Fallout: Nuka Break
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Date Posted July 24, 2011
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Twig goes on a quest to find Nuka-Cola.

Cast AppearingEdit

  • Opening Disclaimer TV Announcer (Vincent Talenti)
  • Twig (Zack Finfrock; first appearance)
  • Ben (Aaron Giles; first appearance)
  • Scarlett (Tybee Diskin; first appearance)
  • A desparate merchant (Vic Mignogna)
  • Red (Michele Specht; first appearance)
  • Joey (Kevin Brooks)
  • Tanner (Robert Thorne)


Running timeEdit

Sixteen minutes, thirty seconds


Black-and-white footage.
TV AnnouncerHello there.
TV Announcer"Fallout: Nuka Break" is a non-profit fan film and is not endorsed by Bethesda Softworks.
It is intended for entertainment purposes only.
"Fallout", the "Fallout" logo, all names and pictures of "Fallout" characters, and any other "Fallout" related items are registered trademarks, and/or copyrights of Bethesda Softworks, LLC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

So, please. Don't sue us.
Have a great time! Enjoy your stay!
Fadeout to the indian head test card.
Please Stand By...
October 23rd, 2077.
The Great War began and ended.
It wasn't a war of rifles, or a war of soldiers.
It was the final war.
The war of the atomic bomb.
Whatever the bombs did not destroy was consumed by the wasteland they created.
But it wasn't the end of man. Oh no.
Far from it...
Fallout: Nuka Break
Fadeout to a Nuka-Cola billboard sign. The caption says "Enjoy a nice Nuka-Break"
Twig, Ben, and Scarlet wander the wasteland past an abandoned car. Twig lags behind.
TwigYou guys, hang on...
Twig stops and catches his breath.
TwigI gotta take a couple seconds.
Or... or a couple minutes?
Ben clamps a hand on his pauldron shoulder.
BenHere, drink that.
He hands Twig a bottle of Nuka-Cola. He seems overjoyed as the bottle glimmers. In a trance, he drinks with gusto.
Cut back to Ben, who shakes his head in dismay. Twig continues to drink. The geiger counter on his Pip-Boy starts to click.
Twig looks down and sees he was drinking a bottle of irradiated water instead. He starts throwing up.
TwigIt's just... it's just water!
Why would you do that!?
Ben(sighs) Smoothskins.
(mimicks Twig) "Oh, I'm tired! Oh, I need sleep! Oh, this radiated water is killing me from the inside!"
Ben(glances sideways) Scar?
ScarlettDon't look at me.
Twig's your buddy.
BenMe? I don't even like the guy.
ScarlettOh... See, I thought you guys had, like, a partnership going on.
Twig gives Scarlett a "WTF" look.
ScarlettYeah. This is the Wasteland. Love is where you find it.
TwigUh. Hahah, No, No, No...
Ben(simultaneously) No, no, no!
Twig(wagging finger) Mmm mm. No...
I mean, look at him.
Ok, you know, I don't like where this conversation's going. Let's, let's just keep moving. I don't want to be left out here alone...
...and then also dead.
They trek onwards. They stop at a small dump, where they salvage for usable things.
Startled, Twig starts shooting wildly at the newcomer with his Chinese assault rifle. The merchant hides behind his shopping cart and fires back with a .357 magnum pistol. The three hide behind a tractor and Scarlett shoots at him with her laser rifle.
MerchantI'm a merchant!
They continue shooting. Twig's rifle runs out of ammo.
TwigI'm out!
BenDon't tell him that!
ScarlettI'm out too.
BenHe said he's a merchant!
ScarlettIt's a trick. He'll shoot us if we go over there.
TwigWe think it's a trick!
We think you'll shoot us if we come out there!
MerchantWell, I think it's a trick!
ScarlettHow would be tricking you?
MerchantI think you got lots of ammo, and you're gonna shoot me if you come over here!
TwigOk, ok, we're gonna all throw our weapons out at the same time on the count of three. That means you too weird guy!
Merchant(hesitantly) ...Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... O-OK!
TwigAlright! One... two...
Ben...Is this a trick?!
The other two look at Ben.
Jump cut to the merchant peddling Twig some pans and a broken plate and some junk.
MerchantStep up and feast your eyes! Only the finest crap between here and New Reno! Look'a that little lady, you could eat off that one!
The three don't seem happy about his wares.
BenHey! Where is "here"?
MerchantI have no idea, but try this.
(puts a fedora on Ben) Oh, my. You're a handsome man.
Twig(holding an empty Nuka-Cola bottle) Hey. Hey, hey, hey! This... Do you have any more?!
MerchantSorry, you know, I sold my last bottle a couple-few days ago.
(changes subject) Yeah, I got this fancy hat. Look! It's adjustable. Heheh.
TwigI'm really happy for you... About the hat, and all.
