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Gangs are generally described as being groups. However, in games for the most part, gangs are based around the concept of illegal activities. Many gangs in games have different initiations. Below is an incomplete list of all the gangs in games:

Bully

Note: the gangs in both the original Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit) and the 360 and Wii launch, Bully: Scholarship Edition, remain the same.

Bullies

The Bullies in-game.

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The Bullies are a large clique of mixed race, that are united under one cause: to make the lives of others a misery. All Bullies wear jeans with untucked white shirts. Their leader is Russell, a hulking presence around the school.

Preppies

(Bully)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (mainly Caucasian)
  • Leader: Derby Harrington
  • Turf: Harrington House
  • Rivals: Greasers

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The Preppies are rich kids. They are into boxing, and meet at a boxing club in Bullworth Town. All of the Preppies wear expensive Aquaberry uniforms, and treat anything other than the most expensive of goods as unworthy. Additionally, they all have expensive haircuts, such as the 'Ivy League'.

Nerds

The Nerds

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The Nerds are the most intelligent gang in Bullworth Academy. They frequently create new weapons to use against their enemies, which are unfortunately, most of the school. All of the Nerds wear green tops as part of their uniform. These tops are available to the player in the main building, and are called 'Astronomy Club tops'. The Nerds can take the least damage of any enemies in the game.

Grand Theft Auto 2

Russian Mafia

  • Ethnicity: Russian
  • Leader: Jerkov
  • Turf: Industrial Area
  • Rivals: Hare Krishna, Zaibatsu Corporation

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The Russian Mafia are a group operated by Russian immigrants, and headed by Jerkov. The group specialize in gun running, arms dealing, and contract killing. They drive vehicles called Bulwarks, and have their own radio station called 'KGBH'.

Zaibatsu Corporation

Zaibatsu logo
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Leader: Unknown
  • Turf: N/A (all city has influences of control)
  • Rivals: All gangs

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The Zaibatsu Corporation are a mysterious group who are more commonly compared to an army than a criminal organization. The members of the gang drive Z-Type cars, and mask themselves behind the veil of a pharmaceutical organization in order to disguise their real line of work. The group refer to Claude Speed as 'Gecko', and are the only gang in the game that are present across all three districts of the city. Due to this fact it is suggested that they are the strongest gang in the game, with enough force to rival the police.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Ballas

The Ballas
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: Unknown (Kane is a gang lieutenant)
  • Turf: Los Santos
  • Rivals: Varrios Los Aztecas, Grove Street Families

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The Ballas are the largest gang in San Andreas, and wear purple. They drive around in Majestics, and Tahomas. Generally the Ballas are armed with TEC-9s and Micro Uzis. However, in the gang war segment of the game it is not unusual for the Ballas to be wielding AK-47s and MP5s.

Da Nang Boys

The Da Nang Boys

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The Da Nang Boys are a Vietnamese gang that are responsible for harassing Woozie's Triad gang. T hey attempt to assassinate the leader of a fellow Triad gang, and also attacked the Blood Feather Triad. They drive Tampas, but mainly travel on-foot owing to the small size of their territory.

Mountain Cloud Boys

Triad members

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The Mountain Cloud Boys are Woozie's gang, and are friendly with the Grove Street Families. Generally they wear black suits, and travel in Japanese influenced cars such as the Elegy and Sultan. These vehicles are high performance. During the mission 'Mountain Cloud Boys', you will notice that Woozie travels in a Sentinel. Whether this is a Da Nang car or simply Woozie's car is not clear.

Grove Street Families

Grove Street Families members
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: Sean 'Sweet' Johnson
  • Turf: Varies (player controlled)
  • Rivals: Varrio Los Aztecas, Ballas, San Fierro Rifa, Da Nang Boys, Sindaccos

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The Grove Street Families are the player's gang, and wear green exclusively. The Grove Families are an alliance of several groups into one larger alliance. The Grove Street Families drive around in Savannas, and Tahomas in particular. They also drive Voodoos, amongst other cars.

Need for Speed: Carbon

Bushido

  • Ethnicity: Japanese
  • Color: Green
  • Turf: Palmont City
  • Rivals: Wolf's TFK, Stacked Deck, 21st Street

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The Bushido, as their name would suggest, are a Japanese gang operating in Need for Speed: Carbon. The gang is headed by Kenji, and their signature color is green. All of the gang drivers encountered have green cars, and are focused more on handling than top speed. Kenji drives a green Mazda RX-7, and Yumi can be recruited from his gang as a Scouter up on their completion. Selecting a Muscle car initially will make the Bushido the first gang you encounter.

