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I'm a mutant, a fucking freak! The only person I was ever able to talk to was my sister Lucy, and she's gone.”— Ian West, Fallout 3.
Ian West is/was a resident of Arefu and a possible member of The Family in Fallout 3..
Ian was born in 2262. He has lived with his parents in Arefu for many years with a strange condition that caused him to have a hunger for human flesh. He claims that this condition may have been caused when he hit his head when he was younger: once, while he and Lucy were playing outside, a scavenger started harassing the brahmin outside of Arefu. When Ian went to warn him to stop, the scavenger shoved him aside, causing Ian to hit his head on a rock. The boy then jumped up and tore the scavenger's throat open with his teeth before his sister Lucy pulled him off and they swore to never tell anybody.
After his sister took off for Megaton, his condition deteriorated. Without the presence of his sister he snapped and killed his parents. The Family were attacking at this point, and so the act was witnessed by their leader, Vance. Subsequently, the Family took him in and tried to convince him that he was not a monster. Disturbed by his strange hunger for human flesh, Ian goes under the guidance of Vance and the rest of The Family.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
- Blood Ties: During the quest Blood Ties the Lone Wanderer has an opportunity to convince Ian to come back to Arefu and leave The Family.
|Wasteland settler outfit|
|Shanxi Type 17 Chinese pistol|
Drops on death
Ian West appears only in Fallout 3.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.77: "Ian West
After the Family came to Arefu and his parents were killed, 15-year-old Ian was taken in by their leader, Vance, who feels a sort of kinship with him. When he was younger, his sister, Lucy, was always there to talk about his feelings, but when Lucy took off for Megaton, Ian was left alone in Arefu as the only kid, sending him into a downward spiral of depression. Vance took Ian back to the Family's home, and Ian now ponders what his life has become and what he is to do next."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)