's Wedding (it doesn't matter which choice the player makes, he appears in both), and throws confetti over Roman and Mallorie. He screams whether it is Kate McReary or Roman Bellic who gets killed during the shootout.

LCPD Database record[3]EditEdit

Surname: Crane

First Name: Bernie

Age: 30

Place of Birth: Unknown

Affiliations: N/A

Criminal Record:

  • 2003 - Loitering: Prostitution Solicitation (Age 25)
  • 2004 - Possession Controlled Substance: Ecstacy (Age 26)

Notes:

  • AKA Florian Cravic.
  • Involved in the gay nightclub scene.
  • Currently resides in Middle Park West.
  • Order from Mayor's office not to arrest or harass in any way.

Mission appearances[4]EditEdit

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned

Trivia[5]EditEdit

  • When on a motorcycle with Bernie, he wears a unique pink helmet.
  • Occasionally, he will refer to Niko as "Niks" (pronounced "Neeks").
  • Similar to Niko, Bernie has a scar on his left eyebrow.
  • Bernie has a painting "The Creation of Adam" on the wall of his apartment, only instead of Adam, Bernie's face has been painted over it.
  • Bernie's favorite radio stations are K109 The Studio and IF99 - International Funk. He also sings "Golden" by Jill Scott as heard in the bugged car, which is heard on The Vibe 98.8.
  • The only occasion when Bernie prefers his old name, Florian Cravic, is when having sex, according to Talbot Daniels.
  • It was belived that Bernie would feature in The Ballad of Gay Tony, as his police database information says that he is involved in the gay nightclub scene. This is not the case, however, as Bernie is nowhere to be found. A reason could be that his voice actor, Timothy J. Alex, had other arrangements, and couldn't be replaced due to Crane's unique voice.
  • When Bernie is hit, his voice is that of a generic female voice.
  • Bernie has a picture of Luis Lopez and Tony Prince next to his bed. They can be seen in Weekend at Florian's.
  • Bernie has a picture of a stripping police officer in his house with the caption "To protect and serve" underneath it, further addressing his homosexuality.
  • In I Luv LC when Luis talking with Dessie, Armando and Henrique, an unidentified man in a brownish suit walks out of Maisonette 9 with Tony. Tony escorts him to his car and pats him on the back, suggesting they're good friends and/or business partners. Some believe it is Bernie Crane, others say he resembles Phil Bell or even Eduard Borodin, the businessman who was killed in Paper Trail. Additionally, a photo of him and Tony seated at a table appears in The Celebinator's blog, with the man's face blocked by a cartoon astronaut's helmet.
  • Bernie did not always sound so flamboyant, and used to talk in a more normal voice. This is seen in Weekend at Florian's, when he becomes enraged at Darko's name.
  • It is implied that Bernie is attracted to Luis, as he mentions that "if he played for our team, I would totally be a catcher" in a phone call to the bugged Infernus, following Knowing Me, Knowing You in TLAD.
  • Niko spells his surname as Kravić (pronounced Kravitch) like in Serbian but Talbot Daniels spells his surname as Cravic (pronounced Kravik).
  • Bernie bears some resemblance to actor Ryan Reynolds.

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