| Buick Riviera |
First Class Passenger
|Died||15 April, 1912|
|Aboard the Titanic|
- "Riviera? The Frenchman? You're joking. Man should be pitched overboard! The crew's scared to death of him — say he can predict the future. An asset if you're a professional gambler! And Riviera's one of the best! Worked the North Atlantic run for years. Cardsharps usually use an alias. But not him! He's got the devil's luck!"
- —Third Officer Morrow.
Buick Riviera (d. 15 April, 1912) is a middle-aged French bon vivant from somewhere in the French Riviera. He is a Blackjack aficionado who apparently spent a lot of time at Monte Carlo Casino before he boarded the RMS Titanic for America.
In 1882, Riviera lived in the Cactus Bed Hotel, in Diamondback, New Mexico Territory. He struggled to pay his hotel tabs, as his father, the Duke, died during the Franco-Prussian War, leaving him penniless. He used to spend the nights in the local saloon, the Hard Drive Saloon.
At some point, however, Riviera made his fortune by cardsharping aboard the ocean liners crossing the Atlantic. By April of 1912, he boarded the RMS Titanic holding a First Class ticket, but maintaining his love of games of luck. Upon meeting Frank Carlson, Buick asks him if they have already met at the casino in Diamondback, New Mexico. Buick talks fondly of his time there.
He spends all the evening of 14 April, 1912 playing cards in the Smoking Room, and does not leave even when the ship begins to sink. Riviera goes down with the Titanic.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Buick Riviera is played by Rand Cabus.
- A younger Buick Riviera appears as a character in an earlier Cyberflix game Dust: A Tale of the Wired West, set in 1882, thirty years before Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. Riviera's mention of Diamondback and the Hard Drive Saloon are further references to that game, as those are the locations in which it is set.
Notes and referencesEdit
|Passengers of the RMS Titanic|
|First Class||Sasha Barbicon | Eric Burns | Stephanie Burns | Frank Carlson | Daisy Cashmore | George Quincy Clifford | Andrew Conkling | Beatrix Conkling | Henry Gorse-Jones | Ribeena Gorse-Jones | Bruce Ismay | Georgia Lambeth | Charles Lambeth | Claris Limehouse | Mrs. Limehouse | Buick Riviera | Max Seidelmann | Isidor Straus | Leyland Trask | Willi von Haderlitz | Alfred Zeitel|
|Second Class||Penny Pringle | Edgar Troutt|
|Third Class||Edward Hacker | Jack Hacker | Shailagh Hacker|
|Crew||Lift Attendant | Third Officer Morrow | Seaman 1 | Seaman 2 | Seaman 3 | John Smethells | Stoker | The Purser|