Cherchez La Femme

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For the male player character equivalent perk, see Confirmed Bachelor.
Cherchez La Femme
Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsLevel 2, female character
Effects+10% damage against same sex, plus unique dialogue options.
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In combat, you do +10% damage against female opponents. Outside of combat, you'll sometimes have access to unique dialogue options when dealing with the same sex.

— In-game description, Fallout: New Vegas

Cherchez La Femme is a perk for female characters in Fallout: New Vegas.


This perk gives females an additional +10% damage bonus against other female targets and provides special dialogue options with certain female characters, geared at same sex relationships.

Additional dialogue options

Behind the scenes

"Cherchez La Femme" is a French idiom which translates literally as "search for the woman" and can be understood best as meaning when a man has a problem, there is surely a woman at the source.