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Mark Wilson

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For the second president of Wilson Automatoys, see Marc Wilson.
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Mark Wilson
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RaceHuman
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AffiliationBar Harbor Bowling League
RoleAssistant manager of Beaver Creek Lanes
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Mentioned inFallout 4
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Mark Wilson was an assistant manager of Beaver Creek Lanes and one of the developers of the Striker in 2077.

Background[edit | edit source]

Mark Wilson was an assistant manager of Beaver Creek Lanes, as a member of the staff he had to deal the with consistent vandalism of the Vim machines on their property. Despite constant vigilance they were unsuccessful at catching the culprit, however he did learn from Thomas Davis that Jan at the Bar Harbor Museum was also experiencing the same vandalism.[1]

Despite the recent targeted vandalism he loved his profession, he got to work with the game that he loved and with his friends. After he learned of Thomas Davis' imminent deployment, he accidentally revealed the going away party for him. Thomas was flattered and helped with the party planning. Reminding them to make sure that the party goers responded, so that they knew how much fiddleheads they'd needed for Mrs. Hannah Miller. She using them to cater her famous Fried Fiddleheads.[1]

Thomas' tour of duty was a short one, although harrowing and honorable. He would keep in touch with them, sending them postcards until suddenly stopping in April. He would learn from Thomas' cousin Daisy that his destroyer was sunk and that he received a spinal injury. Thomas never walk, or bowl again. She asking him to pass along the information.[2]

Throughout it all this close nit group of friends and family were there for one another, never wavering. When they heard of Thomas' condition they took the news hard. One night, quarter to three, Mark & Matthew would get to talking over shooting the balls back up the return and checking the machinery when they came up with an idea. Maybe they could help Thomas bowl that perfect game he was so close to. Thomas' arms still worked, so they came up with the idea of a sort of Bowling gun built out of the ball return and a strong motor attached to a board.[3] Meanwhile Thomas would come up with his own solution, a negative handicap; to give everyone an equal footing and provide extra challenge for top level players.[4]

Although their original idea would prove to be a colossal failure – it only achieved sanding off the edges of the balls – they began to discus the ideal with some of the old timers. Jacob brought up the idea that they should just get and modify one of the new Fat Man catapults. Determined, they followed this advice, they talked to a guy, who knew a guy that knows a guy... eventually they found one at an old surplus center out in the willywacks, and traded a couple tanks of gasoline for it. Illegally, but hey they're only gonna kill pins with it, so what the hell right?[5]

During the development – October 6 – they forgot to reduce the tension springs and the first ball they launched flew straight through the wall of the office and stove-in a table in the dining area. Knocked Mr. Clark out of his chair, nearly killing him. Matthew and Daisy talked with Mr. Clark and convinced him not to sue, he understanding it was a mishap. Unhurt and shook up he agreed not to sue for all of his games and half his beer tab are on the house. Meanwhile an insurance adjuster had to be called in the next day – October 7, he also had to be convinced. Daisy would spread the word that if he asks anyone, to tell them "Matthew and Mark were working on repairing the mechanism from one of the ball returns and it went haywire." The Striker was effectively complete, although they never managed to adjust the firing speed.[6] In better news, they'd gotten word that Thomas would be returning early in December and it was at this time that Mark and Daisy would work on building a temporary ramp for his wheelchair, util Matthew can get a permanent one installed.[6]

However it was not long after this that the insurance adjuster and the structural engineer would conclude that the building is unsafe. But she wouldn't know if it can be repaired or if the whole building has to come down till the debris is cleared out. Matthew would talk with the insurance company to see if there is any sort of emergency wages they can get for the employees but the company was fighting him pretty hard.[7]

Fate[edit | edit source]

With the alleyway was closed, Matthew gathered up as much as he can out of their lockers and brought them and their final paychecks to the coffee shop at noon on October 20. He adding a little extra to their checks – wishing it could be more, but it's all he's got until the insurance payed out.[7] Thomas however would not make it home, on October 23 the rest of the management would play their final set, they all dying from the radiation where they were.[8] Afterword, a landslide would partially bury the building and the wight from debris carried down would eventually crash through the ceiling.[9]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Mark Wilson is mentioned only in Fallout 4.

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