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Ghost (Fallout: New Vegas)

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Ghost
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderFemale
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Rangers
RoleRanger, Sniper, and Guard
LocationMojave Outpost
Dialogue FileGhost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas)
Gameplay
QuestsKeep Your Eyes on the Prize
Statistics
AlignmentNeutral
Technical
Editor IDvMORangerGhost
Base ID0013d6a2Ref ID00140dac
ActorApril Stewart
DesignerScript and character design by J.R. Vosovic[1]
 
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Hnh - didn't even hear you come up the ramp. You don't broadcast your movements. I like that.

— Ghost, if the player sneaks up behind her with (at least) 60 in Sneak when meeting her.

Ranger Ghost is an NCR Ranger stationed at the Mojave Outpost in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

Ghost[2] is an albino[1] is a Ranger marksman posted to the Outpost to defend it against anyone coming up the I-15 from the Mojave. She doesn't appreciate the posting. Her curt demeanor earned her the ignoble moniker of "bitch" from some of the merchants, although her skill with a rifle ensures none say that to her face.[3] However disliked she may be on a personal level, none doubt her skill or patriotism: A good word from her is as good as gold.[4][5]

Her attitude is most likely the result of her posting. Being stuck as a sniper in a outpost situated in a narrow pass is completely contradictory to who she is. As a result of the bureaucratic nightmare that being an NCR border guard truly is, she is constantly frustrated. More specifically this is due to command issuing orders to only maintain a standing force at the outpost rather than an effective one.[6][7]

Although she is an NCR patriot through and through, she does not have any imperialist zeal. In fact, she both recognizes malarkey and dismisses it just as quickly.[8] She is quite an intuitive person and knows full well that the end of 2281 will be far bloodier than ever before in the Mojave.[9] This perception is also applied to reading people, and after being stuck in a literal go nowhere bureaucratic sinkhole, she will appreciate any and all actual vigor.[10][11]

Despite her situation, she is not at rest; in fact, she is constantly on edge – especially since the smoke started rising from the east. While she can explain away the lack of foot traffic from Nipton, she cannot explain away said smoke. Believing it to be an attack by Powder Gangers, she laments not being able to go and verify; any more such actions will result in harsh dispensary actions.[12] With the lack of traffic since she knows that either the attack wasn't too bad, or it was really, really bad. In this situation she could hire the Courier to go and be her eyes.[13][14][15][16] Unfortunately the attack was a massacre, and she was shocked to find that it was the Legion. The fact that they are now well within their de-facto border (the Colorado River) has her on edge more than ever.[17]

Whether the origin of her codename[2] is from her albinism or her Ranger stealth proficiency is unknown. It may be both however as she does appreciate the stealth of others, in fact she can tell what kind of trade a person is in by the pattern of their pacing.[18][19]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.

Quests

Other interactions

  • If the player has 60 or more in Stealth and is meeting Ghost for the first time, Ghost will comment about not hearing the player walk up the ramp otherwise she'll say she heard their footsteps on the ramp.[18][19]
  • Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA.png Armed For Bear: Ghost qualifies for the purposes of this challenge.

