Ok so I have this idea. Ulysses is either ex frumentarii or he is a heavily disillusioned one who currently is obsessed with pre war America. I say he is disillusioned because of his comment on there not being a future in the legion (audio tape with Christine). I say he might be a legion agent due to Graham's comment in honest hearts. This is just an idea though, hopefully we will. Find out. There are many questions left open. Why the divide? Maybe the courier and him had something to do with the catastrophe there? Maybe the courier caused it? Idk. Anyone else have a good theory?WastelandRanger al 21:50, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
Maybe Ulysses and the courier are siblings. Squalor 05:29, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
I still think its Barrack Obama who travelled back in the future.
I think he is former furmentarii. Didn't like what he saw on both or any factions and is trying to reserruct America therefore he is independent
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I think Ulysses was with NCR , The Followers, The Legion, and more after some traumatic incident that the courier may or may not have some part in. He was looking for answers but found only more questions. Eventually he decided that the only person who'd have the answers he needs is the Courier.
DoctorJay 23:31, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Ulysses has a tribal origin. _-
I got a hell of a theory. Somewhere in the Divide, theres a village that Ulysses is from that was probaly the last true pre-war desert town. for a while, the Enclave were running the town, but after they were destroyed they lost the city. Now, we have to decide if the town will go NCR Legion or independent. Ulysses will be the independent companion, "The dad" and "the kid" the others.
I think Ulysses and the Courier were in someway bitter enemies but the failed assassination of the Courier partially lobotomized him, thus purging his memories of his conflict with Ulysses.
Mythical Ulysses, known by his original greek name of Odysseus, is said to have landed on the island Thrinacia where he and his men hunted down the god Helios' cattle. For this he was punished by having his ship sunk, his men drowned and he himself marooned on an island, stuck for seven years with a clingy sea nymph named Calypso.
Calypso is also the name Jacques-Yves Cousteau gave to his ship and what is Jacques-Yves Cousteau most famous for? That's right: Being a French guy. And the French's first test of an Atomic Bomb was on February 13 1960. February 13... 1960 exactly 202 years before the Vault Dweller finally finds the water chip according to the timeline! Coincidence? Not a chance!
And with this solid evidence that Ulysses is linked to the Vault Dweller's initial quest, I can safely theorize that Ulysses is actually not Three Dog's long lost brother but actually the product of First Citizen Lynette being artificially inseminated using the Chosen One's donation. And he's trying to mess with the Courier because he has daddy abandonment issues. Dr. Lobotomy 19:17, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
This is what I think. The smallest action can cause a big event, possibly affecting alot of people. Hence something your character did once, didnt mean much to him. But meant alot to another person.
I posted the following theory at the official forum and it seems to have been fairly well-received. I'll put it out here too. I believe the Courier once delivered a package to the region now known as "The Divide" which contained a device allowing the Big MT scientists to conduct the meteorological experiment that ripped apart the region. The device inside the package was much like a lightning rod. It served as the focal point for the storms. The Courier had no idea what the package contained. He thought of it as just another routine package delivery and unwittingly ended up becoming an accomplice to what happened there. This seems to line up nicely with "smallest of actions affecting people" as well as Ulysses saying (in one of the holotapes) that couriers don't always know what the message is that they bring.--22.214.171.124 20:26, August 4, 2011 (UTC)
It might be possible that Victor belonged to Ulysses himself. Nobody seems to know who lived Victor's shack or who owned Victor. So maybe Ulysses captured and reprogrammed victor but for some reason left. The only proof is that Victor's Shack has a pre-war flag in the front of it. Maybe House seen that a rougue securitron was in the area and reactivated him. --Tactical Gamer 07:58, August 5, 2011 (UTC)
The post above tactical gamers is interesting. too bad they didn't log in too post. anyway i have a theory not about how the courier knows ulysses. on the show bonanza the ranch was called Cartwright Ranch not Ben's Ranch. it was named after his last name. So by that logic Ulysses owning Wolfhorn Ranch doesn't that make him "Ulysses Wolfhorn"
DoctorJay 21:29, August 8, 2011 (UTC)
He's a communist. Crossfire XVI 02:21, August 9, 2011 (UTC)