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* TheGhost: Despite being potentially the only other person left alive in West Virginia, the Overseer avoids interacting with the Resident save leaving behind tapes for them to find. She's only shown ''once'' in the game itself, twice if you count achievement icons, and you wouldn't even know it's her unless you look at the latter.


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* TheVoice: Despite being potentially the only other person left alive in West Virginia, the Overseer avoids interacting with the Resident save leaving behind audio tapes for them to find. She's only seen ''once'' in the game itself, twice if you count achievement icons, and you wouldn't even know it's her unless you look at the latter.



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* TheGhost: Despite being potentially the only other person left alive in West Virginia, the Overseer avoids interacting with the Resident save leaving behind tapes for them to find. She's only shown ''once'' in the game itself, twice if you count achievement icons, and you wouldn't even know it's her unless you look at the latter.



* TheUnseen: Despite being potentially the only other person left alive in West Virginia, the Overseer avoids interacting with the Resident save leaving behind tapes for them to find.


* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Vault Dwellers?]]: In a holotape located at one of the launch sites after a nuke is launched anywhere but a fissure site, the Overseer is quite miffed to learn that the people she looked after and tasked with saving the region were engaged in an "Appalachian arms race".

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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Vault Dwellers?]]: WhatTheHellHero: In a holotape located at one of the launch sites after a nuke is launched anywhere but a fissure site, the Overseer is quite miffed to learn that the people she looked after and tasked with saving the region were engaged in an "Appalachian arms race".


[[folder: Responders]]

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!!Responders
[[folder: Responders]]Responders in General]]




!! Kesha [=McDermont=]

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\n!! Kesha [=McDermont=]\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kesha [=McDermont=] ]]



[[folder: Raiders]]

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[[folder: Raiders]]
!!Raiders
[[folder:Raiders in General]]




!! Rose

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\n!! Rose\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rose]]




!! Rosalynn Jeffries

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\n!! Rosalynn Jeffries\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rosalynn Jeffries]]




!! David Thorpe

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\n!! David Thorpe\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:David Thorpe]]



* BigBad: Played with as he was this for the Appalachian Wasteland before the Scorched arrived.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Your girlfriend and lieutenant gets captured? DESTROY THE CITY.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Your His response to his girlfriend and lieutenant gets captured? DESTROY THE CITY.being captured is to destroy the entire city.



* PredecessorVillain: He was this for the Appalachian Wasteland before the Scorched arrived.



[[folder: The Enclave]]

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[[folder: The Enclave]]
!!The Enclave
[[folder:The Enclave in General]]




!! MODUS (Multi-Operation Directions and Utility System)

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\n!! MODUS [[/folder]]

[[folder:MODUS
(Multi-Operation Directions and Utility System)
System)]]



* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: He looks a lot like Hugo Strange and sounds like a MadScientist.

!! President Thomas Eckhart

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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: He looks a lot like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Hugo Strange Strange]] and sounds like a MadScientist.

!! President
MadScientist.
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[[folder:President
Thomas Eckhart
Eckhart]]



* BerserkButton: Communism! Filthy Communism!

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* BerserkButton: Communism! Filthy Communism!DirtyCommunists.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The entirety of the problems in Appalachia are his fault.
** The extent to which Eckhart is directly responsible for the current state of affairs CANNOT be overstated: logs and transcripts found in the Whitespring bunker terminals highlight that [[spoiler: in order to invoke and sustain the threat level of DEFCON 1 (and keep the nuclear silos primed and active), Eckhart authorized extreme measures like deploying the Liberator robots found under Mama Dolce's across Appalacia. He also saw promise in a certain project focused on mutagenic exposure on the local fauna: a heavily-mutated bat (heavily implied to be a nascent Scorchbeast Queen). Against the advice of the senior scientist on the project, he ordered the specimen stowed away in an old AMS mining cavern - and the rest is history.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The entirety of the problems in Appalachia are his fault.
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fault. The extent to which Eckhart is directly responsible for the current state of affairs CANNOT ''cannot'' be overstated: logs and transcripts found in the Whitespring bunker terminals highlight that [[spoiler: in order to invoke and sustain the threat level of DEFCON 1 (and keep the nuclear silos primed and active), Eckhart authorized extreme measures like deploying the Liberator robots found under Mama Dolce's across Appalacia. He also saw promise in a certain project focused on mutagenic exposure on the local fauna: a heavily-mutated bat (heavily implied to be a nascent Scorchbeast Queen). Against the advice of the senior scientist on the project, he ordered the specimen stowed away in an old AMS mining cavern - and the rest is history.]]
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[[folder: The Order of Mysteries]]

