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Donovan is the Reilly's Rangers engineer first seen on the rooftop of the Statesman Hotel in 2277.


Donovan was born in 2242 and works as a technical specialist, assisting the team with repairing electronics. He fights alongside his team when needed, but shows his most prowess with hacking.[1]

One of the entries in Reilly's terminal implies that he frequently fights with Brick. According to Reilly's terminal, Donovan was also either a member of the Brotherhood of Steel or at least a contact of theirs before joining Reilly's Rangers.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a temporary companion.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 47
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).


Effects of player's actions

  • After completing the Reilly's Rangers quest, one may encounter Donovan while traveling through the Capital Wasteland. Soon after, he appears to be engaging in a firefight against three super mutants. When spoken to, he will either thank the Lone Wanderer for their assistance (if one helped him kill the super mutants) or lightly chastise them for just watching the fight (if one did not assist him or talk to him before the super mutants appeared). Regardless, he will give the player character a mini nuke and say that Reilly sent him (if he is killed, the mini nuke will be on his corpse). After speaking with the Lone Wanderer, Donovan will make his way back to the Ranger compound.


* Donovan is the only member of Reilly's Rangers who wears the Ranger battle helmet.

Notable quotes


Donovan appears only in Fallout 3.


PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If Donovan dies in the random encounter, the rest of the Rangers may turn hostile. [verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p. 432: "Donovan
    Currently trapped with Brick and Butcher, Donovan is 27, and the team 's technical specialist. He's an expert at hacking, repairs, and electronics. He is a smaller man, but his build is deceptive, and he can fight as well as the rest of the team."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide)