|For an overview of jukeboxes and related characters named Jukebox, see Jukebox.|
Background[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
|This character can modify weapons.||
Sonic emitter (frequency)
|This character is involved in quests.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- "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."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
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.