Need to do some killin', eh?

Flak is a former slaver from Paradise Falls who now lives in Rivet City with his partner Shrapnel. Together they run the Flak 'N Shrapnel's weapons store in the marketplace in the year 2277.


Flak was born in 2227. Now aged 50, he is pretty gruff, but completely reformed from his early days of being a slaver and is an upstanding citizen of Rivet City. He spends his days in the shop with Shrapnel, occasionally taking a break to drink down at the Muddy Rudder. Flak still has a bit of the tough guy in his speech, but he's not as aggressive as Shrapnel. He really tries to tone it down when he's at the shop.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

Together with his partner Shrapnel, he runs the Flak 'N Shrapnel's weapons store in the marketplace. He can sell you ordnance and repair your weapons. Flak and Shrapnel share their store's inventory, so buying or selling from either one of them will update both of their stocks. This means that if Flak is enslaved by the player character for Paradise Falls, Flak 'N Shrapnel's in the marketplace will still be open. They consistently have a larger amount of caps than the other shops in Rivet City. After the market closes, he goes to the Muddy Rudder for a drink and heads off to his cabin to sleep afterward.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Mesmetron icon
This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
This character is a merchant. Caps: 260-540
Sells: weapons
This character can repair items. Repair cap: 15
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


Strictly Business: Flak is one of four VIP targets that Grouse of Paradise Falls wants enslaved.


* The key is not actually obtainable. The game sets as a condition for obtaining it that Shrapnel be dead and Flak be dead or enslaved. Since Shrapnel is set as essential, he cannot die.

Notable quotesEdit


Flak appears only in Fallout 3.


  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If the player chooses to enslave Flak and then releases him from Paradise Falls, he may be found back in Rivet City doing his usual routine. The problem is he is now missing his dialogue options. When interacted with, he will just have a line stating "You saved me from those bastards. I won't forget it." This can be fixed by using the removefromallfactions command on Flak. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc If the player sells a good condition weapon and buys it back from Flak, the weapon will be in bad condition instead. [verified]


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