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This page is about the original version that appears in Fallout: New Vegas. For the cloned model that appears in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road, see ED-E (Lonesome Road). For an overview of eyebots in the Fallout series, see eyebot.
ED-E
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Biography and appearance
raceDuraframe eyebot
affiliationEnclave (formerly)
Johnson Nash
Courier
rolePrototype model
Companion
locationMojave Express
familyWhitley (creator)
ED-E (clone)
Gameplay
appearancesAll Roads
Fallout: New Vegas
mentioned inLonesome Road
questsED-E My Love
Statistics
alignmentNeutral
SPECIAL6 ST, 10 PE, 5 EN, 5 CH, 5 IN, 7 AG, 9 LK
derived statsHealth: 180 → 396
DT: 8
(Armor upgrade: 16)
perksEnhanced Sensors
Camarader-E (after Lonesome Road)
level10 → 22
Technical
base id0010c769 (default)
001694e2 (upgr. weapons)
001694e0 (upgraded armor)
ref id001732d1 (default)
001732d0 (upgr. weapons)
001732cf (upgraded armor)
dialogue fileED-E's dialogue
 
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Eyebot Duraframe Subject E is both the prototype, and the last functional model in this test group.

Whitley on ED-E

Eyebot Duraframe Subject E, more commonly known as ED-E (pronounced "Eddie" by some and "Ede" by others) is a Duraframe eyebot and possible companion in Fallout: New Vegas.

Contents

[edit] Background

ED-E is an Enclave eyebot from the East Coast.[1] It was built by Whitley at Adams Air Force Base around 2275.[2] As a prototype "duraframe" model, ED-E has been enhanced for regular combat as opposed to the original model, which functions primarily as a mobile radio transmitter. However, since the war of 2277, with the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel necessitated increased production of the Enclaves Hellfire armor, eyebot production was stopped, and ED-E became the last surviving model. Whitley uploaded an enormous amount of valuable data on Poseidon Energy and his duraframe research into ED-E's logs, then dispatched it on a cross-country journey to Navarro, past Rockville, Hagerstown, The Pitt, Dog Town, Nephi, Zion Canyon, Caliente, the Hub, Necropolis, Lost Hills, and San Francisco.[3]

ED-E's first stop was a hidden Enclave outpost in Chicago for upgrades and repairs. It then traveled across the Mojave Wasteland where it was shot twice by a raider sniper, dealing a large amount of damage. This eventually left it deactivated near Primm, where it was found and taken in by a courier of the Mojave Express and delivered to Johnson Nash. Unable to repair it himself, Nash left ED-E to languish on Primm's branch office counter, where it remained while Primm was taken over by escaped convicts. When the Courier arrives in Primm, he/she is able to repair ED-E, allowing the eyebot to join the Courier's quest as a companion.

Although ED-E still retains all of its data and understanding of its mission, its internal positioning hardware is badly damaged. The only reason it has not been seized by interested parties is because ED-E has not communicated its special mission to anyone. It has retained audio logs in its data banks, recording its creator briefly:

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Subject E: Diagnosis complete. Begin Recording.

My name is Whitley. I'm a researcher at Adams Air Force base. Until recently I was in charge of the Duraframe reinforcement project for the combat model Eyebots.

Eyebot Duraframe Subject E is both the prototype, and the last functional model in this test group.

I was prepared to make several significant upgrades to the machines.

However, as the project was canceled and all Duraframe assets are being diverted to Hellfire Armor, I am sending this model to the Navarro outpost.

If you are listening to this log from one of our Enclave Outposts in Chicago, give this unit whatever repairs it needs so it can continue to Navarro.

Transcript.png

Download Complete. Begin Recording.

Navarro outpost scientists, I am glad that ED-E has reached you. You will find several databanks of information on this machine.

Please handle this information with the utmost care as it represents the sum total of the results of my research on the Duraframe Eyebots.

There are also several databanks with information on my research into Poseidon Energy and some projects they were working on in the Mojave area.

[edit] Interactions with the player

[edit] Interactions overview

General Services Quests
Essential: Yes
  • When a companion in casual mode
Companion: Yes
Plays Caravan: No
Merchant: No
Repairman: Yes
Doctor: No
Rents bed/room: No
Starts quests: No
Involved in quests: Yes

[edit] Quests

[edit] Other interactions

When first found in the Nash Residence at Primm, ED-E is broken and lying on a counter. To fix it requires one of the following:

With the Lonesome Road add-on installed, ED-E can be used to create items as if it were a workbench or reloading bench, through dialogue. This option is available in the Mojave before Lonesome Road is begun. In addition, ED-E can be upgraded by finding 5 circuit boards in the add-on:

  • Rank 1 - Weapon Maintenance Function: Access to a daily dialogue option allowing ED-E to instantly restore your currently equipped weapon's condition by 25%.
  • Rank 2 - Energy/Microfusion Cell Production: Access to a daily dialogue option allowing ED-E to produce a number of Energy/Microfusion Cells for you. Also, through dialogue and skill checks, ED-E can be made to produce flamer fuel or satchel charges.
  • Rank 3 - Increased DT: +2 DT for both the Courier and ED-E.
  • Rank 4 - Beam Damage Bonus: +5 to beam weapon damage; affects the same list of weapons affected by the Laser Commander perk.
  • Rank 5 - V.A.T.S. Accuracy Bonus: Chance to hit targets in V.A.T.S. increased by 5%.