Um, y'know, we'll take the bottlecap mine...
MerchantGood choice! Good choice! Good choice!
Twig...And all the ammo you got, I guess.
MerchantWell, of course! You can never have too much ammo, can ya? Haha.
And this is free for you today!
ScarlettYou know, you would probably get more business if you didn't run around shooting at people.
MerchantWell, I don't know. You know, you probably wouldn't need to buy so much ammo if you hadn't spent it all shooting at me. (laughs crazily)
G-Get it? When ya'lls shootin'? At-- over there earlier? Hahahah!
Jumpcut to the three leaving.
TwigYou didn't have to punch him in the nose, though.
ScarlettYeah, maybe. But, it sure felt great!
TwigAh. Great like a frosty, fresh Nuka-Cola?
BenYou know, I've been meaning to say this for a while, but...
...I've been out here a long damn time, and I've never seen a man addicted to soda.
TwigAh, it's all I can think of. That, and Fancy Lads Snack Cakes. Oh, I could really go for some Sugar Bombs right now.
ScarlettYeah, I bet you could fatty.
Twig stops. They turn to look at him.
ScarlettOh, hey. I was just kidding.
Twig(placidly) That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
Jumpcut to a slide.
You see, when the Great War started, many people found safety in underground vaults.
But, unknown to the vault dwellers, the vaults were never actually meant to save anyone at all.
Of the 122 vaults, only seventeen were made to public expectations. All others were designed to include "social experiments".
Vault 21, for instance, was filled with nothing but compulsive gamblers.
Or Vault 69. Of the 100,000 people who entered, there was only one man.
And then there was Twig's vault. Vault 10.
Being backed by Nuka-Cola as a sponsor, it was developed and designed to solely test the Eat'O'Matic's cafeteria and food dispensers for the vault systems.
Exercise equipment was also never installed.
All of the occupants of Vault 10 became overweight.
Obesity became the social norm for Vault 10, as the average girth increased with every generation.
And that's where Twig's nickname came from, as he was the skinniest...
...and, therefore, most picked-on dweller within Vault 10.
Jumpcut back to Scarlett and Ben looking at each other as Twig walks by happily.
BenI think he's lost his damn mind.
Scarlett...Dibs on his Pip-Boy.
They trudge through the Wasteland until they reach a rocky place.
TwigI don't-- I don't know where he is.
Scarlett...He said to come right here.
They get shot at.
TannerDon't move, fatty!
Twig smiles and pouts.
Cut to three mercenaries standing in place. One of them was late to the chase and stands from his rock, stumbling as he pointed his Chinese pistol.
JoeyShit! We did the "pop up" thing.
The other merc gestures to him, but he doesn't understand what he meant. Twig and Scarlett wonder what's going on. The goggles merc goes up to him.
Joey...What's up?
Joey...Do you have to yell?
Joey tries to read out a slip of paper, clumsily taking off his goggles.
JoeyTanner and Company! You are hereby hired by Caesar's Legion to track and return the slave known as "Scarlett" to her respective owners in New Vegas...
Scarlett rolls her eyes.
TwigYou're name's Scarlett?
Joey...Should you encounter the ghoul or vault dweller responsible for freeing her... you can eliminate them for an additional bonus of 75 caps.
TwigOh, ok. Wait, wait. What if we give you the additional bonus to not kill us?
The mercs look at each other and consider the deal.
JoeyThat sounds pretty good-
TannerYeah, that doesn't sound too bad, huh?
Joey-Yeah, we could do that.
Twig and Scarlett draw their weapons.
TwigMove and we shoot!
ScarlettHands where we can see 'em!
TannerDid these chumps just get the drop on us?
RedWe're back here again? Really?
The mercs draw and Twig and Scarlet reel back, intimidated.
ScarlettUh, we probably should've shot 'em when they went for their weapons.
TwigI was-- I was following your lead!
ScarlettI didn't want to shoot people just for moving!
TwigTh-- That's what we opened with. That was our thing!
TannerThis is how it's gonna play, fat man.
TwigYou know what? No. Let me tell you... "thin guy", how this is gonna play out, alright?
We saw you guys coming, we sent our buddy up, Ben. He's gonna snipe you right now!
Alright, Ben! TAKE 'EM OUT!
The mercs look around, expecting something, but nothing's happening.
TwigBen, they're right there!
Ben...I can't see shit.
Twig(far away) Take 'em out now Ben!
Ben(withdraws) Screw it. I'll just join whoever survives.
Twig(far away) Uh, right now, Ben!
ScarlettBen, GO!
The mercs laugh amongst themselves.
