The Hater in Grand Theft Auto IV

The Hater is homophobic character in Grand Theft Auto IV who harasses and attacks gay men in Middle Park. In the mission “Hating the Haters,” the player-character Niko is tasked with protecting Bernie Crane from the Hater, and ultimately kills him. A text version of the script for this mission is available here and a video of it is here.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro

Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie

Grand Theft Auto III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


  1. GTA Series Videos. (2009, February 1). GTA 4- Mission #66- Hating the Haters. YouTube.
  2. Hating the Haters. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  3. Hating the Haters Script. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  4. Hating the Haters Walkthrough. (n.d.). Retrived from
  5. The Hater. (n.d.). Retrieved from