The sole resident of Minefield, Arkansas is the last remaining member of a tribe which resided in the town. His tribe, which was made up of military survivors, was captured by slavers from Paradise Falls when he was a small boy. [Non-canon 1]
Arkansas swore revenge on the slavers, and began spreading rumors that Minefield had been repopulated in hopes of luring those that had taken his tribe into an ambush. The trap succeeded, and the slavers returned to the town to find themselves under attack from Arkansas who used a combination of sniper fire and landmines to defend the town. Following this encounter, the slavers of Paradise Falls never returned to Minefield. [Non-canon 2]
Aside from targeting inanimate objects near the Lone Wanderer, he will fire - from his perch in a three-story building at the north end of town - upon the vehicles scattered about the area, causing them to explode, when the player character approaches.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
|This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.|
- Strictly Business: Arkansas is one of the four VIP targets to enslave for Grouse.
- The Wasteland Survival Guide: Arkansas is responsible for scattering frag mines across Minefield, attracting the attention of Moira Brown who sends the Lone Wanderer to investigate.
- If Arkansas is enslaved for the Strictly Business quest, and later released, Arkansas will turn hostile towards everyone except the Lone Wanderer. This includes other slaves. If he is spoken to after being released, he will say that he is heading to the Temple of the Union, which helps escaped slaves. After being released, he will return to Minefield and be non-hostile towards the player character and their companions (but still hostile towards temporary companions), although he will still shoot at the cars in Minefield.
- The explosion of the cars in Minefield is a scripted event based on proximity to the vehicle, which can lead to a confusing situation whereby the cars will still be "fired at," even if Arkansas is asleep or dead.
- With a companion, Arkansas will shoot them regardless of hostility towards the player character.
Arkansas appears only in Fallout 3.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census: "The last of the military survivors who made Minefield their town, Arkansas was a small boy when the Slavers first came and captured nearly all of the tribe, but they never found him."
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census: "Swearing revenge, he spread rumors of a new band of inhabitants and set a trap for the Slavers. When the Slavers came to raid the town again, they were harried by a hidden sniper and decimated by landmines. The Slavers took heavy losses that day and never came back. Now an old man, Arkansas still shuffles around this place."