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Ain't got no use for one. Lost most of my hair a long time ago, y'see?

Breadbox is a slave in Paradise Falls in 2277.

Background[edit | edit source]

Breadbox is the oldest slave in the camp, having been enslaved for over 30 years.[1] Young slaves are valuable as far as buying and selling but at his advanced age, being both deaf and suffering from dementia, he would not fetch any price and so the slavers leave him be.[2][3][4]

He lives in a pen among other enslaved individuals including Jeanette, Bleak, and Bronson.[5] When the other slaves encourage him to join them in their escape, he is opposed and refuses to participate. He mentions that although the life of a slave is difficult, one is able to acclimate to it and is better than the alternative of death.[6][7]

Breadbox can be heard giving advice to other slaves, encouraging them to take care of themselves, to think as optimistically as possible, and warning them that alcohol will not solve and only exacerbate their problems.[1]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

Breadbox is a slave locked up in the Paradise Falls slave pen, and can be found there the entire day. If one is able to open the gate and free the other slaves, Breadbox is the only one that will not flee, making him the only slave that can only be found at the pens unless killed.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items
Wasteland settler outfit
Slave collar

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In a conversation with another slave, he reveals that his nickname comes from a game that slavers used to play with new slaves along the lines of "see what'll fit inside a breadbox" and he comments that he would rather not think about it.[1]
  • He is opposed to the plan to break out of Paradise Falls that Bleak is concocting and urges her to accept her life as a slave and cooperate with the slavers.[8]
  • Breadbox is hard of hearing and responds nonsensically when conversing with the Lone Wanderer.[9][10]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Breadbox appears only in Fallout 3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
    Character Dialogue Technical
    Breadbox
    • "Bronson, boy. You need to get off of that drink."
    • "Look at you, Bronson, you're a mess. You need to stop all this drinkin'."
    • "Bronson..."
    HELLO
    Bronson
    • "Hey, man... Breadbox... where'd you get such a funny name?"
    • "I... I was wonderin'... where'd you get your... get your name, Breadbox?"
    • "Hey, Breadbox. What's up?"
    • "Breadbox..."
    HELLO
    Breadbox
    • "Now that's an odd question. Why would you want to know about that?"
    • "Where did I get my name? Why do you care about that, Bronson?"
    PFTalkBreadboxBronson1
    Bronson
    • "What? I'm... I'm fine. It ain't nothin'... I mean... what else am I supposed to do? Work? Fuck these guys... I'd rather drink..."
    • "Pshh... drinkin's the only... the only way I ain't... killed myself yet. I don't know if you noticed... but we're sort of... you know... slaves."
    PFTalkBronsonBreadbox1
    Breadbox
    • "Well, you know how they like to mess with you? They used to mess with me too. "See what fits inside a breadbox". It's something I'd rather forget."
    • "Well, you know how these Slavers have a mean streak, especially to new slaves? Well, they used to play a game that I'd rather not think about."
    PFTalkBreadboxBronson3
    Bronson
    • "Hey... if it kills me... all the better. I'd rather drink myself to death than... let them kill me first."
    • "Oh, what do you know? Just cause... cause... cause you found peace or whatever, don't make it easier for the rest of us!"
    PFTalkBronsonBreadbox3
    Breadbox
    • "It's hard here, boy, trust me. I been a slave for thirty years. But you need to find your peace inside yourself, not at the bottom of a bottle."
    • "I'll never claim that it's easy living this life, but drinking is just going to put you in your grave faster than slavery will. That's no way to go."
    PFTalkBronsonBreadbox2
    Bronson
    • "I don't know... I'm just... you know... "Breadbox". It's a weird name is all. There's got to be a good story..."
    • "I just... I just figure with a name like Breadbox... there- <hiccup>... there must be a good story."
    PFTalkBreadboxBronson2
    Breadbox
    • "I'm sorry that you think that way. I hope that one day, you come around. I'm here to help you if that happens."
    • "I worry about you, son. Just think about what I said."
    PFTalkBronsonBreadbox4
    Bronson
    • "Woa, man. Say no more... I've... I've heard enough."
    PFTalkBreadboxBronson4

    (Breadbox's and Bronson's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.63: "Breadbox
    Breadbox is the oldest slave in the camp by far. Old slaves don't sell well, and at this point, they can't even give Breadbox away. Most of the time, the Slavers just ignore him."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p.276-05: "Paradise Falls: Inhabitants (Slaves)
    BREADBOX
    "Breadbox is the oldest slave in the camp by far. Old slaves don't sell well, and at this point, they can't even give Breadbox away. Mostly, the Slavers just ignore him."
  4. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition pp.323-324: "Freeform Quest: Freedom!
    In addition to removing the children from the Slave Pens in your Main Quest, you can also try rescuing the adults. You will fight a violent and difficult struggle against all the Slavers, killing all of them (including the brainwashed Clover and Crimson, although Clover could be bought as a Follower first). Then open the Slave Pen gates, talk to each slave, and tell them the gate is open. All make a run for it, except Breadbox, who's as deaf as he is mad. He stays behind.
    Or, you can open the pens, tell the slaves to flee, and watch as they're gunned down by the Slavers you didn't kill beforehand. That was a terribly evil decision. Congratulations?"
  5. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p.110-03: "Near the toilets are two slave pens and you can unlock either with the Paradise Falls Box Key, although the Slavers will turn hostile if they see you do this. On the left is the child slave pen and house, and on the right are the adults. The children are Sammy, Squirrel, and Penny. The adults are Miss Jeanette, Breadbox, Bleak, and Bronson. Check out the Freeform Quest (page 278) to save the adults."
  6. Breadbox: "I've been alive far too long to let some crazy plan get my head blown off. It ain't a bad life, you know. One you get used to it."
    (Breadbox's dialogue)
  7. Breadbox: "Whatever you're up to, girl, I want nothing to do with it. I'm too old to be involved in these crazy escape plans of yours. I'm fine right where I am, Bleak. There's more to this life than always fighting to change things. Sometimes, there is greater peace in acceptance. Enough! I've made my decision. I'd rather live my life out here as happily as I can than die on some damn fool escape. Now, leave me alone."
    (Breadbox's dialogue)
  8. Breadbox: "I'm fine right where I am, Bleak. There's more to this life than always fighting to change things. Sometimes, there is greater peace in acceptance."
    (Breadbox's dialogue)
  9. Breadbox: "What... huh? Me? You're talking to me? Yes? What do you need?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "I said: Are you all right?"
    Breadbox: "I don't know where the clinic is, they don't let us out of the pens, you know?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "I said: Are you all right?"
    Breadbox: "Oh? Him? No, I have no idea where he is."
    The Lone Wanderer: "I said: Are you all right?"
    Breadbox: "Oh, I don't know. I don't wear a watch, they're pretty rare you know. Ask someone else."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Never mind, you crazy old bastard."
    Breadbox: "I still can't hear you!"
    (Breadbox's dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "The gate's open. Run for it!"
    Breadbox: "What? No, I never said that."
    The Lone Wanderer: "The gate's open. Run for it!"
    Breadbox: "Ain't got no use for one. Lost most of my hair a long time ago, y'see?"
    (Breadbox's dialogue)
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