Mr. Burke (Born 2221) is a mysterious man who can be met in Moriarty's Saloon in Megaton. He is the sinister right-hand man of Allistair Tenpenny, and wants the town destroyed via detonating the bomb. However, it is not known whether he is truly under the control of Tenpenny, or if he is manipulating his employer toward his own ends.
He can also be murdered without fear of retaliation from the law in Megaton.
A successful hack of Colin Moriarty's private computer will result in this information about Mr. Burke: This guy is a class A weirdo. One day I'm wiping down the bar and the fucker comes from out of nowhere...I didn't even hear the door open. He tells me he's here to wait for some sort of opportunist to come through. Whatever. As long as he pays for his drinks, he can stay here until that damn bomb explodes in the center of town for all I care.
Elly's version of Mister Burke
is adapted from the "Black Widow" perk scenes. He acts as her Hitman from afar at the Brig! If you want to read a bit of their interaction you can here...
He was just a regular-looking guy, she noticed. Nothing out of the ordinary - and that's why he caught her eye. This is what men used to look like
before the wars, the bombs and the festering puddles of acid rain took their toll (among other things like the mutants and irradiated food they all had to
It's a wonder they'd managed to survive outside the Vaults at all. But some had. And this man had done better than others. He was of medium build and had a "dandy" feel to him, although Elly reasoned the business attire he was wearing was the cause of that. When all the others were dressed in leather and brahmin hide (not a few decorated with spikes and bits of scrap metal) a man in an only slightly dirty striped suit and fedora stood out quite a bit. He pushed his glasses up carefully on the bridge of his nose and spoke quietly.
Her eyebrows raised as his voice rose and fell. He had a soft voice, very enchanting somehow.
"I'm very happy to make your acquaintance," he murmured. "I'm Mister Burke." He added something she wasn't quite sure of, then, mentioning she was special since she wasn't a member of the community.
"Really," Elly drawled, staring down at him as he leaned forward suggestively. "Please, do go on. This is all very fascinating." Burke didn't seem to be fazed by her sarcasm and smiled an oily little smile.
"Finally," he all but purred. "Someone with a sense of ...civility." What came next she was completely unprepared for.
He asked her to blow up the town.
She blinked at him for a moment, uncomprehending, unable to believe he could ask such a terrible thing, that anyone could. She wanted to refuse right away but she saw he was not the type of person to be threatened or put off by a do-gooder. And, of course, there was this other matter...
Oh, that would work.
"I have a 'proposition' of my own, Mister Burke," Elly husked with a smile tugging at the corner of her mouth. "Would you like to hear it?" She bent and placed a hand on his stubbled cheek. Burke seemed startled and his eyes widened behind those lightly smoked lenses.
"Color me intrigued," he said quietly. "Go on..."
"You said I don't belong to this town, but I live here, lover," she said as she flashed him a coy smile. The hint of a blush touched her cheeks as she willingly tried to seduce the man. Although she'd never tried it before she somehow instinctively knew how; the proper caress, the smoldering stare. If she'd seen another try it she'd have snickered and said it was too blatant but the man actually seemed to quiver when she touched his other cheek. "And you wouldn't want to hurt me, right?"
"I mean, well...of course not!" Burke stammered. "I could never..." He ground to a halt and shook his head, still trembling. "I've never met any woman quite like you before," he admitted somewhat ruefully. "This changes everything."
"I'm not sure what I'll tell my employer, but I'll think of something," he said firmly.
"Wonderful, handsome," Elly breathed. She was starting to feel awkward leaning over with all the blood rushing to her face both from the position and the dark blush she was now sporting. But her heart was beating very quickly. Not only had she succeeded in helping the town, but... [Continue? Warning: mature fanfiction]
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Burke is the name of an upper-middle class town in Virginia south of Fairfax and Annandale, i.e., roughly where Tenpenny Tower would be.
Burke is also the name of an antagonist in Aliens, a sinister man who is notably callous towards human life as long as he makes a profit, as demonstrated by the way he attempts to impregnate Ripley and Newt with Alien embryos prior to the departure from the colony. There is a very slight resemblance in the appearance of the two men, but clothing and voice are extremely different.
He is voiced by Wes Johnson, who also voiced many characters in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, most notably Lucien Lachance, who speaks in a manner similar to Burke. The other notable character voiced by Johnson was The Mad God Sheogorath in the Shivering Isles Expansion. Other than that, he also voiced all of the male Imperial citizens, as well as most of the guards all around Cyrodiil.