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Initiate Pappas is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel in Appalachia.


Initiate Pappas is a member of a Brotherhood of Steel technology recovery team reporting to Scribe Valdez. In order to observe and document the combat abilities of the Rust Eagles' battle bots, his team engages in pit fighting at the Metal Dome arena.[1] He is open to the idea of adopting a stage name to use when fighting alongside his fellow Gladiators of Steel.[2][3][4][5]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character ignores combat and cannot be damaged.
Icon interactions essential
This character cannot be killed.
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This character starts events.
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This character appears in the following locations.

Other interactions[]

Initiate Pappas serves as the quest giver for Event: Test Your Metal. During the event, he will radio in secondary objectives and give commentary.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Brotherhood scribe outfit (50%)
Brotherhood soldier suit + Full BoS combat armor set (50%)
Laser gun (randomized)


Although Botsmith Amp and Beatrice the Wrench were added to the live game with the Metal Dome's construction in Invaders from Beyond, Initiate Pappas did not appear in the live game until Test Your Metal.


Initiate Pappas appears in Fallout 76, introduced in the Test Your Metal update.



  1. Vault Dweller: "The Brotherhood has a pit fighting team?"
    Initiate Pappas: "Well, not exactly. We're one of Scribe Valdez's technology recovery teams. An aggressive raider gang armed to the teeth with combat bots makes a dangerous neighbor. So, we learn about their capabilities firsthand. Our approach is... controversial inside the Brotherhood, but the Scribe goes to bat for us because we're a vital source of intel. Here, we're called the Gladiators of Steel and we've survived more than one clash in the arena. The Rust Eagles think we're here to impress them and make a name for ourselves. And we need them to keep believing that."
    (Initiate Pappas' dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "So, does that mean you have a secret gladiator nickname?"
    Initiate Pappas: "No, not really. Why, do you have one in mind?"
    (Initiate Pappas' dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller: "You look like a Steel Menace to me."
    Initiate Pappas: "Yeah, I like that! Now I just have to get my teammates to use it."
    (Initiate Pappas' dialogue)
  4. Vault Dweller: "I've got it... Bad Victoriam!"
    Initiate Pappas: "Uh, you know what, I'm sorry I asked."
    (Initiate Pappas' dialogue)
  5. Vault Dweller: "How about Eagle Eye?"
    Initiate Pappas: "Hey, that's not bad. I'll have to give it a try."
    (Initiate Pappas' dialogue)