Armando "Nines" Rodriguez is a prominent member of the Anarch Movement in the Anarch Free State, having achieved a great deal of popularity as a leader with the area's Unbound even before being involved in the events surrounding the death of Prince Sebastian LaCroix.
|“||Rich bastards screwed the country- but did they suffer? No, the little people suffered||”|
|— Nines Rodriguez|
Nines is a rising star among the L.A.'s Anarchs in the modern nights, the main reason a lot of young Kindred join the Anarch Movement. He would probably be welcomed as a Baron if he chose, but he eschews those sorts of leadership roles. Maximillian Strauss hints that, were it not for his stated political affiliations, Rodriguez would be a useful ally of the Camarilla.
Despite the Anarchs re-establishing themselves in Los Angeles, the war over the territory continues: the Camarilla, the Wan Kuei of San Francisco, and Tara Kearney of San Diego, and possibly even the Sabbat. While Rodriguez does not believe any vampire should rule another – including Barons – he finds himself needing to assume the mantle of leadership in the wake of MacNeil's disillusionment with the Free State experiment. Still, he is no field tactician, and finds himself uncertain where to direct his forces first.
Background Information Edit
- Nines is voiced by Armando Valdés in , which may be the origin of his first name as revealed in .
- Nines is portrayed by Luis Carazo in .
- The Malkavian PC in Bloodlines refer to Nines as "he of the numbered name."
- Nines states a preference for firearms, but will train the player in hand-to-hand combat if certain conditions are met.
- Rodriguez is not a quest-giver, but rather offers advice and warning. In late game play, Nines defeats a werewolf single-handedly, a rare feat, as solitary werewolves have been known to kill entire groups of Kindred.
- It has been revealed on LA By Night that the werewolf Nines killed was very young, and he referred to it as "a pup."
- In the Lone Wolf ending, Nines will meet up with, and attempt to recruit the PC to the Anarch cause, only to be coldly shunned via the player's middle finger.
- PC game Headliner references Nines Rodriguez as the reporter of a story where genetically-unmodified Gary Golden isn't allowed to marry his highschool sweetheart Jeanette Voerman.