- "I have tasted the flesh of fallen angels!"
- ―Jack Lupino, 2001.
Addicted to the drug Valkyr, Lupino lost his mind and began to believe that he was a messenger of Hell. He began to partake in bizarre rituals and was involved in devil worship
In 2001, Lupino was targeted by Max Payne, an NYPD detective on a quest to avenge his murdered wife and child who had believed that Lupino ordered the death of his family. The detective attacked Lupino's hotel, killed the Finitos, and injured Gognitti in order to find Lupino.
Learning that Lupino was holed up at his gothic nightclub, Ragna Rock, Payne attacked the nightclub and learned more about Lupino's mental instability. Lupino confronted Max, who killed nearly all of Lupino's men. Lupino fought the NYPD detective to death, but was killed; having been shot by Payne many times after falling just to make sure that he was trulydead. Later it was revealed that Lupino was not the one who was behind the death of Payne's family.
Lupino's death was a major downfall for the Punchinello crime family, followed by Angelo Punchinello's death later that year and Gognitti's two years after. In 2003, Lupino's nightclub, Ragna Rock, was bought by the Russian mobster Vladimir Lem, who renamed the establishment Vodka.
His name and affiliation implies that he is of Italian heritage. At some point, Jack Lupino joined the crime family of Angelo Punchinello, and became the underboss of the family, and Angelo Punchinello's right-hand man. Lupino owned a hotel/nightclub called Ragna Rock and put The Finito Brothers in charge of the hotel's operations.
At some point prior to 1998-2001, Lupino became addicted to Valkyr and became clearly insane; worshipping various devils from many myths and believing that he was a wolf and a messenger of Hell. He began to read many mythology and gothic books related to devils and demons, and made rituals based on these books. He became so mentally unstable that he blew one of his thug's brains out only because he wanted to see what they would look like on the wall.
He also met Max Payne once, though, it is unknown what happened during that meeting.
In summer 1998, Max Payne's family was murdered by Valkyr junkies, prompting him to seek revenge. In the winter of 2001, Max got information that Lupino may have been the one behind the murder and so targeted him. Following the death of his partner Alex Balder, Max also thought that Lupino was behind Alex's death.
Max arrived at Lupino's hotel, only to have found the Finitos in charge and Jack not there. The Finitos were killed by Max, who also killed Rico Muerte and Candy Dawn, who was staying in the hotel during that time. Around that time, Lupino had placed Vinnie Gognitti in charge for a Valkyr trade deal. Lupino's hotel was later blown up by Vladimir Lem, head of the Russian Mob.
Max then hunted down Vinnie, injuring him. Yet, Vinnie was able to lead Max on a rooftop chase, resulting in Gognitti's capture. He told Max that Lupino was at his hotel, and Max left him lying to bleed.
Shootout in Ragna Rock and death
- "Death is coming!"
- ―Lupino before his final battle with Max Payne.
Around Max's fight with the Finitos, Rico, and Vinnie, Angelos sends a letter to Jack, telling him to calm down, he will call out for The Trio to deal with Jack's behavior. Lupino, however, is not intidimated by the letter.
After defeating Vinnie, Max arrives to Ragna Rock. Max fights his way against Lupino's goons and bodyguard. During his way in the club, Max finds many of Lupino's devilish books and rituals, as well the letter sent by Don Angelo. After Max read one of Jack's ritual books, Lupino howls and yells in the club, as well, sending more goons to kill Max, though it was unsuccessful.
Lupino then finally reveals himself, along with two more bodyguards. After saying more quotes from his rituals, Lupino attacks Payne with his powerful Sawed-off shotgun. The detective manages to kill the insane Underboss' remaining men, and after a while, Lupino is killed as well.
After Lupino fell down, Max shot him multiple times, to make sure that he is truely dead. He kept shooting at him until he is stopped by an unknown woman.
