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House's Karma[edit source]

The page says Mr. Houses Karma is neutral, but you lose karma if you kill him. Is this because Mr. House's karma is good or because you're killing a very old helpless man?

Maybe. In my opinion Mr. House, while his methods may be a bit shady, tries to work for the 'common good'; yes, he may just keep the Casinos open just for the caps, but in reality, he just wants humanity to prosper. Also, sign your posts (~ ~ ~ ~) 79.116.192.135 05:11, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

well, if you kill someone and lose karma for it, I'm pretty sure the person you killed has good karma ~ User:YesMan


Mr.House is considered a 'good' character, he saved New Vegas, and he also wants to destroy the legion and help the NCR, what I find strange is because he wants to kill the Brotherhood, so, in my opinion, when the quest, "The House Always Wins,V" Kill Mr.House, because The Brotherhood will be needed in the battle of the hoover dam.

When you stop his designs by killing him or otherwise, and you lose karma for it, I do wonder if siding with him was the canon choice since most of the past two games require the player to karmically good according to the Fallout Bible...that and he's the only one you can benefit from on getting the collectable snow globes. ~ Chris

Hughes source?[edit source]

What's the source for the Howard Hughes reference?--Gothemasticator 06:02, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Uh, the newest preview? Check NMA out for details. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 06:16, May 12, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Behind the scenes entry reworded for accuracy.--Gothemasticator 06:23, May 12, 2010 (UTC)
Josh Sawyer said that House was based off of Hughes in his Game Informer interview (Issue 206).

Hmm... this House character somewhat reminds me Andrew Ryan from Bioshock...

Andrew Ryan's more like John Galt crossed with Charlie Kane than Howard Hughes.

Even without Sawyer confirming it, the Hughes influences is obvious. Reclusive, brilliant industrialist billionaire? I think that there's also a bit of Walt Disney in his character. Disney was known for his animatronics and a rumour that he was cryogenically preserved, much as Mr. House has his securitrons and his preservation pod. BTW, why and who locked down the 'notes' and 'behind the scenes'? I opened an account just to add to those. ClockwerkCowboy 23:21, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

Picture[edit source]

Perhaps it's possible that to somebody that hasn't played the game to the point where house is revealed, this may be considered a major spoiler.

Er, how do we know this picture is House? Ausir(talk) 23:59, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

I think it says House on it... Nitty Tok. 20:03, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't really look like "House" to me. Ausir(talk) 06:51, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Yes it does. The number of letters matches that in the word "House". Plus, it's an ace of spades. Occam's Razor, Ausir. House is the top dog of New Vegas, so he's going to be the highest value card. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 08:27, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
The number of letters matches, but the shape doesn't really look like "House" to me. Ausir(talk) 08:30, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
The number of letters matches and it's an ace of spades. Occam's Razor, Aussie. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 09:38, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry but the letters, while blurry, don't look like HOUSE to me at all. I don't think the image should be here unless there's confirmation. Ausir(talk) 09:40, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
While they look like that to me. The font is probably affecting the visibility. Also, answer why shouldn't House be an ace of spades. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 15:34, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
I also do not think the letters look like HOUSE. And while your reasoning, Grizzly, does demonstrate why it would make sense that if House were to appear on a playing card he would appear on the ace of spades, there's still no reason decide that it is the case here.--Gothemasticator 16:16, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
So you have no evidence to the contrary... and yet you want to take it down? http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 20:53, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

It is not a picture of House. It is a picture of a man named Benny. Tezzla blah blah blah 19:26, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Proof please. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 20:53, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
See Bethblog. Ausir(talk) 20:57, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

There is a picture of Mr. house in camp golf i think and the picture is a reference to a famous picture of Howard Hughes who Mr. house is based off of.

but that is house i have that card at home its in the collectors edition.


Actually, that card is Mr.House, it's just him only younger, if you've seen the House out of stasis, you'd be very suprised.

Spoiler?[edit source]

Don't you guys think the picture is a bit too much of a spoiler for those who have not yet reached this point in New Vegas? The first thing I noticed when opening this page is that mr House apparently lives in a machine and that you get to kill him. Was the picture of the screen with mr House' picture not enough?


EDIT: sorry, I noticed the other message about a possible spoiler, forget about this --Heine ten Hoeve 12:22, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Focus point[edit source]

Immediatly this is one character that has a big becon of interest spreading far and wide in my mind to the Fallout: New Vagas series, i hope im not alone on this thought but i cant help but thinking there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Mr House.


