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For a cross-game overview, see Protectron.

 
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Hold it right there.— Protectron

Protectrons are robots found in Appalachia.

Background

One of the most widespread and popular models in RobCo Industries' catalogue. The Protectron was designed as an inexpensive work drone, capable of performing a wide variety of tasks from construction, through security, to office duties.[1] Produced from at least 2063, it's a compact, bipedal work drone with a pair of manipulators and integrated lasers for self-defense.[2] The large dome contains the primary optic sensors (usually three) and the central processing unit that contains the robot's synthetic personality. For ease of maintenance, the Protectron is typically powered by a fission battery.[3][4] As it was not intended for combat, at least not as a direct combatant, the Protectron only has a thin alloyed shell meant to protect its internal components from the environment and damage that could be sustained in the course of its duties. However, the internal temperature of certain Protectrons can reach up to 1000 degrees for cooking foods, giving them extreme internal heat resistance.[5] The head assembly is typically shielded by a semi-transparent or opaque dome from reinforced glass. Although various hardware modifications were introduced before the war to enhance its effectiveness.[6][7]

Numerous variants of the Protectron were available on the market, due to its reliability and flexibility. Apart from the standard body, RobCo also offered construction drones with a shielded, reinforced head, emergency light, and internal power tools like nailguns.[8] Firefighter models with an internal cryo gun for fire suppression and additional protection from fire and debris.[9] Medic units with built-in defibrillators and[10] reinforced police models with tasers, stronger servomotors, and armored heads.[11] Even factory models could be customized with a variety of software and synthetic personalities to enhance its performance. This ability to customize made it a popular choice for both the private and public sectors.[12] These included the R04 V9 "Office Helper" personality[13] with integrated office protocols and scheduling software,[14] RS3 V4.1.6 "Utility Helper"[15] with remote maintenance routine download capability[16] and pest extermination programs,[17] and the RX2 V1.16.4 "Vault Helper",[18] with all the necessary Vault protocols.[19] Protectrons usually came with a special pod, for storage, maintenance, and recharging,[20] and the Standard Protectron Control Interface v2.40 installed on terminals connected to the pod and responsible for controlling Protectrons slaved to it.[21]

The introduction of the Protectron harmfully affected the situation of workers in the United States. The efficiency and reliability of the Protectron made it a fantastic, tireless laborer[22] easily displacing blue-collar workers, even in industries not affected by the ongoing war. Although companies would deny that the introduction of robotic workers was meant to replace human workers,[23] the reality was that any company where Protectrons or other robots were introduced would soon see mass layoffs.[24] In one particular instance, a Pittsburgh steel mill decided to lay off all of its workers[25] citing budget cuts and the need to shut the plant down. When the workers started an occupation strike,[26] the company simply allowed the new Protectron fleet to enter the facility and gun down the striking workers down to the last man.[27][28]

Characteristics

Protectrons advance slowly towards enemies, utilizing long range weapons. Normal Protectron hand lasers deal little energy damage, but if equipped with railway rifles that they use as nailguns, such as the utility Protectrons in the Appalachian Automated Launch System missile silo reactor chambers, the damage can be staggering, if not fatal. Protectrons can also have their regular energy weapons replaced with melee weapons based on their profession, or even have the energy weapons modified to act as flamethrowers or tasers.

When within melee range of their target, Protectrons will simply swing their arms, dealing physical damage. Protectrons equipped with Robobrain treads instead of normal legs will also be able to ram an enemy by charging at them for heavy damage.

If their arms are destroyed, Protectrons are rendered unable to use their melee or ranged weaponry. They will attempt a final suicide attack with setting their internal power cores to go critical, with the explosion equal to that of a mini nuke. Once dismantled, Protectrons can be looted for aluminum, steel, or lead scrap, along with fusion cells for energy weapons.

Variants

Arktos Pharma Protectron

Arktos Pharma Protectron.png

A Protectron in the Arktos Pharma biome lab, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Arktos Pharma Protectron Wild Appalachia
0015E058
Attack
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Beckley Protectron

FO76 Beckley protectron.png

This modified construction Protectron from Beckley is seen only in the Conflicted Robot random encounter exclusive to the Ash Heap. It shouts slogans relating to anti-automation causes, despite its nature as a robot.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Beckley Protectron
0059CAFA
Attack
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Bellhop

