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The Mechanist (Fallout 3)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor the Automatron antagonist, see Mechanist (Automatron).
For the Fallout 4 villain, see Mechanist (Fallout 4).

Humans may be weak sometimes, but our creations are strong and pure. Something you'll never be!

The Mechanist, real name Scott "Bean" Wollinski, is a "superhero" located in the town of Canterbury Commons in Fallout 3.[Pub 1]

Background

Born to bean farmers, Scott was raised by his father until he turned fifteen.[Pub 1] At fifteen, his father sold him to a caravan merchant in exchange for beans, earning Scott the nickname "Bean."[Pub 1] For the few years he traveled with the caravans, he worked as an indentured servant.[Pub 1] Eventually, he was able to buy his freedom and promptly settled down in Canterbury Commons.[Pub 1]

In Canterbury Commons, Scott served as the town's mechanic,[1] providing general repairs around the town[2] and fixing guns for Dominic D'Ellsadro.[3] He maintained a robot that defended the town,[1] which he considered his favorite.[2] Uncle Roe describes him as quiet guy who is "plenty fierce with a wrench and some solder"[1] and Dominic D'Ellsadro mentions that he was a "damned good friend."[3]

When a woman named The AntAgonizer showed up and began attacking the town with an ant army, Scott chose to fight back.[4] During one of these attacks, his robot was destroyed.[2] Following this, Derek Pacion told Scott that he should "fight back against her like a real super-hero,"[2] leading Scott to create a mechanical suit and taking up the persona of "The Mechanist" with the intent of leading "a robot army to fight [The AntAgonizer]."[1]

As the Mechanist, Scott spends time in his "Forge" located inside the Robot Repair Center near the town.[2] Both Uncle Roe and Dominic state that Scott does not respond to his own name anymore,[1][3] with Roe adding that his "robot army" is more of a threat to the town than the AntAgonizer ever was.[1]

Publications

Forty-year-old Scott "Bean" Wollinski was born to simple bean farmers, raised by his father until he was 15, who then sold him to a caravan merchant hoping he would have a better life. He traveled with the caravans for a few years working as an indentured servant. This is where he got the nickname "Bean," because his purchase was paid for with beans. He eventually bought his freedom and settled down in Canterbury Commons, where he lived a life of solitude, hiding in the electronics store, fiddling around with junk. After the AntAgonizer started showing up, he became the Mechanist to protect the town.Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.
  • The Superhuman Gambit: Uncle Roe asks the Lone Wanderer to deal with both the Mechanist and the AntAgonizer.

Inventory

* If convinced to give up his persona.

Notes

  • Upon dealing with the Mechanist, he will leave the Robot Repair Center and walk out into the wasteland. He will disappear from the map if he gets too far away from the player. If the player follows him, the Mechanist travels to the 'backdoor path' of the AntAgonizer's Lair and will stand near the entrance. If the player attempts to speak to him, he will state that he wants to be left alone.
  • The Mechanist is not allied with the robots in the Robot Repair Center and will attack them.
  • With the Black Widow perk, he can be convinced to back down, resulting in him giving up his persona.
  • With the Child at Heart perk, he can be convinced to back down, resulting in him giving up his persona.
  • Wearing the AntAgonizer's Costume will cause him to become hostile upon initiating dialogue.
  • Giving The AntAgonizer's Costume to the Mechanist results in Bad Karma.

Appearances

The Mechanist appears in Fallout 3.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about the Mechanist?"
    Uncle Roe: "The Mechanist used to be our town mechanic. Scott Wollinksi, quiet guy, but plenty fierce with a wrench and some solder. Guy used to take care of a robot that protected the town... until it got torn up in one of the AntAgonizer's lame little attacks. I guess he took it personal, because he made a mechanical suit and called himself the Mechanist. Said he would lead a robot army to fight her. Now he doesn't even respond to his name, and his "robot army" is more dangerous to the town than the ants ever were."
    (Uncle Roe/Dialogue#129)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about the Mechanist?"
    Derek Pacion: "I knew the Mechanist back when he was just a normal-hero. He used to be called Scott, and he fixed up stuff around town! But one day, the AntAgonizer killed his favorite robot, and I told him he ought to fight back against her like a real super-hero! Ever since then, he's been up in his Forge in the back of the robot shop on the hill, working to protect us all from the AntAgonizer!"
    (Derek Pacion/Dialogue#23)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about the Mechanist?"
    Dominic D'Ellsadro: "You mean Scott Wollinksi. I refuse to call him by that ridiculous name just because his head got a screw loose. He used to be a damned good friend, and not just because he fixed my guns up. Now he spends all his time up in that 'bot shop, just thinking about fighting that AntAgonizer. Hardly even recognizes his own name, anymore."
    (Dominic D'Ellsadro/Dialogue#25)
  4. Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about the AntAgonizer?"
    Uncle Roe: "One day there was a crazy woman leading a bunch of ants into town. She said humanity was dead and the ants would inherit the Earth. Stuff like that. Well, that gave Dom plenty of time to line up a shot or two on the ants. She ran away, but every once in a while, she'd stage an "attack" again. She wasn't much of a threat, then. In fact, she was sort of entertaining, at first. Gave everyone in town something to talk about. But when the Mechanist started fighting her, things got bad. Ants are easy to shoot, but add robots with lasers, and it got real nasty."
    (Uncle Roe/Dialogue#125)
Publications
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 100: The Mechanist (Scott "Bean" Wollinski)
    "Forty-year-old Scott "Bean" Wollinski was born to simple bean farmers, raised by his father until he was 15, who then sold him to a caravan merchant hoping he would have a better life. He traveled with the caravans for a few years working as an indentured servant. This is where he got the nickname "Bean," because his purchase was paid for with beans. He eventually bought his freedom and settled down in Canterbury Commons, where he lived a life of solitude, hiding in the electronics store, fiddling around with junk. After the AntAgonizer started showing up, he became the Mechanist to protect the town."