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Thought You Died
Thought You Died.png
Lonesome Road
RequirementsLevel 50
Good or Very Good karma
Effects+10% damage
10 HP for every 100 Karma points
Karma reset to 0
Immune to critical hits
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Thought You Died is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.


Your storied past has fallen from memory because everyone thought you died. Your Karma is reset, you inflict +10% damage, and for every 100 points of Karma, you gain 10 hit points (potentially earning 100 extra HP). You are also immune to critical hits.


  • The bonus HP gained from this perk are calculated based on the player's karma at the moment the perk was acquired. A player who reaches level 50 with 1000 karma will immediately gain the maximum 100 additional HP.
  • The bonus HP is applied as an effect, which is visible on the Pip-Boy, not as actual modification of your health total.
  • Bonus HP is not shown on your on-screen HUD in the lower left corner. With full health and 100 bonus HP, for example, the display will not change until you lose more than 100 HP. Your actual current HP is visible on the Pip Boy Status screen.
  • Because the perk requires level 50, it cannot be taken unless you have all four Fallout: New Vegas story add-ons.
  • Taking this perk causes the karma loss message to appear.
  • The bonus HP is not restored when healed by the Sink Auto-Doc, only the Courier's base level.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you are at full normal health, eating additional food to heal up the bonus HP will actually subtract HP from the HP Healed from Food statistic.
  • Having any magnitude of this perk (or possibly any additional HP that causes your actual maximum to exceed the reported maximum in the Pip Boy) will cause your character to lose the built in fail safe that normally prevents you from wasting healing items when you are already at full HP. (Even if you are already healed up to your actual modified maximum.)