It's weird but I thought I'd hate the idea. However, it occurs to me that it actually would make a lot of the story work so much better. Your character has no personal connection to the whole business of the Synth Revolution and the creepy child robot fails miserably to be engaging. However, if you WERE a Synth and the meeting with Shaun was, "Yes, I basically created you to be my substitute parent and none of the memories you have of the Old World are real." It would solve, if not anywhere NEAR the number of problems the game had then at least a good 5% of them without needing rewrites. * The idealized 50s America * Seeing the nuclear mushroom cloud * The fact you are alive and everyone else is dead * Why Shaun left you in the freezer - so you could track down the man who killed his mother/father (and you for that matter) Basically, you being his enormous revenge fantasy. You could also have Shaun 2.0 revealed to be a clone of Father and that hsi crazy ass fantasy would be that you would raise them. If you want to be a ripoff you could also have Shaun throw in this dialogue, "Did you never wonder why you were able to slaughter whole bands of enemies and stand toe-to-toe with a Courser which no normal human, at least one without Power Armor, could do? You are the strongest Synth ever built but ultimately limited by the parameters I've given you." That would be a better story for Paladin Danse too, to have him choose between his loyalty to the brotherhood and you depending on relationship values. The only problem is it would be a grossly telegraphed and obvious twist akin to Senator Palpatine being Darth Sidious.