Murphy (Fallout 3)

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You got the stuff, I got the caps. A match made in heaven.

Murphy is a ghoul scientist living inside Northwest Seneca station in 2277.


Murphy was an amateur scientist even back in his pre-ghoul days, and his tenacity has allowed him to deal with his "affliction." He's close to making some real caps with his invention - an enhanced dose of jet that can keep a ghoul up and peaking, as jet "doesn't affect ghouls much".[1]

He has an assistant named Barrett, who acts mostly as a bodyguard, but can also be seen assisting him with other tasks.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
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Other interactionsEdit

  • If you berate Murphy in dialogue, he will end the conversation. If you start another conversation with him and ask him about the Sugar Bombs, he and Barrett will turn hostile once the conversation ends.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland surgeon outfit
10mm SMG - Murphy's footlocker key


Murphy appears only in Fallout 3.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc Sometimes it will take a few seconds for the game to register that you've given Murphy any or all of your Sugar Bombs. You'll say "Here's all the Sugar Bombs I've got.", but you won't receive any caps nor will they be removed from your inventory. Trying this a few times, as well as waiting for up to 30 seconds before speaking to Murphy again, seems to get it to work. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc Sometimes, if you have Fawkes in your party, Murphy will turn hostile towards him and Fawkes will kill Murphy. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 If the ammo is pickpocketed from Murphy and then in turn his weapon as well; after 72 hours both the ammo and weapon will respawn inside his inventory. This bug, however, does not replace his inventory with his old one; thus if you reverse pickpocket items into his inventory they will not disappear. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 It is very rare, but sometimes after you kill Murphy, and then steal something off of a shelf or from his area, a sound byte of him yelling "Stop, thief!" will play even though he is dead. [verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide