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On the bright side, it's given me another reason to hit the drink!

Michael Hawthorne is a frequent patron at Tenpenny Tower's Federalist Lounge and is known to be the local drunk.


Michael Hawthorne has dedicated his life (and life savings) to the pursuit of giddy drunkenness, staggering drunkenness, and finally, paralytic stupor. He spends the majority of every day drinking in Tenpenny Tower's Federalist Lounge. He even has a reserved seat that he occupies while drinking in the lounge.[1]

Little is known about Hawthorne's background. During conversations with Herbert Dashwood, he reveals that Michael has been drinking since he was a toddler, and when told to be careful with his remaining brain cells, he says "Nah, drown the buggers!" [2] This excessive drinking at an early age may account for his current behavior.

Daily scheduleEdit

Micheal Hawthorne wanders Tenpenny Tower but always returns to the Federalist Lounge for a drink. On Wednesday nights, he can be seen in bed with the local courtesan of the tower, Susan Lancaster.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).

Effects of player's actionsEdit

Upon first meeting him, he will jovially ask the Lone Wanderer to share a drink with him, in which he will then begin discussing the ghoul business around the tower.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Dirty pre-War casualwear Tenpenny resident's key


Michael Hawthorne appears only in Fallout 3.



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. MichaelHawthorne.txt - line 49: What? Oh right. Hah! That's a good one, Daring. I'm fine really. I've been drinking since I was a toddler. I can hold my liquor. What's new with you?
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