Oh wow, Reilly snapped out of her slump now that you're mapping for the Rangers. Now we go out and kick ass like the old days. Ooh-rah!

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


Donovan was born in 2242. He is 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.[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 characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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


Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • After completing "Reilly's Rangers" one may encounter Donovan while traveling through the Capital Wasteland. Soon after he appears he should engage in a firefight against three super mutants (these can be brutes, masters or overlords dependent on level). When spoken to, he will either thank the Lone Wanderer for their assistance (if one helped him kill the super mutants), lightly chastise them for just watching the fight (if one did not assist him or talk to him before the super mutants appeared) or get killed by the super mutants. Regardless, he will give the player character a mini nuke and say that Reilly sent him (if he isn't killed; if he's killed, the mini nuke can be found on his corpse). After speaking with the 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 quotesEdit


Donovan appears only in Fallout 3.


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


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