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Daniel Bird

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Daniel Bird
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationEnclave
RoleVice President
RankVice-President
LocationControl station Enclave
Dialogue FileQCBIRD.MSG
Statistics
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 2
Agility: 6
Luck: 2
Derived StatsHit points: 120
Armor class: 21
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 600
Normal DT/DR: 2/25%
Laser DT/DR: 0/20%
Fire DT/DR: 0/20%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/30%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/20%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 70%
Big Guns: 70%
Energy Weapons: 70%
Unarmed: 70%
Melee Weapons: 70%
Throwing: 70%
Technical
Proto id00000294 (Vice President)
 
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Yes, I like that direction. I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future. So, by all means, let's go in that direction.

Vice-President Daniel Bird is a member of President Dick Richardson's cabinet in Fallout 2.

Background

Occupying the second highest position in the Enclave is a small, nervous man wearing a food-stained three piece suit.[1] Daniel Bird has the appearance of a drooling idiot, gibbering and speaking nonsense as if it was the greatest discovery of the century. He is, however, retained at his post, apparently due to his status as a national hero: Bird volunteered to test an early FEV Curling-13 antidote, which didn't quite work. He suffered brain damage, rendering him useless for any purpose beyond sitting in an office and staring at the walls, while occasionally mumbling to himself. However, it appears that the antidote did improve one thing: His spelling.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • Bird's dialogue goes in circles and is quite coherent for someone with 2 Intelligence.
  • Putting him out of his misery grants negative karma.

Inventory

x
Icon armored vault suit.png
Apparel
Assault carbine icon.png
Weapon
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
empty

Behind the scenes

  • Nearly all his dialog comes from absurd but real quotes from Dan Quayle (the Vice President under United States President George H.W. Bush) or slight variations of them (such as substituting words like "Enclave" into the quotes). The similarity is even more obvious when you consider the fact that quail (quayle) is a bird.

Appearances

Daniel Bird appears only in Fallout 2.

References

  1. Daniel Bird's character description: "{100}{}{You see a small nervous-looking man.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Vice-President Bird.}"
    "{102}{}{You see a small nervous-looking man, wearing a food-stained suit.}"
    (QCBIRD.MSG)
  2. The Chosen One: "{120}{}{President? Who are you anyway?}"
    Dick Richardson: "{160}{prs15}{I am the President of the United States of America. The Vice-President is in the office outside. If you belonged here you'd know that. Who are you and what are you doing here?}"
    The Chosen One:"{163}{}{Vice-President? You mean that drooling idiot next door?}"
    Dick Richardson: "{199}{prs26}{Vice-President Bird may look like a drooling idiot, but I'll have you know that man's a national hero.}"
    The Chosen One: "{200}{}{To you, probably.}"
    Dick Richardson: "{201}{prs27}{He's one of the bravest men I know. He volunteered to try one of the early versions of the F.E.V. toxin antidote. (sigh) Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out the way we'd hoped.}"
    The Chosen One: "{202}{}{You mean that wasn't what you'd hoped for?}"
    Dick Richardson"{203}{prs28}{It's tiny mocking minds like yours that prove the superiority of real humans over mutants.}"
    The Chosen One: "{204}{}{He's still a gibbering idiot.}"
    Dick Richardson: "{206}{prs29}{He may yet come around. In fact, there may even be some unforeseen benefits. His spelling ability has actually improved.}"
    (Qhprzrch.msg)
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