"Bianchi, I wanted you to hear the voice of your killer."
"Heh. You're so funny that I think I'll kick your ass.
"
Aldo Trapani and Tony Bianchi

Tony Bianchi was the Tattaglia family's senior caporegime.

Biography

The oldest, more experienced and senior of the three caporegimes, Bianchi had been a good friend of Philip Tattaglia since their boyhood days in Brooklyn.

He was known to take more than a professional interest in the family's business of prostitution. This interest existed all through his life, and his nature of always being regarded as a good laugh and party-character was important for maintaning the Tattaglia's control in Brooklyn among there many prostitution rackets.

Demise

After the death of his friend Donnie Marinelli, the Corleone family feared Bianchi's vengeance so Salvatore Tessio, the Corleone family's savviest capo, sanctioned his death. Bianchi was known as a regular at the St. Sebastian Hotel, the Tattaglia family's most famous hotel/brothel. Whilst making time with a hooker, he was garroted by Aldo Trapani.

Regime

Bianchi's regime included soldiers Mikey Saleri and Squeegie McNeese, who was also the racket boss in charge of the Verona Warehouse, which the family used to control Little Italy. Beneath Saleri and McNeese were Mickey Mancini (who was never made due to the Tattaglias' fearing for his life) and Bobby Baretta (who despite his high status in the racket chain could not be made due to his Irish heritage), Johnny Randazzo (who was half-Greek) and Jack Dougan. In fact, Bianchi's regime was primarily known as the Irish mob.

Bianchi was known to have a large cadre of followers who were loyal, but dangerous. His most trusted soldiers were garroted along with their boss in the hotel, where, nine years later, Bianchi's friend Philip Tattaglia was murdered by Trapani and Rocco Lampone in the same hotel.

Hit detail

Despite his tougher AI setting since he is a hit target, his bonus condition actually makes things easier since no enemy can escape garrote wire strangulation. All you need is to be patient and look for the opportunity to strangle both of his guards without detection. However, him noticing you can be dangerous, as he carries around Dillinger as his weapon.

Players (Sal Tessio Hit 3):

Tony Bianchi - Once Marinelli has suffered a murderous assault and battery, his close friend and Tattaglia capo must face the same fate. His penchant for the ladies will be his undoing.

The Hotel Whore - Turning tricks at the St. Sebastian has never yielded enough money to be worth the lowlifes and their disgusting habits, but this Corleone caper could bring in more money for this loose woman.

Behind the scenes

Trivia

  • He shares his character model with numerous racket bosses, notably Freddie Fattorini and Mario Martino.
  • When taunted, he will sound annoyed rather than angry or arrogant, unlike most other hit targets.

Notes and references

  1. The Tessio Hits Appear In "The Godfather: The Game" following Mission #6, which takes place in 1945. The Tessio Hits end when Tessio is killed in Mission #18 which takes place in 1955. Considering the player can kill Bianchi in between those missions, it's safe to assume he died some time in between 1945 and 1955.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Godfather: The Game.
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