The Wasteland can be a lonely place, but you don’t have to brave it alone. In Fallout 4, you can go solo, or choose from more than a dozen potential companions. Sure, they may get in your way, and a few of them seem like the type of people who will always steal the remote or ask you to grab them a drink right after you get back from the kitchen, but they make the process a little more interesting, and a little less lonely.
Californian artist Jillian Bakos has created some fun and cute Fallout 4-inspired Valentines, appropriate for all the companions in your life. Here are 8 of my favorites – and who I imagine the best recipients would be, with minor character story spoilers. You can check out Jillian’s art blog here for more of her work, as well as a full look at all of the Fallout 4 Valentines.
Good ol’ Dogmeat kicks off today’s gallery because he is the best of the best. He may not be the most valuable companion – he certainly can’t hack computers for you or wave around a gun – but what he lacks in usefulness, he more than makes up for in awesome cuddles and unwavering loyalty. No doubt we all have someone in our lives who fits that mold.
Nick Valentine is one of the first created synths, with the soul of a human and the job of a private eye. He’s genuine, kind, and desperately trying to discover who he is and where he belongs in the Wasteland. In addition, he is willing to sacrifice greatly to help you. The Nick Valentine valentine is awesome for the people who have won you over with honesty, loyalty, and generosity.
I. Love. Piper. Piper is a charming, incredibly driven character. Her interest is bringing people unpopular truths, whether they want to hear it or not. She gets adorably flustered when you try to romance her, and she’s ridiculously easy to impress – just pick a lock in front of her and you can max out affinity in no time. A great valentine for the easy to please, but hard to get.
If you remove the whole “pathological liar” part, Deacon is all about stealth and disguises. He’s funny, charming, and constantly keeping you guessing. This one would be best suited going to either the comedian in your life, or maybe someone who frequently changes their appearances.
Sure, MacCready is a skilled marksman. But, what is most important about MacCready isn’t that he likes stealing, but that he is on a mission to find the mysterious cure for an even more mysterious disease. A MacCready valentine would be perfect for the doctors, scientists, and philanthropists in your life.
This is not a compliment. Preston has been meme’d to oblivion for his constant barrage of “I’ve marked it on your map” and “A settlement needs your help.” A Preston valentine is a great card for someone who doesn’t know much about the game and who tends to flirt with being annoying, but who you can’t pass over on Valentine’s Day.
Sure, when you first find Cait she’s a fiery ginger with a nasty chem addiction. But after some time, she becomes a fiery ginger who isn’t addicted to drugs. This is a great valentine for either the feisty character in your life, or maybe even someone who’s rebounded from rough times.
Danse is with the Brotherhood of Steel, and is a skilled tactician who provides excellent combat support. The Brotherhood is not only focused on combat, however – they’re also committed to protecting technology from being corrupted. So, in reality, the Paladin Danse valentine would be great for the techie in your life.