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The Machine, And Her

There is always a window, and through it there is always a girl.
A.G.N.I.S. was right; I've been looking through a window, too, wondering what that white-haired fool is so afraid of...
...and what she'll do next.

The Machine, And Her is a mod for Fallout 4 that was released on September 8th, 2019 for PC and Xbox, on both the Nexus Mods platform as well as

The player character receives a strange broadcast announcing the "Grand Opening" of a decrepit subway station, and upon investigating they meet Kit, a teenage girl who has befriended A.G.N.I.S., an "Automated Transit Steward who still announces the arrival and departure of trains, seemingly unaware that the world ended over 150 years ago.

Kit tells the player that A.G.N.I.S. is experiencing pain and distress, glitching in and out of awareness, and sometimes even forgetting she and Kit have talked before. The player agrees to help repair A.G.N.I.S., and as the pair travel together across the wasteland it soon becomes apparent that there's something Kit isn't telling you about herself.


The mod received widespread acclaim; its creator was featured in an interview on alongside the project itself, which was also chosen as Nexus Mods' file of the month for September 2019.

The mod provides examples of:

  • The Call Left a Message: Dixon placed hidden code and messages into the demonstrations units of the A.G.N.I.S store, which would have only been found by someone technically competent enough to shut her down properly.
  • Chekhov's Gun: A.G.N.I.S. tells the player early on that she is afraid of water for reasons she can't understand; later it's revealed that her true location is a subterranean facility that is almost entirely flooded.

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