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Walton Goggins As Cooper Howard, aka The Ghoul

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Walton Goggins (The Ghoul fka Cooper)

A marine turned actor back before the bombs fell, later a ghoul, who becomes a bounty hunter.

Additional Information

  • Stationed (1.1): He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Movies:
    • The Man From Deadhorse (1.4)
    • A Man And His Dogs (1.6)
    • Under The Covers (1.6)

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Ella Purnell As Lucy MacLean

Ella Purnell as Lucy
“Ella Purnell as Lucy,” Fallout: Season 1 Episode 1, directed by Jonathan Nolan, 2024, (Prime Video)

Lucy MacLean is the poster child for vault dwellers. She is educated, athletic, family-oriented, and ready to keep the human population going. But there is more to her than being the perfect wife and member of Vault 33.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1

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Moisés Arias As Norman MacLean

 

Norman is Lucy’s brother, who isn’t as family-oriented as Lucy is. This isn’t to say he doesn’t love his family, but while Lucy likes doing nearly everything with their dad, Norman would rather not. In fact, Norman generally isn’t passionate about anything.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The Land.”

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Kyle MacLachlan As Hank MacLean

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(L-R) Ella Purnell (Lucy) and Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) in “Fallout”

Hank is the overseer for Vault 33, the father of Lucy and Norman, and we’re told he is an immigrant of sorts – mainly in the form of him originally being from Vault 31.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Believe.”

Additional Information

  • Reanimated (1.8): Hank exited the capsule on 08/9/2268

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Aaron Moten As Maximus

Aaron Moten (Maximus) at a Brotherhood of Steel base
Aaron Moten (Maximus)

Maximus is a squire for the Brotherhood of Steel who has been with them since childhood. But, despite his lengthy time in their care, he isn’t shown to be the smartest, strongest, or most well-respected member. However, that doesn’t mean he would ignore an opportunity staring him in the face.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1

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Michael Emerson As Dr. Siggi Wilzig

Michael Emerson as Dr. Wilzig in Filly
Michael Emerson as Dr. Wilzig

An Enclave scientist, when introduced, we don’t know much about Dr. Wilzig. We are shown his ability to have mercy via him saving a puppy that would have otherwise gone into an incinerator. But without knowing what were the goals of his experiments, it is hard to say if he was misunderstood or a villain who happened to be a dog lover.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2

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Dale Dickey As Ma June

Dale Dickey as June
“Dale Dickey as June,” Fallout: Season 1 Episode 2, directed by Jonathan Nolan, 2024, (Prime Video)

June is a merchant in Filly who owns a general store.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2

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Michael Rapaport As Knight Titus

Michael Rapaport as Knight Titus
“Michael Rapaport as Knight Titus,” Fallout: Season 1 Episode 2, directed by Jonathan Nolan, 2024, (Prime Video)

Knight Titus was the person Maximus was a squire for, and while not cruel, he certainly didn’t make any real effort to bond with Maximus, despite how dedicated Maximus was towards him.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Atypical.”

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Frances Turner As Barb

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Frances Turner as Barb

Barb is Cooper’s wife and a killer in the marketing field who transitions from working in the entertainment industry to working with Vault-Tec.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3

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Dave Register As Chet aka Chester

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Dave Register as Chet aka Chester

Chet, government name Chester, is the gatekeeper of Vault 33 and is deeply in love with Lucy. However, they are cousins, so while they may have messed around in the past, she doesn’t think it is a good idea for them to be married or procreate.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3

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Johnny Pemberton As Thaddeus

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Jonny Pemberton as Thaddeus

Thaddeus is Maximus’ new squire, who also was one of Maximus’ bullies in the past.

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Teagan Meredith As Janey

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Teagan Meredith as Janey with Walton Goggins as Cooper (From Episode 1)

Janey is Cooper and Barb’s daughter.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3

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Zach Cherry As Woody Thomas

Woody is a member of the advisory committee of Vault 33.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The actor is also known for their role in “You: Season 1.”