Stacked Deck

  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Turf: Palmont City
  • Rivals: Bushido, Wolf's TFK, 21st Street

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Stacked Deck are the largest crew in Carbon by a considerable margin, and they are controlled by Darius. Unlike all of the other crews in the game, Darius' doesn't have a weakness. They do not rely on one particular group of cars, and use Tuners, Muscle Cars, and Exotics in equal measure. In addition, while the other groups occasionally lose small amounts of territory to minor groups, such as the Black Hearts or Rotor4, Stacked Deck do not. For an illegal racing group they have their area locked down in an manner more akin to a military. Darius himself drives an Audi Le Mans Quattro (now known as the R8).

TFK

  • Ethnicity: Mixed (seem mainly Caucasian)
  • Turf: Palmont City
  • Rivals: Bushido, Stacked Deck, 21st Street

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The TFK are a predominantly Caucasian gang operating in Palmont City. Headed by Wolf, the TFK deviate towards expensive exotica and supercars. Wolf himself drives a modified Aston Martin DB9. The TFK is somewhat restricted due to the relatively small number of exotic cars available earlier in the game, though they become more difficult later, when Tier 2 and 3 cars become available.

Saints Row

Westside Rollerz

The Rollerz
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: Joseph Price
  • Color: Blue
  • Turf: Suburbs, Stilwater
  • Rivals: Los Carnales, Vice Kings , 3rd Street Saints

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The Westside Rollerz are a mixed gang of Asians and Caucasians. Coming from the suburbs, they drive upgraded cars. They dabble in illegal street racing and grand theft auto. Unfortunately, their automotive stable contains such horrors as the Mockingbird and Zimos. Both of which are low performance cars that cannot take much damage. William Sharp is the financer and Donnie is one of their mechanic. Lin is also working undercover in this gang.

Vice Kings

The VKs
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (mainly African-American)
  • Leader: Benjamin King, later Tanya Winters
  • Color: Yellow
  • Turf: Projects, Stilwater

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The Vice Kings, or VKs for short, were started by Ben King in an attempt to slow down the advancement of Los Carnales. They are in control of sin crimes, such prostitution, pornography, and gambling. The Vice Kings normally use Vice 9 pistols. Some of them use NR4s, but generally, their weapons are not up to par. They drive around in Comptons and Capshaws mainly, although King himself owns a Mag. In addition to Ben King, the gang's named members are:

Los Carnales

Los Carnales
  • Ethnicity: Hispanic (mainly Colombian and Dominican)
  • Leader: Angelo and Hector Lopez
  • Color: Red
  • Turf: Industrial and Barrio, Stilwater

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Los Carnales are a mixed ethnicity gang, although are mainly Latino. The Carnales are known to be the toughest gang in the game, owing to the fact that they use sawn-off shotguns, automatic rifles and sub machine guns more than pistols. Their crime trade is drug dealing and arms dealing. In addition, they drive large trucks and pick-ups, like La Fuerza. As well as Angel and Hector calling the shots in the gang, below are the lieutenants and named members / associates:

3rd Street Saints

The 3rd Street Saints
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: Julius Little
  • Color: Purple
  • Turf: Varies (player controlled)

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The 3rd Street Saints are a multiracial gang formed by Julius Little, and are the player's gang. The Saints are responsible for fighting against all the other gangs. The Saints use a mixture of weapons, that changes as the player progresses through the game. To begin with, most members wield pistols, but as you progress you'll notice they are using better and better weapons, such as the AK-47. The Saints cars change to reflect this as well. After completion the Saints will drive Bulldogs. The gang is built up of several different lieutenants, and they are:

Saints Row 2

Sons of Samedi

The Sons of Samedi

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The Sons of Samedi are a drug dealing gang headed by the General. They drive around in green Stilettos and Churchills mainly. However, the General travels in a unique limo, and later a Bulldog. The gang name is based from the vodun lord of the dead Samedi. The gang lieutenants are DJ Veteran Child and Mr. Sunshine.

The Brotherhood of Stilwater

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The Brotherhood is a trucker gang focusing on muscle and brawn. Their primary crime trade is arms dealing. The Brotherhood drive around in large trucks, like the Swindle and the Compensator. The gang lieutenants are Jessica and Matt, a member of the Feed Dogs band. Donnie, a former Westside Roller, is the gang's chief mechanic.

Ronin

The Ronin

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The Ronin are a biker Yakuza gang, with the American branch headed by

cocky young gangster Shogo Akuji. They replace the Vice Kings in that they deal in gambling, prostitution, and protection rackets. Shogo's gang drives high performance sports cars, and motorbikes. Their standard sedan is the Wakazashi, and their main melee weapon is a katana. However, their weapons of choice are mainly cheaper firearms, such as the Vice 9. Occasionally they will use AK-47s and Tombstones, however.

