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raceHuman, Caucasian
affiliationBig Town
locationBig Town
appearancesFallout 3
questsBig Trouble in Big Town
Bittercup Runneth Over
base SPECIAL6 ST, 5 PE, 4 EN, 5 CH, 4 IN, 5 AG, 5 LK
derived stats
Hit Points:30→50
Critical Chance:5%
Unarmed Dam.:1.15
Poison Resist.:15%
Rad. Resist.:6%
Carry Weight:220
Damage Res.:8% (20%)
tag skills
Melee Weap.:36→55 (38→57)
(equal to player characters level)
voice actorJan Johns
base id0002796a
ref id00027f12
dialogue fileBittercup.txt

If the mutants get you, come back and haunt me.

Bittercup is one of the citizens of Big Town in the year 2277.


Apathetic, self-involved, and rebellious, Bittercup is one of the troubled young characters that live in Big Town. She spends time worrying about what dark clothing to wear and applying home made makeup often at the expense of better guarding the town against attack. Many of the other residents of Big Town seem fed up with her, but there is little they can do about it, with the threat of super mutant and raider attacks being a more pressing concern.[1]

Through dialogue, it is revealed that Bittercup has been involved with most of the males in Big Town at one point or another but it is remarkable she does not seem to take any of their interests in a physical way. She had a romantic interest in Pappy, whom she left after arriving in Big Town, believing that he was a liar. She then got with Flash, who snapped after a short time after because he couldn't stand her teasing. She claims she then had a relationship with Timebomb; however, he claims he doesn't remember this, since an injury put him in a coma.

Daily scheduleEdit

  • 12 noon - 8 p.m.: Sleeping in the common room
  • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Eating in the town hall
  • 10 p.m. - 10 a.m.: Patrolling the town
  • 10 a.m. - 12 noon: Eating in the town hall

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Enslavable: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Merc adventurer outfit Lead pipe - -


  • More than any other personality trait it should be recognized Bittercup is a frightened young lady who sees death nearly every day and she clings to anyone who takes time to visit with her.
  • It is revealed through dialogue that Bittercup wears chalk from the Wasteland on her face as makeup.
  • If the Lone Wanderer is friendly to her, Bittercup will offer miscellaneous items every 24 hours if she is visited just before midnight.
  • If Bittercup had been particularly fond of the Lone Wanderer but they later enslave Red, Bittercup will at least temporarily stop rewarding them for their visits and the dialogue will revert to what it was before. However, it seems she can overlook your slaver tendencies if you have good Karma.

Behind the scenesEdit

The name Bittercup may be a reference to an item of this name in another Bethesda game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "If the mutants get you, come back and haunt me."
  • "I was dating Pappy then, you know. I got here and he was all like "Bigtown will be safe", but it wasn't! This place is always under attack! But I don't date liars, so I dumped his ass and got with Flash. But that didn't last very long. Me and Timebomb were a thing for a while, too."
  • "This is lame. I'm going to sit in my room and think about death."


Bittercup appears only in Fallout 3.


  • ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 You may keep getting ammunition from her even after saying, "I'm not even going to begin to tell you what's wrong with that question" when asked if you are seeing anyone. This also occurs with the dialogue asking if Bittercup was hitting on the player. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 When visiting Big Town, Bittercup may be found dead. The cause of her death is not clear as she may be found dead inside buildings. [verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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