In the information given on Mr house's page it seems that he was born and lived before the great war, also he was somewhat of an expert in the field of cryogenic science and robotics, he supposedly froze himself and waited in stasis for a long amount of time until he was woken up and emerged into a city that was falling apart. Alryt great, highly intelligent man who had dodged the biggest bullet going to man kind and remained perfectly intact good for him and with that alone without sounding too sarcastic here that just creates a great arora of interest around him on that basis alone.

However and this is a BIG however, one of the nails in this fence that sticks out the furthest is the statment of this characters profile, and that is he is an elusive man, and also plays a big part in why New Vegas was not directly hit by the nuclear devistation. Now come on you have to be honest when you read this and you have to be thinking what excactly did he craft up to alter in New Vagas's destruction and also could he have done more to stop most of the rest of america being blown to kindom come ? Mind you that's obvious that it's a good thing he didnt cause the base of the story that leads onto everything in the fallout universe wouldnt exsist or happen ! . Even so, what do you all think he done to save New Vagas ? Maybe he done a deal with the chinese in exchange for some important information, or he created a lazer that blew up any incoming missiles and nukes to New Vagas ? Who knows but more importantly what do you folks think ? .

Dude, he probably just did something political. Am i the only one who thinks he's a ghoul? It states on the trailer that he only lets ghouls into his building, so i thought he may be one himself or he only likes people from pre-war america. I don't know, i'll just bust into his building and demand answers when the game comes out. Blestb 20:00, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

They probably bet against the House. :P SamtheDeathclaw 19:16, June 22, 2010 (UTC)


Why did he wait so long to wake up? How come after the war was over, with all his power, couldn't he have completly taken over New Vegas, with all his resources and robots? Bot2345 20:54, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

The article says that the Mark I system software he was running on was crap and that he had been left in a coma for a time by one systems crash. This is why he is so eager to get the Platinum Chip and his systems upgrade. Wunengzi 07:11, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

he didnt want cancer from all the radiation that was brought into vegas from windstorms and rivers, also, just because he had enough money to save vegas (a town with no strategic value other than money), does not mean he had enough to save the rest of the country Andrew-108 02:20, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

I believe that Wasteland established that Las Vegas was spared because casino owners bribed enemy officers. Wasteland is obviously not part of the Fallout canon, but it works. --74.65.124.147 06:46, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

im pretty sure that was confirmed by a developer in one of the game informer previews, it said they bribed people with access to the targeting computers to make vegas not be targeted Andrew-108 21:53, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Raul the ghoul says that the nukes could be seen being shot out of the sky before they hit Vegas. I believe he even specifies that they were shot down with missiles. Possibly the long range missiles fired by a fully functional Securitron? 67.149.196.9 19:21, November 10, 2010 (UTC)

If He's supposed to be Howard Hughes...[edit source]

If Mr.House is a big reference to Howard Hughes, he'll probably have this GIGANTIC Agoraphobia beard, and we'll probably find giant vats of his urine in his room.... YES, Howard Hughes really did store all of his urine. Mr White 23:35, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

It's the way of the future. It's the way of the future. It's the way of the future. :D Kris (talk) 23:36, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

Essential Character[edit source]

Who said that he was the character that couldn't die? I just remember them saying that there was a character that if they died it would make the game uncompletable not specificaly House. Deusira 11:00, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

President[edit source]

Who thinks he might be the next president of good ol nuked to hell USA which might explain why he was in cryo freeze until the last president died this might be ED-Es purpose. Fryingpan57 03:25, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

If the Enclave knew that there was a President in cryo-stasis, they would have rescued him waaaaaay long ago and Richardson wouldn't have been President. Nitty Tok. 03:28, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

No im saying that maybe he was next in line of president Eden like maybe theres a whole line of presidents waiting for one to get killed so they can take America Fryingpan57 21:20, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

Eden was never scheduled to be President; he/it just became self-aware and crowned him/itself President when the connection to ENCLAVE Main Comm. was lost. Since this guy is pre-War, he can't be the President or Vice-President for the Enclave, especially since there is no more Enclave. Nitty Tok. 21:29, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

K but maybe hes a PROBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.Fryingpan57 23:55, September 27, 2010 (UTC) ED-E's purpose was to spread Enclave influence across the American Wasteland. Mr. House was not frozen to become president of the United States, it was his own idea to freeze himself.

