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One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Vice President, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'

Daniel Bird is the Vice President of the Enclave to President Dick Richardson in 2241.


Elected at an unknown time, the Vice President is a small nervous-looking man wearing a food-stained suit.[1] Daniel Bird was a volunteer test subject for an experimental vaccine against FEV Curling-13. It backfired, frying his brain, which has resulted in him spending most of his post-accident time standing idly around in his office and mumbling to himself. President Richardson states that his spelling ability has actually improved.[2] Most of Bird's monologue indicates that he is obsessed with the correct use of spelling and grammar.

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  • When speaking with him, Bird's dialogue goes around in circles, indicating the damage done to his mind.
  • Killing him will result in negative Karma.


Daniel Bird appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenesEdit

Nearly all his dialogue comes from absurd but real quotes from Dan Quayle, US Vice President serving during the term of George Bush Sr. (1989–93), or slight variations thereof (such as substituting words like "Enclave" into the quotes). Also, one can connect his name, "Bird", to "Quayle".


  1. Daniel Bird's dialogue: "{102}{}{You see a small nervous-looking man, wearing a food-stained suit.}"
  2. Dick Richardson's dialogue: "{160}{prs15}{I am the President of the United States of America. The Vice-President is in the office outside. If you belonged here you'd know that. Who are you and what are you doing here?}"
    "{163}{}{Vice-President? You mean that drooling idiot next door?}" (Chosen One)
    "{199}{prs26}{Vice-President Bird may look like a drooling idiot, but I'll have you know that man's a national hero.}"
    "{200}{}{To you, probably.}" (Chosen One)
    "{201}{prs27}{He's one of the bravest men I know. He volunteered to try one of the early versions of the F.E.V. toxin antidote. (sigh) Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out the way we'd hoped.}"
    "{202}{}{You mean that wasn't what you'd hoped for?}" (Chosen One)
    "{203}{prs28}{It's tiny mocking minds like yours that prove the superiority of real humans over mutants.}"
    "{204}{}{He's still a gibbering idiot.}" (Chosen One)
    "{206}{prs29}{He may yet come around. In fact, there may even be some unforeseen benefits. His spelling ability has actually improved.}"
Enclave Symbol (FO3)
Enclave Symbol (FO3)