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Dobson
Dobson
Biography
raceHuman, Caucasian
sexMale
affiliationNCR
roleScout
rankRanger
locationHidden Valley
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
questsStill in the Dark
Statistics
karmaNeutral
base SPECIAL5 ST, 6 PE, 6 EN, 5 CH, 5 IN, 7 AG, 5 LK
derived statsHit Points: 180→230
tag skills
Guns:70→100
Speech:66→100
level10→20 (Player level x 1.0)
voice actorAvery K. Waddell
base id000acd6b
ref id000acd6f
dialogue fileHVRanger.txt
 
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A Brotherhood base? Here? Are you shitting me? No one's seen them for years. I don't suppose you've got a scrap of evidence to support this wild-eyed claim of yours?

Ranger Dobson is an NCR Ranger scouting out in Hidden Valley in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Ranger Dobson is an NCR Ranger camping out in the hidden bunkers at Hidden Valley out on a reconnaissance mission.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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

QuestsEdit

Still in the Dark: Started by speaking to Dobson. Dobson can be killed or tricked into leaving (requires Speech 50) during the quest. However, you cannot talk to him if your reputation with the NCR is bad. Alternatively, he can be warned about the Brotherhood of Steel; however, this will cause the Courier to fail the quest. Dobson will remove the collar from the Courier's neck and the Brotherhood of Steel will attack. If he survives, he returns to the base and the Courier will gain fame with the NCR.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
NCR Ranger patrol armor
Ranger hat
Hunting rifle - -

NotesEdit

  • If you choose to smash the broken Ham radio while Dobson is looking, he will become hostile and attack you. However, if you can make him leave the bunker after stealing the supplies and then smash the radio, the quest should complete and Dobson will not attack you.
  • If you choose the speech check to complete the objectives. The next time you return to the bunker you can still find him there about to depart. Beware of a great amount of grenade bouquets which are enough to fill the whole place with explosions.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Thought you'd sneak up on me, you filthy powder ganger?"
  • "Goddamn, I knew Cooke's gang passed through these parts 'bout that frequently, but I didn't know they holed up here. Be a rude awakening, to find fifteen of those merciless bastards looking down at me snoozing on my bedroll!"
  • "A Brotherhood base? Here? Are you shitting me? No one's seen them for years. I don't suppose you've got a scrap of evidence to support this wild-eyed claim of yours?"

AppearancesEdit

Dobson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

BugsEdit

  • ps3Icon ps3 Dobson may appear in the Southern Hidden Valley Bunker, although he will be invisible. The "talk" button will still appear but it will do nothing. Shooting near him in this state will make him say things like, "Watch where you're shooting". [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, if Dobson survives the encounter with the Brotherhood, the player may still not gain any reputation from the NCR. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 He sometimes may be found just outside of Hidden Valley, although everything else is the same except his position. You can still talk to him about leaving the bunker. [verified]

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