Just a speculation...[edit source]

Playing Bioshock and Fallout 3, and going to play New Vegas, that picture looks sorta like Andrew Ryan, I mean not exactly, but sorta looks like him, Ryan is the king of the city of Rapture, and Mr. House is the king of the New Vegas strip, probably not related, but just a thought. (Btw I'm not saying their the same person, just saying that they are similar) Gheart 16:00, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

He does kinda look like Andrew Ryan from Bioshock... Don't suppose I'm gonna beat this guy to death with a golf club too. Oh wait I almost forgot (9-iron) Maybe I will... --Chiefsean16 Leave a message if you can be bothered! 00:41, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

It's because both Ryan and House were inspired by Howard Hughes.Ausir(talk) 00:55, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to kill him with the 9-iron, wait isn't the 9-iron the same golf club used to kill Ryan Deathclawpoop 16:39, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Is it me or...[edit source]

Does this character kind of sound like Liam Neeson in the FNV developer's diary #4? It would be sweet if Neeson came back to the Fallout games. I suppose they would have said if it were him already, but it sure does sound like him.--75.87.81.185 18:32, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry forgot to sign in to my account.--HelpMeRhonda213 18:33, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
It's just you. He is actually voiced by René Auberjonois. It says so right on the page.--Anticitizen101 17:48, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

Actually you are not the only one. I thought it was him for a long time when I first heard him on one of the trailers or something.


Nah, Mr.House is an anorexic zombie with raspy throat cancer...

WTF?[edit source]

Nice spoiler picture's who put them up, fucks sake. Adam James Walker 21:58, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, this is a wiki. Spoilers are to be expected. Don't like it? Don't look at the wiki. --Kris User Hola.jpg 22:01, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

If you go to somewhere where all know information on a topic is shown you can't complain about seeing stuff about said topic, it's like going to a museum and compaining about learning about history.JaspertheViking :D? 22:08, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah I know it's a wiki so I'm walking a thin line, I did the same thing with Fallout 3, but where did that picture come from? Adam James Walker 22:13, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for not signing in I didnt feel like it. Im merpmaster 25

Im on adams side, who expects spoilers before a game even comes out dangit, bad nitpicker, bad bad nitpicker of the wastes

Then let me reiterate for you: this is a wiki, an information repository. Spoilers are, by their very nature, information. If you don't want unfiltered information about a subject, don't visit the wiki for that subject. --Kris User Hola.jpg 01:40, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

Both sides have points, but while all the info should be there on a wiki, there should also be a reasonable effort to shield readers, or at least warn them a bit, about major plot spoilers. Having a picture up of the real state of Mr. House staring you in the face would be a major spoiler, considering the mystery (and uncovering it) is a big part of enjoying the story. ClockwerkCowboy 23:30, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

Why?[edit source]

Why does he look like a ghoul if he was cryogenically frozen? I see that he could have aged, but the people who were frozen on mothership Zeta for over 200 years looked fine. Wasteland Jesus 15:08, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Science. The aliens have much better, more advacened science than us, he just managed to greatly prelong his life, but not stop cells from dieing and stuff, (just a guess). Also MZ is non-cannon, so there's little point compairing it to other games' aspects.JaspertheViking :D? 15:11, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Wait a minute, Mothership Zeta is not considered canon?--HelpMeRhonda213 16:32, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Nope.JaspertheViking :D? 16:35, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, that was not on the Canon page on this wiki. With respect may I ask your source? It is not that i do not believe you, I just want to know where I could read that.--HelpMeRhonda213 16:38, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure where it was, but I'm sure it's not cannon (I think most DLCs arnt). It's how we know that all the Paulson in NV is utter rubbish, I think it's semi-cannon at best but I could be wrong.JaspertheViking :D? 16:44, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

I do not disagree. I liked playing MZ but it was a little fantastical. i.e. aliens and blasters and little girls who are 200 years old. I think in my own mind I do not consider it canon.--HelpMeRhonda213 16:48, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

There is absolutely no reason, beyond the sour grapes of self-proclaimed Fallout series purists, to think that Mothership Zeta is anything but 100% fully canon. --Kris User Hola.jpg 01:42, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

