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Have at thee!— Mister Handy

Mister Handies are robots found in Appalachia.

Background

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The first Mister Handy was introduced to the robotics market in 2037 by General Atomics International, as a general-purpose construction and maintenance unit. Used widely on both the American and Mexican markets (especially after the Mexico City earthquake of 2042), it was a rugged, reliable design. So reliable that it only received one major hardware update in 2039, to eliminate a bug causing interference in the operation of the multiple arms. The Calpower 238B nuclear power unit and self-maintenance modes were key to its success, ensuring each robot's longevity. To minimize maintenance overhead, each Mr. Handy was designed to perform its nuclear fuel replacement and radiation cleansing. Each unit could carry out maintenance and repairs on other units (it could not carry it out on itself).[1]

However, as rugged and reliable as the original Mr. Handy was, it was still a design rooted in the technology of the 2030s, with a compact computer brain that was incapable of learning or executing complex tasks without extensive programming. By the 2070s, it was an automaton surrounded by more advanced designs utilizing cutting edge neural networks. In order to maintain their market share, General Atomics entered into a joint venture with RobCo Industries, combining its talent with General Atomics' experience in robotics.[1][2][3] The resulting model was a sleek, elegant design capable of self-programming and initiative, more than making up for halving the number of arms to just three. Despite its sophistication, it was also cost-effective, making it the perfect domestic servant robot.[4][5] The success of this model resulted in the development of several additional models, including dedicated medical and military versions.[6] Sometime before the Great War, General Atomics International and RobCo wanted to upgrade their Mister Handy line by adding an additional hand alongside additional features.[7][8]

Characteristics

This particular model of Mister Handy, also seen in Fallout 4, has a chromed coating instead of having a more common white coloration as seen in previous iterations of Fallout. It also appears to have the more human-sounding voice module from Fallout 3, rather than the more robotic voice from Fallout: New Vegas.

Gameplay attributes

Limbs and other parts of the Mister Handies will fall/break off when they take damage. This can reveal concealed parts in addition to making them virtually useless. Mister Handies and their other fellow robot brethren have three different weapons; two of them being ranged and the other a melee. It is possible to shoot the equipped weapon off and force them to switch weapons if one is using V.A.T.S.

Variants

Mister Handy

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A base, unmodified version of Mr. Handy.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mister Handy
00157C5F
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Watoga Mr. Handy

Watoga Mister Handy.png

Eight Mr. Handies with the Watoga emblem painted on them are encountered in and around Watoga.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Watoga Mr Handy
001098C7
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr. Messenger

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A Mister Messenger is typically a darker color than the standard silver Mister Handy units. They are almost exclusively found during an event quest to deliver a message to a specific location. The player characters accompanying the Messenger must protect it until it arrives at its destination and can deliver its message.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr. Messenger MTNZ05 MrHandyMessenger.txt
0004E590
MTNZ05_MrHandyMessenger
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr. Farmhand

Alert, possible source of compostables available.

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The Mister Farmhands are, more or less, a standard Mister Handy model with a pale green paint job, with some variants being a dark brown. They are typically encountered on the roads from Vault 76 to Flatwoods, among other various areas in the Forest region. They can also be found, as their names might suggest, at a few local farms, and if participating in a successful farm event, Mister Farmhands will come to the aid of the player character. The Mister Farmhands at Orwell Orchards wear cloth hats.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr. Farmhand
0001555B
00015559
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Whitespring greeter

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Mister Handy greeter encountered in the front lobby of the Whitespring Resort.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring greeter LC060 WhitespringNPC Greeter.txt
003A2931
LC060_WhitespringNPC_Greeter
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Whitespring Mr Gardener

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A type of Mister Handy, only encountered outside the Whitespring Resort tending to its gardens.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring Mr Gardener
001FC6A0
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Whitespring Mr Handy

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Only encountered in the Whitespring Resort wandering the halls, addressing the Vault Dwellers as they walk by.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring Mr Handy
001FC698
003D61CA (broken)
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Whitespring Mr Janitor

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A type of Mister Handy only encountered within the Whitespring Resort. It roams the resort hallways, undertaking janitorial duties.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring Mr Janitor LC060 LvlMrHandyWhitespring White Janitor.txt
0039EFDE
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr Waiter

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Mister Handy vendor encountered in the Whitespring Resort's dining room.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr Waiter LC060 WhitespringVendor DiningRoom.txt
0037D9C2
LC060_WhitespringVendor_DiningRoom_MrWaiter
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Confederate soldier

