The Path of the Scientist is one of the two branching character paths selected by a player at the beginning of Fallout: New California.
The player with be placed on the Path of the Scientist by choosing to Dodge during the question Tackle or Dodge. This will grant the player the Nerd Super Star Perk and lock them in the Path of the Scientist This will preset the player's Tag Skills, but will not affect their S.P.E.C.I.A.L. or choice of Skill Point allotment, Traits and Perks. The chosen Tag Skills can be changed at the end of the Prequel.
- Player is granted Nerd Super Star Perk
- Tag Skills automatically set as Energy Weapons, Repair, and Science
- Access to the Prologue Quests Domo Arigato and A Roboto Mori
- Access to unique Perks Bard of the Wastes, Electro Lover, and Nerd-Orable
- Ability to recruit A L P H A and B-6-RK as Companions
- Unique Dialogue options