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They're savage! They're brutal! They're here to keep this worker in his place -- the undefeated Bear Brothers! Let's find out if the newcomer can hold his own against real fighters! Release! Fight!Arena announcer

John Bear is an arena fighter in the Pitt in 2277.


During the Scourge, his other brother Greg was taken in by the Brotherhood. However, he and Grudd were left behind due to being "too wild and mean."[1]


John is the brother of Grudd and Kodiak.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Gamma shield armor Deathclaw gauntlet
5 frag grenades


  • Faydra, coordinator of events in the Hole, comments on how the Bear brothers' ferocity leads people to believe that they are half trog.[2]
  • If the Lone Wanderer kills Grudd Bear first, John will sometimes take his flamer and use it against the player character.

Notable quotes


John Bear appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.


  1. Ishmael Ashur: "For example, they took one survivor, a kid the called "Kodiak". But they left his big brothers behind, because they were too wild and mean. But as it turns out, the Bear Brothers were some of my finest soldiers. At least, until they went up against you."
    (Ishmael Ashur's dialogue)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Who am I going to be fighting?"
    Faydra: "Ashur says he wants to make this one good so he gave you the Bear Brothers. They're a couple of mean bastards. Hell, rumor has it that they're half way to Trog as it is. But I'm sure you'll do fine. Just fine."
    (Faydra's dialogue)