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Redding can't stand alone forever. At some point we're going to need a friend. I just want to make sure we've got a friend when we need one. The *right* friend.

Earl Marion is the sheriff of the mining town of Redding in 2241.


Earl Marion is a powerful-looking black man.[1] He supports the NCR as the future of the wasteland and is very friendly towards New California Rangers. Around 2241, he got into a nasty accident and ended up with a crippled leg. Unable to perform his duties, he had to rely on external help - something the Chosen One could do.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.


All of Marion's quests are available once he accepts the Chosen One as a deputy. The player character needs to be level 10 or higher to help the Sheriff.



Earl Marion appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

The Chosen One's line "I'm here in town to kick ass and chew bubblegum - and I'm all out of gum." is a quote taken from the movie They Live. It will be responded to by Marion with a modified quote from Wyatt Earp, "You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?", a reference to the movie Tombstone.


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