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Rodrigo Luzzi As Reg McPhee

Reg is a member of the advisory committee of Vault 33.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3

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Leslie Uggams As Betty Pearson

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Left to Right: Zach Cherry as Woody, Leslie Uggams as Betty, and Rodrigo Luzzi as Reg

Betty is a member of the advisory committee of Vault 33 and a former Overseer.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The actor is also known for their role in “American Fiction.”

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Annabel O’Hagan As Stephanie Harper, aka Steph

Steph is one of Lucy’s closest friends, but with Steph getting married, now pregnant, and in a different chapter of life compared to Lucy, they are still friends but are slowly growing apart.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 4

Additional Information

  • Ex-Husband (1.4): His name was Burt

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Cherien Dabis As Birdie

Birdie is the leader of the Shady Sands refugees, who leads their prayer ritual and acts as an ambassador for people new to Vault 4.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 6
  • The actor is also known for their role in “SweetBitter: Season 1/ Episode 2.”

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Chris Parnell As Ben

Ben is the Overseer of Vault 4 who isn’t necessarily fond of people from the surface joining the community, but with a long-held culture of allowing people in, his hands are tied.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 6
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Millennial Hunter.”

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Michael Esper As Bud Askins

Bud was an executive at Vault-Tec who worked with Cooper’s wife, Barb, on convincing other corporations to not only buy into the idea of owning vaults but causing the end of the world. In modern times, his brain is the overseer of Vault 31, and he chooses when to release people from his former management training program to be overseer of Vault 33.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8

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Quotes

  • Time is the ultimate weapon. – Bud Askins (1.6)

Xelia Mendes-Jones As Dane

Dane is one of Maximus’ only friends in the Brotherhood of Steel. Who, in episode 1, we were pushed to think he screwed over so he could become a squire.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1

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Michael Cristofer As Elder Cleric Quintus

Quintus, the head of the Brotherhood of Steel, is mysterious. Not much is known about him, but he knows that his ranks are weakening due to cowardice, which is why he appreciates Maximus knowing that to have power, you have to take it.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The Night Clerk.”

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Sarita Choudhury As Lee Maldover

Before the bombs dropped, Lee was a communist and a scientist working on cold fusion. However, after the bombs dropped, while she continued her work toward bringing cold fusion to the masses, she also started a city named Shady Sands and might have been one of the leaders of the New California Republic.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Learning to Drive.”

Additional Information

  • Nickname (1.6): Shady Sands refugees call her the Flame Mother

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Elle Vertes As Rose MacLean

Rose is Norman and Lucy’s mother, Hank’s ex-wife, and Maldover’s lover.

  • Introduced In: Season 1

Also Played by: Chelsea Reuter (Ghoul Version)

We meet the ghoul version of Rose when we learn she and Maldover were lovers.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8

Additional Information

  • Death Clues (1.5): We’re told she was alive when Lucy was 6

Quotes

Background Information

Groups & Organizations

  • The Brotherhood of Steel (S1E1): The Brotherhood of Steel is a military organization that uses “Power Armor” to be a formidable force within the Wasteland. Also, they are known for being hoarders of what they call “Old World” technology.
    • Knights (1.2): Knights are the soldiers of the Brotherhood who use the Power Armor arsenal they have
    • Squires (1.2): Squires are the assistants of knights, who hold all of their gear, despite lacking power armor
    • Clerics (1.2): Clerics are the strategics and leaders of the Brotherhood who issue out missions
  • Raiders (1.1): Raiders are akin to barbarian groups who seek out the vulnerable to get food and supplies to survive.
  • Enclave (1,1): The Enclave is what’s left of the United States government
  • Vault-Tec (1.2): Vault-Tec was one of the biggest companies in America, and it created and financed the creation of at least 100 vaults across the United States.
  • Bounty agencies (1.2): While we aren’t given specific names, we’re told there are 6 of them by Cooper
  • Galaxy News (1.6): A news station from before The Great War
  • West-Tec (1.6): A defense contractor who made the original T45 Power Armor
  • General Atomics (1.6): The creator of the house robots

