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Keep it up, Dad, and you'll NEED a wrench to get my boot out of your ass.

Valerie is the child of Vic the trader, working at Vault City's maintenance center in Fallout 2. She is dressed in brown fatigues and metal armor.[1]


She works as the town's primary repairwoman. Unlike most citizens, she is not a bigot, instead displaying an attitude and short temper, more often than not leading to conflicts with other citizens, in particular those responsible for supplying her workshop. She repairs laser turret parts, terminal elements, and firearms.[2] Due to her mother's citizenship, Valerie automatically became a citizen of Vault City, but her mother passed away in the last two years.[3]

Her father, Vic, visited Vault City 25 years ago and conceived Valerie before leaving.[4] He visited sporatically for the last five years.[4] When her father returns with the Chosen One, she jokes that her mother died of 'brain fever' out in the wastes searching for him.[5]

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character can modify weapons.



Other interactions

  • Speaking to her with Vic in company will make them eventually get into an argument until the Chosen One stops it. They can then ask her to give Vic a chance (happens only on the next day as she says she "needs some time").

Weapon modifications

As the city mechanic, Valerie also upgrades weapons; the following are available (values after the slash apply if the player character has at least 6 Charisma or a Barter skill above 75):

Base Weapon Upgrade Type Cost
Cattle prod Increased electrical discharge,
Increased damage
Desert Eagle .44 Expanded magazine,
+12 magazine capacity
.44 Magnum revolver Speed loader,
Reload time halved
AK-112 assault rifle Assault rifle (exp. mag.),
+76 magazine capacity
FN FAL Low-light scope,
Increased nighttime accuracy


Apparel Weapon Other items
Metal armor Sledgehammer
Super tool kit* x4

* After given a super tool kit after finishing her quest.


Valerie appears only in Fallout 2.



  1. Valerie's character description: "{101}{}{You see a brown-haired woman dressed in brown fatigues and metal armor. She looks like a mechanic.}"
    Valerie's dialogue
  2. The Chosen One: "{146}{}{What do you repair here?}"
    Valerie: "{149}{}{Synthetic alcohol dispensers, radios, firearms, laser turret parts, computer monitors, you name it... when I can get the tools to do my job.}"
    (Valerie's dialogue)
  3. Chosen One: "{186}{}{"Trying times?" What do you mean?}"
    McClure: "{220}{}{Things have been tough these last two years. The NCR has been getting more aggressive in their attempts to get Vault City to join the Republic.}"
    "{221}{}{They tell us that if we were to join, they would be able to defend us from the raider attacks on our city. As of late, these raider attacks have become more brutal.}"
    "{222}{}{On top of all of this, we have ghouls in Gecko contaminating our groundwater.}"
    (McClure's dialogue)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Valerie: "{195}{}{Nothing worth mentioning. He came here twenty years ago on one of his caravan trips, knocked up Mom and left. Until he stopped by, I hadn't seen him in about five years. No loss.}"
    (Valerie's dialogue)
  5. Valerie: "{262}{}{Dad?!}"
    {263}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{264}{}{Valerie?! Honey, is that you?}"
    {265}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{266}{}{Where the hell have you been?! Still running around the wastes, selling shiny junk to tribals?}"
    {267}{}{4 Seconds}
    Vic: "{268}{}{Uh, heh-heh... ignore her, Boss, she doesn't know what she's saying... Val, honey... you see, there were slavers and...}"
    {269}{}{4 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{270}{}{Cut the crap, Dad. Are you STILL calling everybody you meet "Boss?" I always hated that about you.}"
    {271}{}{4 Seconds}
    Vic: "{272}{}{Valerie, honey, please... let me explain... you see...}
    {273}{}{2 Seconds, then Fade Out}
    Vic: "{274}{}{... and that's how we got out of the Den.}"
    {275}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{276}{}{What a load of brahmin crap.}"
    {277}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{278}{}{It's the truth!}
    {279}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{280}{}{Don't you start. I'm glad Mom isn't here to hear this.}"
    {281}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{282}{}{What? What happened to your mother?}"
    {283}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{284}{}{Brain fever. Caught it out on the wastes. Probably looking for YOU.}"
    {285}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{286}{}{Oh. I... uh... I'm sorry, Val.}"
    {287}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{288}{}{I'm just kidding.}"
    {289}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{290}{}{Wh -?!}"
    {291}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{292}{}{She actually died of radiation poisoning. She drank some of the unfiltered water from the courtyard well.}"
    {293}{}{4 Seconds}
    Vic: "{294}{}{Wha... what?!}"
    {295}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{296}{}{Wasn't your fault. She had too many rads running through her system for Dr. Troy to save her. She was glowing like a lamp.}"
    {297}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{298}{}{Oh. I... well, I...}"
    {299}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{300}{}{Don't worry. She was pretty batty before that, anyway. It was only a matter of time.}"
    {301}{}{3 Seconds}
    Vic: "{302}{}{I'm still sorry I didn't get a chance to see her again.}"
    {303}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{304}{}{No, you aren't. You used to call her the 'desert viper,' didn't you?}"
    {305}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{306}{}{Well... yes. But you shouldn't call your mother th--}"
    {307}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{308}{}{Why not? It was true. She could be an awful bitch when she wanted to be.}"
    {309}{}{3 Seconds}
    Vic: "{310}{}{Uh... you look like you've done well for yourself. Inherited your father's knack for repairing stuff, it seems.}"
    {311}{}{4 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{312}{}{Dad... you can barely tie your shoelaces, much less repair anything with moving parts.}"
    {313}{}{3 Seconds}
    Vic: "{314}{}{Wh-?! The devil you say!}"
    {315}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{316}{}{Let's ask your "boss."}"
    {317}{}{2 Seconds}
    The Chosen One: "{318}{}{Well... he can fix radios. And stuff.}"
    {320}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{321}{}{If you give him ALL the parts, right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{324}{}{Well, yes.}"
    {326}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{327}{}{Ha! I knew it. Sloppy, sloppy.}"
    Valerie: "{328}{}{Your "boss" is probably better at fixing things than you are.}"
    {329}{}{2 Seconds}
    Vic: "{330}{}{Well, Val, last I saw you, you could barely tell a lug nut from a wrench.}"
    {331}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{332}{}{Keep it up, Dad, and you'll NEED a wrench to get my boot out of your ass.}"
    {333}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{334}{}{Oh, yeah?! Well, "honey," you better watch it or -}"
    {335}{}{2 Seconds}
    The Chosen One: "{336}{}{Shut up! Shut up both of you! This has gone on LONG ENOUGH! Now, c'mon, Vic, let's get going.}"
    {338}{}{3 Seconds}
    Vic: "{339}{}{We'll talk later, Val.}"
    {340}{}{2 Seconds}
    Valerie: "{341}{}{Yeah, sure, Dad.}"
    {342}{}{2 Seconds}
    {343}{}{Fade out for 3 Seconds}
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