|“||I hope what I did has salvaged your timeline. Please forgive me for everything else... Goodbye...||„|
Nebet (Egy: 𓎟𓏏; 2000–2029[b]) is a main character appearing in Season 6 of Criminal Case. She appeared as a suspect in Death as Old as Time (Case #1 of Travel in Time), stowing away on the time machine shortly after and eventually joining T.I.M.E.'s Temporal Crimes Division as one of the player's partners. In Rebel Without a Pulse, her true identity as Princess Nefertiti (Egy: 𓄤𓇍𓏏𓏭𓁐), a double agent working for the Ptolemy Dynasty of an altered timeline, was revealed. Later, she killed her father, Pharaoh Ramses XLIII, in Fool's Gold (Case #20 of Travel in Time).
Thirty-one years after her arrest, she travelled back in time to 47 BCE under the identity of Priestess Takhat Wabet in Time's Up (Case #31 of Travel in Time), killing her and Ammon Bast's past selves before she could infiltrate T.I.M.E. and Ammon could alter the timeline. Soon after, she disappeared from existence due to causing her premature death.
Nefertiti was a 29-year-old princess of the Ptolemy Dynasty, formerly disguised as a slave to the late Queen Cleopatra under the name Nebet before sneaking onto the time machine and joining the team as a partner of T.I.M.E.'s Temporal Crimes Division. She had dark skin, brown eyes and long brown hair with a gold streak. As Nefertiti, she sported deep turquoise eyeshadow, matching triangles across her upper cheeks and a gold streak on her lower lip. She donned a black dress with a blue and gold scarab pin and multicolored upper arm cuffs lined with gold with matching bracelets. Additionally, she wore a gold, navy and turquoise striped collar necklace emblazoned with a white triangle with gold-lined turquoise and white wings and a gold sun tiara with matching wings.
In all of her appearances during the ancient times, Nefertiti was seen wearing a simple white kalasiri tied at her left side.
From Summer of Death until Back to the Future, Nefertiti was seen wearing a turquoise jacket patterned with abstract gray stripes with white outer lining and gold triangular buttons on her collar over a black and white dress and a yellow top. She also sported turquoise eyeshadow and a gold pattern under her right eye.
In Time's Up, Nefertiti (under the guise of Priestess of Ra Takhat Wabet) was 60 years old. She had profound wrinkles across her face and sported kohl. Her hair was tucked under a gold headdress adorned with a turquoise crescent and a ginger circle. She wore a white dress with a ginger cord under a white mesh tunic with a gold collar patterned with turquoise rectangles and ginger and white triangles, clasped at her bust with a ginger circle and a turquoise scarab.
At the time of her death, she changed back to her appearance during the Ancient Times.
In her first suspect appearance, it is known that Nefertiti played the harp and used rosemary oil.
In her second suspect appearance, it is discovered that she knew electronics, used coconut oil and was an insomniac.
In her third suspect appearance, it is revealed that she ate pomegranates, practiced aromatherapy, knew hieroglyphics and used myrrh incense.
Events of Criminal Case
Nebet became a suspect after Jack and the player found her bracelet in Cleopatra's chamber. She told the team that she had gone to her chambers to play the harp to soothe Cleopatra, who had been shaken up by Julius Caesar's murder. When asked if she also performed duties for Caesar, she told the team that she only ever served her Queen.
Nebet was spoken to again about her rosemary oil on Caesar's cane. After the team had initially thought that she had stolen the cane, she revealed that Caesar had used the cane to beat her after she fed him a fig too slowly. She then excused herself to get back to work.
Nebet was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Pamiu for Caesar's murder. However, after Cleopatra ordered her to be entombed with Caesar, Nebet ran away. Since Caesar was never meant to die in Egypt, Jack and the player sought to save Nebet from the entombment. They found her hidden in a sarcophagus in the palace, unconscious. After requesting Theo to check up on her, Nebet told the team that she had accidentally locked herself in the sarcophagus after trying to hide from Cleopatra. Jack and the player then managed to save Nebet by convincing Quintus Brutus to have Caesar buried in Rome instead of Egypt.
After arresting Katurix's killer, Zara and the player discovered Nebet hiding aboard the time machine. She apologized for causing trouble and admitted that she had stowed aboard the time machine to escape her life as a slave. She then asked the team about their true identities after failing to understand the complexities of the situation. Identifying Nebet as the unforeseen ripple that had altered Gallic history, Zara and the player consulted with Amy to determine what to do with Nebet.
