With the credits rolling, Niko is given a parting present by Roman, who has paid off Niko's sizeable gambling debts. However, Niko notes that he must get the money from his cousin, and that he has been warned that competitors may be trying to have him killed. In short, he must now leave Liberty City for good. He must hurry, as Roman's gambling debts are due to snowball, sending him deeper into debt if Niko lingers in Liberty City.
Nico is now a respected business owner and driver and a member of the Russian Mafia. He is an overweight and jovial individual who is frequently seen riding in a cab, a two-door convertible Chevrolet Camaro, nicknamed the Firecracker. He hardly takes time off work, but if called upon by Roman or his associates, Niko will complete jobs with ease, occasionally receiving bonuses for his work. Chaotic Personalities can get in the way of completing jobs, and therefore Niko encourages a blood-thirsty behavior among his comrades. Commonly, he will occasionally throw the contents of a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey into his hat to distil the spirits into a drink for his passengers. However, since Jack Daniel's was a smuggled item, police may raid his cab if caught, and his cocaine also attracts the attention of the authorities. By City Traffic is also a Brute, wearing a pink t-shirt.
Niko is highly protective over his family, and he is also the Daughertys' boss. His relationships with his family are frequently strained, and his parents have abandoned him, focusing their energies on their line of work. Niko is initially uncomfortable with their methods, but eventually his anger towards his parents turns to himself, and he becomes more of a supportive parent than ever before. Only he cares for them, and his family is the only thing that gives him comfort. Patriarch Johnny Daugherty is voiced by Ted Mack, while Mama Daugherty is voiced by Emma Dockery. d2c66b5586