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Them quack doctors can say what they want about all the radscorpion stings that done pierced my skull. I know what I seen.

No-bark Noonan is a crazy conspiracy theorist living in Novac in 2281.


Not much is known about No-bark Noonan's past. However, when asked about his nickname, he reveals that he suffered from multiple radscorpion stings that have pierced his skull. The event undoubtedly made him into the man he is. He also claims to be a scientist, which he may have been in the past before being stung by radscorpions.

He wanders the streets of Novac, looking into windows and spouting conspiracy theories and other ramblings that sometimes have nuggets of truth hidden in them. It is not exactly certain how he earned his nickname, although Alice McBride, a Novac resident, believes that his name comes from the phrase "not all of his dogs are barking." No-bark says otherwise; he claims that "they know I ain't just barking here. What I say's got bite, 'cause it's the truth."

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid 2000 caps.


  • They Went That-a-Way: The Courier can ask him if he has seen a man in a checkered suit; he claims that he saw him running away from aliens, although none can be found in this portion of the Mojave Wasteland.
  • One for My Baby: No-bark gives the Courier useful information about the night of the crime, saying that he witnessed shady goings-on at the Dino Dee-lite front desk.
  • Come Fly With Me: While No-bark has no clue what is going on at the REPCONN Facility, he states that he believes the plant is inhabited by "commie ghosts that don't know they're dead." He speculates that their plan is to hijack the nearby rockets, so they can travel to the moon, paint it pink and "draw a Lenin face on it."
  • The Screams of Brahmin: No-bark will direct the Courier to speak to Alice and Dusty McBride after claiming he saw an "invisible chupacabra" shoot some of the McBride's brahmin.

Other interactions

  • Upon meeting No-bark, he threatens to stick the Courier with his "stickin' knife." No-bark is also extremely paranoid about communists and has many pro-American posters covering the walls of his shack. Some of the posters will be familiar to those who have played Fallout 3, as they are posters that are seen in various locations in the Capital Wasteland and in that game's loading screen slides.
  • After the Courier completes Come Fly With Me, Radio New Vegas takes an interview with him, where he correctly states that the rockets belong to "religious ghouls looking for a land to call their own." He further states "Don't you laugh at me! I know a spell that will make you show your true form! Cave rat taught it to me." He does this interview while speaking to a teddy bear near a microphone.


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Wasteland settler outfit


  • No-bark introduces himself to the Courier by threatening to stab them with a knife he calls Ol' Sticky, even though he isn't carrying one. While something like this might normally be disregarded as rambling, options in the Courier's dialogue imply that he really does have a knife, or at least that he should.
  • With a Strength of 6 or more, the Courier can threaten No-bark to tell them everything; this has no effect on what he says, other than a small amount of experience. There will be no Karma or reputation loss, however.
  • No-bark is the one character in New Vegas that seems to be able to play Caravan no matter how much money he has left. He is much wealthier than he seems, being able to bet 1,000 caps in a caravan game.

Notable quotes


No-bark Noonan appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • No-bark Noonan was written by Eric Fenstermaker.
  • "Commies" painting Lenin's face on the moon is another reference to Robert A. Heinlein's "The Man Who Sold the Moon," as D.D. Harriman convinces a US businessman that the Russians intended to get there first, by painting the Hammer and Sickle on the moon.