A jeweler by trade and occupation, Brighton was despised by his wife's eldest son, Bill Garrahan, who believed that Gould cared only for the Garrahans' money. However, Brighton genuinely loved Vivian for the way she believed in his dreams and supported him, not just financially, but also emotionally. She stood by his side and her fire and passion helped keep him going, even past the point of reason.
One such case was in Africa, where Brighton was prospecting for diamonds. Vivian insisted they continue drilling long after he wanted to throw in the towel, finally hitting it big with the seventh drill. However, his ability to support her had its limits. He couldn't, for instance, overcome the devastating hit she took when the Excavator power armor project collapsed in the wake of the challenge she issued to competitor, Atomic Mining Services. Although he scrambled for a solution, he could only watch as his wife withered away under the strain.
Brighton Gould is mentioned only in Fallout 76.