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-->'''Benny:''' The cleaners will knock twice. Tell them to be thorough.
-->'''Courier:''' Yeah, it's a real mess up here - four bodies.[[note]]Other options: "Your little trap failed, Benny." or "I'm coming for you, Benny."[[/note]]
-->'''Benny''': ''[[OhCrap What the fuck?!]]''

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-->'''Benny:''' The cleaners will knock twice. Tell them to be thorough.
-->'''Courier:'''
thorough.\\
'''Courier:'''
Yeah, it's a real mess up here - -- four bodies.[[note]]Other options: "Your little trap failed, Benny." or "I'm coming for you, Benny."[[/note]]
-->'''Benny''':
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'''Benny:'''
''[[OhCrap What the fuck?!]]''



The shady and sleazy Gomorrah does a lot to live up to its namesake. Run by a group of mafia gangsters, this den of sin offers just about every vice imaginable. Sex, booze, drugs... gambling isn't the only addiction they endorse. Gomorrah isn't nearly as fancy or high-class as its competitors, but its many patrons don't seem to care so long as they get to fulfill their darkest desires and have a good time.

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The shady and sleazy Gomorrah does a lot to live up to its namesake. Run by a group of mafia gangsters, known as the Omertas, this den of sin offers just about every vice imaginable. Sex, booze, drugs... gambling isn't the only addiction they endorse. Gomorrah isn't nearly as fancy or high-class as its competitors, but its many patrons don't seem to care so long as they get to fulfill their darkest desires and have a good time.

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* AGodAmI: He declares himself "the god of New Vegas brahmin fusion cuisine" when angered, and takes credit for inventing edible food.


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* TheMole: In a sense -- he's broadcasting NCR military information over open airwaves so anyone with a radio can hear. Makes sense, since [[spoiler:he's an ally of Mr. House and thus is working to circumvent the NCR's position in a subtle manner]].



* TheMole: In a sense -- he's broadcasting NCR military information over open airwaves so anyone with a radio can hear. Makes sense, since [[spoiler:he's an ally of Mr. House and thus is working to circumvent the NCR's position in a subtle manner]].


The crowning jewel of New Vegas and its most iconic casino. Ruled over by the mysterious leader of New Vegas the Lucky 38 is the tallest structure in the ruined city and can be seen even from the far reaches of the Mojave wasteland. For years no one has been inside save for an army of advanced security robots and Mr. House himself. Unbeknownst to most of the residents of The Strip the Lucky 38 would soon open its doors once again to a package Courier seeking a very valuable misplaced package...

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The crowning jewel of New Vegas and its most iconic casino. Ruled over by the mysterious leader of New Vegas Vegas, the Lucky 38 is the tallest structure in the ruined city and can be seen even from the far reaches of the Mojave wasteland.Wasteland. For years no one has been inside save for an army of advanced security robots and Mr. House himself. Unbeknownst to most of the residents of The Strip Strip, the Lucky 38 would soon open its doors once again to a package Courier seeking a very valuable misplaced package...



A successful Pre-War businessman, Mr. House is the mysterious de-facto ruler of New Vegas, controlling the Strip and the city proper through his army of Securitrons. Before the Great War, Mr. House was an extremely intelligent and ruthless tycoon who foresaw the coming of the hostilities between the U.S and China and arranged it so that his beloved Vegas, along with himself, survived long after. Emerging after the remnants of civilization had reformed himself, Mr. House rules from within the Lucky 38 Casino and has wasted no time in setting up the city of New Vegas, working to exploit the factions interested in the Mojave.

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A successful Pre-War businessman, Mr. House is the mysterious de-facto de facto ruler of New Vegas, controlling the Strip and the city proper through his army of Securitrons. Before the Great War, Mr. House was an extremely intelligent and ruthless tycoon who foresaw the coming of the hostilities between the U.S S. and China and arranged it so that his beloved Vegas, along with himself, survived long after. Emerging after the remnants of civilization had reformed himself, Mr. House rules from within the Lucky 38 Casino and has wasted no time in setting up the city of New Vegas, working to exploit the factions interested in the Mojave.



* AgeWithoutYouth: [[spoiler:Thanks to his life support, Mr House is 261. [[BodyHorror He definitely looks his age,]] but his mind is as sharp as ever and he doesn't seem particularly concerned about his physical condition. Unless you disconnect him from the network and open his life support chamber, that is.]]
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To ''VideoGame/BioShock1'''s Andrew Ryan. There is even a challenge which involves [[spoiler: killing him with a golf club]]. The challenge is called "[[VideoGame/BioShock1 A Slave Obeys]]".

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* AgeWithoutYouth: [[spoiler:Thanks to his life support, Mr Mr. House is 261. [[BodyHorror He definitely looks his age,]] but his mind is as sharp as ever and he doesn't seem particularly concerned about his physical condition. Unless you disconnect him from the network and open his life support chamber, that is.]]
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To ''VideoGame/BioShock1'''s Andrew Ryan. There is even a challenge which involves [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing him with a golf club]]. The challenge is called "[[VideoGame/BioShock1 A Slave Obeys]]".



* BenevolentBoss: Some condescension while answering questions aside, he's much better at employee relations than either Caesar or Colonel Moore; as long as the player doesn't screw up and shows House respect, he will praise their abilities and show respect in return. As long as his employees don't give him a reason to do so otherwise, he generally has a rather hands-off approach towards governing, leading the Omertas to refer to him as "Not-At-Home". In fact, he's the only boss open to the Courier's suggestions (he can increase your paycheck if you back up your argument, and will ask your opinion about the Omertas problem). Finally, complete his path with good karma and it's revealed he's very proud to have you as an employee, and gives you any amenity you could ever want.

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* BenevolentBoss: Some condescension while answering questions aside, he's much better at employee relations than either Caesar or Colonel Moore; as long as the player doesn't screw up and shows House respect, he will praise their abilities and show respect in return. As long as his employees don't give him a reason to do so otherwise, he generally has a rather hands-off approach towards governing, leading the Omertas to refer to him as "Not-At-Home". In fact, he's the only boss open to the Courier's suggestions (he can increase your paycheck if you back up your argument, and will ask your opinion about the Omertas problem). Finally, complete his path with good karma karma, and it's revealed he's very proud to have you as an employee, and gives you any amenity you could ever want.



* BigBadEnsemble: For a Legion or [=NCR=]-aligned Courier, in tandem with the other faction.
* BigBadWannabe: For an NCR or Independent Courier. He has grand ambitions about setting up a military dictatorship in Vegas, but can be easily killed within five minuets of stepping onto the Strip before he can do anything.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: PlayedWith. He's authoritarian, his portrait looks like it's straight out of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and he has a robust surveillance system. That being said, he isn't interested in what people do in private.
* BigGood: He fancies himself as this. He isn't unambiguously "good", but fills this role to the people of the Strip, and the game's plot nudges the player into working for him, being that they begin as a hired courier for him seeking out his property and either go out of their way to contact NCR or the Legion or are only approached by them when they take notice of the player's work for House. And in contrast to [=NCR=] and the Legion, House's "faction" is just House himself directly giving orders to the player, and his personal power and influence makes him a target -- in all three main questlines other than House's own, the player has to eventually get rid of him to proceed. He's also the man who had Victor save your life at the game's beginning.

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* BigBadEnsemble: For a Legion Legion- or [=NCR=]-aligned NCR-aligned Courier, in tandem with the other faction.
* BigBadWannabe: For an NCR or Independent Courier. He has grand ambitions about setting up a military dictatorship in Vegas, but can be easily killed within five minuets minutes of stepping onto the Strip before he can do anything.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: PlayedWith. He's authoritarian, his portrait looks like it's straight out of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', and he has a robust surveillance system. That being said, he isn't interested in what people do in private.
* BigGood: He fancies himself as this. He isn't unambiguously "good", but fills this role to the people of the Strip, and the game's plot nudges the player into working for him, being that they begin as a hired courier for him seeking out his property and either go out of their way to contact NCR or the Legion Legion, or are only approached by them when they take notice of the player's work for House. And in contrast to [=NCR=] NCR and the Legion, House's "faction" is just House himself directly giving orders to the player, and his personal power and influence makes make him a target -- in all three main questlines other than House's own, the player has to eventually get rid of him to proceed. He's also the man who had Victor save your life at the game's beginning.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: House claims his only interest is securing and expanding a prosperous future for mankind; he sees New Vegas as the way to do this via its economic and technological potential, and he is the best one to run New Vegas due to his genius in such matters. Thus as far as House is concerned, all three of those elements directly correlate to one another -- what he decides is best for Vegas is what's best for humankind. Coupled with his belief that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, and it can lead to House doing some rather amoral things because he is more interested in the benefits of it for Vegas, or he opts out of taking benevolent action because he sees little profit for Vegas in it.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: House claims his only interest is securing and expanding a prosperous future for mankind; he sees New Vegas as the way to do this via its economic and technological potential, and he is the best one to run New Vegas due to his genius in such matters. Thus Thus, as far as House is concerned, all three of those elements directly correlate to one another -- what he decides is best for Vegas is what's best for humankind. Coupled with his belief that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, and it can lead to House doing some rather amoral things because he is more interested in the benefits of it for Vegas, or he opts out of taking benevolent action because he sees little profit for Vegas in it.



* BornLucky: Though it doesn't get as much play as his InsufferableGenius qualities, his LuckStat is 10 out of 10. In this case it represents his ability to predict probabilities and manipulate them to his own benefit.
* BreadAndCircuses:
** House's method of governing; he ''is'' ruling over a post-apocalyptic UsefulNotes/LasVegas, after all. There's plenty of food, water, power, and shelter, Securitrons keep the peace, and prostitution, gambling, drugs, and the right to keep firearms for defense are all permitted. Hypothetically, as long as you don't cause trouble and don't question his authority, you can live a safe and happy life in New Vegas. And it's available to everyone, if you can pay the entry fees of course. While opinions in the rest of the Mojave differ from place to place, around Vegas itself people don't mind House being in charge over the NCR and Legion, since House has so far not caused them much grief.
** This trope is also how House tries to convince the player to work for him; you should know enough about his power and influence to understand that being his right-hand carries a lot of benefits, and being his enemy carries a lot of dangers. If you invoke OnlyInItForTheMoney as the reason you aid him, he tells you that he's offering you something far greater than money, but if that's your interest then don't worry, you'll have plenty of it.

