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If I wanted to give you my name, I would have told it to you, "Sy-phyllis"... or whatever the hell your name is.— The Chosen One

Phyllis (born 2216) is the resident medical assistant of Vault City, working under Dr. Troy in 2241.


Phyllis is a medical assistant in Vault City with a faint aroma of antiseptic about her.[1] She is a competent nurse, working with Dr. Troy in Vault 8 to keep the citizens in good health. She is a natural Vault City citizen, though unlike her peers, she finds the pressure to conform disconcerting. To her, the vast majority of Vault City dwellers act like clones, dressing the same and harboring the same beliefs. The fact that the vast majority of activities is geared towards octogenarians does not help.[2]

While Phyllis is a dull and self-centered person in private, she displays a natural curiosity many other citizens have suppressed within. This trait mans that someone with the right approach can successfully convince her to broaden her horizons and seek out the outside world, even if it is just the merchants in the Courtyard.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.


See Phyllis: The Chosen One, depending on their gender, can do several activities with Phyllis in order to gain experience.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Vault City jumpsuit Stimpak
Empty hypodermic


Phyllis appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

  • Given the name of her dialogue file, Vcnancy.msg, originally Phyllis was to be named Nancy, with a similar pun on "preg-nancy".


  1. Phyllis' character description: "{100}{}{You see the Resident Medical Assistant, Phyllis.}"
    "{101}{}{You see a thin young woman. She smells faintly of antiseptic.}"
    "{102}{}{You see RMA Phyllis.}"
    "{103}{}{You see a thin young woman. She smells faintly of antiseptic.}"
    (Phyllis's dialogue)
  2. The Chosen One: "{173}{}{Can you tell me about Vault City?}"
    Phyllis: "{199}{}{Vault City? Well, actually, there's not much to say. I mean, I've been a Citizen all my life... but there's not much to do in Vault City. At all.}"
    The Chosen One: "{201}{}{Nothing at all? Come on.}"
    Phyllis: "{204}{}{Look, I know you're a new Citizen and all, and I don't mean to throw a damper on your Citizenship, but this City can be VERY dull at times.}"
    The Chosen One: "{205}{}{Dull? How so?}"
    Phyllis: "{208}{}{I mean, have you noticed how similar everyone is? And OLD? Most of the seminars and extracurricular activities are geared towards octogenarians. I'm barely twenty-five, and this city makes me feel like I'm fifty.}"
    The Chosen One: "{210}{}{Speaking of old, I noticed there aren't any children in the city.}"
    Phyllis: "{216}{}{Well... yes. Actually, there aren't. Yet. I don't know if anyone told you yet, Vault City is a planned community. We're not due for another pregnancy cycle until a few years from now.}"
    The Chosen One: "{217}{}{Uh... a pregnancy cycle?}"
    Phyllis: "{220}{}{Yes. Pregnancies are permitted only during certain years established by the Council.}"
    The Chosen One: "{221}{}{What if you get pregnant anyway?}"
    The Chosen One: "{225}{}{Uh, last I heard, SEX can make someone pregnant.}"
    Phyllis: "{228}{}{Oh, you mean intercourse? Intercourse is still allowed outside of pregnancy cycles.}"
    The Chosen One: "{229}{}{Doesn't that make people pregnant?}"
    Phyllis: "{232}{}{Oh, no, no... you see, our pregnancies don't result from intercourse.}"
    Phyllis: "{236}{}{Male Citizens "donate" to the Auto-Doc here in the Vault and the most favorable matches are chosen by the computer. Then the appropriate female Citizen is seeded by the Auto-Doc.}"
    The Chosen One: "{238}{}{Don't people still get pregnant from intercourse? What about accidental pregnancies?}"
    Phyllis: "{251}{}{Well, actually... you see, this is something I've been thinking about recently, but Citizens don't seem to have accidental pregnancies. The only successful pregnancies have been facilitated by the Auto-Doc.}"
    The Chosen One: "{252}{}{You know, background radiation might be resulting in sterility or even worse, chromosomal damage. Might be worth checking out.}"
    Phyllis: "{255}{}{You know, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe I should mention it to Dr. Troy. He's been too busy to look into it recently, but the next pregnancy cycle IS coming up, so...}"
    The Chosen One: "{257}{}{Mentioning it to Dr. Troy would be a good idea. Good luck.}"
    (Phyllis's dialogue)
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