Since the time machine was unable to travel through time due to damage, the team were unable to transport Nebet back to Ancient Egypt. Amy and the player then admitted their identities as time travelers to Nebet and told her that when they fixed the time machine, they would have to take her back home. Disappointed, Nebet told the team that she could be useful to them, telling them that she could cook for them. After finding ingredients for an omelet, Nebet and the player brought the dish to Amy. Satisfied with her cooking, Amy agreed to let Nebet temporarily stay with them.
Nebet assisted Jack and the player during their investigation into Flavia Pulchra's murder, connecting a sample of flour to one of their suspects and also saving them from an aggressive lion that they had stumbled upon. Nebet told them that she had learned to do so while helping tame Cleopatra's beasts.
Upon learning of Octavian's plans to burn down Egypt during his war against Cleopatra and Mark Antony, T.I.M.E. (along with Nebet) went there to stop him. Before Jack and the player headed to Antony's warship, Nebet begged them to allow her to join as she wanted to help her homeland. However, Amy forbade her from leaving the time machine because Nebet did not have any explanation for the 10 years that she had gone missing.
Later, Nebet told Jack and the player that she knew where Cleopatra was. She explained that she had sneaked out of the time machine in order to do some reconnaissance as she did not want to stand helpless. Jack and Nebet then appealed to Amy to let her join the investigation given her knowledge of Egyptian customs, to which Amy agreed.
For the remainder of the investigation, Nebet joined the team until they found enough evidence to arrest Cleopatra herself for the murder. Soon afterwards, after the time machine was fixed, Amy and the player talked to Nebet about her future. After Nebet asked them not to leave her behind, Orlando agreed, saying that Nebet had seen too much. He then suggested taking her back to the present day to have the T.I.M.E. scientists decide on how to deal with her situation. The team then went back to the present day, only to land in 1969.
While Zara and the player launched another murder investigation, Orlando made Nebet a new outfit so she could fit in once they would make it to the present day. After the investigation finished, Nebet told Zara and the player that she had seen a man inspecting their time machine even though it was cloaked. Nebet told them that he was studying one of the panels before disappearing into the crowd. She then said that he was holding a camera in order to help the team in their investigation.
The man later turned out to be a member of an organization who had sabotaged the time machine in order to intentionally strand the team out of the present.
After arresting Billy Snapshot's killer, Jack and the player decided to show Nebet the sights of New York City in order for her to see how the world had changed since the ancient times. Their first stop was Grand Central Station, where they found a tour guidebook. Jack suggested that they bought Nebet a hot dog, a suggestion which she was initially disgusted by, believing New Yorkers to eat actual dogs.
At the Woodgate Inn, Jack and the player bought an award-winning hot dog from owner Martha Jefferson. Martha offered to give them the hot dog on the house if Nebet told her who designed her outfit. After Nebet took her words literally, Martha explained that "on the house" meant that it was free. Jack then insisted on paying for the hot dogs, which Nebet enjoyed.
After Jack persuaded Amy to allow Nebet to come with him and the player to find Leonardo da Vinci's "Ruminations On Time", Nebet became the player's partner for the first time after they stumbled across the dead body of manuscript owner Lorna Westerberg. Nebet later became the player's sole partner after Jack had to leave the team to alert Amy that the paparazzi had taken their pictures so that they could prevent their pictures from being published in 1960s newspapers.
After arresting Lorna's killer, Janis informed Nebet and the player that she and Orlando had lost all of the team's money when they gambled it at the casino. Orlando proposed that they taught Nebet how to play because of her sweet disposition. After teaching her how to play, Orlando sent Nebet and the player to the casino, where they won the team's money back, plus extra. They then informed Janis and Orlando that they had won the team's money back.
After arresting Queen Catherine of Aragon's killer, Nebet alerted the team to the fact that their food provisions were running low. After acquiring funds from Amy, Nebet and the player purchased provisions from a tavern called Mangy Lion.
Later, Nebet and Janis baked an apple pie using some of the ingredients that Nebet and the player had purchased from the tavern. Nebet requested that they shared the pie with beggar Dudley as she sympathized with his situation. However, Nebet and the player were surprised to find Dudley locked up in the stocks, his punishment order from the late Queen having been executed. After finding the key to his stocks, Nebet and the player freed Dudley and shared a slice of the pie with him, who was thankful for their kindness.
Outside the time machine, the team was surprised that New York was now New Cairo, ruled by the Ptolemy Dynasty. Shortly afterward, a group of Egyptian guards arrested the team by the order of the Pharaoh and confiscated their time machine, taking Nebet to the palace due to her facial markings.
