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Game billboard for King's novel Regicide

Regicide: The Rise and Fall of the Vice Kings is a book and film in the Saints Row series.

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For the "Regicide" achievement,
see Achievements in Saints Row

Overview[edit | edit source]

After Saints Row, but before Saints Row 2, Benjamin King writes a book titled Regicide,[1] also referred to as Regicide: The Rise and Fall of the Vice Kings,[2] which, according to civilians, is very inspiring.

During Saints Row 2, a movie adaptation is being filmed and King is being portrayed, in the game universe, by Michael Clarke Duncan,[3][4] who is King's voice actor for the first game in real-life.

Regicide radio commercial

In Saints Row: The Third, there is a radio commercial about the movie.[2]

In Saints Row 2, Male Voice 2 has an Idle line along the lines of "I should read King's book. I wonder if I'm in it", while Female Voice 3 claims to have read it during "Laundry Day" when asked about money laundering: "I read about it in Ben King's book; ya buy, ya sell, it doesn't seem too hard". Civilian sometimes random say, "You read Ben King's book? He said some nice things about you". A stripper with the "aspiring author" personality sometimes claims that she ghostwrote King's book. Warren Williams is apparently a much more minor character in the book, as several college students NPCs randomly complain that he is barely in it.

In Saints Row IV, Benjamin King attempts to write a science fiction follow-up to the book and has Playa cause chaos in Virtual Steelport to inspire him. After Playa does so, King assures he will credit them in the back of the book.[5] In Benjamin King's Romance, Playa sheepishly asks King to sign their copy of the book; it is the only Romance in the game that does not lead to a sexual encounter. Future Shaundi's Text Adventure in How the Saints Save Christmas says that King used money he made from the book and moved to a remote island.[6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Saints Row 2, Playa tells Julius that the latter should have dropped his flags and wrote a book like King, referring to Regicide.[7]
  • The definition of "regicide" is the murder of a monarch, such as a King.
  • The title of the book shares its name with an Achievement which is unlocked in Saints Row after defeating the Vice Kings.
  • The image of King used in the billboard is an aged version of King's Saints Row promo artwork.[8]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Asha and King

Asha: "You know Mr. King, I read your book when it came out."
Ben King: "Really? Given your line of work, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts."
Asha: "Well it was really incisive, I could see how others might benefit from your teaching."
Ben King: "But, not you?"
Asha: "You teach diplomacy Ben, I get called in when diplomacy fails."
Ben King: "Heh, I guess that's true."

King and Cyrus

Cyrus: "I have to say, Mr. King, I'm a big fan."
Ben King: "Thank you."
Cyrus: "Your book, the story behind your rise and fall in the Vice Kings, the message it gives to those caught in the criminal lifestyle, it really moved me."
Ben King: "I'm glad it did."
Cyrus: "It was instrumental in pitching the STAG initiative to the brass, in fact you might say without you the Special Tactical Anti Gang unit wouldn't exist."
Ben King: "That's... great, yeah."

Phillipe and King

Ben King: "You know, I was like you once, I thought I could take down the Saints and carry on with business as usual."
Phillipe: "Is that so?"
Ben King: "But if there's one thing I learned, it's that the Saints can't be stopped. I watched them take down gang after gang in Stilwater, and nothing, not even the Ultor Corporation could put them in the ground."
Phillipe: "Perhaps it would have been more useful if your book warned against going toe-to-toe with the Saints instead of spouting all that propaganda about the dangers of organised crime."
Ben King: "You know, that wouldn't have been a bad idea."
Phillipe: "Unbelievable."

Roddy and King

Roddy Piper: "You're the same Ben King who wrote Regicide, right?"
Ben King: "That's right, based on my life. Did you read it?"
Roddy Piper: "Nah, saw the movie, though, it was good."
Ben King: "Well, thank you."
Roddy Piper: "Guy who played you sounds nothing like you, though."

Veteran Child and King

Veteran Child: "Hey, been meaning to tell you that I read your book, it's really good."
Ben King: "Thank you very much."
Veteran Child: "No, thank you. You're like an empire god, you know all the tricks. I learned a lot. That's how I built a legion of loyal followers."
Ben King: "I think the addictive properties of Loa Dust started things for that."
Veteran Child: "That hurts man. I was talking about the dedicated listeners to my show on GenX FM."
Ben King: "Oh. Heh. Sorry about that. I keep forgetting you're an actual DJ."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. Image:

    In-game Regicide billboard

  2. 2.0 2.1 Audio:
    Regicide movie commercial
  3. Image:

    Jane Valderamma Appointed Defender newscast Saints Row 2.png

  4. Audio:
    A civilian mentioning Michael Clarke Duncan
  5. Side Quest: The Climax
  6. Image:

    Text Adventure mentioning King's book

  7. Mission: Revelation
  8. Image:

    Saints Row promo of King

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