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!!The Order of Mysteries
[[folder: The Order of Mysteries]]
Mysteries in General]]




!! Shannon Rivers

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\n!! Shannon Rivers\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shannon Rivers]]



* CaptainErsatz: The Mistress of Mystery is essentially a female equivalent of the Golden Age ComicBook/{{Batman}}, with elements of Radio/TheShadow.

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* CaptainErsatz: The Mistress of Mystery is essentially a female equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age Age]] ComicBook/{{Batman}}, with elements of Radio/TheShadow.



* {{Expy}}: Of Desdemona from VideoGame/Fallout4, as both are older women who lead good intentioned organizations that rely greatly upon [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secrecy, stealth and subterfuge]] to achieve their aims rather than sheer firepower and strength. Both rely on DIA equipment to do their jobs and both [[spoiler:are betrayed by someone from within their group]]. And both of them are dealing with a catastrophic loss of too many members. And both of them are even voiced by Claudia Christian.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Desdemona from VideoGame/Fallout4, ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', as both are older women who lead good intentioned organizations that rely greatly upon [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secrecy, stealth and subterfuge]] to achieve their aims rather than sheer firepower and strength. Both rely on DIA equipment to do their jobs and both [[spoiler:are betrayed by someone from within their group]]. And both of them are dealing with a catastrophic loss of too many members. And both of them are even voiced by Claudia Christian.




!! Frederick Rivers

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\n!! Frederick Rivers\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Frederick Rivers]]




!! Olivia Rivers

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\n!! Olivia Rivers\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Olivia Rivers]]



[[folder:Others]]

!! Wooby

An NPC found in the developers' room

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[[folder:Others]]

!! Wooby

[[folder:Wooby]]

An NPC found in the developers' roomroom.







!!Grahm

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\n!!Grahm\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Grahm]]


* {{Deconstruction}}: Of a CloudCuckoolander BewareTheSillyOnes character in a harsh post-apocalypse environment. One of their members can't take them seriously and betrays them to Raiders in hopes of building a better organization. It backfires, horribly.



The daughter of Shannon Rivers, Olivia had never really gotten on with her mother, but joined her crusade when she founded the Order of Mysteries.

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The daughter of Shannon Rivers, Olivia had never really gotten on with her mother, but joined her crusade when she founded the Order of Mysteries.Mysteries, if only due to lack of any other prospects.


!Vault 76



!Factions




[[folder:Other]]

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\n[[folder:Other]]\n!Other Residents of Appalachia

[[folder:Others]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Kaiji Tang (male) and Linsay Rousseau (female)


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: A significantly evil resident can be this from both a gameplay and story perspective. Statistically, the Resident has the lowest starting SPECIAL score out of any Fallout protagonist due to how the system was reworked, yet can easily be a slayer of countless giant radioactive bat dragons and launcher of countless nukes by the endgame. Pretty extreme considering the Resident was just another smart cookie who slept through the opening of the vault at the beginning of the game.


-->"We got a stash nearby. Remember, Moo Moo? Wait, no. You just left a pile nearby. Not a good stuff pile. Ugh, nevermind."

A friendly super mutant merchant who travels across Appalachia with his loyal pack brahmin Chally the Moo Moo. His prices are steep, but the goods he sells are well worth the price.