Notable quotes

  • "[What's the pay?] The pay? The pay is a good goddamn thanks from the heart of the Republic! Just shitting you with the NCR line, done wonders for morale around here. President Kimball keeps saying getting shot at is its own damn reward. Do this job for me, though, I'll do what I can. People know I hate most everyone, so if I put in a word for you... that's gold."
  • "[Anything you can tell me about the Outpost?] Not much to tell, one of the worst posts in the NCR if you're looking to be anything more than a babysitter. Full up here, but just enough so we can't send out patrols. Got to maintain a "standing force," Jackson's orders... NCR's orders. Can't spare men for patrols or escorts, so caravans are backing up here like a Brahmin with a bottle in its ass. Typical NCR bullshit."
  • "[If that's all you wanted, I'm done.] Well, thanks for hoofing it there and back, even if it was bad news. Wish we could spare the troops to go hunting, but... orders are to stay put. Fucking Mojave's going to hell, and all I can do is sit here and watch."
  • "[Depends on the work.] I think there's trouble in Nipton - no traffic from there on the roads, and while I can explain that away, the smoke from the town I can't. I'm sure it's been hit - what I need to know is if they survived it. Might be Powder Gangers with all that smoke in the air. If there's anybody left, they'd be in the Nipton Town Hall. Go there, check it out, let me know what you find."
  • "[[NCR] If I can help, I'm here to assist.] Hnh. Maybe Jackson got some additional soldiers after all. Didn't take you for a trooper at first, you seem a little... livelier than most. All right, if you're here to assist, good, that's what I want to hear."
  • "[I'll do it.] All right. Look at you, all fired up and ready to go. Wish the others around here had that kind of attitude. Listen - I don't want you getting killed for this, so if you head there and run into trouble, I'm asking for eyes and ears, not your life. All right?"
  • "[Already been there, Nipton was attacked by the Legion.] Legion this far West? You're fucking kidding me. That's not outside the border, they're moving in - and fast. Nipton wasn't the most friendly town, but... All right - thanks for checking on that, wish it set my mind at ease, now I'm more on edge than ever."
  • "[Why don't you go check it out?] Got my post. Don't think I wouldn't go, too - if trouble's hit Nipton, town's got enough camping spots to rack up some easy kills. Not about to have Jackson bust my ass again, though, even if I came back with Caesar's head - rather be sitting here than in a cell."
  • "[Hear any news from the West?] Kimball's Kimball, not sure which end is his ass or his head. Caravan families are causing trouble, Big Circle getting tense - the usual. Look, you want gossip, go to the bar downstairs and listen to a whole lot of nothing. Me, I got to keep watch, then fill out the daily log."
  • "[Not interested.] Had to try. Smoke trail's getting thicker by the hour - wish Jackson could spare some men."
  • "[Town's been attacked, not sure by who.] Well, if you didn't see anyone, they might be gone - be just like Powder Gangers to hit and run. See what you can find in the Town Hall, there might be survivors."
  • "[Did you have friends there?] In Nipton? Hell no. Town was a shithole, asking to be burned. Just not by Legion. Nobody deserves that."
  • "[Didn't mean to be the bearer of bad news.] Unless you burned the town, don't take blame that's not due. Things are going to get uglier before the year's out."
  • "[Haven't been to Nipton yet.] If there were any survivors, they're going to be in the Town Hall. If you can get inside, let me know if you find anyone."
  • "Hnh - didn't even hear you come up the ramp. You don't broadcast your movements. I like that."
  • "Hnh. Heard your footsteps coming up the ramp, didn't sound like a trooper or one of the merchants. You a Courier? If so, this might be your lucky day... if you don't mind walking a bit and your eyes are good."
  • "Change your mind? Offer's still open, lot of smoke from Nipton in the East, could use a set of eyes over there."
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Inventory

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Apparel
Authority glasses
Ranger grey hat
Ranger vest outfit
Assault carbine icon.png
Weapon
Cowboy repeater
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Carried items
-
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
empty

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If Ghost falls off the roof for whatever reason, she will remain in that position for the remainder of the game.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Combat may cause her to bug out. Shooting her once, then holstering the weapon (yielding) can help get her out of stupor.