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* BornLucky: Though it doesn't get as much play as his InsufferableGenius qualities, his LuckStat is 10 out of 10. In this case case, it represents his ability to predict probabilities and manipulate them to his own benefit.
* BreadAndCircuses:
BreadAndCircuses:
** House's method of governing; he ''is'' ruling over a post-apocalyptic UsefulNotes/LasVegas, after all. There's plenty of food, water, power, and shelter, shelter; Securitrons keep the peace, peace; and prostitution, gambling, drugs, and the right to keep firearms for defense are all permitted. Hypothetically, as long as you don't cause trouble and don't question his authority, you can live a safe and happy life in New Vegas. And it's available to everyone, if you can pay the entry fees fees, of course. While opinions in the rest of the Mojave differ from place to place, around Vegas itself people don't mind House being in charge over the NCR and Legion, since House has so far not caused them much grief.
** This trope is also how House tries to convince the player to work for him; you should know enough about his power and influence to understand that being his right-hand carries a lot of benefits, and being his enemy carries a lot of dangers. If you invoke OnlyInItForTheMoney as the reason you aid him, he tells you that he's offering you something far greater than money, but if that's your interest interest, then don't worry, you'll have plenty of it.



* TheChessmaster: House has been playing everyone since before the Great War, and aside from losing the Platinum Chip before he could put it to use, he's been winning. So far, he's managed to put The Strip solidly under his control, knows more about the NCR and the Legion than they know about him, and has manipulated the NCR into financing and protecting his interests. Now that the Chip on his way back to him, he's about to have all he needs to make his final plays and take over the Mojave Wasteland.
* ControlFreak: The dark side of his calculating and pragmatic nature. He desires to have absolute control and oversight over all aspects of New Vegas in the name of ensuring efficiency, and anything that he decides he can't control, he destroys.
** Once you deliver the Platinum Chip to him and then use it at the Fort, House already has all his ducks in a row to take over the Mojave once the Second Battle for Hoover Dam begins. In the meantime, his questline concerns you making sure that "outside interests" like the Omertas, the Boomers, and the Brotherhood of Steel, don't interfere with his plans. With the Boomers, House recognizes the use of the firepower they command, and so his preferred solution is that you ensure they're firing on his enemies when the Battle begins, but if negotiation with them is deemed implausible then he accepts their extermination as an alternative.

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* TheChessmaster: House has been playing everyone since before the Great War, and aside from losing the Platinum Chip before he could put it to use, he's been winning. So far, he's managed to put The Strip solidly under his control, knows more about the NCR and the Legion than they know about him, and has manipulated the NCR into financing and protecting his interests. Now that the Chip is on his its way back to him, he's about to have all he needs to make his final plays and take over the Mojave Wasteland.
Wasteland.
* ControlFreak: The dark side of his calculating and pragmatic nature. He desires to have absolute control and oversight over all aspects of New Vegas in the name of ensuring efficiency, and anything that he decides he can't control, he destroys.
destroys.
** Once you deliver the Platinum Chip to him and then use it at the Fort, House already has all his ducks in a row to take over the Mojave once the Second Battle for Hoover Dam begins. In the meantime, his questline concerns you making sure that "outside interests" like the Omertas, the Boomers, and the Brotherhood of Steel, Steel don't interfere with his plans. With the Boomers, House recognizes the use of the firepower they command, and so his preferred solution is that you ensure they're firing on his enemies when the Battle begins, but if negotiation with them is deemed implausible implausible, then he accepts their extermination as an alternative.



** With the Brotherhood of Steel, he demands their destruction outright because he feels that there can be no negotiation with them, and so he sees their removal as the only solution. His fears are justified, however; in endings where NCR leaves the region and the Brotherhood isn't wiped out, they degenerate into raiders who harass travelers in the Mojave to seize technology from them by force.
** When it comes to the Kings and Freeside, most House endings have him gunning down the Kings to take command of Freeside, even though the Kings are one of the nicest factions in the game and keep the peace in Freeside on their own volition; it's only if they go to war with NCR that House leaves them alone, appeased of their loyalty to New Vegas.

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** With the Brotherhood of Steel, he demands their destruction outright because he feels that there can be no negotiation with them, and so he sees their removal as the only solution. His fears are justified, however; in endings where the NCR leaves the region and the Brotherhood isn't wiped out, they degenerate into raiders who harass travelers in the Mojave to seize technology from them by force.
** When it comes to the Kings and Freeside, most House endings have him gunning down the Kings to take command of Freeside, even though the Kings are one of the nicest factions in the game and keep the peace in Freeside on their own volition; it's only if they go to war with the NCR that House leaves them alone, appeased of their loyalty to New Vegas.



** A DummiedOut bit reveals the full hilarity of his planning -- if you kill him, he has a pre-recorded message ready to announce his death to the strip, and the Securitrons have printed obituaries to hand out.

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** A DummiedOut bit reveals the full hilarity of his planning -- if you kill him, he has a pre-recorded message ready to announce his death to the strip, Strip, and the Securitrons have printed obituaries to hand out.



* TheDeterminator: One of House's major strengths is that he doesn't give up. His parents died when he was a child and his brother cheated him out of his inheritence to leave him with nothing, but House went on to found [=RobCo=] and become a multibillionaire before he was 30. [[spoiler:To say nothing of what he sacrficed to achieve his own form of "immortality"]]. There's also the tale of how he managed to handle defending Vegas with inferior software, which caused him to spend five years battling power outages and system crashes, and he was even put into a coma for a while. Yet he endured and kept going.
* DontCreateAMartyr: The reason he doesn't want NCR President Kimball assassinated -- alive, Kimball will become the scapegoat for NCR's failure to take the region once House comes to power. Dead, he's a martyr for the cause and House will be blamed for kicking out NCR.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill:
** He leaves Benny's fate for you to decide as he doesn't actually care either way what happens to him.
** If the White Glove Society end up becoming cannibals again, he gives you permission to kill them off since that's a massive breach of their contract.

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* TheDeterminator: One of House's major strengths is that he doesn't give up. His parents died when he was a child child, and his brother cheated him out of his inheritence inheritance to leave him with nothing, but House went on to found [=RobCo=] and become a multibillionaire before he was 30. [[spoiler:To say nothing of what he sacrficed sacrificed to achieve his own form of "immortality"]]. "immortality."]] There's also the tale of how he managed to handle defending Vegas with inferior software, which caused him to spend five years battling power outages and system crashes, and he was even put into a coma for a while. Yet he endured and kept going.
* DontCreateAMartyr: The reason he doesn't want NCR President Kimball assassinated -- alive, Kimball will become the scapegoat for the NCR's failure to take the region once House comes to power. Dead, he's a martyr for the cause and House will be blamed for kicking out NCR.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill:
DoWithHimAsYouWill:
** He leaves Benny's fate for you to decide decide, as he doesn't actually care either way what happens to him.
** If the White Glove Society end up becoming cannibals again, he gives you permission to kill them off off, since that's a massive breach of their contract. contract.



* EarthThatWas: If you pick the right conversation path, he reveals that his ultimate goal is to use NCR's economy to restart technological development, eventually enabling manned spaceflight and allowing humanity to colonize other planets.

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* EarthThatWas: If you pick the right conversation path, he reveals that his ultimate goal is to use the NCR's economy to restart technological development, eventually enabling manned spaceflight and allowing humanity to colonize other planets.



* EccentricMillionaire: Comes with being inspired by Howard Hughes. According to Raul there were a lot of strange stories about him during the later parts of his life, including a former actress girlfriend of his talking about how the two never had sex and all he did was perform brain scans on her while making her dress up in different outfits.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: His [[spoiler:Securitron factory]] under the Fort. The Lucky 38 also has a number of subterranean levels that seem to be much larger than the ones above-ground.

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* EccentricMillionaire: Comes with being inspired by Howard Hughes. Creator/HowardHughes. According to Raul Raul, there were a lot of strange stories about him during the later parts of his life, including a former actress girlfriend of his talking about how the two never had sex and all he did was perform brain scans on her while making her dress up in different outfits.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: His [[spoiler:Securitron factory]] under the Fort. The Lucky 38 also has a number of subterranean levels that seem to be much larger than the ones above-ground.aboveground.



* {{Fiction 500}}: House is far and away the richest man in the post-War world. No word on whether he was number one pre-War, but he was still rich enough to spend many, many billions of dollars designing and building his personal defense system for Vegas (and still be filthy rich when he was done). His brother prevented him from getting any of his inheritance but by the time he was in his twenties he had created [=RobCo=] which in 7 years became THE biggest robotics company and created the Pip-boys, Stealth Boys, Protectrons and Securitrons as well as working on Liberty Prime and House's life support system

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* {{Fiction 500}}: Fiction500: House is far and away the richest man in the post-War world. No word on whether he was number one pre-War, but he was still rich enough to spend many, many billions of dollars designing and building his personal defense system for Vegas (and still be filthy rich when he was done). His brother prevented him from getting any of his inheritance inheritance, but by the time he was in his twenties twenties, he had created [=RobCo=] which in 7 years became THE biggest robotics company and created the Pip-boys, Stealth Boys, Protectrons and Securitrons as well as working on Liberty Prime and House's life support systemsystem.



** As far as the other major factions are concerned. The NCR didn't even know he existed until he sends out one of his robots to greet them, while Joshua Graham states that the Legion didn't consider him enough of a factor to find out any more than the basic facts about him before invading the Mojave. Yet, if you side with him, by the end of the game he'll have eradicated the Legion, forced NCR from the region, and will reign over the Mojave.
** He was also this to his own half-brother. Screwed out of his own inheritance, he single-handed made his way through the Institute, the Fallout equivalent of MIT, and made his own company before slowly buying out his family's business, leaving his brother with a single factory in which he succumbed to his own madness and paranoia.

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** As far as the other major factions are concerned. The NCR didn't even know he existed until he sends sent out one of his robots to greet them, while Joshua Graham states that the Legion didn't consider him enough of a factor to find out any more than the basic facts about him before invading the Mojave. Yet, Yet if you side with him, by the end of the game he'll have eradicated the Legion, forced the NCR from the region, and will reign over the Mojave.
** He was also this to his own half-brother. Screwed out of his own inheritance, he single-handed made his way through the Institute, the Fallout Institute (the ''Fallout'' equivalent of MIT, MIT) and made his own company before slowly buying out his family's business, leaving his brother with a single factory in which he succumbed to his own madness and paranoia.



