benny the chairman


Fallout Week 2014, Day 2-  Favorite Pairing/Relationship

Benny x Courier Six

Hello children, it’s time for a history lesson. 

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a mobster who helped build Vegas, particularly the Flamingo, which still stands today.  Though he was described as being a charming lady’s man, he had a criminal record a mile long, including armed robbery, murder, and rape dating back to his teen years.  He started his career in New York, where he was invested in the nightlife and flaunted his money.  He later navigated to Vegas, where he took control of the Flamingo hotel and casino.

Now look at that gaudy coat.  Remind you of anybody?  Yep, Bugsy inspired New Vegas’ Benny Gecko, the charming Chairman who introduces himself by shooting the leading character in the face. 

But it doesn’t end there.

Not much is known about Virginia Hill, other than her romance with Bugsy.  She ran away from home at seventeen, took a job at the Chicago World’s Fair, and took an entry into organized crime. Her job?
Courier.  She’d personally deliver messages between mobs. 

Who knows how they met, though he probably didn’t shoot her like Benny did.  

So there you have it, the real life Benny and Courier.