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For the weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, see Time bomb.
Wow. That's ... you saved my life! Thanks. You're a good person, you know that?

Timebomb is a badly injured man in Red's clinic in Big Town in 2277.


Currently drugged and laid out in the operating room of Red's clinic, Timebomb was severely wounded during the last super mutant attack, when Red and Shorty were kidnapped. He is known as Timebomb due to his mood swings; he has prolonged periods of calm before instigating big disturbances.[1]

Timebomb, like every other inhabitant of Big Town, came from Little Lamplight. If the player character speaks to Bittercup, she will say she had a relationship with Timebomb. If Timebomb is spoken to about this, he will have no recollection of it, implying she may have "had a relationship" with him while he was unconscious and alludes to Bittercup's fascination with death.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • With a high enough Medicine skill (40), it is possible to either heal or kill Timebomb.
  • With a Medicine skill lower than 40, the only options presented are to "leave him alone" or "put him out of his misery."
  • If healed, the "Big Trouble in Big Town" quest completed, and the super mutant attack defeated, he will give the Lucky 8-ball as a reward upon speaking to him.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit .32 pistol - -


Timebomb shows signs of social awkwardness.

Notable quotesEdit


Timebomb appears only in Fallout 3.


ps3Icon ps3 Despite still being in a coma, he will talk and clap his hands when lying unconscious on the gurney.[verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide