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Cato Hostilius
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderMale
AffiliationCaesar's Legion
Frumentarii
RoleEspionage of Hoover Dam
7 of Clubs
LocationMojave Wasteland
Hoover Dam
Dialogue FileCato Hostilius' dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsArizona Killer
Statistics
AlignmentNeutral
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 150
Tag SkillsMelee Weapons: 92
Guns: 90
Unarmed: 90
Level16
Technical
Editor IDVHDCatoHostilius
Base ID0013f371Ref ID0013f372
ActorAri Rubin
 
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Rise and shine. You have a big day ahead of you.

— Cato Hostilius

Cato Hostilius is a Frumentarius in Caesar's Legion stationed around Hoover Dam in Fallout: New Vegas. He appears only if the player has ​the quest Arizona Killer.

Background

Cato Hostilius is charged to spy the NCR in Hoover Dam to find an easy way to assassinate President Aaron Kimball during his speech.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests

  • Arizona Killer: the Courier will be required to meet with Cato Hostilius between Ranger Station Delta and Hoover Dam on top of the mountain. There, he will offer the Courier advice on how to assassinate President Aaron Kimball before resting. Upon waking, he will be dressed in civilian clothing, give the player NCR armor as a disguise, and rush over to Hoover Dam in the middle of the crowd awaiting the President's arrival. After the quest is completed, he will disappear from the game.
    • If you have an Explosives skill of 50 you can get Cato to give you a Vertibird bomb, which you can use to kill Kimball. If you don't have this explosive skill, you can pickpocket the bomb off him.

Other interactions

  • Cato will treat the player with contempt if they're a woman.[2]

Inventory

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Apparel
Brahmin-skin outfit and head wrap
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Weapon
-
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Carried items
-
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Drops on death
empty

Notes

  • Killing Cato during the quest strangely doesn't give you negative reputation with Caesar's Legion, but it will cause you to fail the quest.
  • He has the only Well-heeled gambler hat in the game.

Appearances

Cato Hostilius appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Gallery

References

  1. The Courier: "What sort of information do you have?"
    Cato Hostilius: "I've been spying in the dam for a while now. I've gathered quite a bit of information from various sources."
    (Cato Hostilius' dialogue)
  2. Cato Hostilius: "{Condescending}Didn't expect Caesar to send a woman to do this job."
    (Cato Hostilius' dialogue)
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