Fallout 4 Headcannon #11
Nick Valentine wounds & Lab fears
Nick Valentine psychology
*Many spoilers ahead for vanilla game & Far Harbor*
Cut for length as this is a long one but I like to keep note of theories and
headcanons like this one for reference in future fics I write. It helps me to understand the character(s)
better and to decide on what choices they would make in given circumstances and
Nick’s wounds & fear of laboratories.
One thing that has always tugged my heart strings with Nick is his
determination to keep moving forwards despite what life throws at him. He talks very little about himself and his
own problems (usually) but despite having a very strong personality and appears
practically un-breakable in spirit there are many deep and sensitive wounds in
this guy’s past.
Talking to Nick he uses lines such as;
‘I wouldn’t normally bother you with this but I feel like I
can trust you at this point.’
‘Some of our prior conversations to the contrary I’m not usually one for long
This guy is anything but an open book and for those who want to know him better
they need to rely heavily on time and experience, picking up on small details
and choosing their moments to ask questions carefully.
‘Are you okay?’
‘Do I look okay to you!?’
We receive an apology very quickly after this outburst but it doesn’t change
the fact that he snapped at (depending how you are playing) possibly his
closest friend and confidante.
Why? Because he is
frightened. He is scared and is likely
nursing a wound that is still tender even after 100 years.
We learn early on that he was some sort of prototype
experiment and kept isolated. We now
know from DiMA what exactly they were prototypes for and the kinds of
experiments they were subjected to;
‘I watched you wake up not knowing who or what you were so
This sounds horrible on a normal level but with Nick it goes
an extra step. The last memory that
synth Nick could possibly have of the original Nick Valentine is of the man
going to the C.I.T building to have his brain scanned.
Still in the C.I.T area for Nick to wake up he likely will
have defaulted on that last memory – a human man going in for something he’d
been hoping might help him overcome some of the horrors in his recent life only
to wake up strapped down to a bed with these scientists pulling bits of wire
and metal out of his head and body.
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Sam, this storyline needs more chapters. Probably 20 more with a solid 5 chapters of just HRC and Maria Hill being badass.
I’m not gonna lie the discussion of Bucky had me thinking last night about how he probably breaks into the White House without alerting any of the security, just so he can yell at Steve, and then I realized wait. Does the VP live in the White House? That would be the weirdest roommate situation ever, and also a huge security risk.
And I realized I have lived my entire adult life in this country without knowing where the VP lives. But we found out he lives at the US Naval Observatory in a very nice house with a turret. I hope the various VP’s children have been allowed to sleep in the turret, it looks fun.
So what actually happens is that Clint wakes up to Bucky Barnes straddling his chest, one hand around his throat, growling “Where is Steve Rogers” and Clint is like HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE WHERE IS THE SECRET SERVICE.
Bucky: …are those the guys in the suits? Yeah I ignored them. Clint: *gurgles skeptically* Bucky: Do you not know who I am? Clint: Need…oxygen…to presidential brain…. Bucky: I just want Steve Rogers. Clint: Wrong…address.
And then when Steve gets up the next morning Clint and Bucky are sitting in his kitchen drinking coffee because Clint didn’t want to miss Bucky’s EPIC YELLFEST about Steve not being able to keep his politics in his pants, he just RAN OFF and BECAME VICE PRESIDENT, and all this backfires on Clint horribly when Steve is like CLINT MADE ME, I WASN’T EVEN IN THE COUNTRY and Bucky turns on Clint and starts harassing him for being a bad influence.
And Clint is like James Buchanan Barnes, I am the President of the United States, if you’re going to talk to me like that you should at least have an official title and that’s how Bucky became the president’s new personal security secretary.
“Can he type?” “No, but he can murder you at three hundred yards using a solo cup and a rubber band.”
Bucky is like the feral cat your dad inexplicably loves and lets wander around the house. He raids the kitchens, he taunts the Secret Service, he brings strange presents for the administration staff, he sits quietly and STARES at whoever’s talking during Cabinet meetings. He is Tony’s favorite.
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