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'''Otis Miller''' is a [[Characters in Redemption 2|minor character]] referenced in ''[[Red Dead Redemption 2]]''.
 
'''Otis Miller''' is a [[Characters in Redemption 2|minor character]] referenced in ''[[Red Dead Redemption 2]]''.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Otis Miller was a legendary gunslinger often associated with the Wild West. He was the leader of a gang of outlaws called the Otis Miller Boys, who ran from place to place and became the subject of many dime novels. He also had a son at some point named Otis Miller Jr. who became an outlaw.
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Otis Miller was a legendary gunslinger often associated with the Wild West. The leader of a gang of outlaws called the Otis Miller Boys, Miller reportedly performed the first robbery of a train in 1866, which turned him into an infamous figure<ref name="Newspaper">[[The Sad Story of Otis Miller Jr.]]</ref> and made him the subject of many dime novels.
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Otis Miller was eventually shot and killed by another member of his gang, Charlie Tatum, leaving behind his six year old son and namesake, Otis Miller Jr. The latter was arrested for being the leader of a gang who robbed a train, after a confession deemed him guilty. After several months in prison, he was acquitted after the confession was found to have been fabricated.<ref name="Newspaper" />
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* [[Otis Miller's Revolver|His revolver]] can be found in New Austin after the epilogue. However, [[Arthur Morgan|Arthur]] can get the revolver through a glitch or an exploit.
 
* [[Otis Miller's Revolver|His revolver]] can be found in New Austin after the epilogue. However, [[Arthur Morgan|Arthur]] can get the revolver through a glitch or an exploit.
* Three of the penny dreadful novels that [[Arthur Morgan|Arthur]] can get for [[Jack Marston|Jack]] involve Miller.
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* You can actually get his treasure without getting the map. Just find the spot and the rare weapon icon should appear on the map.
* A number of details in the game indicate that Miller is based quite directly on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James Jesse James]. In camp, members of the Van der Linde gang can sing an “Otis Miller” song, much of which is identical melodically and lyrically to the actual nineteenth century folksong “[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James_(folk_song) Jesse James].” The songs portray Miller and James respectively as good-natured, Robin Hood-like outlaws who were ultimately killed by cowards.
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* Miller's name appears on [[Register Rock]], signed with the year 1879.
** Another campfire song in the game, “''[[Jack Hall]]''”, is based on the outlaw experiences of members of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James%E2%80%93Younger_Gang Younger brothers]. Its lyrics describe the “Hall” (Younger) brothers' meeting and uniting with the “Miller” brothers ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_James Frank] and Jesse James) before they all embark on the ill-fated [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James#Downfall_of_the_gang Northfield Bank robbery].
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* Otis Miller had a series of at least 186 penny dreadful novels dedicated to him, three of which can be found in game.<ref>''[[Otis Miller and The Arabian Prince]]'' (No. 23) <br> ''[[Otis Miller and the Boy from New York]]'' (No. 69) <br> ''Otis Miller and the Black-Hearted Lady'' (No. 186)<br>
** Like Miller, the real Jesse James had a son who reputedly became an outlaw for a time. The son, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_E._James Jesse E. James], was arrested for train robbery in 1898 but was acquitted the following year.
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* A number of details in the game indicate that Miller is based quite directly on [[Wikipedia:Jesse James|Jesse James]]:
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**Both of them have a similar overall status as infamous, iconic outlaws of the Wild West.
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**Both have the same folk song dedicated to them, the real-life nineteenth century ballad "[[wikipedia:Jesse_James_(folk_song)|Jesse James]]", with only minor variations in the lyrics to account for name differences in the Miller version.
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**Both had a son named after them who was arrested for a train robbery and subsequently acquitted.
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**Both was shot and killed by young members of their gangs.
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==References==
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==Navigation==
 
==Navigation==

Latest revision as of 15:45, May 29, 2020

Otis Miller is a minor character referenced in Red Dead Redemption 2.

HistoryEdit

Otis Miller was a legendary gunslinger often associated with the Wild West. The leader of a gang of outlaws called the Otis Miller Boys, Miller reportedly performed the first robbery of a train in 1866, which turned him into an infamous figure[1] and made him the subject of many dime novels.

Otis Miller was eventually shot and killed by another member of his gang, Charlie Tatum, leaving behind his six year old son and namesake, Otis Miller Jr. The latter was arrested for being the leader of a gang who robbed a train, after a confession deemed him guilty. After several months in prison, he was acquitted after the confession was found to have been fabricated.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • His revolver can be found in New Austin after the epilogue. However, Arthur can get the revolver through a glitch or an exploit.
  • You can actually get his treasure without getting the map. Just find the spot and the rare weapon icon should appear on the map.
  • Miller's name appears on Register Rock, signed with the year 1879.
  • Otis Miller had a series of at least 186 penny dreadful novels dedicated to him, three of which can be found in game.[2]
  • A number of details in the game indicate that Miller is based quite directly on Jesse James:
    • Both of them have a similar overall status as infamous, iconic outlaws of the Wild West.
    • Both have the same folk song dedicated to them, the real-life nineteenth century ballad "Jesse James", with only minor variations in the lyrics to account for name differences in the Miller version.
    • Both had a son named after them who was arrested for a train robbery and subsequently acquitted.
    • Both was shot and killed by young members of their gangs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sad Story of Otis Miller Jr.
  2. Otis Miller and The Arabian Prince (No. 23)
    Otis Miller and the Boy from New York (No. 69)
    Otis Miller and the Black-Hearted Lady (No. 186)

NavigationEdit

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