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Characters are the representations of persons in works of art. In the Fallout series, the term refers to the various inhabitants of the Wasteland. Characters can be divided into non-player characters (NPCs), mentioned-only characters (MOCs) and player characters (PCs).

Non-player character[edit | edit source]

A non-player character is an AI-controlled character that the player can interact with. In the Gamebryo games, NPCs are pre-programmed via "packages" in the G.E.C.K. editor.

Non-player character records within .esm data files use an NPC_ record signature.

Mentioned-only character[edit | edit source]

A mentioned-only character is any person that does not actually appear in a game, and is mentioned in conversation with NPCs, on holotapes, notes, terminals, or any other source in the specific game.

Player character[edit | edit source]

The player character is a player's avatar in the game world. These can be designed by them, but some of the games offer pre-designed player characters as well. Player characters' decisions make a dramatic impact on the wasteland and its inhabitants.

Released games[edit | edit source]

Fallout Fallout 2 Fallout 3 Fallout: New Vegas Fallout 4 Fallout 76 Fallout Tactics Fallout: BoS
The Vault Dweller The Chosen One The Lone Wanderer The Courier
  • Basil Crowcross
  • Wyatt Pinkerton
  • Elizabeth Fortunate-Bradley
  • Eulogy Smith
  • Gary 666
  • Edgar Wellington III
  • Samuel McDonald
  • Anthea Littlehorn
  • Opie Moriarty
  • Michael Falin
  • Gordon Cram-say
  • Billie DeLoria
  • Albert Tenpenny
The Sole Survivor Vault Dwellers The Warrior The Initiate

Canceled games[edit | edit source]

Van Buren Fallout: BoS 2
The Prisoner
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