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Jericho (Fallout 3)

Thank Christ. I thought I was gonna grow a fourth arm sitting next to all this fucking radiation.

Jericho is a former Raider, a recruitable companion, and a resident of Megaton in Fallout 3.


Jericho was originally a wasteland raider who "lied, stole, and murdered with the best of them".[Pub 1] He left his past behind him and settled down in Megaton[Pub 1] after growing tired of the "killing, stealing and violence".[1] Spending "too much of [his] life" in the wasteland, he is distrustful of "every jackass nobody that wanders in" from outside.[2] He states he was a "real bastard back then"[3] and that there's "nothing but bullshit out there".[1] Though he states he is a "washed up old Raider", he expresses that he does "miss it sometimes", remarking it to be a "life of freedom".[4]

Jericho mentions that he has used ranged weapons for "25 goddamn years."[5] He defends Megaton from raider attacks, claiming to be "the best shot in town with a rifle".[6][7] He does work for Colin Moriarty,[Pub 1][6] though calls him a "ratfuck bastard".[8] Jericho is interested in Nova, but is told by her boss, Moriarty, that "things between [them]" should remain "on a professional level.[9][10] He refrains from sharing his past due to a "fear someone may try to get revenge" on him,[Pub 1] though town residents such as Jenny Stahl are aware of his prior affiliation.[11][12][13]


Jericho, 65, was once a Raider, and he lied, stole, and murdered with the best of them. But now he’s an old man and, miraculously, is still alive. He was smart enough to settle down in Megaton and leave his old life behind him. He is reluctant to reveal his history for fear someone may try to get revenge. He hangs around Moriarty’s, and rumors circulate that Jericho has done a few nasty jobs for the man.Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census

Interactions overview

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This character is a permanent companion.

Effects of player's actions

  • If Megaton is blown up during the quest The Power of the Atom while Jericho is in the player's party, he will walk to the Megaton ruins and stay in front of the crater, if dismissed. He comments on the town's destruction.[14]
  • Jericho can be recruited as a companion with evil Karma. When asked to join the player character's party, he requests 1000 caps for "supplies" before he will join. He will remain with the player even if their Karma level improves. If dismissed, he can be rehired free of charge.
  • If given 20 caps, Jericho shares that Moriarty locks Gob and Nova's earnings inside a locker with a key around his neck. While the key is unused in the game, the locker itself can be lockpicked.


Fallout 3


  • If Jericho survives the destruction of Megaton and witnesses the player character kill Moira Brown at the Megaton ruins, he will become hostile. If he is currently employed when Moira is killed, he becomes hostile as soon as he is dismissed.
  • If the player kills all of Megaton's inhabitants with Jericho as a companion, he will not attack them. If the player kills the Brahmin outside the clinic or steal from his house, then fire him afterwards, he will become hostile.
  • If first spoken to while wearing the Vault 101 Jumpsuit, he will call the Lone Wanderer a "pampered vault asshole" instead of a "wasteland asshole."
  • If the player maintains good Karma while traveling with Jericho, he will comment about this.[15]
  • During the quest The American Dream, Jericho will exit the player's party and return to Megaton.
  • Generic megaton settlers may comment on Jericho's past as a raider.[13]
  • Jericho has a terminal entry on the at Moriarty's Saloon, revealing an incident he had with Jenny Stahl.[16]
  • Jericho comments about being a smoker.[17]



