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->'''Voiced by:''' Kris Kristofferson

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->'''Voiced by:''' Kris Kristofferson
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* InkSuitActor: His appearance in the game is probably as close as the engine can get to what Kris Kristofferson looks like in real life. In fact, Kristofferson, perhaps not coincidentally, really did serve in the US Army Rangers.

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* InkSuitActor: His appearance in the game is probably as close as the engine can get to what Kris Kristofferson Creator/KrisKristofferson looks like in real life. In fact, Kristofferson, perhaps not coincidentally, really did serve in the US Army Rangers.


Ranger Ghost is an NCR Ranger stationed at the Mojave Outpost in serving as the base's sniper. She is also the one who asks the player to scout out Nipton, if you ask her for work.

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Ranger Ghost is an [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130321025336/http://www.formspring.me/JESawyer/q/207856704652606211 albino]] (hence her name) NCR Ranger stationed at the Mojave Outpost in serving as the base's sniper. She is also the one who asks the player to scout out Nipton, if you ask her for work.



* HeroicAlbino: Implied in-game to be one, due to her extremely pale skin, hence her name, and [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130321025336/http://www.formspring.me/JESawyer/q/207856704652606211 confirmed by J.E. Sawyer.]]

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* RaceLift: As seen on his promotional playing card, he was meant to be Caucasian, but [[http://web.archive.org/web/20130327163252/http://www.formspring.me/JESawyer/q/239066969813297315 was changed to African American after a recording mix-up]].

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* CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler: Implied. Considering he's implied to be gay and to have feelings for Boone, it's not absurd to assume that his disproportional disdain for Boone's wife was because of jealously.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Ace of Hearts]]




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The second-highest ranking officer in the NCR Army in the Mojave. An otherwise competent officer who is reduced to being a desk jockey at Camp [=McCarran=], likely for not being bullish enough for General Oliver and Colonel Moore.

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The second-highest ranking officer in the NCR Army in the Mojave. An otherwise competent officer who is reduced to being a desk jockey DeskJockey at Camp [=McCarran=], likely for not being bullish enough for General Oliver and Colonel Moore.




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* KickedUpstairs: She was shot during the BOS War and was so hampered by the injury she was booted upstairs since she could no longer serve the NCR the way she loved, on patrol in the wastes.

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* KickedUpstairs: She was shot during the BOS [=BoS=] War and was so hampered by the injury she was booted upstairs since she could no longer serve the NCR the way she loved, on patrol in the wastes.



* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Ambassador Crocker's Blue Oni. She's openly disdainful of Crocker's preference for diplomatic solutions. If the player favors Crocker over her, [[EvilIsPetty she gets him fired.]]

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* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Ambassador Crocker's Blue Oni. She's openly disdainful of Crocker's preference for diplomatic solutions. If the player favors Crocker over her, [[EvilIsPetty she gets him fired.]]fired]].



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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:If the Courier chooses to expose the fact that he's been falsifying information, he gives a speech through the intercom to his men before committing suicide.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:If the Courier chooses to expose the fact that he's been falsifying information, he gives a speech through the intercom to his men before committing suicide.shooting himself.]]




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* BadassGrandpa: Despite being much older than the rest of the unit, Sterling is no less capable than them.


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* OldSoldier: Despite being much older than the rest of the unit, Sterling is no less capable than them.


* TokenEvilTeammate: For the NCR, which makes Caesar Legion feel more tamed in comparison.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: For the NCR, which makes Caesar Caesar's Legion feel more tamed in comparison.comparison. [=JSawyer's=] mod even gives her evil karma, along with [[CorruptQuartermaster Contreras]].


* BadassArmy: The majority of the NCR forces avert this; they're poorly-trained, demoralized and little better than conscript soldiers, with their biggest advantage being [[WeHaveReserves manpower]]. The Rangers and First Recon, however, are ''the'' best soldiers in the setting short of Brotherhood Paladins and Enclave troopers, and the Heavy Troopers get an honorable mention despite the kitbashed equipment they have to work with.

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* BadassArmy: The majority of the NCR forces avert this; they're poorly-trained, demoralized and little better than conscript soldiers, with their biggest advantage being [[WeHaveReserves manpower]]. The Rangers and First Recon, however, are ''the'' best soldiers in the setting short of Brotherhood Paladins and Enclave troopers, and the Heavy Troopers get an honorable mention despite the kitbashed equipment they have to work with.