I mean, the only way you can get the alien blaster in FNV is to choose the wacky wasteland trait. This could be a nod on how silly MZ was. I loved playing it, don't get me wrong, but it was a little silly. Being able to magically destroy another alien ship using their own technology against them is a little silly. Still loved it. Loved the space walk, loved the missions and loved alien epoxy. Just a bit silly is all I am getting at.--HelpMeRhonda213 02:16, October 18, 2010 (UTC)
Fallout is supposed to be silly. I don't think the aliens are any less realistic than giant, fire-breathing ants.

its entirley possible, alien tech versus alien tech, on of em has to win, its not magic it just seems that way because its that advanced, also, it finally gave the reason for why no one knew who launched the nukes first (the aliens), like the cold war, neither side would be willing to launch their own nuckes if they knew it would destroy the world (and believe me, they knew) Andrew-108 02:25, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

anyone who has read enough classic science fiction knows that sentient species pretty much always make weapons and technology which can destroy themselves and that includes aliens

MZ has got to be canon, the alien blaster was the reason the Enclave was able to reverse-engineer a plasma pistol.

I don't recall any mention of that. Ausir(talk) 15:34, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
You can't use content from MZ to prove that MZ was canon; and even if you could, there's no evidence that those notes are anything more than crazy ramblings. --Kris User Hola.jpg 16:13, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to point out that MZ is not the first appearance of alien tech in Fallout 3. The Firelance and the crashed UFO as well as several instances of the alien ammo appear in base vanilla FO3. Frankly I think it's stupid and I don't like it, but unless you have an official source that says MZ isn't canon there is really little validity to the claim. As to why house looks the way he does; I don't recall anywhere that it says he was frozen. He's really old and is on advanced life support mainly aimed at preserving his brain with little regard for his body. 67.149.196.9 19:39, November 10, 2010 (UTC) Kris@ Mz is cannon because bethesda now owns fallout and anything they add is considerd cannon!user:kaminoman

...To say nothing of, Fallout 3 is not the first appearance of aliens, alien beam weapons, or crashed alien spaceships. The last two were in Fallout 1, and all three, with the aliens added even more prominently than weapons and spaceships, in Fallout 2. Perhaps it would help to say, rather than aliens are silly or they are not, that aliens are silliER than some of the other things in Fallout? VvAnarchangelvV 22:37, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

Jane[edit source]

If said Securitron is supposed to fit House's "needs", does this simply mean she acts a maid an/or wifely figure> The mysterious quotation marks almost makes it sound more like robotic sex slave, but doesn't Mr. House HAVE to stay sealed in his little chamber?

apparently jane has the same core as the human jane so it could be like a robobrain 'human brain robot body' or the robot could just be programed to bash mr. houses keyboards until he gets sexual pleasures and yes he does have keyboards


No, ha! That's funny. But no, Jane's Probably on the cryogenic level, maybe on a different side, so probably she goes into like a--sort of awkward mind connection err--virtual insanely odd robo sex...

Conception[edit source]

They put Braun, Eden, and every Vegas mobster into a pot and got this? --Wierdperson31 21:45, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Classification[edit source]

Upon killing Mr. House, my challenges section left me a message saying I had killed 50/100 Abominations.

Also, I thought it was kind of odd that the password for both hacked computers was ACCUSATIONS.


House & Giant Robot?[edit source]

In Camp Golf, inside House Resort, in the left wing on the first floor, there is a big picture of Mr. House... standing between legs of giant robot. What is it? What is that robot? It is not Liberty Prime (that robot had different legs).Master Mold 17:37, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Didn't you know that he befriended the Iron Giant? Did you honestly think he stopped all those nukes on his own?

It could be added that the photo was based off of this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes And as stated by the developers, Mr. House was designed off of Howard Hughes. 76.92.221.104 06:48, November 2, 2010 (UTC)

The robot could be a prototype for liberty prime.?


Just what I was thinking, he probably sponsored the Liberty Prime Project.

His goal?[edit source]

No one may actually know this but if someone does it would explain everything. Does anyone really know what Mr.house's true goal in the end was? what was he looking forward to? Complete control over New Vegas? it just seems odd because living his sort of life in a stasis pod doesn't seem that appealing so it seems he may have had alterior motives. and another thing. why was the Lucky 38 closed? Did he do that as a security reason or did he just want complete seclusion? How long was it closed because some places in the game says it was closed for 70 years and some say only a couple. Or was it closed for a long time, opened, then closed again? If anyone could explain these things i think it would help answer many questions.

