| ||For other characters who appear in the Fallout universe named Phil, see Phil.|
Image used as concept design for Phil in the Van Buren design document
|The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Phil used to be a railway worker until the NCR shut down the line he had been working on. He never spent time in a powder gang, but he spent plenty of time as a bounty hunter tracking down his old comrades (a not-too-endearing aspect of his history). Sparky, his companion, was one of those he tracked down. Sparky was one of the few survivors of the explosions in the Burham Springs mine, and a former railway worker with Phil.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
- Repair the Water Pump - The PC has the ability to repair a water pump itself in Burham Springs and a section of broken hose inside the first level of the Burham Mines.
- Get Rid of Lingering Geckos - Phil and Sparky are damned tired of all the geckos creeping around the edges of Burham Springs and ask the Prisoner's help getting rid of them.
- Blow Up the Mines for CoS - Traci Niels wants Burham Springs taken care of. And by taken care of, she meant that its three squatter residents, one of them being Phil, should be killed.
- New Canaan Connection - Jeremiah Rigdon, the living prophet of New Canaan, wishes to enter into a trade agreement with Phil, Sparky, and Frank at Burham Springs.
Because the other two residents of Burham either can't hear or hate your guts, Phil will be the one to talk to in the Springs.
Phil has not appeared nor is he mentioned in any published game. He was to appear only in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It is not certain if he will appear in any future Fallout game.