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For other characters in the Fallout universe named Mary, see Mary.
Mary Holden
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Asian
Hair StyleHigh Riser (HairCurly)Hair Color?
Eye ColorDark Brown (EyeDarkBrown)
AffiliationVault 101
RoleVault 101 resident
LocationVault 101
FamilyTom Holden (husband)
Dialogue FileMary Holden's dialogue
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Nobody
Alignment0 Neutral
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 9
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 10
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsVault Dweller (VaultDweller)
Barter: 5
Big Guns: 5
Energy Weapons: 5
Explosives: 5
Lockpick: 5
Medicine: 5
Melee Weapons: 5
Repair: 5
Science: 5
Small Guns: 5
Sneak: 5
Speech: 5
Throwing, unused: 5
Unarmed: 5
Calculated: 1 → 0
Editor RaceAsian
Editor IDCG04MaryHolden
Base ID00057507Ref ID0005750b
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [00057506] <CG04MaryHoldenScript>
Editor FactionsCG04HoldenFaction
Package 00058FE0 (CG04HoldenFlee)

Package 00057512 (CG04MaryHoldenToTom) Package 0005750F (CG04MaryHoldenTalkToTom) Package 00057510 (CG04TomMaryHoldPosition)

ActorJan Johns (FemaleAdult04)
Special Head GearEyebrowM (EyebrowM)

Maybe we should just go back to our quarters...

Mary Holden is a resident of Vault 101 in Fallout 3. She is the wife of Tom Holden.


She and her husband are two of the residents in Vault 101 who the Lone Wanderer will encounter during their escape from Vault 101. If the player does not kill the security guards in time, she is likely to be killed by Officer O'Brian and Officer Richards when she tries to follow Tom on his escape. There is no karma bonus for saving either Tom or Mary, nor is there a karma loss for letting them perish.

The Holdens will flee if the character gets shot at before Tom attempts his escape. Players may wish to utilize this to save the Holdens. Since the guards will rarely leave their post and chase the player, the vault can be broken free from with minimal bloodshed.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Escape!: Mary and her husband, Tom, can be heard talking about escaping the vault in the main atrium. Following their brief chat, she and her husband run, trying to escape, but to no avail.

Effects of player actions

  • Waiting to watch Tom get shot will also cause Mary to run towards the guards shortly after, getting killed as well.


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Vault 101 jumpsuit
PipBoyGlove (Pip-Boy Glove)
PipBoyNPC (Pip-Boy 3000)
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Mary Holden appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.84: "Mary Holden
    During the confusion of your extrication from Vault 101, Mary and Tom Holden attempt to flee the violent security officers O'Brian and Richards, and are usually gunned or beaten down in cold blood unless you step in to save them."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)