Intelligent, slightly sarcastic, and motherly, Red is Big Town's doctor in reisidence, although she's on an enforced leave thanks to the current kidnapping sweeps by super mutants in the local area. Red's nickname stems from the blood she's always splattered in and her affinity for the color. She runs the clinic in Big Town, and she is the unofficial mayor and an old girlfriend of a guy named Sticky Hands, an ex-resident of Little Lamplight.
Like Shorty, Red can serve as a pack mule and remains with the Lone Wanderer up until she is returned to Big Town. Red can only provide fire support if properly equipped (e.g. power armor and a Chinese assault rifle).
xbox360 If you enslaved Red in accordance with the quest Strictly Business, she can be found in the slave house at Paradise Falls. If all the slavers are killed and Red is freed from the collar, she will return to Big Town but not speak to the Lone Wanderer thereafter. A dialogue box appears thanking you for the rescue, but no other options are available, including her healing talents or medical supply inventory. [verified]
ps3pcxbox360 When you enter the basement in Germantown Police HQ, Red sometimes will not be in the cage. She could be outside the cage fighting radroaches and she can die causing the quest to fail. [verified]
pc (Probably others) If you ask Red to follow you and you crouch down and talk to her, then say you have to go and quickly stand up, she might remain still crouched. You will have to restart from your last save because she will no longer follow you. [verified]