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I assume this is about something important? You're interrupting my research.

Doctor Henry is a physician and former Enclave scientist living in NCR town in 2241 and in Jacobstown in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Dr. Henry could be considered one of the best scientists the wasteland has ever seen. Compared to Diogenes the Cynic by his contemporaries, Henry was motivated more by the problem itself, not its practical impact.[1] Arcade Gannon expresses, "I'm not sure what [Dr. Henry] was after. Knowledge is power, but to what end for Henry, I have no idea ... He simply solved riddles because they existed."[1]

New CaliforniaEdit

Dr. Henry used to work with the Enclave cyber-genetic research program at Control station Enclave and at various other Enclave installations. He claims he left because he felt his "work wasn't being appreciated," which is true: his theories on correcting the mutation in the wasteland population were not popular with the rest of the Enclave scientists, most notably one of his colleagues, Dr. Schreber, who he worked with jointly on many genetic research projects in the past. Dr. Henry was arguing with Schreber at the Navarro base about the mutation problem for the five billionth time when Schreber, in a fit of anger, told Henry he was going to recommend that Henry be transferred to another Enclave facility where he would be put to work on cybernetic maintenance (the equivalent of cybernetic janitorial duty). Henry took the threat very seriously, and within hours, he stole a cybernetic dog and slipped away from the Navarro facility, heading east and eventually making his way to NCR. The Enclave, while not pleased with his attitude and the directions of his research, was not happy with his escape (they need all the scientists they can get), and several soldiers were punished for negligence. Schreber never confessed to his role in Henry's disappearance, and simply claimed that Dr. Henry had been acting suspicious for some time, and was displaying "sympathies for the mainland mutants."[2]

After deserting the Enclave base at Navarro, Henry successfully integrated into the New California Republic and set up a clinic in NCR town. This clinic, in which he is perpetually busy, can be found directly to the south of Duppo's shop, unmarked. His field of expertise is cyber-genetics, which he is attempting to translate into an experimental treatment or cure for FEV mutations. The local crime lord, Merk, took an interest in his research, trying to hire the Chosen One to obtain his research papers.[2] He successfully obscured his association with the Enclave in general, though drinking went a long way towards exposing his former associations.[3]

At some point after the destruction of Control station Enclave, Dr. Henry was assaulted (allegedly by the Chosen One) and left in a critical condition. After recovering, he discovered that the Chosen One had left the more advanced cyberdog, K-9, in the care of Dorothy, in order for it to receive repairs. Henry, fearing that too much information about the Enclave could be obtained from K-9, attempted to destroy it, but he was stopped by Dorothy and the other cyberdog. The NCR government used his unsuccessful attempt as an excuse to seize both cybernetic canines, to obtain information about the Enclave and dog cyborgization. The resulting analysis killed both dogs.[4]

Mojave WastelandEdit

Sometime after the NCR captured Navarro, he met his old squadmates, Daisy Whitman, and young Arcade Gannon along with his mother. After the NCR began hunting Enclave personnel who were attempting to integrate themselves into the NCR, they left for the Mojave Wasteland. He met a stunning woman named Gibson, with who he spent some time.[5]

Eventually, he made it to Jacobstown. In 2281, he is attempting to find a cure to the nightkins' schizophrenia, brought on by prolonged Stealth Boy use. Should the Courier decide to assist in his research with night stalkers and the Stealth Boy Mark II, he finds the cure for the nightkin. Dr. Henry is also the scientist to perform surgery to replace the brain of Rex.[6]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Fallout 2Edit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character starts quests.
Terrifying Presence
This character is allied with the following faction(s).

QuestsEdit

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is a doctor.
GoodNatured
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

QuestsEdit

Effects of player character's actionsEdit

After For Auld Lang Syne is complete, he and the squad will assist the Courier at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam.

InventoryEdit

Fallout 2Edit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Doctor outfit Knife

Fallout: New VegasEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Chosen One cannot be healed at Henry's clinic in NCR town, as it is more of a research lab. The Chosen One can heal at the hospital, run by Doc Jubilee.
  • As discovered in dialogue, Henry knew about the Vault Behavioral Project.[7]
  • Unlike all others with the title of doctor in Fallout 2, he cannot heal the Chosen One.
  • Despite the fact that ex-Enclave personnel (and even the children there-of) are hunted by the NCR and many others for war crimes, Doc Henry will freely mention he was a member of the Enclave while speaking to the Courier in his lab at Jacobstown (even before the start of the quest For Auld Lang Syne). As such, he is the only remnant to do so.
  • If Calamity is dead, he will still "hand over control of the lab to her."
  • Henry's word for the remnants bunker is "Friends."
  • He will not turn hostile when attacked.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "This guy is so out of place it's painful. He's got that egghead, not living in the real world air about him, that's for sure." – Fallout 2 in-game description
  • "Doc Henry was always a hard one to figure out. It didn't seem to matter whether he was working with humans or dogs. He had an equal lack of affection for both; a regular Diogenes. I'm not sure what the man was after." – Arcade Gannon's opinion
  • "Nice work with the Nightkin. I've never seen anyone able to talk their kind out of anything once they had their mind set to it."
  • "I assume this is about something important? You're interrupting my research."
  • "Because Marcus asked me to and because it's a reason for me to get up in the morning. I'd like to get one more grand accomplishment done."
  • "That's... brilliant. Simple, yet elegant. I can't believe I didn't think of that."

