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The Powder Gangers stole into town at night and murdered my sister and her husband, the sheriff, in bed, while I was sleeping in the office.Deputy Beagle

Mrs. McBain was the wife of Sheriff McBain and the sister of Deputy Beagle. She was murdered by escaped convicts in late October, 2281.

Background

The McBains were murdered by escaped convicts in their sleep together. This event was witnessed by Beagle who proceeded to spy on the convicts instead of anything else.[1] Their decapitated corpses were left behind at the sheriff's office to rot. The townsfolk of Primm give them both a proper burial once peace is restored.

Notes

  • The bodies of Mrs. McBain and her husband disappear after restoring peace to Primm.
  • There is a script where her head blows off when the Courier enters the house.

Appearances

Mrs. McBain's corpse appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

Joshua Sawyer stated that while some naked corpses in the game could be seen as indicative of "defilement," the McBains in particular are examples of where the naked bodies are used to represent that they were killed in their sleep.[2]

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References

  1. The Courier: "How'd you end up being a hostage?"
    Deputy Beagle: "I must say it's been the low point of my career in law enforcement... The Powder Gangers stole into town at night and murdered my sister and her husband, the sheriff, in bed, while I was sleeping in the office. I watched them for a bit, waiting for the right moment to pounce and arrest the lot of them. Taking careful notes as I watched. To my dismay, they found me while I waited in the shadows and brought me here."
    (Deputy Beagle's dialogue)
  2. Fallout: New Vegas 10th Anniversary Charity Stream (reference starts at 5:28:50)
    Joshua Sawyer: "'Are naked bodies in the game supposed to be indicative of defilement?' Um... I think there are some places where you could read that in, in other places, they're just people who were in bed. Like, I think with those two, they were killed in their sleep."
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