FO76 Protectron Bellhop.jpg

A Protectron found at the Pleasant Valley Ski Resort. This Protectron facilitates the exchange of Pleasant Valley claim tickets for random rewards.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Bellhop MTNL01 ProtectronBellhop.txt
004E601C
MTNL01_ProtectronBellhop
Attack
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Blood Eagle Protectron

Blood Eagle Protectron.png

Protectrons that have been reprogrammed by the Blood Eagles, encountered in the Watoga Underground.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Blood Eagle Protectron Wastelanders
0015E058
Attack
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Brotherhood recruiter

FO76 Brotherhood Recruiter.webp

A Protectron variant encountered in the unused random encounter BoS Mother and Son.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Brotherhood recruiter Steel Dawn Fallout 76 unused content
005CBEBC
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Camden Park security

FO76 Camden Park Security.png

A special Protectron found guarding the staff area of Camden Park. It is operational even though its head has been mostly destroyed.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Camden Park security
00320E76
MTR04_EmployeeSecurityBot
Attack
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Campus security Protectron

Campus Security Protectron.png

A Protectron variant encountered at Vault-Tec University.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Campus security Protectron Wastelanders
0015E058
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Chief guidance officer

A red Protectron encountered in a missile silo. It is one of the section chiefs required to launch a nuke. It sports an Assaultron torso instead of the regular Protectron torso.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Chief guidance officer
003E483E
MSilo_Control_Crew_ChiefGuidanceOfficer
Attack
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Chief propulsion officer

A red Protectron encountered in a missile silo. It is one of the section chiefs required to launch a nuke. It sports a Sentry Bot's upper body for its torso.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Chief propulsion officer
003E483F
MSilo_Control_Crew_ChiefPropulsionOfficer
Attack
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Chief targeting officer

A red Protectron encountered in a missile silo. It is one of the section chiefs required to launch a nuke. It sports a Robobrain torso in place of the Protectron torso.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Chief targeting officer
003E4840
MSilo_Control_Crew_ChiefTargetingOfficer
Attack
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Chief telemetry officer

A red Protectron encountered in a missile silo. It is one of the section chiefs required to launch a nuke. It sports an Assaultron head in place of the Protectron head, usually with the head laser fully charged.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Chief telemetry officer
003E483D
MSilo_Control_Crew_ChiefTelemetryOfficer
Attack
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Communist sympathizer

Communist Sympathizer.png

A Chinese red painted variant only found at Camp McClintock during the quest Live Fire Training Exercise.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Communist sympathizer
0015E058
Attack
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Confederate soldier

Fallout 76 removed content Only encountered at Prickett's Fort, during The Battle that Never Was (Versus).

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Confederate soldier
0034A4B4
Attack
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Eta Psi Protectron

Eta Psi Protectron.png

A Protectron encountered in the basement of the Eta Psi House, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Eta Psi Protectron Wild Appalachia UD006 EtaPsiHouseFraternity Protectron.txt
0015E058
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General's Steak House Protectron

FO76 General's Steak House Protectron.png

Unique Protectron, met during the Free Samples - General's Steak House random encounter. It has an internal temperature of 1000 degrees, allegedly "the perfect temperature for broiling steaks."[29]

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
General's Steak House Protectron RE_SceneDWD04 Protectron.txt
0050CD07
Attack
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Attack
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Gilman lumberjack

F76 Gilman Lumberjack.png

A Protectron encountered at Gilman lumber mill whose primary directive is to cut down trees. It may dispense wood when the player character interacts with it. It has been programmed to fear losing its job to "cheap human labor. [30] The lumberjack Protectrons always sport Robobrain treads to better move around the lumber yard while doing their work.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Gilman lumberjack LumberjackProtectronFaction.txt
0018152E
Attack
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Hornwright butler

Hornwright Butler.png

A Protectron variant encountered at the Hornwright Estate.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Hornwright butler Wastelanders
0015E058
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Hornwright medic

Hornwright Medic.png

A Protectron variant encountered at the Hornwright Estate.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Hornwright medic Wastelanders
0015E058
Attack
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Launch control chief

FO76 Launch control chief.jpg

A red Protectron encountered in a missile silo. It is one of the section chiefs required to launch a nuke. It sports the head and one eye of a Mister Handy in place of the Protectron torso and head.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Launch control chief
003E4834
MSilo_Control_Crew_LaunchControlChief
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Master chef Protectron

Master Chef Protectron.png

A Protectron variant encountered at Vault-Tec University, responsible for the Home Economics course at VTU.[31]

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Master chef Protectron Wastelanders
005A096E
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Operations director