I recall something about him wanting to revive technology, and get mankind back into space and off the planet. Obviously he can't do that if he's dead. Consider the fact that New Vegas is a money pump, and unlike NCR, New Vegas would be his only secondary concern. He'd be able to do this much, much faster than NCR could.--Anticitizen101 17:41, October 29, 2010 (UTC)
If you reread the article carefully you'll see what was delaying him: "Forced to work with an inferior version of the OS [because of the loss of the Platinum Chip], he has suffered numerous system crashes and was even forced into a coma by one of the failures, before being able to reboot an earlier, stable version." Wunengzi 07:19, January 5, 2011 (UTC)
One thought on closing the Lucky 38: House is a snob. He is a man of the pre-war era, who regards the 23rd century as a Dark Age, and its inhabitants as savages. He recognizes that, to make the money he needs for his grand schemes, he needs to deal with savages. Thus, he gives the Ultra-Luxe, the Tops, and Gomorrah to various tribes. He recognizes that, while the activities that go on in those casinos will not be wholly alien to pre-war Vegas, it will be different. Ghouls, mutants, tribals, etc, will be playing games like Caravan. On the whole, the beauty and refinement of the pre-war age will be lost.
All of this, House is willing to sacrifice, but the Lucky 38, he will keep as his own. No drunken off-duty NCR MPs are going to cheat at Caravan. The Lucky 38 will be preserved. No humans of this age measure up to House's standards, so he keeps it empty. The Lucky 38 is dead, but it is preserved as it once was. This is preferable, in his own eyes, to keeping it active as a casino while letting it join the rot of contemporary barbarism.
It's sort of weird to think of pre-war Las Vegas as beautiful or refined, since to us it (or at least the strip) the ultimate exemplar of crass vulgarity, with its gaudy flashing lights and all that. House may see it differently, though. Really I'm not really sure why House forgoes the potential profits of having the Lucky 38 operational as a casino. Naturally, some things like the Penthouse and Basement need to be off-limits, so that House's securitron maintenance facilities and his command center are secure, but the casino, suites, cocktail lounge, etc, I'm not sure. Anyone have any better ideas? Of course, since House is pretty much the sole proprietor of all New Vegas, maybe running an extra casino and thus competing more with himself wouldn't actually make him more money, given the need to pay its staff and the extent to which it takes away customers from the Tops, Ultra-Luxe, and Gomorrah.
Idhan 06:35, May 29, 2011 (UTC)

Another bug[edit source]

Hey there,

I encountered this one bug where you are attacked by the Securitrons inside the Lucky 38. In addition, Victor’s “corpse” lay in front of the building. After I returned a few days later and the “corpse” was gone I decided to try the solution mentioned in the Lucky 38 article and voilà, I was now able to get inside and to the Penthouse floor. I even talked to Jane who told me that Mr. House is waiting in his office but when I got there I only saw his face on the screen but could not talk to him. He didn’t talk to me either and pressing E) had no effect.

Does anyone know how to get him to talk? How is he supposed to behave anyway? Is there perhaps a console command I could use for that? --88.153.2.141 17:08, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

I can't get him to talk either. I killed the turrets at Vault 11, so the faction's hostile. The "fix" makes them no longer hostile, but House still won't talk. Has anyone figured out a true fix yet? 96.3.131.71 15:20, November 2, 2010 (UTC)
A guy answered me on this talk page and he claims to be working on it. -88.153.2.141 19:23, November 2, 2010 (UTC)
Argh, I'm hitting this too.. Can't talk to House.
Aforementioned guy (I guess) posted the following solution:
“The fix is:
1) setally 1267AB 0001B2A4 2) resetquest 00147885 3) setstage 00147885 5 4) setobjectivedisplayed 00147885 1 5) rfid 001264c5 6) setdestroyed 0”
While I can’t verify whether it works or not (I’ve restarted the game) this might help those of you who are still looking for a way to solve this. --88.153.2.141 11:43, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Step 5 should be "prid" not "rfid" :P Rfid is radio frequency identification whereas prid is the fetch id command. --79.166.120.18 14:03, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Had already done the 'setally' bit to stop the robots from killing me, and then hit the "Cannot speak to Mr.House" bug. This does seem to have fixed it now though, thanks.

