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I don't see why not. Between Doctor Li and your dad, we've got the best minds on the job. They can do just about anything. Yeah, I think we'll be up and running in no time.

Alex Dargon is a botanist, and member of Doctor Madison Li's science team in 2277.

Background

Alex grew up in Rivet City and was always interested in what the scientists were doing there. Doctor Madison Li took him under her tutelage, and taught him everything he knows.[1] Alex is the team's botanist whose specialty is in growing naturally occurring foodstuffs. Friendly and well-liked, if overzealous, he was entrusted with overseeing elements of Project Purity, and is in awe of his mentor, Doctor Li.[2]

After James returns to his former colleagues, almost twenty years after abandoning it and fleeing to Vault 101, Alex and Daniel Agincourt got the call to return from the field.[1] Cheerfully following Doctor Li to the project and confident that they would have it up and running soon.[3] He would help the team and help guide the Lone Wanderer to the flood control pumps. Warning them to be careful of the radioactive water seeping in from the Tidal Basin and to watch out for loose power wires.[4][5][6]

His initial high spirits would turn to fear and panic[7][8] as the Enclave capture the facility. Initially confused at what just happened,[9] he and the rest of the team would make their escape through the Taft Tunnel under the protection of the Lone Wanderer.[10] During the escape. his colleague Garza's heart condition worsens, having left his medicine behind in the rush. Scared and panicking, he would suggest that they leave him behind in the flight.[11]

Once they were safe at the opposite side of the Potomac River, they would make their way to The Citadel (he would be impressed by the Brotherhood's set up[12]) where they would join Lyons' Brotherhood's efforts at restoring the project. After the Brotherhood's successful capture and restarting of the project, Dr. Li would finally have had enough, and left to travel to the Commonwealth to start her life anew. Alex, after having stuck by Dr. Li for years is saddened that she left, but hopes that she finds what she's looking for.[13] Two weeks after the battle, and the Lone Wanderer awakens from their coma, he can be found continuing his work at the project. Although the Brotherhood scribes aren't the friendliest people he's worked with, he's been doing what he can to get along with them.[14]

Interactions with the player character

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).

Quests

  • The Waters of Life: A part of the Project Purity team Alex is one of the characters the player must escort to safety.

Effects of player's actions

Notable quotes

  • "Hey there. I hear we have you to thank for getting us up and running again!"
  • "I don't see why not. Between Doctor Li and your dad, we've got the best minds on the job. They can do just about anything. Yeah, I think we'll be up and running in no time."
  • "Hey, hey buddy! Hi. Yeah, so listen, thanks and all. Really great job you did there."
  • "Boy this place is something else, isn't it? Really amazing stuff here."
  • "Hey there, little lady. What's going on?"
  • "Hey there, bud. What's going on?"

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Lab technician outfit

Appearances

Alex Dargon appears only in Fallout 3.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lone Wanderer: "What's your story?"
    Alex Dargon: "Who, me? Oh, nothing special. I grew up in Rivet City, and was always interested in what the scientists were doing there. Doctor Li took me under her wing, and taught me everything I know. Dan and I were out in the field when we got the call to come back."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.60: "Alex Dargon
    A specialist in growing naturally occurring foodstuffs, Alex is a well-liked, if a little over-eager scientist, and part of Doctor Li's trusted team. He is soon entrusted with overseeing elements of Project Purity, and is a little in awe of his mentor, Doctor Madison Li."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. Alex Dargon: "Hey there. I hear we have you to thank for getting us up and running again!"
    The Lone Wanderer: "Do you think Project Purity will ever work again?"
    Alex Dargon: "I don't see why not. Between Doctor Li and your dad, we've got the best minds on the job. They can do just about anything. Yeah, I think we'll be up and running in no time."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "Where are the flood control pumps?"
    Alex Dargon: "You're kidding me, right? Ugh. They're downstairs in the sub-basement. You want me to hold your hand while you look for them?"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Anything I should know about this place?"
    Alex Dargon: "I'd steer clear of the water if I were you. It's seeping in from the Tidal Basin, which means it's radioactive. If that's not bad enough, if there are any loose wires as the power comes back on... you might get a bit of a jolt. Know what I mean?"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "I have to go now."
    Alex Dargon: "Be careful, okay?"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  7. Alex Dargon: "We'll make it out of here, right? I don't want to die down here."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  8. Alex Dargon: "I don't want to die down here..."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  9. Alex Dargon: "What is going on up there?"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  10. Alex Dargon: "Thank God someone else made it out. What the hell is going on? Who are those guys? Did I hear gunshots?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "Can you help get us through this?"
    Alex Dargon: "What? You're supposed to be the tough one, right? Why don't you take care of it?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "I have to go now."
    Alex Dargon: "I really don't want to die down here."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  11. Alex Dargon: "What the hell are we standing around for? If Garza can't make it, then we need to go without him. This is crazy!"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  12. Alex Dargon: "Boy this place is something else, isn't it? Really amazing stuff here."
    The Lone Wanderer: "I have to go now."
    Alex Dargon: "Catch you around!"
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  13. The Lone Wanderer: "Where's Doctor Li?"
    Alex Dargon: "Oh. Well, she... After what happened to you when the purifier started, I think she just kind of had enough. It was really hard on her, you know? First losing your dad, and then the Enclave, and then the Brotherhood taking over here. It was really just too much for her. So I guess she packed up a few things and headed off north, towards the Commonwealth. Rumor has it there's a scientific community up there. I sure hope she finds what she's looking for."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
  14. The Lone Wanderer: "What are you doing here?"
    Alex Dargon: "Me? Well, I figured after all the work we already put into this place, we could help the Brotherhood keep things running smoothly. It's worked out pretty well so far, I think. They're not necessarily the friendliest bunch, but I've been doing what I can to get along with them."
    (Alex Dargon's dialogue)
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