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When asking Novac's townsfolk about Carla, the player discovers that she didn't have any friends there. She was very attractive, but had a superior attitude that made it hard to like her. She considered the town and its residents beneath her. Ranger Andy describes her as a "knockout" and says that Boone always had a "funny grin on his face" when they were together. Jeannie May Crawford describes her as being similar to a cactus flower; "Real nice to look at but there's no getting close to her".
Manny Vargas says that he and Carla couldn't see eye-to-eye on anything, and he argued with her frequently. This eventually led to a rift between him and Boone. Cliff Briscoe states that Carla always had a sour look on her face whenever she was in his Dino Bite Gift Shop. Jeannie May Crawford says that she may have wanted to go to the New Vegas Strip instead of living in Novac. When questioned about Carla's disappearance, Jeannie May states that she thinks Carla simply left Craig. No-bark Noonan says he witnessed the kidnapping but insists that it was done by mole rat men, who he believes have been kidnapping beautiful women with "Promises of riches and fancy mud mansions, equipped with all the new designer appliances." No-bark firmly believes they kidnapped Carla for her hair so they could make wigs because "they're all bald or balding themselves."
With a little sleuthing, you can discover that Jeannie May Crawford, the proprietor of the Novac Dino Dee-lite motel, sold her for a tidy sum of 1,000 caps, plus another 500 caps for her unborn child, to slavers in Caesar's Legion.
When she was kidnapped, her husband, Craig Boone, tracked down the slaving party in hopes of rescuing her only to find her being auctioned off with hundreds of other slaves to Legion soldiers. All he had was his rifle and the distance between them. Instead of subjecting her to the horrors of Legion slavery, he chose to take her life in a mercy killing. It is implied that she was held captive at Cottonwood Cove because when the player first approaches the area with Boone he states hesitantly that he's been there before. It has been suggested that the sniper's nest was the position from which Craig Boone performed the mercy killing.
If enough "history points" are gained with Boone, the player can gain more information about Carla. When asked, Boone will say that he met her while on leave at the New Vegas Strip. She seemed to him as if she was from a better time. She was talkative, which suited him fine because he never knew what to say, and listening to her made him forget about his past. Apparently, if their child had turned out to be a girl, Craig wanted to name her after Carla, but Carla was opposed to the idea. When asked on whether Boone ever talked to Carla about Bitter Springs and the massacre that occurred there, he says he never did, but wanted to.
Carla Boone is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.