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Mr. Donoghue was a resident of Sanctuary Hills in 2077 prior to the Great War. Post-War, he has become a feral ghoul by 2287.


Mr. Donohue was once a neighbor of the Sole Survivor. When news of the Great War hit Massachusetts, he and his wife joined many others in the panicked rush to Vault 111; they were denied entry by Vault-Tec staff and armed soldiers. Remembering that they never secured a place, they informed the Sole Survivor that it was absolutely necessary to have applied; they had not, and were left helpless outside the gates to the vault. Despair eventually set in, and they swiftly found themselves in the midst of nuclear devastation. They survived but underwent ghoulification and ultimately became feral. 210 years later, he still roams the Commonwealth and Boston alongside his wife.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in random encounters.

Named Feral Ghouls

Other interactions

Mr. Donoghue can be found as part of the Named Feral Ghouls random encounter with several other ghoulified pre-War citizens. The encounter with Mr. Donoghue and the other ghouls can repeat, even if the Sole Survivor has killed them previously. These ghouls will level up with the player character, and may even change from one type of ghoul to a stronger type with each reincarnation, making them potentially extremely dangerous. They will always spawn together and re-spawn sporadically, meaning that even if the Sole Survivor falls to them in battle, defeats them, or if one simply reloads a prior autosave or quicksave, they will not be in the same place.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Clean black suit


Mr. Donoghue appears only in Fallout 4.