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This page lists all characters in Fallout Shelter.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For characters in other Fallout games, please see "Character".
  • For an overview of Fallout Shelter content, please refer to "Portal:Fallout Shelter".

Characters within the game range from enemies to your own citizens. Vault citizens are known as dwellers and players have taken to calling enemies invaders.

Rare dwellers are found in lunchboxes. Their names are randomly generated. Each arrives wearing a rare outfit or carrying a rare weapon. Rare dwellers keep their outfit when entering the vault, rather than immediately switching to a vault suit.

There are 23 different legendary dwellers to collect. These are named after main characters from Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. Legendary dwellers are found randomly through opening lunchboxes.[1] Legendary dwellers have a total sum of 40 SPECIAL points.

Legendary dwellers are not unique. A vault can have multiple legendary dwellers of the same name. All legendary dweller cards are equally likely to be found in a lunchbox, regardless of whether any legendary dwellers are already in the vault.

Some Legendary dwellers, such as Sarah Lyons and Preston Garvey, can be obtained by completing their respective quests from the Overseer's office.

Legendary dwellersEdit

Image Name Weapon Outfit S P E C I A L
FoS Abraham Washington Abraham Washington
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Abraham Washington)
Lincoln's repeater Abraham's relaxedwear 2 8 6 6 8 4 6
FoS Allistair Tenpenny Allistair Tenpenny
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Allistair Tenpenny)
Victory rifle Tenpenny's suit 2 9 2 9 7 2 9
FoS Amata Amata
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Amata Almodovar)
Lone Wanderer - 4 6 5 8 4 7 6
FoS Bittercup Bittercup
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Bittercup)
- Bittercup's outfit 5 4 7 9 5 5 5
FoS Butch DeLoria Butch
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Butch DeLoria)
Lone Wanderer Tunnel Snakes' outfit 5 7 6 9 5 6 2
FoS Colonel Autumn Colonel Autumn
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Augustus Autumn)
Smuggler's End Autumn's uniform 4 6 5 9 5 5 6
FoS Confessor Cromwell Confessor Cromwell
(fo3Gametitle-FO3Confessor Cromwell)
- Confessor Cromwell's rags 7 4 7 8 6 3 5
FoS Madison Li Dr. Li
(fo3Gametitle-FO3fo4Gametitle-FO4 Madison Li)
- Expert lab coat 4 6 6 7 9 4 4
FoS Elder Lyons Elder Lyons
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Owyn Lyons)
Smuggler's End Elder robe 4 3 3 9 9 3 9
FoS Eulogy Jones Eulogy Jones
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Eulogy Jones)
Blackhawk Eulogy Jones' suit 5 6 5 8 5 4 7
FoS Harkness Harkness
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Harkness)
Infiltrator Heavy battle armor 8 5 8 5 5 6 3
FoS James James
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 James)
Wild Bill's sidearm Expert lab coat 5 8 4 7 9 4 3
FoS Jericho Jericho
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Jericho)
Infiltrator Heavy leather armor 8 6 8 2 3 7 6
FoS Lucas Simms Lucas Simms
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Lucas Simms)
Infiltrator Sheriff's duster 5 9 8 5 5 6 2
FoS Moira Brown Moira Brown
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Moira Brown)
- Expert jumpsuit 4 8 3 8 7 5 5
FoS Mister Burke Mr. Burke
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Mister Burke)
Wild Bill's sidearm Lucky formal wear 4 7 4 6 9 2 8
FoS Mysterious Stranger Mysterious Stranger
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Mysterious Stranger)
N/A Mysterious Stranger outfit N/A
FoS Old Longfellow Old Longfellow
(fo4fhGametitle-FO4 FH Old Longfellow)
Henrietta Tattered longcoat 5 7 8 4 6 3 7
FoS Piper profile Piper
(fo4Gametitle-FO4 Piper Wright)
- Piper's outfit 4 4 9 6 7 4 4
FoS Preston Garvey Preston Garvey
(fo4Gametitle-FO4 Preston Garvey)
Laser musket Minuteman uniform 3 9 8 6 5 6 3
FoS Sarah Lyons Sarah Lyons
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Sarah Lyons)
Wazer Wifle T-51f power armor 8 6 8 6 5 5 2
FoS Scribe Rothchild Scribe Rothchild
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Reginald Rothchild)
Lone Wanderer Scribe Rothchild's robe 6 5 6 9 4 5 5
FoS Star Paladin Cross Star Paladin Cross
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Star Paladin Cross)
Smuggler's End T-51f power armor 7 8 4 8 4 6 3
FoS Three Dog Three Dog
(fo3Gametitle-FO3 Three Dog)
- Three Dog's outfit 4 4 6 9 5 5 7


  • Abraham Washington initially has an outfit that has no name and provides no bonuses. Despite the fact that the in-game Washington is wearing a blue shirt with a green pullover, the outfit's icon is the same white, long-sleeve, button-down shirt icon that a new dweller has before he is brought into the vault. This icon only appears in Abraham Washington's infobox; the outfit selection pane shows no icon, name, or bonus.[2] If this outfit is replaced, it does not enter your inventory, and thus cannot be given to any dweller; Washington cannot return to this outfit once changed. [3] UPDATE: This changed with the 1.5 release. Abraham Washington now comes equipped with Abraham's relaxedwear. If you previously changed his outfit, the relaxedwear appears in your inventory.
  • Characters' SPECIAL stats differentiate from their counterparts in other Fallout games. Characters may also be using referenced weapons that they normally wouldn't be using in their other respective appearances.
  • The original twenty legendary dwellers available in Fallout Shelter version 1.0 are based on characters from Fallout 3. Dwellers added through updates are either based on the Fallout series in general or Fallout 4. Mr. Handy and Preston Garvey were added in version 1.1, and the Mysterious Stranger and Piper were added in version 1.2. Old Longfellow was added in version 1.5, for a limited time you could obtain him in a special event started May 12th, plus 5 lunchboxes, but only in a single vault that you opened first when this event was launched.
  • The Mysterious Stranger only appears in the vault for a few seconds, and will disappear after this time has passed or the player selects him to collect caps. He is not able to be a dweller, as all other characters are.



Characters in Fallout Shelter