After arresting Chief Scott's killer, Jack and the player found a newspaper clip, which (per Orlando) proved that during the mandatory celebrations of July 5th, which commemorated the Ptolemy family's rise to power, "tributes were offered." Jack, Orlando, and the player then grilled Abrax, who said that as part of the celebrations, people willingly or unwillingly offered themselves as slaves for the Dynasty during the celebrations. The team concluded that Nebet could be offered as a slave if the Dynasty knew that she was Cleopatra's slave.
After arresting Storm Huxley's killer, Jack, Zara, and the player attended the 5th of July ceremony, wherein the return of the Pharaoh's daughter, Nefertiti, was announced. The team suspected Nefertiti to actually be Nebet. Amy and the player then approached resistance leader Isabelle Huxley, who told them that resistance spy Ravi Jabari left what he had stolen from the palace about her in the black market. There, Jack and the player found a phone, which (per Kai) turned out to be her phone, proving Nebet to be actually Nefertiti. Additionally, Kai also found out that she was conspiring with the regime's head of intelligence, Ammon Bast, who had sabotaged their time machine to strand them in the 1960s. The team concluded that Nefertiti had kept watching the team and had disrupted the team's effort to go back to the present to give Ammon enough time to rewrite history to make the Ptolemy Dynasty the rulers of the world.
After arresting Gérard Arnault's killer, Jack and the player found Nefertiti's logs on a hard drive. Kai informed the team that the hard drive contained recordings of Nefertiti's communications with time machine saboteur Ammon Bast. The recordings proved that she had repeatedly sabotaged the team in order to buy Ammon time to rewrite history. In one of her recordings, she mentioned how she wanted Ammon to keep a key of hers safe at all costs. Jack and the player later found this key and would later learn that it was they key to unlock the forcefield around their time machine.
After the team was arrested by the palace guards, Nefertiti demanded the player's presence. Amy went with the player and, upon seeing Nefertiti, questioned how she could betray the team. After Nefertiti explained that she did what she did for her family, she instructed the team to solve the murder of her father.
Nefertiti became a suspect after Amy and the player found the body. They asked Nefertiti about the people in the palace that she distrusted, to which she told them that her family had acquired many enemies due to them being rich and powerful. She then claimed that she was in her chambers at the time of the murder and that she had just returned from talking to her father in the throne room. Amy and the player then left to investigate the throne room.
Nefertiti was spoken to again about her anger towards her father. She admitted that she burned her children's book because it had fed her the lie that love trumped wealth. She told the team that her father had become obsessed with power and that he had no time for her, telling them that they were no longer as close as they used to be. However, she said that she did not regret altering the timeline because her family finally had everything, so she could accept that her father was different now.
In the end, it was proven that Nefertiti was the killer of her father. Nefertiti admitted that her parents wanted to send her away to Egypt to stop her from using the time machine, hence preventing her from changing history again. Wanting to stay in New Cairo (where she held real power), Nefertiti programmed a drone to fly over Ramses and pour molten gold over his head. Although Nefertiti ordered the team to pin the murder on Ravi, they handed her over to her mother, Queen Shabaka, who sentenced her to forced labor in Wolaniu Island.
After realizing that the damage to the timeline was irreversible, Orlando suggested that they return to the time of Julius Caesar's murder in Ancient Egypt, 47 BCE in order to arrest Nebet and Ammon before they could alter the timeline.
As Takhat Wabet
Takhat became a suspect after Zara and the player found her fan in Nebet's belongings. She revealed that Nebet came to see her seeking counsel. However, Nebet lacked respect for her and stole her ceremonial fan from her. When Zara asked if the offense could have led to Nebet having her heart removed, Takhat claimed that it was not the season of human sacrifice and denied being involved in the murder.
Takhat was spoken to again about her entering Nebet and Ammon's futuristic pyramid. She revealed that she had followed Nebet inside the pyramid and saw unnatural lights and strange contraptions. She claimed that Nebet was conniving with demons and swore that only someone evil could have harnessed the power of the tablet that she had found.
In the end, it was proven that Takhat was Nebet and Ammon's killer. When the team went to arrest Takhat, they found her slowly fading away. She revealed herself to be Nebet from the year 2060. While on exile in Wolaniu Island, Nebet became convinced that she needed to rid the world of the Ptolemys, who had gone mad with power. She then traveled back in time to reason with her past self and Ammon. When they would not budge, she killed her past self with a dagger before proceeding to do the same with Ammon after finding Amy's lost badge in the garden. Nebet then asked the team to forgive her before proceeding to fade away completely.
