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Thanks for fixin' up our atomic reactor. It shore needed some work. I woulda show'd 'em how, but they don't trust me in there any more. They got that idjit loudmouth Festus doin' all the work now.

Skeeter is a "ghoul gadgeteer" who serves as a mechanic for Gecko in Fallout 2.


Skeeter is a grubby but intelligent-looking ghoul, wearing greasy overalls with a micrometer sticking out of his pocket.[1] He is considered unreliable by the ghouls who administer Gecko's supply locker/storage room, since he once caused a fire, and as such he is typically denied part requisition forms. He is assisted by "Lumpy" John, a Human refugee from Vault City who has no visible mutations like the ghouls, but is considered unacceptably mutated by the citizens in Vault City because of his unusual resistance to radiation.

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
FO3 Trophy Weaponsmith.webp
This character can modify weapons.

See below


Weapon upgrades

Skeeter upgrades weapons. A free upgrade can be obtained from him by fetching the 3-Step plasma transformer.

Base Weapon Upgrade Type Cost
Cattle prod Increased electrical discharge,
Increased damage
Desert Eagle Expanded magazine,
+12 magazine capacity
.44 Magnum revolver Speed loader,
Reload speed halved
Colt Rangemaster hunting rifle All-weather scope,
Increased long-range accuracy
AK-112 assault rifle Assault rifle (exp. mag.),
+76 magazine capacity
FN FAL Low-light scope,
Increased nighttime accuracy

The formula used to calculate the upgrade cost is base price * [ 250 / (160 + player character's barter skill) ]. Example: The Magnum has a base price of 2000. If the player character has a barter skill of 40, the upgrade price is 2000 * [ 250 / (160 + 40) ] = 2500.

The base prices of the upgrades are:

  • .44 Magnum revolver: $2000
  • Desert Eagle: $3000
  • Hunting rifle: $4000
  • Assault rifle: $6000
  • FN FAL: $12,000
  • Cattle prod: $3000


Apparel Weapon Other items
Fuel cell controller


If looking for weapon upgrades, Valerie in Vault City offers the same upgrades at much lower prices.


Skeeter appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. Skeeter's character description: "{100}{}{You see a ghoul wearing old, grease-stained clothing.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Skeeter, the Ghoul Gadgeteer.}"
    "{102}{}{You see a grubby but intelligent-looking ghoul, wearing greasy overalls with a micrometer sticking out of his pocket.}"