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"Money makes the world go 'round." The currency's changed, but the truth hasn't.

Marion Copeland is the leader of a group of scavengers at the Emmett Mountain disposal site in Appalachia.


Born to a mining family she never saw herself taking on the trade.[1] Instead she took to the managerial aspect of industrialized trade.[2] Following the Great War, in 2103 Marion and her scavengers came to the region following the influx of people to the region following the rumors of gold. Although most people are scavengers at some level to survive she and her crew like to take on the jobs that require coordination and perseverance. Specifically choosing to go to the more dangerous places and pick them clean, to then sell the assets off to the highest bidder. To that end, she and her crew are decontaminating the Emmett Mountain disposal site to retrieve any useful materiel and untapped mineral resources.[3][4][5]

Although she and her crew were following the people entering the region she is an independent operation, only hearing of the caravan routes setting themselves up in the region. She also heard of, and thinks positively towards, the super mutant Grahm who took up trading.[2] Her and her crew are welcoming towards people who can pull their weight,[6] and she especially likes it if they are well prepared for their tasks.[7]

She has experience with both Foundation, and the Crater raiders. In her opinion, the former are good folks but poor negotiators, and the latter as not as bad as you would think.[8]

Interactions with the player character

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Radiation Rumble

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Her reaction to the player character will change whether or not they are wearing a hazmat suit, whether they are in good standing to both the Crater raiders and Foundation, and whether or not the player character has a mutation.


Notable quotes

  • "'Money makes the world go 'round.' The currency's changed, but the truth hasn't."
  • "Just what were they dumping down there, and how much?"
  • "Ignore the pain and think of the caps!"
  • "Damn. I'm out of the fight for now. Keep going!"
  • "Don't worry about me! Protect my crew!"
  • "I'll be fine... worry about yourselves!"


Marion Copeland appears in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.



  1. Marion Copeland: "My parents were miners, but I never saw myself digging around in a cave when I was younger."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marion Copeland: "I hear caravans are starting to reach Appalachia, now. That's good for people and for business."
    "Normally you'd buy low and sell high, but in our case we're "buying" for nothing and selling for as much as we can get."
    "I heard there's a Super Mutant in Appalachia who's all about business. Now there's a guy with his priorities straight."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller: "Looking to take anything in particular?"
    Marion Copeland: "We know this place has its fair share of untapped mineral resources. That will be our biggest haul. Mining isn't all gold and silver. Ore veins can hold precious metals with all kinds of uses. Once we get them deconned, we can trade them to Spruce Knob and Crater for the supplies we need to survive."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  4. Vault Dweller: "Tell me about your group."
    Marion Copeland: "We're scavengers. Most survivors are scavengers at some level, nowadays, but we like to take on the tough jobs. We go to the dangerous places and pick them clean. Then we sell what we take to the highest bidder."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  5. Marion Copeland: "The trick to scavenging is to scavenge where no one else will."
    "A lot of people think of themselves as scavengers these days, but not many of us will go scrounging in places like this."
    "So many have come to Appalachia for the gold. They don't see the value in what's just laying around until we show them what's for sale."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  6. Marion Copeland: "You're welcome here. If you can pull your weight."
    "We could use a heavy lifter. Can I count on you?"
    "How do you feel about manual labor?"
    "You'll go far if you stick with me. But I'm only keeping you if you contribute."
    "You wanna learn how to survive? I'll tell you how. Sell to the highest bidder. Always."
    "I'm not gonna ask why you're down here, but as long as you are... you want a job?"
    "Spend a lot of time in radioactive dump sites?"
    "Have much experience with scavenging?"
    "I'm here if you want to talk business."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  7. Marion Copeland: "Came prepared, I see."
    "You'll keep that suit on, if you know what's good for you."
    You suicidal? Come back with rad protection if you want to survive down here."
    No rad protection? Have fun being a mutant."

    "I guess I don't have to tell you how dangerous these rads are. Or do I?"
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)
  8. Marion Copeland: "You with that Spruce Knob group? Good folks, poor negotiators. But you didn't hear it from me."
    "Been to Crater much? Not as bad as you'd think, when you get to know them."
    (Marion Copeland's dialogue)