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You'd best have cancer because from the looks of you, you're breaking rule number one right now.

Doc Church is a doctor who works in Megaton in the year 2277.

Background[edit | edit source]

Born in 2223, Doc Church used to be a medic at Paradise Falls until he moved to Megaton. At that point, the town had been without a doctor for years. It may be a "rat infested hellhole," but it's the least hellish place in which he has lived.[1][2] He is always professional even if he is overworked, under-appreciated, and quite bitter because of it.[3] Part of his professionalism is his adherence to doctor-patient confidentiality, although he will share patient information with other doctors if he thinks they can do some good.[4][5][6]

As Megaton's only doctor, he has got a lot on his plate and does not appreciate people bothering him without good cause.[7] This includes when a holotape concerning an escaped android got into Doc Church's hands; he just passed it off as a hoax, but still knows that Horace Pinkerton is the only man in the wasteland who could have done something like that.[8][9][10]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

Doc Church can be found at the Megaton clinic at any given time during the day.

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).
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This character is a doctor.
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This character is a merchant. Caps: 200-300
Sells: drugs
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland doctor fatigues Knife Megaton Clinic key

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Doc Church is a very light sleeper and will wake up when one enters his room, even if sneaking.
  • Doc Church usually carries around 25 stimpaks, this makes him one of the individuals carrying the most in-game.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Doc Church appears only in Fallout 3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about Megaton?"
    Church: "I have to say, of all the rat infested hellholes that I've lived in, this one is the least hellish."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  2. Megaton_terminal_entries#Doc Church
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.69: "Doc Church
    The town's overworked and underappreciatedIn-game spelling doctor, he can be cranky and bitter, but he's always professional. Before Doc came to the town a few years ago, Megaton was without a doctor for a very long time. Before he settled, Doc stayed alive by trading his services to Raiders and Slavers. Now 54, he refuses to talk about his youth."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about the people here?"
    Church: "A doctor doesn't talk about his patients. At least not to strangers, he doesn't."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "You can trust me. I'm a doctor myself."
    Church: "All right, I suppose someone with medical training has to have at least a bit of compassion. And maybe you can talk some sense into the boy. Leo Stahl... that boy got hisself a problem with Jet. I've caught him in here two to three times tryin' to steal what I keep around for anesthetic. Not even his own family knows it. He goes up to the water treatment plant at night to get high... I dunno... I can't reach him. Maybe you can."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3))
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm only trying to help, Doc."
    Church: "All right look, I'm only tellin' you this because you seem like an okay sort and I'm hopin' maybe you can talk some sense into the boy. Leo Stahl... that boy got hisself a problem with Jet. I've caught him in here two to three times tryin' to steal what I keep around for anesthetic. Not even his own family knows it. He goes up to the water treatment plant at night to get high... I dunno... I can't reach him. Maybe you can."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3))
  7. Church: "I'm Doc Church and I run this clinic. Now, before you go askin' me for help, you'd better know the rules. Rule one: don't bother me. If you do bother me, you better be damn near dead. I'm busy enough takin' care of people I actually like. Follow my rule, I'll keep you patched up, I'll keep getting' paid, and we'll get along just fine."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about this android from the Commonwealth?"
    Church: "Thought that hoax was long in the grave. Here take this holotape and hear it for yourself. That was just some bored prankster. Forget about it."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "Ever do any facial surgery? Maybe on someone from the Commonwealth?"
    Church: "Damn stupid idea. That reminds me of this old hoax. Here, take a listen to this crusty holotape and see for yourself."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "I found this holotape. What do you know about facial reconstruction?"
    Church: "If you are lookin' to change your face, I'd try Pinkerton at Rivet City. That boy's got no sense of ethics. And you're a fool if you try it."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
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