BackgroundFrankie Niagra was a hitman/torturer working under Angelo Punchinello. Frankie is a big fan of Captain Baseball Bat Boy, alluding to his favorite mode of killing: bludgeoning people to death with his baseball bat..
Max fights Frankie when he meets him at the bar. First, take out all of Frankie's thugs by funneling them out of the bar room because Frankie will not leave the room. After his thugs are dead, focus on Niagra. Frankie himself is an extremely dangerous boss, sporting dual ingrams and a high amount of hitpoints. He can kill Max in less than a second. Dual Ingrams work well against him; tackle him either when he is caught reloading or strafe while fighting him.
"Max Payne, I envy your name. Pleased to meet you. I'm Frankie 'The Bat' Niagra"-first words to Max
"Christ, how'd you get loose? Fine by me. This works out just as well."-upon discovering Max had escaped.
- His nickname "The Bat" comes from the fact that he usually kills people by bludgeoning them to death with his baseball bat.
- Max joked about his last name, saying he got it because he cried a lot.
- Frankie loves cartoon violence, as observed by Captain Baseball Bat Boy comic stripes.
- Frankie is killed and met in the same room as Rico Muerte