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Staying out of trouble, I hope? Don't want to have to waste good bullets on your sorry hide.

Lucas Simms is the sheriff and mayor of Megaton in Fallout 3.

Background

Lucas Simms serves as the mayor, sheriff[1] and judge of Megaton, a position he earned with unanimous support.[Pub 1] He grew up in Megaton[Pub 1] and was read stories of the wild west by his father.[Pub 2] His position in Megaton is described as being his way of fulfilling his "childhood cowboy fantasy."[Pub 1] He purchased two robots, Deputy Steel and Deputy Weld, to serve as his deputies.[Pub 3] He named his son, Harden Simms, after an "Old West outlaw."[Pub 1] Simms is also a member of the Regulators,[Pub 1] a group that "punishes troublemakers" to "keep a semblance of peace."[Pub 4]

Simms defends the town from Raider attacks, along with Deputy Steel, Jericho[2][3] and the town militia.[4] He killed a raider leader named Boppo after trying to raid the town.[5] His "cowboy fantasies" are known to town residents,[Pub 1] with Manya referring to him as having a "weird cowboy thing,"[6] and Colin Moriarty stating that he "was killing Raiders here in Megaton when the good sheriff was just an idiot kid with cowboy fantasies."[7] Many town residents dispute whether Simms or Moriarty runs the town,[8][9][10] with Moriarty claiming that Megaton "is [his] town," stating that Simms is a "facade" and an "illusion of order [he] allows to exist."[7] While Simms expresses distrust for Moriarty,[11] his resources are needed support the town and as a result, he ignores Moriarty's "activities."[Pub 5] Manya "respects his trying" for bringing order[6] and Leo Stahl comments that everyone knows that Simms "is the law around here".[10]

According to Harden Simms, his father teaches him about shooting, the law and keeping people safe.[12] Simms states that one day, Harden will "get to be sheriff."[13]

Publications

He grew up in Megaton and understands better than anyone what it takes to survive and thrive in the Wasteland. Big and imposing yet warm and friendly, Lucas won his position by a unanimous vote of the people of Megaton (most of whom genuinely love the guy). He serves as mayor, sheriff, judge, and just about any other position that’s needed. It’s also no secret around Megaton that Lucas Simms is fulfilling some weird childhood cowboy fantasy. He named his son Harden after the Old West outlaw John Wesley Harden. Simms is also a member of a secret society known only as “the Regulators.”Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).

Inventory

Fallout 3

Notes

  • The Strength Bobblehead is found inside his residence.
  • He will become hostile if the player announces their intent to follow through on detonating the bomb.
  • If he is killed at any point, Manya Vargas, Leo Stahl, and Harden Simms will have dialogue mentioning his death.
  • If he is killed after trying to arrest Mister Burke, the reward for disarming the bomb can be obtained from Harden.
  • Lucas can sometimes be spotted standing on the balcony of his house.
  • In the Fallout 3 epilogue Afterword, Moira Brown writes about Lucas' son, Harden, becoming sheriff of Megaton in 2297.[Pub 6] She also states that, while drunk, Harden often claims that the Lone Wanderer was responsible for his father's death.[Pub 7]

Quotes

Appearances

Lucas Simms appears in Fallout 3 and Fallout Shelter. He also appears in upcoming content for Fallout Shelter Online.

Behind the scenes

Bugs

  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When Mister Burke kills Lucas, a floating blood splatter can sometimes be found walking the same path that he once did. It can cause the game to freeze and you will need to restart the console.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Rarely, even though you kill Burke before he kills Lucas, the latter may still die. He will simply walk out of the saloon and collapse.
  • PCPC On rare occasions, Lucas Simms may follow you out of Megaton and stay behind you regardless of where you travel to. However, he is not hostile, although his health bar does show and he is wielding his gun.