Notable Locations

  • Vault 33 (S1E1): Where our lead characters are from
    • Great Plague of 77 (1.4): A major event in Vault 33 that killed many, including Norman and Lucy’s mom
  1. Past Overseers:
    1. Robert Olsen (31 to 33) – elected overseer from 2101 to 2109
    2. Ava West (31 to 33) – Overseer 2109 to 2121
    3. George Yaffe (31 to 33) – overseer 2121-2125
    4. Hank MacLean (31 to 33) – Overseer 2271 to 2297
    5. Betty Pearson (31 to 33) – Overseer 2294 to present
  • Vault 32 (S1E1): One of the three interconnected vaults, alongside Vault 31 and 33.
    • Empty (1.4): Norman discovers the vault has been empty for at least 2 years.
  • Vault 4 (1.5): Under the Hawthorne Medical Laboratories Research & Development building, you can find Vault 4. There, you’ll find both the original vault dwellers and refugees from Shady Sands.
    • Advertisement (1.6): It was noted the vault could hold 200 people
    • Level 12 (1.6): Level 12 holds an area where a lot of the original experiments of Vault 4 were done, and also where you can find some of the ancestors of those experimented on, like Overseer Ben’s ancestors – going back 5 generations.
    • Shady Sands Refugees (1.6): Many of those displaced by the bomb that destroyed Shady Sands found themselves moving to Vault 4, and they have rituals that are strange to those whose origins are Vault 4.
  • Filly (1.2): A town in the Wasteland
    • Ma’s Rarities (1.2): June’s shop which is more of a general store than something selling rarities, though she does have a PipBoy for sale
  • Super Duper Market (1.4): An organ harvesting location
  • The New California Republic (1.5): A country that was born post-nuclear war
    • Established (1.6): 2189
    • Height (1.6): In 2241, NCR had the largest economy and was the most politically powerful in what formerly was California.
    • Shady Sands (1.5): The capital of the New California Republic, which was established in 2142 and had a population of 34,852
      • Full Timeline (1.6)
        • 2,142: Shady Sands Founded
        • 2198; Became the capital of New California Republic
        • 2277: Shady Sands is destroyed.

Need To Know Items

  • Stimpacks (1.1): The go to medicine for all as it, like in the video games, heals nearly all wounds instantly.
  • Power Armor (1.1): An exoskeleton armor that enhances the power of the user and was used during the Sino-American war.
    • T-45 (1.8): It is also noted to have a weak point in its breastplate that led to the death of many.
    • T-60 (1.1): One of the most modern versions of the power armor.
  • PipBoy (1.2): A device all vault dwellers have that allows them to access a vault, do things within a vault and also acts as an oversized smartwatch

Terminology

  • Ghoul (S1E1): Radiated human beings who have the potential to be immortal due to their healing abilities as long as they keep up a medicinal regimen. But, because of the appearance of Ghouls and the fears of them becoming feral, they are often treated as social pariahs.
  • Wasteland (1.1): The general name used for the world since most towns and cities have been destroyed.
  • Caps (1.3): Caps are currency in the Wasteland and come from Nuka Cola (Fallout’s Coca-Cola) bottles.
  • Gulpers (1.3): A mutated lizard or gecko
  • Reclamation Day (1.5): The day vault dwellers were supposed to emerge and repopulate the surface
  • Smoothface (1.4): The name ghouls have for non-ghoul humans
  • Surfies (1.6): A term vault dwellers, like Overseer Ben, use for surface dwellers, that apparently is deragotory.

Noteworthy Information

  • When did the bombs drop? (1.1): 10/23/2077

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