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Congratulations on being prepared for the future!

The Vault-Tec representative more commonly known as Vault-Tec rep was a door-to-door salesman working for Vault-Tec in 2077. After the Great War, he became a ghoul, eventually settling down at Goodneighbor's Hotel Rexford in 2287.

BackgroundEdit

The Vault-Tec rep was responsible for notifying and enrolling local families into Vault 111 prior to the Great War. The rep was doing his rounds in the neighborhood of Sanctuary Hills in the final hours prior to the War and called upon the Sole Survivor's family on that fateful morning, making it known that they had been selected for entry into Vault 111, for due to Nate's loyal service to the United States in the Sino-American War.

When the air-raid sirens activated, the rep approached the Army officer guarding the gate, forcefully attempting to proceed into the vault his employer had constructed. His efforts were fruitless however, as he was driven off when a power armored soldier threatened to open fire.

For his contributions to the operation to recruit local residents for entry into the vault, the rep was to be rewarded a pack of steak knives. This never happened due to the onslaught of the nuclear war.

Post-WarEdit

Despite being unable to secure a spot inside Vault 111, the Vault-Tec rep had managed to survive nuclear armageddon. Surprisingly to him, the radioactive fallout had transformed him into a ghoul. The next 200 years would proved rather troubling for the former salesman, years of dealing with oppressive wastelanders and anti-ghoul bias had left him a grief-stricken refugee, who felt depressed. This was contrary to the cheerful, but conscious demeanor the rep had possessed prior to the War. He was forced to live as a drifter and vagrant, squatting in local communities, where he was constantly taunted and threatened by local residents. The rep had to negotiate through unfavorable hardships just to survive.[1]

Eventually, the former Vault-Tec salesman discovered Goodneighbor, soon after being denied residence in Diamond City. This urbanized community located right in the heart of downtown Boston, had passed local laws protecting ghoul rights. Welcomed by the inhabitants of the community, he checked in to a room at the Hotel Rexford, where he has been taking refuge right up until his meeting with the Sole Survivor.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Perk: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: yesIcon check
Familiar Faces
Involved in quests: yesIcon check
War Never Changes

QuestsEdit

Other interactionsEdit

  • When the Sole Survivor talks to him about Vault 111, he will say that he didn't know anything about the Vault's cryogenic stasis and that he was supposed to "win a pack of steak knives," a reference to the popular stage play and film Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet. The knives were, ironically enough, the second place prize in the sale contest.
  • Piper and MacCready like recruiting the Vault-Tec rep. Hancock, Strong, and Cait dislike recruiting him. Danse will hate it if you recruit him.
  • Cait "loves" when answering his question with "blood of your enemies."
  • He can be assigned as a level 4 merchant for the trading emporium and will start selling rare junk items, such as the clean broom, military ammo bag and military grade duct tape. He also sells a unique armor piece, the Apocalypse left greave.
  • If recruited and sent to a settlement, the Vault-Tec rep will say lines about how Vault-Tec kept him in the dark about their experiments.
  • After being sent to a settlement, he will continuously repeat similar dialogue sentences about his hardships over the years, the Sole Survivor having it easy and that things will be looking up.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Yellow trench coat
Yellow fedora (pre-War)
Dirty fedora (post-War)
Pipe gun Bottlecaps

NotesEdit

  • The Wednesday, October 6th service log at the Red Rocket truck stop mentions him as being an "uppity asshole."
  • The suit he wears is grime-free after two centuries.
  • He is one of the few ghouls in the Commonwealth that has hair (like Daisy in Goodneighbor) even after hundreds of years. Removing his fedora hat from his inventory will give a better view of his hair.
  • In his room at the Hotel Rexford are few possessions, one of which is a battered clipboard on a desk. Quite possibly a reference to the one he carried when visiting the Sole Survivor at the House of Tomorrow during the pre-War introduction and used for the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. selection.
  • He is not "protected" like other settlers and can die during settlement attacks.

Notable quotesEdit

AppearancesEdit

The Vault-Tec rep appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

From The Art of Fallout 4, for character gen storyboards in the preproduction chapter, "The rep looks like Fredo Corleone, smooth but obviously nervous."

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone He can get stuck in a dialog loop and repeat the line "You're going to come visit, right?" forever. This makes it impossible to purchase items from him. The bug appears to randomly fix itself after an amount of time.[verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 He, as well as other recruitable settlers, may fail to appear in the specified settlement.[verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 After being sent from Goodneighbor to Sanctuary Hills, it may not be possible to assign him to a shop or any other task. Before sending him to another settlement, one should check whether Sanctuary Hills still appears in the settlement list. If this is the case, assign him to Sanctuary Hills again and the problem should be solved. [verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 After being sent from Goodneighbor to Sanctuary Hills, his dialog may be repeat every time you visit him, with him saying "They never told me much, Vault Tec", even after he is assigned to a trading post, you must listen to his entire speech before you are able to trade. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 Upon initial arrival to Sanctuary Hills, he may be nonassignable. By initiating a conversation the player character may be offered a chance to inquire if he'd like a job. The settlement assignment dialog will appear. If the player character elects to send him to Sanctuary Hills and he does not appear, he may be moved to the settlement via the console after which he will be assignable.[verified]
  • xboxoneIcon xboxone Similar to above, he will not be assignable to any trading stand, even though the dialog to accept a job does appear. Attempting to assign him through Workshop mode does not work either, he can only be assigned to a supply line.[verification overdue]
  • xboxoneIcon xboxone When putting him on a supply line, his head becomes invisible and then reappears after you quit and continue your game.[verification overdue]
  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone ps4Icon ps4 He can also get bugged if assigned to a Trader shop or similar, where his dialog will only be a looped generic dialogue every time one tries to get him to open shop dialog, which is impossible as long as he's assigned. It doesn't seem to correct itself either after multiple visits over in-game weeks nor will he greet the Sole Survivor.[verified]
    • pcIcon pc This may be fixed using the console. Halfway through the conversation, open the console, select the Vault-Tec rep, use disable and then right after that enable.[verification overdue]
  • He may not appear at the shop he was assigned to. The Sole Survivor will need to assign another role for him and trade a few items before assigning him back again.[verification overdue][platforms tag needed]
  • ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone When trying to assign him to any assignable task, instead of assigning the representative, he will move to the object and stand next to or inside of it.[verified]
    • xboxoneIcon xboxone This appears to be caused by him not being counted as a settler, one fix for this is to send him to a different settlement, then send him back to whatever settlement you want him at.
  • pcIcon pc After he arrives at Sanctuary, player initiates dialog, and he responds to the offer of a job with "are you yanking my chain again?", afterwards he hangs around in Sanctuary, makes small talk, but is not available as a settler for assignment or movement. [verified]
    • This can be fixed in one of several ways:
      • Sleep in a bed for 24 hours
      • Entering the following console commands[2]: prid 00031fb3, addkeyword WorkshopAllowCommand, addkeyword WorkshopAllowMove, addkeyword WorkshopAllowCaravan, setpv bAllowMove true, setpv bAllowCaravan true, setpv bCommandable true, setpv bWorkshopStatusOn true

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vault-Tec rep's dialogue: "Well, I had to get to the future the hard way. Living through the... filth! The.. decay! And the bloodshed!"
  2. Steam Forum


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