For the Emprah![edit source]

Anyone else notice the parallels between House and the God-Emperor of Mankind? Both are decayed corpses kept barely alive by life support. Both are messianic in some way (more so for the emprah). Not to mention that only a select few (the player in the case of House) has seen their true forms. The only thing House needs is an army of power armored zealots that drop into battle from orbit and hes set.

I'm not saying that this should be added to the article or anything, just wondering if anyone else thought of the emperor when they saw house.--24.150.238.75 19:30, October 31, 2010 (UTC)

House teaches an unarmed move?[edit source]

This is mentioned on the Unarmed page but not on House's page. I've done all of House's quests and even asked all of the questions I could before starting them, and I didn't get the chance to ask House about an unarmed strike. I mean, considering what he is, how would he even teach you? Is there something I'm missing, or was this just a joke? (It does say "needs confirmation" next to it on the Unarmed page.)

Article name[edit source]

The article should be moved to Mr. House, as that is his more common name. I haven't seen any point where he is called Robert House in my 35 hour playthrough, and he is almost exclusively known by Mr. House. So, that's my two cents. 71.169.189.37 19:35, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

It should not be moved. There is at least Antony and Alexander House. --Radnus 81.205.186.16 17:51, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

He mentions his name in dialogue, I believe. --Kris User Hola.jpg 19:43, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

Professor Calvert[edit source]

In a dialoge option, House will mention that he's not a brain in a jar, unlike those of General Atomics, but he's all flesh and blood. He'll mention that without the body the brain is a great computing processor but lacks humanity. This might have been a mockery towards Professor Calvert, since the latter IS a brain in a jar. Since both characters are pre-war with a great deal of influence (Calvert is a member of the influential Calvert family and responsible for the Brainbots) they might have known eachother, or at least House knew about Calvert and his exploits, considering them "less" then his own achievements. --Radnus 81.205.186.16 19:32, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

Likely, but not firm enough to add to the article I don't think. --Kris User Hola.jpg 19:43, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

Agreed, not firm enough. House does mention General Atomics in this regard, and Calvert worked for General Atomics to create the Brainbots. Also, both General Atomics and RobCo were contracted to develope Liberty Prime, so the two might have had contact. My real point however was that Calvert did keep his humanity for over 200 years (to a certain extend) while House claims that without a body this would not be possible. Inconsistent or mockery? --Radnus 81.205.186.16 01:41, November 10, 2010 (UTC)

I think House was referring to the "loss of humanity" in a more figurative way. Calvert had retained his original goals and was relatively sane, however he had no human body. Some would argue that losing your body would instantly make you inhuman. Do you view robobrains as monkeys and convicts? Thats where their brains come from (for the most part). I think House just feels that without a body, you are an abomination. Hes not really one to talk though...--24.150.231.28 14:13, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

And I dont think he meant it in figurative way. His claim that without a body the brain would be a great processor but would lack anything humane, as a lack of body chemistry, and which explains why he did not transfer his mind to a computer as it too lacks body chemistry. The whole way House mentions the issue makes it sound like he means it in a direct sense and not some symbolism or figuration... --Radnus 81.205.186.16 20:41, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Reference to Wasteland?[edit source]

I was recently visiting the Wasteland wiki, and I happened to stumble across this on the Las Vegas page:

Vegas is the city of Las Vegas. No one is quite sure how the Soviet missiles managed to miss the city, but most folks figure it was because the “house” was betting against a missile landing – and no one wins against the house.

Here's the page: http://wasteland.wikia.com/wiki/Las_Vegas

Nukey talk 05:12, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

"The House" is a common term for the dealer in a game such as poker or blackjack. There is no reference other than the fact that both the article on the Wasteland wiki and the name Robert House allude to the previously explained term. Epsilon616 00:49, May 25, 2011 (UTC)

Nuclear warheads[edit source]

"He programmed multiple mainframes with satellite links meant to disable the vast majority of the Chinese missiles while in flight"

He managed to preserve las vegas with that tactic, why didn't he share this technology with the american government and save every city? Isn't his goal to save humanity? What better way to do that than to stop the nuclear devestation in the first place?--90.220.86.172 22:56, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

He was simply not interested in saving the USA, only his Vegas. Nor would it be effective, since you'd need a Lucky 38 for every single major city in America. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 23:15, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
I think he was also not able to. He did not have the chip and thus was not even able to save Vegas completely. Had the war happened a few days later, he would surely have saved the whole city. A few weeks or months later? he might have saved much much more. (but he might have not ;) Prof Elvis Untot 03:53, April 23, 2011 (UTC)

