Duncan MacCready

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Mentioned-only character
Duncan
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
FamilyRobert MacCready (father)
Lucy MacCready (mother)
Gameplay
Mentioned inFallout 4
 
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Duncan MacCready was the son of Robert MacCready and Lucy, born some time after 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

A blessing for both, he lost his mother at an early age as the family made camp in an abandoned metro station infested by feral ghouls.[1][2] Her death shifted MacCready's perspective on life and himself. Up until then, he was a killer, shooting people for a living, but now he was determined to change himself. He made a promise to Duncan to clean up his act and be a better person... Starting with swearing off cursing.[3] He settled down and built a homestead. Everything was peaceful for a time as MacCready worked the land and Duncan grew. His almost idyllic life came to an end when his son was exposed to something in their fields and the next day developed a fever accompanied by blue boils all over his body. The disease sapped his strength and by the time he decided to hit the road and find a cure, he was almost too weak to walk. He entrusted his child to the care of his friends and departed.[4] Every doctor he talked to never heard of the disease and was at a loss as to how to help the child.[5] Unwilling to watch his son wither and die, MacCready took to the road, eventually reaching as far as the Commonwealth in a desperate search for a cure for his son's illness.[6]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Duncan is mentioned only in Fallout 4.

References

  1. The Sole Survivor: "I'm sure you had good intentions."
    Robert MacCready: "I had a feeling you'd get where I was coming from. We made the mistake of holing up in a metro station one night. We didn't know that the place was infested with ferals. They were on her before I could even fire a shot. Ripped her apart right in front of me. There was nothing I could do. Took everything I had to escape with Duncan in my arms. Maybe it would have been better if we'd died there with her."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  2. The Sole Survivor: "She ever find out the truth?"
    Robert MacCready: "No. We made the mistake of holing up in a metro station one night. We didn't know that the place was infested with ferals. They were on her before I could even fire a shot. Ripped her apart right in front of me. There was nothing I could do. Took everything I had to escape with Duncan in my arms. Maybe it would have been better if we'd died there with her."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  3. The Sole Survivor: "Stopping yourself from cursing again? Why do you keep doing that?"
    Robert MacCready: "Yeah, I figured you'd ask me about this sooner or later. It's not about you, it's about a promise I made. When I left the Capital Wasteland, I didn't just leave Little Lamplight behind... I left my family behind. Had a beautiful wife named Lucy... and a son we named Duncan. He's the one that I made my promise to... a promise to clean up my act and to be a better person. I guess that sounds pretty stupid coming from a guy who shoots people for a living."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  4. The Sole Survivor: "You must have had a good reason to leave them behind."
    Robert MacCready: "That's what I keep telling myself. My son... he's sick. I don't know what's wrong with him. One day, he's playing out in the fields behind our farm... the next he took a fever and these blue boils popped up all over his body. Last I saw he was almost to weak to walk. I didn't dare ask him to come with me. Honestly, I don't know how much longer he's going to last."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  5. The Sole Survivor: "Maybe you should find a doctor."
    Robert MacCready: "Every doctor I've talked to was worthless. They never even heard of the disease. I don't need them... I need someone like you. You've already done so much for me, I feel horrible asking for more. But if you're willing to risk it, I might have a way we could save him."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  6. Long Road Ahead