The Courier's True Name

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Brycen, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    When you give Doc Mitchell the Courier's name, he responds with, "Huh. Can't say it's what I'd have picked for you. But if that's your name, that's your name."

    I decided to investigate if there was something more to it than a random remark.

    There is a theory on the internet that the Courier might be an android or a synth:

    Is Courier 6 An Android? Fallout New Vegas Game Theory




    There is also a post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure game inspired by Fallout, called Primordia. Have a look through its video walkthrough to get the idea. It even makes references to the water chip and the G.E.C.K.

    The game's protagonist, who is a robot, is initially unaware of his true name, but eventually, discovers that it is. . .

    Horus

    How is this relevant to the Courier in Fallout: New Vegas? Read the "spoiler" to find out:

    Primordia was created by Wadget Eye Games.

    Wadget Eye is another name for the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol, which, according to some sources, might be of significance to the occult, and sometimes appears inside a triangle, reminiscent of the all-seeing eye:




    Therefore, if both games reference the same occult mythos, then it is possible that the Courier's true name may also be Horus.

    I've made an observation about the Legion versus the NCR compared to J.E. Sawyer's statement about the factions before, and now I'm making another observation about the "independent New Vegas". Chris Avellone did, after all, state that it was his preferred ending.

    If some of you still have a difficult time getting the point of these types of posts, then feel free to get back to whatever it is you were doing. I, on the other hand, find observations like this interesting.

    Have a nice day.

    UPDATE

    A couple more things of note:

    Old World Blues



    When the Courier has ED-E as a companion, the Legion NPCs would sometimes say, "That machine looks like a floating eye. I don't like it."


    How do you like them apples?



    UPDATE

    This is from one of the endings for Primm:

    Primm Slim proves to be an able-minded, if not able-bodied, sheriff for Primm. Due to his slow speed, some crooks get away without a scratch, but Primm continues to prosper under his watchful robotic eye.​



    If you still can't see the common symbolism, then feel free to move on. But I think, once it's been noticed, at least some sane people would question why it is there.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  2. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 6, 2016
  3. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
    Moderator

    Apr 24, 2005
    This can only be a joke.
     
  4. Kohno

    Kohno A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 30, 2009
    He sounds pretty serious about it.

    But then again, Frank Drebin is also a serious guy.
     
  5. mkba

    mkba First time out of the vault

    Jun 10, 2017
    can somoene explain to me the utility o this BS ?
     
  6. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Actually the Courier's real name is Ahmed, which ties into Benny's 9/11 reference.
     
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  7. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    TL;DR - The Courier is named Horus because the aliens on my roof are purple. At least, that's essentially what this post is.
     
  8. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I am 100% sure that the devs of New Vegas didn't even consider a single part of this.
     
  9. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 6, 2016
    OR DID THEY?

     
  10. Alphons

    Alphons Prophet der Auges

    Aug 9, 2017
    Considering how Fallout 2 tried to brainwash young players into legalising weed, I find it plausible that devs from Obsidian also tried to include this agenda in New Vegas.

    Just look at Nipton. The lottery winner- Oliver Swanick acts like someone "high". It leads me to believe that Nipton citizens were growing so called "weed". It could lead to Legion soldiers using so called "weed" as kindling for stakes. Fumes from burning so called "weed" would make Swanick "high".

    Taking into account my previous staments I dare to say that Couriers name is "Snoop Dog", which in Ancient Mojave Aliens language means "He Who Grows Ganja". Coincidentally "ganja" is another name for so called "weed".
     
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  11. NMLevesque

    NMLevesque Commie Ghost

    Jul 2, 2016
    No no no, it's just Courier. When they wake up the name that comes to mind is Courier, and since they don't have amnesia this must mean that it is their one and only true name. The game just lets you decide in that moment to choose a new name, that most people won't bother to use because 'Courier' is what comes up in their UI when they look at the player character. Think about it. What kind of sick twisted psychos would name their child Courier? That's right. Gnostic utilitarians as always.
     
  12. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    A couple more things of note:

    Old World Blues



    When the Courier has ED-E as a companion, the Legion NPCs would sometimes say, "That machine looks like a floating eye. I don't like it."



    How do you like them apples?

     
  13. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Side note: Tin foil hats are a terrible idea. See, the reason they supposedly work is that they reflect any mind control signals that hit them. But not only does it not completely seal off your body like a Faraday cage, keeping all signals out, but if anything got under the hat, the signal would bounce around inside like an echo chamber and blast your brain full of mind control beams.

    You're gonna need a proper Faraday suit, such as what's worn by electricians working on high-voltage power lines or by that one physicist with the character Dr. MegaVolt who wears a metal suit and protects himself from Tesla coils and stuff. And even then, you can't wear it forever, so you're going to be hit by mind control signals. But the fact that you're actively trying to avoid the mind control signals means that you're already unaffected by them, so why bother?
     
  14. Risewild

    Risewild Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Courier 6. Courier from the mother's side and 6 from the fathers side.
     
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  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Did you write this between June 20th and July 22nd? Because it gave me cancer.
     
  16. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
    Moderator

    Apr 24, 2005
    I would be up for more in-dept discussions about the franchise, but the stuff Bryce digs up is just so way too far off, it just can't be taken serious. Like that eye thing above... completely neglecting the fact that "floating eye" bots are a thing in Fallout. It makes me wonder if the pharmacy industry is at fault here, handing out hardcore prescription drugs to the population who then come up with this wacky shit.
     
  17. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    That's what they want you to think...
     
  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    After reading a bit more of the stuff he has posted so far, I am fairly certain that Brycen is one of the best NMA users in years.
     
  19. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    This is from one of the endings for Primm:

    Primm Slim proves to be an able-minded, if not able-bodied, sheriff for Primm. Due to his slow speed, some crooks get away without a scratch, but Primm continues to prosper under his watchful robotic eye.​



    If you still can't see the common symbolism, then feel free to move on. But I think, once it's been noticed, at least some sane people would question why it is there.
     
  20. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016