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Harold is a ghoul from Quincy and a Brotherhood of Steel recruit.


Harold loves explosives, the smell of cordite, and the dull thump of an underground detonation. Grenades or traps, it's all the same to him. He'll plant them, throw them or disarm them. He's earned the nickname "unbreakable", because despite several serious accidents, and living over a hundred years, he never seems to die.

He has a small tree growing on his head.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a recruit. Availability: When becoming a Junior Knight and helping the ghouls in Quincy.
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This character appears in the following locations.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Ghoul armor


Harold becomes available for recruitment after Mardin, only if the Warrior has helped the ghouls in Quincy.


  • Harold is the oldest Brotherhood of Steel recruit.
  • Harold has some notable deviations from the rules, and is in some ways an incredibly powerful character. Starting at level 11, Harold has four perks, despite being a ghoul with a Perk Rate of 4, meaning that by level 11, he should only have two perks (three at level 12, and then a fourth at level 16).
  • At level 12, he will gain a fifth perk, and can be used to take Mutate! in order to replace Skilled with Gifted, significantly raising all Harold's stats, while still have gotten the benefit of having skilled up until level 11, without any drawback, due to the extra perks. In fact, at level 12, gaining his 5th perk, he would still have more perks than a standard Human with a Perk Rate of 3, who gain their fourth perk at level 12. This is arguably balanced by the fact that the four perks that he has can be considered less than stellar; Die Hard, Rad Child, Bonsai, and Way of the Fruit.
  • Harold also has four tagged skills, without having taken the Tag! Perk, meaning that when he would take Tag!, he would have a total of five tagged skills, and as opposed to the perks, none of his tags can be considered sub-par. The negative part is that he lacks the Fast Shot trait, integral for a dedicated thrower.
  • Harold already has 10 points in Big Guns, but has otherwise only spent points in tagged skills, making it a good contender for the Tag! perk, but ghouls do very badly with heavy weapons.
  • Harold also has two stat points more than he should have.


This Harold appears only in Fallout Tactics.

Behind the scenes

Harold is an homage to Harold from the main Fallout series.