The Replicated Man

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The Replicated Man
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Location(s) Rivet City
Received by Dr. Zimmer
Reward(s) 300 XP

A3-21's Plasma Rifle
Wired Reflexes Perk

Related Quests n/a


[edit] Quest Objectives

When you enter the Science Lab in Rivet City you'll find a man called Dr. Zimmer, he'll ask you to track down a missing Android that has escaped from the Commonwealth. You can also start the quest by finding one of the many Holotapes scattered through-out the Capital Wasteland, in such places as Eulogy Jones' pad in Paradise Falls, Craterside Supply in Megaton or the Citadel Lab. However, this guide will take you through the easiest route that doesn't involve leaving Rivet City.

[edit] Looking for Clues

After talking to Zimmer, you'll be asked to look for more clues on the whereabouts of the missing android. Zimmer recommends speaking to Dr. Preston who can be found in the clinic just above the Science Lab, discuss the android with him and he'll give you a holotape. Head to the Upper Deck and break into Sister's hotel room and you'll find another holotape. Now head down to the Midship Deck and enter the Saint Monica's Church, on the podium you can find another holotape. There's also a holotape called A free man... a new man... in Tulip's shop in Underworld, this tape will tell you everything you need to know straight away.

After finding three holotapes you'll be approached by a woman called Victoria Watts (you might have to wait a few hours after leaving the church). Victoria is a member of an organisation called the Railroad who are dedicated to helping free android slaves. She'll ask you to tell Dr. Zimmer that the android is dead and she'll give you an android component as proof.

If you decide to give Zimmer the android component the quest will come to an end and you'll receive good Karma and 50 caps. It's highly recommended that you don't take this path, there are 2 other rewards up for grabs that are much more beneficial.

[edit] Related Holotapes

[edit] Pinkerton

After talking to Victoria, you can now talk to either Dr. Li or Seagrave Holmes who both have new dialogue options. Dr. Li doesn't always have the extra dialogue option and Seagrave requires either a Speech check or a 100 cap bribe for the information. Whichever one you choose, they will both mention the same name... Pinkerton.

Pinkerton can be found in the Broken Bow section of Rivet City. To enter the Broken Bow you'll have to go through an underwater door within the gap that separates the Rivet City ship from the Broken Bow section. There is a door above water that leads you straight to Pinkerton but you need a Lockpick skill of 100 to open it. If you've already completed The Wasteland Survival Guide quest, the journey to Pinkerton should be easy, as you can open the locked door from the inside. If you haven't done the quest, you'll have to watch out for Mirelurks, Mirelurk Hunters and various traps within the Broken Bow.

Talk to Pinkerton and he'll reveal that the missing android is the Rivet City security guard, Harkness. Pinkerton gave him facial surgery and gave him a new personality and memories. he also mentions that he didn't wipeout his old memories, he just buried them deep inside his mind. Pinkerton will give you a code that will reactivate his mind when spoken. Look on Pinkerton's terminal to find before and after photos of Harkness' surgery, you can take them as proof. Head back up to Rivet city to confront Harkness about his true identity.

[edit] Confronting Harkness

When you talk to Harkness he will deny knowing anything about being an android. Show him the before and after photos to confuse him and finally, say the code given to you by Pinkerton to activate his old memories. He will now remember everything from his past. If you agree to keep this information a secret Harkness will reward you with a unique Plasma Rifle called A3-21's Plasma Rifle. If you head to Dr. Zimmer first and tell him that Harkenss is the android and the activation code, you will be rewarded with the Wired Reflexes Perk.

You can gain both rewards by going to Harkness first and telling him he's an android. Once Harkness has his old memories back, offer to kill Zimmer. Harkness will agree and give you the A3-21's Plasma Rifle to finish him off with, you'll also receive good Karma. Now head to the Science Lab and tell Zimmer about the true identity of the android. You be rewarded with the Wired Reflexes Perk and bad Karma. Now that you have both rewards you can choose to kill Zimmer so that Harkness will be free or you can let him confront Harkness and reset his memories. Shortly after, both Harkness and Zimmer will disappear from the game forever.

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