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Equipment Edit

Chuck Norris and FawkesEdit

Fawkes' un-godly combat ability is obviously a referance to Chuck Norris. Fawkes Norris, maybe? I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say "NO".--Clean Up 01:16, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

lol, I can see the similarities. --Thq95 11:12, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

If Fawks had a kick attack and could wear a cowboy hat, then yes, he would be... Fawkes Norris

The Bogeyman checks his closet at night for Fawkes. MaseFace 13:30, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Why is everyone so friggen obsessed with Chuck Norris, i mean jesus he's just an actor big woop. People dont get that estatic about other actors. Mister Cee 93 13:37, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Super Sledge theiveryEdit

I took his super sledge well I was in vault 87... I think it killed him, I can't find him at all any more, I had to get the damned GECK myself, and he seems to have completely dissapeared, I was playing PC when this happened, but I confirmed it in the 360 version too, I even used the clipping cheat to searh in the walls of the vault I think taking his only weapon somehow breaks his AI.

I took his Super Sledge and nothing happened. I still get to enjoy kicking ass with him, so must be some kinda PC/Xbox 360 glitch/bug cause it didnt happen for me on the PS3. Mister Cee 93 13:35, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

General Edit

To whom it may concern:

I have gotten Fawkes to equip a Flamer by providing both the Flamer and its ammunition. -a User

Indeed, I have managed to get him to use grenades as well. Hes quite effective with them -- 08:34, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Can anyone confirm whether Fawkes loses his Vault 87 inventory when you get him again? I gave him the tenderizer and a mini gun, plus left "Fawkes's Super Sledge" with him. When I met up with him again, all the extra stuff was gone. Maybe put down a note in Fawkes' page to take the hammer from him the first time. Phiinix 00:17, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

I believe he does. When Fawkes died (as I stated above), his corpse was found to be Empty.
Fakwes can equip any weapon as long as it is not broken and has ammuniton. After you escape Raven Rock his (special) Super Sledge disappears from his inventory and you cannot take it from him. Another note, Fawkes main weapons are a Gattling Laser and Fakwes Super Sledge (unless you give him something else). Wether or not Fawkes is a male or female is currently unknown... --Grey-Fox13 03:45, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes is asexual. Read the terminals in Vault 67. She used to be female before being exposed to the FEV virus, but turned asexual like every other female subject. Sigh. . . . .Fawkes is a guy before mutation, Bethsada admited that, In the terminals its refering to that guys and girld when exposed are turned asexual, but fawkes was always a male before exposure.

Death Edit

has anyone ever seen him die? I don't know if he can. i took him to GNR after beating the MQ up the point where I have to clear PP with Sara. I skipped going to GNR before and went to rivet city, sadly missing out on Three Dog's quest...and achievement. either way- the supermutant behemoth pounded away at him, sending him flying every which way, and he barely had a scratch on him- this is when the thing killed me in like 4 hits as lvl 19. it was odd, but at least it was a damn good distraction.

I have seen Fawkes die. This was in a (spoiler) battle between the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave near one of Fallout 3's ends. I believe Fawkes can either survive or die in this instance. Z4xx0r 00:40, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Fawkes can die. No (permanant) Companions are invincible. They seem to regain their HP after winning a fight --Grey-Fox13 22:20, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

He can die, although he is the toughest companion. He can easily survive a direct hit from a Fatman and often it doesn't damage him enough for him to turn hostile. A shot from the experimental MIRV should kill him (most possibly along with you and everyone around the two of ya) but none of the Wasteland creatures seemed to faze him (at least without any DLCs).

lol put a grenade in his pocket(anytype of nade) that will instantly kill hit :P i do it alll the time when im bored XDD --Axalot 00:21 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Crap my copy doesn't let me reverse pickpocket Fawkes, or pickpocket for that matter.

V an antihero? Edit

I don't think V is meant to be an antihero since he frees England from fascism ... I changed him to be a hero, if anyone thinks this is not right change back giving a good reason ty 21:22, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Technically, the classification of Antihero/Hero has just changed over time. Batman used to be considered an anti-hero, after all. I doubt any of us really care, though.
--DarkJeff 10:36, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Although his goals are ultimately good ( freeing England ) his means are not. He's a terrorist, tortures Evy to « free her from her fears », and purposely sends Fawkes masks everywhere in the hopes that innocents will be killed by the militia so as to provoke an uprising, to cite a few. Definitely NOT a hero. V is just a Vindicative and Violent Vigilante on a Vengeance trip. :)
-- Orme 16:47, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Before comic book dorks decided the word belonged to them, antihero meant someone who is unheroic in the way the protagonist of Kafka's The Trial is, not a "bad boy" hero. Hope this helps. —Chaos5023 17:02, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
That's why I deem V at best a byronic hero, at worst a vigilante.
-- Orme 18:19, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


Discussion archived at /Gender. Question of gender resolved by Bethesdas Community Manager. Fawkes is and was Male. Bsdasym 16:20, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Wow. That's sort of a blunder on the part of the voice actor, the voice producer, and other employees. I guess now I can't caption Fawkes' photo "Fawkes-y Lady". Tour86rocker 09:29, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm going to guess the voice thing is a bug/glitch I've always only had it use the default Super Mutant voice for me.

If you target Fawkes with the console and use the sexchange command, your character will be affected instead of Fawkes. --Ripvanwinkle111 23:54, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

I thought super mutants were gender neutral--A cat was here:Mr.Whiskers (talk) 13:16, June 26, 2017 (UTC).

GNR no achievement Edit

Even if you went to Rivet City and spoke to doctor Li to finish "Following in his Footsteps," you can still go to GNR and talk to Three-Dog and start the main quest "Galaxy News Radio." In my experience, after I talked to him, I got the achievement Following in his Footsteps. Weird. PS If you learned about your Dad in Rivet City and talk to Three-Dog, his old reward (telling you where your Dad is) is now unimportant. If you complete "Galaxy News Radio," he will give you his cache key instead of telling you where your father is.

His cache is located in Hamilton's Hideaway [5.03] The contents are First Aid Box Health and Chems (3) Ammo Box Ammunition (7) Stealth Boy Frag Grenades (4) Guns and Bullets (Skill Book) Assault Rifle Mini-Nuke

And not least of all, completing the GNR quest boosts reception of Three Dog's station across the entire Wasteland. --Phiont 04:10, 4 December 2008 (UTC)


Since getting Fawkes in my party, all Brotherhood Outcasts are now hostile. Can anybody confirm that Fawkes and Outcasts don't mix? 03:39, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I have taken Fawkes to Ft. Independence (Outcast HQ) and he is fine with them; haven't encountered any of the roaming outcasts since I picked him up though, so maybe they behave differently?

The outcasts are fine with fawkes for me; however all the scavengers tell me to "GET AWAY" before shooting me and subsequenty having their heads exploded.

I had no problems with Fawkes and the Outcasts or scavengers, they just make their mean remarks like they always do. Hostility with Fawkes and some groups is determined what your karma is and if you had made good relationship with them or they might not trust you enough to let a Super Mutant like Fawkes just walk right in their base or territory.(Him following you just makes it look like your siding with the mutants)

the hulkEdit

Fawkes looks like an old version of the hulk (when hulk actually looked semi-human), especially givven the riped clothes. 11:06, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

All super mutants are Hulk references, not just Fawkes. —Chaos5023 21:05, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Fawkes is a damned thief! Edit

When you first let Fawkes out of his cell you have the option to trade equipment with him, if you don't take it all back before he gets the G.E.C.K. for you the option is disabled and he keeps all your stuff! I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else or maybe if the game automatically gives your stuff back to you when the option is disabled and I didn't notice otherwise I would add it to the bug section.

P.S. sorry about the edit I just made, the opening to the article DOES state Fawkes is male so I change all "Her/She' to "Him/He" I would revert it back now that it's been made clear in the talk page Fawkes is male but I don't know how to revert. 06:37, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Thats something that happens to everone. Mabye he needed to drop the stuff to be able to get the G.E.C.K. Thats why if you want his sledgehammer you need to take it when you first see him.

kill fawkes with the computer next to his door? Edit

back in the vault there s a computer right next to his door. hacking into it(hard) will give you the option to terminate him.(karma loss) you cannot open the door that way tho. anyways, the quest does not fail.

- because you can get the G.E.C.K. yourself and thus complete the quest without Fawkes 22:50, 9 March 2009 (UTC)Ryno

Stats Edit

I got the stats in-game using the console, they match the ones listed on this page. Given there are discrepancies with other characters, it is a good idea to verify, especially at level low. --Voidvector 16:03, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Quotes Edit

Since I can't edit on the actual page, I'll do it here. "Be aware of our surroundings." - Random "Our steps must be measured." - Random These aren't random; They're when there are traps or mines and such nearby.

That is definately wrong, I've had Fawkes say both of those in places such as Megaton, Rivet City, and other safe areas.-- 17:49, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
He also says "Though it may seem safe for the moment, it is fleeting" while we travel the Capital Wasteland but that quote never makes sense to me and it wasnt mentioned in the article. Mister Cee 93 13:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Vault suit Edit

Any thoughts on why Fawkes's torn vault suit remnants are gray while all other known vault suits, AFAIK, are blue? —Chaos5023 02:17, 16 December 2008 (UTC) My guess is that the colour got washed out becuse of the rapid growth and how long he/she had been in there.

I think she needs a bath. ;)
Do we know that it's a vault 87 suit for certain? That suit could be dipped and lost its color that way. --DarkJeff 16:06, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, its a vault 87 jumpsuit. The back number is identical to the style that the vault dweller's has, were the number takes up almost the whole back.

-- 02:59, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Fawke's health, stims Edit

  • In an experiment to test Fawkes' health, I attempted shooting him with a Fat Man, but only after three direct hits was he killed (my big guns skill was low and the fat man was in poor condition, but that is still very impressive). Also, after fast-traveling to the Deathclaw Sanctuary he was attacked by three deathclaws all within melee range attacking her spontaneously. He dispatched them all easily within a few seconds and took only about a single peg of health illustrated in a health bar in V.A.T.S. It also seems he can rapidly regenerate (even though she takes a negligible amount of health even in the most ridiculous situations). I also lack the option to give him stimpaks. (if this is abnormal, please say so in another section of the Notes section on the Fawkes page)
Moved from article. Just one look at it and it looks like a discussion, not a written article, no? Regardless of his performance, there are two things to note that may severely impact your opinion there. First, ALL (permenant) followers regenerate to FULL at the completion of combat. Second, you can only give them stims via dialog IF they are injured. This obviously means when in combat, not out of combat. Otherwise, the normal way to give them stims is toss it in their inventory, and they'll use them if sufficiently injured. --DarkJeff 04:19, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
There is definitely something up with Fawkes' damage resistance. It's HP is 500, but it can take 3 nukes before death which do at the very least 1000 damage each. Deathclaws do 100 damage per strike, so 3 attacking at the same time would quickly rack up damage way beyond 500. Does the AI use stim packs at a set amount of HP? At the very most Fawkes has 75 medicine skill, so 1 stim pack would not heal Fawkes to even a 5th of the overall HP, yet when followers use stim packs it seems as though their HP tops up after using one. I think I will look into this unless anyone has some answers.Galcoe 05:49, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I've noticed that too, with Charon. I've accidentally hit him with sneak-criticals before, but he tops up really quickly with stims. --DarkJeff 16:05, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
I was exploring the extreme lower-right corner of the game when I decided to hit Fawks with a few mini-nukes. After 4 direct hits, I pulled out my alien blaster and unloaded about 100 critical hits to his head. After this, I pulled out Eugene and shot around 5000 rounds at his head. I then pulled out a ripper and held it to various parts of his body for at least 2 minutes. After all this, Fawks had lost about 3 health bars.
The reason I wasn't killed is because he was in the water a little off the edge, and I was on land. He cannot jump, therefore struggles to get up on land to draw his weapon. My big guns skill is relatively low, near 50, I'm using an xbox 360, Fawks does not have any stimpaks, I'm level 26, I have Broken Steel and The Pitt installed, but otherwise, there are no abnormal factors which may effect his health. His health acts the same when he is land as well. What the hell is going on here?
--Lumentecx 02:20, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Im a level 29 (playing on 360 on hard with broken steel and point lookout. I decided to try to kill fawkes. I put him in a circle of 5-6 bottlecap mines, a dozen plasma mines, and a dozen or so frag mines, i then proceeded to shoot him twice with the experimental mirv (that's 16 mini-nukes) then i shot him with some more stuff before he murdered me. he might have lost 1 health bar after all was said and done. He is invincible for some reason. Also, i took him along to fight a couple behemoths. the behemoth in the capitol building wailed on him with the fire hydrant and fawkes just laid there on the ground while being repeatedly beaten but lost no health. i went over to him and started a dialogue, to which he responded while laying face down on the ground, "you have something to say?". The behemoth only would attack the non-moving fawkes and refused to acknowledge me so i could shoot him in the face while standing right next to him. after i killed the behemoth, fawkes stood up like normal except the gatling laser charge pack had glitched around to the front of his body. the same type of thing happened with dogmeat and a behemoth, niether lost any health.

