We should just go back to our quarters.

Mary Holden is a resident of Vault 101 in 2277. She is the wife of Tom Holden.


During the confusion of the Lone Wanderer's extrication from Vault 101, Mary and Tom Holden attempt to flee the violent security officers O'Brian and Richards, and are usually gunned or beaten down in cold blood unless one steps in to save them.[1]

The Holdens will flee if the Lone Wanderer gets shot at before Tom attempts his escape. One may wish to utilize this to save the Holdens. Since the guards will rarely leave their post and chase the player character, the vault can be broken free from with minimal bloodshed.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: Icon cross
Enslavable: Icon cross
Companion: Icon cross
Bounty: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Repairman: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon cross
Involved in quests: Icon check


  • Escape!: Mary and her husband, Tom, can be heard talking about escaping the vault in the main atrium. Following their brief chat, she and her husband run, trying to escape, but to no avail.

Effects of player's actionsEdit

Waiting to watch Tom get shot will also cause Mary to run towards the guards shortly after, getting killed as well.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Vault 101 jumpsuit
Pip-Boy 3000
Pip-Boy glove
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Mary Holden appears only in Fallout 3.