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Well, now that you're out of bed with your new arm, I suppose it's my job to ask you some questions. My name's Patty and I'm the security officer for what's left of this facility. Who are you?

Patty is a Vault-Tec security officer located within the Corporate Vault in 2208.


A survivor of the local civil war of the Corporate Vault, Patty took the job of keeping the residents safe from the monsters and robots after their old security officer Blake rebelled and deserted because he found the ethics of the research to be immoral.[1] She feels that their stranded people can not survive much longer inside.[2] Patty is unaware that Attis and his army of super mutants intend to breach the vault.[3]

Patty helped the Initiate to recover after their battle with Attis, helping them obtain a new left arm. She learned about the approaching super mutant attack from the Initiate and asked them to help her to shut down an auxiliary vent, so the people in the vault could escape through it to the wastes.[4] She became a new leader of the community of those who survived the chaos by hiding in the garden area after the chief scientist Dubois is killed. However, she went missing after Mary felt Patty had been acting strange.

While her plan to open the vent succeeded, Patty didn't leave the vault with the others. She remained to make sure the Vault-Tec research would not become a plague to humanity and plans to use a nuclear warhead specially designed in case of an emergency.[5] The emergency situation begins when Attis uses a modified FEV strain on himself and transforms into a giant, regenerative blob that grows with each second. She tried to make it to the warhead terminal, but she was caught by Attis' tentacles. He began to grow inside of her, slowly eating her. The Initiate found her, and she asked them to use the terminal, so the vault and Attis would be destroyed. She then asks the Initiate to mercy-kill her, sparing her from a terrible death.[6]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character starts quests.


  • Open Auxiliary Vent: Patty requests the Initiate to get to the ventilation system mainframe and shut it down so that the vault personnel can escape through an auxiliary vent.
  • Initiate Vault Decontamination: Due to her dire situation, Patty is unable to activate the emergency decontamination procedure and asks the Initiate to do this, providing them with the emergency systems keycard.
  • Kill Security Officer: An optional quest objective, Patty asks the Initiate to mercy-kill her.


She is also a playable character after completing Chapter One. She is very similar to Nadia, though she does have some extra advantages.


She has some dialogue that can be easily missed. If the Initiate does not protect the technician(s) and keeps getting them killed and returns to Patty, Patty will be annoyed and say that technicians don't grow on trees. If the player keeps it up, Patty will call the Initiate an idiot and ask, "Are you using these technicians as body armor or what?!? All right, I've got another one ready to go - you're supposed to be protecting him! Try to keep that in mind this time... bloody idiot."


Patty appears only in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.



  1. Patty: "Our old security officer... Blake. He claimed that our research was 'evil' and convinced all the guards to fight us. Then there was an explosion - the scientists got stuck here, and the guards had to return to the surface."
    (Patty's dialogue)
  2. Patty: "Years ago, our old security officer started a battle between the guards and the scientists. An explosion damaged the vault systems, trapping us in the garden. But we can't survive here much longer..."
    (Patty's dialogue)
  3. Patty: "Mutants?!? That doesn't sound good - and we're trapped, unable to defend ourselves. We need your help to escape before the mutants arrive!"
    (Patty's dialogue)
  4. Patty: "I need you to get to the mainframe. The automatic defenses are buggered, so it won't be an easy job. Once you're there, you have to disable the ventilation systems, then an auxiliary shaft will open so we can escape to the surface."
    (Patty's dialogue)
  5. Patty: "You... it's you! I followed you... to make sure the mutants would never use our research... as a weapon against humanity... I was... going to the emergency decontamination center... but this thing caught me... it's... it's eating me alive..."
    (Patty's dialogue)
  6. Patty: "Please... before you go... kill me... don't let it eat me... alive..."
    (Patty's dialogue)