Skill increase Edit

His skills do not scale by level in my game. It is stuck at 75. --Voidvector 01:56, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Firing Fawkes Edit

What happens if you "fire" Fawkes and tell him to stop hanging out with you? Is there any way to get him back if you change your mind later?

Ju Juitsu 15:06, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, all companions, when fired, will wait for you in a specific location (with any equipment you gave them) until your rehire them Dragonjts 15:30, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

He's in the museum of history, "studying". He says this when you fire him. Paul (Evil) 04:27, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

This is the most fitting category I could find; After escaping from Raven-Rock, Fawkes was not outside waiting for me, so I consulted the article and went back to Vault 87, again to no avail. Where could I possibly find him?

Above: same problem, but I travelled to the underworld to pick up Charol before talking, then went back and Fawkes was gone. Help, please?


"Fawkes can be instructed on which weapon to equip (Super Sledge, Gatling laser, non-defualt gun, energy weapons, explosive and even unarmed weapons that Fawkes has ammunition for)"

I'd like to know if this line is a lie, if its just me, or just not on the Xbox360. I've given Fawkes every type of weapon and she won't use anything other than her default weapons. There is no dialog option instructing her on which weapon to use, only on melee or ranged. --AshRandom 16:00, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Followers use the strongest weapon they have available, that you instructed them to use (ranged or melee). The problem with Fawkes is that her default weapon is so strong that she rarely uses anything else. I too am playing on an Xbox, so maybe choosing unarmed is a PC option? I would change it, but I'm unsure if it's any different on the PC. Paul (Evil) 04:26, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Are you sure about that? How can you know if she won't accept anything. I gave Fawkes a fully repaired Fatman (1610 dmg) and 25 mininukes, she won't equip it, won't equip a 170dmg Missile Launcher, or the 220dmg Miss Launcher, I have even given Fawkes the Vengeance which is the highest dmg Gatling Laser in the game and she won't equip it over her current Gatling Laser. I don't think you can make her use non-default guns, shooting her gun won't damage it or knock it out of her hands so I'm at a loss as to how to force her into using something else (Xbox360). --AshRandom 23:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
That may not be exactly how it works, but it's something like that. I'll look around a bit later and see if I can't find exactly how it works.

I can't get him to use anything but his default Gatling Laser. When I tell him to switch to melee he fights barehanded unarmed and thats it (he doesn't have Fawkes Super Sledge and the patch didn't fix this). He will use a regular super sledge or sledgehammer (but not tenderizer) if you give it to him, but so far thats the only thing I've gotten him to equip or use other than his default Gatling Laser.(Xbox360).--Thq95 10:01, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Recently discovered he uses frag grenades as well, if you give them to him. --Thq95 04:56, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I've gotten him to use frags occasionally, nothing else though. Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 05:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I've attempted to equip him with the Shishkebab but he refuses to use it, though he happily used the Super Sledge I gave him. I even tried giving him flamer fuel out of desperation.--Clawcity 02:48, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

I've tried giving him weapons and forcing him to equip them through the console command 'equipitem <base id>' but to no avail. He succesfully equips the weapon but reequips his default gatling laser as soon as battle starts or I switch area. I've tried this with both unique gatling lasers, all possible flamers and even the mighty tesla cannon. This problem vexes me.

When given a fatman or MIRV, and mini-nukes, for me Fawkes will not equip them automatically, but instead, similar to grenades, just randomly in battle decide its time for a boom, and pull them out. I've also noticed that when Fawkes is standing close to a peice of scenery when he fires the fatman (doesnt work with MIRV), that the fired mini-nuke will travel through and actually dislodge peices of the secenery. If that happens to be something like boulders on the ground, it can open holes in the map, ect.-- 17:43, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

When I give Fawkes a sledgehammer he seems to mostly use it in close combat, eg he uses the sledge hammer in buildings or in corridors like when a hostile enemy emerges through a doorway on the left or right of us. So again i seem to have no problems there. Mister Cee 93 13:20, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes not waiting outside Raven-Rock... Edit

I also went back to Vault 87, but also to no avail. I have positive Karma. What gives?-- 22:28, 1 January 2009 (UTC)Anonymous

Check the museum of history / underworld. That's where Fawkes goes when fired, or if your karma is too low initially.
Is she inside or outside Underworld, because I've already checked outside...
hey i'm not able to find fawkes after i left raven rock i didn't speack to her but i saw her and i've checked everywhere for her that you all have described but no succes, does he die in the blast if u blow up raven rock, when make eden do it by winning the speach, i really need to know because i want her on my team.....
She won't die in the explosion (I've persuaded Eden to blow Raven Rock up as well). If she isn't near the entrance to Underworld I don't know what to tell you.
well thanks,oh, and let me know if u find out because i want her on my team becuase the only teammate i have is dogmeat but i keep him at my house to protect my stuff, so i need someone who is strong but will side with a lv. good karma character thats almost or just as strong as her.....
I had the same problem - go to raven rock, wait for 24 hours, then go to the museum of history, and go in the front door, but not into underworld. Fawkes should be next to the skeleton of the T-Rex. (this is how i got him to come back anyway) Unfortunately, Fawkes, even though he's now my follower, doesn't actually seem to follow me; He just stands there, but has all the correct dialogue as if he was my follower. =[
Stop referring to Fawkes as a "she" and "her". They already said that Fawkes is male. But I somehow always have positive Karma upon leaving Raven Rock even if I was neutral or evil upon entering Vault 87. So i cant help there as i always recruit that good ole green giant. Mister Cee 93 13:15, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes seems very protective of Dogmeat Edit

(PS3) While working through the glitches to get multiple followers (see Fallout 3 followers), I had Jericho, Clover, and Dogmeat with me. I killed Dogmeat myself in Megaton with a Shishkebab and then fast travelled to Underworld to acquire Charon. On entering the Museum, Fawkes treated me as hostile and attacked with the "MADE ME MAD" dialogue line.

I reloaded and went to the Mall, and ran through a group of Super Mutants so that Dogmeat would fight them and be killed. After Dogmeat was killed by those Super Mutants, Fawkes did not turn hostile on going to Underworld.

Not sure if the act of killing Dogmeat makes Fawkes hostile or if going past a low Karma threshold does it... Needs testing.

VERY Bugged Dialogue Edit

Whenever I talk to Fawkes my game crashes. (Usually I say one thing and the game freezes and/or crashes) The only successful piece of chat we have is when I free him from his cell. Over the intercom, when he is going to say his second line of dialogue, it crashes. After he leads me to the G.E.C.K. chamber I can't talk to him, because my game crashes. At Raven Rock, I have to avoid him, since, the game crashes. (I've managed to avoid him successfully after that though) I'm on the 360, so I haven't meddled with any mods and I've only used the Mister Sandman glitch twice. 03:29, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Can't help you there guy. Fawkes works grand for me. I listened to everything he has to say in conversation at Vault 87. He is one of my two companions and I occasionally use him as a pack mule so the dialogue aint crashing my game, then again I'm using the PS3 and that might be something. It could be the Mister Sandman glitch because when I killed Colin Moriarty with the perk Megaton lost half of the settlers (ie they disappeared). So now I only use it on Rivet City Security in the Bridge Tower so in my opinion it could be because of the Mister Sandman glitch Mister Cee 93 13:08, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes breaks the game's end Edit

Fawkes being immune to radiation could just go into the radiated room, punch in the code, and everything would be hunky dory...Why it does not give you the option to send him in, completely breaks ending to the the story completely.-- 23:56, 14 January 2009 (UT

Has it ever occured to any of you that his fingers may just simply be TOO BIG?

Originally Sarah Lyons was the only one that was supposed to be with ya at that point. From what I've heard, followers were implemented pretty late in the design process and it was either have an ending that was a little off or cut followers from the game completely. So, I'm glad they kept followers in. They are removing the ending anyways with the DLC Broken Steel. --Thq95 11:20, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Here's a link to the interview that should explain what I was talking about... --Thq95 11:24, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

i love how he wants you to be a hero by killing you so thank you fawkes you selfish asswhole

His fingers are too big for the buttons. 20:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

You CAN have him avtivate the purifier.--CraZeDP3NgUiN 04:16, 18 July 2009 (UTC)


fawks is no freakin fun because he always kill people before i even pull out my gun. i already have this game on very hard since the beginning. so if you want this game to be 20 times eaiser, then by all means go hire him. for me, im just letting him wait at my house. anybody with me on subject.--That70sdude 00:44, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

True, he's a power house, but he's great after level 20, when you can't get experience anymore. Or when you're just sick of having to shoot things (don't say that's not you, trust me, it'll happen around your 5th time going through of the game). Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 03:02, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

this is my 4 or 5th time around(i cant remember). my 5th is my best charcter and im still not bored of this game.--That70sdude 20:18, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

superman Edit

Fawkes is like freakin superman. i went to old olney, there were about 5 deathclaws and they all went for Fawkes. there were kicking his ass so bad. at the end of the fight, i looked at Fawkes and he had only two bars of health are gone. how can you kill this guy. this happend on gameplay settings of very hard.--That70sdude 18:43, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

How? With headshots. Well, that's how I did it anyway... hehehehehe.... FYI followers usually heal to full after a fight ends. Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 01:52, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

i checked right after the fight and he only had about 2 bar gone. BTW i did know that they heal them self.--That70sdude 18:43, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

He is killable i did it on very easy. it took me like 60+ shots with the Tesla Cannon. He has survived much much more damage after the B.S. dlc(only losing 5bars after 4 shots of a 25%repaired MIRV or 32 mininukes. Also Dogmeat is comparable to a deathclaw in heath now

I took my most powerfull wepons agianst fawkes i basicially wasted 160 rounds of alien blaster and 11268 of tesla cannon headshots and not even a scratch then i wasted 56 mini-nukes still nothing. he is chuck norris.Lenov 02:08, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

To the person above me thats a lie I killed him with a metal blaster and yeah it took a hell of a long time and ammo but to say you used 56 mini nukes is just a damn lie. --LoneMerc101 13:24, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

I killed him w/o B.S and it was easy. 1 mini nuke, 1 missile and about 50 or so .32 Calibar rounds to the head. Then I tried my gatling laser and killed him using about 400 rounds (most of them were well off target) but against everything else, he is immortal. He must have found the lost Xanadu, walked the caves of ice, dined on honeydew and drank the milk of Paradise (like the lyrics of Xanadu by Rush say. which I presume is the way to become immortal lol) --Mister Cee 93 12:59, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

You extensive testing people are freaks.

Fawkes not updated Edit

I went to Raven Rock, but Fawkes never showed up. I almost finished the game, but I wanted to get Fawkes. SO, I went to Underworld but surprise - no Fawkes! I looked everywhere and ended up doing player.moveto in the console. She was inside the vault still! When I talk to her though, she only has a super-sledge, and she won't use anything else. I have gotten her as my follower, but she's useless, as she only uses the Super-Sledge. Help! 21:16, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes is a he, not a she, after all. Ausir 21:23, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Nope. Look in the computer logs. 22:02, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
You should pay some more attention. Fawkes is/was a he, and proof of it is included in the article itself. Anyway, for the question, that is weird. I had something similar happen to me where I freed Fawkes, told him to get the G.E.C.K., but went and got it myself before he arrived. After Raven Rock he couldn't be found outside or in the Museum of History, but deep inside Vault 87. He did, however, have the Gatling Laser, and his conversation was, I assume, the same as when you find him outside Raven Rock. It's unlikely, but it might be because I took his Super Sledge by trading equipment before I grabbed the G.E.C.K.--Mehbah 22:45, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Hm. Okay, I'll concede. It's a he. I'll try resetting him/her/it, maybe that will fix some things. Reset his quest.


"*Like all prejudices, they can be overcome with Charisma. CH 10 means nobody will bother Fawkes." No one ever 'bothers' Fawkes in my game(and I have 1 CH). Is this bs?

-- 23:11

Fawkes hates bad guys?! Edit

When i was playing and decide to go check Museum of American History, there was fawkes; well that was normal, but should it turn hostile to all who have Bad Karma?I dont know but when i play my other safe games where my karma is neutral or good, he doesnt attack.And when i play my safe game where i'm evil he is always hostile to me?--SURVIOR OF HOLOCAUST 10:49, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Follow Edit

Fawkes wont follow my he just walks around. Ozzie 1 11:28, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

On the 360 version Fawkes never bothers me (after completing the main quest so he is just standing around at the entrance to the Underworld). I am very evil, but I can still just walk by him. 00:00, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Size issues Edit

I fast traveled to Agatha's House, as soon as Fawkes spawned, I suddenly flew twenty feet in the air. --Nymphonomicon 22:18, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

V for VendettaEdit

Just a quick amendment, Guido (or guy) Fawkes was not the leader of the gunpowder plot, Robert Catesby was.

I added a blurb about Fawkes being a V for Vendetta reference because the only way it could have been more blatant is if they'd hired Hugo Weaving to voice him.--VerlocLLJK 08:14, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Not totally clear on the whole Fawkes thing, when in the game does Fawkes state that her name came from the gunpowder plot?

