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The horror. Bodies strewn everywhere. Some crucified, while others were left to rot out in the sun. I still wake up screaming in the middle of the night from the horrible images I saw that day.

Jo is the sheriff/mayor of Modoc in 2241.


An average person of average height and average complexion. Nothing out of the ordinary.[1] Jo is the epitome of average.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character is a merchant. Sells: general supplies


Effects of player's actions

  • When the Chosen One is talking to Jo to receive the "investigate the ghost farm" quest, they can ask him to cut off his right pinky finger. Should he go ahead, bad Karma along with the the mutilated finger will be received, it is also possible to stop Jo by realizing he is serious about the situation, allowing the man to keep his appendage. If told to "saute the finger in a butter sauce", after he cuts it off however, he will pull out a shotgun on the Chosen One in response to the bad joke.
    • This option is only available with positive Karma, and only still if one does not have too much of it. 346 Karma suffice, which the player character can have if they did every quest until now and helped Tyler against Lara. But if one helps Lara (ca. 360 Karma), Jo outright rejects cutting off his finger, saying he is desperate, but not dumb.
  • If Jo dies, Bo takes his place as Justice of the Peace.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Red outfit Shotgun 12 gauge shotgun shell x20


Jo appears only in Fallout 2 and is mentioned in the Fallout Bible.

Behind the scenes

Jo is a reference to the saying "an average Joe", used to describe a person as ordinary and completely normal.


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CharactersJo · Grisham · Balthas · Biff · "Chicken" · Cornelius · Farrel · Rose · Jonny · Davin · Miria · Laddie · Balthas' wife  · Modoc citizen · Modoc trader · Vegeir · Slag guard · Slag citizen (the Ghost Farm Slags) · Stable boy
LocationsModoc Main Street · Modoc brahmin pastures · Rose's Bed and Breakfast · Farrel's garden · Modoc caves · Slaughterhouse pen · Ghost Farm
QuestsSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas · Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation · Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc · Jo is suspicious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl · Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home · Kill the "chicken" · Help Bess the Brahmin