Nova

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Nova
Fo3 Nova.png
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderFemale
Hair StyleThe Unsettler (HairMessy01F)Hair Color?
Eye ColorBlue (EyeBlue)
AffiliationMegaton
RoleProstitute
LocationMegaton, Moriarty's saloon
Dialogue FileNova's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsFollowing in His Footsteps
Combat StyleDefault
aggressionUnaggressive
confidenceCowardly
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Statistics
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 8
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 7
Luck: 3
Derived StatsHit Points: 10
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsProstitute (Prostitute)
Barter: 52
Big Guns: 12
Energy Weapons: 14
Explosives: 14
Lockpick: 14
Medicine: 10
Melee Weapons: 12
Repair: 10
Science: 10
Small Guns: 18
Sneak: 50
Speech: 52
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 12
Level4
Calculated: 1 → 0
Technical
Editor RaceCaucasian
Editor IDNova
Base ID00000a63Ref ID00003b3f
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [0001769A] <NovaSCRIPT>
Editor FactionsSmokerFaction
MegatonMoriartysFaction
MegatonResidentFaction
MegatonCrimeFaction
Packages
Packages
Package 0001769E (MegNovaRadioStand)

Package 00003FC6 (MegNovaSleepOwnBed2x4) Package 0006A075 (MegNovaEatPackage16x1) Package 0006DDEF (MegNovaTalkBillyCreel) Package 0006DDF1 (MegNovaTalkJericho) Package 0006DDF0 (MegNovaTalkNathan) Package 0006DDF2 (MegNovaTalkMoriarty) Package 00003FC8 (MegNovaDefaultMoriartys)

ActorKaren Carbone (FemaleAdult02)
 
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Lookin's free, the rest'll cost ya.

Nova is one of the residents of the Capital Wasteland town of Megaton. She works as the local prostitute at Moriarty's saloon in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Nova was born in 2252. She spends most of her time hanging around the bar talking to the male clientele. Every now and then, she'll go up to a room with a new "friend." Her standards are not exactly high, but she explicitly will not sleep with ghouls.[1] Her real job is to sweet-talk the male patrons and get them to spend money—on booze, company, or an outrageously priced bed for the night. One day a week—her day off—she goes shopping.[2]

She has lived in Megaton since around 2272, but has grown unenthusiastic during her stay.[3] This is in no small part due to how Colin Moriarty treats her like an object rather than a human being.[4][5] Moriarty does not even trust her with her earnings, taking them and locking them up for himself.[6] She has learned that that the best way to survive in this world is to keep your nose out of other people's business,[7] which means she never works counter to Moriarty's interests.[8] Needless to say, if Moriarty was out of the picture, she would retire from prostitution.[9]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

Nova works at Moriarty's saloon as a prostitute to pay back the debt she owes Moriarty. She hangs around the Saloon's first floor talking to the locals and the Lone Wanderer. For 120 caps you can rent a room with her.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character rents beds. Cost: 120 caps.
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This character is a pimp or prostitute and sells sex.

Comes with the bed for a night.

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • Following in His Footsteps: After inquiring about Moriarty and completing a successful Speech check, she will give you the password for Colin's terminal, which contains valuable information about your father. A male player with the Lady Killer perk can acquire the password as well.[10]

Effects of player character[edit | edit source]

  • When you inquire about hiring Nova's services she advises you to rent a room. When you inquire about the cost of the room she replies "Well... for you? A room and some company will run you 120 caps. Up front". After paying for the room she directs you to the room with the "big bed" and straight after finishing your conversation she walks up the stairs to the room, lies down on the bed and appears to fall asleep. Attempting to speak with her at this point will result in the usual dialogue choices. However, you do gain access to the bed for a period of time.
  • Nova is not picky, both male and female players can acquire her services. If the Lone Wanderer is male and possesses the Lady Killer Perk, the dialogue and innuendo from her becomes more evidently playful and suggestive.
  • If Colin Moriarty is killed she will take over the hotel, with Gob working the bar; of the newly christened Gob's saloon.

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Merc charmer outfit
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Weapon
-
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
-
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
empty

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In non-player character to non-player character conversation, Moriarty admonishes her for using Jet.
  • Nova and Jericho can be found in a conversation where Jericho propositions Nova for a relationship. She quickly declines, saying that her place is at Moriarty's and that she has to stay.
  • She is one of the few people that will acknowledge Moriarty's death saying "Colin used to handle that."

