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One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Vice President, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'

Daniel Bird is the Vice President of the United States and an Enclave executive under President Dick Richardson in 2241.

Background[edit | edit source]

Bird is described as a small nervous-looking man wearing a food-stained suit.[1] Daniel was a volunteer test subject for an experimental vaccine against FEV Curling-13. It backfired, frying his brain, which has resulted in him spending most of his post-accident time standing idly around in his office and mumbling to himself. President Richardson states that his spelling ability has actually improved.[2] Most of Bird's monologue indicates that he is obsessed with the correct use of spelling and grammar.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character has no special interactions.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Smoking

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When speaking with him, Bird's dialogue goes around in circles, indicating the damage done to his mind.
  • Killing him will result in negative Karma.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Daniel Bird appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Bird is a direct parody of Dan Quayle, a former U.S. Vice President who served during the term of President George H.W. Bush (1989–93). Nearly all of Bird's dialogue comes from absurd but real Quayle quotes, or slight variations thereof (such as substituting words like "Enclave" into the quotes). President Richardson's comment that Bird's spelling has improved in the time since the experiment that left him otherwise mentally impaired is another reference to Quayle, who famously misspelled "potato" as "potatoe" while in attendance at an elementary school spelling bee in 1992. Also, one can connect his name, as Daniel can be shortened to Dan, and Quayle is a type of bird.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Daniel Bird's dialogue: "{102}{}{You see a small nervous-looking man, wearing a food-stained suit.}"
  2. Dick Richardson's dialogue: "{160}{prs15}{I am the President of the United States of America. The Vice-President is in the office outside. If you belonged here you'd know that. Who are you and what are you doing here?}"
    "{163}{}{Vice-President? You mean that drooling idiot next door?}" (Chosen One)
    "{199}{prs26}{Vice-President Bird may look like a drooling idiot, but I'll have you know that man's a national hero.}"
    "{200}{}{To you, probably.}" (Chosen One)
    "{201}{prs27}{He's one of the bravest men I know. He volunteered to try one of the early versions of the F.E.V. toxin antidote. (sigh) Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out the way we'd hoped.}"
    "{202}{}{You mean that wasn't what you'd hoped for?}" (Chosen One)
    "{203}{prs28}{It's tiny mocking minds like yours that prove the superiority of real humans over mutants.}"
    "{204}{}{He's still a gibbering idiot.}" (Chosen One)
    "{206}{prs29}{He may yet come around. In fact, there may even be some unforeseen benefits. His spelling ability has actually improved.}"
  3. Daniel Bird: "{171}{}{For NASA, space is still a high priority.}"
    (QCBIRD.MSG)
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