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I love mugs so much, I just might kill myself!

Muggy is a robot operating at Big MT in 2281.


Muggy is a neurotic, highly self-aware, sentient miniature Securitron made by Doctor 0.[1] Muggy does not sport a policeman, broken, crazed, or soldier face, but rather his monitor screen displays an animated version of a smiling coffee cup. Muggy is programmed to have an obsession with coffee mugs and to be aware of this obsession, without being able to do anything about it.[2] This not only shows his advancement compared to almost all other RobCo robots but also Dr. 0's ability in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Muggy harbors a deep-seated resentment of Dr. 0 for creating him as a mug-obsessed joke, compared to the larger Securitrons.[1] He blames Dr. 0 for his creation and the subsequent futility of his existence, as Dr. 0 became a brain in a pod who no longer needs or drinks coffee, resulting in there being no new mugs for him to clean.[2] Muggy is also angered by the idea of all the dirty dishes out in the Big MT area and beyond with nobody to clean them.[3]

Muggy resents Dr. 0 so much, he hopes the Courier managed to kill the doctor in a satisfactory manner[4] (though the Courier never confirms nor refutes this). If the Courier has discovered Higgs Village, in an ending of Old World Blues Muggy is said to accidentally lock himself there where he cleaned up the kitchens of the Think Tank professors but deliberately left 0's house dirty as a form of revenge.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

Muggy will turn all coffee mugs, coffee pots and various plates into useful miscellaneous items. The items he accepts and their respective yields are as follows:

After being upgraded, Muggy, through an interactive request, will provide the Courier with all of the following once a day:


  • While Muggy can be targeted in V.A.T.S., he cannot die without the use of console commands, as no weapons deal any damage to him, nor is it possible to use the Robotics Expert perk to shut him down.
  • Muggy is the only Sink character able to move around "freely" and thus the only one which shows up as a mark on the compass. Though it is possible that in some cases the tick mark does not appear, it is uncertain whether this is a glitch or not.
  • Muggy seems to be one of the few robotic characters that realize the Great War took place and that considerable time has passed since then.
  • Muggy is the only recurring source of pistol powder outside of purchases.
  • If by some chance Muggy is forced to enter combat (usually only through console codes and even then only with another NPC, since Muggy will not enter combat with the Courier under any circumstance, even using the console to start combat with them will make him immediately cease combat) Muggy will never engage in any fighting and will always flee.
  • If the Sink's personality matrices are disabled by the Sink CIU, Muggy still has his face on and will continue to move.
  • Muggy is still affected by the fatigue damage dealt by boxing tape and the cattle prod, so he can be knocked unconscious.
  • Muggy can also be knocked unconscious by shooting him with pulse slugs.
  • Due to Muggy's ability to create empty syringes, the Courier is able to create hundreds of stimpaks, in conjuncture with the biological research station's ability to convert plant matter into Salient Green, with a Science skill of 70 at the workbench in The Sink.
  • After the Courier finishes the DLC, Muggy gets trapped in Higgs Village and finds peace there. He spends time cleaning all the houses but, in revenge, doesn't clean Dr. 0's dishware and leaves them dirty forever.[5]
  • Muggy was originally intended to be a possible "full" companion, this idea was cut, due to lack of development time.[6]

Notable quotes


Muggy appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Courier: "Who are you?"
    Muggy: "You... you really want to know about... me? No one ever asks about Muggy! You've made me so happy! Maybe you've seen some of those big, imposing Securitrons with their lovely laser guns and rocket launchers and scary faces? I'm not one of those. Dr. O was always jealous of House Industries, and he thought it would be fucking hilarious to build a tiny neurotic Securitron. Big fucking laugh. So, umm... you got any coffee cups for me now?"
    (Muggy's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Courier: "You seem really obsessed with mugs."
    Muggy: "Of course I'm obsessed! They made me this way! You think I don't know how crazy I sound? Of course I do! They programmed me to know that, too! They made me just to torture me. But you know, it's the neglect that hurts the most. "Hey everybody, let's turn ourselves into robot brains in jars!" Do you know how many coffee cups giant robot brains in jars use on a daily basis? Not fucking many!"
    (Muggy's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Mugs? Why do you want mugs?"
    Muggy: "Why do you want mugs? Huh? You some kind of sick mug hoarder? Oh god, give me the coffee cup, please! It's sitting there in your pack, taunting me! Sorry... I'm sorry. I got a little carried away. It's just all those goddamn dirty dishes out there with no one to clean them! It breaks my heart!"
    (Muggy's dialogue)
  4. Muggy: "Please, please, please tell me you stomped Dr. O's brain into a fine paste! Did he squeal? Did he beg? God, I hope he begged! Who's the flatware bitch now, O?!"
    (Muggy's dialogue)
  5. Old World Blues endings
  6. USgamer