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Vic

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For the former mayor and sociopathic ganglord of Goodneighbor, see Vic.
Vic
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationChosen One
RoleTrader, mechanic, Companion
LocationThe Den
FamilyValerie (daughter)
Dialogue FileDcVic.msg
Gameplay
QuestsFind Vic the Trader.
Statistics
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Stage 1
Strength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Stage 2
Strength: 5
Perception: 7
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Stage 3
Strength: 5
Perception: 7
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 6
Stage 4
Strength: 6
Perception: 7
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 7
Luck: 6
Stage 5
Strength: 7
Perception: 8
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 7
Luck: 7
Stage 6
Strength: 7
Perception: 8
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 8
Luck: 8
Derived StatsHit points: 70
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 1
Hit points: 78
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 3
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 2
Hit points: 78
Armor class: 6
Action points: 9
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 4
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 3
Hit points: 102
Armor class: 6
Action points: 9
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 5
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 4
Hit points: 111
Armor class: 7
Action points: 10
Carry weight: 175
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 7
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 5
Hit points: 117
Armor class: 7
Action points: 10
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 8
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Stage 6
Hit points: 132
Armor class: 8
Action points: 12
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 12
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 240
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns:50%
Lockpick: 50%
Repair: 70%
Stage 1
Small Guns: 65%
Energy Weapons: 25%
Throwing: 35%
Lockpick: 55%
Repair: 75%
Stage 2
Small Guns: 75%
Energy Weapons: 35%
Throwing: 40%
Lockpick: 65%
Repair: 90%
Stage 3
Small Guns: 90%
Energy Weapons: 65%
Throwing: 45%
Lockpick: 75%
Repair: 95%
Stage 4
Small Guns: 115%
Energy Weapons: 100%
Throwing: 50%
Lockpick: 85%
Repair: 105%
Stage 5
Small Guns: 130%
Energy Weapons: 115%
Throwing: 60%
Lockpick: 95%
Repair: 112%
Stage 6
Small Guns: 135%
Energy Weapons: 145%
Throwing: 65%
Lockpick: 100%
Repair: 130%
Technical
Proto id00000062 (Vic)
00000373 (Vic - Stage 1)
00000374 (Vic - Stage 2)
00000375 (Vic - Stage 3)
00000376 (Vic - Stage 4)
00000377 (Vic - Stage 5)
00000378 (Vic - Stage 6)
 
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I’ll join up with you! This old fart has one big adventure left in him. I’m sure of it! I'm pretty good at repairing things too, despite what Metzger says.

— Upon recruiting

Vic the Trader is a wasteland trader who works among the tribes of northern New California and the first person the Chosen One is sent to track down in 2241.

Background

An older man with a prominent gut, Vic is one of the traders who makes his livelihood trading with tribes on the Oregon/California border. He hails from Klamath,[1] where he has a small home built out of scrap, and specializes in pre-War technologies.[2] His reputation among the tribes makes him a popular point of contact for those in need, such as Sulik. Unfortunately, Vic's information on the whereabouts of Sulik's sister proved to be outdated, making the tribal view the merchant with wariness bordering on hostility.

Interestingly, Vic's rounds took him as far as Vault City,[3] where he had an affair with a Vault City Citizen. Valerie was born of it, though the relationship was not built to last. Vic eventually started to refer to Val's mother as the Desert Viper[4] and started travelling outside Vault City, until he eventually disappeared altogether from their life. Yet it seems there was a bit of passion left between them, as should Vic learn of her death, he is still saddened... a bit.[5]

That remnant of a feeling did not stop him from seeking solace in the arms of Jenny, a prostitute from the Dunton-run "Bathhouse" in Klamath.[6] Just before he ran afoul of Metzger in the Den, by selling him a faulty radio,[7] he sold a number of Vault 13 water flasks to the tribals of Arroyo. Little did he know that this would kickstart an epic quest that would culminate in the saving of humanity.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a permanent party member.
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This character is involved in quests.

Companion

  • As one of the earliest available followers, Vic is one of the most powerful options for the player's party, as he has a total of six levels to gain and excels with any rifle. His animation frames limit him to pistols and rifles, but that's more than enough to make him a support gunner of the finest sort.

Quests

  • Find Vic the Trader.: The player may either buy or bust him out. Once freed, he tells the player what he knows and then offers to join. Low intelligence characters are given a dialogue choice to recruit Vic but nothing results from the choice. If the player kills Metzger and his slavers without freeing Vic, he will somehow escape the locked room and take refuge at Mom's Diner.

Other interactions

  • If Vic has a higher Repair skill than the player (which he likely will, with that final 130%), he will run up to and repair anything that the player tries to use Repair on.
  • If the player has Sulik in your party, Vic will constantly say that Sulik is looking at him funny.

Inventory

auto
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Apparel
None
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Weapon
None
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Carried items
None
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Drops on death
empty

Bugs

Appearances

Vic appears only in Fallout 2.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Chosen One: "{170}{}{Can you tell me who brought this item to our village?}"
    Mynoc: "{178}{}{I don't remember his name, just that he was old and loud -- too loud for proper manners -- but he knew many things. He was from Klamath, east like I said.}"
    (ACMynoc.msg)
  2. The Chosen One: "{292}{}{I’m looking for a trader. Know any of them that deal in old items, like from the beforetimes?}"
    Jenny: "{310}{}{You’re interested in traders, huh? Well I mostly just worked for one trader. Vic was his name. He always had extra money to blow, at least when he worked he did. See, he specialized in really old stuff. You know, technical thingies.}"
    (KCJENNY.MSG)
  3. The Chosen One: "{184}{}{Tell me where Vault 13 is.}"
    Vic: "{189}{}{Vault 13? There’s a Vault City east of here. I trade there, sometimes.}"
    (DcVic.msg)
  4. Vic: "{302}{}{I'm still sorry I didn't get a chance to see her again.}"
    Valerie: "{304}{}{No, you aren't. You used to call her the 'desert viper,' didn't you?}"
    (Vcmainwk.msg)
  5. Valerie: "{280}{}{Don't you start. I'm glad Mom isn't here to hear this.}"
    Vic: "{282}{}{What? What happened to your mother?}"
    Valerie: "{284}{}{Brain fever. Caught it out on the wastes. Probably looking for YOU.}"
    Vic: "{286}{}{Oh. I... uh... I'm sorry, Val.}"
    (Vcmainwk.msg)
  6. The Chosen One: "{312}{}{Tell me more about Vic.}"
    Jenny: "{320}{}{Vic was a real sweetheart. He would go off for weeks at a time and then come back with all kinds of beforetime things. But he often had to travel to the Den to sell them. Not much call for that sort of stuff ‘round here.}"
    (KCJENNY.MSG)
  7. The Chosen One: "{257}{}{I'm looking for a merchant.}"
    Metzger: "{440}{}{What the fuck are you asking me for? Do I look like some kind of fucking… oh, wait. You're probably looking for Vic?}"
    The Chosen One: "{443}{}{Yeah, that's him.}"
    Metzger: "{455}{}{That little fuck - he sold me a radio that he said would be able to pick up some transmissions. It didn't. I caught his ass trying to sneak out of town before I found out. Bad mistake. No one fucks with me. He's lucky to be alive.}"
    (DcMetzge.msg)
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