Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Hardin is one of the "traitor" salvagers in Denver in 2253.


Not particularly smart. Big ego. Tends to act impulsively. The NCR branded and tortured Hardin into revealing where the other 308 salvagers were, only furthering his psychotic nature. Hardin also arranged the claims so that Bombay Jack would think Garcia and Davis were jumping his claim,[1] before igniting the fuse by making comments about it causing Bomaby Jack flip out.[2]


He is blackmailing D.C. Lowery to get him to put pressure on Porter to convince other salvagers to leave Denver. His minions are Slow Joe, Uncle Jim (who helps spur him on), and Scoby (and technically Bean, too).[1]

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Hardin doesn't want the Prisoner around as he assumes he is only here for loot.[1]


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Leather coveralls 10mm autoloader
2 Molotov cocktails
Kitchen knife
Flare gun


Hardin was to appear only in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Denver design document/3 - Hardin
  2. Denver design document/1 - Area Background