* GangOfHats: As part of his efforts to preserve the spirit of Vegas, he invoked this on the three tribes he galvanized into the casino families. The Omertas and Gomorrah represent the seedy criminal element, the Chairmen and Tops the fun swingers, and the White Gloves and the Ultra-Lux the posh luxury. House says the Omertas were intrigued by the stories he told them of pre-War crime families and ran with them, while Benny says the Chairmen were given their clothing and explicitly told to dress and act the way they do.
* AGodIAmNot: His capabilities are god-like but he makes it clear that he doesn't want to be viewed or worshipped as one.

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* GangOfHats: As part of his efforts to preserve the spirit of Vegas, he invoked this on the three tribes he galvanized into the casino families. The Omertas and Gomorrah represent the seedy criminal element, the Chairmen and The Tops the fun swingers, and the White Gloves and the Ultra-Lux the posh luxury. House says the Omertas were intrigued by the stories he told them of pre-War crime families and ran with them, while Benny says the Chairmen were given their clothing and explicitly told to dress and act the way they do.
* AGodIAmNot: His capabilities are god-like god-like, but he makes it clear that he doesn't want to be viewed or worshipped as one.



* HeroAntagonist: How good he is is debatable but he could be considered this if the Courier sides with Caesar's Legion.

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* HeroAntagonist: How good he is is debatable debatable, but he could be considered this if the Courier sides with Caesar's Legion. Legion.



* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his major character traits is that he looks down on making decisions based on primal emotions and thinks himself above such things, concerned only with the betterment of mankind. Despite this quite a few of his actions are based on his personal feelings about things, most prominently his attachment to the memory of Las Vegas and his attempt to cultivate New Vegas in its image.
* HypocriticalHumor:

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* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his major character traits is that he looks down on making decisions based on primal emotions and thinks himself above such things, concerned only with the betterment of mankind. Despite this this, quite a few of his actions are based on his personal feelings about things, most prominently his attachment to the memory of Las Vegas and his attempt to cultivate New Vegas in its image.
* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:



** He calls the Brotherhood a bunch of emotionally unstable techno-fetishists, while he's the most technologically dependent faction leader and gets so riled up about the Bortherhood that he loses his normally stoic attitude.

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** He calls the Brotherhood a bunch of emotionally unstable techno-fetishists, while he's the most technologically dependent faction leader and gets so riled up about the Bortherhood Brotherhood that he loses his normally stoic attitude.



*** He also says the Brotherhood are ridiculous to be galavanting around the wastes, pretending to be like "Knights of Yore." Spoken by the guy who rebuilt Vegas to match his nostalgia.

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*** He also says the Brotherhood are ridiculous to be galavanting gallivanting around the wastes, pretending to be like "Knights of Yore." Spoken by the guy who rebuilt Vegas to match his nostalgia.



** If Mr House has a flaw, [[spoiler:aside from certain disabilities]], it's that he's a genius. And he ''knows'' it. He's never so droll as to directly point it out, but he obviously talks down to people, and won't even consider the idea that he might be wrong.
** He'll ask why you betrayed him if you remove him from his life-support. You can tell him that you "just didn't like him".

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** If Mr Mr. House has a flaw, [[spoiler:aside from certain disabilities]], it's that he's a genius. And he ''knows'' it. He's never so droll as to directly point it out, but he obviously talks down to people, and won't even consider the idea that he might be wrong.
** He'll ask why you betrayed him if you remove him from his life-support.life support. You can tell him that you "just didn't like him".



** After his death, various characters can mention reading his obituary, dryly commenting that all they were left with was the impression that whoever Mr House really ''[[WartsAndAll was]]'', it's clear that the guy had a ''[[ItsAllAboutMe really]]'' high opinion of himself.

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** After his death, various characters can mention reading his obituary, dryly commenting that all they were left with was the impression that whoever Mr Mr. House really ''[[WartsAndAll was]]'', it's clear that the guy had a ''[[ItsAllAboutMe really]]'' high opinion of himself.



** His orders you to kill the Brotherhood of Steel can possibly be this. Are they a BrokenPedestal compared to the previous games? Yes. Unlike 90% of other quests in the game, there is ''no'' alternative, peaceful solution (though there was one dummied out), the Brotherhood has to go for the player to continue working for House. Although they've [[KickTheSonOfABitch possibly warranted it]] with some of their aggressive, reactionary behavior, murdering all of them is still a pretty drastic solution, especially considering that many of the members aren't even bad people.
** If he takes over the Mojave, the only way for the Kings to survive is if they start a street war against the innocent NCR citizens. House will see this as loyalty towards New Vegas, and decides to leave them in control of Freeside. In all the other outcomes it will result in him ordering the Kings to be killed off. It's rather uncharacteristic of him, since NCR citizens are his primary customers. You'd think he'd do the reverse: kill off the Kings for scaring away his customers, and tolerate them if they leave them alone.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although his demanding the Brotherhood be destroyed comes off as cruel at first, if you complete the game on the Wild Card path and left the Brotherhood alive they will begin to harass or even rob traveling merchants and caravans in the Mojave [[UngratefulBastard even if you had them make peace with the NCR beforehand]] making House's fears of them completely justified. Not to mention [[spoiler:if you complete Veronica's quest by convincing her to leave the Brotherhood they will massacre a group of completely innocent Followers of the Apocalypse to protect the Brotherhood's secrets.]]
* KungFuProofMook: VATS is incapable of targeting him. Of course, since the Pipboy is actually a [=RobCo=] product, [[ProperlyParanoid it would make sense]] [[FridgeBrilliance that he would set it up that it can't be used against him]]. [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport Not that]] [[AndIMustScream does him any good]].
* ALighterShadeOfGrey: To the Legion. There's no question between NCR and the Legion of which is the "evil" faction -- with NCR and House, it's quite a bit muddier. The two really do want to rebuild a peaceful and stable civilized society in the wasteland, but their views of how to do it are incompatible and the end result differs greatly with a mix of pros and cons. Thus its up to the player's personal discretion to decide who's in the right and worth backing, or neither of them.

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** His orders for you to kill the Brotherhood of Steel can possibly be this. Are they a BrokenPedestal compared to the previous games? Yes. Unlike 90% of other quests in the game, there is ''no'' alternative, peaceful solution (though there was one dummied out), the Brotherhood has to go for the player to continue working for House. Although they've [[KickTheSonOfABitch possibly warranted it]] with some of their aggressive, reactionary behavior, murdering all of them is still a pretty drastic solution, especially considering that many of the members aren't even bad people.
** If he takes over the Mojave, the only way for the Kings to survive is if they start a street war against the innocent NCR citizens. House will see this as loyalty towards New Vegas, and decides to leave them in control of Freeside. In all the other outcomes outcomes, it will result in him ordering the Kings to be killed off. It's rather uncharacteristic of him, since NCR citizens are his primary customers. You'd think he'd do the reverse: kill off the Kings for scaring away his customers, and tolerate them if they leave them alone.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although his demanding the Brotherhood be destroyed comes off as cruel at first, if you complete the game on the Wild Card path and left the Brotherhood alive alive, they will begin to harass or even rob traveling merchants and caravans in the Mojave [[UngratefulBastard even if you had them make peace with the NCR beforehand]] beforehand]], making House's fears of them completely justified. Not to mention [[spoiler:if you complete Veronica's quest by convincing her to leave the Brotherhood Brotherhood, they will massacre a group of completely innocent Followers of the Apocalypse to protect the Brotherhood's secrets.]]
* KungFuProofMook: VATS is incapable of targeting him. Of course, since the Pipboy Pip-Boy is actually a [=RobCo=] product, [[ProperlyParanoid it would make sense]] [[FridgeBrilliance that he would set it up that it can't be used against him]]. [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport Not that]] that it]] [[AndIMustScream does him any good]].
* ALighterShadeOfGrey: To the Legion. There's no question between the NCR and the Legion of which is the "evil" faction -- with NCR and House, it's quite a bit muddier. The two really do want to rebuild a peaceful and stable civilized society in the wasteland, but their views of how to do it are incompatible and the end result differs greatly with a mix of pros and cons. Thus its it's up to the player's personal discretion to decide who's in the right and worth backing, or neither of them.



* MegaCorp: He founded and ruled one of this before Great War, [=RobCo=]. And he wants turning into this all New-Vegas. See OneNationUnderCopyright.
* MeaningfulName: In casino-speak, "the House" refers to the casino ownership, and as the saying goes, "[[TheChessmaster the House always wins]]" -- casinos manipulate their games of chance to minimize the player's chances of winning so they can turn a higher profit, and casinos don't necessarily always have to tell players the odds of winning. Accordingly, Mr. House rises to power by discretely manipulating events to produce outcomes favorable to him, and he has a secret home turf advantage that NCR and the Legion don't know about, [[spoiler:his Securitron vault with an army ready to emerge and seize Hoover Dam at his word]]. The quests connected to him also play on this; his questline to the ending is named "The House Always Wins" and the quest for killing him is "The House Has Gone Bust".

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* MegaCorp: He founded and ruled one of this these before Great War, [=RobCo=]. And he wants turning to turn all of New Vegas into this all New-Vegas.one. See OneNationUnderCopyright.
* MeaningfulName: In casino-speak, "the House" refers to the casino ownership, and as the saying goes, "[[TheChessmaster the House always wins]]" -- casinos manipulate their games of chance to minimize the player's chances of winning so they can turn a higher profit, and casinos don't necessarily always have to tell players the odds of winning. Accordingly, Mr. House rises to power by discretely manipulating events to produce outcomes favorable to him, and he has a secret home turf home-turf advantage that the NCR and the Legion don't know about, [[spoiler:his Securitron vault with an army ready to emerge and seize Hoover Dam at his word]]. The quests connected to him also play on this; his questline to the ending is named "The House Always Wins" Wins", and the quest for killing him is "The House Has Gone Bust".



* MrAltDisney: In addition to his shades of Howard Hughes, his obsession with converting New Vegas into TheThemeParkVersion of its former self, his portrait, and his [[spoiler:seclusion in what amounts to a suspended-animation chamber]] all bear similarities to pop culture images and urban legends about Walt Disney.

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* MrAltDisney: In addition to his shades of Howard Hughes, Creator/HowardHughes, his obsession with converting New Vegas into TheThemeParkVersion of its former self, his portrait, and his [[spoiler:seclusion in what amounts to a suspended-animation chamber]] all bear similarities to pop culture pop-culture images and urban legends about Walt Disney.Creator/WaltDisney.



* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He is, basically, Howard Hughes for the ''Fallout'' 'verse. His old look, economic views, and pursuit of technology for the betterment of mankind all harken back to the Hughes when he was the famous self-made man, while his obsession with Vegas and his infamous seclusion in the penthouse of a hotel resemble Hughes in his decline. To really drive the point home, in the game there is [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/File:House.jpg a picture of House]] where he stands in identical pose and clothing as [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/File:Howard_Hughes.jpg one of the most famous pictures of Howard Hughes]].
* NonActionBigBad: Without your help, he does little. Justified for a few reasons, most importantly that his Securitrons are not frontline combat ready and he can't afford to use them for such until you deliver the Platinum Chip to him; without it he has his hands full keeping the Strip orderly.

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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He is, basically, Howard Hughes Creator/HowardHughes for the ''Fallout'' 'verse. His old look, economic views, and pursuit of technology for the betterment of mankind all harken back to the Hughes when he was the famous self-made man, while his obsession with Vegas and his infamous seclusion in the penthouse of a hotel resemble Hughes in his decline. To really drive the point home, in the game there is [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/File:House.jpg a picture of House]] where he stands in identical pose and clothing as [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/File:Howard_Hughes.jpg one of the most famous pictures of Howard Hughes]].
* NonActionBigBad: Without your help, he does little. Justified for a few reasons, most importantly that his Securitrons are not frontline combat ready and he can't afford to use them for such until you deliver the Platinum Chip to him; without it it, he has his hands full keeping the Strip orderly.



** Despite the image of a coldly logical and calculating leader he is trying to create for himself, some of his actions makes it quite clear that he is still very much human in some areas. Case in point; a possible ending has him deciding to punish a NCR-affiliated Primm for their loyalty to the republic, by making them his subjects and imposing strict surveillance by Securitrons and heavy taxes upon them. His motivation can really only be described as pure and simple pettiness.

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** Despite the image of a coldly logical and calculating leader he is trying to create for himself, some of his actions makes make it quite clear that he is still very much human in some areas. Case in point; point: a possible ending has him deciding to punish a an NCR-affiliated Primm for their loyalty to the republic, republic by making them his subjects and imposing strict surveillance by Securitrons and heavy taxes upon them. His motivation can really only be described as pure and simple pettiness.



** He's very attached to the memory of Las Vegas and has tried to cultivate New Vegas in the same image despite the fact no one except him appreciates the idea. He allows Gomorrah and the Omertas to keep operating in spite of their seedy, illegal activities, because it wouldn't ''quite'' be Vegas without them. In some of the potential first meetings you have with him, he proudly asks what you think of the Strip, and waxes poetic on how hard he's worked to recreate the Vegas of the pre-war era.

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** He's very attached to the memory of Las Vegas and has tried to cultivate New Vegas in the same image despite the fact that no one except him appreciates the idea. He allows Gomorrah and the Omertas to keep operating in spite of their seedy, illegal activities, because it wouldn't ''quite'' be Vegas without them. In some of the potential first meetings you have with him, he proudly asks what you think of the Strip, and waxes poetic on how hard he's worked to recreate the Vegas of the pre-war era.



* OneNationUnderCopyright: His preferred title for himself is "Chief Executive of the Free Economic Zone of New Vegas." All economic activities in the city are licensed by, and answerable to, House, and no-one below a certain level of wealth is even let through the gates of the Stip, on penalty of death.

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* OneNationUnderCopyright: His preferred title for himself is "Chief Executive of the Free Economic Zone of New Vegas." All economic activities in the city are licensed by, and answerable to, House, and no-one below a certain level of wealth is even let through the gates of the Stip, Strip, on penalty of death.



* PastimesProvePersonality: An unmarked Sidequest for Mr House involves collecting Snowglobes for him. Why Snowglobes?
--> '''Mr. House''': What of it? I enjoy them. There's something about a little diorama set inside a glass dome that I find... pleasing.\\\
'''J.E. Sawyer:''' It's for the Film/CitizenKane reference, partially because it's especially fitting for Mr. House. He has no interest in physically interacting with the world but wants absolute control over New Vegas. Snow globes are perfect static worlds in miniature that can't be directly touched but can be (literally) turned up side down any time the owner desires.
* PetTheDog:

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* PastimesProvePersonality: An unmarked Sidequest for Mr Mr. House involves collecting Snowglobes snow globes for him. Why Snowglobes?
--> '''Mr. House''':
snow globes?
-->'''Mr. House:'''
What of it? I enjoy them. There's something about a little diorama set inside a glass dome that I find... pleasing.\\\
'''J.E. Sawyer:''' It's for the Film/CitizenKane reference, partially because it's especially fitting for Mr. House. He has no interest in physically interacting with the world but wants absolute control over New Vegas. Snow globes are perfect static worlds in miniature that can't be directly touched but can be (literally) turned up side upside down any time the owner desires.
* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:



** When you ask him how can you be sure that he will not abuse his power once he's in control of the Mojave, he tells you that his only interest is in the progress of mankind, when he takes power he'll keep the peace but otherwise will leave people to live their lives. The implied reason is simple -- why bother wasting resources oppressing people when you can earn their loyalty more easily by appeasing them?

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** When you ask him how you can you be sure that he will not abuse his power once he's in control of the Mojave, he tells you that his only interest is in the progress of mankind, when he takes power he'll keep the peace but otherwise will leave people to live their lives. The implied reason is simple -- why bother wasting resources oppressing people when you can earn their loyalty more easily by appeasing them?



*** Similarly, he doesn't want you to kill Caesar, because the Legion gives the NCR a bigger worry than him in the immediate future. House is counting on the Legion-NCR war to keep the latter from attacking Vegas while House makes plans to expand his power, and removing Caesar puts that position at risk. Nonetheless, if he dies then he'll simply accept it and move on.

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*** Similarly, he doesn't want you to kill Caesar, because the Legion gives the NCR a bigger worry than him in the immediate future. House is counting on the Legion-NCR Legion–NCR war to keep the latter from attacking Vegas while House makes plans to expand his power, and removing Caesar puts that position at risk. Nonetheless, if he dies then he'll simply accept it and move on.



** He orders you to kill off the Brotherhood, even though they haven't done anything to him, based purely on speculation that they will oppose him when he comes to power. At first, this may make House seem cruel, but [[spoiler:without the NCR to pressure them into reform, the Brotherhood eventually devolve into a band of power-armored raiders, attacking caravans and seizing technology that they deem the wastelanders unworthy of having (which is most of it) by force. As one can guess of his dream to head to space and leave Earth behind, this is the last thing he wants.]].

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** He orders you to kill off the Brotherhood, even though they haven't done anything to him, based purely on speculation that they will oppose him when he comes to power. At first, this may make House seem cruel, but [[spoiler:without the NCR to pressure them into reform, the Brotherhood eventually devolve into a band of power-armored raiders, attacking caravans and seizing technology that they deem the wastelanders unworthy of having (which is most of it) by force. As one can guess of his dream to head to space and leave Earth behind, this is the last thing he wants.]].]]



* SkewedPriorities: He's willing to pay 2000 caps for Mojave Snowglobes. Compare that to how much he's willing to pay you for the [[MacGuffin Platinum Chip]] - 1000 caps by default, 1250 if you pass a higher-level barter check.

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* SkewedPriorities: He's willing to pay 2000 caps for Mojave Snowglobes. Snow Globes. Compare that to how much he's willing to pay you for the [[MacGuffin Platinum Chip]] - 1000 -- 1,000 caps by default, 1250 1,250 if you pass a higher-level barter check.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His semi-immortality and his obsession with progress has caused him to become detached from his fellow man. It is quite clear that when he gives you the order to destroy the Brotherhood's bunker, he hasn't given any thought to the fate and life of its members because it didn't occur to him, he just sees a problem he needs to get rid off. Likewise with the Kings, if he chooses to retake Freeside in his ending.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: He has quite an impressive one if you have the Platinum Chip in your possession, but you refuse to give it to him.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: House makes it clear to you in dialogue trees as soon as you complete his first quest that when he takes over the Mojave, he wants you to be a crucial part of it, and your reward will be a place of power and luxury by his side when the dust settles. [[spoiler: And if you side with him, he lives up to the promises.]]

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His semi-immortality and his obsession with progress has caused him to become detached from his fellow man. It is quite clear that when he gives you the order to destroy the Brotherhood's bunker, he hasn't given any thought to the fate and life of its members because it didn't occur to him, he just sees a problem he needs to get rid off.of. Likewise with the Kings, if he chooses to retake Freeside in his ending.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: He has quite an impressive one if you have the Platinum Chip in your possession, but you refuse to give it to him.]]
]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: House makes it clear to you in dialogue trees as soon as you complete his first quest that when he takes over the Mojave, he wants you to be a crucial part of it, and your reward will be a place of power and luxury by his side when the dust settles. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And if you side with him, he lives up to the promises.]]



** [[spoiler:If you tell Mr. House in his actual form that you're going to kill him, he'll deliver a DyingCurse towards you regardless of your karma. Specially if you're doing the Independent run]].

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** [[spoiler:If you tell Mr. House in his actual form that you're going to kill him, he'll deliver a DyingCurse towards you regardless of your karma. Specially Especially if you're doing the Independent run]].



-> '''Voiced by:''' William Sadler

->''"Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, it's my 'ole pal from Goodsprings!"''

The Securitron robot who narrowly saves the Courier at the very beginning, seemingly by coincidence while scavenging around the graveyard area.

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-> '''Voiced ->'''Voiced by:''' William Sadler

->''"Well
Creator/WilliamSadler

->''"Well,
butter my butt and call me a biscuit, it's my 'ole ole pal from Goodsprings!"''

The Securitron robot who narrowly saves the Courier at the very beginning, seemingly by coincidence while scavenging around the graveyard area.



* MysteriousProtector: Early on in the game, Victor can occasionally appear to help fight off enemies if the player's having trouble. [[spoiler:Specifically, he's House' eyes and ears on you and trying to make sure you get to Vegas safely.]]

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* MysteriousProtector: Early on in the game, Victor can occasionally appear to help fight off enemies if the player's having trouble. [[spoiler:Specifically, he's House' House's eyes and ears on you and trying to make sure you get to Vegas safely.]]



* UnwittingPawn: To House. Whether he knows it or not, House is giving him commands to help the Courier that coincides with his own friendly nature. He's also the one who hired the couriers for the Platinum Chip in the first place.

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* UnwittingPawn: To House. Whether he knows it or not, House is giving him commands to help the Courier that coincides coincide with his own friendly nature. He's also the one who hired the couriers for the Platinum Chip in the first place.



--> People sometimes ask me, "Is there a Mrs. New Vegas?" Of course there is. ''You're'' her. And you're still as perfect as the day we met.

