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The Caretaker is a Railroad agent operating within the Commonwealth in 2287.


An agent of the Railroad, he appears at whichever settlement becomes the Mercer Safehouse upon completion of the quest. He is very jumpy and appears to have PTSD from the Switchboard incident when the Institute laid siege to the Railroad's former headquarters.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Emergent Behavior


  • Emergent Behavior - If the player hasn't completed Road to Freedom yet or Glory has been killed beforehand, Caretaker will take her role during the quest. Unlike Glory, the Caretaker will already be convinced to donate G5-19's body to Curie and no persuasion will be required.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Surveyor outfit


  • He does not count as a settler and cannot be assigned to tasks.
  • He will not become hostile if the player turns hostile to the Railroad.


The Caretaker appears only in Fallout 4.


pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone ps4Icon ps4 Though he is assigned to Mercer Safehouse, he can wander to other settlements and remain there permanently.[verified]

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