Lucy (Fallout 4)

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Mentioned-only character
Lucy
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderFemale
RoleMacCready's wife
FamilyRobert MacCready (husband)
Duncan (son)
Gameplay
Mentioned inFallout 4
 
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Lucy was the late wife of Robert MacCready and mother of Duncan, their son.

Background[edit | edit source]

MacCready met her shortly after leaving Little Lamplight in 2281. Though he was a professional mercenary, he told her that he was a soldier instead, afraid to lose her. The two fell in love and wandered the Wasteland together, with Duncan born on the road. Lucy always had MacCready's back and helped him through the darkest of nights in the wasteland. With her at his side, he could press ahead no matter the horrors that faced him.[1][2] They would have lived a long, happy life, if they didn't decide to camp in an abandoned metro station full of feral ghouls. Lucy was killed, swarmed by the ferals and torn apart before MacCready could fire a shot. Her death buying enough time for her husband and son to flee with their lives.[3][4] MacCready is plagued by the memory of her death, haunted by the fact that he never told her the truth. He continues to carry a memento reminding him of her: A little carved toy soldier she made for him when they first met.[5][6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Lucy is mentioned only in Fallout 4.

References

  1. The Sole Survivor: "Why would you say something like that?"
    Robert MacCready: "I guess I needed to tell someone how I felt about it. Damn, I miss Lucy. No matter how bad things got, she was always there with a shoulder to lean on. It gave me... well, it gave me the courage I needed to press ahead... to never give up. When she died, I thought that feeling was gone forever... Then I met you. You have the world's problems on your back and here you are helping me with mine... lending me your shoulder like Lucy did. I just want you to know how much your friendship means to me."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  2. The Sole Survivor: "Hey, only best friends can share feelings like that with each other."
    Robert MacCready: "And I aim to keep it that way. Anyway, thanks for hearing me out. Taking all that weight off of my shoulders makes the journey a little easier, if you know what I mean. Speaking of which, it's about time we got back on the road, don't you think?"
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  3. 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))
  4. 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))
  5. Robert MacCready: "Hold up... I think we need to talk."
    The Sole Survivor: "What's on your mind?"
    Robert MacCready: "This has been nagging at me for a while. I've been waiting for the right moment to talk to you, and I suppose this is as good of a time as any. After helping me get Duncan's cure from Med-Tek, I figure I owe you something... and I always pay my debts. Here... I wanted you to have this. I know a carved toy soldier is a strange reward for risking your life, but this one's special... it means a lot to me."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  6. The Sole Survivor: "If it's special to you, then it's a thoughtful gift. Thank you."
    Robert MacCready: "You're welcome. Just be sure you don't lose it. My wife Lucy gave this to me right after we met. I... I uh, told her I was a soldier and she made it for me. Never could bring myself to tell her the truth... that I was just a hired killer. The soldier story was the best thing I could come up with. I didn't want to lose her because of what I was."
    (Robert MacCready's dialogue (Fallout 4))
  7. 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))
  8. 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))