Tuesday, April 29, 2008

GTA IV: Niko Is From Where?

Niko Bellic, main character and avatar of GTA IV: Where is he from? He is primarily Slavic, certainly, but more specifically where is he from, given that he's actually a fictional character so doesn't have to be from anywhere and can be totally confusing or impossible?

My main former Yugoslavian source of information, Dr. S, speaks:
Given his cousin's name [Roman], he is more likely to be a Croat then a Serb. Bellic with 2 L's is also unusual, almost impossible.
His accent is more of a problem, because it is more Russian than Serbian/Croatian. If you've seen Eastern Promises, you know what I mean.