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Where've you been for the last 100 years? In a closet? My father used to tell me stories about the War. His father was a soldier before starting Junktown.— -Killian

Killian Darkwater is the mayor of Junktown, and the owner of Darkwaters general store around 2161.


Killian is the grandson of the founder of the town, an American soldier who found himself without an allegiance after the nuclear holocaust.[1] He is a tough, but fair leader, aiming to make Junktown a safe and prosperous town. He values law and order above all else, putting him at odds with the less reputable elements of Junktown's society, especially Gizmo, who resents Killian for "cramping" his business.

He wears his grandfather's dog tags around his neck, never parting with them.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Sells: various wares
This character starts quests.

Get Gizmo's confession
Take Revenge on Gizmo

Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

Kill Killian
Save Killian's life

This character has a talking head.

Other interactionsEdit

The Vault Dweller may decide to help Killian obtain incriminating evidence on Gizmo. This is used as provocation to eliminate him and transform Junktown into a town where Darkwater enforces his own brand of justice, making life fair and safe under his law. Unless you are considered one of Gizmo's kind, of course.

During the Get Gizmo's confession quest, you are requested to plant a bug on Gizmo or tape an incriminating conversation with him. Should you decide to betray Killian by accepting Gizmo's offer, you enter the Kill Killian quest, and once you complete the game, Junktown becomes a large, well maintained tourist attraction run by Gizmo.

If you side with Killian and get him the confession, he will ask for your participation in the Take Revenge on Gizmo quest.

Tell me aboutEdit


Initially, Killian has the following items in his inventory:

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Clothing Desert Eagle 3 Stimpaks
20x .44 Magnum JHP
Dog tags


  • The random number of bottle caps in his inventory will reset any time you load a game or enter the area.
  • After you talk to him for the first time - when Kenji enters the building - Killian's inventory changes. The exact details vary, but he will always have a new Desert Eagle if you buy or steal the first one from him.
  • Killian's dog tags are lootable from his corpse whether or not Gizmo requested them for the proof of death.
  • Killian bears a very strong physical resemblance to his voice actor.


Killian Darkwater appears only in Fallout as a talking head. He is voiced by Richard Dean Anderson.


  1. KILLIAN.MSG, line 261



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