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You know, I tried to measure my Charisma on a Vit-o-Matic Vigor Tester once. The machine burst into flames.Mr. New Vegas

The Vit-o-matic Vigor Tester is a world object in Fallout: New Vegas, found in Doc Mitchell's house in Goodsprings.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Courier uses it at the beginning of the game, during the quest Ain't That a Kick in the Head, to choose their SPECIAL stats.

SPECIAL according to the Vit-o-maticEdit

Rank Strength Perception Endurance Charisma Intelligence Agility Luck
1 Wet Noodle Deaf Bat Basically Dead Misanthrope Sub-Brick Walking Disaster 13 Pitch-Black Cats
2 Beached Jellyfish Senile Mole Crumbly Old Hermit Vegetable Accident Prone Broken Gypsy Mirror
3 Doughy Baby Squinting Newt Do Not Bend Creepy Undertaker Cretin Oaf Sickly Albatross
4 Lightweight Unsuspecting Trout Handle With Care Peevish Librarian Knuckle Head Butterfingers Spilled Salt
5 Average Joe Wary Trout Stain-Resistant Substitute Teacher Knowledgeable Under Control Coin Flip
6 Barrel Chested Alert Coyote Hardy Cheery Salesman Gifted Catlike Stacked Deck
7 Beach Bully Big-Eyed Tiger Tough-as-nails Diplomat Smartypants Knife Thrower Lucky 7
8 Circus Strongman Monocled Falcon Flame Retardant Movie Star Know-It-All Knife Catcher Leprechaun's Foot
9 Doomsday Pecs Sniper Hawk Bullet Proof Casanova Genius Acrobatic Marvel 21-Leaf Clover
10 Hercules' Bigger Cousin Eagle with Telescope Unstoppable Cult Leader Omniscient Walks on Water Two-Headed Coin Flip

NotesEdit

  • The Vigor Tester has a set of hand-prints on its screen (only visible when looking at it and not using it).
  • Doc Mitchell will comment on extreme special stats. For example;
    • If your lowest stat was an Intelligence of 2 and your highest was a Strength of 8 he would comment on your lack of Intelligence. However, if your Strength had been 9 he would comment on your high strength, as the higher stat takes priority in the event of a draw.
    • If your character has two highest stats of an equal extreme, for example, a Perception of 8 and a Luck of 8, he will comment on the one farthest down in the word SPECIAL.
    • However if the Courier's stats range from between 4 being the lowest stat(s) and 7 being the highest stat(s), no matter the combination, Doc Mitchell will mention that the Courier has "a pretty standard score" instead.
  • Mr. New Vegas claims to have used a Vigor Tester to measure his Charisma, and the machine exploded.

QuotesEdit

Attribute Extreme Comment
Strength Low "That's some serious atrophy, even for someone who's been in bed awhile. It's a wonder you can move at all."
High "Surprised anybody'd want to tangle with you. Heck, you could go deathclaw hunting with a switch."
Perception Low "Now I ain't no optometrist, but maybe we should fit you for some glasses while you're here."
High "Nothing gets by you, huh? Coulda used you when I lost my keys last month."
Endurance Low "I just don't get it. A stiff breeze'd tear you in two but a couple of bullets and you're right as rain."
High "I guess that explains how you're still alive. You're built solid as an oak."
Charisma Low "Huh. Must be some frontal lobe damage."
High "Good to see them bullets didn't affect your charm none."
Intelligence Low "Sorry, son/little lady. I fixed up your head as best I knew how. I guess I missed a spot."
High "Look at that. Maybe them bullets done your brain some good."
Agility Low "Don't have all your coordination back yet, looks like. You should think about doing some rehab."
High "Most patients don't get out of bed after being shot and then move like they was in perfect control. You're unusual, I'll say that."
Luck Low "Now that don't make a lick of sense. Seems to me you're the luckiest son-of-a-gun in New Vegas."
High "With Luck like yours I'm surprised them bullets didn't just turn right around and climb back into the gun."
All None "Yep, that's a pretty standard score there. But after what you been through, I'd say that's great news."

AppearancesEdit

The Vit-o-matic Vigor Tester appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

BugsEdit

PCIcon pc When using the Vigor Tester, clicking on the up/down arrows to increase or decrease a statistic, or the left/right arrows to shift between statistics, may not work. If this happens, it may be that the game thinks that the arrow is somewhere else, in which case clicking elsewhere on the screen will produce the desired result. Another workaround is to use your keyboard's arrow keys (NOT the W, A, S, D keys) to increase/decrease statistics and shift between statistics.[verified]

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