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How are the two most important men of my life doing?

Nora is a pre-War resident of Sanctuary Hills in 2077 and one of the two possible player characters available during character creation in Fallout 4.


Main article: Sole Survivor

At some point before 2077, she married Nate[1] and had a child, Shaun. She earned a law degree at Suffolk County School of Law and planned to get a job with her degree following Shaun's birth.

On the morning of October 23rd, 2077, Nate was preparing to go to an event at the Veteran's hall in Concord. While getting ready, a Vault-Tec representative visits the family with pre-approved admission into Vault 111.

Mere moments later, a news bulletin warns of an imminent nuclear attack, which forces Nate, Nora, and Shaun to rush to the vault prior to a nuclear bomb detonating nearby, leaving their Mister Handy, Codsworth behind at the House of Tomorrow. After entering the vault, the family, alongside the other admitted residents are placed in cryo-sleep under the guise of decontamination before entering the main vault by Vault-Tec scientists

In 2227 her cryogenic sleep is disturbed by Conrad Kellogg and two Institute scientists whose intentions are to acquire Shaun as the 'purest' source of human DNA available.

If Nora was selected as the player character she is forced to watch as her husband, Nate is murdered by Kellogg while trying to prevent Shaun's kidnapping by the Institute. If Nate was selected she will be murdered instead.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: Icon cross
Perk: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon cross
Involved in quests: Icon check
War Never Changes


Apparel Weapon Other items
Casual outfit (2077)
Vault 111 jumpsuit (2287)
Wedding ring
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  • If she is selected to be the Sole Survivor, then the player chooses her name, appearance, and SPECIAL stats.
    • Even if she is not picked to be the player character, it is possible to edit her appearance before finalizing whether to play her or Nate.
  • If she is selected to be the Sole Survivor, when she goes near the USS Constitution and is approached by the lookout, the lookout will mention that according to their pre-War records, her profession is a lawyer.
    • Her profession is also mentioned in the holotape "Hi honey!", given by Codsworth after the protagonist exits the Vault.
    • Her diploma can be seen on the shelf at the right of the house's main door in 2077.
  • If a follower (excluding Curie, Dogmeat, Deacon, Ada and Strong) is taken to her body in Vault 111 they will each have a unique comment on it.


Nora appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the CGI intro and the Art of Fallout 4, Nora is depicted with red hair as she was based on the English actress Diana Rigg. However, her default in game appearance depicts her with dark hair.



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