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|For other characters in the Fallout universe named Mary, see Mary.|
Maybe we should just go back to our quarters...”
Mary Holden is a resident of Vault 101 in Fallout 3. She is the wife of Tom Holden.
She and her husband are two of the residents in Vault 101 who the Lone Wanderer will encounter during their escape from Vault 101. If the player does not kill the security guards in time, she is likely to be killed by Officer O'Brian and Officer Richards when she tries to follow Tom on his escape. There is no karma bonus for saving either Tom or Mary, nor is there a karma loss for letting them perish.
The Holdens will flee if the character gets shot at before Tom attempts his escape. Players may wish to utilize this to save the Holdens. Since the guards will rarely leave their post and chase the player, the vault can be broken free from with minimal bloodshed.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
- Escape!: Mary and her husband, Tom, can be heard talking about escaping the vault in the main atrium. Following their brief chat, she and her husband run, trying to escape, but to no avail.
Effects of player actions
- Waiting to watch Tom get shot will also cause Mary to run towards the guards shortly after, getting killed as well.
|Vault 101 jumpsuit|
PipBoyGlove (Pip-Boy Glove)
PipBoyNPC (Pip-Boy 3000)
Drops on death
Mary Holden appears only in Fallout 3.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.84: "Mary Holden
During the confusion of your extrication from Vault 101, Mary and Tom Holden attempt to flee the violent security officers O'Brian and Richards, and are usually gunned or beaten down in cold blood unless you step in to save them."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)