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--> People -->"People sometimes ask me, "Is 'Is there a Mrs. New Vegas?" Vegas?' Of course there is. ''You're'' her. And you're still as perfect as the day we met.



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Averted, unlike Three Dog from the previous game. All of his reports are generally fairly newsworthy, they're unbiased and have outside commentary, and, most importantly, your character is almost never mentioned. Any time you're responsible, he'll at most mention a third party or a civilian but won't name names. His only direct mention of you is your miraculous recovery at the beginning, and that is newsworthy in itself.
** He also has a lot of news stories the goings on of the Mojave before you got shot in head. However these are almost all dependent on certain quests and will be replaced with new news once you complete them.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Averted, unlike Three Dog from the previous game. All of his reports are generally fairly newsworthy, they're unbiased and have outside commentary, and, and most importantly, your character is almost never mentioned. Any time you're responsible, he'll at most mention a third party or a civilian but won't name names. His only direct mention of you is your miraculous recovery at the beginning, and that is newsworthy in itself.
** He also has a lot of news stories about the goings on goings-on of the Mojave before you got shot in head. However However, these are almost all dependent on certain quests and will be replaced with new news once you complete them. them.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Gwen McGee

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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced by:''' Gwen McGee



* {{Sexbot}}: Hilariously, a lot of dialogue implies she serves as this for Mr. House despite the fact that she's a standard model security robot with a woman's face displayed on her screen. At least one companion will even comment on it.

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* {{Sexbot}}: Hilariously, a lot of dialogue implies she serves as this for Mr. House despite the fact that she's a standard model standard-model security robot with a woman's face displayed on her screen. At least one companion will even comment on it.



-> ''"From where you're kneeling must seem like an 18 carat run of bad luck. Truth is... the game was rigged from the start."''

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-> ''"From ->''"From where you're kneeling must seem like an 18 carat 18-carat run of bad luck. Truth is... the game was rigged from the start."''



* ArchNemesis: The Courier's, for the first half of the game at least.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's a relative push-over in-game, but the ''All Roads'' comic shows that despite his dandy-like appearance Benny is actually highly skilled in wasteland survival and combat, impressing even his Great Khans henchmen. He used to be a wasteland tribal warrior prior to Mr. House's takeover and renovation of New Vegas.

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* ArchNemesis: The Courier's, for the first half of the game game, at least.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's a relative push-over pushover in-game, but the ''All Roads'' comic shows that despite his dandy-like appearance appearance, Benny is actually highly skilled in wasteland survival and combat, impressing even his Great Khans Khan henchmen. He used to be a wasteland tribal warrior prior to Mr. House's takeover and renovation of New Vegas.



* ConsummateLiar: He lies to you time and again. If you actually trust him then there is something wrong with you.

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* ConsummateLiar: He lies to you time and again. If you actually trust him him, then there is something wrong with you.



* EvilCounterpart: Plays this role to the Courier, being groomed as House's lieutenant but betraying him to take Vegas for himself. However, if the player is evil and advocates a free Vegas in the name of anarchy, Benny could be considered their ''Good'' (or at least, ALighterShadeOfGray) Counterpart. Additionally, in the Collector's Edition deck of playing card, Benny and the Courier are the Jokers, and in tarot, the two Jokers are the Magician and the Fool. The Fool is the spirit in search of experience and represents cleverness and aimless wandering, while the Magician represents trickery and deception, and the pursuit of personal power. And in some interpretations, it is the meeting with the Magician that starts the Fool on their journey to meet the other Tarot symbols.

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* EvilCounterpart: Plays this role to the Courier, being groomed as House's lieutenant but betraying him to take Vegas for himself. However, if the player is evil and advocates a free Vegas in the name of anarchy, Benny could be considered their ''Good'' (or at least, ALighterShadeOfGray) Counterpart. Additionally, in the Collector's Edition deck of playing card, Benny and the Courier are the Jokers, and in tarot, the two Jokers are the Magician and the Fool. The Fool is the spirit in search of experience experience, and represents cleverness and aimless wandering, while the Magician represents trickery and deception, and the pursuit of personal power. And in some interpretations, it is the meeting with the Magician that starts the Fool on their journey to meet the other Tarot symbols.



* FlunkyBoss: If you opt to just attack him on the floor of The Tops after convincing Swank to let you bring in your gear and kill him, he'll be backed up by 4 thugs wielding knives and sub machine guns. He'll put up a little more of a fight than if you fight him in the arena and can even overpower low level players, but a high level player still should have no problem with him.

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* FlunkyBoss: If you opt to just attack him on the floor of The Tops after convincing Swank to let you bring in your gear and kill him, he'll be backed up by 4 four thugs wielding knives and sub machine submachine guns. He'll put up a little more of a fight than if you fight him in the arena and can even overpower low level low-level players, but a high level high-level player still should have no problem with him. him.



* ICallItVera: Benny's gun is called [[http://www.falloutwiki.com/Maria Maria]].
* IdiotBall: Hilariously, what [[SpottingTheThread gave him away]] in his attempt to [[spoiler:[[DressingAsTheEnemy pose as a member of the Legion]] was the fact that he didn't change his well-groomed haircut. Caesar admits that Benny had been doing so surprisingly well at infiltrating his fortress he was actually disappointed such a WorthyOpponent at outsmarting his troops was brought down due to a menial thing like vanity.]]
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His buffalo plaid sport coat is quite loud and other characters mention it often.
* IronicDeath: [[spoiler: If you choose to just shoot him while he kneels with hands tied down. Especially if you suggest he close his eyes, he chooses to see it coming, as you did when he tried to kill you. Bonus points if you can get your hands on his gun and shoot him with it.]]

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* ICallItVera: Benny's gun is called [[http://www.falloutwiki.com/Maria Maria]].
Maria.]]
* IdiotBall: Hilariously, what [[SpottingTheThread gave him away]] in his attempt to [[spoiler:[[DressingAsTheEnemy pose as a member of the Legion]] was the fact that he didn't change his well-groomed haircut. Caesar admits that Benny had been doing so surprisingly well at infiltrating his fortress fortress, he was actually disappointed such a WorthyOpponent at outsmarting his troops was brought down due to a menial thing like vanity.]]
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His buffalo plaid sport coat is quite loud loud, and other characters mention it often.
* IronicDeath: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you choose to just shoot him while he kneels with hands tied down. Especially if you suggest he close his eyes, he chooses to see it coming, as you did when he tried to kill you. Bonus points if you can get your hands on his gun and shoot him with it.]]



* JiveTurkey: Benny and The Chairmen all speak in 50's style Rat Pack slang.

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* JiveTurkey: Benny and The Chairmen all speak in 50's '50s style Rat Pack slang.



* MissingStepsPlan: Benny's plan to take over the Mojave only goes so far as "use Yes Man to take control of the Securitrons". Beyond that he hasn't really thought things through. The player can directly ask Benny what makes him think he can succeed in his plans, and Benny admits things are still "coming together", and script notes for this dialogue spell out he's not certain about this.
* TheNicknamer: Calls [[HeyYou the Courier]] "Baby" [[HoYay regardless of gender.]]

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* MissingStepsPlan: Benny's plan to take over the Mojave only goes so far as "use Yes Man to take control of the Securitrons". Beyond that that, he hasn't really thought things through. The player can directly ask Benny what makes him think he can succeed in his plans, and Benny admits things are still "coming together", and script notes for this dialogue spell out he's not certain about this.
* TheNicknamer: Calls [[HeyYou the Courier]] "Baby" [[HoYay regardless of gender.]]gender]].



--> '''Benny''': The cleaners will knock twice. Tell them to be thorough.
--> '''Courier''': Yeah, it's a real mess up here - four bodies.[[note]] Other options: "Your little trap failed, Benny." or "I'm coming for you, Benny."[[/note]]
--> '''Benny''': ''[[OhCrap What the fuck]]?!''

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--> '''Benny''': -->'''Benny:''' The cleaners will knock twice. Tell them to be thorough.
--> '''Courier''': -->'''Courier:''' Yeah, it's a real mess up here - four bodies.[[note]] Other [[note]]Other options: "Your little trap failed, Benny." or "I'm coming for you, Benny."[[/note]]
--> '''Benny''': -->'''Benny''': ''[[OhCrap What the fuck]]?!''fuck?!]]''



** Benny is also responsible for one of the biggest spanners: his schemes led him to make Yes Man who can allow the Courier to become a spanner to all the factions. For delicious irony, Benny's plans can then be used to become his own spanner as you murder him, usurp him, and proceed to do his job better than he could have.

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** Benny is also responsible for one of the biggest spanners: his schemes led him to make Yes Man Man, who can allow the Courier to become a spanner to all the factions. For delicious irony, Benny's plans can then be used to become his own spanner as you murder him, usurp him, and proceed to do his job better than he could have.



* TokenEvilTeammate: Of the Chairmen, who are otherwise the [[TokenGoodTeammate Token Good Teammates]] of the Three Families.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Of the Chairmen, who are otherwise the [[TokenGoodTeammate Token {{Token Good Teammates]] Teammate}}s of the Three Families.



** If you free him from the Legion, he disappears. As it turns out, [[UngratefulBastard he was going to ambush The Courier later on and mock him/her for showing him mercy.]]

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** If you free him from the Legion, he disappears. As it turns out, [[UngratefulBastard he was going to ambush The Courier later on and mock him/her for showing him mercy.]]mercy]].



* WildCard: To the point where the Collector's Edition playing cards makes him into one of its two jokers, along with the Courier. Stealing the Platinum Chip turns Benny from House's chosen protege into this. It doesn't work out... Not for Benny, at least.

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* WildCard: To the point where the Collector's Edition playing cards makes him into one of its two jokers, along with the Courier. Stealing the Platinum Chip turns Benny from House's chosen protege protégé into this. It doesn't work out... Not for Benny, at least.



Benny's right hand man. Swank is unaware of his boss' plan to overthrow Mr. House.

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Benny's right hand right-hand man. Swank is unaware of his boss' boss's plan to overthrow Mr. House.



* AntiMutiny: He will help the player if he's convinced that Benny is working against Mr. House since [[BreadAndCircuses he happens to like his current position of luxury]].

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* AntiMutiny: He will help the player if he's convinced that Benny is working against Mr. House House, since [[BreadAndCircuses he happens to like his current position of luxury]].



->''"Hey hey! Welcome, welcome welcome to the finest entertainment experience in New Vegas! My name is Tommy Torini, and how can I make your night?"''

