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Shit! They're here! They're here... I'm out of time. Read the terminal! Learn about the Scorched! Remember us! And... good luck.Maria's last words

Maria E. Chavez was the leader of the Responders, a faction that existed in post-War Appalachia and was comprised of former military, police, medical personnel and firefighters.


Maria Chavez was one of the founders of the Responders after the Great War,[2] eventually becoming their official leader. Her mother was a nurse who worked at AVR Medical Center and her interest in naturopathic medicine helped Maria in the aftermath of the War with treating people as the availability of medical supplies dwindled.[3] The Responders were based at the Morgantown Airport where they helped survivors.

While trying to secure more resources for the Responders, Maria wrote to Jeff Nakamura with the idea of sending a team to scavenge Gauley Mine.[4] Maria also had her eye on Vault 76 and sent Responders member Paul to investigate the vault on monthly scouting trips.[5]

On Christmas 2082, the Christmas Flood occurred, destroying Charleston, killing many Responders and many of Maria's friends.

On Christmas 2092, Maria recorded a holotape explaining what happened ten years ago.

In 2095, Maria knew an associate of the Responders, Amy Kerry. When Amy came to visit, Maria and the other Responders aggressively tried to convince Amy to join, but she refused. Maria later sent Amy an apology for the way they handled the situation. The Brotherhood of Steel confronted the Responders and demanded that Maria reveal more about Amy's project, even holding Maria at gunpoint, although Maria played dumb when it came to Amy's location.[6]

In late 2095, the Responders heard a cryptic message from the Brotherhood of Steel about how "Defiance has fallen." As a result, Maria sent Responders member Tammy through the Savage Divide to reach Abigayle Singh at her bunker and to get insight on what coming dangers the Responders would need to prepare for.[7]

Around November 2096, Maria saw a swarm of scorchbeasts hovering over the airport, watching them from a distance. Later, a large horde of Scorched attacked the Responders' command post at the Morgantown Airport terminal. Maria was killed and her corpse lied against a counter in the terminal for several years.

In 2103, when settlers arrived, her body was buried. Maria's legacy with the Responders was continued by settler Heather Ellis, who admired the Responders and wished to revive the group.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Responders paramedic jumpsuit Maria's last words (nearby)

Related holotapes


Maria's corpse could previously be found in the terminal; however, as of the Wastelanders update, the spot has been replaced with Dontrelle Haines' memorial to the Responders.


Maria Chavez appears only in Fallout 76.