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Hey Mags... listen, I know I messed up. I never should have came into this mine in the first place... a few supplies ain't worth all this. Don't you for one second start thinking that I left you on purpose, and don't be going and blaming yourself either. I can't be there for you anymore, but you're tough and I know you'll be okay... Never forget your pops loves you more than anything.

Earle Williams is a unique wendigo colossus located inside the Monongah Mine in Appalachia.


Earle Williams worked at a local mine just outside Monongah before the Great War. He was a single father to Maggie after his wife left early on.[1] Hornwright Industrial bought the rights to the mine in April 2075, replacing the workers with Auto-Miners.[2][3][4] At first, this seemed like a blessing to the town which was plagued by financial hardship.[5] The Auto-Miners quickly and efficiently extracted all coal from the mine, fully exhausting every vein in January 2076.

As Hornwright Industrial prepared to leave the mine that January,[6][7] Williams and some other townsfolk drunkenly decided to steal some supplies from the mine before everything was taken away. Shortly thereafter, supervisor Deke Sykes blew up the entrance with everyone still inside.[8] Though Maggie tried to dig her father out with her bare hands, she was pulled away by others from Monongah and lied to that he and the others had simply skipped town. She didn't believe them and reasoned they were either paid off by the Hornwrights or were unwilling to pay for a rescue mission.[9]

Meanwhile, in the mine, Williams and the others were facing a difficult decision: there was no food in the mine, but one of the miners, James, died from injuries sustained from the entrance collapsing. Several survivors agreed to cannibalize his corpse, including Williams, though others refused and stated they would rather die and be eaten than eat another person.[10] At first, Williams questioned whether he should eat a corpse, saying it "didn't seem right to him." After some time, as he and the others continued to eat those who died of starvation, he felt his sanity slip away, in part due to the lack of a day and night cycle. Eventually, his hunger got the best of him and he found himself wanting to eat those not yet dead.[11] Williams also left Maggie a holotape.

By 2103, Williams had mutated into a wendigo colossus.


  • Creature · Cryptid · Wendigo colossus · Boss · Combat music type 4b
Name (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
"Earle Williams"
Irradiated Wendigo Colossus

LVL 90-110
Hit Points
HP ?
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 300-400
Energy Resistance
En.R 300-400
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Poison Resistance
Pois.R 300-400
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 300-400
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 300-400
Experience Points
XP ?
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Level HP
90 30,000
91-109 30,000
110 30,000


  • Earle Williams has passive perk which reduces all incoming damage by 80%.[12]
Lvl Damage Resistance Energy Resistance Radiation Resistance Poison Resistance Fire Resistance Cryo Resistance
90 300 300 300 300 300
110 400 400 400 400 400


  • Earle will switch between ranged and melee combat styles once every 25-35 seconds.[verification needed]
  • Earle will summon wendigo spawns as he switches into melee combat style (30 second cooldown).[verification needed]
  • Although Earle will be more aggressive in his melee combat style,[13] he is quite passive during his ranged attack patterns.[14]
Melee: Unarmed Damage 150-200 (pure damage[15]) Cooldown: 4.73 seconds; applies medium stagger
Projectile: Poison Vomit Acid 50 - 90 Creates "Corrosive Bile" hazard (30 seconds)
Projectile: Rad Vomit Radiation 50 - 90 Creates "Poisonous Sludge" hazard (40 seconds)
Hazard: Corrosive Bile[16] Attack 8-25 / second
Radiation 8-25 / second
-50 DR, -50 ER, -50 RR, -50 FR, -50 PR
Hazard: Poisonous Sludge[17] Acid 15-35 / second -50% movement speed
Explosion: Scream[18] 125-175[verification needed] Applies Uncontrollable Fear (4 seconds)
Summon: Wendigo spawn x4[19]
Restore Health: Cannibalism[20] Cut content

Body part multipliers:

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

FO76 Raider Hostile
This character is always hostile with the player.
FO76 ui icon quest
This character is involved in quests.
FO76 icon map event
This character is involved in events.


  • Something Sentimental: Maggie Williams wants to know the fate of her father, and decides that the only way to know is for the mine's entrance to be cracked open with a nuke. Once A Colossal Problem is completed, Earle's pocket watch can be given to her and she can be either lied to or told the truth about her father.
  • A Colossal Problem: After the mine is cracked open via nuclear missile, the mine can be entered and Earle Williams can finally be put to rest.



  • Earle will always spawn as a three-star legendary creature.
  • Earle has red and black skin instead of the tan coloration of a generic wendigo colossus.


Earle Williams appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in The Legendary Run update.

Behind the scenes[]

In writing the backstory for Earle Williams and his associated event, main quest designer Victoria McCreary stated that she was inspired by the existing story of Monongah, where Hornwright Industrial exploited the town and its mine for resources.[Non-game 1]


PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Earle is well-known for often falling through the floor after defeat, making it impossible for players to get his loot, even using the loot nearby bodies features.[verified]



  1. Vault Dweller: "Do you have any other family?"
    Maggie Williams: "It was just me and my pops. We didn't need anyone else. I guess now it's just me."
    Vault Dweller: "What about your mom?"
    Maggie Williams: "What about her? She left us early on. Who knows what got her first; the chems or the bombs."
    (Maggie Williams' dialogue)
  2. Hornwright's proposal
  3. Monongah Mine terminal entries; Mining supervisor's terminal, Supervisor's Notes - 04.14.75
  4. Vault Dweller: "Why was Monongah dying?"
    Maggie Williams: "Hornwright Industrial came swoopin' in like they were our saviors, and gave the town a bunch of money for the mining rights. They took away jobs from the miners thanks to their robots, took everything they could from the mine, and then left us high and dry."
    (Maggie Williams' dialogue)
  5. Monongah terminal entries; Town Council terminal, Meeting Minutes 04.02.75
  6. Vault Dweller: "When did this happen?"
    Maggie Williams: "This was back in January of '76, after Hornwright cleaned out everything they could from the mine."
    (Maggie Williams' dialogue)
  7. Monongah Mine terminal entries; Mining supervisor's terminal, Supervisor's Notes - 01.07.76
  8. Vault Dweller: "How did he end up in Monongah Mine?"
    Maggie Williams: "He and some other townsfolk got some liquid courage one night and decided to go up to the mine. I knew that damn bourbon would be the end of him somehow. They kept goin' on about getting the last of what they could before that Deke Sykes from Hornwright Industrial closed up the mine. Well, that son of a bitch ended up blastin' the entrance closed with everyone still inside."
    (Maggie Williams' dialogue)
  9. Vault Dweller: "Why didn't anyone try to get them out?"
    Maggie Williams: "You don't think I tried?! I clawed at the rubble until my hands bled and they had to drag me away. They told me that my pops ran off, and said the others left Monongah since there was no more work. I think it was some sort of cover up. They either got paid off by the Hornwrights to keep quiet, or they didn't want to deal withe the expenses of a rescue mission."
    (Maggie Williams' dialogue)
  10. One choice
  11. Earle's journal
  12. 0057A663
  13. 005A1277
  14. 0054821D
  15. This damage type is not negated by any resistance stat, but may be reduced by damage reduction effects such as Blocker.
  16. 0056BE51
    18 radius; max 8 count
  17. 0056BE50
    18 radius; max 8 count
  18. 0056A0DE
  19. 00573F25
    This is separate from the main encounter wave enemies
  20. Start: 005A0639
    Stop: 005A0D39