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Frank Carlson
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Biography and appearance
AffiliationNew California Republic
RoleVice President of the New California Republic
LocationShady Sands
FamilyUnnamed deceased wife[1]
Carlson's son
Dialogue FileSccarlsn.msg
QuestsMurder Carlson in NCR.
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 6
Luck: 1
Derived StatsHit points: 40
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 10
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 75
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 75%
Big Guns: 75%
Unarmed: 65%
Melee Weapons: 65%
Outdoorsman: 45%
Proto id00000445 (McGee)

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Vice President Frank Carlson is the second most important person in the New California Republic in Fallout 2.


Frank Carlson is possessed of a weak health, but a powerful moral strength (or, at least, belief in the righteousness of his beliefs). He has a lot of clout in the politically influential right wing circles in the Republic's capital and the will and drive to achieve his goals. Ultimately, he plans to become president. Any weakness on the part of President Tandi's administration, such as the failure of her policy to peacefully expand northwards, would be ruthlessly exploited.

Carlson was eventually replaced by Joanna Tibbett as vice president, likely after his health failed him.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

Other interactions


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Pancor Jackhammer
+ x20 12 gauge shotgun shells
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Carried items
2 Stimpaks
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Drops on death


Frank Carlson appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. {{Color|Gray|The Chosen One: "...."
    John Bishop: "{640}{}{His wife's dead, but he's got a son, only seven or eight years old, that lives in the mansion with him...(Thinks.)...the place is bound to be guarded, though, so keep an eye out for security.}"
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