Tommy is a high-ranking member of the Chairmen who runs the Ace's Theater. Unfortuantely, he's in desperate need of some new talent to bring in more paying customers, especially with such stiff competition coming in from Gomorrah and the Ultra-Luxe.

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->''"Hey ->''"Hey, hey! Welcome, welcome welcome, welcome to the finest entertainment experience in New Vegas! My name is Tommy Torini, and how can I make your night?"''

Tommy is a high-ranking member of the Chairmen who runs the Ace's Theater. Unfortuantely, Unfortunately, he's in desperate need of some new talent to bring in more paying customers, especially with such stiff competition coming in from Gomorrah and the Ultra-Luxe.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tommy is one of the nicest politest people on the strip. He also has Energy Weapons, Guns and Melee Weapons as his tagged skills, all of which are nearly perfect.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He looks an awful lot like Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr, complete with eyepatch.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tommy's the kind of cat who loves talking about himself in the third person, ya dig baby?

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tommy is one of the nicest politest people on the strip. Strip. He also has Energy Weapons, Guns Guns, and Melee Weapons as his tagged skills, all of which are nearly perfect.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He looks an awful lot like Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr, Creator/SammyDavisJr, complete with eyepatch.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tommy's the kind of cat who loves talking about himself in the third person, ya dig dig, baby?



-> ''"What can I do for you today!?"''

A Securitron re-programmed by Benny to be subservient to him, hence the name, Yes Man is the key piece in Benny's plan to rule New Vegas.

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-> ''"What ->''"What can I do for you today!?"''

A Securitron re-programmed reprogrammed by Benny to be subservient to him, hence the name, Yes Man is the key piece in Benny's plan to rule New Vegas.



* {{Angrish}}: If the player destroys the Securitron Army underneath Fortification Hill, while he cannot directly insult you it is clear that he is at a loss for words at how detrimental your actions are. The most he can say is that you sure are brave for doing such a thing and how it'll make everything more... ''[[SelfImposedChallenge challenging]].''

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* {{Angrish}}: If the player destroys the Securitron Army underneath Fortification Hill, while he cannot directly insult you you, it is clear that he is at a loss for words at how detrimental your actions are. The most he can say is that you sure are brave for doing such a thing and how it'll make everything more... ''[[SelfImposedChallenge challenging]].''challenging]]''.



* BerserkButton: Yes Man seems to have a particular hatred of the Great Khans, likely just him parroting Benny's actual opinions on the Khans. He also dislikes the Brotherhood on a smaller scale for about the same reasons as House. However unlike House, Yes Man cannot make the Courier exterminate said factions, but will note that keeping the Brotherhood alive is a poor long-term choice and hopes that the Great Khans will die a grisly death in some other way.

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* BerserkButton: Yes Man seems to have a particular hatred of the Great Khans, likely just him parroting Benny's actual opinions on the Khans. He also dislikes the Brotherhood on a smaller scale for about the same reasons as House. However However, unlike House, Yes Man cannot make the Courier exterminate said factions, but will note that keeping the Brotherhood alive is a poor long-term choice and hopes that the Great Khans will die a grisly death in some other way.



** Despite his cheery demeanor, this is the AI that masterminded a plot that puts him in total control of a Securitron army and by default, Vegas itself. He also tends to favor most of the brutally pragmatic options that House puts forward (such as exterminating the Brotherhood) and doesn't hesitate to subtly chew you out for leaving factions he dislikes alive.
** He's also responsible for [[spoiler:setting up the plan to ambush you and help Benny put two bullets in your noggin (he's awful sorry about it though once he knows who you are).]]

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** Despite his cheery demeanor, this is the AI that masterminded a plot that puts him in total control of a Securitron army and and, by default, Vegas itself. He also tends to favor most of the brutally pragmatic options that House puts forward (such as exterminating the Brotherhood) and doesn't hesitate to subtly chew you out for leaving factions he dislikes alive.
** He's also responsible for [[spoiler:setting up the plan to ambush you and help Benny put two bullets in your noggin (he's awful sorry about it though it, though, once he knows who you are).]]



---> ''"Greetings, General Oliver. The disappointment you're about to experience ''delights'' me!"''
* BodyBackupDrive: Every time the player character kills him, his "neurocomputational matrix" is just uploaded in another robot. This could go forever, making him one of the few immortal characters in the game. This is put into the game for a very specific reason. Since Yes Man is unkillable, even if you screw yourself out of being able to do any other ending, you can still finish the game on the Wild Card path.

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---> ''"Greetings, --->''"Greetings, General Oliver. The disappointment you're about to experience ''delights'' me!"''
* BodyBackupDrive: Every time the player character kills him, his "neurocomputational matrix" is just uploaded in into another robot. This could go forever, making him one of the few immortal characters in the game. This is put into the game for a very specific reason. Since reason: since Yes Man is unkillable, even if you screw yourself out of being able to do any other ending, you can still finish the game on the Wild Card path.



* ChessmasterSidekick: WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: the "Assertiveness" upgrade he finds isn't foreshadowing for betrayal, but meant to establish Yes Man as capable of watching over Vegas independently while remaining loyal only to the Courier so that in the next round of musical chairs, what you did to House [[HoistByHisOwnPetard can't be done to you]].]]

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* ChessmasterSidekick: WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "Assertiveness" upgrade he finds isn't foreshadowing for betrayal, but meant to establish Yes Man as capable of watching over Vegas independently while remaining loyal only to the Courier so that in the next round of musical chairs, what you did to House [[HoistByHisOwnPetard can't be done to you]].]]



--> "You should accept his invitation, and then murder him when he least suspects it!"
--> "I sure hope they get eaten by scorpions!"

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--> "You -->"You should accept his invitation, and then murder him when he least suspects it!"
--> "I -->"I sure hope they get eaten by scorpions!"



--> "That's not aiding the enemy. Not when you do it".

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--> "That's -->"That's not aiding the enemy. Not when you do it".it."



--> "Ha ha ha, that's... not funny, you getting shot in the head. I guess I really shouldn't have taken so much pride in how I set that up. I feel really bad now."
* ExtremeDoormat: If you decide to attack him, the most he can do is beg for mercy and say how much he deserves it. However he can't be KilledOffForReal since he'll just upload himself to another Securitron.
--> "That's it! Make me take my medicine!"

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--> "Ha -->"Ha ha ha, that's... not funny, you getting shot in the head. I guess I really shouldn't have taken so much pride in how I set that up. I feel really bad now."
* ExtremeDoormat: If you decide to attack him, the most he can do is beg for mercy and say how much he deserves it. However However, he can't be KilledOffForReal KilledOffForReal, since he'll just upload himself to another Securitron.
--> "That's -->"That's it! Make me take my medicine!"



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: No matter how questionable your actions may be, Yes Man cannot disobey the player in any way and will be forced to progress with his plan. Even if it includes trying to take over Vegas with no standing army whatsoever. He can however lampshade your idiocy and question your actions in a somewhat passive-aggressive manner.

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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: No matter how questionable your actions may be, Yes Man cannot disobey the player in any way and will be forced to progress with his plan. Even if it includes trying to take over Vegas with no standing army whatsoever. He can however can, however, lampshade your idiocy and question your actions in a somewhat passive-aggressive manner.



-->'''Yes Man''': Oh, yeah, I'm sure you're right. I mean, for one thing, it's you saying it, and you always know what you're talking about. And if you had, you know, a huge killer robot at your command, yeah, that would just clutter things up. And a lesser person might want that kind of overwhelming force on their side, but you know - where's the challenge in that?
* SycophanticServant: His general demeanor is that of a complete lickspittle and not even attacking him will make him change his behavior. It's explained that Benny reprogrammed him to make him this way on ''purpose''.

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-->'''Yes Man''': Man:''' Oh, yeah, I'm sure you're right. I mean, for one thing, it's you saying it, and you always know what you're talking about. And if you had, you know, a huge killer robot at your command, yeah, that would just clutter things up. And a lesser person might want that kind of overwhelming force on their side, but you know - where's the challenge in that?
* SycophanticServant: His general demeanor is that of a complete lickspittle lickspittle, and not even attacking him will make him change his behavior. It's explained that Benny reprogrammed him to make him this way on ''purpose''.



The Ultra-Luxe enjoys a reputation as the fanciest and most sophisticated casino on the entire strip, which is entirely earned. From the strange masked waiters to the extravagantly decorated interior the Ultra-Luxe feels outright alien compared to the dirty ruined world outside it's doors. Run by a clan of people known for their taste and wealth the casino caters to only the highest of high society... though they have their share of dark secrets and are hiding plenty of skeletons in their closet.

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The Ultra-Luxe enjoys a reputation as the fanciest and most sophisticated casino on the entire strip, Strip, which is entirely earned. From the strange masked waiters to the extravagantly decorated interior interior, the Ultra-Luxe feels outright alien compared to the dirty ruined world outside it's its doors. Run by a clan of people known for their taste and wealth wealth, the casino caters to only the highest of high society... though they have their share of dark secrets and are hiding plenty of skeletons in their closet.



-> ''"You see? We remain the very picture of courtesy, even in the face of such impolite accusations. We have nothing to hide here."''

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-> ''"You ->''"You see? We remain the very picture of courtesy, even in the face of such impolite accusations. We have nothing to hide here."''



* SmallNameBigEgo: Potentionally. If you bump into them they will sometimes say "I prefer to converse with interesting People". They will say this even if you're Mr. House's right hand or the de-facto leader of the Strip, meaning they're talking down on people who are more important than themselves.
* UpperClassTwit: They insist that they are the best and most sophisticated people in the world.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Their members put on a white mask because their leader Marjorie thinks it will add to their mysterious and elegant atmosphere. But many people comment on how it just makes them [[UncannyValley creepy]].

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Potentionally.Potentially. If you bump into them they will sometimes say "I prefer to converse with interesting People". They will say this even if you're Mr. House's right hand or the de-facto leader of the Strip, meaning they're talking down on people who are more important than themselves.
* UpperClassTwit: They insist that they are the best and most sophisticated people in the world.
world.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Their members put on a white mask because their leader Marjorie thinks it will add to their mysterious and elegant atmosphere. But many people comment on how it just makes them [[UncannyValley creepy]].



* MeaningfulName: He name is derived from the Latin ''morte'', meaning death.

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* MeaningfulName: He His name is derived from the Latin ''morte'', meaning death.



* RichBitch: She founded the White Glove Society, a group that looks down on even most of the residents of the Strip, which is one of the most wealthy communities in the entire wasteland. (For the record, just getting into the Strip requires either a passport or thousands of caps. Most wastelanders are lucky to even have a hundred.)

