Always talented with robotics, Isabel Cruz descended from a settlement plagued by raiders and super mutants.
Inspired by drawings of the comic books and radio show character, the Mechanist, Isabel decided to use her skills for the betterment of the Commonwealth. Discovering a pre-War factory originally run in a juncture of private industry and the military, she set her plan in motion. Using the factory, she began constructing her robot "allies" to help the people of the Commonwealth, pacifying areas by killing raiders and other hostiles. However due to a logic error made by her Robobrain lieutenants, these robots would kill everyone they encountered. This led to an attack on Ada's caravan, resulting in their call for help across the Commonwealth.
She created the Mechanist persona due to her social ineptitude.
pcps4xboxone Upon first encountering her, she may immediately become hostile. This may be caused by the targeting HUD mod.[verified]
This may be fixed by removing any item with the targeting HUD mod.
pc After the power goes out at the end of the fight, she may become immobile and won't initiate dialogue, never triggering emergency power.[verified]
This can be avoided by NOT shooting out the spotlights just before triggering the end showdown.
Alternatively, one can save and exit the game, then load up the recent save, and the fight should begin.
pcps4xboxone If you are too powerful and kill the robots too fast, the factory will run out of robots before the power drains out leaving you in a state where the Mechanist sends only mines, bombs and power discharges.[verified]
This can be avoided by using weaker weapons or waiting before killing them. The point is to keep at least one robot alive until the power drains out.
pc Game may freeze when you try to access the console after getting password from her.[verified]
This can be avoided by killing the two robots that sit above the console and block the Sole Survivor from correctly looking to the console screen.
Alternatively, one should get as close to the console as possible (into the space between the robots above it) before interacting with it.
xboxoneps4pc While wearing the Silver Shroud hat and armor, the Mechanist won't initiate the Silver Shroud-specific dialogue. [verified]
A possible fix is to look away from the Mechanist, unequip and re-equip the Silver Shroud costume.