The characters for the Web Series Fallout: Nuka Break
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Ladies, Ladies... What you should really be concerned about... are the guns pointed at your heads right now.
Actor: Zack Frinfrock
A vault-dweller from Vault 10, a vault filled with overweight people, Twig searches the wastes of Nevada and California in search of the perfect "Nuka Break" with his friends, Ben and ScarAssociated tropes:
Appropriated Appellation: The bullies of Vault 10 called him Twig to make fun of him for being the least overweight person in the vault, but he seems to have no problem using the name.
Author Avatar: He's pretty much Zack in Fallout. Well, except the dumb part.
Guile Hero: While he's good in combat, Twig can actually talk his way out of situations with Bounty Hunters and Raiders. Though usually this sets up his team to shoot them.
Idiot Hero: Twig plays this role in the party. Zack Frinfrock has stated that Twig only survives because he has a 10 in his Luck S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat. His Charisma is apparently high as well, according to a recent panel
Scar: "Staying mad at you is like being mad at a puppy! It's too dumb to know any better."
Supporting Protagonist: He primarily lives through his mouth and luck. He's only been the hero twice, and only because the first time Ben "couldn't see shit" to snipe and because Scar and Ben finally got tired out during a fight and lost while he ran to grab a new weapon. But the other two are doing the heroic stuff for the most part.
A former slave in Caesar's Legion, Scar was saved by Ben and Twig when her new owner was seeking refuge from the desert heat while moving her across the Colorado River. The bounty on her head by the Legion proves to be the party's most dangerous problem.Associated tropes:
Action Girl: She may have been a slave, but Scar is good with her Laser Rifle and packs a pretty good punch.
Turns out Twig and Ben didn't save her. Twig was crying on the ground and Ben was severely injured. Scar broke herself free and saved them then sealed the cave with one of Ben's grenades.
"Here's how it's gonna work. You're going to call off your goddamn goons or I blow your head off!"
Actor: Aaron Giles
A ghoul with tendency to take what isn't his.Associated tropes:
Badass: It's implied but it's not really seen until episode 5, when he sneaks away from his guards off screen and shoves his shotgun into the back of Larry's head.
Larry: "You were watching her, and WHO WAS WATCHING HIM!? "
Belligerent Sexual Tension: He seems to have this with Scar, who is the only person he likes. That said, he and Scar fight constantly but he always apologizes to her but never to Twig.
Character Development: In episode 3, Ben shows disgust at his old friend selling Jet. We also learned he worked for Myron during Fallout 2 and left due to moral reasons. He's even hating himself for even considering taking this job from a drug-dealer, friend or not.
The Fog of Ages: Ben's 200 years old and his failing memory is actually hinted at. While it's usually Played for Laughs (By Mennen!), there are also hints that Ben is at the early stages of what would be old age for a ghoul and is slowly losing his memory. He has problems remembering where Eastwood is and things he's said.
Honor Before Reason: He lets Larry live despite trying to turn them into the Legion to pay off his debt to him Scar calls him out on it, but he points out that killing Larry isn't going to stop Leon from pursuing her and that they need to take him out instead.
Memetic Mutation: Like you didn't have "By Mennen!" stuck in your head after the first episode.
Now in-universe as well, as Twig uses it as a curse.
Mysterious Past: We don't know much about Ben's history, but the Season 1 finale reveals that an NCR Ranger has been protecting him (without his knowledge) and recognizes the ring he wears around his neck.
Previews for Season 2 show Giles sans make-up with a mysterious female implying not only will we get Ben's backstory... but we'll get to watch and see what the Great War was actually like.
Stealth Pun: He'a a Ghoul who absolutely adores looting corpses. Another name for a battlefield looter is a "ghoul."
The Hero: Is starting to seem to be the main protagonist as he has gotten the most character development, is an Ensemble Dark Horse of the series and season 1 ended with major implications about Ben's past.
Chekhov's Gunman: He was the one who signaled to Twig where Eastwood was, makes a cameo appearance in Episode 3 and was presumably present during the events of Larry's ambush. There's a reason he's categorized as a member of Twig's party.
Early-Bird Cameo: He makes an appearance in episode 3 at some point in the background according to imdb.
Too Dumb to Live: He forgets to pop-up when their targets arrive, read the bounty and then complains about his boss and his psycho girlfriend when they miss hitting Twig and Scar (which he missed as well).
Stealth Hi/Bye: Again, it's the Mysterious Stranger. He is powered by this trope.
What Could Have Been: Season 1 was going to end originally with Leon and the Stranger facing off. No points for guessing how it would have ended.
"We lied, we're raiders."
Bounty Hunter: They think they're raiding but one points out they're actually bounty hunting. This semantic makes it hard to tell what they are, despite what they are doing. Episode 2 reveals they were in fact bounty hunters.
What Could Have Been: Was definetly intended for a larger role in Season 1, before the whole set burning incident. Considering his hatred for Slavers and the Legion, him and Larry would have been in an interesting position.
Lawrence "Larry" Synder
"Well, well, well... if it isn't Benji."
Actor: Kevin Brooks
Butt Monkey: Everything he's done has backfired so badly, it's hard not to feel sorry for and/or laugh at his misery.
Fantastic Racism: Ghouls and "smoothskins" again, but Larry seems to be a step higher.
Averted, in a recent interview. He will be back for Season 2 with a backstory role.
The Cameo: He's the Associate Producer of the series, so he got a speaking role.
He also was responsible for helping to fund the start up costs of the series.
"Your incompetence is disgusting to me."
Actor: David Castro
Affably Evil: He owns slaves and is high ranking in the Legion, but Leon is actually fairly nice about it. He doesn't kill his men if they can at least show some responsibility for their actions, has a nice smile and is actually shown as being somewhat forgiving, which is unheard of in the Legion.
His entire scene when he talks to Larry is this.
Leon: (Cheerfully) "Hi Larr. My little wayward spy. I suppose you didn't capture Scarlet like you intended.
Larry: "No, Leon. I OBVIOUSLY did not.
Leon: (somewhat sadly) "Mhm. Well, that's a shame. Larry... You know what I do to people who fail me. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't do that to you."
Larry: "I know where they are."
Leon: (unconvinced) "Uh-huh."
Larry: "You have to give me a second chance, because I can bring her to you."
Leon: "Well where are they?"
Larry: "South of here. I set up an ambush for her and her friends but-"
Badass: Scares the crap out of his men and slaves, is implied to go through with overkill on his objectives, freaks out his scary black guy, and destroyed Eastwood with his fat man, Artemis, from a mile away.
General Ripper: It's unclear who or what he really is. All the audience knows is that he commands Legionaires and he is extremely wealthy in the Legion. He's also not hesitant to kill his right-hand man.
He and his men don't wear Legion armor either. It might because they are over the border in California, but they were dressed like this in Arizona. But that can easily be handwaved as them being on the frontlines and spying.