"Not-At-Home"?[edit source]

I'm wondering if Mr. House was originally intended to be named "Not-At-Home" rather than Mr. House. The reason I'm wondering this is because of the dialogue the Omerta Thugs have. They say things like "F##k Not-At-Home. Must be cozy up there in the Lucky 38." as well as "Not-At-Home's going to get his one of these days." (something like that). 174.0.106.101 08:46, December 17, 2010 (UTC)

It's a derogatory remark. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 09:32, December 17, 2010 (UTC)


Its a insult not at home because you dont get to see him much

"Dead poets society" movie reference[edit source]

after delivering the platinum chip to mr house. you can ask him "im surprised you havnt asked about what happened to benny" or something along those lines. he will reply with something about how it doesnt matter and that you will have to go somewhere else to sound your "barbaric yawp". reference to the movie Dead Poets Society where the english teacher makes the one student sound out a barbaric yawp. 71.146.2.200 07:57, December 30, 2010 (UTC)

Timing bug with Veronica[edit source]

If you kill Caesar and activate the robot army before entering New Vegas, when leaving the underground bunker, Veronica will still remark that she's surprised he has only two robot sex slaves. But at that point all she's seen of him is a figure on a TV monitor. Wunengzi 07:24, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

Clark Gable[edit source]

Anyone else think he bears a striking facial resemblance to Clark Gable? Or is it just the mustache? 202.49.0.2 22:32, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, but also Walt Disney, and Howard Hughes, and Howard Stark, and... oh, wait. Anyhow, the point is that it was a popular look for suave dudes in the 1940's. ClockwerkCowboy 23:34, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

House and The Enclave?[edit source]

Is it possible that House could have been one of the original members of the Enclave or at least bought into their ideas? To me it seems likely (note likely, not certain)that he was at the very least aware of them. My theory come from these points.

1) House is the CEO of RobCo a company that rivaled Poseidon Energy in terms of weapons advancement (the rivalry between the P94 of Poseiden and the Matter Modulator of RobCo.

2) House's ultimate plan is to create colony ships, by buying out Repconn he researched fuels capable or taking humanity to the stars, a shockingly similar plan to the original Enclave.

3) Repconn terminals mention that transmissions are leaving their secure network to an unknown location(Enclave?). Considering Mr House finds a passive low key bug in 30 seconds I find it ulikely that anything could escape his own company under his watch, esspecially considering the intense security sorrounding Repconns research.

4) House had no intention of saving America rather he would let it burn and save a small portion of it that represented the American ideals he supported in the form of Vegas.

5) House opened Vault 21 and forced the residents out from the outside, the door has clearly not been blasted through as such he must have used the door codes. Only two organisations had these codes Vault Tec and The Enclave. Unless House decided beofore the war that he really wanted all the codes for the vaults he must have went throught either Vault Tec or The Enclave (which had its paws in Vault Tec).

6) Finally I can think of no viable reason for the pre-war Enclave not to recruit House, or at least attempt to recruit House into their ranks and in turn I can see no reason for house to reject their resources seeing as he had already predicted the war to a near certainty.

It could all be bunk of course but it would be nice if I finally had the option to join my favorite faction, it would also; thankfully, give them some much needed fleshing out and humanity. Unfortuanatly this is all dectuction and conjecture, I think I need more (or any) solid proof. Does anyone have any?

90.195.26.56 16:14, January 24, 2011 (UTC

1. So? Just because he was a big corporate head doesn't mean he was Enclave.
2. Where's your source for that? REPCONN was bought out by RobCo for weapons research; the USSA and the Enclave at Bloomfield were the only ones to do anything about space.
3. Poseidon Energy had a deep undercover agent within the REPCONN HQ staff, so it was indeed going to Enclave sources. Just because House has an eye on his own systems doesn't mean he can watch every terminal connected to PoseidoNet.
4. House has no intention of supporting America, just himself. Vegas is raking in the cash, no?
5. House purchased Vault 21 from Vault-Tec in order to tie the thematic number in with Vegas's allure.
6. I'm surprised that House wasn't assassinated. The Enclave isn't the kind to recruit; Todd Peterson was the lowest level Enclave member known to the general public, and he was a senator. You have to be government property to be Enclave. Nitty Tok. 16:21, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

On the note of the second point its based on House himself confirming plans for offworld colonisation and RepConns research into advanced high yield fuels. The research for the Plasma Modulator was for government contracts as confirmed by Arcade Gannon.

