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Sister/Buddy, you look tough enough to drink a pint of glowing water. Why don't you do us all a favor and try it?

— (If the Courier has high Endurance)

Hadrian is a ghoul working as a stand-up comedian at the Atomic Wrangler casino in 2281.


Hadrian is a struggling stand-up comedian, whose main act is to insult people at the Atomic Wrangler casino. He is locked into working with the Garrets through a binding contract. He claims that he's "World Famous".

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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  • Talent Pool: He needs you to convince James Garret to release him from his contract to go work for The Tops. Once completed, the Tops sign bills him as the "Ghoul of Guffaws" and he performs at 1:00 pm.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Pre-War businesswear - Vegas gate key * -

* Key is added to his inventory after giving Tommy Torini's business card to Hadrian in Talent Pool.


  • When you first talk to him, he may mistake you for a heckler that Garret hired to "spice up" the show.
  • He sometimes carries the key to the Strip. If you want to take your chances, pickpocket him and then run to the gate (past the gatekeeper and others).
  • After he is recruited for The Tops, the Tops Promoter will insult you, claiming it to be a way to promote Hadrian.
  • When standing near Hadrian while he performs at the Atomic Wrangler he will make jokes depending on your S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
  • Hadrian is probably a reference to comedian Don Rickles, who was a friend of Rat Pack leader Frank Sinatra and known for his rapid-fire insult comedy.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Whoa, baby! Am I looking at a mirror, or are you just that ugly?"
  • "It's great to be up here, looking down at all your smiling faces. That won't last long."
  • "If you had your life to live over again, let me make a suggestion: Play in traffic."
  • "Somebody told me the other day you were bright - I wasn't sure if he meant smart, or radioactive." (If the Courier has high Intelligence)
  • "Hey, not bad! Your timing's terrible and you got no style, but you might make it as a professional heckler."
  • " Sister/Buddy, you look tough enough to drink a pint of glowing water. Why don't you do us all a favor and try it?" (If the Courier has high Endurance)
  • "This Sister/Man right, she/he's got an/a angel/devil looking over her/his shoulder. If I were you I would get an restraining order." (Good or Evil Alignment)
  • "This guy's so sharp eyed that he cuts himself every time he blinks." (If the Courier has high Perception)


Hadrian appears in Fallout: New Vegas.

Hadrian is mentioned in Fallout 4 in Hadrian's Invitation. However, it is unlikely that they are the same person, as the latter works as a sniper.

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