This is wreckage from a verti-bird. Looks like it crashed here months ago.”
The robot sustained a great deal of damage in the crash. Its surface is covered with dents, scratches, mud, and broken wires. The robot's electronic brain is damaged and all of the lines it speaks come from various science fiction movies (e.g. "I'm sorry Dave." or "Gort! Klaatu Barada Nikto!").
Interactions with the player characterEdit
For reasons unknown, the Mister Handy unit can occasionally be found non-responsive to the presence of the Chosen One, making it possible to carry out repairs. Afterwards, it will refrain from both attacking and referencing science fiction.
The crashed vertibird robot appears only in Fallout 2.
Behind the scenesEdit
- One of its lines, "Gort! Klaatu Barada Nikto!", is a reference to the 1953 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
- Also the robot will say "Number 5 is alive" referencing the movie Short Circuit.
- Another of its lines, "I'm sorry Dave.", is a reference to Hal, a computer from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- He also says "Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do" a reference to the song performed by a computer in the first public demonstration of speech synthases. This is also likely another reference to 2001 as HAL sings the song during his shutdown. Author Arthur C. Clarke had attended the demonstration and included the song in his original novel as a reference.