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Paladin Gunny
Paladin Gunny
raceHuman, Caucasian
affiliationBrotherhood of Steel
locationCitadel bailey
Citadel A ring
appearancesFallout 3
base SPECIAL7 ST, 7 PE, 6 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 4 AG, 4 LK
modified SPECIAL9 ST, 7 PE, 6 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 2 AG, 4 LK
derived stats
Hit Points:70→95→125
Critical Chance:4%
Unarmed Dam.:1.3
Poison Resist.:25%
Rad. Resist.:10%
Carry Weight:220 (240)
Damage Res.:40%
tag skills
Big Guns:44→57→74
Energy Weap.:46→59→76
Small Guns:40→53→70
voice actorGus Travers
base id00026c57
ref id00026c58
dialogue filePaladinGunny.txt

The weapon isn't the problem, Initiate. You just shoot like my goddamn grandmother. Actually, strike that, my Mrs. Gunny was a deadeye.

Paladin Gunny is a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin stationed at the Citadel in 2277, and is tasked as the drill instructor for new initiates.


Paladin Gunny is in charge of training initiates and turning them into hard-nosed Knights and Paladins. He is unhappy with Elder Lyons's method of taking on volunteers from the wasteland, but still performs his duty to the best of his abilities.[1]

Daily schedule

He can be found in the A ring just outside the lab in the council room, outside in the courtyard training recruits during the daytime, or inside a dormitory in ring B.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

General Services Quests
Essential: yes
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Enslavable: no
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Companion: no
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Bounty: yes
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Merchant: no
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Repairman: no
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Doctor: no
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Rents bed/room: no
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Starts quests: no
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Involved in quests: no
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Other interactions

  • If permission is granted by Elder Lyons, Gunny can train the Lone Wanderer to properly use and wear power armor. However, Gunny does not like it as he clearly states, "Yeah, I can train you. But don't ask me to like it. My initiates sweat blood, and you just get a free pass?"
  • He has a low opinion of the Enclave and their tactics, and will readily voice these opinions if inquired about them.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Power armor AEP7 laser pistol Merc outfit (varies) Brotherhood of Steel holotag


Paladin Gunny was part of the original Brotherhood of Steel group that traveled east with Elder Lyons into the Capital Wasteland.

Notable quotes

  • "I am charged with the duty of turning these maggots into Brothers of Steel. With the threat of the Enclave, they're likely going to be pressed into service before they've taken the oath. So, I've got a lot of work to do."
  • "The weapon isn't the problem, Initiate. You just shoot like my goddamn grandmother. Actually, strike that, my Mrs. Gunny was a deadeye."
  • "Damn Initiates..."
  • "Killing unarmed civilians... Makes me sick. Come over here, try fighting someone who shoots back. Fucking cowards." (speaking of the Enclave)


Paladin Gunny appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

"Gunny" is a play on the common nickname for United States Marine Corps personnel holding the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.


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Sometimes, when talking to him, the subtitles will say, "Nothing to report here," but he will say, "We've got this area locked down." This can also happen to unnamed Brotherhood of Steel members. This bug appears only if Broken Steel is installed. [verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide