The Vault - Fallout Wiki

We've Moved! Just as Gamepedia has joined forces with Fandom, this wiki had joined forces with our Fandom equivalent. The wiki has been archived and we ask that readers and editors move to the now combined wiki on Fandom. Click to go to the new wiki.


The Vault - Fallout Wiki
The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Mbox incomplete.png
Infobox incomplete
The infobox template in this article is missing some required data. You can help The Vault by filling it in.
Mbox incomplete.png
Missing data
A template in this article or section is missing some data. You can help The Vault by filling it in.
Icon lincoln voice.png
Audio needed
This article has missing audio files. You can help The Vault by uploading them.
Tom Holden
Fo3 Thomas Holden.png
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleHairCurlyHair ColorDark gray
Eye ColorHazel (EyeDefault)
AffiliationVault 101
RoleVault 101 resident
LocationVault 101
FamilyMary Holden (wife)
Dialogue FileTom Holden's dialogue
Trouble on the Homefront
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Nobody
Alignment0 Neutral
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 2
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 RaceCaucasian
Editor IDCG04TomHolden
Base ID00057508Ref ID0005750c
Editor FactionsCG04HoldenFaction
ActorCraig Sechler (MaleAdult04)
Special Head GearEyebrowM (EyebrowM)

It's our only chance, don't you see? We're getting outta here just like the doctor. I'm not gonna let anyone stop us.

Tom Holden is a resident of Vault 101 in Fallout 3.


He and his wife 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

Perk empathy synthesizer.png
This character is involved in quests.

*Only if not killed by the guards during Escape!.


  • Escape!: Tom Holden is talking about escaping with his wife, Mary Holden, in the Atrium. But when they try to make a run for it, they are shot and killed by Officer O'Brian and Officer Richards.
  • Trouble on the Homefront: If the player saves the Holdens in the Atrium, they will appear during the rebellion, but have no new dialogue.


Icon armored vault suit.png
Vault 101 jumpsuit
Pip-Boy 3000
Pip-Boy Glove
Assault carbine icon.png
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death


Tom Holden appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.101: "Tom 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)