3rd Street Saints

  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: The Boss
  • Color: Purple
  • Turf: N/A (Player controlled)
  • Rivals: Ronin, the Brotherhood, Sons of Samedi

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The player's gang. The Saints initially start with low powered weapons, such as the Vice 9. However, after reaching certain points in the game they will automatically upgrade. Upon story completion they will begin to use extremely high powered weapons, like the AR-40.

The Warriors

Baseball Furies

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The Baseball Furies are a gang that reside around the Riverside Park area. They are always armed with Baseball Bats, and are the most dangerous gang in The Warriors videogame. However, according to the film, they are ineffective fighters without their bats.

Boppers

Boppers
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: Big Moe
  • Turf: West Harlem

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The Boppers hail from West Harlem, and are easily distinguished by their incredibly obvious clothing. The group wear all purple, with hats. They are bitter rivals of The Hurricanes, and have the ownership of a strip club to fund their operations. The members of the Boppers speak mainly in jive.

Gramercy Riffs

  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: Cyrus
  • Turf: Gramercy

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The Gramercy Riffs, or Riffs, as they are also known, are the biggest gang in the city. Fiercely disciplined, the Riffs are led by Cyrus. The Riffs intend to merge all the gangs in the city together, and then muscle out both the Mafia, and the Police themselves. Cyrus' death is the main plot of both The Warriors' game, and the actual film itself.

Lizzies

  • Ethnicity: Mixed (mainly Caucasian)
  • Leader: Unknown
  • Turf: Union Square, Manhattan
  • Rivals: The Warriors

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The Lizzies are an all female gang, and they do not appear to have a uniform. They appear to simply wear jeans and tops. The gang are armed with knives and guns, and are responsible for ambushing Rembrandt, Cochise and Vermin, who are members of the Warriors. The Lizzies lure them back to their flat where they pull guns.

Orphans

  • Ethnicity: Mixed (appear to be Caucasian and Hispanic only)
  • Leader: Sully
  • Turf: Tremont
  • Rivals: The Warriors

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The Orphans are the weakest gang in New York, and are lead by Sully, a cowardly fighter. T he Orphans are built up of no more than 30 members, and they wear green t-shirts with Orphans written on them, as well as blue jeans. The Orphans are considered to be a joke to all the other gangs in the city, and they were not even invited to the meeting with the Gramercy Riffs. Due to this, Sully tries to build the Orphans' reputation through telling a DJ that they successfully beat up The Warriors, which results in revenge from The Warriors.

Los Cabrones/Cubans

(GTA: Vice City)
  • Ethnicity: Cuban
  • Leader: Umberto Robina
  • Turf: Little Havana, Vice City
  • Rivals: Haitians, Cholos, Sharks

Diaz's Gang

(GTA: Vice City)
  • Ethnicity: Latino
  • Leader: Ricardo Diaz
  • Turf: Diaz's Mansion, Starfish Island
  • Rivals: Haitians

North Holland Hustlers

(GTA IV)
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: Dwayne Forge/Playboy X
  • Turf: Northern Algonquin, Liberty City
  • Rivals: M.O.B (?)

Parents for Decency

(Postal 2)
  • Ethnicity: White American
  • Leader: unknown
  • Turf: Paradise suburbs, Arizona
  • Rivals: RWS

Punks

(The Warriors)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: unknown
  • Turf: Bowery, Manhattan
  • Rivals: The Warriors

Purple Nines (Southside Hoods)

(GTA III)
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: unknown
  • Turf: Shoreside Vale, Liberty City
  • Rivals: Red Jacks (Southside Hoods)

Red Jacks (Southside Hoods)

(GTA III)
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Leader: D-Ice
  • Turf: Shoreside Vale, Liberty City
  • Rivals: Purple Nines (Southside Hoods)

Rogues

(The Warriors)
  • Ethnicity: White American
  • Leader: Luther
  • Turf: Hells Kitchen, Manhattan
  • Rivals: The Warriors

San Fierro Rifa

(GTA: San Andreas)
  • Ethnicity: Latino
  • Leader: T-Bone Mendez
  • Turf: San Fierro
  • Rivals: Varrios Los Aztecas, Grove Street Families

True Eye Cult

(Dead Rising)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: Sean Keanan
  • Turf: Willamette, Colorado
  • Rivals: Frank West

Turnbull AC's

(The Warriors)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Leader: Birdie
  • Turf: Gunhill, Bronx
  • Rivals: The Warriors

Uptown Yardies

(Grand Theft Auto III)
  • Ethnicity: Jamaican
  • Leader: King Courtney
  • Turf: Staunton Island, Liberty City
  • Rivals: Forelli/Sindacco/Leone Families, Colombian Cartel, Yakuza, Diablos

Vercetti Gang

(GTA: Vice City)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (?)
  • Leader: Tommy Vercetti
  • Turf: Vice City
  • Rivals: unknown

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