RedHahah, shut up butterball!
Scarlett-What's your problem, huh?
Red(blinks incredulously) My problem?
You're rippin' my style. That's my problem.
ScarlettWhat is she-? What? What??
RedYou're NAME, sweetheart! "Scarlett"? Hello!? They call me "Red"! Alright? You're rippin' my style!
ScarlettNo. I'm not ripp-- Scarlett is my name!
Red(stuttering) Well, that's stupid.
ScarlettYou're stupid! At least, Scarlett is a name. Red's just a... color.
Red(offended) Ah! Red is so a name!! It's short for "Redbecca"!!
ScarlettYou just made that up.
Twig-That's not a name...
TannerWould you all just SHUT UP!?
(looks at Red) Would you just shoot them please?
RedOh, okay.
They start shooting immediately. Twig and Scarlett evade and start closing in on them without so much as a scratch.
JoeyWhat the hell was that!? You guys missed!
Red glares at him. Gunshots can be heard. Meanwhile, the two hide behind a rock as they continue to shoot. Enclave Radio music is blaring in the distance.
ScarlettTwig, come on! We have to focus! Turn off your damn radio!
Twig(fiddling with his Pip-Boy) It's not... It's not on! It's not my radio!
John Henry EdenI have never advocated war, except as a means of peace...
They look out to see an Enclave eyebot floating nearby, projecting John Henry Eden's speech.
John Henry EdenNations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
Twig(getting up) I-- I gotta terrible idea!
ScarlettHow terrible?
John Henry EdenHappiness lies in the joy of achievement. And, the thrill of creative effort.
Twig grabs the eyebot. Meanwhile, Joey lies dead while Red cackles manically.
TannerDamn it, Red! How many times've we been over this!?
RedOK, this one? Baby, not my fault.
TannerYou shot him in the face!
RedOnly a little...
An eyebot with a bottlecap mine taped onto it starts approaching the quarreling mercs.
John Henry EdenA coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Tanner(cackling with Red, then stopping) Did you hear that?
They see the eyebot.
John Henry EdenEverybody likes a compliment.
They go "aww".
TannerUgh, those things. Damn Enclave.
Red(using a butt of a rifle as a bat) Come to mama...
John Henry EdenDo not bite at the bait of pleasure until you know there is no hook beneath it.
Tanner(realizes the bomb) RED!!
Red swings and the eyebot explodes. Scarlett and Twig hide to avoid shrapnel. Meanwhile, Ben lies down, yawning.
Ben...Sounds dangerous.
Tanner struggles to get up as gunpowder covers his face. He sees Red's body behind a rock and rises, brandishing his shotgun at a lone figure in the distance. Scarlett walks through the smoke, holding her rifle, unaware of him. Suddenly, Twig swivels out of the rock, wielding his rifle, and enters VATS, aiming for the head.
He fires, but hits his chest instead. The merc falls dead instantly. Twig smiles at the accomplishment.
Twig and Scarlett close in on the sleeping Ben, blocking his sunlight.
ScarlettI thought you said you were gonna give us some cover? Hell, it was your idea!
BenAnd you didn't even need it.
TwigI mean, we had to kill them all, and now they're all dead. I...
Ben(runs off, cheering) Wooo! Awww, free shit!
Ohhh, yeah!
Ben(rummages through a corpse) Whadya got for me, smoothskin?
Scarlett scavenges on another body, while Twig watches Ben.
TwigAh, come on man. You know I hate it when you do this.
BenWhat? Collect what we earn?
Scarlett(holding a Jet pipe) What is this "we"?
Ben(pointing a Chinese pistol at her) Hey, I did something! Just not what you expected.
ScarlettHey! Muzzle discipline.
Ben withdraws the gun and grabs a backpack.
BenBesides, you never know what you might find.
He tosses the bag at Twig. The swishing sound of Nuka-Cola can be heard.
TwigNo, I got-- I told you... I'm not...
Twig goes through the bag, laughing as he finds two Nuka-Colas inside.
Twig(jubilant) Haha! Hahah! There are-- there's TWO!
He pops one open and drinks immediately.
TwigMmmhmmhm, it's real!
Twig's geiger counter clicks as Scarlet and Ben look on. Suddenly, Twig gets sick and starts to vomit. The two reel back, disgusted.
End credits and special thanks.
The merchant passes by the place where the mercenaries have died, and thanks the heavens as he saw Red's corpse. Rubbing her legs, he mutters "Jackpot" as he proceeds to violate her. Immediately, he is shot dead as Red rises up, pistol drawn. She looks around, angry and confused.


  • The girl on the Nuka-Cola billboard is modelled by Niki Harper.
  • The pilot closely follows the Fallout canon, with references pertaining to the Fallout Bible, made by Chris Avellone.
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