Never. It's supposition, possibly an inside joke (cultural reference / easter egg). There really isn't strong support for the idea, if Fawkes had a different name, there would be no real support for the idea. The differences between Fawkes and V are much greater than the similarities, and themselves dwarfed by the differences between Fawkes and Guy Fawkes of the gunpowder plot. Bsdasym 17:59, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Then why is it even mentioned on the page? If there's no proof, it should be removed (or at least moved to the talk page). --MadDawg2552 19:33, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

There are two proofs, the name, and Fawkes showing up at Ravens Rock. Fawkes the name, relates to the gunpowder plot to blow up an oppressive government office. That correlates to Fawkes showing up at Raven Rock, right when it blows up (unless you botched the mission, of course). With the Enclave playing the role of the 'oppressive government' and Raven's Rock playing the role of the Parliament Building. Only in this case instead of Catholics (Guy Fawkes was one), the Enclave wants to persecute mutants (of which Fawkes is one). Correlates too well to be anything other than a nod. Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 19:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I didn't mean proof from the game, I meant proof from a reliable source, like an interview with a developer. Otherwise you just have a strange coincidence and not a reference to anything. --MadDawg2552 19:53, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
That kind of proof isn't necessary. According to Ausir: references that flat out use the same name aren't in contention and will remain on the page. It's everything else, the references that only cling by threads, which are considered up for removal. Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 20:11, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
This information is already on the Cultural references in Fallout 3 page, meaning having it on any other page is just duplicating information. --MadDawg2552 20:15, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
So what?
What do you mean "So what?" What kind of response is that? I'll tell you "So what." It's cluttering up the page, it's not adding anything useful, it's already on another page, and I would call it coincidental at best and not a real reference to anything. --MadDawg2552 20:22, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Meh, I already spent enough time on this. I don't know what to tell you other than that you can go talk to Ausir directly, I've got my orders from him and even though I don't like it (I'd like to see all references, not just the ones which flat-out use the same name) I'm going to follow them because, well, I promised not to bug him about it anymore honestly.... Anyway you do have something of a point, trivia should be moved to the bottom of the page, after all the important information's been listed. Ash Nuke AshRandom (Talk) 20:33, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
That's what I'll do then until I hear differently. I'll move references to the bottom, in their own section out of the way. --MadDawg2552 20:40, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
So even assuming there is a link between Fawkes and Guy Fawkes, there's definitely nothing linking Fawkes and V for Vendetta that doesn't also link Fawkes to every single other fictional character that references Guy Fawkes. Removed V reference. Also changed the Guy Fawkes - Fawkes link to a probable link rather than definite. Might as well say that Butch Deloria is a reference to,_Jr. if all you care about is having the same name. In which case I'm pretty sure RL-3 is a reference to a Quebec tax form, too:
Sign your posts, Uncle Leo gets the Sienfield reference, and The V for Vendetta has more standing than that, I think it should be listed as a possible reference at least.GodPlageon 15:03, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

About "V For Vendetta". Edit

I hate people editing and deleting information about the similarities between this comics series and Fwakes situation in the game. I even uploaded a page of the comics to make everyone sure, that there's a direct citation of the comics in-game, on the terminal, but still someone deleted it. Even though English is not my native language and what i wrote was not gramatically right, here're one of the earlier edits of this reference and mine as well- "*Fawkes is also a reference to the title character 'V' in the graphic novel / film V for Vendetta. In the graphic novel, 'V' is the sole survivor of a government experiment in which test subjects are exposed to a mutagenic agent intended to give them superhuman strength, endurance, and pain tolerance. 'V' supposedly took his name from the number (5, roman numeral V) of the test chamber in which he was held during the experiment. 'V' is extremely erudite and constantly wears a Guy Fawkes mask. Fawkes is the sole survivor of the FEV experiment, and is imprisoned in Isolation Chamber 05 when found by the player." "*Fawkes' name and condition are obviously a reference to the Guy Fawkes, not as a historical character, but as a character of "V For Vendetta" comic series, a man, called "V", who wears a Guy Fawkes mask and is also injected a mutagen, somehow similiar to the FEV virus. In the book V was stationed in the test cell V as do Fawkes in Fallout 3 (and there're also five of the cells eventually left occupied with two men and three women in the final stage of the experiment in the comics as there're in the game, it can be read in one of the entries at the chief physician terminal).prooflink" Amer MerzZz 04:25, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Way too similar to be just a coencidence.BSMaker 04:31, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  • The final nail in the coffin is delivered when you ask Fawkes about his name. He says, "It was taken from a historical entry in the computer. The name comes from a man that was willing to fight and die for what he believed in." If that isn't a reference to Guy Fawkes, which intern makes it a reference to the movie V for Vendetta, I don't know what is. Panzer89 06:40, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  • I believe by "historical reference" he was indeed referring to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, but I'm sure it's more of a reference to the Gunpowder Plot vs a movie or comic book series.But the conditions that he is found in do resemble to movie/comic.Kingclyde 23:47, 10 April 2009 (UTC)kingclyde
Please clarify this evidence on the main page so people won't feel the need to delete it. Here, I did it for you:

  • This may also be a reference to the comic book series, V for Vendetta (as well as the 2006 film) about the sole survivor of a government experiment in which test subjects are exposed to a mutagenic agent. ('V' being the 5th subject) Fawkes is the sole survivor of the FEV experiment, found imprisoned in Isolation Chamber 05. Fawkes appears at Raven Rock (home base of his persecutors) just as it's destroyed, correlating to 'V' destroying Parliament Building.

I know it's long, but you need to justify this where it's brought up. -- 11:45, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Unable to kill him? Edit

No matter how much I shoot (even tried it on very easy), I can only hit 1 bar of him, then he becomes invincible. I can't cripple him (except for his legs with my Dart Gun), and not even my Fat Man can hit him 1 bar... He's freakin' invincible since I bought Broken Steel. Does this happened with more ppl? - Tedjuh10

Yes i though it was because of a mod, but it must be one of broken steel's bugs.

This happens to me as well! I'm wondering why he won't die! Multiple Alien Blaster shots don't even do anything! A Deathclaw Gauntlet doesn't do anything either, so it's not his DR... --FlameWolf 23:29, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Just tried this out. No damage from a sneak attack Terrible Shotgun to the face with 100 small guns and full repair. Good to see it's not only me. Fat Man Spoon 23:33, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Same thing happened to me. I noticed it when we got into the fight in the tunnels with the Reavers; Charon died very quickly (I reloaded) but Fawkes killed them all without taking any damage. Then I made the Sentry Bots hostile and he killed all them too. Then I shot him with the Experimental MIRV 4 times and did three bars of damage, and he quickly killed me and Charon. Fawkes is freakin' indestructible. I think it;s a game-breaker though. Makes it too easy. So I traded him for SPC and gave her a Plasma Rifle. Now Fawkes just stands outside my Megaton house and guards it. (New user who has yet to register for an account:P)

He is an unstoppable tank post DLC - I fought him in the ruins of the Citadel and basically it took most of my weapons and ammo to kill him. 25 nukes, 500+ units of flamer fuel, 50+ Alien laser shots, 50+ missiles, several Nuka-Grenades and countless other ammos. Several full health weapons broke. It took about 20-25 minutes. It was hell.

He is a tank,i went to investigate the ruins of the citadel(I was gonna bomb AFB but my thumb slipped) and when i fell into the crater,fawkes stood,there,then a few other super mutants walked in,and he said is "Im srry it had to come to this my friend,goodbye" then attacked me,it was an epic fight,tthough,2 overlords with tri-beams,4 masters 6 brutes 8 normals and fawkes versus a level 30 guy with only the metal blaster,blackhawk a super sledge and a few stimpacks,but i won,i grabbed everything from the armury,and ahnilated everyone,and killed fawkes afeter an hour,so i killed him with his own super sledge Werewolfhell 15:18, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Wait, if you destroy the Citadel he appears there with other Super Mutants to kill you?? //--TehK 12:35, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
No, Werewolfhell is the biggest bullshitter on the internet. :) Fat Man Spoon 15:27, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
nothing like storytime with werewolf --DragonJTSLeave me a message 15:30, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Check my user page for reasons why my game is fucked up (And no,i still dont have an m60 despite what happened) Werewolfhell 15:32, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Uh-huh. Fat Man Spoon 15:35, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
But since my little brother fucked with my settings,i kept them that way,battles with raven rock are much more fun when they have guys with gatling lasers all over the place and fawkes tries to murder me when i bomb the citadel,so you could say he did me a favour Werewolfhell 15:37, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
BAKED PEPPERCORNS FOR A CHILD Make some Madeleine cakes that also. Then beat it color and roll them in England the filleted soles in a pan, covering the fire. Make a Belgian way, finishing with a fork, which you are removed when the whites; a meal to make the sauce with white fish, and the same quantity of beef. Fat Man Spoon 15:42, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
What are you talking about actually,i dont wanna know Werewolfhell 15:44, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

He has 15000 health and 100 damage resistance at lvl 30 with BS. Maybe that explains some of the above. --ThorX 11:06, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I have this bug to --L3art 10:28, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

I can attest to his invincibility too, I was around Takoma Park (I think) and he was taking on a behemoth with a lead pipe (such a G) so I sat and watched him take no damage for probably 2 minutes and the behemoth was almost dead. So I pull out the experimental MIRV and plaster them both. The behemoth is lying 30 yards away in pieces and Fawkes is just chillin' in the radiation. I walk up to him and he's all like "Something...troubling you my friend?" Ungodly...--Bigwavedave619 15:07, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Well, to me, his one weakness has been the flamer. I gave one to Wolfgangs guard, killed wolfgang, and I let Fawkes fight her alone. He actually died with her at about 10 bars of health left. A couple times, I planted about 10 Plasma mines, 5 frag mines, 2 pulse mines, and 2 nukagrenades on him and he got about 10 pts of damage. Once, I was at level 20 with fully repaired Telsa Armor, and I died in the blast. Try using something like the Xuanlong assault rifle. --TheFrogger 18:54, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

He is indeed invincible after a certain point. I acquired him at level 26 and over the course of traveling to Fort constantine he would lose 1 notch of health on each side of the bar and no more no matter what. I experimentally shot him over 100 times with my A3-21 to no avail. I then tried the same with every other weapon in my arsenal. Nothing. I then took him to megaton and had him stand by the bomb and hit him 4 times with the experimental MIRV and he was still undamaged. Afterwards, I took him to the top of Lucas Simm's house and shot him off with the Gauss Rifle to see if he would take falling damage but he was undamaged. Finally, being the thorough investigator I am, I took him to the most irradiated zone of the surface of Vault 87 to see if the Rads could kill him. After standing there for over 30 seconds while i sucked down massive quantities of rad away, He remained unharmed. So yes, he seems to be invincible.--CraZeDP3NgUiN 04:27, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

I Managed to damage him at level 27. Hit him with 39 mini nukes from a fully repaired fat-manand brought him to 1/2 health. I imagine at lvl 30 he is completely indestructible.--CraZeDP3NgUiN 13:39, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes's face modelEdit

Is anyone else disappointed at the copy/paste job the devs did with Fawkes's face model? I would think that having modeled dozens (hundreds?) of NPC faces, they could have done a bit more to make Fawkes, a recruitable and main-quest-critical NPC, unique. Maybe allow his lips to close over his teeth, eliminate the permanent Super Mutant snarl he displays, etc. It's really weird talking to a rational, wise being whose face displays only brutish anger and can't even talk without baring his teeth. Yes, yes, you could explain it away as "effects from the FEV", but that's pretty lazy. Considering Fawkes is purposely distinguished from other Super Mutants in some very core respects, it would make sense for him to have a unique face. Any mods out there for this? I haven't found any. Would such a mod have to involve reprogramming Fawkes's 'face muscles' for every line of dialogue? Cause that would definitely explain its absence. --rockopete 11:14, 29 May 2009

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no. Werewolfhell 17:49, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
"no" there aren't any mods or "no" you don't think it looks odd? rockopete 15:26, 5 June 2009
No offense but its pointless bitching about a face model,anyway,no,there are no there are no mods for face changing and no it looks normal for a pathetic east cost mutant Werewolfhell 19:34, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Were wolf hell your my hero 07:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I think I read somewhere that Fawkes was a last minute add to the game.GodPlageon 14:52, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Disapearing Fawkes? Edit

I left Raven Rock and recruited Charon and then Star Paladin Cross. So then I went to Raven Rock with the intent of adding Fawkes to my soon to be army but he wasn't there... or anywhere for that matter. Anyone else have this problem, or by chance know where he could have gone? Xarxes 04:48, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Star Paladin Cross won't join your party if Fawkes is in it. Maybe it's the same for Fawkes, so it won't let him join your party. Try looking in all the places that the bugs mention, as well as the Museum of History. You can also try waiting for long periods of time to help characters get to their destinations (like the museum of history). - July 1, 2009


Okay, here's a question not just about Fawkes, but about all the characters. If you activate the purifier yourself, what happens to the companions following you?

They probably went had a little dramatic moment for your death and decided to go there own ways. That, or they were killed in the process. If you have Broken Steel, everyone's okay!--FawkesGamer360 19:54, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Plus, with Broken Steel you can ask him to turn on the purifier for you. This time he'll do it, just like Charon and Sergant RL-3

I seem to have lost Fawkes...he was following me from Tenpenny Tower east and fell behind. he's nowhere to be found, and I can't recruit Cross as she thinks he's still there. Thoughts?