* SociopathicSoldier: Averted; most of the grunts and lower ranking officers you meet are nice people who genuinely want to make the world a better place, or at worst, just people doing their job to get paid. Although some of the higher ranking officers (like General Oliver and Colonel Moore) are {{Jerkass}}es. Then there's the soldiers who, several years ago, cut out [[GentleGiant Meansonofabitch's]] tongue.



Neither her education or her occupation as a scientist has helped Dr. Williams to lose the "twang" in her accent. A bit unusual for a scientist, she was born to a family of Brahmin ranchers in rural NCR country back west. Prior to 2281, Williams had become a top researcher for the Office of Science and Industry's eastern division, reporting directly to Dr. Thomas Hildern. However, the relationship between them is rather uneasy.

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Neither her education or nor her occupation as a scientist has helped Dr. Williams to lose the "twang" in her accent. A bit unusual for a scientist, she was born to a family of Brahmin ranchers in rural NCR country back west. Prior to 2281, Williams had become a top researcher for the Office of Science and Industry's eastern division, reporting directly to Dr. Thomas Hildern. However, the relationship between them is rather uneasy.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Averted. She uses it to publicly justify her actions but J.E Sawyer confirmed she's only using her position to settle personal vendettas.


--> '''Random NCR [=NPCs=]''': Nelson will serve as an example. ''We'll bleed the ground red'' with anyone who opposes our peace efforts.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Several explanations are given for why the NCR can't casually crush Caesar's Legion and Mr. House and why they appear so much weaker here than in VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}.

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--> '''Random -->'''Random NCR [=NPCs=]''': Nelson will serve as an example. ''We'll bleed the ground red'' with anyone who opposes our peace efforts.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Several explanations are given for why the NCR can't casually crush Caesar's Legion and Mr. House and why they appear so much weaker here than in VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}.''VideoGame/Fallout2''.






** He can be talked into retreating, claiming that the lives of his men matter the most to him, although this doesn't stack up too well with his {{Zerg Rush}} attrition tactics.

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** He can be talked into retreating, claiming that the lives of his men matter the most to him, although this doesn't stack up too well with his {{Zerg Rush}} ZergRush attrition tactics.



* KaizoTrap: In the House and Independence endings; while Oliver himself dies quite easily, his five [[EliteMooks Veteran Ranger]] bodyguards armed with brush guns are entirely capable of mowing down a level 30 power-armor wearing player before the Securitrons can kill them, if the player tries to make a stand and fight instead of running away and letting the Securitrons do their job. (The rate of fire on the brush gun has been noticeably reduced after the most recent patch, so this doesn't happen quite as often, although it can still occur.)

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* KaizoTrap: In the House and Independence endings; while Oliver himself dies quite easily, his five [[EliteMooks Veteran Ranger]] bodyguards armed with brush guns are entirely capable of mowing down a level 30 power-armor wearing level-30 power armor–wearing player before the Securitrons can kill them, if the player tries to make a stand and fight instead of running away and letting the Securitrons do their job. (The rate of fire on the brush gun has been noticeably reduced after the most recent patch, so this doesn't happen quite as often, although it can still occur.)



* AncientArtifact: All of the [[IconicOutfit famous]] black combat armor isn't made in NCR. They're all 200 year old hand me down riot gears from the Pre-War era. It really says something that 200 year old riot gear is better than nearly everything in the Wasteland short of PoweredArmor.

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* AncientArtifact: All of the [[IconicOutfit famous]] black combat armor isn't made in NCR. They're all 200 year old hand me down 200-year-old hand-me-down riot gears from the Pre-War era. It really says something that 200 year old 200-year-old riot gear is better than nearly everything in the Wasteland short of PoweredArmor.



* CoolMask: A gas mask with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red tinted lens]]-and-[[CoolHelmet military helmet]] ensemble.

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* CoolMask: A gas mask with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red tinted red-tinted lens]]-and-[[CoolHelmet military helmet]] ensemble.



