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{{Infobox character
 
{{Infobox character
 
|games =FNV
 
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|label =Hat
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|label2 =Hatless
 
|image =Malcolm Holmes.jpg
 
|image =Malcolm Holmes.jpg
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|image2 =Malcolm Holmes NoHat.jpg
 
|race =[[Human]], African American
 
|race =[[Human]], African American
 
|sex =Male
 
|sex =Male
|affiliation =None
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|affiliation =
 
|role =Trader<br />Star bottle cap adventurer
 
|role =Trader<br />Star bottle cap adventurer
 
|location =[[Mojave Wasteland]]
 
|location =[[Mojave Wasteland]]
 
|quests =[[The Legend of the Star]]
 
|quests =[[The Legend of the Star]]
 
|alignment =Very Good
 
|alignment =Very Good
|actor =[[Avery K. Waddell]]
 
|dialogue =[[SSHQMalcolmHolmes.txt]]
 
 
|level =1
 
|level =1
 
|derived =[[Hit Points]]: 70
 
|derived =[[Hit Points]]: 70
 
|special ={{SPECIAL|5,5,5,10,5,5,5}}
 
|special ={{SPECIAL|5,5,5,10,5,5,5}}
 
|actor =[[Avery Kidd Waddell|Avery K. Waddell]]
|baseid ={{ID|0010596b}}
 
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|edid =SSHQMalcolmHolmes
 
|formid ={{ID|0010596b}}
 
|refid ={{ID|0010651a}}
 
|refid ={{ID|0010651a}}
 
|dialogue =[[SSHQMalcolmHolmes.txt]]
|footer =[[File:Malcolm Holmes NoHat.jpg|240px]]<br />Malcolm without his hat
 
 
}}{{Games|FNV}}
 
}}{{Games|FNV}}
   
 
{{Rotating content
 
{{Rotating content
|content1={{Quotation|Hello there. It's good to see a friendly face. Almost took you for a raider, I did. Name's Malcolm. Malcolm Holmes.}}[[File:NVMalcolmHolmesHelloThere.ogg|noicon|135px|center]]
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|content1={{Quotation|Hello there. It's good to see a friendly face. Almost took you for a raider, I did. Name's Malcolm. Malcolm Holmes.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesHelloThere.ogg}}
|content2={{Quotation|Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps.}}[[File:NVMalcolmHolmesGaveItUp.ogg|noicon|135px|center]]
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|content2={{Quotation|Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesGaveItUp.ogg}}
|content3={{Quotation|There's an old wasteland legend that says somewhere out there is a fabulous treasure from before the war. Those caps with the blue star on them, the tale goes, are the key to that treasure. They're called Sunset Sarsaparilla Stars.}}[[File:FNV_MalcolmHolmes_OldWastelandLegend.ogg|noicon|135px|center]]
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|content3={{Quotation|There's an old wasteland legend that says somewhere out there is a fabulous treasure from before the war. Those caps with the blue star on them, the tale goes, are the key to that treasure. They're called [[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap|Sunset Sarsaparilla stars]].|sound=FNV MalcolmHolmes OldWastelandLegend.ogg}}
 
}}
 
}}
   
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==Background==
 
==Background==
Malcolm Holmes was a collector of [[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap|star bottle caps]] to get the [[Sunset Sarsaparilla deputy badge|treasure]] that's hidden in the [[Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters]] building. He claims to have retired from collecting the caps, but if you pickpocket him (or kill him), you can find as many as 6 star bottle caps in his [[inventory]].
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Malcolm Holmes was a collector of [[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap|star bottle caps]] to get the [[Sunset Sarsaparilla deputy badge|treasure]] that's hidden in the [[Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters]] building. He claims to have retired from collecting the caps, but if the [[Courier]] pickpockets him (or kills him), they will find up to six star bottle caps in his [[inventory]]. Holmes also warns that there are people willing to kill for the blue star caps, including someone named [[Allen Marks]].
   
 
==Interactions with the player character==
 
==Interactions with the player character==
 
===Interactions overview===
 
===Interactions overview===
 
{{Interactions FNV
 
{{Interactions FNV
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|temp companion =no
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|temp companion =
|perm companion =no
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|perm companion =
|perk =-
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|perk =
|wares =Weapons, apparel, aid
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|wares =weapons, apparel, aid
|caps =-
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|caps =
|max condition =-
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|max condition =
|heal =no
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|heal =
|cure addiction =no
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|cure addiction =
|cure radiation =no
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|cure radiation =
|rent =-
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|rent =
|items modified =-
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|items modified =
|quests started =*[[The Legend of the Star]]
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|quests started =[[The Legend of the Star]]
|quests involved =-
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|quests involved =
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
===Quests===
 
===Quests===
* [[The Legend of the Star]]: Sometime after the player has picked up their first star bottle cap, they will encounter a man who claims he has been following them. Holmes is a retired trader who noticed you had the same interest in the [[Bottle cap (Fallout: New Vegas)|bottle caps]] that he collected long ago. He also mentions that if enough caps are collected, the treasure can be claimed from someone named [[Festus (Fallout: New Vegas)|Festus]].
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[[The Legend of the Star]]: Sometime after the player character has picked up their first star bottle cap, they will encounter a man who claims he has been following them. Holmes approaches and introduces himself as a retired trader who noticed they had the same interest in the [[Bottle cap (Fallout: New Vegas)|bottle caps]] that he collected long ago. He also mentions that if enough caps are collected, the treasure can be claimed from someone named [[Festus (Fallout: New Vegas)|Festus]].
 
