Hannibal Lecter is an unlikely myth in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Hannibal Lecter is one of the most famous sociopathic villains and cannibals in movie history.
Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Its sequel, The Silence of the Lambs, feature Lecter as one of the primary antagonists after the two serial killers in both novels. In the third novel, Hannibal, Lecter becomes a protagonist. His role as the antihero occurs in the fourth novel, Hannibal Rising, which explores his childhood and development into a serial killer.
GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories
The character Donald Love is possibly inspired by Lecter. Like Lecter, Love is also a cannibal, and in the mission Cam-Pain, where he eats human ribs and says that human flesh is like chicken, but more sentient. In GTA III and GTA LCS, he is said to throw morgue parties and asks Toni to bring him the bodies of Avery Carrington and Ned Burner to eat. Donald Love's appearance in GTA LCS bears some resemblance to Lecter.
GTA San Andreas
GTA SA contains a reference to Hannibal through a liquor store named Hannibal Liquor, which is an obvious reference to Hannibal Lecter.