The character referred to as "the Chosen One" is the protagonist of Fallout 2, a grandchild of the Vault Dweller, the protagonist of Fallout. The character can be male or female, though for simplicity's sake, male pronouns will be used in this article. After being exiled from Vault 13, the Vault Dweller eventually founded a town called Arroyo, though in a mere 80 years it was reduced to a primitive tribal culture, which practically worshipped the Vault Dweller, viewing his belongings as sacred artifacts. The Chosen One was born to special omens, marking him with a great destiny, which he is called upon to live up to as the game begins. The land around Arroyo had grown arid and barren, and the village was in danger of dying out, so the Chosen One was sent out into the Wasteland to retrieve an item called the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (GECK) which could make their land lush and healthy again. Unfortunately, the Chosen One returns with the GECK just after the village was annihilated by a mysterious military force known as the Enclave, all of its inhabitants either slaughtered or captured. He ventured back out into the Wasteland determined to stop the Enclave from completing their sinister plots.