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For other characters named Joshua in the Fallout series, see Joshua.
Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Joshua is one of Helen's sick kids in 2253.


Joshua was raised by the Followers of the Apocalypse. He is a "jet-baby," and has poorly developed lungs. He cries a lot, and wears glasses.[1] Being in the care of Helen has seen him unintentionally infected with a "Road Strain" of Limit 115.[2]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Effects of the player's actionsEdit

Attacking Joshua, or indeed any of the children, will cause them to flee and Helen and Eddie will turn hostile and run to their aid.[4]

Other interactionsEdit

If the Prisoner succeeds in creating a cure for the plague, Joshua can be cured.[5]


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


  1. Boulder design document/3 - Helen's Sick Kids
  2. Boulder design document/4 - Research Plague Data
  3. Boulder design document/4 - Heal Helen's Kids
  4. Boulder design document/5 - Scripting - Town-Specific
  5. Boulder design document/5 - Room for Improvement
Design Document
CharactersScientistsAgnes · Donald · Goddard · James · Nina · Paul · Think tank · Xian · ZAX
TruckersBillie · Eddie Galenski · Helen Wheels · Jack · Joshua · Ribera · Tanner · Tyler
JackalsBanshee · Crazy Bitch · Howler
LocationsBoulder Train Station · Jackal camp · Baggers camp · Dead ghoul graveyard · Boulder Dome level 1 · Boulder Dome level 2 · Boulder Dome level 3 · Dome tunnels · ZAX Mainframe
QuestsBoulder Scientists Research or Write · Code Yourself Smarter · Defeat the Baggers/Larsen's Team · Destroy the Jackals · Destroy the Truck · Dope RadAway for Larsen · Dump Allies In the Dome · Establish Radio Contact & Trade With Denver · Find out about Wagner · Find out what ZAX is calculating · Fix Things in the Dome · Get the Medical Implants · Give Slaves to Boulder to Make Robobrains · Heal Helen's Kids · Jimmy the Cannibal · Quarantine the Glow Bugs · Research Plague Data · Robobrain a CNPC · Sleep Through Presper's Holocaust · Stabilize the Reactor · Take Computer Classes · Tell the BOS about the Dome · Trade Holodisks to the Geeks · Use Think Tank for Data