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|For other characters named Burke, see Burke.|
Burke is a quiet member of the Crater Raiders, preferring a show of strength over words. When they first joined the group, other Raiders had incorrect expectations about what Burke would be like. They gave Burke "titles" such as "The Silent Man" and "Albino Dog." However, Pierce approached Burke, asking if something else would make them feel better.
Eventually they decided to refer to Burke with a neutral "they." Although Pierce may not fully understand Burke's feelings, he wants them to feel comfortable in the group nonetheless.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.|
|This character is involved in quests.|
|Road leathers||Random ranged weapon
Molotov cocktail, Frag grenade
|1-5 pre-War money, Stimpak|
Burke is the only character in the Fallout series to identify off the gender binary, preferring neutral pronouns.
Behind the scenes
- Vault Dweller: "What do you do around here?"
Burke: "Guard places. Lift things. Kill people."
- Vault Dweller: "Tell me about Burke."
Pierce: "They don't talk much. Action is more their language. I wouldn't have it any other way."
Vault Dweller: "Why do you refer to Burke as 'they'?"
Pierce: "Because it suits them better. When I first met Burke... they were different. Secluded. Like they didn't want anyone to see them. Burke flinched when others talked about them. People expected things based on how they looked. They had these... titles. The Silent Man. Albino Dog. One day I asked if something else would feel better. It took some trial and error, but we eventually settled on the neutral 'they'. They're a much happier person now, for the insignificant price of a word."
Vault Dweller: "I'm glad to hear that."
Pierce: "Me too. We all have a public perception in this world. Sometimes it doesn't match what we feel inside. And there is nothing we can do about that. But other times, there is. And I don't need to understand everything Burke is feeling to want to see a smile on their face."
- Vault Dweller: "What a freak."
Sheena: "Hey! Don't you fucking talk to Burke like that!"
Burke: "It's okay. I'm not surprised anymore."
(Burke and Sheena's dialogue)
- Ellys Tan on Twitter: "Yes, I wrote Burke. :) Some other devs also worked on content involving them."