| ||For an overview of Jukeboxes and related characters in the Fallout series, 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 is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.|
|This character is a temporary companion.|
|This character is a permanent companion. They grant the - perk.|
|This character is a doctor.|
|This character is a merchant.||Caps: -|
|This character plays Caravan.||They can bid caps.|
|This character can repair items.||Repair cap: -|
|This character can modify weapons.||
Sonic emitter (frequency)
|This character rents beds.||Cost: - caps.|
|This character starts quests.||
|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 that there was only the lonesome road left to walk, which is a reference 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. But, after too many times forgetting their names, he is forgotten.
- "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."
- "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."
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.