Fawkes and Aqua Pura Edit

Not a very important thing, definitely not article worthy, but upon returning to the Museum of History to retrieve Fawkes I saw him standing in front of the Aqua Pura booth listening to the guy preach about it's magical properties. When I went up to Fakwes he said "I'm defintely getting a bottle." I just thought this was funny because the guy usually preaches it to cure being a Ghoul, not a Super Mutant (which is done with experiments and F.E.V, not extreme radiation exposure like Ghouls.)

Fawkes vs. Super Mutant Behemoth Edit

I just went to kill the Behemoth at Takoma Industrial and decided to hide and let Fawkes do all the work. He killed it and only took 2 bars of damage. Midway through the fight the Behemoth ran off for no apparent reason for a minute and came back to be finished off. Even while Fawkes was knocked down It didn't seem he was taking much damage. (This was on normal difficulty on the 360) --Gritzcolin 02:24, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes and Wasteland Survivors Edit

Sometimes, Fawkes will attack those wastelanders unfourtunate enough to be enlighted with the wasteland survival guide. Why?

Because it didn't include Super Mutants!

Gatling Laser Ammo Edit

If you have Fawkes carry Gatling Laser Ammo, he will use it up even though his Gatling Laser has unlimited ammo.

Fawkes's Intelligence Edit

Well, I was fucking around on the GECK today when I noticed Fawkes only has 3 Intelligence. This confused me HIGHLY, seeing how Fawkes said he/she had a terminal he/she learned from; not to mention he/she can grasp all of those Buddist Concepts. Is that S.P.E.C.I.A.L. error or just a general thing for Super Mutants? The One, The Only, Lone Ranger 13:13, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

The devs probably didn't think anyone would look up the stats. In FO3, many SPECIAL stats for characters don't make sense, and even though they have no gameplay application, they really should have made up plausible stats for at least the major characters. Fawkes' stats should probably be more in line with those of the Lieutenant in FO1 (where the devs actually did give NPCs plausible statistics). Ausir(talk) 13:32, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes ruins 3rd Person. Edit

When you run through the Capital Wasteland in tow, the camera constantly switches from behind Fawkes and I to between the both of us. I have to make the camera a little higher, but I hate doing that. Mehhh, just one thing that bothers me.

Oh, and he runs so awkwardly, haha. Birthday Suit 04:27, 12 July 2009 (UTC) Just kidding. I can just change the tactics to make him hang back further. :P Birthday Suit 04:31, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Unexplained Bug Edit

In Broken Steel DLC, some time after you awake, you may find Fawkes using a super sledge even if you didnt find anyone using it and you didn´t told him to use Melee weaponry! Strange right? (Confirmed in 1 PS3)

He's Male Edit

"Later entries on the same computer indicate that all test subjects were destroyed after failure, so Fawkes was put in the cell some time afterwards."

I’m pretty sure when you first meet Fawkes he says the other Super Mutants put him in the cell. If I’m right all this talk about Fawkes originally being female are completely unfounded and it should be removed from the article XD

It is unfounded. It comes from people reading that test subject D624 was female and that the terminal at Fawkes' cell says it contains test subject D624. They however love to ignore that another terminal entry says:

(..) At fourteen days, all of the test subjects began to exhibit severe bouts of rage and anxiety. So much so that they were a danger to my team and to this facility. I had no choice once again but to order them to be destroyed.

This terminal entry refers to all test subjects in the group which includes D624. Plus the terminal entries are roughly 200 years old; Fawkes would be a Behemoth if he was that old since Vault 87 mutants grow bigger with age. -- Porter21 (talk) 16:13, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
The terminal of Isolation Room 01 states that one of the specimens, B164, is in there, but when you examine it there are two dead Wastelanders and one dead Raider in it. The corpses are rather "fresh" unless you want to speculate about FEV and/or radiation preserving them.

That is another clue that the specimen information might not be accurate.

Well,if he was a behemoth,at least you wouldn't be scared of albino radscorpions anymore.or the weird HickDicks. Blackhole Dawn 16:22, 30 July 2009 (UTC) 04:10, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

He's male, there are holotapes of Fawkes' old personality; he was a security officer named Shelton Delacroix who was really one of the last to be turned into a Super Mutant. While inside the Vault, he was one of the first to realize what was going on, as he saw an unconscious guy being dragged from the dorms to the labs by two Vault Scientists. He even described the FEV test subjects, who all were grossly deformed. When the scientists came for Shelton after finding one of his old recordings, A friend in the security team told him to run before they found him. Eventually, they found him in the reactor room, and he became a test subject, Fawkes, who later attempted to record another holotape in vain, throwing the machine in anger. At least, according to the GECK. --Vladimir Lem 02:00, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
I'm going to call shennanigans on that claim unless you can produce the FormIDs of the notes to which you refer. --MadCat221 04:18, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
Quest ID: AudioHolotapes. Editor IDs of the topics: MQ08SheltonTape01-MQ08SheltonTape05. It does appear that the tapes never appear in game, because no note labeled MQ08 refers to that note, but this seems to be the only information that refers to Fawkes' true identity. --Vladimir Lem 00:57, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

He's probably male too. He said Super Mutants put him in the cell. I don't think super mutants can use terminals.

Where is he? Edit

After completing the last quest before starting broken steel (the 2 weeks after thing) I went to underworld to see if fawkes was there but he wasnt! WHERE IS HE!?

Some people have found him wandering around the Citadel.Ripvanwinkle111 02:59, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

After completing Broken Steel...Fawkes will show up at the citidel and you can pick him up as a companion again....~Kerplowned

i have had the same problem after compleateing the broken steel dlc i went on to do rillys ragers but inside the hotel i had to tell fawkes as he could not get past a door but the later i got the messege that he had returned but he was not there? (iv looked in the citadel but he not there)

I had this problem. Try fast traveling to Jefferson Memorial. Outside, on the large, raised circular platform is where i found him. Getting up there is kind of a chore- you have to go on the catwalk with the yellow bars, jump atop of the barrels and onto the railing, and make your way across them until you can leap onto the circular platform. can fawkes equip other weapons the you give to him
Yes; however, his default weapons' stats are much higher than most weapons you can give him. This makes it difficult to get him to use other weapons.--Ripvanwinkle111 04:03, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I have this problem but what seems to have started it was that I escaped from Raven Rock, and Fawkes was there. I recruited him and all that but then I realized I forgot to grab the bobblehead. Crap. So I reloaded the autosave, reentered and searched only to find that I couldn't go back to 2C. Damn. I left and re-escaped, Fawkes never showed up and there were no ally markers on the compass. I figure he'll show up sooner or later. I finish the game, start Broken Steel. Don't see Fawkes anywhere in the Citadel unless there's a specific place he's to be, try checking Jefferson Memorial, nothing there. The only thing in front of Underworld is Griffon trying to sell Aqua Cura/Pura/whathaveyou. So I've been searching and searching in all three areas and I find no trace of him, not even an ally marker. Is he gone forever? JackMcFist 22:49, November 17, 2009 (UTC)JackMcFist

Same Problem here dude anyone got any suggestions apart from:

Edit by Smothier:

People who are having troubles finding Fawkes:
Most of the time Fawkes will be in/or around the citadel. If he isn't there,look for him at Project Purity,Vault 101,Your megaton home (if you have a house there or if you haven't blow megaton) He won't be found in Vault 87 if you freed him before and he appeared to you at Raven Rock, so scratch that. Chances are he is in the Citadel, so i suggest you carefully explore every inch of the citadel to try and locate him. The "Return to the Underworld" way,i believe it requires you to have been to the underworld before or/and wait a total of 7 in-game days untill you get the message. -Jefferson Memorial -Vault 87 -Citadel -Travelling forward and back from the Pitt -Raven Rock He is in NONE! of these places.

You can also find Fawkes inside of the Museum of Technology, by the Aqua Pura sales stand. 00:05, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

Thats the museum of history your talking about, not tech. JerichoRCDF 17:58, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

I cant find fawkes at all he was at the citadel and i fired him to which he said to find him at the museum of history but he is not there. So dissapointed sometimes this game sucks badly. 19:37, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

if hes stuck in the infirmary doorway, walk behind him and slowly push him out

once hes out of the door way and hes befriended you, then he will go back to following you

Fawkes in Little Lamplight Edit

(PC, fully patched)Fawkes has difficulty entering Little Lamplight.

In my first instance it took me about 2 minute to get him out the first time, I guided his direction along the length of the steel gate of Little Lamplight (a pain, if you have a line of follower).

For me when he runs into the motorcycle gate it takes about 10 seconds and he'll teleport to the other side so I can't see what's your problem.

The Pitt bug? Edit

I played through the mission wherein you retrieved the G.E.C.K. from Vault 87. I was playing as an evil character, so I did it myself and then killed Fawkes using the option on the terminal outside his room (Terminate Test Subject or something like that.) Flames shot out of the walls and Fawkes died (netting me negative karma in the process). I then went to the Pitt, and as soon as I got there, a message popped up that said that Fawkes had returned to the Museum of History (where he goes when you usually dismiss him). Upon returning to the Capital Wasteland, I traveled to the Museum of History and sure enough, there was Fawkes' corpse lying in the middle.

(on Xbox 360) If you attack Fawkes enough for him to become hostile you can make him revert back to being friendly by using a stealth boy and hiding out of sight or even just using the stealth boy right in front of him.-- 00:04, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Remove "Fawkes cannot jump" note. Edit

NPCs cannot jump. Period. There is no reason to have a note that says this on a character page. 19:34, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

Bug fix for Jefferson Memorial issue Edit

I dismissed Fawkes before finishing the game. I then found him on top of the Memorial. You cant get up to talk to him. I shot him in the head about 3 times with the 44. When he started firing back I went in the memorial. The people with books were running scared. After a few minutes everyone inside calmed down. I went back out side and Fawkes was not longer red and he was off the memorial (360)

does fawkes randomly kill people? Edit

when he says something about his instinct pulling him away, does this relate to anything? i went to the nuka cola challenge lady and after handing her 3 quantums fawkes wacked out his gatling laser and mowed her down in two shots. I also encoutered this in rivet city with pinkerton, and after him remodelling my face fawkes shot him, why does fawkes randomly do this? and is pinkerton that key? i already completed the replicated man and the wasteland survival guide, im also happy with the way my character looks, is there anything else i need him for?

Yes, Fawkes starting gunning down Megaton Settlers with his Gatling Laser and Charon joined in the fun. Jerhico began running down the ramp and Charon started shooting. I think it's a bug as I reloaded the auto-save and no one died.--KnightNapier 03:45, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Same thing. When I was at the Temple of the Union, and I was finished conversing with Hannibal Hamlin, Fawkes went berserk and started to kill everyone. I reloaded a save and he didn't go berserk. Somewhere else I think Charon went berserk too, but I'm not sure. This guy said it was probably because Fawkes was a Super Mutant, and people criticized and mocked him, and he got angry and started to kill everyone. Same thing with Charon. Kirbyt1210 13:33, January 16, 2010 (UTC)

Places Fawkes will randomly kill people. A-Moriarty's saloon- after staying there for 1-4 hours,B-Sierra Petrovita's shack- No apparent reason. C-Temple of the Union- usually caused by picking the Very hard gate without letting them unlock the door. And D-The Scavenger outside metro central, please correct me if I am wrong, I am refering to the one that settles on a bridge with sandbags shelves and two attack dogs, and a Yuo Gui.

No Fawkes after Raven Rock? Edit

I'm having a pretty bad bug. I just finished The American Dream, got outside of Raven Rock... and there was no Fawkes to be found. He is not around the Citadel either and I'm kind of hostile in the Underworld, after shooting Mr. Crowley. Any clue where he is or if it's a bug?

I encountered this bug as well. After escaping Raven Rock he never showed up. Used the moveto command in the console and found him standing a short ways off from the entrance to Raven Rock, with no weapon. He's pretty much useless now since he won't use most weapons, and I can't give him his gattling laser.

Fawkes invicible 360? Edit

I had fawkes as a follower at level 26 only broken steel installed. In megaton (undestroyed) he took 20+ vats mini nukes via fatman.

My Fawkes is invincible. I tried to kill him because I was bored and health just wouldn't deplete, this is actually very useful as I just let him fight most of the time to conserve my health and ammo but for some reason he never had the super sledge in his inventory. Has anyone else had this?

I too have had this at level 29 I got two of his health bars, level 30 I cant get one even after 30 min of play and 100 stims. also no super sledge at any point.