A Protectron variant found inside Site Alpha, Site Bravo and Site Charlie.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Operations director
004EB1B0
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Penitentiary guard

Penitentiary Guard.png

These are special police protections programmed to work as prison guards at Eastern Regional Penitentiary, during Patrol Duty. Two can be found in cell block B.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Penitentiary guard LC043PenitentiaryGuardProtectron.txt
003CC00F
Attack
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Police Protectron

Protectron variant encountered outside Morgantown.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Police Protectron
001E61E4
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Protectron

The most basic Protectron variant.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron CreatureDialogueProtectron.txt
00106B09
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Protectron (Flatwoods lookout)
????????
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Protectron Auto Miner

Protectron butler

Protectron Butler.png

A type of Protectron encountered inside the Whitespring bunker.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron butler LC060 LvlProtectronWhitespring Butler.txt
00332769
Attack
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Protectron chef

Protectron Chef.png

A type of Protectron encountered inside the Whitespring bunker.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron chef
00332849
Attack
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Protectron Maitre D'

Protectron Maitre D'.png

A type of Protectron encountered inside the Whitespring bunker.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron Maitre D'
00332849
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Protectron strikebreaker

Protectron Strikebreaker.png

A red-painted variant found in the Ash Heap assigned to deal with striking workers rebelling against having their jobs taken over by automatons. Found in Beckley and at Relay tower HG-B7-09.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron strikebreaker
003A2935
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Protectron watcher

A Protectron with Robobrain treads, allowing Protectron watchers to move quicker than regular Protectron models. Can be encountered with the regular Protectron legs instead of the treads.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron watcher
00121D4F
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Protectron Watoga government worker

Protectron Watoga Government Worker 2.png
FO76 Protectron Watoga government worker.png

A hostile Protectron, marked with a Watoga emblem or painted to wear a suit, located in Watoga. They become non-hostile upon completion of Mayor for a Day.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Protectron Watoga government worker
????????
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Red Rocket Protectron

FO76 Protectron Red Rocket.png

A friendly red and white Protectron found at the Red Rocket Mega Stop during Waste Not. It can also be one of the random Protectrons found during the Rusted Protectron random encounter. They have painted the "Drive in, fly out" slogan on the back of their casings.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Red Rocket Protectron SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt
00124537
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Responder Protectron

Medic variant

Responder Protectrons, a broken Protectron found east of the Moonshiner's shack, two medic Protectrons at Gilman lumber mill and three at the Green Country Lodge. A fireman variant is found at Morgantown Airport and one north of the Crevasse Dam. Another "basic" variant is also located near Morgantown Airport. They can be painted with the Responders emblem and/or their colors.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Responder Protectron
????????
Attack
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Union soldier

Only encountered at Prickett's Fort, during the Battle that Never Was (Versus).

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Union soldier
0034A4A6
Attack
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U.S.S.A. Protectron

FO76WL New Appalachian central trainyard (U.S.S.A. Protectron).jpg

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
U.S.S.A. Protectron Wastelanders
005A096E
Attack
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Attack
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Wavy Willard bot

Unique Protectron, met during the Free Samples - Wavy Willards random encounter.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Wavy Willard bot RE SceneDWD05_Protectron.txt
0050CD08
Attack
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Attack
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Whitespring bellman

Whitespring Bellman.png

A special Protectron found manning one of the reception desks at the Whitespring Resort. Its chassis has been decorated with a tuxedo design and a mustache. Despite being a bellman, it is prohibited from assisting with carrying guests' luggage due to union regulations.[32]

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring bellman LC060 WhitespringNPC Bellman.txt
003A2935
LC060_WhitespringNPC_Bellman
Attack
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Whitespring butler

FO76 Whitespring butler.png

A special Protectron found roaming the hallways of the Whitespring Resort. Its chassis has been decorated with a tuxedo design and it is programmed to cater to all of a resort guest's needs.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring butler
001FC690
Attack
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Whitespring chef

A chef Protectron found in the Whitespring Resort.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring chef LC060 LvlProtectronWhitespring Chef.txt
0018152E
Attack
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Attack
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Whitespring construction Protectron

Whitespring Construction Protectron.png

These Protectrons can be found anywhere around the Whitespring Resort. They look like a regular utility Protectron and behave the same. They have Whitespring exclusive dialogue.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring construction Protectron
????????
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Whitespring docent

Whitespring Docent.png

Broken Protectron found at the Whitespring Resort, in the Presidential Cottage.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring docent
????????
Attack
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Whitespring doorman

