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You give Lupa a worthy death in the arena, and her brain is yours. Don't let your guard down just because she's old, though.Antony

Lupa is a mongrel living at the Fort in 2281.


Lupa is a Legion mongrel that belongs to Antony and is the mother of many of the Legion's best dogs.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

Nothin' But a Hound Dog


Nothin' But a Hound Dog: Lupa is among the choices of canines to retrieve a brain from for Rex. To get her brain, the player character has to talk to Antony to arrange a fight with her in the arena.

Effects of player's actions

After her death in the arena, Legion troops all around the Fort mention her "dying well" in combat.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Lupa's brain
Dog hide


  • Unlike other Legion mongrels, Lupa has a Damage Threshold of 4.
  • When sitting next to Antony in the fort, she has a normal mongrel HP of 40, but when fighting her in the arena, she has an increased total of 200.
  • Like other mongrels, if one is wearing a Legion disguise, she can and will sniff them out and alert the camp.
  • Legion fame is gained for killing Lupa if one does so by fighting her in the arena. This is because she was given an honorable death.

Notable quotes


Lupa appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • Lupa literally translates as "female wolf" in Latin. However, it's also a slang term for "prostitute" in Latin.
  • Lupa is the name of the wolf who raised Romulus and Remus, in Roman mythology.



  1. The Courier: "Nice dog."
    Antony: "Lupa? Yes, she's the mother of a lot of our best dogs. She's getting old, but she's still a tough old bitch. Aren't you, girl?"
    (Antony's dialogue)