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You have studied other human beings, giving you the inside knowledge of their emotional reaction to you. You will see the reaction level of the person you are talking to, when involved in an in-depth conversation.

— in-game description, Fallout

Empathy is a Fallout and Fallout 2 perk.


With this perk, in dialogue, options are displayed in colors to signify what reactions will be given.

  • Red options cause negative reactions.
  • Blue options cause positive reactions.
  • Green options cause neutral (or no) reactions.


The Animal Friend perk's Vault Boy image was intended for this one, when Fallout was intended to use the GURPS system. It can be found in the Fallout demos files.

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