|voice actor||Yuri Lowenthal (Male)
Lauren Bailey (Female)
The Player Character is the protagonist of Fallout: New California, known by a nickname, "The Star Player," just as the "Vault Dweller," "Chosen One," and "Lone Wanderer" in previous games. As in all Fallout titles, the gender, appearance, personality, and other aspects of of the protagonist are customizable by the player. In the game's lore, they are identified by the Blue Star of the Orion tribe tattooed on their foot.
The Player Character was born, along with their adopted siblings Mandy and Shawn, to the Orion Tribe, one of the California Exodite Tribes descended from Vault 18 Exiles. Their tribe, notable for using a Blue Star as its symbol, was discovered to have been slaughtered by a Vault 18 expedition led by Kevin Rossman, with the three children as the only survivors. The orphaned children and those of the sister tribes that were also destroyed were taken back to Vault 18 and adopted by families living within the Vault, with the Vault Overseer adopting and raising the Player Character, Shawn, and Mandy, alongside his own biological son Jason.