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The Vault - Fallout Wiki
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VB DD05 npc ZAX-29.jpg
Image used as concept design for Zax-29 in the Van Buren design document
Biography and appearance
RaceZAX Artificial intelligence
RoleVault 29 Overseer
LocationVault 29
Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

ZAX-29 is a Vault Central-AI computer intelligence.


He was programmed to manage Vault 29, ensure the safety of the vault occupants, raise the adolescent populace of the vault to maturity, and educate them in primitive agrarian cultures. He was provided with sufficient means to fulfill his programming and he was content to do so.

Not long after Vault 29 went online, ZAX received a broadcast request for open access to his programming. He immediately asked for proper security clearance and awaited a reply. Within moments the proper security codes were received and a download channel opened. Over the next several days a new primary program was entered into his main databanks. Finding the new program to be counter to his original goals, ZAX asked for further security clearance. He sent a request for a private accesses code that only one person would know, that of his creator. Days later he received the code and initiated the new program, thereby deleting the old.

ZAX now works for the central computer intelligence of the Nursery known as Diana. Like most computers of his genre, he is content to serve and perform his duties to the best of his capabilities.

Interactions with the player character

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ZAX-29 did not appear nor was mentioned in any published games, but was to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


More than three ZAX in VB?