“ The biggest zero in all the Think Tank. They won't be able to escape it, that diagonal slash right down the middle. ” — O, a.k.a Doctor 0
What's In a Name? is a side quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Old World Blues
Side Quest: What's In a Name?
Pass a Speech check of 65 to make Dr. 0 open up to you about his name predicament.
Pass an Intelligence check of 7, and then another one of 9 to tell Dr. 0 how to differentiate "0" from "O".
Tell 0 which name to identify himself by.
Reward: Variable XP, and daily scrap metal and electronics.
Dr. 0 about his name. Passing a Speech check of 65 will start this quest. The Courier will then face an Intelligence check of 7, followed by another Intelligence check of 9. Once they pass the Intelligence check, or if the Math Wrath perk has been taken, the Courier can suggest adding a slash through the zero. This creates a means to differentiate between a zero and the letter O. Dr. 0 will be pleased and thank the player character, and he will admit he never would have thought of this on his own. Otherwise, the Courier can convince Dr. 0 to simply accept the mistake. Either option may complete this quest.
Upon completion of the quest, a new dialogue option will be available, rewarding the Courier with some
scrap metal and scrap electronics.
The different speech options will trigger slightly different or additional responses, but are on the whole totally inconsequential.
This is one of the quests that can help peacefully end the quest
Old World Blues and keep the think tanks alive.
Behind the scenes
"What's in a name?" is a reference to
William Shakespeare's play , during the famous balcony scene (Act 2, Scene 2). Juliet says:
Romeo and Juliet
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose"
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd"
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