Michael Masters

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Michael Masters
Fo3 Michael Masters.png
Biography and appearance
RaceGhoul
GenderMale
Eye ColorBlue (EyeBlue)
AffiliationRoy Phillips
RoleFollower of Roy Phillips
LocationWarrington Station
Tenpenny Tower (optionally)
Dialogue FileMichael Masters' dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsTenpenny Tower
Combat StyleDefault
aggressionAggressive
confidenceFoolhardy
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Statistics
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 3
Perception: 6
Endurance: 3
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 25
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsScientist (Scientist)
Barter: 13
Big Guns: 11
Energy Weapons: 17
Explosives: 56
Lockpick: 17
Medicine: 60
Melee Weapons: 11
Repair: 21
Science: 60
Small Guns: 17
Sneak: 17
Speech: 13
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 11
PerksSPLO - Actor Effect: SPEL - Actor Effect [000617BE] <GhoulRadHeal> "Radiation Healing" SPLO - Actor Effect: SPEL - Actor Effect [000617BD] <RadResistGhoul> "Radiation Resistance"
Level1.000000
Calculated: 5 → 8
Technical
Editor RaceGhoul
Editor IDMichaelMasters
Base ID0001dc19Ref ID0001f981
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [000031DC] <MichaelMastersScript>
Editor FactionsGhoulFaction
WarringtonGhoulsFaction
Packages
Packages
Package 000629F1 (MichaelMastersStandAtGuardPost)

Package 000629F4 (MichaelMastersSearchForPlayer) Package 000629F3 (MichaelMastersGreetPlayer) Package 000BEA2F (MIchaelMastersTenpennyServices) Package 000BEA31 (MichaelMastersTenpennySleep) Package 000BEA30 (MichaelMastersTenpennyLounge) Package 0001E529 (WarringtonEat1) Package 0001E52A (WarringtonEat2) Package 0001E524 (WarringtonMichaelMastersSleep) Package 0001E523 (WarringtonSandbox) Package 0001E52B (MS12DebugStandInWarrington)

ActorMike Rosson (MaleGenericGhoul)
Special Head GearEyebrowM (EyebrowM)
 
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I wasn't always like this. I was a goddamn scientist. We were doing great things. Amazing things. Sure sacrifices were required. Some people got hurt. But we were making real progress. But then those goddamn bombs dropped. Karma's a real bitch. You'd be wise to remember that.

Michael Masters is a ghoul residing in Warrington Station in Fallout 3..

Background[edit | edit source]

Michael Masters was an esteemed electronic and biological engineer before the bombs dropped. He doesn't remember much of the first years after D.C. was destroyed, but he does remember his human life and resents his ghoulish nature (though he does appreciate the gift of longevity). He was extremely intelligent and jovial in his old life, but living as a ghoul has made him very pessimistic and angry at the world.[1] He sees his ghoulness as a karmic curse, because he was attempting to keep America at the forefront of human mutation experiments, breeding super-warriors after being inspired by the works of the German, Russian, and Chinese doctors.[2]

Since then, he has been living in the Warrington train tunnels, waiting for Roy Phillips organize an uprising against Allistair Tenpenny and the other bigots at the hotel.[3] Still, he finds it ironic that the same place where he used to vacation is the place he is trying to fight his way into.[4]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

Barter.png
This character is a merchant. Caps: 260-540
Sells: weapons, armor, miscellaneous items, house improvements, Schematics - dart gun
Perk empathy synthesizer.png
This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • Tenpenny Tower: Upon first meeting Michael he will try to make the Lone Wanderer go back the way they came, eventually leading the Lone Wanderer to Roy Phillips if they insist.

Effects of player actions[edit | edit source]

  • If the Lone Wanderer completes the Tenpenny Tower quest by convincing the other residents to let the ghouls in, Michael will have a shop and will sell random guns, ammunition, and other items with a nice discount.
  • If the Lone Wanderer chooses to kill Roy Phillips after the ghouls move into Tenpenny Tower, even if done silently with no observers, Michael Masters will turn hostile and further trading with him becomes impossible.

Notable quotes=[edit | edit source]

  • "Just remember that when you die, you die alone. Then you just rot until some jackal comes and snacks on you."
  • "Just passing through? That's no way to live your life. You need a purpose. A goal. It's the only thing that keeps you from realizing how meaningless this shit-filled existence really is."
  • "Apathy is the death of the soul. It's better to be angry as hell! It keeps things interesting anyway."

Inventory[edit | edit source]

MadeMan.svg
Icon armored vault suit.png
Apparel
Motorcycle helmet
Wasteland settler outfit
Assault carbine icon.png
Weapon
10mm submachine gun
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
empty
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
empty

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I wasn't always like this. I was a goddamn scientist. We were doing great things. Amazing things!"
  • "Go live your life, kid."

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If you decide to kill all the residents and let the ghouls move in, when you walk into Tenpenny Tower you may see him walk towards the door and then walk out. If you follow him he will walk towards the main exit and disappear when he gets to the potted plants, and you will hear the sound that happens when you go through a grate. If you search Warrington station he will be nowhere to be found. *Fix: He will be at the station, waiting for the PC to greet him. Go past the escalator to the metro line and he will greet you. He will then go back to Tenpenny Tower.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Michael Masters appears only in Fallout 3.

References

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "So tell me, what's it like being a Ghoul?"
    Michael Masters: "I wasn't always like this. I was a goddamn scientist. We were doing great things. Amazing things. Sure sacrifices were required. Some people got hurt. But we were making real progress. But then those goddamn bombs dropped. Karma's a real bitch. You'd be wise to remember that."
    (Michael Masters' dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.85: "Michael Masters
    Michael Masters was an esteemed electronic and biological engineer before the bombs dropped. He doesn't remember much of the first years after D.C. was destroyed, but he does remember his human life and resents his Ghoulish nature (though he does appreciate the gift of longevity). He was extremely intelligent and jovial in his old life, but living as a Ghoul has made him very pessimistic and angry at the world. He sees his Ghoulness as a karmic curse, because he was attempting to keep America at the forefront of human mutation experiments, breeding super-warriors after being inspired by the work of the German, Russian, and Chinese doctors."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "So what are you doing in the Metro tunnels?"
    Michael Masters: "I've been stomping around with Roy and his gang of misfits. Roy's a no nonsense, take no prisoners kinda guy. He heard about this Tenpenny asshole, and now he's trying to get us in that tower. He's hatching some kind of plan to kill all those bigot bastards. Believe it or not, I used to vacation there."
    (Michael Masters' dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "What's it like living at Tenpenny Tower?"
    Michael Masters: "It's weird actually. I used to vacation here before the bombs dropped. Used to be a resort for the wealthy and powerful. I never thought I'd be the one fighting to get in here. Guess way back it used to be a plantation. Ironic isn't it?"
    (Michael Masters' dialogue)