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Captain Marie Pappas leads the NCR military police serving at the NCR Embassy in 2281.


She is found on the New Vegas Strip, either in a bunk or walking around the embassy. She is the only NCR officer that is allowed to carry a gun on the Strip.[1] Private Jake Erwin refers to her as a "hard-ass" but also says she is the best captain they have ever had.[2] Members of the NCR military police comment that troopers may be sneaking up to the rooftops, drinking beer instead of working, and that they'll be in "a world of trouble" if Captain Pappas catches them.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


How Little We Know: The player character can report a murder at the Gomorrah casino, and show her Clanden's snuff tapes as evidence of the crime. However, there's no way to pursue this line of investigation any further, as the player character is unable to identify Clanden as the man on the tapes.



  • When spoken to after entering the Lucky 38, she will mention that it does not make the Courier special and threatens them not to mess with her or any of her troopers regardless of their reputation with the NCR. She will also say this if the player character has chosen to kill Benny.
  • Her greeting quotes will be more aggressive if the player character's reputation with the NCR is at Shunned or Hated.
  • If one has failed Don't Tread on the Bear, she will attack if the player character enters the embassy.
  • Pappas does not wear the NCR MP armor.

Notable quotes


Marie Pappas appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

Marie Pappas is the Four of Hearts in the deck of Vault playing cards included with the Collector's Edition of Fallout: New Vegas.



  1. NCR trooper: "I bet it feels real nice to be carrying those weapons around on the strip. That damn Mr. House has forbid any NCR military personnel from carrying any sort of firearms on the Strip. Well, except for Captain Pappas. Mr. House still doesn't trust the NCR. A word of advice, the Securitrons won't put up with any funny stuff out there, so don't do anything stupid. This your first time on the Strip?"
  2. Courier: "What can you tell me about Captain Pappas?"
    Jake Erwin: "She may be a bit of a hardass, but she's the best damn Captain we've had here. I'd be careful around her. You don't want to get on her bad side."
    (Jake Erwin's dialogue)
  3. NCR military police: "I heard some of the Troopers are sneaking up on the rooftops and lounging around and drinking beers instead of working. They'll be in a world of trouble if Captain Pappas catches them."
    (NCR military police dialogue)