Old Lady Gibson

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Old Lady Gibson
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderFemale
AffiliationNone
RoleMerchant
LocationGibson scrap yard
FamilyHusband (deceased)
Dialogue FileOld Lady Gibson's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsCome Fly With Me
ED-E My Love
Nothin' But a Hound Dog
Statistics
AlignmentGood
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 6
Luck: 4
Derived StatsCarry Weight: 190
Critical Chance: 5%
DT: 2
Hit Points: 80
Melee Damage: 2
Poison Resistance: 15%
Radiation Resistance: 6%
Unarmed Damage: 1
Tag SkillsMelee Weapons: 63
Guns: 63
Sneak: 63
Level8
Technical
Editor IDOldLadyGibson
Base ID00084206Ref ID00084207
 
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Well, I'll give you a hint - they used to just call me Gibson. I hope you can figure out the rest.

Old Lady Gibson runs Gibson scrap yard north of Novac in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

A down to earth elderly woman, Gibson has made her life as a scavenger and repairwoman.[1] Gibson is unimaginatively called "Old Lady Gibson" by locals because of her age, but she doesn't mind as living long enough to be called "old" is an accomplishment in and of itself, though she's not holding her breath about going peacefully.[2]

Being the pragmatic scavenger she's been for most of her life, she's selling anything: Scrap, radioactive material, even her dog's life,[3] if it can get her caps. Currently, she lives alone in her scrapyard, but for many years, she has enjoyed the company of her guard dogs,[4] Basura, Reina, Rey, Colmillo, Fiel, and Audaz, and will do anything to make them happy.[5]

In her youth, she traveled to the Mojave Wasteland on a caravan with Doctor Henry where they got to know each other intimately.[6] But that was just a fling, and once they reached their destination, they parted ways. She eventually made her way to the Novac area and settled down with her late husband. Together, they would scavenge the REPCONN test site for the better part of their lives together scraping or selling practically everything that wasn't bolted down and wasn't radically radioactive.[7][8] She eventually settled down at her scrap yard after her husband passed.[9]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a merchant. Caps: 911-7299
Sells: Ammunition
Cards
Chems
Clothing
Explosives
Misc
Weapon mods
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 79
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • Come Fly With Me: Old Lady Gibson will sell the player a set of thrust control modules for 500 cps (250 with a Speech or Barter check).[10]
  • Nothin' But a Hound Dog: Rey can serve as a donor for Rex. Old Lady Gibson will say that Rey would have to be put down soon due to age, but charge 700 caps, as it's still parting with a family member. Barter 70 allows for acquiring the brain for free. Rey's brain increases ferocity and gives Rex memories of a peaceful life on the junkyard.
  • ED-E My Love: Gibson's dialogue is one of several triggers for the first audio log.

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Gibson carries the unique sawed-off shotgun, Big Boomer. It can be stolen from her.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Wasteland settler outfit
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Weapon
Big Boomer
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Carried items
Food
Old Lady Gibson's key
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Drops on death
empty

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "The way I heard it, the Brotherhood of Steel ran the place before the NCR took it away from them. I'm not sure who started shooting first. But, when it was over, the Brotherhood, with all their fancy armor and weapons, was on the run. Nobody's heard from them since." (Gibson commenting on what she knows about the battle.)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Speaking to Gibson before ED-E is acquired may void the scripts. setstage 001572E8 10 resets the dialogues and allows the player to continue the quest.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Old Lady Gibson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. Gibson: "Hi there. I'm Old Lady Gibson, or so they tell me. I've got odds and ends for sale, and I'm pretty good at fixing things, too. You might have noticed the very large building just north of here. That's HELIOS One. The NCR runs the place, so it's off-limits to prospectors."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Why do they call you Old Lady Gibson?"
    Gibson: "Well, I'll give you a hint - they used to just call me Gibson. I hope you can figure out the rest. I don't mind, to be honest. Living long is a real accomplishment these days. Remains to be seen if I end up dying peaceful in my bed."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Doctor Henry sent me. I need a new brain for my cyber-dog."
    Gibson: "Doctor Henry? Now there's a name I haven't heard in years. Hard to believe he's still alive. As for your request, it's, uh, a bit ghoulish if you ask me, but Rey is pretty old and I'll probably have to put him down soon enough. As for the price for this favor, 700 caps sounds about right. Rey's like family, and I've got other dogs to take care of."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Something's wrong with my cyber-dog. I was told to come to you."
    Henry: "It's neural degradation. Bio med gel can only preserve a living brain for so long, so you'll need to find a replacement. I haven't left Jacobstown in years, but there was one woman in Novac... Gibson? I remember her living with a pack of hounds. Aside from her, I know that the Fiends and Caesar's Legion fight alongside dogs. There could be viable specimens among them, if you can get to them."
    (Henry's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "I'm offering Rey immortality of a sort. Are you really going to put a price on that?"
    Gibson: "[SUCCEEDED] Fair enough. Here, Rey! Mama's got something for you."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "How did you meet Doctor Henry?"
    Gibson: "He and I had joined up with the same caravan. Add in a lot of whiskey, and, well, let's just say we got to know each other."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "What can you tell me about REPCONN?"
    Gibson: "Sometimes it seems like I spent the better portion of my youth in that old wreck of a building. Me and my hubby, may the man rest in peace, used to scavenge there. If it weren't bolted down, you can bet we took it and sold it. A lot of the scrap you see around here is from REPCONN, even my favorite chair."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "Did you ever salvage containers of radioactive material from REPCONN?"
    Gibson: "Certainly did. Hubby and me had an old rad meter to help us tell the difference between what you could salvage and what'd kill you. I kept a glowing container from REPCONN around here for years serving no better purpose than a nightlight. Damn thing wouldn't sell. Then along comes the most peculiar-looking fellow, all decked out in a yellow radiation suit, of which he was proud all out of proportion. The man outright asked if I had anything radioactive for sale - imagine that! But he paid handsome for that jar of goop. Only saw him that once. He said something about heading over to Clark Field to put his suit through its paces. A strange one, he was..."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)
  9. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.406: "[5.14] Gibson Scrap Yard
    Old Lady Gibson has been running this modest scrapyard for the last few years since the passing of her husband. All she has now are memories, and a collection of hounds that she dotes on. Inside the garage is where Reina and Rey stay, and Old Lady Gibson rests. There's a metal box [Average] to open, either via Bobby Pins and talent, or by acquiring Gibson's through Pickpocketing or killing her. The box contains the Thrust Control Modules; vital for a Side Quest if its active. Unless you're heartless, there's no reason to get on the bad side of Gibson. Speak to her, and she can tell you about HELIOS One, as well as Repairing your items or Trading with you; she's one of the best in the Mojave! Finally, kill Gibson to take her Unique Sawed-Off Shotgun; Big Boomer."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  10. The Courier: "Do you have any thrust control modules from REPCONN in stock?"
    Gibson: "As it so happens, I do have some thrust modules, but they're expensive. 500 caps worth of expensive."
    The Courier: "An attractive woman like yourself all alone? Maybe you and I could work out some kind of trade..."
    Gibson: "I know I'm not young and pretty any more, but I appreciate the thought all the same. Here, take the parts, you flatterer."
    (Old Lady Gibson's dialogue)