Mallet McBride

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

Mallet McBride is one of the escaped convicts of Tibbets Prison in 2253.


Mallet McBride is not a nice man. In fact, he's a downright asshole. If it weren't for the fact that Mallet was in prison for carrying Limit 115, he would be either in someone else's prison, or dead from a gunshot wound to the head. However, now that he escaped Tibbets Prison, he has chosen Hoover Dam as the place to sow his wild oats.

Mallet is a pretty big guy and a very skilled unarmed fighter. He's so good, in fact, that legend has it he once laid out a super mutant with one punch, though that legend has never been tested on Beatrice. Mallet hangs out in Dusty's Desires and whittles the day away getting drunk and boozing it up. He takes the occasional caravan job with Crimson Caravan to earn enough money to continue his boozing and carousing, but he does not have any loyalty to them.[1]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • Should the Prisoner approach Mallet about taking him back to Tibbets, then they had better be ready for a fight. Mallet will not go quietly and will begin to punch the prisoner in the face until he is dead.[1] A similar reaction will arise if the Prisoner approaches Ginger Flowers for the same reason, she will seek Mallet's protection and a fight ensues.[2]
  • If Prisoner does not Successfully Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS, Downtown will drop to 3/4 of it's original population, however, returning or dealing with the Tibbets prisoners that linger around will encourage some to return, but only up to 1/2 original population.[3]


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hoover Dam design document/2 - Mallet McBride
  2. Hoover Dam design document/2 - Ginger Flowers
  3. Hoover Dam design document/5 - Room for Improvement - Downtown
Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming · Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris · Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Joe · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson · Hoover Dam commoner
LocationsThe Rim (Fancy PC pad) · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms · Dusty's Desires · Hock-it to Bob) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse

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