When the war happened, the machines started dropping from the sky. Everyone around here thinks that the bomb made the crater, but it didn't.

Manya Vargas is a resident of Megaton and the wife of Nathan Vargas in 2277.


Manya was born in 2213. At the age of 64, she is a sweet old lady. She and Nathan used to run a caravan line together and have managed to save enough caps and supplies to live out their retirement in Megaton. Manya's sweet exterior doesn't reveal that she's witnessed every misery that the wasteland has to offer. She is extremely wise and knowledgeable - two traits that allow her to continue to thrive and live in Megaton.[1]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character is involved in quests.

The Replicated Man


  • The Replicated Man: Manya is a member of The Railroad. You can find this out by finding a holotape recording she keeps in her home and she admits to it when you ask her about it.

Other interactionsEdit

  • There is a unique dialogue choice regarding Megaton's ownership if Sheriff Simms dies.
  • Manya is one of the oldest residents of Megaton, and thus knows much about the history of the town. If you ask her about Megaton and how it was built, she will tell you stories about how the town started.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit Housekey - Nathan and Manya


  • Occasionally Manya is asking if you have seen her husband, Nathan. However, if you find him and even talk to him, she will still ask if you have seen him. Nathan also wonders about where Manya is at random times.
  • If Nathan is killed at Raven Rock during The American Dream, or at all, the player will no longer be able to open dialogue with Manya, instead she will simply acknowledge that he is dead, and will sometimes drift off thinking of him before he died, indicating she cared for him far more than previously indicated, saying, "Sorry, I was just thinking of Nathan before he died," if the player tries communicating with her. Oddly, if she communicates with you, she will simply ask, "Have you seen Nathan anywhere?"
  • Both Manya and her husband share their surname with Paladin Vargas, a member of the Lyons' Pride in the East Coast Brotherhood as well as Manny Vargas in Fallout: New Vegas.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Well hey there, stranger! I'm Manya. The old coot wandering around here is my husband, Nathan."
  • "There's only one thing that concerns me in this town these days: what my damn fool husband is doing."
  • "When the war happened, the machines started dropping from the sky. Everyone around here thinks that the bomb made the crater, but it didn't."


Manya Vargas appears only in Fallout 3.


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