Anthony House

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Mentioned-only character
Anthony House
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationH&H Tool Company
RoleCEO
FamilyRobert House - Half-brother
Gameplay
Mentioned inFallout: New Vegas
 
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Anthony House was the half-brother of Robert House and the schizophrenic owner of the H&H Tool Company.

Background[edit | edit source]

As the self-perceived only legitimate son of House Senior, Anthony considered himself the only worthy heir of his legacy (the aforementioned company). He held a deep disdain for his half-brother and had severe psychological issues, ranging from paranoia to schizophrenia as evidenced by his security measures at the company and his rambling journal entries.[1]

After his father's death, Anthony seized complete control of the H&H Tool Company, using his lawyers to cut Robert House out of any part of the inheritance. Regardless, the company did well under his control and its employers enjoyed many benefits, despite the facts that Anthony on several occasions displayed weird behavior in public, such as wearing a "special hat" and refusing to make eye contact with anyone as he believed people could steal his "thought energy" by looking at him too long. Anthony also had several outlandish security measures installed, ranging from the weird to the draconian, such as random DNA screenings, bans on using the employee bathroom in the work hours, and bans on speaking any other language than English during business transactions. The only employee he showed any kind of trust was his human resources manager, Cindy-Lou Kreb, who effectively acted as his right hand and enforcer in the work place.

As the years went on, Anthony found himself missing his father's presence and advice more and more, but told himself he would not be weighed down by the past, convincing himself that it wasn't really family, as the House family was broken.

However, as Robert House quickly rose to prominence with his own company, RobCo Industries, Anthony's already fragile mental condition started to rapidly degenerate. As RobCo started buying aggressively into the H&H Tool Company's stock, Anthony became increasingly convinced that several of his employees was conspiring with his half-brother to perform a hostile takeover of the company. In the end, Anthony's paranoia came to a head on June 19, 2077. Having lost faith even in Cindy-Lou Kreb, and convinced that every single one of his employees was in on the conspiracy and that Robert House was coming to physically remove him from his office, he locked down the H&H Tools Factory in outer Vegas and activated its security systems, refusing to go down without a fight.[2]

Curiously, his body is nowhere to be found in the factory.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • He hates foreigners, Masons, carpenters, Tragic players, illegal aliens, extraterrestrials and the Flemish.
  • The terminal containing his logs inside the office on the top floor of the H&H Tools Factory is actually named Anthony House's terminal, however in the last entry it is signed Alexander House.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Anthony House is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collectors Edition p.305: "[2.06] H&H Tools Factory
    Long before the war, H&H Tools Company provided Nevada and California high-quality robotics equipment. Owned by the half-brother of Robert Edwin House (the founder of RobCo, and—were it not for the 200 year gap—the same man who lives in the Lucky 38 Casino). When their father was killed in an accident, the elder brother swindled Robert out of the family fortune, and assumed control of the company.
    Robert went on, through his dealings with RobCo and their lucrative contracts, to become one of the wealthiest men on earth. His half-brother meanwhile, became increasingly paranoid, seeking to guard himself against a vengeance that never came, and inflicting all manner of strange HR rules on his workforce. The remains of this factory still stand, surrounded by husk-like remains of North Vegas' industrial area."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  2. H&H Tools Factory terminals