References plz Edit
How do we know his name is Alphonse? Where is it mentioned in-game? Pika132 23:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
- Stanley Armstrong mentions it ("This vault's been going to pot ever since that young Alphonse took over."). It's also mentioned in the official guide. Ausir 23:54, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
- How do we know he's "insecure" and that he "overreacts?" These seem to be the opinions of the author more than anything that comes from the game itself; if it is the opinion of Character X that this person exhibits qualities Y and Z, then it should say so. The speculation in this article really sets it apart from most of the others I've seen - and not in a good way.
- If there is in-game content supporting all the rampant speculation in this article, it should be referenced. --Oferphuxake 20:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
One time near the end of the Escape quest his head started to spin and then he was falling down under the ground though this only happened once an never happened again.Flaming skull of heaven 15:38, September 1, 2009 (UTC)flaming skull of heaven
The overseer dead Edit
I found his body in the sublevel reacter room, i heard his body fall to the ground as soon as i entered--22.214.171.124 19:13, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
Most of what I removed was empty wordage and speculative extrapolation. I also replaced some quest-specific info with clear and organized sections with links to appropriate quests. This was not wanton deletion of content.
I would welcome a discussion of specific points. I'm also quite open to new additions of actual information to the article. But, as it was before my rewriting, it was mostly a wall of text in which it difficult to find information.--Gothemasticator 22:22, December 17, 2009 (UTC)
Trouble on the Homefront Edit
It is possible, however (via cheating) to succeed in getting the best ending for the quest. It does involve Player.PlaceAtMe and the Overseer's code. But I assume most people knew that.
Otherwise, there is no other way that I know of (aside from mods that could do that) to complete the Trouble on the Homefront quest with Allen Mack in charge. --Ryan Cordell (126.96.36.199 19:38, December 25, 2009 (UTC)) Well, I'm not sure why you would think that is the 'best' ending... But, in any case, neither this article nor the Trouble on the Homefront article claims that you can finish the quest with Allen Mack in charge.--Gothemasticator 20:35, December 25, 2009 (UTC)
It's mentioned on the page that he says "We need a doctor, not a scientist..." during the first white flash (that thing that says "1 year later" and stuff). He ACTUALLY says "We need a doctor, not a deadbeat." This should be corrected. 188.8.131.52 15:13, January 6, 2010 (UTC)
Then kill him and search his body for quest items and move on. But Amata will still be hostile,but won't attack the player stating "How could you kill him?" and so on.Or settle it peacefully. I prefer killing him for xp.
Isn't he pure human, like the enclave? Also this is the case for all Vault 101 dwellers, they are registered as human, not pure human. He actually says himself "we are probably the last pure humans in the world".
- This seems to be either from the time the vault was opened, or an oversight. Limmiegirl 22:58, November 15, 2011 (UTC)
Overseer Dies Edit
I killed the Overseer, Amata didn't attack me though. How will this affect the Trouble on the Homefront quest? Who will be the leader in his place, and will Amata still hate me? 184.108.40.206 22:07, November 15, 2011 (UTC)
- If you're referring to when you first escape, then no, Amata won't turn hostile. She will be rather resentful however, and will remove the peaceful options in the Homefront quest, apart from cooperating with the new overseer. Limmiegirl 22:55, November 15, 2011 (UTC)
Alternate Viewpoint Edit
In the notes section is one part that has particularly caught my interest - "It is possible that his grudge against James is based on his belief that his wife's death is because of him. Because of the short amount of time between when he lets James into the vault and when his wife dies of an unknown disease, it might lead him to believe that opening the vault and letting outsiders in, also allowed disease in as well. This would also explain his "no one ever enters, no one ever leaves" policy."
When I first read the section "It is possible that his grudge against James is based on his belief that wife's death is because of him", my initial thought as to where they were going with this is that maybe the Overseer let James into the vault to cure his wife's disease. Not necessarily that his wife contracted the disease -after- Jame's arrival, but before. This would further explain his grudge toward James, because not only had James actually failed to cure his wife, but even worse, he ignored his own isolationist policy (for the first time) and nothing good came because of it. I think this scenario makes a little more sense, because it just seems too coincidental to me that an isolationist extremist like Alphonse would let anyone in vault for no reason. But if he was grieving over his wife's health, he may let his emotions get the better of his judgement as an Overseer. It also seems way too coincidental that the person he did let in, also happened to be a doctor, and that his wife died later from a disease.
The only downside to this theory is that the disease took a year to kill her. While I'm sure this isn't unheard of, it's probably less likely. I'm not a doctor so I wouldn't really know to be honest.--220.127.116.11 11:37, December 19, 2012 (UTC)
Overseer's charisma Edit
So he's charismatic with a charisma of 1? That makes perfect sense.
- Those are his SPECIAL stats from the G.E.C.K.. ōrdō āb chao 04:13, April 23, 2013 (UTC)
Which is it? Edit
Every other page says that Vault 101 was deliberately built to be the way we see it, so as to test the effects of isolation on society. But this page says it was the Overseer's personal objective. Which means that either a significant chunk of this wiki is wrongly informed, or this page needs to be rewritten to clarify. Dee Nide (talk) 21:23, April 20, 2014 (UTC)Dee Nide
- The original purpose of Vault 101 was to test the effects of isolation of society. LAter on, one of the overseers elected to open the vault to the outside (as evidenced by the scouting parties and accounts from people in Megaton). When Alphonse came to power it became his personal objective to keep the vault closed. So, in effect, both are correct. 21:54, April 20, 2014 (UTC)