Appearances

Ghost appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Formspring
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Courier: "Sniper on the roof?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Yeah, her name's... Ghost or something... fucking scary, ooooooh. Guess it's cause you'll never see her 'til your dead. NCR and their goddamn nicknames, as if Caesar himself's gonna piss and run if he hears them. Anyway, go on and head up top, ask her what's going on, if you haven't already. I don't much give a shit."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Any work around here?"
    Lacey: "Work around here? Might check with Jackson in the main building. Or Ghost up on the roof above, but watch out, she's... well, she's kind of a bitch. Don't tell her I said that, though. Might take a bullet some night when I'm going to the latrine."
    (Lacey's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "What's the pay?"
    Ghost: "The pay? The pay is a good goddamn thanks from the heart of the Republic! Just shitting you with the NCR line, done wonders for morale around here. President Kimball keeps saying getting shot at is its own damn reward. Do this job for me, though, I'll do what I can. People know I hate most everyone, so if I put in a word for you... that's gold.}}"
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  5. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
  6. The Courier: "Anything you can tell me about the Outpost?"
    Ghost: "Not much to tell, one of the worst posts in the NCR if you're looking to be anything more than a babysitter. Full up here, but just enough so we can't send out patrols. Got to maintain a "standing force," Jackson's orders... NCR's orders. Can't spare men for patrols or escorts, so caravans are backing up here like a Brahmin with a bottle in its ass. Typical NCR bullshit."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  7. The Courier: "If that's all you wanted, I'm done."
    Ghost: "Well, thanks for hoofing it there and back, even if it was bad news. Wish we could spare the troops to go hunting, but... orders are to stay put. Fucking Mojave's going to hell, and all I can do is sit here and watch."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  8. The Courier: "Hear any news from the West?"
    Ghost: "Kimball's Kimball, not sure which end is his ass or his head. Caravan families are causing trouble, Big Circle getting tense - the usual. Look, you want gossip, go to the bar downstairs and listen to a whole lot of nothing. Me, I got to keep watch, then fill out the daily log."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  9. The Courier: "Didn't mean to be the bearer of bad news."
    Ghost: "Unless you burned the town, don't take blame that's not due. Things are going to get uglier before the year's out."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  10. The Courier: "[NCR] If I can help, I'm here to assist."
    Ghost: "Hnh. Maybe Jackson got some additional soldiers after all. Didn't take you for a trooper at first, you seem a little... livelier than most. All right, if you're here to assist, good, that's what I want to hear."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  11. The Courier: "I'll do it."
    Ghost: "All right. Look at you, all fired up and ready to go. Wish the others around here had that kind of attitude. Listen - I don't want you getting killed for this, so if you head there and run into trouble, I'm asking for eyes and ears, not your life. All right?"
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  12. The Courier: "Why don't you go check it out?"
    Ghost: "Got my post. Don't think I wouldn't go, too - if trouble's hit Nipton, town's got enough camping spots to rack up some easy kills. Not about to have Jackson bust my ass again, though, even if I came back with Caesar's head - rather be sitting here than in a cell."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  13. Ghost: "Change your mind? Offer's still open, lot of smoke from Nipton in the East, could use a set of eyes over there."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  14. The Courier: "Not interested."
    Ghost: "Had to try. Smoke trail's getting thicker by the hour - wish Jackson could spare some men."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  15. The Courier: "Town's been attacked, not sure by who."
    Ghost: "Well, if you didn't see anyone, they might be gone - be just like Powder Gangers to hit and run. See what you can find in the Town Hall, there might be survivors."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  16. The Courier: "Depends on the work."
    Ghost: "I think there's trouble in Nipton - no traffic from there on the roads, and while I can explain that away, the smoke from the town I can't. I'm sure it's been hit - what I need to know is if they survived it. Might be Powder Gangers with all that smoke in the air. If there's anybody left, they'd be in the Nipton Town Hall. Go there, check it out, let me know what you find."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  17. The Courier: "Already been there, Nipton was attacked by the Legion."
    Ghost: "Legion this far West? You're fucking kidding me. That's not outside the border, they're moving in - and fast. Nipton wasn't the most friendly town, but... All right - thanks for checking on that, wish it set my mind at ease, now I'm more on edge than ever."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  18. 18.0 18.1 Ghost: "Hnh - didn't even hear you come up the ramp. You don't broadcast your movements. I like that."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas)) Note: This greeting is available only if the player character has 60 or more in Stealth.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Ghost: "Hnh. Heard your footsteps coming up the ramp, didn't sound like a trooper or one of the merchants. You a Courier? If so, this might be your lucky day... if you don't mind walking a bit and your eyes are good."
    (Ghost's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas)) Note: This greeting is available only if the player character has lass than 60 in Stealth.