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Oh alright, alright. But if you start blabbing, I've got some buddies with itching trigger fingers...

Griffon is a ghoul resident of the Underworld operating as a conman in the Museum of History in 2277.


Griffon is a huckster, a conman, a snake oil salesman. His current scheme is purchasing Aqua Pura, and stashing the water to sell to humans the Brotherhood isn't giving it to (raiders, slavers, Outcasts, etc.). He then puts regular irradiated water in the Aqua Pura bottles, and sells it to ghouls in Underworld as "Aqua Cura," claiming it reverses the ghoul condition. He wears a wig he found in the Museum Authority stock room, and for a ghoul, looks pretty healthy (just a coincidence, but helps make it seem like he's selling the real deal).[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a merchant. Sells: Aqua Cura
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This character starts quests.


  • The Amazing Aqua Cura!: Speaking to Griffon will start the quest. Through certain quest options, the player character is able to blackmail Griffon and receive caps each week.

Effects of player's actions

  • Griffon can be killed by an angry mob if the player character chooses certain paths in The Amazing Aqua Cura! quest. If he somehow manages to defeat the mob, he will exit out the museum front door and will permanently disappear from the game.

Other interactions

  • If one wears a wig, a special dialogue option about matching haircuts will appear. Griffon will try to write it off as a coincidence.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Dirty pre-War businesswear
Chinese pistol Bottle cap x600


  • Although the world model of Aqua Pura is the same as dirty water, he is holding a bottle of purified water as he talks on the stage.
  • When he is attacked by the mob, he may run into the museum's lower halls, which are infested with feral ghouls. Even though he is a ghoul himself, he will still be attacked.


Griffon appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel.

Behind the scenes

  • His style of salesmanship resembles the 19th century snake-oil vendors, right down to the large covered wagon, big banner, stage, and fraudulent claims over the "miracles" his product can perform.
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  • His haircut, manner of deception, and appearance (being a ghoul), is very similar to the aliens in John Carpenter's They Live. He is very likely a tribute to the films.
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  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png If Griffon gets killed, his body will still generate around 200-600 caps once a week. If one plans on doing this, make sure he has something left on his body so he won't disappear. [verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png If one removes Griffon's dirty pre-War businesswear after he is killed, his body is shown as a female model (the head is usually missing though). [verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png Sometimes, he will have several hundred misc. items such as skill books or cut items for reasons unknown. [verified]
  • Icon ps3.png While he is advertising Aqua Cura, Fawkes may not be in the museum. [verified]


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