Lupino's death was the first great fall of the Punchinello crime family, and his death was soon followed by his boss, Angelo. By 2003, the crime family was still in power, and by 2012, it was almost destroyed.
Personality and traits
- "Jack Lupino was crazy alright."
- ―Max Payne, 2001.
Having lost his mind due to abusing the drug Valkyr, Lupino became an insane and psychotic man who worshipped devilish beings and killed without remorse. He began to believe that he was a wolf, and even howled like one at his enemies, whom he considered 'prey'.
Lupino became a very brutal sadist. One of his men, Dino, he killed just to see how his brains would look on his wall. Lupino then killed three more people as a part of his demonic ritual. His murders were all related to his belief that he was the son of a female demonic being, and he stated that he killed for her.
Valkry made Lupino unstable and nearly unstoppable. His acts of insanity disturbed Vinnie Gognitti and his associates.
It is also hinted that Lupino had an interest in Norse mythology, naming and designing his nightclub after the final event in the mythology.
Jack Lupino is a bit over-weight medium-sized man. He has a shaved head, and short mustache and beard, colored brown, and black eyes. The most noteable feature on his face is a tatoo that surrounds his right eye. The tatoo resemble flames.
Jack Lupino's outfit contains a white Aloha shirt with ellipse shapes colored in black, grey and similar sub-colours. Under the Aloha shirt, he wears a black T-shirt, matching black pants and shoes.
- Sawed-off shotgun - a powerful short-ranged shotgun that can fire two rounds at once. This is Lupino's signature weapon, and he uses it during his last stand against Max Payne. The main disadvantage of this weapon is that it needed to be reloaded constantly, due to its small magazine.
- UZI - a sub-machine gun. Lupino holds it when he confronts Max Payne, but quickly drops this weapon in favore of the sawed-off shorgun.
- Devil-related books - Lupino owns a wide variety of books about demons and devils myths. He uses these books for his rituals and ceremonies.
Behind the scenes
Jack Lupino and his nightclub Ragna Rock contain many allusions to Norse mythology. "Lupino" is a surname of Italian origin, meaning "little wolf". Jack Lupino continually makes references to wolves and calls himself "the Fenris Wolf." The Fenris Wolf (also known as Fenrir) was a monstrous wolf and son of Loki who was supposed to bring about and play a huge role in Ragnarök - the Norse apocalypse.
Jack is surrounded by cultists wielding shotguns, Molotov cocktails, and Ingrams. Keep moving and keep firing with a cool head. Despite his somewhat intimidating demeanor, Jack himself is probably the easiest boss in the game; he uses a sawed-off shotgun and, after he fires his first two shots, he is completely open to any sort of attack. It is possible to even bludgeon him to death easily with a baseball bat. Every time he is hit while he is reloading, he is forced to start his reloading animation over again. To sum it up, kill his henchmen, dodge his first two shots, then finish him off with the weapon of choice.
Max loses all his weapons after his fight with Lupino. Therefore, ammo conservation should not be required when fighting him.
Max Payne 3 multiplayer
Jack Lupino is one of the character avatars available in the Classic Character Pack for the multiplayer of the 2012 Max Payne 3. Lupino's model in this game lacks the beard Lupino has in the original game. His tatto was also altered, now it is much twisting that the original's game version.
- Max Payne
- Prologue (The American Dream) (Mentioned only)
- Roscoe Street Station (Mentioned only)
- Live from the Crime Scene (Mentioned only)
- Playing It Bogart (Mentioned only)
- The Blood Veins of New York (Mentioned only)
- Fear That Gives Men Wings (Mentioned only)
- Police Brutality (Mentioned only)
- Ragna Rock (Mentioned only)
- An Empire of Evil
- Max Payne 3 comics
- Max Payne 3 multiplayer (Classic Character Pack)
- Ragna Rock (location)
- Lupino's Hotel
- Punchinello crime family
- Angelo Punchinello
- Vincent Gognitti
- Milo Rego, an antagonist with similar behavior in Max Payne 3.
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