Mister Zwicky and Miss Edna

… in the schoolroom in 2287

Thanks to Google Alert, I have come across Mister Zwicky (a schoolteacher) and Miss Edna (his robot companion), two characters in one area of the video game Fallout 4 (set in the year 2287. Here they are together:


You can view the skeleton of this episode, “Love Conquers All”, here.

Zwickys are everywhere, even in the digital post-apocalyptic future.

On the Fallout series, from Wikipedia:

Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game is an open world role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a global nuclear war in an alternate history timeline mid-22nd century. The protagonist of Fallout is an inhabitant of one of the long-term shelters known as Vaults who is tasked to find the Water Chip to save other dwellers from water shortage.

Fallout is considered to be the spiritual successor to the 1988 role-playing video game Wasteland. It was initially intended to use Steve Jackson Games’ system GURPS, but Interplay eventually used an internally developed system SPECIAL. The game was critically acclaimed and inspired a number of sequels and spin-off games, known collectively as the Fallout series.

On Fallout 4 specifically:

Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The fifth major installment in the Fallout series, the game was released worldwide on November 10, 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as Vault 111, and subsequently explores the world, completes various quests and acquires experience points to level up their character. With first-person and third-person perspectives available, players can explore Fallout 4’s open world setting at will, allowing nonlinear gameplay. The player can bring companions to assist in battles and help with scavenging. Players have the ability to construct and deconstruct buildings and items, and use them to build settlements, which can attract and be inhabited by settlers (non-playable characters).

The two characters, from the wiki for the game:

Mister Zwicky is a teacher at the Schoolhouse in Diamond City. He and his robot companion Miss Edna run the schoolhouse 24/7. (link)


Miss Edna is a “Miss Nanny” type robot who assists her owner, Mister Zwicky in running the Schoolhouse at Diamond City. Miss Edna was programmed to speak in a French accent and may have also been a product of emotion-sensing experiments. Her love for working and being with Mister Zwicky for a long time has heightened her bond with him, allowing her to start developing deeper feelings. (link)


I assume the name Zwicky was chosem as a suitably professorial one — even better, one echoing the visionary scientific work of the Swiss-American astrophysicist (if you hear “Bulgarian”, read this), an exponent of the idea of “dark matter” long before its time.

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