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Keep it up, Dad, and you'll NEED a wrench to get my boot out of your ass.

Valerie is the brown headed child of Vic the trader, working at Vault City's maintenance center in 2241. She is dressed in brown fatigues and metal armor.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

She works as the town's primary repairwoman. Unlike most citizens, she is not a bigot, instead an attitude and short temper, more often than not leading to conflicts with other citizens, in particular those responsible for supplying her workshop. She seems to not have a particular focus, just repairs whatever needs fixing in the city, from laser turret parts through terminal elements to firearms.

Her father, Vic, conceived her with a Vault City citizen in 2221, when he arrived in the city on one of the caravans.[1] In the following years, he visited her on and off, until he stopped coming in 2236.[1] The benefit of being born of a citizen was that Valerie automatically became a citizen herself. Her mother died sometime between 2236 and 2241 of radiation poisoning due to drinking unfiltered water from the courtyard well.[citation needed]

When meeting her dad, Vic (once he returns with the Chosen One), she jokes that her mother died of 'brain fever' out in the wastes searching for him.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character can modify weapons.

Weapons

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This character starts quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Speaking to her with Vic in company will make them eventually get into an argument until the Chosen One stops it. They can then ask her to give Vic a chance (happens only on the next day as she says she "needs some time").

Weapon modifications[edit | edit source]

As the city mechanic, Valerie also upgrades weapons; the following are available (values after the slash apply if the player character has at least 6 Charisma or a Barter skill above 75):

Base Weapon Upgrade Type Cost
Cattle prod Increased electrical discharge,
Increased damage
$750/$650
Desert Eagle .44 Expanded magazine,
+12 magazine capacity
$1000/$850
.44 Magnum revolver Speed loader,
Reload time halved
$800/$650
AK-112 assault rifle Assault rifle (exp. mag.),
+76 magazine capacity
$1500/$1350
FN FAL Low-light scope,
Increased nighttime accuracy
$3500/$3100

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items
Metal armor Sledgehammer
Crowbar
Knife
$12
Super tool kit* x4

* After given a super tool kit after finishing her quest.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Valerie appears only in Fallout 2.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Valerie: "{195}{}{Nothing worth mentioning. He came here twenty years ago on one of his caravan trips, knocked up Mom and left. Until he stopped by, I hadn't seen him in about five years. No loss.}"
    (Valerie's dialogue)
  2. Valerie's dialogue, line 101
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