Bert Gunnarsson

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Bert Gunnarsson
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Biography and appearance
RaceGhoul
GenderMale
Hair StylebaldHair Colorbald
Eye Colorbrown
AffiliationFollowers of the Apocalypse
New Canaan (formerly)
New California Republic
RoleMinister
Doctor
LocationAerotech Office Park
Dialogue FileBert Gunnarsson's dialogue
Statistics
AlignmentVery good
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 5
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 135
Tag SkillsMedicine: 77
Guns: 84
Unarmed: 77
Level6
Technical
Editor ID1EBertGunnarsson
Base ID000f839bRef ID000f83a4
ActorSam Riegel
DesignerTravis Stout[1]
 
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I've heard through the locals that Nephi has passed on. I truly hope his soul finds peace.

Elder[2] Bert Gunnarsson is a Mormon who is a doctor and minister residing in the Aerotech office park refugee camp in New Vegas in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

A Mormon priest from Utah, Bert is a relatively new arrival in the Mojave wasteland, having come to the area only six months earlier.[3]He followed the trail his old friend, Nephi, in an attempt to turn him back to the Church, away from drugs and the Fiends. To do so, Bret trained under the Followers of the Apocalypse to learn medicine and other forms of care.[4][5] However, after following him to New Vegas, he soon realized that it is a lost cause, that Nephi allowed himself to be consumed by drugs and hate.[2][6][3]

Bert, despite losing his friend, chose to move on.[3] He saw an opportunity to help Vegas at the Aerotech Office Park that the NCR repurposed into a refugee camp. Much to the chagrin of the Followers,[7] he chose to focus his efforts in guiding through ministry and as a doctor, helping the beleaguered Captain Parker.[8] He accepts the fact that Nephi will one day be killed and hopes his soul will find peace.[9]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Wasteland doctor fatigues
Bandana
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Weapon
.357 Magnum revolver
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Carried items
2 Fixer
3 stimpaks
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Drops on death
empty

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I've heard through the locals that Nephi has passed on. I truly hope his soul finds peace."
  • "Welcome, brother/sister! How can I help you?"
  • "Is there something else I can do for you?"
  • "[Goodbye.] Farewell, friend."

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Bert Gunnarson is an ethnic Swedish name commonly associated with older Swedes.
  • Gunnarson is one of several ghouls who have normal human eyes.
  • According to dialogue unreachable in normal gameplay, Bert was at one point friends with Driver Nephi prior to his arrival in New Vegas, presumably when both lived in Utah. Nephi "fell in with a bad crowd", and when he and his gang moved to the West, Bert followed in the hopes of redeeming his friend. Bert states that he thought he "could turn [Nephi] back to the Church", indicating that Nephi at one point may have been a Mormon as well.
    • "What was it that brought you out here from Utah?" (The Courier)
  • "Following a lost cause, I'm afraid. My old friend Nephi fell in with a bad crowd."

  • "Drug runners, raiders, probably worse things it's better not to dwell on. When his gang headed west, I followed."

  • "I thought perhaps I could turn him back to the Church."

    • "What happened to your friend Nephi?" (The Courier)
  • "I never was able to reach him. He has allowed drugs and hatred to consume him. He runs with the Fiends north of here, now. They call him Driver Nephi."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bert Gunnarsson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. J.E. Sawyer's formspring
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cut contentIcon cut.png The Courier: "Who are you?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "Well, that's an interesting question. Among the Church, I'm called Elder Gunnarsson. The Followers call me "Doc." You can call me Bert, though."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue) Cut contentIcon cut.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cut contentIcon cut.png The Courier: "What happened to your friend Nephi?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "I never was able to reach him. He has allowed drugs and hatred to consume him. He runs with the Fiends north of here, now. They call him Driver Nephi."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue) Cut contentIcon cut.png
  4. The Courier: "Where are the Followers based around here?"
    Ignacio Rivas: "Other than that, I know Dr. Usanagi set up a practice near the Crimson Caravan. And a man we trained is operating out of the Aerotech building."
    (Ignacio Rivas' dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "What do you do here?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "I give what aid and comfort I can. I have medical knowledge thanks to my time with the Followers."
    The Courier: "That's noble of you."
    Bert Gunnarsson: "I only do what I can to help."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue)
  6. Cut contentIcon cut.png The Courier: "What was it that brought you out here from Utah?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "Following a lost cause, I'm afraid. My old friend Nephi fell in with a bad crowd. Drug runners, raiders, probably worse things it's better not to dwell on. When his gang headed west, I followed. I thought perhaps I could turn him back to the Church."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue) Cut contentIcon cut.png
  7. Cut contentIcon cut.png The Courier: "You're one of the Followers of the Apocalypse?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "I surely am. Well, sort of. I came out from Utah about six months back, saw a need for my help here. The Followers weren't too happy about that, of course. They haven't been too fond of the NCR for a while, but I go where I'm needed."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue) Cut contentIcon cut.png
  8. The Courier: "What's the deal with all these refugees?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "Poor lost souls, most of them. They thought to come to New Vegas and find their fortunes on its shining Strip. But the journey is often long, and the price to enter the city is steep. Those who could not pay ended up here, hoping to earn the caps they need. Some find honest labor, but more fritter away what little they've saved on crooked gambling and cheap liquor. Still, I minister to them as I can."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue)
  9. Bert Gunnarsson: "I've heard through the locals that Nephi has passed on. I truly hope his soul finds peace."
    (Bert Gunnarsson's dialogue)