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Franko Vinci
Franko Vinci
Biographical information
Real name Franko Frederico Vinci
Also known as Don Vinci, Franko, Frank, Vinci, Old man, old fart
Nationality Italian flag Italian
Age 78
Status Deceased
Birthplace Venice, Italy, Europe
Physical description
Eye colour Brown
Hair colour White
Ethnicity Caucasian-Italian
Height 5'10
Weight 66kg
Blood type A+
Gender Male
Career, affiliations and family information
Affiliation(s) Vinci Family, Falcone Family (former), Vito Corleone (former)
Occupation(s) Don of Vinci Family, drug smuggler, drug critic
Notable family members Serafina Vinci (wife), Leonardo da Vinci (son), Vincenzo Vinci (brother), Benito Vinci (father), Salvatore Vinci (son), Samuele Vinci (son)
Video Games, Movies and Cartoons information
Main appearance(s) (Video Games) Mafia II
Voiced by (English) Larry Kenney
"Now, I'm too old for this sith, and my son needs to practice piano, so you do it."
— Vinci to Corleone

Don Franko "Frank" Vinci was the Don of the Vinci Family and is one of the most respected bosses in New York City. After his victory in the Vinci-Falcone War, Frank became the most respected and well known crime boss in the city.

HistoryEdit

Franko "Frank" Vinci arrived in New York City in 1948, along with his most closest friend Lion Galante. Shortly after his arrival, he immediately set up extortion shops in the Italian immigrant community. His gang would later rule the city for the next 10 years. Frank operates discreetly, having close ties with the politicians and police. When drug smuggling also became Falcones' operation of choice, tension between the Vinci and Falcone families erupted into full-mob war. This conflict cost Frank his underworld supremacy, but he remains a powerful advocate of traditional mafia values, especially, ironically, when it comes to drugs.

Events of MafiaEdit

Vinci's very first appearance is when he attends the ceremony of Vito Corleone and Joe Clemenza being "made" into the Falcone Family, offering words of wisdom: "Stay away from the dope and sith... no dope and sith, that's our policy." Later on during the period both the Vinci and Falcone families were on thin ice, mainly because the Falcone family was trying to whack their Lawyer Leone Galante, and they were breaking the Mafia traditions of no drugs. He has Joe and Vito kidnapped and brought to New York Construction Co. for interrogation on the recent situation involving the attack behind the Red Dragon Triads at the Red Dragon Restaurant as well as his Capo Derek Barrel and his crew at the Southport docks. After this event, Vinci is never seen again. Though, he was last mentioned when Leonardo da Vinci tells Vito that his father and the rest of the Commission want him dead due to recent events.

TriviaEdit

  • He frequents and loves the bar called Mona Lisa.
  • Javier Sanchez has him on his hit list. It can be found in the Mafia II's Sanchez's files: in his suitcase below the table, week 9, 3rd file. However, he never kills him.
  • Vinci family was taken over by Emilio Wagner and was destroyed in 2000, he also took over their empire and made Vincis dead, lost and forgotten, along with Marina (de-facto) and Falcone families.
  • He has the shortest on-screen time of any Don, appearing in only two cutscenes.
  • Like the other Dons in mob, he owns a black Limo.
  • He owns numerous racehorses, which may explain why he spends lots of time at the New York Racetrack.

GalleryEdit

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