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10 of Spades

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For the playing card, see 10 of Spades (card).
10 of Spades
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, African American
GenderMale
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
1st Reconnaissance Battalion
RoleSharpshooter
LocationCamp McCarran
Camp Forlorn Hope (after Three-Card Bounty)
Dialogue File10 of Spades' dialogue
Gameplay
Quests
Statistics
AlignmentNeutral
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 9
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 10
Intelligence: 6
Agility: 7
Luck: 8
Derived StatsHit Points: 165
DT: 10
Tag SkillsMelee Weapons: 81
Guns: 79
Unarmed: 77
Level8
Technical
Editor ID1E10ofSpades
Base ID000f56f7Ref ID000f5710
ActorEmerson Brooks
 
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She's my g-g-goddamn partner. See, we work in pairs. We spot for each other. W-watch each other's backs. Nobody wanted to w-work with me. They said I was too green. But Betsy volunteered. Shit, you don't even know how big a d-d-deal that is. She trusts her life to the newbie, and I sit there and let her get raped by that... p-p-piece of shit.

— 10 of Spades on his failure to protect Corporal Betsy

"10 of Spades" is the youngest member of 1st Recon Alpha Team stationed at Camp McCarran in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

The young, stuttering 10 of Spades was born on a farm in the core territories, which meant that he trained with a rifle since he was a wee lad (his father said he started when he was just 3 years old).[1] He was good enough at shooting to land a prestigious spot on the Alpha Team around 2280, tremendously improving his shooting in just a year.[2] He originally wanted to be called Ace of Spades, but Lieutenant Gorobets said no... At least not until he got a few confirmed kills. 10 expects to be promoted to Jack in short order, though he's going to skip Queen for obvious reasons.[3]

10 of Spades is partnered with Corporal Betsy, a veteran sharpshooter who volunteered for the spot after everyone else refused to put his hands in the life of a new recruit. On one of his first assignments, the pair was ambushed by Cook-Cook's group of fiends. 10 of Spades was knocked out early in the fight, something he cannot forgive himself for, as his partner was then raped by the Fiend leader and left for dead.[4][5]

If asked about how to help Corporal Betsy he will recommend Doctor Usanagi, who helped him with his stuttering.[6]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests

Other interactions

  • The player can mock his stuttering. Understandably, 10 will refuse to speak to them afterwards, unless they apologize.
  • 10 of Spades will comment on the deaths of Driver Nephi, Cook-Cook, Betsy, and Gorobets.

Notable quotes

  • "[Why do you think you let Betsy down?] She's my g-g-goddamn partner. See, we work in pairs. We spot for each other. W-watch each other's backs. Nobody wanted to w-work with me. They said I was too green. But Betsy volunteered. Shit, you don't even know how big a d-d-deal that is. She trusts her life to the newbie, and I sit there and let her get raped by that... p-p-piece of shit."
  • "Can't b-b-believe Betsy's gone. S-s-she was a bitch, b-but she was my p-p-partner, you know?" (If Corporal Betsy dies.)
  • "S-s-sucks about the LT. N-n-nobody can replace him.If Lieutenant Corobets dies."
  • "How 'bout you get out of my f-f-face? I'm First Recon. I don't need to t-take shit from civvies." (If the Courier makes fun of 10 of Spades' stutter and does not apologize.)
  • "K-killing some Fiendsi? Shit, yeah! It's about t-t-time!" (PARAMETERS PLEASE)
  • "One shot, one kill. That's how Ten of Spades p-p-plays the game." (PARAMETERS PLEASE)
  • "Shit. I didn't even get a shot at that Nephi b-b-bastard before he went down." (After 1st Recon was brought along to take out Driver Nephi and one of the other squad members gets the kill-shot.)
  • "Right here, Fiends! This is what payback looks like! First Recon, hooah!" (After 1st Recon was brought along to take out Driver Nephi and he gets the kill-shot.)
  • "'B-b-bout time Cook-Cook g-g-g-got what was c-coming to him." (Once Cook-Cook is killed.)
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Inventory

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Apparel
Eyeglasses
NCR face wrap armor
1st Recon beret
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Weapon
Hunting rifle
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Carried items
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Drops on death
empty

Appearances

10 of Spades appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. The Courier: "How long have you been a sharpshooter?"
    10 of Spades: "Shit. Long as I can r-r-remember. Had a rifle in my hand since I was three, that's what my dad always says. Learned to shoot on our ranch. Way west of here. Same as the LT, he's a f-farm kid too."
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "When did you enlist in the military?"
    10 of Spades: "Oh. They recruited me... what, a year ago? Taught me to kick even more ass than before. These guys... they really know how to kick some ass."
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Ten of Spades. Where did you get that name?"
    10 of Spades: "The LT, Gorobets, gave it to me. See, I w-w-wanted to be Ace of Spades. But the LT says, sorry kid, you're t-t-too green. So he calls me Ten instead. It's okay, though. I get a few more k-k-kills under my belt, he'll move me up to Jack. Jack of Spades. Sounds better, right? I keep at it, eventually I'll make it to Ace. Think I'll skip Queen, though."
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "I heard about what happened to Corporal Betsy."
    10 of Spades: "The LT t-t-told you about that? Shit. Man, that's sh-sh-shit."
    The Courier: "Tell me what happened."
    10 of Spades: "It was m-my fault. See... I was kn-knocked out when it happened. That b-big guy sneaked up on us. I let B-Betsy down."
    The Courier: "Why do you think you let Betsy down?"
    10 of Spades: "She's my g-g-goddamn partner. See, we work in pairs. We spot for each other. W-watch each other's backs. Nobody wanted to w-work with me. They said I was too green. But Betsy volunteered. Shit, you don't even know how big a d-d-deal that is. She trusts her life to the newbie, and I sit there and let her get raped by that... p-p-piece of shit."
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "If you were unconscious, how could you have done anything?"
    10 of Spades: "Shit. You sound like the LT. I should've w-woken up. I shouldn't have gotten knocked out in the f-first place. That shit was my fault. I don't want to talk about it anymore, all right?"
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "I'm trying to convince Corporal Betsy to go see a doctor. Any ideas?"
    10 of Spades: "Oh, b-b-because of what that fuck Cook-Cook did? W-well, it's n-not the same thing, but D-Doc Usanagi helped me with my s-s-stuttering. The d-doc has a c-clinic north of here. Can't m-m-miss it. You should t-talk to Bitter-Root, too. He's b-been to see the doc, too."
    (10 of Spades' dialogue)