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Who the hell are you, anyway? I'll tell you who you are - you're one of them! You show up out of nowhere, have your secret chat with Roger and the next thing I see, you're off looking for Cedric. That's right, I figured it out! I know you're up to something, and I ain't going to trust a word you say.

Bill Sutton is the foreman at Warwick homestead in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

Bill lives at the Warwick homestead, where he works as a foreman at the farm. According to a note in his inventory, he is a chem addict and alcoholic. Bill once had a wife, son and daughter, but they left him because he sold their brahmin for chems and hit his daughter, nearly blinding her.

Unbeknownst to Bill, his wife and children had set up a home at the Taffington Boathouse, only for the entire family to be killed by bloodbugs when the children disturbed their nest while searching for a pre-War cache of chems to trade for a new brahmin.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • Building a Better Crop: Bill suspects Roger Warwick of being a synth replacement of the real Roger. He sends Cedric Hopton with caps to Goodneighbor to hire a mercenary to deal with Roger. Upon seeing the Sole Survivor make contact with Roger, Bill grows paranoid, which is compounded by the fact that Cedric has not returned. This drives Bill to confront Roger at gunpoint. At this, the Sole Survivor either kills Bill or convinces him to stand down. If convinced to stop, Bill exiles himself in shame, sitting outside the fence of the homestead.
  • Bill Sutton (quest): Bill will buy tatos and mutfruit for two caps each, once the death threatening event concerning him has been avoided.

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

A random event involving Bill occurs where he jumps in the water, killing himself. The reasons for this can be gleaned from the Goodbye letter in his inventory.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Scavenger outfit or
Undershirt & jeans
Bottlecaps Goodbye letter

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • His death can be prevented by equipping him with at least one piece of Acrobat's armor which reduces fall damage, or by taking his note away during a trade or pickpocket.
  • If the Building a Better Crop quest is completed peacefully using the speech challenge, he will go and sit in front of the entrance fence and just repeat himself. It is not possible to interact with him and he is no longer an assignable settler, but the population count does not decrease because Cedric Hopton replaces him immediately after the quest is finished. Cedric is considered a settler by then even when he is still walking from Goodneighbor.
    • If more unnamed settlers are recruited to the Warwick Homestead via a recruitment radio beacon, they will engage in combat with Bill upon arriving. Because they are protected and he isn't, Bill will always be killed if the Sole Survivor chooses to not intervene.
  • After disappearing, Bill can be found randomly as a kidnap victim if dealt with peacefully and his letter removed, however unable to return to Warwick he becomes stuck following you until randomly disappearing when you fast travel.
  • He may be murdered by Roger Warwick along with Cedric Hopton to protect his identity as a spy for the Institute.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bill Sutton appears only in Fallout 4.

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