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Ah, a test subject! Would you like to take a test, my friend?— The Professor upon first encountering the Chosen One.

The Professor is a scientist living in the town of Broken Hills in 2241.


The Professor appears as a bemused man in a lab coat with an insane gleam in his eye.[1] His work revolves around the creation of intelligence-boosting chemical compounds and applying them to test subjects.[2] He managed to create an intelligent spore plant named Seymour and an intelligent radscorpion.[2] He also claims to have helped to develop a method for easy mass-production of Mentats and other drugs,[3] as well as having created the game of chess.[4]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.



Apparel Weapon Other items
Lab coat Mentats x5
First aid kit


Both footlockers in the Professor's house are locked, and trying to interact with them or picking their locks does nothing.


The Professor appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

The Professor is also mentioned in the Fallout Bible.


  1. HcProf.msg, line 102
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chosen One: "Who are you? And what's with the scorpion?"
    Professor: "I am the Professor. What I do is applied intelligence testing. I create chemical compounds to increase intelligence. I'm trying some out on this radscorpion here, after my failure with Seymour."
    (Professor's dialogue)
  3. Chosen One: "Have you made anything that works?"
    Professor: "Yes, I have, thank you very much! You ever hear of 'Mentats'? I helped develop a method for easy mass-production of that drug! And others! Lots of others!
    (Professor's dialogue)
  4. Professor: "You wish to take a test, eh? Do you want to test your manual dexterity, your perception, or your intelligence?"
    Chosen One: "How about my smarts?"
    Professor: "You and the scorpion will be playing a game of my own devising. I call it 'chess'. Are you ready?"
    (Professor's dialogue)