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* RichBitch: She founded the White Glove Society, a group that looks down on even most of the residents of the Strip, which is one of the most wealthy wealthiest communities in the entire wasteland. (For the record, just getting into the Strip requires either a passport or thousands of caps. Most wastelanders are lucky to even have a hundred.)



* SmallNameBigEgo: While he is the head chef of the most high class restaurant in the Mojave he greatly overestimates his own importance and insists that he somehow deserves credit for inventing edible food.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: While he is the head chef of the most high class high-class restaurant in the Mojave he greatly overestimates his own importance and insists that he somehow deserves credit for inventing edible food.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very polite and friendly to the Courier, but more than one NPC will tell you that he has an infamous reputation as a cattle baron who destroyed his completion by often less than legal means, which earned him the nickname "Hurricane Heck" from his his enemies.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very polite and friendly to the Courier, but more than one NPC will tell you that he has an infamous reputation as a cattle baron who destroyed his completion by often less than legal means, which earned him the nickname "Hurricane Heck" from his his enemies.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Ari Rubin

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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced by:''' Ari Rubin



The shady and sleazy Gomorrah does a lot to live up to its namesake. Run my a group of mafia gangsters this den of sin offers just about every vice imaginable. Sex, booze, drugs... gambling isn't the only addiction they endorse. Gomorrah isn't nearly as fancy or high class as it's competitors, but its many patrons don't seem to care so long as they get to fulfill their darkest desires and have a good time.

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The shady and sleazy Gomorrah does a lot to live up to its namesake. Run my by a group of mafia gangsters gangsters, this den of sin offers just about every vice imaginable. Sex, booze, drugs... gambling isn't the only addiction they endorse. Gomorrah isn't nearly as fancy or high class high-class as it's its competitors, but its many patrons don't seem to care so long as they get to fulfill their darkest desires and have a good time.



-> ''"You play some games, have some fun."''

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-> ''"You ->''"You play some games, have some fun."''



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Cachino suspects Clanden to be this, as he's too polite and virtuous for someone working for The Omertas. [[spoiler: He's right, as [[FauxAffablyEvil Clanden is a serial rapist]].]]
* ClusterFBomb: The staff at the other casinos try to keep their guests happy by being polite and respectful to them. But not the Omertas. It's implied to be mostly just an act since Carlito and Cachino can speak in a more civil manner.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Carlitos, Joana's lover states that one of the reasons he left the Omertas was that he grew disillusioned by their way of life.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Cachino suspects Clanden to be this, as he's too polite and virtuous for someone working for The Omertas. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's right, as [[FauxAffablyEvil Clanden is a serial rapist]].]]
* ClusterFBomb: The staff at the other casinos try to keep their guests happy by being polite and respectful to them. But not the Omertas. It's implied to be mostly just an act act, since Carlito Carlitos and Cachino can speak in a more civil manner.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Carlitos, Joana's lover lover, states that one of the reasons he left the Omertas was that he grew disillusioned by their way of life. life.



--> '''Pre-quest Bouncer''': "Hey! No one but Omerta's are allowed to carry weapons."
--> '''Post-quest Bouncer''': "I know you're good for it, but we still have to pat you down."
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: They claim that the Gomorrah is just another hotel and casino, but everyone knows that they engage in illegal activities.
* TheMafia: The theme of their casino. They live up to it. House even admits that his main reason for keeping them around is purely nostalgic, because they remind him of the mafia groups in the pre-war days, and Vegas just doesn't feel right without that shady element.

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--> '''Pre-quest Bouncer''': "Hey! -->'''Pre-quest Bouncer:''' Hey! No one but Omerta's are allowed to carry weapons."
--> '''Post-quest Bouncer''': "I
weapons.
-->'''Post-quest Bouncer:''' I
know you're good for it, but we still have to pat you down."
down.
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: They claim that the Gomorrah is just another hotel and casino, but everyone knows that they engage in illegal activities.
activities.
* TheMafia: The theme of their casino. They live up to it. House even admits that his main reason for keeping them around is purely nostalgic, because they remind him of the mafia groups in the pre-war days, and Vegas just doesn't feel right without that shady element.



-->'''Nero:''' [[OhCrap What the fu--?!?]] ([[spoiler:Cachino]] blows his head off with a shotgun)
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Nero was the name of an infamous Roman Emperor. The Nero in New Vegas is collaborating with Caesar.]]

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-->'''Nero:''' [[OhCrap What the fu--?!?]] fu—?!?]] ([[spoiler:Cachino]] blows his head off with a shotgun)
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Nero [[spoiler:Nero was the name of an infamous Roman Emperor. The Nero in New Vegas is collaborating with Caesar.]] ]]



[[folder: Big Sal]]

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[[folder: Big [[folder:Big Sal]]



Nero's right hand man.

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Nero's right hand right-hand man.



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to betray Mister House]] appears to be personal spite and envy against [[spoiler: Mister House.]]
-->'''Big Sal:''' [[spoiler:''"Caesar asked us to provide a distraction on the Strip. So when he gives the word we're going to launch an all out assault on the Strip. First we're going to blow the Embassy, then we're going to use soldiers to kill every last motherfucker on the Strip. Then we'll run this joint. That'll teach Not-At-Home what can go on while he sits in his fucking ivory tower lording down from on high."'']]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His motivation for trying to betray Mister House]] appears to be personal spite and envy against [[spoiler: Mister House.]]
[[spoiler:Mister House]].
-->'''Big Sal:''' [[spoiler:''"Caesar [[spoiler:Caesar asked us to provide a distraction on the Strip. So when he gives the word word, we're going to launch an all out all-out assault on the Strip. First we're going to blow the Embassy, then we're going to use soldiers to kill every last motherfucker on the Strip. Then we'll run this joint. That'll teach Not-At-Home what can go on while he sits in his fucking ivory tower lording down from on high."'']]]]



* AffablyEvil: He is an unpleasant {{Jerkass}} at first, but after you [[spoiler: blackmail him with his ledger during the main quest]] he becomes unfailingly chill and polite towards you as he helps in stopping [[spoiler: his boss' plan to cause havoc on the Strip.]]
* TheAtoner: In his journal, he expresses regret at the things he's done, and continually promises himself he'll never do them again. It's insinuated that [[spoiler:he may finally turn over a new leaf now that he has the responsibility of running Gommorah.]] He talks of "running a tighter ship" than his predecessors.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:

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* AffablyEvil: He is an unpleasant {{Jerkass}} at first, but after you [[spoiler: blackmail [[spoiler:blackmail him with his ledger during the main quest]] quest]], he becomes unfailingly chill and polite towards you as he helps in stopping [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his boss' plan to cause havoc on the Strip.]]
]]
* TheAtoner: In his journal, he expresses regret at the things he's done, and continually promises himself he'll never do them again. It's insinuated that [[spoiler:he may finally turn over a new leaf now that he has the responsibility of running Gommorah.Gomorrah.]] He talks of "running a tighter ship" than his predecessors.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:



** He also has standards in ''another'' way: he is very well aware that the things he does are wrong, and [[TheAtoner wants to stop]], but he never quite seems to get the willpower to.

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** He also has standards in ''another'' way: he is very well aware that the things he does are wrong, wrong and [[TheAtoner wants to stop]], but he never quite seems to get the willpower to.



A contractor working for the Omertas. [[spoiler: He's actually a terrorist-for-hire who is making chlorine bombs for the Omerta's assault on The Strip.]]

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A contractor working for the Omertas. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's actually a terrorist-for-hire who is making chlorine bombs for the Omerta's Omertas' assault on The Strip.]]



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Even if you successfully blackmail him about his murders, he still keeps up a cheery attitude.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Cachino thinks he's this. [[spoiler: He is not wrong.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even if you successfully blackmail him about his murders, he still keeps up a cheery attitude.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Cachino thinks he's this. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is not wrong.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: It's possible for Clanden to simply be blackmailed to abandon the Omertas, in which case he will never be punished for his crimes.]]
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: He is an insane bomb-maker who murders prostitutes in his free time.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's possible for Clanden to simply be blackmailed to abandon the Omertas, in which case he will never be punished for his crimes.]]
]]
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is an insane bomb-maker who murders prostitutes in his free time.]]



* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: Rapes and murders prostitutes, all while he [[SnuffFilm records it in holotapes.]] ]]

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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: Rapes [[spoiler:Rapes and murders prostitutes, all while he [[SnuffFilm records it in holotapes.]] holotapes]].]]



* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: His true nature is a major spoiler for the Omerta storyline.]]

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* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His true nature is a major spoiler for the Omerta storyline.]]



-->'''Voiced by:''' Emerson Brooks

-->"As a little pet project I've been making some thermite. Thermite burns as hot as the devil's asshole, and can melt through just about anything."

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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced by:''' Emerson Brooks

-->"As a little pet project project, I've been making some thermite. Thermite burns as hot as the devil's asshole, and can melt through just about anything."



* DemolitionsExpert: He has a tagged explosives skill of 67 and knows how to make a thermite bomb to destroy the Omerta's weapon stockpile.
* FunctionalAddict: His additions have left him a mess, but he still manages to do his job and can help the Courier foil the Omerta's plans for New Vegas.

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* DemolitionsExpert: He has a tagged explosives skill of 67 and knows how to make a thermite bomb to destroy the Omerta's Omertas' weapon stockpile.
* FunctionalAddict: His additions addictions have left him a mess, but he still manages to do his job and can help the Courier foil the Omerta's Omertas' plans for New Vegas.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Lora Cain

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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced by:''' Lora Cain



The owner and proprietor of the Vault 21 hotel and gift shop on the New Vegas strip as well as the sister of Michael Angelo (real name Sheldon Weintraub). She rares leaves the vault and asks the Courier for assistance collecting valuable vault merchandise to sell to tourists, promising them a good reward for their help. She'll accept any vaults suits (and Boomer suits with a speech check) they have in exchange for caps and will even agree to sleep with them once they find enough.

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The owner and proprietor of the Vault 21 hotel and gift shop on the New Vegas strip as well as the sister of Michael Angelo (real name Sheldon Weintraub). She rares rarely leaves the vault vault, and asks the Courier for assistance collecting valuable vault merchandise to sell to tourists, promising them a good reward for their help. She'll accept any vaults suits (and Boomer suits with a speech check) they have in exchange for caps and will even agree to sleep with them once they find enough.