Mister Handy encountered at Prickett's Fort, during The Battle that Never Was (Versus). Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Confederate soldier Fallout 76 removed content

DMV bot

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Two Mister Handy variants found at the Charleston Capitol Building during Recruitment Blues. They staff the Charleston Department of Motor Vehicles.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
DMV bot BoS02DMVBot B.txt BoS02DMVBot C.txt
0027E525 (B2)
0027E52C (C1)
BoS02DMVBot_B (B2)
BoS02DMVBot_C (C1)
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage

Union soldier

Mister Handy encountered at Prickett's Fort, during The Battle that Never Was. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Union soldier Fallout 76 removed content

Mr. Handyman

Mr. Handy encountered in the residential maintenance section of Vault 94, during Vault Mission: Meltdown. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr. Handyman Fallout 76 removed content
003F7877

Arktos Pharma Handy

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A Mister Handy variant encountered at Arktos Pharma.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Arktos Pharma Handy
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Blood Eagle Mister Handy

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Mister Handies that have been reprogrammed by the Blood Eagles, encountered in the Watoga Underground.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Blood Eagle Mister Handy
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Campus security Handy

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A Mister Handy variant encountered at Vault-Tec university

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Campus security Handy
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Assistant Chef Handy

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A Mister Handy variant encountered at Vault-Tec university

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Assistant Chef Handy
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Hornwright security

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A Mister Handy variant encountered at Hornwright Estate

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Hornwright security
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Hornwright chef

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A Mister Handy variant encountered at Hornwright Estate

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Hornwright chef
003F7877
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Random encounters

Mr Prize-bot

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A robot encountered through a few random encounters involving the player character winning the Appalachia Sweepstakes. He rewards the player character with different items depending on the area he is encountered, either Cram or bottlecaps in starting regions, or stacks of 100 pre-War money, or similarly valuable items like silver pocket watches around the more wealthy areas of Cranberry Bog, including on the outskirts of Watoga.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr Prize-bot RE ScenePS03 Robot.txt
003E1B50
RE_ScenePS03_Robot
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr. Bandit

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In the Bandit Bot random encounter, it would seem that an innocent Mister Handy robot asks the Vault Dweller for help, and then demands something valuable, threatening to attack. Throwing away an item of low value, such as trash, will calm the robot. Then the robot will inform them to remove it. Refusal to throw out an item or unwillingness to leave will cause the robot to become hostile and attack.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr. Bandit RE_SceneTS07_HandyBandit.txt
0048443D
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr. Barker

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Encountered during the Tyler County Fair Traveling Barker random encounter.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr. Barker RE SceneSM03 MrBarker.txt
003B7DD9
RE_SceneSM03_MrBarker
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr Herder

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Encountered during the Brahmin Wrangler random encounter.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr Herder
0045DE03
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Paranoid Mr Handy

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Mister Handy met during the Paranoid robot about to explode random encounter (named Mr Handy in-game).

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr Handy RE ScenePS01 Robot.txt
0052ED90
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Mr Veterinarian

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Mister Handy met during the Save the Animals random encounter. He pleads with anyone who can hear him to assist with escorting his animals to Wixon homestead.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mr Veterinarian RE SceneBB02 MrVeterinarian.txt
004ECC78
RE_SceneBB02_MrVeterinarian
Attack
Attack type (Attack damage Damage)

Locations

Notable Mister Handies

Appearances

Mister Handies appear in Fallout 76.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mr. Handy design document:
  2. Museum of Technology terminal entries; museum information, Robotics Exhibits
  3. Tour guide: "Now for the highlight of our tour! Due to a generous donation from RobCo, this next exhibit showcases the wondrous world of - robots! Around you are the incredible Eyebot, the fearsome Sentry Bot, and the always-helpful Mr. Handy. That helpfulness runs through our whole line!"
    (Tour guide's dialogue)
  4. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Created by General Atomics International as a domestic servant robot, Mister Handy is equipped with tools that can be used as weapons, if the need arises."
  5. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The pride of General Atomics International, the Mister Handy was designed as the ultimate domestic servant. If needed, however, his various attachments can be used for defense."
  6. Variants in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.
  7. Edward Gray
  8. Curie's dialogue - Line 549: "{Confident / Question} I am the top of the line of RobCo technology. I assure you I am capable of this."
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