AppearancesEdit

Dr. Henry appears in Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.

BugsEdit

  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes he will not perform medical services for the player character. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Sometimes he may just say, "Keep your head down - there could be snipers around." This makes any communication with him impossible. There is no known fix for this bug, however, it may work to disable, enable, kill, and resurrect him using console commands. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Starting Nothin' But a Hound Dog after completing For Auld Lang Syne instead of before will cause him to reappear in Jacobstown. [verified]
    • This will also result in there being two Henry(s) in the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, one with wasteland doctor fatigues, and one with an Enclave scientist outfit. [verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arcade Gannon: "Doc Henry always was a hard one to figure out. It didn't seem to matter whether he was working with humans or dogs. He had an equal lack of affection for both. A regular Diogenes. I'm not sure what the man was after. Knowledge is power, but to what end for Henry, I have no idea. The problem was what mattered to him, not its practical impact. He simply solved riddles because they existed."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout Bible 6:
    "4. In NCR there is a doctor (I don't remember his name) that works on an antidote for mutants. Unfortunately the antidote is lethal. I'm curious who is that guy because, according to the dialog, he seems to come from Enclave... or maybe he was just working there?"
    "Dr. Henry used to work with the Enclave cyber-genetic research program at the Poseidon oil rig and at various other Enclave installations. In NCR, Dr. Henry claims he left because he felt his "work wasn't being appreciated," which is true: his theories on correcting the mutation in the Wasteland population were not popular with the rest of the Enclave scientists, most notably one of his colleagues, Dr. Schreber, who he worked with jointly on many genetic research projects in the past. Dr. Henry was arguing with Schreber at the Navarro base about the mutation problem for the five billionth time when Schreber, in a fit of anger, told Henry he was going to recommend that Henry be transferred to another Enclave facility where he would be put to work on cybernetic maintenance (the equivalent of cybernetic janitorial duty). Henry took the threat very seriously, and within hours, Dr. Henry stole a cybernetic dog (cyberdog) and slipped away from the Navarro facility, heading east and eventually making his way to NCR. The Enclave, while not pleased with his attitude and the directions of his research, were not happy with his escape (they need all the scientists they can get), and several soldiers were punished for negligence. Schreber never confessed to his role in Henry's disappearance, and simply claimed that Dr. Henry had been acting suspicious for some time, and was displaying "sympathies for the mainland mutants.""
  3. The Chosen One: "{128}{}{Know anything about an outfit called the Enclave?}"
    Slave overseer: "{141}{}{The Enclave.... You know, there's a doc in town, goes by the name of Henry. One night when he was drunk he started going on about some guys he called the Enclave.}"
    The Chosen One: "{142}{}{That's just what I needed to know. You are a well-informed man.}"
    (Scslvovr.msg)
  4. Fallout Bible 6:
    d. K-9 (from Navarro)
    "After getting his motivator repaired, K-9 was left in NCR by the Chosen One so that he could receive necessary repairs from Dorothy and, not long after his recovery, Dr. Henry (who had been placed in critical condition after being reportedly assaulted by the Chosen One some time earlier). Dr. Henry, afraid that too much information about the Enclave would be obtained from K-9, attempted to destroy the cyborg, but was stopped by cyberdog and Dorothy, who suspected what Dr. Henry was planning. The NCR government used the attack as an excuse to confiscate K-9 and cyberdog in order to learn more information about the Enclave as well as what makes the two of them "tick." At last report (and over Dorothy's objections), K-9 and cyberdog were disassembled and analyzed. Structural damage during the disassembling is reported to have killed them both."
  5. The Courier: "Doctor Henry sent me. I need a new brain for my cyber-dog."
    Gibson: "Doctor Henry? Now there's a name I haven't heard in years. Hard to believe he's still alive. As for your request, it's, uh, a bit ghoulish if you ask me, but Rey is pretty old and I'll probably have to put him down soon enough. As for the price for this favor, 700 caps sounds about right. Rey's like family, and I've got other dogs to take care of."
    The Courier: "How did you meet Doctor Henry?"
    Gibson: "He and I had joined up with the same caravan. Add in a lot of whiskey, and, well, let's just say we got to know each other."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  6. Nothin' But a Hound Dog
  7. Dr. Henry: "{111}{}{The Chosen One? Of course, that makes sense. Interesting... I'm afraid I can't help you. I was assigned to cyber-genetics research, not the Vault Behavioral Project.}"
    The Chosen One: "{113}{}{Vault Behavioral project?}"
    Dr. Henry: "{117}{}{Something about extreme sociological conditioning. Mind you, I thought it was all so much mumbo-jumbo, no real science in it at all. But I did hear something about 13 having to be improvised during the course of the experiment. Sloppy work, I'd say.}"
    (Schenry.msg)
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