--> '''Ghost:''' Your payment is a big thanks from the heart of The Republic. Just shitting with the NCR line, if you do this I'll give you a good word in with the NCR.
* HeroicAlbino: Implied in-game to be one, do to her extremely pale skin, hence her name, and [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130321025336/http://www.formspring.me/JESawyer/q/207856704652606211 confirmed by J.E. Sawyer]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She comes off as very abrasive and is regarded as a bitch by Lassie, the bartender in the barracks, but she is also the one who takes the initiative to send The Courier out to [[WretchedHive Nipton]] after it appears that the town has been attacked, and she even asks The Courier to only report what they find, not to do anything that might get them killed.

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--> '''Ghost:''' -->'''Ghost:''' Your payment is a big thanks from the heart of The Republic. Just shitting with the NCR line, if you do this I'll give you a good word in with the NCR.
NCR.
* HeroicAlbino: Implied in-game to be one, do due to her extremely pale skin, hence her name, and [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130321025336/http://www.formspring.me/JESawyer/q/207856704652606211 confirmed by J.E. Sawyer]].
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She comes off as very abrasive and is regarded as a bitch by Lassie, the bartender in the barracks, but she is also the one who takes the initiative to send The Courier out to [[WretchedHive Nipton]] after it appears that the town has been attacked, and she even asks The Courier to only report what they find, not to do anything that might get them killed.


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* TheSmartGuy: It's their job to be the main eggheads of the [=NCR=] as the Followers of The Apocalypse's main focus on humanitarianism lead to a falling out with the [=NCR=] government. Some of their members even where Followers before moving on.

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* TheSmartGuy: It's their job to be the main eggheads of the [=NCR=] NCR as the Followers of The Apocalypse's main focus on humanitarianism lead to a falling out with the [=NCR=] NCR government. Some of their members even where Followers before moving on.



A child living at Bitter Springs, Bitter-Root was one of the few survivors of the massacre due to being rescued by friendly [=NCR=] soldiers and adopted by Major Dhatri. He despises his former tribe and believes they deserved their fate.

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A child living at Bitter Springs, Bitter-Root was one of the few survivors of the massacre due to being rescued by friendly [=NCR=] NCR soldiers and adopted by Major Dhatri. He despises his former tribe and believes they deserved their fate.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: If Boone remains bitter and angry about the Massacre, he eventually returns to California and kills both her and himself.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Boone remains bitter and angry about the Massacre, he eventually returns to California and kills both her and himself.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's willing to ask anyone, especially an [=NCR=] hero, for the help she desperately needs such as the ghost attacking her camp and her medic's problems.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: After [[spoiler: being demoted to Captain]] she was reassigned to Bitter Springs refugee camp, the civilian version of Camp Forlorn Hope and, as Cass points out, "stinks like piss and vomit".

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's willing to ask anyone, especially an [=NCR=] NCR hero, for the help she desperately needs such as the ghost attacking her camp and her medic's problems.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: After [[spoiler: being demoted to Captain]] she was reassigned to Bitter Springs refugee camp, the civilian version of Camp Forlorn Hope and, as Cass points out, "stinks like piss and vomit". \n



* TheMedic: He's an [=NCR=] field medic and it shows: he's really good at healing the many injuries that comes to him but not so much the massive amount of mental trauma that comes into the camp.

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* TheMedic: He's an [=NCR=] NCR field medic and it shows: he's really good at healing the many injuries that comes to him but not so much the massive amount of mental trauma that comes into the camp.


* {{Foil}}: To the Followers as the OSI is only concerned with the big picture and that the little people are not a part of the problem nor solution.

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* {{Foil}}: To the Followers Followers, as the OSI is only concerned with the big picture and that the little people are not a part of the problem nor solution.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He acts like he's intellectually superior to others, but has to rely on his staff members like Angela to do most of the actual research and according to the Fallout Wiki his intelligence stat is ''below average, with a stat of 4 out of 10''.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He acts like he's intellectually superior to others, but has to rely on his staff members like Angela to do most of the actual research research, and according to the Fallout Wiki his intelligence stat is ''below average, with a stat of 4 out of 10''.


** KickTheSonOfABitch: In the case of the Great Khans. A perfect example is asking a Great Khan-turned-NCR sniper what he thinks of Bitter Springs. [[spoiler:Apparently, they deserved it.]]

