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Thomas Moore
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Biography and appearance
AffiliationNew California Republic
RoleAnti-slavery activist
NCR Agent
RankCitizen of Vault City
LocationVault City, Downtown
Dialogue FileVCMOORE.MSG
QuestsDeliver Moore's briefcase to Mr. Bishop in New Reno.
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 4
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit points: 33
Armor class: 5
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 8
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 40
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 SkillsNone
Proto id00000065 (Average Peasant)

The word, my friend... the word is SELFISHNESS. Mix in a slew of arrogance, and what do you have? Vault City... in all its self-righteous, slave-trading glory.

Thomas Moore is an anti-slavery activist and a Vault City citizen, campaigning for democracy and equality in Vault City in Fallout 2.


Moore is a man of contrasts. His well kept, well maintained clothes contrast with his scruffy beard and unkempt hair. His citizen status contrasts with his professed beliefs, which he preaches in the plaza in front of Vault 8 to anyone who passes by. He advocates the implementation of democracy, abolishing the aristocratic system of governance, and most importantly, elimination of slavery within the city. He originally came to the city in 2239 and passes the arduous citizenship test, becoming a fully fledged citizen. Though ostensibly loyal and supportive of the city's policies, just a year later he began preaching his views. As such, many citizens, including First Citizen Joanne Lynette, consider him a Citizen in name only.[1]

The reason for this seemingly drastic change is simple: Moore is actually an NCR intelligence operative, closely cooperating with John Bishop. He provides him with vital information downloaded from VC computers and samples of their technology. While aware of Bishop's shortcomings, Moore is nonetheless cooperating with him in order to coerce Vault City to share its technology for the betterment of the wasteland as a whole.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.


Effects of player actions

  • If the player is a slaver, they need to have 9 Charisma or 96% Speech in order to convince him to entrust them with the case.

Other interactions

  • After the player learns that Moore is an NCR operative, they can snitch on him to Lynette. This earns them 500 experience points and no karma loss. Bishop doesn't care. If the player is not a citizen, they can only reveal Moore's involvement when giving Lynette Bishop's holodisk. Mentioning brahmin maulings will also cause Lynette to revoke the player character's citizenship.
  • If the player offers to assassinate Moore, Lynette will reject the proposal. Offering to kill him again will result in exile and revocation of citizen status.


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Carried items
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes


Thomas Moore appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. Chosen One: "{592}{}{Thomas Moore is a Citizen, and he is the leader of this movement.}"
    Joanne Lynette: "{595}{lyn093}{No. He is not a TRUE Citizen... not anymore. When he came to us two years ago, he seemed everything we would want in a Citizen. But just a year later he... changed. He turned against us.}"
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