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Kent Connolly is a ghoulified radio technician, operating out of his studio in the Memory Den in Goodneighbor, in 2287. He is responsible for the maintenance and operation of Silver Shroud Radio, the pride and joy of his childhood.



Connolly was a die-hard fan of both the Silver Shroud and the Mistress of Mystery, having listened to all 420 episodes (holiday special included) of The Silver Shroud and having an encyclopedic knowledge of every detail.[1] His knowledge was even tapped by Frederick Rivers, husband of the Mistress' actor Shannon Rivers, for building and recreating the Order of Mysteries' underground lair and related paraphernalia. Through 2077,[2] Kent and Frederick (by the name Fred) corresponded via holotape through the mail,[3] with Kent providing feedback on various designs Fred had made for the Mistress' equipment, in line with his knowledge of the Hubris Comics continuity. For instance, Kent reviewed Fred's plan for the Mistress' lair and praised the accuracy of the Hall of Trials.[4] He also made various recommendations for the designs of the Phantom Device,[5] Veil of Secrets (adding built-in gas filtration),[6] Garb of Mysteries (using ballistic weave for protection),[7][8][9] and Voice of Set.[10]

Kent also took these opportunities to voice his own opinions for the franchise. He was annoyed by Hubris Comics' continued retcons of the Voice of Set's mechanisms[10] and was disappointed by Fred's decision to model the Garb of Mysteries after the newer, shorter dress rather than the Mistress' traditional dress, planning to organize a letter-writing campaign to Hubris Comics protesting the change.[8] He even wrote directly to Shannon Rivers regarding a series lore inconsistency and hoping to enlist her support for his letter campaign.[11] Kent was unaware of Fred's actual identity, simply assuming he was an equally-dedicated Hubris Comics fan. As such, Kent did not believe that Fred could have actually made a real-life version of the Mistress of Mystery's lair, assuming he had simply made some sort of high-detail model.[3] However, Kent did recognize that Fred had many "connections," and asked if he could also receive some ballistic weave from Fred if the latter managed to get his hands on any.[9]


Connolly's life in the wasteland was a traumatizing time for him. Even in 2287, the memories are still very painful for him to think about, and he avoids the pain the only way he knows: by reliving his memories from before the Great War.[12] Connolly just keeps to himself, reliving his beloved radio serial over and over again in a quiet corner in the Memory Den keeping the pods operational in exchange for time on the memory loungers.[13][14] Through his station, he plays several recordings of various episodes of the old superhero crime-drama that had survived the atomic fire of the Great War intact. During his off time, from his one-room studio, Connolly works tirelessly every day to return the radio show of his hero and role model back to the airwaves for the entire Commonwealth to hear, though the radio signal so far only broadcasts in Goodneighbor and the surrounding Financial District.

However, deep in his heart, Kent ultimately desires to bring justice and peace to Goodneighbor (and by extension the Commonwealth) by bringing about the return of the Silver Shroud, despite realistically knowing how little hope he has for it. Although he made a fully functional replica of the Shroud's signature silver machine gun,[15] the old, rickety ghoul could not just go around shooting people or he would be just another gun-toting hooligan among many.[16] He also has neither the costume, the physical condition, nor the aptitude to take up the mantle of the Silver Shroud, but gladly offers the Sole Survivor the chance to do so in his stead.[17]


Although he doesn't really talk about it in Fallout 4, as revealed in Fallout 76, Kent was once a very extroverted man, eager to share his comics passion with those he thought would appreciate it, like Frederick Rivers. Suffice to say, with the fiery destruction of the world and society's collapse, he doesn't meet many people with the same passions anymore.

By 2287, Kent Connolly's only real friend in Goodneighbor is Irma, proprietor of the Memory Den where he lives and works. Having known Connolly long enough to be old friends, Irma is supportive of his Silver Shroud obsession and allows him extra time on the memory loungers when she can. However, knowing that he dreamed of taking the Silver Shroud from radio to real-life was too much for Irma who insisted he not pursue it in fear of him getting hurt.[18]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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The Silver Shroud

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This character has other interactions.

Upgrades the Silver Shroud costume upons vists at levels 25, 35 and 45


Other interactions[]

  • Visiting Kent after reaching levels 25, 35, and 45 will yield defensive upgrades to the Silver Shroud costume.

Effects of player's actions[]

  • Kent can be saved or killed based on one's Speech check.



  • Connolly has a slight stutter and stumbles in both conversations and on the radio. As with Sinjin, he speaks clearly with a stereotypical Boston accent, the clarity of which is uncommon among ghouls.
  • Kent Connolly, true to being a superfan, thinks other superheroes are inferior to the Silver Shroud, like Grognak the Barbarian and especially Manta Man, who he thinks is a lame superhero.[1]


Kent Connolly appears in Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter Online and is mentioned in Fallout 76.


