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Cesar Vega

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Cesar Vega
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Biographical information
Status

Deceased (suicide)

Gender

Male

Relatives
Political information
Affiliation

TS Nod logo transparent.png Brotherhood of Nod

Occupation
  • Nod leader
  • South American druglord
Rank

General

Game information
Appearances

Tiberian Sun

Actor

Francesco Quinn

We must look our best when the Brotherhood comes to call.
- Vega before executing Peter Tao

Cesar Vega was a drug lord and Brotherhood of Nod general during the Second Tiberium War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Vega controlled most of the major Nod factions in the Western hemisphere. His Eastern hemisphere counterpart was general Hassan.[1]

Vega was also a druglord dealing in "Eye Candy"[2], to which he was also addicted.[3]

Vega's brother, Javier, joined GDI.[4]


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Vega's nephew, Ricardo, was a prominent GDI soldier, and later Forward Battle Commander.

Biography[edit | edit source]

As the commander of Nod forces of the Western hemisphere, Vega was in the position to take control of the Brotherhood, before Kane came to him and brought him into the fold. His rival was Anton Slavik, seen by Vega as his biggest threat. Thus, while pretending to follow Kane, he constantly worked to undermine Slavik and eject him from the Brotherhood.[2]

Nod reunification[edit | edit source]

Vega secretly allied with Kane in the years prior to the Second Tiberium War[3]; at the time, Kane was long thought dead by most of the world and was operating from hiding.[5] Vega's main base of operations was in Honduras, built on an island around an old pre-Columbian pyramid.[3] Its main power came from a hydroelectric dam in southern Mexico.[6]

The outbreak of war[edit | edit source]

As Kane revealed himself and galvanized GDI, Vega's forces launched a surprise attack on Phoenix Base.[7] Vega was on hand to personally execute Tao, the base's commander.[8]

However, the rest of the Second Tiberium War went badly for Vega. The general was ordered to secure a Nod First Tiberium War-era "alien warship" from near the Sarajevo Temple and return it to Kane in Cairo. Instead, Vega commandeered it to settle an "old score" in South America and ended up crash landing in the southern United States.[9] This error was compounded by GDI's subsequent capture of the ship[10], although much of the technology was salvaged by Nod.[9]

Perhaps when McNeil arrives to kill you, you will take sometime to learn from the man. I'm sure he'll teach you lessons you'll carry for the rest of your life, which, by the way, is about seven minutes.
- Kane

Tratos, the Forgotten leader, was rescued by GDI from Nod. In return, the Forgotten gave GDI the location of Vega's base. An assault led by GDI Commander Michael McNeil overran the base. Vega's appeals for reinforcements fell on deaf ears; Kane was displeased with the general and opted to destroy the base with a nuclear strike. With no way to escape, Vega overdosed on Eye Candy and died after a brief interrogation at the hands of Commander McNeil.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Westwood Studios. 1999-04-01. NOD Forces Launch Savage Military Offensive. 2009-10-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Selinske, Joe. Command & Conquer Bible: A Definitive Guide To The Command & Conquer Universe. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 6b: "Destroy Vega's Base".
  4. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (May 27, 2009). Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Del Rey Books. ISBN 978-0345-49814-4.
  5. Westwood Studios. 1998-08-31. EYE ON NOD: GDI SPEAKS OUT - KANE IS DEAD. 2009-10-14.
  6. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 6a: "Destroy Vega's Dam".
  7. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 1: "Reinforce Phoenix Base".
  8. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 2: "Secure The Region".
  9. 9.0 9.1 Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. Nod mission 5: "Salvage Operation".
  10. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 4: "Defend Crash Site".
Tiberian Sun Characters
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