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An overseer is the leader of a Vault-Tec vault.


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The overseers were often aware of their vault's purpose as an experiment and helped coordinate it.[1] Overseers were chosen in a variety of ways, with initial leaders chosen before the war, and subsequent overseers afterward. In Vault 11, elections were held each year to choose a new overseer, who in turn would be killed as that year's "sacrifice."[2][3]

The overseer's role and extent of their authority varied from vault to vault; in one vault an overseer might serve in a purely advisory capacity,[4] while another vault might have an overseer with absolute control of every aspect of its residents' lives.[5] Dr. Stanislaus Braun distributed sealed orders to each vault's overseer in the weeks before the Great War. According to a letter addressed by Dr. Braun to the original overseer of Vault 101, disclosing the contents of those sealed orders to the vault's residents or deviating from the experiment were grounds for termination of employment from Vault-Tec.[6]

List of overseers

Name Vault Game Ref.
Albert Leris Vault 106 Fallout 3 [7]
Allen Mack Vault 101, potential Fallout 3 [8]
Alphonse Almodovar Vault 101 Fallout 3 [9]
Amata Almodovar Vault 101, potential Fallout 3 [10]
Baht Vault 81 Fallout 4 [11]
Brody Jones Vault 108 Fallout 3 [12]
Erik DeMarcos Vault 96 Fallout 76 [13]
Gabriella Salavar Vault 94 Fallout 76 [14][15]
George Stault Vault 3 Fallout: New Vegas [16]
Gwen McNamara Vault 81 Fallout 4 [17]
Hayes Vault 84 Fallout: The Board Game [Non-canon 1]
J. Hendricks Vault 22 Honest Hearts [18]
Jane Myers Vault 95 Fallout 4 [19]
Katherine Stone Vault 11 Fallout: New Vegas [20]
Lincoln Davis Vault 3 Fallout: New Vegas [21]
O. Olivette Vault 81 Fallout 4 [22]
Reuben Gill Vault 51 Fallout 76 [23]
Richard Rubin Vault 92 Fallout 3 [24]
Smith (fictional) Vault 1 (fictional) Fallout 76 [25]
Soup Can Harry Vault 114 Fallout 4 [26]
Stanislaus Braun Vault 112 Fallout 3 [27]
Tyrone Hayes Vault 94 Fallout 76 [4]
Valery Barstow Vault 88 Fallout 4
Vault 2 overseer (fictional) Vault 2 (fictional) Fallout 76 [25]
Vault 8 overseer Vault 8 Fallout 2 [28]
Vault 13 overseer Vault 13 Fallout [29]
Vault 34 overseer Vault 34 Fallout: New Vegas
Vault 76 overseer Vault 76 Fallout 76
Vault 111 overseer Vault 111 Fallout 4 [30]
Vault 118 overseer Vault 118 Fallout 4



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Fallout 76


  1. Vault-Tec Workshop loading screens: "The Overseer is the person responsible for every aspect of a Vault's operation - including any bizarre social experiments cooked up by Dr. Stanislaus Braun, the Director of Vault-Tec's Societal Preservation Program."
  2. Vault 11 terminal entries; Overseer Order 745
  3. Vault 11 terminal entries; Vault 11 Election Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vault 94 terminal entries; Tyrone Hayes' terminal, Issue Maintenance Access Code, View Personal Logs, VAULT 94 OVERSEER INSTRUCTIONS
  5. Fallout 3 loading screens: "The Overseer is the incontestable leader of Vault 101, and his word is law."
  6. Vault 101 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, Letter from Doctor Stanislaus Braun
  7. Citadel terminal entries; Citadel A ring terminals, Vault-Tec terminal, DC Area Vault Listings, Vault 106, Personnel Assignments
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "I just want to know why you won't open the Vault."
    Allen Mack: "Most of the people in here will just get themselves killed out there. You know that better than anyone. But down here, they've got a safe life. And while we're down here, I'm in charge. Like the G.O.A.T. said: 'To whom do we owe everything you have, including our lives?' The Overseer! And that's me!"
    (Allen Mack's dialogue)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "Of course she likes me. I'm a really charming guy."
    Alphonse Almodovar: "Don't presume too much on her friendship, young man. I'm still the Overseer, and I'm still in charge of this Vault and everyone in it."
    (Alphonse Almodovar's dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "I just had a little talk with him and explained a few things. All quite civil."
    Amata Almodovar: "You and him? Civil? I expected you to change out in the Wasteland, but not that much! But I guess we'll all be learning a bit about the outside now, won't we? As the new Overseer, I'm planning on opening the Vault, this time for good. It's a bright new day for the Vault... but I'm afraid there's one thing that has to change."
    (Amata Almodovar's dialogue)
  11. Vault 81 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, Repairs, Repairs, Repairs
  12. Citadel terminal entries; Vault-Tec terminal, Vault 108
  13. Vault 96 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, Personal Logs
  14. Antonio's message
  15. Vault 94 terminal entries; Tyrone Hayes' terminal, Personal Log - 10/5/78
  16. Vault 3 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, Upcoming Election
  17. Gwen McNamara: "We can't risk this pathogen spreading, Dr. Forsythe."
    Jacob Forsythe: "Yes, Overseer."
    Gwen McNamara: "How is Austin doing?"
    Jacob Forsythe: "Not good. The infection has progressed quite rapidly. We need a way to stop it from spreading."
    Gwen McNamara: "Then let's hope that outsider pulls through and gets us a cure. You and your staff are to make sure every resident remains under stringent medical observation."
    Jacob Forsythe: "Understood. But Overseer..."
    Gwen McNamara: "No buts. This is for the good of the Vault. We can't risk this pathogen spreading, Dr. Forsythe."
    Jacob Forsythe: "Yes, Overseer."
    (Gwen McNamara and Jacob Forsythe's dialogue)
  19. Vault 95 terminal entries; overseer terminal, Meeting Notes
  20. Vault 11 terminal entries; public terminals, Overseer Order 745
  21. Vault 3 terminal entries; terminal, Your Endorsement
  22. Vault 81 terminal entries; old overseers terminal, Welcome To Vault 81
  23. Reuben Gill - 21021023
  24. Vault 92 terminal entries#Richard Rubin's terminal
  25. 25.0 25.1 Wastelad
  26. V. 114 interview #87
  27. Citadel terminal entries; Citadel A ring terminals, Vault-Tec terminal, DC Area Vault Listings, Vault 112, Personnel Assignments
  28. Vclynett.msg
  29. Vault 13 overseer: "Well, do you have the chip?"
    The Vault Dweller: "Not yet. Sorry."
    Vault 13 overseer: "[The Overseer sighs.] Don't be sorry. I know you're trying your best and that means a lot. But you can't give up now."
    (Vault 13 overseer's dialogue)
  30. Vault 111 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, Cryolator