Yoohoo! Yao Guai! C'mon out!

Grandma Sparkle is a trader and a cook at Wilhelm's Wharf in 2277.


Grandma Sparkle was born in 2205. Despite the recent super mutant and raider incursions, she refused to leave the wharf. She's protected by her deft hunting rifle skill and her family, who are out searching for mirelurk meat. She's tasted all kinds of critters and swears that mirelurks are the most delicious.[1]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
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Sometimes, Grandma Sparkle will begin wearing the motorcycle helmet that is usually found in the fridge next to where she is usually leaning against.

Notable quotesEdit


Grandma Sparkle appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Grandma Sparkle appears in a form list whose only other entries are for the unimplemented Rock Crick hunters, indicating that they are the "boys" who "are out hunting 'lurks."
  • A partially completed dialogue option in the Broken Steel add-on was to have allowed the Lone Wanderer to ask Grandma Sparkle what she thought of Split Jack's gang. Sparkle's reply is not present.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Grandma Sparkle comments that some people came around asking her about "some do-gooder from one of them vaults". This is supposed to indicate that Lone Wanderer with good Karma is being hunted by Talon Company hitmen. An alternate dialogue about someone looking for "some troublemaker from one of them vaults" is supposed to be said for a karmically evil Lone Wanderer. However, the dialogue is set so that she checks her own Karma instead of that of the Lone Wanderer. Since she is a good non-player character, the evil dialogue never plays. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, Grandma Sparkle will be sitting in the ground, under her chair. She acts exactly the same, and gets up as usual. [verified]