I thought fawks just had a normal sledg hammer but when i told him to switch to melee he just used his fist.--Radraider 21:00, September 23, 2009 (UTC)

I just picked up Broken Steel for the PS3. I made it to level 21, and then decided to test my followers, Dogmeat and Fawkes. I started with Jack, which took out Dogmeat in a matter of seconds, before he could even launch an attack. Feeling pretty cocky, I took Jack to Fawkes. After ~15 seconds of whiring blades of death, Fawkes had only lost 2 bars off of his health. Thinking this was a weakness in the weapon and Dogmeat, and having been killed by Fawkes, I decided to even the score with the Experimental MIRV. I shot him at pointblank range in a small room using VATS to target his head; he lost two bars of health. While this should mean that it is technically possible to kill him, practically Fawkes is invincible; I cannot fathom the creature that could stand against him in a fight. Keemonto 02:36, September 26, 2009 (UTC)

So he is still invincible on PS3? Does Bethesda even give a shit about these glitches anymore? Surely they must have stumbled across them on some forms or something, I know this site pops up as the 1st result in google for many fallout 3 related terms. 02:18, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Further testing has shown that, even at level 30, it is indeed possible to kill Fawkes, though it is very difficult. At level 30, with 100% in Big Weapons, Melee Weapons, Unarmed, Energy Weapons, and Small Weapons, and with Finesse, 10 Luck, Snide Guru, Iron Fist Rank 3, Ninja, Pyromaniac, Better Criticals, Bloody Mess, and 10 Strength, I managed to kill Fawkes with three shots of the Experimental MIRV, attacking him with Jack until it broke, attacking him with the Terrible Shotgun until it broke, attacking him with the Firelance until it broke, and then slashing at him with the Deathclaw Gauntlet until it was down to ~50% condition; all weapons began at 100% condition. In addition, it cost me ~100 stimpacks and broke my armor, even though I dodged most of his fire by pinning him in a corner and standing as close as possible (post MIRV shots). I think it's safe to say that he's tough, though not actually invincible. Keemonto 21:31, September 30, 2009 (UTC)

I did an interesting test on fawks once at level 15. I brought him to the top of a satcom array Told him to wait, And laid all bottle cap, frag, plasma, and pulse mine I had in my inventory at his feet. (witch added up to about 30-40) I then tossed a plazma grenade on the mines. This made the equivilent of A meteor strikeing him. Only took half his helth and blew him back a few feet. Since I tecnicly only hit him once he was still friendly so I wasted the most of my grenades on him in vats and when the smoke setteld... no more fawks! after about 3 secondes the mesage poped up and i looked of the sattelite and saw his boddy roleing down a hill. It turns out i did about 75% of the damage and the fall from the dish did the rest. So there you have it! Fawks can be killed, at least on level 15 that is.--Radraider 20:47, October 3, 2009 (UTC) After observing where the HIGH WATER TROUSERS nukes fall from orbit from the top of the SAT DISH I stationed Fawkes at an exact location of a stike and hit him with one of the HWT nukes. It moved him a few feet but he did not show any health bars lost.In a fight and using a Gatling Laser, Fawkes against 3 Albino Rad scorps at once shows no observable loss of health .I use the Vengeance Gat laser at damage 255 and the Chinese Stealth Armour. Level 30 360.

The easiest way to kill him I found is to get a critical shot with a gauss rifle of a victory rifle then crouch and reverse pickpocket a grenage onto him, killed him instantly but when I try to attack him normally his health just will not deplete 1 bit and he never had his super sledge in his inventory in the 1st place :S-- 13:26, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Ok Fawkes is not invincible but he is weirdly and insanely durable for some reason (which is a good thing to be honest)it took me the Firelance until it broke (BD: 156) several hundred rounds from the Destabilizer (BD: 198) and a couple hundred rounds from Vengeance (BD: 336)and maybe a tiny little bit of help from some Megaton citizens.

The reason is because Fawkes is categorized as a creature. This causes him to level up multiplicatively with the player. In other words, by the time you're level 30 Fawkes has 30 times as much health as he was "supposed" to have. Dogmeat in Broken Steel has this same problem. They become all but invincible and remove much of the challenge (and thus fun) from the game.--Ocdscale 18:21, October 30, 2009 (UTC)

If you want to kill Fawkes the best way is to fire Him and then Reverse Pickpocket a grenade.-- 13:43, December 31, 2009 (UTC)

Dogmeat only levels to 20 unless yu got him after installing Broken Steel DLC. This makes Dogmeat easily killable if you got him boefore installing it.

He is very much killable at lvl 30 in broken steel. you just need to have paralyzing palm, lots of alien epoxy, and approx 12,000 rounds for vengeance. be chem'd up to the max too. it still takes forever.

I took Fawkes and Dogmeat to Evergreen Mills for the first time (around Level 17), and since Dogmeat is killed so easily, I spent most of the fight against the Raiders protecting him. After we'd killed most of them, I couldn't find Fawkes. So, I looked around, and found and Fawkes delviering the finishing blow to a Behemoth. He single handedly-killed a Behemoth.

Fawkes is bad-freakin'-ass. Ryo626 01:47, March 5, 2010 (UTC)

I killed him with ease..I set stimpak as a hotkey...i went through about 60 stimpak..i used about 80 shots with the plasma gun and got him against the wall where he wasn't hurting me and used the ripper(chainsaw) until it broke and shot him a couple more times with plasma gun and down he went

I was bored one day, so I decided to try and kill Fawkes. I had to shoot him a TON of times with a tesla cannon. When his life finally ran out after about half an hour (no joke), I looked at his life in VATS, and it was full again. So my Fawkes is invincible, which is pretty dang awesome if you ask me. Kategajda (talk) 21:11, December 27, 2013 (UTC)

3 INT and 5 CH? Really? Edit

The only articulate super mutant (minus Uncle Leo) has an intelligence of 3? And 5 charisma? Does Fawkes look charismatic to you???

Yes,he does have an INT of 3 and a CHA of 5.Deal with it. The Daddy Banhammer.gif 13:17, September 27, 2009 (UTC)

That is disappointing, since in the Fallout universe Having an INT of 3 or below essentially is what makes one mentally retarded. Fawkes is no retard, in fact, he appears more intelligent then most humans.-- 23:51, October 8, 2009 (UTC)

I agree. If I were to rate his intelligence, I would have to give him 9-10 points. Part of this is considering the fact that he learned so much in the little time he studied in that isolation room in Vault 87. The rest would have to be divided between his interesting philosophy, articulation, and various other qualities. I have no idea as to why they would rate his intelligence level so low.

9-10 is genius-level intelligence. Sure, Fawkes is intelligent (7, maybe 8), but he's not a genius, otherwise, he'd have long since broke out of his holding cell. 11px-Naglowaa_se.gif Tagaziel (call!) 23:12, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
The stats were just copied from a regular Super Mutants. Most Super Mutants, as you can gather, aren't very smart nor charismatic. The developers probably just thought it was easier to do it this way, as what good would an intelligence of 7 or 8 do to the player? Fawkes can't hack computers, or repair guns, or even use a stimpak. So what would be the point? The player was never supposed to know. --Vladimir Lem 18:05, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

He's smarter than most scientists and knows so much philosophy so he should have 9-10 int. (AtheistMetal)

He does speak very intelligently and in a somewhat 'old-fashioned' style, using "I shall" and so on, like Paladin Cross and such serious characters. I'd rate his intelligence at 7 or 8 at the very least. :Starshade 16:05, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

One's intelligence and how smart they are are two very different things. Intelligence is one's capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity. You could be the most intelligent person in the world and not know how to do math, since you never learned how to. I'm not disagreeing with your opinions that Fawkes' intelligence stat should have been set higher, I just want to make sure that you all understand what intelligence is. BrenMan 94 22:43, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

unconfirmed bugsEdit

  • If the player does not release Fawkes from Isolation Room 05 and retrieves the G.E.C.K. on his/her own, Fawkes will still be in that cell if the player ever decides to return. Later, if you talk to Fawkes through the intercom, it will cause a dialogue conversation that was meant to happen when you escaped Raven Rock. Despite being locked up (and in fact, even if you insulted him pledged not to release him), he thanks you for rescuing him and, the player's karma permitting, Fawkes can glitch out of the cell and then follow you normally through the course of the game. This is handy for players who couldn't find a way to release Fawkes to begin with. However, in some cases Fawkes will not be carrying a Gatling laser, and will use only a super sledge in combat.
  • During the Vault 87 encounter, if you take Fawkes' Super Sledge from him, he will continue to hold his hands as if holding an invisible sledge. He will also stop heading towards the G.E.C.K., instead standing in place. (Observed on PC, although with numerous addons)
  • It is also possible that in Vault 87, if you do not release Fawkes and get the G.E.C.K. yourself but open the doors as Fawkes instructs that after completing the main storyline (And having the Broken Steel DLC) that Fawkes can be seen in the Citadel walking around. If you speak to him he will act like he is following you but when you respond with "Let's go" he will continue to walk around aimlessly and not follow the player. (Happened with a "Very Evil" karma rating)
  • It is possible that even after rescue, Fawkes will remain in Vault 87 somewhere either outside Isolation Room 05, near the G.E.C.K. room, or somewhere in between, and not meet you outside Raven Rock. If you go back to the Vault and find Fawkes your dialog options will be the same as they are right outside Raven Rock.
  • If Fawkes is fired in the presence of Liberty Prime the robot will start attacking him and almost always kill him as Fawkes will fire back. He will apparently not respawn after words.
  • It is also possible for Fawkes to glitch outside of Raven Rock. If the player had a companion and they were not dismissed before being taken to Raven Rock, Fawkes will accept an invitation (Karma permitting) but remain rooted to the ground inside the Raven Rock gates.
NOTE: It is possible for him to glitch similarly outside of raven rock. He will be unarmed (as opposed to carrying a gatling laser) but will otherwise function as normal. Upon reaching the end of the normal campaign, however, he will not move into the airlock and you will not be able to activate the airlock controls, which will prevent you from proceeding to the Broken Steel DLC.
  • Fawkes may sometimes keep his Gatling Gun out, and just hold it in his hand, instead of putting it away after combat.
  • When you first meet Fawkes, he may have two copies of 'Fawkes' Super Sledge' for you to take (if you're feeling particularly greedy).
  • Sometimes when you are fighting something and Fawkes is shooting it and you walk through a door at the same time and then go back you will hear the gatling laser firing, but Fawkes will not be shooting.
  • The gatling laser floats at the side of Fawkes but will not be holding it (this is a common bug that can affect any NPC).
  • When you leave your Megaton House and go directly down the hill to the Megaton clinic, Fawkes may sometimes get stuck at the bottom and when you try to push him out, or you leave him there for a few moments, he will become hostile or even die.
  • After being fired, Fawkes can be found at the Project Purity (just outside the force field) instead of the Museum of History (bad pathfinding?).
  • Sometimes after beating the game (after Broken Steel is installed), Fawkes will disappear and not appear at any of the above spawn points. Lame.
  • If Fawkes is fired right after entering the Jefferson Memorial during Take it Back!, he might appear standing on top of the entrance and will be unable to re-hire. (Possibly occurs if Broken Steel is installed)

--Kingclyde 04:00, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

  • When Fawkes is killed by a randomly spawning enemy just south of Oasis after waiting 72 hours, it will say FOLLOWER WARNING! Fawkes has return to the museum of history and his dead body will be layed next to the mammoth just inside the entrance.

xbxo360 possible bug: 2 followersEdit

(in this case, Charon and Fawkes)

  • Not sure which DLCs you may/ may not need. When I went through vault 87, I had no DLCs, and at the time I got 2 followers, I had Broken Steel, and Operation Anchorage.
  • Have Charon as a follower when you go through Vault 87, and instead of freeing Fawkes, take a few Rad-X and get the GECK yourself. Charon is unaffected by Radiation, as he is a ghoul.
  • After I finished all the DLCs listed above, I returned to Room 05 and talked to him. He had the same dialogue as if I had freed him, and the option to get him as a follower was given.
  • He ignores the fact that Charon was already with me and followed me.

Dudehman 17:39, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

I just get them by having Fawkes and Dogemeat as my Companion's (w/ broken steel X-Box 360) then kill Dogmeat hire Charon then wait for Dogmeat's Puppy to respawn and hire the puppy then i have 3 followers (i always give Charon the Winterized T-51B power armour)(not sure if its a glitch or bug or exploit but it works everytime) CountryStrong106 08:09, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Fawkes Stuck in Raven Rock Edit

When I fast travel to the Raven Rock with Fawkes after starting Broken Steel, we spawn at the front of the collapsed building; I was in front of the rocks but Fawkes was under some grating on the left where I was standing. He got out of there by himself almost immediately and he started firing at two enclave soldiers who didn't attack us, just ran and hid. After I killed those two cowards, Fawkes was running toward a fence and didn't stop running. Well I think that it was just a little bug but when I go and speak with him, he spoke with me normally but when I stop speaking (saying "Lets go." and not "Stay here.") and start moving, he doesn't follow; just stands there holding his gun. Disabling, then enabling doesn't work, killing then resurrecting doesn't work, fast traveling won't work, same with quick saving and loading, leaving there coming back, firing him doesn't work, changing location and using console command "moveto player" doesn't work, so what I am going to do?

by: Räisänen

Often Fawkes just randomly runs away. Please explain how this happens.

Really surprised this hasn't been noted... Edit

Edited, should have checked archives

I Reverse pick pocketed perfect condition hellfire armor and gatling lasers onto everyody in that first area of the citadel so thats about 14 brotherhood members. I then equiped a Jericho, clover, butch, cross, charon, and sticky with the best equipment in the game, and then there is dog meat and the robot, so thats about 20 ish allies. I then brought fawkes there, fired him, and then attacked him, making all my followers and the citadel hostile towards fawkes. It was definitely quite the light show when everybody blasted him at ounce. however, to my surprise fawkes killed them all, even while I was unloading everything I had into his head while he was fighting them. He didn't atack me because I used a stealth boy after he went hostile. fawkes is the most broken uneven character in the game.

