Vargas (Brotherhood of Steel)

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Paladin Vargas is a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin in 2277.


Vargas was born in 2247. The sergeant of Lyon's Pride, Vargas is 30, and a no-nonsense, professional type. He is Sarah's right hand man; she relies on him for his experience and advice, and he supports and mentors her. There is a very close but mostly unspoken friendship between them.

He has no relation to Nathaniel Vargas or Manya Vargas of Megaton.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

He is initially encountered patrolling the lobby of the Galaxy News Radio building. After completing the Following in His Footsteps quest he can be seen patrolling the Citadel. When traveling across the bridge during the quest Take it Back!, Vargas will usually be killed and if so will no longer be present in the game.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • yes*
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: yesIcon check

* Only until the end of Following in His Footsteps.



If Galaxy News Radio part of the main quest is skipped and the Lone Wanderer proceeds directly to Rivet City to talk to Dr. Li, and subsequently continues the rest of the main quest, Paladin Vargas will be marked essential during Take it Back!.


Paladin Vargas appears only in Fallout 3.


  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 If you kill Vargas at any point in the game before starting Take it Back!, Liberty Prime will stay immobile, preventing the player from continuing the quest line. [verified]
    • pcIcon pc This issue can be fixed on PC versions using the console command: player.placeatme 0001d44e 1 to respawn Paladin Vargas and proceed with the quest.



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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