===Other interactions===
 
* Malcolm Holmes also mentions that there are people willing to kill for the blue star caps, including someone called [[Allen Marks]].
 
   
 
==Inventory==
 
==Inventory==
 
{{Inventory
 
{{Inventory
 
|apparel =[[Roving trader outfit (Fallout: New Vegas)|Roving trader outfit]]<br />[[Roving trader outfit (Fallout: New Vegas)|Roving trader hat]]
 
|apparel =[[Roving trader outfit (Fallout: New Vegas)|Roving trader outfit]]<br />[[Roving trader outfit (Fallout: New Vegas)|Roving trader hat]]
|weapon =-
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|weapon =
 
|otheritem =[[.308 round (Fallout: New Vegas)|.308 round]] x24<br />[[Bottle cap (Fallout: New Vegas)|Bottle cap]] x54<br />[[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap]] x6
 
|otheritem =[[.308 round (Fallout: New Vegas)|.308 round]] x24<br />[[Bottle cap (Fallout: New Vegas)|Bottle cap]] x54<br />[[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap]] x6
|ondeath =-
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|ondeath =
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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* Sometimes, Malcolm will be killed by hostile enemies before he can reach the [[Courier]].
* After speaking with the player, Malcolm Holmes will walk directly to the [[Mojave Outpost]]. He will disappear from the game once he arrives there. Since he has 6 star caps on him, one should try pickpocketing or killing him after the conversation ends.
 
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* Malcolm will approach the Courier to initiate dialog regardless of them being in combat or not.
* Malcolm is carrying the [[Roving trader hat (Fallout: New Vegas)|roving trader hat]] and [[Roving trader outfit (Fallout: New Vegas)|roving trader outfit]]; both of which are valuable for players to increase their trade profit and pass Barter checks at the lower levels where one is likely to encounter Holmes.
 
* Malcolm seems to follow the player after a set amount time after you obtain your first [[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap]].
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* Malcolm appears on [[Highway 95]] almost due northwest of the [[Southern Nevada Wind Farm]] as soon as the Courier obtains their first [[Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap]]. Once he appears, he will run towards the Courier until he reaches them, pausing only if the Courier leaves the Mojave Wasteland for another region, such as DLC areas.
* He will appear on the [[Scavenger platform]] if you wait long enough. After talking to you he swims directly off, no matter if the water has been cleared of [[Lakelurks]] or not.
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* Malcolm can reach the Courier in any location within the Mojave Wasteland, even those that would be inconvenient, such as on the [[scavenger platform]]. After talking to the Courier he swims off, no matter if the water has been cleared of [[lakelurks]] or not.
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* If one chooses to start a second dialogue with him, the option to trade with him will appear. He will have other items to trade that will not drop when he is killed and are not available to be pickpocketed.
* If attacked but not killed, he will pursue the player for a considerable amount of time, occasionally going as far as [[Primm]] before being killed by the [[Powder Gangers]] there.
 
 
* After speaking with the Courier, Malcolm Holmes will walk directly to the [[Mojave Outpost]] barracks. He will disappear from the game once he arrives there.
* If you run the Nellis Air Force Base artillery gauntlet shortly after obtaining your first Star cap, be sure to comb the artillery field after making peace with the Boomers, as he may have been killed trying to reach you during the bombardment.
 
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** If the Courier encounters Malcolm in the barracks interior, he will walk outside of the building. If one follows him outside, Malcolm will approach the door to the barracks and then despawn.
* Even after he has been spoken to, most people and creatures will ignore his presence.
 
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* Malcolm is a member of the "Void Critters Faction," causing almost all Mojave Wasteland wildlife to consider him friendly, as well as [[Super mutant (Fallout: New Vegas)|super mutants]] (including those at [[Black Mountain]]) and members of the [[Vipers]] and [[Jackals]].
* If you trade with Malcolm Holmes, the caps dropped after killing him will not increase.
 