With BS, he has 500 health per level rather than 500 health total (dev error) so he is so goddam hard to kill 01:31, November 12, 2009 (UTC)
Exactly, he can took 20 mininukes from a full condition fatman with big guns at around 80 and only was down to half health, he is pretty much immortal Setimir92 21:22, November 13, 2009 (UTC) 16:32, May 5, 2010 (UTC)Tylzor78 Edit

Karmatic Shifts Edit

Will Fawkes still follow you if your Karma goes down to Neutral. I'm planning on getting RL-3 as companion number four and I was just wondering how many times I had to kill Dogmeat and money I had to put down for buying RL-3 and getting my Karma back.--KnightNapier 03:53, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

He still follows you, yes, but if you accidentally fire him, or if something happens that makes him "go back to the Museum of History", like if you teleport onto Mothership Zeta, travel to Point Lookout, etc. you'll have to regain good karma to get him again.

Harry Potter Edit

This probably means nothing, but I was just watching the movie with my mom(#6), and mom said "Fawkes" out of nowhere. Then I remembered that the phoenix is named Fawkes. Like I said, probably nothing. Just thought it might be interesting to explore since our Fawkes was 'reborn' as a supermutant. I see no reference potential, but it is good coincidence material. Just had to share, sorry. JerichoRCDF 02:16, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

is this normal? Edit

I gave Fawkes a bunch of my equipment while in Vault 87 in anticipation of making him a follower after Raven Rock. But when I had him join me, his inventory was empty, and all the items I gave him was gone. Is there any way to recover that equipment?

Yup, that's completely normal and as far as I remember, there is no way for you to get that stuff back. I think. Setimir92 22:33, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

Fawkes is a reference to Guy Fawkes, also mentioned quite a bit in V for Vendetta. Guy Fawkes Day is the 5th of November. Fawkes in Fallout talks about it.

The Man from Room 5 Edit

I noticed in the Fawkes page that there was some contention over his gender because of the female specimen mentioned as being the occupant of his cell. Also, his name is an obvious reference to Guy Fawkes. I would just like to point out that I believe it is thus in fact a reference to V for Vendetta because his cell is no.5, the same as V who is also called "the man from Room 5". Like V, Fawkes does not remember his past and was part of a series of government experiments, deemed a failure and kept in isolation, and also endowed with incredible physical prowess. In the graphic novel V describes how the only thing that kept him going was a scrap of paper left by the previous occupant, a woman. Although in Fawkes case it was the terminal he educated himself with. There are a few parallels one could draw between the two so I was just wondering if I'm onto something or quite mad. 16:03, December 19, 2009 (UTC) D.Smith, South Africa.

I believe your onto something, the one thing that makes me believe is "V describes how the only thing that kept him going was a scrap of paper left by the previous occupant, a woman". The previous occupant was a woman, and replaced by a man. Kind of like Fawkes, where the terminal says that the occupant is a woman, but Fawkes is actually a boy. So the woman occupant must have been a failed subject and Fawkes was moved into there for studies of why he's different than other Super Mutants.

I completely agree. I came here to suggest this reference, as I was surprised that it wasn't in the article.--blacxthorne 16:21, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
I believe this idea should be reexamined. The arguments here and at Talk:Fallout_3_cultural_references#V_for_Vendetta have considerable merit. - 01:22, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

Bug Edit

I finished Raven rock I didn't Locate fawkes anywhere near the entrance but I did find him walking around the citadel gate I fired charon and tried to recruit fawkes but all he says that he is not welcome to the places I go what is wrong with him?

Broken Bow Edit

I had Fawkes following me when I went to Pinkerton and Fawkes came in the room with me as normal then he started "falling" through the ground while yelling combat phrases. After he came back up a Mirelurk attacked me with about half it's health gone.... After this Fawkes continued to fall through the floor until I arrived at Pinkerton.

What happens if you don't free him? Edit

He remains in Vault 87 indefinitely (possibly until you drop by again and free him)? And he doesn't come to your rescue in Raven Rock? I had to wonder. :Starshade 15:47, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, oh. I didn't see the stuff above. Sorry, you don't need to care about this part. I'll have it erased if necessary. :Starshade 15:52, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

take away reilly's rangers bug Edit

i didn't know about the bug with fawkes until after i completed reilly's rangers. i walked up (i had fawkes as my only companion) and no one did anything. it took me about a minute to find butcher, and all the while fawkes was right next to brick, and no one did anything to her (i say fawkes was female).

P.S i just noticed that bethesda claims fawkes was a guy, A.K.A male, and the reference is Guy Fawkes. anyone else notice that? and also i'm on xbox 360, every DLC except mothership zeta, and in the broken steel portion of the game, no GOTY. i decided to do everything before ending broken steel, but i soon found out that you may continue the game after completion to do missed or forgotten side quests.

Minor problem Edit

I've had Fawkes as a companion for quite some time now, I'm on ps3 and I thought it would be worth mentioning these glitches I encountered. One was where he started wielding his super sledge, but when I talked to him about changing his combat style it said he was using a ranged weapon. Simply telling him to swap to melee than back fixed this but now I can take his supersledge whenever I want. The other one I thought is worth mentioning if anyone else had this problem. As soon as I entered the museum of history, fawkes simply died. Simply reloading my auto save from when I entered brought him back to life and I've never encountered it again, but I guess it should be worth saying just in case...

“We can go to the crazy mirrors Murray. It'll make your nose look smaller” Oscar Maddison

From twodog

fawkes 15000 hp Edit

Have any idea why Fawke's hp would be 15000 at level 30? I met Fawkes when I was level 30, and it was just until now when i was at rivet city and wondering his hp, did getav health and came up 15000. On the wiki it says his was over 200k as an estimate. Has anyone actually did getav health on him? If not then his hp looks like every level it goes up 500 as at level 1 he would have 500 and 30 would be 15000. Gary 23 03:27, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

actually, thats exactly what happened. when they were making broken steel (i guess) someone messed up the script and instead of fawkes simply having 500 health, it is now 500 health per level. so instead of 500 health, he has 15000 health. that makes him nearly invincible. i think it's the same for dogmeat, too, but not any other followers (atleast not star paladin cross). Wrpen-99 14:34, February 26, 2010 (UTC)

Not a Guy Fawkes reference!Edit

He is most certainly not a reference! Until substantial evidence or Bethesda confirms it and it has been discussed in this section it is not a reference! Heres my argument against:

  • 8 Foot Tall
  • Peaceful
  • Zen Buddhist
  • Complains about his sanity wearing away
  • Fears he may become like his 'brothers'
Guy Fawkes:
  • Failed Revolutionary
  • Planned to destroy English Parliament hereby destroying English democracy
  • Hateful
  • Worked as a gang
  • Although not the ringleader of the aforementioned group he certainly is the most famous

Response to aboveEdit

In-game, Fawkes says he gets his name from "a man who died for what he believed in." Doesn't mean the mutant and the revolutionary are very similar, only that the mutant's name is indeed a reference to Guy Fawkes.--Gothemasticator 18:25, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

Reference for gender clarification quote has been purged from Beth pagesEdit

Our reference for the gender issue on the article page has been purged from the Bethesda forums. Anyone got the text saved somewhere? I'm going to leave the broken reference there as a reminder until we find a replacement.--Gothemasticator 20:52, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Fawkes leveling. Edit

Hi, I'm currently running through the game with a good character. I am level 17, I've just recruited Fawkes from outside of Raven Rock. I have Broken Steel loaded, and I was wondering, does Fawkes level with the character, or is it a set level? I can only assume he does, but I would like a confirmation. Thank you in advance. Tin Daddy 14:09, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Yes. BoS Paladin Thumbnail Knight Captain Ski (talk) 23:31, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

Fawkes Using Grenades?! Edit

I've just entered the Satellite control thing of the mobile crawler in Adams air force base with both Fawkes and Star Paladin Cross. Of course Star was using nades but wat surprised me is that Fawkes has a plasma grenade equipped which i can see on his hip. His gatlin laser is not on his back any more and so the assumed truth that fawkes only uses the Gatlin might be false. I dont see why hed be using the nades anyways, i have the precision gatlin gun in his inventory so I'm wondering why hes not using that with its superior damage. Anyways, someone needs to go in and change any statements saying that fawkes only equips his gatlin laser. - Flashback(to impatient to login ;)

Another Jefferson Memorial solution (Xbox 360) Edit

I encountered this glitch as well (xbox 360), where Fawkes appears on the top of the Jefferson Memorial entrance, after completing the main quest. However, using the elevated platform/walkway next to the entrance, I was able to get to him. I jumped onto the barrels of "AuqaPure," then up onto the railing, then ran along the railing, toward the Memorial, and jumped over. Once on the other side, I was able to simply walk up to him, re-recruit him, and fast travel away. He now follows normally, and appears at the Museum of History when fired (as he should). I hope this helps. CrunkKillington 23:22, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

Bugs entering small rooms/areas with Fawkes Edit

(PS3) Majoirty of the time I enter small rooms with Fawkes, there's an audio glitch that sounds like Fawkes is firing his Gatling Laser. But observing him, he's not doing anything. The further you get from the door, the quieter the audio glitch gets. This happens in Little Lamplight and small metal shacks in the wasteland, that I remember as of now. 21:14, May 26, 2010 (UTC)

As a matter of fact, in response to the person above, I experience the exact same thing, same platform. 03:59, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

This also happens if he has a Minigun in his inventory. 00:27, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

This also seems to happen when you enter the caves under Oasis. MirvMaster

is, Tenpenny Tower, still on PS3.


This also seems to happen, if you have him wait somewhere and you enter a room alone. 11:59, June 9, 2010 (UTC) That also seems to happen to Fawkes when you enter the caves under Oasis.

Oh, and also I'd like to add there are Brotherhood Outcasts nearby and one has a Minigun/Gatling Laser. Dunno if this affects this at all, but thought it might be worth noting.


Happened to me at the Jefferson Memorial quite a few times, same console The Hawk 09:00, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

I found it happens a lot when he's attacking and you are looting. The sound sticks to him or an object and never shuts off. In the Presidential Metro, I got the sound stuck on Fawkes 2 or 3 times. I had to load an exterior cell (Capital Wasteland) to stop it, but every interior cell, it is back. Only saving reloading solves this. Isn't there a purge attached sounds console command? Sheesh. KaisarDragon 20:20, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

Raven Rock GlitchEdit

I see to be experiencing an issue with Fawkes, where he is basically glued to the ground outside Raven Rock. I have used resetai several times, he runs up to me, and says "What have you got on your mind?" (a generic Fawkes opening), I can interact with him, but that's it, disabling and re-enabling doesnt work, making him hostile, then ressurecting him doesnt work, I have yet to kill him and respawn him. 03:59, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

Same here although making him hostile does allow him to move but what go does that do me. He talks like everything is normal, so when you say let go he agrees then when you walk away he just stays there. He doesn't ever try to run or turn around even from 100ft away. Then he appears after i wake up into broken steel and acts like he was with me the whole time and brings up that he can go into the chamber to start the purifier for me. He says that in the Citadel after i had already started and completed that mission. So i thought that everything was fixed now but no he still won't move. Now he is glued to the floor in the Citadel med room. What is going on?? Anybody help me?

Possible Note for "Other Interactions" Edit

I was running an evil character so I didn't/couldn't recruit Fawkes outside Raven Rock. I was also feeling hardcore, so I wasn't fast-traveling. Turns out Fawkes and I were headed the same direction, and just after crossing the river I got a pop-up notifying me Fawkes had died. For a super-tough super-mutant, I guess he couldn't handle some of the high-level encounters in that part of the map - deathclaws, packs of mirelurk hunters w/kings, and Enclave patrols. Maybe players should be warned that if they don't recruit Fawkes at Raven Rock but want to preserve him for later use they should escort him to the Museum - which seems like it might be a fun job to do anyway.

What level were you? because if your level is 20+ he has like 150,000 hp The Hawk 09:01, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe he fell off a cliff or off the map entirely. Fawkes just can't die unless a bug got him. Seriously. KaisarDragon 20:12, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

No,Fawkes can only die from about 3 Deathclaws + or 10 Mirelurk Hunters + He will most likely die from a fall really high,for example: The Fort Contantine mountains are extremely high,if you try to climb down.Fawkes will fall, (Because NPCs aren't complex) And then he will die,I also find it odd that when you Trade with him he has nothing,even though he has a Vault 87 jumpsuit and Gatling Laser,I really wish I could put some Power armor on him... 09:07, July 21, 2010 (UTC)Going Crazy Edit

Has anyone else seen Fawkes go crazy and kill everyone in the room (not you) at random points for no good reason. This happened to me in The Republic of Dave (no survivors).


