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For mercenary characters appearing in the Fallout series of games, see mercenary.

Dead mercenaries can be found across the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


Mercenaries are guns for hire in the Capital Wasteland. Their bodies are scattered throughout the wasteland in places such as Old Olney, Rock Creek Caverns, and the deathclaw sanctuary. They are not affiliated with Reilly's Rangers, Talon Company, or any other known mercenary group. Each merc found dead is typically equipped with leather armor in poor shape. Unlike many other NPCs, they can also be carrying a bobby pin.

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General Services Quests
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Apparel Weapon Other items
Leather armor Frag mine or laser pistol or laser rifle Bobby pin



These mercenaries appear only in Fallout 3,

Behind the scenesEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

A character titled "Dead mercenary," seen in an early gameplay video, was cut from Fallout 3 near the end of development. She was intended to spawn dead outside of the Super-Duper Mart. This character was equipped with combat armor, biker goggles, a bandana, a Type 93 Chinese Assault rifle, and 214 5.56mm rounds. [1]

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  1. GameSpot preview video from September 8th, 2008