Jericho appears in Fallout 3 and in Fallout Shelter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lone Wanderer: "Have you ever considered getting back out there?"
    Jericho: "What? Back out where?"
    Lone Wanderer: "Out there in the Wastes, man. You must be bored to tears in this town."
    Jericho: "I left all that behind me. There's nothing but bullshit out there: killing... stealing... violence... I'm not that guy anymore."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  2. Lone Wanderer: "Did I miss something? What's your problem with me?"
    Jericho: "You're from the outside and I've lived too much of my life out there to trust every jackass nobody that wanders in from the Wasteland. You seem alright though, so I'll cut you a deal. I'll answer your questions so long as you don't give me any more reason to distrust you. Got it?"
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  3. Lone Wanderer: "You don't look like you belong here. What's your story?"
    Jericho: "There ain't much to tell. I used to live out in the Wastes. I was a real bastard back then. But I've put all that behind me."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  4. Lone Wanderer: "Yeah... Killing. Stealing. Sounds fun, doesn't it?"
    Jericho: "You know, I do miss it sometimes... it's a life of freedom, you know? But c'mon, I'm a washed up old Raider. What crew is gonna take me on? These kids don't know nothin' about respect."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  5. Lone Wanderer: "You're not bad with a ranged weapon. Keep it up."
    Jericho: "You're goddamn right I'm not bad. I've been doin' this for 25 goddamn years. "
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lone Wanderer: "What do you do around here?"
    Jericho: "Me? I don't do a damn thing. Well, unless you count staying piss drunk and making Moriarty rich as something. Sure, I'm the best shot in town with a rifle, so everyone comes running to ol' Jericho when the Raiders show up. But between raids, they're content to take my money and drag me home when I've had too much. Hahaha!"
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  7. Megaton settler: "Jericho was an asshole, but he helped keep this place safe. I'm worried about what'll happen if the Raiders attack now..."
    (Megaton settler's dialouge)
  8. Lone Wanderer: "Go for the top shelf. On me. <Give 20 caps.>"
    Jericho: "Whoa, twenty caps! Look at the big spender! Alright then, I can see you're in it for the big money, so I'll tell you all about Moriarty's. Moriarty, he's a ratfuck bastard for sure, but he's also paranoid as all hell. So paranoid that he don't let no one handle the cash around here. Every night, he takes what Gob and Nova earn and locks it in a file cabinet next to his bed."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  9. Jericho: "I was thinkin', maybe you and me, we could go out sometime."
    Nova: "Jericho, baby. We've talked about this. Colin' don't want me seein' customers outside of work. He thinks our business is best kept professional."
    Jericho: "Nah... it's okay, Nova. I get it. No one wants anything to do with a crusty old Wasteland rat like me less'n they're getting' paid. I understand."
    (Nova and Jericho's dialogue)
  10. Jericho: "Now, I know you've turned me down before, but I'm gonna ask again what would you think about goin' out sometime?"
    Nova: "You're sweet, Jericho. You really are, but Colin says that things between us is best kept on a professional level. If it were up to me..."
    Jericho: "But you think... I don't know... that you might get out of here some day? I got plenty of money, I could take care of you..."
    Nova: "Sorry, hon. I'm a lifer here. Just go drink your drink."
    (Nova and Jericho's dialogue)
  11. Jenny Stahl: "Food, Jericho. It's all I had for you yesterday. It's all I have for you today. It's all I'll ever have for you."
    Jericho: "C'mon, Jenny, why you gotta be like that? I'm just trying to be nice to you."
    Jenny Stahl: "I'm not going to discuss it, Jericho. You know good and goddamn well why I'm like this and don't you dare play dumb with me."
    Jericho: "Jenny, baby. That was a long time ago. I've left all that behind me now."
    Jenny Stahl: "People don't change, Jericho. Now order something and leave me alone."
    (Jenny Stahl and Jericho's dialogue)
  12. Jenny Stahl: "Jericho, you're disgusting. Are you going to order something or not?"
    Jericho: "Dammit, Jenny. Why do you have to embarrass me like that, out here in front of all these people?"
    Jenny Stahl: "Don't play stupid with me, Jericho. You know what my problem is."
    Jericho: "Look, Jenny, that was years ago. I'm a different man now."
    Jenny Stahl: "No, Jericho. Just no. Now leave me alone."
    (Jenny Stahl and Jericho's dialogue)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jericho: "I heard something about you, boy. I heard that you was a scout for the Raiders, here to recoin.. recon... err... check out our defenses. That true?"
    Megaton settler: "Who told you that?"
    Jericho: "I hear things. I know a few people. What of it?"
    Megaton settler: "Then you best unhear it. I know all about you, old man. I'd be careful before I went around town spreading rumors about Raiders. You dig?"
    (Megaton settler and Jericho's dialogue)
  14. Jericho: "Yeah, I know what you're thinkin'. Boo hoo. Megaton blew up. These fuckers deserved what they got. Now, can we get out of here? Or should I just keep waiting next to this stinking hole?"
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  15. Jericho: "There's not a lot of cash in bein' good, you know."
    Jericho: "I didn't sign on with you so that we could be playing Santa Claus out here."
    Jericho: "What's goin' on here, kid? I thought you were some sort of badass."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  16. "Jericho's been a bad boy. I heard all about him and Jenny Stahl. Tried to slip her some of the old gun barrel while she's yelling no. He's lucky the "gun" didn't go off or that would have given the Stahl clan something to crap their pants about. He thinks he's king of the hill, walking around Megaton like he does all high and mighty. He tries to pull that shit with me and the Jenny Incident goes public."
    (Megaton terminal entries; Colin Moriarty's terminal; Jericho)
  17. Jericho: "Man... am I out of smokes again?"
    Jericho: "I could use a smoke."
    Jericho: "Goddamn cigarettes are getting' harder to find."
    (Jericho's dialogue)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.78: Jericho: "Jericho, 65, was once a Raider, and he lied, stole, and murdered with the best of them. But now he’s an old man and, miraculously, is still alive. He was smart enough to settle down in Megaton and leave his old life behind him. He is reluctant to reveal his history for fear someone may try to get revenge. He hangs around Moriarty’s, and rumors circulate that Jericho has done a few nasty jobs for the man."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)