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Hartigan

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Hartigan
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderMale
AffiliationUnited States of America
United States Air Force
United States Space Administration
RoleAstronaut
RankColonel
LocationEngineering core, Mothership Zeta
Dialogue FileHartigan's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsAmong the Stars
Technical
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I'm sure there's a great deal that our two species can learn from <zap> Oww! What the Hell? What is this, what are you doing?

Colonel Hartigan is an astronaut found dead in Mothership Zetas engineering core in 2277.

Background[edit | edit source]

Colonel Hartigan was a United States Air Force officer and a United States Space Administration astronaut, who was returning from a low-orbit mission in his capsule Clarabella 7, but he never made it back to its ocean splashdown rendezvous point. The mystery was soon covered up by the U.S. government and the United States Space Administration, who claimed the craft crash-landed after becoming entangled in high-altitude weather balloons.[1]

Hartigan himself soon made first contact with the Aliens and attempted to calmly explain his mission, but only experienced torture. He was placed in cryogenic stasis pod, but complications and pod malfunctions, plus the stress he endured during his Alien encounters, caused the colonel to expire.[1]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • Among the Stars: Despite his death, he provides a vital service by allowing the player to collect his spacesuit, allowing them to complete a spacewalk and access other areas of the Mothership.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Spacesuit
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Weapon
-
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Carried items
-
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Drops on death
empty

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The name of Hartigan's space capsule, Clarabella 7, is a reference to the American Mercury program.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Hartigan appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.66: "Colonel Hartigan (deceased)
    Hartigan was returning from a low-orbit mission in his capsule Clarabella 7, but he never made it back to its ocean splashdown rendezvous point. The mystery was soon covered up by the U.S. government and the United States Space Administration, who claimed the craft crash-landed after becoming entangled in high-altitude weather balloons. Hartigan himself soon made first contact with the Aliens and attempted to calmly explain his mission. His screams can still be heard echoing through a Recorded Log on the ship. He was placed in cryogenic stasis pod, but complications and pod malfunctions, plus the stress he endured during his Alien encounters, caused the colonel to expire. His Spacesuit is still useful, however."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)