|For an overview of jukeboxes and related characters named Jukebox, see Jukebox.|
Blind Diode Jefferson was forced offline when Dr. Mobius abandoned The Think Tank and left for the Forbidden Zone. Once his personality backup is retrieved from house #108, he speaks with a slow drawl, similar in style to a stereotypical Deep South Blues musician. When left alone, he may continue to ramble, spouting mostly-useless advice and anecdotes of by-gone times. When asked if he can play music, he says that he used to before Dr. Mobius took out his music drives - hence exacerbating his feeling of 'the blues'. Mobius used him to change the frequency of sonic emitters.
Interactions with the player character
|This character can modify weapons.||
Sonic emitter (frequency)
|This character is involved in quests.|
- All My Friends Have Off Switches: Blind Diode Jefferson is one of the appliances that the Courier must retrieve a module for.
- Field Research: All Audio Samples must be recovered and installed. The final upgrade is located in the Forbidden Zone dome entrance.
Effects of player's actions
- If Blind Diode Jefferson is fully upgraded when Old World Blues is completed, the ending slide show mentions that Jefferson saves the Big MT from "Sonic Invasion" sometime in 2910.
- If the Courier asks Blind Diode Jefferson to modify a sonic emitter to the same function as is already in the Courier's inventory, it will be returned to you at near full repair.
- As mentioned above, the slide show mentions that Jefferson saves The Big Empty from "sonic invasion" sometime in 2910 - whether or not this is a throw-away gag (let alone official canon), is yet to be seen.
- When Old World Blues is completed, Blind Diode Jefferson says the Courier will be 'hitting that old lonesome road', alluding to the add-on Lonesome Road.
- His animations (Music note animation and the bubbles) will stop when you talk to him.
- When Old World Blues is completed, he has a brief affair with the light switches. However, this is short lived, as he forgets their names "once too often" and was left in the dark.
- "Ooh-ee! Yeah, dig that sweet music! Damn, it's good to be back on-line!"
- "I ever tell you about Saxomotron version 4.0? That cat was the best trumpet player I ever met."
- "Here and now got its ups and downs, but... focusing on the past like it was any better? That's just Old World Blues."
- "You heard of Doc Boney? Sang with the staff band till his wife caught him in bed with a nurse. Now he haunts the Med Center, still singing the blues."
- "Some day, I'd like to meet the man who's got no blues to sing."
Behind the scenes
This character is strikingly similar to the famous Texas Blues artist Blind Lemon Jefferson, with a diode simply being a component of a jukebox, just like a lemon (bitterness) could be seen to be a component of the blues.