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Yes, I see them. Their gaze is still upon us... No, I don't hear them, do you hear them? Should I be hearing them?

Observer Marlon is a member of the Enlightened in Appalachia.


Marlon, alongside fellow Observers Errol and Johanna, was part of a group led by Interpreter Clarence.[1] Together, they undertook a long trip from the Lantern to Point Pleasant, in order to see the home of the Wise Mothman.[2]

He mostly talks to himself and the voices that only he can hear,[3][4][5][6] going as far as arguing with them,[7][8] or having them telling jokes to him.[9] While he is in this state of mind, he gets irritated easily when interacting with an actual person.[10][11] Despite all of this, Marlon is aware that the voices will leave him temporarily and speak to the Wise Mothman instead, if the latter is summoned successfully during the equinox.[12] During these brief moments, he possesses a clarity that he himself enjoys.[13] The voices say more pleasant things to Marlon, after they have spoken with the Wise Mothman.[14] They also told him about the dangers of inhaling dust for prolonged periods of time during the ritual.[15]

During the equinox, Marlon is tending to the pyre underneath the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant.

Interactions with the player character

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Cultist enlightened robe


Observer Errol is envious of Marlon's ability to listen to the voices.[16]


Observer Marlon appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Night of the Moth update.



  1. Vault Dweller: "Wait, there's more of you?"
    Interpreter Clarence: "Yes. I was accompanied by three Observers: Errol, Marlon, and Johanna. You will find them tending to the ritual pyres in the far reaches of this sacred site. If you speak, do not be offended by the absence of their minds. They are but humble witnesses to his wisdom, and have much left to learn from him."
    (Interpreter Clarence's dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "Where do you come from?"
    Interpreter Clarence: "We have ventured from our place of study, the Lantern, far from here. During the time of the Equinox, myself and a group of Observers make the perilous trip to the Wise One's homeland."
    (Interpreter Clarence's dialogue)
  3. Observer Marlon: "Did you say something? No? Oh, it was you. I thought I told you we weren't talking."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  4. Observer Marlon: "I can't! I won't! You cannot make me... No, you can't! No... Fine."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  5. Observer Marlon: "Keep it down will you?"
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  6. Observer Marlon: "I'm not going to say that. No. Well, if you want them to know so bad, why don't you just tell them yourself?"
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  7. Observer Marlon: "Stop it. I didn't-- no, you stop that!"
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  8. Observer Marlon: "No... Yes... Well, no... Yes... I see. Fine."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  9. Observer Marlon: "I've heard that one before... No, that's a new one. Okay, who's there? ... Okay, Vault Dweller who? ... (chuckle) Oh, grow up."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  10. Observer Marlon: "Who is this? I don't know, do you know? Yes, you! Do you know? Who are you?"
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  11. Observer Marlon: "Why are they still here? Not you, them. I wish I could be rid of you... I'm sorry, you know I don't mean that."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  12. Observer Marlon: "He will be here soon, then I can finally enjoy some peace again... Yes, yes, I know."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  13. Observer Marlon: "Ah, a brief respite. I hope I did not alarm you. They are speaking to him now, so at last I can hear more clearly."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  14. Observer Marlon: "I wonder what news they will bring back to me? They are always more pleasant after speaking with him."
    (Observer Marlon's dialogue)
  15. Observer Johanna: "They say the dust may harm us if we breathe it too long. Who said so? Observer Marlon. Well, THEY told him. They told him, he told me."
    (Observer Johanna's dialogue)
  16. Observer Errol: "Those voices he hears... What do they tell him? How can I hear them too? What prey can they reveal to me? They are wasted on him. He bickers and cowers. He holds a gift, and he wastes it."
    (Observer Errol's dialogue)
Cult of the Mothman and The Enlightened