The character Frank Vinci in the game "Mafia 2" played an important role in the plot, although he did not often appear on the screen. This man leads a large mafia family, and how exactly he came to this can be found in the article. There is also other useful information about the hero.
Don Frank Vinci is a hereditary crime boss. After all, his father Vincenzo was an influential figure in the underworld. He devoted more time to work than to children, and his mother Lily Tomasino was engaged in education. Franco was born, and that is exactly what his parents called him, in 1885 in Sicily.
He had an older sister, Carla, who had a great relationship. There is no more information about the early years of the future leader in the games of the Mafia series. Frank begins his criminal career in 1908 when he arrives in Empire Bay. Then they had grandiose plans to conquer the city by criminal means, and they succeeded, which can be seen in the second part of the game series.
Frank Vinci and Leo Galante arrived together in the city of Empire Bay when theyno one even knew. In order to somehow begin to develop in the underworld, they began to engage in extortion from Italian emigrants under the pretext of protection. This allowed us to create start-up capital, as well as make the necessary connections in the police.
The system worked well, income grew, and soon Frank knew the right people in political circles. His criminal gang grew rapidly, but a few years later the Moretti family appears in the city, which becomes a direct competitor to Vinci.
There were no direct clashes between them at first. Don Frank quickly enriched himself, and in the 20s of the last century he even managed to take control of the main city port. Then a campaign was launched to deliver and sell illegal goods. Money flowed like a river, and Frank Vinci only strengthened his position in the city. He set up a lavish headquarters for his crime family at the Mona Lisa Restaurant.
In 1933, Frank Vinci was waiting for the first failure, namely the abolition of "dry law" in the United States. It became unprofitable to sell alcohol illegally. After all, the prices for it were not at all the same. Revenue fell sharply, which was the root cause of an open conflict between Vinci and Moretti.
Small skirmishes eventually develop into an urban war with regular shootings and killings. For a long time, neither side gained an advantage until Frank's friend, Leo Galante, decides to conspire with Carlo Falcone. Together they develop a plan to eliminate Don Moretti.
They manage to do it and itthe crime family is falling apart. In its place, the Falcone clan appears, which appears in the second part. It would seem that Vinci should have celebrated the victory, but it cost too much. The huge losses of the fighters affected the authority of the family. They were no longer considered the most powerful force in the criminal world, and this worried Don Frank.
First appearances in the game
In the game "Mafia 2" Frank Vinci did not appear on the screens very often, but he was always mentioned in conversations. This is not surprising. After all, the main character goes up the criminal ladder, and therefore sees the don of the most powerful clan in Empire Bay, he is not allowed often. He is first seen at the acceptance ceremony for Vito and Joe (the main characters) into the Falcone clan. He came to honor everyone with his presence and even gave parting words to new family members.
Don told the two of them to beware of drug dealing by any means. At this time, relations between Vinci and Falcone were already gradually deteriorating. The struggle for criminal influence in the city of Empire Bay was gaining momentum, although it did not reach direct confrontation. Everyone remembered that bloody war with Moretti. Things started to change when Vito, Joe, and their friend Henry decide to get into the illegal drug trade, which gets them in trouble with the Chinese Triads.
End of story
Frank Vinci did not deal with this case alone, but entrusted it to Leo Galante. After the destruction of the Triad restaurants by Vito,he was given a choice. Leo managed to save him thanks to his connections, but the main character received an ultimatum. It consisted in the fact that he must kill Carlo Falcone or die himself. Vito hesitated for a long time, but still went against his clan, got to the planetarium, where he killed the former boss. After that, the Vinci family remained a criminal leader in the city for many years.
Even in his youth, Frank Vinci fell in love with racing and until his death he entertained himself by going to the tracks to watch the races. It was there that he could be found most often. It is worth noting that the characters talked about this, but it was impossible for the main character to get there.
Nothing is known about Frank other than his hatred of drugs, traditionalist views, with a cautious nature. He managed to build a whole criminal network in Empire Bay, even though he arrived as an unknown guy from Sicily. His good friend Leo Galante replaced him at his post after his death.