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Oh, my! You gave me such a fright! (Squints at you.) Yes, yes?

Ethyl Wright, the wife of Orville Wright, is the head of the New Reno Temperance Union in 2241.

Background

Ethyl Wright is a pleasantly plump woman with rose cheeks[1] being the matriarch of the Wright family, building the family up to be a child-bearing and puritan gang, despite her husband's secret alcohol dealings.[2][3]

Another element of Ethyl's worldview is her opinion of tribals. Having interacted with none in her life, she believes they are either uneducated or deaf and will launch into a loud, slow welcoming rant upon meeting one, believing that speaking loudly and slowly is the only way to communicate.[4][5]

Ethyl is also vehemently opposed to alcohol in all its forms. She is the head of the New Reno Temperance Union, or so she claims. Given her husband's responses to the concept of the Union, the complete ignorance of the New Reno townsfolk to the Union and its objectives, and that the only other member of the Union is the inveterate drunkard Father Tully, the existence of the Union beyond the confines of Ethyl's head is questionable.

Interactions with the player character

Interaction overview

Interactions
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This character starts quests.

Quests

Other interactions

  • Ethyl will refuse to talk to Porn Stars.
  • Like many other residents of large settlements in the wasteland, Ethyl looks down upon people she perceives as being "tribal." Regardless of how the Chosen One addresses her, Ethyl will always load her speech with what she feels are tribal words, her apparent favorite being "firewater."
  • If the Chosen One lets it slip (or deliberately divulges) the source of her family's money, Ethyl predictably pitches a fit. She knows full well that her husband will not come through on a promise to stop producing alcohol; after all, he had made the promise before. Consequently, she will contract the Chosen to deal with the situation personally. To wit, she wants them to take a Louisville Slugger and destroy the Wright stills.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items
Farmer outfit

Appearances

Ethyl Wright appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

In chemistry, ethyl is the functional group of two saturated carbons bonded, usually in alcohol.

References

  1. Ethyl Wright: "{175}{}{You see a plump, rosy-cheeked woman. She seems to be in good spirits and is humming to herself.}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{176}{}{You see Mrs. Wright. She seems to be in good spirits and is humming to herself.}"
    (NCETHWRI.MSG)
  2. Tully: "{670}{}{Heh-heh! Wright, eh? (Smiles, wiggles eyebrows.) Lemme tell you a lit-tle sumthin' about th' WRIGHTS…they're a split bunch of horny drunks and stonefast puritans, they are!}"
    (Tully's dialogue)
  3. Tully: "{680}{}{Those Wrights just keep squeezing out kids…oul' Orville Wright must wanna re-pop-ulate th' world. Hope Missus Wright can take th' strain. Heh-heh. An' the thingz they SAY in th' confessional…}"
    (Tully's dialogue)
  4. The Chosen One: "{251}{}{I am }"
    The Chosen One: "{1251}{}{. I had some questions about New Reno…}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{260}{}{Oh, my! You're a TRIBAL, aren't you? Your accent gave it away! (She raises her voice and starts speaking slowly.) WELL -- MAY I BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR CITY!}"
    The Chosen One: "{262}{}{Woman, I am neither deaf nor stupid. I can understand you QUITE well without you raising your voice.}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{280}{}{Oh! Excuse me! (Seems startled.) Pardons, pardons! It's just that I thought…well…nevermind, let's put that all behind us. What can I do for you?}"
    The Chosen One: "{281}{}{I had some questions about New Reno…}"
    (NCETHWRI.MSG)
  5. The Chosen One: "{251}{}{I am }"
    The Chosen One: "{1251}{}{. I had some questions about New Reno…}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{260}{}{Oh, my! You're a TRIBAL, aren't you? Your accent gave it away! (She raises her voice and starts speaking slowly.) WELL -- MAY I BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR CITY!}"
    The Chosen One: "{261}{}{What you say? Me simple tribal. No understanda youa.}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{270}{}{I SAID, LET *ME*… (Points at herself.) …WELCOME YOU… (Points at you.) ...TO... (Gestures at the city around her.) …CITY OF LIGHTS!}"
    The Chosen One: "{272}{}{Perhaps you think this high-tech armor I'm wearing somehow magically attached itself to me. Look, cut out the 'tribal' talk, all right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{273}{}{Look, do you think this weapon I'm carrying is some mystic totem that I keep around for show? Cut the 'tribal' talk, all right?}"
    (NCETHWRI.MSG)