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References

  1. Lucas Simms: "Name's Lucas Simms, town sheriff. And mayor too, when the need arises."
    (Lucas Simms' dialogue
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Megaton settler: "Megaton needs a stronger defense force. Okay, there's Simms and Steel, and the town militia, but half of us can't even aim straight."
    (Megaton settler's dialogue)
  5. Springvale school terminal entries; Terminal; Journal entry #001
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lone Wanderer: "Tell me about Lucas Simms."
    Manya: "That man tries to bring law to this place. Lost cause if you ask me, but I respect his trying. He does seem to keep people in line though. Other than that weird cowboy thing of his, I don't have much to complain about."
    (Manya's dialogue)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lone Wanderer: "Tell me where he is, Moriarty, or I'll beat it out of you!"
    Colin Moriarty: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, kid... ah... I'll let that one go, chalk it up to youthful arrogance. Listen carefully. I don't know what Sheriff Simms told you, but this is my town. Simms, he's a facade. An illusion of order I allow to exist. I was slinging drinks and killing Raiders here in Megaton when the good sheriff was just an idiot kid with cowboy fantasies. Raise a hand to me, and you'll never leave this town alive. Now, as for your dad... 100 caps, and I sing."
    (Colin Moriarty's dialogue)
  8. Fallout 3 loading screens: "Some Megaton residents wonder who's really in charge—Sheriff Simms, or saloon owner Colin Moriarty..."
  9. Lone Wanderer: "Who's in charge around here?"
    Manya: "Well, technically, no one. But you can't put two people in a room together without one of them trying to govern the other. But it depends on who you ask. Lucas Simms appointed himself the Sheriff. He throws anyone out who causes too much trouble. But Colin Moriarty runs just about everything else. Not much happens here that he doesn't know about. Or plan."
    (Manya's dialogue)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lone Wanderer: "Who's in charge around here?"
    Leo Stahl: "Well, Moriarty thinks he is, but Lucas Simms is the law around here and everyone knows it."
    (Leo Stahl's dialogue)
  11. Lone Wanderer: "Is there a bar in town?"
    Lucas Simms: "Sure is Moriarty's. The entrance is on the top level, opposite the Main Gate. Just be careful. Moriarty is NOT your friend, no matter what he may say, so don't fall for his lies. And for god's sake, don't trust the man."
    (Lucas Simms' dialogue)
  12. Lone Wanderer: "Who takes care of you?"
    Harden Simms: "My dad, of course. He teaches me to shoot, and about the law, and keeping people safe. When he's not busy protecting the town, that is."
    (Harden Simms' dialogue)
  13. Lone Wanderer: "What do you think of Megaton?"
    Harden Simms: "It's great! My dad says that one day, I'm gonna get to be sheriff, just like him!"
    (Harden Simms' dialogue)
  14. Lucas Simms: "Well I'll be damned. You're from that vault! Vault 101! Ha ha! I ain't seen one of those jumpsuits in a LONG time!"
    (Lucas Simms' dialogue
  15. Marcus: "Well, what the hell. I haven’t seen one of those outfits for a long, long time. Takes me back."
    (Marcus' dialogue)
Publications
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 82: Lucas Simms
    "He grew up in Megaton and understands better than anyone what it takes to survive and thrive in the Wasteland. Big and imposing yet warm and friendly, Lucas won his position by a unanimous vote of the people of Megaton (most of whom genuinely love the guy). He serves as mayor, sheriff, judge, and just about any other position that’s needed. It’s also no secret around Megaton that Lucas Simms is fulfilling some weird childhood cowboy fantasy. He named his son Harden after the Old West outlaw John Wesley Harden. Simms is also a member of a secret society known only as 'the Regulators.'"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 68: Deputy Steel
    "This RobCo Industry's Mister Gutsy robot has been reprogrammed to serve as an assistant to Sheriff Simms. Truth is, Simms is a fan of the Wild West (his dad used to read him stories when he was a kid). He took on the title of sheriff and named the robot his deputy mostly to live out his childhood fantasies."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 101: Tinker Joe
    "This wandering merchant sells a variety of junk, equipment, and weaponry, but also dabbles in scavenging and selling robot parts. He's built a good rapport with Wastelanders, and Sheriff Simms of Megaton is particularly happy with his purchase of Deputies Steel and Weld. He can currently be seen wandering the wastes with his robotic entourage, which includes an old Mister Gutsy army unit named Sergeant RL-3."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)
  4. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 43: The Regulators
    "The regulators are a relatively new group in the Capital Wasteland, having appeared only in the last 10 years or so. They take it upon themselves to punish troublemakers and do their best to keep a semblance of peace wherever they are."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Faction profiles)
  5. ''Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 66: Colin Moriarty
    "Moriarty, 50, has been here nearly his entire life. He claims that his grandfather helped found the original settlement a few years after the war. His father used the nearby trade routes to amass wealth, which is used to help secure Megaton. Colin inherited this wealth when his father was killed during a Raider attack when Colin was 14. Colin's first move was to build a fence around the town. Since then, the people have looked to Colin as a benefactor despite his running drinks, Chems, girls, and games out of his saloon. Simms turns a blind eye to Moriarty's activities, because he is acutely aware that the town needs Colin's support and resources."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)
  6. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Afterword - Moira Brown: "Just shipped out another crate of survival guides, and the caravans just can't seem to get enough of them. Sheriff Simms says they've really put Megaton on the map—pretty ironic, since I've had to redraw that map about a million times since the first edition came out 20 years ago."
  7. Afterword - Moira Brown: "Heck, if you get Simms drunk, he'll tell you that his dad died because of the Wanderer, even though he saved the town."