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Algernon Wasp, purveyor of the exotic and the exquisite. Enchanté.
Algernon Wasp

Algernon Wasp is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.

History

Background

Algernon Wasp is a milliner based in Saint Denis.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

The Gilded Cage

Algernon Wasp attends the Mayor’s party, where he is seen choking on a nut. If Arthur saves him, Algernon is thankful and gives Arthur his business card as a token of gratitude, asking him to stop by and visit him sometime.

Alternatively, a guest named Ruprecht O'Keith will help Algernon if Arthur chooses not to intervene.

Duchesses and Other Animals

If the player goes to visit him, Algernon tasks the player with collecting various exotic materials that he needs as a fashion designer. Once the player has gathered a significant amount of items, he rewards them with an exotic hat and his unique revolver.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2

Character

Personality

Algernon Wasp is highly-strung and his moods quickly changeable, as he flits from despair and fury over a customer to declaring his love for her and how he will display it. He dislikes 'common' folk and new money, and by extension New York, and shows a reverence for the aristocracy whom he refers to as the 'old guard'. He is clearly of a frenetic temperament and refers to stress eating and weight gain with dismay. In the mission 'The Gilded Cage', if Arthur saves his life, he is implied to have an eating disorder and makes several references to this.

Appearance

Always finely dressed, Algernon Wasp has dark, combed hair with a thin mustache, and wears a pinstriped, indigo jacket with gold buttons, a light blue neckerchief, smart, navy blue trousers, polished black shoes, and his signature monocle.

Trivia

  • It is implied that Wasp is bulimic, after the player saves him and gets his business card his dialogue continues with him excusing himself to purge. Purging is the act of consuming great amounts of food and proceeding to vomit it up shortly after. If the player sticks around longer while he is walking away he remarks that he "has to stay thin", and will stay thin until he dies.
  • Algernon's name and the mission he initiates are a potential reference to the short story Flowers for Algernon, written by American writer and novelist Daniel Keyes.

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