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For other characters in the Fallout universe named Bryan, see Bryan.
Pappa called him an egghead, but his head was shaped regular, so I didn't get it.

Bryan Wilks is an eight-year old boy living in Grayditch in 2277. He gives the player the quest Those!.


Bryan spent his childhood living in Grayditch with his single-parent father, Fred Wilks, often playing with the teenage son of William Brandice. Together, the two boys explored all of Grayditch and learned the best places to hide from giant ants. Bryan also pestered Doctor Lesko with questions. His father always told him that if he made a mistake, he had to apologize three times, and then decide if he actually meant it.

He survived the fire ant attack on Grayditch by hiding underneath a demolished car. The huge insects overlooked him and moved on after carrying off their prey. Since the attack, Bryan's food and water supply has dwindled (his father used to make trips to stock up for the entire settlement), and he has left the safety of the small settlement in hopes of finding help.[3]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
Mesmetron icon
This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


  • Those!: Bryan runs up to the player and initiates dialogue the first time the player approaches the vicinity of Grayditch. Bryan tasks the player with helping to save his father from an attack of fire ants. He spends much of the quest hiding in a closed Pulowski Preservation shelter next to the diner near his home, waiting for the player to find Doctor Lesko. When Bryan comes to give you the quest, there is a speech challenge where he will either give you the key to his father's emergency supplies or lie to you about it. Having the Child at Heart perk ensures he gives you the key. Without the key, you will have to pick the very hard lock on the dumpster, which contains one of five different handguns, .32 pistol, Chinese pistol, 10mm pistol, laser pistol, or Scoped .44 Magnum, and numerous frag grenades and/or pulse grenades.

Effects of player's actionsEdit

At the end of the quest, Bryan is left alone and orphaned, and goes to live in his former home. The player then has the following options:

Later in the game, the player can check up on him. If he is with Vera in Rivet City, he will be very happy and grateful to the player for getting him there. If he is still in Grayditch, he will be lonely and miserable, but at least safe. If he is in Little Lamplight, he will think the other kids are weird, and say he would have enjoyed Rivet City much better. If the player sells him to Eulogy, he disappears from the game permanently.

If the player simply leaves him in Grayditch, Three Dog will criticize the player, saying that "you left the kid to rot in that fallout shelter." If the player sells him as a slave, his remarks will be even nastier. Contrastingly, if the player gets Bryan to Rivet City, Three Dog's remarks will be strongly positive.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Ragamuffin outfit


  • He may address a female Lone Wanderer as "sir" or "mister" in some of his dialogue.
  • It is unclear whether he is the nephew or cousin of Vera Weatherly, due to conflicting dialogue.[1][4]

Notable quotesEdit


Bryan appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

While in the shelter, Bryan will say "Now I know what a TV dinner feels like." This is a reference to the movie Die Hard, where John McClane says the same thing while crawling through a narrow ventilation shaft.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If Vera Weatherly dies after Bryan moves in with her, Bryan may appear inside of the Enclave garrison outside of the Jefferson Memorial during Take it Back! Strangely, Enclave soldiers will be friendly to Bryan while Brotherhood troops are hostile and will open fire on Bryan. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If you attack Bryan while he is in Rivet City, everyone will become hostile towards him but not you. As he cannot be killed, the resident non-player characters will chase him and attack him fruitlessly. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 It's possible to find Bryan being attacked by other NPCs. Examples of this include the Enclave soldier north of the ruined farmhouse, and random event occurrences outside the Super-Duper Mart. [verified]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Any idea where I can look for someone to take care of you?"
    Bryan Wilks: "Well, pappa always told me about my cousin Vera. She lives on some big, giant ship somewhere or something. Pappa called the place "Rivet City", but I dunno where it is."
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Vera, your nephew Bryan lost his folks and needs a place to live."
    Vera Weatherly: "Poor dear. I know what it's like to be alone. I'd love to take him in. Don't worry, I have the means to keep him fed and healthy but most importantly, safe."
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.64: "Bryan Wilks
    When the settlement was attacked by Giant Ants and all the inhabitants were wiped out, eight-year-old Bryan hid underneath a demolished car. Luckily, the huge insects overlooked him and moved on after carrying off their prey. Since the attack, Bryan's food and water supply has dwindled (his father used to make trips to stock up for the entire settlement), and he has left the safety of the small settlement in hopes of finding help."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named aunt
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