Background[edit | edit source]
Before the Great War, Lou was an engineer who lived in Pittsburgh. He was born in 2007, making him 70 years old when the bombs dropped. Rumors around the Crater say that an atomic bomb fell straight into his living room, but it was a dud and failed to go off. This is the origin of his nickname "Lucky Lou," a reference to his ability to turn a curse into a blessing. As the radiation poured into Pittsburgh, Lou became a ghoul, something that has haunted him ever since. After Lou joined up with the raiders, he became respected by people like Caleb Fisher, even if some of his friends were disgusted by his appearance.
Although most raiders would take a bullet for Lou, his worries of turning feral spiraled him into a deep depression, believing that the best course of action is to hole up in Carleton Mine and commit suicide. Not wanting to take any chances, Lou would rather take his own life over possibly going crazy and attacking his friends. Unable to simply "pull the trigger," Lou constructed a number of death traps that would result in his demise, including a machine-powered shotgun blast, several automated turrets and a makeshift building that would collapse in on itself. However, none of these contraptions worked, living up to his status as someone who would always cheat death. Left without too many options, Lou decided to take the last resort of simply detonating explosives. If the collapse of the mine would not kill him, then at least he would be trapped inside and unable to hurt anybody.
Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
|This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.|
|This character is a temporary companion.|
|This character is involved in quests.|
Other interactions[edit | edit source]
If Lou is spoken to in the Crater Core, he will mention that he is trying to offload his explosives and offer a random grenade or mine.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Random weapon||Stimpak x1|
Notes[edit | edit source]
Lou's vocabulary is filled with Pittsburghese words such as yinz, n'at, and jagoff.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Vault Dweller: "Why's he called Lucky Lou?"
Meg Groberg: "Least when it comes to dyin'. Lou's got a knack for cheatin' death. He was up in Pittsburgh, 70 years old, when shit went down. They say a real honest-to-goodness A-bomb fell straight in his living room. Thing didn't go off. A dud."
- Caleb Fisher: "He's always a little surly. It's possible it's on account of his condition. But, he's had years to adjust. Sure, some of the others don't like the way he looks, but they still respect him. I say, I don't know a soul who wouldn't take a bullet for Lou. Not that he needs it. Every curse somehow turns into a blessing for him. However, because of his condition, Lou is frightened that he will eventually go feral. In fact, if I were still a religious man, I would say God watches over him and has special plans for Lou here on this Earth. Lou's one of the luckiest men alive. He's over ninety-five years old and still fit as a fiddle, sharp as a tack. I've witnessed over a dozen times where something should have rightly killed any normal man, but not Lou."