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My Brothers may be gruff, but they will lay down their lives for you.

Knight Captain Colvin is a Brotherhood of Steel member and sniper in the elite Lyons' Pride in 2277.


Born in 2237 or 2238,[Non-game 1] Colvin is a kind and friendly man who acts welcoming even to those he has just met.[1][2][Non-game 1] Colvin is a religious man, saying prayers before entering battle and sees the killing of Super Mutants as freeing them from torment.[3][4][Non-game 1]

Within Lyons' Pride, Colvin works alongside Knight Captain Dusk as the group's snipers, with some competition between the two on which is the more proficient sharpshooter.[5][6]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).




  • Aside from his initial appearance outside GNR, he appears in no subsequent quests or side quests, even those involving other Pride members.
  • After initiating combat, he will say "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death," which is Psalm 23:4 in the Bible.[3]

Notable quotes


Knight Captain Colvin appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Colvin: "You don't need to worry. You're with friends now. We'll see you safely through."
    (Colvin's dialogue)
  2. Colvin: "Welcome, friend. My brothers may be gruff but they will lay down their lives for you."
    (Colvin's dialogue)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Colvin: "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death."
    (Colvin's dialogue)
  4. Colvin: "All clear, Sentinel. Five mutants released from their torment. The rest are keeping their heads down."
    (Colvin's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "So what's your story?"
    Dusk: "My 'story'? I blow the head off of anything more'n two hundred meters downrange. I'm the best shot in the Brotherhood of Steel, bar none. Not even Colvin can match my kill count. That's my 'story.' "
    (Dusk's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you do here?"
    Dusk: "I'm a sniper with the Pride. Put any mutie bastard within one mile of me and my rifle and, well... pack it up troops. Fight's over. Colvin thinks he's a better shot. Man's delusional."
    (Dusk's dialogue)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.80: "KNIGHT CAPTAIN COLVIN"
    "A sniper in Lyons' Pride, Colvin is 40, friendly, and warm to everyone; he has priest-like tendencies. To him, combat is like worship, and he treats his rifle as a holy object and his targets as the unfortunate victims of his god's wrath. He says a prayer for the soul of each mutant he kills. He's extremely experienced, and completely unflappable: all according to god's will. He can be found guarding Galaxy News Radio from Super Mutants."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)