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Antony took Sergeant Teddy away and gave him to the stinky dogs. I want him back!Melody

Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy[1] is an unmarked quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy
Talk to Melody and with a Speech check learn about her teddy bear
Fight Antony's dogs for the bear.
Use Legion fame or the Animal Friend perk to take the bear from Antony.
Kill or pickpocket Antony for the bear.
Give Melody the bear.
Tear the bear in half in front of Melody.
Reward: Good Karma
Reward: Bad Karma and Legion fame

Detailed walkthrough

  1. Talk to Melody, a child slave at the Fort. With 50 Speech or an Intelligence of 3 or lower, one can learn that her teddy bear, Sergeant Teddy, was taken from her.
  2. Find Antony and agree to fight a few of his dogs in the Legion arena in exchange for the bear. This can be avoided if one has good reputation with the Legion. The player character may also pickpocket the bear from Antony or kill him for it. Alternatively:
    1. If the player character has the Animal Friend perk they can make Antony give them the bear straight away, although he will comment that it's "no fun".
    2. With a 50+ Barter skill, one can mention that he risks losing many good hound in a fight can be persuaded to put two dogs against the player character, instead of four.
  3. upon obtaining Sergeant Teddy, return to Melody.
    1. Give her the teddy bear, resulting in good Karma.
    2. Tear the teddy bear in half in front of her, resulting in bad Karma and Legion fame.

Behind the scenes

  • The name of this quest is a reference to the film Saving Private Ryan.
  • This quest is very similar to the quest Find Mr. Nixon in Fallout 2, where one finds a child's doll and has the option to brutalize it in front of the child in question.


  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 If a fight is started at the Fort, occasionally Melody will flee to the fort's entrance. Along with all other characters, she can clip through the other side of the gate. The other side of the gate is in the same cell as the Fort's interior and the blip will appear on the compass. While an NPC is there, one can see them by looking through two holes in the walls on either side of the gate. [verified]
    • Xbox 360Xbox 360 To fix this jump on the boxes next to Antony and Lupa (if still alive), then on two wall parts on the right, and try to jump over the wall. After that go to drawbridge gate, jump on the wall parts to pass through the rock. Use third-person camera to use drawbridge gate, so the player character will enter Caesar's part of the Fort again (one is there already). Now Melody should be in the brahmin pen.
  • PCPC The dialogue option to end the conversation with Melody may not be present, forcing the player to revert to a previous save and rendering the quest unobtainable.
    • On PC, this can be fixed by opening the console and entering resetquest 0011f9cf to reset the dialogue with Melody, which will allow for giving her the teddy bear.
  • PCPC If the player character has ED-E as an active companion, he may actually aid them in a fight, although an arena fight is supposed to be a "one vs many" combat.


Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse