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Evan Watson

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Evan Watson
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Biography and appearance
Hair StyleBaldingHair ColorGray
Eye ColorBlue
AffiliationThe Institute
LocationThe Institute
Dialogue FileEvan Watson's dialogue
QuestsAirship Down
assistanceHelps friends and allies
Derived StatsHealth: 40
AP: 143
Tag SkillsBloatflyClass
Editor RaceHumanRace
Editor IDEvanWatson
Base ID0005e561Ref ID00061c35
Editor FactionsInstituteFaction
ActorAlan Blumenfeld
Special Head GearSoul patch (beard)

Rules create order, and order promotes efficiency.

Evan Watson (username Watson.E) is a member of the Institute's Advanced Systems division in 2287.


A researcher of the Facilities division and liaison with Advanced Systems, Watson stays mostly out of the way of others. He specializes in power distribution,[1] both figurative and literal: Together with Rosalind Orman, he devised a cunning plan to take down the Prydwen and send a message to the Brotherhood that the Institute is not to be interfered with. His experience with power has made him a stickler for procedure and efficiency, and has authored several handbooks on proper Institute procedures for Advanced Systems members to follow. Although they total a few thousand pages, he considers them a brisk read and wastes no opportunity to remind others of the need to follow proper protocols. He has seen first hand how cavalier scientists made mistakes in the labs, paying with their health or even life. However, he isn't above taking calculated risks: He will happily request the Sole Survivor to steal Brotherhood plans and salvage if it means that the Institute can study their impressive technology.

On a personal level, he is a close friend of Father. He and Shaun have long talks every week over dinner, including policy discussions. He believes that he can aid the future Director in the same way.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.


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This character is involved in quests.

Airship Down


  • Appropriation: Watson sends the player out on repeated missions to steal the Brotherhood's tech.
  • Airship Down: Talking to him is the first step in taking down the Prydwen.


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Blue Institute lab coat
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Institute pistol
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Evan Watson appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. The Sole Survivor: "I'd like to know about the people in your division."
    Allie Filmore: "Of course. Doctor Lawrence Higgs is our mechanical engineer. He oversees the major life support and security systems. Power distribution is Doctor Evan Watson's area of expertise, and Doctor Newton Oberly is in charge of food and housing. He coordinates with BioScience to ensure that our meals are balanced for optimal nutrition. We also make use of a number of synth units for low-priority maintenance and labor."
    (Allie Filmore's dialogue)
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