|For other characters named Gary, see Gary.|
Part of a grand cloning experiment with a fatal end, 54 clones of "Gary" were created. Each had varying levels of violent and psychoic traits and behaviors, leading to the scientists' deaths and Garys running freely throughout the Vault. They use inflections of voice tone, speaking only their name, to communicate and are hostile towards any outsiders.
A holotape labeled cloning log can be found in the Vault 108 cloning lab, which explains that Gary was cloned at least 54 times. All clones exhibited hostility towards non-clones, with each successive clone being more and more violent. When the Vault scientists started running out of room to store the clones, they planned to destroy some of them to make room for additional test subjects. Sometime afterward, the clones violently took control of the Vault. One can find their location, Vault 108, with the Vault door ajar.
In charge of Vault 108's vacuum-cleaning maintenance program, Gary 23 was kidnapped by Outcast member Defender Morrill and taken back to the Outcast outpost near Bailey's Crossroads. The group did so to acquire Gary's Pip-Boy, which was required to gain access to a simulation pod inside the facility. Once Gary was taken in, they originally tried to coax him into entering the pod on his own. However, the first hiccup began once the Outcasts realized that he was totally incapable of complying with any orders in the first place, and that they were unable to reason with him.
Specialist Olin attempted to remove the hermetically-sealed device by force at that point but failed; instead resorting to amputating Gary 23’s left arm. This resulted in his death from hypovolemic shock. His remains can be found wearing his Vault 108 jumpsuit in the Easy locked room across from Protector McGraw. He has nothing on him and his jumpsuit cannot be removed. There are medical tools nearby; mainly scalpels and surgical tubing. It turned out that despite their best efforts, Gary 23’s Pip-Boy was rendered useless upon his death; as these devices are only operable if the wearer is alive.
|Name||Inventory||Location||Form ID||Ref ID|
|Gary 1||Vault 108 jumpsuit
1-16x 10mm round
|Vault 108 cloning lab||0004168A||00041689|
|Gary 12||Vault 108 jumpsuit
|Vault 108 cloning lab||00041688||00041681|
|Gary 17||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Vault 108 cloning lab||00041686||00041687|
|Gary 23||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Outcast outpost||0029CD||0029CE|
|Gary 25||Vault 108 jumpsuit
Scoped .44 Magnum
|Vault 108 cloning lab||0004167A||0008D0F6|
|Gary 27||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Vault 108 living quarters||00041680||00041678|
|Gary 29||Vault 108 jumpsuit
|Vault 108 living quarters||0004167C||000BC118|
|Gary 32||Vault 108 jumpsuit
Scoped .44 Magnum
|Vault 108 living quarters||00041677||0004167B|
|Gary 33||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Vault 108 living quarters||0004167E||00041679|
|Gary 36||Vault 108 jumpsuit
|Vault 108 cloning lab||0008AAAB||0008AAAA|
|Gary 41||Vault 108 jumpsuit
|Vault 108 cloning lab||0008AABB||0008AABA|
|Gary 42||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Vault 108 entrance||0008D10D||0008D10C|
|Gary 43||Vault 108 jumpsuit
|Vault 108 cloning lab||00041682||00041683|
|Gary 47||Vault 108 jumpsuit||Vault 108 cloning lab||00041684||00041685|
- One Gary can be observed studying a wastelander corpse laid out on an operating table in the cloning labs.
- Although the Gary clones usually only repeat their name, their death quotes are similar to those of regular non-player characters, such as shouting "No!" upon death. If one stays hidden and gets close enough to two Garys, they can be heard talking like normal wastelanders, saying things like "morning," "hey," or "be careful with that."
- The complete interrogation log at the outpost was cut from the game.
|The following is based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online and some details might contradict canon.|
- In Fallout Shelter, during the quest Vault-Tec Experiment Review, the location will sometimes contain enemies and characters that only say "Gary." They will attack if the Dwellers respond with anything other than "Gary."
|End of information based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online.|
- "Haha, Gary!"
- "Awww, Gary!"
- "Gary! Gary! Gary!"
Behind the scenes
The Gary clones are referenced in Fallout 4 as a running gag, where four wooden blocks can be found in assorted locations spelling out "GARY." Another collection of "GARY" blocks are found in the Whitespring Resort in Fallout 76.
- Wasteland Census, Gary (clone): "Part of a grand cloning experiment that led to a horrific end for the instigators, 54 clones of "Gary" were created, but each began to exhibit psychotic tendencies to the scientists who created them. Eventually they rebelled and took over the Vault completely, and have evolved a complex and subtle series of ways to say "Gary" to convey their emotions. They are deranged and attack anyone that isn't Gary."
Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p. 73
- Tour of the Capital Wasteland, Zone 6: Eastern Hills and D.C. Outskirts: "At the outer edge of the D.C. Ruins is a completely wrecked National Guard Depot and a Metro Station leading into D.C. itself. Finally, don't forget to say hello to Gary!"
Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition p. 359
- Wasteland Census, Gary 23 (deceased): "In charge of Vault 108's vacuum-cleaning maintenance program, Gary 23 (or "Gary" to his brothers) was recently kidnapped in a daring raid by Defender Morrill. He was drugged and dragged back to the Bailey's Crossroads Outpost in the D.C. Metro Ruins. As Gary 23 utilized a Pip-Boy, Specialist Olin attempted to remove the device to gain access to a Simulation Pod inside the Outpost. The operation was deemed a complete failure."
Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p. 74
- Tour of Operation: Anchorage, Outcast outpost medical bay: "The remains of a Vault 108 resident lie here. The missing arm indicated Gary 23 may have had a Pip-Boy that the Outcasts took by force but still weren't able to interface with."
Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p. 486