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes Kent gets stuck in the Milton General Hospital after finishing the quest The Silver Shroud.[verified]
    • This may be fixed using console command 228ac.moveto 228a6 to move him to Irma in Goodneighbor.
    • Alternatively, push him to the first elevator and he'll then make his way back to Goodneighbor. He can be pushed using one of the nearby wooden crates.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One If one has cleared out the robots earlier in the hospital, they may respawn back and trigger the raiders causing Sinjin to shoot Kent immediately.[verified]
    • This may be fixed using console command tcl to clip through the level and spawning yourself inside of the elevator that descends to Kent, allowing the script to continue as if you had gone through normally and not triggered the robots to attack.
    • In-game workaround; When entering the hospital, there is an overhead hallway to the left. From the lobby, throw a grenade through the broken window of the overhead hallway. The goal is to get the grenade into the room the hallway is collected to (down the hall to the right) and kill the Nurse Handy in there. Toss the grenade from the waiting area. There's also a Protectron which can be sniped as it walks by. This seems to eliminate the robots Sinjin and crew are triggered by. When eventually entering this floor either via the normal routing or jetpacking through the hole in the ceiling to the left, there will be a battle between robots and raiders. It may be important to kill robots quickly. Clean up and wait for [CAUTION] status to clear. Go meet Sinjin.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Sometimes Kent won't turn on the radio after finishing the quest The Silver Shroud. This can stop you from improving the suit.[verified]
    • If you complete The Silver Shroud quest when you are beyond level 45 (can also happen if you are below Level 45), then the game waits until you are level 100. Once you reach level 100 the station will turn back on and speaking to Kent will yield an upgrade. On PC, using console command set MS04ArmorLevel to 45 changes the requisite level back to 45, so the station and upgrade will be immediately available.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Entering the hospital with Targeting HUD enabled may cause the raiders to execute him instantly, failing that part of the quest.[verified]
    • Unequipping the modded helmet until Kent is safe will avert the issue while allowing the use of other power armor throughout the hospital.
  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 There is a chance that his leg will appear blown off after saving him from Sinjin.[verified]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sole Survivor: "What can you tell me about the Shroud?"
    Kent Connolly: "He's from the radio shows! I've listened to all 419 episodes. And the holiday special. He's the best. Better th-than Grognak and Manta Man combined."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  2. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, 6/29/77
  3. 3.0 3.1 Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 7/22/77; From Kent
  4. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 3/8/77; From Kent
  5. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 3/8/77; RE: Phantom Device
  6. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 3/8/77; Veil of Secrets
  7. Order of Mysteries - Production log 212
  8. 8.0 8.1 Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 3/8/77; RE: Garb of Mysteries
  9. 9.0 9.1 Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 7/22/77; RE: Garb of Mysteries
  10. 10.0 10.1 Riverside Manor terminal entries; Frederick's terminal, Kent Connolly, 7/22/77; RE: Voice of Set
  11. Riverside Manor terminal entries; study terminal, Eye of Ra Continuity Issues
  12. The Sole Survivor: "How did you get used to... everything?"
    Kent Connolly: "Mainly I focused on survival. It got real bad after the bombs fell. For a long while... I tried not to think of the good old days. Just too painful. But it's all we got now, so we got to try and make it better. I got a question for you."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  13. Kent Connoly: "You got the Memory Pod loaded up? Oh, you're not Irma."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  14. Kent Connolly: "Goodneighbor's crazy. Thefts, m-murders, worse. Sometimes you just got to escape a little to make it through the day."
    Sole Survivor: "Escape? What do you mean?"
    Kent Connolly: "Reliving old memories. Like Thanksgiving 2071. Ma made a 12 pound turkey. And then we all listened to, "The Silver Shroud vs. Captain Cosmos." Even pa was there."(Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  15. The Sole Survivor: "Good on you for trying to make the world better."
    Kent Connolly: "I just have to do something, you know? I've built my own custom machine gun. Even better than the one in the show. But to make this work, I still need the most important piece. The genuine Silver Shroud costume herself."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  16. The Sole Survivor: "Do you really need the costume?"
    Kent Connolly: "With the gun, I'm just another armed hooligan. But if the Silver Shroud came to life and helped people it would give everyone hope."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  17. The Silver Shroud
  18. Irma: "It's you! Oh sugar, I told Kent all that hero stuff was going to get you both killed!"
    (Irma's dialogue)