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Joanne Lynette
FO02 NPC Lynette N
Biography
raceHuman
sexFemale
affiliationVault City
roleFirst Citizen (2241)
Honorary Council Member
locationCouncil building, Vault City
Gameplay
appearancesFallout 2
questsSolve the Gecko powerplant problem
Deliver Lynette's holodisk to Westin in NCR
Statistics
base SPECIAL4 ST, 7 PE, 5 EN, 7 CH, 7 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK
derived statsHit Points: 45
Experience Points: 300
Armor Class: 21
Action Points: 8
Carry Weight: 125
Unarmed Damage: 0
Melee Damage: 1
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
tag skillsSpeech: 75
Gambling: 75
voice actorCree Summer
prototype id00000087
dialogue fileVclynett.msg
 
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What? You destroyed the plant?! The contamination! You IDIOT. At least those ghouls are gone... Get out of my sight.

Joanne Lynette is the current First Citizen of Vault City in 2241.

BackgroundEdit

Joanne has an extreme managerial, economic, and efficient personality. She's used to getting what she wants. She wasn't abused, tortured, or twisted in any way as a youngster. Privileged and superior complexities were hardwired into her head around the time she was five or six years old, and she's never been the same. She's always known that she was destined to lead the Vault 8 Citizens, and that power has gone to her head.

She's been the leader of Vault City for many, many years, and she's seen the worst that the wasteland has to offer - but rather than taking sympathy on the poor souls that have come to Vault City for protection, she has instead taken the view that these "outlanders" were simply not strong or smart enough to achieve what Vault City has, and thus, are inferior. She tends to overwork a lot, and she sees all her time as precious, giving her little patience for socializing without a purpose (i.e., if it doesn't involve politicking, she's going to be working late at the office instead) or for people dropping in and wasting her time. Though Mentats are banned in Vault City, one can attempt to steal and discover that she carries some.

In the elections that occurred after the destruction of the remnants of the United States government, Senior Council Member McClure was appointed First Citizen and Lynette retired to honorary council member status. With her new free time, she traveled south to NCR and met the NCR President. She was responsible for much of the legislation that followed in the years between NCR and Vault City .[1]

CharacterEdit

As expected, Lynette has had no positive romantic relationships up until her potential relationship with Westin from the NCR in the endgame of Fallout 2. She's had little time for anything other than her job, and that's her focus. If anyone throws her job or decisions into question, she takes it as the worst sort of personal attack.

Lynette uses any negative situation involving outlanders to reinforce her beliefs and disregards or ignores any positive aspects; she's single-minded and set in her ways. The fact that she (and Vault City) had an "environmental welcome mat" stretched out for them (with the GECK) when they emerged from Vault 8 meant they suffered little hardship in comparison to other struggling communities, but this simply doesn't factor into her thinking. She believes that Vault City and the Vault citizens have survived and thrived because they are a superior breed of human - smarter, better, and more capable than the human trash that prowls the wasteland.

She is so single-minded that when informed of the Enclave's defeat she merely inquires as to the strength of their power armor and how it could help solidify Vault City's supremacy.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Talking head: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
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Doctor: noIcon cross
Starts quests: yesIcon check
Involved in quests: yesIcon check

QuestsEdit

Effects of player's actionsEdit

It is important to not be rude to Lynette, even questioning Vault City's policies and her decisions can result in the Chosen One being thrown out of Vault City for good, cutting off several important quests. Even if the player character attains citizenship, Lynette will still revoke it and exile them if upset. Therefore, never question Vault City's usage of "servants", claim to agree with Thomas Moore or suggest his murder, do not ask about Vault City's attitude towards outsiders, nor suggest Vault City and Gecko cooperate. Doing any of these things can result in loss of welcome.

Other interactionsEdit

Lynette is at first highly suspicious of the Chosen One's knowledge of the G.E.C.K. and Vaults, and demands an explanation. Once she finds out the Chosen One is telling the truth, her attitude quickly changes. This can be shown through showing the Vault 13 jumpsuit to her, and then letting her inspect Vic's water flask. She takes a somewhat more honorable role in rooting out John Bishop's connections to NCR and the Raiders.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Vault jumpsuit with a hood - Mentats
Stimpak
$74

NotesEdit

  • In the one of the game endings for Vault City, her first name is spelled "Joann" yet in dialogue with Wallace (and only Wallace's dialogue), it's spelled "Joanne". By order of appearance, "Joanne" is the proper spelling.[2]
  • If the player character tells her that they are a Vault 13 descendant and shows her their canteen and jumpsuit, their Reputation with Vault City improves.
  • If the Chosen One is Idolized by Vault City she says "Yes? What is it I can help you with?" instead of "Yes? What is it?".
  • She is one of the few characters in Fallout 2 that breaks the fourth wall in her dialogue.[3]
  • After beating the game, if prompted, Lynette will hug a Chosen One with low Intelligence[4]

AppearancesEdit

Joanne Lynette appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenesEdit

In one of the first versions of Fallout 2, Lynette's talking head was supposed to be used as a spokesperson for a group of scientists living in the ruins of Area 51.[5]

One of the designers of the Vault City area, Chris Avellone intentionally placed Mentats in her office to emphasise her hypocrisy.[6]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout Bible 0 In any event, here you go - note that some are personalized for the actor, others are not: Lynette The Vault City that I helped establish was to outlast me and continue on for many more years. In the elections that occurred after the destruction of the remnants of the United States government, Senior Council Member McClure was appointed First Citizen and I retired to honorary council member status. With my new free time, I traveled south to NCR and met the NCR President. I was responsible for much of the legislation that followed in the years between NCR and our City.
  2. Vcwalace.msg:{297}{}{Our First Citizen is Joanne Lynette. She has done many good things for our city in her ten years of service.}Fallout 2 endings#2. VC independent.2C Westin and Lynette marry: "... He moved north to Vault City for medical treatment and eventually married Joann Lynette in the following year."
  3. Vclynett.msg: "{108}{}{I don't know what you intend to gain by clicking on me, but I won't tolerate it much longer.}{109}{}{Perhaps you find clicking on me... amusing. Perhaps you will find the Corrections Center just as humorous.}{117}{}{Do you like my little dreadlocks? I think Scott Rodenhizer has a strange sense of humor.}"
  4. Vclynett.msg:{119}{}{Wahr? Wahr whar?}{122}{lyn003}{From the simplest things - and that certainly is you - even greatness may grow. Take care, my sweet imbecile... all Vault City thanks you.}{123}{}{Hug her.}{125}{lyn004}{Awwwww... there, there. Anytime you need a hug, you come see Aunt Lynette, all right?}
  5. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets, p. 215
  6. Extrasode Ep 61
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