Whitespring Doorman.png

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring doorman LC060 WhitespringNPC Doorman.txt
????????
LC060_WhitespringNPC_Doorman
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Whitespring fire service Protectron

A type of protectron only encountered by name at the Whitespring resort. It shares the same skin with Protectrons at the Charleston Fire Department.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring fire service Protectron LC060 LvlProtectronWhitespring Fire.txt
????????
Attack
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Whitespring medical Protectron

A type of Protectron only encountered within the Whitespring Resort.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring medical Protectron LC060 LvlProtectronWhitespring Medic.txt
????????
Attack
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Whitespring Protectron

Whitespring Protectron.png

The average Protectron found roaming the halls of the Whitespring Resort.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring Protectron
????????
Attack
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Whitespring security chief

Whitespring Security Chief.png

A type of Protectron only encountered within the Whitespring Resort.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring security chief LC060 WhitespringNPC SecurityChief.txt
????????
LC060_WhitespringNPC_SecurityChief
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Whitespring security Protectron

FO76 Police protectron.png

A Protectron with a police emblem on the front. Found within the Whitespring Resort. Usually patrols the hallway where the shops are found on the lower floor.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Whitespring security Protectron LC060 LvlProtectronWhitespring Police.txt
????????
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Locations

Notable Protectrons

Collectrons

Appearances

Protectrons appear in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

Protectrons are modeled after Robby the Robot from the 1956 sci-fi movie, Forbidden Planet.

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The RobCo Protectron was constructed for a multitude of civil service applications, from security to firefighting."
  2. The Wastelad video game was first published in 2063 and features malfunctioning Protectrons as enemies
  3. The Courier: "The display case is empty. The gun's missing."
    Primm Slim: "Have you gone loco, pardner? I can see the gun with my own three photo sensors from where I'm standing right now. [You hear strange sounds coming from Primm Slim. He may be trying to read a corrupted file, but it would take more science knowledge to be sure.]"
    (Primm Slim's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "Any clue where I can find a Fission Battery?"
    Butcher: "When we passed the maintenance room, I spied a deactivated Protectron inside. Just wrench open its access panel, and you'll find it."
    (Butcher's dialogue)
  5. General's Steak House Protectron's dialogue: "My internal temperature is 1000 degrees. The perfect temperature for broiling steaks."
  6. Protectron appearance across the series.
  7. Fallout: New Vegas loading screens: "The sturdy Protectron model of robot was created before the great war, and served as a security automaton in both the private and business sectors."
  8. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The construction model of Protectron was built to take damage. Some versions also come equipped with an internal nail gun, which they can utilize in combat."
  9. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The firefighter model of Protectron is equipped with an internal cryo gun it can utilize in any combat situation."
  10. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The medic model of Protectron was designed to use its hands as a defibrillator. In combat, it utilizes this ability as a painful shock attack."
  11. Fallout 4 loading screens: "In combat, the police model of Protectron relies on strong melee attacks and a painful electric shock."
  12. Fallout: New Vegas loading screens: "The sturdy Protectron model of robot was created before the great war, and served as a security automaton in both the private and business sectors."
  13. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo R04 V9 "Office Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: OfficeRobotTalk
  14. Protectron: "Running default office protocol...ERROR. Loading daily agenda...ERROR." et al"
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: OfficeRobotTalk
  15. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo RS3 V4.1.6 "Utility Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  16. Protectron: "Receiving Sewer Maintenance Routine. Please Hold. Link Terminated."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  17. Protectron: "Critter of unusual size detected. Running Program: Extermination."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  18. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo RX2 V1.16.4 "Vault Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: VaultRobotTalk
  19. Protectron: "Remote start activated, loading Vault protocols. Please hold."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: VaultRobotTalk
  20. Protectron pod appearance and placement context.
  21. Protectron terminal
  22. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #2
  23. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Regarding New Protectrons
  24. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #1
  25. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #3
  26. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #4
  27. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #5
  28. Supply plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #6
  29. General's Steak House Protectron's dialogue, line 7: "My internal temperature is 1000 degrees. The perfect temperature for broiling steaks."
  30. Lumberjack Protectron: "Lumberjack Protectron does not want to lose lumberjack job to cheap human labor."
    (LumberjackProtectronFaction.txt)
  31. Editor ID for this Protectron is "LC183_HomeEcProtectron"
  32. Whitespring bellman's dialogue, line 1: "Due to union regulations, I am unable to assist with your luggage."