Characters are the representations of persons in works of art. In the Fallout series, the term refers to the various inhabitants of the Wasteland. Characters can be divided into non-player characters (NPCs), mentioned-only characters (MOCs) and player characters (PCs).
A non-player character is any person in a game that the player character can interact with. They are not controlled by anyone but a set AI. So basically, an NPC is just anyone you meet in a game besides yourself.
The player character is a player's avatar in the game world. These can be designed by them, but some of the games offer pre-designed player characters as well. Player characters' decisions make a dramatic impact on the wasteland and its inhabitants.
|Fallout||Fallout 2||Fallout 3||Fallout: New Vegas||Fallout 4||Fallout Tactics||Fallout: BoS|
|The Vault Dweller||The Chosen One||The Lone Wanderer||The Courier||The Sole Survivor||The Warrior||The Initiate|
|Van Buren||Fallout: BoS 2|