Retard.— Parker's assessment of the Sole Survivor

Parker Quinn is a con-man operating near the South Boston Police Department in 2287.


The con artist Parker Quinn is known somewhat around the Commonwealth and the Island for his charge card scam. He conducts his operations in an alleyway near the South Boston police precinct, hoping to shake down passing travelers willing to buy his charge card. Quinn claims that he is working with local shops and merchants to introduce a system of credit as a substitute for paying upfront with bottlecaps. He offers the charge card to anyone willing to pay the initial price of 100 caps, plus a 10 cap service fee, stating it is good for use at any vendor in the area, but of course, it is only a scam, as no merchant will accept the card as valid payment except for Brooks in Far Harbor. Regardless of the Sole Survivor's response to the scam, Parker will end the conversation by calling them a "retard" under his breath.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character is a merchant. Sells: miscellaneous


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Random clothing Charge card 110 bottlecaps (after buying the charge card)


  • Parker calls the player a "retard" whether they buy his charge card or not.
  • After buying his charge card, the player may pickpocket or kill him to get their money back.
  • On approaching Sheng Kawolski in Diamond City after having bought the charge card, he will say that Parker has "got another one," and tell the Sole Survivor that they might as well dispose of the card since no trader in the Commonwealth will accept it.
  • His character file seems to have been copied from Ron Staples', including the typo where his special vendor container checks to see if he has been assigned to a trading emporium. As a result, if brought into a settlement using console commands or tier 3 Intimidation, he has options to be commanded or moved as a settler, and when assigned to a trading emporium will sell rare food items.
    • In order to use him as a settler, the player character first needs to open the settlement menu and move him to the settlement before assigning him as a vendor or he would walk away (like how a settler is moved from settlement A to B).
  • Similar to the Pillars of the Community, killing Parker does not count as murder, a trait shared by other grifters in the Commonwealth. Thus no companions will react negatively to doing so.
  • The player character is unable to dismember Parker Quinn.


Parker Quinn appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

Parker is voiced by and modeled after Emil Pagliarulo, the lead designer of Fallout 4.

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