Shoot em', they die. Stab em', they die. Strangle em', they die.

Knight Captain Irving Gallows is a Brotherhood of Steel member located in the Citadel's A ring in 2277.


Gallows is the Pride's scout and stealth expert. He appears to have not been born into the Brotherhood.[1] When he is questioned about his role in the pride he will merely answer "Spec-ops". He's far from talkative, but he is said to be one of the best soldiers there is. Gallows is a man who isn't much liked by the Brotherhood members beyond the Pride. It's been said that if an enemy is in the field and sees Gallows, he's already dead. Gallows tends to disappear from time to time, which only adds to the mystery surrounding him, but it is well known among the other members of Lyon's Pride that Gallows is actually out hunting and killing super mutants.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Gallows Humor: The other members of his squad have a betting pool to find out his real name. If the rest of the group have yet to be asked about the prize before the player reveals his name, the Lone Wanderer will not be able to claim it.
  • Take it Back!: While moving towards Project Purity with Liberty Prime he will assist the Lone Wanderer in battle.

Other interactions

  • Gallows is not very talkative, but the player character can improve Gallows' disposition by repeatedly staying silent when they first meet, which will result in him saying, "I'm glad we understand each other." This will also slightly increase the player character's percentage for the Speech check regarding his name.



  • Since it is not possible to remove his helmet, his face cannot normally be seen. However, the GECK lists him as an African American, with dark brown eyes and the "buzz cut" hairstyle. With console commands, his helmet can be removed and his face revealed.
  • Irving Gallows appears in the ending slides.
  • In the game files there is some unused dialogue involving Gallows asking the Lone Wanderer to perform recon in locations outside of Washington, D.C. in exchange for ammo.[3]

Notable quotes


Knight Captain Gallows appears only in Fallout 3.



  1. Glade dialogue: DialogueCi_CitGladeGallows_0002703D_2
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  3. KnightCaptainGallows.txt#19
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