That's what I like. Initiative. But you should not have killed them without my orders. I don't like too much initiative.

Garl Death-Hand is the leader of the Khans in 2161.


Garl is the brutal leader of the Khans by 2161, ruling his band of raiders with an iron fist after killing his father, the former leader. He leads them from an old ranch house in the middle of nowhere. He is descended from the population of Vault 15 and regularly raids Shady Sands for supplies.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player's actionsEdit

Canonically, as established in Fallout 2, Garl is eventually killed by the Vault Dweller along with all other Khans in the Khan camp. A Khan (who doesn't appear in Fallout) named Darion continues the Khans legacy, carrying on in Fallout 2 as the New Khans.

Other interactionsEdit

A male Vault Dweller with a Luck above 8 has a 50% probability to be mistaken for Garl's father, the original Death-Hand and original leader of the Khans. Everyone in the camp gets freaked out by the "ghost of Death-Hand" returning since Garl killed him to gain control of the gang.

Tell me aboutEdit


Apparel Weapon Other items
Metal armor Desert Eagle .44 .44 Magnum JHP x80

Notable quotesEdit

  • "You think you can come here without challenge? This, the home of your deadliest enemies? We will see you dead. I will personally tear your heart out of your chest and eat it before my proud warriors!"
  • "That's what I like. Initiative. But you should not have killed them without my orders. I don't like too much initiative."
  • "Take your miserable hide and leave. If you ever return, I will not be so gentle."
  • "Yes, indeed you are. I don't tolerate frightened curs that have no backbone. And what we don't tolerate, we destroy. Kill him."
  • "Hmm, you fight better then I expected. I haven't had a good beating since my father slapped me around the room. You deserve the Shady Sands woman. Take her and leave. I wouldn't come back."


Garl appears only in Fallout and is mentioned in Fallout 2 and in the Fallout Bible.


If Ian kills Garl and not the Vault Dweller, they will receive the "bad" ending for the Khans where they continue to pillage the Northern Wastes, even if every Khan was killed.[verification overdue]


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