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Crucified slave

A crucified slave

Crucifixion is a form of execution used by Caesar's Legion.

CharacteristicsEdit

Caesar utilizes this cheap and easily arranged form of execution, seen frequently throughout the Mojave Wasteland as a means to kill those who oppose him, fail him, and as a fear tactic.[1][2][3]

Victims are tied to makeshift crosses made of readily available materials such as powerline poles and left to die, simultaneously killing the individual slowly and sending a message to anyone who happens upon them at a later date, such as was done with members of the Twisted Hairs along I-40.[4][5]

InstancesEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Courier can put crucified people out of their misery for no Karma loss. These "kills" do not give XP, even if the crucified person is a member of an enemy faction such as the Powder Gangers, but they do count toward kill total and progress toward such perks as Lord Death. The only thing that can be scavenged from the corpses is their clothing.
  • With a few exceptions, such as the three crucified NCR soldiers in Nelson and the Great Khan drug runner Anders at Cottonwood Cove, crucified victims cannot be set free alive (Anders can only be freed as part of a quest).
  • Benny can also be crucified if the Courier chooses after they go into the bunker underneath Fortification Hill for Caesar. This seems to be the only way of killing Benny that actually frightens him.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Joshua Sawyer mentions the use of crucifixion in the game, stating, "F:NV features two major powers engaged in an extremely brutal conflict with myriad small groups (like the Fiends) taking advantage of the chaos. They engage in a full spectrum of cruelty against each other including crucifixion..."[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. The Courier: "Tell me about Caesar's Legion."
    Benny: "Worst of the worst! A tribe of degenerate losers led by a creep. They crucify people for kicks! Slaughter whole towns! The NCR beat them at the dam three years ago, but that didn't stop them. They've spent the meanwhile gathering strength. They're gonna try to take the dam again, real soon. And if they do, Vegas as we know it will cease to exist."
    (Benny's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "You think Caesar would destroy the Strip?"
    Benny: "Nah, just spruce it up with a crucifixion here and there. Come closer so I can step on you. The Legion is twisted, baby - original losers worshipping the king of creeps like he's some kind of god. They're worse than roaches. My advice? Put on your stomping shoes."
    (Benny's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "I apologize for my failure, mighty Caesar. It will not happen again."
    Caesar: "That's right. Under normal circumstances, the reason it wouldn't happen again is that you'd be crucified - or worse. Only in light of the extraordinary service you've rendered unto me am I going to overlook this failure. Bear in mind how much you have to make up for, how much you have to prove yourself in your next task..."
    (Caesar's dialogue)
  4. Legion slave ledger
  5. Benny: "Happy now, you twisted bum/bitch? Well, I ain't gonna give you the satisfaction."
    "Scram, will ya?"
    "I got nothing to say to you."
    (Benny's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "You'll be crucified for my amusement."
    Benny: "Don't do that, baby, not crucifixion. I could be up there for days with those twisted creeps laughing and pointing."
    (Benny's dialogue)
  7. Question: "Elaborating: Rape in fiction can be a trauma trigger. Your game has Cook Cook raping left and right. I want to understand why you thought this was necessary and important, considering Fallout didn't have this, not even when Tandi was kidnapped."
    Joshua Sawyer: "Anything that has been traumatic for an individual can be a trauma trigger when portrayed in a fictional environment. Fallout's recurring theme is "War never changes." Rape is an element of war (often a conscious and intentional tool of war) and is often an element of post-apocalyptic fiction used to show the depravity of humanity in the absence of law (e.g. The Road Warrior features rape directly, albeit viewed through a telescope). F:NV features two major powers engaged in an extremely brutal conflict with myriad small groups (like the Fiends) taking advantage of the chaos. They engage in a full spectrum of cruelty against each other including crucifixion, limb mutilation, torture, booby trapping wounded soldiers (and corpses), mass irradiation, enslavement, and yes, rape."
    Josh Sawyer Formspring answers
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