I give what aid and comfort I can. I have medical knowledge thanks to my time with the Followers.”— Bert Gunnarsson
Bert previously lived in Utah and was a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse, where he learned his skills as a doctor. Six months prior to the Courier's arrival, Bert left Utah and headed to New Vegas. He now uses this knowledge to help the residents in the Aerotech Office Park by being the slum's doctor and leader alongside Captain Parker.
Interactions with the player character
If asked who he is, Bert will mention that within the Church he is known as "Elder Gunnarsson", making Bert one of the few residents of New Vegas to identify themselves as belonging to a specific religion; in this case, Mormonism.
Effects of player's actions
Bert will comment on the death of Driver Nephi if the player speaks to him after killing Nephi, stating that he hopes Nephi's soul is at peace. No explanation is made as to how he knows Nephi, though cut dialogue exists which elaborates on this point (see behind the scenes).
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Wasteland doctor fatigues
|.357 magnum revolver||2 Fixer
- He's one of the few doctors in the game who will heal the Courier for free, though he can't remove rads or addiction.
- In contemporary Sweden, his name would mark him as an ethnic Swedish man in his early-to-late 60's; there are, in fact, 12 people living in Sweden that share his name to the letter.
- He, along with Kyle Edwards, is one of the few ghouls that have retained their human eye color in the Mojave.
Bert Gunnarsson only appears in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
|The following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
According to cut dialogue, Bert was at one point friends with Driver Nephi prior to his arrival in New Vegas, presumably when both lived in Utah. Nephi "fell in with a bad crowd", and when he and his gang moved to the West, Bert followed in the hopes of redeeming his friend. Bert states that he thought he "could turn [Nephi] back to the Church", indicating that Nephi at one point may have been a Mormon as well.
|End of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.|