As Nebet, she was found murdered at a crocodile pond in Cleopatra's garden, with her heart torn out and her wrists and ankles tied. Janis deduced that she was alive when her heart was torn out by a sharp and non-serrated weapon, possibly a dagger. Since the killer left traces of pomegranate juice on the rope used to tie her, Janis concluded that the killer ate pomegranates.
Later, in a crocodile's vomit, Zara and the player found a dagger, which was presumably what the crocodile choked on to death. Janis confirmed that the dagger was the murder weapon by comparing it to the incision marks in Nebet and Ammon's chest cavities (the latter was murdered mid-investigation with the same modus operandi). On the dagger handle, she found some DNA, which (per Theo) showed that the killer was a female.
Relationship with suspects
Nebet and Ammon had built a futuristic pyramid for their secret base. Nebet (as the Goddess Nefertiti) had "prophesied" to Cleopatra regarding her death in a few years' time as well as the prosperity of her descendants via a hologram, using the pyramid as the place for the prophecy. Priestess of Ra Takhat Wabet claimed that Nebet was conniving with the demons after seeing her using a mobile phone (which she claimed that it held an evil) and dishonorably writing in hieroglyphics. Nebet manipulated rogue time traveler Pamiu into killing Caesar with unspecified reasons. Amy had been struggling with her anger about Nebet's betrayal since Chief Scott's murder, regretting her allowance of letting Nebet join the team.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be Takhat Wabet.
When the team went to arrest Takhat, they found her slowly fading away. She revealed herself to be Nebet from the year 2060. While on exile in Wolaniu Island, Nebet became convinced that she needed to rid the world of the Ptolemys, who had gone mad with power. She then traveled back in time to reason with her past self and Ammon. When they would not budge, she killed her past self with a dagger before proceeding to do the same with Ammon after finding Amy's lost badge in the garden. Nebet then asked the team to forgive her before proceeding to fade away completely.
- Nefertiti is the only Temporal Crimes Division member to appear as a suspect prior to joining the team.
- Nefertiti is one of the characters to appear as a suspect thrice.
- Nefertiti is one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect five times.
- She is also one of the only two characters to appear as a quasi-suspect in three consecutive cases in Travel in Time, the other being Leonardo da Vinci.
- Nefertiti is one of the main characters to be flagged as a suspect in a case.
- Nefertiti, Alden Greene, Bobby Prince, and Eleanor Halsted are the only characters who are revealed to be the killer in two different cases.
- Nefertiti, Eleanor and Bobby killed their victims in a single season.
- Nefertiti is one of the characters to become a suspect, killer, and victim.
- She is also one of the only characters to become a suspect, quasi-suspect, killer, and victim.
- Nefertiti is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.
- Nefertiti and Cleopatra are the only killers in Travel in Time who committed suicide.
- Nefertiti is named after the Egyptian queen of the same name, Nefertiti.
- As Nefertiti ends up becoming the killer of her father, she is one of the characters who commit domestic homicide in the game.
- She is the only character to become both the victim and killer in a case.
- Death as Old as Time (Case #1 of Travel in Time)
- Stranded in Gaul (Case #2 of Travel in Time)
- When in Rome (Case #3 of Travel in Time)
- A Greek Tragedy (Case #4 of Travel in Time)
- Egypt is Burning (Case #5 of Travel in Time)
- Summer of Death (Case #6 of Travel in Time)
- Gone in 30 Seconds (Case #7 of Travel in Time)
- Houston, We Have a Problem (Case #8 of Travel in Time)
- What Happens in Vegas... (Case #9 of Travel in Time)
- Crime and Punishment (Case #10 of Travel in Time)
- A Tudor Murder (Case #11 of Travel in Time)
- Hell to Pay (Case #12 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Pride Comes Before the Fall (Case #14 of Travel in Time)
- Till Death Do Us Part (Case #15 of Travel in Time)
- Back to the Future (Case #16 of Travel in Time)
- Rebel Without a Pulse (Case #17 of Travel in Time)
- Bash of the Year (Case #18 of Travel in Time; video appearance)
- Fake News (Case #19 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Fool's Gold (Case #20 of Travel in Time)
- Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered (Case #24 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- The Wrath of Khan (Case #30 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Time's Up (Case #31 of Travel in Time)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 In altered timeline
- ↑ Nebet died in 47 BCE at the age of 29. In the altered timeline, she died at the age of 60 in 47 BCE as well.