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-->"We got a stash nearby. Remember, Moo Moo? Wait, no. [[ToiletHumor You just left a pile nearby. nearby.]] [[RoadApples Not a good stuff pile. pile.]] Ugh, nevermind."

A friendly super mutant merchant who travels across Appalachia with his loyal pack brahmin Chally the Moo Moo. His prices are steep, steep but the goods he sells are well worth the price.cost.


A friendly super mutant merchant who travels across Appalachia with his loyal pack brahmin Chally the Moo Moo.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Ray Chase

-->"We got a stash nearby. Remember, Moo Moo? Wait, no. You just left a pile nearby. Not a good stuff pile. Ugh, nevermind."

A friendly super mutant merchant who travels across Appalachia with his loyal pack brahmin Chally the Moo Moo. His prices are steep, but the goods he sells are well worth the price.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has special dialogue when encountered near Hillfolk Hotdogs, suggesting that he was a regular there before the bombs dropped.

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!!Grahm

A friendly super mutant merchant who travels across Appalachia with his loyal pack brahmin Chally the Moo Moo.
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* DropTheHammer: He carries sledgehammer type weapons to dispatch anything that might threaten him.
* IntrepidMerchant: Though it probably helps to be nearly 10 feet tall, super strong and immune to radiation. Grahm sells a lot of rare and valuable items, which makes it well worth seeking him out. (Just remember to bring a fat sack of caps with you, his prices aren't cheap!)
* TokenHeroicOrc: Much like Fawkes, Uncle Leo and Strong before him Grahm is a friendly super mutant who works as a traveling merchant.


* ItsAllAboutMe: Olivia's biggest flaw is her obsession with her own status, and her resentment of not being afforded special treatment. It's the root cause of her failed relationship with her mother. [[spoiler:And the reason thatshe destroys the Order of Mysteries.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Olivia's biggest flaw is her obsession with her own status, and her resentment of not being afforded special treatment. It's the root cause of her failed relationship with her mother. [[spoiler:And the reason thatshe that she destroys the Order of Mysteries.]]


* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Successfully destroys the Order of Mysteries and is promptly betrayed by her allies.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Successfully destroys the Order of Mysteries and is promptly betrayed by her allies.allies]].


* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Fighting evil is a dangerous game -- especially when you fail to properly protect yourself against treachery from within your ranks, as Shannon learns to her cost.

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Fighting evil is a dangerous game -- especially when you fail to properly protect yourself against treachery from within your ranks, as Shannon learns to her cost.cost]].


* {{Expy}}: One for the Minutemen in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. They are a bunch of ordinary citizens gathered together for the common good without much structure or leadership. The big difference being the Responders were much better organized and building an actual civilzation. They also have some elements similar to the New California Republic and ''VideoGame/Wasteland'''s Desert Rangers.

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* {{Expy}}: One for the Minutemen in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. They are a bunch of ordinary citizens gathered together for the common good without much structure or leadership. The big difference being the Responders were much better organized and building an actual civilzation. They also have some elements similar to the New California Republic and ''VideoGame/Wasteland'''s ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'''s Desert Rangers.



* FatalFlaw: The Responders are actually really bad at persuading people to ally with them. The Free States, Raiders (before they were Raiders), and Brotherhood of Steel all became alienated from the group over time.

