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Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Grand Theft Auto 4 Guide - Random Characters

There are a total of 14 unique pedestrians in Liberty City. They are denoted on the radar by a blue person symbol, which will only appear when you are relatively close to one of them. Several of the characters have more than one task for Niko; in this case, they will appear at their next location only if their previous task has been completed. Refer to the map for each character's initial location, as well as their subsequent locations. Keep in mind that these characters are unlocked by completing missions, so refer to the text to determine if a character will appear for you.

Note: These characters will not appear at their next location the instant you complete their previous task; you may have to wait a couple of in-game days or a week before they appear. Furthermore, some characters will only appear at certain times of the day. The exact time of day that each character can be found is not known, so return to their location at a later time to see if their appearance is triggered then.

Ivan, Cherise, and Clarence are not needed to attain 100% completion.

Random Characters - Click the map to see a larger version



Complete the “It's Your Call” mission in Roman's mission line to unlock this character.

Brian 1: Meet Brian.

Brian 2: You'll have to wait a day or two before Brian will appear again.  Take Brian to the dealers, and then to his place on Wappinger Avenue to complete the task.

Brian 3: It may take quite awhile after the second encounter (more than one in-game week) for Brian to appear here. When you do run into him, first take Brian to see his dealer, kill the attackers, and then drive him to his place on Wappinger Avenue to complete the task,



Complete “Escuela of the Streets” in Manny's mission line to unlock this character.

Mel: Drive Mel to the meeting place, kill the three guys there, and then drive Mel to the yellow marker.



Complete the “Shadow” mission in Little Jacob's mission line to unlock this character.

Badman: Get a vehicle, drive to the red markers and clear out the Russian gang members in the alleyway.


Ilyena Faustin

Complete “The Puerto Rican Connection” in Manny's mission line to unlock this character.

Ilyena: Meet with her daughter's boyfriend, and then kill or beat him up.




Complete “The Holland Play” in Playboy's mission line to unlock this character. Note: If you killed Cherise during the “Ruff Rider” mission in Dwayne's mission line, she won't appear here for obvious reasons. She does not count towards 100% completion, however.

Cherise: Make your way to the yellow marker in Northwood, and then meet with Cherise's boyfriend. Beat him up, and then return to Cherise.



Complete “Blood Brothers” in Francis McReary's mission line to unlock this character. Note: If you killed Clarence during the “Holland Nights” mission in Francis' mission line, he won't appear here for obvious reasons. He does not count towards 100% completion, however.

Clarence: Kill Clarence.



Complete “Photo Shoot” in Playboy X's mission line to unlock this character.

Jeff 1: Follow Jeff's wife to a café, step inside, find the couple upstairs and take a picture of them using your cell phone camera.

Jeff 2: Jeff will call you sometime after his first task; could be a few days. After you get the call, meet him in the car park marked on your radar to get started. Dump the body into the water to complete the task.

Jeff 3: It may be awhile after the second encounter (up to a week) for Jeff to appear here. He should be at the location at around 20:00. When you do run into him, stand and watch what happens after the cutscene. Nothing to it.



Complete “The Puerto Rican Connection” in Manny's mission line to unlock this character.

Pathos 1: Kill the two guys that are hassling Pathos.

Pathos 2: Kill the two attackers, get a vehicle, and then drive Pathos to the hospital.



Complete “The Puerto Rican Connection” in Manny's mission line to unlock this character.

Hossan: Take Hossan to collect his money. Chase after and kill the guy that cheats him, pick up Hossan's wages, and then drive him to the yellow marker.



Complete “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” in Gerry McReary's mission line to unlock this character.

Marnie 1: Take Marnie to the dealer's place in Alderney.

Marnie 2: Take Marnie to the station.



Meet Hossan and complete his task to unlock this character.

Sara 1: She only seems to appear at night here. Drive Sara home to complete the task.

Sara 2: She will only appear during the day; try at noon. Purchase the package from the Perseus store, and then deliver it to Sara to complete the task.



Eddie Low

Complete “Actions Speak Louder than Words” in Gerry McReary's mission line to unlock this character. Note: Eddie Low will only appear between 20:00 and 4:00.

Eddie 1: Take Eddie to the docks, and then to Westminster.

Eddie 2: Kill Eddie.



Complete “Actions Speak Louder than Words” in Gerry McReary's mission line to unlock this character. Note: If you chose to kill Ivan during the “Ivan the Not So Terrible” mission in Vlad's mission line, he won't appear here for obvious reasons. He does not count towards 100% completion, however.

Ivan: Take Ivan to collect his money. Kill the men there when they refuse to turn over the cash. Start by killing the guy on the roof to your right, and then the guy on the fire escape to your left.



Complete “Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend” in Gerry McReary's mission line to unlock this character.

Gracie: Kill all of the Ancelottis.


