Salvatore "Sal" Marcano is the main antagonist of the 2016 videogame, Mafia III, sequel to 2010 videogame Mafia II. Sal is the Don of the Marcano Crime Family, the ruling criminal organization and Italian mafia of the city of New Bordeaux on the United States.
The head of the Marcano crime family, Sal is the brother of Lou, Tommy and Lucio Marcano, brother-in-law to Olivia Marcano and father of Giorgi Marcano. His brothers and sister-in-law serve as Capos and high-ranking members of the organization while his son is his underboss.
The exiled mobster from the city of Empire Bay, Vito Scaletta, was also an unofficial member/controversial ally of Sal, but according to Vito himself, he disliked Sal and Sal did the same, stating that Vito's been "a pain in his ass for fifteen years since the Commission sent him here". He had also been involved in Thomas Burke's disgrace when Sal took the district, Ponte Verdun, from him and put another one in charge of it.
Bringing the crime family to glory, Sal had most of the cops of the city on his pocket and controlled all of New Bordeaux' ten districts, having his puppet and sub-organizations controlling some of them, installing many rackets through the city and electing capos. He is an old friend of Sammy Robinson, the leader of the Black Mob of the city, and an ally as well, giving the Delray Hollow district to Sammy.
At some point prior to 1968, Sal's brother Lucio was murdered.
By 1968, the Marcano family was the most powerful criminal organization of New Bordeaux.
However, business is more important than friendship in the life Sal led, and Sammy was in deep debt with Sal due to the Haitian gang's attacks on the Hollow. Planning to remove Sammy and place another trustworthy man on control of the Hollow, Sal's "friendship" to Sammy would be worth nothing when business is involved.
Talking to Lincoln
His son Giorgi was a old close friend of Lincoln Clay, Sammy's protegee and protagonist of Mafia III, and Sal thought Lincoln to be the perfect man to control the Hollow, so he called Sammy and ordered the latter to tell Lincoln of a meeting at his place, not telling the reason.
When Lincoln arrived and sat with him, Giorgi and Vito at Sal's table, Sal introduced Lincoln to Vito, who quickly left, saying he's got business to handle. Sal then made the big offer to Lincoln of controlling the Delray Hollow district and giving money for Sammy to retire, but Lincoln refused, telling him that he couldn't do that to Sammy.
Disappointed by Lincoln's answer, Sal exchanged worried looks with Giorgi, before quickly regaining his composure and telling Lincoln that he understands, because Lincoln is loyal and according to Sal himself, "loyalty is something scarce nowadays".
He then suggested a heist to Lincoln and the Black Mob, telling Lincoln that they could steal some money from the feds, if they took one money shipment truck and entered the feds' money vault and stole it. This time, Lincoln accepted this offer, and the Marcano family and the Black mob prepared to join forces in order to make the heist possible.
Eliminating the Black Mob
The heist was a success, and Giorgi, who participated on the heist, arrived on Sammy's place with Lincoln, Sammy, Sammy's son Ellis and Thomas Burke's son, Danny. Due to Lincoln saying no and the Black mob being useless as of now, Sal decided to end them and place another ally organization, the Dixie Mafia, on charge of Delray Hollow.
Sal and an enforcer then arrived on the bar, and after some talking, Sal nodded to Giorgi, who turned to Lincoln and told Lincoln that "You might have been the baddest motherfucker I have ever met in my life... but you shouldn't have said no." and then proceeded to shoot Lincoln in the forehead.
Ritchie Doucet then pulled a knife out and stabbed Ellis to death while Giorgi killed Danny, and Sal then shot Sammy to the ground, and the viciously shot him several times, effectively ending the Black mob. Sal, Giorgi and the enforcer then sat the place on fire and escaped.
What he didn't know, was that the bullet that Giorgi shot on Lincoln had not killed him by an inch, only leaving a scar. Lincoln, with the help of Vito, who Sal had almost killed after thinking that his usefulness had vanished, Cassandra the leader of the Haitian mob and Thomas Burke, leader of the Irish mob, then started a gang with Lincoln as the boss, determined to end Sal's reign over the city and kill every single Marcano in the city.More Information shall be added soon...