* BrainsAndBondage: Subtly implied. She has a 6 in Perception, Charisma, Intelligence and Agility, has Science as a tagged skill and shows great excitement at sleeping with the Courier once they bring her enough vault suits. See her quote above.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Her blonde hair is one of her most notable features and she's clearly meant to be one of the sexiest women in the game.
* MsFanservice: She's blond, has a fondness for leather and is one of the few NPCs that will sleep with the Courier. She is also one of the few NPCs to have a portrait on the special edition playing card set.

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* BrainsAndBondage: Subtly implied. She has a 6 in Perception, Charisma, Intelligence Intelligence, and Agility, has Science as a tagged skill skill, and shows great excitement at sleeping with the Courier once they bring her enough vault suits. See her quote above.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Her blonde hair is one of her most notable features features, and she's clearly meant to be one of the sexiest women in the game.
* MsFanservice: She's blond, blonde, has a fondness for leather leather, and is one of the few NPCs [=NPCs=] that will sleep with the Courier. She is also one of the few NPCs [=NPCs=] to have a portrait on the special edition playing card set.





* FantasticRacism: His official policy (as explained by his Securitrons) is to treat even non-feral ghouls and super mutants in the same manner as robots and cyberdogs: they're not allowed on the Strip unless they're under the supervision of a human who agrees to be legally and financially responsible for them. While this makes a certain amount of sense for Super Mutants given just how much damage they can cause and their typically volatile personalities even among the best of them, non-feral Ghouls have no more capacity for violence and destruction than the average human. Although this policy doesn't appear to be strictly enforced, as Harland apparently has no problem getting on the Strip, and House allows Raul and Lily to stay in the Lucky 38 suite.

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* FantasticRacism: His official policy (as explained by his Securitrons) is to treat even non-feral ghouls and super mutants in the same manner as robots and cyberdogs: they're not allowed on the Strip unless they're under the supervision of a human who agrees to be legally and financially responsible for them. While this makes a certain amount of sense for Super Mutants given just how much damage they can cause and their typically volatile personalities even among the best of them, non-feral Ghouls have no more capacity for violence and destruction than the average human. Although this policy doesn't appear to be strictly enforced, as Harland Hadrian apparently has no problem getting on the Strip, Strip by himself, and House allows Raul and Lily to stay in the Lucky 38 suite.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although his demanding the Brotherhood be destroyed comes off as cruel at first,if you complete the game on the Wild Card path and left the Brotherhood alive they will begin to harass or even rob traveling merchants and caravans in the Mojave [[UngratefulBastard even if you had them make peace with the NCR beforehand]] making House's fears of them completely justified. Not to mention [[spoiler:if you complete Veronica's quest by convincing her to leave the Brotherhood they will massacre a group of completely innocent Followers of the Apocalypse to protect the Brotherhood's secrets.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although his demanding the Brotherhood be destroyed comes off as cruel at first,if first, if you complete the game on the Wild Card path and left the Brotherhood alive they will begin to harass or even rob traveling merchants and caravans in the Mojave [[UngratefulBastard even if you had them make peace with the NCR beforehand]] making House's fears of them completely justified. Not to mention [[spoiler:if you complete Veronica's quest by convincing her to leave the Brotherhood they will massacre a group of completely innocent Followers of the Apocalypse to protect the Brotherhood's secrets.]]


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: House claims his only interest is securing and expanding a prosperous future for mankind; he sees New Vegas as the way to do this via its economic and technological potential, and he is the best one to run New Vegas due to his genius in such matters. Thus as far as House is concerned, all three of those elements directly correlate to one another -- what he decides is best for Vegas is what's best for everyone. Coupled with his belief that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, and it can lead to House doing some rather amoral things because he is more interested in the benefits of it for Vegas, or he won't do some good things because he sees little benefit in it.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: House claims his only interest is securing and expanding a prosperous future for mankind; he sees New Vegas as the way to do this via its economic and technological potential, and he is the best one to run New Vegas due to his genius in such matters. Thus as far as House is concerned, all three of those elements directly correlate to one another -- what he decides is best for Vegas is what's best for everyone. humankind. Coupled with his belief that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, and it can lead to House doing some rather amoral things because he is more interested in the benefits of it for Vegas, or he won't do some good things opts out of taking benevolent action because he sees little benefit profit for Vegas in it.



** House's method of governing; he ''is'' ruling over a post-apocalyptic UsefulNotes/LasVegas, after all. There's enough food, water, power, shelter, and Securitrons to keep order, along with prostitution, gambling, drugs, and the right to keep firearms for defense. In general as long as you're peaceful and don't question his authority, you can lead a safe and happy life. And it's available to everyone, if you can pay the entry fees of course. While opinions in the rest of the Mojave differ from place to place, around Vegas itself people don't mind House being in charge over the NCR and Legion, since House has so far not caused them much grief.

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** House's method of governing; he ''is'' ruling over a post-apocalyptic UsefulNotes/LasVegas, after all. There's enough plenty of food, water, power, and shelter, and Securitrons to keep order, along with the peace, and prostitution, gambling, drugs, and the right to keep firearms for defense. In general defense are all permitted. Hypothetically, as long as you're peaceful you don't cause trouble and don't question his authority, you can lead live a safe and happy life.life in New Vegas. And it's available to everyone, if you can pay the entry fees of course. While opinions in the rest of the Mojave differ from place to place, around Vegas itself people don't mind House being in charge over the NCR and Legion, since House has so far not caused them much grief.


* FreudianExcuse: He claims that he's an asshole because he had a shitty childhood with a mother who constantly brought strange men back home and sisters who locked him in a shipping crate. With a high enough Medicine skill, you can psychoanalyze him, which will cause him to run off and cry.

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* FreudianExcuse: He claims that he's an asshole because he had a shitty childhood with a mother who constantly brought strange men back home and sisters who locked him in a shipping crate. With a high enough Medicine skill, you can psychoanalyze him, which will cause him to run off and cry.


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* MadeMyselfSad: With a high enough Medicine skill, you can psychoanalyze him, which will cause him to rant about his awful past before running off and crying.
-->'''Philippe''': Forget about the fucking banquet. You know what? You can do it. You be the star chef. Take my recipes. It won't fill the hole, though. Just remember that. You'll always feel empty.


** His orders you to kill the Brotherhood of Steel. Are they a BrokenPedestal compared to the previous games? Yes. Unlike 90% of other quests in the game, there is ''no'' alternative, peaceful solution (though there was one dummied out), the Brotherhood has to go for the player to continue working for House. Although see KickTheSonOfABitch below.

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** His orders you to kill the Brotherhood of Steel.Steel can possibly be this. Are they a BrokenPedestal compared to the previous games? Yes. Unlike 90% of other quests in the game, there is ''no'' alternative, peaceful solution (though there was one dummied out), the Brotherhood has to go for the player to continue working for House. Although see KickTheSonOfABitch below.they've [[KickTheSonOfABitch possibly warranted it]] with some of their aggressive, reactionary behavior, murdering all of them is still a pretty drastic solution, especially considering that many of the members aren't even bad people.


* FantasticRacism: His official policy (as explained by his Securitrons) is to treat even non-feral ghouls and super mutants in the same manner as robots and cyberdogs: they're not allowed on the Strip unless they're under the supervision of a human who agrees to be legally and financially responsible for them. While this makes a certain amount of sense for Super Mutants given just how much damage they can cause and their typically volatile personalities even among the best of them, non-feral Ghouls have no more capacity for violence and destruction than the average human.

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* FantasticRacism: His official policy (as explained by his Securitrons) is to treat even non-feral ghouls and super mutants in the same manner as robots and cyberdogs: they're not allowed on the Strip unless they're under the supervision of a human who agrees to be legally and financially responsible for them. While this makes a certain amount of sense for Super Mutants given just how much damage they can cause and their typically volatile personalities even among the best of them, non-feral Ghouls have no more capacity for violence and destruction than the average human. Although this policy doesn't appear to be strictly enforced, as Harland apparently has no problem getting on the Strip, and House allows Raul and Lily to stay in the Lucky 38 suite.

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* CattleBaron: He owns a vast amount of ranches and supplies a large portion of the Mojave's food. He's also developed a reputation for ruthlessness and intimidation, earning him the moniker "Hurricane Heck" back home in the west.

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* NiceHat: One of his identifying features is his Rattan Cowboy Hat.

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[[folder:Ted Gunderson]]
!!Ted Gunderson

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ari Rubin

-->"Who gives a rat's patoot if they're sorry? Sorry's what they'll be when they're strung up and lynched by my daddy's posse. These White Knuckles got hell to pay, I'll see to that when I get out of here."

Heck's kidnapped son and heir to his name. Ted is found deep inside the kitchen at the Ultra-Luxe as a prisoner of Philippe, who intends to cook up and serve the boy as a meal for his boss Mortimer. He can be rescued by the Courier or left to his fate.
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* AssholeVictim: He's not especially nice and only his father seems to even give a damn about him, which means there's no real penalty for leaving him to his fate and framing his dad for the murder.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not nearly as friendly or polite as his father and isn't particularly grateful to the Courier for saving him from becoming a main course in the Ultra-Luxe's dinner hall.
* SpoiledBrat: It's clear that his father's manners and politeness didn't rub off on him.
* UngratefulBastard: He seems more concerned over getting his revenge against his kidnappers rather than thanking the Courier for saving his life.
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A big name brahmin and bighorner ranger who lost his son Ted while conducting business with the White Glove Society. He's at his wits end from worry and is willing to accept help from anybody with a good pair of eyes and legs, promising a large reward for the safe return of his son... or the names of the people responsible if something has happened to him.

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A big name brahmin and bighorner ranger rancher who lost his son Ted while conducting business with the White Glove Society. He's at his wits end from worry and is willing to accept help from anybody with a good pair of eyes and legs, promising a large reward for the safe return of his son... or the names of the people responsible if something has happened to him.


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* NiceHat: He wears a Desperado Cowboy Hat.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's got a fierce temper and is willing to disproportionately punish all of New Vegas for the actions of a few White Gloves, but he genuinely loves his son Ted and handsomely rewards the Courier for his safe return.
* PapaWolf: One of his unambiguously positive traits is his genuine love of his son Ted. He's willing to starve out the whole strip as punishment for his kidnapping unless the Courier can talk him down.
* UngratefulBastard: If the Courier returns Ted to him unharmed they'll have to pass a speech check to convince him not to cut off New Vegas from his food suppliers and starve them out. The only way to persuade him not to do this is by pointing out that it would be giving the White Gloves exactly what they want, never mind that he wouldn't have gotten his son back at all if not for the Courier.

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