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Victor
Victor FNV
Biography
raceSecuritron AI
affiliationGoodsprings
Mr. House
Courier
roleFollower
locationMojave Wasteland
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
questsThey Went That-a-Way
The House Always Wins
We Must Stop Meeting Like This, I
We Must Stop Meeting Like This, II
We Must Stop Meeting Like This, III
We Must Stop Meeting Like This, IV
We Must Stop Beating Like This
Statistics
karmaNeutral
voice actorWilliam Sadler
base id00103dfd, 00112073, 0015725e, 0016473b
ref id00103dfe, 001073e8, 0013b1b8, 0014b0a7, 0015725f, 00157260, 00157261, 0016473a
 
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Gametitle-FNV

He's real friendly, don't get me wrong. You just get the sense that that ain't the whole picture. Just a feeling.

— Doc Mitchell

Victor is a friendly but mysterious PDQ-88b Securitron found in Goodsprings, Novac, Boulder City, and The Strip during 2281.

Background

Victor has been in Goodsprings since long before Mr. House's Securitrons rolled out onto the old Las Vegas Strip. By his own account he has been in the town since 2266, but claims not to recall anything from before that time. According to Trudy and the town's other residents, Victor's old owner used to live in the shack on the south side of town (identified by the Old World flag hanging outside), but nobody has lived there since at least 2274 when Trudy first arrived in town.

Whether his programming allows him to realize it or not, there are things that Victor has been keeping from the townsfolk. For example, when Mr. House finally found the Platinum chip in the ruins of Sunnyvale, Victor was tasked with returning it to the Lucky 38. To achieve this, he hired seven couriers from the Mojave Express in Primm. There were to be seven packages - six decoys (a pair of fuzzy dice, a knight chess piece,etc.), and one containing the real platinum chip, which was to be carried by Ulysses.

After Ulysses mysteriously refused the job, the task fell to the Courier, who was intercepted by Benny, Jessup and McMurphy to be eventually taken to Goodsprings Cemetery.

The Chip was taken by Benny, and the Courier was shot in the head and left for dead. After being buried in a shallow grave (dug by the two Great Khans as seen in the intro), the Courier was dug up by Victor and taken to Goodsprings where he received brain surgery from Doc Mitchell and was nursed back to health.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • Always
Companion: yesIcon check
  • Temporary
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check

Quests

  • They Went That-a-Way: After coming out of Doc Mitchell's house, you will see Victor wheeling around Goodsprings. He can be questioned about what happened to you and where the men who shot you went.
  • The House Always Wins: Upon entering the New Vegas Strip, Victor will be in front of the Lucky 38. He lets you in and gets you to the Penthouse via elevator.
  • We Must Stop Meeting Like This: Victor will tail you throughout your search for the men who shot you. He will show up in the perimeter surrounding Goodsprings, Novac, Boulder City and the Strip.
  • We Must Stop Beating Like This: After going on the main road, you may get attacked by some unwanted critters. Luckily, Victor is right behind you to help fight them off.

Effects of player's actions

  • After killing or disabling Mr. House, Victor will seemingly disappear; he can be found in Goodsprings at his shack, permanently disabled.

Other interactions

  • If the Courier heads out of Goodsprings north on the road nearing the Makeshift Great Khan Camp without speaking to Sunny Smiles, Victor will rush to the Courier's defense against the cazadores blocking the road.
  • Victor plays down his role in the Courier's rescue, saying that he discovered his body when he was out for a stroll. He is a bit evasive and yet always eager to be helpful, but if the Courier requests Victor's help against the Powder Gangers, during the quest Ghost Town Gunfight, Victor fails to show up to the battle. A Science check of 25 reveals that he was remotely deactivated, with Victor claiming that it was a command he'd never heard of before.
  • If the Courier wanders into Powder Ganger territory, there is a rare occasion in which Victor is in fighting mode with the Powder Gangers. There are two outcomes in this interaction: You can help Victor fight, or he can handle it himself. Either way, Victor can overcome the Powder Gangers, or Victor will die and can be searched upon his death.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
- - 9mm rounds
10mm round
Missile
Scrap metal

Notes

  • Victor is an artificial intelligence distributed between all securitrons. The player may witness (or even cause) his death several times over the course of his or her journey to Vegas, but in this event his personality simply "hops" to another unit, with no serious ramifications in the next meeting. This also happens with Yes Man. Victor claims that he doesn't know how this happens.
  • Once you leave Goodsprings and find Victor at another area, his first Securitron unit will be found in front of his Goodsprings shack, disabled, and when killed he cannot be looted, it will still say the AI program is offline.
  • If you commence combat with Victor, he may say "Next stop, Boot Hill!" If you open fire near to him but not at him (for instance, if you shoot mantis nymphs from the schoolhouse yard near his house when he is there), he may exclaim "Holster, and be quick about it!"
  • If the Courier kills Victor after beginning The House Always Wins, the quest will fail and House's ending will be unobtainable.
  • If you disable Victor with the Robotics Expert perk, he will be disabled forever, and won't jump to another Securitron.
  • He is scripted as a companion while he follows the courier, meaning that he fast travels with you and his inventory can be searched.
  • Victor, if fought at the Strip, is one of only two Securitrons with Melee ability. The other is 010011110110111001100101.

Notable quotes

  • "I'm a Securitron, RobCo security model 2060-B. If you see any of my brothers tell them Victor says howdy."
  • "Fancy meeting you here, friend."
  • "Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit."
  • "He looked all hat and no cattle if you ask me."

Appearances

Victor appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • Victor's name and the face displayed on his screen are both references to Vegas Vic, a neon sign on the outside of The Pioneer Club in Las Vegas. Although now no longer moving or speaking, Vic's arm waved, his cigarette moved, and the sign played a recording of 'Howdy Podner!' every 15 minutes.

Bugs

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Victor can sometimes show up inside of Salida del Sol, from the Dead Money add-on.
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Killing Victor in the Lucky 38 will cause him to disappear upon his death. After doing this, it is possible he may still be found in Victor's shack, deactivated.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 A fairly recent update may cause Victor to appear next to you every time you load your game (i.e. entering/exiting a building or fast-traveling). This can cause you to get stuck sometimes, such as in the mountain above Bitter Springs during the Climb Ev'ry Mountain quest.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 Sometimes Victor may not be able to communicate with you and you can not use him or the elevator to go to Mr. House or the suite.

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