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Marcy Long is a settler traveling with Preston Garvey and his group in the Commonwealth in 2287. Marcy is first met taking refuge in the Museum of Freedom, Concord, in the company of the aforementioned minuteman and what is left of his crew.

BackgroundEdit

A refugee from Quincy following Preston Garvey's lead, Marcy has steadily seen everything in her life go to pieces. Originally a settler in Quincy, Marcy was happily married to Jun Long, with a single child, Kyle, and a prospering store. Both were skeptical of Mama Murphy's sudden visions of Quincy's destruction, cutting her off, but not before Mayor Jackson requested Minutemen assistance.[1]

Although Jun considered the Minutemen freeloaders, he did a 180 when Colonel Ezra Hollis arrived, routing a Gunner detachment trying to take Quincy by surprise. Marcy, on the other hand, was concerned that despite the rout, there were too few minutemen to defend the town against a larger, more coordinated attack. Hollis' assurances did not ease her mind.[2]

When Gunners attacked Quincy again, blowing up the highway and attacking with the height advantage, she was proven right. Only a small group managed to get away under Preston's lead, including Marcy, her husband, son and shirts on their backs. The desperate flight across the Commonwealth took its toll: Gunners chased them away from Quincy, feral ghouls from Lexington and eventually raiders cornered the few remaining survivors at Concord.[3]

Having lost everything, including her only son, Marcy is overcome with bitter grief. It manifests primarily as anger: A mixture of various emotions, including furious, unrelenting hatred towards raiders, paranoia and excessive caution (in fact, she is reluctant to settle in any permanent area, due to fear of it being overrun again), and irritation. It takes a great deal to improve her spirits, but even then, the string of bad fortune and losing her only child has left her permanently scarred.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

Other interactionsEdit

  • After being saved she will become a settler in Sanctuary, along with her husband, Jun, Mama Murphy, Preston Garvey and Sturges.
    • She can sometimes be seen having a conversation with Mama Murphy, in which she will act much less agitated than usual.
    • Upon reaching Sanctuary, Marcy will automatically assign herself as a farmer should there be any form of vegetable plants there, otherwise she'll just wander about until the player character reassigns her.
    • She may have a conversation with Jun in which he will ask her if she wants to go for a walk by the river. She will respond to this by saying that she has work to do, and Jun will respond with a sad "okay," which she responds to with "maybe later."
  • If Mama Murphy dies during The Sight, Marcy Long will slip into even greater anguish, and blame the Sole Survivor and Preston for not stopping them. Marcy even demonstrates a slight amount of character development at her loss. When the Sole Survivor first meets the group at the Museum of Freedom, Marcy scoffs at Mama Murphy's prediction of Sanctuary, and only agreed to come along once it was explained to her that nobody had a better idea. When Mama Murphy dies, however, Marcy asks "What are we gonna do without the sight?" This suggests that she has come to respect Mama Murphy's talent and accept that it is indeed reliable fortune-telling.
  • Marcy will act a little less cynical if the settlement's overall happiness is high.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Flannel shirt and jeans

AppearancesEdit

Marcy Long appears only in Fallout 4.

BugsEdit

Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone Marcy's essential status was not removed upon completing Sanctuary at release. This was fixed in patch 1.7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quincy ruins terminal entries: "I can't believe Mayor Jackson is actually trying to get the Minutemen out here based on Mama Murphy's drug crazed-hallucinations. Marcy tried to explain to him that she's just an old loon, and we've been refusing to sell her chems anymore, but she's even got Sturges convinced!


    Now we're going to have to board and feed a bunch of freeloaders with Laser Muskets, for nothing in return. Kyle's all exited and I'm going to have to break it to him that the Minutemen aren't actually like the stories he's heard. "

  2. Quincy ruins terminal entries: "Col. Hollis rolled in with the Minutemen yesterday, and man did they ever get here in the nick of time. Took those Gunners from behind and had 'em running for the hills. Marcy's been making a fuss about how few showed up, but the Colonel has been assured us that others will come.
    In the meantime, Preston has been helping Sloan and me reinforce the walls. Shame that Power Armor is on the fritz again - sure would be a help carrying all that lumber. "
  3. Preston: "Just folks lookin' for a new home. A fresh start. I've been with 'em since Quincy. Lexington looked good for a while, but the Ghouls drove us outta there. A month ago, there were 20 of us. Yesterday there were 8. Now, we're 5. It's just me, the Longs - Marcy and Jun - that's old Mama Murphy on the couch. And this here's Sturges."
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