Once one of the smarter Pitt raiders, Wernher was condemned to slavery after trying to stage a coup to overthrow Ashur. He used his knowledge of electronics to deactivate his collar and escape. He harbors a grudge against the city and against Ashur in particular. He has no particular love for the slaves, and he sees a plan to kidnap Ashur's child as a way to get back at The Pitt's ruler and the city in general.
If the Free Labor quest is completed by siding with the slaves, Wernher generally wanders Downtown and can be seen making conversation with the locals. However, he can also wander outside the city limits and seems to get stuck around the Bridge and train yard.
If Butch is in the player character's party, Wernher will comment that "some greaser" will only get in the way.
Sergeant RL-3 will be referred to by Wernher as a "bucket of bolts."
If Clover is with the player character, Wernher will comment that he cannot have a "diseased whore" tagging along.
If Star Paladin Cross is with the player character, he will comment that a "do-gooder" like her might get in the way.
If Dogmeat is with the player character, he will state that they cannot take the "filthy mutt" with them as he will get in the way.
If Jericho is with the player character, Wernher will state that they do not need a "burnt out old loser" tagging along.
If one kills Ashur during the Free Labor quest and start conversation with Wernher wearing Ashur's power armor, he might comment about it ("Lookin' sharp in that suit, pal! Glad I wasn't there when you pried it off old Ashur, though. Bet it smelt like a sack full of dog asses.").
Wernher sarcastically refers to the player character as "hero," "moneybags," or "joker" in several conversations, depending on the dialogue option the player character chooses (offer to help, skip to the part about a reward or insult Wernher's combat skills) when they first speak with Wernher.
PCPlaystation 3Xbox 360 Wernher may inexplicably become hostile to the player. If so, he cannot be killed. The console can be used to fix this glitch on the PC. Console users can wait outside his hideout for three full days to reset Wernher's AI, after which he will proceed normally. This may happen if you attack or kill a slave during the Free Labor quest. [verified]
Xbox 360 When you first enter The Pitt, you are ambushed by Pitt raiders. When attacking them, Wernher may suddenly become hostile to you, and/or not to the raiders. [verified]