|“||You are nothing. You do nothing. You mean nothing. You stand for nothing. Me? I run a city... and when the law catch up to you... you will die like nothing. I am this country. You... you... you are what people are running from.||„|
|—Bronte to Dutch van der Linde|
Angelo Bronte is a wealthy Italian businessman and crimelord, mainly operating in the city of Saint Denis. He has been a long time supporter of law enforcement and frequently attends social events with Saint Denis politicians. He seems to have many connections to highly ranked state officials, as seen at the Mayor Lemieux's party. His criminal business consists of bribery and defrauding officials to raise their financing; Bronte has financial connections to many businesses in the city, as a doucument in his residence shows.
Bronte has been accused by some for being involved in a crime syndicate that deals in smuggling and racketeering. He may be responsible for the death of a Saint Denis policeman Henry Jenkins, who was investigating Bronte's alleged criminal activities.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Clemens Point chapter
Saint Denis chapter
Dutch, Arthur and Jack's father, John, eventually travel to Bronte's mansion in the city of Saint Denis. Once inside, Dutch asks Bronte why he kidnapped Jack, resulting in a short argument between the two. Bronte, however, abruptly stops arguing and exclaims his apparent fondness for how Dutch talks to make the three appear innocent, and Dutch introduces the other two to Bronte. The three ask if Jack can be returned, but Bronte proposes a deal instead: he promises to return Jack to them in exchange for Arthur and John eliminating a group of grave robbers at the nearby cemetery. The pair do so, and when they return, it is evident that Bronte kept his promise as Dutch is found outside the house with Jack at his side.
As they return to the camp, Jack informs the group on how kind Bronte was to him, even referring to him as "Papa Bronte". He talks of how he had his own room with a big box of toys, had baths every night, ate spaghetti and learned the Italian words for "horse" and "slipper".
Shortly after, Bronte also invites Dutch to a party at Mayor Henri Lemieux's residence. Van der Linde accepts, bringing Arthur, Bill, and Hosea with him. Bronte identifies many of the party's guests and offers his opinion on them in conversation with the four, while dismaying Dutch by making various snide and condescending comments about him. Before the gang members part company with him, Bronte tells them about a trolley station in the city and gives the gang his blessing to rob it.
Per Bronte's recommendation, Van der Linde decides to rob the aforementioned trolley station, taking Arthur and Lenny with him. However, the tip is revealed to have been a set-up, as the money stash turns out to be extremely minimal and numerous police descend on the scene, with Police Chief Lambert having been alerted by Bronte. The trio of outlaws narrowly manage to escape, after which Dutch vows revenge on Bronte for betraying him.
In spite of some opposition from Hosea, Dutch subsequently proceeds with his plan to kill Angelo Bronte. Dutch, Arthur, Bill, John, Lenny, with help from Thomas, ambush Bronte's residence at night, causing a skirmish with the Italian's henchmen. Bronte, who was hiding throughout, is eventually found inside the house by Arthur and John; the crimelord attempts to shoot them, but his pistol jams and he throws it at John before frantically attempting to negotiate. Instead, Bronte is knocked out by a punch from John and carried downstairs by Arthur, then into a boat in the swamp. When he regains consciousness, he insults Dutch, who soon flies into a rage and repeatedly submerges his head underwater, drowning him. Shortly thereafter, he tosses Bronte's body overboard to be consumed by an alligator, shocking the other gang members.
After his death, Bronte's crime syndicate is taken over by Guido Martelli, who was previously one of his henchmen.
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- His name may be a reference to the real-life mobster Angelo Bruno, the boss of the Philadelphia crime family.
- Bronte is a small city in Sicily, where, in the 19th Century, a riot happened in which local farmers killed many landlords. Since Dutch defines himself and his men as "simple country folk" during their first meeting, this foreshadows Angelo's demise at the hands of Van der Linde.
- In status and action, Bronte seems to be based primarily on New Orleans crime family founder Charles Matranga. The earliest reports of the Mafia’s presence in New Orleans date to the 1860s. Violence between rival families escalated during the 1880s. Matranga's operations had become a major criminal force in the city by the 1890s and remained so for much of the twentieth century.
- During "Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten", Arthur can loot his body for $155 after knocking him out, and it is also possible to pick up his Mauser Pistol before taking him to the boat.
|“||So, you walk into my city...stinking of shit and looking like this...and you come into my house, before you have a bath...and you tell me how to act?||„|
|—Angelo Bronte to Dutch van der Linde|
|“||You ask me to show compassion? Have I not shown you almost infinite compassion already...by simply allowing you to breathe in my presence?||„|
|—Angelo Bronte arguing with Dutch van der Linde|
|“||(In Italian) I look forward to watching you die!||„|
|—Angelo Bronte taunting the guests of the Mayor's party|
|“||You twist words. You lie shamelessly. You think you are better than everyone else... I love you! Give these men drinks!||„|
|—Bronte to Dutch van der Linde|