|The following is based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online and some details might contradict canon.|
|This page lists all characters in Fallout Shelter.|
Rare and legendary dwellers are found in lunchboxes. Legendary dwellers arrive wearing a legendary outfit and a rare weapon. Rare and Legendary dwellers keep their outfit when entering the vault, rather than immediately switching to a vault suit.
There are 23 legendary dwellers to collect. Legendary dwellers are named after characters from Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. Legendary dwellers are found randomly through opening lunchboxes. Rare dwellers have a total sum of 29 SPECIAL points, with the exception of 3 preset dwellers. Legendary dwellers have a total sum of 40 SPECIAL points.
Rare and legendary dwellers are not unique. A vault can have multiple rare and legendary dwellers of the same name. All rare and legendary dweller cards are equally likely to be found in a lunchbox, regardless of whether any rare and legendary dwellers are already in the vault.
Some legendary dwellers, such as Sarah Lyons, Three Dog and Preston Garvey, can be obtained by completing their respective quests from the Overseer's office.
Rare Dwellers can also appear randomly at your Vault Door though the chances of this happening are very low, Rare Dwellers usually do not carry weapons when you reveal their card, but if you buy the Vault Starter pack in Fallout Shelter on iOS or Google play store the two Rare Dwellers you get will have weapons.
Rare Dwellers also have randomised skins, hair and names. There are also 20 preset rare dwellers in the game files that cannot be found in lunchboxes or quests.
|Akira Katana||Ninja outfit||4||3||4||3||4||8||3|
|Ameritus Jones||Professor outfit||3||4||3||4||8||3||4|
|Andre Grande||Wrestler outfit||4||3||4||3||4||8||3|
|Brandy Valentino||Movie fan outfit||3||4||3||4||3||4||8|
|Carlos the Great||Medieval ruler outfit||6||6||6||6||6||6||6|
|Danielle Hart||Surgeon outfit||4||3||4||3||8||4||3|
|Frank Blitzer||Sports fan outfit||3||4||3||4||3||4||8|
|Galahad Swingsalot||Knight armor||8||3||4||3||4||3||4|
|Heywood Yalaff||Comedian outfit||3||4||3||8||4||3||4|
|Laurel Divinitus||Republic robes||7||7||7||7||7||7||7|
|Martha Dewey||Librarian outfit||3||8||4||3||4||3||4|
|Max Throttle||Greaser outfit||3||8||4||3||4||3||4|
|Oscar Blood||Horror fan outfit||4||8||4||3||4||3||4|
|Rex Chessman||Clergy outfit||3||4||3||8||4||3||4|
|Rock Hardscrabble||Survivor armor||3||4||8||3||4||3||4|
|Shamus Rumple||Mayor outfit||4||3||4||8||3||4||3|
|Tenderloin Fauntleroy||Nobility outfit||5||5||5||5||5||5||5|
|Tina Wrenchley||Engineer outfit||4||3||4||3||8||4||3|
|Vera Majors||Soldier uniform||8||4||3||4||3||4||3|
|Prospero Leonard||Sci-fi fan outfit||3||4||8||3||4||3||4|
|Alvarado||Springtime for Atom||Confessor|
|Alvarez||Journey to the Center of Vaultopolis||Overseer||Vault 813|
|Artie Moore||A Thirst for Adventure||Explorer, scavenger|
|Big Wes||The Final Hunt||Hunter, enemy|
|Bigsby||The Tail Continues||Detective|
|Bigsby Brown||The Bigsby Brown Case||Detective|
|Boss McScrooge||Christmas at the Raider Camp||Raider||Raider camp|
|Brother Will||The Sixth Sun||Church initiate||Raider camp|
|Butcher||Bounty: Butcher||Enemy deathclaw|
|Chang||All Work and No Play||Overseer||Vault 700|
|Coach||Worst. Coach. Ever.||Enemy raider|
|Cruddy Bonez||Aqua-schema||Gang leader|
|Drusilla||Set 'em Up: Famine||Ghoul|
|Eli Calvert||Out of the Vault, Into the Shadows||Raider|
|Emma||The Tail Continues||Overseer|
|Frank the Tank||Tankbusting||Raider||Vault 333|
|Henrietta||Time for a Grand Slam?||Ex-Girlfriend||Vault 232|
|Herb Vest||Go West||Lost character||Old candy factory|
|Howard Philips||Go West||Librarian||Old candy factory|
|Khan Killian||KHAAANNNNN!!!!||Great Khan||Random mine|
|Mandy Macintosh||Paula's in a Pickle!||Explorer, scavenger|
|Marcus Hammer||Wedding Crashers||Raider, Groom|
|Mastiff Muldoon||Kidnapping at Vault 778||Enemy||Vault 778|
|Otto von Hurfburg||Wonders of Technology
Wonders of Science
Wonders of Nature
|Patel||Journey to the Center of Vaultopolis||Overseer||Vault 909|
|Paula Plumbkin||Journey to the Center of Vaultopolis||Raider, former vault dweller||Vault 525|
|Queen of the Deathclaws||Queen of the Deathclaws!||Deathclaw raiser, raider boss|
|Radroach Rodney||Reign of Radroach Rodney!||Enemy radroach|
|Red Rachel||Den of Thieves||Raider boss|
|Regina Rage||Return to Vault 333||Enemy raider||Vault 333|
|Road Rash||Raider Troubles at Corvega||Enemy raider|
|Rubarb Mitchell||Rubarb's Reckoning||Rogue vault dweller||Vault 711|
|Sally Switchblade||Wedding Crashers||Raider, Bride|
|Slugger||Take Me out to the Ball Game||Raider|
|Snips||Bounty: Snips||Enemy radscorpion|
|Steve "Shadow Wolf"||The Great Tato Famine||Tracker|
|Willard Glover||With Friends Like These||Raider||Corvega Factory|
|Yak||Bounty: Yak||Mole rat brood mother|
- Abraham Washington initially has an outfit that has no name and provides no bonuses. Despite the fact that the in-game Washington is wearing a blue shirt with a green pullover, the outfit's icon is the same white, long-sleeve, button-down shirt icon that a new dweller has before he is brought into the vault. This icon only appears in Abraham Washington's infobox; the outfit selection pane shows no icon, name, or bonus. If this outfit is replaced, it does not enter your inventory, and thus cannot be given to any dweller; Washington cannot return to this outfit once changed. UPDATE: This changed with the 1.5 release. Abraham Washington now comes equipped with Abraham's relaxedwear. If you previously changed his outfit, the relaxedwear appears in your inventory.
- Characters' SPECIAL stats differentiate from their counterparts in other Fallout games. Characters may also be using referenced weapons that they normally wouldn't be using in their other respective appearances.
- The original twenty legendary dwellers available in Fallout Shelter version 1.0 are based on characters from Fallout 3. Dwellers added through updates are either based on the Fallout series in general or Fallout 4. Mr. Handy and Preston Garvey were added in version 1.1, and the Mysterious Stranger and Piper were added in version 1.2. Old Longfellow was added in version 1.5, for a limited time you could obtain him in a special event started May 12th, plus 5 lunchboxes, but only in a single vault that you opened first when this event was launched.
- The Mysterious Stranger only appears in the vault for a few seconds and will disappear after this time has passed or the player selects him to collect caps.
- Bottle and Cappy may appear after being rescued from Raiders. They will increase happiness, and provide a few caps or Nuka-Cola Quantum when clicked on.