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WHAT IS IT? THE LOBOTOMITE IS ASKING ME THINGS, O, AND I AM TRYING TO IGNORE THEM. MY PROCESSORS CAN'T IGNORE YOU BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.

Doctor Klein is a pre-War scientist and leader of the Think Tank operating in Big MT in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Doctor Klein is a pre-War doctor and the chief/head researcher of logistical operations and ideology at Big MT. Sometime after the Great War, he became a think tank to continue his work. He seems to be overconfident in his intelligence, as he shows absolutely no grasp of the purpose or function of the advanced technology he tasks the Courier to retrieve. He also remains very disrespectful of his colleagues and often ignores and criticizes them for suggesting what actions the Think Tank should take. One example of ego was the theory of "brainial beam oscillation," for which he took credit. It was the Chinese that came up with it, but he deleted all evidence for that.[1]

Along with his original name and human memories, Klein has lost much of his knowledge of human anatomy, and refers to the Courier's fingers and toes as "penises."[1] He is shown to fear and hate Dr. Mobius, although they were partners at one time. He often pompously asserts his status as a head researcher, using that to override his colleagues and ignore their advice, as well as to justify being rude to them.[1] At the end of Old World Blues, it is revealed that he and the Think Tank extracted the Courier's brain in order to escape their imprisonment in Big MT and use the Mojave to conduct ruthless experiments on both the Wasteland and its denizens. This is much like the implementation of the Cloud in the Sierra Madre to test the chemical, the hazmat suits and Auto-Doc technology, all created as experiments on humans.

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Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.

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NotesEdit

  • When Dr. Mobius comments on what the scientists have forgotten, friendship is probably aimed at Dr. Klein, who barely acknowledges his colleagues, and even regards them more as understudies or employees than his friends.
  • Throughout Old World Blues, he speaks in a very loud voice, as apparently the other scientists or Elijah have messed around with the volume control on his chassis; this is why Dr. Klein's dialogue is always in all-caps.
  • Klein has a hatred for the words "mutiny" and "jism."
  • Inside Klein's house, directly above the door, is a large Old World flag. This could imply Klein was or still is an American patriot. This could explain his willingness to help Ulysses.
  • Klein is responsible for the destruction of the Y-0 research center, although he refuse to admit it.
  • Despite his hostility against Dr. Mobius, he is willing to consider him as a partner and work for him, if the Courier pretend to be Mobius in the quest Old World Blues (quest).

Notable quotesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Doctor Klein appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • His name is a reference to the mathematician Felix Klein who created the Klein bottle, a two-dimensional non-orientable object in four-dimensional space, an equivalent to the Mobius strip.
  • The three perks that he can give the Courier (Heartless, Brainless, and Spineless) are references to The Wizard of Oz: the scarecrow was missing a brain, the tin man was missing a heart, and the lion was missing courage. This is mentioned by multiple characters throughout the add-on.

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ReferencesEdit

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    The Courier: "Maybe you should confer with your colleagues first."
    Klein: "NONSENSE. "CONFER?" "COLLEAGUES?" THOSE ARE TWO WORDS I DO NOT RECOGNIZE."
    Dala: "Dr. Klein, I must... intersect. Please... do not harm the Lobotomite."
    Klein: "I'M NOT GOING TO HARM IT, I'M GOING TO DISSECT IT UNTIL ITS DEAD. WHY THE SUDDEN INTERSECTION, DALA."
    Dala: "I cannot stand a breathing, a sweet breathing organism, breathing in, and out, to suddenly not breathe. We must keep it alive. For study. Slow study."
    Klein: "DALA, THESE... VOCALIZED PAUSES ARE... UNLIKE YOU. WHAT DO YOU CARE?"
    0: "*Klein, uh... you know, this Lobotomite, it's a great sounding board. You respect Idea-ology, right? This one's... well, it's... got good ideas.*"
    Klein: "SILENCE, DR. O. THIS IS A THINK TANK DECISION. SAVE YOUR OBJECTIONS UNTIL AFTER I HAVE DECIDED OUR COURSE OF ACTION."
    0: "*You know what, Klein? Stick a straw in your tank and suck yourself. Long and deep.* *And my name is Zero - yeah, a big fat zero, with a slash through it.*"
    Klein: "THE SLASH... AS A DESIGNATOR OF... WHY, THAT IS BRILLIANT. BUT HOW DID YOU...?}"
    0: "*The Lobotomite taught me that. Taught me a name is more than... um... that I should take pride in... things. Like... names... and...* *You know what, forget it, Klein. I hate you. And your theory of brainial beam oscillation? The Chinese had it first, you copycat!*"
    Klein: "HOW DARE YOU! BRAINIAL BEAM OSCILLATION WAS SOLELY MY DISCOVERY! I EXPRESSLY TOLD YOU THAT AND DELETED ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY!"
    8: "AUDIO: Dr. 8 suggests a plan of action."
    Klein: "ET 2, 8? WHY ARE YOU ACTING LIKE THIS? YOU'VE NEVER REFUSED TO COMMIT NECESSARY... SURGERY BEFORE. AND THIS LOBOTOMITE NEEDS ITS SURGERY."
    8: "@@[$((*&^#%]@@. @@[*.......]@@... @@[$((*&^#%]@@. @@[=$+<_--*]@@? = @@[=$+<_--*]@@? @@[<*$(^=)#]@@! @@[#-@$$@-#]@@. @@[*.......]@@... @@[$((*&^#%]@@?"
    Klein: "A NOBLE SPEECH, BUT... THERE IS NO ROOM IN MY VOCABULATORS FOR "FRIEND" AND "LOBOTOMITE" IN THE SAME SENTENCE. THE VERY CONCEPT - REVOLTING. PERHAPS YOU ARE IRRADIATED WITH CAMARADERIE RADIATION. WE HAVE CHEMS FOR THAT, WE CAN SAVE YOU FROM YOUR EMOTIONAL... ADDICTION."
    Borous: "-If I may, I feel as if I must be the voice of reason here.- -This Lobotomite is much like us, regarding even animals and pets as nothing more than avenues to promote Science! There is good here.- -Instead of ending its life on the table, we should prolong its suffering, in the name of Science. Like good old Gabe, the FINEST of lab specimens.-"
    Klein: "WHY AM I EVEN LISTENING TO YOU FOOLS? ENOUGH OF THIS MUTINOUS CHORUS! IF THERE'S A WORD I HATE, IT'S "MUTINY." AND THE WORD "JISM," WHICH NEVER MADE ANY SENSE TO ME. IT'S RIDICULOUS, PUTTING "J" AND "SM" TOGETHER LIKE THAT. NONSENSE! I COUNT AS FIVE. LIKE THE MIGHTY HUMAN HAND I ONCE HAD, WITH ITS FIVE PENISES CLENCHED IN A FIST."
    (Klein's, Dala's, 0's, 8's, and Borous' dialogue) Note: This is the full good ending to the Old World Blues add-on with the option to help 0 with fleshing out his name as "0" rather than "O".

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