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Nero is the leader of the Omertas living in the Gomorrah casino in 2281.

Background

Nero is the head of the Omertas. Unlike his right hand man Big Sal, he is mostly absent in the presence of the general public, instead coordinating the shady operations of the casino from the privacy and comfort of his own hotel room. He thus leaves most of the day-to-day business to Big Sal and the lieutenant Cachino. He does not appreciate intruders violating his inner sanctum.

Though he pretends to be loyal to Mr. House and the other Strip Families, he is secretly planning to help Caesar's Legion take over New Vegas. In exchange for being given control of the Strip after the Legion's planned conquest of the Mojave, Nero and the Omertas pledged to Caesar to raid the NCR Embassy and the other Families' casinos. Once the Legion has marched across Hoover Dam, they will be able to take New Vegas without facing resistance from Mr. House, the other Families, or the NCR.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests

  • How Little We Know: Nero plays a major role in How Little We Know. What action he takes and what happens to him depends on which route the Courier takes.

Effects of player's actions

  • If the player character sides with Cachino, then the Courier will end up killing Nero as a result of the quest. Cachino then takes Nero's position as leader of the Omertas.
    • The Courier can lie to Big Sal and claim Nero ordered the Courier to take him out. Startled, Big Sal calls Nero a "backstabbing, two-timing motherfucker" and turns on him, saying "I knew this day would come."
  • Nero is also Caesar's puppet behind Operation: Racket, the operation for the Omertas to kill civilians on the Strip in order to take it over. If the player is working with Caesar's Legion and instead sides with the Omerta leaders, then Nero and Big Sal will instruct them to help Clanden prepare the chlorine bombs for the attack on the Strip and help Troike smuggle more guns into Gomorrah.
  • Attacking Nero will cause him and the rest of the Omertas to become hostile.

Inventory

Notes

  • Positive Karma is gained for killing Nero.
  • The player character cannot give Nero proof of Cachino's betrayals, despite the game stating the journal can be turned in to either him or Big Sal
  • Originally, Nero and Big Sal were meant to have shifts in which the player could work directly for him or Sal, however, in the final game, Nero never leaves his suite except for when the player sides with Cachino and kills him. [verification overdue]

Appearances

Nero appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

Nero shares his name with Nero, the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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