Smiling Jack

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Shh. Not too loud. I don't really want people to know that we're doin' business.

Smiling Jack is a non-hostile raider merchant who runs his general shop in the Evergreen Mills bazaar in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


A master trader and barterer, Jack is a jovial sort, and not just because he's set up shop next to the raider strip club. He mends the raiders' equipment, which keeps him busy and unable to continue modifications on his pride and joy: The Terrible Shotgun that he whips out for a little fun.

Despite being a raider, Smiling Jack is not aggressive to the player (unless provoked). This is because as a trader, he doesn't care who buys or sells from his store, so long as the caps are there. He holds no loyalty to the raiders he lives with, as he does not turn aggressive even if the player kills them in his sight. Still, he urges the player not to let them see him trading with an outsider, likely fearing that the raiders would turn on him if they were caught.

Daily scheduleEdit

He stays at Evergreen Mills bazaar running a general shop.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: yesIcon check
  • Sells ammunition, weapons
Repairman: yesIcon check
  • Repairs up to 49%
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
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Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Roving trader outfit The Terrible Shotgun - Smiling Jack vendor key


You can find the Bobblehead - Barter in the back room of his shop, on a shelf behind a workbench.


Smiling Jack appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

Smiling Jack is an obvious reference to Smiling Jack from Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, a game developed by former Fallout developers Tim Cain and Jason Anderson. Besides sharing the same name and both having a jovial disposition, Smiling Jack warns the player character in Vampire to 'watch out for shotguns' as they are more volatile to vampires than most guns.


ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes you will not be able to loot Smiling Jack after killing him. [verified]

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