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Anyway, I'm just kicking back and sharing stories while I'm between things. I've been all over. Seen Vaults, prewar ruins, and plenty of monsters.

Hawthorne is a resident of Diamond City in 2287. He is mostly found sitting in the Dugout Inn.


Born as the child of Julian Hawthorne and an unnamed mother, Hawthorne was given a "lovely" first name,[1] but he instead chose to simply go by his last name.[2] He became an adventurer,[3] much like his mother before him.[1][4]

During his travels, he has seen pre-War ruins, Vaults, and all sorts of monsters.[5] He also claims to know every settlement along the Charles River.[6] Hawthorne also works as a hired gun, who does not mind taking the "noble road" as long as he is getting paid,[7] though he prefers to resolve conflicts without unnecessary bloodshed.[8]

His only known living relative is his grandmother Eustace, who is living in her house in the Upper Stands.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

Hawthorne will inquire about what the player character's job is. He will tell the Sole Survivor stories about his adventures from Salem to Vault 81.




Hawthorne appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Eustace Hawthorne: "Hawthorne's mother was the adventurous type, too. She gave him such a lovely first name. It's a shame he doesn't go by it."
    (Eustace Hawthorne's dialogue)
  2. Eustace Hawthorne: "My grandson calls himself Hawthorne, but it's really his last name. I'm Eustace Hawthorne, and his father was Julian Hawthorne."
    (Eustace Hawthorne's dialogue)
  3. Hawthorne: "Back for more stories? I've been just about everywhere."
    (Hawthorne's dialogue)
  4. Eustace Hawthorne: "You should meet my grandson. Oh, not that he'd ever come up here. No, Hawthorne has too much of his mother in him."
    (Eustace Hawthorne's dialogue)
  5. Hawthorne: "Anyway, I'm just kicking back and sharing stories while I'm between things. I've been all over. Seen Vaults, prewar ruins, and plenty of monsters."
    (Hawthorne's dialogue)
  6. Sole Survivor: "You first. What's your name?"
    Hawthorne: "Hawthorne, and you are definitely from out of town. I know every settlement from both sides of the Charles River, and I've never seen you."
    (Hawthorne's dialogue)
  7. Hawthorne: "Hey. What's your story? Mercenary? Caravan guard?"
    Sole Survivor: "I try to protect people, if that's what you mean."
    Hawthorne: "Hey, I'm all for the noble road. You know, as long as I'm getting paid, and maybe if there's a beautiful brunette involved."
    (Hawthorne's dialogue)
  8. Hawthorne: "So what's the story? Mercenary work or caravan guarding?"
    Sole Survivor: "Blood. Bullets. And Money. All the way."
    Hawthorne: "Right? Maybe not so much the blood part if you can help it, but I hear ya."
    (Hawthorne's dialogue)
  9. Lucy Abernathy: "Daddy, when are we going back to Diamond City? I need some things. My hairbrush is falling apart, for one."
    Blake Abernathy: "You just want to go make eyes at Hawthorne, you mean."
    Lucy Abernathy: "Daddy! I do not!"
    Blake Abernathy: "Don't you worry, little darling, we'll be heading there soon. Meanwhile, keep your mind on your work and off the boys."
    (Lucy and Blake Abernathy's dialogue)
  10. Abigail Finch: "One of these days, we need to find you a good woman, Daniel."
    Daniel Finch: "Even if I had time for something like that, which I don't, who'd be interested? The women of the Commonwealth ain't exactly lining up to be farmer's wives."
    Abigail Finch: "Then you need a farm girl. There's plenty out there, you know. That Abernathy girl is nice enough, even if her mother's a witch. And there's that girl at Warwick... What's her name? Joanie?"
    Daniel Finch: "Janey. And she's too young for me. And Lucy Abernathy's only got eyes for Hawthorne in Diamond City."
    Abigail Finch: "Well don't you worry, son. There's someone out there for you."
    Daniel Finch: "You're the one who's worried. I can't think past all the weeds I got to pull."
    (Abigail and Daniel Finch's dialogue)