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Oct 26th 2015 Guest
what is code to dragon ball characters?
ID #620021
Jul 5th 2013 Guest
What is the code for the police uniform
ID #295142
Jun 5th 2013 Guest
You Forgot Flying Rats
ID #288000
May 25th 2013 Guest
reach 100% is simple look this
Finish storyline
Finnish all stunt jumps
Finish all random characters
Finish all most wanteds(You need cop car for this one and use the police computer to get em)
There are 10 at each iceland
And finish all brucie's thefts and stevie's thefts
ID #285178
Jan 12th 2013 Guest
I failed jef 1 i waited 1 game week and why he'7 not there?
ID #242047
Nov 9th 2012 Guest
I've searched for days and can't find gracie and I've completed diamonds are a girls best friend.
Anyone any ideas?
I've done everything else and just need her
ID #206844
Aug 21st 2012 Guest
There is clearly a bunch of idiots on this formus or 12-13yr olds that do not how to get 100% in gta 4.
ID #178638
Jul 21st 2012 Guest
I have 95% completion and I know that finding all strangers is 5%. I have the strangers achievement but not 100% completion?:/
ID #167012
Jul 9th 2012 Guest
I found a helicopter in westdyke! It was in the backyard next to where stevie has you steal the GT...
ID #161913
Feb 29th 2016 Guest
Where we can't see the rest[color=red][color=red][/color] [/color] you know
ID #637967
Jun 28th 2012 Guest
this site is very very useful. Thanks!!
ID #158173
Jun 17th 2012 Guest
I cant find eddie low 1
ID #153773
Jun 17th 2012 Guest
Ok first of all when I take a picture on my phone how can I put it in the police computer to see if I need to like arrest them
ID #153566
Mar 23rd 2012 Guest
When and where does Niko Bellic meet Mel on the street?
ID #125637
Mar 18th 2012 Guest
i con't fin eddie low
ID #123936
Mar 17th 2012 TheLast1Left
My game progress is at 99.50%. I've beat the game already and it only shows that I've met 13 Random Characters but I've recieved the "No More Strangers" achievement. Does anyone know what times does each character appears? I've gone through all random character locations and I still can't find any of them. Can someone please help? Thanks. (X-Box Live Gamertag: Natural Rising)
ID #123848
Nov 26th 2011 Guest
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Aug 31st 2011 Guest
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Aug 15th 2011 Guest
i cant find eddie 2 or manie 2
ID #67469
Jul 24th 2011 Guest

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Jul 19th 2011 Guest
Is it true u get missiles after u kill all the flying rats in liberty city or is it a lie
ID #59351
Jul 15th 2011 Guest
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Jun 23rd 2011 Guest
for 100% instead like 98 you gotta do phone missions for stevie litta jacob and cars for brucie
ID #51664
Jun 5th 2011 Guest
im in 71.58 and ive done all the random characters, what else do i have to do!!!! please help!!!!
ID #47186
May 31st 2011 Guest
can't find Sara 2
ID #46096
May 21st 2011 Guest
maybe ur game is bugged
ID #44226
May 18th 2011 Guest
What exact time does Sara appear? Or is it just after dark?
ID #43670
May 11th 2011 Guest
can not find eddie at all may be wrong sopt
ID #42535
Apr 29th 2011 Guest
U unlock the achivement when u meet the character 1s, but 2 get the % u need 2 do all of them
ID #40551
Apr 28th 2011 Guest
dude diamonds are a girls best friend is right at the end go for story completion
ID #40332
Apr 27th 2011 Guest
thats not true about the police coming after you because all i have left now is brian.3 , clarence , jeff.3 , eddie.2 , and gracie but i haven't completed diamonds are a girls best friend im about half way through the game but i have had police on me loads and i haven't lost the people i have been to so your just trying to make people worried.
ID #40148
Apr 22nd 2011 Guest
dont get the cops on you or the people disappear
ID #39057
Mar 28th 2011 Forgoten_Scars
Huh, that was a lot of help. Playing through the game now, and this should make it easy.
ID #34606
Jan 26th 2011 Guest
[b][/b] hi, i have got all of the trophies exept the 100% completion one. I have done 98.33% of the game. Can anyone tell me why im not at 100% please?
ID #26858
Nov 17th 2010 Guest
hy i gat the achievement at 12 random caracters Smile
ID #18435
Nov 10th 2010 Guest
Sara 2 comes at noon atr 23:00
ID #17826
Oct 14th 2010 Guest
[size=200][/size] thanks
ID #15166
Sep 15th 2010 Guest
you need to beat that computer game score, a game of pool, and game of darts
ID #12671
Sep 3rd 2010 Guest
I have 94.17 % . How the hell is this possible. All i'm missing is 40 stunt jumps which is worth 2.5 %... So wouldn't I be at 97.5 %??
ID #11195
Aug 26th 2010 Guest
ok emm i already know about how to do the missions and stuff and where they are but i need to know what times times to meet certain characters could anybody help with that please?
ID #10374
Aug 25th 2010 Guest
You get Ivan once u unlock the third island..and I think Eddie Low too but I'm not sure about him.
ID #10193
Aug 24th 2010 Guest
I got the No More Strangers Achievement after meeting Eddie Low, but it only says I've found 12 random people and for some strange reason Brian won't appear at his 2nd meeting place at ANY time of day. Does anybody know how to help?
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Aug 23rd 2010 Guest
ID #10076
Aug 21st 2010 Guest
I just did everyone in the map, but. I cant unlock the achivement: No More Strangers, and ive completed the storyline without cheatin too, Can anybody help?
ID #9769
Aug 15th 2010 Guest
So Mel died on me, does that mean I can't get 100%?
ID #8988
Aug 1st 2010 Guest
where i can see how much friend i help??? or how much to go???
ID #6935
Jul 25th 2010 Guest
In my game, just appear 13 Random Character. I've already gone in all marked place, in accordance with the map above. Did I do something wrong!?
Thanxs for it!!

ps: I think that I've gone in a wrong time. Somebody can help me talking which Random Character has a specific time? And What time?
ID #5962
Jul 9th 2010 Guest
thanxs for info
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Jun 24th 2010 Guest
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