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Dr. Zimmer
Dr Zimmer
Biography
raceHuman, Caucasian
sexMale
affiliationThe Institute, Commonwealth
roleScientist
locationRivet City science lab
age58
Gameplay
appearancesFallout 3
questsThe Replicated Man
Statistics
karmaEvil
base SPECIAL3 ST, 6 PE, 3 EN, 4 CH, 8 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK
derived statsHit Points: 20
tag skills
Explosives:32
Medicine:36
Science:36
level1
voice actorPaul Eiding
base id000156b9
ref id0001e753
dialogue fileZimmer.txt
 
Gametitle-FO3
Gametitle-FO3

Harkness, you say? Yes... Yes, that makes sense. He used to work for a special branch of the Commonwealth Police, after all... And he's right here in Rivet City! Excellent! I must wait... find an opportune moment to confront him... Thank you for your discreet assistance, and continued discretion regarding this matter. And now for your payment. This combat module will directly affect your central nervous system. I think you will find it quite beneficial.

Dr. Zimmer is a scientist who is temporarily staying at Rivet City in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

Dr. Zimmer was born in 2219. At the age of 58, he is a very serious, very straight-forward scientist who has traveled to Rivet City from the Commonwealth (Massachusetts) and is in town on business for "the Institute." Zimmer is looking for an escaped robot, an experiment that, in Zimmer's words, is "unstable, and a danger to himself and others." He is, without exception, always in the company of his bodyguard, Armitage.[1]

After picking up the trail once he got to the Capital Wasteland, Zimmer eventually made his way to Rivet City in the hopes that fellow scientist Dr. Madison Li could assist him in his search for his missing android. On arrival to the Rivet City science lab, he was refused the right to speak with Li by Anna Holt, Li's assistant. Despite being refused assistance, he remains within the lab, refusing to leave and demanding to speak directly with Li. He will refuse to leave until Li "...stops playing with her chemistry set and starts talking real science." It should be noted that Dr. Zimmer shows utter contempt and disgust for Rivet City and its residents.

He stays in Rivet City even after Li has left.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
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QuestsEdit

The Replicated Man: Zimmer wants you to hunt down a rogue android.

Other interactionsEdit

If Zimmer is convinced the android is dead, he will leave Rivet City and disappear from the game.

InventoryEdit

Notable quotesEdit

  • "All you know of robots are those buckets of bolts -- Those Mr. Handshakers and whatnot. Well... that's not ALL a robot can be."
  • "That's Doctor Zimmer to you! Miss... miss whatever-your-name-is. I'd have thought you barbarians would be more interested in advanced technology."
  • "Harkness, you say? Yes... Yes, that makes sense. He used to work for a special branch of the Commonwealth Police, after all... And he's right here in Rivet City! Excellent! I must wait... find an opportune moment to confront him... Thank you for your discreet assistance, and continued discretion regarding this matter. And now for your payment. This combat module will directly affect your central nervous system. I think you will find it quite beneficial."

AppearancesEdit

Zimmer appears only in Fallout 3.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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