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For the ineffective robber in Fallout 3, see Mel (Fallout 3).
It is a man in black. And he doesn't seem too happy.— Mel's description

Mel is a character from the Café of Broken Dreams special encounter in Fallout 2.


He was the original owner of Dogmeat. While he is not named in Fallout, he is called as a "traveller" who wore leather, carried a shotgun and had a funny accent according to Phil of Junktown. The man claimed to have come from the east, though Phil didn't believe him as he didn't think anyone could make it past the harsh deadlands in the east. He interfered in Gizmo's business. Gizmo in retaliation hired thugs who assaulted him and threw him off his casino's roof.

Clad in leather, he appears out of nowhere and attacks the Chosen One in Café of Broken Dreams if they hurt Dogmeat while the dog is not a companion.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Leather jacket H&K G11E -


Mel appears only in Fallout 2. He is mentioned in Fallout though simply called as a "traveller".

Behind the scenesEdit

Mel is a reference to Mel Gibson, the actor who played Mad Max.