Director Shaun Daniel West (a.k.a. Father)
Not to be confused with Shaun Wilson (a clone child given to Aubrey Wilson at the end of the Commonwealth Faction War), Shaun West is the leader of the Institute and the biological child of Aubrey Wilson and Nathan West, though he never had the opportunity to be raised by them.
He was taken by Conrad Kellogg from Vault 111 at the tender age of three months old, and was raised by the scientists there. He inherited his father's intelligence and his mother's charisma, which allowed him to ascend to the position of Director.
He makes the decision to release his biological mother from Vault 111 in 2287, 210 years after she was placed in cryosleep, as an experiment to see what she would do in the 'new world' she found herself in. He eventually allows her access to the Institute, and his position when he reveals that he is dying from cancer.
His mother refuses, and they make an unofficial agreement to 'stay out of each other's way', but under the influence of Doctor Justin Ayo, declares war upon his mother an her Minutemen in the winter of 2288-'89.
He dies when the SRB sets the self-destruct after his mother leads the Minutemen in a hostile takeover of the Institute, sending his clone and the Courser X6-88 to his mother as a final parting gift along with an apology for everything that had happened since she'd been frozen.
When he finally meets Aubrey WIlson, he's old, frail, and terminally ill. In his prime, he was scrawny and looked very much like his father, Nathan West.
White lab coat over a green sweater vest with slacks.
Cisgendered Male (he/him)
Various scientific studies in the Institute
Director of the Institute
Biased to the Institute's point of view, refuses to see synths as sentient/sapient beings.
Unwilling to aid the surface world
Scientific advancement, no matter the cost.
Hyper-focuses on one point of view
inability to empathize
Extraordinarily clean, thanks to the tech of the Institute.
Aubrey Wilson - biological mother
Nathan West - biological father
Conrad Kellogg - pseudo father figure
Shaun Wilson - genetic clone
Fairly charismatic - able to manipulate his coworkers, but not his mother.
Confident in his abilities and cocky about his achievements with the Gen 3 synth program
Isolationist, not very extroverted
Near Pre-War style etiquette towards Institute personnel and his mother, but indifferent and uncaring to others.
Biological Mother (Important)
Tensions are strained the moment Aubrey meets him and finds out he's approximately 60 years old. She doesn't trust him, and can't bring herself to think of him as her son.