Take care what you do here, and who you listen to. Some things are best left buried with the old world.

Ignacio Rivas is a Followers of the Apocalypse scientist living at HELIOS One in 2281. He tends to the management of HELIOS One alongside the NCR.


Rivas is part of the Followers of the Apocalypse and has been working with the NCR on getting HELIOS One working for years but hasn't made any progress, especially since the idiot showed up to also try and "help" in fixing HELIOS One.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: Icon cross
Plays Caravan: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Repairman: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
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  • ED-E My Love: Talking about technology with Rivas when ED-E is in your party will trigger an audio log.
  • That Lucky Old Sun: Rivas will give you Eastern reflector control terminal password needed to access the reflector mainframe. He also tells the player that he suspects Helios One may be more than a simple energy plant, as Poseidon Energy was also concerned with weapons. He also remarks that it is convenient that the NCR hired an idiot who will not figure out the true purpose of the plant. He only reveals this information if he feels the player will not use this information to arm the secret weapons, Archimedes I and Archimedes II.



  • When speaking to Ignacio with Intelligence 3 or lower, you have unique topics such as: "Me help shoulders make shinies warm," "Who are Flowers of Pock-lips?" and "Do Flowers and NCR Bear play together?" It's also possible to respond with "pizza" and "warm" instead of "peace" and "war" when he asks you which you support.
  • If you have completed Eyesight to the Blind and are a member of the Brotherhood of Steel, you can mention it to Ignacio who will be relieved to have you there to help.
  • If you are male, you can flirt with him if you have the Confirmed Bachelor perk.
  • He will become unresponsive if Archimedes is activated before talking to him.
  • If you use Archimedes to kill all the NCR forces at Helios One, he will later be found dead at the hands of Fantastic who has donned Legion recruit armor.


Ignacio Rivas appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

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