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* FatalFlaw: The Responders are actually really bad at persuading people to ally with them.them due to them believing in BlackAndWhiteMorality. The Free States, Raiders (before they were Raiders), and Brotherhood of Steel all became alienated from the group over time.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: Despite the insanity of adopting the Mistress of Mystery persona, she did a bunch of good for the Wasteland as well as created her own vigilante squad that terrified the local Raiders. A {{Deconstructed}} trope as it cost them respect from one of their most important members.
* TheCowl: The Mistress of Mystery is a Pulp heroine in this mold.
* {{Expy}}: Of Desdemona from VideoGame/Fallout4, as both are older women who lead good intentioned organizations that rely greatly upon [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secrecy, stealth and subterfuge]] to achieve their aims rather than sheer firepower and strength. Both rely on DIA equipment to do their jobs and both can be betrayed from someone within. And both of them are dealing with a catastrophic loss of too many members. And both of them are even voiced by Claudia Christian.
** Also of charaters like the Mechanist, Ant-Agonizer, and the SoleSurvivor when they dressed up as The Silver Shroud.
* HopeBringer: The Order of Mysteries brought this to much of the Wasteland for the duration of its existence.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Despite the insanity of adopting the Mistress of Mystery persona, she did a bunch of good for the Wasteland as well as created her own vigilante squad that terrified the local Raiders. A {{Deconstructed}} trope as it cost them respect from one Raiders.
* CaptainErsatz: The Mistress
of their most important members.
Mystery is essentially a female equivalent of the Golden Age ComicBook/{{Batman}}, with elements of Radio/TheShadow.
* TheCowl: The Mistress of Mystery is a Pulp pulp heroine in this mold.
mold, relying on stealth, subterfuge, mind games and surgical strikes to take down her enemies.
* {{Expy}}: Of Desdemona from VideoGame/Fallout4, as both are older women who lead good intentioned organizations that rely greatly upon [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secrecy, stealth and subterfuge]] to achieve their aims rather than sheer firepower and strength. Both rely on DIA equipment to do their jobs and both can be [[spoiler:are betrayed from by someone within.from within their group]]. And both of them are dealing with a catastrophic loss of too many members. And both of them are even voiced by Claudia Christian.
** Also of charaters characters like the Mechanist, Ant-Agonizer, and the SoleSurvivor when they dressed up as The Silver Shroud.
* HopeBringer: The Order of Mysteries brought this hope and the promise of a better tomorrow to much of the Wasteland for the duration of its existence.



* RealityEnsues: What happened with her daughter. [[spoiler: Someone didn't take her noble quest seriously and outright betrayed it.]]
** Fighting evil results in evil deciding to attack you back.
* SeriousBusiness: The fact she's imitating a pulp radio heroine and doing what many players have done in Fallout 4 by bringing it to life to fight evil.

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* RealityEnsues: What happened with her daughter. [[spoiler: Someone didn't take her noble quest seriously and outright betrayed it.]]
** Fighting
[[spoiler:Fighting evil results in evil deciding to attack is a dangerous game -- especially when you back.
fail to properly protect yourself against treachery from within your ranks, as Shannon learns to her cost.
* SeriousBusiness: The fact she's imitating Shannon took the Mistress of Mysteries role ''very'' seriously. Before the Great War, she staunchly fought efforts by the higher-ups to derail the Mistress' individual importance by shoehorning in romance plotlines or male "saviors". When she believed she was going to become the Mistress in the Unstoppables television serial, she actually underwent a legitimate pulp radio heroine training regime, complete with firearms tactics, lockpicking, hacking, stealth, and doing what many players have done martial arts, all so she could give a better performance! Naturally, after the bombs dropped, deciding to become a pulp heroine for real, and to found an entire order to assist her in Fallout 4 by bringing it justice to life to fight evil.the wasteland, was a natural step.



!! Olivia Rivers

The daughter of Shannon Rivers, Olivia appeared to be the heir apparent to assume leadership of the Order of Mysteries.

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!! Olivia Frederick Rivers

The daughter husband of Shannon Rivers, Olivia appeared to be Frederick created the heir apparent to assume leadership training facility under their mansion and all of the gear used by the Order of Mysteries. Mysteries, having first set it up to help Shannon prepare for what seemed like the obvious call for her to transition to playing the Mistress of Mysteries in the upcoming television serial.



