Abraham Washington

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Abraham Washington
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderMale
Hair StyleHairWavyOldHair ColorLight Gray
Eye ColorBlue
AffiliationRivet City
RoleCurator in the Capitol Preservation Society
LocationRivet City, Capitol Preservation Society
Dialogue FileAbraham Washington's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsStealing Independence
Agatha's Song
Lincoln's Profit Margins
Combat StyleDefault
aggressionAggressive
confidenceCowardly
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Statistics
Alignment500 (Good)
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 6
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 10
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsSettler (Settler)
Barter: 41
Big Guns: 12
Energy Weapons: 14
Explosives: 14
Lockpick: 14
Medicine: 12
Melee Weapons: 16
Repair: 12
Science: 12
Small Guns: 45
Sneak: 16
Speech: 12
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 41
Level4
Calculated: 1 → 1
Technical
Editor RaceCaucasian Old
Editor IDAbrahamWashington
Base ID000156cfRef ID0001e769
Editor FactionsRivetCityResidentFaction
ActorPaul Eiding
Special Head GearEyebrowM
 
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Can you imagine a country like the U.S.A. without it? It would be the same empty feeling as not knowing your birth mother. We are children of this country and to respect it is to know about it.

Abraham Washington, Fallout 3

Abraham Washington is the owner and curator of the Capitol Preservation Society in Rivet City in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Born in 2232,[1] Washington continues the work started by his parents, who were completely devoted to their passion: history. The Capitol Preservation Society is, for all intents and purposes, his one and only love, and he leads a life of a hermit within. As such, he became a classic social outcast: talking to himself, devoid of social skills, and with a deeper emotional connection to his collection than any human being.[1]

Washington has a peculiar understanding of history. Though he has a very proper respect for historical artifacts and understands the importance of preserving them, he lacks the necessary scientific regimen to properly reconstruct it and ends up with a... strange version of history. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Abraham Lincoln, leading him to compare all U.S. presidents to him and discrediting everyone, including exceptional U.S. leaders such as James Monroe. However, his drive to preserve the nations history also leads him to great things, such as hiring travelers to recover important artifacts and preserve them in Rivet City.[2]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

As curator, he spends his days in the Capitol Preservation Society, occasionally stepping out.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed.From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War.

When asked about the history of the Declaration of Independence, Washington will produce the above story. It is a fine illustration of the desolation caused in historical knowledge caused by the Great War. The primary errors are the mention of "Fort McHarry" (a maiming of Fort McHenry, further incorrect due to the fact that it was built years afterwards and the Declaration was signed in Philadelphia), the "Second Judgemental Congress" (instead of the Second Continental Congress), the fact that it was taken to Britain by plane, and calling the American Revolutionary War the "Evolutionary War."

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Dirty pre-War relaxedwear
Reading glasses
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Weapon
Lincoln's repeater*
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Carried items
Abraham Washington's key

(Also a small chance of random food item)

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Drops on death
Ear

*Only after the player sells him the Lincoln's repeater.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

His name is a portmanteau of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the United States most influential presidents.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Abraham Washington appears in Fallout 3 and Fallout Shelter as a legendary vault dweller.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.59: "Abraham Washington
    Washington, 45, continues the work started by his parents, who were just as passionate about preserving their heritage as residents of the nation's capital. He's a virtual shut-in at his Capitol Preservation Society. Abraham is one of those classic social outcasts who talks to himself all the time. He has almost no social skills and has a deeper emotional connection to his historical objects than he does to any human being. He requests that you help him locate some documents in Miscellaneous Quest: Stealing Independence."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  2. Rivet City terminals#Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society