Vault 13 citizen (formerly)
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You see Ed. Ed's dead.
” — In-game description.
Ed is a skeleton in a Vault suit which lies just outside the exterior door of Vault 13 in 2161.
Ed is a deceased human found initially outside of
Vault 13. Little, if anything is known about his past prior to this.
Interactions with the player character Edit
Interactions overview Edit
Involved in quests:
Other interactions Edit
Ed's purpose is twofold: to immediately show that the outside world is dangerous, and to tell the Vault Dweller that they weren't the first person to leave the vault.
Mariposa Military Base Edit
Fallout 2 Edit
PMV Valdez Edit
Ed's corpse appears only in
, Fallout and also is mentioned in Fallout 2 .
Behind the scenes Edit
A quote about Ed by
Fallout lead designer Chris Taylor: "What's the deal with Ed? Ed's dead, baby, Ed's dead." This references a line from the Quentin Tarantino film , spoken by Bruce Willis' character, Butch, differing by a single letter (Zed's Dead).