One of our clients has a thing for ghouls. And a thing for cowboys.

James Garret is the co-owner of the Atomic Wrangler Casino along with his twin sister Francine. He lives in Freeside in 2281.


James is looking for prostitutes for his escort service. Speaking to him can begin the quest Wang Dang Atomic Tango which, despite the dubious connotations, does not give any negative karma.

James is also an alleged closet robot fetishist. With a speech of 40, and talking to James about Fisto after the quest Wang Dang Atomic Tango has been completed, has some hilarious results.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion. They grant the - perk.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: Booze
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Hand Loader
This character can modify weapons.


Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

The player can pay James to increase their reputation in Freeside.



  • After completing "Wang Dang Atomic Tango," it is revealed that he has a particular sexual interest in robots. It is also suspected that the "escorts" the Courier hires are not for a wealthy customer but actually for him.
  • If the Courier is attacked by Benny's bodyguards during Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, he will compliment the Courier on beating "Benny's goon squad" and give you a free bottle of liquor.
  • If Francine and everyone else in the Wrangler is killed and James is not, attempting to talk to him will result in him talking in a drunken slur, and the player will not be able to engage speech with him again.
  • If the player goes behind the counter both Garrets will go after the courier but never attack, just warning the courier to go away.


James Garret appears in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • After completing the unmarked quest which upgrades the stills, he should be supplied with two new beverages. However, they will not appear. A fix (tested on latest patch) is talking to James Garret and asking "How's Business" which sometimes, at random, triggers him mentioning Jacob Hoff being sober as well as the addition of absinthe and a unique beverage known as Rum & Nuka. Every time this dialogue is triggered, he restocks more absinthe and/or Rum & Nuka to his supply instantly. The "instant restock" exploit will not restock these two beverages.


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