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Stanley, you turned the lights on too fast. You blinded the poor kid!

Officer Herman Gomez is a resident and officer of vault security of Vault 101 in the year 2277.

Background

The classic good cop, Officer Gomez is Freddie's dad. He has no patience for the Tunnel Snakes and tries to make sure that Freddie doesn't have anything to do with them. This is hard, because there may not be any other boys Freddie's age in the vault.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops a finger upon death (Lawbringer).
* Only drops a finger during Growing Up Fast and Escape!.

Quests

  • Growing Up Fast: If a scuffle occurs between the Lone Wanderer and Butch DeLoria over the sweetroll, Officer Gomez will intervene.
  • Escape!: Gomez will be helping Stanley and Andy fight radroaches. Provided he is not attacked, he warns the Lone Wanderer that security is on the lookout for them. Gomez believes that James is innocent and suggests leaving the vault to search for him.
  • Trouble on the Homefront: If he lives, Gomez will be the first vault resident the Lone Wanderer runs into. Staying civilized with him will have him escort the Lone Wanderer to either Amata or the current overseer. If Allen Mack attacks while any guards are around, the guards will immediately come to his side to protect him. This includes Officer Gomez.

Effects of player's actions

  • If the Lone Wanderer attacks anyone in Vault 101 during Trouble on the Homefront, he will retaliate.
  • If Gomez is killed in any manner in Escape!, Officer Armstrong will replace him in Trouble on the Homefront.
  • If the Lone Wanderer destroys the vault in Trouble on the Homefront, his remains may be found a short distance from the vault entrance.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Vault 101 security armor Police baton
10mm pistol

Notes

  • It is possible for Officer Gomez to be killed by Andy before having the chance to talk to him. If Gomez gets in the way of Andy's flamethrower while they are fighting the radroaches, he will possibly die.
  • Officer Gomez will assist vault security if the Lone Wanderer is witnessed fighting any of its members (typically Officer Kendall). He will turn friendly again when combat ends if he is not harmed.
  • No Karma is lost if he dies by the Lone Wanderer's hand during Escape!
  • His ancestors lived in Springvale before the Great War.[3]

Notable quotes

Appearances

Herman Gomez appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

When returning to the vault during Trouble on the Homefront, he will have an entirely different voice type. This is due to him using the same dialogue as Officer Armstrong, who would appear in the quest fulfilling Gomez's role if he died during Escape! Since no dialogue was recorded separately by Jeff Baker, Gomez was simply given the same dialogue.

Gallery

References

  1. Letter from Vault-Tec
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.8: "Officer Herman Gomez
    The classic good cop, officer Gomez is Freddie's dad. He has no patience for the Tunnel Snakes and tries to make sure that Freddie doesn't have anything to do with them. This is hard, because there may not be any other boys Freddie's age in the Vault."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. Letter from Vault-Tec
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