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Hailey Takano is a character featured in Fallout 76.
Background[edit | edit source]
Hailey Takano was a prominent pre-War scientist and a prolific writer publishing for the Tesla Science Magazine, focusing on cutting edge research and theories. She survived the Great War in California, and apparently through pure luck, found Roger Maxson and his deserters heading towards Lost Hills. Her scientific background proved invaluable to the fledgling order, especially when the Appalachian Brotherhood encountered the scorchbeasts. Working directly with Grant McNamara, Takano did everything she could to provide the Appalachians with information and data needed to find the threat: Schematics, terminal codes, and more. Perhaps the single most advanced item she delivered were schematics for a modified T-51 power armor using ultracite, although the armor was plagued by several problems she couldn't resolve without access to the material.
The most important contribution was twofold: Determining that the scorchbeasts pose an existential threat to humanity, basing on their abilities and prodigious breeding rate. She also helped develop a sonic generator that would attract the scorchbeasts and allow the Brotherhood to cull their numbers, though everyone was aware that it was a short-term solution, unsustainable in the long run. To find a concrete solution, Takano and her team focused on finding a long-term solution and provided Grant with an automated research program to use at Vault-Tec University locally, so that Appalachia could continue research on finding a weakness in the scorchbeasts if the West Coast went dark.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Hailey Takano appears only in Fallout 76.
- Radio Log: Aug 29 2077
- Fort Defiance terminals: "It may be awhile before I can write again. Working directly with Scribe Takano is... intimidating.
I've read so many of her articles in Tesla Science. Cutting edge research and theories. I don't know how Elder Maxson found her, but we're very fortunate.
I try to keep up with her. The schematics she sends, the terminal code, all of it. I know she has other Scribes helping her, but I just don't want to be the one dropping the ball.
I had a hard talk with the Paladin. I told her we need more Scribes, better Scribes. But I think I'm the only civilian she trusts. After Madigan and Fisher, I guess I can't blame her."
- Fort Defiance terminals: "TO: <Pldn Taggerdy, CO Ft Defiance>
FROM: <Scribe Grant>
SUBJ: Ultracite Power Armor
I've taken the schematics Scribe Takano transmitted as far as I can. I think I fixed the coolant leak problem, but I just don't know. If we ever get some serious time and resources I can try building one, but the list of components... is intimidating.
[[ATTACHMENT: Ultracite Power Armor Schematics]]
- The Nuclear Option
- BoS Archive: ARP Background