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For the Fallout 4 weapon mod, see red (mod).

Really? That's great! I'll let everyone know! You're a real hero you know that?

Red is the doctor and only merchant residing in Big Town in 2277.


Intelligent, slightly sarcastic, and motherly, Red is Big Town's doctor in residence, although she's on an enforced leave thanks to the current kidnapping sweeps by super mutants in the local area. Red's nickname stems from the blood she's always splattered in and her affinity for the color. She runs the clinic in Big Town, and she is the unofficial mayor and an old girlfriend of a guy named Sticky Hands, an ex-resident of Little Lamplight.[1]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Enslavable: yesIcon check
Companion: yesIcon check
  • Temporary
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: yesIcon check
  • Sells Aid
  • Caps: 211
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: yesIcon check
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check


Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • Once freed from the super mutants, Red will resume selling medical supplies in Big Town.
  • If the Lone Wanderer heals Timebomb, Red will say she is impressed with their medical skills and that they're clearly a better doctor than she is. She will then heal the Lone Wanderer for free from now on.

Other interactionsEdit


*Only if the Small Guns path is taken in Big Trouble in Big Town.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Really? That's great! I'll let everyone know! You're a real hero you know that?"
  • "I'm about as in charge as a mother leading her kids out of a warzone. This isn't exactly a nice little city with a mayor and town council."
  • "Yep. As long as you've still got the ass to sit down on, I can fix you up. I'm also in the market for medical supplies."


Red appears only in Fallout 3.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 If you enslaved Red in accordance with the quest Strictly Business, she can be found in the slave house at Paradise Falls. If all the slavers are killed and Red is freed from the collar, she will return to Big Town but not speak to the Lone Wanderer thereafter. A dialogue box appears thanking you for the rescue, but no other options are available, including her healing talents or medical supply inventory. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 When you enter the basement in Germantown Police HQ, Red sometimes will not be in the cage. She could be outside the cage fighting radroaches and she can die causing the quest to fail. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc If you ask Red to follow you and you crouch down and talk to her, then say you have to go and quickly stand up, she might remain still crouched. You will have to restart from your last save because she will no longer follow you. [verified]



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. Grouse's dialogue: "Red is that hot doctor chick from Big Town. She made us some promises that she never paid up. Now it's time to collect."

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