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For an overview of jukeboxes and related characters named Jukebox, see Jukebox.

 
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You ever heard of Tiny Lester Lutton? Best jazzy harmonica I ever heard. Mind you, being a Super-Mutant with no lips... don't ask me how he played.

Blind Diode Jefferson is an automated personality in the Big MT in 2281.

Background

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

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character can modify weapons.

Sonic emitter (frequency)

Quests

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.

Notes

  • 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.

Notable quotes

Appearances

Blind Diode Jefferson appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

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.