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The thing is, I don't believe you. Now, either you answer my questions or this gets ugly.— Colette Cooke when asking the Sole Survivor about her father's disappearance

Colette Cooke is a visitor in Diamond City in 2287 and the daughter of Henry Cooke. The player character meets her after completing Diamond City Blues.

Background

She will ask the Sole Survivor to share a drink outside the Dugout Inn which then leads to a speech check and her revealing that she is Henry's daughter. She then interrogates the player character on his whereabouts, followed by the player character's choice of confessing to her that Henry had been killed, lying to her by saying he is alive or doing it while telling the truth when the Diamond City Blues quest is abandoned.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character has no special interactions.

Effects of player's actions

  • If Henry Cooke is dead, the Sole Survivor can pass a speech check convincing her that either Paul Pembroke is lying to her, or that Paul is actually the killer of Henry Cooke, she will admit that she doesn't know who to believe. After a few game days, some residents may comment on how Paul was gunned down by a random woman on the street, implying Colette chose to kill Paul. She can later be encountered in Goodneighbor and if spoken to, will accuse the player character of killing her father and turn hostile.
  • If Cooke is alive at the end of the quest and Paul is aware of this, the player character may tell Colette they do not know where Cooke is. She will leave the conversation peacefully and sometime later may be found at The Third Rail in Goodneighbor. Or if one made a 70-30 share with Paul or did not inform Paul about Henry's plan to raid the chem lab, at some point when re-entering Diamond City she may confront the Sole Survivor saying that she has found it was them and then attempts to kill the Sole Survivor should they fail to convince her that Paul was lying to her or that the Sole Survivor doesn't know who killed Henry.
  • There is also a variation where one ambushes Trish and Nelson Latimer's chem deal with Henry Cooke, but without Paul Pembroke. Now, if Henry gets killed, there is no option to implicate Paul. In this case, one may be able to convince Colette that the Sole Survivor does no know her father that well, or that they have not seen him recently. Alternatively, one can say they killed Cooke, in which case Colette may threaten to kill the Sole Survivor. Then a speech check may convince her that this will not bring him back but might be the death of her.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Road leathers
Metal chest piece
Laser pistol

Appearances

Colette Cooke appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

Jan Johns, who voiced Colette, stated that Colette was one of the hardest roles for her to portray, because she was a much deeper character than most people realized. Because Colette is looking for her father, recording those lines brought Johns back to the time that her father went missing for a two-day period, similar to how she felt about Ellie Perkins missing Nick Valentine. She struggled with the fine line between portraying the character and self-indulgence for an actor.[1]

References

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