When a roman emperor tilted his head, he became nothing.


  • $\begingroup$ Oh man - can someone point out which of the answers below came first? :/ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 21, 2019 at 6:49
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    $\begingroup$ You can sort by oldest. It was Deusovi. $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Nov 21, 2019 at 7:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi by a whole 58 seconds! We must have both been writing up simultaneously (I was using a phone so did not get the push notification to say an answer had just been posted...). Formatting cost me... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 21, 2019 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 ok, thanks for the advice. I’ll ensure that will happen in future - for now, I’ll reduct the extra commentary. Thanks for letting me know! :) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Stiv! (P.S. Would you like for me to give you a bounty offer to make up for a checkmark, given that you had the answer but just couldn’t post it in time?) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:27

2 Answers 2



the emperor is "Nero", and when the letter N is tilted sideways it turns into a Z, making it "Zero".

  • $\begingroup$ It seems I have forgotten how clever the Puzzling community is, over the course of my absence. Well done ;) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 21, 2019 at 6:50
  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations, @Deusovi! $\color{green}{\checkmark}$ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:30

The Roman Emperor is:


When he 'tilted his head', he:

Rotated his initial letter by 90 degrees. Thus 'N' became 'Z'.

Thus making him become:

ZERO (i.e. 'nothing')!

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that is correct - and very quick too! Great job! :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Nov 21, 2019 at 6:51

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