But your probably right, pity, woulda liked to finally join The Enclave, even in a roundabout way.

90.195.26.56 17:39, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

For the second point, RobCo never did anything with REPCONN's rocket research, just the weapons research. In addition, the modulator project and the urban combat plasma rifle were only adopted by the Enclave due to their own attempt at breaking Winchester's hold on the heavy plasma industry, project SEMELE, failing. Nitty Tok. 17:50, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

House didn't buy Vault 21 from Vault-Tec, he won it from the post-war Overseer in some sort of gambling game. --Gully12397 09:49, March 25, 2011 (UTC)

House?[edit source]

Was House named after Dr. Gregory House? Just askin'

No; House is moderately common last name and Robert is a very common first name. Edwin... not so much. If he was named Gregory House, that may be grounds for speculation, but "Robert House", no. Kastera (talk) 13:11, May 2, 2011

It's also important to note that his last name is a play on words, because of the expression "the house always wins" common in gambling.(where house refers to casinos)Captain Underpants 03:55, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

And of course, House and Hughes are an imperfect rhyme. Doesn't really need to be any reason for his name, but one is nice and two is quality. Although I have read better; Gormenghast comes to mind. VvAnarchangelvV 01:53, August 30, 2011 (UTC)

Mr. House's intelligence[edit source]

It's funny how Mr. House's intelligence is only 5. Isn't he supposed to be smart? Raul calls him a Genius when you ask him about Mr. House

Yeah. NPC's SPECIAL figures can be pretty off. Caesar -- who is, according to Meat of Champions, supposed to be the epitome of intelligence -- has an intelligence of 4. I wouldn't put too much significance in it. Raul's right, and House is very smart. His SPECIALs are just off. (Oh yeah. He has an endurance of 10 too, even though he's so immunodeficient that momentary exposure to regular germs means death within a year.) Idhan 06:29, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
On the other hand, at least he has Luck 10, making him unique in the Meat Champions. 90.237.132.93 19:58, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Hilarious.[edit source]

He definitely looks like this guy with pipe: http://www.unreasonablegamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/snob1-219x300.gif

House and Walt Disney[edit source]

I really think we should add to the notes section the theory that House is also modeled after Walt Disney, they both have some similar traits, they look a bit alike and the fact that House keeps himself alive by using a Cryo Chamber may be a reference to that urban (but FALSE) legend that Disney froze himself.Captain Underpants 04:00, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

William Randolph Hearst[edit source]

I added this to the article:

" His <<R. House's>> obsession with snowglobes is a reference to another work of fiction, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, itself based on the life of William Randolph Hearst. A snowglobe falls from the hands of the dying 'Hearst' in the beginning of the film as he utters the famously cryptic line, "Rosebud"."

Rosebud was the brand name carefully painted onto the Hearst character's boyhood bobsled, the thing that gave him the most joy in his sad life, and so of course the snowglobe reminded him of that time also. I could not figure out how to say that succinctly. I also left the following sentences out, concerned that it might be too much information.

"Hearst, less rich and less reclusive, was still, at least in the public eye, similar to Hughes in those respects. Hearst died in 1951, and Hughes in 1976."
VvAnarchangelvV 21:36, August 29, 2011 (UTC)
As with Hughes' relationship with Jane Russell, Hearst, both in real life and his film portrayal in Citizen Kane, had an affair with an actress, comedienne Marion Davies. "After the death of Patricia Lake, Davies' supposed niece, it was speculated that Lake was in fact Hearst's daughter by Davies."
VvAnarchangelvV 22:29, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

Cryochamber[edit source]

Ii can't edit the page so I was wondering if maybe anyone else thinks that the fact that he lives in a cryochamber, in which he will die of bacterial infection once removed could possibly be a reference to Hughes fear of germs and spending multiple months in sterilized isolation.

Well pretty much the whole character of Mr. House is a reference to Howard Hughes so I think it would be pretty redundant to add that as a reference. --Fezgod 03:00, September 21, 2011 (UTC)

GIANT fingerprint[edit source]

Check out the giant fingerprint on the upper left corner of Mr. House's main screen. It's clear that they simply re-used the resources for the pip-boy. Sheesh, you'd think they could have edited out that very obvious bit. ClockwerkCowboy 23:38, November 8, 2011 (UTC)