Blind Diode Jefferson

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Blind Diode Jefferson
FNVOWB Blind Diode.png
Biography and appearance
RaceComputer AP
GenderMale programming
AffiliationMobius (former)
Sink Central Intelligence Unit
Sonic emitter reprogrammer
LocationThe Sink
Dialogue FileBlind Diode Jefferson's dialogue
QuestsAll My Friends Have Off Switches
Field Research
Base IDxx00f064Ref IDxx013573
ActorRashawn Underdue
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Ooh-ee! Yeah, dig that sweet music! Damn, it's good to be back on-line!

Blind Diode Jefferson is a jukebox fixed with an automated personality in the Big MT in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

Blind Diode Jefferson was forced offline when Dr. Mobius abandoned The Think Tank and left for the Forbidden Zone. Once his personality backup is retrieved from House #108, he speaks with a slow drawl, similar in style to a stereotypical Deep South blues musician. When left alone, he may continue to ramble, spouting mostly-useless advice and anecdotes of by-gone times.

When asked if he can play music, he says that he used to before Dr. Mobius took out his music drives - hence exacerbating his feeling of 'the blues'. Mobius used him to change the sonic waves of sonic emitters.

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Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

This character can modify weapons.

Sonic emitter (frequency)

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Effects of the player's actions[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Courier choose for Diode Jefferson to dispense the same type of sonic emitter as is in the Courier's inventory, one will be returned to you at near full repair. This can be exploited.
  • As mentioned above, the slide show mentions that Jefferson saves The Big Empty from "sonic invasion" sometime in 2910 - whether or not this is a throw-away gag (let alone official canon), is yet to be seen, but if it is, this is by far the single furthest date ever posted in the Fallout universe.
  • When you complete Old World Blues, he says that you only have the lonesome road to walk, referencing the final add-on Lonesome Road.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I ever tell you about Saxomotron version 4.0? That cat was the best trumpet player I ever met."
  • "Here and now got its ups and downs, but... focusing on the past like it was way better? That's just Old World Blues..."
  • "You heard of Doc Boney? Sang with the staff band till his wife caught him in bed with a nurse. Now he haunts the Med Center, still singing the blues."
  • "Some day, I'd like to meet the man who's got no blues to sing."
  • "You ever heard of Tiny Lester Lutton? Best jazzy harmonica I ever heard. Mind you, being a super mutant with no lips... don't ask me how he played."
  • "Ooh-ee! Yeah, dig that sweet music! Damn, it's good to be back on-line!"
  • "Look who's back to kick off the dust. Hope you ain't still singing them Old World Blues."
  • "What's the haps?"
  • "So you beat the big brains at their own game, huh? Guess you'll be putting your walking shoes on again, hitting that old lonesome road."
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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Blind Diode Jefferson appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]


  1. The Courier: "What's your purpose here?"
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Dig, I'm-a acoustical wizard, kid. Ol' Doc Mo used me to prototype his sonic weapon designs. Get me a good sample base to work from and I can whip up a wave that makes Jericho look like a kazoo."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Do you play music?"
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Mmm... Used to, long time ago. Then Ol' Doc Mo ripped out my music drives and stuck in more acoustical processors. Guess you could say I got the blues, even if I can't play them no more."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "You seem pretty laid-back for an engine of destruction."
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Why not? Ain't like I got nothing to prove. Not like that Toaster - now that boy got some issues."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "I lost my Sonic Emitter. Can you make me a new one?"
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "That's a shame, chief! Nobody oughta go through life without music on hand. Just head over to smarty-puck in the main room and he'll sell you one."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "I found a soundwave file for you."
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Right on, daddy-o/baby! Just plug it in and I'll mix you up a sweet, sweet sound."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)