Only when I killed Dave, other than that nope. 01:17, June 8, 2010 (UTC)

Fawkes turning hostile on Reilly's rangers and on Dave used to be mentioned in this article, not sure why it was taken out. It can also happen with Sierra_Petrovita. Is this worth mentioning under "bugs?" Wickedjacob 07:51, June 8, 2010 (UTC)

Now that I think of it, recently Sierra has been "fleeing" whenever I enter her shack with Fawkes. But I have in past and that hasn't happened before. 12:03, June 9, 2010 (UTC)
I did, in fact put this in bugs but it got taken out. I have also seen Sierra fleeing, but even while I'm alone. This often happens if there are Radscorpions out side attacking the Brahmins outside. She stupidly runs towards a large radier (and later) Enclave populated area, and hides in a corner. She may get stuck insde a nearby truck and becomes impossible to remove.
Same thing for the Republic, also happened in the Regulator HQ, but he didn't try to kill Sonora Cruz (the leader).
Odd. 23:22, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
What are your guys stats at the time, Karma, Charisma, Strength, anything that could cause someone to think twice about attacking Fawkes, cause he occasionally mentions that its 'amazing no one attacks him' and I've almost always had epic high Karma by the time I recruit him. It might have something to do with your character whether people attack/run away from him rather than it being a straight up bug.Kre 'Nunumee 23:36, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe Fawkes taking his anger on random people because he's been stuck in a cell whole life. If he kills someone i like (rarely cos' I kill people who annoy me) I'll kill him in combat! With fists doing over 600 damage it can happen.XxX64.136.26.230 09:07, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
I can't EVER go to Megaton with Fawkes as a companion. At first, it happened when we were at Moriarty's and he and Jericho started exchanging fire. I figured, "That's OK Fawkes, knowing Jericho... I'm sure he made the first move." But then he fired on Maggie; and at everyone in Megaton. I had to fire him for punishment. At the time, both Simms and Moriarty were dead so random Mutie attacks were happening all the time to Megaton. I wasn't sure if this had anything to do with it?

Not really on-subject but, Sonora Cruz had a radscorpion outside the HQm however, she stupidly ran out the door and got killed, damn, they really need to improve this AI.

Confirmation on equipment Edit

I can confirm Fawkes doesn't have his special Gatling Laser if you wait until after Raven Rock, I don't think this should be in the bug section either because it wouldn't really make sense for him to have it if you didn't free him before Raven Rock.--Thq95 16:31, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

Unexpected Death Edit

Whilst wandering through Vault 87 looking for Overlords to kill, I came across the area in which you find Fawkes the first time round. That being the specimen chambers, some with failed FEV subjects. I was fooling around with a terminal and activated the failsafe to exterminate the subject. Fawkes was standing just outside the chamber and as I activated the failsafe (failsafe looks to be gas then fire) and entered it, Fawkes died instantaneously. I should note that this happened long after recruiting him but was incredibly strange nonetheless. I don't consider it a glitch but something that was supposed to happen if the Vault Scientists wished to destroy a subject. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The exterminate option seems to be scripted to kill whatever was in the chamber. So number 5 terminal will insta kill Fawkes no matter where he is at. The gas/fire does nothing. It is for show. I noticed this when Sid got out and was running around, then I used his terminal's exterminate. He was no where near his cell and dropped dead. KaisarDragon 20:15, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

Fawkes will not equip ANY melee weapon given to him! Edit

This is starting to get on my nerves. No matter how much I struggle, my efforts just seem to be wasted. I can't get this stupid mutant to equip the damn Shishkebab. So I accepted that and moved on. Later on I decide fine, he won't equip the Shishkabob that's no problem, but he should at least be able to equip a regular old Super Sledge. I think to myself "It should work, he's a super mutant. After all they use Super Sledges. Maybe they just can't use Shishkebabs. Understandable." So I try to equip him with a plain old Super Sledge and he STILL refuses! I'm at the end of my patience with him. I understand he does fabulous damage as it is with the Gatling Laser (Aside from the horrible lag time that's involved in the rotating barrel before the gun allows itself to be shot off), but I would like him to use melee a bit too, without it having to be his fists because he's not good at all with his fists. Is this seriously some sort of bug or did the developers just decide to be idiotic and purposely make him only use his default gear only and nothing else? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lionheart777 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

i can easily get him to use melee by giving him his super sledge and he wont stop using it. ThatWhiteboy98 07:16, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

-When I had Fawkes he would use his super sledge, it is possible that he lost it in V87 and he thinks he still has it. Keep in mind that this is only specultion. Posible solutions to your problem, if he thinks he still has his unique super sledge then equiping him with a better wepon should cause him to equip it, if not then start a new game and tell me all about it :) -It is possible to fix this using the following console command:

player.additem 0007843F 1

This will add Fawkes's Super Sledge into your inventory where you can then give it to Fawkes, he will now be able to melee with it as normal!

Try telling him to USE MELEE...No companions use melee weapons when they're told to use ranged... dumbass. John Lukas 15:25, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

Yes they do use melee weps when told to use ranged; Star Paladin Cross does it all the fucking time and it gets annoying as hell telling her to "keep" using ranged weps every 5min when she pulls out that damn sledge and gets herself killed by about 6 hellfire troops.

Fawkes and Star Paladin Cross glitchEdit

(360) after the vault 87 mission i came out of Raven Rock expecting to be greeted by Fawkes........ i waited a little while and he never came........ a few weeks later I decided to check Vault 87 with Star Paladin Cross, and when I entered the test labs area she disappeared i thought she was stuck in the other area, I get to the room where the enclave catches you and Fawkes runs out as if he just met me at Ravens Rock. So i had my convo with him and got him to follow me. just out of curiosity i kept going towards the GECK and before the stairs i found Star Paladin Cross "Dead" but when i walked up to her she was still blinking and it said "Talk" Star Paladin Cross, her gun that i gave her was on the ground too. It dawned on me that she might hate Fawkes for obvious reasons. aka he is a super mutant. so i reload my save out side of little lamplight because she wouldn't get up and Fawkes lost after a few minutes and killed her already lifeless blinking corpse, BUT this time I left Star Paladin Cross outside. I got back to the stair case and Fawkes comes to me the same way as before, but lo-and-behold there is Star Paladin Cross just Standing there like i had left her there, but when I talked to her she acted as though she was still following me. So I told her to wait and then I talked to her again, she was still acting like she was following me, but she wouldn't move an inch. this glitch happened on June 29th 2010, and I had all the DLCs. so it is very recent and very odd. Zayvorne Akal

Behind the scenes Confusion Edit

On the behind the scenes with the interview with Wes Johnson he says he was and IS male, taking he knows a lot about super mutants shouldn't he of just said was since they lose all genderly organs? The Hawk 09:07, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

According to the chief physicians terminal in vault 87, near where you find Fawkes; "...After only three days, subjects B440, B164 and D624 (all our female specimens) are all exhibiting a unique change..." If you choose the "Identify specimen option on the Isolation Room 05 terminal where Fawkes is being held, it says subject D624, suggesting that Fawkes is (or was) indeed female according to in-game cannon. Given that Fawkes is wearing a vault uniform, (s)he was probably there when the chief physician was still typing these journals. Other isolation rooms contain wastelander raider bodies though, which almost certainly weren't originally there, so I suppose it could be reasonably said that room occupants were shuffled around. I'd think though that this little tidbit of information was probably meant to be discovered, and it was in fact Emil Pagliarulo that was mistaken. Chotch 20:42, October 16, 2010 (UTC)Chotch

Fawkes was a man before he was turned in to a super mutant.JASPER//"Do you like hurting other people?"UserRichard 20:45, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

See also the cut content section. His pre-War name was Shelton Delacroix; though being cut content, this isn't canon but it does support him being male. --Kris User Hola 21:05, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

There is no confusion. Fawkes is/was male. The female specimens were in the cells before Fawkes was put in a cell.--Gothemasticator 21:07, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Not sure why everyone's so adamant about it. It seems to be ambiguous at best, and probably deserves to be at least noted in the main article. Who knows, maybe that's why they cut out the Shelton Delacroix bit, because it conflicted. Really, my point is; this wasn't just a comment that the voice actor made, there is in-game evidence that suggests it. Chotch 05:43, October 19, 2010 (UTC)Chotch

This was resolved a long time ago, developers confirmed on the Fallout 3 forums that Fawkes is male.--Thq95 12:22, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

I know I'm just some anonymous poster, but males and females in Fallout 3 have different walk/run cycles. Fawkes has a Female walk cycle on the PC. Follow a few random male and female NPCs in town till you can spot the difference and then follow Fawkes as he walks to the G.E.C.K.-- UndefinedUser 18:01 August 11, 2011 Mountain Time

That doesn't apply to super mutants; they all walk like that. And it's called a "walk animation" not a "walk cycle". --Kris User Hola 00:37, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
(Y'see, that's exactly the kind of dismssive condescension I'd hoped to avoid in my first post...) No they don't! I am talking specifically about following him from his cell to the G.E.C.K. as part of the "Finding the Garden of Eden" quest. He wiggles when he walks in the PC version. Just like a female Lone Wanderer wielding the Super Sledge and unlike a male LW or a Super Mutant with the SS. At any other time in the game for that matter, Fawkes uses a "normal" Super Mutant walk cycle and not the one he uses in Vault 87. I get that Fawkes is "Officially Male" and I'm not rocking the boat. I just noticed a difference in the animation and I'm speaking up. And by the way a walk animation is a continuous animation made from looping a single animation that is sometimes called "the walk cycle". --Feb 20, 2012.

It is very obvious...In my opinion,I believe all the Vault's Security and Scientists turned into Super Mutants,and Threw Shelton Delacroix or Fawkes if you will in a cell.That explains why he is in a female's cell.You can also tell this is true when he is bashing his super sledge on other Mutants,after he kills them,he will always say something different to each and every one of them,for a example,the 3rd# to the last one Fawkes kills,he will say,"Your time here is...DONE!" He will also say to one of them,"How foes that feel?!" Or something similar to that. That could reveal who threw him in a cell. The one he says that to was a Brute,that might be a mutated security guard,becuase Security is most likely stronger than a scronny scientist.

fawkes laser gatlin bug Edit

Fawkes Laser Gatlin many times glitches and when he is done shooting, the sound continues even through the next time he shoots.

That's not a bug with the weapon but rather a general game bug, it affects many weapons. Kris (talk) 00:17, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Dealing Fawkes some serious damage Edit

Some know how, some figured out but there's an easy way to take out Fawkes at level 30.

Requirements: Chinese stealth armor (Operation: Anchorage), 2 Hockey masks(Different condition)

Okay, here's how you do it: First put on the Chinese stealth armor. Then equip one of the hockey masks, then try to equip the other. See that you're not equipping the other hockey mask. Keep on equipping the other hockey mask. Look at your stats and you see that its past 5 unarmed then go back and rapidly tap the equip button with the unequipped hockey mask and you will rapidly get +5 unarmed every time you tap equip on the unequipped hockey mask.

Try equipping an unarmed weapon to increase damage.

Try beating up Fawkes now?!

WARNING: Going higher than 30,000 may crash the game, or make it freeze! XxX64.136.26.230 23:08, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

There's no way to tell what your unarmed skill is after it hits 100. The game will only show "100" but your skill continues to rise John Lukas 15:30, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

If you want to see how high you've raised it by then go to the effects screen on your pip-boy and it will show how much you've raised it by (i've raised mine by 23,000 and my Power Fist(unbreakable Anchorage Gary 23 glitch and it did about 2,000 damage yet barely made a dent in Fawkes health after hitting him about 10 times(i know he gets ALOT of health w/ Broken Steel but i never realized how much until now))CountryStrong106 05:42, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Vault 87 bug (Xbox 360) Edit

I found a very annoying bug with Fawkes.

When you find him in vault 87 and he gets the G.E.C.K. for you, and you get captured by the Enclave, Fawkes remains in Vault 87.

So I didn't encounter him when I left Raven Rock even though my karma was very high.

So after alot of searching and thinking I returned to vault 87, and with succes. I found Fawkes there. But when I found him, my other followers (Dogmeat's puppy and Charon) just died.

Actually, they didn't die but something even worse happened.

Every time I entered a building my followers just fell on the ground, they didn't die but just fell on the ground and didn't do anything. They were still alive since I could see them on the radar.

I also could still talk to them, but when I talked I got their inventory screen instead of talking.

So now, I only have Fawkes and a useless Charon and a useless Puppy.

I hope anyone knows how to deal with this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

This is a known bug. Kris (talk) 18:59, August 4, 2010 (UTC)

Weapon Switching Edit

I've since tried to get him to equip Vengeance on several other 360 consoles owned by friends, he will not equip anything but his basic gatling laser in those versions of the game as well. All versions had the entire DLC package content (Pitt, Broken Steel, etc) so I can't say for sure this bug is persistent in vanilla versions but it seems to be a regular occurence if you have all of the DLC. Mictlantecuhtli 11:44, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

To switch his weapons you have to have the version of fawkes you get if you wait and let him out of his cell after raven rock, this way he wont have his unique gatlin laser and then you can equip him some of the other weapons. --Thq95 07:22, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

And even then he will only equip stuff that a supermutant can equip (non unique stuff), regular gatling laser, hunting rifle, Chinese assault rifle etc.

Death after finding the LW at Raven Rock Edit

I was doing a playthrough, and I just had blown up president Eden and was escaping Raven Rock. As usual, I knew Fawkes would show up with his new gatling laser, so i decided to open the console (rewardkarma -800), so I couldn't get Fawkes as my follower (afterwards, I did a rewardkarma 800). I then ran towards Fort Constantine, to have it on my map and gain loads of caps from "You gotta shoom them in the head", then on my way, I saw "Fawkes has died" - what the fuck. I opened the console - tgm and moveto.fawkes . He had been killed by one fucking yao guai and two vicious dogs. How is that possible? Bug?