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** * KickTheSonOfABitch: In the case of the Great Khans. A perfect example is asking a Great Khan-turned-NCR sniper what he thinks of Bitter Springs. [[spoiler:Apparently, they deserved it.]]



** DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:House gives him around a 40% chance of doing this in his ending. Probably applies to the Independent route, too.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:House gives him around a 40% chance of doing this in his ending. Probably applies to the Independent route, too.]]



** PostFinalBoss: In the House and Wild Card end quests, you have to face him and talk him down now that the dam is safe from the Legion. It's really just a clean-up of a loose end now that the real threat is dealt with.
** FlunkyBoss: In the House and Wild Card lines, he's accompanied by five [[EliteMooks Veteran Rangers]] who are far more dangerous than he is. In the Legion ending you have to fight your way through several rank and file soldiers, a pair of Veterans, and a half dozen Heavy Troopers.

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** PostFinalBoss: In the House and Wild Card end quests, you have to face him and talk him down now that the dam is safe from the Legion. It's really just a clean-up of a loose end now that the real threat is dealt with.
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* FlunkyBoss: In the House and Wild Card lines, he's accompanied by five [[EliteMooks Veteran Rangers]] who are far more dangerous than he is. In the Legion ending you have to fight your way through several rank and file soldiers, a pair of Veterans, and a half dozen Heavy Troopers.



** [[StrawmanHasAPoint Jerkass Has A Point]]: If you take the Wild Card ending and successfully bluff him out of attacking you, he'll have a brief conversation with you criticizing you for thinking you have what it takes to build a nation (build roads, train troops, maintain trade routes, etc.). At first this may just look like Oliver being, well, Oliver, but when you think about it, he does have a point about a random self-appointed package courier not being the best person to run New Vegas, or about you not having the resources to maintain a nation-state.
*** ShutUpHannibal[=/=]ShutUpKirk: The player can respond with "Can't do worse than the NCR." [[spoiler:Then proceed to get Yes Man to toss him off Hoover Dam.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, more like silver, but still. He's a very selfish person and his wasting of troopers lives is pretty abhorrent. However in the Legion and Independent endings if you pass the speech check he'll ultimately accept his duty to save their lives, he refuses to endanger civilians, and if the NCR wins he admits the republic isn't perfect and wishes more folks like you were around to help them clean up their act and set a better example.

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** [[StrawmanHasAPoint Jerkass Has A Point]]: * JerkassHasAPoint: If you take the Wild Card ending and successfully bluff him out of attacking you, he'll have a brief conversation with you criticizing you for thinking you have what it takes to build a nation (build roads, train troops, maintain trade routes, etc.). At first this may just look like Oliver being, well, Oliver, but when you think about it, he does have a point about a random self-appointed package courier not being the best person to run New Vegas, or about you not having the resources to maintain a nation-state.
*** ShutUpHannibal[=/=]ShutUpKirk: The player can respond with "Can't do worse than the NCR." [[spoiler:Then proceed to get Yes Man to toss him off Hoover Dam.]]
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nation-state.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, more like silver, but still. He's a very selfish person and his wasting of troopers lives is pretty abhorrent. However in the Legion and Independent endings if you pass the speech check he'll ultimately accept his duty to save their lives, he refuses to endanger civilians, and if the NCR wins he admits the republic isn't perfect and wishes more folks like you were around to help them clean up their act and set a better example.



* PostFinalBoss: In the House and Wild Card end quests, you have to face him and talk him down now that the dam is safe from the Legion. It's really just a clean-up of a loose end now that the real threat is dealt with.



* ShutUpKirk: In the Wild Card route, if he tries to berate you for not being able to build a nation on your own the player can respond with "Can't do worse than the NCR." [[spoiler:Then proceed to get Yes Man to toss him off Hoover Dam.]]



** KickTheSonOfABitch: Still, some of her targets really deserved what they get.

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** * KickTheSonOfABitch: Still, some of her targets really deserved what they get.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She disapears entirely from the game if players decided to go against NCR's interest by siding with House or Legion. Some may assume she may have gotten killed or evacuated with the rest of the NCR troops when the Legion overran the Dam, if she indeed survive.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She disapears entirely from the game if players decided to go against NCR's interest by siding with House or Legion. Some may assume she may have gotten killed or evacuated along with the rest of the NCR troops when the Legion overran the Dam, if she indeed survive.

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