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It's our only chance, don't you see? We're getting outta here just like the doctor. I'm not gonna let anyone stop us.”
Tom Holden is a resident of Vault 101 in Fallout 3.
Background[edit | edit source]
He and his wife 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[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
|This character is involved in quests.|
*Only if not killed by the guards during Escape!.
Quests[edit | edit source]
- Escape!: Tom Holden is talking about escaping with his wife, Mary Holden, in the Atrium. But when they try to make a run for it, they are shot and killed by Officer O'Brian and Officer Richards.
- Trouble on the Homefront: If the player saves the Holdens in the Atrium, they will appear during the rebellion, but have no new dialogue.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
|Vault 101 jumpsuit|
Drops on death
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Tom Holden appears only in Fallout 3.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.101: "Tom 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)