* GadgeteerGenius: A lot of the basic materials came from other people -- for example, the central computer was a completed-then-cancelled Robco product -- but still, Frederick literally built up the entire training facility and arsenal of the Order of Mysteries from the ground up.
* SeriousBusiness: Frederick took his wife's role as the Mistress of Mysteries as seriously as he did. To the point of using their wealth, his technological genius, and correspondence with another uber-fanboy to literally ''build'' a real-life training facility and Mistress of Mysteries arsenal for her -- as well as hiring instructors in everything from survival to unarmed combat... all to better prepare her for a ''tv acting role''. When the bombs dropped and she decided to become a pulp heroine for real, naturally, he was with her every step of the way.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Husband, actually, but Frederick was nothing less than his wife's biggest fan.

!! Olivia Rivers

The daughter of Shannon Rivers, Olivia had never really gotten on with her mother, but joined her crusade when she founded the Order of Mysteries.
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* FaceHeelTurn: Betrayed the Order of Mysteries in order to try and take over a Raider group.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Successfully destroys the Order of Mysteries and is promptly betrayed by her allies.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While she might have thought her mother's plan was idiotic, the idea she could trust a band of Raiders more is TooDumbToLive.
* KarmicDeath: Betrayed and killed her mother, along with of the rest of the Order of Mysteries, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves and is eventually betrayed and killed in turn afterwards by the same Raider band she shacked up with.]]

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* AntagonisticOffspring: Olivia's personal diaries reveal that her relationship with her mother was strained even before the Great War, and she was already counting down the days to when she could go to college and escape her. When she found that her mother was not going to give her special treatment within the Order, well, that pushed her over the edge.
* FaceHeelTurn: Betrayed [[spoiler:Betrayed the Order of Mysteries in order to try and take over a Raider group.
group.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: Successfully [[spoiler:Successfully destroys the Order of Mysteries and is promptly betrayed by her allies.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While she might have thought ItsAllAboutMe: Olivia's biggest flaw is her mother's plan was idiotic, obsession with her own status, and her resentment of not being afforded special treatment. It's the idea she could trust a band root cause of Raiders more is TooDumbToLive.
her failed relationship with her mother. [[spoiler:And the reason thatshe destroys the Order of Mysteries.]]
* KarmicDeath: Betrayed [[spoiler:Betrayed and killed her mother, along with all of the rest of the Order of Mysteries, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves and is eventually betrayed and killed in turn afterwards by the same Raider band she shacked up with.with]].]]



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The Raider group didn't particularly care for her plan to take them over after the Order was destroyed.
* StupidGood: Olivia Rivers had this opinion of the Order of Mysteries.
* TooDumbToLive: Trusting a bunch of Raiders off the bat was not an intelligent move at all on her part.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Is of the opinion she's in a BlackAndGreyMorality setting where the Order of Mysteries is ridiculous. Unfortunately, for her, she's in ''Fallout'' where the ridiculous is as great as the tragedy.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The [[spoiler:The Raider group didn't particularly care for her plan to take them over after the Order was destroyed.
destroyed.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Was more than willing to put a bullet in her mother's heart herself after she decided to destroy the Order of Mysteries.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Olivia believed that just because she was Shannon's daughter, she had every right to be named her second-in-command in the Order of Mysteries. [[spoiler:And then she believed that she could easily manipulate the same raider gangs the Order had been preying on for months into first murdering the Order, then falling in line under her. She winds up being shot once she's the last survivor.]]
* StupidGood: Olivia Rivers had this opinion of the Order of Mysteries.
Mysteries, having a staunch belief in [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids the ideals that only the cruel and ruthless were able to prosper in this post-apocalyptic world]].
* TooDumbToLive: Trusting [[spoiler:Trusting a bunch of Raiders off the bat was not an intelligent move at all on her part.
part.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: She gives away crucial elements about the Order of Mysteries quest-line, which is why so much of this entry is spoilered.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Is of the opinion she's in a BlackAndGreyMorality setting where the Order of Mysteries is ridiculous. Unfortunately, for her, she's in ''Fallout'' ''Fallout'', where the ridiculous is as great as the tragedy.

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