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For the male player character equivalent perk, see Lady Killer.
 
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In combat, you do 10% extra damage against male opponents. Outside of combat, you sometimes receive unique dialogue options when dealing with the opposite sex.

Fallout 3 description

In combat, you do +10% damage against male opponents. Outside of combat, you'll sometimes have access to unique dialogue options when dealing with the opposite sex.

Fallout: New Vegas description

Black Widow is a perk for female player characters in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.

Fallout 3Edit

Additional dialogue optionsEdit

  • Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OAOne can talk with Defender Morrill at the beginning of Operation: Anchorage, so the Lone Wanderer can come through after the elevator, though this is ony for flavor effect, as they will let you in without the perk anyway.
  • fo3oaGametitle-FO3 OAOne can use this perk on Defender Sibley in the beginning of the Operation: Anchorage quest-line, where he will lead the player character to Protecter McGraw without the aggression. He still turns on the player character at the end, though.
  • The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TPOne can convince Ramsey into selling slaves to the player character during the quest Into The Pitt.
  • fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TPOne can convince Wernher to give you 120 5.56mm rounds, should one decide to side with the slaves in the quest Free Labor.
  • Mothership Zeta (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 MZ One can use this perk on Paulson when he is first encountered. He will tell the Lone Wanderer why he wants revenge.

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Additional dialogue optionsEdit

  • One can convince Chris Haversam that he is indeed human, thus allowing the Courier to convince him to sabotage the rockets for the quest Come Fly With Me.
  • After asking for some work, one can persuade Swank to give them 100 caps to "buy yourself something pretty."
  • One can seduce Benny and get him to sleep with them when he is first met, gaining a chance to kill him quietly in the night.
  • One can seduce Carlyle St. Clair III into having sex with them in a dumpster during Beyond the Beef.
  • One can convince Old Ben to take up the escorting business again in Wang Dang Atomic Tango.
  • When Rose of Sharon Cassidy comments that the Mojave is not a place for 'soft living or soft men', one can joke that men don't stay soft around them for long.
  • One can flirt with Jack at the Nellis Air Force Base during Young Hearts, as well as convince Janet to visit him.
  • A hooker named Dazzle in the courtyard of Gomorrah will have sex with the Courier for fifty caps instead of 100.
  • One can convince Tyrone to give up the chemical ingredients in exchange for sex during the quest Don't Make a Beggar of Me.
  • Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM During Strike Up the Band, after helping Dean Domino with the Sierra Madre holograms, one can immediately persuade him into doing his job with the fireworks display by claiming "a man with cold feet isn't somebody I'd share a bed with."
  • Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH During Happy Trails Expedition, one can tell Ricky when he offers sex that they will bring tweezers and a microscope.
  • Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB During the quest Old World Blues, when talking to the Courier's brain, one can flirt with it.

Fallout 4Edit

You're charming... and dangerous. Men suffer +5% damage in combat, and are easier to persuade in dialogue.

— Rank 1 description
Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 CH 2 You're charming... and dangerous. Men suffer +5% damage in combat, and are easier to persuade in dialogue. 0004a0d4
2 CH 2, LVL 7 Men now suffer +10% damage in combat, and are even easier to persuade in dialogue. They are also easier to pacify with the Intimidation perk. 00065e31
3 CH 2, LVL 22 Men now suffer +15% damage in combat, and are much easier to persuade in dialogue. They are now even easier to pacify with the Intimidation perk. 00065e32

NotesEdit

  • Fallout 3Gametitle-FO3 The damage bonus granted by this perk does not affect super mutants, feral ghouls, or swampfolk.
  • Fallout: New VegasGametitle-FNV Dialogue choices from these associated perks do not count as Speech successes.

Behind the scenesEdit

Black Widow derives its name from the habit of female Latrodectus (black widow spiders) to cannibalize their mates during or after mating. It is also the official FBI designation for a woman who murders her husband(s), usually in a serial fashion and/or for monetary gain.

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