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Hi there. I'm Nova. New to Megaton, huh? Do yourself a favor and keep walking. Some of us stay for a few days... and then it's five years later..."
  • "With Gob? Well, he's sweet... and I know that he'd like to, it's just... well... I don't want to sound shallow or anything, I mean, I'm a whore, my standards aren't exactly high. But there are places even I won't go. Johnnies that are squishier than me are one of 'em." (reacting to working with a ghoul.)
  • "You gotta learn you can't stick your neck out too far in this world or it's liable to get cut off."
  • "Ohhh. You like it rough, huh? Well, that costs extra. Beat it, kid. Go look for Daddy somewhere else." (Her reaction to the Lone Wanderer being rude and demanding information of her.)
  • "Mmmm. I'd love to spend time with you too. Look, I... can help you. Get into the back office of this place. Moriarty keeps a terminal there. Everything you want is inside the terminal. Here's the password to it. Too bad you're so young, kid. I could teach you some stuff you'd never forget..." (with the Lady Killer perk)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Nova appears only in Fallout 3.

References[edit source]

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Do you ever... you know... work with him?"
    Nova: "With Gob? Well, he's sweet... and I know that he'd like to, it's just... well... I don't want to sound shallow or anything, I mean, I'm a whore, my standards aren't exactly high. But there are places even I won't go. Johnnies that are squishier than me are one of 'em."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.87: "Nova
    Nova, 25, spends most of her time hanging around the bar talking to the male clientele. Every now and then, she'll go up to a room with a new "friend." Her real job is to sweet-talk the male patrons and get them to spend money—on booze, company, or an outrageously priced bed for the night. Every couple of nights, Nova sleeps with Gob. One day a week—her day off—she goes shopping."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. Nova: "Hi there. I'm Nova. New to Megaton, huh? Do yourself a favor and keep walking. Some of us stay for a few days... and then it's five years later..."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "Why is Moriarty so hard on him?"
    Nova: "Well, the miserable bastard is hard on all of us. But Gob gets it the worst. I guess just because he's different, you know?"
    (Nova's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about Moriarty's terminal?"
    Nova: "That stupid thing is his pride and joy. He keeps all of his dirty little secrets in it about everything that goes on in this godforsaken town. I once leaned on his shoulder when he was typing into it and he got pissed off and pushed me to the ground."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "Go for the top shelf. On me. <Give 20 caps.>"
    Jericho: "Whoa, twenty caps! Look at the big spender! Alright then, I can see you're in it for the big money, so I'll tell you all about Moriarty's. Moriarty, he's a ratfuck bastard for sure, but he's also paranoid as all hell. So paranoid that he don't let no one handle the cash around here. Every night, he takes what Gob and Nova earn and locks it in a file cabinet next to his bed."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "I really need to get into that terminal."
    Nova: "Yeah, and? So does ninety percent of Megaton. Take a number. Look, kid. I like you. But you gotta learn you can't stick your neck out too far in this world or it's liable to get cut off. I'm sorry."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "Look, if you can give me more information or point me in the right direction..."
    Nova: "Yeah, I help you, then Moriarty kicks my sweet ass out the door. Sorry, kid. If you want to know more, Moriarty is the only one who's going to help you. Talk to Gob. He hates Moriarty more than I do. Maybe he'll tell you something, but I doubt it."
    The Lone Wanderer: "[Speech] Help me get into that terminal, Nova. Finding my Dad means everything to me."
    Nova: "Well, all right. You seem like a good kid. It isn't your fault Moriarty is such an asshole. Here's the password. Just don't mention to anyone that I gave it to you or I might be out on my ass like Silver."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "So, what's it take to hire you?"
    Nova: "It used to be that Colin decided that stuff. But, with him gone, I'm thinking about retiring. So, no new clients. Sorry."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "[Lady Killer] Look, sweetie. I'd love to spend time with you, but I need to find my Dad."
    Nova: "Mmmm. I'd love to spend time with you too. Look, I... can help you. Get into the back office of this place. Moriarty keeps a terminal there. Everything you want is inside the terminal. Here's the password to it. Too bad you're so young, kid. I could teach you some stuff you'd never forget..."
    (Nova's dialogue)
  11. The Lone Wanderer: "What's all this about Galaxy News Radio?"
    Nova: "You serious? Oh... you must have come from that Vault. Right. It's the only free radio station left in the Wasteland. The guy who runs it, Three Dog, he's like the only person who seems to give a shit. He keeps talking about fighting the Good Fight or something. Better than the crap on the other station."
    (Nova's dialogue)