If you don't aqquire Fawkes as a follower,his hit points will be very well under what he normally is,since he's most of the time 150,000 + He will be reduced to 500.

game seriously bugged Edit

ok i had just gotten Fawkes from Raven Rock and had him as my companion... then, i was outside Dukov's Place and in that corner to the left of his house that was a dead end, i had killed all but 1 radroach, and guess what...? Fawkes died killing a RADROACH! he just pulled his Super Sledge out and the roach attacked him he died, he had FULL health. i said aloud "WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" .... o.O i think the game was really bugged...

Yeah, stop lying to get attention. it's not funny John Lukas 15:31, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

Me llamo Shelton Delacroix Edit

So, yeah, surprised the crap out of me when I found all that stuff I just posted hiding in the GECK. Anyway, for completeness, here's the full text of all of the holotapes. I'm sure these will need to be put somewhere. -- Yukichigai

First Tape (MQ08SheltonTape01)Edit

Is this thing on? Oh, yeah it is... I see the little needle moving. Ahem. I'm making these recordings as a diary of my life in one of Vault-Tec's newer vaults. They recommended we keep one, so I figured why not. But let me start at the beginning. My name is Shelton Delacroix, and I'm a security officer here in Vault 87. I'm assigned to the laboratory level, which sure beats babysitting the reactor room! Hopefully, in a few more months, I'll be allowed to learn a little more. It's all so hush hush. But that's the way things are around here. Anyway, I'm due on shift soon, so I'll record more later.

Second Tape (MQ08SheltonTape02)Edit

Things are getting a bit weird up here on the laboratory level. I swear I keep hearing these crazy noises coming from the experimentation chambers. When I asked about it they told me it's the animals they're testing on. What the heck are they doing to them? I think I may look into it some more. It gets boring standing in the hallways and pacing back and forth.

Third Tape (MQ08SheltonTape03)Edit

I... I don't know where to begin. I... have to report what I've seen. There has to be a record of this somewhere. Sykes and Cossler dragged some unconscious guy from the dorms into the labs. I tried to ask what was going on, but they just glared at me. After they came back out of the containment area, they told me not to tell anyone what I saw or I'd regret it. Sykes was even patting his 10 millimeter when he said that. I think they were threatening to kill me! After they left I snuck into the containment room, and... and I almost threw up. I don't even know how to describe it. It looked sort of human, but it was deformed... I could see some of its organs on the surface of its body like they were trying to push through. Its skin was... disgusting. Green and brown and bruised like it was bleeding on the inside. And the smell... it was horrible. I staggered out of there and came here to get this all down. What the hell are they doing in this place? Oh my god. It's all making sense. The missing people... and those things. They... they... oh my fucking god.

Fourth Tape (MQ08SheltonTape04)Edit

I'm in hiding now. I'm recording this in the reactor level. They found one of older recordings and now they want me in the labs. Luckily I had a friend in the security team and they told me to run. So here I am. What the hell am I supposed to do now? Merrick and his team are obviously experimenting on people. Someone's got to put a stop to it. But how? There's nowhere to go and no one to tell. Shit, what am I gonna... Oh my god. They're coming... I... Tell my wife in Dorm E that I love her... I...

Fifth Tape (MQ08SheltonTape05)Edit

Stupid machine... how you work this thing... this thing is stupid! Smash it!

What? No Edit

No, no, the article got it wrong. There ARE unused holodisks in Vault 87. I have the first, but the rest are nowhere to be seen. Am I just going crazy or did someone make a mistake? The Unknown User 03:50, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

NONE of the holodisks were used in the game. So it's impossible that you have even the first one. John Lukas 15:33, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

Isolation room 05 Edit

The article states that Fawkes is confined in room 0, while he is actually in room 05. No account so can't edit. 06:08, April 16, 2011 (UTC)

A Sledgehammer instead of a Gatling Laser? What in the death's name?!!! Edit

So, I was playing Fallout 3 GotY on my PC and I was looking for Molerats to "test" the repellent stick on, so I went to Vault 106. Nearby, I found a broken house. I went there and was attacked by Raiders. I wanted to see how Fawkes "handles" them with his Gatling Laser and all of a sudden, he runs up there with a Sledgehammer! I had a LOT of trouble getting him to equip the Gatling Laser. Talking about tactics, firing him, telling him to wait and fast-travel to the area, using the console cheat "resurrect", giving him 1000 Electron Charge packs or whatever Gatling Laser ammo is called, Googling it up. Heck, I even tried getting him to equip Vengeance but none of it works. If you got an idea, heard of a way to get rid of it, know a way to get rid of it or anything like that then you're more than free to share it on my page. If your idea works, I'll congratulate you, feature you on my page, write down your idea and your nickname below and you'll get good ol' good karma. Please! P.S. Any ideas where to find more Molerats other than Tepid Sewers will be welcome! --Andrey (White storm) 10:35, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

There are 3 molerats behind megaton

Probably you will not even check into this (2011 post rofl), but the doubt of one may be the one of another. The console command to have fawkes get his Gattling Laser (usually after resurrecting him) is: additem 0001a333 1

That will add his unique laser to his inventory, and he will likely equip it immediately. If for some reason that does not do the trick, try using this afterwards:

equipitem 0001a333

If that still does not work, add this one command:

additem 000615af 99999 - That should add alot of his unique ammo.

The commands must be added while Fawkes is selected on the console (text on the top of the screen) -- 09:39, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Location Edit

I'm unsure of the trigger to change it, but I'm on the Broken Steel quests and Fawkes is at the Museum and says he'll remain there, so at some point obviously he decided to wait there instead of Raven Rock. A heads-up in case anyone can clarify and wants to add it to the article. Doreiku Kuroofangu 11:22, July 25, 2011 (UTC)

If you dismiss him, he goes to wait at the Museum of History. He has always done that. Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 11:25, July 25, 2011 (UTC)
Well the article says "he will be at the Museum of History inside the lobby and right outside of Raven Rock after the quest The American Dream", which worded as is implies that he goes to Raven Rock. Should be reworded then if this is common knowledge. Doreiku Kuroofangu 11:44, July 25, 2011 (UTC)

Fawkes waits in different places if dismissed Edit

Fawkes should wait in the Museum of History if he is dismissed, but i noticed that whenever I fire him (I like to switch Companions regularly because I get tired of the same qoutes over and over), he goes to the Citadel! Anyone else have this problem, or have him waiting somewhere else besides the Museum of History or the Citadel? 03:01, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Fawkes tapes Edit

The holotapes really could be for just some other man who got mutated I really don't think they are from Fawkes. Could it be changed to suggest that stronger? Sorry if I'm posting this wrong or in the wrong section/page.


Let me point you to this part near the end of the "identity" section:
It is important to note that, although Fawkes shares the same voice as most of the Capital Wasteland's super mutants, he is explicitly defined within the game's dialog files as being the speaker in the final recording.
In short, the tapes are all made by Fawkes, period. The is still some question as to Shelton turning into Fawkes though, but only because these tapes were cut from the final product; wanting to remove Fawkes' previous identity may have been part of the reason behind that. -- Yukichigai 21:32, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

Fawkes' intelligence - retained vs regained Edit

Wow, I did not expect this to be such a contentious issue. Here goes.... Apparently there's some confusion as to whether or not Fawkes stayed intelligent following his mutation, or if he had to work to get to that point. Short answer: he had to work at it. Here's his response if the Lone Wanderer remarks on how amazing it is that Fawkes is well-spoken (emphasis mine):

Yes. I suppose it is. When my captors placed me here, they were too stupid to realize this room contained a working terminal. I've spent all my life teaching myself to read and speak based on the information stored on the Vault's Mainframe. Ironic, isn't it? Surrounded by the world's history and yet my world consists of this tiny room.
Aside from this text there's also the final cut holotape, wherein Fawkes speaks with very little intelligence. It's not strictly canon, but it at least partially reaffirms Fawkes having to teach himself to be intelligent and civil. On the opposite end of things, there are no overt indicators that Fawkes was intelligent immediately following his mutation. In short, he was another dum-dum after he was mutated, just like all the other Vault 87 mutants. -- Yukichigai 02:17, October 26, 2011 (UTC)

That's not correct. In-game dialogue directly disproves the claim that the recently-transformed Fawkes was "just like all the other Vault 87 mutants". When asked about his background, he says that he got through the point at which most Mutants have their minds torn apart. Furthermore, the fact that he was different than the other mutants is what got him thrown in the isolation cell to begin with. -- Darkness Squall (talk) 22:28, June 8, 2013 (UTC)

so he reatained some intelligence (more than other super mutants) and then he became even more intelligent from the terminal. Rukathesoldier (talk) 18:17, October 4, 2013 (UTC)

Out of ammo Edit

I've read everywhere that Fawkes has infinate ammo; however, I have had him as my companion for a LONG time (I'm long since level 30 and got him well before level 15, and I think I've got a good few DAYS total play time since he joined me. Anyway, he recently seems to have actually run out of ammo on his gattling laser and I've had to resort to equipping him with more ammo (which does go down as he's fighting). When he is out of ammo he doesn't switch weapon and just keeps trying to fire (although I'm not sure if he had any other ammo for other weapons - I tend to carry that and he carries my heavy weapons, so that may be the reason). I've also not tried firing him (note: EVER) and re-hiring him to see if that makes a difference yet. I was just wondering if anyone knew if the "infinate" ammo people talk of is actually say 99999 or something, in which case he can (and apparently has) run out.

Thanks Y_Less 18:24, January 14, 2012 (UTC)

Update, I reloaded to test if he can use other weapons, gave him other ammo and removed the EC Pack ammo I'd given him, but instead that seems to have reset his infinate ammo and now he's back to shooting everyone for me as normal. Y_Less 18:35, January 14, 2012 (UTC)

Recruit Fawkes before and after Broken Steel Edit

Makes no difference as long as you eventually install Broken Steel. If you recruit him before Broken Steel is installed, his HP is 500. After you install Broken Steel, his HP scales with you 500 every level even if you recruit him before Broken Steel.

Dogmeat and RL-3 don't have this HP glitch if you recruit them before Broken Steel. Their HP stays the same after Broken Steel. So the Bug Section saying that Fawkes' HP will stay at 500 after Broken Steel is installed if you recruit him before Broken Steel, is WRONG.

Bug on PC Edit

If you enter Vault 87 before you get the prequisite quests either by using TCL or similar commands, when the intercom is used, Fawkes will only say "Go away, bloody nose!" and nothing else. You can grab the GECK and walk right out of the vault as The American Dream will never start, however this breaks your game as the storyline will never advance and not even quest console commands fix this. 02:35, October 30, 2012 (UTC)

Fawkes turns hostile in Underworld bug Edit

On the xbox 360, I went to Underworld with Clover, RL-3, and Dogmeat's puppy following me. I went into the 9th circle, fired the puppy, and killed it by reverse-pickpocketing a plasma grenade, and successfully hired Charon. No one was hostile in Underworld. I then went to the Museum of History Rotunda and Fawkes was hostile, he started firing on me, and my companions fired back. I then went back into the Museum of History (because I didn't want to kill Fawkes) to attempt to wait 3 in-game days for him to calm down. He followed me after I waited 24 hours (still hostile) so I went into Carol's place, while in Carol's place, before I could wait again, I got a message that said that Fawkes had died. I was level 23 at the time, how could some npc's have killed Fawkes? why did he turn hostile? I thought it might've had something to do with me killing dogmeat's puppy and him being a "good" character. --Dragonsnake (talk) 07:15, October 13, 2013 (UTC)

Fawkes and ZenEdit

  • Mentioned in Behind the Scenes, the references to Zen are not unique to Zen but all forms of Buddhism. IE, Mindfulness. Zen came about several hundred years after the Buddha gave the dharma of mindfulness. дерьмо 12:43, May 26, 2015 (UTC)


What the fuck happened to the article? It's just blank!

Who knows? Site glitched, probably. I think I fixed it. --Xernoc (talk) 10:58, December 24, 2015 (UTC)

If Fawkes is one of the only two Super Mutants, besides Uncle Leo, that are friendly, why is his karma considered "neutral"? He resents the Super Mutants' bloodlust towards humans.

When I was playing Operation: Anchorage, during the quest The Guns of Anchorage, a message appeared saying that "Fawkes has returned to the Museum of History." When I finished the DLC, I went to the entrance of the museum, but he wasn't there.

Bug Edit

Fawkes can apparently die, for no reason, while LW uses the Alien beacon teleporter. I did some rapid teleports to the ship and back, and got the Fawkes has Died message. Resurrecting him with console seems ill-advised as it seems to permanently bug him. He follows the LW around, but does not respond to chat, equip his gatling laser, or have his super-charged follower stats. Trying to make him go hostile (the dogmeat workaround), does not seem to work. The appears to be a random? occurrence.

This should be included in bugs.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


so i've seen a lot of "i can't kill fawkes" well he's unkillable due to the fact (if you have broken steel) His health (along sides dogmeats) gets raised to 1,000 hp but you can't kill em unless they're in combat i.e they wont regen hp.--A cat was here:Mr.Whiskers (talk) 13:30, June 26, 2017 (UTC)