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The Preacher
The Preacher
Biography
raceHuman, Caucasian
sexMale
roleMad prophet
locationSeward Square
Gameplay
appearancesFallout 3
Statistics
karmaGood
base SPECIAL6 ST, 6 PE, 4 EN, 4 CH, 4 IN, 6 AG, 4 LK
modified SPECIAL6 ST, 6 PE, 5 EN, 4 CH, 4 IN, 7 AG, 4 LK
derived stats
Hit Points:16  (21)
tag skillsMelee Weapons: 35
Small Guns: 35
Sneak: 35
level1
voice actorJeff Baker
base id0005213f
ref id00052140
dialogue fileFFDCAdamsMorganPreacher.txt
 
Gametitle-FO3
Gametitle-FO3

Not one step further! Not one! Come no closer! I'll do it! I'll blow us all to hell! All of us! Me, you... and the worm...

The Preacher (simply called wastelander in-game) is a crazed inhabitant of Seward Square in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

The Preacher is standing on the second floor of a building in an alleyway west of the Ranger compound entrance in Seward Square. From there he preaches mad "logic" to anyone that can hear him. He rants about the apocalypse, the sun, his headache, and an evil worm that he plans to blow up. The alley he overlooks has been rigged with 5 frag mines and 5 mini nukes that he detonates if you try to get close to him. There is a hostage (another wastelander) at the east end of the alley you can talk to about the booby-trapped alley and the Preacher.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Enslavable: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

Other interactionsEdit

  • You can talk to the hostage and, with a Charisma 1 check, convince him to confront the Preacher for negative Karma. This will result in him running towards the Preacher but being blown up by the mini nukes and the Preacher dying as well.
  • Speaking to the hostage once the Preacher is dead (assuming you killed him before he could set off the explosion event) will result in no dialogue, but rather a comment regarding how quiet it is now. He will still stay in the same place however, as there is no way to "release" the hostage.
  • When you kill the preacher, the hostage immediately says "Good riddance"

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Random wasteland outfit - - -

NotesEdit

  • If you are looking at the Preacher when he detonates, he waves at you.
  • The player can climb up to the Preacher's perch by piling barrels or other junk. There is nothing of value to loot though.
  • Be aware that even if you remove all the mines and mini nukes, approaching him will still cause a massive explosion, as the event is scripted.
  • He appears to have knowledge of Oasis.
  • If killed, his corpse will be in possession of an ear, suggesting he is a "good" character, although killing him does not affect Karma.
  • Dogmeat does not trigger the scripted explosion. This makes it easy to retrieve all of the mini nukes without using a Stealth Boy.
  • The wastelander states he can't leave because the detonation would kill him, even though he is out of the explosion area, and that he can simply take a different street that's not visible to the preacher.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Hungry... hungry... so hungry. What? No. I'm not hungry. The worm is hungry. Hungry for me, for you, and for fire."
  • "Not one step further! Not one! Come no closer! I'll do it! I'll blow us all to hell! All of us! Me, you... and the worm..."
  • "Beware worm, I shall destroy you with the fire of this small sun before me. BEWARE WORM! Not one step further!"
  • "A great crack shall open in the earth and swallow the non-believers! And they shall weep. Weep! Weep! Tears of salt and earth and dirt!"
  • "THE SUN! IT BURNS! Why does it burn? Why have we put the sun into a jar? And what did we do with that jar? We broke it all over our little world..."
  • "Trees! So many trees! To the north! But be careful... the trees... are deadly, and the trees too will be consumed in the belly of the great fat worm!"
  • "In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, your mother and my mother were hanging up clothes around the mulberry bush..."
  • "Try new BLAMMO! Soap! Blasts stains out! Blasts the whole world out! We've all been BLAMMO'd!"
  • "The sky will fall! The Earth will rise! The stars will shine open their toothy grins and caress the sun with their love!"
  • "And the sun will rise in the north! No! The northwest! For forty-four days and sixty-seven nights! And we'll never notice!"
  • "You don't know, you can't know. Little fools. You wish you knew! You wish! But only I know! Only me... only me... only me..."
  • "Oh... God... it hurts. My head... why doesn't it ever stop hurting... why? Please... please... I can hear it! Moving! Pulsing! Just leave me alone!"
  • "Fire, fire, burning bright... burning... fire... pain, misery, peace, love, murder, death, death, death, death... love..."

AppearancesEdit

The Preacher appears only in Fallout 3.

BugsEdit

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 The player may find the Preacher dead and the hostage missing, but all of the explosives still in place. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 The Preacher will finish his sentence even after you kill him. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 There is often a possibility that the Preacher may not be killed by the explosion (usually because the player has managed to disarm the mines while wearing a Stealth Boy). This may stop any interaction with either the preacher or hostage, and the message saying that they are fleeing will appear even though they are walking normally. [verified]

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