For other characters in the Fallout universe named Jack, see Jack.
“Oh, my sweet blameless Red! Curse the walls of Nellis! Curse our guns and isolation! Her blood is on our hands! Only if we stop shelling everyone who comes close will some good come from this tragedy. If you'll excuse me...”
Jack is one of the younger Boomers at Nellis. He is the apprentice of the aging mechanic Loyal and as such, spends a great deal of his time at the base's hangars helping his master. In his free time, Jack looks out into the wasteland with his binoculars in the hope of catching a glimpse of Janet, one of the Crimson Caravan Company's employees whom he has a crush on.
If giving Jack scrap metal, it increases the fame with Nellis. If giving enough scrap metal (seems to be fifty units total), one gains instant idolized status with Nellis Air Force Base. One can steal scrap metal from all around the Nellis AFB (obviously don't get caught) and Jack will accept the stolen scrap metal as if it weren't stolen; there is approximately sixteen to eighteen scrap metal pieces in the Hangars alone, making it a bit easier to reach idolized status.
If the Courier gets Jack’s crush killed by the artillery bombardment outside Nellis before starting the quest for the bomber, Jack will only say "Go to hell outsider" when spoken to, unless the player character passes a speech check. If this is not possible, the Courier will be unable to obtain the rebreather. If the player character follows this dialogue, however, Volare! will be somewhat more challenging to complete.
"Oh, you can't miss her! She has short red hair and she's the most beautiful woman who ever lived! You'd really talk to her for me? What if she feels the same way? What if she comes here like you did? What if she gets blown up? What if she doesn't like me? Oh jeez, I better just let you handle it. I'm better with machines. They don't make my stomach queasy like this!"
"Oh, my sweet blameless Red! Curse the walls of Nellis! Curse our guns and isolation! Her blood is on our hands! Only if we stop shelling everyone who comes close will some good come from this tragedy. If you'll excuse me..."