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Vic Vega

Vic Vega, AKA "Toothpick Vic" or "Mr. Blonde", is Vincent Vega's dead brother. He is not in Pulp Fiction, but in Reservoir Dogs, another Tarantino-movie. Just as Richard Gekko is the madman of the Gekko brothers, Vic is the the madman of the Vega brothers.

Vega was a recently paroled career criminal hired by a gangster named Joe Cabot to perform a jewelry heist with a team of professional thieves. During the robbery, he makes good on a threat to massacre the entire store after the alarm had been tripped, forcing the team to flee to the designated safehouse. He takes police officer Marvin Nash hostage as he escapes. At the safehouse, he gets into a confrontation with fellow robbers Mr. White and Mr. Pink over whether or not to help their compatriot Mr. Orange, who has been badly wounded.

While his teammates go to dispose of some stolen cars, he tortures Nash, cutting his ear off and threatening to set him on fire. As he is about to kill his victim, however, Mr. Orange shoots him several times in the chest, killing him.

PersonalityEdit

Vega is described as a psychopath. He takes clear, sadistic pleasure in torturing Nash, which he does even after having told Nash that he does not care whether he speaks or not. It is implied that he has killed several people throughout his career.

TriviaEdit

  • Vega is a playable character in the video game adaptation of Reservoir Dogs. He is voiced by Madsen, and is the only character to feature the original actor's voice and likeness.
  • Ironically, the actor who played Vega, Michael Madsen, is averse to violence, and had a hard time shooting the torture film sequence. In a part of the scene where Officer Nash pleads for his life by saying he has a child at home, the line was ad-libbed; Madsen himself had just become a father at that time, and was so horrified that he had to stop the scene.
  • Tarantino wanted Madsen to play Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction, but eventually cast John Travolta and decided that the two were brothers. He planned to make a film that starred both characters, The Vega Brothers, but the project has now been abandoned.

SourceEdit

Most of the text is taken from a former Wikipedia article

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