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.

Red is the doctor and only merchant residing in 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 essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character drops a finger when killed (Lawbringer).
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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
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This character is a temporary companion.
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This character is a permanent companion.
This character is a doctor.
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This character is a merchant. Caps: 211


This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
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This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
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This character starts quests.


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This character is involved in quests.


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 now 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.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you 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 not speak to the Lone Wanderer thereafter. A dialogue box appears thanking you for the rescue, but no other options are available, including her healing talents or medical supply inventory. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3.png When you enter the basement in Germantown Police HQ, Red sometimes will not be in the cage. She could be outside the cage fighting radroaches and she can die causing the quest to fail. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png If you ask Red to follow you and you crouch down and talk to her, then say you have to go and quickly stand up, she might remain still crouched. You will have to restart from your last save because she will no longer follow you. [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."
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