Lucas Simms

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Just so long as we understand each other. This here is my town. These are my people. You so much as breathe wrong, and I'm gonna fuckin' end ya.

Lucas Simms is the sheriff and mayor of Megaton in 2277.


Some Megaton residents wonder who's really in charge -- Sheriff Simms, or saloon owner Colin Moriarty...

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Simms was born in 2236. He grew up in Megaton and understands what it takes to survive and thrive in the wasteland. Big and imposing yet warm and friendly, Lucas won his position by a unanimous vote of the people of Megaton (most of whom genuinely love the guy). He serves as mayor, sheriff, judge, and just about any other position that's needed. It's also no secret around Megaton that he is fulfilling a childhood cowboy fantasy, after his father read him stories as a child. He named his son Harden after the Old West outlaw John Wesley Harden. Simms is also a member of a secret society known only as "the Regulators."[1]

He often contests the title of Mayor with Colin Moriarty. While Moriarty claims Megaton to be 'his city,' every resident comments on how Simms is the real Mayor. Simms warns the player of talking to Moriarty, saying the same to his son. Likewise, Moriarty despises Simms.

In 2277, Sheriff Simms foiled an ill-conceived raid on Megaton by a band of raiders headquartered at Springvale Elementary School. During the conflict, Simms shot and killed the raiders' leader, Boppo.

By 2297, his son Harden became the sheriff of Megaton. [2] It is often claimed by Harden when drunk that the Lone Wanderer was responsible for his father's death. [3]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • If Lucas is killed, there are unique dialogue choices with Manya, Leo Stahl and Harden.
  • If the Lone Wanderer chooses to tell Lucas about Burke's plot, it is possible for them to save Simms by killing Burke before he gets to shoot Simms. This also spawns a dialogue choice of Lucas commenting on how he "must be getting slow", and he will thank the player character for saving his life.
  • If the Lone Wanderer chooses to tell him about their plan of detonating the bomb, he will turn hostile along with every other Megaton settler.
  • If the player character chooses not to save him and then kills Burke, the player character receives positive Karma and has the option of looting both of their bodies with no additional negative Karma. They can then receive the reward for disarming the bomb from Lucas's son, Harden.



The Strength Bobblehead is found inside his residence.

Notable quotesEdit


Lucas Simms appears in Fallout 3, and Fallout Shelter.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Simms' welcoming speech mirrors Marcus' first speech to the Chosen One in Fallout 2 when the player is wearing a vault suit.
    • Simms: I'll be damned, you're from that vault, Vault 101. *chuckles* I ain't seen one of those jumpsuits in a long time.
    • Marcus: Well, what the hell. I haven’t seen one of those outfits for a long, long time. Takes me back.
  • You can insult him by saying "nice hat, Calamity Jane," a reference to the cowgirl Calamity Jane.


  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Like all Fallout 3 NPCs, Simms may disappear or die. Check Recovering missing NPC in Fallout 3 for help. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 When Mister Burke kills Lucas, a floating blood splatter can sometimes be found walking the same path that he once did. It can cause the game to freeze and you will need to restart the console. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 Rarely, even though you kill Burke before he kills Lucas, the latter may still die. He will simply walk out of the saloon and collapse.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc On rare occasions, Lucas Simms may follow you out of Megaton and stay behind you regardless of where you travel to. However, he is not hostile, although his health bar does show and he is wielding his gun.[verified]



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. Afterward - Moira Brown: "Just shipped out another crate of survival guides, and the caravans just can't seem to get enough of them. Sheriff Simms says they've really put Megaton on the map—pretty ironic, since I've had to redraw that map about a million times since the first edition came out 20 years ago."
  3. Afterward - Moira Brown: "Heck, if you get Simms drunk, he'll tell you that his dad died because of the Wanderer, even though he saved the town."

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