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Anna Holt is a botanist and member of the scientist staff that works under Doctor Madison Li together with Janice Kaplinski on portable fusion power and hydroponics experiments in 2277.


Holt is responsible for the gestation of naturally occurring foodstuffs during her tenure in the Rivet City science lab, where she works under the esteemed Doctor Madison Li.[Non-game 1] However, she has become dispirited in recent years, becoming completely frustrated barely scraping by for so long, and having to continually scavenge the wastes for the bare necessities that keep the work ongoing.[2] Furthermore, the distractions from her work by visitors is certainly not helping her less than cheery disposition,[3] especially in the case of Doctor Zimmer's constant pestering about his android.[4]

She gladly uprooted and took her research to the Jefferson Memorial with the rest of the laboratory staff when James returned from Vault 112 with the knowledge of how to successfully complete Project Purity. After the team restarted the project with little trouble, she was held hostage with the other scientists by the invading Enclave. While most of the scientists escaped shortly after the altercation, Holt was kidnapped by the Enclave and held captive at Raven Rock.[Non-game 1] Astonished by the technological and manufacturing capabilities that the Enclave possessed, she openly told them everything about the staff, project and even how to improve upon the existing design, ensuring its completion and functionality under Enclave control.[5] She is unapologetically compliant with her captors,[6] fully believing that working for the Enclave is the best chance for her to make the world a better place[2] and that the Enclave truly want to help people and make the wasteland a better place.[6]

She worked very hard to gain the trust trust of the Enclave and was rewarded with access to their laboratories.[7] The pragmatist in her knew full well that if she passed up the opportunity, she would never have been able to work in such an environment again.[6] She refused to see what she did as betraying her long time friends, being far more concerned with what the Enclave would think of her if the they caught her speaking with the Lone Wanderer.[8][9] It is likely for the best that her surviving peers believe that she is dead.[Non-game 1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • The Waters of Life: Holt is one of the scientists who relocated to the Jefferson Memorial.
  • The American Dream: She can be found inside Raven Rock, now working for the Enclave. Killing her at this point will still grant negative Karma, but leaving her to be blown up along with Raven Rock will not.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Lab technician outfit Food


  • The first time the Lone Wanderer walks into the science lab at Rivet City, Holt can be seen having an argument with Dr. Zimmer about his missing android, with her telling him that Doctor Li has more important things to do with her time and efforts. This can serve as a tip to the existence of the Replicated Man quest.
  • Despite her betrayal of Project Purity to the Enclave, killing her in Raven Rock still results in bad Karma.

Notable quotes


Anna Holt appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Can I get a drink around here? Preferably somewhere clean."
    Anna Holt: "The Weatherly Hotel is a good choice. It's on the upper deck."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Why would you abandon everything you worked for with Doctor Li?"
    Anna Holt: "Look, it's not personal. Really, it's not. But Doctor Li... She's scraping by. She's scavenging for parts in the Wastes. The Enclave has everything it needs. They're light-years ahead of anything Doctor Li could accomplish. Working here is my best chance to help make the world a better place."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm looking for my father. Have you seen him?"
    Anna Holt: "Look, some of us are trying to get work done here. There have been enough disruptions recently. Anybody coming through here would have to talk to Doctor Li; why don't you go bother her about it?"
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about Zimmer?"
    Anna Holt: "He's from up north. He was bragging about how great it is up there. Yeah... great. They can't even keep tabs on their robots."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait a minute. What are you doing here?"
    Anna Holt: "They... they captured me. Brought me here from Project Purity. I didn't want to help them at first, but... The technology they have here. It's so far advanced from anything I've worked with."
    The Lone Wanderer: "What have you told them?"
    Anna Holt: "They wanted information. About Doctor Li, about Project Purity. They want to know how to start it up, and why it wouldn't work. I told them everything I could. About the G.E.C.K., about the damage caused by the explosions... All of it."
    The Lone Wanderer: "How much did you tell them?"
    Anna Holt: "Everything they needed to know to improve on the original design, and to make sure it's actually completed."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Lone Wanderer: "You've been helping them?!"
    Anna Holt: "Of course! You've seen the kind of technology these people have. They want to help people. They want to change the Wasteland. I couldn't pass up an opportunity to work in an environment like this."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "Get out of here while you can! They'll be here any second!"
    Anna Holt: "Get out? Why on earth would I want to do that? I've worked hard to fit in here. I've done everything they've asked of me. I'm not about to leave now, when I finally have access to their labs."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "You've betrayed Doctor Li, and my father."
    Anna Holt: "I'm sorry you see it that way. What are you going to do, kill me over it? You should go. It sounds like you're in enough trouble as it is, and honestly I don't want anyone to see me talking to you."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "Do you know how to get out of here?"
    Anna Holt: "I'm afraid I'm not able to help you with that. You should go. I don't want anyone seeing me talking to you."
    (Anna Holt's dialogue)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.60: "Anna Holt
    Anna was responsible for the gestation of naturally occurring foodstuffs during her tenure under the watchful eye of Doctor Li. Soon kidnapped by the Enclave, Anna Holt is "forced" to help the Enclave in their experiments at Raven Rock. Her current whereabouts are unknown, and she's presumed dead."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)