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Dorothy is the "tomboy" city engineer of New California Republic in 2241.

Background

Dorothy is a young woman, very much a tomboy, dressed in work overalls.[1] Her role is to oversee the town's power plant and although somewhat skilled, she is by no means a genius at repairing broken electronic or mechanical equipment and this can cause problems and results in her requesting others to fix the power generator if Mira's deranged ex-husband, Jack, blows himself up. She is very fond of her robot companion, Toto, and they seemingly go everywhere together. It assists her in her daily chores around the plant.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character starts quests.

Quests

  • Stop officer Jack from blowing up the power plant: At some point, a young policeman will go into the building behind her. This is the trigger for the quest, and she will ask for help as Jack, as one learns his name is, has barricaded himself inside the power plant and is threatening to blow himself up along with the generator.
Jack just went though a bad divorce and snapped, strapping himself with explosives and running into the power plant. Dorothy would be appreciative if the Chosen One made sure the power plant didn't blow up.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items
Dean's Electronics
Scout Handbook

Appearances

Dorothy appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

  • Her name, and her barking robot called Toto, are references to The Wizard of Oz, a 1939 film.
  • In one of her floats, Dorothy asks the player if they happen to have an illudium Q-38 space modulator; this references the cartoon series Marvin the Martian, where the titular character often attempts to destroy Earth using an "illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator".[2]

References

  1. Dorothy's character description: "{100}{}{You see a young woman, very much a tomboy, dressed in work overalls.}"
    "{101}{}{It's Dorothy, the city engineer.}"
    "{102}{}{From all the grease and dirt on her, she's a hands-on tool type, especially since that maintainence bot follows her everywhere.}"
    Scdoroth.msg)
  2. Dorothy: "{138}{}{You don't have an illudium Q-38 space modulator, do you? Didn't think so.}"
    (Scdoroth.msg)[verification needed]
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