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This whole place would fall apart if it weren't for Dom and me keeping anyone from causing too much trouble.

Machete is a junior law enforcer in Canterbury Commons in 2277.


She used to fiercely defend Little Lamplight. At the age of 7, she slaughtered a mole rat in the caves with a machete, thus earning her nickname. She has been a bona fide celebrity ever since.

At the age of 16, she was supposed to head to Big Town, but she became lost due to a dust storm and arrived at Canterbury Commons instead. Because of her pride, she refuses to admit she went to the wrong place. Dominic D'Ellsadro felt she had the potential to work as a guard, and after a year of his guidance, she has earned some respect among the residents.[Non-game 1] She works alongside Dominic as his junior law enforcer. They both keep Canterbury Commons safe from raiders, unwanted creatures, and danger in general.

Daily schedule

Machete patrols Canterbury Commons from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, eats until 1:00 PM, patrols until 6:00 PM, eats until 7:00 PM, then patrols again until 2:00 AM, after which she goes to bed and wakes up at 8:00 AM.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.



  • Similarly to fellow law enforcer Dominic D'Ellsadro, she can be killed while patrolling by enemies that spawn close to the area.
  • If the player character earlier went to Little Lamplight and talked to her with high enough Intelligence, they will ask if she got her name from Little Lamplight.[1]

Notable quotes


Machete appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Did you get your nickname in Lamplight?"
    Machete: "Good guess! I was the toughest defender they ever saw in Lamplight. I earned my nickname fighting off a Mole Rat with a knife big as my arm. When I left, I figured I'd pass on a cushy place like Big Town. I ended up here, Dom took me on as a guard, and that's that."
    (Machete's dialogue)


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.83: "Machete
    One of the fiercest defenders Little Lamplight has ever seen, 19-year-old "Machete" earned her nickname at the age of 7, when she killed a Mole Rat in the caves armed only with a knife the size of her arm. Since then, she has been a bona fide celebrity. When she turned 16, she got disoriented in a dust storm and got lost, eventually arriving at Canterbury Commons instead of Big Town. To this day, she refuses to admit that she went to the wrong place. Dominic in particular saw her potential to provide security for the future of the camp, and after a year of his guidance, she's earned a fair amount of respect from the locals."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)