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Jackson leads the tribals in the Ark & Dove cathedral in 2277.


Jackson was not born with "the look." While a young man, however, he discovered a strange device in the wreckage of a ship. While examining it, he inadvertently activated a long-dormant power source connected to a holographic head. Jackson, deeply superstitious, interpreted this event as the manifestation of a powerful spirit. Jackson would return here with increasing frequency to "commune" with the spirit. This disembodied head, in reality, is a sentient person. During Jackson's séance encounters, he would be given instructions.[Non-canon 1][clarification needed]

Thanks to the efforts of followers who slowly began appearing in Jackson's presence, along with the piecemeal guidance he passes along from his "visions" of the brain, the tribe has set up a surprisingly effective hydroponics system to grow large quantities of punga fruit. This harvest, thanks to Tobar's service as a trader, draws a steady trickle of fresh blood into the area, thanks in large part to the addictive properties of the plant. These entrepreneurs and addicts often wind up inducted as new tribe members.[Non-canon 1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Hearing Voices: Jackson has to be talked to in order to gain more information about the tribals and their ways.

Effects of player's actions

The only interaction with the player character is during the Hearing Voices quest where one has to talk to Jackson.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Tribal garb Axe


  • His health seems to be the lowest among all of the tribals.
  • Killing Jackson after talking to him will result in no Karma loss. Killing him will not affect the tribals' disposition towards the Lone Wanderer. This will not affect the quest if one speaks to him first.
  • Killing Jackson as he is talking to the hologram, before speaking to either him or the hologram, will open a different initial dialogue with the latter.


Jackson appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout.


  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When meeting Jackson, he might be stuck in the middle of the table to the left of the projector projecting Professor Calvert's hologram. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Several lines of Jackson's spoken dialogue differ greatly from the accompanying subtitles. [verified]