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* If one trades with Malcolm, the caps dropped after killing him will not increase. However, if the Courier purchases his .308 rounds, they will no longer be available when he is killed.
* Trading with him and reverting to a previous save randomizes his shop inventory. (PS3)
 
   
 
==Notable quotes==
 
==Notable quotes==
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| {{Inline quote|Hello there. It's good to see a friendly face. Almost took you for a raider, I did. Name's Malcolm. Malcolm Holmes.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesHelloThere.ogg}}
 
| {{Inline quote|Hello there. It's good to see a friendly face. Almost took you for a raider, I did. Name's Malcolm. Malcolm Holmes.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesHelloThere.ogg}}
 
| {{Inline quote|Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesGaveItUp.ogg}}
 
| {{Inline quote|Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps.|sound=NVMalcolmHolmesGaveItUp.ogg}}
|{{Inline quote|There's an old wasteland legend that says somewhere out there is a fabulous treasure from before the war.Those caps with the blue star on them, the tale goes, are the key to that treasure. They're called Sunset Sarsaparilla Stars. |sound=FNV_MalcolmHolmes_OldWastelandLegend.ogg}}
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|{{Inline quote|There's an old wasteland legend that says somewhere out there is a fabulous treasure from before the war. Those caps with the blue star on them, the tale goes, are the key to that treasure. They're called Sunset Sarsaparilla Stars.|sound=FNV_MalcolmHolmes_OldWastelandLegend.ogg}}
 
}}
 
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Malcolm Holmes appears only in ''[[Fallout: New Vegas]]''.
 
Malcolm Holmes appears only in ''[[Fallout: New Vegas]]''.
   
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==Bugs==
 
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{{Platforms|pc}} Malcolm's chest will sometimes be invisible when he initially approaches you. Simply loading from the last save fixes this.
   
 
[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas merchants]]
 
[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas merchants]]
[[Category:Random encounter characters]]
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[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas random encounters]]
 
[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas human characters]]
 
[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas human characters]]
   
 
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[[ru:Малколм Холмс]]
 
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Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps.

Malcolm Holmes is a retired trader living in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Background

Malcolm Holmes was a collector of star bottle caps to get the treasure that's hidden in the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters building. He claims to have retired from collecting the caps, but if the Courier pickpockets him (or kills him), they will find up to six star bottle caps in his inventory. Holmes also warns that there are people willing to kill for the blue star caps, including someone named Allen Marks.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character starts quests.

The Legend of the Star

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This character is a merchant. Sells: weapons, apparel, aid

Quests

The Legend of the Star: Sometime after the player character has picked up their first star bottle cap, they will encounter a man who claims he has been following them. Holmes approaches and introduces himself as a retired trader who noticed they had the same interest in the bottle caps that he collected long ago. He also mentions that if enough caps are collected, the treasure can be claimed from someone named Festus.

Inventory

Notes

  • Sometimes, Malcolm will be killed by hostile enemies before he can reach the Courier.
  • Malcolm will approach the Courier to initiate dialog regardless of them being in combat or not.
  • Malcolm appears on Highway 95 almost due northwest of the Southern Nevada Wind Farm as soon as the Courier obtains their first Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap. Once he appears, he will run towards the Courier until he reaches them, pausing only if the Courier leaves the Mojave Wasteland for another region, such as DLC areas.
  • Malcolm can reach the Courier in any location within the Mojave Wasteland, even those that would be inconvenient, such as on the scavenger platform. After talking to the Courier he swims off, no matter if the water has been cleared of lakelurks or not.
  • If one chooses to start a second dialogue with him, the option to trade with him will appear. He will have other items to trade that will not drop when he is killed and are not available to be pickpocketed.
  • After speaking with the Courier, Malcolm Holmes will walk directly to the Mojave Outpost barracks. He will disappear from the game once he arrives there.
    • If the Courier encounters Malcolm in the barracks interior, he will walk outside of the building. If one follows him outside, Malcolm will approach the door to the barracks and then despawn.
  • Malcolm is a member of the "Void Critters Faction," causing almost all Mojave Wasteland wildlife to consider him friendly, as well as super mutants (including those at Black Mountain) and members of the Vipers and Jackals.
  • If one trades with Malcolm, the caps dropped after killing him will not increase. However, if the Courier purchases his .308 rounds, they will no longer be available when he is killed.

Notable quotes

  • "Hello there. It's good to see a friendly face. Almost took you for a raider, I did. Name's Malcolm. Malcolm Holmes."
  • "Nah, I gave it up years ago. Too dangerous. And even if I did still collect them, I'd tell you the same. There's people out there so mad with the idea of treasure that they'll attack strangers just on the suspicion that they have some of those caps."
  • "There's an old wasteland legend that says somewhere out there is a fabulous treasure from before the war. Those caps with the blue star on them, the tale goes, are the key to that treasure. They're called Sunset Sarsaparilla Stars."

Appearances

Malcolm Holmes appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs

Icon pc.png Malcolm's chest will sometimes be invisible when he initially approaches you. Simply loading from the last save fixes this.