The Roach King

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Kheee! First, build throne. Then take rocket. Kheee! Some of my shiny friends help me. What time is it? Scuttle-and-bustle time. Kheee! The sun is hot. But the throne is cool. Khee-akaahhh-kuhhh... oh, me insides don't feel right. Sleepy time. Kheee!

— Roach King, Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

The Roach King is a hostile inhabitant of the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


As the name suggests, the Roach King has somehow tamed radroaches and has thus become their "king". The Roach King's throne is located northeast of Minefield and directly west of the Temple of the Union, due north of the Regulator HQ. It is made up of tires, a regular chair, a clock and a play rocket as usually found on pre-War playgrounds.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • Killing the Roach King will cause the nearby radroaches to become hostile.

Other interactionsEdit

  • The Roach King is immediately hostile and will always attack the Lone Wanderer on sight.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit
Psycho-Tic helmet
Minigun - Random food, chems, or ammo*

* 15% chance of spawning.


  • The Roach King does not have a fixed gender or appearance, meaning his/her appearance is random every time.
  • The player may find the Roach King already dead near his or her throne, due to attacks by radscorpions, raiders or deathclaws that wander close by.
  • Although the Roach King is a hostile character, the Lone Wanderer will lose Karma for stealing from the boxes near the throne.
  • A mini nuke can be found inside The Roach King's throne.


The Roach King appears only in Fallout 3.


pcIcon pc The female version has a moustache and large sideburns. [verified]


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