[edit] Non-player character comments

  • Nightkin: {Childish laughter} Funny robot make blinky sounds.
  • NCR civilians: I've never seen a robot like that before.
  • Gun Runners: That Eyebot looks like it's gone through hell.
  • Boomers: Did you know you have a robot following you?
  • Fiends: A flying robot? Man, I must be fucked up.
  • Legion: That machine looks like a floating eye. I don't like it.
  • Brotherhood of Steel: Where did you get that Eyebot? I've never seen one modified quite like that.
  • Powder Gangers: Wouldn't mind having one of those little flying robots myself.
  • Great Khans: Nice robot.
  • Followers: That is one battered Eyebot. It's a miracle it's still functioning.
  • Freesiders: Weird robot. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.
  • The Kings: Huh. Nice robot. You with the Followers or something?
  • Strip Securitrons: Be advised, visitors will be held responsible for the behavior of any robots accompanying them.
  • Omertas: What the fuck is that thing?
  • Outer Vegas denizens: You better control that thing. Bots can't be trusted.; That bot of yours don't look like anything I've seen in the Mojave.

[edit] Endings

The following section is transcluded from Fallout: New Vegas endings. To modify, please edit the source page.
# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
1 ED-E end slide 01.png After a long and fantastic journey, ED-E finally met its end with the dangers of the Mojave. It lay destroyed and gathering dust, waiting for scavengers to pick through its remains for salvage. ED-E is destroyed.
2 ED-E end slide 01.png ED-E remained forgotten in the shop of Johnson Nash, until it was repaired by another Courier who let it continue on its journey to Navarro. ED-E was eventually discovered by the Followers of the Apocalypse who managed to recover vast databanks of scientific knowledge. Don't repair ED-E.
3 ED-E end slide 02.png ED-E traveled with The Courier until one of its memory banks was triggered causing it to continue its travels on to Navarro. Upon reaching Navarro, ED-E vanished and was not see in the wastes again. Repair ED-E; do not complete the quest ED-E My Love.
4 ED-E end slide 02.png With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E remained a vigilant and constant companion to The Courier. The Followers of the Apocalypse used the information recovered from ED-E on Poseidon Energy, to develop new methods to harness the energy of the sun. Complete ED-E My Love by taking ED-E to the Followers of the Apocalypse
5 ED-E end slide 02.png With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E remained a vigilant and constant companion to The Courier. The Brotherhood used the information recovered from ED-E to create a small army of Duraframe eyebots. Complete ED-E My Love and take ED-E to the Brotherhood of Steel.
6 ED-E end slide 02.png With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E is discovered by a traveling caravan, who take him on as a protector as they wander the wastes. The Followers of the Apocalypse used the information recovered from ED-E on Poseidon Energy, to develop new methods to harness the energy of the sun. Complete ED-E My Love by taking ED-E to the Followers of the Apocalypse, then dismiss ED-E as a companion.
7 ED-E end slide 02.png With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E is discovered by a traveling caravan, who take him on as a protector as they wander the wastes. The Brotherhood used the information recovered from ED-E to create a small army of Duraframe eyebots. Complete ED-E My Love by taking ED-E to the Brotherhood of Steel, then dismiss ED-E as a companion or leave ED-E in Primm after the upgrades are complete.

[edit] Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other item On death
- Zapper - Energy cells

[edit] Notes

  • ED-E has a bumper sticker on its right side saying "My child is an HONOR STUDENT at Roosevelt Academy," which is a location in Fallout 3. On the opposite side from the bumper sticker is a "Great Midwest" Illinois 2062 license plate reading "2ED-E59". The numbers are more worn and faded than the letters, so a quick glance makes it appear to read "ED-E". This is elaborated on in Lonesome Road, where the duplicate version mentions that the original had to stop in Chicago, Illinois for repairs.
  • Regardless of who upgrades it, ED-E's appearance will be altered. If upgraded by the Followers, the armor will remain the same, but its zapper will be made more powerful, since it is the part they upgraded. If upgraded by the Brotherhood, it will result in ED-E having a much cleaner appearance, signifying its enhanced armor. Both upgrades will remove all of ED-E's stickers and the license plate.
  • ED-E behaves like a human in pathfinding, which means it can set off traps (and can even be knocked down by the Ranger Takedown) even though it hovers.
  • ED-E does not have much HP to start with. When it is upgraded, however, it will have more than most other companions.
  • ED-E, like other companions, will attack enemies that come within range even when told to remain in one place. This means that it can be left in a strategic spot and will behave like a turret gun.
  • ED-E is not affected by poison.
  • If ED-E is ever frenzied, it will become hostile if dismissed as a companion and returned to Primm. The only exception is if it is sent to be upgraded.
  • After having completed the game and the "ED-E My Love" quest, ED-E will give an account of what happened after the events of the game; however, its account is given using its signature beeps, so you need to have general subtitles enabled to understand them.
  • Even when ED-E is not directly following the Courier, he/she will still have use of the 'Enhanced Sensors' perk.
  • ED-E might strafe side-to-side if multiple enemies are in sight. Although it seems tactical, it won't help if the enemies have firearms.
  • Even though ED-E is a robot, you can still heal it with stimpaks.
  • After completing Lonesome Road and starting a new game, ED-E will still have access to the Multitool and reloading bench.

