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We are scientists. Our work is all we have to give to this broken world. We had truly hoped to give humanity a better way to fight back. Against the radiation, the mutants... the decay of civilization. We failed. But this doesn't have to be the end. There is so much good that we can still do. Please, spare us your wrath.

Doctor Farha is a research colleague of Doctor Edgar Blackburn and Jain in Appalachia.

Background

Prior to the Great War, Farha was in university with Blackburn and she clashed with him on the ethical boundaries of research.[1]

After the War, she met Nellie Wright, a prodigy of sorts, when Nellie broke through Farha's window while searching for scraps, as a wastelander trying to survive. Nellie was interested in Farha's research so Farha took her in and taught her.[2]

She met Blackburn again and learned of his plans to revitalize the human race to help survive against threats such as disease and radiation. She was reluctant when Blackburn first described his aims, such as the testing that would be required. Despite this, she was convinced to aid Blackburn in his research efforts on the Forced Evolutionary Virus, convinced of the need to adapt the human race for the hostile conditions of the wasteland, especially after pressure by Nellie. Farha also brought in Jain whom Blackburn already knew.

Farha established a laboratory suitable for mass-production. Farha truly wanted her research to give humanity a better chance of surviving in the wasteland. However she would come to regret bringing Jain and Nellie onto the project, feeling as though she could not deter the their enthusiasm. Due to the peer pressure, Farha became complicit with the killing of human test subjects. Not wanting the lives of the deceased to be for nothing, while realizing the project needed more human test subjects for their work to come to fruition, she found herself in a vicious and violent cycle.[3]

In 2104, Farha and her associates began the preparation of using their modified FEV into the air and water of Appalachia, which would affect the groundwater and likely other areas due to the precipitation cycle. They had their laboratory guarded by mercenaries of the Hellcat Company. She is described by Blackburn as being the leader of her group consisting of Jain and Nellie, and she mentions she takes full responsibility for the horrors of their actions.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.

The Catalyst

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This character appears in the following locations.

Quests

The Catalyst: Farha and her team may be spared or killed depending on the Vault Dweller's influence. She tries to convince Daniel Shin to let her live, mentioning that universities no longer exist and the amount of people with formal educations are dwindling. She also exhibits interest in learning more about serums she has heard about and improving upon them. She says she mentions her work on FEV went too far and regrets bringing Nellie and Jain onto the project, and was unable to convince them to pull back.

Other interactions

If her life was spared in the Catalyst, Farha can be found in Fort Atlas, sometimes smoking. She comments Odessa Valdez is an excellent supervisor. She says the Vault Dweller made the right choice in sparing her life, saying indifference is easy and compassion much more difficult, and that her goals are aligned with the Brotherhood because they wish to help humanity.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Lab coat
Wrapped cap

Appearances

Doctor Farha appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Reign update.

Gallery

References

  1. FEV research logs
  2. Doctor Farha: "I met Nellie when she broke through my window to search for scraps. As Wasteland survivors do. She was more interested in my research notes than my leftovers. So I took her in and taught her what I know."
    (Doctor Farha's dialogue)
  3. Doctor Farha: "It went too far, and quite frankly, I regret bringing the others onto this project. By the time I figured out that Dr. Blackburn was experimenting on humans, Nellie and Dr. Jain had already become passionate about the project. I was unable to convince them to pull back. I stayed in the hopes that my objections could save even one innocent person from being experimented on."
    (Doctor Farha's dialogue)
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