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Yep. As long as you've still got the ass to sit down on, I can fix you up. I'm also in the market for medical supplies.

Red is the doctor and de facto mayor of Big Town in 2277.


Intelligent, slightly sarcastic, and motherly, Red is Big Town's doctor in residence, although she's on an enforced leave thanks to the current kidnapping sweeps by super mutants in the local area. Red's nickname stems from the blood she's always splattered in and her affinity for the color. She runs the clinic in Big Town, and she is the unofficial mayor and an old girlfriend of a guy named Sticky Hands, an ex-resident of Little Lamplight.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a temporary companion.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character is a doctor.
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This character is a merchant. Bottle cap 211
Sells: Aid
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).
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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.


Effects of player's actions

  • Once freed from the super mutants, Red will resume selling medical supplies in Big Town.
  • If the Lone Wanderer heals Timebomb, Red will say she is impressed with their medical skills and that they're clearly a better doctor than she is. She will then heal the Lone Wanderer for free from then on.

Other interactions


* Only if the Small Guns path is taken in Big Trouble in Big Town.

Notable quotes

  • "Really? That's great! I'll let everyone know! You're a real hero you know that?"
  • "I'm about as in charge as a mother leading her kids out of a warzone. This isn't exactly a nice little city with a mayor and town council."
  • "Yep. As long as you've still got the ass to sit down on, I can fix you up. I'm also in the market for medical supplies."


Red appears only in Fallout 3.


  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one enslaved Red in accordance with the quest Strictly Business, she can be found in the slave house at Paradise Falls. If all the slavers are killed and Red is freed from the collar, she will return to Big Town but will not speak to the Lone Wanderer thereafter. A dialogue box appears thanking them for the rescue, but no other options are available, including her healing talents or medical supply inventory. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When entering the basement in Germantown police HQ, Red sometimes will not be in the cage. She could be outside the cage fighting radroaches resulting in her death and the quest failing. [verified]
  • PCPC If one has asked Red to follow them and then crouches down and speaks to her, saying they have to go and quickly stands up, she may remain crouched. One will have to restart from their last save because she will no longer follow the Wanderer. [verified]



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. Grouse's dialogue: "Red is that hot doctor chick from Big Town. She made us some promises that she never paid up. Now it's time to collect."