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For the item that releases Tandi in the quest Rescue Tandi from the Raiders, see Tandi (item).
FO01 NPC Tandi N
Tandi in 2161
affiliationShady Sands fo1Gametitle-FO1
NCR fo2Gametitle-FO2
roleDaughter of Aradesh
President of NCR fo2Gametitle-FO2
locationShady Sands fo1Gametitle-FO1
NCR Town fo2Gametitle-FO2
familyAradesh - father
Hoss - son
Fallout 2
mentionedFallout: New Vegas
questsRescue Tandi from the Raiders fo1Gametitle-FO1
Retrieve Parts/Gain Access to Vault 15 fo2Gametitle-FO2
Complete Deal with NCR fo2Gametitle-FO2
base SPECIAL5 ST, 6 PE, 6 EN, 8 CH, 6 IN, 7 AG, 8 LK (2161)
4 ST, 6 PE, 6 EN, 9 CH, 7 IN, 5 AG, 9 LK (2241)
derived statsXP: 150 (FO1), 200 (FO2)
Hit Points: 35 (FO1), 50 (FO2)
Armor Class: 7 (FO1), 20 (FO2)
Action Points: 8 (FO1), 7 (FO2)
Carry Wg: 150 (FO1), 125 (FO2)
Melee Damage: 4 (FO1), 1 (FO2)
Sequence: 12
Healing Rate: 2 (FO1), 1 (FO2)
tag skillsUnarmed: 84 (FO1), 46 (FO2)
Melee Weapons: 64 (FO1), 36 (FO2)
First Aid: 44
Sneak: 46
voice actorCree Summer (Fallout)
Tress MacNeille (Fallout 2)
prototype id00000063 (Fallout)
00000144 (Fallout 2)
dialogue fileTANDI.MSG fo1Gametitle-FO1
Shtandi.msg fo2Gametitle-FO2
Ectandi.msg fo2Gametitle-FO2

I used to envy 'em that. I wanted a life of adventure, but I stayed here and took over as mayor when my dad died. Been running this place and building NCR ever since. Guess it turned out to be a pretty big life after all.

— Tandi in 2241

De facto president-for-life Tandi (born in 2145) is the leader of Shady Sands. In 2161, she still resides in the same town, unaware of her future role in society. Destined to be a founder and second president of the New California Republic, she would go on to become one of the most influential people in the entire post-war world.


Early daysEdit

She is the daughter of Aradesh, and is destined to one day replace her father as the town's leader. Currently, she is bored stiff with the place, a little in awe of people who've seen something of the outside world, and a bit naïve. She's a tomboy with a sharp mind and quick wit, a free spirit who is not afraid to speak her mind.[1]

Tandi was one of the most important people of the West Coast in the 23rd century. From her early years displayed an uncommon strength of character and liveliness, complementing her good looks (six feet tall with raven black hair and a dark complexion). In 2161, at the age of sixteen, she met the Vault Dweller, a figure who would inspire her for years to come with their charisma and skill, exemplified by ridding Shady Sands of the radscorpion plague. The impression was only reinforced when Tandi was kidnapped by the Khans during their raid and the Vault Dweller rescued her from the raiders.


Tandi helped her father expand Shady Sands, laying the foundations for the New California Republic. When her father disappeared searching for Vault 13, she rose to power, and soon the town grew substantially as she opened trade routes with Junktown and the Hub. This was something her father had been reluctant to do, despite the obvious advantages. With a strong economy and Tandi's determined guidance, Shady Sands soon dominated the brahmin trade and eventually, the first states of the NCR emerged, slowly merging into a standalone political entity with help from the Brotherhood of Steel, which remained out of the power structure for the time being.

Tandi succeeded her father as the President of the Republic and from then on ruled the NCR alongside the Congress. She was focused on expanding the state, to bring peace and stability to the wastes. Her ideals long since replaced by pragmatism, she was not above forging a deal with New Reno to bully Vault City into joining the NCR and supplying it with their superior medical technology. Closing on 100 years of age in 2241, Tandi remained acting President, still retaining her wit and youthful fire. Dementia and other ailments of the elderly seemingly failed to sink their hooks in her.

President Tandi died in 2248 at the age of 103, after a 52-year presidency. She was succeeded by her Vice-President, Joanna Tibbett.[2] Her legacy lived on, however, and she remains the most popular NCR president to date.


Tandi's father is Aradesh, the leader of Shady Sands. Her mother's name is unknown. Seth describes her as 'my girl' before correcting himself in her rescue quest showing him to be a former love interest. She had a son, Hoss, although she wasn't particularly proud of him.

Interactions with the player characterEdit


Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Companion: yesIcon check
  • Temporary
Talking head: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Modifies items: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check


Other interactionsEdit

Tell me aboutEdit

  • Tandi has additional "Tell me about" content when she's imprisoned by the Khans.

Fallout 2Edit

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

In Fallout 2, Tandi's purpose is to give the quest to make a deal with the squatters of Vault 15. She also gives a huge amount of background information about the Vault Dweller, for those who haven't played Fallout.

A younger version of her also makes an appearance at the Café of Broken Dreams special encounter.



Apparel Weapon Other items
Clothing Knife Stimpak
Bottle caps

Fallout 2Edit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Clothing - $100

Notable quotesEdit


Fallout 2Edit


  • Tandi is one of the longest living humans in the Fallout universe, being only succeeded biologically and chronologically by the dwellers of Vault 112, Toshiro Kago and Robert House.
  • When receiving the Stop the Radscorpions quest, it is revealed Tandi is a former love interest of Seth, the village hunter when he states 'Thank Dharma you're here Wanderer. My girl...uh, Tandi, Aradesh' daughter has been kidnapped by raiders!'
  • Tandi will remain in the Vault Dweller's party after being rescued until she is returned to Shady Sands. By avoiding Shady Sands after rescuing her, Tandi can serve as a fifth non-player character party member alongside Dogmeat, Ian, Tycho, and Katja. However, Tandi is not really intended for use as a non-player character companion, and she cannot be given any form of combat commands or orders (not even "wait here"). Her inventory also cannot be manipulated (other than by pickpocketing), and she will wield the first weapon she draws for the rest of the game (thus, for best results use pickpocket to remove her knife and give her a 14mm pistol as soon as she joins).
  • An inflatable rubber sex doll named Tandi can be found in New Reno; another can be found in the building behind Sheriff Marcus in Broken Hills, and such a doll is one of three items Typhon, son of Set, requires before revealing a hidden treasure location.
  • Tandi appears on the NCR $100 bill in Fallout: New Vegas (during loading screens; in game), with the Dayglow Incorporation Address on the the back.
  • After her presidency, almost all sexism against women in the NCR was gone. It seems also that she promulgated a law that forbid violence against POWs, as stated by Lieutenant Boyd.
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, she is mentioned in an NCR citizenship quiz, in which one question asks "Who was the most popular president in NCR history?"
  • Tandi's name is spelt differently in the Vault Dwellers memoirs. He spells it "Tandy". This could be an oversight by the developers or he may not actually know the spelling of her name.
  • In Van Buren some characters say she was murdered. See Angela.


Tandi appears in Fallout as a talking head voiced by Cree Summer and in Fallout 2 where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille, appearing much older. She is also mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas and can be seen on the $100 NCR bill.



Fallout 2Edit

Fallout: New VegasEdit


  1. Fallout Official Survival Guide
  2. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide, collector's edition
Presidents of the New California Republic

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