[edit] Appearances

ED-E appears in Fallout: New Vegas, and on the cover of All Roads. A duplicates of ED-E also appear in Lonesome Road with one as a companion.

[edit] Behind the scenes

  • ED-E's character arc was designed by Alik Hooper.[4]

[edit] Bugs

  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you travel to Big MT without completing ED-E My Love, the Followers option may never appear.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png When exiting Bloodborne Cave and Vault 22 ED-E may get stuck in the opening of the cave. In the latest patch, ED-E will instead show up as a marker, but can't be found in the surroundings or in the cave.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When at Black Mountain, it is possible that ED-E will disappear after the Courier is attacked by super mutants in the small pass with the bear traps and the large boulder. It can also happen in the entrance of Vault 22. This might be fixed by going to Sierra Madre (and starting the Dead Money add-on) or by using one of the companion dismissal terminals loaded by the patch released just before the release of Old World Blues. There will be a message saying that ED-E has returned to Primm.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After upgrading ED-E's armor, its inventory weight goes up from 1 to 2. Traveling to the Fort and back with ED-E as a companion permanently adds an additional 2 to its weight EACH time you go there, eventually making it impossible to place items in its inventory anymore. There is no known way to remove this invisible item weight, and the only way to prevent it is by firing ED-E before traveling there. Telling him to wait elsewhere before going to the Fort still adds the extra phantom weight. Apparently, its laser is being duplicated each time your weapons are forcibly removed at the Fort. Even if you enter the Fort without invitation, or the proper Legion reputation (i.e. bad rep, not giving weapons), this may happen. This does not happen at the casinos, though.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png After upgrading ED-E with the Followers, if it is destroyed, the dialogue and text about losing its perk after its death will not appear at all. You can lose ED-E without noticing its death in battles or if it strays too far from the Courier by its own way being in [DANGER] mode because of the hostiles around it. A related bug exists where if ED-E is destroyed, its perk still remains in the Courier's Pip-Boy and still fully working. This can be fixed using console commands prid <ref id>; moveto player; disable; resurrect; enable where "ref id" is set for specific ED-E type.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png ED-E delivers a message from the Brotherhood after enough trigger words are activated. During the last paragraph of this speech, the speaker's dialect changes to that of a Hispanic male (possibly from one of the developers of New Vegas), and the player is stuck without being able to bring up the Pip-Boy or move. The following speech made by the Followers of the Apocalypse will not play. Quitting to dashboard and reloading does not fix this bug. However, entering enableplayercontrols via console seems to fix the problem on PC. You may also try telling ED-E to wait in a place prior to receiving the message and retrieving him later.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The Upgraded Zapper from the Followers of the Apocalypse upgrade can be lost at random, particularly in casinos or in Caesar's Fort. It is actually two different weapons: Energy Zap(00166B94) and Electrical Zap(001694DF), and can be restored with AddItem after targeting ED-E. They require energy cell ammunition (00078CC2), but don't actually consume it.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png It is possible for ED-E (after the armor upgrade) to not use its weapons and not even move. If you fast-travel or use the wait command, it will rejoin you.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes while speaking to ED-E, a gunfire sound will trigger instead of the regular beeping noise.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png ED-E may occasionally lose the dialogue option for his daily repair, even after waiting 24 hours. To fix this, travel to The Divide and back and the option should reappear.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PCIcon pc.png Sometimes, without having finished ED-E My Love, he will sometimes use his upgrade (from the followers) even though he hasn't been upgraded yet. He appears to switch between his original and upgraded gun. There is no known fix.
  • If ED-E is carrying inventory items when ED-E is given up temporarily for upgrades during the quest ED-E My Love, ED-E's inventory items would be deleted upon returning with the Courier
  • When ED-E is given armor of any faction, then a message will appear saying "Your Companion is unable to wear this faction armor", and the armor will be dropped.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png sometimes, ED-E's antennas and zapper will be disconnected from his body and be floating above and below him

[edit] Gallery

[edit] References

  1. Bethesda Podcast Episode 3 (2:00-2:30)
  2. Meet the Companions
  3. Adams Air Force Base to Navarro - Google Maps
  4. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/WillOoi/20110918/8462/An_Interview_with_Chris_Avellone__game_designer_writer_and_former_unlucky_schlep__Part_3.php
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